CNA, Christine Rousselle: “The spectacle of pale elites from increasingly barren societies trying to reduce the fertility of darker people in other societies is intrinsically grotesque.” Mary Eberstadt, senior research fellow at the Faith and Reason Institute. Read in full here.
Vatican News, Philippa Hitchen: Pope Francis’ forthcoming visit to the World Council of Churches in Geneva will provide a strong signal to the international community that trust and cooperation can prevail over the divisions of historical conflicts or religious identities. More … Continue reading
Crux, John L. Allen, Jr.: Among several controversial aspects of Monday’s transfer of the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem was the presence at the dedication ceremony of two high-profile American Evangelical pastors: John Hagee, founder of Christians United for Israel, … Continue reading
My mystery guest came to my mind while reading the Gospels recently. The problem I had was to provide clues to his identity that were sly enough to disguise it but not so enigmatic that they would totally obscure it. … Continue reading
Horn News, Kyle Handler: , After several presidents broke their promise regarding moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, President Donald Trump stepped up to the plate and followed through on America’s 20-year promise on Monday. Democrats boycotted the … Continue reading
National Catholic Register, Joseph Pearce: Hilaire Belloc (1870-1953) is not as well-known as he and his talent deserve. From the last years of the reign of Queen Victoria until the first years of World War II, when ill health silenced his … Continue reading
CNA: As infants, Monica and Cristian Moya were hovering on the verge of death. But after their mother consecrated them to the Virgin Mary, they recovered from a severe case of pneumonia. Story is here.
Update on casualties Fox News, Ryan Gaydos: At least  Palestinians were killed Monday and more than  wounded as protests at the Gaza border with Israel turned deadly ahead of the U.S. Embassy opening in Jerusalem, Palestinian health officials said. … Continue reading
1Peter5, Maike Hickson: Today, on the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima, the Bishops and Ordinaries of Kazakhstan issued a Pastoral Letter about the continued relevance of Pope Paul VI’s encyclical Humanae Vitae concerning matters of human life. With this letter, the authors … Continue reading
Creative Minority Report: Association’s Statement reads in part: “There is undoubtedly a moral content to this referendum, but as with many other issues, there are also social, political and pastoral dimensions. For that reason we are concerned that some Catholic … Continue reading
Just reading a piece from Dave Griffey’s Daffy Thoughts on the evil influence of Rap Music. (I was curious being that a neighbor of mine sometimes tortures us, albeit unintentionally, with the irritating noise.) There was a comment after the … Continue reading
Gloria TV News: The persecution of the Catholics inside the Church is growing stronger according to Monsignor Antonio Livi, a philosopher who served as a professor and dean at the Roman Lateran University. Talking to Gloria.tv, Livi points out that Pope … Continue reading
1Peter5, Maike Hickson: As was to be reasonably expected, the progressive wing of the German episcopacy now tries to interpret favorably the recent 3 May message sent by Pope Francis to the German bishops through Archbishop Luis Ladaria, the Prefect of the Congregation … Continue reading
So, with Cardinal Dolan saying that all the immodest starlets at the Met “Fashion” show were “genuinely happy to see me,” Katy Perry was a hit at the Vatican. Did I hear a voice echo: “Pleased to meet you!”? Remnant … Continue reading
Could he have been 33, as was Our Lord whom he prefigured? I want to agree with Scott Smith that it was fitting that he was 33. The Scott Smith Blog: Imagine Abraham and Isaac. Imagine the man that God … Continue reading