Editor’s Note: The following interview with Dr. Joseph Seifert, founding rector of the International Academy of Philosophy in Liechtenstein & President of the newly founded John Paul II Academy for Human Life and the Family was conducted by Dr. Maike Hickson on … Continue reading
Catholic Culture, Phil Lawler: In its statement on the controversy surrounding talks between the Holy See and Beijing, the Vatican has affirmed what was never in question, while leaving the key question unanswered—at best. The January 30 statement from the Vatican press … Continue reading
AsiaNews; [As one of the faithful lamented] In this case, for political reasons we are giving up the faith. The result of reconciliation is dereliction, or rather the desertion of the underground Church. The Vatican loses along all the line. … Continue reading
Catholic Herald, Andrew Chesnut: One of the major reasons why a Latin American was elected the first pope from the New World almost five years ago is the long-term decline of the flock in the most Catholic region on earth. … Continue reading
Catholic Herald: “Do I think that the Vatican is selling out the Catholic Church in China? Yes, definitely, if they go in the direction which is obvious from all what they are doing in recent years and months.” He concludes on … Continue reading
Taiwan News, Duncan DeAeth: Ties between China and the Vatican appear to be getting more complex with recent news that a retired Hong Kong Cardinal made a secret mission to deliver a letter directly to the Pope on behalf of Catholics … Continue reading
1Peter5, Maike Hickson: As Katholisch.de, the official website of the German bishops, reports today, Cardinal Willem Eijk, the Dutch cardinal and Metropolitan Archbishop of Utrecht, requested that Pope Francis bring light into the confusion concerning the question as to how to deal with … Continue reading
AsiaNews, John Baptist Lin: Last December, Mgr Peter Zhuang Jianjian of Shantou (Guangdong) was forced to go to Beijing where “a foreign prelate” from the Vatican asked him to leave his see to illicit bishop Joseph Huang Bingzhang. He had received … Continue reading
National Catholic Register, Edward Pentin: One of the late Cardinal Carlo Caffarra’s last wishes — to have an international conference to examine ways to resolve the current crisis of division in the Church — will take place in Rome in … Continue reading
Here is the description of the video, as given on Tumblar House’s YouTube channel: What is Father Feeney’s thesis and why was he excommunicated? Includes an additional 25 minutes of discussion on baptism of desire and invincible ignorance.
Cardinal Kung Foundation Christmas Newsletter 2017 (Please help the persecuted Church in China): Communist China announced a new Savior In recent months, local government officials visited many Christian-populated villages to implement a Property Alleviation Campaign. They proclaimed a new “savior”: … Continue reading
Paradigm: model, pattern, example, exemplar, template, standard, prototype, archetype en.news: Cardinal Piero Parolin, the Vatican secretary of state, has claimed, that the controversial document Amoris Laetitia has come from a “new paradigm”. More here.
History-minded readers will recognize the letters A.E.I.O.U. as the logo of the Habsburg dynasty and therefore Austria when it was the center of the Holy Roman Empire that they ruled for centuries, an empire which became the Austro-Hungarian one, the … Continue reading
1Peter5, Steve Skojec: On December 30, the Feast of the Holy Family, three bishops from Kazakhstan — Tomash Peta, Metropolitan Archbishop of the archdiocese of Saint Mary in Astana, Jan Pawel Lenga, Archbishop-Bishop emeritus of Karaganda, and Athanasius Schneider, Auxiliary Bishop of the … Continue reading
The Catholic World Report: At the end of a high-speed, “accelerated” year, here to “slow things down” is a conversation with the Church historian and theologian Walter Cardinal Brandmüller. I thank His Eminence for the time that he has generously … Continue reading