National Catholic Register, Edward Pentin: In wishing to honor two recently deceased cardinals, the American cardinal makes a final plea to the Holy Father for clarity, saying the “grave” situation is “continually worsening” and that it is “urgent” the Pope “confirm … Continue reading
AsiaNewsit: Fr. Wei Heping, 41, died in mysterious circumstances, his body dumped in a river in Taiyuan (Shanxi). For the police claim he committed suicide. Family members are not allowed to even see the autopsy report. For Card. Zen the Holy … Continue reading
We shall see. Don’t be surprised. The Catholic Herald: Catholic schools will be asked to remove the terms “mother” and “father” from admissions forms, after a government ruling that the terms could be too restrictive. The Catholic Education Service has … Continue reading
en.News: Catholic youngsters prayed a rosary of reparation during a commemoration of the German heresiarch Martin Luther in the church Notre Dame des Blancs Manteux in Paris on October 31. Report is here.
I recently met a charming and intelligent young woman who, like myself, is a convert. Also like myself she learned the Faith in France. In her case she grew up in the country, loves its traditional culture as I came … Continue reading
1Peter5, Msgr. Michel Sscooyans: The neo-casuists show great interest in cases of divorced persons who are “remarried.” As in other cases, the different stages of their approach provide a good illustration of salami tactics (a phrase coined by Matyas Rákosi), according to … Continue reading
Chris Matthews has just published a book on Robert Kennedy, Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit (Simon & Schuster), which he is promoting vigorously. Among the numerous interviews he has given (many to his colleagues at MSNBC), the one with Al Sharpton, embedded … Continue reading
1Peter5, Maike Hickson: As Professor Claudio Pierantoni recently stated, there is an ongoing debate between himself and Professor Josef Seifert on one side and Professor Rocco Buttiglione on the other as pertains to the apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia. Buttiglione, who is known as … Continue reading
California Catholic Daily: A former member of the Pontifical Academy for Life has launched an independent organization he claims will work to “unfold the splendor of truth about life and family.” Josef Seifert, president of the new lay-run John Paul … Continue reading
Aleteia, Isabelle Cousturie: In June 14, 2009, Asia Bibi was thrown into jail. A year later she was sentenced to death for blasphemy, and since 2013, after two transfers, she has been languishing in one of the three windowless cells on death … Continue reading
1Peter5, Maike Hickson: One of the two remaining dubia cardinals, Cardinal Walter Brandmüller, has just given an interview to the prominent German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) which has been published today, 28 October. In this lengthy interview, the 88-year old German prelate explains once … Continue reading
CNA: A pro-marriage student group at Georgetown University is in danger of being defunded and barred from campus facilities, after fellow students have petitioned that it be recognized as a “hate group.” More here.
1Peter5, Maike Hickson: “[Pope Benedict XVI]:The missionaries of the 16th century were convinced that the unbaptized person is lost forever. After the [Second Vatican] Council, this conviction was definitely abandoned. The result was a two-sided, deep crisis. Without this attentiveness to … Continue reading
UCANews, Michael Sainsbury: Father Joseph Shih, the former head of the China section of Vatican Radio, has sent a message to Pope Francis saying that the church needs to have “healthy realism” in its dealings with the Chinese government. More here.
First Things, Professor Josef Seifert: If one considers the transformation of Plato’s Academy, champion of eternal truth, into a center of radical skepticism against which St. Augustine wrote his Contra Academicos, or contemplates the splits and changes that have occurred in all … Continue reading