Now all you trads, lighten up. This is great. See the birdie? Gloria TV: The New Zealand bishops’ conference published on Facebook (April 15) a video showing the priestly ordination of Father John Billy. Billy is the first priest from the … Continue reading
This a a very good and insightful little article by Scott Smith, which I post below. It demonstrates that there are hidden depths in all of scripture. I remember many years ago chatting with a Seventh Day Adventist elder in … Continue reading
As expected, and so promptly Catholic Herald: The Bishop of Würzburg has allowed all Protestants married to Catholics to receive Holy Communion at jubilee Masses for married couples in his cathedral. Report here.
In our last outing, after considering the horror of a society in which the medical murder of little Alfie Evans could occur — especially one as “God-invoking” and “nice” as that of the 21st century West — it was promised … Continue reading
Modern man derives much of his sense of himself as master of all he surveys from science and technology in general, but nothing feeds his notion of being the master of life itself more than the new birth technologies. They … Continue reading
“Courageous”? How about “audacious”? 1Peter5, Maike Hickson: The German bishops published today their very controversial pastoral handout which allows Protestant spouses of Catholics, in certain cases, to receive Holy Communion. Since Pope Francis has, on 21 June, objected to a national bishops’ conference’s … Continue reading
1Peter5, Maike Hickson: The 21 June papal remarks concerning the German bishops’ handout allowing some Protestant spouses of Catholics to receive Holy Communion have caused a strong reaction from several parties, including a German canonist/ Professor Thomas Schüller, a professor of canon … Continue reading
1Peter5, Maike Hickson: In light of the 21 June remarks by Pope Francis concerning the German intercommunion handout allowing some Protestant spouses of Catholics to receive Holy Communion, Cardinal Brandmüller reminds Catholics now of the fundamental principles involved in this matter. … Continue reading
AsiaNews, Vladimir Rozanskij: Kirill’s great rival in the 2009 patriarchal elections highlights the “unacceptable” differences that exist between Catholicism and Orthodoxy. The opinions of Catholics and other heretics about God are “unacceptable”. Report is here.
1Peter5, Maike Hickson: The Vatican presented something important today, 8 June, at a press conference: the Preparatory Document for the upcoming 2019 Pan-Amazon Synod in which there is now talk about giving women some “type of official ministry” and of making … Continue reading
One wonders if a two-dimensional picture of Jesus is OK with these Baptists? A three-dimensional Jesus is just “too Catholic”. Which is to say, “too-Incarnational.” CNA, Mary Rezac: Jesus is being evicted from a South Carolina church, and he must be … Continue reading
1Peter5, Maike Hickson: Cardinal Gerhard Müller, the former Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, has given an interview to the Italian journalist Costanza Miriano, who works for the Italian television broadcaster RIA. In this new interview, the German cardinal rejects … Continue reading
1Peter5, Maike Hickson: Yesterday, I received a letter from an eyewitness who recently heard Cardinal Walter Kasper speak about Pope Francis and the intercommunion debate. In this 10 May speech, Kasper called Protestant spouses of Catholics “fresh cells in the Body … Continue reading
The last time I did jury duty I was outside on the courthouse plaza smoking during a break when a young man, a millennial, approached me and asked for a cigarette. I was surprised. Sixty years ago, when I was … Continue reading