So great was this saint that Brother Francis used to say that she won from God 1000 years for the continuation of the Christian empire in the East before the Moslems took over Constantinople in 1453. Saint Pulcheris died in … Continue reading
Yes, be there or be square. Sister Mary Frolich, RSCJ is on the move “along the evolutionary tree.” Let’s help her “move along.” Fr. Z’s blog: The theological approach I am embracing is that Christ was already beginning to be incarnated from … Continue reading
However readers of the present lines first read or heard the news on August 2, the report included the words. “Pope Changes Church Teaching”. The full headline in the Washington Post was, “Pope Francis changes Catholic Church teaching to say … Continue reading
Here is a question for any reader who is a lifelong Catholic younger than 50: Have you ever heard a homily preached against the evil of contraception? My guess is that you have not. I know that I never have … Continue reading
Brother Francis wrote an article on Scientism in 1946 for From the Housetops magazine before the order of the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary was founded. You can read it here. National Catholic Register, Joseph Pearce: Science is good … Continue reading
Why are we not surprised? en.news: The Irish Catholic marriage counselling service Accord will offer its services also to same-sex couples who practice homosexual fornication, according to TheTimes.co.uk (July 23). More here.
Religious Dispatches, From essay on “Human Energy”: “What fundamental attitude…should the advancing wing of humanity take to fixed or definitely unprogressive ethnical groups? The earth is a closed and limited surface. To what extent should it tolerate, racially or nationally, … Continue reading
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