Akin distinguishes, as Vatican II does (Unitatis Redintegratio), between the original heretics and those born into Protestant sects. Fine. I distinguish: No one is born a heretic. If they have been validly baptized as babies, they are baptized Catholic. There … Continue reading
There is a line of Scripture politicians commonly recite when American warriors killed in action or law-enforcement officers killed in the line of duty are commemorated. They may refrain from identifying the New Testament as its source lest they risk … Continue reading
When a local paper, the Monadnock Shopper News, published a nice little human interest story on Saint Benedict Center, our school, and our Latin Mass, there was a letter sent to the editor calling the publishers out for legitimizing a … Continue reading
A group of conservative evangelical Christians has published a manifesto in defense of marriage, and in opposition to the LGBTQ attempts to redefine human sexuality. With a short preamble and fourteen brief articles, the concise credo is known as “The … Continue reading
What are we to think of the distressing events of Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia? My first impression is that they are part of our nation’s continued descent into violent mayhem. I also sense that the affair is being managed by … Continue reading
The proud keep trying, anything but God. Louis Pasteur, perhaps the greatest of all biologists (biology means the study of life) and chemists, by disproving the error of spontaneous generation, proved that life can only come from life. Then, again, … Continue reading
1Peter5, Steve Skojec: Thanks to a tip from a reader this morning, I headed over to the official website of the Conference of Jesuit Provincials in Latin America and the Caribbean. While there, I did some looking around. I followed the link to their … Continue reading
Rorate Caeli: So many great names of the past deserve to be remembered! So many great men and women who shaped the debate in their nations and throughout the world. We now honor the memory of a great Italian, poet and … Continue reading
In his book Jesus Christ Salvation of All, the new Prefect, Archbishop Luis Ladaria, wrote, “It is inconceivable that salvation, as it is presented in the New Testament, is only for Christians and not for those who do not know Christ” [p. 117]. … Continue reading
The great blasphemer, Luther, accused Christ Himself of adultery in his Table Talk. His ‘love affair’ was with the devil. And this diabolical malarkey cited above is coming from a bishop who is considered by many on the right as … Continue reading
LifeSite News, Doug Mainwaring: Cardinal Sarah, prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, issues both a stunning admonishment and an impassioned plea to his fellow bishops and priests in his foreward to Why I … Continue reading
Catholic Culture: The ecumenical Monastery of Bose recently hosted a conference on “justification, the Gospel of grace,” and L’Osservatore Romano has published excerpts of three of the talks. More here.
Tell that to the martyrs. Truth be told, judging by the photo of Bishop Heskett in the LifeSite report I can easily imagine him bringing flowers to Buddha. LifeSite News, Pete Baklinski: A Catholic diocese in the U.K. is encouraging Catholics visiting … Continue reading
Do not misunderstand. Father Rutler is not condemning genuine enthusiasm, just the affected sham that is its evangelical counterfeit. Crisis Magazine, Fr. George Rutler: The amiable classicist, John Bird Sumner, was the Protestant archbishop of Canterbury from 1848 to 1862. … Continue reading
Catholic Culture: Father Arturo Sosa Abascal, the superior general of the Jesuit order, suggested that the devil is a “symbolic figure,” in an interview with the Spanish newspaper El Mundo. More here.