The Stream, Andrew E. Harrod: “I have been made victorious with terror.” Muhammad, Islam’s prophet, reportedly said this before his death in 632. Robert Spencer’s new book The History of Jihad: From Muhammad to ISIS puts facts behind the claim. Read in full here.
Interesting article here. A worthy consideration for many problems. Taylor Marshall: A Mega-Diocese is a diocese so enormous that a bishop cannot oversee it. Remember “bishop” in Greek is επίσκοπος (episcopos) which means “overseer.” Epi means “over” as in the word epidermis. Skopos means “see” as … Continue reading
Taylor Marshall: One of the very unfortunate results of the New Lectionary is that verses that might be deemed offensive have been omitted from our liturgical celebrations. (I’ve written about how three “offensive” Psalms were removed from the Liturgy of the Hours after … Continue reading
Karlo Broussard addresses this question in a Catholic Answers piece. It is quite good. He points out that when scripture uses the word “reckon” in regard to our justification by God’s grace that it can only mean that God affirms … Continue reading
The “and Worse” in my title is due to the filthy image at the top of the ad, two hands, a man and a boy’s creeping towards each other. This is sicker than sick. Fr. Z: The Enemy is getting bolder. … Continue reading
LifeNews, Karen Ingle: If not for then-Baltimore Ravens tight end Benjamin Watson and his wife Kirsten, Maryland’s Severna Park Pregnancy Clinic staff might today be defending life without their strongest weapon. The clinic’s long-lived ultrasound machine lingered just one mechanical failure away from … Continue reading
LifeSiteNews, Lisa Bourne: Professor Janet Smith, a moral theologian at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, addressed the subject of homosexual networks in the Church on Facebook this week, saying that doing away with them is necessary to restore the priesthood. “Many … Continue reading
Church Militant: Donohue makes half a million dollars in salary and benefits as head of his non-profit, which sits on $35 million in assets. Describing itself as “the nation’s largest Catholic civil rights organization,” the Catholic League is registered as a 501(c)(3) charity, whose public charity status … Continue reading
The Stream, Grace Carr: The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has paid ABR $257,000 since 2009, according to Politico. The FDA has also paid ABR roughly $73,000 since 2009, mostly for thymus and liver tissue. “Students for Life condemns the wanton disregard … Continue reading
AsiaNews, Father Shan Ren Shen Fu: As the saying goes: “To do something you have to publicize it!” Just like in business: who can not hang a sign in front of his shop? As a sign, on the roof of the … Continue reading
LifeSiteNews, Maike Hickson: A diocesan Catholic youth group recently won an award after participating in a pro-LGBT parade, earning a laudatory article on the German bishops’ website. Report is here.
Fr. Z’s Blog: A while ago, the best English language Vaticanista these days, Edward Pentin wrote about the rampant homosexual network in the seminary in the Archdiocese of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, the See of one of Francis’ key players, Oscar Card. Rodriguez … Continue reading
CNA: A Catholic church in Jinan province, China, has been demolished by government agents, the latest in a series of church demolitions in China. About 40 police and government workers entered Liangwang Catholic Church on the morning of July 17, … Continue reading
L’Espresso, Sandro Magiater: As has been known for days, with a terse statement Pope Francis has announced that Theodore McCarrick, 88, archbishop emeritus of Washington, is no longer a cardinal, is under house arrest, must lead a life of prayer and penance, … Continue reading
Also in conjunction with this victory from the National Assembly, just three days prior, hundreds of thousands of Ecuadorians marched for the pre-born right to life and against the attacks on true family and marriage. See here. CNA: The National … Continue reading