This story hits home for me. My aunt, Sister Mary Susan Boyle, worked with the late Sister Zita, at the Sister Miriam Theresa League House at Convent Station New Jersey. So, I knew all about Sister Miriam Theresa from the … Continue reading
Fr. Z blog: I received a copy of a letter sent by the Bishop of Rockford, Most Rev. David J. Malloy, to the priests of that diocese. The rest is here.
Church Pop: Representative Ryan Zinke (R-MT) has been nominated by Donald J. Trump to be the new Secretary of the Interior. And at his Senate confirmation hearing, Rep. Zinke wore something unusual: socks with Our Lady of Guadalupe imprinted on them. More here … Continue reading
CNA: The bishop [Bishop Declan Lang of Clifton, chair of the Holy Land Coordination] also stated that we have a responsibility to oppose the construction of Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. The settlements are home to some … Continue reading
I suppose so, if by “ecumenism” one means “praying together,” or is it “coming together to pray.” Or is it a common front against “proselytism?” One thing it does not mean to ecumaniacs is Unity in the One True Church … Continue reading
TFP: In 1842, a 28-year-old French Jew named Alphonse Ratisbonne was visiting Rome. He was the youngest son of an important banking family in Strasbourg, a close relation of the Rothschilds. As often happens with European Jews, a family takes … Continue reading
Fatima Network, Christopher Ferrara: Monsignor Carlo Liberati, Archbishop Emeritus of Pompeii, has received considerable publicity for his frank remarks on the condition of the Church and its relation to the threat of Islam. In an interview with La Fede Quotidiana … Continue reading
1Peter5, Maike Hickson: Out of Germany there now come to us some newly unexpected and surprisingly strong words. For, the candid source is that same national Catholic newspaper, Die Tagespost, and that same Rome Correspondent – Guido Horst himself – whom … Continue reading
Crux, Michael Pakaluk: It turns out that the most important footnote in ‘Amoris Laetitia’ may be one that’s not there, because a key passage of the document is lifted almost verbatim from a 1995 essay in theology by Archbishop Victor … Continue reading
Aleteia, Daniel Esparza: One hundred years ago, on January 10, 1917, William Frederick Cody, better known as Buffalo Bill, died in Denver, Colorado. The celebrated Chief of Scouts of the Seventh Kansas Cavalry, who had also served as a guide … Continue reading
That is the gist of this joint declaration. CNS: Under certain circumstances and after long prayer and a profound examination of conscience, some divorced and civilly remarried Catholics may return to the sacraments, said the bishops of Malta. . . … Continue reading
Interview with Matteo Mazuzzi, Il Foglio. 1Peter5, Maike Hickson: Cardinal Caffarra reminds us of the “grave duty of us cardinals to advise the pope in governing the Church. It is a duty, and duties oblige.” He makes clear the fact “which … Continue reading
Catholic Herald: Following her comments, Edward Leigh MP for Gainsborough tweeted: “Equalities czar says we ‘can’t condemn others for living differently’ then condemns Catholics for living differently.” Report is here.
Crux: A Catholic diocese in northern Mexico announced on Thursday that a priest who had been missing since Jan. 3 was found dead. The Saltillo Diocese in Coahuila state said in a statement that it was informed by authorities about the … Continue reading
EWTNews, Nick Donnelly: It has emerged that during a meeting between Pope Francis and Cardinal Burke in November about the scandal of the Knights of Malta distributing condoms and oral contraceptives in Africa, the Holy Father instructed Cardinal Burke to “clean … Continue reading