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Vatican Insider: On 22 July Zagreb Country Court issued a sentence of great historical and political importance, announcing the complete annulment of a sentence against the archbishop of Zagreb, Aloysius Stepinac. In 1946, the archbishop was sentenced to sixteen years of forced labour on charges of collaborating with the Ustaše regime of the NDH, the Independent State of Croatia which was backed by Germany and … More →
CNA: It’s a major miracle that you’ve probably never heard of. On Sunday, Oct. 3, 1847, more than 2,000 people in Ocotlán, Mexico saw a perfect image of Jesus Christ crucified that appeared in the sky for more than 30 minutes. Read more here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.
This is typical of the corrupt Society that is neither Catholic nor Theological. Catholic Culture: Orlando Espin, who teaches systematic theology at the University of San Diego, a Catholic institution, received the John Courtney Murray Award. In presenting the award, the CTSA cited him for his work on “colonization, slavery, racism, and prejudice against LGBT persons.” In his acceptance speech, Espin thanked and introduced his “husband.” … More →
Catholic Culture: The head of the Syriac Catholic Church—an Eastern Catholic Church in full communion with the Holy See—offered strong criticism of “American, French, English, [and] European Union politicians” whose efforts to remove President Bashar al-Assad have led to a nightmare for the region’s Christians. More here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.
Crisis, K.V. Turley: These 38 essays are a mix of reflection and philosophy, personal memoir, and travel writing—some with English settings, some foreign. In fact, the geography with which this travel writing is concerned is mostly the Pyrenees and a small corner of East Anglia. The Franco-Spanish tales tell of high mountains and deep valleys dotted with isolated villages as strange in some ways as … More →
This is an intriguing article explaining the liturgical significance of the altar linen and corporal in reference to the burial and resurrection of Christ. National Catholic Register, Edward Pentin: A German theologian and friend of Benedict XVI, drawing on the writings of a ninth-century bishop, appears to have made a historic and fascinating discovery, revealing how the Shroud of Turin and the sudarium (the Veil … More →
CNA: If Jose Brochero doesn’t sound like a Gaucho name, nothing does. Earlier this year, Pope Francis announced Oct. 16 as the canonization date for Blessed Brochero, a fellow countryman from Argentina also known as the “Gaucho priest.” More here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.
The Irish Catholic: Irish missionary sisters working in South Sudan have vowed to remain with the people as the nation once again teeters on the edge of civil war. A tentative ceasefire was announced this week as The Irish Catholic went to press, but tensions remained high between forces loyal to President Salva Kiir and his ousted Vice President Riek Machar. Violence in recent days … More →
Catholic Culture: The Vatican is pushing for an agreement with Beijing over the appointment of Catholic bishops in China, according to a special report from the Reuters news agency. Citing confidential interviews with “two dozen Catholic officials and clergy in Hong Kong, Italy and mainland China,” Reuters reports that Pope Francis may soon lift the excommunications of eight bishops who were ordained without Vatican approval. … More →
AsiaNews: Village authorities in Dingan, Guangxi, plan to celebrate the expulsion of Catholic foreigners from their area by opening a museum to celebrate Zhang Mingfeng, a magistrate from the Qing era who sentenced a missionary saint to death. The celebration includes a poetry contest. The new facility includes a six metre bronze mural showing the missionary confined in a cage. More here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, … More →
Abbot Dom Gueranger authored a book, The Medal or Cross of Saint Benedict, in which he affirms that the Medal is the most ancient of the Church’s sacramentals, having been approved in the eleventh century by Pope Saint Leo IX. We have this book in our bookstore here. National Catholic Register, Angelo Stagnaro: Most people, Catholics included, don’t realize how indebted the Church, Europe and the … More →
National Catholic Register, Angelo Stagnaro: Many people, Catholic or not, are unaware that the city of Los Angeles is dedicated to and named after the Virgin Mary. On September 4, 1781, Spanish governor Felipe de Neve, with the assistance of two Franciscan priests, gave the village its official name, El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Angeles del Río de Porciúncula which translates to … More →
Aleteia: Chapter VIII of the Rituale Romanum, a liturgical manual dated 1614, includes special blessings for almost anything you might use on a daily basis, literally — the chapter is titled “Blessings of things designated for ordinary use.” In it, you will find blessings for cheese or butter, for seeds, for salt or oats for animals, fishing boats, tools used by mountain climbers and, naturally, for … More →
First Things: Fr. Douglas Bazi is a Chaldean Catholic priest in his native Iraq, where he served as pastor of a parish in Baghdad during the American-led invasion. He suffered several acts of violence during the unrest that followed, including a kidnapping by Shiite militiamen who held and tortured him for nine days. Currently, he ministers to Iraqi Christians who have fled regions controlled by … More →