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Interview With Underground Bishop on Vatican Dialogue With Beijing

Vatican Insider, Gianni Valenti: A “Chinese Bishops’ Conference in communion with the Pope” is “what we hope to see and that for which we have been praying for a long time”: the viewpoint of Joseph Wei Jingyi, the “clandestine” Catholic bishop in Qiqihar, in the northeastern province of Heilongjiang. Wei is a known member of the so-called “clandestine” Chinese Church: an unfortunate and misleading term used … More →

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Science, a Baby’s Cells, a Mother, and the Assumption

This is an interesting little article that takes advantage of a new discovery of the union of mother and child even after birth. Holy Heroes: The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven on August 15th has given me an opportunity to reflect on the wonderful intellectual integrity of the Catholic faith.  For me, it is one of the most interesting aspects of being Catholic: … More →


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There Never Was a Time for Cozy Catholicism, Especially Not Now

National Catholic Register, Msgr. Charles Pope: There is a growing consternation among some Catholics that the Church, at least in her leadership, is living in the past. It seems there is no awareness that we are at war and that Catholics need to be summoned to sobriety, increasing separation from the wider culture, courageous witness and increasing martyrdom. It is long past dark in our culture, … More →


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Sri Lanka: 400,000 Pilgrims Visit Shrine of Our Lady and St. Anne During August

AsiaNews: Hundreds of thousands of people, both Catholic and non Catholic this month have flocked to the nation’s Marian shrines to celebrate the feasts of St. Anne and the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. More here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.

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China: Before Year’s End All Clergy Must Get Certified by Government-Controlled Patriotic Association

AsiaNews: Later this year, all priests must register to receive a certificate that allows them to exercise their ministry. But the request has to go through the Patriotic Association, whose statutes are “incompatible” with Catholic doctrine. Many priests, official and unofficial, now face an enormous dilemma. More here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.

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Are German Liberal Hierarchs Preparing for Priestless Church?

1Peter5, Maike Hickson: Alexander Kissler – the well-respected, often subtly ironic, conservative German journalist and editor of the culture section of the German journal Cicero who recently wrote a piercing critique of Pope Francis – has now written another important article on Catholic matters. This time, he reports on the fact that, last year, “in 2015, only 58 men have been ordained as priests in the … More →

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Olympian Convert Would Like to Have Had Dinner With Mother Angelica

CNA: When the New York Times interviewed retired Olympian Dominique Dawes, she was asked a peculiar question: if you could have dinner with one person who is no longer living, and whose obituary was published in the New York Times, who would it be? More here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.

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Two Friends of Loreto Publications Knighted in the Order of Isabela the Catholic

Maria Conchita Marquez de Lucero and her husband, John Padilla y Lucero are friends of Loreto. Albuquerque Journal: Call them “Sir” or “Dame.” Three people from New Mexico have been knighted into the Spanish royal order, La Orden de Isabel la Católica, the Order of Isabela the Catholic, for their efforts at preserving Spanish culture, history, language and traditions. Read more here with pictures. Share, Bookmark, … More →

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KOC Joe Kovacs Going for Gold in Shot Put

Catholic Online, Kenya Sinclair: Speaking to the Knights of Columbus magazine Columbia, Kovacs explained his role in the Church and Catholic community has deeply influenced the athletic side of his lifestyle. His father and grandmother passed away when he was only seven-years-old, leaving him with few role models and a mother who attempted to fill the void. More here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.

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Russian Patriarch Sends Turgid Greetings to Castro on Birthday

Catholic Culture: The head of the Russian Orthodox Church offered “cordial congratulations” to Fidel Castro on his 90th birthday. More here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.

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KOC Head Says Catholic Position Is That Abortion Should Be ‘Substantially Restricted’

aka Catholic: On August 17th, Carl Anderson, Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus, promulgated a Bull (or load thereof) in the form of an editorial published by The Hill. The editorial is an embarrassing display of both unbridled Americanism and sheer hypocrisy that not only renders a disservice to those individual Knights who embrace neither; it also makes it necessary for such men to reconsider … More →

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The ‘Dormition’ of Our Lady and a Special Privilege Jesus Granted Her

I use the word “dormition” (sleep) in the title as Our Lord used it in referring to the death of Lazarus. Our Lady did truly die, desiring to be in all things like Jesus, as the article that follows demonstrates from tradition. Mary was in the tomb for forty hours, just as was her Son. She did not rise from the dead but was assumed, … More →

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Bishop of Cuernavaca, Defender of Catholic Marriage, Ready to Go to Jail If Necessary

Catholic News Agency: Amid allegations of interference in politics after receiving demonstrators critical of the governor of the state of Morelos, Bishop Ramón Castro Castro of Cuernavaca has said he is not afraid of facing prison. “ If I go to prison, no problem; from there I’ll do the work of evangelization,” Bishop Castro told local daily El Sol de Cautla. More here. Share, Bookmark, Like: … More →

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Writer Robert Spencer Takes Issue With Msgr. Swetland for Saying Islam Is a Religion of Peace

Fr. Z’s blog: The other day Catholic radio show host Drew Mariani had a (too short) debate about the claim that Islam is a “Religion of Peace” between Robert Spencer (an Eastern Catholic who has written extensively on Islam and who directs Jihad Watch) and Msgr. Stuart Swetland.  You can hear this archived HERE.  Listen and take note their different tones as they make their points. More here. Share, … More →

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Pro-Kasperite Appointed Head of Pontifical Academy for Life

1Peter5, Maike Hickson: Vatican expert Dr. Sandro Magister revealed yesterday – a day before the announcement was officially made – the troubling news that Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia has been chosen by Pope Francis to be the new head of the Pontifical Academy for Life, as well as of the Pontifical  John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family. Paglia is already the head of the Pontifical Council for … More →

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