Category Archives: News
Father Piero Gheddo, AsiaNews: After I was ordained in 1953, I immediately began working in journalism, interviewing – among others – our PIME missionaries who had been expelled from China (140, including five bishops) at that time. They were quite pessimistic about the fate of the Chinese Church because, they said, “they are sending away us foreign missionaries, jailing bishops, priests and nuns, and they are … More →
LifeSiteNews: The Catholic archbishop of the Argentinean city of La Plata is under investigation by the country’s “discrimination” police for condemning the modern acceptance of sexual promiscuity and “unnatural” unions, according to local media sources. Read the rest here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.
AsiaNews: Bishop Anthony Xu Jiwei, of the diocese of Taizhou (Zhejiang province), died yesterday due to illness at the age of 81. He was ordained bishop with a papal mandate in 2010 and was recognised by the Chinese government. Bishop Xu’s death comes three weeks after that of Mgr Vincent Zhu Weifang, bishop of the neighbouring diocese of Wenzhou, in the same province. The Requiem Mass … More →
Just last week there were eulogies in the Catholic media for the oldest bishop of the U.S., Peter Gerety of Newark, NJ, who died at 104. He was the bishop who threatened our good friend, the late Father Paul Wickens, with censures, if he did not use the scandalous diocesan sex ed program in his parish school. Father Wickens was forced to leave his parish and … More →
80 Prominent Catholics (Including Cardinals and Bishops) Issue Declaration in Support of Church Teaching on Marriage
Rorate Caeli: A Declaration of Fidelity to the Church’s Unchangeable Teaching on Marriage and to Her Uninterrupted Discipline was disclosed today by a group of 78  Catholic personalities, including cardinals, bishops, priests, eminent scholars, leaders of pro-family and pro-life organizations and influential figures of civil society. The statement was disclosed by the association Supplica Filiale [Filial Appeal], the same organization that collected, between the two … More →
Catholic Exchange, K.V. Turley: In 2011, at an Easter Vigil in a simple parish church in New York State, a number of souls were received into the Catholic Church. As it does every year, the ceremony moved from the darkness surrounding the Paschal Fire through the many readings from the Old and New Testament to the proclamation of the triumph of the Resurrection – reminding all … More →
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Anthony Esolen, Crisis Magazine: On my way to work at Providence College, I pass by two notable murals painted on concrete retaining walls to edify motorists passing by. One of them is executed in the brightly colored style of a cartoon, with exaggerated circles and curlicues for eyes and hair and ears and noses. It cries out in big puffy letters, “Celebrate Diversity.” The other … More →
Catholic Culture: A conference organized by Australian Christian groups to discuss opposition to same-sex marriage was cancelled because “threats of violence” received by the staff of the hotel where the event was to take place. More here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.
It’s a time for big name, apathetic Catholics and their jovial archbishop to laugh with pro-abortion politicians and presidential candidates, ching,ching,ching $$$. And the $3000-a- plate fundraiser is for the poor and needy who are already born, not for the pre-born victims of murder. LifeNews: Pro-abortion Democrat Hillary Clinton is a confirmed guest at an annual Catholic Charities fundraising dinner this October in New York. Clinton holds … More →
LifeSiteNews: A Canadian archbishop has agreed to accept an award from a dissident U.S. Catholic group tonight for his work in promoting female deacons within the Catholic Church during the 2015 Family Synod in Rome. More here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.
A hundred years after Blessed Herman died, Saint Bernard added the O Clemens, O Pia, O Dulcis Virgo Maria to the Salve Regina, genuflecting three times as he processed to the altar in the cathedral of Speyers in 1146 on a mission from Pope Eugene III as his legate to Emperor Conrad III in Germany. The occasion was the calling of an imperial Diet to launch the Second … More →
The Columbus Dispatch: Christopher Jones walked into the Columbus Police Academy on Friday and tapped an officer on the shoulder. Since Jones was 5 years old, he has never forgotten the name of Officer James Poole. “Do you remember me?” Jones asked Poole. More here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.
Although I am not that old, I identify well with the shaky, weak legs (fear of heights and perils in the streets), and the loss of one’s “grinders.” Monsignor Pope: Today I would like to discuss the Gospel from last Saturday morning’s daily Mass (25th Week of the Year). For indeed one of the more beautiful passages in the Old Testament is the 12th Chapter … More →
Catholic Herald: A missing Mexican priest was found shot dead off the side of a highway in western Mexico days after he was kidnapped from his parish residence, state prosecutors said on Sunday. He was the third Catholic priest to be slain in Mexico in the last week. More on this here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.