National Catholic Register, Edward PentinItaly said on Tuesday it will help Asia Bibi obtain asylum after Pakistan’s government indicated the Catholic mother of five would not be allowed to go abroad, placing her and her family’s lives in danger. Report … Continue reading
CNA, Ed Condon: Many bishops spend their days carefully making plans to lead and manage the dioceses entrusted to them. Bishop George Pallipparambil of the Indian diocese of Miao is different. He says that in his diocese, the planning is … Continue reading
L’Espresso, Sandro Magister: “The situation is comparable to that of the Church in the 11th and 12th century.” As an authoritative Church historian and as president of the pontifical committee of historical sciences from 1998 to 2009, Cardinal Walter Brandmüller, … Continue reading
AsiaNews, Bernardo Cervellera:Two priests belong to the ancient Diocese of Xiwanzi; the other two to that of Xuanhua. All four refuse to register in the Patriotic Association. For this they are subjected to indoctrination and isolation. In Shangcai (Henan), the … Continue reading
TFP, Luiz Sérgio Solimeo: The fascinating autobiography of Muhammad Moussaoui, who narrates his conversion from Islam to Catholicism, shows miracles of grace and of human correspondence, on the one hand, and on the other hand the terrible harshness of Islamic mentality … Continue reading
CNA: President Donald Trump issued a presidential proclamation Oct. 31 declaring November 2018 to be “National Adoption Month.” The president called adoption a “life-changing act” and a “blessing for all involved.” In addition to assisting families who seek to adopt, Trump … Continue reading
Independent, Peter Stubley: The Pakistani government has been accused of caving in to hardline Islamists by agreeing to stop a Christian woman leaving the country following her acquittal for blasphemy. Under the terms of the deal made on Friday night, prime … Continue reading
National Catholic Register, Matthew E. Bunson: An interview with sociologist Father Paul Sullins, whose new study documents a strong linkage between the incidence of abuse and homosexuality in the priesthood and in seminaries. Interview is here.
Tradition in Action, Hugh O’Reilly: Peter Miles, raised from the dead by St. Stanislaus of Krakow, Poland, preferred to return to Purgatory rather than to live again upon earth. The celebrated miracle of this resurrection happened in 1070 and is related … Continue reading
I remember it well when I was in my twenties. It was hounded into the novices. “Perfect obedience is to obey like a corpse.” The quote was taken from Saint Ignatius. I know that this error grieved Brother Francis intensely. … Continue reading
Catholic Answers, Rita Reichardt: Sir Alec Guinness is considered one of the finest actors of the twentieth century, known for his ability to portray a wide range of characters. His portrayal of Hamlet on the London stage was widely acclaimed, and … Continue reading
Crisis, Michael Warren Davis: We honor St. Junipero because he was a baptist and a catechist who helped expand the borders of Christendom to the far end of the earth. And we revile Cromwell because he was a butcher and … Continue reading
Catholic Culture: Lucetta Scaraffia, the editor of Women Church World, which is published by the Vatican, told the New Yorker that she expects Pope Francis to appoint women as cardinals before the end of his pontificate. Link here.
Crisis: “You young devils,” says Satan, the wily old misanthrope, wise in the ways of man, “believe you can damn the human vermin with reasoned arguments. Reason, as you should know, and for your own sake you had better remember, is of … Continue reading
ChurchPop: Have you ever read about Babe Ruth’s conversion story? It is absolutely amazing! Babe Ruth is commonly known as the greatest baseball player of all time. He was also known for his drinking, partying, womanizing, and for is appetite. But he was also … Continue reading