Catholic Exchange, Father Aloysius Roche: Someone said, “Good humor is nine-tenths of Christianity.” Of course it is not, nor anything like it. This is a “smart saying” whose value lies not in the saying but in the smartness. But a sense … Continue reading
The Shield of Faith: The saint wiped his face with a handkerchief, and later a mysterious image appeared on it. Shroud of Turin expert says the image is acheropita – not made by human hands. Read story here.
Aleteia, David Mills: “As a convert, I never expected much of bishops,” said Dorothy Day, at the age of 70. She’d been dealing with them up close for over four decades. “In all history, popes and bishops and father abbots … Continue reading
Catholic Register: Cardinal Tobin has told clergy in his diocese not to speak to the press after a news report detailing allegations of sexual misconduct appeared on Catholic News Agency. Six anonymous priests told CNA that a “gay sub-culture” existed in … Continue reading
Catholic Culture, Jeff Mirus: This is chillingly obvious in New York City’s Gay Pride Parade, as Matthew Schmitz points out in The Back Page column in the same issue of First Things (“Cultural Realpolitik”). Schmitz’ thesis is simple: “The New York Pride … Continue reading
Crux: A Byzantine Catholic priest was attacked Aug. 20 in the altar servers’ sacristy of his church in Merrillville, near Gary in the northwestern part of the state. Report is here.
California Catholic Daily: A man who years ago was the subject of Eyewitness News investigations after allegations surfaced that he defrauded a host of Catholic charities is now headed to prison. The Department of Justice announced Monday that 63-year-old Michael … Continue reading
California Catholic Daily: Among the various initiatives of the recently rejuvenated Benedict XVI Institute for Sacred Music and Divine Worship, which is under the patronage of His Excellency Archbishop Cordileone and the Archdiocese of San Francisco, the Latin Mass is to return … Continue reading
Rorate Caeli, Roberto de Mattei: This month of August sees the fortieth anniversary of the death of Giovanni Battista Montini – Pope Paul VI from 1963 to 1978. His pontificate changed the life of the Church in the twentieth century. Read article … Continue reading
AsiaNews: Another officially registered Catholic church was destroyed because it hindered urban projects. About a month ago, again in the district of Licheng, on the outskirts of Jinan, the church of Liangwang had been destroyed for the same reasons. The destruction took place … Continue reading
Roman Catholic Man, Father Richard Heilman: On September 26, 1956, Our Lady appeared to Sister Mary Ephrem and called her children in America to dedicate their lives to her purity. She said: My child, I entrust you with this message … Continue reading
LieSiteNews, Patrick B. Craine: Bishop Morlino: “If you’ll permit me, what the Church needs now is more hatred! As I have said previously, St. Thomas Aquinas said that hatred of wickedness actually belongs to the virtue of charity. As the … Continue reading
The Stream, Andrew E. Harrod: “I have been made victorious with terror.” Muhammad, Islam’s prophet, reportedly said this before his death in 632. Robert Spencer’s new book The History of Jihad: From Muhammad to ISIS puts facts behind the claim. Read in full here.
Interesting article here. A worthy consideration for many problems. Taylor Marshall: A Mega-Diocese is a diocese so enormous that a bishop cannot oversee it. Remember “bishop” in Greek is επίσκοπος (episcopos) which means “overseer.” Epi means “over” as in the word epidermis. Skopos means “see” as … Continue reading
Taylor Marshall: One of the very unfortunate results of the New Lectionary is that verses that might be deemed offensive have been omitted from our liturgical celebrations. (I’ve written about how three “offensive” Psalms were removed from the Liturgy of the Hours after … Continue reading