Category: News

Pope Proposes St. Augustine as a Model of Conversion, Affirms that Jesus is ‘Only One Who Can Save Us’

The full address is on Zenit’s site. In a beautiful text St. Augustine defines prayer as an expression of desire, and affirms that God answers by moving our hearts closer to him. For our part we should purify our desires … Continue reading

Candidate Obama Preaches Abortion to Planned Parenthood

Washington DC, Feb 28, 2008 / 06:15 am (CNA).- On Wednesday a full transcript of Democrat presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama’s July 2007 speech to the Planned Parenthood Action Fund in which he vigorously defended legalized abortion became available. In … Continue reading

Italian Journalist Endorses Traditional Mass

From Catholic Church Conservation: “I have no doubt that the Tridentine rite is the true liturgy,” the journalist Michele Mirabella (64) has said to the Italian website ‘Papanews’.

Ireland’s Vocations Crisis: A Sign of the Times

Once upon a time, when an American bishop wanted to establish a religious congregation (say, of teaching sisters), he got on a boat to Ireland, recruited some generous-hearted, faithful, and energetic Irish girls, and brought them back, donning them in … Continue reading

Rabbi Neusner Supports Pope on Good Friday Prayer

From an article on Zenit’s web site: Among the reactions, an article published Feb. 23 in the German newspaper Die Tagespost is noteworthy. The article, written by Jacob Neusner, professor of History and Theology of Judaism in Bard College, supports … Continue reading

Vatican newspaper rips Hollywood

Rome, Feb. 26, 2008 (CWNews.com) – An essay in the official Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano argues that this year’s Oscar awards went to films that portray America as a society “without hope.” The signed column by Gaetano Vallini was critical … Continue reading

Planned Parenthood Aims to Pervert Teens

It’s great for business. Pervert young people as much as possible and the abortion industry will keep going. Editor’s Note: This article may contain quotes offensive to some readers… CNA STAFF, Feb 27, 2008 / 06:14 am (CNA).- A Planned … Continue reading

Ad Rem 64 Now Posted

Go here for the latest edition of Ad Rem, which asks, “Where have all the real men gone?” http://www.catholicism.org/ad-rem-no-64.html 

New Anti-Depressants Have Little Effect

According to a recent study in the UK, drugs like Prozac have little effect on those suffering from clinical depression. Amateur prescription: Eat healthy. Get exercise, enough rest, and sunlight.  Keep your conscience clean by striving to live virtuously, not … Continue reading

Pew Forum Study: Fewer Protestants, Catholic Numbers Stable Due to Immigration

This study reveals strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats to our Church in America. A strong, vigorous Catholic identity must be asserted to recover losses, keep the Hispanic immigrant population Catholic, and bring those leaving the ranks of Protestantism into the … Continue reading

UK Big Brother: Catholic Orthodoxy Suspect in Schools

London, Feb 26, 2008 / 03:45 am (CNA).- A committee in the British House of Commons will investigate Catholic schools following the Bishop of Lancaster’s instructions to schools to place crucifixes in every classroom and stop “safe sex” education, the … Continue reading

An End to Communion in the Hand?

The Turin-based La Stampa reports that the Vatican is poised to introduce stricter norms on Roman Catholic Masses, including halting the abuse of Communion in the hand and setting a time limit for homilies. The February 25 La Stampa quoted … Continue reading