Category: News

Video: Bishop Athanasius Schneider on Communion in the Hand

“As a bishop I cannot be silent”. The auxiliary bishop of Karaganda in Kazakhstan has spoken with Gloria.TV about his new book “Dominus est” in which he sharply criticises the practice of communion in the hand.

McCain Supporter Calls Church ‘The Great Whore’

Pastor Hagee, who has endorsed John McCain’s presidential candidacy, defends himself from charges of anti-Catholicism. But can McCain ignore Hagee’s past characterizations of the church as “The Great Whore”? Read what William Donohue has to say.

Spain’s Bishops Confront Socialist Government

We learn from the LA Times that the Spanish Bishops have mounted a stern offensive against the anti-Christian, anti-family agenda of the ruling Socialist party, whose leadership is infuriated at the intervention in politics by the Church. The powerful Spanish … Continue reading

Iraqi leader Promises Hunt for Archbishop Rahho

In related news, Jordanian Prince El Hassan bin Talal condemned the kidnapping: “We condemn all acts of kidnapping and assassination as contrary to the basic precept of respect for human life and liberty. We are extremely saddened by the kidnapping … Continue reading

Benedict Speaks of Papal Primacy

In his Wednesday audience, Benedict XVI spoke of St. Leo the Great and the Roman Primacy: He was “a theologian and pastor, at the service of communion and a tireless promoter of Roman primacy, showing himself an authentic heir of … Continue reading

Sneak Previews of Papal Trip to U.S.

From Rocco Palmo comes some news of the preparations for the Pope’s trip, focusing especially on the new papal MC,  Msgr. Guido Marini. Msgr. Marini is a quiet priest, who appears to be steering things into a liturgically more traditional … Continue reading

New Orthodox Church Founded in Tokyo

Given that Saint Francis Xavier brought Christianity to Japan, this news of the Russian Orthodox opening a church in Tokyo makes the Russian authority who decries Catholic Churches in “historically Orthodox areas” look a little insincere, doesn’t it?

Progressive Liturgies at Minneapolis Parish Given Boot

Minneapolis, Mar 3, 2008 / 11:20 pm (CNA).- Efforts to return a Minneapolis Catholic church to liturgical standards have prompted dozens of parishioners to protest and leave their parish, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. The church had held prayer services … Continue reading

Cardinal Newman’s Path to Sainthood?

Peter Jennings explains how the late English Cardinal, Henry Newman, may be created a Catholic saint in the coming months. No English person has been canonised, except for the martyrs that gave their lives for the Catholic Faith, since the … Continue reading

Men of Christ Conference in Wisconsin Draws 3000

Catholic men gathered in West Allis, Wisconsin, to recharge their spiritual batteries in the kind of convention that inspires hope for the future of the Church in the United States. With confessions being heard throughout the day and two Masses, … Continue reading