Category: News

Making Government Indoctrination Compulsory

A California court has ruled that a homeschooling family must send their children to school, saying, “We find no reason to strike down the Legislature’s evaluation of what constitutes an adequate education scheme sufficient to promote the ‘general diffusion of … Continue reading

Caritas Calls for End to Gaza Violence

VATICAN CITY, MARCH 5, 2008 (Zenit.org).- Caritas Internationalis has called for an end to the spate of military attacks and killings in Gaza that have left 118 Palestinians killed and more than 300 injured in just six days. Three Israelis … Continue reading

Russian Orthodox spokesman counsels against ecumenical prayer

Moscow, Mar. 5, 2008 (CWNews.com) – A leading spokesman for the Russian Orthodox Church has recommended against ecumenical prayer initiatives, the AsiaNews service reports. Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin, the deputy director of external affairs for the Moscow patriarchate, tossed cold water … Continue reading

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