ULAANBAATAR (UCAN) — Lucia Otgongerel has neither hands nor legs, but after becoming a Catholic, her life changed from depression to joy. Otgongerel’s joy comes from teaching seven special children at Faith Center, a little school that St. Mary’s Parish in Ulaanbaatar … Continue reading
From National Catholic Register As the world looks forward to the Olympic Games in Beijing, little is known about the human cost of staging the event. That’s why Father Bernardo Cervellera, the director of Asia News and a veteran expert … Continue reading
Clip from LifeSite News: In one of the recent incidents of intimidation, Medina received a shoebox in the mail containing a dead rat and the message “death to prolifers” and also had a long letter containing death threats nailed to … Continue reading
BEIJING (UCAN) — “Underground” Church clergy who work near Beijing have faced restrictions on their work in the run-up to the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Near the capital, quite a number of bishops and priests not affiliated with the government-sanctioned “open” Church … Continue reading
Four of the five aren’t even Catholic. Warsaw, Aug 6, 2008 / 09:07 pm (CNA).- Five U.S. soldiers embarked on a 10-day, 180 mile-long march to Poland’s Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa with hundreds of camouflaged soldiers from various … Continue reading
Andrew Cusack has a wonderful posting about Alexander Solzhenitsyn on his site. Comprised mostly of excerpts from the famous Harvard address which drove the nail in the coffin of the Russian dissident’s short-lived American popularity, the piece is timely and … Continue reading
LONDON (Catholic Herald) – After six years in captivity Ingrid Betancourt, the French-Colombian hostage, was rescued by Colombian special forces. Her first action was to arrange to go to the Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Paris. In an interview … Continue reading
This great man, who did so much to publicize the corruption of the Soviet system, was also an unheeded prophet of doom condemning Western liberalism and hedonism. Read the obit at The Moscow Times.
NJ.com “We’re not interested in creating the United Catholic States of America,” [Father Cioffi] said. “We’re not into endorsing party candidates or parties. We want to focus on issues.” And, Cioffi said, a single issue, like abortion or war, should … Continue reading
Madrid, Jul 31, 2008 / 10:19 am (CNA).- The National Association for the Defense of the Right to Conscientious Objection is deploring new data this week that indicates that 9 out every 10 babies diagnosed with Down’s syndrome are aborted … Continue reading
NEW ORLEANS (The Deacons Bench) – He’s been mentioned on the short list of John McCain’s possible running mates. And now Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal is getting closer scrutiny from the media. The Wall Street Journal recently looked at his … Continue reading
An eyewitness from Zimbabwe, who for safety reasons must remain anonymous, has sent the following report to Aid to the Church in Need (ACN): “Two weeks ago we celebrated the opening of the Year of Saint Paul in our parish … Continue reading
This is a must read. Colleen Carroll Campbell paints an unforgettable picture of hope in this beautiful tribute to a beautiful soul, her father. My father, Thomas Patrick Carroll, Sr., was always a man of hope.
Mary Eberstadt, in an article in First Things, makes her case drawing from the empirical stats admitted even by the Church’s enemies. Here’s a clip. Eberstadt provides numerous examples of secular researchers who have followed the data, vindicating each and … Continue reading
With full support of the overseeing bishops. London, Jul 27, 2008 / 05:57 pm (CNA).- The largest Catholic adoption agency in England and Wales has decided to implement an adoption policy that does not rule out same-sex couples in the … Continue reading