Thankfully, the Anglicans are keeping the actual formula for baptism intact and valid. The children are still baptized Catholic and remain so until they make a choice to reject Catholic truth. If they are taken by God before they attain … Continue reading
UCANews: Church officials in Germany have defended plans by the country’s bishops’ conference to allow some divorced and remarried Catholics to receive Communion, insisting they have the Pope’s endorsement. Robert Eberle, spokesman for the Archdiocese of Freiburg: “We already have our … Continue reading
Zenit: The Holy Father reflected on the Sacrament of Reconciliation and the forgiveness of God during his homily at Casa Santa Marta this morning. Pope Francis commented on Paul’s Letter to the Romans, a reading where Paul professes that “I … Continue reading
Catholic Culture: Pope Francis joined a prominent Vatican official and seven priests for lunch on Holy Thursday and emphasized the importance of hearing confessions, according to a priest who was present at the meeting. More here.
Great Idea. Father Zuhlsdorf : I think the world of Bp. Slattery of the Diocese of Tulsa. He initiated a liturgical renewal in the diocese, he has been supportive of the Clear Creek Monastery, he sponsored workshops for exorcists. A few more bishops like … Continue reading
Rorate Caeli: Up to this Sunday, the decades-old movement for the imposition of a legal change of the definition of marriage to include unnatural unions of two people of the same sex (not “gender”, sex) seemed so overwhelming as to appear unstoppable. … Continue reading
Medieval romances generally fell into four categories: the Matter of Rome, which dealt with such classical heroes as Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar; the Matter of France, whose tales were inhabited by Charlemagne and such heroes as his nephew … Continue reading
Catholic Culture: Ireland’s justice minister has confirmed that Catholic priests are required by law to break the seal of confession to report abuse of children. More on this here with links.
In his weekly column for the Washington DC Archdiocesan website, Monsignor Charles Pope raises the question of the meaning of the word used by Saints Matthew and Luke in the petition for “our daily bread” in the Our Father prayer.
Catholic Culture: Speaking at a conference in Rome, the dean of the Roman Rota suggested the need for a more rigorous interpretation of a provision in canon law that is cited in many annulment cases. Read more here.
Rorate Caeli: As reported last year on Rorate the Archbishop of Colombo in Sri Lanka, Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith, has restored in his archdiocese the practice of communion on the tongue only and while kneeling. Last month, on the Feast of … Continue reading
Here’s a photograph to gladden the heart of any traditional Catholic and to give The Tablet’s Bobbie Mickens a fit of the vapours. The prelate wearing that magnificent mitre is a bishop of England and Wales, believe it or not, … Continue reading
In protecting the Sublime Dignity of the Sacred Body of Christ and the woman herself from harming her own soul further by sacrilege, Mr. Keyes points out that Father Guarnizo’s action also protected the integrity and holiness of the Mystical … Continue reading
The Eponymous Flower: This is what Auxiliary Bishop Athanasius Schneider (50) of Astana in Kazakhstan said at the end of October for the videosite ‘gloria.tv’. Read more here.