Catholic Culture: Irish government leaders have insisted that they will not allow the secrecy of the confessional to limit the scope of new legislation that would require reporting of all complaints of child abuse. “The law of the land should … Continue reading
Vatican Insider: Cardinal Jose da Cruz Policarpo: There will be women a priest «when God wills», for the moment it is better «not to raise the issue». But there is «no fundamental obstacle», from «a theological perspective», for women to … Continue reading
This is a clip from the Holy Fathers Holy Thursday sermon: “We too, all of us, need to learn again to accept God and Jesus Christ as he is, and not the way we want him to be,” the Pope … Continue reading
Pope Benedict XVI Saturday Address: Getting married in church is a right only if you believe in “true marriage” that is, an act for the realization of the “integral good, human and Christian, of the spouses and of their future … Continue reading
[Taken from The Catechist, by the Very Rev. Canon Howe. Imprimatur: Edm. Canonicus Surmount, Jan 26, 1922.] There once lived a man who had given himself up to every passion, and had become by his life a scandal to all … Continue reading
Il reviendra avec son coeur immense, avec son coeur de flamme, son âme de pauvre et son sourire. Il reviendra ! Et le Coeur Immaculé de Marie triomphera! I love this motto from the late Abbé de Nantes’ periodical for … Continue reading
[The following is from Questions Asked by Protestants Briefly Answered by Father M. Philipps, Rector of St. Joseph’s Church, Buffalo, NY.; Cabinet of Catholic Information, 1903; Imprimatur: Archbishop Farley.] What difference is there between the Communion of Catholics and that … Continue reading
CatholicOnline reports: While priests from 110 different countries listened attentively, Cardinal Meisner insisted that the priest must experience both sides of the confessional screen as a dedicated confessor and as humble penitent. He must patiently dedicate many hours to the … Continue reading
Here is a clip from the Holy Father’s address today to the Brazilian bishops in Rome for their ad limina visit: Addressing how people should participate in the liturgy, Pope Benedict said that a Christian’s “primary attitude” during the liturgical … Continue reading
Zenit reports: “For the faithful Catholic,” the spokesman clarified, “[confession] has a sacramental meaning which requires the effective presence of a priest.” Full article here.
CNA reports: A young adults group in the Archdiocese of New York has recently announced a 24-hour confession event which will take place in March during the 2010 Lenten season. The Cathedral of Saint Patrick Young Adults (CSPYA) group is … Continue reading
Zenit News: Benedict XVI today encouraged the faithful — and particularly priests — to trust in God’s goodness and approach the sacrament of confession. Read more here.
Father McBrien just keeps marching on, treading new paths, looking for new frontiers so to expand his evolving theology. Of course I don’t read his column, but occasionally some traditional Catholic writer whom I do read takes him to task … Continue reading
St. Francis de Sales, the Bishop of Geneva, was responsible for the conversion of Lady Stafford, a Protestant noble woman, who had formerly been intransigent in her opposition to the Catholic Faith. After going to one of his Masses, she … Continue reading