AsiaNews: The heads of the Churches of Jerusalem have promoted a prayer ceremony, as a sign of protest against the decision of the Israeli Supreme Court to reject the appeal presented by the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate. At the heart of … Continue reading
Holy Scripture abounds in analogy. There are similes and metaphors and that particular form of Hebrew poetry called parallelism. The Hebrews didn’t rhyme words in their poems, but they coupled ideas. An analogy is a comparison of two or more … Continue reading
ChurchMilitant, Martina Moyski: Hungarian President Viktor Orbán’s mission to protect Christian culture is moving up toward the Baltic. The Hungarian president met with Mart Helme, Estonian deputy prime minister, minister of the interior and chairman of the Conservative People’s Party … Continue reading
What language did Jesus speak with Pilate? With the Roman centurion? How about the Magi? What language did they speak with Our Lady and Saint Joseph? With the Jews of course Our Lord spoke Aramaic. Not only in Judea but … Continue reading
New Europe: Cardinal Jozef De Kesel: “Perhaps the biggest challenge for the Church in Europe, and it’s also an opportunity, because it helps us to rediscover our roots and our mission, is to wholeheartedly accept secularised society. It must be … Continue reading
Community in Mission, Msgr. Charles Pope: One of God’s stranger affections is the special love He had for Jacob of the Old Testament. We are reading through this story in daily Mass this week. According to some, the name Jacob … Continue reading
National Catholic Register, Ed Condon: The most dramatic reform proposed in the current draft of Praedicate Evangelium is the effective ending of any curial department’s ability to exercise papal governing authority on a stably delegated basis. Report is here.
The Imaginative Conservative, Rod Dreher: Today was a very long day, and a rewarding one. I say “rewarding” in the sense that it is always better to know the painful truth than rest in a comforting lie. What happened today, … Continue reading
L’Espresso, Sandro Magister: “I have decided not to go to the ceremony even if they come to get me with a gurney. I am a man and not a monkey that performs however someone else wants. I had thought of … Continue reading
National Catholic Register, Carrie Gress: This 4th of July it seems appropriate to look at one of the great contributors to American Independence. Polish-born General Tadeusz Kościuszko is no stranger to history buffs, but to many Americans today his contribution … Continue reading
Catholic World Report, Bradley J. Birzer: Natural law, common law, natural rights, and localism—all so dear to the Founding—existed in 1776, simply put, because of the Catholic Church. Article is here.
CNA, Mary Rezak: Dog walkers, bike riders, joggers, and Catholics priests hearing confession – most of these things you can find in any given park on any given summer day. But one of these things is not like the others. … Continue reading
California Catholic Daily: Father Andrew Bartus is a member of the expanding ordinariate of pastors in Southern California and Orange County. But there is nothing ordinary about the 36-year-old priest. He is married, has four children and a day job … Continue reading
CNA: An Ikea worker in Poland has filed a lawsuit after being fired last week for posting Bible verses opposing homosexual behavior on the company’s intranet. Report is here.
More information is coming out about Jason Marshall, a late vocation. One fellow seminarian noted that he was first in the chapel in the morning and last to leave. CNA, Mary Farrow: After a bus crashed on its way back … Continue reading