ChurchMilitant, Jules Gomez Over 30 town councils in Poland declared themselves “free from LGBT ideology” after anti-Catholic LGBT parades blasphemed the Blessed Sacrament and the icon of the Black Madonna and Warsaw’s mayor signed a pro-LGBT declaration in February calling for gay … Continue reading
The Remnant, Michael Matt: As part of the RTV documentary “Hidden Catholics,” Michael J. Matt interviews one of three or four traditional Catholic priests in Japan — Father Thomas Onada, a Japanese convert who is now a priest of the … Continue reading
Catholic Answers, Kenneth D. Whitehead: Some time around the year A.D. 107, a short, sharp persecution of the Church of Christ resulted in the arrest of the bishop of Antioch in Syria. His name was Ignatius. According to one of the … Continue reading
CNA:A Church historian at Philadelphia’s Villanova University has said three U.S. bishops are “devout schismatics” who try to diminish the authority of Pope Francis. “They are devout in the sense that they publicly display their preference for a traditionalist Church … Continue reading
AP:There will be no manholes in Berkeley, California. City workers will drop into “maintenance holes” instead. Nothing will be manmade in the liberal city but “human-made.” And students at the University of California, Berkeley, will join “collegiate Greek system residences” … Continue reading
LifeNews, Kyle Drennen: On Wednesday, [Vladimir] Duthiers fretted that “Wen’s departure from Planned Parenthood comes at a time when some states are passing severe restrictions on abortion.” Then [Gayle] King chimed in: “I was certainly sorry to hear that….I know … Continue reading
LifeNews, Michaiah Bilger: With the faith of a child, young Jack Thimons began a campaign to change the heart of pro-abortion New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo through prayer and fasting. More here.
National Catholic Register, Stephanie Mann: When Bastille Day comes around each summer on July 14, I just can’t bring myself to pop the cork on a bottle of Champagne-style California sparkling wine (the kind I can afford). The Fête Nationale … Continue reading
Ucanews: The Vatican’s pastoral guidelines to clergy in China have met with resistance and suspicion among elements of the Church.While some church observers believe the document has positive aspects, others view it as misleading. Report is here.
The Remnant, Kathy Clubb: A Catholic priest and Freemason claims that the Bishops Conference gave permission for Catholics to become ‘Australian Freemasons’ in 2016. Fr. Kerry Costigan, now retired, of the Toowoomba Diocese in Queensland, contributed an article to the … Continue reading
LifeNews, Lisa Wheeler: The controversial abortion biopic UNPLANNED defied expectations at the box office during opening weekend in Canada, garnering $352,510 CDN in ticket sales, with a per-screen-average of $7,194, at 49 Canadian theaters – independents, Cineplex and Landmark locations. … Continue reading
Fr. Z’s Blog: I was amused by this, which provoked some interesting twitter comments. Mark Shea strikes me as… bumfuzzled. Too bad. He had promise. Read full post.
Catholic Stand, Birgit Jones: Adherence to meatless Fridays continues throughout the calendar year, despite widespread confusion on the subject by many Catholics. An expert answer found on the EWTN website clarifies. “Traditional doctrine of Christian spirituality” concludes that an integral “part … Continue reading
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