By posting this news item I will probably get a few critical comments, especially with the CNA link and the use of the term “full communion” for the conversion of baptized Protestants. So, let me state simply that I do … Continue reading
CNA: The Cuban Commission on Human Rights reported that 43 dissidents have been detained by the Communist government in a new wave of repression launched on April 2 in the city of Santiago. Read more here.
CNA reports: Cuban doctor and former political prisoner Oscar Elias Biscet noted that while Pope Benedict’s recent visit to the country was a success, religious freedom among the island’s people remains stifled. In an interview with Peruvian newspaper El Comercio, … Continue reading
Catholic Culture: Acceding to a request by Pope Benedict, Cuba’s Communist government has declared Good Friday this year to be a national holiday. The government will later decide whether to make the holiday permanent. Read more here.
The 2012 annual Pilgrimage for Restoration is scheduled for Friday-Sunday, September 28-30. This will mark the seventeenth time that a merry band of Catholic pilgrims cuts a path from Lake George to Auriesville, New York, doing penance all the way. This … Continue reading
Picture of fourteen year-old martyr Blessed Jose Sanchez del Rio in uniform. This is an incredibly inspiring story. Message to his mother: “In order to go to heaven, we have to go to war.” Read brief account of his suffering … Continue reading
In a timely and perceptive article on CatholicCulture website Phil Lawler expresses concern over the danger of the USCCB issuing multiple statements on secondary national issues that are not moral imperatives. This could easily deflect from their God-given authority to … Continue reading
Christian Tappe, Crisis Magazine: The world is spiraling out of control. It has been, in fact, since its pinnacle eight hundred years ago, but today it seems that any minute now, we’ll hurtle off kilter. The HHS Mandate threatens the … Continue reading
CNA reports: Cuban dissident Jose Daniel Ferrer said his commitment to fight for freedom in the country is inspired by the Gospels and the Catholic Church. “I have always believed we should be in the place God wanted us to … Continue reading
My recent trip to New Orleans and its environs was superlative. The talk I gave was graciously received. It was a real joy to see some old friends and meet new ones besides, like the traditional priests and religious in … Continue reading
Get Religion: Fidel Castro will be received back into the communion of the Roman Catholic Church during Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to the island in March, the Italian press is reporting. If true, this is a remarkable story — and … Continue reading
It was great news to hear that Verastegui’s own Guadalupe Medical Center has opened in Los Angeles. He calls it an “oasis of life” in a “desert of death.” CNA reports: Former Mexican soap opera star turned pro-life activist Eduardo Verastegui … Continue reading
CNA reports: President Obama, [Robert Aguirre] charged, is “telling not just Hispanic Catholics, but all people of faith, that our faith-formed opinions have no place in the public square.” “Hispanics are people of faith and family and these values are … Continue reading