Church Militant published an article yesterday about two New England priests who have abandoned their priestly obligations to simulate marriage — to each other. Fathers Joseph Cooper and Michael Clements “recently ‘married’ and moved to Minnesota, leaving behind a trail … Continue reading
The following is a Catholic Action League of Massachusetts press release… Today, two officials of the administration of Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh were convicted of conspiracy to commit extortion in the Boston Calling Music Festival case. A federal jury in the … Continue reading
CatholicPhilly.com, Catherine Sheehan: A woman who spent 20 years imprisoned in China for being a faithful Catholic has helped hundreds of Chinese migrants convert to the faith in Australia. Story is here.
Catholic Culture: Dialogue “helps negate violent confrontations,” said Archbishop Sebastian Shaw of Lahore. “Ours is a society divided between religions and sects since the 1980s, but we do not want to convert anyone. The Church appreciates the beauty of diversity, … Continue reading
Today, after the email version of my latest Ad Rem went out (“Priestly Celibacy: Apostolic Tradition, not a ‘Mere Discipline’”), I received an email from a reader who had some objections to what I wrote. As I believe that some … 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
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.
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
Editor’s note: Tradition-loving Catholics are not all agreed on questions concerning the founding of the American Republic, and we at Catholicism.org are well aware that Dr. Kwasniewski’s opinion, as expressed in the first paragraph of his article, will be considered … Continue reading
Much of the talk today about “faith and reason” is sloppy and inadequate. It discounts the effects of the Fall and improperly separates the natural law from the order of grace, where it fits within a hierarchy of divine helps … Continue reading
Catholic Culture: The Vatican guidelines, made public January 28, observe that although government policies vary in different Chinese jurisdiction, registration “requires, almost invariably, the signing of a document in which, notwithstanding the commitment assumed by the Chinese authorities to respect … Continue reading
AsiaNews, Bernardo Cervellera: Msgr. Vincenzo Guo Xijin, auxiliary bishop of Mindong (Fujian), is willing to suffer persecution along with other underground priests, rather than join the Patriotic Association (PA) or force his priests to join. This has been confirmed to AsiaNews … Continue reading