It was in 1962, fifty-six years ago, that an article by me was first published in a U.S. periodical of consequence. I was living in France, working as a rewrite man at what was then the Paris edition of the … Continue reading
The Guardian, Harriet Sherwood: The family of Asia Bibi, the Christian woman who spent eight years on death row in Pakistan for blasphemy before being acquitted three weeks ago, claim they are being hunted by extremists going house to house with their photographs … Continue reading
At Rorate Caeli, Dr. Peter Kwasniewski has published a summary of some of the arguments presented at The Josias by Dr. Thomas Pink. The Rorate summary version is entitled “Thomas Pink on the Significance of the Exorcisms before Baptism.” The … Continue reading
Get Religion, Terry Mattingly: The end of 2018 is getting closer, and you know what that means. Here come the end-of-the-year features listing the Top 10 stories on a wide variety of topics — including religion. I expect that one … Continue reading
There are two religious bodies calling themselves Christian that advance the notion of ongoing revelation. These are the “Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints,” a.k.a., the Mormons, and the “Religious Society of Friends,” a.k.a., the Quakers. The former organization … Continue reading
From Vox Catholica comes another fine video on the depth of the crisis and the remedies. The pilgrimage to Quito, Ecuador is recommended as one remedy, and you can learn more about that by following the links below. From the … Continue reading
This may be somewhat old news by now, but it’s worth sharing nonetheless. Raymond Arroyo and Msgr. Pope apologizing to traditional Catholics who have opposed the modernist agenda: Rorate Caeli: Many of us have been heartened by the recent words … Continue reading
Ucanews: Cardinal Zen said the China Church was facing new persecution and the Holy See was helping the Chinese Communist Party suppress the underground community.He flew to Rome from Oct. 29 to Nov. 1 to hand his letter to the pope. “I want … Continue reading
1Peter5, Marco Tosatti: The auxiliary bishop of Astana, formerly bishop of Karaganda [Kazakhstan], Athanasius Schneider, has received a verbal injunction from the Vatican asking him to reduce the frequency of his foreign trips. Report is here.
L’Espresso, Sandro Magister: “The situation is comparable to that of the Church in the 11th and 12th century.” As an authoritative Church historian and as president of the pontifical committee of historical sciences from 1998 to 2009, Cardinal Walter Brandmüller, … Continue reading
AsiaNews, Bernardo Cervellera:Two priests belong to the ancient Diocese of Xiwanzi; the other two to that of Xuanhua. All four refuse to register in the Patriotic Association. For this they are subjected to indoctrination and isolation. In Shangcai (Henan), the … Continue reading
This good priest has a powerful message for his brother priests. We need more talk and action like this from our spiritual fathers. I am told by someone who regularly attended his chapel that Father Vernoy is saintly and zealous.
National Catholic Register, Matthew E. Bunson: An interview with sociologist Father Paul Sullins, whose new study documents a strong linkage between the incidence of abuse and homosexuality in the priesthood and in seminaries. Interview is here.
I remember it well when I was in my twenties. It was hounded into the novices. “Perfect obedience is to obey like a corpse.” The quote was taken from Saint Ignatius. I know that this error grieved Brother Francis intensely. … Continue reading