I was thrilled to learn that my amateur canonical opinion agrees with Dr. Peters’: Even to propose a three-year Pre-Cana program (Spanish bishops) or to call for a mandatum docendi process for bloggers (Bp Barron) shows a basic misunderstanding of what … Continue reading
This article deserves an introduction, or at least an explanation. In December of 2016, I authored “Circumcision: An Acceptable Practice?,” which was edition 283 of my fortnightly Ad Rem. Around that time, I also interviewed Dr. David Lang on the same … Continue reading
ChurcMilitant, Bradley Eli: A Catholic bishop jailed by China’s Communist officials for 13 years is being given a few weeks of freedom before being sent back to solitary confinement. Communist authorities are temporarily freeing Bp. Agostino Cui Tai, ordinary of the diocese of Xuanhua … Continue reading
California Catholic Daily: In his letter dated Sept. 27, 2019, the cardinal focused on a June 2019 church document, “Pastoral guidelines of the Holy See concerning the civil registration of clergy in China” which he said risks creating a schismatic … Continue reading
Morning Star News, Armed Muslim Fulani herdsmen killed 13 Christians in Plateau state, Nigeria on Wednesday (Jan. 8), the same day four students were kidnapped from a Catholic seminary in Kaduna state. Report is here.
The Catholic Thing, Robert Royal: China is a large, strange, complex, contradictory thing, even before you get to the large, strange, complex, contradictory, and murderous form of Communism that has come to dominate its various peoples. No one understands it … Continue reading
CNA: Cardinal George Pell has reportedly been transferred out of the Melbourne prison in which he has been incarcerated for more than a year after a drone illegally flew over the prison grounds. More here.
The juxtaposition of two news stories I read today provides much food for thought. The first piece was “Bishop Cancels Nicene Creed to Avoid Offending Non-Catholics” at Church Militant; the second, “Cardinal: Spain faces ‘true emergency for our future’” at … Continue reading
CNA, Matt Hadro: A new US government report says that human rights abuse in China has worsened in the last year, and specifically highlighted the escalating persecution of Chinese Catholics in the wake of the Vatican-China agreement of 2018. Read … Continue reading
Below is the Preface I wrote for the 2018 Edition of Father Leonard Feeney’s Bread of Life, published by Loreto Publications. Aside from my Preface and the book’s original material, this edition also boasts a Foreword by Mr. Charles Coulombe, … Continue reading
Bitter Winter, An Jin: To exert pressure on the clergy who refuse to join the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association (CPCA), the United Front Work Department (UFWD) and Ethnic and Religious Affairs Bureau in Fuzhou, the capital of the southeastern province of Fujian, organized a conference in … Continue reading
Attending a Conference on organ donation — in China of all places? That’s right. China is notorious for killing prisoners for their organs. As if Bishop Sorondo does’t know this? It’s a billion dollar business. This bishop, Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, … Continue reading
Egalitarianism is one of those -isms that we here at Catholicism.org are very much against. Yet, as even the great French Counter-Revolutionary Catholic, Ven. Emmanuel D’Alzon, argued, there are certain ways in which we humans are all radically equal. Inspired … Continue reading
L’Espresso, Sandro Magister: Zen: Recently I learned that the Holy Father, on a flight back from (I don’t remember where) said, “Sure, I don’t want to see a schism. But I’m not afraid of a schism.” And I’m going to … Continue reading