I just read in Our Sunday Visitor an inspiring account of the mission of a fairly young Chinese priest who was exiled from China six years ago. The writer of the article, Emily Stimpson, gives him the cover name of … Continue reading
Rorate Caeli: Today Saint Patrick’s College Maynooth, the National Seminary for Ireland, welcomed twelve seminarians who will commence their formation for the priesthood. More on this here.
Catholic Culture: The international charity Aid to the Church in Need has issued an appeal to assist 12,000 Syrians trapped in a village near the Lebanese border. The Fides news agency has reported that the villagers are Eastern Catholics. Read … Continue reading
Catholic Culture: Chinese authorities have closed down the seminaries of the Shanghai diocese, in another apparent retaliatory measure after the newly ordained Bishop Thaddeus Ma Daqin announced his resignation from the government-backed Catholic Patriotic Association. More on this here.
Yes, she goes into ecumenicalspeak in her comments. But her observations are on the ground, and confirm what we’ve heard from other sources: the West is getting a deceptive view of what is really going on in Syria. In short: … Continue reading
Among the slogans of “politically correct” language there is the term “religious liberty”, which is used incorrectly at times by Catholics as a synonym for freedom for the Church or freedom for Christians. In reality the terms and concepts are … Continue reading
AsiaNews: His views go against those of priests and bishops in Muslim countries, who prefer to dissuade or even deny baptism to Muslims who want to convert out of fear for the consequences they and Christian communities might face. . … Continue reading
UCANews: The government is exacting revenge against seven priests in Heilongjiang province who resisted the illicit episcopal ordination of Father Joseph Yue Fusheng in Harbin earlier this month, local Church sources say. They said the priests were forced to leave … Continue reading
Archbishop-designate Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow could see himself being imprisoned for speaking out in support of the traditional married family. “I could see myself going to jail possibly at some point over the next 15 years, if God spares me, … Continue reading
This requires them to sign a promise to “teach authentic Catholic doctrine” and not to deviate from Church teaching. Catholic OnLine: Catholic families have a right to know which theology professors have the mandatum, and Catholic colleges and universities should … Continue reading
(Kreuz.net/Eponymous Flower) — Even in the capital city of Russia the little plants of the Old Mass are showing themselves to a greater and more powerful tree. A German Cleans up Moscow Since January 2011 there has been a website … Continue reading
For informational purposes, we present here the Holy See’s statement, followed by the just released declaration from the SSPX General Chapter, dated July 14 of this year. * * * * * * * * * * * * Vatican … Continue reading
Catholic Culture: Thousands of Catholics joined in public demonstrations in the Vinh diocese on July 15, protesting government-sponsored violence against Catholics and the desecration of a church. Read more here with link to AsiaNews.
Almost three years ago, I posted a piece on our site about the above named Monsignor: Vatican Council II: An Open Discussion, by Monsignor Brunero Gherardini. Since then, an English translation of his book has been published (under the title … Continue reading
Ryan McMaken has penned a brief resume of the deeds of Blessed Franz Jägerstätter. This was an Austrian farmer who refused to fight in the war machine of the Third Reich, and therefore died a martyr. Reading the piece reminds … Continue reading