AsiaNews: Mgr Joseph Chen Guangao this morning was ordained bishop of Nanchong (Sichuan). The newly ordained prelate was approved by the Holy See in 2010, but had wanted to delay the ordination ceremony to ensure no excommunicated bishops participated. Instead, … Continue reading
Noting that the situation is “grave,” the CDF document is severely critical of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious’ (LCWR) positions on Church teaching, discipline, and morals. And well it should be. These leaders, who have no authority outside their … Continue reading
…to move our beloved Catholic Church out of the Middle Ages into Modernity… This phrase, about as up-to-date and relevant as Woodstock, is a description of the work of Vatican II by a progressivist named Professor Leonard Swidler, or “Len.” … Continue reading
Catholic Culture: Bishop Daniel Jenky of Peoria told the 500 men who attended the diocese’s annual men’s march and Mass that “the days in which we live now require heroic Catholicism, not casual Catholicism.”Read more on this stirring speech here.
This is slightly dated, but noteworthy: “Traditional Catholicism Is Winning” by ANNE HENDERSHOTT AND CHRISTOPHER WHITE. Excerpt: This aging generation of progressives continues to lobby church leaders to change Catholic teachings on reproductive rights, same-sex marriage and women’s ordination. But … Continue reading
On his www.chiesa site, the often worth-reading Sandro Magister has published the work of an Australian-based theologian concerning the Rome-SSPX dialogue. The piece by theologian John R.T. Lamont, “A Theologian’s Questions,” was written for Magister’s site. I referred to Lamont as … Continue reading
Yesterday, Thursday, April 12, 2012, a notice was posted on the Vatican Information Service (VIS) blog, announcing that the Pontifical Biblical Commission is soon to take up the subject “Inspiration and Truth in the Bible.” Here is the full text … Continue reading
CNA: Officials at the Pontifical Academy for Life are offering two different and contrasting explanations for canceling a controversial summit that would have included embryonic stem cell researchers. Read full article here.
Catholic World News quotes Cardinal Dolan saying some very spot-on words regarding contraception in light of the HHS Mandate: Cardinal Dolan conceded that the Catholic Church has “an internal catechetical challenge—a towering one—in convincing our own people of the moral … Continue reading
Soon after the HHS contraception mandate was handed down, the prior of Saint Benedict Center, Brother Andre Marie, posted on this website some lines about there having arisen “a teaching moment,” an opportunity for the bishops of the country to … Continue reading
Catholic Culture: Overruling one of his parish priests, Cardinal Christoph Schönborn of Vienna has permitted a homosexual in a registered domestic partnership to serve on a parish council. Read more here.
In the matter of the much-discussed HHS “contraception mandate,” the violation of our God-given, constitutionally protected rights is the principal matter at hand. These rights, of course, are based on our duty to follow the moral law. All individuals of … Continue reading
CNA reports: The Vatican’s doctrinal office has confirmed the excommunication of four priests expelled from the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, who asserted themselves as rivals to its bishops. Read more here.
Rorate Caeli: As a priest and canon lawyer, I’d like in canonical terms, to revisit the controversial events surrounding the denial of Holy Communion to Barbara Johnson by Father Marcel Guarnizo. First of all, while I agree with many of … Continue reading
California Catholic Daily: Two priests from California were among several interviewed for a recent story in the National Catholic Reporter in which “Vatican II” priests express concerns about the direction of the Church as the 50th anniversary of the historic … Continue reading