Within the last fortnight, I finished reading The Pope’s Legion, Charles Coulombe’s book on the Papal Zouaves. Besides being intelligently written and enjoyable, the book inspires because the subject matter is itself edifying. The Pontifical Zouaves were Blessed Pius IX’s … Continue reading
Why do most “Catholic” politicians invoke their religion exactly when they are contradicting it in public?
Catholic Culture: Speaking at a conference in Rome, the dean of the Roman Rota suggested the need for a more rigorous interpretation of a provision in canon law that is cited in many annulment cases. Read more here.
Let’s pray that these successors of the Apostles continue to grow in fortitude in denouncing any compromise with the abortion machine, especially with lawmakers who fund it with taxpayer money. Catholic Culture: For the 2nd time in less than a … Continue reading
Wisconsin State Journal: Madison Catholic Bishop Robert Morlino has moved to quell a backlash against a group of conservative priests in Platteville by warning parishioners they risk formal church censure unless they stop spreading “rumors and gossip.” Read more here.
Catholic Culture: A special papal commission on the Church in China has exhorted Chinese Catholics to resist the efforts by the government-backed Patriotic Association to control the Church. Full report here.
CNA: Cuban dissident Andres Carrion said he did not intend to offend the Catholic Church when he shouted “freedom” during the papal Mass in the country on March 26. “It was not my intention to tarnish the Mass, and I … Continue reading
SouthBendTribune.com: At least 131 University of Notre Dame faculty members have signed a letter saying that the Most Rev. Daniel Jenky, Catholic bishop of Peoria, Ill., should renounce controversial remarks he made in an April 15 homily or resign from … Continue reading
UCANews: Father Methodius Qu Ailin will be ordained bishop of Hunan this week, according to local Church sources. The 51-year-old priest has been approved by Pope Benedict XVI and recognized by the Chinese government, the sources said. The ceremony is … Continue reading
Survey shows that 85% of the people identify themselves as Catholic but 60% favor women’s ordinations, and 78% of priests say clergy should be allowed to get married. Catholic World Report: During a meeting at the Vatican in 1946, Msgr. … Continue reading
Patheos‘ Kathy Schiffer provides an informative summary of the destructive role of just two psychologists and their team who, in 1966, were given a three-year grant (I don’t know from what organization) to experiment with religious orders through humanistic Freudian … Continue reading
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.