This article is from the English Weekly Edition of L’Osservatore Romano : N. 27 — 2 July 1990 — Page 5.1 It takes up nearly all of that page, with only a few “News briefs” at the bottom.
Earlier this week, we linked to Anthony Valle’s interview with Archbishop Albert Malcom Ranjith Patabendige Don, the Sri Lankan secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship. The interview was published by Inside the Vatican and has been made available on … Continue reading →
It is a privilege to treat our friends to some of Gary Potter’s discerning thoughts concerning the election. — Brother André Marie, M.I.C.M. The Candidates and Church Teaching By Gary Potter There is still more than a year to go … Continue reading →
This page contains some links to articles about Hans Urs von Balthasar, the theologian perhaps most known for undermining the Church’s doctrine on hell. The links are further down.
The Abbot of St. Benedict Abbey in Still River has made an important contribution to the historical literature on Father Feeney and his Crusade, Harvard to Harvard. Abbot Gabriel Gibbs, O.S.B., one of the early members of the Slaves of … Continue reading →
The Australian-based CathNews web site has been reviewing the major news stories of 2006. Two of those stories side-by-side made for an alarming study in ecclesiastical confusion. The first covered the unconventional conversion of Frere Roger of Taize, the ecumenical … Continue reading →
The Holy Father’s Angelus Address on the Feast of St. Stephen reminded us of some thoughts of Father Feeney’s in Bread of Life, namely, that the Christ Child came into an evil world and was very soon surrounded by violence. … Continue reading →
What we call today, ecumenism, is not a new thing. (Neither, for that matter, is its cousin, syncretism, or its twin sister, indifferentism. Error is very old.) The not-very-venerable antiquity of ecumenism struck me the other day as I was … Continue reading →
Nov. 22 (CWNews.com) – Lay Catholic activists in Massachusetts have sharply criticized the Boston office of Catholic Charities for advertising in a local gay newspaper. The Catholic Action League of Massachusetts said that a quarter-page ad in Bay Windows represented … Continue reading →
With the Holy Father getting ready to meet Patriarch Bartholomew in Turkey, there is much talk of Catholic-Orthodox unity (e.g., Meeting between Benedict XVI and Patriarch Bartholomew will not be a meeting of heads of two universal Churches – Moscow … Continue reading →
Lately, there are some mainstream conservative thinkers who have gone on record critical of ecumenical endeavors. Lately, too, there is a mainstream and respected journalist who has done a major course correction vis-a-vis Fatima. The two issues are very much … Continue reading →
With all the reading of news sites I have to do to prepare the «Ad Rem» — and given our own publishing apostolate — I decided to invest in a Boston Globe style book. This an important tool used by … Continue reading →
Godfried Cardinal Danneels, the putatively “moderate” prelate from Belgium, has joined in the anti-Traditional Mass chorus begun by five bishops of France and twenty five French priests. The cardinal said this in a Reuters story: “The (Tridentine Latin) rite is … Continue reading →
It appears certain that the Holy Father is soon to come out with a motu proprio (a legal document “on his own authority”) allowing a wider use of the Traditional Mass. What is not certain are the exact conditions of … Continue reading →
Cardinal Arinze, the prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, has just affirmed that pro multis means “for many” and not “for all.” It’s a sad commentary on the state of ecclesiastical affairs that such a statement of the obvious … Continue reading →