It is not my custom to write about the latest scandal. There are good reasons for this. The world is fallen and scandals abound, even in the best of times. To dwell on them risks losing sight of the good … Continue reading
However readers of the present lines first read or heard the news on August 2, the report included the words. “Pope Changes Church Teaching”. The full headline in the Washington Post was, “Pope Francis changes Catholic Church teaching to say … Continue reading
Here is a question for any reader who is a lifelong Catholic younger than 50: Have you ever heard a homily preached against the evil of contraception? My guess is that you have not. I know that I never have … Continue reading
Brother Francis wrote an article on Scientism in 1946 for From the Housetops magazine before the order of the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary was founded. You can read it here. National Catholic Register, Joseph Pearce: Science is good … Continue reading
Why are we not surprised? en.news: The Irish Catholic marriage counselling service Accord will offer its services also to same-sex couples who practice homosexual fornication, according to TheTimes.co.uk (July 23). More here.
Religious Dispatches, From essay on “Human Energy”: “What fundamental attitude…should the advancing wing of humanity take to fixed or definitely unprogressive ethnical groups? The earth is a closed and limited surface. To what extent should it tolerate, racially or nationally, … Continue reading
Now all you trads, lighten up. This is great. See the birdie? Gloria TV: The New Zealand bishops’ conference published on Facebook (April 15) a video showing the priestly ordination of Father John Billy. Billy is the first priest from the … Continue reading
This a a very good and insightful little article by Scott Smith, which I post below. It demonstrates that there are hidden depths in all of scripture. I remember many years ago chatting with a Seventh Day Adventist elder in … Continue reading
As expected, and so promptly Catholic Herald: The Bishop of Würzburg has allowed all Protestants married to Catholics to receive Holy Communion at jubilee Masses for married couples in his cathedral. Report here.
In our last outing, after considering the horror of a society in which the medical murder of little Alfie Evans could occur — especially one as “God-invoking” and “nice” as that of the 21st century West — it was promised … Continue reading
Modern man derives much of his sense of himself as master of all he surveys from science and technology in general, but nothing feeds his notion of being the master of life itself more than the new birth technologies. They … Continue reading
“Courageous”? How about “audacious”? 1Peter5, Maike Hickson: The German bishops published today their very controversial pastoral handout which allows Protestant spouses of Catholics, in certain cases, to receive Holy Communion. Since Pope Francis has, on 21 June, objected to a national bishops’ conference’s … Continue reading
1Peter5, Maike Hickson: The 21 June papal remarks concerning the German bishops’ handout allowing some Protestant spouses of Catholics to receive Holy Communion have caused a strong reaction from several parties, including a German canonist/ Professor Thomas Schüller, a professor of canon … Continue reading
1Peter5, Maike Hickson: In light of the 21 June remarks by Pope Francis concerning the German intercommunion handout allowing some Protestant spouses of Catholics to receive Holy Communion, Cardinal Brandmüller reminds Catholics now of the fundamental principles involved in this matter. … Continue reading
AsiaNews, Vladimir Rozanskij: Kirill’s great rival in the 2009 patriarchal elections highlights the “unacceptable” differences that exist between Catholicism and Orthodoxy. The opinions of Catholics and other heretics about God are “unacceptable”. Report is here.