Concerning human evolution, the Church has a more definite teaching. It allows for the possibility that man’s body developed from previous biological forms, under God’s guidance, but it insists on the special creation of his soul. Pope Pius XII declared … Continue reading
Ecumenical Mass in formation? en.news: Bishop Ambrogio Spreafico of Frosinone, the responsible (sic) for ecumenism in the Bishops’ Conference, said according to agensir.it (December 11) that the basis for this new structure is that “nobody can say that he is the only … Continue reading
The Catholic World Report: At the end of a high-speed, “accelerated” year, here to “slow things down” is a conversation with the Church historian and theologian Walter Cardinal Brandmüller. I thank His Eminence for the time that he has generously … Continue reading
Recent postings on social media have made me ponder the subject of hateful overreaction. I speak specifically about the racism that exists in certain narrow “conservative” circles. (I put the word in quotes because I find that many who call … Continue reading
The Jesuit administered College of the Holy Cross is actually considering changing the historic name of its football team, as the term Crusaders might be offensive to the followers of Mohamed. There is no indication that any Muslim, whose community … Continue reading
en.News: Catholic youngsters prayed a rosary of reparation during a commemoration of the German heresiarch Martin Luther in the church Notre Dame des Blancs Manteux in Paris on October 31. Report is here.
1Peter5, Maike Hickson: As Professor Claudio Pierantoni recently stated, there is an ongoing debate between himself and Professor Josef Seifert on one side and Professor Rocco Buttiglione on the other as pertains to the apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia. Buttiglione, who is known as … Continue reading
EN News: The group “Spezzare il pane” (“Breaking the Bread”) in the archdiocese of Turin, Italy, has officially started with the celebration of “ecumenical masses” where Holy Communion is distributed to Catholics and non-Catholics. More here.
Fatima Perspectives, Christopher Ferrara: The current unparalleled crisis in the Church is largely the result (aside from the utterly disastrous “liturgical reform”) of the proliferation of pseudo-doctrines, slogans and buzzwords in post-conciliar thinking. Among these are “ecumenism” (an essentially meaningless … Continue reading
LifeSite News, Jan Bentz: If you happen to receive a piece of mail from the Vatican this year, don’t be surprised to see the face of Martin Luther. The Vatican office charged with issuing stamps, known as the Philatelic and Numismatic Office, confirmed … Continue reading
Catholic Herald: Police removed a group of young Catholics from the cathedral in Brussels after they recited the rosary out loud, disrupting a service celebrating the Reformation. Report with video is here.
1Peter5, Steve Skojec: In his Monday column at First Things, Italian journalist and veteran Vatican-watcher Marco Tosatti gave voice to what had previously been little more than a whispered rumor: that a group was at work, with Vatican knowledge and support, on a … Continue reading
LifeSite News, Matthew Cullinan Hoffman: Cardinal Gerhard Müller has rebuked the secretary-general of the Italian Episcopal Conference for claiming that the Protestant Reformation was an “event of the Holy Spirit.” Report is here.