Fr. Z blog: One of Pope Francis’ very most favoritists of the Italian bishops, personally raised by the pontifical hand to power in the episcopal conference, Bp. Nunzio Galantino, gave a talk at my old school, the Pontifical Lateran University (“The … Continue reading
Christian Today, Harry Farley The Catholic Church in the UK is descending into civil war behind the scenes after a major row over abortion was sparked by a controversial editorial in the respected journal The Tablet. A number of bishops were … Continue reading
The Remnant: The Lutheran Bishop-to-be, Rev. Katherine Finegan, made fancy invites for her “festive installation service”, which will be held at St. Peter’s Catholic Cathedral in Michigan.. More here.
California Catholic Daily: A group of California Catholics has questioned their diocese’s plan to host a dissident priest to keynote a lay ministry event. Jesuit Father Greg Boyle is scheduled for a presentation on October 14 at the Diocese of Orange Institute for … Continue reading
Catholic Herald: The new Bishop of Innsbruck, Hermann Glettler, has said he supports the ordination of women to the diaconate, and is open to giving Communion to the divorced and remarried. More here.
Catholic Herald, Michael Davis: The Medjugorje movement is very much in tune with the Second Vatican Council. Devotees are prone to uplifting guitar music borrowed from charismatic Protestant revivals. They go in for those warped, El Greco-style crucifixes. They photoshop … Continue reading
A group of Catholic clergy, theologians, and other scholars publicly issued a “filial correction” of Pope Francis on Saturday, accusing the Supreme Pontiff of “propagating heresy” in the apostolic exhortation, Amoris Laetitia. Seven heretical propositions are highlighted in the main … Continue reading
Akin distinguishes, as Vatican II does (Unitatis Redintegratio), between the original heretics and those born into Protestant sects. Fine. I distinguish: No one is born a heretic. If they have been validly baptized as babies, they are baptized Catholic. There … Continue reading
There is a line of Scripture politicians commonly recite when American warriors killed in action or law-enforcement officers killed in the line of duty are commemorated. They may refrain from identifying the New Testament as its source lest they risk … Continue reading
When a local paper, the Monadnock Shopper News, published a nice little human interest story on Saint Benedict Center, our school, and our Latin Mass, there was a letter sent to the editor calling the publishers out for legitimizing a … Continue reading
A group of conservative evangelical Christians has published a manifesto in defense of marriage, and in opposition to the LGBTQ attempts to redefine human sexuality. With a short preamble and fourteen brief articles, the concise credo is known as “The … Continue reading
What are we to think of the distressing events of Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia? My first impression is that they are part of our nation’s continued descent into violent mayhem. I also sense that the affair is being managed by … Continue reading
The proud keep trying, anything but God. Louis Pasteur, perhaps the greatest of all biologists (biology means the study of life) and chemists, by disproving the error of spontaneous generation, proved that life can only come from life. Then, again, … Continue reading
1Peter5, Steve Skojec: Thanks to a tip from a reader this morning, I headed over to the official website of the Conference of Jesuit Provincials in Latin America and the Caribbean. While there, I did some looking around. I followed the link to their … Continue reading