AsiaNews, Bernardo Cervellera: For five days he has been under the supervision of public security personnel, under pressure. The Party wants to force him to attend a meeting of the “independent” clergy of Fujian. A member of Mindong: Pray for … Continue reading
Catholic Herald Michael Duggan: At my elbow, as I write, is a small tower of books, all volumes of English history, stacked up in order of age. At the top of the pile are the three published most recently: from … Continue reading
Catholic Culture: Pachamama is not a divinity or idol that is worshiped, but is mother earth, honored as the “creation and manifestation of the love of God,” writes retired Mexican Bishop Felipe Arizmendi Esquivel. More on this update here.
National Catholic Register, Edward Pentin: Although a good deal of negative and angry opinion abounds, a number of commentators are beginning to voice doubts about Cardinal Pell’s conviction. More here.
National Catholic Register: A pro-life organization said that “justice was not done,” after federal court found that pro-life advocate David Daleiden’s Center for Medical Progress caused “substantial harm” to Planned Parenthood by secretly recording meetings with abortion doctors and staff … Continue reading
Bitter Winter, Ye Ling: In its nationwide offensive to force Catholic conscientious objectors Those Catholics, particularly priests and bishops, who refuse to join the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association for reasons of conscience, although joining the Patriotic Association is both allowed and … Continue reading
ChurchMilitant: The Islamic State (ISIS) has officially claimed responsibility for a vicious gun attack on Monday that left two Armenian priests dead and a deacon injured. Report is here.
First Things, Edward Peters: My wristwatch does not have a sweep-second hand, so I am not sure how many seconds elapsed between the announcement that a pastor in South Carolina had withheld Holy Communion from Joseph Biden and the chorus … Continue reading
Catholic Culture:Missio, the pastoral agency of the Italian Episcopal Conference, published a prayer to Pachamama in an April 2019 publication devoted to the Special Assembly of the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazon Region. The prayer, described as a “prayer … Continue reading
ChurchMilitant, Martina Moyski: The Halloween season is upon us, replete with spooky visions of ghosts, vampires, witches and black cats. Church Militant used the opportunity to interview a designated exorcist of the archdiocese of Indianapolis to cut through the misconception … Continue reading
This is worse than the idle word. It is not a “Catholic Attitude” as author Tom Hoopes slleges in his piece. Aleteia, Tom Hoopes: What if we’re not alone in the universe? What if there are other intelligent beings with … Continue reading
Aleteia, Patty Knapp: “I have always felt the protection of St. Pius,” said the legendary opera singer. At San Giovanni Rotondu, on the occasion of his 61st birthday, on September 22, the legendary opera singer Andrea Bocelli venerated the body … Continue reading
Catholic Culture, Phil Lawler:Years ago, at an inter-religious conference, I was befriended by a Muslim cleric who, when he learned that I had never met my father-in-law, promised to do his best to bring us together. (He fulfilled that promise, … Continue reading
Diane Montagna’s Interview with Bishop Athanasius Schneider (“Bishop Schneider says Vatican is betraying ‘Jesus Christ as the only Savior of mankind’”) has some gems in it. Below are three paragraphs with statements I consider particularly worthy of attention. The underlining … Continue reading
(ChurchMilitant.com) – The dean of seminarians at Christ the King Seminary in the Buffalo diocese has resigned over an “alarming” climate of “blackmail” and “continual cover-up” of sex abuse. … In a six-page letter of resignation, Parisi described a climate of “continual cover-up of … Continue reading