Breitbart, Thomas D. Philips: The Education Bureau of the Chinese district of Lishan has launched a campaign to eradicate religious belief in kindergartens, which includes having the schoolchildren sign a commitment statement promising to avoid religious activities. Both pupils and … Continue reading
Renew America, Matt Abbott: The following e-letter (slightly edited) was recently sent to supporters of the pro-life organization LifeTree by its executive director, Elizabeth D. Wickham, Ph.D. Dear friends, Many of us remember being with Bishop Rene Henry Gracida on the Feast … Continue reading
Scott Smith Blog: First, they said Genesis, Eden, and Adam and Eve were just a “miserable myth”. Then something strange started to happen … Evidence started to stack up that all mankind originated in the same place: the “Out of Africa” … Continue reading
Settimo Cielo, Sandro Magister: On the opening morning, February 21, of the summit between Pope Francis and the leaders of the worldwide Church on the issue of the abuse of minors, the big no-show was the word “homosexuality.” And this in … Continue reading
Catholic Culture: Cardinals Raymond Burke and Walter Brandmüller have issued a public challenge to bishops to speak out about the current crisis in the Church. In an open message directed primarily to the presidents of the world’s episcopal conferences, who … Continue reading
Agenzia Fides: Referring to the specific situation in Iraq, Patriarch Sako repeated that Iraqis has experienced a real chaos since the fall of the regime of Saddam Hussein (2003), which has caused a situation of political-institutional emptiness where the plagues … Continue reading
Good explanations here based on the teaching of Saint Thomas Aquinas. Catholic Answers, Karlo Brousard; Critics of the doctrine of hell often argue that it’s unjust, because eternal punishment exceeds the temporal nature of a mortal sin. Why should any sin we commit on earth, … Continue reading
National Catholic Register, Doreen Abi Raad: By the time he was 7 years old, growing up in Baghdad, Iraq, as a Sunni Muslim, John Paul — the name he later took when baptized — was starting to pray Islamic prayers, … Continue reading
Catholic World Report, Patrick Kenny: The eyes of the world will once again be drawn to the painful reality of clerical crimes when Vatican Summit on the Protection of Minors meets this week in Rome. The damage such crimes have caused … Continue reading
LifeNews.com., Micaiah Bilger: Catholic Cardinal Wilfrid Fox Napier slammed political correctness and called abortion “THE hate crime of our era” on Monday. See here.
The Catholic Sun, Mark Pattison: Gary Sinise, the actor perhaps best known for playing Lieutenant Dan in the 1994 movie “Forrest Gump,” followed a rather unusual path to becoming a Catholic. In a Feb. 4 telephone interview with Catholic News Service … Continue reading
National Catholic Register I thank you for inviting me to take part in this symposium on “Abuse and the Way to Healing” in anticipation of the upcoming bishops’ summit at the Vatican. My contribution will draw on my personal experience of … Continue reading
CNA: At least 10 incidents of vandalism and desecration of Catholic churches have been reported in France since the beginning of February, according to French news sources and watch groups. Report is here.
Get Religion, Julia Duin: I had no idea there was a woman who took it upon herself to find homes for the many “brown babies” conceived in post World War II Germany between black American occupying soldiers and German women. … Continue reading
And on the clergy abuse crisis he is equally clear: “There is truly a diabolical nature to this crisis. It is not clericalism.” National Catholic Register, Joan Frawley Desmond: When Father Bob Dunn read the headlines sparked by his friend … Continue reading