Category: News

The Governor’s Lesson

There is plenty enough on New York governor Eliot Spitzer’s recent scandal in the media (e.g., “Virulently Pro-Abortion, Pro-Gay NY Governor Admits Involvement in High-Level Prostitution Ring”). One of the many morals to be learned from this story has been … Continue reading

Southern Poverty Law Center: Still Manufacturing Hate

SPLC’s “Stop the Hate” campaign translates into Stop the Debate, according to the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) regarding illegal immigration. [Full Story at JBS News Feeds] Regular Catholicism.org readers will not be surprised to discover that Morris Dees’ … Continue reading

Media Cooks up List of New Sins

Have you seen headlines about “new deadly sins”? They commonplace the last few days. Phil Lawler does a perceptive unmasking of this latest sophomoric creation of the English-speaking secular press.  An ordinary reader, basing his opinion only on the inane … Continue reading

Pope Benedict’s ‘Affirmative Orthodoxy’

Here is another selection from John Allen’s observations on Friday. This is Allen’s explanation of Pope Benedict’s papal M.O. It seems to me that this explanation is more than plausible in assessing what makes this Holy Father tick. What should … Continue reading

An End to the Good Friday Controversy?

Mr. Michael Matt, at The Remnant, considers the following paragraph from a recent La Civiltà Cattolica to be a semi-official termination of the controversy surrounding the new prayer for the Jews: This [the new GF prayer] contains nothing that is … Continue reading

Catholic Confessors Get Vatican Crash Course

One terrifying aspect of the current ecclesial mess is the crisis of the confessional. In Rome, measures are being taken… A crash course for priests who hear confessions is being held at the Vatican this week, as part of an … Continue reading

Homosexualism does not Correspond to Moral Principles of Society Says Ukraine Parliamentary Committee

By Hilary White KIEV, Ukraine, March 7, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A committee of the Ukrainian Parliament is calling for a halt to the popularization of homosexuality that has become such a prominent feature of life in western European and North … Continue reading

John Allen on the Pew Forum Results

This is from Mr. Allen’s NCRCafe column. We cannot agree with the “free market” assessment of religions matters, except to grant that it is a factor in the American scene. Neither can we share the journalist’s seeming lack of serious … Continue reading

Time running out for Archbishop Raho?

Mosul, Mar. 7, 2008 (CWNews.com) – A week after Archbishop Paulos Faraj Raho was kidnapped in Mosul, Iraqi Catholics are increasingly fearful for the prelate’s life. The bishop’s kidnappers have repeated their ransom demands, the AsiaNews service reports. But they … Continue reading