Category: News

Pio Nono at Gaeta

Blessed Pius IX, exiled in Gaeta by the liberal Italian Revolution, made the decision to define the dogma of the Blessed Virgin’s Immaculate Conception. According to a CNA report, here’s “the rest of the story”:

Catholic University Pulls Lectures Because of SPLC

The Southern Poverty Law Center is at it again. This time, the PC police have dragooned Catholic University into dropping lectures by two Catholic men who were discussing the topic of “Catholic Communities.” One of those men is our friend, … Continue reading

Exorcisms on the Rise

This, from the Washington Post: Rev. Gabriele Amorth, 82, who performs exorcisms daily in Rome and is dean of Europe’s corps of demon-battling priests. “People don’t pray anymore, they don’t go to church, they don’t go to confession. The devil … Continue reading

Conservative rabbis ‘dismayed’ over Catholic prayer

Reuters brings us this piece about the reaction of Conservative Rabbis to the new Good Friday prayer. (Infobit: Conservative Judaism, or Masorti Judaism is a movement in Jewry, started in Germany, which reacted against the more radical liberalism of the … Continue reading

Human Stem Cell Tests Planned Within Months

Here is some information from CNNMoney.com on how things are progressing with stem cell research, specifically on human testing of the end stem cells. I wonder if the FDA will give the thumbs up?

Hillel Halkin on the Good Friday Prayer

Not all Jewish commentators are criticizing the new prayer. Take, for example, Hillel Halkin: I must say that I find 21st century Jewish protests against such prayers, or other expressions of the Christian wish that Jews convert to Christianity, amusing.

‘A Departure from Nostra Aetate’?

Reading this piece on Spero News, it struck me how willingly some non-Catholics have assigned to themselves the task of interpreting Church teaching. Here, for example, is one commentator:

Benedict XVI: ‘Convert and believe in the Gospel’!

In a Lenten address, the Holy Father affirmed the need for conversion: Benedict XVI then recalled that this year, the beginning of Lent “providentially coincides with the 150th anniversary of the apparitions of Lourdes”.

A Great Suggestion for Good Friday

One of the more clever suggestions I read in the whole matter of the new Good Friday prayer for the Jews came from the Latin Mass Society of England and Wales: John Medlin, General Manager of the LMS, expressed a … Continue reading

The USCCB on the New Good Friday Prayer

The USCCB released a statement, from Bishop Richard Sklba, Auxiliary Bishop of Milwaukee and Chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs. One paragraph from that statement is worthy of reflection: