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”:
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
From the Remnant’s web site comes this letter of support to the Holy Father, signed by some prominent priests and laity of the traditional movement. Two excerpts are worthy of highlighting:
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
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
Apparently, it helps to look at the big picture when touting the benefits of alternative fuels. I have heard similar things about certain hybrid cars. Yes, they get better mileage, but…. The New York Times has more details. Almost all … Continue reading
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?
John Allen reports on next October’s Synod of Bishops on the Bible, “The Word of God in the Life and Mission of the Church.” He speaks of the “ferment” in anticipation of the event. Cardinal Mark Ouellet, Archbishop of Quebec … Continue reading
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.
Some people who defend Christian history and Western civilization, and who can think, are going to give lectures on the Crusades: The story of the Crusades is one of idealism and courage but also of greed and treachery, of chivalrous Christian … Continue reading
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:
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”.
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
On February 7, the Holy Father met with priests of the diocese of Rome in the Vatican’s Hall of Blessings. According to Vatican Information Services’ release of February 8, Pope Benedict affirmed the traditional teaching on the Church’s mission to … Continue reading
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: