Catholic Culture, Phil Lawler: My friend Jim dropped by on a Sunday afternoon to let me know that Phil Crotty had died. We spent a few minutes swapping stories about Phil—who was a memorable man—and I found myself wondering why, … Continue reading
Aleteia, Peter Kosloski: Born in the Visayan Islands of the Philippines during the 17th century, Pedro Calungsod eventually traveled to Guam, where his zeal for the Christian faith was put to good use. He was willing to do anything to … Continue reading
National Catholic Register, Derya Little: “Shedding the blood of a few children for the unity and prosperity of the state was a small price to pay.” Review is here.
AsiaNews, Bernardo Cervellera: Msgr. Vincenzo Guo Xijin, auxiliary bishop of Mindong (Fujian), is willing to suffer persecution along with other underground priests, rather than join the Patriotic Association (PA) or force his priests to join. This has been confirmed to AsiaNews … Continue reading
The Remnant posted this six years ago. I just noticed it in their news archives. Huff Post, Noel Irwin Hentschel: Mystical political drama and theological intrigue grows as Oct. 13, 2013, approaches and the pope prepares the way for true … Continue reading
The American Catholic, Donald McClarey: Leave it to the New York Times to get all misty-eyed and nostalgic for the Gulag: The New York Times is still trying to refurbish the thuggish reputation of the Communist regime of East Germany, once part … Continue reading
Aleteia, Matthew Green and Dolors Massot he community of Benedictine monks in Montserrat, Spain, spent four years without receiving any new members. But recently that changed with the entry of an unusual candidate: David Valls, a 57-year-old former high-level executive … Continue reading
CNA: The Ecuadorian bishops’ conference expressed Thursday their rejection of the recognition of same-sex marriage by the Constitutional Court, and recalled that a marriage is comprised of one man and one woman. Report is here.
Ignitum Today, Dr Matthew Tan: Someone once told me that in order to be Catholic, one had better conform. Maybe he was not aware of it, but implicit in that argument was the idea that salvation is dependent upon sameness. … Continue reading
Liturgical Arts Journal, Kinga Lipinska: This year marks several significant art anniversaries: Rembrandt, Da Vinci, and Tintoretto are all artists who are especially remembered in 2019. In the United States, The National Gallery of Art in Washington DC is hosting … Continue reading
Catholic Herald: The Grand Master of the Order of Malta has banned all liturgical ceremonies in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. Report is here.
The American Conservative, Rod Dreher: I hear great news out of Australia, where Cardinal George Pell’s appeal on his child abuse conviction was heard by a court tribunal today. Daily Telegraph journalist Miranda Devine writes that the government’s cast collapsed. … Continue reading
The Compass, Christina Leslie: “When I was nervous, I said a prayer to God and would hold the cross in my hand. I also wore a rosary around my neck,” Christopher told The Catholic Spirit, newspaper of the Diocese of … Continue reading
LifeSiteNews: Diane Montagna: A respected Brazilian neurologist is seeking to blow the lid off the “brain death” myth, saying it is being perpetuated to supply an international multi-billion-dollar transplant industry. Read in full here.
LiveAction: Planned Parenthood frequently purports to be about “choice,” but only if the choice involves abortion. Although in 2018, just .03% of their services included adoption referrals (and even this must be questioned, as the corporation’s idea of “adoption referrals” is … Continue reading