Lepanto Institute, Michael Hichborn: Over the summer, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), an anti-poverty program run by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), provided a $750,000 Strategic National Grant to the Ignatian Solidarity Network (ISN). Shortly after … Continue reading
Catholic World Report, Ed Condon: The Holy See’s relationship with a disreputable Swiss bank triggered an internal dispute between the Secretariat of State and Vatican financial authorities. At the center of the conflict was a multimillion-dollar line of credit used … Continue reading
I did not know that Trump was reverting back to Ronald Reagan’s anti Palestinian policies. CNA: The Holy See on Wednesday reaffirmed its support of a two-state solution for Israel and Palestine, after recent shifts in U.S. policy threatened to … Continue reading
This is a great essay on the value of suffering and it’s necessity. Return to Order, James Bascom: Few institutions today inspire more contempt among God-fearing Americans than Hollywood. Just the name of “Hollywood” conjures up images of glitzy, degenerate … Continue reading
AsiaNews, Bernardo Cervellera: For five days he has been under the supervision of public security personnel, under pressure. The Party wants to force him to attend a meeting of the “independent” clergy of Fujian. A member of Mindong: Pray for … Continue reading
Catholic Herald Michael Duggan: At my elbow, as I write, is a small tower of books, all volumes of English history, stacked up in order of age. At the top of the pile are the three published most recently: from … Continue reading
Catholic Culture: Pachamama is not a divinity or idol that is worshiped, but is mother earth, honored as the “creation and manifestation of the love of God,” writes retired Mexican Bishop Felipe Arizmendi Esquivel. More on this update here.
National Catholic Register, Edward Pentin: Although a good deal of negative and angry opinion abounds, a number of commentators are beginning to voice doubts about Cardinal Pell’s conviction. More here.
National Catholic Register: A pro-life organization said that “justice was not done,” after federal court found that pro-life advocate David Daleiden’s Center for Medical Progress caused “substantial harm” to Planned Parenthood by secretly recording meetings with abortion doctors and staff … Continue reading
Bitter Winter, Ye Ling: In its nationwide offensive to force Catholic conscientious objectors Those Catholics, particularly priests and bishops, who refuse to join the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association for reasons of conscience, although joining the Patriotic Association is both allowed and … Continue reading
ChurchMilitant: The Islamic State (ISIS) has officially claimed responsibility for a vicious gun attack on Monday that left two Armenian priests dead and a deacon injured. Report is here.
First Things, Edward Peters: My wristwatch does not have a sweep-second hand, so I am not sure how many seconds elapsed between the announcement that a pastor in South Carolina had withheld Holy Communion from Joseph Biden and the chorus … Continue reading
Catholic Culture:Missio, the pastoral agency of the Italian Episcopal Conference, published a prayer to Pachamama in an April 2019 publication devoted to the Special Assembly of the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazon Region. The prayer, described as a “prayer … Continue reading
ChurchMilitant, Martina Moyski: The Halloween season is upon us, replete with spooky visions of ghosts, vampires, witches and black cats. Church Militant used the opportunity to interview a designated exorcist of the archdiocese of Indianapolis to cut through the misconception … Continue reading
This is worse than the idle word. It is not a “Catholic Attitude” as author Tom Hoopes slleges in his piece. Aleteia, Tom Hoopes: What if we’re not alone in the universe? What if there are other intelligent beings with … Continue reading