CNA, Perry West: Catholic culture is everywhere in New Orleans. Mardi Gras is the city’s defining celebration. The city’s cathedral is one of its most well-known landmarks. And in the days leading to March 19, the people of New Orleans … Continue reading
Same sex ‘marriage’ OK; Polyamorous ‘marriage’ OK; what’s next, Uniamory? I hear Looneyville, Massachusetts is considering it. CNA: Cambridge, Massachusetts has redefined domestic partnerships to give relationships involving more than two people the same rights as a married couple. Home … Continue reading
What or who will fill it? CNA, Courtney Mares: The restriction of private Masses in the upper side chapels of St. Peter’s Basilica went into force Monday. The basilica was quiet on March 22 without the usual murmur of prayers … Continue reading
Renew America: On a snowy highway in Ohio on April 4, 1971, a 1961 white Ford Falcon two-door hit a guard rail at a high speed on bald tires. The car was not equipped with seat belts or safety glass. … Continue reading
Washington Examiner Andrew Mark Miller: A Canadian father was arrested this week for violating a court order barring him from publicly discussing his child’s gender transition. The man was found to be in contempt of court and arrested Tuesday for … Continue reading
A Pillar Examiner: Friday, March 19 is the Solemnity of St. Joseph. It’s also a Friday in Lent — which usually means no meat. At The Pillar, we have heard from a lot of Catholics in the past week, all with … Continue reading
National Catholic Register, K.V. Turley: “How many political prisoners are there in Ulster?” I was asked once. “A million and half,” was my reply. We were all prisoners — the roughly 1.5 million people living in Northern Ireland. That was … Continue reading
His brother was the pilot. CNA: Fr. Gonzalo Mazarrasa, a Spanish priest, credits Saint Joseph for the survival of all passengers of a plane his brother Jaime was piloting in 1992 that split in two upon landing in Granada. Account … Continue reading
AsiaNews, Vladimir Rozanskij: There are increasingly reports of the worsening neurological conditions of Russian President Vladimir Putin, wrote the Khartia77 website yesterday. The reports came just one day after a message was released from his main opponent, Alexei Naval’nyj, who declared himself “amazed … Continue reading
National Catholic Register, Anthony Esolen: Begin in revolution; end in farce. I have a vision of a new monument, befitting what my beloved country has become. It will not be a statue of a statesman. Read on . . .
He also noted that canonical deficiencies make void the letter as a “valid legislation for the Sacred Liturgy.” National Catholic Register, Edward Pentin: Cardinal Raymond Burke has expressed his “deepest concerns” about an internal Vatican letter regarding new rules for … Continue reading
Auto demolition National Catholic Register, Andrea Gagliarducci: A new letter from the Vatican Secretariat of State has banned the daily private celebration of Masses at side altars in St. Peter’s Basilica, effective March 22. Report is here.
Catholic Exchange, Mark Haas: I grew up in a house full of wine. As a cradle-Catholic, it was commonplace for wine to be served to adults on various occasions. Wine may have been served during a party or gathering. In … Continue reading
National Catholic Register, Edward Pentin: As one of the oldest continuous Christian communities in the world, the Christians of Iraq — whom Pope Francis will visit March 5-8 — have not only given the world a culturally rich ecclesiastical heritage, … Continue reading
CNA, Kevin J. Jones: Department of Defense investigators have identified the remains of U.S. Army chaplain and Servant of God Fr. Emil Kapaun among the unknown Korean War soldiers buried in a Hawaiian cemetery, much to the surprise and joy … Continue reading