Return to Order, Edwin Benson: Imagine if a neighbor, coworker, or salesperson shows up at your home. You reluctantly let them in, and they instantly start criticizing your home’s decoration and cleanliness. You are well within your rights to ask … Continue reading
CNA, Courtney Mares: A Catholic priest and at least six others were killed by gunmen in an attack on St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Benue State, Nigeria, the Diocese of Katsina-Ala confirmed Wednesday. Report is here.
Complicit Clergy: A slide used in a Department of Defense (DOD) training manual identifies Catholics and evangelical Christians as “religious extremists,” along with members of the Ku Klux Klan, al-Qaeda, and Hamas, according to a Marine Corps officer. See here.
Irish Martyrs: On March 28, 1580 Franciscan priest Daniel O’Neilan (Donal O’Neylan) was put to death in the town of Youghal by its military governor, Sir William Morgan (d. 1584). The town was caught up in the Second Desmond Rebellion … Continue reading
National Catholic Register, Edward Pentin: Cardinal Robert Sarah has become the latest cardinal to publicly oppose recent norms suppressing individual Masses in St. Peter’s Basilica, explaining in a seven-point appeal to Pope Francis why he believes they are a mistake and … Continue reading
National Catholic Register, Solène Tadié: In the collective imagination, Sweden is often associated with an ultimate expression of cultural progressivism —of the secularization process that has been spreading throughout the West for the past century. Report is here.
CNA, Mary Farrow: If you picture a nun’s first profession of vows, you probably picture a serene, peaceful affair with the sisters singing harmoniously and everything running joyfully and smoothly. However, the day of Mother Angelica’s first vows was anything … Continue reading
The Epoch Times, Jack Phillips: Former Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Robert Redfield said he believes the CCP virus, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, originated from a Chinese laboratory. Report is here.
National Catholic Register, Kathy Schiffer: “Hey guys, don’t worry about me. I’m going where I always wanted to go, and when I get there, I’ll say a prayer for all of you.” Those were the last words of U.S. Army … Continue reading
National Catholic Register, Edward Pentin: Cardinal Gerhard Müller, prefect emeritus of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, told the Register March 22 that the directive will have the effect of making clergy working in the Vatican “more like … Continue reading
National Catholic Register: One of the victims was police officer Eric Talley, 51, who was among the first to respond to the shooting. Talley, a Catholic, leaves behind a wife and seven children. Report is here.
CNA: Police have fined a Catholic priest for celebrating public Masses amid a nationwide lockdown. Gardaí imposed a 500 euro ($595) fine on Fr. P.J. Hughes, pastor of Mullahoran and Loughduff parish in County Cavan, after he offered Masses with … Continue reading
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