Ingresso alla bellezza [Entryway to beauty], is the new offering of this ought-to-be-well-known disciple of Romano Amerio. From Sandro Magister: The central thesis of “Ingresso alla bellezza” is that the Son of God does not have only one “name,” but two. … Continue reading
This entry comes from Diogenes, the sometimes mirthful, sometimes sardonic commentator at Catholic World News: In San Antonio, devout Catholics complained to the archbishop when St. Mary’s University hosted a campaign rally for Senator Hillary Clinton. Clinton’s support for abortion, … Continue reading
He retired as Archbishop of Bologna in 2003. In June of 2008, he will be eighty and therefore ineligible to vote in conclave. All the same, Giacomo Cardinal Biffi is exerting tremendous influence — if only moral influence — in … Continue reading
COIMBRA, Portugal (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI has lifted the five-year waiting period to start the canonization process for Carmelite Sister Lucia dos Santos, one of the three children who saw Our Lady of Fatima in 1917.The decision means that … Continue reading
Archbishop José Gomez, the archbishop of San Antonio, Texas, takes issue with Senator Hilary Clinton speaking at St. Mary’s University, a Catholic institution. In an official message from the communications office of the archdiocese, Archbishop Gomez said, “I was surprised … Continue reading
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