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
Reading this piece on Spero News, it struck me how willingly some non-Catholics have assigned to themselves the task of interpreting Church teaching. Here, for example, is one commentator:
In a Lenten address, the Holy Father affirmed the need for conversion: Benedict XVI then recalled that this year, the beginning of Lent “providentially coincides with the 150th anniversary of the apparitions of Lourdes”.
One of the more clever suggestions I read in the whole matter of the new Good Friday prayer for the Jews came from the Latin Mass Society of England and Wales: John Medlin, General Manager of the LMS, expressed a … Continue reading
On February 7, the Holy Father met with priests of the diocese of Rome in the Vatican’s Hall of Blessings. According to Vatican Information Services’ release of February 8, Pope Benedict affirmed the traditional teaching on the Church’s mission to … Continue reading
The USCCB released a statement, from Bishop Richard Sklba, Auxiliary Bishop of Milwaukee and Chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs. One paragraph from that statement is worthy of reflection:
Sandro Magister reports that the theologian Vito Mancuso has found himself unofficially censored by two organs of the Holy See, La Civilta Catolica, and L’Osservatore Romano. Since Mancuso is not a professor at an accredited Catholic institution, the kind of … Continue reading
Welcome to the new Catholicism.org news portal. We have implemented this new “bloggish” news page to make it easier for us to post things in a timely way. Please stay tuned for regular news features to be posted on this … Continue reading
C. Joseph Doyle answers the question historically. In a word: Islam.
In the post, “The Status of Father Feeney’s Doctrinal Position,” I stated that the Sisters of Saint Ann’s House do not have a website. That has changed. The good Sisters now have a site here: Sisters of Saint Benedict Center, … Continue reading
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2007 — The Catholic Action League of Massachusetts today criticized Governor Deval Patrick for signing into law a bill which more than quintuples the size of so-called buffer zones around Bay State abortion clinics. The legislation passed … Continue reading