Category: News

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“Green” Fuel Production Hurts Environment

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

Human Stem Cell Tests Planned Within Months

Here is some information from 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?

Hillel Halkin on the Good Friday Prayer

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.

‘A Departure from Nostra Aetate’?

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:

Benedict XVI: ‘Convert and believe in the Gospel’!

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”.

A Great Suggestion for Good Friday

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

The USCCB on the New Good Friday Prayer

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:

Vito Mancuso, Neo-Pelagian

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

New News Portal

Welcome to the new 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