LifeNews, Michaiah Bilger: With the faith of a child, young Jack Thimons began a campaign to change the heart of pro-abortion New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo through prayer and fasting. More here.
National Catholic Register, Stephanie Mann: When Bastille Day comes around each summer on July 14, I just can’t bring myself to pop the cork on a bottle of Champagne-style California sparkling wine (the kind I can afford). The Fête Nationale … Continue reading
Ucanews: The Vatican’s pastoral guidelines to clergy in China have met with resistance and suspicion among elements of the Church.While some church observers believe the document has positive aspects, others view it as misleading. Report is here.
The Remnant, Kathy Clubb: A Catholic priest and Freemason claims that the Bishops Conference gave permission for Catholics to become ‘Australian Freemasons’ in 2016. Fr. Kerry Costigan, now retired, of the Toowoomba Diocese in Queensland, contributed an article to the … Continue reading
LifeNews, Lisa Wheeler: The controversial abortion biopic UNPLANNED defied expectations at the box office during opening weekend in Canada, garnering $352,510 CDN in ticket sales, with a per-screen-average of $7,194, at 49 Canadian theaters – independents, Cineplex and Landmark locations. … Continue reading
Fr. Z’s Blog: I was amused by this, which provoked some interesting twitter comments. Mark Shea strikes me as… bumfuzzled. Too bad. He had promise. Read full post.
Catholic Stand, Birgit Jones: Adherence to meatless Fridays continues throughout the calendar year, despite widespread confusion on the subject by many Catholics. An expert answer found on the EWTN website clarifies. “Traditional doctrine of Christian spirituality” concludes that an integral “part … Continue reading
AsiaNews: The heads of the Churches of Jerusalem have promoted a prayer ceremony, as a sign of protest against the decision of the Israeli Supreme Court to reject the appeal presented by the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate. At the heart of … Continue reading
ChurchMilitant, Martina Moyski: Hungarian President Viktor Orbán’s mission to protect Christian culture is moving up toward the Baltic. The Hungarian president met with Mart Helme, Estonian deputy prime minister, minister of the interior and chairman of the Conservative People’s Party … Continue reading
New Europe: Cardinal Jozef De Kesel: “Perhaps the biggest challenge for the Church in Europe, and it’s also an opportunity, because it helps us to rediscover our roots and our mission, is to wholeheartedly accept secularised society. It must be … Continue reading
Community in Mission, Msgr. Charles Pope: One of God’s stranger affections is the special love He had for Jacob of the Old Testament. We are reading through this story in daily Mass this week. According to some, the name Jacob … Continue reading
National Catholic Register, Ed Condon: The most dramatic reform proposed in the current draft of Praedicate Evangelium is the effective ending of any curial department’s ability to exercise papal governing authority on a stably delegated basis. Report is here.
The Imaginative Conservative, Rod Dreher: Today was a very long day, and a rewarding one. I say “rewarding” in the sense that it is always better to know the painful truth than rest in a comforting lie. What happened today, … Continue reading
L’Espresso, Sandro Magister: “I have decided not to go to the ceremony even if they come to get me with a gurney. I am a man and not a monkey that performs however someone else wants. I had thought of … Continue reading
National Catholic Register, Carrie Gress: This 4th of July it seems appropriate to look at one of the great contributors to American Independence. Polish-born General Tadeusz Kościuszko is no stranger to history buffs, but to many Americans today his contribution … Continue reading