National Catholic Register I thank you for inviting me to take part in this symposium on “Abuse and the Way to Healing” in anticipation of the upcoming bishops’ summit at the Vatican. My contribution will draw on my personal experience of … Continue reading
CNA: At least 10 incidents of vandalism and desecration of Catholic churches have been reported in France since the beginning of February, according to French news sources and watch groups. Report is here.
Get Religion, Julia Duin: I had no idea there was a woman who took it upon herself to find homes for the many “brown babies” conceived in post World War II Germany between black American occupying soldiers and German women. … Continue reading
And on the clergy abuse crisis he is equally clear: “There is truly a diabolical nature to this crisis. It is not clericalism.” National Catholic Register, Joan Frawley Desmond: When Father Bob Dunn read the headlines sparked by his friend … Continue reading
AsiaNews: Msgr. Peter Jin Lugang, who on January 30th was recognized by the government as coadjutor bishop of Nanyang (Henan), has done everything possible not to belong to the Patriotic Association (PA), whose statutes ” are irreconcilable” with Catholic doctrine, even asking … Continue reading
Catholic Culture, Phil Lawler: Sometimes a good, long look in the mirror can set the stage for evangelization. When I look in the mirror I see a mortal man: a man who will die. But I don’t want to die. … Continue reading
The Catholic World Report, Father Sean Connolly: With humility and good humor, Dr. Alessandro de Franciscis—a practicing physician for more than 30 years—refers to himself as a “useless” doctor. Why would that be? Because in 2009, he was appointed by … Continue reading
I didn’t know about his great devotion to Our Lady and that he goes to La Salette every year. Spirit Daily: We carried an article a while back on former professor Roy Schoeman, a Jew who was flirting with atheism and … Continue reading
Crisis, Anne Hendershott: In what is becoming yet another scandal for the Catholic Church, Rhode Island’s governor, Gina Raimondo, joined a growing list of Catholic lawmakers embracing a woman’s access to late-term abortion. A graduate of Providence’s Catholic college prep school La … Continue reading
National Catholic Register, Fr. George Rutler:The stepbrother of William the Conqueror, Bishop Odo, was meticulous in observing canon law. Since a cleric was not allowed to “wield the sword,” he used a battle club. In the Bayeux Tapestry under the scene of … Continue reading
CNA: Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC), who represented North Carolina for 12 terms in the House of Representatives, passed away on Sunday – his 76th birthday. “Congressman Jones will long be remembered for his honesty, faith and integrity,” said a statement from … Continue reading
The Guardian: Emma Graham-Harrison: Pakistani authorities have moved Asia Bibi, a Christian woman recently acquitted of blasphemy charges, to a new “secure area” and are barring her from leaving the country, a close friend and rights campaigner has claimed. Bibi, who spent … Continue reading
Forums of the Virgin Mary: An Italian businessman applied the Social Doctrine of the Church and in spite of that he became a billionaire. A contradiction for many who argue that the way to become a millionaire is to lower personnel costs … Continue reading
“We need Hungarian children,” Orban said. MSNBC: Hungary’s government announced new tax benefits for families on Sunday as part of an effort to increase the birth rate while holding a hard line against immigration. Report is here.
Hour of Our Death: “Religion has never made me happy. Religion has never made me comfy. All deepened life is deepened suffering, deepened dreariness, deepened joy. Suffering and joy. The final note of religion is joy. Suffering teaches; life teaches. … Continue reading