Catholic Culture: Ireland’s justice minister has confirmed that Catholic priests are required by law to break the seal of confession to report abuse of children. More on this here with links.
In his weekly column for the Washington DC Archdiocesan website, Monsignor Charles Pope raises the question of the meaning of the word used by Saints Matthew and Luke in the petition for “our daily bread” in the Our Father prayer.
Catholic Culture: Speaking at a conference in Rome, the dean of the Roman Rota suggested the need for a more rigorous interpretation of a provision in canon law that is cited in many annulment cases. Read more here.
Rorate Caeli: As reported last year on Rorate the Archbishop of Colombo in Sri Lanka, Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith, has restored in his archdiocese the practice of communion on the tongue only and while kneeling. Last month, on the Feast of … Continue reading
Here’s a photograph to gladden the heart of any traditional Catholic and to give The Tablet’s Bobbie Mickens a fit of the vapours. The prelate wearing that magnificent mitre is a bishop of England and Wales, believe it or not, … Continue reading
In protecting the Sublime Dignity of the Sacred Body of Christ and the woman herself from harming her own soul further by sacrilege, Mr. Keyes points out that Father Guarnizo’s action also protected the integrity and holiness of the Mystical … Continue reading
The Eponymous Flower: This is what Auxiliary Bishop Athanasius Schneider (50) of Astana in Kazakhstan said at the end of October for the videosite ‘gloria.tv’. Read more here.
A group of Lebanese lay Catholics have formed a group called New Creation, with the objective of fostering devotion to Jesus. They took their name from a phrase in the Second Letter to the Corinthians: “So whoever is in Christ … Continue reading
There are four things to remember regarding married priests. 1) In the Eastern Rite married men could always be ordained as parish priests. 2) In neither the Eastern Catholic Church nor the West could a priest get married after ordination. … Continue reading
Catholic Culture: Irish government leaders have insisted that they will not allow the secrecy of the confessional to limit the scope of new legislation that would require reporting of all complaints of child abuse. “The law of the land should … Continue reading
Vatican Insider: Cardinal Jose da Cruz Policarpo: There will be women a priest «when God wills», for the moment it is better «not to raise the issue». But there is «no fundamental obstacle», from «a theological perspective», for women to … Continue reading
This is a clip from the Holy Fathers Holy Thursday sermon: “We too, all of us, need to learn again to accept God and Jesus Christ as he is, and not the way we want him to be,” the Pope … Continue reading
Pope Benedict XVI Saturday Address: Getting married in church is a right only if you believe in “true marriage” that is, an act for the realization of the “integral good, human and Christian, of the spouses and of their future … Continue reading
[Taken from The Catechist, by the Very Rev. Canon Howe. Imprimatur: Edm. Canonicus Surmount, Jan 26, 1922.] There once lived a man who had given himself up to every passion, and had become by his life a scandal to all … Continue reading