LifeSiteNews: The Catholic former mayor of South San Francisco turned a power washer on an elderly priest and a group of pro-life protesters, after they objected to Planned Parenthood opening an office in a building adjacent to a parochial school. John … Continue reading
CatholicOnline: Nicolas Bernard-Busse was given four months in prison for protesting against a State which has decided that his position concerning marriage and family are unacceptable. To promote them is rebellion. This 23-year-old French student was arrested following a demonstration outside the studios … Continue reading
Time Swampland: Well, religion can be, and I think there’s a slow, very slow, move around the world to give women equal rights in the eyes of God. What has been the case for many centuries is that the great … Continue reading
Finally! Now, at last, we have one bishop, Yves Boivineau of Annecy (the same diocese as Saint Francis de Sales, when he was in exile from Geneva) who has taken action, under the pope’s prompting, against the conspiracy to destroy the Church … Continue reading
UCANews: Bishops in the Church of England, who had strenuously opposed a bid to allow same-sex marriage, signaled that they won’t try to derail the bill after an overwhelming vote of support in the House of Lords. Church of England … Continue reading
Not Strictly Spiritual: “From a spiritual standpoint what I try and do as a physician is that even if I can’t cure the situation, even if I can’t cure the condition, if even I can’t make it all go away, … Continue reading
Catholic Culture: One person was killed and dozens were injured when a bomb exploded at the dedication of a parish in Olasiti, a town of 12,000 in northern Tanzania. Archbishop Francisco Padilla, the apostolic nuncio to Tanzania, and Archbishop Josaphat Lebulu … Continue reading
The population of the United States is 314 million. More than 50 million babies have been killed by legal abortions in the US since 1973’s Roe v. Wade decision. The population of China today is 1 billion 344 million people. … Continue reading
Catholic World Report: After a week of international news coverage about the pope’s imminent retirement, China’s news has so far failed to announce it. China’s Catholics, even the priests, are still unaware of what is happening in Rome, and this media … Continue reading
Los Angeles Times: A week after Pope Benedict announced his resignation, more than 50,000 supporters jammed into St. Peter’s Square on Sunday for his next-to-last weekly blessing, as it emerged the aging pontiff may have gone blind in one eye. … Continue reading
Catholicism.org was one of the first news sites to publicize the story of the miraculous Veil of Manoppello and the book by Paul Badde about the icon. Dr. Maike Hickson, who is German, read the article by journalist Paul Badde in … Continue reading
After posting the article below, it was brought to my attention that the article I linked to in AsiaNews is from last March. For those who haven’t seen that, the facts are worth repeating. There is another post in AsiaNews … Continue reading
AsiaNews: Orissa India: Hundreds of thousands of Christians and Hindus took part in Midnight Mass in the parishes of Kandhamal, Bubhaneshwar and other districts in Orissa. For Mgr John Barwa, archbishop of Cuttack-Bhubaneshwar, “the level of participation is unprecedented in the … Continue reading
National Catholic Register: Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has rejected a request that the federal government temporarily halt enforcement of the federal abortifacient mandate against the Christian-owned business Hobby Lobby, the Associated Press reported Dec. 27. More on this here.
UCANEWS: After the Pope’s gesture, there is speculation that the expected legal pardon has not been granted because Gabriele has yet to apologize to senior officials. Read more here.