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Recent News Highlights

Topics Include: Copper thieves leave "pretty big mess" at a Bluefield (WV) parish; TV series on the infamous Pope Alexander VI being filmed in Vancouver; Salesians admit to paying 'hush money' to a Dutch abuse victim who has broken his silence; Director of the Scottish Catholic Media Office laments anti-Catholicism in Scotland; German journalist who interviewed Pope Benedict calls the pontiff "a very modern man"

Bluefield, WV, copper thieves, TV series, Pope Alexander VI, Vancouver, Salesians, Dutch abuse victim, 'hush money', Scotland, anti-Catholicism, interviewer, German journalist, Pope Benedict XVI


11/22/10 [updated 11/23 & 11/24]

Pope Benedict's Remarks On C*nd*ms: Facts, Falsities & Fallout [UPDATED]

Facts, falsities & fallout regarding Pope Benedict's remarks on condoms which appear in a full length book interview with a German journalist

Pope Benedict XVI, condoms, birth control, HIV infected male prostitute, mortal sin



Update Re: Amazon

Our issues with have been resolved

Amazon,, Amazon Associates program, Amazon apology, promise



Recent News Highlights

Topics Include: Newly elected future Speaker of the House, John Boehner, a Catholic and 'faithful defender of unborn children', says he wants to be the "most pro-life Speaker ever"; Illicit ordination of a bishop in China by the government-backed 'Catholic Patriotic Association' (CPA) to proceed despite the Vatican's disapproval; Archbishop Dolan formally installed as president of the USCCB; Resistance to Summorum Pontificum by prelates in Scotland; Ordinariate in England and Wales to be established in January 2011

Newly elected future Speaker of the House, John Boehner, pro-life Speaker, abortion, unborn, illicit ordination of bishop in China, 'Catholic Patriotic Association' (CPA), Cardinal Joseph Zen, Archbishop Dolan, USCCB president, Summorum Pontificum, Motu Proprio, Scotland, Traditional Latin Mass, Latin 'Tridentine' Mass, ordinariate, England and Wales, January 2011, Anglicans, Anglicanorum Coetibus



Airport Body Scans: Harmful To Health, Privacy, and Soul?

In an update to the article "25 reasons to reject airport full body scans", the author "Former Flier" makes a case that airport scans endanger our health, privacy, and even our souls

Airport full body scans, dangers, pat downs, airport security



USCCB Election: "An ecclesial earthquake of monumental proportions"

The surprise election of Archbishop Timothy Dolan as new USCCB president over "leading liberal hope" Bishop Gerald Kicanas is "an ecclesial earthquake of monumental proportions" according to one observer; Other election results

USCCB election, Archbishop Timothy Dolan, USCCB president, Bishop Gerald Kicanas, orthodoxy, election results, Fall General Assembly



Some News Highlights

Topics Include: Police arrest man who allegedly "donned a priest's robe to steal an undisclosed amount of parishioner donations" at a Jackson (MI) parish; Infant found in church parking lot; Some 50 Anglican leaders expected to enter Catholic Church under the provisions of Anglicanorum Coetibus early next year; The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith says Fr. Owen O'Sullivan is "no longer to write for publication without approval" after he wrote an article questioning Church teachings

Theft, donations, Jackson (MI), infant left in church parking lot, baby girl, Springfield (VA), Anglicans, Anglicanorum Coetibus, Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Fr. Owen O'Sullivan, dissent, homosexuality




Amazon Scandal Update

Response received from Amazon; Awaiting further response

Amazon,, Amazon Associates program



My Catholic Letter to We are NOT willing to 'sell our soul' letter to in light of shocking revelations concerning recent offerings, My Catholic, Amazon,, Amazon Associates program, guide for pedophiles



News Highlights

Topics Include: Parishioners bail out priest accused of abuse; "Historic Catholic school for girls" in Santa Rosa, California to close; Attempted assassin of Pope John Paul II, Mehmet Ali Agca, now alleges that "The Vatican government decided on [Pope John Paul II's] assassination"; Parish priest in the Democratic Republic of Congo thought to be victim of a "targeted killing" by "an armed man in military uniform"; Cause for canonization of Archbishop Fulton Sheen halted by the Diocese of Peoria; Cemetery markers toppled at a Catholic cemetery in Ohio; Archdiocese of New York may close 32 schools; Human rights watchdog group appeals to Irish government to investigate alleged abuse in 'prison-style Catholic laundries'; Iranian officials meeting at Vatican to discuss strengthening ties; Pie thrown in the face of Belgian archbishop who made controversial remarks; Donor funds set aside for the training of seminarians in Canada may be used to pay abuse victims; Quote from Archbishop-elect J. Peter Sartain; Members of the Catholic hierarchy in England are reportedly unhappy regarding the ordinariate structure that will be put in place for Anglicans who enter the Catholic Church under the provisions of Anglicanorum Coetibus

Abuse, bail, San Bernardino Diocese, California, Santa Rosa, school closure, Ursuline Sisters, Mehmet Ali Agca, attempted assassin, Pope John Paul II, Vatican, Cardinal Agostino Casaroli, Democratic Republic of Congo, targeted killing of priest, Archbishop Fulton Sheen, Diocese of Peoria, New York, cemetery, Ohio, vandalism, Archdiocese of New York, school closures, reorganization, Ireland, Magdalene Laundries, Catholic laundries, abuse allegations, Iran, pie, Belgian archbishop, donations, Canada, Diocese of Bathurst, seminarians, successor to Archbishop Alex Brunett of Seattle, Archbishop-elect J. Peter Sartain, sacraments, grace, liturgy, England, ordinariate, Anglicans, Anglicanorum Coetibus



Swiss monks' "unconventional recruitment drive"

Monks in Switzerland initiate 'unconventional recruitment drive' via an advertisement "in a classifieds section normally reserved for high-flying executive roles"

Monks, Switzerland, recruitment, vocations



Gunshots Fired at Catholic University

Gunshots fired on the Catholic University campus in Washington

Gunshots, Catholic University, Washington



Papal Trip to Spain: Here-we-go-again Media Coverage, Security Incident

Secular media coverage of Pope Benedict's trip to Spain

Pope Benedict XVI, Spain, discovery of confidential security documents



Some Updates

Topics Include: Priest abruptly drops lawsuit; Parishes slated for closure petition archdiocese to reconsider; Nuns sell rare baseball card for more than a quarter of a million dollars

Defamation lawsuit, priest, Twin Cities, parish closures, nuns, baseball card



News Highlights

Topics Include: Catholic high school in Des Moines evacuated due to a bomb threat; Spokesman for Belgium's archbishop resigns after the prelate makes some controversial comments; Missing priests in Sri Lanka; CCHD collection; Chapel in Mexico bears plaque thanking "the leader of one of Mexico's most violent drug cartels", the donor who built the chapel; Anglicans who enter the Catholic Church under the provisions of Anglicanorum Coetibus reportedly may share churches with those who refuse to cast off the heretical Anglican faith - even though Anglican orders are invalid and the Anglican 'eucharist' is mere bread

Catholic high school in Des Moines, bomb threat, Belgium, archbishop, resignation, missing priests, Sri Lanka, CCHD collection, chapel, Mexico, plaque, donor, Anglicans, shared churches, Anglicanorum Coetibus



Refresher: Catholics' Obligation to Vote

Refresher from Pope Pius XII on the importance of Catholics voting

Voting, Catholic vote, Pope Pius XII



'Must Read' Article

'Must read' article for women and those who love them regarding hormone replacement therapy

Hormone replacement therapy, breast cancer, menopause, hormones, 'the Pill'



News Highlights

Topics Include: Spanish Jesuit on hunger strike; Pope Benedict on science; Killing of Brazilian priest; Abuse victims gathering near St. Peter's; Message of president of Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialog to Hindus; Possible mutual recognition of baptism between the Catholic Church and various Protestant groups

Spanish Jesuit, hunger strike, Venezuela, Pope Benedict, Pontifical Academy of Sciences, science, Brazilian priest, shooting, abuse victims, St. Peter's, 10/31/10, president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, Hindus, Deepavali, Hindu festival, false gods, baptism, Protestants



Is he picking up the pace in his 'fight'?

President Obama's recent actions re: homosexuals

President Obama, homosexuality, pro-gay video message, appointments, strategy for 'lame duck' session, 'don't ask, don't tell', 'evolving' position on homosexual 'marriage'



It's Your Money

In response to criticism regarding CCHD's funding of organizations that go against Church teachings, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development will adopt new policies to 'reaffirm its Catholic foundations'

CCHD, Catholic Campaign for Human Development, new policies, poverty



'Relentless March' Update

Homosexual activism (Facebook demonstration & Obama's pro-gay video message)

Homosexuality, Facebook, 'kiss in', Spain, President Obama, video message



So Where Are The 'Women's Rights' Activists?

Topics include: Muslim ruling allowing beating of wife and children; Forced abortion in China

Muslims, Islam, beating of wife and children, United Arab Emirates, Quran, sura, 'disobedient wives', forced abortion, China, Chinese government



More News Highlights

Topics Include: Mission San Jose to close during restoration project; Fugitive harbored by Intercessors of the Lamb; Lawsuit alleges that the Archdiocese of St. Louis 'planted a spy in a rebel parish' in an effort to regain control of church property; Obama omits 'Creator' again when quoting Declaration of Independence; Archbishop Nienstedt affirms Church's teachings on true marriage; Cardinal-designate Raymond Burke speaks of the "scandal of disobedience" of supposed Christians who fail to uphold the moral law; Catholic Healthcare West will reportedly have to pay $257,000 in civil penalties plus back pay over supposed "citizenship discrimination"; Remnant article highlights various alleged contradictions in the Vatican's handling of the SSPX

Mission San Jose, San Antonio, Texas, restoration project, fugitive, Intercessors of the Lamb, FBI, lawsuit, Archdiocese of St. Louis, St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, St. Louis, Missouri, President Obama, Creator, Declaration of Independence, Archbishop Nienstedt, marriage, Cardinal Burke, disobedience, moral law, scandal, Catholic Healthcare West, 'citizenship discrimination', CHW, Remnant, SSPX, Archbishop Lefebvre, Pope Benedict XVI



Pope Benedict Names 24 New Cardinals

Consistory to fall on 11/20/10 & list of new cardinals

Consistory, new cardinals, 11/20/10, electors, non-electors



More News Highlights

Topics Include: "Massive restructuring" in Twin Cities; November consistory announcement; Gathering of abuse victims at St. Peter's on 10/31; Anglican leader and his followers to enter the Catholic Church under the provisions of Anglicanorum Coetibus; L'Osservatore Romano claims irreverent cartoon characters Homer & Bart Simpson are Catholic

Restructuring, Twin Cities, parish closures, school closures, consistory, abuse victims, St. Peter's, 10/31/10, Anglicans, Anglicanorum Coetibus, The Simpsons, Homer Simpson, Bart Simpson, Vatican Newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano



Highlights From Pope Benedict's Letter to Seminarians

Some highlights from Pope Benedict's 10/18/10 letter to seminarians

Pope Benedict XVI, letter to seminarians, seminary, priest, priesthood



News Highlights

Topics Include: Arrest warrants issued in NJ for three Connecticut men who reportedly did "serious damage" to a Catholic center in Madison; Announcement of "massive restructuring" in Twin Cities; Catholic singer Susan Boyle reveals that her mother was advised to abort her; The beatification process for Pope John Paul II is reportedly "picking up" and may be completed by next year; New papal coat of arms bearing the 'triple tiara' will be "modified" if it is used again; Croatian Archdiocese of Zadar hands over a relic of St. Simeon to the schismatic Orthodox; Archbishop and Catholic priest participate in 'Hindu funeral rites' in India

Arrest warrants, NJ, Connecticut, Madison, vandalism, restructuring, Twin Cities, parish mergers, parish closures, Susan Boyle, abortion, beatification, Pope John Paul II, papal coat of arms, 'triple tiara', miter, triregnum, Papal Tiara, three crowns, triple power of the Pope, Croatian Archdiocese of Zadar, relic of St. Simeon, Orthodox, 'Hindu funeral rites', India



Miracle of the Sun & 'Global Warming'

'Scientific heavyweight' resigns from the American Physical Society over concerns related to so-called 'global warming'

'Global warming' scam, 'climate change', Harold Lewis, Emeritus Professor of Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, physicist, letter of resignation to Curtis G. Callan Jr., Princeton University, President of the American Physical Society, APS Fellow, "greatest and most successful pseudoscientific fraud", ClimateGate scandal, 10/13/2010, 93rd anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun at Fatima



Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelization

The Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelization was formally established by Pope Benedict via the Motu Proprio "Ubicumque et semper"

Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelization, Pope Benedict XVI, Motu Proprio "Ubicumque et semper", dicastery, 'de-Christianization', Archbishop Rino Fisichella



Some More News Highlights

Topics Include: Thanks in part to new healthcare legislation, three Catholic hospitals in Pennsylvania are now on the market; Forthcoming Motu Proprio regarding the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization; Upcoming book by a German journalist who interviewed Pope Benedict; Some Catholics & Orthodox are once again suggesting a 'common date' for celebrating Easter; Woman sues Hartford Diocese over injuries; New papal coat of arms bearing 'triple tiara' displayed at the Vatican; Catholic organization in Germany launches campaign for 'Santa-free zone'; Synod of Bishops for the Middle East has opened; Another survey highlights misguided views of 'Catholics' concerning homosexual "marriage"; Holy Father speaks to Catholic journalists at the World Press Congress

Catholic hospitals in Pennsylvania, healthcare legislation, 'Obamacare', Motu Proprio, Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization, Pope Benedict XVI, German journalist, schismatic, Orthodox, 'common date for Easter', Hartford Diocese, 'resting in the spirit', 'Catholic Charismatic Revival healing service', papal coat of arms, 'triple tiara', Germany, 'Santa-free zone', Synod of Bishops for the Middle East, homosexual 'marriage', Catholic journalists, Word Press Congress, truth



Permits Received For Wyoming Monastery

Permits for new monastery in Wyoming are approved

Monks, Gothic-style monastery, Wyoming, coffee roasting barn, Mystic Monk Coffee



More News Highlights

Topics Include: Catholic groups criticize decision to award man responsible for immoral IVF procedure a Nobel prize; Federal judge reverses contempt order against the Diocese of Spokane; Well over 200 participants registered for the Catholic Press Congress organized by the Pontifical Council for Social Communications; DVD of TLM at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is now available; Archbishop Vincent Nichols compares abuse scandals to banking collapse; Cardinal Schönborn praises alleged Medjugorje 'visionaries'

IVF, In vitro fertilization, Nobel prize, human embryos, Diocese of Spokane, contempt order, bankruptcy judge, Catholic Press Congress, Pontifical Council for Social Communications, DVD, Traditional Latin ('Tridentine') Mass, Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Archbishop Vincent Nichols, abuse scandals, banking collapse, Cardinal Schönborn, alleged Medjugorje 'visionaries', alleged Marian apparitions



'Red Mass'

'Red Mass' in Washington

'Red Mass', Holy Spirit, Washington, legal profession, Supreme Court justices, Vice President Joe Biden, Archbishop DiNoia, natural law, inviolability of innocent life from conception to natural death, sanctity of marriage, poor, minors



Saintly Wisdom

Advice from St. Francis of Assisi

St. Francis of Assisi, charity, humility, alms, love, death, God's commands, punishment, hell



A Few More News Highlights

Topics Include: Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph acquires historic New York Life building; Archdiocese of Portland rescinds CCHD grant to newspaper which refused to remove a PP reference; City in Ohio to name a street in honor of Mother Angelica; Church officials in the Philippines distancing themselves from earlier reports concerning the supposedly 'devout' Catholic president of the Philippines

Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, New York Life building, Kansas City, diocesan headquarters, Archdiocese of Portland, CCHD, Planned Parenthood, abortion, Canton, Ohio, Mother Angelica, founder of EWTN, Philippines, contraceptives, excommunication



More News Highlights

Topics Include: For the second time, the Archdiocese of Boston clears a priest accused of abuse; The supposedly 'devout' Catholic president of the Philippines who supports government handouts of contraceptives to poor persons may face excommunication; A dissenting Minnesota artist employed by the archdiocese is suspended after announcing a plan to create a "piece of art" from DVDs supporting true marriage which the archdiocese mailed to Catholics; Bishops argue against the death penalty for a serial rapist & murderer; Mormons promoting Catholic movie reviews; Well-attended TLM cancelled in San Jose due to a dispute among the faithful regarding Mass times; Some Anglican leaders are reportedly having second thoughts about entering the Catholic Church

Archdiocese of Boston, abuse allegation, President of the Philippines, contraceptives, excommunication, dissenting artist, Minnesota, DVDs, true marriage, homosexual 'marriage', death penalty, Mormons, Catholic movie reviews, 'moral analysis', Traditional Latin ('Tridentine') Mass, San Jose, Anglicans, Anglicanorum Coetibus



Some Statistics

Recent statistics on: broken marriages & poverty/'social welfare' costs; fornication/out of wedlock births; homosexuals & HIV; and religious ignorance

Statistics, broken marriages, poverty rates, 'social welfare' costs, 'single parents', divorce, fornication, out of wedlock births, illegitimate children, illegitimacy, homosexuals, HIV, AIDS, religious ignorance, transubstantiation, Real Presence, Bethlehem, Genesis, atheists, agnostics



Some More News Highlights

Topics Include: For the second time this year, a parishioner has been murdered at a Youngstown, Ohio parish; Dialog with the schismatic Orthodox fails to produce a "breakthrough" concerning papal primacy; Two teenagers have been charged in connection with damage to a Des Moines Catholic high school; President Obama again omits word 'Creator'; Bishop Aquila reminds that Catholics in the political arena must oppose intrinsic evils; Archbishop Dolan reminds that we cannot have Christ without his Church; A controversial group was improperly investigated by the FBI

Youngstown, Ohio, murder, Orthodox, papal primacy, Des Moines, President Obama, Creator, Declaration of Independence, Bishop Aquila, abortion, euthanasia, genocide, embryonic stem-cell research, same-sex unions, homosexual 'marriage', Holy Communion, Archbishop Dolan, Christ, Church, Los Angeles, 'Catholic Worker', FBI, investigation




A Couple Updates

Topics Include: Pope Benedict meets with head of the Vatican Bank; Plans for apostolic visitation in Ireland are expected to be finalized next month

Pope Benedict XVI, Vatican Bank, apostolic visitation, Ireland



More News Highlights

Topics Include: CNN special attempts to implicate Pope Benedict in abuse scandals; Bankruptcy plan for Diocese of Wilmington allows for compensation of abuse victims up to $75K; Church in Germany "ready to pay compensation" to abuse victims; Another Medjugorje "road show 'apparition'"; Ordinariate will reportedly be "ready by the end of the year" in the U.K.; Pope says work can "contribute to the break-up of the family and the community and to fostering an individualistic lifestyle"; Catholics in the U.K. being encouraged to 'make their faith more visible'; Prominent European atheist" says "the most attacked religion today is the Catholic religion"

CNN, abuse scandals, Pope Benedict XVI, bankruptcy plan, Diocese of Wilmington, abuse victims, compensation, Germany, Archbishop Zollitsch, celibacy, Medjugorje, alleged apparition, Vienna cathedral, Ordinariate, U.K., Anglicans, Anglicanorum Coetibus, Pope Benedict, work, Archbishop Vincent Nichols, sign of the cross, saying "God bless you", atheist, attacks on religion, Europe, prejudice, anti-clericalism



Vatican Bank Probe: Some Updates

Some updates regarding the recent Vatican Bank probe

Vatican Bank, Institute for Works of Religion, IOR, money laundering investigation, seized funds, Ettore Gotti Tedeschi, international norms, 'white list'



News Highlights

Topics include: Vatican Post Office issues new postage stamp to commemorate reopening of the Vatican Library; Archdiocese of New York to list schools that may be closed or merged; Vatican Splendors exhibit; Edmonton's archbishop calls for abrupt end to 'casino fundraising'; Papal tartan created especially for Pope Benedict's trip to the U.K. is in high demand; Three suspects arrested in connection with thefts of parishioners' property in the Archdiocese of Hartford; Evansville nun who had been trying to help a man reportedly became the man's victim; Cardinal Bertone joins anniversary celebration of 1870 capture of Rome by Italian troops

Vatican Post Office, postage stamp, Vatican Library, Archdiocese of New York, Vatican Splendors exhibit, Pittsburgh, Edmonton, casino fundraising, papal tartan, plaid, Pope Benedict XVI, papal trip to the U.K., Archdiocese of Hartford, thefts, nun, Evansville, 1870 capture of Rome by Italian troops, papal states, Cardinal Bertone




[updated 9/18/10 & 9/20/10]

Papal Visit to the U.K.: Some Highlights [UPDATED]

Highlights from Pope Benedict's visit to the United Kingdom

Pope Benedict XVI, papal trip to the U.K., United Kingdom, Brittan, London, Scotland, abuse scandals, Edinburgh, Queen Elizabeth II, Northern Ireland, Bellahouston Park, suspected terrorist plot, St. Mary's University College, Westminster Abbey, successor of St. Peter, St. Thomas More, Westminster Hall, King Henry VIII, Protestant, 'ecumenical' gestures, Anglicans, protesters, elderly, young persons, silence, Hyde Park, beatification of Cardinal Newman, 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, new Mass translation, Anglicanorum Coetibus, Eucharist, "ultimate goal of all ecumenical activity", conversion



News Highlights

Topics Include: Death of priest who was a passenger in the automobile accident which killed a nun and injured the U.S. Ambassador to Malta; Vatican Splendors exhibit draws record crowds; Filipino prelate alleges that eight bishops in his country have taken payoffs from gaming bosses in connection with illegal gambling; Pakistani bishops allege that discrimination against Christians is still occurring; Bishop Olmsted of Phoenix announces the excommunication of a priest who recently participated in the attempted 'ordination' of a woman; Deaths in connection with previous plans by a Protestant group in Florida to burn the Qu'ran on 9/11; Supposed 'aliens' & baptism; Belgian Church may have been hesitant to issue an apology to alleged abuse victims because an apology may have made the Church legally liable for damages; Television show features "polygamous Mormon household"; Communicant at a TLM in Ireland refuses to receive Holy Communion on the tongue and causes the Host to fall to the floor; Approach of Cardinal Newman's beatification again brings to light criticism of the alleged miracle involved in the cause

Automobile accident, Ambassador to Malta, Vatican Splendors exhibit, record crowds, Missouri History Museum, Filipino prelate, illegal gambling, payoffs, aid discrimination against Christians in Pakistan, Muslims, Bishop Olmstead, Phoenix, attempted 'ordination' of a woman, Protestant, Qu'ran, 9/11, aliens, Pope's astronomer, baptism, Original Sin, Bishop Harpigny, Belgian Church, apology, alleged abuse victims, legal liability, marriage, polygamy, television show, Ireland, Holy Communion, sacrilege, Cardinal Newman, alleged miracle, 'fast recovery' of a married deacon after back surgery, 'downgraded' miracles, allegations of homosexuality, conservative, liberal




Suspects Arrested For Alleged Terrorist Threat Against Pope Benedict [Updated]

Men arrested in London over an alleged terrorist threat against Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Benedict XVI, alleged terrorist threat, suspected Islamist terrorists, U.K. visit, Algeria, Muslim




Papal Visit to the U.K.: Itinerary Highlights

Highlights from the Holy Father's itinerary for his historic September 16-19 visit to the United Kingdom

Pope Benedict XVI, U.K. trip, September 16-19, 2010



Three Year Anniversary of the Effective Date of Summorum Pontificum

September 14th, the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, marks the 3rd anniversary of the effective date of Pope Benedict's 7/7/07 Motu Proprio 'Summorum Pontificum'

Summorum Pontificum, September 14th, the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, 3rd anniversary of the effective date, 7/7/07 Motu Proprio, Traditional Latin Mass, 'Tridentine' Mass



Where's that in the Catholic dictionary?

Some 'Catholic terminology' from an "embarrassing, cringe-making" guide for the Pope's U.K. visit

Pope Benedict XVI, papal visit to the U.K., Catholic terminology, chart of 'equivalents', Papal Visit Team, Archbishop of Westminster Vincent Nichols



Controversy in India still unresolved

Controversy regarding the fired professor in India has not yet been settled

Catholic school, India, Islam, Mohammed, fired professor



A Prayer For the U.S.

Prayer for the U.S. / Link to: "9/11 Was a 'Religious Event'" (Catholic League Article, Used With Permission)

9/11, 9/11/10, 9/11/01, USA, U.S., prayer for the United States, nine year anniversary, terrorist attacks, Catholic League article, "9/11 was a 'religious event'"



Are Catholic schools a good place for faithful Catholics to work?

Mistreatment of Catholic employees by institutions calling themselves Catholic

Catholic schools, Catholic school employees, Catholic education, Archdiocese of Seattle, misuse of funds, Notre Dame, Obama honor, India, Mohammed, Muslim, Islam



Papal visit to the U.K.: Another challenge

The Holy Father may face another challenge during his trip to the U.K. with a new 'Egg the Pope' Facebook effort

Pope Benedict XVI, papal trip to the U.K., 'Egg the Pope' Facebook effort



Muslim group threatens "jihad" over Protestants' planned Qur'an burning day

An Islamic group has threatened "jihad" if the "non-denominational" (Protestant) group in the U.S. goes forward with their planned "Burn a Qur'an" day on 9/11

Muslims, Islam, jihad, Protestant group's 'Burn a Qur'an' Day, 9/11/10




Vatican official predicts Muslim majority in Europe

Fr. Piero Gheddo of the Vatican's Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions has predicted that Muslims will "sooner rather than later" become the majority in Europe

Fr. Piero Gheddo, Vatican's Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions, Muslim, Islam, majority, Europe, immigration, larger family size, abortion, broken families, Islamization



More News Highlights

Topics Include: Muslim gargoyle on French cathedral; Pope Benedict's "liturgical wishes" being "shamefully ignored" during his visit to Scotland; Pope to say "most significant" parts of Mass in Latin throughout U.K. visit, Holy Father to meet abuse victims during U.K. trip; Holy See may use "diplomatic channels" to intervene for an Iranian woman sentenced to death by stoning; Cardinal O'Brien of Scotland accuses the BBC of 'plotting a hatchet job against the Vatican'; Police searching for gunman who robbed and injured a volunteer who was selling gift cards for a Catholic school fundraiser; Vandals in Calgary (Canada) "went on a rampage" in a Catholic cemetery

Muslim gargoyle, cathedral in Lyon, France, sign containing 'Allahu Akbar', Scotland, candles on altar, papal Masses, 'extraordinary ministers' of Holy Communion, Pope Benedict XVI, Latin, liberal bishops, papal trip to the U.K., meeting with abuse victims, Holy See, 'diplomatic channels', Iranian woman, stoning, clemency, Cardinal O'Brien of Scotland, BBC, anti-Christian bias, robbery, Burbank, IL, gift cards, Catholic school fundraiser, vandalism, Catholic cemetery in Calgary, Canada





Papal Trip to the U.K.: Security Breach

Top secret documents concerning Pope Benedict's trip to the U.K. were left behind in a pub

Security breach, Pope Benedict XVI, papal trip to the U.K., pub in England, Pope's movements, water supplies, bar manager



A Few News Highlights

Topics Include: Dissenting group closes office but is in a "holding pattern"; 'Catholic' hospitals in Spain distributing abortion drug; Pope Benedict's trip to Carpineto Romano; TLM supporters in Tallahassee facing "anti-TLM sentiment in the chancery"

Dissenting group, 'Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good', abortion, Catholic hospitals in Spain, Archdiocese of Barcelona, RU-486, Pope Benedict XVI, Carpineto Romano, Pope Leo XIII, Traditional Latin ('Tridentine') Mass, Tallahassee



More News Highlights

Topics Include: Condition of priest who survived a car accident; Deacon who allegedly received a miraculous healing through Cardinal Newman's intercession responds to doubts concerning the alleged miracle; Former secretary of the Pontifical Council for Migrants and Itinerant People will continue to voice his opinions even after retirement; Monk/author joins schismatic Orthodox; Springfield Catholic school protects Catholic identity by 'forcing' lesbian who got 'married' to resign; "Eco-terrorist" with an "overwhelming disdain for human beings" who recently took hostages at Discovery Communications' headquarters before being shot appears to have previously confronted pro-lifers; Survey reveals that "almost half" of English & Welsh Mass-goers would attend weekly TLM's if they were available in local parishes; Phoenix priest may have participated in a recent attempted female 'ordination' ceremony; "Clear conclusion" of the recent Schulerkreis is that "Fidelity to tradition, openness to the future" is the "correct" interpretation of Vatican II; NY Archbishop wants "ongoing dialog" with Muslim leaders; Catholics in Egypt "encouraged" to convert to Islam

Automobile accident, priest, nun, U.S. Ambassador to Malta, Cardinal Newman, alleged miracle, deacon, back pain, Former secretary of the Pontifical Council for Migrants and Itinerant People, Monk, author, schism, Orthodox, Fr. Gabriel Bunge, Springfield, lesbian, "eco-terrorist", hostages, Discovery Communications, pro-lifers, Latin Mass Society survey, English & Welsh Mass-goers, Traditional Latin ('Tridentine') Mass, Summorum Pontificum, Phoenix priest, female 'ordination' ceremony, excommunication, Archbishop Koch, conclusion of recent Schulerkreis, fidelity to tradition, openness to the future, Vatican II, interpretation, NY Archbishop Timothy Dolan, Muslim leaders, dialog, Islam, Catholics in Egypt, conversion, divorce, employment opportunities




'Eclipse of God'

Highlights from Pope Benedict's message to youth

Pope Benedict XVI, WYD, 'World Youth Day', 'Catholic Woodstock', "eclipse of God"



A Few News Highlights

Topics Include: Former chancery in Diocese of Green Bay being torn down; Everything ready for papal visit to the U.K.; Federal appeals court rules that the University of Wisconsin must fund a Catholic student group

Diocese of Green Bay, chancery, 'Save the Chancery' coalition, papal visit to the U.K., Archbishop Vincent Nichols, University of Wisconsin, Catholic student group, discriminatory, First Amendment rights, free speech




Should be irrelevant, but the answer is NEED it

Diocesan official in Tallahassee "essentially asking" if Catholics in the diocese who desire the TLM "actually just WANT the Mass, or do we NEED the Mass"

Diocese of Tallahassee, Traditional Latin 'Tridentine' Mass, Summorum Pontificum



Excuses, excuses

Those familiar with certain facts may be troubled by some "reasons" given for the new, more accurate (Novus Ordo) Mass translations that will be implemented next year

New Mass translation, Novus Ordo Mass, Vatican II, Second Vatican Council



More News Highlights

Topics Include: Offensive movie poster; Relatives of the woman whose body was stolen from a mausoleum at a Catholic cemetery in Long Island are offering a reward; South Africa's bishops 'seriously concerned' over proposed new media restrictions which may threaten freedom of the press; Former senator Rick Santorum to take on famous JFK speech; More music at Novus Ordo masses; Bishop Pablo Galimberti emphasizes that belief in reincarnation is incompatible with the Catholic faith; Media's "selective outrage"; Archbishop Vincent Nichols' advisor charged that Britain has been turned into "the geopolitical epicenter of the culture of death" and a "selfish, hedonistic wasteland"

Hollywood, Ben Affleck movie, nuns' habits, Warner Bros., stolen body, mausoleum, Catholic cemetery in Long Island, reward, South Africa, freedom of the press, Rick Santorum, JFK, President John F. Kennedy, separation of church and state, ICEL, music, Mass, Mass translations, Bishop Pablo Galimberti, 'reincarnation', yoga, Hinduism, Buddhism, Catholic League, 'selective outrage', all male priesthood, advisor to Archbishop Vincent Nichols, Britain, "the geopolitical epicenter of the culture of death", "selfish, hedonistic wasteland", anti-Catholic



Recent News Highlights

Topics Include: Diocese of Spokane may be forced to sell churches to pay abuse victims if local parishes cannot raise enough funds to avoid foreclosure; Catholics in Scotland planning to welcome the Holy Father with a "grand Scottish spectacle"; Diocese of Allentown has started the defrocking process against the priest who allegedly engaged in intimate relations with a teenaged girl; Vandals ransack parish in Modesto; Despite various reports to the contrary, a female was not 'ordained' a priest in Arizona; Cardinal Bagnasco laments Italy's population decline; President of the State of Israel to meet with Pope Benedict; 'Jazz funeral' in New Orleans; Georgia priest cleared of abuse charges; Apparently lifeless infant revives after two hours with the grieving parents; Two unbecoming ways to raise money

Diocese of Spokane, abuse victims, foreclosure, bankruptcy, Scotland, papal trip, St. Ninian's Day, Diocese of Allentown, defrocking, vandalism, Modesto, pseudo 'ordination' of a female, Arizona, Cardinal Bagnasco, Italy, population decline, negative population growth rate, President of the State of Israel, Pope Benedict, Castelgandolfo, 'Jazz funeral', New Orleans, Hurricane Katrina, Georgia priest, abuse charges, Australia, skin-on-skin care for sick babies, 'miraculous return to life', unbecoming fundraisers, 'Beach Surf Invitational', New Jersey, nuns, surfboard, 'Rock 'n' Roll Denver Marathon', bishops, runners



Privacy Alert: 'Drive by' body scans may be headed down your street

Body scanners - which use x-ray technology to see through cars, walls, and even clothes - are now being deployed in street roving vans in the U.S.

Body scanners, x-rays, street roving vans, Forbes, government agencies, USA, U.S.A., privacy




More News Highlights

Topics Include: Christians in Pakistan facing "systematic discrimination" in the distribution of aid essential for survival in the wake of devastating floods; USCCB supports initiative designed to protect the right of religious organizations to make staffing decisions on the basis of faith; Second lawsuit filed against the Santa Rosa Diocese concerning alleged abuse by an Irish priest in the 1980's; CL rally against the Empire State Building on Mother Teresa's 100th birthday; Vatican's "top official for migrants" deplores French government's recent crackdown on gypsies; Message from the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue to Muslims; Catholic school in Australia apologizes to parents after a boy dressed as Adolf Hitler won a prize for his costume; Parents of a 19 year-old girl have file lawsuit against the Allentown Diocese after their daughter allegedly became pregnant by a priest; Cardinal Newman's feast date

Pakistan, discrimination, aid, floods, Muslims, USCCB, staffing decisions, religious freedom, Santa Rosa Diocese, abuse scandals, Archbishop Dermot Ryan, Catholic League rally, Empire State Building, Mother Teresa, 100th birthday, Msgr. Agostino Marchetto, migrants, French government, gypsies, Roma, Archbishop of Paris, deportations, Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, Muslims, Catholic school, Australia, costume, Adolf Hitler, Allentown Diocese, pregnant, hidden camera, Cardinal Newman's feast date, October 9, conversion date



'Systematic discrimination against the Church now seems inevitable'

Highlights from a recent address of Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver to the Canon Law Association of Slovakia

Archbishop Charles Chaput, Denver, Canon Law Association of Slovakia, 'systematic discrimination' against the Church, abortion, religious liberty



Some More News Highlights

Topics Include: Complete works of Cardinal Ratzinger in English are in process; The Archbishop of New Orleans wasn't consulted about the presidential visit to Xavier University; U.S. District Court issues preliminary injunction halting expanded taxpayer funding of embryonic stem cell research; Apostolic Nuncio Mgr. F. Bacqué attended a TLM in Amsterdam on the Feast of the Assumption; Confirmations will be performed this November in the traditional rite at St. James' in London by Bishop George Stack; Auxiliary Bishop of Baghdad claims the U.S. "betrayed its duty to bring peace and security" to Iraq and will leave behind "an Iraq worse off than the one they found seven years ago"; Imperial County Board of Supervisors votes to join appeal effort in defense of California's Prop 8; USCCB issues statement for Labor Day; Bishop John McAreavey encourages grandparents to provide "time and interest and attention" to their grandchildren; Two women brawl at San Francisco parish; Abuse cases in recent news

Complete works of Cardinal Ratzinger, Pope Benedict XVI, Archbishop of New Orleans, presidential visit, President Obama, Xavier University, U.S. District Court, preliminary injunction, embryonic stem cell research, Apostolic Nuncio Mgr. F. Bacqué, Traditional Latin Mass, 'Tridentine' Mass, Amsterdam, Feast of the Assumption, confirmations in the traditional rite, St. James, London, Bishop George Stack, Auxiliary Bishop of Baghdad, Iraq, U.S., Imperial County Board of Supervisors, Prop 8, true marriage, USCCB, Labor Day, Bishop John McAreavey, grandparents, grandchildren, parents, brawl, women, San Francisco, silence, abuse scandal, Michigan priest, German priest, Knoxville priest



More News Highlights

Topics Include: "Suspicious" fires at a Catholic high school in Des Moines; Pope Benedict's second volume of Jesus of Nazareth; Bishop of Rimini laments that the human heart is "sick with a grave disease: narcissism"; Dissenting 'Catholic' groups express support for Empire State Building officials' decision not to light the facility in honor of Mother Teresa's 100th birthday; In the wake of suspected 'hate crimes' against Hispanics, Archbishop Timothy Dolan has expressed sadness and said that "We will reclaim our streets"; Cardinal Daniel DiNardo letter to the U.S. House of Representatives calls for legislators to support proposed legislation H.R. 5939, "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act"; Archdiocese of Boston blocks access to a blog critical of the archdiocese; 'Catholic' dissenters have created a homosexual advocacy group to "promote homosexual political causes and to change Catholic opinion through coordination with other activists"; Instructions for pilgrims regarding papal events; Monsignor Charles Scicluna says he saw Cardinal Ratzinger, the future Pope Benedict XVI, express "compassion, anger and frustration" over abuse cases; Rumors about a future motu proprio which would supposedly permit 'regularization' of the SSPX if the group would accept the 1992 Catechism of the Catholic Church

Fires, Catholic High School, Des Moines, Pope Benedict's second volume of Jesus of Nazareth, Jesus' Passion, Death & Resurrection, Bishop of Rimini, narcissism, dissenting 'Catholic groups, Empire State Building, Mother Teresa, 'hate crimes', Hispanics, blacks, Archbishop Timothy Dolan, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, USCCB, U.S. House of Representatives, proposed legislation H.R. 5939, "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act", abortion, Archdiocese of Boston, homosexual advocacy, papal visit to the U.K., Monsignor Charles Scicluna, Cardinal Ratzinger, Pope Benedict XVI, abuse scandal, SSPX, rumored motu proprio, Catechism of the Catholic Church, Vatican-SSPX doctrinal talks




Recent News Highlights

Topics Include: Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco notes that "no one is exempt" from wordily influences; Music industry leaders are now expressing concern that "popular culture" is "sexualizing" children; Repairs to an Illinois food pantry are expected to cost the Archdiocese of Chicago thousands of dollars after thieves steal copper; Archbishop Alberto Suarez Inda laments the recent court ruling in Mexico allowing homosexual 'couples' to adopt children; Comments of newly installed Bishop Joseph P. McFadden; The monks who produce "Mystic Monk Coffee" are undertaking to build a "classical gothic monastery" in Wyoming; Pope Benedict will reportedly use some text from the new "more accurate" (Novus Ordo) Mass translation during his U.K. trip; Recently released "iMass" app; Audit commissioned by the Archdiocese of Seattle concluded that a Seattle Catholic school misused $200K

Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, president of the Italian Bishops' Conference, wordily influences, 'spiritual weapons', music industry, 'popular culture', pornography, Archdiocese of Chicago, copper theft, Illinois food pantry, Archbishop Alberto Suarez Inda, Mexico, adoption to homosexuals, Bishop Joseph P. McFadden, Harrisburg (PA), Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades, Holy Eucharist, marriage, right to life, abuse scandals, Confession, "Mystic Monk Coffee", 'classical gothic monastery', Wyoming, new Mass translations, Pope Benedict, U.K. trip, iMass app, FSSP, Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, Florida, Traditional Latin Mass, iPhone, Archdiocese of Seattle, Seattle Catholic school, misuse of funds



Quid est veritas?

Fr. Michael Rodriguez has again come to the defense of Catholic doctrine with his strong remarks regarding homosexuality

Fr. Michael Rodriguez, homosexuality, truth, El Paso priest



Good nuns, bad nuns?

Contrasting news stories concerning nuns who helped save Jewish children during WWII and nuns who allegedly allowed experimental vaccines to be used on babies in maternity homes they operated

Nuns, women religious, female religious, Belgian nuns, Jewish children, WWII, Irish religious order, experimental vaccines



Upcoming Papal Events

Highlights of "the most significant upcoming papal and Vatican events" which are scheduled to occur over the next few months

Papal events, Vatican events, Schülerkreis, Circle of Students, Carpineto, Pope Leo XIII, U.K., Palermo, Italy, Synod of Bishops on the Middle East, Santiago de Compostela & Barcelona, Spain, consistory



Excerpt From Mexican Bishops' Conference Statement

Excerpt from recent statement by the Mexican Bishops' Conference regarding the recent Supreme Court decisions that upheld homosexual 'marriage' and permit homosexual 'couples' to adopt children throughout Mexico

Mexican Bishops' Conference, Mexico's Supreme Court, homosexual 'marriage', adoption



Entertainment News?

Topics include: Cassock-wearing, skateboarding priest from Hungary; "Eat Pray Love" movie review; Best Buy forces Wisconsin priest to remove 'humorous' "God Squad" logo from his vehicle

Skateboarding priest, Hungary, "Eat Pray Love", movie review, Hindu, Best Buy, Wisconsin priest, 'God Squad' logo, trademark



Still Waiting

The Bishop of the Diocese of Nashville is still "planning a response" to the dissenting Tennessee priest's video which outraged many Catholics

Diocese of Nashville, dissenting Tennessee priest, video, contraception, priestly celibacy, papal authority



Unpleasant details conveniently omitted?

Some unpleasant details have been excluded from at least one Catholic news agency's initial coverage concerning the recent recovery of the True Cross relic

Recovery of True Cross relic, omitted details, 'domestic dispute', homosexual men, Catholic press avoiding 'certain topics'



Bomb Scare at Lourdes

Some 30,000 persons, including "many" disabled or ill pilgrims, were evacuated from the Marian shrine in Lourdes, France on Sunday, August 15th in response to a bomb scare

Lourdes, France, bomb scare, Feast of the Assumption, 8/15/10, 8/15/2010, August 15 2010, Marian shrine, evacuation, explosive devices



The Assumption

Resources for the Assumption

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 8/15/10, resources, 'Rosary to Halt Construction of NYC Mosque' Facebook effort



More News Highlights

Topics Include: Group opposing sale of Boston Catholic healthcare system writes letter to Pope Benedict asking him to stop negotiations; Cardinal Bertone scandalizes & confuses Catholics by issuing a letter on Pope Benedict's behalf which pays tribute to Protestant 'Brother Roger'; Protestant school in California fires employees because their beliefs were at odds with those taught by the Protestant 'church'; Elderly Irish woman calls for Mass boycott; Researchers studying documents from the Vatican Secret Archive have determined that voting patterns among bishops at the Second Vatican Council were influenced by non-Catholics

Boston Catholic healthcare system, Pope Benedict XVI, secular healthcare system, Cardinal Bertone, Protestant, 'Brother Roger', Taize ecumenical community, Protestant school, California, boycott, Irish woman, Mass, feminist agenda, researchers, Vatican Secret Archive, Second Vatican Council, Vatican II, non-Catholics, heretics, influence, voting patterns



Pope Benedict XVI on Martyrdom

Some comments from Pope Benedict XVI concerning martyrdom

Pope Benedict XVI, martyrdom, martyrs


8/10/10 [updated 8/14/10]

Recent News Highlights

Topics Include: Analysis says Catholic healthcare systems provide better performance and efficiency; Atheist donates $5.6 million to Archdiocese of NY; Supreme Court of Mexico imposes homosexual 'marriage' on the entire country; Archdiocese of Boston publishes electronic edition of newspaper for Kindle & iPhone; Both Italians and Latinos today may be less likely to practice the Catholic faith than previous generations; Teacher at Catholic girls' school pleads guilty to installing hidden cameras in two girls' locker rooms in Manhattan; Priest removes dissenting video after uproar; Catholic founder of Domino's Pizza signs pledge to donate at least half of his fortune to philanthropic causes; Retail giant Sears is reportedly marketing p*rn*graphic posters via their website; Plans to lend parish in Anchorage to Episcopalians for 'ordination' ceremony; Dissenting, breakaway parish in Missouri rejects archdiocesan reconciliation deal; Union members may picket during Pope Benedict's September visit; Comments of Scottish cardinal regarding justice system in wake of Lockerbie bomber release; Recent gathering of altar servers in Rome

Catholic healthcare systems, Thomson Reuters analysis, atheist, donation, Archdiocese of New York, Catholic Alumni Partnership, Supreme Court of Mexico, homosexual 'marriage', Mexico City, Cardinal Rivera, Archdiocese of Boston, Kindle, iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, iPad, Italians, Latinos, Hispanics, declining Mass attendance in Italy, Catholic girls' school, Manhattan, dissenting priest, Nashville, contraception, priestly celibacy, papal authority, video, Catholic founder of Domino's Pizza, pledge to donate, philanthropic, Catholic education, Sears, pornographic posters, boycott, Anchorage, Episcopalians, 'ordination' ceremony', dissenting, breakaway parish, St. Stanislaus Kostka, Missouri, archdiocesan reconciliation deal, union members, papal trip to U.K., Lockerbie bomber, Scottish cardinal, justice system, capital punishment, 'culture of vengeance', human rights violators, gathering of altar servers in Rome, 'female altar boys', immodest dress, rock music



Reaction to Court Ruling Re: Prop 8

Comments regarding the recent ruling issued by an openly gay judge which overturned California's ban on homosexual 'marriages'

California's Prop 8, homosexual 'marriage', Judge Walker, USCCB President Cardinal Francis E. George, Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, California Catholic Conference, Cardinal Roger Mahony of Los Angeles,



'Fr. Z's grief'

Fr. Z. responds to Wisconsin priest's lament that as a result of the upcoming more accurate (Novus Ordo) Mass translations "Much of the music that has come up over the last 30 years will no longer be useable"

Wisconsin priest, new Mass translation, Novus Ordo, Fr. Z



More News Highlights

Topics Include: Cincinnati cemetery containing the graves of several of the diocese's first bishops is vandalized; Episcopal motto of Coadjutor Bishop of Trenton (NJ); BBC staff may "black out live coverage of the Pope's [September 2010] visit to Britain in a row over pension cuts"; 83 year-old priest tortured and killed in Mexico; British soldier saved by rosary; Suspected drunk driver with previous DUI's charged in connection with a head-on auto collision that killed one nun and critically injured two other nuns in Virginia; President of CBS apologizes for the station's "low rating" regarding the amount of programming classified as "LGBT-inclusive"; Chilean Cardinal Francisco Javier Errazuriz calls same sex 'marriages' an "aberration"; Louisiana priest admits to abusing more than 30 boys; Cloistered French nuns who recently signed a record deal to sing Gregorian chant have received death threats via a web page; Fr. Barry Fischer, Pontifical Commissary to Miles Jesu, releases statement regarding founder of the institute; Altar server pilgrimage in Rome; President emeritus of the Pontifical Academy for Life, Bishop Elio Sgreccia, strongly condemns FDA's decision to permit Geron Corp. to proceed with embryonic stem cell testing; Mexican bishops issue "message of solidarity" over Arizona's immigration law; Recent decision of the Apostolic Signatura affirming that bishops can close any parish - even if it is financially viable - "for the good of the diocese" and despite parishioners' objections

Cincinnati cemetery, vandalism, new Coadjutor Bishop of Trenton, New Jersey, Episcopal motto, Ministrare non Ministrari, BBC, papal visit to the U.K., Pope Benedict XVI, priest killed in Mexico, British soldier, Afghanistan, rosary, DUI, nuns, Virginia, illegal alien, CBS, 'low rating', 'LGBT inclusive' programming, Chilean Cardinal Francisco Javier Errazuriz, same sex 'marriages', homosexual 'marriage', Louisiana priest, abuse, cloistered French nuns, record deal, Gregorian chant, death threats, Fr. Barry Fischer, Pontifical Commissary to Miles Jesu, founder, altar server pilgrimage, Rome, President emeritus of the Pontifical Academy for Life, Bishop Elio Sgreccia, FDA, Geron Corp., embryonic stem cell testing, Mexican bishops, 'message of solidarity', Arizona, immigration law, Apostolic Signatura, bishops, parish closure, close of parish



'Every Catholic Must Oppose Certain Things'

Excerpts from an article by Fr. Michael Rodriguez entitled 'Every Catholic must oppose certain things' which recently appeared in a Texas newspaper

Fr. Michael Rodriguez, 'Every Catholic must oppose certain things', Texas, El Paso Times, abortion, homosexual 'marriage', homosexual agenda, damnation



More News Highlights

Topics Include: Pope Benedict to visit birthplace of Pope Leo XIII; Italian officials hoping to raise millions in private funds to pay for restoration work on the Colosseum; Italian authorities fighting back against vandalism; Once again the national motto of the U.S., "In God We Trust", has survived a constitutional challenge; Estate of an alleged abuse victim is suing the Diocese of Pittsburgh after the alleged victim committed suicide this past May; 'Explosive growth' of the Church in Africa

Pope Benedict XVI, Pope Leo XIII's birthplace, 9/5/10, September 5, 2010, Carpineto Romano, vandals, Eternal City, Rome, Italy, national motto of the U.S., "In God We Trust", constitutional challenge, federal appeals court, Washington, D.C., Establishment Clause, First Amendment, estate of an alleged abuse victim, Diocese of Pittsburgh, suicide, Church in Africa, 'explosive growth'



Some More News Highlights

Topics Include: Group of Anglicans in Canada vote overwhelmingly to enter the Catholic Church under the provisions of Anglicanorum Coetibus; Program to surrender at Catholic parish in New Mexico in exchange for "favorable consideration" from the court; Controversy over payments pilgrims are expected to make in order to attend papal events during the Holy Father's U.K. trip this September; Pro-lifers protest at a Catholic hospital in Durango, Colorado over the facility's keeping of a PP abortionist on staff; Sisters of a deceased Catholic woman who suffered from cerebral palsy are suing organizers of a pilgrimage to Lourdes after the disabled woman fell from a hoist during a pilgrimage; Federal judge sets a "very dangerous precedent" by ruling in favor of a public university which expelled a graduate student from a counseling program over the student's opposition to homosexuality; Liberal 'Catholic' publication on the supposed "terrible position" of women religious

Anglicans in Canada, conversion, Anglicanorum Coetibus, New Mexico, arrest warrant, surrender, Las Cruces, Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, payments to attend papal events, Pope Benedict XVI, September U.K. trip, papal trip, 'contributions', pro-lifers, protest, Catholic hospital in Durango, Colorado, Planned Parenthood abortionist on staff, physician, cerebral palsy sufferer, pilgrimage to Lourdes, fall from hoist, broken legs, federal judge, 'very dangerous precedent', graduate student, expelled, counseling program, opposition to homosexuality, Michigan, religious freedom, liberal 'Catholic' publication, women religious, female religious, male hierarchy, Second Vatican Council, Vatican II



Year of the Eucharist in Sri Lanka

Highlights from a circular of Archbishop Malcolm Ranjith in connection with "The Year of the Eucharist" he has proclaimed for the Archdiocese of Colombo

Year of the Eucharist, Sri Lanka, highlights from circular, Archbishop Malcolm Ranjith, Archdiocese of Colombo, Holy Eucharist, Sacrament, Real Presence, Latin, erroneous practices in the celebration of the Mass, renovation of churches, construction of churches, Mass vestments, altar linen, altar vessels, Summorum Pontificum, Traditional Latin Mass, 'Tridentine' Mass, Archdiocesan Cathedral, 'eco-spirituality'



BBC Coverage During Papal Visit Expected To "Upset Many Catholics"

It is expected that television coverage during the upcoming papal visit to the U.K. will "upset many Catholics"

Pope Benedict XVI, papal trip to the U.K., BBC, television coverage, drama putting the "Pope on trial" for abuse cover ups, Cardinal Newman, alleged homosexuality



A Few More News Highlights

Topics include: U.K. government has "moved to prevent the possibility of an arrest warrant being issued" against Pope Benedict when he visits this September; Mass & pilgrimage to commemorate the 100th anniversary of St. Pio of Pietrelcina's (Padre Pio's) ordination in Benevento, Italy; Electronic health records required under recent U.S. legislation reportedly must contain a Body Mass Index ("a measure of obesity"), but apparently patients can choose to exclude information regarding past abortions & positive HIV test results; Catholic League notes hypocrisy of some media outlets who do not have a zero-tolerance policy

Pope Benedict XVI, papal trip to the U.K., arrest warrant, atheists, 'crimes against humanity', abuse scandals, threat of arrest, ads on busses, dissenting group, women's 'ordination', Mass & pilgrimage, 100th anniversary, St. Pio of Pietrelcina, Padre Pio, Benevento, Italy, plenary indulgence, 8/10/10, electronic health records, Body Mass Index, BMI, obesity, abortion, positive HIV results, Catholic League, 'zero tolerance policy', hypocrisy, media outlets, NY Times Business Ethics Policy, New York Times, law enforcement authorities



Follow Ups

Topics include: Suspect arrested in connection with recent Fort Lauderdale theft; Boston faithful continue to pray for the return of a relic of the True Cross which was recently stolen from the cathedral; Connecticut priest charged with first degree larceny for alleged theft of $1.3 million in parish funds pleads not guilty; University of Illinois claims Catholic professor has not been fired, although he "does not currently have any teaching assignments"

Fort Lauderdale theft, Boston, stolen relic of the True Cross, cathedral, Connecticut priest, first degree larceny, University of Illinois, Catholic professor, homosexuality, Catholicism



New Concerns Over the Holy Father's Safety

New concerns arise over Pope Benedict's safety during his September 2010 trip to the U.K. after an Islamic publication calls for Muslims to attend the Holy Father's open air Mass to preach Islam and tell the Pope "in no uncertain terms what Muslims think of his evil slanders" against Muhammad

Pope Benedict XVI, September 2010 papal trip to the U.K., Islam, Muslim, Muhammad, 'incitement to violence', Birmingham City Hospital, assassination attempt



A Few News Highlights

Topics include: Contradicting feminists' claims that women 'prelates' would have stopped abuse cover-ups, the first female Lutheran 'bishop' recently resigned for allegedly mishandling abuse allegations; Rumors are again circulating that Pope Benedict celebrates the TLM in private; Atheists are using hair dryers in an effort to "de-baptize" persons

Abuse, female Lutheran 'bishop', mishandling of abuse allegations, Pope Benedict XVI, Traditional Latin Mass, 'Tridentine' Mass, SSPX leader, atheists, hair driers, 'de-baptize'



New Norms Do NOT Equate Abuse With Attempted Ordination of Women

Despite misinformation, insults and (apparent) hatred spewing from various media outlets, Catholics should note that the Church's new norms dealing with abuse do NOT equate abuse by priests with attempted ordination of women ("attempted" because it is impossible to actually ordain women)

New norms, abuse, attempted 'ordination' of women, Monsignor Charles Scicluna, deceptive media coverage




Response From the Congregation for Divine Worship Regarding Sacred Particles on the Floor

CDW response to letter requesting assistance concerning Sacred Particles on the floor as a result of dispensing Holy Communion in the hand

Holy Eucharist, Holy Communion in the hand, Sacred Particles




International News Highlights

Topics include: Argentina passes law 'legalizing' same sex 'marriage'; Consecration of new bishop in Chinese diocese; Rising tensions between the Church and Hugo Chávez's regime in Venezuela

Argentina, same sex 'marriage', Taizhou Diocese in China, consecration of new bishop, Hugo Chávez, Venezuela



Celibacy "is the most striking proof of God"

Cardinal Joachim Meisner on the "gift of celibacy"

Cardinal Joachim Meisner, 'gift of celibacy', priestly celibacy, 'proof of God'



More Recent News Highlights

Topics Include: Thanks partially to the efforts of the Catholic Church, Cuba has freed the first of 52 political prisoners the government has agreed to release; Catholics rioting over Protestant marches have injured more than 50 police officers in Northern Ireland; Alleged Medjugorje 'seers' may be summoned to the Vatican and asked to disclose the 'secrets' they claim they have received from the 'Gospa' to the commission investigating the alleged apparitions; SSPX leader updates on the doctrinal meetings between the SSPX & the Vatican; 'Mass exodus' of Anglicans expected to join the Catholic Church under the provisions of Anglicanorum Coetibus; Pope Benedict chooses theme for 2011 World Day of Peace

Cuba, release of political prisoners, Catholics rioting, Protestant marches, Northern Ireland, alleged Medjugorje 'seers', 'secrets', 'Gospa', alleged apparitions, Vatican-SSPX meetings, doctrinal discussions, 'Church' of England, female 'bishops', Anglicans, Anglicanorum Coetibus, conversion, 'mass exodus', Pope Benedict, 2011 World Day of Peace



'The phenomenon of liturgical disobedience'

Highlights from article by Fr. Mauro Gagliardi, consultor of the Office for the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff and professor of theology at the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum in Rome

Fr. Mauro Gagliardi, consultor of the Office for the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff, professor of theology at the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum in Rome, Vatican II, Second Vatican Council, abuses after the council, 'creativity' in the liturgy, the phenomenon of 'liturgical disobedience', liturgical laws



Most Ridiculous

Topics Include: Catholic teacher teaching on Catholicism fired by the University of Illinois because he agrees with the Church's teachings that homosexual acts are immoral; Canadian priest to visit water park to view flag that some say appears to contain "a shadowy image" that supposedly resembles Jesus; CHA praises controversial recess appointment of Dr. Donald Berwick as administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Catholic teacher, University of Illinois, Catholicism, homosexual acts, Canadian priest, flag, water park, 'shadowy image', Jesus, Catholic Health Association, recess appointment, Dr. Donald Berwick, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, healthcare rationing, British healthcare system, 'one man death panel', 'health care redistribution', euthanasia



More Recent News Highlights

Topics include: Pope Benedict blesses new 18-foot marble statue of a Sicilian priest, St. Annibale Maria di Francia, at St. Peter's; "One of Michigan's oldest newspapers" lays off almost half its staff and cuts back publication schedule; Client of St. Vincent Catholic Charities in Lansing, MI sets fire to the charity's building and smashes several windows; LCWR's support of the recently passed healthcare reform bill was reportedly the topic of "lengthy discussions" between the dissenting LCWR and Vatican officials; Pope Pius XII may have saved some 200,000 Jews during WWII by "secretly securing visas" which enabled them to escape Nazi Germany; Recently circulated letter affirming traditional reception of Holy Communion at the TLM that purportedly came from Ecclesia Dei has been re-scanned at another site which claims to personally know the recipient; Bishop in South Africa criticizes the TLM

Pope Benedict XVI, 18-foot marble statue, Sicilian priest, St. Annibale Maria di Francia, St. Peter's, Michigan, newspaper, Archdiocese of Detroit, St. Vincent Catholic Charities, Lansing, MI, LCWR, healthcare reform bill, U.S. bishops, Pope Pius XII, Jews, WWII, visas, Nazi Germany, Ecclesia Dei, Holy Communion, kneeling, tongue, distribution of Holy Communion, Traditional Latin Mass, 'Tridentine' Mass, liberal bishop in South Africa, Bishop Kevin Dowling



Three Year Anniversary of Summorum Pontificum

July 7th marks the 3rd anniversary of Pope Benedict's Motu Proprio 'Summorum Pontificum', formally 'freeing' the Traditional Latin Mass

July 7th, 7/7/10, 3rd anniversary of Summorum Pontificum, Pope Benedict XVI, Motu Proprio, Traditional Latin Mass, 'Tridentine' Mass



Recent News Highlights

Topics include: Las Vegas bishop decrees that all parish volunteers must be fingerprinted, regardless of the scope of their activities; BBC drama to air during Pope's visit; Retired ("notoriously liberal") former Bishop of Sacramento, Francis Quinn, calls for 'Vatican III'; Interview with Archbishop Samir Nassar of Damascus highlights the struggle Catholics face in the predominately Muslim area; A security incident was apparently avoided on the Pope's recent trip to central Italy; Vandalism at a Carmichael, CA parish; British coordinator for Holy Father's visit to the U.K. is determined to make the papal visit a success; Dissident 'Catholic' takes out newspaper ad calling for "compassion" from Bishop Thomas Olmsted in the case of a religious sister who was instrumental in an abortion at a 'Catholic' hospital; Pope Benedict on Pope St. Celestine V

Las Vegas bishop Joseph Pepe, parish volunteers, fingerprinted, BBC, U.K. visit, Pope Benedict, 'cover up', abuse by priests, British television, former Bishop of Sacramento, Francis Quinn, 'Vatican III', human sexuality, Church teachings, Archbishop Samir Nassar of Damascus, Muslims, Islam, security incident, papal trip to central Italy, vandalism, Carmichael, CA, 'hate crime', graffiti, British coordinator for the Holy Father's visit to the U.K., papal visit, United Kingdom, dissident 'Catholic' group, newspaper ad, Bishop Thomas, abortion at a 'Catholic' hospital, Pope Celestine V, holiness, St. Peter Celestine V



One Less Protester & An Opportunity To Discover God's Greatness?

Prominent atheist-activist who wanted to have the Holy Father arrested must undergo treatment for esophageal cancer

Christopher Hitchens, atheist, esophageal cancer, protester, Pope Benedict XVI, September U.K. trip, abuse scandals



Don't Trouble Yourself

Fr. Z's hope for Cardinal Kasper's retirement

'Fr. Z', Cardinal Kasper, retirement, 'wdtprs'



Vatican Attorney Says Priest in Abuse Case is Not an Employee of the Holy See

Vatican's U.S. attorney responds to Supreme Court's refusal to hear immunity appeal in abuse case

Vatican's U.S. attorney, Jeffrey Lena, Supreme Court, immunity appeal, abuse case, Holy See



Belgian Raids: Some Updates

Updates concerning the recent police raids in Belgium

Police raids, Belgium, Pope Benedict, message to Belgian Episcopal Conference, abuse cases, diocesan committee set up to handle abuse complaints



Possible legal action over police raid in Belgium

The Mechelen-Brussels archdiocese may consider taking legal action over the recent raid on church property which was conducted in the wake of abuse allegations

Mechelen-Brussels archdiocese, possible legal action, raid on church property, abuse allegations



'A son left to himself grows up unruly'

New study says children of "indulgent" parents may be three times more likely to drink "heavily"

'Indulgent' parents, parenting, heavy drinking



Recent News Highlights

Topics include: Bishop Kurt Koch expected to replace Cardinal Kasper; Beatification plans for Cardinal Newman have reportedly been "scaled back"; Professorship named after Pope Benedict XVI; Study says 'second' marriages over 90% more likely to break up; Catholic Charities representative says oil spill could end up being "worse than hurricanes"; One of the ND88 has suffered a heart attack and reportedly continues to suffer from "post-traumatic stress" related to her arrest over a peaceful pro-life demonstration on the 'Catholic' university campus

Bishop Kurt Koch, Cardinal Kasper, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, Beatification of Cardinal Newman, Cofton Park in Birmingham, Professorship named after Pope Benedict XVI, University of Regensburg, 'second' marriages, oil spill, ND 88, Notre Dame, pro-lifers



"So banal, so less reverent, like distributing cakes"

General Secretary of the Bishops' Conference of Kazakhstan, Bishop Athanasius Schneider, has questioned the novel practice of Communion in the hand among the laity

General Secretary of the Bishops' Conference of Kazakhstan, Bishop Athanasius Schneider, Communion in the hand



More trouble for the Legionaries

Man claiming to be a son of disgraced Legionaries' founder is suing the order in a Connecticut court

Fr. Marcial Maciel Degollado, Legionaries, Legion of Christ, Connecticut, abuse



Doesn't God's beautiful creation include babies?

Comments of pro-abort 'Catholic' Nancy Pelosi

Nancy Pelosi, abortion, creation, the Word



'Pope Joan' Movie

Refresher regarding 'Pope Joan' legend

'Pope Joan', legend, myth, Italian cinema



Smear Campaign Against Cardinal Pell?

Telegraph Blogs Editor believes Cardinal Pell has been the victim of "a smear campaign" endorsed by certain liberal bishops

Telegraph Blogs Editor, Damian Thompson, Cardinal Pell, 'smear campaign'



Some Troubling Remarks From the New CU President

Some troubling positions of the newly appointed president of the Catholic University of America

Catholic University of America, Pledge of Allegiance, unconstitutional, Vatican II, corporal works of mercy, sacramental ministry, abortion, Catholic school, Catholic education, 'regulating ideas', error, truth


6/14/10 [updated 6/15/10]

Blasphemous Hyundai Commercial [Updated]

Hyundai airs highly offensive World Cup commercial which mocks the Catholic Church

Blasphemous Hyundai commercial, advertisement, ad, World Cup, Catholic Church, parody of Catholic liturgical practices



Recent Remarks of Pope Benedict XVI: Some Highlights

Highlights from recent remarks of the Holy Father made in connection with the close of the Year for Priests

Pope Benedict XVI, Year for Priests, celibacy, priests, priesthood, the enemy, abuse scandals, formation, 'shepherd's rod', heresy, shepherd's staff



Update on Empire State Building's 'Snub' of Mother Teresa

Update regarding the Empire State Building's refusal to commemorate Mother Teresa's 100th birthday with blue and white lights

Empire State Building, Mother Teresa, 100th birthday, Catholic League, August 26 2010, 8/26/10, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, petition, resolution



'Principal biographer' of Pope Pius XII says the late pontiff "did everything possible to save the Jews"

Quote from interview of Sr. Margherita Marchione, a "principal biographer" of Pope Pius XII

Pope Pius XII, Sr. Margherita Marchione, 'principal biographer', Jews



TLM: 'Tridentine' or "Extraordinary"?

Debate regarding whether or not to call the TLM the "Extraordinary Form"

Traditional Latin 'Tridentine' Mass, 'Extraordinary Form' of the Roman Rite, Remnant, Michael Matt, 'Ordinary Form'



Pope Benedict on the Importance of the Cross

Pope Benedict speaks regarding the importance of the Cross in earthly matters

Pope Benedict XVI, Cross, Cypress



Priests' use of digital technology

Recent study supported by the Congregation for Clergy regarding priests' use of digital technology

Priests, digital technology, Internet, computer, cell phone



Archdiocese of New Orleans receives $1 million grant

The Archdiocese of New Orleans receives a $1 million grant from oil giant BP to assist with relief efforts in the wake of the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico

Archdiocese of New Orleans, grant, BP, oil spill, Gulf of Mexico, disaster



Some More News Highlights

Topics include: Nun foils robbery attempt; Pope Benedict expected to visit Ukraine in 2012; Eucharistic adoration at St. Peter's in reparation for abuse; Pope speaks of "cultural and spiritual crisis, as serious as the economic crisis"; Priest in Arizona attempting to repeal anti-illegal immigration law; Letter to Pope Benedict regarding priestly celibacy; Some 205 allegations of abuse have been made against priests at Jesuit schools in Germany; Priest's editorial regarding decision to bar child with lesbian 'parents' from admission to a Catholic school; Mass of Reception for new Coadjutor Archbishop of Los Angeles is "marked by clear indications that support for immigrants will be a priority" for the future leader of the nation's largest diocese

Nun in Pittsburg, robbery attempt, stolen wallet, Pope Benedict, Ukraine, 2012, Eucharistic adoration, reparation, abuse, St. Peter's Basilica, spiritual crisis, Catholic education, Arizona, anti-illegal immigration law, proposed moratorium on future immigration related legislation, ballot measure, priestly celibacy, abuse allegations, Jesuit, Germany, cover-up, Fall River, priest, editorial, lesbian 'parents', Catholic school, Mass of Reception, new Coadjutor Archbishop of Los Angeles, immigrants, immigration, Latino, Hispanic, Cardinal Mahony, Archbishop Gomez



More News Highlights

Topics include: Diocese of Springfield to lay off more than a third of its workforce; Mass of Reception for Archbishop José Horacio Gómez; Police are classifying vandalism at Maywood, CA parish as a hate crime; New "formation center for Catholic theology and methods of teaching religion" at Hamburg University; Justice Department sides with Vatican in a brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court; Re-burial of astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus; Bishops of Malta issue statement reiterating that cohabiting couples may not receive Holy Communion; Alleged abuse victim & "leader" of alleged abuse survivors in Ireland previously denied that he was ever abused, according to a tape that recently "surfaced"; Pseudo-ordination of female in Italy; U.K. Catholic school teacher who "cracked after provocation" and attacked a teenager with a weight will not serve further jail time; The Vatican has given a "cautious" response to recent news concerning the "first synthetic cell", noting that God is the origin of life and reminding that scientific discoveries need to be used properly

Diocese of Springfield (MA), layoffs, Mass of Reception, Archbishop José Horacio Gómez, Coadjutor Archbishop of Los Angeles, 5/26/10, vandalism at Maywood CA parish, 'hate crime', 'formation center for Catholic theology and methods of teaching religion' at Hamburg University, Justice Department, Vatican, U.S. Supreme Court, Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, astronomer, Nicolaus Copernicus, re-burial, heliocentric theory, Polish cathedral, Bishops of Malta, fornication, cohabitating couples, Holy Communion, Holy Eucharist, alleged abuse victim, Ireland, Ferryhouse, pseudo-ordination of woman in Italy, holy orders, woman 'priest', 'Old Catholics', Italy, Chicago, excommunication, U.K. teacher, 'synthetic cell', Vatican response, Bishop Domenico Mogavero, Creator, life



A "sneaky campaign"?

Journalist sees a "sneaky campaign in liberal circles (especially in America and in parts of Europe)" to associate the TLM with cases of abuse by priests

Damian Thompson, Telegraph Blogs Editor, abuse scandals, Traditional Latin Mass, 'Tridentine' Mass, liberals



More News Highlights

Topics include: Islamic students recently ousted from Italy over an alleged assassination plot against Pope Benedict have denied the charges and may contest their expulsion; Politics Daily website apologizes for and removes an article that claimed Archbishop Pietro Sambi, apostolic nuncio to the U.S., "regularly insults" an alleged abuse victim who frequently protests in Washington D.C.; Homosexual activist group plans to disrupt Masses on Pentecost Sunday; Statue vandalized in Weymouth; Future Archbishop of Los Angeles, Archbishop Jose Gomez, gives "emotional farewell" to San Antonio; Concern over recent Vatican message to Buddhists; Bishops to meet to discuss immigration; Scottish bishop blocks plans for "historic" TLM; Attacks on priestly celibacy

Islamic students, Italy, assassination plot against Pope Benedict XVI, Politics Daily website, apology, Archbishop Pietro Sambi, apostolic nuncio to the U.S., alleged abuse victim in Washington D.C., homosexual activists, 'Rainbow Sash Movement', Pentecost Sunday, 5/23/10, Cardinal George, 'homophobia', Blessed Virgin Mary statute vandalized in Weymouth Mass., future Archbishop of Los Angeles, Archbishop Jose Gomez, San Antonio, Coadjutor Archbishop of the L.A. Archdiocese, Vatican message to Buddhists, immigration, Washington, Scottish bishop, 'Tridentine' Mass, priestly celibacy



Pope Benedict says the times demand "a new missionary vigor"

Quotation from Pope Benedict's address at Fatima

Pope Benedict XVI, Fatima, 'new missionary vigor'



More News Highlights

Topics include: Large family discrimination; Mother Teresa USPS postage stamp; New Hampshire fundraiser for a pro-abortion lobby scheduled to occur in a facility partially owned by the Knights of Columbus has been cancelled; Archbishop Jerome Listecki may be behind Marquette's recent withdrawal of a job offer to a lesbian; Catholic school student in the U.K. is being labeled a "truant" after refusing to "dress like a Muslim" for a "field trip" to a mosque

Large family discrimination, Republican, political office, Pennsylvania, Mother Teresa, USPS postage stamp, atheists, Empire State Building, blue & white lights, New Hampshire, fundraiser, pro-abortion lobby, Knights of Columbus, Archbishop Jerome Listecki, Marquette, withdrawal of a job offer, university, lesbian, Catholic school student, U.K., truant, Muslim, field trip



Clearing up some confusion

Clarification regarding recent events involving: Women's 'ordination'; Priestly celibacy; Educational institutions attempting to maintain their Catholic identity

'Ordination' of women, women 'priests', priestly celibacy, Catholic schools, Catholic identity, lesbian 'parents'



Highlights From Papal Addresses

Highlights from recent addresses of the Holy Father

Pope Benedict XVI, priesthood, vocation, seminarians, Eucharist, Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, Fatima, Fatima's prophetic mission, Our Lady of Fatima, centenary of Fatima apparitions, Immaculate Heart of Mary, suffering, abortion, threats to marriage, divorce, same sex 'marriage', culture



Archbishop Diarmuid Martin on the future of the Church in Ireland

Quotation from a 'milestone' address of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin on the future of the Church in Ireland

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, 'milestone' address, Church in Ireland, reform




"Forgiveness is not a substitute for justice"

Quotation from Pope Benedict's mid-flight press conference given on 5/11 while en route to Portugal

Pope Benedict XVI, mid-flight press conference, Portugal, Fatima, persecution of the Church, sin, forgiveness, justice



'Balloon cardinal' at it again?

Startling comments made by Cardinal Schönborn

Cardinal Schönborn, Cardinal Schonborn, shocking comments, Cardinal Sodano, abuse victims, 'homosexual relationships', divorce and 'remarriage', 'morality based on happiness', sin



More News Highlights

Topics include: Diocese of Charlotte agrees to $1 million settlement; Pro-lifers anticipate announcement of pro-abort Supreme Court justice nominee; Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Chambersburg, PA to celebrate 10 years of perpetual adoration; Cardinal Kasper on ongoing Vatican-SSPX talks; USA Today article highlights role of Nancy Pelosi and liberal religious sisters in the recent passage of abortion-expanding healthcare legislation, despite opposition from the U.S. bishops; Abortion-supporting Pelosi calls on clergy to "instruct" parishioners to support immigration reform (read: amnesty); Marquette University offers a dean position to an openly lesbian candidate and then revokes the offer after the candidate gives acceptance

Diocese of Charlotte, alleged abuse victim, settlement, Supreme Court justice nominee, abortion, pro-lifers, President Obama, Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Chambersburg, PA, 10 year anniversary, perpetual adoration, June 27, 2010, 6/27/10, 6/27/2010, Cardinal Kasper, Vatican-SSPX talks, traditionalists, 'petrified' tradition, 'immature identity', USA Today, Nancy Pelosi, liberal religious sisters, 'progressive' Catholics, liberal nuns, abortion-expanding healthcare legislation, U.S. bishops, 'immigration reform', amnesty, Jesuit-run Marquette University, dean position, openly lesbian candidate



Birthday or 'Deathday'?

'The pill' at 50

'The Pill', contraception, contraceptives, 'birth control', gravely sinful, abortifacient, health risks, environmental effects of hormonal contraceptives, Pope Paul VI, fertility



Pope Benedict XVI on Marriage

Quotation from Pope Benedict XVI on marriage

Pope Benedict XVI, marriage, holy matrimony, family



Alleged Discovery of Noah's Ark: An "Elaborate Hoax"?

The recent claim by a Protestant group regarding a possible discovery of Noah's Ark "could be an elaborate hoax"

Noah's Ark, 'elaborate hoax', Protestant expedition team



More News Highlights

Topics include: Group of 'traditionalist' Anglicans who may be prepared to convert meet at the Vatican; AP media bias; Michael Schiavo is reportedly considering suing over the use of Terri Schiavo's name by a foundation that presently assists disabled persons in need of medical care; The soon-to-be outgoing head of the Los Angeles Archdiocese, Cardinal Roger Mahony, attended an 'immigration rights' protest and thanked Arizona for the momentum

'Traditionalist' Anglicans, covert, conversion, Anglicanorum Coetibus, media bias, AP, abuse scandals, Michael Schiavo, Terri Schiavo, foundation, Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Cardinal Roger Mahony, 'immigration rights' protest, Arizona legislation, illegal immigration



Recent News Highlights: Catholic Schools

Topics include: Loaded gun confiscated from a locker at a Catholic high school in McKeesport, PA; Science teacher who taught at a Catholic school in the U.K. is cleared of attempted murder over his attack of a teenager; A lesbian teacher at a Catholic school in Canada was informed that she "could not return to her job" after she applied for "parental leave" to be with her "partner" and her "partner's" new baby

Catholic schools, loaded gun, Catholic high school in McKeesport, PA, science teacher, U.K., lesbian teacher, Canada, 'Catholicity clause', freedom of religion




Recent News Highlights

Topics include: Washington Post's "astounding - and completely unsupported - claim" against Archbishop Burke; Lawmakers in Oklahoma have overridden their Governor's veto of two pro-life bills that are expected to reduce abortions; Technical problems with Zenit website; Knights of Columbus donate wheelchairs to earthquake victims in Haiti; Seton Hall University statement regarding same-sex 'marriage' course; Gingrich's new film on Pope John Paul II; Various bishops condemn anti-illegal immigration legislation; Cardinal Bertone's comments regarding priestly celibacy; Abuse victims to meet at St. Peter's Square on October 31

Washington Post, Archbishop Burke, abuse allegations, Oklahoma, override of Governor's veto, pro-life bills, ultrasound, abortion, "wrongful life", Zenit website, technical problems, Knights of Columbus, wheelchairs, earthquake victims, Haiti, Seton Hall University, same-sex 'marriage' course, homosexual 'marriage', Gingrich's new film on Pope John Paul II, anti-illegal immigration legislation, Cardinal Bertone, priestly celibacy, abuse victims, St. Peter's Square, October 31, 10/31/10, 'healing moment'



Highlights from the Statistical Yearbook

Highlights from the new edition of the Statistical Yearbook of the Church (covering 2000-2008)

Statistical Yearbook of the Church, 2000-2008, number of Catholics, percentage of population that is Catholic, total number of priests, number of non-ordained religious, number of female religious



'Absolutely no intention to offend'?

U.K. Foreign Office memo containing offensive suggestions for Pope Benedict's September visit

U.K. Foreign Office, internal memo, 'brainstorming session', offensive suggestions for Pope Benedict's September 2010 visit, Bishop of Nottingham, Cardinal Martino



'Quotable Quote' from Bishop Slattery

'Quotable quote' from Bishop Slattery's sermon at historic TLM

Bishop Slattery, historic TLM, 'Tridentine' Mass, sermon, suffering



Catholic Teachings Vindicated Once Again

Two medical links which vindicate Church teachings

Medical links, Church teachings, link between use of the contraceptive pill and HIV/AIDS, correlation between the use of cells from babies in abortions in vaccines to an increase in autism rates



Arizona Court Rules Noise Ordinance Preventing Church Bell Ringing is Unconstitutional

A federal judge in Phoenix has ruled that the city cannot enforce its noise ordinance to prohibit bell ringing

Phoenix, Arizona, noise ordinance, bell ringing, church bells, 'sound generated in the course of religious expression', First Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment



Historic TLM to Go Forward With New Celebrant

The planned historic TLM at the high altar of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception will proceed with a new celebrant

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Traditional Latin Mass, 'Tridentine' Mass, Paulus Institute, April 24 2010, Pope Benedict's five year inauguration anniversary, celebrant, Cardinal Hoyos



Recent News Highlights

Topics include: A Reuters photo appears to show Pope Benedict falling asleep during Mass in Malta; A forthcoming report in a German news magazine is expected to allege that a former aide was put under "heavy" pressure to take the blame for an abuse scandal in Pope Benedict's former archdiocese; Recent media reports are claiming that Pope John Paul II approved of Cardinal Hoyos' shocking 2001 letter which praised a French bishop's cover-up of an abuse case; Statistics regarding seminarians to be ordained in 2010; Parishioners from "ethnic" parishes have appealed to Cardinal Grocholewski, Prefect of the Congregation for Catholic Education, to "help them save their churches" which they claim have been "unfairly targeted for closure"

Pope Benedict XVI, Mass, Malta, abuse scandals Germany, blame, Pope John Paul II, Cardinal Hoyos, shocking 2001 letter which praised a French bishop's cover-up of an abuse case, seal of confession, confessional seal, seminarians ordained in 2010, foreign-born, converts, 'ethnic parishes', closure, parish 'ethnic cleansing' in America, Cardinal Grocholewski, Prefect of the Congregation for Catholic Education



His Apology Was Forced

The controversial Chicago priest who 'apologized' for his dissenting remarks and claimed that he "respect[s] and follow[s] the Catholic Church teachings" has said on a Facebook page that he was "told" that he had to apologize, even though he continues to publicly disagree with Church teachings

Fr. Michael Pfleger, controversial priest, Chicago, dissent, apology



A Couple Updates

Topics: The controversial, dissenting priest shown in videos rejecting Church teachings and violating "many" liturgical norms, has at the same time both 'apologized' and reaffirmed his position against priestly celibacy & the all-male priesthood; Update on stabbing at Phoenix parish

Controversial, dissenting priest, Fr. Pfleger, apology, priestly celibacy, all-male priesthood, women's 'ordination', stabbing, Phoenix parish



Pope Benedict on the Holy Eucharist & the Liturgy

Highlights from Pope Benedict's recent remarks concerning the Holy Eucharist & the liturgy

Pope Benedict XVI, Holy Eucharist, liturgy, Sacrament, Mass



Recent News Highlights

Topics include: Philippine bishop fears for his life and the lives of the faithful after Muslims attack the city & destroy his cathedral; Controversial, dissenting priest who violates "many" liturgical norms wins lifetime achievement' award; Stabbing at Phoenix parish; Speculation that Cardinal Sodano may be forced to resign over revelations concerning Legionaries; Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi has not spoken with Pope Benedict directly about the abuse scandals; New Brazilian Archbishop scandalizes pro-lifers by his failure to condemn abortion in the case of a young girl who was abused; Joint statement by the Thomas More Legal Centre and the Catholic Union regarding the effort to arrest Pope Benedict during his U.K. trip; Controversial TOB promoter Christopher West takes a 6 month sabbatical; The organ donor registry in the U.K. has reportedly "misrecorded" preferences of as many as 800K persons; Priest "praised by dissenters" calls for Pope Benedict's resignation; Dissident Swiss theologian Hans Kung "urging" bishops to disobey Pope Benedict; Indianapolis Catholic school being converted to a "public charter school"

Philippine bishop, Bishop Martin Jumoad of Isabela, Basilanss, Muslim attack, cathedral, controversial, dissenting priest, Fr. Pfleger, 'lifetime achievement' award, violation of liturgical norms, Cardinal George, stabbing at Phoenix parish, Cardinal Sodano, Legionaries, Legion of Christ, Dean of the College of Cardinals, Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi, Pope Benedict, abuse scandals, Secretariat of State, Brazilian Archbishop, abortion, Thomas More Legal Centre, Catholic Union, Pope Benedict, U.K. trip, Controversial TOB promoter Christopher West, 6 month sabbatical, errors in U.K. organ donor registry, Fr. James Scahill, MA priest, resignation, Dissident Swiss theologian Hans Kung, Indianapolis Catholic school, 'public charter school'





Pope Benedict's planned U.K. trip to go ahead, despite calls for his arrest

Despite calls for Pope Benedict's arrest for "crimes against humanity" over abuse scandals, the Holy Father's planned trip to the U.K. will reportedly still proceed

Pope Benedict XVI, September 2010 trip to U.K., arrest, 'crimes against humanity', abuse scandals, British atheists, state visit



Good Question

The Vatican newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, has once again scandalized faithful Catholics by praising the Beatles rock group ("a musical genre which has been described by the Pope has the work of the Devil")

Vatican newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, Beatles, rock group, rock music, former drummer, Ringo Starr, devil, satanic



More News Highlights

Topics include: Pope Benedict on the shortlist for Classical Brit Awards; Polish plane crash claimed life of a Polish bishop; Diocese of Sacramento to stop publishing diocesan newspaper; Cardinal Bertone says "many psychologists and psychiatrists find no relation between celibacy and pedophilia" but says "there is a relation between homosexuality and pedophilia"; Abuse of children in Germany; Pope is willing to meet more abuse victims; Notre Dame issues pro-life statement while still refusing to drop charges against pro-lifers; Cardinal says persons involved in abuse cover-ups will need to be prosecuted & dismissed; European hotlines are apparently being "deluged" with calls reporting abuse by priests; Man receives 50 year sentence for killing unborn child; The future Archbishop of Los Angeles has assisted in a Jewish ceremony inside a Catholic Cathedral; Canadian priest who was accused of abuse was promoted to secretary-general of the Vatican's Pontifical Society for the Propagation of the Faith in the early 1990's; Bishop Tobin tells head of the CHA of his disappointment over their endorsement of abortion-expanding healthcare legislation & cancels membership

Pope Benedict, Classical Brit Award, album, Poland, plane crash, Polish Bishop Tadeusz Ploski, Diocese of Sacramento, diocesan newspaper, Cardinal Bertone, celibacy, pedophilia, homosexuality, abuse of children, Germany, monastery in Bavaria, abuse victims, Notre Dame, pro-life statement, pro-lifers, Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, cover-ups, dismissal, prosecution; European abuse hotlines, 50 year jail sentence, future Archbishop of Los Angeles, Archbishop Jose Gomez, Jewish ceremony, Catholic Cathedral, San Fernando, Hanukkah, Canada, Canadian priest, promotion, secretary-general of the Vatican's Pontifical Society for the Propagation of the Faith, scandal, Pope John Paul II, Bishop Tobin, Catholic Health Association, CHA, membership cancellation, Sr. Carol Keehan, healthcare legislation, St. Joseph Health Services of Rhode Island, Diocese of Providence



Recent News Highlights

Topics include: Youth association in Italy organizes demonstrations in support of the Pope; Catholic college in Georgia closes abruptly; Bishop Daniel R. Jenky orders the tabernacle be located "in the direct center at the back of the sanctuary" in all churches and chapels in the Diocese of Peoria; Construction of new Gothic-style church in Louisiana; 'Hideous' design proposal for church in L'Aquila, Italy; Sister in Chicago who scandalized pro-lifers apologizes and renounces her comment; Vatican expert defends Pope Benedict; Jew defends Pope Benedict; Comments by a 'prominent African archbishop'

Youth association in Italy, Pope Benedict XVI, abuse scandals, closure of Catholic college in Georgia, Legionaries of Christ, Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, tabernacle, Diocese of Peoria, Mandeville, Louisiana, Gothic-style, church design, architecture, Archdiocese of New Orleans, L'Aquila, Italy, Chicago, pro-life, pro-choice, abortion, 'Vatican expert', abuse scandals, Jewish poet, African archbishop, priests, vocations



For Clarity: Our Position on Abuse Scandals

Some thoughts regarding abuse scandals in the Church

Our position, abuse scandals, news, newsworthy



Benedictine librarian reveals that Hitler wanted to steal the Shroud of Turin

Library director of Benedictine abbey in Avellino reveals that the Shroud of Turin was secretly transferred there in 1939 for protection because Hitler was reportedly "obsessed" with the sacred relic and wanted to steal it

Shroud of Turin, Avellino, Benedictine abbey, library director, librarian, 1939, Adolf Hitler, Nazi, German troops, relic, Fr. Cardin



Still trust the NY Times?

The Italian newspaper Il Foglio publishes an article criticizing the New York Times for relying on a "very rough" computer generated (Yahoo) translation in an attempt to implicate the Holy Father in the notorious Milwaukee abuse case

Italian newspaper, Il Foglio, New York Times, NY Times, "very rough" computer generated (Yahoo) translation, notorious Milwaukee abuse case, Pope Benedict XVI



Cardinal Mahony's Successor

Some facts regarding Archbishop José Horacio Gómez, who has been named Coadjutor Archbishop of Los Angeles & will succeed Cardinal Roger Mahony

Archbishop José Horacio Gómez, Coadjutor Archbishop of Los Angeles, Cardinal Roger Mahony's successor, Los Angeles Archdiocese, Opus Dei priest, Mexico, San Antonio, Hispanic, Our Lady of Guadalupe, conservative



Lifetime what?

Cardinal George presents a 'lifetime achievement' award to the controversial Fr. Michael Pfleger

Cardinal George, 'lifetime achievement' award, the controversial Fr. Michael Pfleger, racism, Jeremiah Wright, Al Sharpton, Louis Farrakhan, Jesse Jackson, 'race baiting'



'Quotable Quote' on the 'Dignity of Man'

TIA quote regarding human dignity and human rights

Human dignity, human rights



More Scandals Update...

Topics include: Vatican never ruled out defrocking Fr. Murphy; Wall Street Journal article defends Pope Benedict against negative coverage in the New York Times

Fr. Murphy, defrocking, abuse of deaf boys, Milwaukee, rough translation, media attacks, Wall Street Journal, WSJ, Pope Benedict XVI, New York Times, NY Times, Cardinal Ratzinger, plaintiffs attorney, Anderson



Mentally disturbed man attacks bishop in Germany

A man with a history of mental problems reportedly "charged the altar" and attacked Bishop Genn at Easter Mass at the cathedral in Munster with a broom handle

Man with a history of mental problems, attack, Bishop Genn, Easter Mass, cathedral in Munster, broom handle, incense bowl, Easter candle



KoC: Novena for Pope Benedict (April 11-19)

Knights of Columbus novena for Pope Benedict XVI (4/11-4/19/2010)

Knights of Columbus, novena, Pope Benedict XVI, 4/11/2010 - 4/19/2010




Catholics defend German bishop accused of abuse

A group of about 20 Catholics have issued an open letter defending Bishop Mixa in the wake of accusations of physical abuse of children

Defense of Bishop Mixa, accusations of physical abuse of children, Schrobenhausen



Supreme Court Vacancy Expected Soon

Pro-abortion Supreme Court Justice Stevens has said that he "will surely" retire during Obama's presidency

Supreme Court Justice Stevens, retirement, Obama's presidency, abortion


4/3/10 [updated 4/5]

Correction, please! [Updated]

Fr. Cantalamessa's recent sermon at the Vatican

Fr. Cantalamessa, sermon, Vatican, Jewish friend's letter, anti-Semitism, abuse victims, Church's mission



Recent News Highlights

Topics include: Muslim tourists in a converted cathedral in Cordoba who refuse to halt praying injure security officers; WSJ article regarding the press & abuse scandals; Catholics in the Philippians have once again nailed themselves to crosses on Good Friday despite the Church's rejection of the practice; Bias in Catholic News Service article; RI man arraigned for larceny in connection with an alleged 'fundraising scam' involving a Catholic school in Worcester

Muslim tourists, prayer, converted cathedral in Cordoba, Wall Street Journal, abuse scandals, media, press, Philippians, Good Friday, Catholic News Service, bias, 'Tridentine' rite, RI man arraigned for larceny, 'fundraising scam', Worcester




NY Times Still Fanning the Flames

Despite being taken to task over recent "sloppy reporting", the NY Times' attempt to implicate Pope Benedict in abuse scandals was ratcheted up a level with a recent op-ed column titled "Should There Be an Inquisition for the Pope?"

New York Times, NY Times, Pope Benedict, abuse scandals, 'sloppy reporting'



'Careless Typo' by MSNBC?

MSNBC has apologized for and corrected an error appearing on the MSNBC website

MSNBC, error, Pope Benedict



Important Legal Challenges

A couple legal challenges to watch

Legal challenges, lawsuits, Archdiocese of Baltimore, ordinance requiring pro-life pregnancy centers to post notices on their doors, abortion, contraceptives, Archbishop O'Brien, constitutional rights, free speech, free exercise of religion, alleged abuse victims in Kentucky, class action suit, Pope Benedict, Vatican, abuse scandals, sovereign immunity, head of state



Presiding judge in canonical case involving Fr. Murphy sets the record straight in wake of "sloppy and inaccurate reporting" by media

Highlights from article penned by the former Judicial Vicar for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Fr. Thomas Brundage, who presided over the canonical criminal case of Father Lawrence Murphy

Fr. Thomas Brundage, Judicial Vicar for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Catholic Anchor article, Father Lawrence Murphy, Fr. Murphy, abuse scandals, canonical criminal case, NY Times, Pope Benedict, Cardinal Ratzinger



Scandals Update

Updates concerning recent abuse scandals

Abuse scandals, Fr. Federico Lombardi, Archbishop of Westminster Vincent Nichols, Pope Benedict XVI, Cardinal Ratzinger, Cardinal Schönborn, Pope John Paul II, NY Archbishop Timothy Dolan, victims' rights group, demonstration outside St. Peter's, Italian jail, attempted assassin of Pope John Paul II, Mehmet Ali Agca, Pope's resignation



Thanks a lot, sisters

The nation's largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, has thanked liberal religious sisters for their support of the recently passed abortion-expanding healthcare legislation

Planned Parenthood, liberal religious sisters, abortion, healthcare legislation



Pray for the Pope

Reminder to pray for Pope Benedict in light of recent 'relentless' attacks

Prayer, Pope Benedict, abuse scandals, media attacks



Various parties come to Pope Benedict's defense

Various parties come to Pope Benedict's defense in wake of recent articles attempting to vilify him in abuse scandals

Pope Benedict XVI, Cardinal Ratzinger, abuse scandals, media attacks, Damian Thompson, NY Times, Fr. Lawrence Murphy, Archbishop Vincent Nichols, Catholic League president Bill Donohue




"We believe you now"

Statement of Legion of Christ, including apology to abuse victims

Legion of Christ statement, Legionaries, abuse, scandal, Fr. Marcial Maciel, apology



More News Highlights

Topics include: 3-D Catholic television programming; CHA head receives presidential pen for role in abortion-expanding healthcare bill; Pro-life demonstrators at the Vatican calling for Pelosi's excommunication, denial of Holy Communion; SSPX meeting details

3-D Catholic television programming, CatholicTv, Catholic Health Association, Sister Carol Keehan, abortion-expanding healthcare bill, presidential pen, pro-lifers, Nancy Pelosi, excommunication, Holy Communion, Can. 915, SSPX meeting



Recent News Highlights

Topics include: Abuse cases in U.S. 'tapering off'; Possibility of new diocese forming which includes Medjugorje; Rabbi lecturing at cathedral interrupted by SSPX members; New abuse allegations in Germany; Controversy over German bishop's sermon; Mass marking 5th anniversary of death of Pope John Paul II; Vatican newspaper defends Pope Benedict against attacks from Hans Kung

Abuse cases in the U.S., 2009, settlement costs, alleged Marian apparitions at Medjugorje, new diocese, Notre Dame cathedral, rabbi, SSPX, abuse allegations, Germany, German bishop, sermon, 'Nazi propaganda campaign', Pope John Paul II, Vatican newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, Pope Benedict XVI, Fr. Hans Küng



Third Vatican-SSPX Meeting

March 20th Vatican-SSPX meeting

Third Vatican-SSPX meeting, March 20, 3/20/10



'Lack of spiritual content' in some priests says Dutch Archbishop

Dutch Archbishop notes a "lack of spiritual content" in some priests because they "put their social work before their spiritual life"

Dutch Archbishop, priests, 'lack of spiritual content', social work, priesthood




Scandals update

Brief updates on scandals in Ireland & Brazil

Scandals, abuse, Ireland, Brazil, Cardinal Sean Brady, apology, letter



Defending the Indefensible

'Pitiable' coverage by a liberal Catholic paper regarding lesbians 'raising' children who were denied re-admission to a Catholic school

Catholic school, Colorado, denied re-admission, lesbians, scandal, sin, Catholic faith, Catholic education, homosexual, scandal, perversion, liberal Catholic newspaper



Catholic Charities Adds Hiring Clause

Catholic Charities in Washington D.C. taking another step to preserve its Catholic identity by requiring new employees to sign a clause promising that they will not "violate the principles or tenets" of the Catholic Church

Catholic Charities, Washington D.C., hiring clause, principles of the Catholic Church, Catholic identity



Vatican Statements Regarding Abuse Scandals

Highlights from Vatican Information Services update

Vatican Information Services update (VIS), abuse scandals, Note Issued By Holy See Press Office Director, Interview of Msgr. Charles J. Scicluna, promoter of justice of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, German Episcopal Conference, Archbishop Zollitsch, cover-ups, Cardinal Ratzinger, Pope Benedict XVI, secrecy, victims, homosexual abuse cases, judicial authorities, statute of limitations



Keep homilies under 8 minutes, advises Archbishop

According to Archbishop Nikola Eterovic, Secretary General of the Synod of Bishops, homilies should generally not exceed eight minutes

Archbishop Nikola Eterovic, Secretary General of the Synod of Bishops, homilies should generally not exceed eight minutes, eye contact, current issues



Pope meets with German Archbishop, German abuse scandal update

Pope Benedict has met with Archbishop Robert Zollitsch of Germany; Cardinal Ratzinger (now Pope Benedict XVI) "unwittingly approved housing" for a priest who was accused of abuse in his former diocese in the 1980's

Pope Benedict XVI, Archbishop Robert Zollitsch of Germany, abuse scandals, Cardinal Ratzinger, housing, Munich



Scandals & Agendas

Faithful Catholics should be prepared to counter arguments of those with an agenda who are using recent abuse scandals as an opportunity to push for married priests and advance feminist ideals

Abuse scandals, defense of priestly celibacy, married priests, defense of all male priesthood, women 'priests', feminists




How about another apology?

Deacon apologizes for the wording of his comments that "marriage is between Adam and Eve - not Adam and Steve" after homosexuals & their sympathizers complained

Apology, deacon in Gloucestershire, homosexual activists, homosexuals, marriage, truth



Immoral vending machines

Newspaper of the Italian Bishops' Conference has condemned the plan to install vending machines which sell c*ndoms at a high school in Rome

Newspaper of the Italian Bishops' Conference, vending machines, condoms, Rome, high school, fornication



Quotable Quote from Archbishop Chaput

'Quotable quote' from a recent pro-life address of Archbishop Chaput

'Quotable quote', recent pro-life address, Archbishop Chaput, citizens, laws, democracy



Recent News Highlights

Topics include: Caring for the poor is the work of individuals motivated by charity and cannot be replaced by the State; Pope's brother admits he slapped boys in the face when he was choirmaster, even though he says it made him feel uncomfortable; Female activists in the Philippines recently delivered baskets of c*ndoms to the bishops; Sister who provides free needles to drug abusers (and calls it "common sense") is awarded for her decades of "service" to Catholic Charities; 'Same-sex couples' can apparently claim "married" status on U.S. Census forms; Cardinal Levada affirms that "union with the Catholic Church is the goal of ecumenism"; Catholics in the Netherlands have launched a petition protesting the decision allow open homosexuals to receive Holy Communion; President Obama & faith; Member of the Pontifical Academy for Life asks for clarification; Archbishop Chaput offers further justification for the decision to prevent a student being raised by lesbians to reenroll in a Catholic school

Pope Benedict XVI, poor, charity, State, Pope's brother, slap, physical discipline, abuse, female activists in the Philippines, baskets of condoms, contraceptives, contraception, bishops, religious sister, free needles to drug abusers, Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York, Bishop Howard Hubbard, Catholic Charities, free needle program, formal cooperation in evil, census, 'same sex couples', married, U.S. Census forms, Cardinal Levada, goal of ecumenism, Netherlands, homosexuals, Holy Communion, Canon 915, Vatican Radio editor, President Obama, faith, Democratic Party, Pontifical Academy for Life, abortion, clarification, Archbishop Chaput, lesbians, Catholic education, Catholic schools



Vatican Laments Violence in Nigeria

Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi laments the "horrible acts of violence" committed by Muslims against non-Muslims in Nigeria

Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi, violence, Muslims, Nigeria, machete-wielding gangs, Archbishop of the Nigerian capital Abuja



Catholic education begins at home

A preschooler in Denver being 'raised' by two lesbians will not be allowed to re-enroll in a Catholic school next year since, as the Archdiocese notes, those "living in open discord with Catholic teaching in areas of faith and morals unfortunately choose by their actions to disqualify their children from enrollment"

Catholic preschool, Denver, lesbians, homosexual, Catholic teachings, denied reenrollment, Catholic education



Anti-Catholicism in Tennessee

Vile anti-Catholic tract distributed by Baptist leader in Tennessee

Anti-Catholic, Baptist, Tennessee Chick Publications leaflet, 'comic book', Catholic Church, Holy Eucharist, Pope, 'hate material'



Who should pay for abuse settlements?

Where should funds come from for abuse settlements?

Catholics, abuse settlements, contributions, assets


3/5/10 [updated 3/6/10]

Desecration goes unpunished in Malaysia [Updated]

Muslims who desecrated the Holy Eucharist in Malaysia will not be prosecuted

Muslims, Holy Eucharist, desecration, Islam, Malaysia



One of the ND88 dies of cancer

With the legal matter still unresolved, one of those arrested for peacefully protesting on the Notre Dame campus last year has died of cancer

ND88, Notre Dame, pro-lifer, cancer, death



National 'Catholic' Educational Association's keynote speaker

The keynote speaker for the National Catholic Educational Association's April convention is a proponent of the grave evils of abortion, embryonic stem-cell research, and homosexual 'marriage', according to reports

Dissident keynote speaker, National Catholic Educational Association, NCEA, April convention, abortion, embryonic stem-cell research, homosexual 'marriage'



"Let 'em have their day"

Some of Cardinal Levada's remarks at the recent consecration of the newly constructed FSSP chapel have drawn criticism from tradition-minded Catholics who question why the Cardinal couldn't just "let 'em have their day"

Cardinal Levada, consecration of the newly constructed FSSP chapel, Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, tradition-minded Catholics, traditionalists, Traditional Latin Mass, 'Tridentine' Mass, 'Extraordinary form', 'Ordinary form', Novus Ordo, Missal of Paul VI



A Time to Lament

Brief overview of some recent scandals in the Church

Scandals, overview, Vatican, homosexual "prostitution ring" involving an usher at the Vatican, 'Gentlemen of His Holiness', Vatican chorister, disgraced founder of the Legionaries of Christ, Germany, Pope Benedict's brother, Irish Catholics, victims' compensation



Traditional Anglicans Accept Pope's Offer, Will Convert

Members of the 'Traditional Anglican Communion' (TAC) in the U.S. will convert to the Catholic Church under the provisions of the Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum cœtibus

'Traditional Anglican Communion' (TAC), convert, conversion, Catholic Church, Apostolic Constitution, Anglicanorum cœtibus



Suggestions vs. Rules

Those hoping for a white horse over various liturgical practices (e.g. abuses), may be saddened by recent comments of the Pope's "chief liturgist" which indicate that the Holy Father will offer "suggestions" rather than formal papal directives

Liturgical abuses, Pope's "chief liturgist", Msgr. Guido Marini, suggestions, papal directives, legislation, Church's culture, leadership



The March 14th Collection: Where Will Your Money Go?

What the 3/4/10 "Give Hope to Jesus in Disguise" collection will fund

Collection, "Give Hope to Jesus in Disguise" campaign, March 14, 3/14/10, funding, Catholic Relief Services (CRS), CLINIC (Catholic Legal Immigration Service, Inc.), The Holy Father's Relief Fund, The USCCB Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development (JPHD), The USCCB Department of Migration and Refugee Services (MRS), The USCCB Secretariat of Cultural Diversity in the Church



50 years late, but still good to hear

Archbishop Charles Chaput criticized former President John F. Kennedy's 1960 campaign speech that "left a lasting mark on American politics" in which the politician spoke of a clear wall of separation between his duties as a Catholic and his public duties

Archbishop Charles Chaput, President John F. Kennedy, 1960 campaign speech, wall of separation, duties as a Catholic & public duties, politicians



Rumors of Red

Three reputable journalists have predicted that Pope Benedict will name new cardinals towards the end of November 2010

Pope Benedict XVI, new cardinals, cardinal-electors, conclave, Archbishop Raymond Burke



Some are excluded

Deceptive, misleading phrases

One-liners, Netherlands, Holy Communion, practicing homosexuals, 'Jesus excludes no one', misleading phrases, unrepentant sinners, rejected persons, repentance



Pope Benedict calls on Iraqi government to stop the killings

Pope Benedict XVI has called on the Iraqi government to put a stop to the recent "killing spree" in the Muslim-majority city of Mosul which has claimed the lives of at least eight people

Pope Benedict XVI, Iraqi government, "killing spree", Muslim-majority city of Mosul



Do you know what 2/27 was?

Cardinal Mahony's 74th birthday

Cardinal Mahony's 74th birthday, February 27, 2/27/2010, liberal, retirement, Archdiocese of Los Angeles, mandatory retirement age



A Dangerous Road

USCCB President Cardinal Francis E. George's recent remarks concerning religious freedom

USCCB President Cardinal Francis E. George, "historic gathering" at BYU, religious freedom, Mormons, religion's influence on laws, truth, error



Cardinal says beatification process for Pope John Paul II is "practically finished"

Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz says the beatification process for Pope John Paul II is "practically finished"

Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, Pope John Paul II, beatification process, speedy process



Ignorant Australian judge condemns priestly celibacy

An ignorant non-Catholic judge in Australia has been sharply rebuked by Catholics after he called for the Catholic Church to end the "cruel, cruel" practice of priestly celibacy

Judge in Australia, priestly celibacy, celibate, abuse scandals



Highlights From 2010 Pontifical Yearbook

Highlights from the 2010 edition of the "Annuario Pontificio" (Pontifical Yearbook)

2010 edition of the "Annuario Pontificio", Pontifical Yearbook, episcopal sees, territorial prelature, new bishops, number of Catholics, number of priests, number of female religious, candidates to the priesthood



Good news: Book signing cancelled

After much criticism, the director of the Catholic Information Center in downtown Washington has cancelled a planned book signing featuring Cokie Roberts

Catholic Information Center in downtown Washington, cancelled book signing, Cokie Roberts, Opus Dei priest, dissenter



More good news: Anglican 'bishop' converts

A retired Anglican 'bishop', Paul Richardson, has been received into the Catholic Church

Conversion, convert, retired Anglican 'bishop', Paul Richardson



Study says children adopted by homosexuals may suffer "diverse trauma"

New study reveals that children adopted by homosexuals may suffer from "diverse trauma and behavioral disorders that can even lead to suicidal tendencies or attempts"

Homosexuals, adoption, trauma, suicidal tendencies, study, stress



Not again!

Pope Benedict's visit to a Lutheran 'church' on March 14

Pope Benedict XVI, Lutheran 'church', Rome, March 14, 3/14/2010



Facts & Figures

Statistics on TLM's; Membership in Catholic Church increases, membership in Protestant sects declines

Number of episcopally approved (every Sunday) TLM's, U.S., France, Italy, Germany, U.K., Brazil, Switzerland, Canada, Australia, Poland, Catholic Church, number of Catholics, Protestant sects



Update on Apostolic Visitation of U.S. Female Religious

Interview with Mother Mary Clare Millea, who is overseeing the Apostolic Visitation of U.S. female religious

Interview with Mother Mary Clare Millea, Apostolic Visitation of U.S. female religious, women's religious, nuns, sisters, phase three, phase four, Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, sisters "going non-canonical", liberal, 'progressive', traditional



Catholic scholars want brakes put on sainthood cause

Catholic scholars who fear for Catholic-Jewish relations write private letter to Pope Benedict requesting that he "slow down" the canonization process for Pope Pius XII

Catholic scholars, Pope Pius XII, canonization process, Catholic-Jewish relations



Anglican Conversions Update

An Anglican 'bishop' finds some Catholic prelates "unsympathetic" regarding the Pope's efforts to bring Anglicans into the Catholic Church; A group of Anglicans in Australia votes to enter the Catholic Church

Anglicans, conversion, Anglicans in Australia, 'Forward in Faith Australia'



Italian Cardinal speaks out against Catholics who support homosexual 'marriage'

Cardinal Carlo Caffarra speaks out against Catholics who support homosexual 'marriage'

Cardinal Carlo Caffarra, Catholics who support homosexual 'marriage', doctrinal note, L'Osservatore Romano, Catholic lawmakers, gravely immoral act, legislation



Archdiocese stops foster-care program in D.C.

Washington's archdiocese is forced to end its foster-care program over new homosexual 'marriage' laws in the nation's capital

Homosexual 'marriage' laws, nation's capital, Washington's archdiocese, Washington D.C., foster-care program



One million make reservations to view Shroud of Turin

One million people have made reservations to see the Shroud of Turin which will be displayed from April 10th - May 23rd

One million reservations, Shroud of Turin, Turin Cathedral, Italy, April 10 - May 23, 4/10/10 - 5/23/10



Quotable Quote From Pope Benedict XVI

Quotable quote from Pope Benedict's address to members of the Pontifical Academy for Life

Quotable quote, Pope Benedict XVI, address, Pontifical Academy for Life, laws, state



Vatican to make some WWII archives available online

Vatican to digitize some WWII archives and make them freely available online

Vatican, WWII archives, digitize, Pope Pius XII, Jews, Jewish holocaust



"Danger of relics"

Vatican theologian warns of 'danger of relics'

Vatican theologian, 'danger of relics', superstition, sensationalism, miracles, authentic faith



L'Osservatore Romano: Get Serious

L'Osservatore Romano's offensive top ten list of 'classic' rock music

L'Osservatore Roman, Vatican newspaper, top ten list, 'classic' rock music, 'devil's music', offensive lyrics, scandal, 'semiserious guide'



Ridiculous: President of the French Bishops' Conference wants condemnations over Motu Proprio

The president of the French Bishops' Conference is seeking condemnations against the "demanders" of the Motu Proprio, Summorum Pontificum

President of the French Bishops' Conference, Cardinal Vingt-Trois, condemnations, "demanders" of the Motu Proprio, Summorum Pontificum, Traditional Latin Mass, 'Tridentine' Mass, France



What's up with those headlines?

Some of today's mainstream Catholic news agencies may downplay bad news or appear too upbeat

Mainstream Catholic news agencies, downplay bad news, articles, headlines, surveys, 'Millennial Catholics', crisis, young Catholics, poor formation, deficient religious education, misguided, religious indifferentism, ethical standards, abortion, embryonic stem cell research, drug use, divorce, fornication, homosexual relations, homosexual 'marriage', Catholic colleges, dissenters, Catholic education, Mass attendance



Selection of Cardinal Mahony's Successor is Underway: Pray Hard

The process of selecting a new Archbishop of Los Angeles has begun

New Archbishop of Los Angeles, selection of successor, Cardinal Mahony, controversial, 'progressive', prayer, Archdiocese of Los Angeles



More than a quarter of health care facilities worldwide are managed by the Catholic Church

The Catholic Church "manages 26 percent of health care facilities in the world"

Catholic Church, health care facilities, hospitals, clinics, orphanages, press release, Pontifical Council for Pastoral Assistance to Health Care Workers, 25th anniversary



Fr. Jenkins Wants the ND 88 Jailed?

"Bizarre personal encounter" between attorney and Fr. Jenkins regarding the ND 88

'Bizarre personal encounter, Fr. Jenkins, attorney, ND88, pro-lifers, Notre Dame, jail time



News Highlights

Topics include: Marriage preparation guidebook; USCCB sponsoring event which includes dissenting speakers; Ecumeniac speaks of 'ecumenical catechism'; Dominican sisters to appear on Oprah Winfrey Show; Anti-Catholic member of President's Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships makes insulting & inaccurate comments about the Pope; Article on "true and bogus compassion"; Remarks of Anglican 'Archbishop' over special provisions for Anglicans' conversion

Marriage preparation, guidebook, USCCB, dissenting speakers, ecumenism, 'ecumenical catechism', Dominican sisters, Oprah Winfrey Show, religious life, anti-Catholic, President's Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, Pope Benedict XVI, Harry Knox, contraceptives, 'true and bogus compassion', Msgr. Michel Schooyans, professor emeritus of the Catholic University of Louvain, L'Osservatore Romano, President of the Pontifical Academy for Life, pseudo-compassion, Brazilian abortion scandal, heresy, division, Anglican 'Archbishop', Anglicans, conversion, ordinariate



USCCB President Warns: "Don't Be Mislead"

USCCB President reminds that a dissenting group's support of gay 'marriage' is not authentic Church teaching

USCCB President, Cardinal Francis George, Catholic teaching, dissenting group, gay 'marriage', New Ways Ministry



Toying With The Devil

Large toymaker selling occultic Ouija boards directed at youth

Occultic Ouija board, toymaker, boycott, Hasbro, Toys R Us, pink Ouija board, glow-in-the-dark Ouija board, satanic 'toy', evil spirits, devil



Strife among the Irish hierarchy?

Reports suggest that the Holy See has been alarmed by "recent signs of internecine strife within the Irish hierarchy"

Irish hierarchy, Irish abuse scandal, strife



Risk of becoming 'insipid'

Cardinal Francis George on 'liberal' Catholicism

Cardinal Francis George, Crisis of Liberal Catholicism, values of the culture, Gospel values



Cardinal Rodé says there is "a certain ignorance, a certain lack of liturgical knowledge and training in young men and women religious"

Cardinal Rodé says there is "a certain ignorance, a certain lack of liturgical knowledge and training in young men and women religious"

Cardinal Franc Rodé, Prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, lack of liturgical knowledge and training in young men and women religious, forthcoming document to promote proper liturgical formation



Lawsuit challenges federal 'hate crimes' law

The Thomas More Law Center has filed a lawsuit to challenge the constitutionality of new federal 'hate crimes' legislation

Thomas More Law Center, lawsuit, challenge constitutionality of new federal 'hate crimes' legislation, homosexuals



Priest sues accusers for defamation

A Chicago priest has filed suit for defamation and malicious prosecution against a former altar boy, his attorneys, and an abuse victims' group which pursued abuse allegations against him

Chicago priest, defamation, malicious prosecution, abuse allegations




25th Jubilee for TLM in New Haven

Celebration of the 25th anniversary of the return of the ancient Mass in New Haven

Traditional Latin Mass, 'Tridentine' Mass, New Haven, 25th anniversary



Jesuit Leader Apologizes Over Abuse Scandal in Germany

Fr. Stefan Dartmann apologizes over abuse scandal in Germany

Fr. Stefan Dartmann, apology, Germany, abuse scandal, Jesuit-run Canisius College



Highlights From Pope Benedict's Recent Addresses

Highlights from recent addresses of the Holy Father

Pope Benedict XVI, charity, love, visit to Great Britain, dissent, Britain's proposed Equality Bill, freedom, Anglicans



Catholic Schools Week

Catholic schools week in the U.S.

Catholic schools week, 1/31-2/6/10, 'Dividends for Life', United States



Suspect in Ohio murder pleads not guilty

The teenager arrested in connection with a recent shooting of an elderly Ohio woman in the parking lot after Mass has pleaded not guilty

Ohio, teenager, shooting of elderly woman in parking lot after Mass, suspect pleads 'not guilty'



Shooter of late term-abortionist found guilty of first-degree murder

After only 37 minutes of deliberation, the jury returned a guilty verdict against the shooter of late-term abortionist George Tiller

Shooter of late-term abortionist George Tiller, guilty verdict, first-degree murder



Highlights From Address of Archbishop Chaput

Highlights from a recent speech of Archbishop Charles Chaput

Archbishop Charles Chaput, scientific advances, religious feeling, modern technology, devil, Satan, emptiness



Ohio Commission Recommends Designating Six More Catholic Churches as Historical Landmarks

The fight over church closures in Ohio is continuing with the recommendation by Cleveland's Landmarks Commission that six additional Catholic churches be "designated as historical city landmarks, which would give them some protection against demolition or structural changes"

Ohio, church closures, Cleveland's Landmarks Commission, Catholic churches, historical city landmarks



Recent News Highlights

Topics include: Diocese of Phoenix is revising their marriage preparation requirements; 'Tweets' that some claimed were from the Vatican were not authentic; Major networks again ignore large pro-life rally; Holy Father sends reassurance to Haiti; Funeral for Church leaders in Haiti; Book on Pope John Paul II; Pseudo-ordinations of women; Pontifical Consecration of newly build FSSP chapel

Diocese of Phoenix, marriage preparation requirements, imposter 'Tweets', pro-life rally, Roe v. Wade, ABC, CBS, NBC, Pope Benedict XVI, Haiti, earthquake, funeral for Church leaders in Haiti, Archbishop Dolan, 'untouched' crucifix, book on Pope John Paul II, postulator, pseudo-ordinations of women, feminists, Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, FSSP, newly built chapel, Pontifical Consecration, Bishop Bruskewitz, Cardinal Levada



Pope John Paul II "can't do anything"?

Man who prays for Pope John Paul's intersession dreams that the late pope - with a "serious face" - spoke to him, saying "I can't do anything, you must pray to this other priest...(Pope Pius XII)"

Pope John Paul II, Pope Pius XII, intercession, Burkitt's lymphoma, alleged miracle cure



Reputed Relics of St. Joan of Arc Questioned Once Again

Relics previously thought to be the charred remains of St. Joan of Arc are, once again, being called into question

St. Joan of Arc, relics, scientific tests



Recent Activities of the Holy Father

Highlights from Pope Benedict's recent activities

Pope Benedict XVI, Cardinal Bertone, Vatican Secretary of State, blessing of lambs, feast of St. Agnes, second book on Jesus of Nazareth, week of prayer for Christian unity, Flaminia Giovanelli, under secretary of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace



'Parents can't be too careful'

A former music director for parishes in IL has been arrested for allegedly storing child p*rn on his personal computer

Music director, IL parishes, background check, church choir



CRS says there has been a "tremendous response" to appeal for aid

According to CRS, there has been a "tremendous response" to the appeal for aid for Haiti in the wake of the devastating earthquake, both internationally and from the United States

CRS, "tremendous response", appeal for aid for Haiti, devastating earthquake, disaster relief



First 2010 Vatican-SSPX Meeting

Doctrinal discussions between the Vatican and the SSPX apparently continued on Monday January 18

Vatican, SSPX, doctrinal discussions, first meeting in 2010



Cardinal Schönborn Issues Apology

Cardinal Schönborn's apology to Bishop Perić over the Cardinal's recent "private" visit to Medjugorje

Cardinal Schönborn, apology, Bishop Perić, "private" visit to Medjugorje, alleged apparitions



Attempted Assassin of Pope John Paul II Released From Prison

The attempted assassin of Pope John Paul II has been released from prison

Attempted assassin of Pope John Paul II, Mehmet Ali Agca, released from prison



Religious Freedom 'Wake-Up Call'

A senatorial candidate's remarks that pro-lifers "probably shouldn't work in the emergency room" is being viewed as a "wake-up call" regarding threats to religious freedom

Threats to religious freedom, senatorial candidate, pro-lifers, emergency room, Martha Coakley



Mark This Day On Your Calendar

Some long-needed clarity has finally arrived regarding the ecumenical movement

Ecumenical movement, clarity, Pope Benedict XVI, Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, aim of ecumenism, conversion, Anglicans



Cardinal Etchegaray Released From Hospital

The elderly Cardinal who was injured in the Christmas Eve security incident at St. Peter's has been released from the hospital

Cardinal Etchegaray, security incident, Christmas Eve, released from hospital



Update: Situation in Haiti

Brief update on the situation in Haiti after the devastating earthquake

Haiti, earthquake, update



Recent News Highlights

Topics include: More than 600K make reservations to see Shroud; Study shows persons with multiple tattoos or body piercings are significantly more likely to engage in dangerous & criminal behavior; Documentary being made about Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre; Under-population crisis; 'Mass exodus' of liberal Catholics in Austria; Jewish rabbi suggests that since Pope Pius XII did not lay down his life, he is not a saint; Cardinal Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship has stressed the liturgy as the center of the life of the faithful; Article blasting Obama's controversial, homosexual activist "Safe Schools Czar"; Archbishop Niederauer attempts to set the record straight regarding pro-abort 'Catholic' Pelosi's comments regarding "free-will" and abortion; Responsibility of parents to raise their children in the faith; Liberal Jesuit magazine publishes a article defending proposed new translation of the Roman Missal (Novus Ordo) in response to a priest who argued against it

Shroud of Turin, burial cloth of Jesus, tattoos, body piercings, body art, social deviance, Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, documentary, under-population crisis, liberal Catholics in Austria, Pope Pius XII, Jewish rabbi, Jews, Cardinal Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, liturgy, tradition, Georgetown University professor, 'Safe Schools Czar', Kevin Jennings, Archbishop Niederauer of San Francisco, Nancy Pelosi, "free-will", abortion, Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani, responsibilities of parents, liberal Jesuit magazine, proposed new translation of the Roman Missal, new Novus Ordo Mass translation



Possible Good News for Brussels

Vatican analyst says a progressive Brussels prelate will soon be succeeded by the country's "most traditional bishop"

Vatican analyst, Andrea Tornielli, Archbishop of Mechelen-Brussels, progressive, traditional, conservative, Belgium, successor



Scottish Bishops "Secretly Wish" Pope Wasn't Coming?

The Blogs Editor of the Telegraph Media Group suspects that Scottish bishops may "secretly wish" the Holy Father wasn't visiting

Scottish bishops, Pope Benedict XVI, trip to Scotland



'Marriage on Trial'

Federal court trial over California's Proposition 8 may have an impact in "determining the future of marriage in the entire U.S."

California, Proposition 8, Prop. 8, marriage, homosexual 'marriage', federal court trial



Update on Cardinal Etchegaray

Cardinal said to be in excellent condition after Christmas Eve incident

Cardinal Etchegaray, Christmas Eve security incident, broken hip



Update on the Situation in Malaysia

Religious tension in Malaysia has increased

Malaysia, violence, court ruling, Catholic newspaper, "Allah", Muslims



Pope Benedict Says Freedom Cannot Be Absolute

Highlights from Pope Benedict's speech to members of the Diplomatic Corps

Pope Benedict XVI, Diplomatic Corps, freedom, relativism, democracy



French Fried?

Survey concerning the decline of Catholicism in France

Catholicism in France, decline, Mass attendance, practicing Catholics



Need a Chuckle? Media Bias

Media bias concerning Archbishop Burke

Media bias, Archbishop Burke, orthodox, conservative, progressive



Setback for personhood initiative

A personhood measure in Nevada recently suffered a setback as a state judge ruled that a one-line (14 word) ballot measure was too broad and covered more than one subject

Personhood measure, Nevada, 'too broad'



U.K.: Goodbye Religious Freedom?

The Church's freedom in the U.K. may be severely threatened by a controversial equality bill

U.K., equality bill, religious freedom



Critic Suggests Demonic Influence in Blockbuster Works

Critic says the popular Twilight vampire novel series "dangerously twists evil into good and may even be demonically influenced". Critic also sees similarities between the vampire book author's experiences and the Harry Potter author's experiences

Twilight vampire novel, Harry Potter, demonic influences, occultism, devil



Simple Solution For Church Leaders: Smash the Image

Uproar over image of the disgraced former Archbishop of Milwaukee which appears in St. John the Evangelist Cathedral

Archbishop Rembert Weakland, disgraced former Archbishop of Milwaukee, liberal, dissent, scandal, image, St. John the Evangelist Cathedral



Catholic Portugal is a step closer to legalizing gay 'marriage'

Portugal's parliament has passed a bill to 'legalize' homosexual 'marriage' in the traditionally Catholic country

Portugal, homosexual 'marriage'



'Religion of peace' at it again

Certain Muslims in Malaysia, angry over a controversial court ruling which permits a Catholic newspaper to use the word "Allah" as a translation for God, are apparently firebombing non-Islamic religious structures in the area

Muslims, Malaysia, 'Allah', firebombing, Islamic, Catholic newspaper, court ruling



Papal Security: The Sedia Gestatoria

In the wake of the Christmas Eve incident where Pope Benedict was knocked to the ground by a mentally ill woman - only one of a number of recent security incidents - there has been talk about bringing back the traditional sedia gestatoria

Papal security, sedia gestatoria, portable papal throne



More trouble for Catholics in Vietnam

Police destroy large crucifix in Vietnam and injure parishioners

Archdiocese of Hanoi, crucifix, Dong Chiem parish



Pope's "chief liturgist" on the "reform of the reform"

Highlights from address of Msgr. Guido Marini, the Pontifical Master of Liturgical Ceremonies, on the 'reform of the reform'

Address of Msgr. Guido Marini, Pontifical Master of Liturgical Ceremonies, 'reform of the reform', Pope's 'chief liturgist', continuity, creativity. liturgy, facing east, adoration, kneeling, Communion on the tongue, exterior actions, sacred music, Gregorian chant, polyphony



Italian court rejects ban on crucifix

Italy's Constitutional Court issues ruling "asserting the supremacy of Italian law and custom over the orders of the European Court of Human Rights"

Crucifixes, Italy, Italy's Constitutional Court, Italian Law, European Court of Human Rights, ECHR, public schools



Sisters being "silenced" by their superiors

Sisters who support the Vatican's investigation of female religious orders in the U.S. are reportedly being "silenced" by their superiors

Vatican investigation of U.S. female religious, liberal sisters, dissenters, modernist



More News Highlights

Topics include: Catholic Portugal is reportedly "set to legalize gay 'marriage'"; 2012 not the "end of the world"; Planned Parenthood is turning a former bank building in Texas into the "largest abortion clinic in the U.S."; Study reveals benefits of physical discipline of children; Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran on "ignorance of Islam"

Catholic Portugal, gay 'marriage', 2012, 'end of the world, Vatican astronomer, Planned Parenthood, bank building, Texas, abortion, physical discipline of children, spanking, spanked, Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, Islam, Muslim minarets



New Director for Sistine Chapel Choir

Various blogs are reporting that a new director for the Sistine Chapel choir has been chosen

New director, Sistine Chapel choir, Dom Massimo Palombella, Salesian



Recent News Highlights

Topics Include: Pope's visit to Jewish synagogue in Rome; Muslims in Malaysia angry over a court ruling which permits a Catholic newspaper to use the word "Allah" as a translation for God; New members of Ecclesia Dei; 'Timeless treasures' from Vatican's Secret Archives published for the first time; Death of underground bishop in China; Death of Cardinal Daly; Installation of new Archbishop of Milwaukee, Jerome Listecki; Bishop D'Arcy celebrates final Mass as head of Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend; Atheists in Ireland publish blasphemous statements to challenge a new anti-blasphemy law; Schism in Uganda; Former Argentinean archbishop sentenced to prison for abuse of a seminary student; PP reports more than 1.1 million "abortion services" were provided in 2008

Pope Benedict XVI, Jewish synagogue in Rome, Muslims, Malaysia, Catholic newspaper, "Allah", Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei, FSSP, Vatican's Secret Archives, Bishop Leon Yao Liang, underground Catholic Church in China, Cardinal Daly, installation of new Archbishop of Milwaukee, Jerome Listecki, Bishop D'Arcy, Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, atheists in Ireland, anti-blasphemy law, Schism in Uganda, priestly celibacy, former Argentinean archbishop, abuse of seminary student, Planned Parenthood, abortion



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