DID THE POPE REFER TO FAITHFUL PRIESTS AS ADOLESCENTS? Kudos to Mark Castor for looking past the inflammatory and irresponsible Breitbart headline to the Pope’s actual words. ORIGINAL TRANSCRIPT OF THE POPE’S WORDS FROM THE VATICAN WEBSITE: “In recent months, people have not been able to participate in the liturgical celebrations, but have not stopped […]
A prominent priest in Mexico City has burned three Pachamamas in his church on Sunday. Here’s the story: http://mahoundsparadise.blogspot.com/2019/11/this-blasphemy-this-parody-of-mary-this.html
THE IDOLATRY AND SACRILEGE AT THE RECENT SYNOD ON THE AMAZON I wish to speak to you about recent events in Rome, in connection with the synod—the meeting of bishops—regarding the Amazon region. This synod was summoned in order to address the challenges faced by the Church in the Amazon region, especially those that are […]
Today is the 51st anniversary of Pope Saint Paul VI’s landmark encyclical, Humanae vitae.
“As Mothers, We Live the Works of Mercy Each Day in Our Homes” Blessed is She is an online community of women living the Gospel and the faith in their particular context. Daily we are called to be protagonists in the works of mercy. Here is a resource.
I recently found this admonition by Metropolitan Kallistos Ware on certain connections: “Once theology forgets the unavoidable limitations of the human understanding; once it overlooks the apophatic dimension of theology; once it replaces the ineffable Word of God with human logic, then, as the Cappadocians assert, it ceases to be theo-logia and sinks to the […]
I think if you asked many people what it means to “bless God” an adequate answer would be lacking. Probably for no other reason than it is not a subject we hear preached on at Mass, or study in Catechism class. This is a sad thing to say: we don’t have competent or interested priests […]
The funeral rites were prayed last week for theologian Michael Novak in Washington, DC. The Oratorian Fathers in the District offered and preached the Mass. May God give Michael eternal light, happiness and peace! It is said the Novak was one of the finest Catholic theologians of the USA, indeed for the Church. A man […]
The word “rescue” doesn’t always connect in people’s monks with the life and work of a Benedictine monk, but when you read a recent article in The Atlantic, you will have a new appreciation of the connection. It is a fact that Father Columba Stewart, monk of St. John’s Abbey (Collegeville, MN) spends a great […]
Robert Louis Wilken, former professor of the History of Christianity at the University of Virginia, will deliver a lecture on Monday, January 30th at 7:00 pm at St. Mary’s Church (5 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven) entitled, “Liberty in the Things of God: Christian Origins of Religious Freedom.”