All posts by Kevin Edward White

As Vatican Ponders China Deal, Expert Says It’s Brought ‘Little Fruit’

September 8, 2020 By Elise Anne Allen, The Tablet, September 8, 2020 ROME (Crux) – As the Vatican sits poised to renew its historic agreement with China on the appointment of bishops later this month, one of the Catholic Church’s leading experts on Chinese affairs has argued that while... read more

‘Catholics for Biden’ Is a Bad Joke

By Declean Leary, Crisis, September 8, 2020 Catholics for Biden held its national kickoff call on the evening of Thursday, September 3. It was, predictably, an hour-long attempt to make us all forget that the candidate is implicit in—and his party is devoted to—the vilest crime ever... read more
Queensland Parliament

Queensland passes law to jail priests for not reporting confessions of child sexual abuse

By Allyson Horn, ac.net.au ews, September , 2020A photo is taken from the back of a church showing the backs of the crowd of people who attended the service.Queensland priests are being compelled to break the seal of the confessional to protect children.(ABC News: Matthew Eaton)Share Priests in... read more

Pope Francis says Amazon synod was for discernment, not fighting on married priests

Catholic News Agency, September 3, 2020 Pope Francis did not approve a proposal to ordain married men in the Amazon region because the idea was discussed, and even argued about, but not prayerfully discerned at a 2019 synod of bishops, according to notes from the Pope included in an article... read more

Women take to pulpits in German diocese: “It is not enough to give testimony only in the family or at work”

By: Mada Jurado , Novena News, September 3, 2020 Women are to take to pulpits in a German diocese, saying “it is not enough to give testimony only in the family or at work.” Sermons are usually given by priests, but that’s about to change in the Diocese of Osnabrück, where for a... read more

German Catholics debate sexuality and the place of women

Participants of the synodal path initiated met in five cities of the country. In Berlin, where "La Croix" went, the discussions were sometimes heated By Delphine Nerbollier, LaCroix, September 7, 2020 German Catholics who are delegates for the Synodal Path have held their latest plenary... read more

Farewell, Uncle Di: Father Paul Mankowski, RIP

[Fr. Mankowski was our Forum Luncheon featured speaker this past February-Ed. The topic of his remarks was“CRISIS IN THE CHURCH: REFORM OR REFORMATION?” ] By Phil Lawler, CatholicCulture.Org, September 04, 2020 My editorial career has brought me into close contact with quite a few... read more
Sister Deidre Byrne addresses the 2020 Republican National Convention on Aug. 26.

Full Text: Sister Dede Byrne’s Speech at the 2020 Republican National Convention

Sister Deirdre Byrne spoke passionately about the sanctity of life at the RNC saying, "While we tend to think of the marginalized as living beyond our borders, the truth is the largest marginalized group in the world can be found here in the United States. They are the unborn." Catholic News... read more
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Wisconsin bishops to announce this month the end of dispensation from Sunday Mass

By the Wisconsin Catholic Conference, September 3, 2020 In March, as communities responded to the growing coronavirus outbreak, the bishops of Wisconsin's five Roman Catholic dioceses each granted a dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass. As the outbreak grew into a pandemic,... read more
Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, Archbishop of Luxembourg

Cardinal: Pandemic may have accelerated secularization of Europe by 10 years

Catholic News Agency Staff, September 4, 2020 A cardinal has suggested that the coronavirus pandemic may have accelerated the secularization of Europe by 10 years. In an interview with L’Osservatore Romano Sept. 2, Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich said he believed that the number of Catholics... read more

Court halts Education Department’s rule for pandemic relief money to private schools

CNA Staff, August 29, 2020- A federal judge has blocked a rule by the Department of Education for allocating pandemic relief money to private schools. U.S. District Judge James Donato in San Francisco issued a preliminary injunction against the rule Thursday. He said the Education Department... read more