All posts by Kevin Edward White

CROSSING BOUNDARIES (Jan. 3: Epiphany of the Lord)

Father Donald Senior, CP, Chicago Catholic, December 16, 2020 Is 60:1-6; Ps 72:1-2, 7-8, 10-11, 12-13; Eph 3:2-3; 5-6; Mt 2:1-12 Malka Simkovich, who directs the Catholic-Jewish studies program at Catholic Theological Union, has documented the tendencies toward universalism in the writings... read more

Abortion Leading Global Cause of Death in 2020 with 42.7 Million Killed

By Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D., Breitbart, January 1, 2021 Abortion was once again the number-one cause of death globally in 2020, with a record 42.7 million unborn babies killed in the womb, according to data provided by Worldometer. As of December 31, 2020, there were 42.7... read more

Planned Parenthood’s international arm boasts financing efforts to legalize abortion in Argentina

CNA Staff, Catholic Herald, January 1, 2021 In a post published on Wednesday, December 30, just hours after abortion was legalized by the Argentinian Senate, one of the international branches of Planned Parenthood, the International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region... read more

The Vatican-China Agreement: When the Music Stops

Pope Francis has made a bad deal with the Chinese government. The agreement reached with mainland authorities is not helping Catholics and other Christians as much as even its architects’ attenuated hopes warranted. It has hamstrung the Church and muted her moral witness at a crucial time. By... read more

THE EUTHANASIA CANCER SPREADS

By Wesley J. Smith, First Things, December 31, 2020The West is tearing itself apart. The symptoms are evident in our bitterly divided politics and the attempts to punish those with heterodox views. But they are particularly evident in the ongoing collapse of the sanctity of human life ethic, which... read more

Abortion Wins in Argentina. Argentinian Pope Barely Lifts a Finger in Protest

By Steve Skojec, OnePeterFive, December 30, 2020 In Argentina, feral women — some of them naked and likely intoxicated — are dancing in the streets in celebration of their newly legislated “right” to murder their own children: The crowd of a few thousand burst into raucous cheers and... read more

Nuns arrested as Beijing turns up heat on Church in Hong Kong

Senior clerics see the arrests as a sign China wants to shut the unofficial Vatican mission in Hong Kong, where the two nuns work. As Beijing tightens control of the city, the local diocese has also moved to rein in pro-democracy voices in its flock. By Greg Torode, Reuters, December 30,... read more

Vatican denies knowledge of $1.8 billion transferred to Australia

By Philip Pullella, Reuters, December 31, 2020 VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The Vatican and the Australian Catholic Church have both denied knowledge of transfers worth US$1.8 billion which Australia’s financial watchdog says have been sent from Rome to Australia in the past seven... read more

New Controversy Erupts Over Plans for the Rebuilding of Notre Dame

By Solène Tadié, National Catholic Register, December 29,2020 A leak in the French media suggested the rebuilding of the interior of the cathedral is tilting towards a more contemporary style, but the Archdiocese of Paris insists no decision will be made before the end of March. PARIS,... read more

Pope Francis Strips Powerful Vatican Office of Its Financial Assets

A financial scandal involving the secretariat of state has given fresh impetus to Francis’ reform agenda. By Elisabetta Povoledo, New York Times, December 28, 2020 ROME — Pope Francis has stripped the Vatican’s most powerful office of its significant financial assets, the Vatican said... read more

Nigerian bishop kidnapped, Catholics pray for his safety

Spiritual direction: What is it, who needs it, and why?

Signs of Mind

Will the Bishops Confront Biden?

THE DISEASING OF JUDGMENT

The Source of Art and Beauty