Catechesis

Bishop Schneider praises Voice of the Family’s new, free, online Catholic catechism course

The bishop praised the traditional method of learning by memorization, a technique employed in the online course, and he urged families to revive this method of learning, which is so beneficial for committing the Faith to heart. By Michael Haynes, LifeSite News, October 20, 2020 OUR... read more

Pope Francis Calls for Civil Union Law for Same-Sex Couples, in Shift From Vatican Stance?

The film chronicles the approach of Pope Francis to pressing social issues, and to pastoral ministry among those who live, in the words of the pontiff, “on the existential peripheries.” Catholic News Agency, Vatican, October 21, 2020 ROME — In a documentary that premiered Wednesday in... read more

Religious Freedom Is On Your Ballot

Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila Blogs, September 28, 2020 Now is the time for us to stand up for the place of full-throated Catholic belief in public life and the valuable contributions of people of faith to society. A troubling trend is appearing as our country grapples with social unrest... read more

Bishop Paprocki: Catholic Church Can Provide a Clear Path for COVID-19 Response

Catholic principles of ordinary and extraordinary means of preserving life can aid society’s approach to pandemic, the Illinois bishop says in a recent essay. By Judy Roberts, September 18, 2020 As the coronavirus shutdowns stretched into months, Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield,... read more

Bishops’ main duty is to safeguard their flock’s salvation – and many fail

Bishops’ main duty is to safeguard their flock’s salvation – and many fail ‘They are under an obligation to denounce ideas or individuals who present an urgent threat to their people’s spiritual welfare, and remove people from roles in the diocese, including schools, where they... read more

The US bishops’ one-sided ‘dialogue’ with Joe Biden

By Phil Lawler | Aug 17, 2020 Another presidential campaign is upon us, and so it’s time for another round of feisty debate on the time-worn topic: Should Joe Biden be allowed to receive Communion? That debate, as practiced by American Catholics, was not always about Biden specifically.... read more

Substitutes for Thought

By Fr. Gerald E. Murray, August 22, 2020 “Liberalism reduces Christianity to slogans; slogans are a substitute for thought.” That’s how Dartmouth College English professor and National Review editor the late Jeffrey Hart, my revered teacher and friend, thus categorized the... read more

Cardinal Pell Speaks on Maintaining Hope in Prison, Touches on Vatican Finances

Cardinal Pell spent 13 months in solitary confinement, during which time he was not permitted to celebrate Mass. Catholic News Agency, August 18, 2020 WASHINGTON — Cardinal George Pell, who was acquitted this year after becoming the highest-ranking Catholic cleric ever to be convicted of... read more

The Archbishop of Paris is Right: Humanae Vitae is Prophetic

Fertility is biological, but it is not just biological. By John Grondelski Archbishop Michel Aupetit is a voice to listen to, not just because he is a bishop but because he is a practicing physician who brings rich medical experience with him. July 25 marks the 52nd anniversary of St.... read more

50 priests, scholars, journalists thank Viganò, Schneider for raising Vatican II questions

The bishop and archbishop were praised for their 'honest and open discussion of the Second Vatican Council' Maike Hickson Blog July 15, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – Today, more than 50 priests, scholars, journalists, and other persons of prominence published an Open Letter to Archbishop Carlo... read more

‘Amoris laetitia’ must be read ‘always in continuity’ with Church teaching, pope says

By Ed Condon, CNA Washington D.C., Aug 22, 2018 / 01:00 pm MT (CNA).- A letter from Pope Francis on Amoris laetitia has been published in which the pope says the 2016 apostolic exhortation is “always in continuity” with the traditional teaching of the Church, and must be read and understood... read more