Catechetics

Reformation is nothing to celebrate, says Cardinal Müller

Vatican doctrinal chief says Catholics 'cannot accept that there exist sufficient reasons to separate from the Church' By Staff Reporter,  Thursday, 31 Mar 2016 The prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Cardinal Gerhard Müller, has said that Catholics “have no reason... read more

Exclusive: Bishop Schneider takes up Pope’s remarks on contraception for Zika

By John-Henry Westen March 21, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) -- Since Pope Francis’ controversial remarks on contraception, in the context of a question about the Zika virus, on his February 18 return flight from Mexico, several prominent Catholic theologians have warned that the pope erred, and his... read more

Purgatory: God’s Last Act of Mercy

Allison Low, March 24, 2016 God is rich in mercy (Exodus 34:6­7) with an inexhaustible love for everyone. In the beautiful portrayal of the father in the Parable of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11­32), Jesus reveals how our heavenly Father is always ready to run out to meet His repentant, wayward... read more

The apprehension of Catholics on the eve of Pope Francis’ Post-Synod Exhortation

By Roberto de Mattei March 24, 2016 (Rorate Caeli) -- In this Holy Week of 2016, the sentiments and pain of Christ’s Passion being renewed is mingled with deep apprehension about the distressing situation the Church is in. The greatest worries regard the impending Apostolic Post-Synod... read more

Women and the Power to Change the World

By Mary Rice Hasson, Mar 21, 2016 Women are called to shape the moral dimension of the culture, but current trends seem to indicate that the wrong women have been doing the job. Fortunately a new generation of women is rising up eager to give joyful witness to the complementarity of men and... read more

Answering the Question of Every Human Life

Every person is born with a heart, mind, and conscience that desire to seek truth and goodness—but these can only be found in an atmosphere of genuine freedom.  by Seamus Hasson, Mar 22, 2016 Dignitatis Humanae, the Second Vatican Council’s Declaration on Religious Freedom, teaches that... read more

In The Rite Of The Washing Of The Feet… Cardinal Sarah Gives Scope To Celebrant Priest Whether Or Not To Include Women

By MAIKE HICKSON, March 15, 2016 A letter from Pope Francis to Robert Cardinal Sarah, the Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments was published January 21, 2016,... read more

Vatican’s doctrine chief: Pope is not a ‘professional theologian’

By Maike Hickson, March 14, 2016 ROME, March 14, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – In a recent interview, Cardinal Gerhard Müller, the head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), acknowledged that he must sometimes correct Pope Francis on matters of dogma, noting that the pope is not a... read more

Is There Really a “Sunday Exception” During Lent?

by Matthew Newsome A few days ago, my son, who gave up meat for Lent, asked for sausage for breakfast. Why? Because it was a Sunday, and he was allowing himself to enjoy what he was sacrificing for Lent. But is this a real thing? Is there a so-called “Sunday exception” during Lent? It’s... read more

Pope Francis Contradicts Church Teaching. Again.

BY STEVE SKOJEC,  ON MARCH 4, 2016, 1P5 BLOG Pope-FrancisPope Francis, in his recent address to the priests who will act as “Missionaries of Mercy,” once again placed himself at odds with established (and infallible) Catholic teaching, when he undermined the very matter and form of the... read more

Turning Confession, The Sacrament of Mercy, Into An Abysmal Joke (Catholic Caucus)

BY Restore D.C. Catholicism | 3/04/16 Posted on 3/5/2016, by ebb tide The Catholic blogosphere is alight with the latest heresy (that's what it is) to come to light. On February 11, eve of Ash Wednesday, the pope met with those priests designated to be "missionaries of mercy" and gave them... read more

Launching into Lent