Catholic Spirituality

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

Banish Sin, Transform the Church

David G Bonagura, Jr., August 16, 2020 The Second Vatican Council is back in the news lately, with two prominent, tradition-minded bishops revisiting well-known arguments of conciliar interpretation in light two recent Vatican documents, Amoris Laetitia and the Abu Dhabi statement [1] on world... 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 Cultural Revolution and Us

By Bevil Bramwell, OMI, August 2, 2020 The United States is currently going through its own version of China’s Cultural Revolution, including rampaging mobs, hell-bent on the destruction of property and historical artifacts. These disturbances have obscured the sometimes quite legitimate... read more
James Joyce (1915)

Farewell to Ulysses

By Michael McMahon, Crisis, July 27, 2020The recent toppling of statues regarded as representing white supremacy is a sign that James Joyce’s Ulysses may soon be toppled from its top rank on the lists of great novels. Not only is James Joyce a dead, white, European male, but his work,... read more

Coronavirus Stalks in the Darkness, But Do Not Be Afraid

Msgr. Charles Pope Blog, July 18, 2020 I write this from my perspective as a priest responsible for the care of souls; I do not claim to be a medical expert. My pastoral concern is that we as a nation and as a Church have succumbed to excessive fear, which bespeaks a spiritual problem. The... read more

SAN GABRIEL MISSION FIRE ‘JUSTIFIED’?

Mission spokesperson asserts 'right' to set buildings aflame by Martina Moyski  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  July 22, 2020    SAN GABRIEL, Calif. (ChurchMilitant.com) - A spokesperson for California's San Gabriel Arcángel Mission reportedly told a fellow... read more

Storm Heaven on July 1, 2020

Storm Heaven with Prayer! On this Wednesday, the 1st of July, please remember that we band together from the four corners of the earth to raise our united voice to Heaven. The 151,730 Rosary Warriors will be reciting the Holy Rosary and storming Heaven with prayer in union with the Holy Mass... read more

Catholic Church in Germany Lost a Record Number of Members Last Year

According to the new figures, the number of Catholics in the country fell from 23 million in 2018 to 22.6 million in 2019. Catholic News Agency WASHINGTON — A record number of Catholics formally left the Church in Germany in 2019, according to official figures released Friday. The... read more

Don’t ‘blackmail’ kids into coming to church, Vatican official says

By Cindy Wooden, Jun 25, 2020, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE Don’t ‘blackmail’ kids into coming to church, Vatican official says ROME — Although he said, “I would never go to war” over the proper age to administer the sacrament of confirmation, Archbishop Rino Fisichella said too often... read more

The dangers of proliferating Communion services

By Fr. Jerry Pokorsky | May 18, 2020 The cancellation of the public celebration of the Mass in dioceses across the US and the world—beginning in Rome—has established dangerous precedents. In addition to the breathtaking surrender to secular authorities with no public pushback on the part of... read more