Chastity, virtue of

Making the case for marriage

By Brian Fraga, Our Sunday Visitor, February 7, 2020 Statistics tell a troubling story about the state of marriage as an institution. Various social surveys indicate that anywhere from 25% to slightly more than 40% of all marriages end in divorce within the first five years. Scarred by the... read more

In surprise, Benedict openly defends clerical celibacy as Francis considers married priests

By Joshua J. McElwee, National Catholic Reporter, January 12, 2020VATICAN CITY — Retired Pope Benedict XVI has coauthored a new book defending the Catholic Church's practice of a celibate priesthood, in a shocking move that comes as Pope Francis is considering the possibility of allowing older,... read more

No, Cardinal Marx, the Church Cannot Bless Same-Sex Couples

No, Cardinal Marx, the Church Cannot Bless Same-Sex Couples By Eduardo J. Echeverria, December 30, 2019 Once again, the German archbishop, Cardinal Reinhard Marx, responded positively to the question, “What do you do when a homosexual couple asks you for an episcopal blessing.”  He... read more

A Trojan Horse in the Pontifical Biblical Commission

By Fr. Gerald E. Murray, Catholic Thing, December 26, 2019 In his 1967 classic defense of the Catholic Faith against modern errors, Trojan Horse in the City of God, Dietrich von Hildebrand wrote: “With a religion the only question that can matter is whether or not it is true. The question of... read more

CHASTITY EDUCATION IS WORKING

by Paul Murano  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  December 18, 2019    Values-based curriculum challenges Planned Parenthood agenda CARACAS, Venezuela (ChurchMilita.com) - A curriculum centered on values and virtue, "Alive to the World," has been taking the... read more
Lot and his family fleeing Sodom

Vatican publishes new book reducing ‘sin of Sodom’ to ‘lack of hospitality’

BY Diane Montagna, LifeSite News, December 19, 2019 ROME, December 19, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — In what many see as an effort to normalize homosexuality in the Catholic Church, the Vatican has released a new book that reduces the “sin of Sodom” (Genesis 19:1–29) to “a lack of... read more
St. Catherine of Sienna

Catholic laity beg Pope Francis to honor Mother Mary, not Mother Earth in open letter

By Dorothy Cummings McLean, LifeSite News, December 12, 2019 PARIS, France– A group of Catholic laypeople have written an open letter to Pope Francis imploring him to condemn the idolatry of mother earth (Pachamama) that recently took place at the Vatican and to confirm them in honoring Mary... read more

Compelled Sexual Affirmation in the School Bathroom

By Gerard V. Bradley, Public Discourse, December 1. 2019 The case against compelled affirmation policies needs to be more explicitly and vividly sexualized. The argument against these policies must be rooted in the civil liberties of objecting students and the right not be forced to be the... read more

The Synod’s Dissenters

by Dan Hitchens, National Catholic Register, October 25, 2019, Barack Obama announced in 2012 that religious liberty was “an inalienable right that is enshrined in our Constitution. As a citizen and as a Christian, I cherish this right.” Yet as president he encouraged his colleagues to pursue... read more

NEW STUDY LINKS PREMARITAL SEX WITH SEPARATION AND DIVORCE

by Paul Murano  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  September 19, 2019    Study: 'Generalized beliefs that uncommitted sex is okay ... can contribute to the failure of a marriage' You are not signed in as a Premium user; we rely on Premium users to support our... read more
Fr. Jose Granados, DCJM. Courtesy photo

JPII Institute VP says school’s identity is ‘seriously threatened’

By JD Flynn, Catholic News Agency, Vatican City, Jul 31, 2019 The vice-president of the Pontifical John Paul II Institute in Rome said that changes to the school’s governing structure and academic program are a serious threat to its identity, and to the important pastoral ministry it... read more
Bishop Arthur J. Serratelli

New Jersey bishop accused of covering-up priest’s gay sex abuse