Evangelization

Should We Evangelize Protestants?

By Casey Chalk, Catholic Thing, August 9, 2020 We should stop trying to evangelize Protestants, some Catholics say. “Let’s get our own house clean first, before we invite our fellow Christians in,” someone commented on a recent article of mine that presented a Catholic rejoinder to a... 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

Junípero Serra and the Founding of the West

By Patrick, Laurence, Crisis,July 8, 2020 The story of the American founding usually begins in the East. In that account, we speak of the War of Independence, the establishment of the American republic, and prominent founding fathers like George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. However, there... read more

‘Worship of initiatives’ is replacing faith, Pope Francis warns priests

By Hannah Brockhaus, Catholic News Agency, February 27, 2020 In a message Thursday, Pope Francis criticized placing so much importance on Church programs that the essential teachings of the faith are lost. The pope also said a priest’s agreement with such initiatives should not be the... read more

Our March 13, 2020 Catholic Citizens of Illinois Forum Luncheon Speaker John Paul De Gance: “RESTORING THE DOMESTIC CHURCH: HOW TO REBUILD FAILING MARRIAGES, FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES.”

[Mr. J. P. De Gance will be the featured speaker at the March 13, 2020, Catholic Citizens Monthly Forum Luncheon. Reserve your seat HERE. Our luncheons commence at 11:45 a.m., at the Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson, Chicago, IL. Please note that the Union League Club requires business... read more

Pope appoints new archbishop for booming African diocese

CNA, December 30, 2019 Pope Francis has promoted an African bishop known for his emphasis on family, community, and traditional values. In an announcement released on Monday, the Holy See Press Office confirmed that the pope has named Bishop Andrew Nkea Fuanya as the new Archbishop of Bamenda in... read more

New Year’s Resolutions for Concerned Catholics: A Few Suggestions

May 2020 be a year full of grace for everyone. We’ll all need it. By George Weigel, December 31, 2019 During and after the grim martial law period in the early 1980s, many freedom-minded Poles would greet each other on Jan. 1 with a sardonic wish: “May the new year be better than you... read more
Author with Fulani men in Nigeria.

The New War Against Africa’s Christians

Fulani raiders ‘are Islamic extremists of a new stripe, more or less linked with Boko Haram,’ but present throughout Nigeria. By Bernard-Henri Lévy, WSJ, Dec. 20, 2019 5:16 pm ET A slow-motion war is under way in Africa’s most populous country. It’s a massacre of Christians, massive... read more

There were over 800 extremist attacks in West Africa in 2019

By Courtney Mares, Catholic News Agency, December 19, 2019 Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso- Extremist attacks have risen dramatically in Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger, from 180 incidents in 2017 to more than 800 violent attacks in 2019, according to the Center for Strategic and International... read more

The Idiosyncratic Pope Francis

By Eduardo J. Echeverria, Catholic Thing, November 25, 2019 Note: Professor Echeverria examines – and rejects – an attitude all too common in the Church today, even at the highest levels: that our mode of evangelization should be more accompanying people than proposing truth – which... read more
Leonardo Boff with the future and current Pope Francis (circled)

81-year-old liberation theologian is an architect of the Amazon Synod

By Maika Hickson, LifeSite News, September 9, 2019 In recent weeks, there has been much discussion among solicitous Catholics about one of the inspirers of the upcoming October 6-27 Pan-Amazon Synod, Leonardo Boff. He is one of the founders of Liberation Theology and a co-author of Laudato Si,... read more
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Amazon missionary bishop: Synod plans miss the real problems

Pope Francis is greeted by a member of an indigenous group from the Amazon region Peru, January 19, 2018.

In new interview, pope explains aim of synod, warns against nationalism

Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst.

‘Bling Bishop’ a classic case of Vatican’s ‘Ironic Employment Division’

POPE FRANCIS FORGETS