Persecution of Faithful Priests

George Weigel: Cardinal Cupich’s Criticisms of Archbishop Gomez are Baseless

Weigel argued that Archbishop Gomez releasing a statement on the inauguration was in keeping with the recommendations from the Working Group on Engaging the New Administration created by the bishops at their November 2020 meeting. National Catholic Register, January 23, 2021 WASHINGTON —... read more

Nigerian bishop kidnapped, Catholics pray for his safety

kidnapped by unknown gunmen Sunday, December 27. Credit: Public DomainBishop Moses Chikwe, Auxiliary Bishop of Nigeria’s Archdiocese of Owerri kidnapped by unknown gunmen Sunday, December 27. Credit: Public DomainCNA Staff, Dec 29, 2020 / 09:05 am MT (CNA).- The bishops of Nigeria have urged... read more

On cages and evangelization in China

By George Weigel, December 16, 2020 Joshua Wong is a young Chinese human rights activist, recently sentenced to 13 and a half months in prison on the Orwellian charge of “incitement to knowingly take part in an unauthorized assembly” – meaning, in Chinese Newspeak, urging others to... read more

Cardinal Burke: Forces of the ‘Great Reset’ have used COVID to advance ‘evil agenda’

"So many in the Church seem to have no understanding of how Christ continues his saving work in times of plague and of other disasters." By Anthony Gockowski -December 13, 2020 At a time when “we need to be close to one another in Christian love, worldly forces would isolate us and have us... read more

Vatican and China Renew Deal Over Appointment of Bishops

The Vatican also offered a lengthy defense of the agreement, saying that “processes for new episcopal appointments are underway, some at an early stage, others at an advanced stage.” Edward Pentin Blog, October 22, 2020 VATICAN CITY — The Holy See has announced it has renewed its... read more

Analysis: The Art of China’s Vatican Deal

What, then, could the Vatican hope to achieve by extending a deal which has yielded no results? Ed Condon/CNA WASHINGTON —Next month, the 2018 Vatican-China deal expires. Those close to the negotiations, both in Rome and in Beijing, now confidently predict a one-year extension to the... read more

MY TIME IN PRISON

By George Cardinal Pell, First Things, August 2020 There is a lot of goodness in prisons. At times, I am sure, prisons may be hell on earth. I was fortunate to be kept safe and treated well. I was impressed by the professionalism of the warders, the faith of the prisoners, and the existence of... read more

Cardinal Pell Ruling Deferred, Supporters Hopeful

A seven-member panel of justices decided March 12 they would need more time to consider whether to acquit the Australian cardinal or uphold his conviction. By Edward Pentin, March 12, 2020 Legal experts and supporters of Cardinal George Pell are quietly confident he could be acquitted soon... 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

A Simple Way to Pray Always

Advent Meditation By Venerable Francis Xavier Nguyen Van Thuan After my liberation many people said to me: Father, in prison you must have had a lot of time to pray.”  It was not as simple as one might think.  The Lord permitted me to experience all my weakness, my physical... read more

Cardinal Burke: ‘I’m Called the Enemy of the Pope, Which I Am Not’ A conversation with Cardinal Raymond Burke.

By Ross Douthat, New York Times, November 9, 2019 In mid-October, while the Catholic Church’s internal debates were reaching another crescendo at a synod for the Amazon region held in Rome, I sat down with Cardinal Raymond Burke, best known as Pope Francis’s most vocal critic in the... read more
Fr. Jose Granados, DCJM. Courtesy photo

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

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