Priests, faithful

HOW SHOULD I SPEND MY SUNDAYS WHEN PUBLIC MASSES ARE CANCELED?

By Father David Nix, Pilgrim Priest, March 14, 2020 Part I: Why the Cancelation of Masses due to COVID-19 is probably a good thing. (If Church history does not interest you, feel free to skip to Part II: How Should I Spend My Sunday when Public Masses Are Canceled?) Many bishops in the world... read more

Diocese of Springfield issues new guidelines for local schools and parishes

Parishes told to add Masses, if necessary, to keep maximum attendees under 250. By Mark Schneider, WGEM, March 13, 2020 The Diocese of Springfield in Illinois issued an update regarding Masses, parishes, and schools under it's jurisdiction in regards to concerns of the coronavirus. The... read more

Is abortion really ‘between a woman and her doctor’? No abortionist has a true doctor-patient relationship with his clients.

By Fr. Frank Pavone, LifeSite News, March 6, 2020 A familiar and over-used talking point for those who advocate for legal abortion is that the decision whether or not to have one should belong to “a woman and her doctor.” These words suggest that there is in fact a doctor-patient... read more

Archbishop Villegas says no to clapping during Mass, a memorial of the Calvary

“We are a Church called together by God, not a self-organized mutual admiration club,” writes the Archbishop of Lingayen-Dagupan in his letter for Lent. “The breaking of the Bread is a commemoration of the violent death that the Lord went through. Who claps while others are in pain? It is... 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

Future Priests Forge Ahead: Seminarians Say Lessons From Scandals Bolster Hope, Faith

Several seminarians who spoke with the Register said they grew in their love for the priesthood, thanks to the support and example they received within their seminaries. Mass is celebrated at John Vianney College Seminary in Miami. Transitional Deacon Connor Penn says, ‘God’s people... read more

Coming Out of the Closet

By Rev. Jerry J. Pokorsky, Catholic Thing, February 20, 2020 At times, priests reveal intimate secrets about themselves from the pulpit. I’ve always hesitated to do so mostly because a sermon should be about Jesus, and innermost secrets and feelings are none of your business. But there are... read more
Bishop Athanasius Schneider

Bishop Schneider analyzes Pope’s Amazon text: ‘a glimmer of hope’ despite deficiencies

Although Querida Amazonia’s stance on priestly celibacy comes as a relief, the document contains ‘lamentable doctrinal ambiguities and errors,’ Bishop Schneider writes in exclusive in-depth analysis By Diane Montagna, LifeSiteNews, February 19, 2020 In a new in-depth analysis of the... read more

US bishop declares ‘person cannot change his or her gender’ in new pastoral guidelines

Springfield Bishop Thomas Paprocki clarified policy on gender dysphoria to protect church and school leaders 'from being pressured and intimidated.' By Doug Mainwaring, LifeSite News, February 11. 2020 SPRINGFIELD, Illinois– In a sensitively worded but thoroughly-grounded-in-truth... read more
Bishop Radosław Zmitrowicz

Ukrainian bishops fraternally correct German bishops for abandoning Catholic sexual morality

The German bishops' 'synodal path' promotes changing Catholic sexual teaching on contraception, masturbation, and homosexuality. By Dorothy Cummings McLean, LifeSiteNews, February 10, 2020 Ukrainian Catholic bishops have delivered a fraternal correction to the bishops of Germany for their... read more

Cardinal Sarah: The Priesthood Today ‘Is in Mortal Danger’

In an exclusive English-language interview, the African cardinal discusses his new book, the status of the Catholic priesthood, and addresses those who say he opposes Pope Francis. By Edward Pentin, National Catholic Register, February 8, 2020 Cardinal Robert Sarah has made a further... read more
Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga of Kampala, Uganda.

“It is forbidden to distribute, receive Holy Communion in the hands”: Ugandan Archbishop