Pope Francis sets two teenagers on path to canonization

Alexia González-Barros, 14, offered her sufferings from a malignant tumor for the Church; Carlo Acutis, 15, used his computer skills to catalogue Eucharistic miracles before his death from leukemia

Pope Francis has issued decrees advancing the Causes of two teenagers who heroically lived the Christian virtues. At a meeting with Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for Saints’ Causes, the Pope signed a decree recognising the heroic virtues of Alexia González-Barros, who offered her sufferings from a malignant tumour for the Church. González was born … [Read more...]

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A wake-up call to liberal theologians

Younger Catholics turning to neo-traditionalist circles for instruction, re-examining what’s happened in the church since the 1960s and reacting against the theology that came out of the Second Vatican Council

The estrangement between academic theology and the institutional Church is one reason many younger Catholics are now turning to neo-traditionalist circles for instruction. A new generation is re-examining what’s happened in the church since the 1960s and reacting against the theology that came out of the Second Vatican Council. Some younger Catholics are also questioning the … [Read more...]

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Don’t call yourself traditionalist

Cardinal Sarah urges Church to embrace young Catholics who prefer the older form of the Roman Rite

Cardinal Robert Sarah has praised young Catholics who prefer the older form of the Roman Rite, saying he can “personally testify to the sincerity and devotion of these young men and women”. In a speech to the Fifth Roman Colloquium on Summorum Pontificum, held at the Pontifical University of St Thomas (Angelicum), the cardinal added that other Catholics should “open your … [Read more...]

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Miscontraceptions, the film

Documentary brings NFP to the millenials

The following comes from a March 24 Conjugality blog post: Having produced several videos about natural family planning (NFP) and fertility awareness methods (FAM), I know how challenging it can be to come up with original angles, fresh dialogues, authentic couple conversations and disagreements, and narratives that can captivate the target audience. That’s exactly what … [Read more...]

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