Faith demands a layman to express his thoughts

Reflections on Pope Francis

  The following comes from a Dec. reposting on Rorate Caeli blog site, translated from Italian by Fr. Richard Cipolla. [The following article by the most influential religious analyst in Italy, Vittorio Messori (main editor, among others, of the Ratzinger Report and of John Paul II's Crossing the Threshold of Hope), has caused great sensation in Italy since its … [Read more...]

Sign of peace in current place maims Catholic teaching

Pomp, whistles, vocal affirmation, clapping, music

The following comes from a Dec. posting on Crisis magazine. At the request of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, a requisite inquiry into the timely appropriateness of the Latin Rite’s gesture of peace shared amongst the people during the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass commenced almost a decade ago. The Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments … [Read more...]

Tweeting in the adoration chapel

John Paul II and Fulton Sheen used to write there

The following comes from a Dec. 20 posting by T.J. Burdick. I was in the adoration chapel and I had an urge to tweet. I was so enthralled by Fr. Robert Barron’s eloquence on the life of St. Thomas Aquinas that I couldn’t hold it in. I just, couldn’t help myself, I HAD to project this moment of celestial clarity through the closest means digital evangelization … [Read more...]

Catholic dissident Hans Küng considers assisted suicide

The following comes from an Oct. 3 Reuters story. Hans Küng, Roman Catholicism's best known rebel theologian, is considering capping a life of challenges to the Vatican with a final act of dissent -- assisted suicide. Küng, now 85 and suffering from Parkinson's disease, writes in final volume of his memoirs that people have a right to "surrender" their lives to God … [Read more...]