Those pesky Americans

Rod Dreher accused of being a Donatist

  The following comes from a Feb. 14 posting on the Settimo Cielo blog by Sandro Magister. The Benedict Option has now crossed the Atlantic and become a question of global import. A question that is certainly of no little account, because it concerns the future of Christianity in an ever more post-Christian era. The American Rod Dreher, author of the proposal … [Read more...]

Christians didn’t start the war on religious liberty

Archbishop Chaput answers Rome's foes of Catholic-Evangelical alliance

The following comes from a July 18 story in Catholic Philly. History is full of great quotations that people never said. One of the best lines comes from Vladimir Lenin. He described Russian progressives, social democrats, and other fellow travelers as “useful idiots” – naïve allies in revolution whom the Bolsheviks promptly crushed when they took power. Or so the … [Read more...]

San Francisco speaks to Rome

Father Fessio defends Filipino bishops against other Jesuits

The following comes from a Jan. 29 story by Sandro Magister in Chiesa news service. They have not gone without notice, the harsh criticisms addressed by an authoritative Jesuit of the authoritative La Civiltà Cattolica to the bishops of the Philippines, for their strenuous opposition to the law on “reproductive health” successfully backed in the country by Catholic president … [Read more...]