Cardinal Burke is free to write

New book from Ignatius Press – Hope for the World

The following comes from a July 19 release sent by Christian Newswire. In a thorough and hard-hitting discussion, Cardinal Raymond Burke frankly offers his thoughts and insights on the pressing issues of our time — the role of the Catholic Church in the modern world, the liturgy, spiritual renewal, marriage, family, respect for human life, radical feminism, poverty and more … [Read more...]

Best homilies for Holy Week

From the century’s master – Pope Benedict

The following comes from a March 28 story in L'Espresso (Italy). The Homiletic Directory promulgated by Pope Francis last February, when it comes to suggesting concrete outlines for good preaching during the Mass, reviews the liturgical year on the basis of its center which is the “Paschal mystery to which are connected all the mysteries of Christ and of salvation history … [Read more...]

The Benedict bishop bump

Hopeful response to those worried about San Diego

The following comes from a Catholic Vote article by Thomas Peters. Full article here. One of the memes currently circulating is that Pope Francis is in the midst of radically changing the American episcopate in a leftward, “progressive” direction. The two examples cited are the appointments of Bishop Blaise Cupich to Chicago and now Robert W. McElroy as bishop of San … [Read more...]

Who stole books out of Vatican mailboxes?

Mysterious theft occurred right before October's synod

The following comes from a February 27 article by Nicole Winfield published in the San Diego Union-Tribune. Full article here. VATICAN CITY (AP) — A whodunit is making the rounds at the Vatican. The publisher of a book on traditional Catholic marriage is crying foul, saying someone apparently swiped upward of 100 copies of the book from the Vatican mailboxes of bishops … [Read more...]

Children Have a Right

To Grow up with Proper Understanding of Sexuality The following comes from a March 9 report from Vatican Information Service This morning in the Vatican Benedict XVI received a group of prelates from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, who have recently competed their "ad limina" visit. Extracts of his English-language remarks to them are given below: "In this … [Read more...]

Me Choosing God

False Theology of Confirmation The following comes from a March 8 story by Catholic News Agency. Bishop Samuel Aquila of Fargo, North Dakota said he is delighted to have first-hand papal approval for changing the order by which children in his diocese receive the sacraments. “I was very surprised in what the Pope said to me, in terms of how happy he was that the sacraments of … [Read more...]