Why do the young walk out?

Bishop Barron: I blame teachers and catechists

The following comes from an Aug. 31 column by Bishop Robert Barron on the L.A. archdiocese news site, Angelus. After perusing the latest Pew Study on why young people are leaving the active practice of Christianity, I confess that I just sighed in exasperation. I don’t doubt for a moment the sincerity of those who responded to the survey, but the reasons they offer for … [Read more...]

Going down fast

German Catholic Church losing record amount of members

The following is a July 20 Breitbart article by Thomas D. Williams: In 2014, the Catholic Church in Germany lost a greater number of faithful than in any previous year in its history for which there are records: 218,000 people – 39,000 more than the previous year. The figure is exceptionally high, exceeding even that of 2010, the year in which the German Church was shaken … [Read more...]

What Cardinal George wants to ask the Pope

Francis seems to be in a hurry

The following comes from a Nov. 16 article by John L. Allen, Jr. on Crux. Cardinal Francis George of Chicago will turn over the reins to his successor, Archbishop Blase Cupich, on Tuesday. George has long been seen as a leading intellectual light among America’s Catholic bishops, and even now, as he fights for his life, his mind remains remarkably nimble. As it turns out, … [Read more...]

Greatest humiliation in memory

Will Cardinal Burke attend the Synod?

The following comes from a Sept. 17 story on LifeSiteNews.com. Sources in Rome have confirmed to LifeSiteNews that Cardinal Raymond Burke, the head of the Vatican’s highest court, known as the Apostolic Signatura, is to be removed from his post as head of the Vatican dicastery and given a non-curial assignment as patron of the Order of Malta. The timing of the move is key … [Read more...]

52 pro-life leaders worldwide call on bishops to deny Communion to pro-abortion politicians

  The following comes from a May 5 story on LifeSiteNews.com. At the first annual Rome Life Forum in Vatican City today, fifty-two pro-life leaders from sixteen nations called on the bishops of the Catholic Church to deny Holy Communion to pro-abortion politicians in a spirit of love and mercy. The leaders signed a declaration noting that it is out of concern, … [Read more...]

Pope Francis lauds Benedict’s books on Jesus

The following comes from an Oct. 26 story on Vatican Information Service. This morning in the Sala Clementina of the Vatican Apostolic Palace Pope Francis awarded the Ratzinger Prize, granted by the Vatican Foundation: Joseph Ratzinger - Benedict XVI, to the Rev. Richard Burridge, Anglican minister and deacon of King's College, London, and to the German theologian Christian … [Read more...]

New generation of theologians to promote Benedict’s teachings

The following comes from a Sept. 12 story on Reuters.com. With Pope Benedict retired behind the Vatican’s walls and his former students getting on in years, a new generation of theologians is taking up the challenge of spreading his views on God, faith and modern society. The ex-pontiff, who stepped down in February, met every year since 1979 with several dozen former … [Read more...]