Intelligent E.T. Life Apart from Earth: What a Famous Scientist Concluded

Intelligent E.T. Life Apart from Earth: What a Famous Scientist Concluded

Over the past few years there has been consistent and growing talk in the media (and elsewhere) about the probability of there being intelligent life forms elsewhere in the universe. Much of this is due to grainy video footage and some Congressional hearings on the topic of UFO’s (but they don’t call them UFO’s any…

Pope Francis Criticizes Western Sexual Agenda at the UN

Pope Francis Criticizes Western Sexual Agenda at the UN

NEW YORK, January 13 (C-Fam)— In his annual address to foreign diplomats at the Holy See Pope Francis criticized Western countries and the UN for promoting gender ideology and abortion. He told the ambassadors that education “requires showing integral respect for the person, and for his or her natural physiognomy, and avoiding the imposition of…

Cardinal George Pell Dead at 81, leaves legacy of faith and

Cardinal George Pell Dead at 81, leaves legacy of faith and

CNA—Cardinal George Pell, prefect emeritus of the Vatican Secretariat for the Economy, died on Tuesday at the age of 81. The Australian prelate suffered a cardiac arrest and died at 8:50 p.m. Rome time, his secretary confirmed. A towering figure of the Church both physically and intellectually, Pell served for many years as archbishop of…

Cardinal Zen meets Pope Francis, prays at Benedict XVI’s tomb

Cardinal Zen meets Pope Francis, prays at Benedict XVI’s tomb

CNA—Cardinal Joseph Zen met privately with Pope Francis on Friday after attending Benedict XVI’s funeral. The Hong Kong authorities temporarily released the passport of the 90-year-old cardinal, who was arrested last year under the city’s national security law, to allow him to travel to Rome. According to America Magazine, Zen met Pope Francis in the…

FULL TEXT: Pope Francis’ homily for the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord

FULL TEXT: Pope Francis’ homily for the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord

The following is the full text of Pope Francis’ homily for the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord celebrated in St. Peter’s Basilica on Jan. 6, 2023. Like a rising star (cf. Num 24:17), Jesus comes to enlighten all peoples and to brighten the nights of humanity. Today, with the Magi, let us lift…

A closer look at the ceremonial details of Benedict XVI’s funeral

A closer look at the ceremonial details of Benedict XVI’s funeral

ACI, CNA, Vatican News—There is no doubt that the funeral of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI on Jan. 5 was a pope’s funeral. Not only was the funeral rite the one foreseen for the death of a pope, but so were all the rites that accompanied it. The rogito For example, the medals and coins of…

Benedict XVI: ‘A role model for holiness’

Benedict XVI: ‘A role model for holiness’

In an interview with Vatican News, Dr. Michael Hesemann, a close friend of the late Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and his brother Georg Ratzinger, says: “instead of mourning, it is time to thank God that he was among us”, and reflects on how “we all had the opportunity to rediscover Christianity by his constant inspiration,…

Bishops reflect on personal memories of Pope emeritus Benedict XVI

Bishops reflect on personal memories of Pope emeritus Benedict XVI

Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and archbishop of the Archdiocese for the Military Services:  “I remember many meetings with him while I served in the Secretariat of State, and I will never forget his greeting to me at the first General Audience I attended some weeks after his…

Pope emeritus Benedict XVI:  200,000 attend Benedict’s lying in state

Pope emeritus Benedict XVI: 200,000 attend Benedict’s lying in state

BBC—Nearly 200,000 people paid homage to former Pope Benedict XVI during his lying in state over the last three days, the Vatican says. His body has been sealed in a coffin ahead of his funeral on Thursday. Pope Francis will preside over the funeral – the first time a sitting Pope has led his predecessor’s…

Missed Pope Benedict XVI’s funeral? Watch it here

Missed Pope Benedict XVI’s funeral? Watch it here

The historical, beautiful Rosary and funeral Mass for Pope emeritus Benedict XVI took place January 5, 2023, but don’t fret if you missed it.  From the Sagrato of Saint Peter’s Basilica, recitation of the Rosary and Solemn Requiem Mass for Pope emeritus Benedict XVI, presided over by Pope Francis, you will find it all here,…

Putin, Xi and One Dead Pope

Putin, Xi and One Dead Pope

WSJ—Russia and China want to replace the West. Benedict wanted to save it. A big story the past year has been the firming alliance between the world’s two leading autocrats, Russia’s Vladimir Putin and China’s Xi Jinping, predicated on their conclusion that the West is in terminal decline. Fortuitously, the world has just lost its…

Recommended Highlights, Clips and Video on Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

Recommended Highlights, Clips and Video on Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

Below please find a few excellent highlights, clips and videos on Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI… Biography—Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI — Vatican News Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI – Gestures — Vatican News First papal remarks of late Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI — Vatican News Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI Short life story — Vatican News Pope Benedict…

FULL TEXT: Benedict XVI shares his final thoughts with the Church

FULL TEXT: Benedict XVI shares his final thoughts with the Church

Stand firm in the faith! Do not let yourselves be confused!…I have experienced the transformations of the natural sciences since long ago and have been able to see…

BREAKING: Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI dies at age 95

BREAKING: Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI dies at age 95

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, a leading theologian of the 20th century and the first pope to resign from office in nearly 600 years, has died at the age of 95, the Vatican announced. His death was announced in Rome on Dec. 31. His funeral Mass will be held on Jan. 5, 2023, in St. Peter’s…

Benedictine Sisters Build “Spiritual Oasis in the Modern Desert”

Benedictine Sisters Build “Spiritual Oasis in the Modern Desert”

The contemplative is the stay-at-home mother within the Church,” reflects Sr. Mary Josefa (Kathleen ’07) Holcomb, O.S.B.. “The stay-at-home mother has a role that is not seen, and probably not appreciated, by many in the world … but how many families need that mother’s presence! The Church is a family, too. It needs the presence…

Jimmy Lai’s Godfather Speaks out: Jimmy Lai “Chose Those Handcuffs”—Would you and I have such courage?

Jimmy Lai’s Godfather Speaks out: Jimmy Lai “Chose Those Handcuffs”—Would you and I have such courage?

Pro-Democracy, former media tycoon and courageous Catholic Jimmy Lai sentenced to 69 Months in Communist Prison—December 2022 CNA / WSJ—The godfather of an arrested Hong Kong Catholic entrepreneur and pro-democracy advocate says he hopes Jimmy Lai’s courageous example will inspire more calls for justice amid an ongoing crackdown on human rights in now-Communist Hong Kong.…

Remember Jimmy Lai and Cardinal Joseph Zen this Christmas Octave

Remember Jimmy Lai and Cardinal Joseph Zen this Christmas Octave

As we celebrate the Christmas Octave with family and loved ones, in warm homes and beautiful churches, with glorious singing, prayers and with abundant food, gifts and laughter…. our suffering Catholic brethren endure the same Christmas Octave in a cold, sparse, merciless prison in Communist China. They suffer dearly the loss of being able to…

The Splendor of the O Antiphons

The Splendor of the O Antiphons

Each day from Dec. 17 through Christmas, the Catholic Business Journal will post the “O Antiphon” for that day. Below is the first of these antiphons, followed by a wonderful article by Fr. Juan Diego of the Norbertines. Enjoy! —ed. O ANTIPHON — December 17: O Sapientia, quae ex ore Altissimi provsti, attingens a fine…

Beginning December 17:  The beautiful “O Antiphons” of Advent

Beginning December 17: The beautiful “O Antiphons” of Advent

“Gazing afar off, behold I see the power of God coming, and a cloud covering all the land. Go out to meet him and say: tell me if you are the one who is to reign over the people Israel.” So sounds the cry of the world before Christ, a cry placed on the lips…

Ethical Principles of Public Health

Ethical Principles of Public Health

Consider sending this to the physicians you know and asking if they would be willing to sign. If they are unwilling, consider asking them which of the principles they object to and why. During the SARS2 coronavirus pandemic, fundamental principles of public health were ignored, and trust in public health has been damaged. As experts…

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