URGENT UPDATE: Cardinal Burke needs intensified prayers for COVID recovery

URGENT UPDATE: Cardinal Burke needs intensified prayers for COVID recovery

August 18,2021—3pm PST—We have just received word from Lifesite News that Cardinal Burke’s condition is rapidly deteriorating and that he is suffering severe side-effects of a COVID infection. He has developed severe pneumonia and is not responding to treatment. Please intensify prayers for this faithful shepherd! – CBJ Raymond Cardinal Burke, former bishop of La…

China threatens Taiwan, saying Afghanistan withdrawal proves US ‘won’t help’ if war breaks out

China threatens Taiwan, saying Afghanistan withdrawal proves US ‘won’t help’ if war breaks out

While world attention is on Afghanistan crisis, China focuses on Taiwan… News.com.au (Australia)—Chinese state media has pounced on America’s botched withdrawal from Afghanistan, using the chaos to threaten one of its neighbours. China has pounced on the United States’ botched withdrawal from Afghanistan, using it to threaten the island of Taiwan. The Taliban has swept…

Chairman of Joint Chiefs warns of growth of al Qaeda, threat to US amid Taliban takeover of Afghanistan

Chairman of Joint Chiefs warns of growth of al Qaeda, threat to US amid Taliban takeover of Afghanistan

FoxNews—Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley warned lawmakers during a briefing over the weekend that terror groups like al-Qaeda may be able to grow at a much faster pace and pose a threat to the United States in the wake of the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, a source confirmed to Fox News.…

Parishioners killed in quake-damaged historic Haiti church

Parishioners killed in quake-damaged historic Haiti church

AFP—Its bell tower and yellow walls a sharp contrast with Haiti’s blue tropical sky, the historic Immaculee Conception church was the pride of Les Anglais, until it was destroyed by an earthquake Saturday, burying several faithful inside. “It was a beautiful church with very beautiful architecture,” said Fr. Wilson Exantus Andre, the parish priest at…

Panic at Kabul Airport Imperils Evacuation Flights; At Least Two Afghans Dead

“I am the President of the United States and the buck stops with me,” Biden said about withdrawing the troops after the departure mission is complete. Defense One—U.S. warns that any attacks on evacuation will meet “a forceful response,” but how long will the Taliban hold off? The U.S. military temporarily froze all flights out…

Top Chinese counterintelligence official defected to US, provided intel on Wuhan lab and China’s bioweapons programs: Reports

Top Chinese counterintelligence official defected to US, provided intel on Wuhan lab and China’s bioweapons programs: Reports

In this breaking news story—revealing what took place in February of this year—we anticipate gleaning new facts about COVID-19, the Wuhan lab and China’s bioweapons programs, not from just anybody, but from a Chinese Insider — a Top communist Chinese intel officer—who defected to the U.S. The truth ultimately wins out … every time.  Even…

Cardinal George Pell: Australian media fined A$1.1m over trial reports

Cardinal George Pell: Australian media fined A$1.1m over trial reports

BBC—A court has fined 12 Australian media groups a total of A$1.1m (£600,000; $840,000) for their coverage of Cardinal George Pell’s now-overturned conviction in a sexual abuse case. The outlets admitted to breaching a legal order in 2018, which banned them from reporting the verdict at the time. A judge rejected arguments that their news…

McCarrick Report: Vatican details McCarrick’s career and decades of sexual misconduct

McCarrick Report: Vatican details McCarrick’s career and decades of sexual misconduct

CNA—The Vatican’s Secretariat of State published Tuesday a report on Theodore McCarrick, saying that the Holy See had received inaccurate information about McCarrick from three New Jersey bishops before McCarrick’s 2001 appointment as Archbishop of Washington. (Click here to read The McCarrick Report for yourself) The false information presented by those bishops might have been…

The McCarrick Report: What to know

The McCarrick Report: What to know

CNA—On Tuesday, Nov. 10, the Vatican’s Secretariat of State will release a report on its two-year investigation into the career of ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick, who has been found canonically guilty of serial sexual abuse and misconduct, and was laicized in 2019. (Click here to read The McCarrick Report for yourself) Who is Theodore McCarrick? Theodore…

Desert Benedictine Monastery spared from raging fire; “like the parting of the Red Sea”… but still needs help

Desert Benedictine Monastery spared from raging fire; “like the parting of the Red Sea”… but still needs help

Having been on several retreats and visits to St. Andrew’s Abbey years ago—all wonderful, it was with horror and gratitude that I learned of the Abbey’s recent narrow escape from earthly hell; namely, yet another devastating wildfire. This uniquely historic Benedictine monastery is nestled in California’s Mojave Desert, in Valyermo, an unincorporated location of 450…

Tornado hits Historic Nashville church

Tornado hits Historic Nashville church

CNA—An historic Catholic church in the Nashville neighborhood of Germantown was among several buildings seriously damaged by a tornado Tuesday night. The tornado’s main path struck about 100 yards away from the Church of the Assumption in the Diocese of Nashville. The storm destroyed the parish’s north transept, sacristy, and rectory chimney. The winds also…

LEAD BY EXAMPLE: Houston Mattress Salesman does the unthinkable for flood victims

LEAD BY EXAMPLE: Houston Mattress Salesman does the unthinkable for flood victims

A Houston mattress salesman again turns his showroom into a refuge for flood victims, reportedly rescuing about 120 people from flooding caused by Tropical Storm Imelda so far.  In the process, Gallery Furniture owner Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale and Houston rapper Trae Tha Truth joined forces Thursday to help flood victims. “We got through Harvey,”…

Man arrested entering St. Patrick’s cathedral with gasoline

Man arrested entering St. Patrick’s cathedral with gasoline

CNA—The man who attempted to enter New York’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral carrying gasoline, lighter fluid, and a lighter will face criminal charges. The attempted entry was the second time this week the man was arrested at a Catholic cathedral. Marc Lamparello, 37, was apprehended April 17, 2019, by St. Patrick’s Cathedral security around 8 p.m.…

Catholic Business Journal introduces new column: This Week in History

Catholic Business Journal introduces new column: This Week in History

In what might seem like an odd twist, Catholic Business Journal, the nation’s pre-eminent news source focusing on faith and work, faith and business, today introduces a new column on…. history! “In business schools,” notes Karen Walker, founder and publisher of Catholic Business Journal, “and in our individual quests to become more adept in our…