Benedictine nun from Ukraine: The church building is in ruins, but the Church is alive

Benedictine nun from Ukraine: The church building is in ruins, but the Church is alive

Ukraine—CNA—After the liberation of the Mykolaiv district in Ukraine from the Russian army last week, residents began to return to their homes with the hope of saving at least some of their possessions. Together with the parish priest, Society of Christ Father Oleksandr Repin, and other nuns, Benedictine Sister Faustina Kovalska went to the site…

Court Victory for California Cake Artist Cathy Miller Targeted for Religious Discrimination

Court Victory for California Cake Artist Cathy Miller Targeted for Religious Discrimination

Cake designer Cathy Miller has been vindicated in the California courts for practicing her Christian principles on the job. On October 21, 2022, attorneys from the Thomas More Society law firm brought home a First Amendment victory for the cake shop owner of Tastries, a popular Bakersfield, California, bakery that was targeted for abiding by…

Of Catholics and Chinese Communists: The Vatican renews its bad deal with Beijing that ignores human-rights and religious abuses

Of Catholics and Chinese Communists: The Vatican renews its bad deal with Beijing that ignores human-rights and religious abuses

WSJ—Even as Xi Jinping was being crowned as China’s unchallenged dictator, the Vatican said Saturday it has renewed its agreement with the Chinese Communist Party. This is the second renewal since the deal was brokered in 2018, though there’s little progress on religious freedom to show for it. Its main contribution has been to mute…

Supreme Court to hear case of designer who won’t create websites for same-sex weddings

Supreme Court to hear case of designer who won’t create websites for same-sex weddings

CNA/ADF—The Supreme Court’s fall term features a major case that will push the question of religious liberty back into the national spotlight as the court determines whether or not a Colorado woman can be forced to violate her religious beliefs about marriage. Lorie Smith, an artist and small business owner, is challenging a Colorado state…

9th Circuit Asked to Hear Case of Christian Counselor Muzzled by WA State

9th Circuit Asked to Hear Case of Christian Counselor Muzzled by WA State

Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys representing a Christian counselor filed a petition with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit Tuesday that asks the full court to hear the case of Brian Tingley, a licensed marriage and family therapist in Tacoma, after a three-judge panel dismissed his case. Tingley vs. Ferguson Tingley is challenging…

Day 2: The Trial of Cardinal Zen in Now-Communist-Ruled Hong Kong

Day 2: The Trial of Cardinal Zen in Now-Communist-Ruled Hong Kong

On Tuesday, Cardinal Joseph Zen’s second day in court in Hong Kong, five witnesses were cross-examined and the magistrate ruled that there was sufficient evidence to justify a trial. Paul Marshall, the director of the Religious Freedom Institute’s South and Southeast Asia Action Team, told CNA that Zen’s trial “further undercuts [communist] China’s 1997 promise…

Catholics in Poland and Around The World Pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet to End War

Catholics in Poland and Around The World Pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet to End War

Warsaw, CNA—On Wednesday, Catholics recited the Divine Mercy Chaplet in the streets of 173 cities in Poland and 44 localities worldwide, according to organizers of the prayer event. “We believe that 10 minutes of supplication to God can change our families, cities, and the whole world,” the organizers said. At 3 p.m. local time, street…

FBI Raids Home of Pro-Life Christian With Guns Drawn as Family Watches in Horror

FBI Raids Home of Pro-Life Christian With Guns Drawn as Family Watches in Horror

Faithwire—The FBI used a major show of force to arrest pro-life Christian Mark Houck, 48, with dozens of agents reportedly descending on his home with guns drawn as Houck’s wife and children looked on in horror. Early Friday morning the FBI arrived at the Houck’s residence in Bucks County, PA and began pounding on the…

Gorbachev and Reagan: the capitalist and communist who helped end the cold war

Gorbachev and Reagan: the capitalist and communist who helped end the cold war

Editor’s note — With news of Mikhail Gorbachev’s death, memories of the remarkable, historic actions of then-U.S. President Reagan, Russia’s leader at the time, Gorbachev, and England’s Margaret Thatcher come to mind…. especially the unlikely connection and even a level of friendship between Reagan and Gorbachev. For those living in Soviet Russia at the time,…

LifeSite News and other resources—A federal court has ruled that the California mandate that forces churches to pay for abortions in their health insurance plans is unconstitutional. Nine Long Years Churches across California have been battling the onerous abortion mandate for years with no relief. The troubling situation began in 2014 when the California Department…

Picture worth a thousand words – Thank you Pat Cross!

Picture worth a thousand words – Thank you Pat Cross!

                                  Courtesy of Pat Cross :  www.PatCrossCartoons.com                    

Unfathomable: Now Congress wants to criminalize your Christian principles

Unfathomable: Now Congress wants to criminalize your Christian principles

Just a few weeks ago, Nancy Pelosi, D-California, introduced (or re-introduced?) H.R. 5, the so-called Equality Act. This bill would add “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” (SOGI) as protected classes under the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964.  Of course we, as Catholics and Christians, accept each individual as created by God and as such,…

Justice Alito Exposes Profound Secular Threats to Religious Liberty

Justice Alito Exposes Profound Secular Threats to Religious Liberty

“The problem that looms is not just indifference to religion. It’s not just ignorance about religion. There’s also growing hostility to religion or at least the traditional religious beliefs that are contrary to the new moral code that is ascendant in some sectors,” noted Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito in a Rome speech…. Read more>>

Ortega regime in Nicaragua violently shuts down Catholic radio stations

Ortega regime in Nicaragua violently shuts down Catholic radio stations

Terror in Nicaragua as Marxist dictator Ortega’s police target Catholic radio stations. What and Who will be next? CNA—Nicaraguan police broke into Divine Mercy parish the night of Aug. 1 in the town of Sébaco in the Diocese of Matagalpa to shut down one of the five Catholic radio stations closed on Monday by the…

Joe Biden signs Executive Order to Force you and I to pay for travel expenses to Kill the Most Vulnerable: Unborn infants

Joe Biden signs Executive Order to Force you and I to pay for travel expenses to Kill the Most Vulnerable: Unborn infants

“Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!” (Isaiah 5:20) Self-proclaimed Catholic Joe Biden, today signed an executive order forcing United States taxpayers to fund abortion travel with their tax dollars. Evil is called good…

Costa Rican bishop receives Missionaries of Charity expelled from Nicaragua

Costa Rican bishop receives Missionaries of Charity expelled from Nicaragua

Costa Rican Bishop Eugeniuo Salazar Mora greeted the Missionaries of Charity who had been kicked out of Nicaragua with the most beautiful, inspiring and humble gesture and words, as you’ll see in this recount. CNA—The bishop of Tilarán-Liberia in Costa Rica, Eugenio Salazar Mora, on July 6 knelt as he greeted the superior of the…

Missionaries of Charity expelled from Nicaragua, along with 100 other NGOs

Missionaries of Charity expelled from Nicaragua, along with 100 other NGOs

The Marxist government of Nicaraguan Sandinista National Liberation Front leader Daniel Ortega, which has been in power for 15 years, expelled 18 Missionaries of Charity from the Central American country on July 6, 2022.  But that’s not all… Ripped away from serving the poorest of the poor According to the newspaper El Confidencial, the nuns…

European Parliament calls on Vatican to support Cardinal Zen

European Parliament calls on Vatican to support Cardinal Zen

CNA—The European Parliament has called on the Vatican “to give full support to Cardinal Zen” and told the Holy See it should “strengthen its diplomatic efforts and its leverage on the Chinese authorities”. In a resolution passed on July 7, the parliament condemned the arrest of the 90-year-old former bishop of Hong Kong by Chinese…

How and How Not to be HAPPY

How and How Not to be HAPPY

In this weekend’s episode of The Mentors Radio, Host Tom Loarie talks with J. Budziszewski, Ph.D., an engaging professor at the University of Texas in Austin, a Catholic, and the author of How and How Not Be Happy. Learn the 13 myths of happiness, and identify the one simple key to true joy and a…

Independence Forever!

Independence Forever!

In honor of this Fourth of July, we at Catholic Business Journal bring you an episode of The American Story, masterfully written and read by Christopher Flannery and produced by The Claremont Institute. In this short and wonderful episode, you’ll go back in time when the U.S. is just celebrating its 50th year.  As the…

Load More Posts