The Battle of Lepanto: The Battle that Saved Christian West and A Lesson for Our Times

The Battle of Lepanto: The Battle that Saved Christian West and A Lesson for Our Times

On October 7, the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, more than on any other feast day, I feel especially emboldened in faith and hope, no matter what the anti-common sense, anti-life, anti-Christian news of the day!  The reason is simple.  The power of praying the Rosary was manifest in such a remarkable, historical…

Make Schools Local Again

Make Schools Local Again

National Review—Breaking up large districts would restrain teachers’ unions.  The many lessons of the COVID pandemic have included an unwelcome one for public-school parents about the outsized power of American teachers’ unions. Even as private schools remained open or reopened, almost half of public-school districts in the United States continued with “hybrid” learning — the unproven…

CATHOLIC PROFILE: Justice Clarence Thomas Credits Catholic Nuns’ Anti-Racist Example

CATHOLIC PROFILE: Justice Clarence Thomas Credits Catholic Nuns’ Anti-Racist Example

CNA—Catholic nuns and his grandparents’ example helped instill in Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas the belief that all people were children of God and that the racist flaws of American society were a betrayal of its best promises, the Justice said in a lecture Thursday. “My nuns and my grandparents lived out their sacred vocation…

Firsthand Report: Afghan Doctor Recounts Family Escape and Tragedy

France24—French-Afghan doctor Mohammed Zahed Omar talks to FRANCE 24 about his dramatic escape from the Afghan capital and his fears for those unable to escape the Taliban. A doctor and pharmacist based in France, Omar was visiting family in Afghanistan when Taliban forces suddenly swept into Kabul on August 15, abruptly ending the country’s two-decade-long…

Private Citizen Raise More Than $20 Million in Three Days to Rescue Christians in Afghanistan

Private Citizen Raise More Than $20 Million in Three Days to Rescue Christians in Afghanistan

Private citizen and entrepreneurial news personality Glen Beck raised more than $20 MILLION IN LESS THAN THREE DAYS—all donated from other private citizens—to rescue Christians in Afghanistan immediately. Beck asked listeners to “give until it hurts,” whether it be $10 or $100 or more, and launched the plea with his personal donation of $100,000.  The…

Sister Deirdre Byrne–a Retired U.S. Army Colonel and Surgeon — says Pro-lifers must be ‘battle ready’ to defend the family

Sister Deirdre Byrne–a Retired U.S. Army Colonel and Surgeon — says Pro-lifers must be ‘battle ready’ to defend the family

Catholics must be “battle ready” to defend the family and their faith, said Sister Deirdre Byrne, POSC, at an international pro-life conference on April 30. Byrne, a member of the Little Workers of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, is a surgeon and a retired colonel in the U.S. Army. She serves as the…

108 Leaders and Luminaries Sign Open Letter to the U.S. Olympics Committee: Stop the ‘Genocide Games’ in Beijing

108 Leaders and Luminaries Sign Open Letter to the U.S. Olympics Committee: Stop the ‘Genocide Games’ in Beijing

Women’s Rights Without Frontiers (WRWF) and the Committee on the Present Danger: China, (CPDC) have released an open letter urging the United States Olympics Committee to move the 2022 Winter Olympics out of China. Failing that, the signatories declared that they would mobilize with others to boycott what amounts to “Genocide Games.” Reggie Littlejohn commented, “It has been officially…

6th Circuit upholds First Amendment rights of Shawnee State professor

6th Circuit upholds First Amendment rights of Shawnee State professor

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit ruled Friday in favor of Dr. Nicholas Meriwether, a philosophy professor at Shawnee State University, reversing a district court’s dismissal of his lawsuit against university officials. The university punished Meriwether because he declined a male student’s demand to be referred to as a woman, with feminine…

Portland archbishop thanks pope for Vatican ‘no’ to same-sex blessings

Portland archbishop thanks pope for Vatican ‘no’ to same-sex blessings

CNA—Archbishop Alexander Sample of Portland in Oregon on Tuesday thanked Pope Francis for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith’s recent affirmation of the Church’s teaching on marriage and the human person. “I would like to express gratitude to the Holy Father for the recent statement from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the…

How to obtain a plenary indulgence during Holy Week

How to obtain a plenary indulgence during Holy Week

CNA, Catholic Catechism—A plenary indulgence is a grace granted by the Catholic Church through the merits of Jesus Christ, Mary and all the saints to remove the temporal punishment due to sin. The indulgence applies to sins already forgiven. A plenary indulgence cleanses the soul as if the person had just been baptized. A plenary…

Trump’s Former Chief of HHS’ Office of Civil Rights Explains His Lawsuit Against the Biden Administration

Trump’s Former Chief of HHS’ Office of Civil Rights Explains His Lawsuit Against the Biden Administration

Roger Severino, the outgoing director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s Office of Civil Rights, stepped down from his high-profile role last month, after launching a new division dedicated to the protection of conscience rights and religious freedom. A Catholic pro-life lawyer, Severino is OCR’s longest-serving director in the past three decades…

ACTION SPEAKS LOUDER THAN WORDS:  A Look at the First Three Weeks of Catholic Biden’s Presidency

ACTION SPEAKS LOUDER THAN WORDS: A Look at the First Three Weeks of Catholic Biden’s Presidency

Today marks the end of the 3rd week of the new U.S. presidential administration. At Catholic Business Journal, we strongly believe that action speaks far louder than words. So, with the help of attorney David G. Bjornstrom, here’s a look at Catholic President Biden’s first three weeks as U.S. President: “Joe Biden Has Issued 42…

Irish Supreme Court: Hospital may withhold treatment of child against parents’ wishes

Irish Supreme Court: Hospital may withhold treatment of child against parents’ wishes

CNA—The Supreme Court of Ireland ruled Friday that a hospital may withhold medical treatment contrary to the wishes of the parents of a child with severe injuries. “The withholding of treatment to a child does not necessarily require parental consent to be lawful if it based on a properly made decision as to the best…

Archbishop Cordileone’s Response to Speaker Pelosi’s Comments About Pro-Life Voters

Archbishop Cordileone’s Response to Speaker Pelosi’s Comments About Pro-Life Voters

Archbishop Cordileone’s Response to Speaker Pelosi’s Comments About Pro-Life Voters Most Rev. Salvatore J. Cordileone January 21, 2021 On Monday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi criticized prolife voters who voted for Donald Trump on the abortion issue, saying their votes cause her “great grief as a Catholic” and accusing them of “being willing to sell the…

Time to Remember Cardinal Vigano’s Letter and His Warning about the Great Reset

Time to Remember Cardinal Vigano’s Letter and His Warning about the Great Reset

Last October, Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, former Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, published a second Open Letter to the President of the United States of America.   The letter was even more powerful than his first, and at the beginning of this new year 2021, we at Catholic Business Journal believe it is well worth…

COVID-19 Vaccines Pave the Way for a New Frontier in Surveillance

COVID-19 Vaccines Pave the Way for a New Frontier in Surveillance

“Man’s conquest of Nature, if the dreams of some scientific planners are realized, means the rule of a few hundreds of men over billions upon billions of men.” —C. S. Lewis, The Abolition of Man The Rutherford Institute—Like it or not, the COVID-19 pandemic with its veiled threat of forced vaccinations, contact tracing, and genetically…

Pope Francis Advances Saint Causes of Two Inspiring Priests–one a seasoned layman

Pope Francis Advances Saint Causes of Two Inspiring Priests–one a seasoned layman

Pope Francis advanced Tuesday the sainthood causes of several men and women, including two Italian priests of the 20th century — one who was ordained at age 23 and another who was ordained at 65, after a lay career and a lifetime of serving the poor. Venerable Fr. Mario Ciceri knew his vocation from a…

Catholic couple donates hundreds of Thanksgiving turkeys in Brooklyn, Queens

Catholic couple donates hundreds of Thanksgiving turkeys in Brooklyn, Queens

CNA—For one Catholic businessman in New York City, Thanksgiving has long been a time of sacrifice and generosity. For each of the past four years, Alphonse Catanese and his wife have donated hundreds of turkeys to needy families in the city. This year, amid the toll of the coronavirus pandemic, the Cataneses have stepped up…

The McCarrick Report’s Unanswered Questions

The McCarrick Report’s Unanswered Questions

Like the editor and staff of Catholic Business Journal, others had unanswered questions after the McCarrick Report. Michael Warsaw, head of EWTN, shares his observations here: National Catholic Register—The long-awaited McCarrick Report, detailing the rise and fall of the former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, was finally released Nov. 10. First promised two years ago, the report…

The Great Reset:  You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet, and It Should Terrify You, say those who know

The Great Reset: You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet, and It Should Terrify You, say those who know

A close  friend of mine who grew up in Poland under Communism called me on the phone in March of this year.  She told me to sit down. She was going to tell me something I would not believe. OK. I sat down and listened. She was voting for Trump.  WHAT?!!! Even she couldn’t believe…

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