Catholic Nobel Prize Laureate: North Ireland’s John Hume remembered as great peacemaker

Catholic Nobel Prize Laureate: North Ireland’s John Hume remembered as great peacemaker

CNA—Retired politician and Nobel laureate John Hume, a major leader in the effort to secure peace in Northern Ireland, died Monday at the age of 83. Many leaders in the region praised his success in responding to one of Europe’s longstanding conflicts. “I was leader of a great team of people, all of whom have…
Coronavirus “Baby Bust” could be worse than expected: Why it matters

Coronavirus “Baby Bust” could be worse than expected: Why it matters

CNA—Amid steady forecasts of demographic decline, one economics professor says that a COVID-related “baby bust” could be worse than people predicted. A Brookings Institution report published in June said that the economic shock caused by the coronavirus, combined with the social effects of the pandemic itself, could trigger a sharp decline in births. Those predictions…
After fighting California officials, Catholic home for trafficked girls set to open

After fighting California officials, Catholic home for trafficked girls set to open

CNA—A Catholic charity that has prepared to open a home for underage victims of human trafficking has reached a resolution with California authorities after it was allegedly pressured to affirm LGBT sexuality, to inject sex hormones into any beneficiaries who identify as transgender, and to agree to drive minors to abortion clinics. “We were able…
Ongoing rampant Marxist destruction of history, Persecution of Catholics increasing

Ongoing rampant Marxist destruction of history, Persecution of Catholics increasing

IN CALIFORNIA, a 429-year-old Franciscan missionary edifice — almost five centuries old — is torched in the dark of night. That was Mission San Gabriel Arcángel, founded in 1771 by Franciscan missionary Junipero Serra — the fourth mission in present-day California established by the saint, whose legacy has been unfairly tainted by overzealous (historically naieve —CBJ…
Not my hero, young black American speaks out

Not my hero, young black American speaks out

As employees at more than a few major corporations such as Home Depot and countless others are forced to endure various levels of virtual, anti-racial discrimination zoom meetings and discussions, a significant number of African Americans are fed up with the false narratives, victimhood mentality and white guilt assumptions repeated daily on mainstream nightly news. …
Muhammad Ali’s son says dad would have hated ‘racist’ Black Lives Matter

Muhammad Ali’s son says dad would have hated ‘racist’ Black Lives Matter

New York Post—On the fourth anniversary of his death, Muhammad Ali’s only biological son says that his father would be against Black Lives Matter, calling the movement “racist” and the protesters “devils.” The legendary boxer and activist stood up against racism throughout his life, but Muhammad Ali Jr. says his dad would have been sickened…
Where’s the Catholic Voice??? At Least a Few Bishops Publicly Condemn Hate Crimes against Catholics and History and Truth

Where’s the Catholic Voice??? At Least a Few Bishops Publicly Condemn Hate Crimes against Catholics and History and Truth

CNA—As rioters across the United States target statues depicting historical figures, the Bishop of Madison, Wisconsin on Tuesday denounced that destruction, along with calls to destroy some depictions of Jesus Christ and the Blessed Virgina Mary. “Should certain statues be placed in museums or storage? Perhaps. Should we let a group of vandals make those…
The black community must seek change from within as well

The black community must seek change from within as well

Star Tribune—Lest there be any doubt, we view George Floyd’s death as the most hideous example of police brutality we’ve ever seen. Former officer Derek Chauvin and the other three former officers involved must be held to strict account. Yet if discussions and subsequent actions regarding the most explosive American crisis in generations are to…
Shelby Steele gets to the core of the matter: The Content of Our Character

Shelby Steele gets to the core of the matter: The Content of Our Character

The following interview by Peter Robinson, conducted April 30, 1996, gets to the core of what’s going on in America right now regarding “racisim,” “black lives matter,” “white guilt” and more.  Shelby Steele’s book “The Content of Our Character” nails it. See for yourself in this short interview below… ROBINSON:  You argue in your book…
German bishop quits synodal forum endorsing ‘polyvalent sexuality’

German bishop quits synodal forum endorsing ‘polyvalent sexuality’

CNA—An auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Cologne has announced he is no longer participating in the “Synodal Forum” on sexuality that is part of the “Synodal Path” underway in Germany. Bishop Dominikus Schwaderlapp told the newspaper Die Tagespost on May 28 that the forum was trying to cast into doubt fundamental teachings of the…
When There’s No “Back to Normal”

When There’s No “Back to Normal”

Mind&Spirit—What is suffering? One way to define suffering is the rupture between your future as you pictured it and the reality of what your future will actually be. This is easy to see in the case of the loss of a loved one, especially a sudden loss. The future we thought we had with that…
‘This is exactly what we want to be doing’: A friar’s life in Brooklyn during coronavirus

‘This is exactly what we want to be doing’: A friar’s life in Brooklyn during coronavirus

CNA, Diocese of Brooklyn—Fr. Brendan Buckley, OFM. Cap., had never heard of the Zoom before this past March and the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. After his home in the Diocese of Brooklyn became a center of COVID-19 illness in the United States, he learned.  With the help of two parish employees, he has now…
Back to Church

Back to Church

When the Coronavirus pandemic first hit, the Catholic Church was among some of the first organizations to “self quarantine.” Public worship was quickly shut down, including Masses and confessions. Unfortunately, as time has passed and safety procedures are being developed, little effort has been made to reopen the sacraments, even during Easter week, and even…
Coronavirus: Beware the power grab

Coronavirus: Beware the power grab

An interesting article, written by a London-based human rights lawyer working on counter-terrorism laws and states of emergency, published in an African news journal and concerning important observations applicable to all, even in the U.S.—ed. African Arguments—The pandemic is a real emergency and the perfect excuse for a power grab. We must monitor abuses and…
Louisiana governor announces day of prayer and fasting

Louisiana governor announces day of prayer and fasting

CNA—The Catholic governor of Louisiana has asked fellow citizens to pray and fast on March 24 for those affected by the coronavirus. Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) announced on Monday evening that he and the state’s First Lady will fast on Tuesday, in the middle of both the season of Lent and a global pandemic. “In…
Italian Air Force sends message of hope to Italy amid coronavirus lockdown

Italian Air Force sends message of hope to Italy amid coronavirus lockdown

Italian Air Force gives its countrymen a boost of hope and encouragement as the country combats coronavirus releasing this video… The lone black plane represents coronavirus fleeing before Italy’s national flag and valiant endurance as Pavarotti sings Nessun Dorna (Let No One Sleep) and lyrics that include vencermos (We will overcome) in the background. 
Inspiration: Quarantined Italians Sing from Balconies

Inspiration: Quarantined Italians Sing from Balconies

Churches closed. Quarentine. Lockdowns.  But Italians spread joy and hope from their balconies! After seeing these videos, I’m looking for a balcony, good Italian Catholic neighbors, and maybe some good vino and olive oil to stave off starvation … What could be better in a lockdown crisis?  See for yourself: In Siena – neighbors in…
Boy Scouts of America seeks bankruptcy protection, has the once-venerable institution lost its moral compass?

Boy Scouts of America seeks bankruptcy protection, has the once-venerable institution lost its moral compass?

Achieving the elite rank of Eagle Scout is displayed proudly on the resumés of many prominent, ethical business achievers, nonprofit leaders and even some pro-athletes, astronauts, and many Catholic leaders today.  Great achievements, it has been said, began with scouting. While it remains to be seen how that will work out with girls now being…
Culture of Death expands:  Colorado Legislature Rejects Bill Protecting Born-Alive Abortion Survivors

Culture of Death expands: Colorado Legislature Rejects Bill Protecting Born-Alive Abortion Survivors

The Colorado legislature has voted down legislation that would have protected a baby that survives an abortion.  House Bill 1068 would have mandated that physicians provide medical care to a child born alive after or during an abortion. Violation of the proposed law would carry a civil fine of $100,000, enforceable by the attorney general,…
Bishop Paprocki provides pastoral guide on gender identity

Bishop Paprocki provides pastoral guide on gender identity

CNA—Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield in Illinois issued a pastoral guide last month regarding diocesan policies on gender identity, expounding on existing policy that schools and other diocesan institutions will recognize students and adults by the biological sex with which they were born. In the guide, Paprocki noted the need to approach the issue with…
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