Will You Curtsy to the Queen?

Will You Curtsy to the Queen?

Crisis—With the passing of Queen Elizabeth, several parallels to our Faith emerged. Here was deceased royalty brought to bear on a grieving nation, and all of the pomp and circumstance, along with the throngs of people along the route of the hearse, brought to mind both our King, Jesus Christ, and His Mother, the Queen…

Finding Hope In The Midst of Brokenness

Finding Hope In The Midst of Brokenness

Pat and I attended the Napa Institute Summer Conference in Napa Valley, California, held at the exquisite Meritage Hotel, then went to Carmel, one of our absolute favorite places. More on Napa later, but first to share something that happened to us on the beach in Carmel. When Might a Young Boy Realize The Value…

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…

Napa Institute attendees drown out pro-abortion protestors with prayer and song

Napa Institute attendees drown out pro-abortion protestors with prayer and song

Pro-abortion protesters tried to disrupt a conference of Catholics leaders held over the weekend in Napa, Calif., but they soon gave up when their rauckus chants were drowned out when 800 conference attendees began singing “Salve Regina,” a hymn to the Virgin Mary. The July 30 incident, which later became a viral sensation on social…

Word on Fire’s Robert Barron installed as bishop of Rochester, Minnesota

Word on Fire’s Robert Barron installed as bishop of Rochester, Minnesota

CNA—Bishop Robert Barron, the founder of the Catholic media apostolate Word on Fire, was installed as the ninth bishop of the Diocese of Winona-Rochester, Minnesota, at St. John the Evangelist Co-Cathedral in Rochester on Friday. Appointed by Pope Francis earlier this summer, Barron is returning to the Midwest after almost seven years as auxiliary bishop…

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…

Biden signs abortion executive order in response to Dobbs—overriding both U.S. Supreme Court AND U.S. Congress

Biden signs abortion executive order in response to Dobbs—overriding both U.S. Supreme Court AND U.S. Congress

President Joseph Biden, a self-professed Catholic, overrides both the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Congress, by signing an executive order to mandate that the bloodbath of innocent infants in the womb continues to be allowed in every state. After the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the Dobbs case, the decision regarding legalization of the…

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…

Catholic priests martyred under Ottoman Empire beatified in Lebanon

Catholic priests martyred under Ottoman Empire beatified in Lebanon

CNA—Two Catholic priests martyred under the Ottoman Empire were beatified in Lebanon over the weekend. I am not afraid of death! Father Leonard Melki and Father Thomas Saleh were Capuchin friars and missionaries in what is now Turkey who were arrested, tortured, and martyred by the forces of the Ottoman Empire in 1915 and 1917…

Where’s the public outrage? Nigeria Owo church attack on Pentecost: Gunmen massacre Catholic worshippers in Ondo

Where’s the public outrage? Nigeria Owo church attack on Pentecost: Gunmen massacre Catholic worshippers in Ondo

On Sunday, the Feast of Pentecost, likely terrorist gunmen targeted, massacred and injured a significant number of Catholics celebrating Holy Mass in Ondo state, south-west Nigeria. “We were about to round off service. I had even asked people to start leaving, that was how we started hearing gunshots from different angles,” recounted Father Andrew Abayomi,…

The CMN MOMENTUM’22 Event – A Modern Take on “Ora et Labora”

The CMN MOMENTUM’22 Event – A Modern Take on “Ora et Labora”

The CMN MOMENTUM’22 event, hosted by the Catholic Marketing Network, is a unique Catholic gathering of professionals and prayer warriors – who equip, evangelize, catechize, and mobilize Catholics. This year’s event provides a connecting point for those called to pray and those called to work – together – in their efforts to be missionary disciples…

Behind the Red Curtain: A Peek into China’s Draconian Shanghai Lockdown

Behind the Red Curtain: A Peek into China’s Draconian Shanghai Lockdown

Even after two long years of business-crushing Covid lockdown in states such as California and countries such as Canada, it is difficult to imagine what has been happening in the beautiful and once-vibrant city of Shanghai, China, for the past seven weeks – with little sign of ending soon, in spite of words to the…

Full text: Benedict XVI’s letter in response to the Munich abuse report

Full text: Benedict XVI’s letter in response to the Munich abuse report

The following is the full text of a letter by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI addressing the report on abuse in the Archdiocese of Munich-Freising. This English translation of the original German text was released by the Vatican on Feb. 8, 2022.   Dear Sisters and Brothers, Following the presentation of the report on abuse in…

Archbishop Gomez: The church must confront ‘woke’ social justice movements that aim to ‘cancel’ Christian beliefs

Archbishop Gomez: The church must confront ‘woke’ social justice movements that aim to ‘cancel’ Christian beliefs

CNS—The Catholic Church must proclaim Jesus Christ “boldly” and “creatively” in the face of new secular movements that promote “social justice,” “wokeness” and “intersectionality,” among other beliefs, as the answer to all of society’s ills, Los Angeles Archbishop José H. Gomez said Nov. 4. “We need to tell our story of salvation in a new…

Bishop-Elect Christian Carlassare shot in both legs in South Sudan, yet inspires from hospital bed!

Bishop-Elect Christian Carlassare shot in both legs in South Sudan, yet inspires from hospital bed!

CNA—The apostolic nuncio to South Sudan has announced the postponement of the episcopal ordination of a Catholic bishop-elect who is recovering from gunshot wounds. Bishop-elect Christian Carlassare was due to be consecrated as bishop of Rumbek, central South Sudan, on May 23, Pentecost Sunday. But the episcopal ordination was postponed after he was shot in…

Canadian diocese requires COVID-19 vaccination to attend Mass

Canadian diocese requires COVID-19 vaccination to attend Mass

CNA—A Catholic diocese in Canada will be requiring proof of vaccination and identity verification for anyone age 12 or older to attend Mass or other events held at parishes. “Effective October 22, 2021, it will be mandatory for all persons 12 and older wishing to attend Masses or Services in our churches to demonstrate proof…

Abortion doctor sued under Texas abortion law, but two men filing the lawsuits under strange circumstances

Abortion doctor sued under Texas abortion law, but two men filing the lawsuits under strange circumstances

CNA—A Texas abortion doctor who said he performed an abortion in violation of a new state law was sued Monday by two non-Texas residents, in what appears to be the first legal action taken since the law took effect this month. A Texas pro-life group has criticized the lawsuits, however, calling them “imprudent” and “self-serving.”…

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…

‘The most radical abortion bill of all time’: House to vote this week on codifying ‘right’ to abortion

‘The most radical abortion bill of all time’: House to vote this week on codifying ‘right’ to abortion

CNA—The U.S. House of Representatives this week will vote on a bill that the U.S. bishops’ conference warns would effectively impose abortion on-demand throughout pregnancy. The deceptively named “Women’s Health Protection Act” (H.R. 3755), introduced by Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.), recognizes the “statutory right” of women to have abortions. It also states the “right” of…

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