Archbishop Cordileone: Pastoral Letter on Human Dignity of the Unborn, Holy Communion, and Catholics in Public Life

Archbishop Cordileone: Pastoral Letter on Human Dignity of the Unborn, Holy Communion, and Catholics in Public Life

  “Before I formed you in the womb I knew You” A Pastoral Letter on the Human Dignity of the Unborn, Holy Communion, and Catholics in Public Life By the Most Reverend Salvatore Joseph Cordileone, Archbishop of San Francisco Download Pastoral Letter Audio Version Questions Answered The Pastoral Letter in its entirety: Introduction SECTION 1: The Human…

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…

Benedict XVI addresses resignation conspiracy theories, Iraq, and Biden in new interview

Benedict XVI addresses resignation conspiracy theories, Iraq, and Biden in new interview

CNA—Benedict XVI addressed conspiracy theories about his resignation as pope, Pope Francis’ trip to Iraq, and Joe Biden in an interview with an Italian newspaper published on Monday. The pope emeritus told Corriere della Sera that he stood by his decision despite criticism from his friends in an interview released on March 1, a day…

Archbishop Naumann resident Joe Biden “should stop defining himself as a devout Catholic” because “his view on abortion is contrary to Catholic moral teaching”

Archbishop Naumann resident Joe Biden “should stop defining himself as a devout Catholic” because “his view on abortion is contrary to Catholic moral teaching”

Speaking with Catholic World Report, Naumann flatly said that Biden “should stop defining himself as a devout Catholic” while acknowledging that his abortion views stand in direct opposition to the Catholic Church. “Mr. Biden professes to be a devout Catholic, yet is 100% pro-choice on abortion. How do you think America’s bishops ought to respond…

Cardinal Burke: Biden should not receive Holy Communion

Cardinal Burke: Biden should not receive Holy Communion

CNA—Cardinal Raymond Burke, a canon lawyer and formerly the prefect of the Church’s highest court, has said that Catholic politicians supporting abortion should not receive Holy Communion, including pro-choice Catholic presidential candidate Joe Biden. Biden “is not a Catholic in good standing and he should not approach to receive Holy Communion,” Burke said in an…

‘Virus’ of anti-Catholicism behind criticism of Amy Coney Barrett, says Chaput

‘Virus’ of anti-Catholicism behind criticism of Amy Coney Barrett, says Chaput

CNA—Criticism of Amy Coney Barrett is part of a “virus” of anti-Catholic “bigotry,” retired Archbishop Charles Chaput said on Monday. The archbishop warned that public attacks on the Supreme Court nominee’s faith constitute a wider threat to religious liberty. Chaput, long considered a leading intellectual among American Catholic bishops, retired as Archbishop of Philadelphia in…

Silent apostasy and a new kind of “sacrament”

Silent apostasy and a new kind of “sacrament”

Speaking at the University of Notre Dame in October 2016, just a few weeks before a national election that seemed sure to put a second Clinton in the White House, I noted that [Q]uite a few of us American Catholics have worked our way into a leadership class that the rest of the country both…

Catholic Politicians Beware

Catholic Politicians Beware

An epitaph on the tomb of Bishop Miler Magrath of Cashel in Ireland (d. 1622) reads: “Here where I am placed I am not. I am not where I am not. Nor am I in both places, but I am in each.” His problem was that he had called himself a Catholic bishop as well…