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…

Archbishop Vigano’s Open Letter to the U.S. Bishops – October 23, 2021 – Grave Warnings and Admonitions

Archbishop Vigano’s Open Letter to the U.S. Bishops – October 23, 2021 – Grave Warnings and Admonitions

To His Excellency Msgr. José Horacio Gómez Metropolitan Archbishop of Los Angeles President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops To Their Eminences and Excellencies 
The Archbishops and Bishops of the Dioceses of the United States of America And, for their competence: To His Eminence 
Cardinal Luis Francisco Ladaria Ferrer, s.j.
, Prefect of the…

Let’s get out of the labyrinth: Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano’s Letter #132

Let’s get out of the labyrinth: Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano’s Letter #132

On October 9, 2021, Archbishop Viganò spoke to thousands of Italians protesting in Rome’s Piazza del Popolo against the introduction of a “green pass” throughout Italy. His talk was broadcast on large video screens in the Piazza. October 9 is the Feast of Our Lady of the Pillar (considered the first apparition of Mary, to…

What’s in (and isn’t in) the bishops’ draft document on the Eucharist?

What’s in (and isn’t in) the bishops’ draft document on the Eucharist?

CNA—A draft text of the U.S. bishops’ forthcoming document on Eucharistic coherence does not make explicit mention of denying the sacrament from certain high-profile Catholics and instead focuses on the importance of teaching the Real Presence of the Eucharist and the Eucharist as a tool for evangelization. The draft, titled “The Mystery of the Eucharist…

Cardinal Burke: Bishops have ‘sacred duty’ to apply canon law to pro-abortion Catholic politicians

Cardinal Burke: Bishops have ‘sacred duty’ to apply canon law to pro-abortion Catholic politicians

CNA—On the eve of President Joe Biden’s meeting with Pope Francis, a U.S. cardinal said that Catholic bishops have a “sacred duty” to apply canon law by advising pro-abortion politicians not to receive Holy Communion. In a 2,800-word statement issued on Oct. 28, Cardinal Raymond Burke recalled his efforts to persuade Catholic politicians to defend…

Why is a Giraffe is Prominent in Coat of Arms of the Next Bishop of Hong Kong?

Why is a Giraffe is Prominent in Coat of Arms of the Next Bishop of Hong Kong?

CNA—Hong Kong is famous for having long been one of the most densely populated urban areas in the world. It is one of the last places on earth one would expect to find a giraffe. Yet for the incoming bishop of Hong Kong, the animal from the African savannah has significant symbolic value, so much…

ROSES DELIVERED: More than 3,500 people said “YES” to Archbishop Cordileone’s call for a Rose and Rosary for Pelosi’s conversion… and people are STILL signing up

ROSES DELIVERED: More than 3,500 people said “YES” to Archbishop Cordileone’s call for a Rose and Rosary for Pelosi’s conversion… and people are STILL signing up

So far, more than 3,550 people signed up to pray and fast for Nancy Pelosi through Archbishop Cordileone’s “Rose and Rosary for Nancy” campaign in the first 24 hours after it was announced, said Maggie Gallagher, executive director of the Benedict XVI Institute, in a press release. San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone called on Catholics…

URGENT: No Bishop Has Ever Done This Before… and he needs our help!

URGENT: No Bishop Has Ever Done This Before… and he needs our help!

On the Feast of the Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone announced his “A Rose and a Rosary for Nancy Pelosi“ campaign, which will be executed thrrough the Benedict XVI Institute. The collective roses—one for each person who signs up to pray—will be delivered en masse to Senator Pelosi tomorrow,…

FULL STATEMENT: Archbishop Cordileone calls on all Catholics to pray and fast for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

FULL STATEMENT: Archbishop Cordileone calls on all Catholics to pray and fast for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

September 29, 2021—Today, Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of San Francisco asked all Catholics and others of goodwill to join the Benedict XVI Institute’s “Rose and Rosary for Nancy” campaign at BenedictInstitute.org: FULL STATEMENT OF ARCHBISHOP SALVATORE J. CORDILEONE: “St. Therese of Lisieux, the ‘Little Flower,’ whose feast day we celebrate this Friday, is remembered for…

Cardinal Burke off COVID-19 ventilator and back in hospital room, family says

Cardinal Burke off COVID-19 ventilator and back in hospital room, family says

CNA—Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke has been removed from a ventilator and will move from the ICU to a hospital room as he continues to battle COVID-19. According to an Aug. 21 update on the cardinal’s health, Burke was able to speak by phone with his sister on Saturday morning and “expressed his deep gratitude for…

URGENT UPDATE: Cardinal Burke needs intensified prayers for COVID recovery

URGENT UPDATE: Cardinal Burke needs intensified prayers for COVID recovery

August 18,2021—3pm PST—We have just received word from Lifesite News that Cardinal Burke’s condition is rapidly deteriorating and that he is suffering severe side-effects of a COVID infection. He has developed severe pneumonia and is not responding to treatment. Please intensify prayers for this faithful shepherd! – CBJ Raymond Cardinal Burke, former bishop of La…

Archbishop Cordileone: Social Media’s Threat to Religion

Archbishop Cordileone: Social Media’s Threat to Religion

WSJ—Carl Trueman is a distinguished scholar, bestselling author and ordained Presbyterian minister. On Aug. 7 he gave a series of talks to the Sacramento Gospel Conference, live-streamed on the YouTube channel of Immanuel Baptist Church. Twice during the event, the live broadcast was booted off the air. Viewers were informed that the first interruption was…

Statement of San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone in response to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi defending efforts to permit federal funding of elective abortions

Statement of San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone in response to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi defending efforts to permit federal funding of elective abortions

Statement of San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone in response to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi defending efforts to permit federal funding of elective abortions July 22, 2021 — Let me repeat: no one can claim to be a devout Catholic and condone the killing of innocent human life, let alone have the government pay for it. …

Legal assisted suicide bill would mean killing, not caring, UK bishop warns

Legal assisted suicide bill would mean killing, not caring, UK bishop warns

CNA—A true culture of caring protects the sick, the vulnerable, and the elderly, said one English Catholic bishop in response to a proposal to legalize assisted suicide in the United Kingdom. “The culture built on the commandment ‘You shall not kill’ has protected the most vulnerable, led to the development of the finest end of…

California Bishop Robbed at Gunpoint over weekend

California Bishop Robbed at Gunpoint over weekend

Bishop Michael Barber, S.J., bishop of the Diocese of Oakland, in California, said he thought “this was it” when he was robbed at gunpoint over the weekend as he walked while praying the Rosary  before Mass. There was nothing out of the ordinary in his walk, a long-standing habit before Mass. “I’ll mention this today…

Archbishop Cordileone ‘deeply grieved’ by attempts to delay consideration of Eucharistic teaching document

Archbishop Cordileone ‘deeply grieved’ by attempts to delay consideration of Eucharistic teaching document

CNA— Two U.S. archbishops on Tuesday responded to attempts by other U.S. bishops to delay consideration of a teaching document on the Eucharist by the full conference. “I’m deeply grieved by the rising public acrimony among bishops and the adoption of behind-closed-doors maneuvers to interfere with the accepted, normal, agreed-upon procedures of the USCCB,” Archbishop…

The Archbishop Responds to Nancy Pelosi

The Archbishop Responds to Nancy Pelosi

Last Thursday at her weekly press conference, Speaker Nancy Pelosi was asked about Archbishop Cordileone’s pastoral letter InTheWomb.org. “I think I can use my own judgment on that but I’m pleased with what the Vatican put out on that subject. Did you read that?” Speaker Nancy Pelosi responded This morning, Archbishop Cordileone responded. Below please…

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…

Eucharistic Coherence is a question of love

Eucharistic Coherence is a question of love

On April 14, 2021 America Magazine, as part of its ongoing “Conversations” in America Media, published an article I wrote entitled: “For the church to live in eucharistic coherence, we must be willing to challenge Catholics persisting in grave sin.” In that article I made a number of points. First, I noted that the question…

Eucharistic Coherence and the condemnation of sin

Eucharistic Coherence and the condemnation of sin

At my first Mass as a priest, and at Masses I have offered since, I have prayed quietly one of two prayers offered by priests around the world before we receive the Lord’s body and blood: May the receiving of your Body and Blood, Lord Jesus Christ, not bring me to judgment and condemnation, but…

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