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…

Creation, Fall and Restoration: Keeping the Ultimate Goal Always Before Us

Creation, Fall and Restoration: Keeping the Ultimate Goal Always Before Us

On October 16, 2002, Pope St. John Paul II issued his Apostolic Letter on the Rosary, Rosarium Virginis Mariae (“The Rosary of the Virgin Mary”). In it, he gave us the luminous mysteries of the rosary. These mysteries, he explains, are those that are manifested in our Lord’s public life. Whereas the joyful mysteries have…

The Lepanto Institute finds that USCCB Catholic Campaign for Human Development gave grants to openly pro-abortion organizations

The Lepanto Institute finds that USCCB Catholic Campaign for Human Development gave grants to openly pro-abortion organizations

A Tennessee group that describes aborting unborn babies as “healthcare” received a $50,000 grant from a U.S. Catholic bishops’ agency in 2019, according to a new report from the Lepanto Institute. The grant came from the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, an anti-poverty agency of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. The Lepanto Institute recently…

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…

A Step Forward in the Protection of Basic Rights

A Step Forward in the Protection of Basic Rights

Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s injunction issued late last night (2-5-21) in South Bay United Pentecostal Church, et. al striking down California’s blanket ban on indoor worship. “This is a very significant step forward for basic rights. This decision makes clear we can now return to…

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…

San Francisco archbishop responds to Pelosi: ‘No Catholic in good conscience can favor abortion’

San Francisco archbishop responds to Pelosi: ‘No Catholic in good conscience can favor abortion’

CNA & CBJ—The Archbishop of San Francisco on Thursday responded with a public statement to the Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, who accused pro-life Trump voters of being sellouts. In a Jan. 18 podcast with former senator and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)—who lives in San Francisco, CA, said that…

NJ Bishops Call for Day of Prayer and Fasting on Roe Anniversary, Jan 22

NJ Bishops Call for Day of Prayer and Fasting on Roe Anniversary, Jan 22

CNA—As the United States approaches 48 years of legalized abortion nationwide, the Catholic bishops of New Jersey are asking Catholics to join in a day of fasting and prayer to support a culture of life. “As we mark this tragic event in our nation’s history, we remember the millions of lives lost to abortion and…

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…

Bishop Stika, Archbishop Gomez speak out against “Catholic” Biden abortion, infanticide, HHS mandate policies

Bishop Stika, Archbishop Gomez speak out against “Catholic” Biden abortion, infanticide, HHS mandate policies

Archbishop Gomez , president of the U.S. Bishop’s Conference (USCCB) and Archbishop of Los Angeles is not alone among bishops who are seriously concerned with “Catholic” Joe Biden’s consistent and aggressive support for infanticide, abortion-on-demand and public funding of such human atrocities. This week Bishop Richard Stika, of Knoxville Tennesee, spoke out this week about…

Vancouver archbishop criticizes pandemic restrictions on Masses

Vancouver archbishop criticizes pandemic restrictions on Masses

Archbishop Michael Miller of Vancouver expressed disappointment with the government’s decision to ban religious services as part of a plan to curb the pandemic in British Columbia. During Sunday Mass at Holy Rosary Cathedral in Vancouver, Miller said religious institutions are not being treated fairly compared to the other establishments. “As I mentioned in the…

Texas bishop calls for prayer until election result is ‘officially authenticated’

Texas bishop calls for prayer until election result is ‘officially authenticated’

CNA—While the U.S. bishops’ conference congratulated presumptive president-elect Joe Biden on the election results this weekend, the bishop of Fort Worth has called for prayer, saying the vote tallies are not yet official. “This is still a time for prudence and patience as the results of the presidential election have not been officially authenticated,” Bishop…

Cardinal Vigano pens another open letter to President Trump, with a warning

Cardinal Vigano pens another open letter to President Trump, with a warning

His Excellency, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, has written yet another open letter to President Donald J. Trump. Read it in its entirety below. It is available in PDF by clicking here. Read it in Italian here.

Archbishop Gomez Leads Nation in Virtual Rosary for America Today

Archbishop Gomez Leads Nation in Virtual Rosary for America Today

Archbishop José H. Gomez, joined by bishops from across the country, leads faithful in praying a virtual rosary for the Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary, to seek our Blessed Mother’s intercession for the nation. The Rosary for America video is available today at https://lacatholics.org/rosary-for-america/. “Our hope is to unite Catholic people from across…

A Rosary for Today

A Rosary for Today

At the cathedral where I live, often I stop to pray at the outdoor chapel to Our Lady of Guadalupe, which overlooks the US 101 freeway. As I pray to Our Lady and look out on the cars moving by below, my mind goes to St. Junípero Serra and the missionaries. Three centuries ago they…

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…

Statues of St. Junípero Serra Deserve to Stay

Statues of St. Junípero Serra Deserve to Stay

To the protesters who tore down his statue in Los Angeles this month, the priest, friar and saint Junípero Serra represents “hate, bigotry and colonization,” as one activist put it. Nothing would have made Serra sadder, for the real man was a profound lover of all people and especially of the indigenous peoples he came…

Living the Consecration: a message from Archbishop Cordileone

Living the Consecration: a message from Archbishop Cordileone

In response to a request from some of the faithful of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, I consecrated the Archdiocese to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on October 7, 2017. The day was the Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary; and the year was the centennial of the apparitions of Our Lady at Fatima, Portugal, where, among…

From the beginning: Cardinal Burke urges ‘necessity’ of prayer during coronavirus pandemic

From the beginning: Cardinal Burke urges ‘necessity’ of prayer during coronavirus pandemic

Vatican City—March 23, 2020—CNA—Cardinal Raymond Burke issued a letter encouraging priests and bishops to work constructively with civil authorities to meet the spiritual needs of Catholics during the coronavirus pandemic. Acknowledging the “sadness” and “fear” which the pandemic has brought with it, the cardinal reflected Saturday that “Oftentimes, when we find ourselves in great suffering…