St. Agnes, Patron Saint of the New Chapter in Building a Culture of Life — (Full Text of Archbishop Cordileone)

St. Agnes, Patron Saint of the New Chapter in Building a Culture of Life — (Full Text of Archbishop Cordileone)

San Francisco, Jan. 21, 2023—Full text of Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone’s homily at newly comissioned Mass for Life which debuted on the Feast of St. Agnes prior he 2023 Walk for Life West Coast. Full text (and video) follows. When the idea first came to me to commission a new Mass of sacred music for…

Select Video Interviews and Three Prison Journals: The Inspiring, Down-to-Earth Wisdom of Cardinal Pell, made more profound in a prison cell

Select Video Interviews and Three Prison Journals: The Inspiring, Down-to-Earth Wisdom of Cardinal Pell, made more profound in a prison cell

Written to offer hope to strengthen others, Cardinal Pell wrote three pages a day during his 13 months in prison. These pages became three published books referred to as Cardinal Pell’s prison journals: Prison Journal, Volume 1 — George Cardinal Pell, George Weigel Prison Journal, Volume 2: The State Court Rejects the Appeal — George…

FULL TEXT: Pope Francis’ homily for the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord

FULL TEXT: Pope Francis’ homily for the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord

The following is the full text of Pope Francis’ homily for the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord celebrated in St. Peter’s Basilica on Jan. 6, 2023. Like a rising star (cf. Num 24:17), Jesus comes to enlighten all peoples and to brighten the nights of humanity. Today, with the Magi, let us lift…

Benedict XVI: ‘A role model for holiness’

Benedict XVI: ‘A role model for holiness’

In an interview with Vatican News, Dr. Michael Hesemann, a close friend of the late Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and his brother Georg Ratzinger, says: “instead of mourning, it is time to thank God that he was among us”, and reflects on how “we all had the opportunity to rediscover Christianity by his constant inspiration,…

Bishops reflect on personal memories of Pope emeritus Benedict XVI

Bishops reflect on personal memories of Pope emeritus Benedict XVI

Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and archbishop of the Archdiocese for the Military Services:  “I remember many meetings with him while I served in the Secretariat of State, and I will never forget his greeting to me at the first General Audience I attended some weeks after his…

Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò’s address to Medical Doctors for Covid Ethics International (MD4CE International)

Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò’s address to Medical Doctors for Covid Ethics International (MD4CE International)

Dear and distinguished friends, Allow me first of all to thank Doctor Stephen Frost for the invitation he has extended to me to speak to you. Along with Doctor Frost I also thank all of you: your commitment to fighting the psychopandemic propaganda is commendable. I am well aware of the difficulties you have had…

Benedict XVI writes about ‘inner drama of being a Christian’ in new letter

Benedict XVI writes about ‘inner drama of being a Christian’ in new letter

In a new letter, Benedict XVI praised the story of a woman who lived “the inner drama of being a Christian” and dedicated her life to the spiritual encounter with Christ in eucharistic adoration and other practices. The pope emeritus wrote that his own personal experience was similar to what Mother Julia Verhaeghe went through…

Archbishop Lori Does Not Mince Words in Urging Biden Admin to Help Moms in Need, Not Kill “defenseless, voiceless human beings”

Archbishop Lori Does Not Mince Words in Urging Biden Admin to Help Moms in Need, Not Kill “defenseless, voiceless human beings”

Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore, the U.S. bishops’ pro-life chair, minced no words on Friday, August 5, when he publicly called on President Joe Biden to increase support and care for mothers and children. His message was in response to an executive order from Biden that facilitates abortion by allow states to use Medicaid to…

Bishop Pfeifer: Catholic bishops must hold Biden accountable post-Roe

Bishop Pfeifer: Catholic bishops must hold Biden accountable post-Roe

CNA—A Texas bishop emeritus is calling on his fellow Catholic bishops — and all pro-life Americans — to take action against pro-abortion policy in favor of pro-life measures that support women and the unborn. “Our own president is considering declaring abortion a public health emergency,” Bishop Michael D. Pfeifer, bishop emeritus of San Angelo, wrote…

Archbishop Naumann says he’s “sad” over Pope’s handling of Biden, Pelosi on abortion

Archbishop Naumann says he’s “sad” over Pope’s handling of Biden, Pelosi on abortion

CNA—Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City in Kansas has said he is “sad” over the way Pope Francis has handled the controversy surrounding the pro-abortion actions of President Joe Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, whose positions on the issue are at sharp odds with the teaching of their Catholic faith on the sanctity of…

The Needed Antidote to Apathy

The Needed Antidote to Apathy

In February 1915, only six months after the beginning of World War I, Lancet, a British medical journal, used for the first time the expression “shell shock.” This newly coined expression was used to describe the feeling of helplessness that soldiers felt after exposure to constant bombardment. The term was new, but not the reality.…

Nigerian Catholic bishop to Irish president: Church massacre not linked to climate change

Nigerian Catholic bishop to Irish president: Church massacre not linked to climate change

CNA—Attributing violence against Nigeria’s Christians to climate change is “incorrect and far-fetched,” according to the bishop of a diocese where at least 40 people were murdered at a Pentecost Sunday Mass. Bishop Jude Ayodeji Arogundade of Ondo was responding to a statement issued by Irish president Michael D. Higgins after the June 5 massacre at…

Years ago, Cardinal Stafford summed up the root of the Pelosi drama in a few words

Years ago, Cardinal Stafford summed up the root of the Pelosi drama in a few words

“Your complaint is not with the Church; it’s with God,” said then-Archbishop James Stafford, responding to a reporter in the late 1990’s. The reporter had persisted in a series of dull questions on how does the church plan to keep its members when its teachings aren’t relevant to “today’s issues” such as divorce, abortion, etc…

These Catholic Bishops Publicly Support Archbishop Cordileone’s Banning Pelosi from Receiving Holy Communion Due to Public Abortion stance as a professed Catholic

These Catholic Bishops Publicly Support Archbishop Cordileone’s Banning Pelosi from Receiving Holy Communion Due to Public Abortion stance as a professed Catholic

So far, bishops from the following dioceses have expressed public support for Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone’s banning Nancy Pelosi , who lives in his archdiocese, from receiving Holy Communion in light of her persistent public support of killing babies in abortion while professing to be Catholic: Bishop Barber, Diocese of Oakland, CA: “I support @ArchCardileone…

Full text of Archbishop Cordileone letter to Nancy Pelosi banning her from Communion

Full text of Archbishop Cordileone letter to Nancy Pelosi banning her from Communion

Today the Archbishop of San Francisco, Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone, who is House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s archbishop, publicly released the Notification Letter he had privately sent to Pelosi more than a month earlier regarding her impossibly contradictory public, unrelenting push for abortion and her very public claim to be Catholic. Read the the full text…

A CALL TO ACTION

A CALL TO ACTION

Orange County Catholic—What are the riches of the Golden State? California’s beauty, landscapes, diversity, industry and influence are unparalleled. It is the fifth largest economy in the world. And paramount among all this beauty is the inestimable value of each and every human life. Our state is amid a record two-year budget surplus. Proposals are…

Archbishop Cordileone on signing letter to German bishops: ‘Christ’s teaching is timeless’

Archbishop Cordileone on signing letter to German bishops: ‘Christ’s teaching is timeless’

CNA—Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco, one of the bishops who have signed a letter of warning to German bishops for their proposed reforms, emphasized on Tuesday that the Catholic Church is permanent and enduring. “The teaching of Christ is timeless. It’s not bound by any one generation, any one time or culture,” Archbishop Salvatore…

TODAY: Consecration to Russia with Pope Francis and all the bishops throughout the world – How to Join In!

TODAY: Consecration to Russia with Pope Francis and all the bishops throughout the world – How to Join In!

The Consecration of Russia and the Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary by the Pope and the bishops throughout the world, joined by the laity, will take place today, on the Solemnity of the Annunciation: March 25, 2022. The Holy Father has asked the Faithful of the world to join him and the bishops…

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…

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