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…

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…

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