Manifesto of Faith

Manifesto of Faith

“Let not your heart be troubled!” (John 14:1) In the face of growing confusion about the doctrine of the Faith, many bishops, priests, religious and lay people of the Catholic Church have requested that I make a public testimony about the truth of revelation. It is the shepherds’ very own task to guide those entrusted…

Disciplines for an Ordinary Time

Disciplines for an Ordinary Time

Happily married for 40 years, a friend of mine from New York says that one of the (several) reasons his marriage has survived when so many others have crashed is a single, simple act of self-discipline.  Every payday for more than three decades, he’s brought home six roses for his wife: sometimes three red, sometimes…

In rare letter, Benedict XVI says he’s ‘on pilgrimage home’

In rare letter, Benedict XVI says he’s ‘on pilgrimage home’

CNA—In a rare new letter penned by Benedict XVI, the retired pontiff said he is in the last phase of his life, and while his physical strength might be waning, he is surrounded by a “love and goodness” that he never imagined. “I can only say that at the end of a slow decline in…

Why isn’t God answering my prayers?

Why isn’t God answering my prayers?

“Why isn’t God answering my prayers? Am I not praying right?” These are very serious questions and deserve honest answers. Many people who pray — including those who pray long and hard — ask these questions from time to time, as well they might. Jesus certainly told us to “pray always” (Mt 21:22, Lk 18:1-18,…

Letter by Spokane Bishop Daly: No Holy Communion for Pro-Abortion Politicians

Letter by Spokane Bishop Daly: No Holy Communion for Pro-Abortion Politicians

Just days ago Bishop Thomas Daly wrote a clear, concise and thoughtful letter to his diocese regarding politicians who support abortion.  It is so refreshing in its clarity that we repost it here in its entirety—as follows:  Dear Friends,  Each January as the nation commemorates the sad anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, marches…

Bishop on Catholic Politicians and Planned Parenthood

Bishop on Catholic Politicians and Planned Parenthood

statement released February 13, 2017 (and worth reprinting)—“The public policy issue of defunding Planned Parenthood was the subject of demonstrations and counter-demonstrations across the country this weekend, including here in the Capital Region. “Without question, Planned Parenthood provides some morally unobjectionable health services to women. However, this statement is not unlike saying that a man…

NY Bishop Slams Cuomo Over State’s New Abortion Law: ‘It Goes Way Beyond Roe vs. Wade’

NY Bishop Slams Cuomo Over State’s New Abortion Law: ‘It Goes Way Beyond Roe vs. Wade’

Fox News and other sources—Bishop Edward B. Scharfenerger of Albany, New York, called out Gov. Andrew Cuomo for citing his Catholic faith and supporting recent legislation that legalizes abortion up until birth. Cuomo (D) signed the Reproductive Health Act on Tuesday, which he called “a historic victory for New Yorkers and for our progressive values.”…

Bishop Barron: New York, Abortion, and a Short Route to Chaos

Bishop Barron: New York, Abortion, and a Short Route to Chaos

It was the celebration that was particularly galling. On the 46th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, the governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, signed into law a protocol that gives practically unrestricted access to abortion, permitting the killing of an unborn child up until the moment of delivery. In the wake of the…

Open Letter to Governor Cuomo

Open Letter to Governor Cuomo

Dear Governor Cuomo, Although in your recent State of the State address you cited your Catholic faith and said we should “stand with Pope Francis,” your advocacy of extreme abortion legislation is completely contrary to the teachings of our pope and our Church. Once truth is separated from fiction and people come to realize the…

Freedom, Law and the Pursuit of Holiness

Freedom, Law and the Pursuit of Holiness

—Homily Given on the Occasion of the Annual Red Mass for the Diocese of Dallas, Most Rev. Salvatore Cordileone, Archbishop of San Francisco, October 13, 2018 -28th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year “B”— Introduction Your Excellency Bishop Burns, Your Excellency Bishop Kelly, my brother priests, dear deacons, brothers and sisters in Christ: it is a…

Bishop Barber of Oakland takes action in wake of national abuse scandals

Bishop Barber of Oakland takes action in wake of national abuse scandals

When I visited UC-Berkeley earlier this year and met with a large group of Catholic students for a discussion, the first question they asked me was, “What do I tell my Catholic friend who no longer practices his faith because of the scandals in the Church?” Many Catholics have had their faith shaken by the…

Archbishop Cordileone gives faithful perspective, says Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano Testimony credible and to be taken seriously

Archbishop Cordileone gives faithful perspective, says Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano Testimony credible and to be taken seriously

August 29, 2018—Dear Faithful of the Archdiocese, Last Sunday witnessed what many are calling a “bombshell” in the Church: the publication of Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò’s “Testimony,” alleging corruption and coverup at all levels of the Church based on his long and extensive personal knowledge. I came to know Archbishop Viganò well during the years…

Testimony by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò

Testimony by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò

TESTIMONY by His Excellency Carlo Maria Viganò, Titular Archbishop of Ulpiana, Apostolic Nuncio —Rome, August 22, 2018, Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary In this tragic moment for the Church in various parts of the world — the United States, Chile, Honduras, Australia, etc. — bishops have a very grave responsibility. I am thinking in…

Bishop Morlino Affirms Need for Canonical Investigation of Archbishop Vigano Allegations

Bishop Morlino Affirms Need for Canonical Investigation of Archbishop Vigano Allegations

Issued August 27, 2018—In the first place, I would like to affirm my solidarity with Cardinal DiNardo and his statement on behalf of the USCCB, particularly in two respects: 1) In his statement, Cardinal DiNardo indicates that the recent letter of Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganó, former Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, “brings particular focus…

Archbishop Cordileone’s Beautiful Letter to the Faithful Regarding National Sexual Abuse Revelations

Archbishop Cordileone’s Beautiful Letter to the Faithful Regarding National Sexual Abuse Revelations

My Dear People of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, The recent reports of episcopal negligence and malfeasance in the face of clerical sexual abuse, coupled with some reports of bishops themselves guilty of sexual predation, have reopened old wounds and inflicted new ones on victims, their families, the Catholic faithful at large, and indeed, the…

Bishop Morlino’s Letter to the Faithful re: the ongoing sexual abuse crisis in the Church

Bishop Morlino’s Letter to the Faithful re: the ongoing sexual abuse crisis in the Church

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ of the Diocese of Madison, The past weeks have brought a great deal of scandal, justified anger, and a call for answers and action by many faithful Catholics here in the U.S. and overseas, directed at the Church hierarchy regarding sexual sins by bishops, priests, and even cardinals. Still…

Consecration to Immaculate Heart of Mary: The Ultimate Counter-cultural Statement

Consecration to Immaculate Heart of Mary: The Ultimate Counter-cultural Statement

By Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted   The famous Russian author Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn spent nearly 50 years studying the history of the bloody revolution that took the lives of some 60 million of his countrymen. In the process, he read hundreds of books, collected personal testimonies and wrote volumes on the Communist Revolution in Russia. This…

Archbishop Chaput on the Catholic Political Vocation

Archbishop Chaput on the Catholic Political Vocation

“Tolerance Is Not a Christian Virtue” TORONTO, FEB. 24, 2009 (Zenit.org).- Here is the text of an address delivered Monday by Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver, Colorado, at the University of Toronto. The archbishop’s presentation was sponsored by the Archdiocese of Toronto, the Salt and Light Catholic Television Network, the Toronto Legatus Chapter, and the…

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