Carrying physical and emotional baggage, U.S. military visit Lourdes

LOURDES, France (CNS) -- About 60 retired or active duty U.S. military personnel packed their uniforms, flags, wheelchairs, canes and the inevitable emotional baggage of their daily struggles to …

Extraordinary ministers at Papal Mass deny Communion in the hand

While Pope Francis doesn't reject Communion in the hand (remember Rio?), it's nice to see the convention retrieved under Pope Benedict XVI continued in Rome: Communion on the tongue. Check it out:

"Papa we want to get married"

Going to the Chapel of Love In an extraordinary letter addressed to His Holiness, the unnamed women say they are just a 'small sample' of believers being forced to 'live in silence' because of their …

US Catholic priest challenges Church to love gays more deeply

Photo ~ Father James Martin.Photo: America, The National Catholic Review A prominent Catholic writer priest has challenged his church "to love gays and lesbians more deeply." The Rev. James Martin, …
ignea orationem
This priest has a history of focussing on the same-sex topic and he loves to hang around the artsy fartsy crowd, it kind of makes you wonder whats …More
This priest has a history of focussing on the same-sex topic and he loves to hang around the artsy fartsy crowd, it kind of makes you wonder whats up with him???? He accused Blessed Cardinal Newman of being gay also in an article a few years back that was very distasteful to say the least.
Dr Bobus
Two comments: 1. Hating the sin and loving the sinner is the maxim. Although we are all sinners, what if the sinner identifies himself with the …More
Two comments:
1. Hating the sin and loving the sinner is the maxim. Although we are all sinners, what if the sinner identifies himself with the sin? It is one thing to steal, another to be a thief, stealing habitually. Likewise it is one thing to commit adultery, another to do it habitually, becoming an adulterer.
2. Although there are various interpretations of Zachaeus' meeting with Christ, the Martin interpretation seems not to be consistent with text.
a. When Zachaeus tells Christ about giving to the poor and not defrauding anyone, the tenses do not indicate that it is a promise of future behavior. Rather, it is a comment directed at the opinion of Jews, that he is already acting ethically in his work. This is not a story of ethical conversion.
b. And so the story indicates that ethical behavior, while good, is not sufficient—he is not able to see Christ without climbing a sycamore tree . It is not the same as the presence of Christ, or, more specifically, the Divine Indwelling …More

While in Church, a Catholic Woman Says: "I almost got in a fistfight today"

I stopped into a church today intending to pray the whole Rosary (all 15 decades) sitting before Our Lord reposed in a tabernacle. I got through the Joyful Mysteries when a crazy man/professional …
Holy Cannoli
I'd guess that the soldier was following orders and so he did not interfere with the screaming kid. I'd also guess that it was a N.O. mass since …More
I'd guess that the soldier was following orders and so he did not interfere with the screaming kid. I'd also guess that it was a N.O. mass since Trads, from my experience, have more consideration for others than to allow their bundle of joy to so greatly disturb the mass and many of the mass goers.
Dr Bobus
A few years ago toward the end of Sunday mass a child started screaming. Not crying. Screaming. On and on. It was obviously a situation where one of …More
A few years ago toward the end of Sunday mass a child started screaming. Not crying. Screaming. On and on. It was obviously a situation where one of the ushers should have advised the parents to take the child toward the back of the church to the vestibule. None made a move. Were they pansies?
Well, one wasn't. He is a Medal of Honor winner--I know him and his wife. In fact, I was told he is the only man in history to have the Combat Infantryman Badge, Combat Medic Badge, and the Medal of Honor.
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Russian church the absent player at pope-patriarch summit

Photo ~ Pope Francis (L) talks with Metropolitan Hilarion, the foreign minister of the Russian Orthodox Church, during a private meeting at the Vatican March 20, 2013. Credit: Reuters/Osservatore …

The Homosexual Manifesto

By Michael Swift, “Gay Revolutionary.” (Excerpted) We shall sodomize your sons, emblems of your feeble masculinity, of your shallow dreams and vulgar lies. We shall seduce them in your schools, in …

Tolerance is a one way street for LGBT (Video)

Photo ~ Michael Sam & Boyfriend Vito Cammisano When he was belatedly drafted into the NFL, openly gay player Michael Sam celebrated on TV by kissing his male lover. Oddly, the pair also smooshed …

Pope Will 'Recognize Palestine, Call to End Occupation'

Photo ~ Pope Francis with PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas (Reuters) The claims that his trip will begin in a "recognition of Palestine" comes amid reports from February by Rabbi Sergio Bergman, a member …
I am horrified, though I understand now why Pope Francis can have friends who are Marxists. If the man identifies himself with Che Guevera, he is …More
I am horrified, though I understand now why Pope Francis can have friends who are Marxists. If the man identifies himself with Che Guevera, he is agreeing with a Marxist who has murdered, surpressed religion, tortured thousands and put thousands into political presion camps. The Palestinian leadership wants no peace with Israel, just the elimination of Israel and of living Jews. Check out Memri tv and Palestine Watch and you can listen to very young Palsestian children praising the killing of Jews!!! No doubt the Pope's words will be fit inbetween such tv broadcasts, sort of as a blessing. Pope Francis is overstepping the bounds to his function as a head of a state. He could be mixing into explosive politics. I can now understand why many times many Roman and Italian inhabitants chased popes out of Rome. (What the heck, Che got chased about in So. America until he got his just reward.) Pope Francis will undo all the reconciliation that Pope John Paul II did and revive(with a great …More

What’s at stake when Pope Francis visits the Holy Land

Photo ~ Pope Francis leaves next Saturday for a three-day outing to Jordan, the Palestinian Territories, and Israel. Pope Francis leaves next Saturday for a brief but intense three-day outing to …

Italian bishop's abortion clinic remark draws criticism

Photo ~ These are seminarians of the Pontifical Seminary the “Josephinum”, praying the rosary in front of an abortion clinic. An Italian bishop's comment that appeared to denigrate pro-life advocates…
Dr Bobus
Prof Wessell, Those who sympathize with Marxists like Castro, Allende, and Chavez are obviously opposed to economic prosperity. Wherever Marxism or …More
Prof Wessell,
Those who sympathize with Marxists like Castro, Allende, and Chavez are obviously opposed to economic prosperity. Wherever Marxism or quasi Marxism was implemented, depressed economies followed.
Marxism is opposed to natural law because it opposes a natural right to property.
The Germans are very, very industrious. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, however, the effects Marxism were obvious: East Germany looked like little else than a garbage dump.
Dr Bobus
The Church in Italy is a court Church, with bishops trying for promotion by imitating what the pope says. Galantino was selected not because he's …More
The Church in Italy is a court Church, with bishops trying for promotion by imitating what the pope says.
Galantino was selected not because he's going places but because he's not--Southern Italian bishops are of little consequence. The pope wants to break the Italian episcopal career path and its influence in the curia, which BTW kept Benedict from implementing anything.
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Death sentence for Christian in Sudan draws global criticism

Photo ~ Meriam Yehya Ibrahim is pictured in this undated image with her husband, Daniel Wani. A pregnant woman who was raised as a Christian has been sentenced to execution by a Sudanese court that …
Temperance
The Muslim faith is evil!

“Dear Francis, we are in love with a priest, please review the celibacy law”

The Pope has received a letter signed by 26 Italian women who admit to have feelings for a priest or a monk and are asking for a review of the celibacy law “Dear Pope Francis, we are a group of women…

Boston College to honor John Kerry, Cardinal O’Malley urged to withdraw

BOSTON, May 15, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The Catholic Action League of Massachusetts today criticized Jesuit administered Boston College for its decision to confer an honorary Doctor of Laws degr…

Robbers Beat Priest with Holy Water Sprinkler [sic]

Photo ~ In 2011, the Rev. Dan Mallette was beaten and robbed in the rectory of St. Margaret of Scotland parish. Jerrell Harris is now charged in the attack. Jerrell Harris, 21, was arrested Thursday …

Pope Francis Backs Neocatechumenal Way Liturgy

Neocatecumenal Way Video The Vatican Secretariat of State sent a letter on April 3rd from the Holy Father to Kiko Argüello, initiator of the Neocatechumenal Way, along with Carmen Hernandez, …
rhemes1582
A one way street. I will stay with the Mass of my Catholic forefathers, and the proper public worship of God. THE HOLY TRADITIONAL LATIN MASS.More
A one way street.
I will stay with the Mass of my Catholic forefathers, and the proper public worship of God.
THE HOLY TRADITIONAL LATIN MASS.

Philo-Homosexual Vienna cardinal praises Conchita Wurst

The bearded ESC (EUROVISION SONG CONTEST) winner also stands for "God's most intriguing idea", says Archbishop Christoph Schönborn. He demands respect for Conchita Wurst. As we all know, there is a …
Walter
Schönborn predica un altro vangelo.. se penso che questo essere contro natura andrà al festival di Sanremo, pagato con i nostri soldi, mi viene male!…More
Schönborn predica un altro vangelo.. se penso che questo essere contro natura andrà al festival di Sanremo, pagato con i nostri soldi, mi viene male! I vertici massonici-satanici della RAI non pensano ai nostri figli? Sono così perversi? Siamo proprio messi male. Naturalmente, Bergoglio, farà orecchie da mercante... E a noi chi ci difende da tutta questa satanizzazione?

How Catholic fashion got that way

Photo ~ Clockwise from left: Cardinal William O’Connell in 1948; Pope Francis; an image from the West Philadelphia Catholic Girls’ High School yearbook; a sister from the Sisters of Charity order, …
Marianna
The illustration from the West Philadelphia Catholic High School year book needs one more further illustration of today's modification of that same …More
The illustration from the West Philadelphia Catholic High School year book needs one more further illustration of today's modification of that same uniform-in addition to the higher hemline needs the removal of the uniform shirt to expose her bosoms. Now that is truly a modern Catholic fashion!

Tampa priest commits suicide inside parish

Photo ~ According to police, a maintenance man discovered Father Vladimir Dziadek at the bottom of a staircase along with a broken belt in the church office on Monday morning. TAMPA -- A Tampa prie…

Francis Will Not Use Bulletproof Cars In Upcoming Middle East Visit

(Reuters) - Pope Francis is shunning bulletproof vehicles during his trip to the Middle East this month, insisting that he use a normal car and be allowed to be as close to people as possible, the …