Catholic Issues

Charles Rice defends Bishop Jenky from Notre Dame Attackers – A Must Read!

April 30, 2012

Background: Bishop Jenky from Peoria Illinois a (Notre Dame Board of Fellows) delivered a noble and blistering homily on President Obama and his policies. Forty-nine Notre Dame professors condemned Bishop Jenky in a signed document. The professors were fools – as ably demonstrated by Professor Charles Rice, Professor Emeritus at Notre Dame Law School. Here [...]

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Tradition, Orthodox Catholicism is Winning!

April 18, 2012

A good article from the Wall Street Journal. Amazing they would publish such a positive report. Read the article HERE

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Dr. Ed Peters Revisits: Neumayr Against Cardinal Wuerl – Eucharist to ProAborts

April 9, 2012

With enemies like Neumayr, Wuerl needs no friends, by Dr. Edward Peters When an ecclesiastic like Washington’s Cardinal Wuerl is attacked so meanly and repeatedly by a writer like George Neumayr, the prelate needs no friends to rush to his defense. Instead, it suffices that folks simply read what Neumayr wrote, a la:  -The word [...]

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Controversy Over Neumayr’s Article on Eucharist, Pelosi and Cardinal Wuerl

March 20, 2012

Update Below from Ed Peters. Neumayr’s Article begins: Cardinal Wuerl’s Dereliction of Duty, by George Neumayr on 3.19.12 @ 6:09AM “Since he won’t control the sacraments, the Church’s enemies will. “The road to hell is paved with the skulls of bad bishops. That’s a slight paraphrase of a line from St. John Chrysostom. “The saints [...]

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Number of Priests in the World Increase & other statistics

March 14, 2012

Zenit.org Report: Number of Priests in the World Continues to Increase and a lot of other world-wide statistics on the Catholic Church. EWTN Report

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Should the Legion of Christ Disappear?

February 15, 2012

I have great friends who are Legionaries, and some Consecrated as well. These are wonderful people serving God and his Church with all their being. They do great work, are loyal and ready to die for Christ. Their university in Rome is top-notch and I have taught classes there. These good folks deserve better than [...]

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Love Jesus but Hate Religion; Catchy, but not True

January 30, 2012

Jesse Ray here: There is a trendy video floating around youtube that tries to drive a wedge between Jesus and Religion. It is stroking the consciences of the weak minded as it attracts increasing millions of views and “likes”. If you have not seen it yet, don’t bother. It is catchy and artistically attractive, but [...]

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No Chewing Gum at Mass

January 18, 2012

We visited Guadalupe Parish in Midland Texas and found this sign at the front door. I thought it was a good idea. I recalled the girl sitting in front of me last Sunday at Mass chewing like a cow with smacking slurping sounds. Gum at Communion is not a good idea either — chew, chew, [...]

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Teresa Tomeo on “The Year of Faith” in OSV

January 6, 2012

Are We Ready for the Year of Faith? Pope Benedict XVI is giving us a great opportunity in this New Year to make a big difference.  In October he announced the “Year of Faith” which according to Vatican statements is designed to help Catholics around the world deepen their relationship with God, better appreciate the [...]

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Numbers of Christians around the World – Still Largest Religion by Far

January 2, 2012

From Zenit.org based on the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life: “… Christians account for almost a third of the world’s population. This was one of the findings in a report published Monday by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life. The data from the 2010 survey of more than 200 countries found that [...]

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Christians Happiest People – Major European Study

December 12, 2011

Surveys Find Christians Happiest People in Europe Posted By cninewsletter On December 8, 2011 (6:15 pm) A study of the effect of religion on happiness has revealed that Christians are the happiest people in Europe. The study was an empirical analysis of the effect of religion on happiness, using data from three waves (2002/2003, 2004 [...]

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No excuse for clerical abuse, but we should known that sexual abuse of minors is more common in secular society (though usually ignored)

November 30, 2011

The danger of scapegoating the Church is that is has given society an excuse not to address the problem in schools, day care, the family and other institutions. Read the article HERE. What about in Protestant churches? HERE An Atheist speaks out on the priestly scandal HERE Another article about abuse in Protestant circles HERE

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Catholic Church Growing in USA in 2011; Others Declining

November 28, 2011

Interesting article for those who think the Catholic Church is shrinking in the USA. It is not. Click here for the article and the statistics.

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Why Young People Drop Out of Church (Protestant and Catholic) and Leave the Faith

November 26, 2011

A book and a review evaluate the sad but predictable situation. The Zenit article begins: 1. Churches do have an active engagement with teens, but many of the young people do not grow up to be faithful adult followers of Christ. 2. There are a variety of reasons people drop out, so it is important [...]

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Founding Father James Adams Visits a Catholic Church

October 6, 2011

John Adams (1735-1826) was a Founding Father of the United States. He was raised in an austere Protestant movement called the Puritans who left England to flee liturgical Christianity and to find religious freedom. He was raised as a Congregationalist and later turned to Unitarianism. He was elected President of the United States in 1796. [...]

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Most Priests are Happy and Appreciate Celibacy

October 6, 2011

Study Shows: Most Priests Are Happy, Appreciate Celibacy; An Interview With Monsignor Stephen Rossetti, By Genevieve Pollock WASHINGTON, D.C., OCT. 5, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Priests in general are among the happiest members of society, says Monsignor Stephen Rossetti, and contrary to secular opinion, most embrace celibacy as a positive aspect of their vocation. These were some [...]

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