Catholic Issues

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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Changing Minds on Abortion in Seconds; a 180 Degree Turn

September 29, 2011

I recommend taking 30 minutes to watch this video. A Protestant Christian is confronting people on the street. He starts with Hitler and the slaughter of innocent people and then uses it with precision in his questions about abortion, heaven and hell. In this short video young people are interviewed on the street. It is [...]

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Fr. Pavone and his Bishop – Several Evaluations

September 24, 2011

Review comparing other problems with priests and thoughts on Fr. Pavone. A heartfelt and balanced analysis and review of the situation between Fr. Pavone and his Bishop Zurek. It is entitled “Fr. Pavone and Authentic Freedom.” You can read it HERE Another review of the situation on CatholicCulture.org the Latest by Canon Lawyer . It [...]

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Wearing the Rosary as a Necklace

July 16, 2011

ROME, JUNE 14, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q: I have seen people wear the rosary as a necklace and, in fact, I had a fifth-grader ask me during CCD if that was a sin. I told her that I didn’t believe [...]

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Final Corapi Update

July 8, 2011

Unless some big news happens, this will be my last post about Corapi. He’s become a rambling, broken, disobedient, lonely old man in a midlife crisis. In my estimation his collapse is no longer worthy news and of little interest. It is too sad to watch — like watching helplessly as a man refuses help [...]

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Latest on the Scandal of Fr. John Corapi; July 5 Press Release

July 5, 2011

While some news sites (e.g., New Advent and others) are waiting for further confirmation on this news release. However, I am commenting and sharing based on NCRegister and EWTN which usually are very reliable sources. UPDATE 3:00 PM, JULY 5: “KRESTA IN THE AFTERNOON HAS OBTAINED INDEPENDENT VERIFICATION OF THE AUTHENTICITY OF THIS MORNING’S PRESS [...]

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Friend’s Video Appeal to Fr. Corapi

June 22, 2011

St. Joseph Communication’s passionate and prayerful appeal to their dear friend Fr. Corapi. This is the best I’ve seen or heard yet. Bravo to Terry Barber, Jesse Romero and the other two, including Fr. Corapi’s former body guard. Be sure to watch this video.

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Updates on Corapi

June 21, 2011

New twist: The accuser who Fr. Corapi is threatening to play audio of and whose claimed alcoholism he has alleged CLAIMS TO BE HIS GODDAUGHTER, WHO HE HIMSELF BAPTIZED. Corapi Unleased – his latest confusion and self-justification on audio HERE Official SOLT Statement on Fr. Corapi HERE Al Kresta’s “The Stories Don’t Square” with lots [...]

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Fr. Corapi Instructs John Corapi

June 20, 2011
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Fr. Corapi Leaves the Priesthood (regular updates)

June 19, 2011

Fr. Corapi says he is no longer “Fr.” Corapi, but simply John Corapi since he is leaving the ministry of the priesthood. He is now aiming for a larger audience. I am saddened by the whole situation. Maybe there is injustice in the way he was handled, and maybe not. Time will tell the whole [...]

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