‘Perhaps we have arrived at the End Times’: an interview with Cardinal Burke | CatholicHerald.co.uk

Cardinal Raymond Burke talks division, the End Times and what he would do if elected Pope Cardinal Raymond Burke has been much in the news this past year. In November 2016, he and three other cardinals presented Pope Francis with the famous dubia – five questions regarding Francis’s apostolic exhortation on the family, Amoris Laetitia. Then the American cardinal became embroiled in a power struggle within the Order of Malta, of which he is patron. Continue Reading →

Truths for Catholics ~ a preview for a new feature that will be expanded over time

  These are the first in what will hopefully be a series of short items for the armchair philosophers and theologians in the crowd. This feature already has its own page which is found under the “RELIGION” heading in the uppermost menu.

Renewal in secular cultures: The need to distinguish between sheep and goats

By Dr. Jeff Mirus | Nov 28, 2017 Have you ever wondered why it is so hard to effect a widely effective renewal movement within the Church in our time? After all, individual Catholics too numerous to count have made this their top priority since the mid-1960s. The Church herself, in the whole process of calling, holding and implementing the Second Vatican Council, has committed herself again and again to the same largely thankless effort Continue Reading →

Fr. James Martin Treats Sacred Scripture Like a Cheap Logic Puzzle | The Stream

By JOHN ZMIRAK Published on November 21, 2017 • 20 Comments John Zmirak Fr. James Martin, SJ is at it again. Maybe he’s trying to speed ecumenism with Mainline Protestant churches. Because it seems each week he comes out with a statement every bit as crazy as anything you’d hear from the most jaded post-Christian posers. You know, the kind who gather in ersatz vestments to “bless” abortion clinics with songs by Leonard Cohen, who was Continue Reading →

Is the Church weak and defenseless? Is it over? | Fr. Z’s Blog

Posted on 29 November 2017 by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf On a related note, see the end. From the appropriately named Crisis: Can the Church Recover Its Fighting Spirit? WILLIAM KILPATRICK   The Islamic world is waging—and winning—a war on Judeo-Christian civilization.   With 1.3 billion Catholics worldwide, the Catholic Church is potentially one of the most powerful centers of resistance to Islam. It certainly has been in the past. Unfortunately, that’s not the case today. What Continue Reading →

Cardinal Oddi on Fatima’s Third Secret, the Second Vatican Council, and Apostasy

  onepeterfive.com/cardinal-oddi-fatimas-third-secret-second-vatican-council-apostasy/ Maike Hickson11/28/2017 Cardinal Silvio Oddi, who died in 2001, was one of the most outspoken conservative prelates of his time. He also has a special place in the history of the debate about the message of Fatima, inasmuch as he insistently tried to get Pope John XXIII to publish the Third Secret of Fatima. As the British newspaper The Telegraphreported upon his death: In yet another unguarded interview, published in 1990, Cardinal Oddi Continue Reading →