“The Dictator Pope” | The Catholic Thing

By Robert Royal WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2017   The title above is the name of a book that appeared Monday in English (after earlier publication in Italian) by a writer who has assumed a grand Renaissance pseudonym: Marcantonio Colonna (an admiral at Lepanto). He evidently could not publish under his real name, for fear of reprisals. But the case he lays out is largely convincing: that Pope Francis has carefully cultivated an image in public Continue Reading →

Books blog: The perfect guide to Church teaching for young Catholics – CatholicHerald.co.uk

by Francis Phillips posted Monday, 22 Aug 2016 Docat is an entertaining but uncompromising adaption of the Catechism of the Catholic Church for young readers Ignatius Press has brought out a readable adaptation of the social doctrine of the Church. It is titled Docat, sub-titled “What to Do?”, and is a sequel to YouCat – the Catechism of the Catholic Church adapted for young people. It was introduced at World Youth Day last month and its Continue Reading →

The latest biography of Oscar Wilde fails to understand his spiritual journey – CatholicHerald.co.uk

by Francis Phillips posted Monday, 15 Aug 2016 Wilde knew all too well the spiritual shame that can follow moral transgression Modern biographers who lack religious faith themselves are likely to misunderstand their subject if he is searching for faith in his own life. This is very apparent in a biography I have just read: The Fall of the House of Wilde by Emer O’Sullivan. O’Sullivan has tackled as her theme a family both blessed and Continue Reading →

Catholic Novel Tells the Tale of Two Orphans — and the Beauty of Redemption | Daily News | NCRegister.com

BY ELLA HADACEK 07/23/2016 Comment We’ll Never Tell Them By Fiorella de Maria Ignatius, 2015 252 pages, $16.95 To order: ignatius.com, (800) 651-1531   In We’ll Never Tell Them, Fiorella de Maria draws readers into the the lives of Kristjana and Liljana, two Maltese orphans. At a crucial turning point in her life, Kristjana, a nurse living in modern-day London, leaves her life in England behind and seeks refuge working in a Catholic hospital in Continue Reading →

Christians suffered unspeakably in the Soviet Union. It is a hard subject to read about – CatholicHerald.co.uk

by Francis Phillips posted Thursday, 14 Jul 2016 The roll-call of heroes and saints shows just how much courage you needed to live out your faith I have been reading, with difficulty, Jonathan Luxmoore’s first volume of The God of the Gulag: Martyrs in an Age of Revolution (Gracewing, £20). I say “with difficulty” because it is a long catalogue of the appalling sufferings endured by Christians who happened to be caught up in the Continue Reading →

In memoirs, ex Pope Benedict says Vatican ‘gay lobby’ tried to wield power: report

By Philip Pullella  July 1, 2016 VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Former Pope Benedict says in his memoirs that no-one pressured him to resign but alleges that a “gay lobby” in the Vatican had tried to influence decisions, a leading Italian newspaper reported on Friday. The book, called “The Last Conversations”, is the first time in history that a former pope judges his own pontificate after it is over. It is due to be published on Continue Reading →

Ex-Secret Service Agent: “People Need to Know The Real Hillary Clinton And How Dangerous She Is” | Video | RealClearPolitics

Posted By Ian Schwartz On Date June 28, 2016 Former Secret Service officer Gary Byrne, author of the new book Crisis of Character, which examines Hillary Clinton’s conduct under his watch, appeared on Monday’s broadcast of FOX News Channel’s Hannity. Byrne talked Hillary Clinton’s temperament, her “terrified staff,” Bill Clinton carrying on affairs, drug use in the White House and more with host Sean Hannity. Byrne said Clinton was feared by her staff and was Continue Reading →

A Model of Spiritual Courage for Our Time – Crisis Magazine

A Model of Spiritual Courage for Our Time REGIS MARTIN Quanto plus afflictionis pro Christo in hoc saeculo, tanto plus gloriae cum Christo in futuro. (The more affliction we endure for Christ in this world, the more glory we shall obtain with Christ in the next.)   ∼ Words inscribed by Philip Howard upon the wall of his cell. Source: A Model of Spiritual Courage for Our Time – Crisis Magazine

“No summer progress”: Eliot and the defense of Christian civilization | Catholic World Report – Global Church news and views

June 25, 2016 The great Christian poet’s prose writings demonstrate his fascination not only with the question of what constitutes Christian civilization, but of how best to understand, protect, and revitalize it. by Edward Short via “No summer progress”: Eliot and the defense of Christian civilization | Catholic World Report – Global Church news and views

CatholicHerald.co.uk » The bishop who brought the Church in the east of England to life

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Hear Ye, Hear Ye! | Servus Fidelis ~ The Faithful Servant

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