Bishop to speak at parade celebrating Mohammad’s birthday

by Staff Reporter posted Friday, 8 Dec 2017 Bishop John Arnold of Salford said his presence aimed to show ‘we have more in common than what might appear to divide us’ Bishop John Arnold of Salford is to speak at a parade celebrating Mohammad’s birthday on Sunday. The bishop will be among a number of speakers addressing the crowd before it sets off. A spokeswoman said he will talk about “recognising our differences, understanding and Continue Reading →

Bishop confirms National Catholic Reporter is not a ‘Catholic’ publication : News Headlines – Catholic Culture

Bishop Robert Finn of Kansas City, Missouri, has confirmed that the National Catholic Reporter should not advertise itself as a “Catholic” publication. In a column appearing in his diocesan newspaper, Bishop Finn notes that he, as the bishop of the diocese in which the Reporter is located, has the duty to “call the media to fidelity.” He cites the Code of Canon Law, which (in #1369) calls for “a just penalty” for anyone who “excites Continue Reading →

Bishops urged to imitate St. Thomas More in mandate fight :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

Philadelphia, Pa., Dec 20, 2012 / 12:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia has held up the 16th century’s Saint Thomas More as a model of courage for bishops in the face of the federal contraception mandate. “America‘s Catholic bishops cannot simply grumble and shrug, and go along with the mandate now, without implicating themselves in cowardice,” he wrote in a Dec. 19 column for The Witherspoon Institute. “Their current resolve risks Continue Reading →

Whispers in the Loggia – For All the Cardinals, “The Demanding Responsibility To Bear Witness”

Here below, the Pope‘s homily at this morning’s Mass concelebrated with the new intake of the College of Cardinals on this solemnity of Christ the King. * * * Today’s Solemnity of Christ, King of the Universe, the crowning of the liturgical year, is enriched by our reception into the College of Cardinals of six new members whom, following tradition, I have invited to celebrate the Eucharist with me this morning. I greet each of Continue Reading →

Catholic Collar And Tie: Latin, Ad Orientem and Problem Priests

For the last seven years I have celebrated the Ordinary Form ad orientem, and at our Vigil Mass made use of simple Latin Mass parts for the Ordinary (we have had the Usus Antiquior on Sundays since 2007). Some parishioners, though a small minority, seem to have continued difficulty with the Latin and ad orientem celebration because “they make us the odd ones out; no one else is doing them”. No matter how often the Continue Reading →

They Can’t Be Serious! Boycott the CCHD this Weekend

So, it’s that time of year again, when the Conference of Catholic Bishops‘ Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) will come calling on all Catholics for more money. Our Bishops are going to be asking us to pony up this Sunday, in fact. What a good idea! I wonder if Bernie Madoff could use some, too… You just couldn’t make this stuff up! This just in from the Reform the CCHD Now website: For the Continue Reading →

CCHD grants still going to pro-abortion, anti-family groups, says coalition of Catholic leaders |

WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 13, 2012 ( – The U.S. Bishops’ domestic anti-poverty arm still needs major reforms before Catholics can safely donate, says a coalition of 24 pro-life and Catholic organizations as the Catholic Campaign for Human Development’s national collection approaches Nov. 17-18. “We cannot advance the Gospel of Life, bringing souls to God if we continue to fund the enemies of Christ,” says Michael Hichborn, a spokesman for the Reform CCHD Now Coalition (RCN). Continue Reading →

US bishops encourage confession, approve Seelos memorial; economic statement fails to gain approval : News Headlines – Catholic Culture

By large margins, members of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops voted to approve a statement encouraging Catholics to go to Confession during Lent (236-1 vote), to approve a statement on Sunday homilies (227-11 vote), and to add the optional memorial of Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos to the US liturgical calendar (213-1 vote). The October 5 memorial for Blessed Seelos (1819-67), a Bavarian-born Redemptorist who ministered in the United States, requires additional approval from Continue Reading →

Catholic Bishop Promises Civil Disobedience if ObamaCare Abortion Mandates Enforced « News for Catholics

In Catholic News on November 13, 2012 at 9:23 pm It appears that the Catholic Church is gearing up for a showdown against the Obama Administration, especially when it comes to the ObamaCare mandates concerning abortion. Gateway Pundit has more… reported: Martin Luther King’s “Letter from the Birmingham Jail” (April 16, 1963) is one of our nation’s elegant testimonies to the political implications of our Declaration of Independence: “One may want to ask: ‘How Continue Reading →

Religious-Freedom Amendments Tumble | Daily News |

Four States Affirm Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ by BRIAN FRAGA A religious-freedom measure on the Florida state ballot failed on Election  Day. Amendment 8, which was one of two state ballot questions supported by the  Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops, was defeated, with only 44% of voters in  favor. The measure required 60% of people voting Yes in order to amend the  state’s constitution. Supporters said Amendment 8 would have allowed faith-based organizations,  such as Catholic Charities, Continue Reading →

Bishop orders priests to read anti-Obama letter at Sunday sermons

Bishop orders priests to read anti-Obama letter at Sunday sermons

On the 2012 Elections: A Statement of the Pennsylvania Catholic Bishops

On the 2012 Elections: A Statement of the Pennsylvania Catholic Bishops