Teilhard de Chardin: The Vatican II Architect You Need to Know

  H. Reed Armstrong @ 1Peter5 In the middle of the fourth century, Saint Jerome remarked that the world “awoke with a groan to find itself Arian.” Arianism divided the Church and Empire of the fourth and fifth centuries and beyond by claiming that the Divine Logos, Jesus Christ, was not of the same substance (homoousios) as the Father and not co-eternal with the Father as defined at the Council of Nicea (325 A.D.). Some Continue Reading →

Hillary Clinton Gets Daily Bible Verses From This “Faith Whisperer,” But Still Supports Abortion | LifeNews.com

  MICAIAH BILGER   AUG 26, 2016   |   3:34PM    WASHINGTON, DC Hillary Clinton Gets Daily Bible Verses From This “Faith Whisperer,” But Still Supports Abortion  NATIONAL   MICAIAH BILGER   AUG 26, 2016   |   3:34PM    WASHINGTON, DC  Every day, Burns Strider sends Hillary Clinton a Bible verse or an inspiring quote to help her through the day. A Southern Baptist from Mississippi, Strider told The Brody File that he and Clinton have exchanged Continue Reading →

Obama Administration Wants to Allow Scientists to Make Human-Animal Hybrids | LifeNews.com

  STEVEN ERTELT   AUG 4, 2016   |   2:06PM    WASHINGTON, DC The Obama administration today announced it has flung the door wide open to scientists making grisly human-animal hybrids. After overturning the Bush administration limits on forcing taxpayers to fund embryonic stem cell research, this is the latest move by President Barack Obama to manipulate and destroy human life in unethical experiments. More here: Obama Administration Wants to Allow Scientists to Make Continue Reading →

There is Nothing Controversial About Ad Orientem Worship

It is integral to human nature: our focus is principally determined by what we are looking at. When we speak to others, we make eye contact. When we move from place to place, we point ourselves in that direction.Pilots face forward. Drivers too. Surgeons don’t stare at the back wall of an operating theater. I’ve yet to meet a cook who can make a meal with their back to the stove. Soldiers don’t march backwards. Writers stare at their Continue Reading →

Archbishop Ganswein calls German Church Tax ‘a serious problem’

Archbishop Georg Ganswein has criticized the German Church Tax process, calling its handling of people opting out of the controversial system “a serious problem.” In a wide-ranging interview published Monday in Schwäbische Zeitung, the Prefect of the Papal Household and secretary to both Pope Francis and Pope emeritus Benedict also spoke candidly about the papal propensity for “flippant” remarks and the media’s handling of them. Figures released Friday show that Catholicism in Germany continues to Continue Reading →

Bishop Thomas John Paprocki: Catholics, marriage and Holy Communion

re Catholics in these circumstances thus have a free choice: if they persist in sexual activity outside of valid marriage, they must refrain from taking Holy Communion; if they wish to receive Holy Communion, they must refrain from sexual activity outside of valid marriage. The latter may seem impossible to those steeped in our sex-saturated culture, but “with God, all things are possible” (Matthew 19:26). Bishop Thomas John Paprocki leads the Catholic Diocese of Springfield. Continue Reading →

US bishops call for legal protection of doctors who won’t perform abortions :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

Washington D.C., Jul 11, 2016 / 05:12 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Cardinal Timothy Dolan and Archbishop William Lori are once again calling on the House of Representatives to enact the Conscience Protection Act to defend the rights of health care workers. Back in March, the chairmen the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities and the Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty sent a letter to the House asking for their support. According to the letter, the Continue Reading →

Cardinal Sarah encourages priests to celebrate Mass facing east :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

London, England, Jul 6, 2016 / 03:10 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Cardinal Robert Sarah on Tuesday appealed to priests throughout the world to begin saying Mass facing the same direction as the faithful, suggesting that the season of Advent would be an opportune time to do so. “I believe that it is very important that we return as soon as possible to a common orientation, of priests and the faithful turned together in the same direction Continue Reading →

Dr. Peter Kreeft’s conversion to Catholicism from Protestantism

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Latest Critic of Religious Liberty Reveals His Ignorance of Religion | Crisis Magazine

In Why Tolerate Religion? Brian Leiter, author of the Leiter Reports blog and a law professor at the University of Chicago who has an interest in philosophy, asks why Western democracies have sought to promote and protect religion—and religious liberty—in both law and culture. He explores this question because he’s puzzled by it. As he sees things, “no one has been able to articulate a credible principled argument for tolerating religion qua religion … why, Continue Reading →

One Nation, Under God?

The decline of religion in the United States has troubling consequences for public life. The role of religion in American social and political life is an ever-present element in our civic conversation. The recent controversy over the contraception mandate ignited a smoldering conflict over just this issue. On the one side, people of faith decry the government’s violation of their First Amendment rights to practice freely their religion and express publicly their beliefs. On the Continue Reading →

Faith Sharing

There is much talk these days about ‘faith sharing’ (this is especially true in catechetical circles) and far too little thought regarding the meaning of these words. Admittedly, most of us think that we understand this phrase to mean that we are to share stories about our faith with others, though some might come to think that this ‘faith sharing’ somehow creates faith in others or perhaps increases their faith. There are a number of Continue Reading →