September 2017

Controversial ad campaign promotes abortion as Catholic social justice issue | Crux

September 30, 2017 // 0 Comments

NEW YORK – Catholics for Choice, a group that has been repeatedly described by the U.S. bishops as not representing authentic Catholic teaching, launched a new nationwide advertising campaign earlier this week endorsing public funding for abortion. The ads are running in papers throughout the country, including The Washington Post, The Chicago Sun Times, The Marion Reader, and the Harrisburg Register and state that “public funding for [...]

Something Much More Ominous | The Vortex

September 29, 2017 // 0 Comments

So a little less than a week ago the “filial correction” was made public by a wide range of largely lay scholars, academicians, theologians and the like. It respectfully requests — in strong language — for the Holy Father to reverse course and rectify statements that are either heretical in themselves, come pretty close, give the appearance of heresy or at the very least do massive damage to the faithful, owing to the confusion [...]

Why I Believe in Islam – Crisis Magazine

September 28, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Rev. James V. Schall, S.J. Years ago, after another outrage in Beirut, I recall a comment by a Jihadist intellectual. He was disgusted with the then widespread belief that such atrocities only happen within Muslim countries, a sign of their civilizational inferiority. He longed for the day when such frequent bombings would also be an everyday event in Western cities. That shock would soon cure the West of its superiority complex. As we see [...]

Why Bishops Should Condemn Fr. Martin’s Dangerous Bridge | liturgy guy

September 25, 2017 // 0 Comments

The crisis in the Church today is accelerating at a speed surprising even by post-conciliar standards. Nowhere is this more obvious than the current shift in how the Catholic Church addresses homosexuality. The election of Pope Francis four years ago, the subsequent synods on the family, and several strategic promotions within the hierarchy have led to a watershed moment in the 2,000 history of the Church. Later this month Harper Collins will [...]

On Almost Every Major Issue, Catholics Are More Progressive Than The Average American – ThinkProgress

September 25, 2017 // 0 Comments

For years, liberals have decried the conservative theology of the Roman Catholic hierarchy, lamenting U.S. bishops’ efforts to push back against LGBT equality, for example. But a new study illustrates a widening ideological gulf between Catholic leadership and people in the pews. In fact, typical Catholics are not only more left-leaning than the Church, but also more progressive than average Americans on most major issues — sometimes by [...]

Catholic Clergy & Scholars Issue “Filial Correction” to Pope, Against “Propagation of Heresies” – OnePeterFive

September 25, 2017 // 0 Comments

For Catholics around the world, the wait continues for the two remaining” Dubia Cardinals” to issue the promised “formal correction” to Pope Francis as regards Amoris Laetitia. Today, however, in what is being described as an “epoch-making act” unlike any taken “since the Middle Ages,” a group of Catholic clergy and lay scholars have taken a similar measure of their own, making public a “Filial Correction” that was first [...]

How ‘fake news’ is going to eventually silence pro-lifers | Blogs | Lifesitenews

September 24, 2017 // 0 Comments

September 21, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — In the wake of claims that so-called “fake news” helped turn voters against Hillary Clinton and toward Donald Trump in the last election, the term itself has become so overused that it is nearly meaningless. Trump uses the “fake news” label to deride the mainstream media and highlight their liberal bias, while the Democrats insist that “fake news” tricked many ordinary people into voting against [...]

The Protestantization of the New Evangelization – OnePeterFive

September 24, 2017 // 0 Comments

It’s no secret that the Catholic Church in the Western world has experienced a tremendous drop in practicing members over the past 50 years. More troubling—and not unrelated—is the fact that the desire to gain more members via evangelization has declined even more tremendously. In the 60’s and 70’s, evangelization was ridiculed in many parts of the Church, and now we have the almost-empty, graying parishes to prove it. In response to [...]

A CULTURAL CANCER: The Disease of Irreverence | New Oxford Review

September 21, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Alice von Hildebrand (June 2011) Many sicknesses are contagious; health is not. It is regrettable but it is a fact. Since original sin, intellectual viruses have penetrated the human mind and have affected its reasoning power. This might explain why slogans have a powerful appeal to most men — in a couple of striking words they seem to offer a solution to problems that plague our society. One of the most overused slogan words in our day is [...]