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 [...]

Democrat Fingers in the Vatican Pie: Did Obama Force Benedict’s Abdication? | Alessandro Rico | 1P5 Blog

August 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

On May 17, I published an article in the Italian newspaper La Verità about pope Benedict’s abdication. A few days before, in a renowned Italian geopolitical magazine called Limes, Professor Germano Dottori had argued that Joseph Ratzinger’s 2013 abdication, and the former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi’s resignation in 2011, after a financial storm sold to public opinion as a “public debt” crisis, were the result of [...]

School: Offering to pray for a colleague is unacceptable | Fox News

May 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

A school worker in Augusta, Maine was ordered to stop using religious phrases like “I will pray for you” and “You were in my prayers” because such language is not allowed inside a public school building – even in private conversations with coworkers. The Augusta School Department launched an investigation of Toni Richardson after they alleged she “imposed some strong religious/spiritual belief system” towards a coworker. Now, [...]

‘Catholic’ college bans Chick-fil-A over gay students’ complaints | News | LifeSite

May 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

May 10, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — Jesuit-run Fordham University has buckled to protests led by an LGBTQ student group and will not allow Chick-fil-A to do business at a campus eatery due to past comments by the chicken fast-food company’s CEO supporting natural marriage. Even though representatives of the Christian-oriented Chick-fil-A reportedly went so far as to offer to partner with homosexual student group “Rainbow Alliance” to help them [...]