Topic: cardinals

Vatican City, May 28, 2015 / 12:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican Bank’s net profits in 2014 jumped to $75.5 million from only $3.2 million the previous year, reflecting a change in its financ ... discuss

Lima, Peru, May 27, 2015 / 04:14 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A game that purports to invoke a Mexican demon – known as “Charlie, Charlie” and considered to be a simplified version of the Ou ... discuss

By TRENT BEATTIE | NEW YORK — Two cardinals, one archbishop and three bishops, along with numerous priests and lay scholars, will participate in the upcoming Sacra Liturgia USA 2015 confer ... discuss

Thousands of pro-life faithful — vibrant youth, newly married couples, families, consecrated religious, and pro-lifers — from around the world gathered for Rome’s fifth annual March ... discuss

Here is the text of Pope Francis' message to the first International Meeting of Rabbis, Cardinals and Bishops, which was sponsored by the Neocatechumenal Way and held at the Domus Galilaeae Internati ... discuss

The first International Meeting of Rabbis, Cardinals and Bishops, organized by the Neocatechumenal Way took place in Israel last week. The meeting, which commemorated the 50th anniversary of Nostr ... discuss

The saint of the day for May 7th is St. Rose Venerini (1656-1713).Rose was born in Viterbo, Italy in 1656, of a very pious family. She received a good Christian education from her family. At age ... discuss

Pope Francis green lit a proposal from the Council of Cardinals and established a commission that will study and implement reforms following the Vatican Media Committee’s final report. The ini ... discuss

The May issue of the St. Louis Cardinals’ Game Day Magazine featured a nostalgic look at the old stadia in... The post The Loss of Innocence appeared first on Catholic Journal. ... discuss

Pope Francis reacted with shock recently upon learning the Vatican wage scale pays female Popes just 72-cents on the dollar compared to Pontiffs who happen to be male. (2015-04-29) — Pope Franci ... discuss

This is a guest post by David Martin:Of the many blunders of recent Vatican history, one that stands out is the Vatican's February 25th decision to open up the process for the beatification of Latin A ... discuss

 Yes, you read that right.Cardinal Walter Kasper, the same theologian who resurrected the zombie called "Communion for the Divorce and Remarried" has once again struck!In a report posted at The R ... discuss

The Rochester Area Haiku Poets put out an anthology this spring - last ginkgo leaf - featuring local haiku poets, and the collection includes some of mine: mother's rosary - threads still holdwh ... discuss

Ten years ago today, St. John Paul II went home. In his 26 years as pontiff, he transformed the Church - and in my view, got it back on track.Shortly after his passing, the Cardinals gathered in Rome ... discuss

On March 26th, Jen Cardinal posted a YouTube video of her 14-week-old unborn baby clapping and it has already received over 100,000 views. Cardinal told the Daily Mail that she began singing “If You ... discuss

Only evil minded people profit from confusion in the hearts and minds of Catholics. They're able to sneak in their wicked agendas weakening the faith and self understanding of the faithful.Michael Vor ... discuss

RORATE EXCLUSIVE: Open letter by Archbishop on the crisis in the ChurchFull text also on their site.  (they say it can be posted or linked to , so I am given the devastating contents)'It is ... discuss

The American Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke does not give intothe changes in the Vatican since the advent of Pope Francis. Dismissed at theend of 2013 from the Congregation for Bishops, the equivalent of ... discuss

As per a 2/2/15 report by Inés San Martín,"Cardinals and other Catholic prelates from around the world will gather in Rome this week to discuss women’s issues such as domestic violence, plastic ... discuss

Vatican City, Jan 6, 2015 / 12:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Months after being named to replace Cardinal Raymond Burke as head of the Apostolic Signatura, Archbishop Dominique Mamberti will be among those ... discuss

Another year, another retrospective, and thanks to Wikipedia for refreshing my recollection:January1: Marijuana stores open in Colorado.3: A deadly winter storm hits the northeastern United States.9: ... discuss

This morning, I spoke during Mass in the parish church of St Theresa of the Child Jesus, in north west London, about the Extraordinary Synod on the Family in Rome last October. Interestingly, my talk ... discuss

The final report of last October's family synod at the Vatican is seriously flawed and contains grave omissions which represent a serious danger to our families, to the sanctity of human life, and to ... discuss

Vatican City, Dec 6, 2014 / 04:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Papal preacher Father Raniero Cantalamessa gave his first advent homily to Pope Francis, touching on the biblical meaning of the word peace ̵ ... discuss

Vatican City, Dec 4, 2014 / 03:16 pm (CNA).- News broke weeks ago that a new volume of Benedict XVI's collected works was being released in German with an updated version of a 1972 essay, which no lon ... discuss

With the Patrick Kennedy Communion flap and the recent action of the Bishops of Spain having opened up the issue of denying communion to pro-abortion politicians, it is worthwhile to review the p ... discuss

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you all very much. Gracias Mi Tejano. Thank you, sir, for your kind words. Thanks for inviting a Methodist. (Laughter.) When I first came out here and saw how comfortable these ch ... discuss

Credit:“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will fin ... discuss

This video of ships being tossed around and almost capsized by massive ocean waves is basically what many have characterized as the condition of the Catholic Church following the Synod on the Family. ... discuss

Back in 2010 I ordered a book from Tan Books entitled The 33 Doctors of the Church.* I got it because I was interested in finding out more about who those Doctors were, what they taught, & why they we ... discuss

“It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”The Words Of Jesus Christ (Mark 2:17)“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, ... discuss

I am indeed still here.  The energy I spend at work, plus my preoccupation with other things going on in my life, have contributed to my silence since July, and the sparse postings for about the ... discuss

Icon from "Divine Office" MinistryI try to pray the Liturgy of the Hours every day. One major reason that I am able to do this is because of a great organization that releases an audio recording of th ... discuss

There is an interesting psychological phenomenon that was identified in 1972 called "Groupthink". Wikipedia [HERE] gives us the definition:Groupthink is a psychological phenomenon that occurs within ... discuss

Cardinal Mueller explained, “one cannot declare a marriage to be extinct on the pretext that the love between the spouses is ‘dead’”, because “the indissolubility of marriage does not depend ... discuss

Guide to Online Schools recently listed StreetWisePundit’s MadCast Radio Podcast the number one philosophy podcast! Thanks! The Top Five Streetwise Pundit. If, according to this site’s headline, ... discuss

  There is a  great book titled, “In the Arms of Mary” I had purched to give as  presents, although I had never read it.  With forwards by four Cardinals and raves by th ... discuss

Here’s the website: Geocentrism Debunked And here’s the episode of Al Kresta’s show, aired today, on the same topic. Despite its reappearance in the news of late, I’m not incli ... discuss

This article by Sandro Magister has been making the rounds of Catholic social media.He starts off his article:During the first centuries the divorced and remarried were pardoned of their sins and give ... discuss

by Hilary White, Rome Correspondent ROME, January 30, 2014 ( – Cardinal Oscar Andres Rodriguez Maradiaga, chairman of the pope’s private council of eight cardinals, has pu ... discuss

The Italian-language daily edition of L'Osservatore Romano published essays by three cardinals on January 23: Citing several European writers � among them Eugène Ionesco, Franz Kafka, ... Original ... discuss

By Jimmy Akin | Recently one of the most prominent cardinals in the world made remarks regarding the head of the Vatican’s doctrinal office that could be taken as insulting. The issue was r ... discuss

In an unusually candid interview with a German newspaper, the chairman of the Commission of Cardinals advising Pope Francis has said that: The Commission will recommend the creation of ... Original Po ... discuss

One of the three Cardinals over 80 (that is, unable to vote in a conclave) that the Pope chose for his February 22 consistory is Abp. Sebastián Aguilar, emeritus of Pamplona (Navarre, Spain), current ... discuss

Recent moves inside the Holy See to sideline conservative cardinals have solidified Cardinal Sean O’Malley’s status as a Vatican insider who has the ear of Pope Francis, experts on the Catho ... discuss

On Thursday, Pope Francis preached against scandal and harm caused by corrupt clergy when he concelebrated Mass with two cardinals. One of the cardinals was Roger Mahony, the former archbishop of Los ... discuss

At a Mass concelebrated with two cardinals, including Cardinal Roger Mahony, Pope Francis denounced the harm caused by clerical scandals. In its summary of the January 16 weekday Mass ... Original Pos ... discuss

NEW YORK – In yet another dramatic attempt to introduce financial discipline and order to the Vatican, Pope Francis replaced on Wednesday four of the five cardinals overseeing the Vatican Bank. At t ... discuss

QUEBEC - Canada's freshly appointed cardinal warned Monday that Quebec's controversial values charter is making its people increasingly afraid of each other. Quebec Archbishop Gerald Cyprien ... discuss

Less than a year after Benedict appointed cardinals over the Vatican, Francis has fired all but one. Their five year term came to an abrupt end. The Pope has been reading the riot act throughout the V ... discuss

(Vatican Radio) The Holy Father has renewed, for the next five years, the Commission of Cardinals overseeing the Institute for the Works of Religion ...» Original PostingRead more →The post Com ... discuss

Loris Francesco Capovilla, among the 19 new cardinals appointed by Pope Francis, is not only one of the longest-serving archbishops in the world but was John XXIII's secretary for the entirety of his ... discuss

In a letter addressed to the 19 men who will be made cardinals during a February consistory, Pope Francis said that the role of a cardinal is not a “decoration,” but rather a “service” to the ... discuss

Francis said his choices “represent the deep ecclesial relationship between the Church of Rome and the other Churches throughout the world.” Original PostingRead more →The post Pope’s ... discuss

Francis said his choices “represent the deep ecclesial relationship between the Church of Rome and the other Churches throughout the world.” Original PostingRead more →The post Pope’s ... discuss

Following his Angelus address on January 12, Pope Francis announced the names of 19 prelates who will become cardinals in the consistory of February 22, the Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter the Apost ... discuss

by Patrick B. Craine QUEBEC CITY, January 13, 2014 ( - The lone bishop from North America on the list of new cardinals appointed by Pope Francis for the consistory in Rome next month ... discuss

Following his Angelus address on January 12, Pope Francis announced the names of 19 prelates who will become cardinals in the consistory of February 22, the Feast of the Chair of Saint ... Original Po ... discuss

Pope Francis picked some cardinals. A Sikh woman is suing over an unintended haircut. The Supreme Court will consider an abortion lawsuit.The post Catholic cardinals * Haircut lawsuit * Abortion guide ... discuss

With the appointment of 19 new cardinals, Pope Francis has moved the balance of papal electors away from Europe and toward areas of the Church's most dramatic growth -- Africa and Central and South Am ... discuss

Bishop Andrew Yeom Soo-jung is among the 19 new cardinals announced by Pope Francis. He pledged to "gather the scattered sheep" and "heal confrontation and rift." For his predecessor, Card Cheong, the ... discuss

By Edward Pentin | Pope Francis today announced the names of 19 new cardinals (16 cardinal-electors under the age of 80 and 3 archbishops emeritii) to be formally elevated to the College of Cardi ... discuss

By CATHOLIC NEWS AGENCY/EWTN NEWS | VATICAN  — Today Pope Francis announced the names of the 19 men from various regions of the globe who will be appointed cardinals in February. In th ... discuss

Pope Francis named his first batch of cardinals Sunday, choosing 19 men from around the world, including the developing nations of Haiti and Burkina Faso, in line with his belief the church must pay m ... discuss

(Vatican Radio) After the Angelus on Sunday, Pope Francis announced the names of those who will be created Cardinals at the upcoming situation. Below, please find the full text of the Holy Father ... discuss

Following his Angelus address on January 12, Pope Francis announced the names of 19 prelates who will become cardinals in the consistory of February 22, the Feast of the Chair of Saint ... Original Po ... discuss

(RNS) A church for the poor, a church of the Southern Hemisphere, a church not focused on hierarchical perks, and a church led by pastors and doctrinal moderates: In naming his first batch of new card ... discuss

Pope Francis looked to the Third World to choose many of the 19 new cardinals whose names were announced Sunday. No new princes of the church are Americans. The post Pope Francis names 19 new cardinal ... discuss

(Vatican Radio) After the Angelus on Sunday, Pope Francis announced the names of those who will be created Cardinals at the upcoming situation. ...» Original PostingRead more →The post Pope Fra ... discuss

(Vatican Radio) In the wake of Pope Francis’ eagerly anticipated announcement of the names of the new Cardinals, the Director of the Press ...» Original PostingRead more →The post Observa ... discuss

Howdy, The consistory had been announced on 31 Oct 2013 to be held on 22 Feb 2014. This will be the first consistory to create new cardinals by Pope Francis. The following will be added to the College ... discuss

Pope Francis announced today following the Angelus the Cardinals he will create on the February 22 consistory. They are the following: 16 Voting Cardinals: 1 – Abp. Pietro Parolin, Secretary of Stat ... discuss

There are 16 'cardinals electors' and three 'cardinals emeriti'. The six electors are from Europe, four from Latin America, three from Africa, two from Asia, and one from North America. Mgr Capovilla, ... discuss

The Catholic World Report: On July 5, 2013, jubilant Vietnamese Catholics celebrated the closing of the diocesan phase of Cardinal Francis Xavier Nguyen Van Thuan’s beatification process. Although h ... discuss

(RNS) Here is the most complete list yet of the archbishops that Pope Francis may name as his first new cardinals, along with two graphics showing where in the world they could -- and maybe should -- ... discuss

Cardinals, bishops and other clergy made sexual advances towards a member of the Swiss Guard, it has been claimed A former Swiss Guard has claimed that he received sexual advances from cardinals, bish ... discuss

A personal portrait of Rainer Maria Cardinal Woelki, who was appointed Archbishop of Berlin in 2011, and later elevated by Pope Benedict XVI to the College of Cardinals.The post Video: The life of a c ... discuss

Pope Francis will name a Spanish prelate, Cardinal Santos Abril y Castello, to chair the commission of cardinals supervising the work of the Vatican bank, the Institute for Religious Works ... Origina ... discuss

Funny stuff, right? It is, I suppose, except that some people have apparently taken this December 5, 2013, "story" quite seriously, even though the first few lines shou ... discuss

Herewith the annual V for Victory! year-end highlights, with thanks as usual to Wikipedia for refreshing my recollection:January2: The "fiscal cliff" is allegedly averted with the signing into la ... discuss

It turns out I was right - here's something from Ethica Politica that quotes Benedict XVI, writing while he was Cardinal prefect of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith.Nothing particularly n ... discuss

Tancred has really done some good work today, digging up some very relevant info for all Catholics to consider and pray about. The latest involves the Indian Supreme Court vacating a lower court judgm ... discuss

With Tuesday morning Mass at Santa Marta, the Council of Cardinals, or G8, kicked off the second round of meetings with Pope Francis to discuss changes to the Roman Curia. ... discuss

Dealing with divorced and remarried: Cardinal Marx lays into the Vatican Cardinal Marx : " We are going to see that the issue is completely discussed" Should the Catholic Church allow divorced and ... discuss

Reports say that the U.S. spied on Pope Francis and others during the most recent Papal Conclave. Is nothing sacred? From the UK Telegraph: The National Security Agency spied on the future Pope Fran ... discuss

As today is the traditional Feast of Christ the King (as it is the last Sunday of October), I present the encyclical Quas Primas of His Holiness Pope XI.  There is no more appropriate reflection ... discuss

What is it about the Roman Catholic Church in Germany… corruption was worse there before the Reformation too. Interesting that it’s the Pope trying to reform it this time… “BE ... discuss

(Vatican Radio) At a press briefing in the Vatican this morning, it was announced that Pope Francis has issued a chirograph, or formal, handwritten ...»… Read the restThe post Fr Lombardi on ne ... discuss

Vatican City, Sep 30, 2013 / 08:27 am (CNA).- The council of eight cardinals chosen by Pope Francis to advise him on church governance and curia reform will begin their first official meeting tomorrow ... discuss

With a Chirograph Francis officially establishes the Council, whose number may vary depending on the needs , " whose task is to help in the government of the universal Church and to study a draft revi ... discuss

September 29, 2013. ( Six months after Pope Francis' election, his approach and the focus of his pontificate are becoming clearer. One of the most significant events will be the first ... discuss

Lifted from my Facebook feed: "The Pope and Golf" The Pope met with his Cardinals to discuss a proposal from Benjamin Netanyahu, the leader of Israel. "Your Holiness," said one of his Cardinals, ... discuss

San Diego Chargers vs Arizona Cardinals takes place on Saturday night in the climax to tonight's NFL Preseason 2013 games. The Cardinals will be hoping to maintain their 100 percent preseason record w ... discuss

Major appointments awaited after cardinals' October meeting :: Catholic News Agency (CNA) div> ... discuss

Vatican City, Aug 24, 2013 / 04:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Despite rumors about the supposedly imminent appointment of a new Secretary of State, Pope Francis will not be making any major appointments bef ... discuss

From National Catholic Reporter: Pope Francis has not mentioned traditional hot-button Catholic issues like abortion because he prefers to emphasize that Catholics “love peopleâ& ... discuss

When confronted with videos of really odd abuses in Roman Catholic Masses, such as the video below, Roman Catholic apologists usually just dismiss them as aberrations:But aside from the usual She-devi ... discuss

News Analysis Brethren, Peace and Good to all of you in Jesus’ Name. On his return flight to Rome, Pope Francis conducted a wide-ranging, off-the-cuff press conference with the reporters traveling ... discuss

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Credit:  www.steveshapiro.comI have been really struggling lately with blogging.  I've started a lot of posts and found that I just have not been able to finish them.  I have a lot of t ... discuss

Songwriter Paul Simon of Simon and Garfunkel wrote a song in the 1960's called "The Boxer", which has some great lines it.  For purposes of this posting, I point out the following line:A man hear ... discuss

The first step towards a more collegial leadership of the Catholic Church seems to be have been taken – but instant reports are not to be expected. Francis Pope does seem serious about a comprehe ... discuss

Brethren: Peace and Good to all of you. I’ve continued with my inspirational reading of Blessed John XXIII Journal of a Soul: The Autobiography of Pope John XXIII and among its many beautiful j ... discuss

A leading cardinal has said that same-sex relationships should be respected and recognised in law amid signs of a change in church thinking on the subject. Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, the Archbis ... discuss

Earlier today, the 115 Cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church officially entered the conclave to choose a new pope to succeed Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. This evening at 7:42pm, black smoke rose from ... discuss

Excerpts from All the Audiences, Homilies, Letters, Messages, and Speeches of the New Holy Father, up until Easter Sunday "Pray for me and until we meet again. We will see each other soon. Tomorrow I ... discuss

The eighth General Congregation of the College of Cardinals has decided that the Conclave will begin on Tuesday, 12 March 2013. A “pro eligendo Romano Pontifice” (Latin for \"For the elec ... discuss

The Spectator (U.K.) notes that, under Pope Francis, "Satan is Back". Guess what, folks? He was always there, and his greatest trick was making you think he wasn't.... The precipitous decline in Brita ... discuss

In honor of the historic meeting today between Pope Francis and our Pope Emeritus...Thus, the dialogue had already started, even though the the personal, physical meeting had not yet taken place. Let ... discuss

I know I'm a little behind on blogging this fact, but it seems so perfectly congruous with this particular blog (I do blog at several other places where this fact has been mentioned) that I figured I ... discuss

Here is the homily of Papa Francesco from the Mass earlier today that was for the Inauguration of his Petrine ministry.  As I expected, he did speak about San Giuseppe.& called on us to imitate h ... discuss

From LifeNews:Vice-President Joe Biden has put his foot in his mouth again, this time with regard to the controversy over his leading the American delegation to attend the installation of Pope Franc ... discuss

"When we do not profess Jesus Christ, we profess the worldliness of the devil, a demonic worldliness... When we journey without the Cross, when we build without the Cross, when we profess Christ wi ... discuss

I was absolutely exhuberant when I first learnt that we had a Pope. It was a different feeling than when Pope Benedict was chosen. I had grieved John Paul the Great, but Benedict's resignation took th ... discuss

Saint PatrickT oday, although the Fifth Sunday of Lent, is traditionally the day on which we commemorate St. Patrick. As a youth, in spite of his Catholic parents, he was not religious and did not k ... discuss

God Bless Pope Francis....and Pope Benedict"The appearance of a new pope is a noisy affair. The great bells of St. Peter’s follow the white smoke; the cheering crowd of tens of thousands overflow th ... discuss – 3 Popes This is a very insightful first glimpse into both the Conclave and the way in which the Cardinals view Pope Francis: (Reuters) – Shortly after his election on W ... discuss

You can take this last one to the bank. What? Did you think I was going to predict which Cardinal was going to be chosen? How on earth should I know? Really, look at the list of papabili; your guess i ... discuss

With the conclave just about 24 hours away, I think we are on the brink of a very significant moment in world history.Consider:There has never been a Pope from west of the Atlantic. There has nev ... discuss

W hen Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI announced his resignation three weeks ago he requested:”...let us entrust the Holy Church to the care of Our Supreme Pastor, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and implore his ho ... discuss

Bl. Pope Gregory X.Rorate Caeli has a handy calendar of events for the conclave set to start on Tuesday.  At 16:30, Rome time, the cardinal process into the Sistine Chapel.  At 17:00, the ca ... discuss

Fr. Dwight Longenecker: priest, husband and dad. Thus the great spoilsman senator, Roscoe P. Conkling: “When [Samuel] Johnson defined patriotism as the last refuge of a scoundrel, he ignored th ... discuss

Women in the priesthood comments are found throughout the media, voiced largely by outsiders to the Catholic Church, either non-Catholics or those who have willingly distanced themselves from the Chur ... discuss

PRAYER FOR THE CONCLAVE TO ELECT THE SUCCESSOR TOPOPE BENEDICT XVIHeavenly Father, We the People of God, gathered in solidarity as did the disciples in the Upper Room, pray for the descent of the Holy ... discuss

Rome, Italy, Mar 1, 2013 / 05:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Students at the University of Dallas who are spending this semester in Rome had a special opportunity to show their love and support for Pope Emer ... discuss

Today, at 8 o'clock, local time in Rome, the Holy Father will resign and abdicate. We'll be then in a period of sede vacante. The seat of St Peter will be vacant. Our beloved Benedict XVI will cease t ... discuss

Gay network organised sex parties The Cardinals with their information had given the Pontiff "a clear picture of the damage and the rotten fish" in the Vatican, said the newspaper report. Is it abou ... discuss

The erudite President of the Pontifical Council for Culture, Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, would, under any circumstances, be on a short list  from which the College of Cardinals will select the n ... discuss

 --- 1 ---Can I say how grateful I am for 7 Quick Takes?  The whole concept of it is an awesome idea.  I love the idea of being able to bang out a bunch of stuff that can be complete or ... discuss

What are Ukrainian feminists doing in Paris, anyway? As is to be expected when the Chair of Peter is vacated, encomiums for the departed pope are quickly replaced by speculation about the next.&n ... discuss

By now everyone has heard and has formed opinions about Pope Benedict XVI's announcement that he is going to retire.I think we should start with the notion that he is retiring rather than resigni ... discuss

Did anyone see it coming? As we all experience the shock, sadness, and mourning of losing our beloved Pope Benedict XVI- not through death but resignation- we continue to struggle for answers and pray ... discuss

Did anyone see it coming? As we all experience the shock, sadness, and mourning of losing our beloved Pope Benedict XVI- not through death but resignation- we continue to struggle for answers and pray ... discuss

I am in shock, still hoping I am going to wake up. Pope Benedict will become the first pope to resign since Gregory XII in 1415.Taking over in the large shadow of Pope John Paul II, Pope Benedict XVI ... discuss

Dear Brothers, I have convoked you to this Consistory, not only for the three canonizations, but also to communicate to you a decision of great importance for the life of the Church. After having repe ... discuss

When I lived in Jersey City, New Jersey, I supported an organization of Polish-American parishioners who had been treated with contempt and injustice by their pastor and the local church.  T ... discuss

Washington D.C., Jan 25, 2013 / 06:56 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley of Boston encouraged pro-life pilgrims from across America to deepen their faith, explaining that a culture of ... discuss

1) The Basilica - The night before the March for Life, US Catholicism's biggest Mass of the year takes place.  Typically the Mass features 5 or more Cardinals, 50-100 bishops and hundreds of prie ... discuss

Homosexual activists have mounted a petition drive—right on the White House website—urging the Obama administration to “officially recognize the Roman Catholic Church as a hate group ... discuss

Benedict XVI addresses the Curia in the Clementine Hall at the Vatican (Photo: CNS) Dear Cardinals, Brother Bishops and Priests, Dear Brothers and Sisters, It is with great joy that I mee ... discuss

December 2, 2012. ( The moment was historic as the Pope sent out his first ever tweet. One year and half later, Benedict XVI will have his own account on social networking site Tw ... discuss

December 3, 2012. ( On December 12 Benedict XVI will write his first tweet using his account @pontifex. During a packed press conference. The Vatican explained that Pope's involvement ... discuss

Vatican City, Nov 27, 2012 / 12:45 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Benedict XVI met with six new cardinals and their families, just two days after they made their vows, and encouraged them to promote the &# ... discuss

By ESTEFANIA AGUIRRE/ CNA | VATICAN—After he celebrated Mass with six new cardinals Nov. 25, Pope Benedict spoke in his Angeles address about God’s kingdom and the Church’s r ... discuss

image of Christ from Upper South Gallery in Hagia Sophia With the liturgical year at an end, let's check in on what His Holiness has been up to.  Popery There's the new book, but we cov ... discuss

Vatican City, Nov 25, 2012 / 08:11 am (CNA/EWTN News).- After he celebrated Mass with six new cardinals for the feast of Christ the King, Pope Benedict spoke about God's kingdom and the Church’s ... discuss

Pope elevates 6 cardinals to choose successor I guess after elevating this one he had to hold on to him to keep him on the ground. Photo Credit ... discuss

Vatican City, Nov 24, 2012 / 12:22 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Benedict XVI presided over the creation of six new cardinals Nov. 24, and in a unusual occurrence, none of them were European. The consis ... discuss

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November 22, 2012. ( The Pope will soon create six new cardinals. For the time being, the number of papal electors will change to 120 members, though only for a few weeks. So who are t ... discuss

Lord, today we thank You for Your many blessings and gifts to us. We thank You for the precious gift of family and friends -- for all those who are here with us today and those who are far away. Let u ... discuss

November 20, 2012. ( Cardinals are the Pope's main advisers.  They are also the ones who choose a new Pope in a conclave during the so called “Sede Vacante” period. The word d ... discuss

( Many describe Francis Arinze as one of the most charismatic cardinals in the Church. He was a close collaborator to John Paul II and on November 1st, the Nigerian cardinal will turn ... discuss

Details:   • Author: Norman Jeune III   • Category: Church History   • Publisher: Zondervan (2012)   • Format: gloss ... discuss


As reported this morning by the New Liturgical Movement, the Holy Father while presiding over the canonization of seven new saints restored the use of the Papal Fanon.  As explained by the Cathol ... discuss

According to the headline from The Vatican Observer, Pope Paul VI to be beatified soon. All that is left is for the miracle needed to be approved. In reality it is a little more complicated than this. ... discuss

…Most leaders have not been acting as though there really is an ongoing and expanding slaughter of innocents. And this attitude (with some notable exceptions) has been sustained for 40 years. We ... discuss

October 11, 2012. ( Benedict XVI entered St. Peter's Square to preside over the opening Mass of the Year of Faith, with the year's official anthem playing in the background. It was als ... discuss

As you know from THIS post, we had been struggling financially and we had used up pretty much all we had in our savings to get us to 'The Promised Land'.So, here we were.  Boxes piled to the ... discuss

The article below from The Sydney Morning Herald is an interesting overview of the Second Vatican Council and its aftermath.   Those of us just old enough to remember the Church before " ... discuss

“Not you, too, Bill Clinton!” That’s what I wanted to yell when I saw this incredible scene on TV. Bill Clinton is shown bowing to President Obama at the Democratic National Convention. It was ... discuss

One of Italy’s most revered cardinals has stunned the Catholic Church by issuing a damning indictment of the institution from the grave, calling for its “transformation”. Hours after ... discuss

One of Italy’s most revered cardinals has stunned the Catholic Church by issuing a damning indictment of the institution from the grave, calling for its “transformation”. Hours after ... discuss

Well, given Fr. Rosica’s grand eulogization of Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini, S.J., much is now explained about Fr. Rosica’s worldview.  The deceased Cardinal was a mentor (of sorts) to ... discuss

Gianluigi Nuzzi, author of Vatileaks-book "His Holiness. The secret letters from the desk of Pope Benedict XVI"  is interviewed about the alleged plot against the Pope, prison cells and the m ... discuss

As any Doctor Who fan knows, tonite marks the start of the 7th Series of the show since it returned to the air in 2005. While there have been 14 episodes announced, not all the details have come ou ... discuss

In his new book, Where Do We Go From Here? The Crisis in Irish Catholicism, Fr Hoban also suggests that men, married and unmarried, who have proven their worth, should be ordained with a modified fo ... discuss

Of your charity, pray for the repose of  Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini who  "was born in Turin on 15 February 1927. He entered the Company of Jesus in 1944 at the age of 17 and studied Ph ... discuss

 As of today’s date radical Islamic TERRORISTS ( MUSLIMS ) have carried out 19512 DEADLY terrorist attacks since 9/11…..Papa Mike ….. The host committee for the Democratic Natio ... discuss

A Muslim prayer event at the Democratic National Convention is supposed to address the concerns of ordinary American Muslims, but the Blaze reports that even some Muslim leaders are uncomfortable with ... discuss

It has all the makings of a Hollywood adaptation of a Dan Brown novel. Secrets of the Vatican exposed, documents stolen from the Pope’s desk, rows and rivalries between cardinals, vast sums of m ... discuss

It has all the makings of a Hollywood adaptation of a Dan Brown novel. Secrets of the Vatican exposed, documents stolen from the Pope’s desk, rows and rivalries between cardinals, vast sums of m ... discuss

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Letter to be distributed to attendees of organization's 130th International Convention in Anaheim on Aug. 7 Contact: Andrew Walther, Knights of Columbus, 203-824-5412 (cellular), andrew.walther@kofc.o ... discuss

Your Excellency: I was shocked to see that Catholic Charities was once again extending an invitation to President Barack Obama to speak at the Al Smith dinner. It is especially appalling in view of ... discuss

Satire-Magazin legt nach: „Titanic“ provoziert erneut den Papst - Oberhaupt der katholischen Kirche auch auf August-Titel | Panorama - Berliner Kurier The satirical magazine "Tit ... discuss

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Vatican: Pope meets Commission of Cardinals On Thursday, July 26, Pope Benedict XVI received in audience the Commission of Cardinals appointed to conduct the administrative inquiry into the leaking ... discuss

Vatileaks: Verrat im innersten Zirkel - Politik - Tagesspiegel: The Vatican affair is so illustrious that the media have baptised it "Vatileaks". It may already have a name - but who are ... discuss – Diese Erklärung wird die Bruderschaft den Römern vorlegen Internal Letter from the Secretary-General of the SSPX, Father Christian Thouvenot to the superiors of the SSPX da ... discuss

As you are probably aware, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia is going through a very rough time.  Those good people, our family members in the “Household of the Faith,” and their brave archbi ... discuss

Today is the Feast of St. Bonaventure, this Universal Doctor was one of the first saintly Cardinals of the Church. He was close friends with "The Angelic Doctor" and the saintly king of France. He ... discuss

July 9, 2012. ( Benedict XVI visited the House of the Society of the Divine Word in the Italian village of Nemi, where he lived between March 29th and April 3rd of 1965. It w ... discuss

The Saint of the Day for July 7 is St. Benedict XI.Nicholas Boccasini was born at Treviso, Italy, in 1240, and he entered the Dominican Order at the age of fourteen. After fourteen years of study, he ... discuss

was born in Bohemia (now part of the Czech Republic) in about 1371. He received a master's degree from Charles University in Prague in 1396, became a professor of theology in 1398, was ordained to the ... discuss

bottom: 0.0001pt;">Text: 1 Corinthians 1:10-13, 30, 2:1-2, 3:21-23 These past two weeks I have been in St. Louis for my continuing education classes.  While in St. Louis ... discuss

J.M.J.The Vatican announced Thursday that Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen is now “Venerable” It stated that Papa Benedetto had signed a decree recognising that the archbishop heroically lived Christ ... discuss

I reproduce below the text of a 2009 blog post regarding the candidature of Bishop Arthur Roche for the Archdiocese of Westminster.  He has today been appointed Secretary to the Congregation f ... discuss

"Vatileaks"-Kommission kündigt "Überraschungen" an - "Vatileaks" Commission announces "surprises" In the scandal surrounding the disclosure of confidential documents from the V ... discuss

Vatikan - Personalwechsel: Neuer Chef der Glaubenskongregation? - Ausland - Politik - Hamburger Abendblatt Nearly a dozen senior leadership positions are filled with dignitaries beyond the reti ... discuss

From a website”Unbiased, definitive, popularly written history of Vatican II. Tells it like it really happened. Filled with facts. T ... discuss

KATH.NET - Katholischer Nachrichtendienst UPDATE from 19.00 clock: a new statement from the SSPX: "The desire for further clarifications could usher in a new series of meeting" - The Vatican pl ... discuss

Heiliger Stuhl und "Vatileaks" - Es geht um die offenen Wunden der Kirche - Panorama - Concerning the open wounds of the Churchby Gianluigi Nuzzi "Traitor," some call him. Becaus ... discuss – Ein neuer Liturgiepräfekt?: The current incumbent started running crowned with laurels in advance of the race - and has in the four years of his activities established ... discuss

KATH.NET - Katholischer Nachrichtendienst Newspapers speculate: Is the Bavarian Prime Minister a 'remarried divorcee'? - Status of his first marriage is unknown The canonical marital status o ... discuss

The Saint of the Day for June 9 is St. Ephrem.Ephrem was of Syrian descent and son of a citizen of Nisibis. While yet a young man be betook himself to the holy bishop James, by whom he was baptized, a ... discuss

Exactly.  Heads are exploding in the secular media over some stupid internal spat and rivalries.  Who gives a frig?  There’s nothing there in terms of teaching error or real scandal.  Just ... discuss


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