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We Must Pray For And Defend This Good Bishop

April 16, 2015 World News Comments Off

I call on all the readers here to pray and offer fasting and alms for the spiritual defense of Archbishop Cordileone of San Francisco. Will San Francisco be the Alamo of the Church in these USA? Today, in the ultra-liberal San Francisco Chronicle there is a full page ad from 100 “Prominent Catholics” calling on Pope Francis to remove Archbp. Cordileone.

Prominent Catholics call on pope to oust S.F. archbishop

April 16, 2015 World News Comments Off

In an unprecedented move, more than 100 prominent Roman Catholic donors and church members signed a full-page ad running Thursday in The Chronicle that calls on Pope Francis to replace San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone for fostering “an atmosphere of division and intolerance.” The plea follows months of dissent within the archdiocese over Cordileone’s emphasis on traditional, conservative church doctrine

This teacher cannot sue the Catholic Church for firing him because he openly rejects Catholic teachings: Legal experts

April 15, 2015 World News Comments Off

OMAHA, NE, April 14, 2015 ( – Legal experts agree that, if you openly flout Christian teachings, you have no right to sue a religious school for firing you – in most instances. That analysis comes after a sexually active homosexual lost his teaching contract at a Catholic school. Matt Eledge, 28 and an English teacher and speech team coach at Omaha’s Skutt Catholic High School, had an offer to renew his contract rescinded when it was learned he planned to “marry” another man. Despite claims of discrimination based on sexual orientation, a lawsuit would be unsuccessful experts told

PETITION TO POPE FRANCIS: Declare St. John Paul II “Doctor of the Church”!

April 15, 2015 World News Comments Off

I, Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, do hereby petition our Holy Father, Pope Francis, to declare St. John Paul II Doctor of the Church. I ask that St. John Paul II, who instituted the Feast of Divine Mercy, be declared Doctor of the Church on the Feast of Divine Mercy 2016, one liturgical year from today, and that he be endowed with the title

Cardinal Brandmüller: Advocates for changing Catholic teaching on marriage are ‘heretics’ – even if they are bishops

April 14, 2015 World News Comments Off

April 14, 2015 ( — Cardinal Walter Brandmüller has been among the leading voices critical of proposals stemming from the Vatican’s Synod on the Family that risk subverting Catholic teaching on the sacraments and morality. He was one of five cardinals who contributed to the book Remaining in the Truth of Christ, which focused on criticizing Cardinal Walt

Obama administration: Catholic school upholding marriage is ‘sex discrimination’

April 14, 2015 World News Comments Off

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 13, 2015 ( — The Obama administration’s Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has found “reasonable cause” to rule that a Catholic prep school has unlawfully discriminated against a homosexual band director formerly in the school’s employ. Mount de Sales Academy terminated the employment contract of band director Flint Dollar on May 21, 2014, citing Dollar’s impending attempt to marry his male romantic partner, which would fly in the face of the school’s mission “to provide a high quality education based in teachings of the Catholic Church.” Mount de Sales had renewed Dollar’s teaching contract on May 1, 2014.  Dollar claims that he had informed the administration of the July 2015 ceremony in late 2013.

God or Nothing

April 12, 2015 World News Comments Off

ROME, April 10, 2015 – He has said so himself, with candor: “I have the feeling that God has put me here for a short time.” Four or five years, or even less. It is natural that this disclosure of Pope Francis should reignite the conjectures over who will succeed him. And immediately bounding to the top of the lists of the experts and speculators is the cardinal who has been baptized “the Pope Francis of Asia,” Luis Antonio Gokim Tagle, Filipino with a Chinese mother, age 56, who travels by bus, welcomes vagrants in the cathedral, does not condemn but embraces, and has even studied theology in the United States with renowned “liberal” teachers. His was the joyous face…Continue Reading

USA, 25% more priests in 2015

April 11, 2015 World News Comments Off

Good news for the American Church. 595 priests are expected to be ordained in 2015: an increase of 24.7 on the previous year. The news was announced by the United States Episcopal Conference, which nevertheless prefers to err on the side of caution.  Bishop Michael F. Burbidge of the Diocese of Raleigh, North Carolina, and president of the Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations, believes that the numbers give reason to be hopeful and open a reflection on the possibility of future growth. “It is encouraging to see the slight growth in the number of ordainments this year in the United States.” He also observed that the future priests, when asked about “their positive influences while they were discerning…Continue Reading

Catholic school reinstates teacher suspended for defending Catholic teaching on Facebook

April 11, 2015 World News Comments Off

SOMERVILLE, NJ, April 10, 2015 ( — A teacher suspended from a Catholic school for using Facebook to defend traditional marriage has been reinstated. Almost one month ago, Patricia Jannuzzi was suspended from Immaculata High School in Somerville, New Jersey, after she made what became controversial comments about same-sex relationships. Over the next several weeks, she was told that the suspension was effectively a release from her job, as she would not be rehired for the 2016 school year. Jannuzzi was also told

Müller suggests new task for Congregation for Doctrine of Faith

April 9, 2015 World News Comments Off

The German cardinal has suggested a new area of responsibility for his dicastery: to provide the “theological structure of a pontificate” andrea tornielli vatican city In one of the numerous interviews he has given over the past few weeks focusing on the next Synod, Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Müller, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, spoke about a new task for his dicastery. It is a task that is never been mentioned in the documents outlining the precise competencies of the former Holy Office.