DOUG ERICKSON | Wisconsin State Journal Madison Catholic Bishop Robert Morlino, a staunch traditionalist with a national reputation for vigorously opposing abortion and same-sex unions, said he and Pope Francis are in sync and that the new pontiff has made…Continue Reading
Vatican City, Mar 7, 2014 / 10:13 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A priest connected with the Vatican press office addressed Pope Francis’ recent words on civil unions in an interview, noting that his comments were general and did not imply a…Continue Reading
New Orleans, La., Feb 15, 2013 / 04:05 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Alligator is permissible to eat on Fridays of Lent, the archbishop of New Orleans assured a conscientious parishioner, and his approval has been backed by the national bishops’ conference.…Continue Reading
Closure of Beaumont, McAllen clinics leave 24 abortion facilities operating in Texas8 By Chuck Lindell American-Statesman Staff Thursday’s closure of abortion clinics in Beaumont and McAllen leaves 24 clinics operating in Texas, down from 36 in July, when Gov. Rick…Continue Reading
by Kirsten Andersen Thu Mar 06, 2014 19:07 EST OMAHA, NE, March 6, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Billionaire investor Warren Buffett has donated over $100 million to pro-abortion groups, many of which directly pay for women’s abortions, according to a new…Continue Reading
by John Jalsevac Tue Mar 04, 2014 18:29 EST PURCELLVILLE, VA, March 4, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a surprising last-minute turn-around, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced today that they are granting “indefinite deferred action status” to the Romeikes,…Continue Reading
In an interview with Italy’s Corriere della Sera, Pope Francis says he is a normal person, not superman, and speaks about the family, child abuse, foreign trips, relations with the Orthodox, China, and how he governs the Church Gerard O’Connell…Continue Reading
By Stoyan Zaimov, Christian Post Reporter March 4, 2014|1:53 pm The head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church has called on the people to be ready to sacrifice their lives to protect the country’s freedom, as the threat of a Russian…Continue Reading
The CWR Blog March 03, 2014 10:22 EST By Michael J. Miller Bishop Michael Olson (CNS photo) The Traditionalist blogosphere is abuzz, again, with the story of the latest “injustice” done to Catholics who are devoted to Mass in the…Continue Reading
By Barbara J Fraser on Tuesday, 25 February 2014 As protests in Venezuela continued the country’s Catholic leaders have urged dialogue and respect for the demonstrators’ human rights. “We have called for the social and political leaders to engage in…Continue Reading
Vatican City, Feb 28, 2014 / 04:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In the wake of Belgium’s recent decision to legalize euthanasia for children, several members of the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy for Life voiced their dismay at the new practice. John Haas,…Continue Reading
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2014-03-09 Vatican Radio (Vatican Radio) During his weekly Angelus address on Sunday, Pope Francis spoke about the day’s Gospel reading, which focused on the temptation of Jesus in the desert. Satan, the Pope said, tried “to divert Jesus from the Father’s plan” by tempting Him “to take an easy path,” a path “of success and power.” Jesus definitively rejects these…Continue Reading
2014-03-07 Vatican Radio (Vatican Radio) Pope-emeritus Benedict XVI has granted a lengthy interview on the topic of his years with Blessed John Paul II. The interview appears as the first in an Italian-language collection titled: Accanto a Giovanni Paolo II. Gli amici & I collaborator raccontano. Published by the Italian Edizioni Ares press, and in stores now, the volume features…Continue Reading
We sadly report that our longtime news editor, Paul Likoudis, has been diagnosed with colon cancer. He will be incapacitated for about six months as he undergoes chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery. His From the Mail column will be suspended. We ask your prayers for Paul’s full recovery. If you would like to help Paul with his overwhelming medical expenses, a…Continue Reading
By JAMES K. FITZPATRICK Our readers have responded to a variety of recent topics addressed in this space in recent months. They offer much food for thought. N.H., for example, points out that we should not assume that groups organizing against Common Core are doing so for the same reason as ourselves. He issues what…Continue Reading
By STATE SEN. AL MELVIN (Editor’s Note: Al Melvin is a Republican Arizona state senator and candidate for governor. He was the only Republican candidate to publicly support SB 1062, the religious freedom measure that the Arizona legislature sent to Gov. Jan Brewer for consideration in late February. Gov. Brewer vetoed it. Below is State…Continue Reading
By MAIKE HICKSON Part 2 (Editor’s Note: In this three-part article, Dr. Hickson details the life of the late Erwin Jöris, a prisoner of totalitarian regimes, and explains how his life offers lessons for us today. In the conclusion, part three, she comments on how his experiences show the need to resist gradual violations of…Continue Reading
By PATRICK J. BUCHANAN “Religious Right Cheers a Bill Allowing Refusal to Serve Gays.” Thus did The New York Times’ headline, leaving no doubt as to who the black hats are, describe the proposed Arizona law to permit businesses, on religious grounds, to deny service to same-sex couples. Examples of intolerance provided by the Times:…Continue Reading
By STEPHEN M. KRASON (Editor’s Note: Stephen M. Krason’s “Neither Left nor Right, but Catholic” column appears monthly [sometimes bimonthly]. He is professor of political science and legal studies and associate director of the Veritas Center for Ethics in Public Life at Franciscan University of Steubenville. He is also co-founder and president of the Society…Continue Reading
VATICAN CITY (ZENIT) Here is the translation of the Holy Father’s address during his weekly general audience on March 5. Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning! Today, Ash Wednesday, the forty-day lenten itinerary begins, which will lead us to the Easter Triduum, memorial of the Passion, deathm and Resurrection of the Lord, heart and center of the mystery of our…Continue Reading
By RAYMOND DE SOUZA, KM Part 5 Sola Scriptura is wrong not only because it produced a cacophony of contradictory doctrines, creeds, sects, and denominations, where everyone, Bible in hand, defends his own interpretations. It is wrong not only because it is unscriptural from more than one point of view. It is also wrong because it is unhistorical, unreasonable, and…Continue Reading
By DON FIER Over the past three weeks of this series on the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC), we have been reflectively examining the characteristics of the indescribably wonderful gift of faith that Almighty God has so generously availed mankind. As so adeptly summarized in the Compendium of the CCC, we know that faith is “the supernatural virtue which…Continue Reading
Editor’s Note: Regarding giving Communion to a non-Catholic, D.O. of Maryland illustrates beautifully why this is not a good idea by recounting a conversation that she had with a Jewish friend who was in the habit of going to Communion every time she went to Mass: Because my friend was Jewish, I told her that I intended to go to…Continue Reading
VATICAN CITY (ZENIT) — Here is the translation of the Holy Father’s continuing catechesis on the sacraments during his weekly general audience, February 26, at St. Peter’s Square. Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning! Today I would like to speak to you of the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick, which enables us to touch with our hand God’s…Continue Reading
By CAROLE BRESLIN There was a child, comely in appearance, sweet of disposition, and a joy for the parents to behold. The father was a carpenter, the head of this small but devout family. They observed the religious practices of their time, bringing up their small child to know and appreciate the centuries-old traditions. This holy family was pleasing to…Continue Reading
By CAROLE BRESLIN One of the most recent canonizations to take place in the Catholic Church is that of St. Angela de Foligno, which occurred on October 11, 2013. Although her feast day has been set for January 4 — the day of her death — the 1956 edition of Butler’s Lives of the Saints (reprinted in 1981) records her…Continue Reading
by Krisi Burton Brown | Washington, DC | LifeNews.com | 2/20/14 4:00 PM Washington, DC (LiveActionNews) — Note: This article is for any girl or woman who is feeling pressured into having an abortion. If you are a guy who is trying to find out how to stop an abortion, please see this article written for dads. 1. Stand your…Continue Reading
February 13, 2014 by Anthony Esolen It might have been worth repairing, if it had once been noble and beautiful, or at least conceived in an orderly way, for ordinary human purposes. But it wasn’t. It was constructed upon false principles. Its walls looked like those of a bad factory. It smelled like a warehouse. It could be terribly…Continue Reading
February 4, 2014 Pro-Lifers By Therese Recinella Editor’s note. This tribute was posted on Therese Recinella’s Facebook account. She is graciously allowing us to reprint it in NRL News Today. There are many things that I could say about my Dad, but what I want people to know is this: My parents faithfully raised 8 children…Continue Reading
Posted on February 10, 2014 by The Catholic Gentleman 13 Comments Divorce rates skyrocketing; adultery rampant; non-married cohabitating couples; children abandoned by their fathers or mothers; “same-sex unions” adopting children and calling this the “modern family”; pornography invading homes, leading to powerful addictions and total alienation from other members of the family: all of this is a bird’s eye view…Continue Reading
This article appeared in the March 20, 1941 issue of The Wanderer. (Well, 70 years later we can add 15 trillion into the example.) Here’s a simple and homely illustration of what one billion dollars amounts to: Suppose we take an imaginary boy, aged 15 years, and assign to him the task of counting one billion dollars in one-dollar bills.…Continue Reading
This article appeared in The Wanderer, April 3, 1941. (WOW, Look what we have 70 years later.) A group which calls itself the National Committee for Planned Parenthood has begun a nationwide campaign to have the promotion of birth control included in State and national health programs. The committee—which, according to propaganda sheets reaching our desk has a branch in…Continue Reading
Reprinted from The Wanderer April 10, 1941 Why Does God allow us to be tempted? God allows us to be tempted so that we may prove our attachment to him and merit a higher place in heaven. Temptations are the lot of all men; they are the battle ground upon which heaven is won or lost. “The kingdom of heaven…Continue Reading