Monday, August 31, 2020

The Promise of a Post-Covid Church - Crisis Magazine

The Promise of a Post-Covid Church - Crisis Magazine: In 1969, long before he became Pope Benedict XVI, Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger made a prediction about the post–Vatican II Catholic Church. Instead of a growing and dynamic Church reaching all cultures, he envisioned a smaller and less influential Church: “She will become small and will have to start afresh more or less from the beginning. …

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Chalice shot by ISIS militants to be displayed in Spanish churches

Chalice shot by ISIS militants to be displayed in Spanish churches: As part of an effort to remember and pray for persecuted Christians, several churches in the Diocese of Málaga, Spain are displaying a chalice that was shot by the Islamic State.

Beginning to Pray: Chastisement and Mercy

Beginning to Pray: Chastisement and Mercy: How can Unchanging Love not chastise those who, if not corrected, will destroy themselves? It is true that disaster stings the good and bad ...

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Philadelphia archdiocese asks two priests to undo hasty church renovations

Philadelphia archdiocese asks two priests to undo hasty church renovations: Two parish administrators at two different Philadelphia churches must work to undo church renovations that drew both objections from parishioners and corrections from church officials, who said the priests did not follow archdiocese guidelines.

Full text: Sister Dede Byrne’s speech at the 2020 Republican National Convention

Full text: Sister Dede Byrne’s speech at the 2020 Republican National Convention: Sr. Deirdre “Dede” Byrne, POSC, was among the speakers at the 2020 Republican National Convention. Now a Catholic religious sister, Byrne previously served as a surgeon, retired army officer, missionary. The full text of her speech, delivered August 26, is below:

Makers of sacramental wine, altar bread suffer economic hit due to pandemic

Makers of sacramental wine, altar bread suffer economic hit due to pandemic: WASHINGTON (CNS) -- With the global pandemic practically shutting everything down for months, the sacramental wine and altar bread business has suffered like other businesses in the country, with COVID-19 preventing most indoor public celebrations of the Mass.

Catholics are for the most part unable to attend Mass in person and receive the Communion host and

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Californa parish prays for vandal after Mary statue beheaded

Californa parish prays for vandal after Mary statue beheaded: After its statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary was beheaded, a California parish asked Catholics to pray for the vandal who desecrated the statue, along with another monument at the parish.

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Earthquake felt in North Carolina brings reading during Sunday Mass to life

Earthquake felt in North Carolina brings reading during Sunday Mass to life: CHARLOTTE, N.C. (CNS) -- Scripture really came alive Aug. 9 for Catholics in Charlotte.

A 5.1-magnitude earthquake originating near Sparta was felt in Charlotte a little after 8 a.m. Sunday -- just as parishioners at St. Gabriel Church were listening to the first reading of Sunday's Mass:

'At the mountain of God, Horeb, Elijah came to a

Archbishop Gänswein: Benedict XVI’s 'illness is subsiding'

Archbishop Gänswein: Benedict XVI’s 'illness is subsiding': Benedict XVI’s personal secretary Archbishop Georg Gänswein has said that the pope emeritus’ illness is “subsiding.”

Friday, August 7, 2020

Vatican says baptisms that used a modified formula are not valid

Vatican says baptisms that used a modified formula are not valid: VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Changing the words of the formula for baptism render the sacrament invalid, said the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
Specifically, a baptism administered with the formula 'We baptize you ...' instead of 'I baptize you in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit'

Polish bishops recall service of priests, nuns during Warsaw Uprising

Polish bishops recall service of priests, nuns during Warsaw Uprising: Commemorating the 76th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising against the Nazis, the Catholic bishops of Poland released a reflection on the priests and nuns who ministered to the needs of the Polish people during the historic event.

“Asperges Me” • Gregorian Chant (Rehearsal Video)

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Monday, August 3, 2020

Parishioners: Historic St. Michael’s Catholic Church in danger of closing

Parishioners: Historic St. Michael’s Catholic Church in danger of closing: ROCHESTER, NY (WROC) A local Catholic church with over 130 years of history could be in danger of closing its doors. It’s also been a central meeting place for Rochester’s Latino community fo…

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Pater Noster (John Paul II - 1982)

Saturday, August 1, 2020

More Than Ever, We Need Benedict XVI - Crisis Magazine

More Than Ever, We Need Benedict XVI - Crisis Magazine: The world—and to an extent the Church, at least since the 1960s—has been preoccupied with the person and his or her comfort. Pope Benedict XVI, for a short time, represented a break from this way of thinking. He gently demanded the individual reorient himself to God. Instead of taking the easy way of the world …

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Hymns (with Lyrics)