Friday, November 27, 2020

New cardinals quarantine in pope's hotel ahead of ceremony

New cardinals quarantine in pope's hotel ahead of ceremony: ROME (AP) — The Vatican’s Santa Marta hotel was built to sequester cardinals during papal elections. It's now sequestering soon-to-be cardinals in town for this weekend’s ceremony to get their …

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Sunday, November 22, 2020

How Great was John Paul II? - Crisis Magazine

How Great was John Paul II? - Crisis Magazine: Pope John Paul II was unquestionably the most dominant figure in Catholicism in the last quarter of the twentieth century. He loomed large over every aspect of Catholic life, directing the Church through one of her most troubling times. And his influence transcended the confines of the Church; at the height of his popularity in …

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

How to Become God’s Useful Servant

How to Become God’s Useful Servant: The servants in the Parable of the talents were all graciously gifted by their master, “A man going on a journey called in his servants and entrusted his possessions to them.” But the last one began as a gifted and commissioned servant but ended as a worthless and discarded servant. Here are some steps that led him […]

Sunday, November 15, 2020

US Bishops Revise Schedule for November 16-17 Meeting - ZENIT - English

US Bishops Revise Schedule for November 16-17 Meeting - ZENIT - English: Plan Discussion on Holy See’s report on Theodore McCarrick

ASK FATHER: Since the Church does nothing about Joe Biden, what commandments do I have to follow?

ASK FATHER: Since the Church does nothing about Joe Biden, what commandments do I have to follow?: From a reader... QUAERITUR: Since the "Church" hasn't excommunicated Joe Biden for his and the Democratic Party stance on abortion, which commandments/teaching do I/we have to follow? GUEST PRIEST RESPONSE: Fr. Tim Ferguson A good and timely question. And a dangerous one to answer. I think we

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Patience and the priesthood: A vocation 50 years in the making

Patience and the priesthood: A vocation 50 years in the making: On average, diocesan priests take about six years to complete seminary formation. For Dominican priests, it is seven. Jesuits study for over a decade. David Pinto, however, has them all beat.

Friday, November 6, 2020

Priests, Seminarians, Nuns in China’s Baoding Taken Away | Persecution

Priests, Seminarians, Nuns in China’s Baoding Taken Away | Persecution: 11/06/2020 China (International Christian Concern) – An underground Catholic community in China’s Hebei province has been raided by the local …