Monthly Archives - January 2014

England: Every Priest a Pope…

Fr Michael J. Butler, the chairman of Brentwood’s diocesan commission for liturgy, has sent his letter in The Tablet to every priest in the diocese telling them it’s legitimate for priests to ditch the new translation, and use the previous missal. Fr Butler has sent his brother priest the full version of his letter which...

Is Cardinal O’Malley’s Baptismal “Reaffirmation” Blasphemous?

Cardinal O’Malley has baptism “reaffirmed” by Methodist minister This past Sunday, Cardinal O’Malley preached at a Methodist church in Sudbury.  This Boston Globe article gives many of the details, making it seem like a glamorous event.  What the Globe neglected to mention was that Cardinal O’Malley proactively asked the female Methodist minister to “reaffirm” his baptism with...

Is This Priest Really In Good Standing?

A women’s ordination group will hold their annual meeting in a Catholic church for the first time in their history. Catholic Women’s Ordination (CWO), which was founded in 1993, announced in their latest newsletter that their next annual gathering is due to take place at St Nicholas of Tolentino Church in Bristol. They described the news...

Are Pro-Lifers Really Pro-Life?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AF_UPsck2I It's long been a puzzle to many of us that there are dedicated anti-abortionists who fight the pro-life corner while, at the same time, they see nothing wrong with birth control.    At best, they have a flawed understanding of natural family planning and use it as a "Catholic contraceptive" in the mould of "responsible parenthood" and...

Scotland: Bigotry Official… Anti-Catholic Petition Heard in Holyrood

[Catholic] Politics news Alert16 January 2014 Have your say on the role of Church representatives on Education Committees Responding to proposals to remove the obligation on local authorities to appoint  religious representatives to Education CommitteesBackgroundIn recent times in Scotland, various groups have been making attempts to bring about changes to legislation in order to limit the...

Is the Vatican Persecuting The Franciscans of the Immaculate?

(Rome) "It takes a permit." A letter from a Franciscan of the Immaculate describes the life  subject to approval, that the brothers have to lead,  since they were placed under provisional administration.In 1990,  the Order was  recognized  at the diocesan level and 1998  by Rome, the Order internally moved from the Old Rite  under Pope Benedict XVI. f...

Ireland: Papal Nuncio Makes Ecumenical History (God help him) …

Archbishop Charles Brown will become the first Papal Nuncio to address a non-Catholic congregation in the country when he preaches at Saint Anne's Church of Ireland Cathedral in Belfast on Tuesday evening.In a statement, the Church of Ireland Press office said the occasion will be the first of two special services to mark the...