Catholic education

Cardinal Requests Encyclical on Gender Ideology… Can We Have One On The Easter Bunny As Well?

(ZENIT News / Rome, 21.11.2022).- During November the Dutch Bishops have carried out their ad Limina Apostolorum visit to the Holy Father, which all Episcopates worldwide do every five years. The leader of the Dutch Episcopate, Cardinal Willem (Wim) Jacobus Eijk, Archbishop of Utrecht, made a special request to Pope Francis: an encyclical on gender ideology. The proposal...

Preaching? Sermons? Homilies? Who Needs ‘Em?

Editor writes... Over the years, annoyed by the lengthy sermons of seemingly egocentric priests who love the sound of their own voice, some people have expressed the opinion that sermons should be done away with altogether. I remember, too, reading an article penned by a priest some years ago, arguing that homilies should not be about...

Cancel Culture Disgracefully Strikes Glasgow Conference Opposing Sexualisation of Children

From The Daily Sceptic...  Rev. William Philip writes... On Thursday I had an ‘SOS’ phone call from a friend asking whether a group could possibly hold a conference at our church in the centre of Glasgow on Saturday. The reason for such a last-minute request was that the group – Hands Up Scotland (HUS) – had...

Synod on Synodality: Agenda…Undermine the Catholic Faith, “Update” it – Bishop Schneider

Editor writes... Much is made by the modernists of the need to listen to the Holy Spirit speaking to "us" in the Synod, but what they mean by "us" is actually them. The wreckers. They give a whole new meaning to "us and them".  Think about it; only 1% of Catholics are represented in the diocesan...

Irish Bishop Bans Retired Priest for Preaching Catholic Morality [which is] “UnChristian”

From Breaking News Ireland... Priest 'to be taken off Masses' after Kerry bishops' rebuke of offending homily A priest who gave a widely condemned address in Co Kerry church over the weekend is to be prevented from saying Mass again after the Bishop of Kerry rebuked his comments as unchristian. Retired priest Fr Sean Sheehy told worshippers...

All Souls Day… Pray for the Souls in Purgatory

Editor writes... November, traditionally the Month of the Holy Souls, is the period of mourning, so to speak, as we remember, and pray especially for, our deceased relatives and friends who may be suffering in Purgatory.  Apart from the saints canonised using the Church's traditional and highly rigorous process, Catholics have never assumed that anyone...

1st November: Feast of All Saints – Let’s Party!

Editor writes... Since the family in the above video just might inspire some of our bloggers and/or readers to celebrate their own family party to mark the Feast Day, I thought I'd post this thread a little ahead of time for those who would appreciate the ideas and welcome the time to prepare. As always with...

Ireland: Fr Willie Doyle SJ, Who Offered His Life in Reparation for the Sins of Priests, Cause Opened

From Editor's Inbox, today...  Some good news today; the Cause for Fr Doyle is now opened.  Although Fr Doyle is renowned for being a War Hero, two other aspects of his life need to be remembered.  He led a life of severe penance for the sins of Priests. He would be a good advocate for...

Is It Acceptable to Attend Both Old & New Masses?

Editor writes... I've met a few people recently who have either returned to attending the Novus Ordo Missae (NOM) on Sundays - due to problems with the location of the various Traditional Latin Masses (TLM) - OR who like to attend both the old and the new Masses, interchangeably, in some cases because they don't...

Cardinal Müller: Synod – Hostile Takeover of the Church… So Why Are The Bishops Supporting It?

10 Oct 2022 “This is a system of self-revelation and is the occupation of the Catholic Church” and “the hostile takeover of the Church of Jesus Christ, which is a column of the Revealed Truth,” Cardinal Müller told EWTN host Raymond Arroyo. “This has nothing to do with Jesus Christ, with the Triune...