Morals

Irish Bishops Embarrassingly Weak…

Below is the statement issued by the Irish Bishops ahead of the referendum in May on same-sex marriage.  It is truly cringeworthy stuff.  Editorial comment has been inserted, briefly, to highlight some of the key weaknesses. ‘Marriage is important – Reflect before you change it’ – Statement of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference 10...

Apostasy in the Vatican – No Question…

ROME, March 11, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) – This weekend the Vatican formally hosted one of Britain’s most virulently pro-abortion and pro-homosexual writers, as well as the head of an American organization promoting female ordination, at an officially sanctioned event inside Vatican City walls. Organizers spoke to Vatican Radio as well as the secular press, praising...

Support This Brave Archbishop…

Background:   San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, well-known for his uncompromising defense of orthodox Catholic teaching and pro-life and pro-family values, urgently needs your help! Gay activists, politicians and dissident Catholics have launched an all-out media attack campaign against the archbishop after he recently announced that he wants to codify a long-standing, commonsense expectation that Catholic...

“FrancisChurch” – Latest Shocker…

Here is what the certified kooks at the Pontifical Council for Culture are defending as an image validly representative of the Vatican's approach to "women's issues”:  a vulgarized, semi-pornographic depiction of Venus in bondage by “Man Ray,” an American fashion photographer and “modern artist” from the Sixties. Cardinal Ravasi, the vaunted “intellectual” appointed as head of the...

Pope Francis: Blame The Holy Spirit!

Vatican City, Feb 15, 2015 / 04:27 am (CNA/EWTN News).- After elevating 20 new cardinals, Pope Francis reminded them that true honor is found in service, and urged them to follow Jesus in breaking rigid ways of thinking and touching society’s marginalized. “Jesus is not afraid of scandal! He does not think of the...

Scandalous Synod: Money Motive?

The scandal of the Family on the Synod doesn't seem to end: is it money that is unifying the German bishops in their new "pastoral approach"? From the just-published DICI issue #309, we offer the editorial of Fr. Lorans followed by an insightful piece on the next Synod on the Family that is currently being...

Is The UK Population Thick?

Question Time is a TV forum for debate broadcast UK-wide from different locations on  BBC1 on Thursdays, after the 10pm news. I try to watch it, and manage to see it most weeks.  However, I find I'm watching it more and more merely to marvel at the sheer predictability of both questions, answers and the inevitable...

Assisted Suicide Bill: Protest in Edinburgh

Legal experts and the police said a law allowing assisted suicide in Scotland needed more clarity in order to remove the risk of someone being prosecuted. There is a "fine line" between assisting someone killing themselves and an act of euthanasia which could result in criminal charges, MSPs heard. The plans, contained in a backbench bill,...

Confession: Is Validity Enough?

Concerned Catholics have been asking us to reassure them about the validity of absolution in Confession, because Fr Tim Curtis SJ, PP of St Aloysius, Garnethill, changes the words of absolution to say "I absolve you from these sins and all the sins of your life..." The rest, we presume, is correct, but these words have...

Is There A “Man-Crisis” In The Church?

From the New Emangelization website... Recently, I had the great honor to have an audience with His Eminence Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke to discuss the state of Catholic men in the United States. Here is the full transcript: Matthew James Christoff of the New Emangelization Project:  Your Eminence, we are delighted and blessed to be here with you....