Canon Law

Happy Feast of St John Bosco, Model Teacher & Priest – Catholic Education’s Best Kept Secret…

From Franciscan Media... John Bosco’s theory of education could well be used in today’s schools. It was a preventive system, rejecting corporal punishment and placing students in surroundings removed from the likelihood of committing sin. He advocated frequent reception of the sacraments of Penance and Holy Communion. He combined catechetical training and fatherly guidance, seeking...

Africa: The Great Vatican II Success Story … Not!

From New Liturgical Movement... In a recent episode of “Word on Fire,” Bishop Barron responds to Ross Douthat’s two NYT pieces on Vatican II and its failure, by making two arguments: Argument #1: To blame the collapse of Catholicism in the West on Vatican II is a “post hoc propter hoc” fallacy.  [i.e. "after this, because of...

Novena in Honour of Our Lady of Good Success – A Devotion Especially for These Critical Times

Blogger Westminsterfly asks for a thread to mark the beginning of the novena to Our Lady of Good Success.  He writes... ADVANCE NOTICE: The Novena to Our Lady of Good Success (Feast Day, February 2nd, also the Feast of the Purification) starts on Tuesday JANUARY 24th. Please make a note of the date and join...

Anti-Catholicism in Irish Dáil Forcing Catholics to “Live in the Closet” – Congratulations, Bishops!

From the Irish Daily Mail... ANTI-CATHOLIC rhetoric in the Dáil is fuelling hate and attacks against churches and worshippers, several TD's have said. They were reacting to a recent attack in Kerry in which a group set fire to an altar, as well as a protest by two people who loudly disrupted Mass in Cork city. ...

Demanding An Apology – A Growing Fashion

From Demanding an Apology | Psychology Today... There are some people who command an apology! “I’m waiting for an apology,” a young woman texts her friend. A mother says to her son who forgot to pick her up from the train station: “If you don’t apologize, I’m not going to your graduation.” What good is an...

Is Govt Health Policy Masking More Than Faces?

From Spiked - The ideology of lockdown lingers on   Wait, we’re still being asked to save the NHS? To limit our lives so that we don’t get injured or sick and put pressure on this sacred institution? Nearly two years after the first lockdown, when we were put under house arrest to protect the NHS...

Resignation of the Bishop of Dunkeld – Catholic Truth Laments Huge Loss to Catholics in Scotland

Editor writes... Over the years, from time to time, I've had occasion to write to Bishop Robson and he has been unfailingly courteous.  We celebrated his positive attitude to Catholic Tradition recently here, and his generous provision of the traditional Latin Mass (TLM)  and sacraments is well known within traditional Mass-going circles.  He will be sorely...

Opus Dei… Time To Say Goodbye?

Westminsterfly (WF) emailed the following information earlier today...  Looks like Opus Dei is imploding.   Click here and here to read more. Gloria TV has had a series of posts recently showing that certain OD priests and prelates are going as mad as Francis.  This one is a real shocker and so is this one... Editor writes... So...

Catholic Schools: Mass-Going Optional?

Editor writes... Recently, I stumbled across a magazine entitled The Scottish Catholic, featuring a pupil on the front cover, querying "What's our future?" beside his photo a list: Catholic Climate Change, Cost of Living, Mental Health, Hope (image below). Turns out this is a special Catholic Education Week Edition of the magazine which had been handed over...

On Fire for the Faith… Anyone?

Editor writes... As regulars on this blog know, I'm no fan of Church Militant, and that for a number of reasons.  However, the "Fulton Sheen incident" recounted by Michael Voris in the above video (which I stumbled across this morning on YouTube) - an incident to which he was an eye and ear witness -...