Readings & Reflections with Cardinal Tagle’s video: Fourth Sunday of Easter B & St. Adalbert of Prague, April 22,2018
To take refuge in the Lord, the Good Shepherd, we must face the predicament of our powerlessness, our extreme limitations, and our need to follow someone if we want to experience true fulfillment in our life. We read in the gospel today (Jn 10:11-18) that Christ is our Good Shepherd who leads his flock to the joy of heaven. As St. Peter said, “Salvation is to be found through him alone; in all the world there is no one else whom God has given who can save” (Acts 4:12). We cannot make the journey of life alone on the right road without Christ.read more
Readings & Reflections: Saturday of the Third Week of Easter & St. Anselm of Canterbury, April 21,2018
A native of Aosta, Italy, Anselm desired to enter the Benedictines at the age of fifteen. His father’s strong opposition kept him from the monastery until he was twenty-seven. Only three years later he was made abbot. He led his brothers at Bec in Normandy until he went to Canterbury, England, where he was elected archbishop. An able statesman in a time of tense Church-state relations, Anselm was at heart a monk. During times of exile, he gave himself to prayer and study. His motto, “Faith seeking understanding,” demonstrates how he did philosophy: on his knees. He died in 1109 A.D. and was declared a Doctor of the Church in 1720 A.D.read more
7 reasons why pro-lifers are unhappy with Pope Francis’ leadership
Pope Francis meets with Italy’s most prominent abortion advocate, Emma Bonino, whom he has praised as a “forgotten great.”
By John-Henry Westen, Apr 19, 2018 – 10:37 am EST
April 19, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – In the past, among pro-life activists – both Catholic and otherwise – you’d find the biggest fans of the pope. Pope John Paul II was often touted as the worldwide leader of the pro-life movement and Pope Benedict XVI regarded as a major contributor to the intellectual defense of life. But the situation after 5 years of Pope Francis’ pontificate is very different indeed.read more
“At every Mass we feed on the Bread of life and the Word that saves: let us live what we celebrate! In this way, like Don Tonino, we will be sources of hope, joy and peace.”
Pope Francis stressed this during his Mass today in Molfetto, during his visit there and to another southern Italian town of Alessano, also in Puglia, to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the death of the popular Italian bishop Don Tonino Bello, remembered for his helping the poor, disadvantaged, and promoting peace. In 2007, the cause for beatification of Don Tonino, late bishop of Molfetta-Ruvo-Giovinazzo-Terlizzi, was opened.read more
‘God has been excluded from our daily lives, and morals are not taught anymore’
HERNDON, Pa. (ChurchMilitant.com) – Catholic students at a Pennsylvania private school are saying school shootings are due to “problem[s] in the hearts of men” and more gun control isn’t the answer.
While students in over 2,500 schools in the United States are participating in a walk-out on Friday for gun control, students at the St. Louis de Montfort Academy in Herndon, Pennsylvania, are asserting the answer is prayer and society’s return to God.read more
CARDINAL PRESSES CHILEAN SEX ABUSE BISHOP TO RESIGN: Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati urges Chilean Church to clean house
by Stephen Wynne • ChurchMilitant.com • April 20, 2018
SANTIAGO (ChurchMilitant.com) – On the heels of Pope Francis’ admission he fumbled his handling of the Chilean sex abuse crisis, Santiago Cdl. Ricardo Ezzati is calling for disgraced Bp. Juan Barros of Osorno to resign.
Ezzati, the former head of the Chilean bishop’s conference, said that regardless of whether Barros had covered up clerical sex abuse, as alleged, “without a doubt,” he should step down.
The cardinal’s demand marks a shift for Chilean Church leaders; up to this point, they had called for a “drastic solution” to the scandal but stopped short of calling for Barros to resign.
If Protestants want to receive Holy Communion, they must ‘seek full ecclesial communion’ in the Church
VATICAN CITY (ChurchMilitant.com) – The Vatican’s former doctrine chief is reaffirming the Vatican and Pope Francis’ rejection of intercommunion between Catholic and Protestant spouses.
In a First Thingsarticle Friday, Cdl. Gerhard Müller slammed the German bishops’ proposal to allow non-Catholic spouses of Catholics to receive the Eucharist.
The past head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Müller restated Church teaching that “only those baptized can receive sacramental Communion who are in full ecclesial communion” with “the Catholic Church and is governed by the successor of Peter and by the bishops in communion with him.”read more
The United States’ motto, “From Many, One,” is the title chosen for the June conference at Georgetown University, which is billed as the conference to end polarization in the Church. The political title bespeaks of the very issue politicization which is causing division in Church.
In January, Cdl. Raymond Burke, former head of the Apostolic Signatura, identified this politicization by which Catholics think they have an inherent right to reject Church teaching or practice. Speaking of the current divisions amongst Catholics today, Cdl. Burke lamented the rising “politicization of Church life and of Church doctrine,” which “is easily done by the secular media but … also being aided and abetted, in the present time, by certain Church leaders and theologians and other commentators.”read more
Italian Bishop Blasts Hospital for Refusing to Release Alfie Evans Bishop Francesco Cavina calls treatment of Alder Hey Hospital ‘unbelievable.’ FULL STORY
Mexican Priest Stabbed to Death in Church Fr. Ruben Alcantara Diaz murdered after argument with perpetrator. FULL STORY
Twitter Blocks Down Syndrome Pro-Lifer Charlotte Fien slams Twitter for censoring her pro-life content while giving porn a pass. FULL STORY
UN Abortion Push Blocked for Now US and African delegates push back against agenda of UN Commission on Population and Development. FULL STORYread more
Daily readings with reflections, Pope's messages, Bishop's messages, Church's music & videos, Educational Speaker, Bible Stories, Christopher Notes, Church Militant Video, Religious Movies, Journey Home