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In Heaven, There Is Only Singing

In Heaven, There Is Only Singing

AUGUST 18, 2017 BY 

A Review of Two of Father Rutler’s Books, and an Interview with the Author

Father George W. Rutler on EWTN YouTube; Father Rutler speaking at a later event.

I was fortunate to be able to read two review copies of recent books by Father George W. Rutler. As always happens when I read his writing, I was delighted by his style, inspired by the soundness of his doctrine, and enlightened–and sometimes overwhelmed–by his erudition:

  • He Spoke to Us–Discerning God in People and Events (Ignatius Press)
  • The Stories of Hymns–The History Behind 100 of Christianity’s Greatest Hymns(published by EWTN Publishing, Inc. and available from Sophia Institute Press)

Before going on to an email interview with Father Rutler, I want first to explore some thoughts about the attractions of the essay form, and then to use snippets from one of Father Rutler’s essays to illustrate how his dense and many-layered, widely wandering, writing style works effectively to convey some deep and resonant truths about the Catholic faith. read more

George Soros spending more than ever to push his liberal agenda worldwide

George Soros spending more than ever to push his liberal agenda worldwide

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By Fr. Mark Hodges, 

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 17, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — One of the world’s wealthiest men is investing even more of his money into global political influence.

The Washington Free Beacon reports that billionaire George Soros is doubling his spending on lobbying Congress through his “Open Society Policy Center” (OSPC).

Soros’ OSPC group will spend approximately $9.2 million this year for a total of $41.6 million since 2013 —  twice as much as he spent in the past 10 years combined ($19.1 million). read more

Bishop Pablo David slams killing of 17-year-old boy in drug war

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Bishop Pablo David slams killing of 17-year-old boy in drug war

‘Who needs martial law if our police would behave this way?’ says Kalookan Bishop Pablo David, citing other alleged abuses by the police

NO TO KILLINGS. Kalookan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David says the killing of 17-year-old student Kian Loyd delos Santos at the hands of the police 'is one very specific case of abuse.' File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

NO TO KILLINGS. Kalookan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David says the killing of 17-year-old student Kian Loyd delos Santos at the hands of the police ‘is one very specific case of abuse.’ File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

MANILA, Philippines – Kalookan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David slammed the killing of Kian Loyd delos Santos, a 17-year-old student shot by the police after he allegedly fought back during anti-drug operations in Caloocan City. read more

UNCHASTE PRIESTS SIRE CHILDREN, SCANDAL

UNCHASTE PRIESTS SIRE CHILDREN, SCANDAL


by Stephen Wynne  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  August 17, 2017

New investigation uncovers more evidence of Church in crisis

BOSTON (ChurchMilitant.com) – Fifteen years after its bombshell report on clerical sex abuse, the Boston Globe is again throwing light on a dark corner of the Church — this time exposing the plight of children fathered by unchaste priests.

In a two-part series published Wednesday and Thursday, the paper released findings from an investigation led by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Michael Rezendes, who in 2002 first unmasked the sexual abuse crisis in the Church. read more

SACRILEGIOUS ATTACKS AGAINST CHURCH INCREASING

SACRILEGIOUS ATTACKS AGAINST CHURCH INCREASING

Sacrilegious Attacks Against Church Increasing by Anita Carey  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  August 17, 2017

Priest: “We have lost our sense of sacredness and sanctity”

Near-daily reports of sacrilegious incidents against Catholics are being ignored by media or downplayed by police.

Since the beginning of August, the number of sacrilegious and violent attacks against Catholics and churches has begun escalating. These attacks are not only perpetrated by Islamic extremists in Islamic strongholds but here in America and Europe by seemingly normal individuals who have lost all respect for God and His holy houses.

The violent attacks are getting some international press coverage, but many of the non-violent attacks are passed over by media, while police are refusing to acknowledge the gravity of the crimes. Some incidents never make it past the local news coverage. Just Wednesday, St. Barnabas Catholic Church in Berkeley Township, New Jersey, was vandalized with upside-down crosses, profanity and the words “Satan rules” spray painted on the church sign. read more

HUNGARY FIGHTS PERSECUTION OF CHRISTIANS

HUNGARY FIGHTS PERSECUTION OF CHRISTIANS


by Stephen Wynne  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  August 16, 2017

Country’s constitution invigorating efforts to protect Christian interests

BUDAPEST (ChurchMilitant.com) – Catholic Hungary is making good on plans to become a leading advocate for persecuted Christians.

Over the past few days, the central European nation has made headlines for intervening to save a former Muslim from being forced to return to Iran.

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Iranian actress Aideen Strandson quietly renounced Islam while still living in her homeland. After seeing footage of a woman being stoned to death, she recalled, “I decided at that moment, I don’t want to be a Muslim anymore.” Shortly after, she said, “I had a dream about Jesus. He was sitting near me, and he took my hand.” read more

Pro-gay Vatican advisor Fr. Timothy Radcliffe slams the ‘tyranny of tradition’ that forbids Communion for adulterers

Pro-gay Vatican advisor Fr. Timothy Radcliffe slams the ‘tyranny of tradition’ that forbids Communion for adulterers

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Fr. Timothy Radcliffe, a new consultor for the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace
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Dominican Father Timothy Radcliffe, appointed as a consultor for the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace by Pope Francis, has a history of downplaying or outright contradicting the Catholic Church’s teachings on sexual morality. He was the Master of the Order of Preachers from 1992 to 2001. read more

The Assumption of Mary: 12 Things to Know and Share

The Assumption of Mary: 12 Things to Know and Share

August 15 is the Assumption of Mary. Here are 12 things to know and share… By Jimmy Akin, August 15,2017

August 15 is the solemnity of the Assumption of Mary.

In the United States, it is a holy day of obligation (in years when it does not fall on a Monday).

What is the Assumption of Mary, how did it come to be defined, and what relevance does it have for our lives?

Here are 12 things to know and share . . .

1) What is the Assumption of Mary?

The Assumption of Mary is the teaching that:

The Immaculate Mother of God, the ever Virgin Mary, having completed the course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory [Pius XII, Munificentissimus Deus 44]. read more

‘ABORTION IS RACISM’ – DR. ALVEDA KING

‘ABORTION IS RACISM’


by Stephen Wynne  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  August 15, 2017

African-American pro-life leaders affirm that black lives matter, including in the womb

WASHINGTON (ChurchMilitant.com) – The niece of Martin Luther King, Jr. is reminding Americans that abortion is the ultimate form of racism.

In an interview with lifenews.com Monday, Dr. Alveda King reflected on the sinful nature of racism and pointed to the theological and biological unity of all peoples.

“Racism is sin. Hatred is sin. … The big lie is that we are separate races, when in fact the spiritual, scientific and biological fact is that we are one blood; one human race. Racism and hatred are deadly.” read more

BISHOP MUNOZ FAULTS UN FOR MUSLIM SLAUGHTER OF AFRICAN CHRISTIANS

BISHOP MUNOZ FAULTS UN FOR MUSLIM SLAUGHTER OF AFRICAN CHRISTIANS


by Stephen Wynne  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  August 14, 2017

Incident marks the latest outbreak of violence in Central African Republic conflict

BANGUI, Central African Republic (ChurchMilitant.com) – A bishop is accusing United Nations troops of complicity in a massacre of African Christians at the hands of Muslims.

In a report to Vatican news agency Agenzia Fides Thursday, Bp. Juan-José Aguirre Muñoz of Bangassou, Central African Republic (CAR) revealed Muslim forces slaughtered dozens of Christians in his diocese earlier this month in CAR’s latest outbreak of sectarian violence. read more