In a blog appearing on the Archdiocese of New York website, Cardinal Timothy Dolan says his agreement to serve as Grand Marshall at next year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which will allow homosexuals to march under their own banner for the first time, has put him in a lot of “hot water” with the faithful.
The exorcist for the diocese of Tulsa is warning attendees of this Sunday’s black mass at the Oklahoma City Civic Center that they risk being possessed by the demons that are invoked in the ritual, especially if they are not in a state of grace, and is calling upon the faithful to engage in “intense prayer” to counter the evil of the rite.
Once again the secular media is having a field day with yesterday’s weddings at St. Peter’s where couples who had lived in sin and/or already had children were married by the Pope – as if this was some kind of groundbreaking event meant to reveal Francis’ shift away from Christ’s teachings on marriage.
The horrendous murder of three Xaverian Missionary sisters in Burundi last weekend at first seemed to be the result of a robbery gone awry, but new and grisly details about their deaths are raising serious questions about the motive behind the killings.
During a recent interview published in L’Osservatore Romano, Cardinal Gerhard Muller, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) revealed the Pope’s plans to expand the role of women in the Church and said “we are not women gobblers.”
Pope Francis’ five-day foray into South Korea included a Mass attended by nearly 800,000, saw the baptism of a father of a victim of the Seoul ferry disaster, and gave a powerful silent message to the world about the horrors of abortion.
The Vatican has issued a statement categorically condemning what it calls “unspeakable criminal acts” by the Islamic State terrorists in Syria and Iraq, saying that “no cause, and certainly no religion, can justify such barbarity.”
Even as the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) proceeds with its annual assembly this week during which they will honor a dissenting nun, the Pew Center Research Center is reporting that the number of nuns in the U.S. is continuing its steep decline.