The Vatican has released a working document for the October, 2018 youth synod that calls for candid discussions on the real issues impacting young Catholics from homosexuality and gender issues to disagreement with Church teaching.
This Friday, June 22, Catholics across America will kick off the seventh annual Fortnight for Freedom and will do so after a year of impressive gains in religious freedom which prove that prayerful action really can make a difference in our world!
Pope Francis delivered a powerful homily at morning Mass at his residence in Rome in which he condemned the exploitation of women and reminded men that without women, they cannot be the image and likeness of God.
Even though the scandalous MetGala, with its parade of stars dressed in disgraceful Catholic “fashions” is over, an equally appalling museum exhibit full of similar atrocities will remain open at the Metropolitan Museum of Art until October – which is why a public Rosary rally of reparation is planned for this weekend in honor of the Two Hearts of Jesus and Mary.
The disappointing vote to legalize abortion in Ireland may be the result of the slow death of cultural Catholicism – which some of us believe can’t die too soon.
With all of the powers of the world aligned in support of the repeal of Ireland’s 8th Amendment – which grants the unborn the right to life – a young Irish priest has put out an urgent call to the faithful around the world to call down the powers of heaven upon his country and prevent this important law from being overturned.
After the recent eruption of the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii and a series of small earthquakes, Honolulu Bishop Larry Silva is asking for prayers for those who have lost everything.
Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Apparently, I’m not the only one getting an earful about the Met Gala where Hollywood stars showed up in outrageous costumes that caricatured Catholicism and offended almost everyone I know (even non-Catholics). Cardinal Dolan is also being called upon to explain why this was allowed to happen – and why he attended the event.
Today is National Star Wars Day and many of the film’s fans will be offering the movie’s famous greeting ,“May the force be with you,” or its pun for the day, “May the fourth be with you.” Judging by world conditions and the strife that abounds both at home and abroad, we could use some force and power to bring relief, order, and justice to our beleaguered globe. Read the rest…