Advocates for Women Bishops Rejoiced as Five More Anglican Bishops Join Catholic Ordinariate [Updated]

UPDATE — I missed that this article is a year old. But I think my observations about the trends still stand. === Traditional Anglican bishops leaving the Church of England and joining the Roman Catholic Church’s Ordinariate as advocates for female bishops simultaneously push for (and rejoice over) their departure: Advocates for women bishops last night welcomed the resignation of five... More

Pope to Youth in Spain: Your Faith in Christ is Stronger than the Storm of Modernity

This column of mine appeared today on Headline Bistro, where the full article is available: What was Pope Benedict’s message to young people in Spain this month? Of the approximately fifteen thousand words he delivered, these unscripted ones are perhaps my favorite: “We have lived together an adventure. Strengthened by Christ, you have resisted the rain.” The pontiff spoke these words after ... More

California Parish Denies Funeral Mass to Open Homosexual

This is generating waves in the Golden State: A local Catholic church is accused of canceling the funeral service of a parishioner because he was gay. Local businessman and devout Catholic John Sanfilippo died last week after a prolonged illness. Friends said Sanfilippo planned for the funeral mass to be held at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church in Little Italy. This weekend, Sanfilippo’... More

Catholic Sports Anchor Fired for Tweeting about Marriage?!

Has it really come to this – people getting fired for using their personal twitter account to express their views in favor of traditional marriage? One of Canada’s leading TV sports broadcasters fired one of its anchors Wednesday after he voiced support for true marriage on Twitter. Damian Goddard, the now-former host of “Connected” on Rogers Sportsnet, had tweeted his support of ... More

In which the putty tells the Potter what sort of thing it wants to be.

In a scene torn right out of the unwritten prequel to Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, a fight rages in Australia over whether a couple should be able to choose the sex of the child they wish to conceive. They have three sons conceived naturally, and their infant daughter died soon after birth. Just recently they aborted twins whom they conceived through IVF because they were twin boys–... More

“Mary’s Ultrasound” ad campaign draws criticism from pro-aborts in UK

I’m thrilled to see this ad campaign and welcome all the controversy it is causing: An ecumenical nonprofit in England has come under fire for their upcoming Advent campaign designed to put Christ back into Christmas. Their crime? Creating billboards and posters that show a Baby Jesus as an ultrasound, with a halo. The ads, created by ChurchAds.net say: “He’s on His way. Christmas sta... More

Update: Second and Third Dem ANTI-CATHOLIC mailers discovered!

I wrote about this story yesterday. It appears that the Democrat party of Minnesota really had some fun thinking of inventive ways to use our Catholic faith and symbols to smear a candidate… Notice once again how this Democrat state party is perfectly happy to use religious arguments – when they believe it supports their party. When others attempt to bring faith into the public square... More

Words of wisdom from President Obama?

President Obama has opted to participate in the “It Gets Better” campaign, where high-level celebrities record short videos for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transexual teenagers telling them that whatever discrimination they face now, “it will get better”. What “universal principle” does the President employ to communicate his message of tolerance and acceptance? ... More

Outrageous: Muslim man arrested for dancing on altar of Florence’s Basilica

This boils my blood. Apparently a Muslim man brought a boom-box to the Basilica of Florence, turned on Michael Jackson’s song “Bad”, and began dancing on the high altar. Here is the video. Details beyond this are sketchy, but one report I found in Italian mentioned something about the man praying in Arabic constantly after he was detained in a cell. I realize there is a possibil... More

Update: *Buy* from Cupcakery investigated for turning down “Coming Out Day” order

Update: If you want to support this Cupcakery, buy from them and tell them so! Original post: the national obsession with cupcakes has entered a strange new episode: Officials in Indianapolis are turning up the heat on a bakery that refused to take an order from a student group seeking rainbow-colored cupcakes for next month’s National Coming Out Day. A spokesman for Indianapolis Mayor Gre... More

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