Catholic Issues

Did the Pope Really Say even Atheists are Redeemed? – Steve Ray will discuss with Teresa Tomeo

May 28, 2013

Tomorrow morning (9:15-9:35 AM Eastern) I will be on Ave Maria Radio’s Catholic Connections with Teresa Tomeo to discuss the seemingly controversial words of Pope Francis in a recent homily.  In one section of his homily on May 22, Pope Francis stated:  The Lord has redeemed all of us, all of us, with the Blood [...]

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The Devilish Delight When a Bishop Screws Up

May 8, 2013

When schadenfreude turns into demonic delight   by Dr. Edward Peters The glee being expressed in open comboxes (modern near occasions of sin, if you ask me) over Bp. Robert McManus’ (Worcester, MA) arrest for drunk driving goes far beyond the schadenfreude that one has come to expect in the wake of a Catholic bishop’s fall. Much, [...]

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Canon Lawyer Ed Peters Comments on Vatican Press Offices Unfortunate Comments about Disregard for Liturgical Law with Foot-washing

April 1, 2013

UPDATE 4/6/13 Ed Peters Responds to a critic Ed Peters Discusses Disregard for Liturgical Law in Washing Women’s Feet and Unhelpful Response from the Vatican Press Office. http://wp.me/p25nov-AP The background to this controversy is the antinomianism that prevails today. The Church is passing through a period in which the relationship between ecclesiastical law and the [...]

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Pelosi and Biden and Communion in Rome

March 20, 2013

Nancy Pelosi will not change on her own, by Canon Lawyer Dr. Edward Peters > (L’Osservatore Romano/AP) Pope Francis meets U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill, after his installation Mass at the Vatican on March 19, 2013. Communion time in St. Peter’s is, for the vast majority of lay persons (not heads [...]

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Check Out the New World Youth Day Facebook Page – Share it with a Young Person

February 21, 2013

World Youth Day Gets Global Facebook Page Communications Director Eager to Make Pope’s Message Accessible RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL, February 21, 2013 (Zenit.org) – Facebook users who access the World Youth Day Rio ’13 page will now benefit from the global setting supplied by that social network. The page is available in 21 profiles, and [...]

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Cardinal Mahoney Falls from Grace

February 1, 2013

“Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez on Thursday announced dramatic actions in response to the priest abuse scandal, saying that Cardinal Roger Mahony would no longer perform public duties in the church and that Santa Barbara Bishop Thomas J. Curry has stepped down. “Gomez said in a statement that Mahony — who led the L.A. archdiocese [...]

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Bishop Finn Comments on the Rogue “National Catholic Reporter”

January 30, 2013

Thought you would be interested to read this commentary by Bishop Finn, Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, on his–and many other Catholics’–concern about the editorial content of “The National Catholic Reporter”. This paper is published in Kansas City and continues to promulgate stances that are not consistent with Catholic teaching. He issued this statement on [...]

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Catholics Doing Street Evangelism? Yes, and Growing Fast! Join them!

January 10, 2013

 Cities across the country are now set up with Catholics evangelizing in the streets. And the phenomenon is growing. Many are converts, some have been Catholics all their lives – but all are excited and can’t keep it quiet any longer.  They are training new recruits. It is fun and fruitful. It is blessed and [...]

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Petition: Catholic Church a Hate Organization

January 7, 2013

White House Petitioned to Declare Catholic Church a “Hate Group” — Will it Comply? Click here for the whole story. Another story by Catholic News Agency. Is any one surprised? If the anti-Christ world hates Christ, why be surprised they hate us — his mystical Body on earth?

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How Catholics Voted

November 10, 2012

According to exit polls, Barack Obama was re-elected last night with the majority of the Catholic vote. From Politico: “Although he again lost Protestant voters to his GOP opponent, Obama held onto his advantages among Catholic and Jewish voters. He won 70 percent of the Jewish vote, down from 78 percent in 2008, and he [...]

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Excellent Reviews of the Elections by Stalwart Catholic Thinkers

November 9, 2012

George Weigel, Sifting through the Wreckage James Schall, A Watershed Election. A Weimar Election? Phil Lawler, To Fix the American Political System, First Fix the American Culture

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Great Free Offer: “Catholic World Report” Magazine FREE On-line!

October 12, 2012

    From my friend Mark Brumley, president of Ignatius Press: Friends, many of you know about Ignatius Press’ magazine Catholic World Report.  It’s completely online now.  I’m writing to encourage you to sign up for the free Catholic World Report email newsletter. It’s sent out weekly to alert people to outstanding articles, interviews, and [...]

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President of Franciscan University in Steubenville: A Call to Witness during this Election!

October 10, 2012

STEUBENVILLE, OH—As Catholics  prepare to cast their votes next month, the call to witness according to the tenets of their faith becomes paramount.   In this homily delivered July 29, 2012, to over 1,200 attendees at Franciscan University of Steubenville’s Defending the Faith Conference, University President, Father Terence Henry, TOR, urges Christians to be “witnesses of truth.”  Quoting the often [...]

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Two New Doctors of the Church

October 9, 2012

Vatican City, Oct 7, 2012 / 10:31 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Benedict XVI has named two new Doctors of the Church: the 16th century Spanish priest St. John of Avila and the 12th century German nun St. Hildegard of Bingen. St. John of Avila was a priest, mystic, preacher and scholar. Pope Benedict announced his [...]

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If You’ve Not Heard this Homily – STOP and Listen! Bravo! Wish it was from every pulpit in America!

September 9, 2012

This is an excerpt of the homily. To listen to the whole thing, click HERE.

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Look What’s Happening in this Woman’s Religious Order

September 2, 2012

They are young, educated, joyful, beautiful, determined, God-loving, hopeful and ready to serve. They are postulants with Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist. They live 10 minutes from our house in Ann Arbor Michigan. They started out with five about ten years ago and are now well over 100 with branches springing up across [...]

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