Roman Catholic Church


Vatican responds to PA grand jury report

Cardinal Burke: Victims should know that the Pope is on their side.


Pounding George Pell in the press

The cardinal takes a hit from the Gray Lady


Placuit Deo -- Letter on Salvation

The present Letter is intended, ... to demonstrate certain aspects of Christian salvation that can be difficult to understand today because of recent cultural changes.


Anti-Catholic bias in the Guardian?

George Conger argues the Guardian's recent forays into reporting on Irish Catholicism is "an example of agitprop, which fails the basic tests of sound journalism."


German Catholic bishop backs gay blessings

The Vice President of the German Catholic Bishops' Conference has called for a dialogue on blessing same-sex unions


Anglicans and Catholics Meet at Waffle House


In ecumenical discussions these aspects of Anglicanism are treated rather like the crazy aunt you have chained in the attic.


WSJ Resists Media Entropy, Finds Faith In The 'Sooner State'

A race to the bottom is underway in the media, and the 'quality' press is in the lead.


Ecumenical Patriarch backs Francis' eucharistic discipline reforms

Writing in L'Osservatore Romano Bartholomew argues: "What has undoubtedly smothered and hampered people in the past is the fear that a “heavenly father” somehow dictates human conduct and prescribes human custom. The truth is quite the opposite, and religious leaders are called themselves to remember and in turn to remind that God is life and love and light"


Homily of Cardinal Andre Vingt-Trois at the memorial mass for Fr Jacques Hamel

"Those who wrap themselves in the trappings of religion to mask their deadly project, those who want to announce to us a God of death, a Moloch that would rejoice at the death of a man and promise paradise to those who kill while invoking him, these cannot expect humanity to yield to their delusion.