Phoenix Bishop Defends Speaking Out on Communion: ‘The Care of Souls Is Our First Concern’ 

From the National Catholic Register, May 14, 2021 The bishop of Phoenix said on Thursday that he is protecting the Eucharist, not “politicizing” it, by teaching that Catholic politicians cannot support abortion and receive Communion.  In an interview with EWTN Pro-Life Weekly that aired on Thursday, Bishop Thomas Olmsted was asked to respond to claims that speaking … [Read more…]

Padre Pio’s Persecution by Church Authorities and his Response

The Vatican initially imposed severe sanctions on Pio in the 1920s to reduce publicity about him: it forbade him from saying Mass in public, blessing people, answering letters, showing his stigmata publicly, and communicating with Padre Benedetto, his spiritual director. The Church authorities decided that Pio be relocated to another convent in northern Italy. The local … [Read more…]

Mary, Mother of the Church Memorial

Today’s Memorial specifically commemorates Mary’s motherhood of the Church rather than her motherhood of God, celebrated on Jan. 1st. Mary mothered Jesus, Jesus then gave life to the Church with water and blood from His side, and the Church then mothers us into existence through baptism. Devotion to Mary goes hand in hand with devotion … [Read more…]

French Sister’s Miracle Astounds Medical Experts, Becomes 70th Official Healing at Lourdes

By Joan Frawley Desmond from the National Catholic Register  https://www.ncregister.com/blog/french-sister-lourdes-miracle In 2018, on the 160th anniversary of the apparition, Sister Bernadette’s healing was declared the 70th official miracle effected at Lourdes. When Franciscan Oblate Sister of the Sacred Heart Bernadette Moriau made the roundtrip journey for her 2008 Lourdes pilgrimage, she was transported from her … [Read more…]

The Easter alleluia

From a discourse on the psalms by Saint Augustine, Bishop Our thoughts in this present life should turn on the praise of God, because it is in praising God that we shall rejoice for ever in the life to come; and no one can be ready for the next life unless he trains himself for … [Read more…]

Motherhood’s Greatness

By Erika J. Ahern from the National Catholic Register Mother’s Day is likely to be a time of reunion and even greater appreciation for moms than before 2020’s pandemic. Thankfully, many families are emerging from pandemic restrictions that brought both imposed and prolonged isolations and, on the opposite extreme, many hours of quality, or not-so-quality, … [Read more…]

Joe Biden’s First 100 Days: Scandalous Actions on Abortion from Our Second Catholic President

President Biden cannot claim to be both a faithful Catholic and an abortion champion. He cannot have it both ways. Article from National Catholic Register, written By Catherine Hadro  Catherine Hadro writes from Washington, D.C. She is host and managing editor of “EWTN Pro-Life Weekly.” President Joe Biden’s actions on abortion within his first 100 … [Read more…]

Mercy and the Scandal of Judas

Attempts to rehabilitate the image of Judas Iscariot reflect the modern tendency to proclaim mercy detached from contrition and repentance by Msgr. Charles Pope  A recent writing by Father Primo Mazzolari in L’Osservatore Romano sets forth the view that Judas was forgiven by Our Lord. Is this also the view of Pope Francis? It is not possible to … [Read more…]