Should the Catholic Church Compromise with the UN? 13

What part of "Non-Negotiable" don't you understand?

What part of “Non-Negotiable” don’t you understand?

When the United Nations’ Committee on “the Rights of the Child” insists that the Catholic Church change Canon Law and reinterpret Scripture to conform with its own views on abortion and marriage, what word first comes to mind? More…

Blessed Are the Troublemakers 13

You know what really annoys me? This guy.

Yeah! That's right! We're Catholic!

Yeah! That’s right! We’re Catholic!

Don’t take this with a grain of salt. If we take him at his word and follow his example, we have to be a holy nuisance and annoy the [you-know-what] out of people. Literally.

Yesterday, Pope Francis made it clear. He wants You to be a troublemaker too.

Read on… (From CNA/EWTN News:) More…

The Thrill of Black Smoke 13

As I was pouring my second cup of coffee this morning, a friend of mine came up to me with a beaming face and ear to ear grin and said: “Black Smoke!”

BREAKING NEWS: Still No Pope, Yet....

BREAKING NEWS: Still No Pope, Yet….

Thinking it was appropriate to join him in his enthusiasm, I gave him a hearty fist-pump and belted out a stentorian “YES!!”

Afterward as I was savoring my hot cup of black gold, I thought to myself why was that appropriate? More…

Time Out for Conclave Humor 12

Word has it the last cardinal is set to arrive in the Vatican today. An alleged photo of the cardinal seems to confirm his flight in route to Rome.

And that’s the news for today. 

Other true stories… More…

3 Challenges Facing the Next Pope 17

Cardinal Dolan’s assessment of the three challenges facing the next pope can be summed up in one word.

The enemy at the gates and the enemy within the walls is one and the same: Secularism. More…

Why Should I Confess My Sins to a Priest? 7

Have you ever asked or been asked,”Why should I confess my sins to someone else, If I can just confess them to God directly?”

Of course, you can confess your sins to God anytime you want. And God forgives you if you are truly sorry.

When you confess your sins to a priest, however, you are not just telling some guy what you did wrong. In order to understand why confessing your sins to a priest is different (and important), you need to exercise your faith in the teaching of the Church.

The following video explains this clearly and effectively: More…

A Final Wave from the Holy Father 23

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – On his last full day as pope, Pope Benedict XVI delivered an unusually personal and emotional farewell address, thanking the faithful around the world for their support and assuring them that he would remain in their service even in retirement.

“I will continue to accompany the path of the church with prayer and reflection, with that dedication to the Lord and to his bride that I have tried to live every day till now and that I want to live always,” the pope told a crowd in St. Peter’s Square Feb. 27, the eve of his resignation. (Continue reading…) More…