I hope you all had a pleasant week. Here’s some news clips from the previous seven days:
Catholics were forbidden to join the Masons so the Knights of Colombus was created as a Catholic alternative. Remember the ads in the newspaper many years ago from the Knights offering free pamphlets about the Catholic religion (see photo)? The big hats with the plumes and the drawn swords just don’t fit into the age of the internet.
Even Darwin regretted that the fossil record didn’t provide evidence of transitional species.
- As anti-Amoris critics cross into dissent, the Church must move on
- Two Leading Philosophers: Errors Derived from Amoris Laetitia Could Do Grave Harm to Many Souls
- Lincoln bishop says ‘no’ on communion for divorced/remarried
- Catholic Scholars Offer ‘Full Support’ to the Four ‘Dubia’ Cardinals
- Why are Catholic Academics Supporting the Four Cardinals?
- Pope says communion for remarried Catholics has backing of majority of bishops
- Attacks on four Cardinals should be no surprise: even saints were censured by popes for being faithful
- Pope Francis criticises self-righteous clerics
The heated debate over communion for remarried Catholics continues. Will the Catholic church divide over this controversy? Many Catholic media outlets have been reluctant to acknowledge this feud between the pope and the conservative wing of the church but are now beginning to publicly acknowledge that this thing is a big deal.
Why would Catholics be more committed to their workplace than evangelicals? It occurs to me that there’s a larger percentage of Catholics in the industrial Northeast where many people were/are employed at a single company for many years and loyalty was fostered between employee and company?
Traditionalist Catholics don’t like ecumenism either. “Kind-hearted” evangelicals want to reach out and embrace everyone who names Jesus Christ as fellow believers but in order to do that they must compromise and betray the Gospel of grace.
- Mary, The World’s Most Powerful Woman?
- Mary gives us the strength to say ‘no’ to indifference, says Pope Francis
- Thousands gather for Walk With Mary in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe
- Mary an honoured figure in both Catholicism and Islam
If you constantly scan the Catholic news like I do, you’ll often see articles about Mary but rarely will you see an article about Jesus Christ.
Seventy-six percent of Catholics do not attend mass every Sunday, even though they are required to attend upon threat of eternal damnation. My heart sorrows for Catholic children raised in a religious system of legalism and ritual.
It wasn’t too long ago that Catholic clerical fascism ruled over many countries in Europe or played a significant role in national politics (e.g., Spain, Portugal, Austria, Belgium, Vichy France, Croatia, Poland, Italy). We’re now seeing a resurgence of far-right Catholic nationalism in such countries as France, Poland, and Hungary.
Opus Dei is Catholicism on steroids. Those people take their religion seriously (wearing cilices, self-flagellating, etc.) but there’s no sign of the Gospel of salvation by God’s grace through faith in Jesus Christ alone.
I’m saddened by this news regarding R.C. Sproul Jr. We need to pray for him and his family. I’m posting this to remind us that we are nothing without the Lord. There is no goodness in our own flesh. “Therefore let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall” – 1 Corinthians 10:12