“One of my favorite testimonials as to the authenticity of the Shroud,” says Barrie Schwortz, an expert on the Shroud of Turin, “actually came from my Jewish mother.”
June, Pope Francis will be making a pilgrimage to Turin, Italy, home of the
famous Shroud of Turin, which many believe is the 2,000-year-old burial cloth
of Jesus Christ. The pope’s June 21-22 visit will include time venerating the
Shroud at the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist. Francis will then visit the
tomb of Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati, buried in a nearby ...
Imprisoned once again for witnessing to life in abortion clinics, the Canadian activist’s influence is spreading to some surprising places.
Catholic pro-life activist Mary Wagner was arrested on December 23, 2014 for
entering a Toronto abortion clinic and asking the women she found in the
waiting room not to go through with their scheduled procedures. Her arrest and
subsequent imprisonment made headlinesin Poland.
The Polish news
items appeared several times on my Fa...
Under the Australian cardinal’s leadership, the Vatican bank has been cleaned up and cleaned out
Sojourns with Schall
Shortly after George Pell was named Archbishop of Melbourne, he instituted several reforms at the archdiocesan seminary, including daily Mass and the daily celebration of the Liturgy of the Hours, both of which had fallen by the wayside in the preceding years. The seminary faculty, enthusiastic proponents of Catholic Lite, thought to call the archbishop’s bluff and informed him...
Sen. Ted Cruz, in his speech yesterday, seemed unaware that almost all of the issues he opposed were originally argued in the name of the same nominal “freedom” he advocates
By chance, I caught Senator Ted Cruz’s March 23rd address at Liberty University announcing his candidacy for President in 2016. Obviously, the audience at Liberty University was a friendly one. No one, of course, would make such an announcement before unfriendly listeners. It was a rhetorical address; basically, it was a call for America to return to its roots. The audience was challenged to ...
You can affirm the truth of a moral doctrine while at the same time undercutting it in practice—by treating the doctrine as an ideal rather than a norm.
Lately the idea has been
gaining currency among some responsible conservative Catholics that
unless the synod of bishops or the Pope specifically repudiates a
settled Church doctrinewhich is highly unlikelythere’s no immediate
cause for alarm. I wish it were that simple, but it isn’t.
Lawler, paraphrasing Ross Douthat, gives this summary acco...