Just before Christmas our only Catholic newspaper in South Africa, The Southern Cross, chose to post, on its Facebook page, a random story from the Chicago Sun-Times about Pope Benedict XVI’s ailing health.
Saturday, 31 December 2011
Thursday, 29 December 2011
Friday, 23 December 2011
Thursday, 22 December 2011
"Roughly as many persons are aborted annually as were killed in all six years of World War II, combatants and noncombatants combined. But because soldiers aren't marching, tanks aren't rolling and cities aren't burning, few of us notice."
Tuesday, 20 December 2011
Sunday, 18 December 2011
In a recent letter to his flock, Archbishop John Nienstedt of St Paul and Minneapolis wrote of the duty incumbent upon Christians to defend the proper definition of marriage. The Archbishop also included this prayer in his letter:
Saturday, 17 December 2011
Remember my recent post about intellectuals falling into the stupidity trap. Well here we go again. You should make sure you are sitting down: “The Catholic Church should supply nuns with the oral contraceptive pill to reduce their higher risk of ovarian and uterine cancer, Australian researchers say.”[i]
Wednesday, 14 December 2011
Tuesday, 13 December 2011
Monday, 12 December 2011
“If your right eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and throw it away; it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body be thrown into hell. And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away; it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body go into hell.”
Sunday, 11 December 2011
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Saturday, 10 December 2011
Here is a beautiful editorial, from “Catholic New York”, about the new English translation of the Mass. In the face of what has been predominantly negative reporting about the new English translation of the Missal, by media sources who often allege to be Catholic media, I believe that it is essential to promote positive articles like this. Read it at source here, or below:
Friday, 9 December 2011
Thursday, 8 December 2011
Wednesday, 7 December 2011
The six precepts of the Catholic Church is something all Catholics have, I am sure, learned verbatim and they are probably old hat to most. I was doing some reading of the Catechism of the Catholic Church today, researching another subject, when I came across the section about the precepts of the Church. I suddenly got the urge to post them to my blog. So here they are, straight from the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
Tuesday, 6 December 2011
Fr. Anthony Egan recently published an article in the South African Catholic newspaper, The Southern Cross, titled “What Vatican II tells us about Aids”. I was quite excited and was looking forward to some useful insights into what Vatican II has to tell us about HIV/AIDS. I was however soon disappointed when I found the article, as it sadly so often seems to happen, quickly digressed into a discussion about the controversy and moral dilemma caused by the Church’s teaching in Humanae Vitae. (To read Fr. Egan's article click on the link above.)
Monday, 5 December 2011
In a special investigative report released today, The Cardinal Newman Society (CNS) provides evidence of “a well-orchestrated attempt to undermine the Church’s doctrine and its stand against homosexual ‘marriage’” at a series of conferences co-sponsored by two Jesuit universities and funded by a radical foundation.
Thursday, 1 December 2011
I have to say that I loved reading this Decree, issued by the Bishop of Covington, the Most Reverend Roger J. Foys. I have little doubt that this Decree will push up the blood pressure of the modernists, to levels dangerously close to causing a stroke. So, if you’re one of those modernists, who finds obedience to the Church so insufferable, and you also happen to suffer from blood pressure problems, either don’t read this or take your blood pressure medication first.