Category Archives: Christian Churches

Christians are being persecuted throughout the world

Christians persecuted throughout the world The deeper truth masked by all the ranting — and, it should be added, by the blinkers of many Western secularists — is that Christians are targeted in greater numbers than any other faith group … Continue reading

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Quote of the day: Pope Benedict XVI on politics

‘Wherever politics tries to be redemptive, it is promising too much.  Where it wishes to do the work of God, it becomes, not divine, but demonic.’ ~ Joseph, Cardinal Ratzinger; now Pope Benedict XVI

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Quote of the day: Pope Benedict XVI says ‘Being tepid is the greatest danger for Christians’

‘Being tepid is the greatest danger for Christians.  We pray that faith becomes like a fire in us and that it will set alight others.’ ~ Pope Benedict XVI

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Quote of the day: Jean Daniélou on ‘the mass of disputable theological opinions’

‘One of the greatest threats to religious life today is the mass of disputable theological opinions.  In minimizing the supernatural aspect of God’s gift, in minimizing everything that pertains to the action of the Spirit, it destroys the very base … Continue reading

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British Christian media group’s Christmas ‘Godbaby’ advertising campaign: tacky, blasphemous or clever?

Details here.

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More evidence against the anti-Pope Pius XII slurs of the New Atheists and others

A Nazi cartoon mocking Cardinal Pacelli (soon after to become Pope Pius XII) for supporting Jews.

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Is the Archbishop of York, John Sentamu, lying about his age?

Age of mystery for Archbishop of York: Official documents signed by the Archbishop of York Dr. John Sentamu suggest he is two years older than his officially recorded age writes Edward Malnick Dr. John Sentamu’s date of birth is given in … Continue reading

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Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams’ gift of biposition, of holding two contradictory opinions at once

A muddled Archbishop of Canterbury Where does the Church of England really stand on gay marriage?  That’s a tricky one, but let me try to simplify things by presenting two snapshots of Anglican opinion. The conservative point of view is that … Continue reading

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One day Chiara Petrillo will be a saint, writes Paul Williams

A young Italian mother gives up her life for her unborn child in a stunning act of saintliness Chiara Petrillo was a 28-year-old Italian mother who apparently refused life-saving cancer treatment that would have damaged or destroyed her baby.  Her baby, … Continue reading

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Devout Roman Catholic and Tour de France winner Gino Bartali quietly used fame to save Jews in Fascist Italy

Tour de France winner Gino Bartali quietly used fame to save Jews in Fascist Italy In the worst years of the Second World War, it was not uncommon to see the great Gino Bartali cycling the roads between Florence and … Continue reading

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Christians still at the forefront of AIDS response: Vatican calls for free AIDS treatment across Africa

Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone called on Friday for “free and efficient treatment” for AIDS sufferers in Africa.

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Murder rate in El Salvador plummets due to truce between rival gangs brokered by the Catholic Church

The murder rate in El Salvador has fallen dramatically due to a truce between rival gangs brokered by the Catholic Church that has so far lasted 100 days. “This effort has saved the lives of more than 850 innocent Salvadorans,” the Globe … Continue reading

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Quote of the day: Archbishop José Gomez on Christian martyrs

More quotes here.

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Pic of the day: Please, no explanations inside the church — after all, we’re Christians!

From here.

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The wisdom of Pope Benedict XVI

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Another atheist converts to Christianity

Why I Became Catholic (and Not Buddhist) I never even wanted to be a Christian.  When my husband convinced me to join him on a quest through major and minor religions nearly 15 years ago, I did it mostly to … Continue reading

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SSPX (Society of Saint Pius X) says ‘Yes’ to Vatican, signs ‘doctrinal preamble’ for reunion with Catholic Church

Has SSPX Bp. Fellay SIGNED the CDF’s “Doctrinal Preamble”?  Tornielli says yes! If true, it is pleasing to see this ecclesial unity restored.  Now for all the rest of fractured Chrisendom, including umpteen Reformed and Presbyterian schisms . . .

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U.S. Army Chaplain Father Emil Kapaun: Korean prison camp martyr

U.S. Army Chaplain Father Emil Kapaun stole, suffered and sacrificed his life for his fellow soldiers in a Korean prison camp.  Six decades after his death, he is being considered for the Medal of Honor – and sainthood On the night … Continue reading

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Quote of the day: Mark Davies, Bishop of Shrewsbury, on the pre-Christian mentality in the U.K. today

‘Today we are becoming increasingly aware that there are those in leading positions within our society who wish to see history somehow reversed, who wish the very light which Christianity brought to these islands would recede.  This is often done … Continue reading

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Fr. Thomas Byles, the brave Catholic priest on the Titanic, who died ministering to others

The Titanic’s Catholic Priest Who Went Down Hearing Confessions by Patrick B. Craine A 42-year-old English convert, Fr. Byles was on his way to New York to offer the wedding Mass for his brother William.  Reports suggest that he was reciting … Continue reading

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What nine years of Rowan Williams as Archbishop of Canterbury have achieved

Parishioners join vicar in protest conversion: Almost half a congregation has followed a vicar converting to Catholicism, after claiming that the Church of England does not know what it “believes” in any more The Rev. Minchew, a father of four, spent at … Continue reading

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Suggested introductory reading in Catholic theology for evangelical Protestants

Introductions to Catholic theology for curious Evangelical college students

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Harvard trained philosophy professor Richard Sherlock converts from Mormonism to Christianity

Mormon Convert: Richard Sherlock   Conversion must be a matter of both the head and the heart, both the intellect and the spirit.  But it must be a whole reorientation of one’s life, a whole that transcends just the sum of … Continue reading

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Pope Benedict XVI’s “generous orthodoxy”!

Pope Benedict will donate a 510lb (250kg) chocolate egg presented to him yesterday to a young offender institute in Rome.

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Quote of the day: Rev. Peter Mullen on Church of England fudge

‘Our leaders have sat on the fence for so long that they are mightily sore.’ ~ Peter Mullen

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