Putting the Fun Back Into Fundamental

The Irish Times, that bastion of journalistic integrity, has printed an article in today’s edition by a priest of the Clogher diocese maintaining that ‘fundamentalist Catholics are turning people off Church in Ireland’.  The author of the article, Fr. Joe McVeigh, never specifies what he means by the label ‘fundamentalist’ but it is quite clear…

A whiff of schism: when different Catholics hold radically different beliefs

At a Catholic parish in Athy, Ireland, a lesbian couple who resigned from parish ministry after entering a legal marriage has returned to active participation—and to loud applause. So now everyone is welcome in St. Michael’s parish, right? Wrong. Anthony Murphy, the editor of Catholic Voice—the man who objected to the lesbian couple’s prominent role…

Suicide and the Church

News broke yesterday of the murder of a family in Ballyjamesduff in County Cavan and the suicide of the murderer. It is certainly an horrible event which hardly bears thinking about. Alan Hawe killed his wife and three sons and then killed himself. He may have been suffering from mental illness, he was certainly suffering…

Clueless, not Catholic!

It would seem that the past president of our little isle is unhappy with the Catholic Church’s teaching on homosexuality. According to the Irish Independent; “Dr McAleese, a staunch Catholic who campaigned fearlessly for a yes vote in the same-sex marriage referendum, told the Daniel O’Connell Summer School in Kerry yesterday that the Catholic Church’s…

Archbishop Martin and Maynooth

Last week Archbishop Martin, a trustee at Maynooth College, the national seminary, said he had decided not to send Dublin seminarians to Maynooth any longer due to “an atmosphere of strange goings-on there”.  “It seems like a quarrelsome place with anonymous letters being sent around. I don’t think this is a good place for students,”…

Libellus of Condemned Errors regarding ‘Amoris Laetitia’

The following is a statement issued after a conference organised by a new lay association called Veri Catholici, which in Latin means, “True Catholics”.  The association was set up in response to the call by Bishop Athanasius Schneider “…to engage with our fellow Catholics in more traditional ways. We should organize conferences and symposiums on…

Does the Faith Change?

“The body of bishops failed in their confession of the Faith…. They spoke variously, one against another; there was nothing, after Nicea, of firm, unvarying, consistent testimony, for nearly sixty years. There were untrustworthy Councils, unfaithful bishops; there was weakness, fear of consequences, misguidance, delusion, hallucination, endless, hopeless, extending into nearly every corner of the…

A Historic Indictment

A Review of Antonio Socci’s La Profezia Finale by Christopher A. Ferrara http://www.cfnews.org Introduction Again and again the Italian Catholic and public intellectual Antonio Socci has shocked the Catholic “mainstream” with explosive exposés that confirm the diagnosis of the current crisis in the Church in “traditionalist” and “Fatimite” circles. Unlike so many of his colleagues…

The Spirit of Sacrifice and the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass

This article was written by Rev. Fr. Philippe Pazat and appears in the current issue of “Ite Missa Est”, the magazine of the UK district of the Society of St. Pius X.  Fr. Pazat is in charge of the Society’s third order but there is no doubt that the following article could be read with benefit…

The Necessity of Religious Instruction

“But while the preaching of the divine Word should never be interrupted in the Church, surely in these, our days, it becomes necessary to labour with more than ordinary zeal and piety to nourish and strengthen the faithful with sound and wholesome doctrine, as with the food of life. For false prophets have gone forth…

Schadenfreude – the Revolution bears Fruit in Ireland

The Irish State, like its US counterpart was born in revolution and as the idea of America as the model state has been exported worldwide, Ireland has not been slow, along with the rest of the world, especially the West, in adopting and adapting it.  There is only one problem with this and that is that revolution is…

Politicking

“THE men whom the people ought to choose to represent them are too busy to take the jobs. But the politician is waiting for it. He’s the pestilence of modern times. What we should try to do is make politics as local as possible. Keep the politicians near enough to kick them. The villagers who…