What does the Church say about Freemasonry, Can Catholics Join? Full Question What is the Catholic Church’s official position on Freemasonry? Are Catholics free to become Freemasons? Answer: No. Catholics may not become freemasons for many reasons. Firstly, Freemasonry is not in any way compatible with the Catholic Faith. They teach that a person can… Continue reading What does the Church say about Freemasonry, Can Catholics Join?
We Catholics have many practices and prayers to follow — this Catholic Morning Offering prayer is but one. What Is the Morning Offering? The Morning Offering is the first thing one does in the morning after waking up. It is a brief prayer that begins the day recognizing the presence of God and offering God… Continue reading Catholic Morning Offering Prayer
A friend of mine was famous for saying, “Watch out! You’re in deeper than you think.” When have you fallen away from the Church? How deep is more profound than you think? My answer now is one mortal sin. I was away from the Church for 37 years — too many serious sins to count.… Continue reading Confession Set Me Free
A letter containing 3 bullets addressed to Pope Francis was intercepted by the Carabinieri Corps of Milan, Italy. “The envelope, according to what has been learned, contained three Flobert-type pellets, caliber 9 millimeters. The text, written in pen in a barely legible way, is addressed to “The Pope – Vatican City – Piazza San Pietro in… Continue reading Someone sent the Pope a letter with 3 bullets!
Police are investigating a possible hate crime after a man allegedly threatened to kill a nun who was praying inside a Catholic Church in Brooklyn yesterday afternoon. The nun is the Mother Superior of her community, according to the Diocese of Brooklyn, and was praying inside the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph around 2 p.m. when… Continue reading Security footage shows man threatening to kill nun in a Brooklyn church
May fathers remember that they image God in the measure that they give of themselves; and that they first give of themselves in the generation or procreation of a child, not incidentally to the sexual act, but rationally, desiring and willing the conception of a child. One of the most pressing questions for me on… Continue reading Fathers Are Guardians of the Family
Pope Francis revealed a handwritten speech he delivered the night before he was elected Pope. The handwriting was tiny and written in Spanish. The message there made for a fascinating read and honors the reader with the knowledge that Pope Francis is living up to the expectations of then-Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergolgio. Before Pope Francis… Continue reading Read Pope Francis' handwritten speech delivered to Cardinals on the eve of his election to the papacy
Caught in the throes of a brutal war on drugs, the people of the Philippines are increasingly looking to the Catholic Church to provide refuge and resistance. Since last summer, more than 7,000 people, usually suspected drug addicts or dealers, have been killed by law enforcement officers in President Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal war on drugs.… Continue reading Filipino Church leaders stand against the brutality of the country's drug war
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has made several negative comments about Pope Francis and the Catholic Church – So why is he suddenly writing the pontiff a letter of reconciliation? Duterte’s violent war on drugs has been a controversial point for the Catholic Church. Murder is certainly not condoned by the Church but Duterte refuses to… Continue reading Pope Francis to bless Philippines President after receiving letter of peace
When Rwanda’s president Juvenal Habyarimana’s plane was shot down in 1994, a minority group was targeted for genocide. Thousands of Tutsis, a minority group in Rwanda, sought refuge in Catholic and Protestant churches. Unbeknownst to the Tutsis, many priests, nuns and clergymen were more than willing to turn on the Tutsis in their time of… Continue reading 'We apologize for all the wrongs the Church committed' – Rwanda receives apology from bishops
Well-known Hollywood movie star and Catholic, Mark Wahlberg is gearing up for his most Catholic role ever. Mark Wahlberg, alongside director David O Russell, is working on an inspirational biopic about Father Stuart Long, an American priest and former boxer, according to the Catholic Herald. “I think it’s an amazing, inspirational story, so David and… Continue reading Mark Wahlberg is set to play his most Catholic role ever
Practising your faith and being in the limelight is not always an easy task, especially in a world where Christians and believers are persecuted for their faithful love of God. Despite facing paparazzi and crazed fans, there are quite a few Christians and Catholics embedded in Hollywood. Stephen Colbert is a devout Catholic. Stephen Colbert,… Continue reading 5 popular celebrities who aren’t afraid of showing their faith
The word fallacy comes from the Latin word fallacia, which could be translated as “deception.” A fallacy is a misleading or unsound argument that can be either accidental or intentional. To demonstrate five common fallacies, I’d like to propose a deductive argument Premise 1: Jesus Christ established a church. Premise 2: The only church that can trace its… Continue reading 5 Fallacies You Need to Know!
A group of unknown militants attacked a Catholic Church Parish in in the municipality of Cañete and burnt it to the ground. This ugly event happened at the early hours 2:00 am of Tuesday 12th April, 2016. In the scene of the crime, a poster was pasted on the wall which bears a slogan against the Catholic bishop… Continue reading Catholic Parish set ablaze in Chile
Full Question My husband and I married in the Catholic Church, but now I am separated from my husband and in the process of divorce and annulment. Priests have told me that I can date and still receive the sacraments if the relationships are pure and entered into prayerfully. Is this correct? Answer No. Currently… Continue reading Without an annulment, is it OK to date another Partner as long as we are chaste?
Speculations as to whether or not the Church is beginning to play a political game by having the Holy Father visit Greece tomorrow alongside Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople and Orthodox Archbishop Ieronymos II of Athens has gone wild since the Vatican declared the Papal trip. But the Vatican in a recent statement said: In a… Continue reading Is Pope Francis trying to play Politics with the church by visiting Greece tomorrow?
Elizabeth I of England had every reason to be grateful to the king of Spain: She owed him her life. When Henry VIII’s daughter Mary Tudor took the throne after the death of her half-brother Edward, young Elizabeth had tearfully rejected her heretical past and pledged loyalty to the crown and to the Roman Catholic… Continue reading Christendom’s Great Defeat
“Why do you notice the splinter in your brother’s eye, but do not perceive the wooden beam in your own?” The question posed by Jesus shakes the conscience of every person, and every time. After speaking of humility, Jesus speaks to us of its opposite, “of that hateful attitude toward our neighbour, of becoming our… Continue reading Gossip: The worst Behavior of the Church today
The just released analysis of the number of Catholics in each continent have raised an issue in the statistical findings which proves that Africa have over decades past been doing very well that any other continent in their growth in Catholicism. Having that Africa has 40% of the world’s Catholics compared to that of America… Continue reading If America can emulate from Africa; then in decades to come all of America could be filled with Catholics – Phil Lawler
A Catholic Church was attacked yesterday in India by a group of around 40 to 50 masked militants, in the middle of a Holy Mass. The Church is Kachna village near Raipur, the state capital of Chhattisgarh. A witness narrated to AFP that the militants matched into the church during mass, chanting loudly some slogans,… Continue reading Three militants arrested after attacking church during Holy Mass