The Catholic Church is Booming

Catholic League has the news: Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on new survey data profiling Catholicism: All we ever hear from the wild-eyed critics of the Catholic Church, including the dissidents within, is that the Church had better “get with it” and change its teachings on abortion, homosexuality and women’s ordination. Yet it is precisely…

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Terror in Norway

Oslo (Reuters) – A bomb killed seven people in Norway’s capital Oslo on Friday and a gunman opened fire at a youth camp on an island, police said. Police said they believed the bombing and the shooting were connected, but could not immediately confirm Norwegian media reports that several people at been killed at the…

Creepy and Evil Scientific Experiments

  Extreme Evil Science: The full title on the cover of the August issue of WIRED is  Extreme Science 7 Shocking Experiments That Would Teach Us So Much (If They Weren’t So Wrong) The cover tagline for the Aug 2011 issue is: Ethics, Shmetics The article inside says that, “nurture vs. nature, the causes of…

On Proposals to Require Priests to Violate the Seal of Confession

Writes Canon lawyer Prof Ed Peters: Concerning recent Irish and Australian proposals to require priests who, through their ministry in sacramental confession, learn the identity of child sexual abusers (or of any other malefactors, for that matter), to disclose such information to civil authorities, I have little to say because, well, because there is little to…

What’s Behind China’s Hard Line Against Catholics?

But before we go there, just caught this breaking news: China is planning to ordain seven more bishops illegally, deepening the worst rift with the Vatican in recent memory. “We have had local elections for bishops and seven candidates have already been submitted and are awaiting approval,” said Liu Bainian, president of the Chinese Catholic…

Christians in the Holy Land Face Extinction

That’s according to the Latin Patriarch: The Church in the Holy Land faces the prospect of extinction, the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem said at a conference in London. “The Christian presence is threatened by virtual extinction, and the land of Jesus cannot become an equivalent of a spiritual Disneyland with beautiful buildings, historic sites and…