Category Archives: Canon Law

What’s Behind the UN Attack on the Church? | Crisis Magazine

Thanks to Crisis Magazine again for publishing the further insights of Dr Anne Hendershott (Professor of Psychology, Sociology and Social Work at Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio) into the recent behaviour of a certain committee of the United Nations, which, it … Continue reading

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Triple Jeopardy

The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has pronounced, their findings can be found here. The Holy See, as a signatory to the convention on the rights of the child is within the jurisdiction of this committee in … Continue reading

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A statement from the Friars of the Immaculate

With thanks to Frere Rabit for pointing this out: “… all others expressing concern about thesituation with FFI, please read the following statement made four hours ago. The source is Fr. Rosario M. Sammarco, fi, who is in charge of … Continue reading

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More on the FFI

We are grateful to the journalists who forwarded this article to a member of the team behind this blog.  Please read this in the context of this and this. Franciscans of the Immaculate and the crisis within the Church: why … Continue reading

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A Brief Update on the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate

Further news on the situation with the FFI’s from the horse’s mouth and another perspective here. It seems that the houses that want to celebrate the Old Mass are already seeking permission to do so; we will have to evaluate … Continue reading

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Fr. Marcel Guarnizo’s Response to the Eucharistic Incident

From CNA I would like to begin by once again sending my condolences to the Johnson family on the death of Mrs. Loetta Johnson.

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Remember our priests

Fr Raven (no relation, alas!) relates a distressing story about clergy under pressure from their superiors for failing to kow-tow to the modernist mores of the last century. Similar stories can be found elsewhere as the forces of reaction make … Continue reading

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Holy Father’s address to the Roman Rota on Catholic Marriage.

The right of a man and woman to marry each other is contingent upon their juridical ability to do so, says Benedict XVI. The Pope affirmed this in a reflection on the relationship between law and pastoral care, which he … Continue reading

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A call to arms

As many of you will have read, there is something of a tussle going on in the Catholic media. The background to the story is that Mgr Basil Loftus has threatened both Fr Michael Clifton (also known as Fr Mildew) … Continue reading

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The Unknown Side of Inquistion

    Inquisition is among one of the many sticks people use to bash us Catholics, and even we ourselves feel a somewhat uncomfortable feeling when this word is mentioned. But why not develop some more sense for historical context? … Continue reading

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