The United Nations Committee on the Rights of Children issued a sixteen page, 67-paragraph report on the Holy See on January 31, 2014. It exposes the utter obliviousness of the UN to the distinction between the Catholic religion and the sovereign independent nation of Vatican City. Likewise, it exposes the real agenda at the UN to deify political correctness and to usurp authority to make itself the supreme arbiter of human activity.
Every year the Vatican publishes their annual directory book, the Annuario Pontificio, which contains statistics compiled by the Vatican Central Office for Church Statistics.
The Parthenon stands as a shining example of Greek architecture. Throughout history, it has been used for many purposes, such as a temple and a gunpowder magazine. However, most don't know that for nearly a thousand years the Parthenon stood as a Catholic Church.
Less than a decade after publishing his infamous 95 Theses, Martin Luther wrote a letter criticizing the radical heresies and sectarianism of Protestantism.
Through a sincere devotion to God, man can fully know how to love, as he ought. It was God who designed mankind to share His love well. It is the crux of the human experience, Reason for Existence: to know, love, and to be known, and to be loved in return.
Why are young people leaving the Church as they reach adulthood? Is it because as children they are being taught a version of Jesus and God that has more to do with Disney than Saint Thomas Aquinas?
Two news items from last week put me in mind of St. Irenaeus and the battle he waged, nineteen centuries ago, against the Gnostic heresy. The first was the emergence of Bruce Jenner as a “woman” named Caitlyn, and the second was a “shadow council” that took place in Rome and apparently called for the victory of a theology of love over John Paul II’s theology of the body.
These pastries originating in Pre-Reformation, Catholic England were made for All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day, to give to the needy in remembrance of the dead.
In the spirit of Christmas giving, Pope Francis opened a new medical center in Saint Peter's Square for pilgrims and the poor who find themselves in need of care.
Archaeologists believe they have discovered the ring of Pontius Pilate, the Roman prefect of Judea who ordered the Crucifixion of Jesus.