Reconciliation Revisited

During my primary and secondary school years, it was not uncommon to go to the church on a Saturday afternoon, or other hours when this sacrament was offered, and find some number of people (12, 17, 21, or more) in line waiting to go into the confessional. ☩ Dan Byron of Catholic Stand

Book Review: Made This Way

Horn’s latest book, “Made This Way: How to Prepare Kids To Face Today’s Tough Moral Issues” (Catholic Answers Press), is a kind of “life raft book” for Catholic parents today who feel like they are drowning in the sea of moral relativism in which we live. ☩ Rob Marco of Catholic Stand

Cardinal Müller: Clergy Sex Abuse Involves Sexual Misconduct, Not Merely Clericalism

Speaking with the Register, the former head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith says Church leaders must acknowledge the central role homosexuality has played in the abuse crisis. ☩ Edward Pentin of National Catholic Register

Covington Bishop Apologizes to Covington Catholic Students

Bishop Roger Foys issues apology for Jan. 19 statement that condemned the actions of some Covington Catholic High School students before all the facts were known. ☩ Christine Rousselle of Catholic News Agency via National Catholic Register

Archbishop Kurtz Apologizes

Since I joined with Bishop Foys in condemning the alleged actions by Covington Catholic students, I apologize for what was a premature statement on my part based upon incomplete information ☩ Donald R. McClarey, J.D., of The American Catholic

Canon 915’s moment has arrived

Andrew Cuomo’s blatant promotion of New York’s horrid abortion law is a tipping point. Demands, that Catholic leaders do something serious to confront unbridled abortionism by Catholic politicos. . . ☩ Edward N. Peters, J.C.D. J.D., of In the Light of the Law

Embroidered Buskins of Pope Pius VII by

In a previous piece about pontifical buskins (stockings) it had been noted that in instance of cardinals and popes, their buskins might also be embroidered in gold. These particular buskins (and the matching sandals) are those of Pope Pius VII (1742-1823). ☩ Shawn R. Tribe of Liturgical Arts Journal

There’s a Satanic Force Driving the Public’s Response to the Covington Catholic Incident, Explains this Bishop

The supposedly racist confrontation, in front of the Lincoln Memorial, between a grinning young high school student & a Native American elder, chanting and beating a drum. ☩ Bishop Robert E. Barron, S.T.D., of ChurchPOP

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