In September, the Italian newspaper La Repubblica printed extracts of the letter whose full contents were published in Italian on Nov. 23 by the German-language agency Kath.net. The Pope Emeritus sent the letter in response to a book Odifreddi wrote in 2011 entitled Dear Pope, I’m Writing to You. The work was a critique of certain arguments and lines of thought found in Benedict’s theological writings, beginning with his 1967 volume Introduction to Christianity, and including his book Jesus of Nazareth, which he wrote as pope. Read Benedicts Response at National Catholic Register
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
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Thursday, November 28, 2013
As much as we believe that the Devil was behind Adolf Hitler, possessing and directing him, we also believe that he (the Devil) is here behind the drug cartels." Mexico's exorcists say there is unprecedented demand for their services. Some are even not taking new cases, as they are having to exorcise demons almost every day..
"This didn't happen before", says Father Francisco Bautista, another exorcist in Mexico City. Most of the cases, he explains, require a lesser form of exorcism, called liberation prayers - effective when a person still controls part of his or her mind and body. Only rarely does the Devil possess someone completely, he says, but when that happens, the bishop of the diocese must intervene... Read the full article at BBC News
Friday, November 22, 2013
"I want to recommend some medicine for all of you," the pope said Nov. 17 at the end of his Sunday Angelus address. "It's a spiritual medicine. Holding up a white medicine box with an anatomical drawing of the human heart on it, Pope Francis told some 80,000 people gathered for the midday prayer that the boxes contained a rosary. Don't forget to take it," he said. "It's good for your heart, for your soul, for your whole life."...Continue reading at Catholic News Service
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Sr Helena Burns in her blog has put together a comprehensive list of trustworthy Catholic news sources. At a time when the secular media regularly misrepresents Catholic teaching it is imperative to have access to media sources which carry orthodox Catholic teaching. Recently the secular media has misrepresented comments by Pope Francis. Sadly many Catholics are ignorant of Church teaching and appear to take reports in the secular media as gospel. Reliable news sources for Catholics are available at BEST CATHOLIC NEWS SOURCES
Friday, November 8, 2013
Mark Shea who is a strong critic of Medjugorje launched another attack in an article titled Are Pilgrimages to Medjugorje Reeeeeeeally Forbidden? .This is my response:
Satan must have turned over a new leaf. Apparently if the anti Medjugorje brigade is to be believed he is behind the huge numbers of conversions/confessions at Medjugorje. The reality of course is that Satan hates Medjugorje.