Author Archives: Tom

Harvard to create new LGBTQUEER ‘religious support group’

Harvard to create new LGBTQUEER ‘religious support group’ [Coming next to a “Catholic” campus near you?  “Catholic” colleges are known to imitate Harvard as the best way to look “trendy”) – AQ Tom]

Alfie Evans now being fed, Court to hear parents’ appeal to take child to Italy

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Alfie Evans now being fed, Court to hear parents’ appeal to take child to Italy

IMPORTANT: For live updates on the Alfie Evans case click here

ROME, April 25, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – The parents of Alfie Evans will today challenge a High Court ruling that prevents them from taking their son to Italy for further care.

A spokesman for the Christian Legal Centre, the lawyers representing the family, said the Court of Appeal has agreed to hold a hearing this afternoon at 2 PM, as to whether parents Thomas Evans and Kate James can transport heir son abroad to receive treatment. read more

Bavaria to display crosses in all government buildings

Bavaria to display crosses in all government buildings

by Theo Howard – posted Wednesday, 25 Apr 2018

The German state’s government said it would reflect its ‘cultural identity and Christian-Western influence’

Bavaria’s regional government has ordered crosses to be placed at the entrances of all state administrative buildings. The state’s conservative administration said that the crosses should reflect Bavaria’s “cultural identity and Christian-Western influence”. The decree was passed on Tuesday and won’t apply to federal government buildings in Bavaria.

The predominantly Catholic state’s public schools and courtrooms are already obliged to display crosses at entrances. Bavaria is governed by the Christian Social Union [CSU], the Bavarian partners of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats who tend to be more conservative on social issues. The decision comes after last September’s federal election, which saw a rise in support for the anti-immigration and populist Alternativ für Deutschland. read more

Pierantoni: ‘Gaudete et Exsultate’ Appears to Support Error of Situational Ethics

Pierantoni: ‘Gaudete et Exsultate’ Appears to Support Error of Situational Ethics Patristics scholar Claudio Pierantoni takes a more critical view of Pope Francis’ new apostolic exhortation which the Register has learned was given to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith only a very short time before publication. Edward Pentin – 4/25/18

Soon after the publication on April 9 of Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation on holiness, Gaudete et Exsultate (Rejoice and Be Glad), various scholars were invited to give their responses to the document for this Register article that was published last week.

One of them was Professor Josef Seifert, the Austrian Catholic philosopher, whose positive take on the document has been published in full on this blog here.

Another was Professor Claudio Pierantoni, a patristic scholar of medieval philosophy at the University of Chile, who takes a more critical view and whose entire contribution is now published below. read more

The Church and Islam: Dangerous Illusions

The Church and Islam: Dangerous Illusions

When I first began writing about the Church and Islam, I devoted a lot of space to describing ways that Church leaders could resist the spread of Islam. It seemed only a matter of time until they would wake up to the need to resist. As it turned out, however, that assessment was overly optimistic.

The immediate task, as I soon learned, was not to find ways to counter Islam, but to convince the Church’s hierarchy that Islam ought to be resisted. There’s no use talking battle strategies to people who won’t admit that they have an ideological enemy. read more