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  • A Jesuit Meets Jesus (by leaving the Catholic Church)

    06/02/2007 1:15:18 PM PDT · by xzins · 211 replies · 2,415+ views
    Pro Gospel ^ | Ron Nemec
    A Jesuit Meets Jesus "I baptize you, Alfred Ronald Nemec, in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen." With those fateful words, at the tender age of ten days, I was enrolled on the official roster of the Roman Catholic Church. And, according to Catholic doctrine, I was indelibly marked as a child of God. As the son of a devout Catholic mother and a Catholic-convert father, my early training and schooling was centered around the church and Catholic schools. Even with a move from New Jersey to Florida my parents scrimped...
  • Colombian Jesuit says Madonna’s concert “crucifixion” is example of evangelization

    05/29/2007 9:37:00 AM PDT · by NYer · 26 replies · 701+ views
    Catholic News Agency ^ | May 24, 2007
    The Colombian daily, “El Tiempo,” published a column by a priest who said he has seen Madonna’s DVD of her latest concert tour and defends her “crucifixion” and nudity and calls the show a model of evangelization. In a column entitled, “Madonna: A Suggestive Presentation of Jesus,” Father Carlos Novoa, SJ, ex-dean of the Department of Theology at the Javeriana University, said he was impressed by the “deep spirituality” of some of Madonna’s choreography and claimed her parody of the crucifixion “is not a mockery of the cross, but rather the complete opposite: An exaltation of the mystery of the...
  • Nancy Pelosi to Speak at Jesuit University Commencement

    05/19/2007 6:05:12 AM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies · 573+ views
    The Cardinal Newman Society (CNS) has urged the University of San Francisco (USF)—a Jesuit, Catholic university—to cancel its invitation to pro-abortion Rep. Nancy Pelosi to deliver the university’s commencement address this Saturday. CNS also is opposing a posthumous honorary degree to pro-abortion politician Leo T. McCarthy. “Even as we celebrate the fact that a growing number of Catholic colleges are choosing exemplary commencement speakers and honorees, we learn that the University of San Francisco has chosen a much different direction,” wrote CNS President Patrick J. Reilly in a letter faxed to USF President Rev. Stephen Privett, S.J., today. “You are...
  • “La Civiltŕ Cattolica” Breaks the Silence – On Romano Amerio

    04/23/2007 8:09:19 AM PDT · by Frank Sheed · 31 replies · 588+ views
    Chiesa On-Line ^ | April 23, 2007 | Sandro Magister
    ROMA, April 23, 2007 – In “La Civiltŕ Cattolica,” the magazine of the Rome Jesuits printed with the prior scrutiny and authorization of the Vatican secretaiat of state, a review has been published that signals the end of a taboo. The taboo is the one that has obliterated from public discussion, for decades, the thought of the most authoritative and erudite representative of criticism of the twentieth century Church in the name of the great Tradition: the Swiss philologist and philosopher Romano Amerio (in the photo), who died in Lugano in 1997, at the age of 92. Amerio, although he...
  • Did SLU sell its Jesuit soul for a sports arena?

    04/24/2007 9:36:06 AM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies · 244+ views
    STL Today ^ | April 21, 2007 | Tim Townsend
    St. Louis University, a Jesuit school proud of its Catholic heritage, celebrated a legal victory last week that affirmed it is not controlled by the Catholic church or by its Catholic beliefs.The Missouri Supreme Court agreed with the school in handing down a decision that the city of St. Louis did not violate state and federal constitutions by granting the university $8 million in tax increment financing for its new arena.Opponents of the $80 million arena sued the school in 2004, halting construction. The Missouri Constitution prohibits public funding to support any "… college, university, or other institution of learning...
  • Infamous Dred Scott slavery case decision took place 150 years ago this week

    03/08/2007 9:07:26 AM PST · by lunarbicep · 892 replies · 6,522+ views ^ | Thursday, March 8, 2007 | BRYAN F. Le BEAU
    The framers of the United States Constitution believed that people of African descent “had no rights which the white man was bound to respect,” and that “the negro might justly and lawfully be reduced to slavery for his benefit…. [to be] bought and sold and treated as an ordinary article of merchandise and traffic, whenever profit could be made by it.” With reference to the words “all men are created equal” in the Declaration of Independence: “It is too clear for dispute that the enslaved African race was not intended to be included, and formed no part of the people...
  • Vatican watchdog eyes Spanish Jesuit

    03/12/2007 1:55:06 PM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies · 275+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | March 12, 2007
    The Vatican office that safeguards doctrinal correctness is examining a Spanish Jesuit who is a prominent champion of liberation theology, a Vatican official said Monday.Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi declined to give any details about the probe by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith into the work of the Rev. Jon Sobrino, a renowned theologian.He said the congregation would report its conclusions soon, and this would lay out the case.Spanish daily El Mundo reported last week that Sobrino would be banned from teaching in Catholic institutions and would not be allowed to publish. The newspaper said the...
  • Pioneering Rev. Robert Drinan dies at 86

    01/28/2007 6:46:44 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 51 replies · 1,297+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/28/07 | Lolita Baldor - ap
    WASHINGTON - The Rev. Robert Drinan, a Jesuit who — over the objections of his superiors — was the only Roman Catholic priest elected as a voting member of Congress, died Sunday. Drinan, 86, had suffered from pneumonia and congestive heart failure during the previous 10 days, according to a statement by Georgetown University which said he died at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington. "His death was peaceful, and he was surrounded by his family," said the Rev. John Langan, rector of the Georgetown University Jesuit Community where Drinan lived. An internationally known human-rights advocate, Drinan was elected on an...
  • Missa Gaia? (Archdiocese of LA)

    10/27/2006 10:28:54 AM PDT · by NYer · 40 replies · 639+ views
    Curt Jester ^ | October 27, 2006
    L.A. Catholic's latest post on a The Tidings article reports on the "Missa Gaia"The print edition of the October 27 issue of The Tidings (the online edition is not posted on that paper's site, but you can click on this post's title tomorrow and presumably it will be) carries an article, "LMU Forum draws prominent environmentalists."The article is about this year's Bellarmine Forum, Oct. 29-Nov. 3, at Loyola Marymount U. in L.A. The theme is, "Earth to You: Do Something Now." The invitees include Bobby Kennedy Jr., Jean-Michel Cousteau and Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard.St. Robert Bellarmine (1542-1621), for whom the...
  • Sexual-abuse scandal leads to Catholic university official’s resignation

    10/18/2006 7:49:29 AM PDT · by NYer · 30 replies · 510+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | October 17, 2006
    SEATTLE, Wash. (CNS) – Jesuit Father Anton T. Harris resigned Oct. 12 as Seattle University's vice president for mission and ministry after local news media reported that he was accused of sexually harassing a 25-year-old Jesuit seminarian in the mid-1990s.Both Jesuit universities in Washington state – Seattle University in Seattle and Gonzaga University in Spokane – have recently been in the news because of claims of sexual abuse of minors that occurred in those institutions decades ago. Father Harris has not been accused of any misconduct with a minor, but he resigned after the Seattle Post-Intelligencer ran a front-page report...
  • the conscious active tense (Jesuit magazine editor talks with TIME about Tridentine Rite)

    10/13/2006 3:31:22 PM PDT · by NYer · 115 replies · 1,186+ views
    Off The Record ^ | October 13, 2006 | Diogenes
    "This would make it much more difficult for people to engage in full conscious and active participation, which was the goal of the Council," says Rev. James Martin, an editor at the Jesuit magazine America. He's talking to Time magazine, in a story about the rumored papal indult allowing broader use of the Tridentine rite. But it's not entirely clear what worried Fr. Martin. Even if we grant his major premise, for the sake of the argument, it's still not easy to see how my attendance at a Latin Mass would prevent your "conscious and active participation" at the...
  • Vatican Dumps Darwinist-Boosting Astronomer

    08/22/2006 9:00:30 AM PDT · by NYer · 100 replies · 1,686+ views
    LifeSite News ^ | August 21, 2006 | Hilary White
    ROME, August 21, 2006 ( – The Jesuit priest-astronomer who vocally opposed the Catholic understanding of God-directed creation, has been removed from his post as head of the Vatican observatory. Fr. George Coyne has been head of the Vatican observatory for 25 years is an expert in astrophysics with an interest in the interstellar medium, stars with extended atmospheres and Seyfert galaxies. He also appointed himself as an expert in evolutionary biology and theology last summer in an article for the UK’s liberal Catholic magazine, The Tablet. Fr. Coyne was writing against Christoph Cardinal Schonborn, a principal author of the...
  • Fr. Walter Ciszek, S.J. (Survivor of the Siberian gulag)

    08/11/2006 7:36:07 PM PDT · by Coleus · 3 replies · 2,203+ views
    CERC ^ | June 2006 | Fr. GEORGE W. RUTLER
    Walter Ciszek (1904-1984) Before there was an Armistice Day, Walter Ciszek was born on November 11, 1904, and lived through a crucified century. Death came gracefully in 1984 on the feast of the Immaculate Conception. In boyhood he was a bully in a gang on the gritty streets of Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, and Ciszek’s Polish immigrant father dragged him to the police station, hoping to put him into a reform school. Everyone thought he was joking when the eighth grader announced that he would enter the Polish minor seminary. The seminarian swam in an icy lake and rose before dawn...
  • Jesuit Monument to Peace on Grotto Mountain in Canada (brace yourselves alert!)

    07/07/2006 10:33:35 AM PDT · by NYer · 42 replies · 3,090+ views
    Diocesessm ^ | July 6, 2006
    The monument is sponsored by Les Jésuites de Sudbury.'' No service of faith without promotion of justice. No promotion of justice without dialogue with other traditions.'' (34th General Congregation 1995, Society of Jesus)''From the beginning to the end WORKING TOGETHER FOR PEACE'' ALPHA AND OMEGA Peace represented by a dove, a Christian Cross and the symbols in each of the letters A(lpha) and O(mega) represents the 12 current religions. You can visit the monument of peace on the right hand side of the alter where Mass is celebrated on the Grotto Mountain.
  • Not in My Name

    05/30/2006 7:16:33 AM PDT · by JSedreporter · 3 replies · 796+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 26, 2006 | Malcolm A. Kline
    At Boston College, David Hollenbach, S. J., remains a Big Man on Campus even after his unsuccessful effort to block the awarding of an honorary degree to the Secretary of State, but the family that endowed his chair is now saying what protesters put on placards during Condoleeza Rice’s speech: Not in my name. “Well, the commencement was today, and too bad the Flatley Professor [David Hollenbach, S.J.] did not also quit,” Dan Flatley wrote to us on Monday. “If he had any integrity he would, and you can quote me on that.” “Let the public know that the Flatley...
  • John Allen speaks on Benedict and Opus Dei

    05/22/2006 7:47:31 AM PDT · by The Ghost of JG · 13 replies · 448+ views
    Spero News ^ | Monday, May 22, 2006 | Spero News
    Pope Benedict XVI is one of the “most prepared” popes in the last two or three centuries, but he’s “not sexy,” says veteran author and journalist John Allen in an interview in a Spanish newspaper. “Culturally he (Benedict) is very prepared to be pope, perhaps the best so in the last two or three centuries. But from the journalistic point of view he’s not very ‘sexy’,” said Allen, according to the Spanish El Pais newspaper. “Without a doubt, John Paul II is the most ‘sexy’ of the modern popes. Whatever he said, it ended up on the front pages of...
  • St. Louis Jesuits: 'I don't think we're rebels at all' (liturgical music)

    05/06/2006 5:33:23 AM PDT · by NYer · 31 replies · 522+ views
    The Tidings ^ | May 5, 2006 | Mike Nelson
    "There are people," says Jesuit Father John Foley, with a hint of a smile, "who have complained that we wrecked the whole tradition of church music." "We" meaning the St. Louis Jesuits, whose collaborative composing efforts remain arguably the single greatest influence on contemporary liturgical music of the post-Vatican II era. Writing Scripture-based music (itself a revolution of sorts) in a style of music that was more in keeping with that of the secular world and thus more familiar to many ears (itself not just revolutionary but heretical, in the minds of some --- and nothing less than musical manna,...
  • What the Islamic Riots Reveal (Part 1) - Interview With Father Mitch Pacwa

    05/02/2006 6:40:12 PM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies · 320+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | May 2, 2006
    BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, MAY 2, 2006 ( The recent riots related to the publication of anti-Muslim cartoons in Western newspapers were widely viewed as a popular religious reaction to offensive depictions of the prophet Mohammed. But according to one expert on Islam, the riots were incited by governments to manipulate both the West and the Muslim world for political purposes. Jesuit Father Mitch Pacwa is a theologian, Middle East scholar and co-contributor to the "Islam and Christianity" DVD series. He spoke with ZENIT about how the cartoon riots are part of radical Islam's attempt to seize control of the Muslim world...
  • Vatican to begin review of Fr. Walter Ciszek, S.J. of Pennsylvania for sainthood

    03/12/2006 10:33:05 PM PST · by Coleus · 15 replies · 1,840+ views
    Standard~Speaker ^ | 03.12.06 | L.A. TARONE
    The Diocese of Allentown is asking the Vatican to canonize a Shenandoah priest who survived more than two decades of imprisonment in the Soviet Union. The diocese sent three crates of materials concerning the Rev. Walter Ciszek’s life to Rome two weeks ago. The crates included six cardboard boxes that contained things such as sworn testimony from 45 witnesses and thousands of typed pages of his writings and meditations. The documents reportedly took 16 years to compile. The Vatican is slated to review them beginning Tuesday. “They arrived last week,” Sister Albertine of the Father Walter Ciszek Prayer League in...
  • Gonzaga fans chant BROKE-BACK MOUNTAIN, at opposing players

    SPOKANE, Wash. -- Fans of No. 5 Gonzaga have been asked to stop yelling "Brokeback Mountain" at opposing players. The reference to the recent movie about homosexual cowboys was chanted by some fans during Monday's game against Saint Mary's, and is apparently intended to suggest an opposing player is gay. The chants were the subject of several classroom discussions over the past week, and the faculty advisers for the Kennel Club booster group urged students this week to avoid "inappropriate chants" during the Bulldogs' Saturday game against Stanford, which was nationally televised on ESPN. "We implore the students of the...
  • Jesuit summit confirmed

    02/03/2006 6:40:14 AM PST · by NYer · 3 replies · 250+ views
    Catholic Outsider ^ | February 3, 2006 | Alejandro Bermudez
    Word has just come through that the Father General has called General Congregation 35 to be held starting on the eve of the Feast of the Epiphany, January 5, 2008.That means Pope Benedict has given his “placet” to the Jesuit summit.The juridical reason given for convening the 35th GC is not that pertaining to the election of a General.The GC has   been convened on the grounds of treating “weighty issues” facing the Society.  GC 34 was convened on these same grounds.  This, however,  does not preclude the possibility that the GC can become one of election.Nevertheless, Jesuit sources say that...
  • Pope hints at change of leader for Jesuits

    02/02/2006 12:04:34 PM PST · by NYer · 37 replies · 766+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | February 2, 2006
    Signalling a change of attitude from his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI has suggested the head of the powerful Roman Catholic Jesuit order can step down, an Italian news report said. In a letter to the worldwide Jesuit order, its General Peter Hans Kolvenbach has said the pope had given permission to call a general assembly in January 2008 to "decide on its government at the highest level." News reports in Italy said Kolvenbach, known as the "Black Pope" because of the colour of his cape and the power wielded by the order, is likely to resign -- the first Jesuit...
  • St. Louis Jesuits liturgical music group back together after 21 years

    01/21/2006 5:56:54 PM PST · by hiho hiho · 5 replies · 326+ views
    Catholic News Service ^ | January 19, 2006 | Lisa Schulte
    OMAHA, Neb. (CNS) -- The St. Louis Jesuits, liturgical music icons from the 1970s, are back together and have released their first album in more than 20 years. "Morning Light" is the seventh recording for the St. Louis Jesuits -- Dan Schutte and Jesuit Fathers Bob Dufford, John Foley and Roc O'Connor -- who were known for such songs as "Blest Be the Lord," "Lift Up Your Hearts" and "Sing a New Song." In the mid 1980s, various assignments moved the men to different parts of the country, and Schutte left the Society of Jesus. These changes made it difficult...
  • Do space aliens have souls? Inquiring minds can check Jesuit's book

    01/18/2006 11:42:24 AM PST · by Aquinasfan · 20 replies · 502+ views
    Catholic News Service ^ | 11/4/05 | Carol Glatz
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Galaxy-gazing scientists surely wonder about what kind of impact finding life or intelligent beings on another planet would have on the world. But what sort of effect would it have on Catholic beliefs? Would Christian theology be rocked to the core if science someday found a distant orb teeming with little green men, women or other intelligent forms of alien life? Would the church send missionaries to spread the Gospel to aliens? Could aliens even be baptized? Or would they have had their own version of Jesus and have already experienced his universal or galactic plan...
  • Seeing and believing in the Star of Bethlehem

    12/29/2005 4:21:23 PM PST · by NYer · 27 replies · 1,043+ views
    Explorer ^ | December 29, 2005 | Renee Schafer Horton
    Dec. 28, 2005 - " ... during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, 'Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him.'" - Matthew 2:1-2 They are requisite figures in every nativity scene: Three elegantly dressed exotic men, camels in tow, weighed down with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. They are always a few steps removed, seeming to defer to the farm animals surrounding the young mother and her newborn. Accuracy is not a hallmark...
  • Vatican clips condom campaigner from Christmas concert lineup

    11/26/2005 2:21:27 PM PST · by NYer · 9 replies · 681+ views
    CNN ^ | November 25, 2005
    ROME, Italy (AP) -- A Brazilian singer who promoted the use of condoms in an anti-AIDS campaign has been dropped from the lineup of next month's Christmas concert at the Vatican, organizers said Friday.Daniela Mercury was dropped after Vatican authorities read statements by her in the Brazilian press that went "against the moral doctrine of the church," said Eligio Ermeti, a spokesman for the agency organizing the event."Everything was settled, even the songs she was to sing," said Ermeti of the Prime Time Promotions agency. "Then we received a letter from the Jesuits asking us to remove her from the...
  • Jesuits to host forum about gay Catholics (despite bishop's ban)

    11/18/2005 7:09:29 AM PST · by NYer · 42 replies · 917+ views
    Newsday ^ | November 18, 2005 | CAROL EISENBERG
    A Jesuit retreat house in Manhasset is hosting a workshop about gay Catholics and the church that had been barred from diocesan property last year by Bishop William Murphy of the Diocese of Rockville Centre. The workshop on building bridges to gay people comes just as the Vatican is about to release a document restating its prohibition barring gay men from the priesthood. Francis DeBernardo, executive director of New Ways Ministry, the organization leading the workshop, said yesterday that the program does not challenge church orthodoxy. "Our mission is simply to try to help Catholic institutions learn more about the...
  • The new Vatican eyes for gay guys

    11/10/2005 4:11:36 PM PST · by thompsonsjkc · 36 replies · 689+ views
    Cambridge Chronicle ^ | 11/10/2005 | Chuck Colbert
    The Vatican inspectors have their marching orders. This past week, my alma mater, the Weston Jesuit School of Theology - which also serves as a seminary for Jesuit priests - was scheduled for its apostolic visitation. The Vatican's instructions to its delegation are clear. One of the questions that must be answered includes, "Is there evidence of homosexuality in the seminary?" What constitutes evidence of homosexuality in the new Vatican eyes is anybody's guess. Perhaps, just as beauty is often in the eye of the beholder, so it might go for homosexuality in the church. For more than five years,...
  • Do space aliens have souls? Inquiring minds can check Jesuit's book

    11/05/2005 4:49:35 AM PST · by Momaw Nadon · 83 replies · 1,022+ views
    Catholic News Service ^ | Friday, November 4, 2005 | Carol Glatz
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Galaxy-gazing scientists surely wonder about what kind of impact finding life or intelligent beings on another planet would have on the world. But what sort of effect would it have on Catholic beliefs? Would Christian theology be rocked to the core if science someday found a distant orb teeming with little green men, women or other intelligent forms of alien life? Would the church send missionaries to spread the Gospel to aliens? Could aliens even be baptized? Or would they have had their own version of Jesus and have already experienced his universal or galactic plan...
  • Scandal at Saint Joseph’s University Continues under Different Name (Gay Week)

    10/28/2005 2:06:15 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 18 replies · 675+ views
    TFP Student Action ^ | October 2005 | n/a
    Scandal at Saint Joseph’s University Continues under Different NameWhen you think the Holy Catholic Church cannot possibly endure further attacks or dissent from within, something painfully happens to prove the contrary. According to Saint Joseph’s University newspaper, The Hawk, a pro-homosexual event known on campus as “Rainbow Week” was renamed this year for “Unity Week” to avoid protest. “Scheduled to begin October 30, Unity Week will follow in the Rainbow Week tradition of educating and promoting acceptance of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students and faculty.” What happened on campus in 2004 shocked many Catholics, when the Jesuit University held...
  • Jesuit Magazine Condemns Pro Boxing

    10/14/2005 10:47:09 AM PDT · by JZelle · 34 replies · 597+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 10-14-05 | AP
    ROME (AP) -- An influential Jesuit magazine close to the Vatican condemned pro boxing as a "legalized form of attempted murder." The article in Civilta Cattolica, titled "The Immorality of Professional Boxing," compared the sport to the bloody gladiator contests in ancient Rome. It also criticized the business side of boxing as being equally ruthless. The magazine provided advance copies of the article, which will appear Saturday. Boxing is a "legalized form of attempted murder, in the short or in the long run," the magazine said. It also noted that fighters who don't die in the ring often suffer long-term...
  • God's Chance Creation (Cardinal Shonborn was wrong about Christianity and Darwinian Evolution)

    08/05/2005 2:48:15 PM PDT · by curiosity · 77 replies · 3,180+ views
    The Tablet ^ | 8/06/05 | George Coyne, SJ
    Cardinal Christoph Schönborn claims random evolution is incompatible with belief in a creator God. Here, in an exclusive rebuttal of that view, the Vatican’s chief astronomer says that science reflects God’s infinite purpose The murky waters of the rapport between the Church and science never seem to clear. Despite the best efforts of John Paul II and of Benedict XVI, when he was Cardinal Ratzinger, the struggle still goes on to dispel myths, mistakes and misunderstandings. Even today, disquiet still rumbles over the treatment of Galileo, despite the formation of the Galileo Commission to investigate the treatment of the scientist...
  • Joe McCarthy's Jesuit (Edmund A. Walsh, S.J. was a remarkable anti-Communist deserves recognition)

    07/20/2005 11:13:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies · 773+ views
    The American Prowler ^ | 7/21/2005 | Mark Gauvreau Judge
    On the day that McCarthyism was born, and unseasonably warm spell was broken in Washington, D.C. It was January 7, 1950, and record-breaking temperatures -- on the 6th it had reached 72 degrees -- gave way to a return of winter cold. Winds announcing the cold front blew through the city at 40 mph, causing minor damage to a couple trees and a storefront window. That night, a meeting took place at the Colony restaurant, a four-star establishment in downtown Washington. Attending were four men: Georgetown University politics professor Charles Kraus, attorney William A. Roberts, Fr. Edmund A. Walsh, a...
  • The priest who bestrides America (Fessio!)

    06/24/2005 6:22:54 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 19 replies · 685+ views
    The Tablet (UK) ^ | June 25, 2005 | Gerald Renner
    Joseph Fessio is a million-dollar publisher, the man who runs a university founded on a pizza fortune, a conservative Jesuit who fell out with his superiors and a friend of the Pope. It’s made him one of the US Church’s biggest players. HE IS a plain priest, neither a cardinal nor a bishop. But the combination of Benedict XVI’s prolific output as an author and the fortune of a pizza billionaire have helped make Father Joseph Fessio, the standard-bearer of Catholic orthodoxy, one of the most powerful men – indeed, perhaps the most powerful man – in the Church in...
  • Clerical Losers (After Benedict XVI, liberal American church leaders are learning about penance)

    05/10/2005 10:36:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 65 replies · 1,905+ views
    The American Prowler ^ | 5/11/2005 | The Prowler
    If there were any "losers" in the election of Pope Benedict XVI, they certainly will not be found among the faithful, or the Latin American or African Catholic churches. No, the biggest losers are here in the United States, where influential, liberal Catholic priests who have actively and publicly defied the Vatican, along with several Cardinals selected late in the reign of Pope John Paul II, find themselves in a bit of a political pickle. "Pope Benedict knows better than any one else who the trouble makers are in the United States, and he knows who has worked against the...
  • Vatican Is Said to Force Jesuit Off Magazine

    05/06/2005 11:16:42 PM PDT · by Mighty_Quinn · 69 replies · 1,160+ views
    New York Times ^ | May 7, 2005 | LAURIE GOODSTEIN
    An American Jesuit who is a frequent television commentator on Roman Catholic issues resigned yesterday under orders from the Vatican as editor of the Catholic magazine America because he had published articles critical of church positions, several Catholic officials in the United States said.
  • Editor of Jesuit Magazine Leaving

    05/06/2005 3:09:10 PM PDT · by ndkos · 66 replies · 1,111+ views
    AP from Yahoo ^ | 5/6/05 | Nicole Winfield
    VATICAN CITY - The editor of the Jesuit weekly America is leaving the magazine after the Vatican received complaints about articles he published on touchy issues such as same-sex marriages and stem cell research, Jesuit officials said Friday. ADVERTISEMENT The Rev. Thomas J. Reese, a widely respected expert on the Catholic Church and the Vatican who was editor for seven years, is being replaced by his deputy, the Rev. Drew Christiansen, the magazine said in a statement. Jesuit officials in Rome and the United States, who spoke on condition they not be identified, said some American bishops had contacted the...
  • Fr. Fessio: THE MASS OF VATICAN II [ And...What the Council Didn’t Say!]

    09/20/2002 9:10:30 PM PDT · by Polycarp · 186 replies · 8,958+ views
    Catholic Dossier ^ | Father Joseph Fessio, S.J., is publisher of Catholic Dossier and editor of Ignatius Press
    ARTICLE THE MASS OF VATICAN IIby Joseph Fessio, S.J. This essay is based on a lecture on the liturgy given by Father Fessio in May, 1999. The Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, Sacrosanctum Concilium, was one of two documents issued on the same day, December 4, 1963, the first two documents issued by the Second Vatican Council. The other document, Inter Mirifica, is on social communication. Sacrosanctum Concilium is one of the most important documents of the Council, one that has been the least understood and, I believe, has wrought the most havoc — not by having been fulfilled...
  • Jesuit Journal Denounces "Christianophobia"

    03/05/2005 11:43:35 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies · 236+ views ^ | Saturday, March 05, 2005
    Rome, Mar. 04 ( - The authoritative Jesuit journal Civilta Cattolica has published an essay denouncing religious intolerance and "Christianophobia," and urging government action to protect religious believers from adverse discrimination. The Civilta Cattolica article, written by the American Jesuit Drew Christiansen, argues that religious intolerance is on the rise in many countries, including the US. Government officials have been slow to respond to attacks on religious belief, which have grown more frequent since the 1990s, Father Christiansen argues, in an article that appears in the March 5 issue of the journal. The Jesuit author argues that Christians are subjected...
  • A Neo-Jesuit Education (A student is terminated for advocating discipline in the classroom.)

    02/24/2005 10:59:50 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies · 495+ views
    The American Prowler ^ | 2/25/2005 | David Holman
    Mainstream higher academia claims to worship "academic freedom" and "free speech" as its highest goods. Alas, Larry Summers is probably preparing his resume while Ward Churchill hits the speaking circuit. Now comes Scott McConnell, an Army veteran and until recently a graduate student in education at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York. For advocating a conservative policy, he has learned firsthand where academic freedom draws the line. On paper, McConnell performed well at Le Moyne. Last March, he was conditionally accepted in the Master of Science for Teachers program, grades 7 through 12, for the summer and spring semesters....
  • Work of Jesuit Haight contains 'grave doctrinal errors,' Vatican says(Barred from teaching theology)

    02/09/2005 12:42:52 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 40 replies · 964+ views
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2005 | John L. Allen, Jr.
    Haight barred from teaching Catholic theology In a strongly worded "notification," the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the Vatican's doctrinal agency, has denounced the book Jesus: Symbol of God by Jesuit Fr. Roger Haight as containing "grave doctrinal errors against the divine and Catholic doctrine of the church." In consequence, Haight, an American, has been prohibited from teaching Catholic theology "until his positions have been corrected so as to be in full conformity with the doctrine of the church." Haight was notified of a review of his work by the CDF in 2000, and shortly thereafter the Vatican's...
  • Black Robe: 1991 Movie on the Jesuits in New France

    01/13/2005 8:34:40 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 23 replies · 929+ views
    Showtime | 1/13/2005 | Pyro7480
    Last night, after watching the end of Much Ado About Nothing, I caught the beginning of a movie called Black Robe. It is about a young Jesuit priest in 17th century New France (present-day Canada), who journeys across the vast wilderness to found a new mission. Since it was past midnight, and I work Monday through Friday, I was forced to turn it off.
  • Most Likely to Succeed [Jesuit mag brags about Alumni of Jesuit schools: Clinton & Ferraro cited]

    01/05/2005 3:27:09 PM PST · by Diago · 2 replies · 280+ views
    Company Magazine ^ | Fall 2004
    [Note: this is an expansion of the article which appeared in the Fall 2004 issue of Company Magazine] Acting MASH's Alan Alda Fordham University '56 "Dapper" Don Ameche Marquette University '29 "Jerry the Dentist" Peter Bonerz Marquette University High '56 Marquette University '60 Homicide's Andre Braugher St. Ignatius College Prep (Chicago) '80 Actor and ComedianChris Farley Marquette University '86 CSI Capt. Jim BrassPaul Guilfoyle Boston College High '67 Home Alone John Heard Gonzaga College High (Washington, D.C.) '64 Captain Kangaroo Bob Keeshan Fordham University '49 The Producers Nathan Lane St. Peter's Prep (Jersey City) '74 Bill Murray Chris O'Donnell...
  • Controversial theologian Jacques Dupuis dies at 81

    12/29/2004 2:06:09 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 2 replies · 298+ views
    Rome, Dec. 29 ( - Father Jacques Dupuis, the controversial Jesuit theologian whose work drew a rebuke from the Vatican in 2001, has died at the age of 81. Father Dupuis had been editor of the theological journal Gregorianum , and a consultor to the Pontifical Council for Interfaith Dialogue. He had lived in India and taught in Delhi from 1958 through 1984, and his theological work, with its emphasis on the shared insights of major world religions, has been heavily influential in the discussion of "inculturation" in Asia. The Belgian theologian died in a hospital in Rome on December...
  • Icon of St. Edmund Campion

    09/13/2004 12:31:44 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 8 replies · 427+ views
    Seattle Catholic ^ | September 2004 | T. Renee Kozinski
    Icon of St. Edmund Campionby T. Renee Kozinski English Martyr, 1 December 1581 St. Edmund Campion is probably the most well-known of the English Martyrs; but his fame does not stand out alone; rather it draws attention to the many other Catholic martyrs of those years at Tyburn. The blood of the torn bodies of these lovers of Our Lord soaked the English soil upon which the darkness of heresy was growing. The dead tree of Tyburn, paralleling the dead wood of the cross at Calvary, became a tree of life for England; it is a true daughter of the...
  • One-two bishop Diss: first Dean, now Madigan featured at Loyola

    09/10/2004 4:51:00 AM PDT · by AskStPhilomena · 195+ views
    The Illinois Leader ^ | 8 September 2004 | Matt Abbott
    On September 1, Loyola University Chicago, a Catholic institution, had as a guest speaker former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, an avowed pro-abortionist and homosexual “marriage” proponent. On October 30, Loyola University Chicago School of Law will give the St. Robert Bellarmine Award to pro-abortion, pro-homosexual rights Illinois Attorney General Lisa M. Madigan, an alumna of the school. Madigan once threatened to go after “phony” crisis pregnancy centers in Illinois for potentially portraying themselves as medical centers and for not offering pregnant mothers the option of abortion. As state senator, Madigan sponsored and voted for pro-abortion legislation and voted against the...
  • What's Past is Prologue

    08/16/2004 12:28:39 PM PDT · by Convert from ECUSA · 120 replies · 1,817+ views
    The Seattle Catholic ^ | August 16, 2004 | Dr. John C. Rao
    As confused and horrified spectators of the tragic collapse of the Church in the West in recent decades, orthodox Catholics justifiably want to identify those responsible for this disaster and punish them. We often look to the decisions of this or that modern conclave, pope, or interest group, or to any of a wide variety of conspiracy theories for what are, indeed, often partial explanations of a seemingly inexplicable nightmare. Nevertheless, our efforts to place the blame where it belongs are often crippled from the outset by our lack of historical knowledge. The Second Vatican Council and the post-conciliar era...
  • Jesuit scholar behind "The Passion" defends his role

    03/16/2004 1:19:05 PM PST · by churchillbuff · 254 replies · 318+ views ^ | Mar. 16, 04 | JOAQUIN G. BERNAS, SJ
    Jesuit scholar in ‘Passion’ SOUNDING BOARD By JOAQUIN G. BERNAS, SJ "The film is not anti-Semitic. It is a beautiful work of art. It is preaching Jesus crucified. This is preaching the gospel, and it seems when you preach the gospel, it invites flak. " ----- Not much known to the public is the fact that a Jesuit scholar, Father William J. Fulco, S.J., was deeply involved in the production of Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ. It started with a phone call asking him whether he would be interested in getting involved with a project that entailed translating...
  • The Jesuits of “La Civiltŕ Cattolica” Don’t Want Democracy in Iraq

    02/16/2004 10:30:56 AM PST · by tlrugit · 4 replies · 174+ views
    Civilita Cattolica ^ | Sandro Magister
    ROMA – In its latest issue, “La Civiltŕ Cattolica” has fully confirmed its reputation as a two-sided mirror, capable of reflecting both the line of the Vatican secretariat of state, who checks the drafts before printing, and the personal convictions of the Jesuit writers. In the first half of 2003 – when the “French party” had the upper hand in the Vatican – “La Civiltŕ Cattolica” had free rein, and it put in writing the most bitter criticisms of the Anglo-American war in Iraq, in two editorials dated January 18 and May 17. Then, on October 18, a shocking article...

    12/09/2003 4:02:05 PM PST · by BenAriel · 70+ views
    David Ben-Ariel
    Subj: Re: G-d is in Control From: Israeli Shmuel To: American DBA David, I have no doubts about Him, ever. I have many doubts, growing doubts that HE will keep disregarding our stupidity, incredible malice, as in your case and even worse than that. Far worse. Do not forget that there is at least one secret gulag here and that just as you have been framed, others have been so as well. I just heard Mr. Noam Federman's wife during the Manigut Yehudit Conference in Jerusalem, describing her husband's torture. Regretfully, THE WHOLE NATION, pays for the ghastly acts of...