The Pilgrim's Journey

Catholic Priest: “Perversion of the Bible” when Methodist & Episcopalian Clergy Bless Abortion Clinic

Richard SontagLast Updated: August 27th, 2021Church News, US News

A leading Catholic priest who is intimately involved in pro-life work is outraged that clergy from the United Methodist and Episcopalian Church would lead a prayer rally “blessing” a local abortion clinic in Cleveland. As LifeNews reported, in Ohio, United Methodist Church pastor, Reverend Laura Young, says she believes pro-life protesters in front of Planned … Read More

How the Catholic Church is fighting loan sharks in Texas

Richard SontagLast Updated: August 27th, 2021Church News, US News

(CNA, by Mary Rezac) Lenders charging exorbitant rates on payday loans in Arlington, Texas have a new force to contend with in their fight against regulation: the bishops of the Catholic Church. Last week, the Texas Catholic Conference – which serves as the public policy voice for the Catholic bishops of the state – announced … Read More

Cardinal Dolan Among Concerned Bishops Who Wrote Pope about Synod

Richard SontagLast Updated: July 13th, 2020Church News

(CNA, by Ann Schneible)  New York’s archbishop is listed among the signatories in a letter last week to Pope Francis over whether this year’s Synod on the Family lacked the “openness and genuine collegiality” needed to accomplish its purpose, it was revealed Monday. In the letter dated Oct. 5, Cardinal Timothy Dolan and the other prelates … Read More

New movement hopes to share the reality of marriage to help Catholics and others

Richard SontagLast Updated: July 13th, 2020Church News, New Evangelization

“It is about formation for the evangelization of culture starting around the family dinner table,” Bill May, president of the California-based group Catholics for the Common Good Institute, told CNA Oct. 6. “We start by helping people reintroduce marriage to the culture in non-religious language that precisely reflects the teachings of the Church.” The Marriage … Read More

‘Complex’ trip to Cuba, U.S. will be Pope’s longest, spokesman says

Richard SontagLast Updated: August 27th, 2021Church News, Pope Francis, US News

(CNS) — Pope Francis’ 10th foreign trip will be the longest of his pontificate and, with stops in Cuba, three U.S. cities and the United Nations, it also will be a “very complex trip,” the papal spokesman said. Briefing reporters about the trip, Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, Vatican spokesman, said the plans were “enriched” after … Read More

Cardinal Dolan: The dignity of work & the restoration of St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Richard SontagLast Updated: August 27th, 2021Church News, US News

(NYP, by Cardinal Timothy Dolan) Throughout the last three years of hard work in the repair and restoration of our beloved and historic St. Patrick’s Cathedral, I’ve come to have a lot of admiration for our craftsmen and women, who are true artisans in this delicate job. One day, walking around inspecting the progress, I asked one … Read More

Knights of Columbus commemorate 125th anniversary of the death of founder

Richard SontagLast Updated: September 14th, 2020Church News

(New Haven Register, By Mary O’Leary) The archbishop of Baltimore told a packed church service Friday that he views the founder of the Knights of Columbus “as the parish priest of my soul.” The Most Rev. William E. Lori, now the archbishop of Baltimore and supreme chaplain of the Knights of Columbus, came back to … Read More

Sisters of Life get positive coverage in New York Times

Richard SontagLast Updated: August 27th, 2021Church News, US News

(NYT, Mike Oppenheimer) Mechanical bulls, rock-climbing walls, bounce houses, go-karts: Before becoming a nun, Sister Virginia Joy helped insure them all. “I was a go-between between the underwriters and the customers,” said Sister Virginia Joy, a former high school soccer star from South Carolina now wearing a habit of white and navy blue. She was … Read More

3rd Highest paid NFL Linebacker, Ryan Kerrigan hits up daily Mass when he can; shares 2-bedroom apartment with childhood friend

Richard SontagLast Updated: July 14th, 2020Church News, US News

Meet Muncie, Indiana Native, Ryan Kerrigan, #91 (by Chris Weldon) Catholics young and old can always use a good, modern-day role model.  From all appearances, they have one in Redskin star linebacker, Ryan Kerrigan.  Oh, by the way the season Purdue grad was just signed for another five years and has become the third highest paid … Read More

The Pro-Life Moment is Here

Richard SontagLast Updated: July 29th, 2015Church News, US News

(CWR; John Paul Shimek) The Weekly Standard is reporting that US Congresswoman Diane Black (R-TN-06) has introduced the Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015 (H.R. 3134)into the House of Representatives. Some eighty original co-sponsors are supporting the legislative effort, which would have the result of placing “an immediate moratorium on all federal funding of Planned … Read More

New Evangelization conference at Christendom College draws 450

Richard SontagLast Updated: July 13th, 2020Church News, New Evangelization

Christendom College hosted prominent theologians and historians for a one day conference titled “Encountering Christ: Apologetics and the New Evangelization” on its Front Royal, Va., campus on July 11. The one-day conference drew close to 450 attendees to hear from Francis Cardinal Arinze, Dr. Scott Hahn, Patrick Madrid, Marcus Grodi, Dr. Timothy O’Donnell, and Christendom … Read More