- Jul 4, 2020
John Berkman, a professor of moral theology at Regis College, University of Toronto, says Pope Francis makes it clear that only by being in relationship to God and to other non-human animals can we mature as believers, and that “these kinds of statements are mind-boggling and wonderful for me as a committed Catholic.”
A leading cleric of the Oriental Orthodox Churches, invited to the “Great and Holy Council” taking place in Crete only as observers, says that “humanly speaking, one cannot expect much from this synod … but we believe in the power of the Holy Spirit who can guide us at all levels.”
In league with two trusted priests and “Joey Ox,” Pope Pius XII took an active role in encouraging anti-Hitler plots in Germany, and although the pontiff never put out a “hit” like a mafia don, he was also under no illusions that Hitler would survive if they succeeded.
Multiple U.S. intelligence documents from the World War II era link Pope Pius XII and his closest advisers to German military plots against Hitler, and the Vatican indirectly has acknowledged they have a basis in fact. Until now, however, the full story of Pius’ involvement in efforts to bring down the Nazi dictator has never been told.
In a conversation with Kathryn Jean Lopez, Kathleen Beckman, author of “Praying for Priests,” says, “Christ gives priests his Sacred Heart with which to love the human family, and in turn, God’s family should love their priests.”
As the Organization of American States opens its annual assembly in the Dominican Republic on Monday, Bishop Víctor Masalles, auxiliary bishop of Santo Domingo, is accusing it of “ideological colonization” in pushing an agenda in favor of abortion, gay marriage and “gender theory.”