Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Legion of Christ North American Director from Maryland

Maryland-born priest Father John Connor, L.C., has been named the head of the Legion of Christ’s territory of North America.

Fr. Connor was born on Feb. 15, 1968, in Severna Park, Md, the Legion of Christ website says. He entered the Legion of Christ’s novitiate in September 1991 in Roetgen, Germany. He was ordained a priest in January 2001 in Rome. He has a degree in business administration from Maryland’s Loyola University.

For the full story, go to:  http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/legion-of-christ-names-new-north-american-head/

Friday, April 11, 2014

Should US Catholics Continue to Donate for Free Healthcare?

The Catholic Standard, in this week's edition, contains an article focusing on those honored during the Rose Mass.  The Rose Mass is the opportunity to pray for and thank, all of those who are involved in the health care field.  After the Rose Mass, a number of those in the medical field were honored for their work at the Spanish Center.

With the passage of the Affordable Healthcare Act (AHA) or Obamacare, and the ability of ANYONE who wants insurance (including illegal aliens, prisoners, etc.), do we still need to maintain FREE (or at minimal cost) health care clinics funded by Catholic donations.  Remember, the USCCB and the Maryland Catholic Conference (MCC) supported AHA.

So, my question is:  Why are we (Catholics) continuing to support free healthcare provide by the Catholic Church?  Should we take those $$ and use it to fund education or other activities?

Saturday, April 5, 2014

The scandal that is eating the heart out of the Catholic Church in America

Today we have a guest blogger, a native of the Archdiocese of Washington, Fr.  Vincent Fitzpatrick.  Fr. Vincent is a retired priest of the Diocese of Fargo.

Here is the text of Canon 915: “Those who have been excommunicated or interdicted after the imposition or declaration of the penalty and others obstinately persevering in manifest grave sin are not to be admitted to Holy Communion.”

Several American bishops have made statements to the effect that a bishop must exercise “discretion” regarding whether to “impose the penalty” of denial of Communion. Among them: Chaput, Dolan, O’Malley, and Wuerl.

All bishops who refuse to “impose the penalty” are participating in a lie. Namely, that denial of Communion is a penalty.

Denial of Communion is NOT a penalty.

To read his thoughts in the entirety, please click here: http://www.all.org/article/index/id/MTM1OTA/

Wednesday, April 2, 2014