An Ecumenical Ministry in the Parish of St Patrick's Catholic Church In San Diego USA

米国サンディエゴの聖パトリックカトリック教会教区におけるエキュメニカル宣教

Friday, February 23, 2024

Former President Donald Trump prophesied Thursday (Feb. 22)

 


Trump promises a revival of Christian power in speech to National Religious Broadcasters

Trump promises a revival of Christian power in speech to National Religious Broadcasters
Religion News Service: In a packed hotel ballroom in Nashville, the former president pledged to bring God back into the public square and restore a country he said has fallen apart since he left the White House.
Park Street divided: Congregation asked to end conflict with a vote*
Christianity Today: A clash over leadership at the landmark evangelical church in Boston is testing the strength of democratic governance.
Jesus is hungry in Gaza. Will we feed him?
Sojourners: The entirety of Gaza’s population — 2.2 million people — is ensnared in the grasp of extreme food insecurity and the outbreak of infectious disease; more than a quarter of these people find themselves in the throes of famine.
Lawmakers call out major U.S. banks for discriminating against Muslim Americans
HuffPost: Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Rep. Ilhan Omar are demanding answers about policies that target communities of color.
Pastor says Welby would not meet him if he spoke at Palestine rally with Corbyn
The Guardian: The archbishop said he could not meet Bethlehem Lutheran Munther Isaac if he shared platform with former Labour leader, Isaac says.

Towards a hybrid church

 

Inadvertent incest after IVF is real

ZENIT Staff

A Connecticut woman, 39-year-old Victoria Hill, investigated her ancestry with a DNA test kit. To her dismay, she discovered that her father was not her biological father and that her real father was her mother’s doctor, Burton Caldwell. 

The Quality of Parent-Child Relationships in the USA

Rafael Manuel Tovar

Survey highlights that married parents report a greater quality of relationships with their children than those that have never been married, as do biological parents compared with other relatives. Parents with a conservative attitude report more harmonious and better quality of relationships with their children than do liberal or tolerant parents.

Idaho attorney general asks US Supreme Court to stop feds from forcing ER doctors to perform abortions

ZENIT Staff

The Biden administration is attempting to use federal law, the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act, to force emergency room doctors to perform abortions that are illegal under Idaho law.

USA: New Initiative Strives to Explain the Perennial Question: “What is Love?”

ZENIT Staff

The Love Means More initiative is an ongoing campaign, based around a new website that takes a deep dive into the meanings of love.

Pakistani Supreme Court calls Muslim government’s report on attacks on Christians garbage. Bishop values commitment

John Pontifex

Speaking to Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), Bishop Samson Shukardin praised Pakistan’s highest court which threw out the government report on the attacks in Jaranwala where in a single day last August a mob torched more than 25 churches and up to 100 homes belonging to Christians.

Germany: impressive health of altar server ministry in the country’s churches

Joachin Meisner Hertz

Although the Catholic Church faces significant challenges in the post-Covid context, the commitment of altar servers and the continued response of Catholic youth reflect a vibrant and dynamic aspect of the religious community in Germany and beyond.

Towards a hybrid church, half digital, half face-to-face? In Korea they are considering it

ZENIT Staff

The document, published on January 31st by the Korean Catholic Pastoral Institute of the national bishops’ conference, is based on a survey aimed at understanding the changes and perceptions among Catholics after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Vatican issues stamp commemorating St. John Bosco’s dream

ZENIT Staff

The stamp features an oil painting by the artist Mario Bogani from 1999, depicting the dream of the young John Bosco, who is taken by the hand by the Virgin Mary, with the presence of Jesus by his side. This dream profoundly marked the life of the saint and guided his future choices.

Kansas artist quits job to paint murals to revitalize parish

Art as a leap of faith: Kansas artist quits job to paint murals to revitalize parish

Mattie Karr took a leap of faith into full-time sacred art beginning with two 15-foot-tall triptychs of the descent of the Holy Spirit and the presentation of Jesus.
Australian bishop Christopher Saunders arrested, charged with rape 

The charges came after the Vatican turned over to civil authorities its findings on allegations that Christopher Saunders abused vulnerable young men.
New Opus Dei program ‘Youth’ hopes to answer young people’s questions

The “Youth” initiative is the result of the combined efforts of people from around the world.
CPAC panelists sound alarm amid transgender-related parental rights battles

The president of the American Principles Project, Terry Schilling, warned that the “transgender industry” is waging a “war on families.”
She left a wild lifestyle but thanks to the Virgin Mary found true happiness in God

After many years of superficiality and sin, Irasema Ángel experienced a conversion and turned her life over to God, crediting Our Lady of Guadalupe’s help.

Animated masterpiece depicts journey from fear to light

Animated masterpiece depicts journey from fear to light

By Nick Olszyk on Feb 16, 2024 08:35 pm
Reel Rating: 5 out of 5 reels Disclaimer: The following review contains spoilers. At this point, it’s a tired–though true–stereotype that Hollywood only makes sequels, reboots, and superhero adaptations, completely negating original work in favor [...]
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Cardinal Zen publishes new critique of Synod on Synodality

By Catholic News Agency on Feb 16, 2024 03:30 pm
Cardinal Joseph Zen is bishop emeritus of Hong Kong. / Credit: The World Over with Raymond Arroyo Rome Newsroom, Feb 16, 2024 / 16:30 pm (CNA). Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun, the bishop emeritus of Hong Kong, has released another critique of the ... [...]
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Lourdes, healing, and the witness of Cardinal George

Cabrini biography rediscovered; to be re-published by Ignatius Press

By CWR Staff on Feb 22, 2024 08:44 pm
Theodore Maynard’s landmark 1945 biography Too Small a World: The Life of Mother Frances Cabrini has been buried by the sands of time. It was, and remains, the only study to draw directly from letters, [...]
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Rupnik, rigidity, and the deepening sham in Rome

By Christopher R. Altieri on Feb 22, 2024 03:48 pm
Several years ago, when I was living in Rome, a confessor told me: “You are too rigid.” I don’t recall precisely what year it was, but it was toward the beginning of the Francis era [...]
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The power of Christ and the Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter

By Fr. Charles Fox on Feb 22, 2024 02:48 pm
On April 19, 2005, I was in the fifth of my six years of seminary formation,  serving as an intern at a rural parish in the northeastern part of the Archdiocese of Detroit. That morning, [...]
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Cardinal Dolan on St. Patrick’s funeral: ‘We don’t do FBI checks on people who want to be buried’

By Catholic News Agency on Feb 22, 2024 08:00 am
Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York. / Credit: Jonah McKeown/CNA CNA Staff, Feb 21, 2024 / 18:05 pm (CNA). Priests at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City were surprised by the “irreverence and disrespect” that occurred during a funeral for ... [...]
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Rupnik victims, advocates decry failures of Vatican justice

By Christopher R. Altieri on Feb 21, 2024 06:44 pm
Editor’s note: This story has been updated.* In some of the strongest remarks to date, a senior figure at a leading watchdog and advocacy group has cast strong doubt on Pope Francis’s commitment to reform [...]
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Lourdes, healing, and the witness of Cardinal George

By MIchael R. Heinlein on Feb 21, 2024 05:23 pm
In January, I was privileged to make my first pilgrimage to Lourdes. My time there was filled with many spiritual gifts, great and small graces for which I continue to offer thanks to God and [...]
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Extra, extra! News and views for Wednesday, February 21, 2024

By CWR Staff on Feb 21, 2024 03:00 am
The German Pope – “Pope Benedict XVI understood that Christ’s message is scandalous to the world.” “I do not recall ever having seen a pope so insulted by the media”: An Interview with José de Carvalho [...]
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Saint Peter Damian and the wounds of the Church

By Dawn Beutner on Feb 20, 2024 09:00 pm
In 1298, Pope Boniface VIII decided to name four saints as Doctors of the Church to recognize their excellence as teachers of the Catholic faith and to honor the enduring impact of their thought on [...]
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“The child is not the mere creature of the state” redux

By Charles J. Russo on Feb 20, 2024 03:49 pm
Almost a century ago, in 1925’s Pierce v. Society of Sisters, a dispute from Oregon, the Supreme Court upheld the rights of non-public schools to operate and of parents to have them educated where they [...]
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Francisco and Jacinta: brother and sister saints who were seers at Fatima

By Catholic News Agency on Feb 20, 2024 03:00 am
Official portrait of Francisco and Jacinta Marto, designed by Silvia Patricio. Courtesy of the Fatima Shrine. / null ACI Prensa Staff, Feb 20, 2024 / 04:00 am (CNA). Every Feb. 20, the Catholic Church celebrates Sts. Francisco and Jacinta Marto... [...]
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Embracing Creation with Incarnational Nerve

By Matthew J. Ramage, Ph.D. on Feb 19, 2024 08:06 pm
Dealing with pests in our homes is an inevitable task that we all must face at some point. Back when I lived in Florida, snakes and mosquitos were the usual culprits. Fire ants were a [...]
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Book clarifies the nature and purpose of Church councils

By Casey Chalk on Feb 19, 2024 07:36 pm
Some Protestants know they have an authority problem. They know that exclusive reliance on a book (the Bible) as the sole manifestation of infallible teaching fosters a scenario in which there is no authoritative means [...]
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The Missionary’s Alphabet

By Dawn Beutner on Feb 19, 2024 04:00 am
“But how are men to call upon him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard?” Saint Paul was speaking of the salvation [...]
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The NAACP couldn’t care less about you and your children

By Susan Ciancio on Feb 18, 2024 08:42 pm
Dear Women of the African American Community, I write this open letter in response to a recent resolution promulgated by the National Association of Colored People to show the harm in its words and in [...]
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An avoidable debacle: On the scandalous funeral service at St. Patrick’s

By Peter M.J. Stravinskas on Feb 18, 2024 07:30 pm
By now, unless you live under a rock or gave up all media for Lent, you have heard of the debacle that played out at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York (“America’s parish church”) on [...]
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Seven lessons from the Seven Holy Founders of the Servite Order

By Donald Jacob Uitvlugt on Feb 17, 2024 06:26 pm
Today (February 17) the Church celebrates an unusual feast on her calendar. Usually when several people are celebrated on the same day on the calendar, they are a group of martyrs, like St Paul Miki [...]
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Two pilgrimages, one Way: On Assisi and Santiago de Compostela

By James Jeffrey on Feb 17, 2024 02:34 pm
Can one commit pilgrimage “adultery”? In the months of planning leading up to my taking a group of pilgrims along a portion of La Via di Francesco—the Way of Saint Francis—to Assisi in Italy, I [...]
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The First Sunday of Lent: Deluges and Deserts, Sin and Salvation

By Carl E. Olson on Feb 17, 2024 03:00 am
On the Readings for Sunday, February 18, 2018, the First Sunday of Lent [...]
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