By Terence P. Jeffrey, CNSNews - Cardinal Joseph Zen, bishop emeritus of Hong Kong, gave an interview to CNSNews.com on January 28 in which he discussed his new book, “For Love of My People I Will Not Remain Silent—On the Situation of the Church in China.”... In the interview, Cardinal Zen discussed the agreement that the Holy See made last September with the government of the People Republic of China on the appointment of Catholic bishops in China.
By Msgr. Charles Pope - Original sin is that first sin of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, committed when they ate the forbidden fruit from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil (Gen 3:1-7). While it clearly involved them both, Scripture and Tradition refer to it formally as the “Sin of Adam” or “Adam’s Sin,” not the “Sin of Adam and Eve.” It is also described as coming to us “through one man,” not “through one man and one woman.”
By Patti Armstrong, National Catholic Register - When bishops gather for the summit in Rome this week to address clerical sex abuse, they will have the perspective of thousands of U.S. Catholic women. The Catholic Women’s Forum (CWF) sent three documents to Pope Francis, all the archbishops and bishops throughout the United States, and other key participants, to help in their efforts to restore the Church’s credibility and promote healing.
By Tom Gilson, a Sr. Editor, The Stream - But there really was a child who was born by His own consent. His parents never guaranteed Him any property. In fact He never owned any at all, to the day He died. His parents didn’t guarantee Him a good life, either; no such luck. This was a man who had “no place to lay His head.” He was constantly under pressure from enemies who wanted Him killed. In the end, though, it was a friend, of all people, who betrayed Him. He died horribly, painfully, humiliatingly at a very young age.