By Maike Hickson, OnePeterFive - Brandmüller thus firmly says that the question of female priests has been authoritatively ruled out by Pope John Paul II and that, therefore, anybody who insists upon this matter – to include the ordination of female deacons – “has left the foundations of the Catholic faith,” “fulfills the elements of heresy which has, as its consequence, the exclusion from the Church – excommunication.”
By Jody Brown, Steve Jordahl, OneNewsNow - The newly renamed "Scouts BSA" is in the news again – this time amid reports that both condoms and alcohol will be available at next year's World Scout Jamboree… Under the theme "Unlock a New World," the 2019 Jamboree will be held in West Virginia. And it will be a "new world" for the American contingent, which for years had stood almost alone as an organization holding to its moral core despite relentless attacks from LGBT activists and other "progressives."
By Michelle La Rosa, CNA - Amid reports that China may be considering putting an end to its two-child policy, experts are questioning the extent of a possible law change, and the effects it would have... According to Bloomberg, the Chinese government had commissioned research on the childbirth restrictions in the country, and on the potential effects of lifting them. An announcement on the removal of the policy could come by the end of the year
By Fr. Alexander Lucie-Smith, Catholic Herald - Just recently I took part in a meeting at which a Jewish friend spoke about the Book of Exodus. The discussion, which was part of an occasional course called “A Walking Tour through the Bible”, was extremely interesting, and as often happens, it crystallised certain thoughts of my own about just what Exodus has to tell us.