By Fr. Jerry Pokorsky, Catholic Culture - Jesus says: “You are not to be called rabbi, for you have one teacher, and you are all brethren.” (Mt. 23:8) Jesus is the source of all teaching authority. A teacher’s purpose is to instruct students with the truth. Jesus is “the way, and the truth, and the life.” (Jn. 14:6) A teacher who does not participate in the truth of Jesus – human and divine – relinquishes his right to the title of “teacher.”... All papal authority derives from the apostolic deposit of the faith and sacred Tradition and helps us participate in the life of Jesus. Absent this “papal participation trophy,” call no successor of Peter teacher, father, master, or pope.
By Nicholas Wylie, Church Militant - Catholic Charities continues to profit from the destabilization of America after receiving millions more dollars from the government... Four branches of Catholic Charities received a combined sum of over $15.5 million last week from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Shelter and Services Program.
By Michael Haynes, LifeSiteNews - Pope Francis has again indicated an openness to homosexual activity, as he has refused to affirm the Catholic teaching on chastity and celibacy for homosexuals... Full details of the pontiff’s recent conversation with Portuguese Jesuits were released August 28. They include Pope Francis’s thoughts on homosexuality, condemnation of a “reactionary” attitude amongst American Catholics, criticism of “indietrists” and “clericalism,” and praise of the Synod on Synodality ...
By Franciscan Media - The Story of the Martyrdom of John the Baptist: The drunken oath of a king with a shallow sense of honor, a seductive dance and the hateful heart of a queen combined to bring about the martyrdom of John the Baptist. The greatest of prophets suffered the fate of so many Old Testament prophets before him: rejection and martyrdom. The “voice crying in the desert” did not hesitate to accuse the guilty, did not hesitate to speak the truth. But why? What possesses a man that he would give up his very life?