Why distributing Holy Communion with masks and disposable gloves is seen as grave and revealing of crisis in the Church

Edward Pentin blogs from Rome –  The anti-coronavirus rules jointly signed by Italy’s bishops and government in early May that led to the resumption of public Masses in the country were not universally well received, with at least one major protest and accusations that some measures are sacrilegious. Of particular concern Read more…

Baffling and reprehensible

Phil Lawler writes for CatholicCulture.org – “I find it baffling and reprehensible that any Catholic facility would allow itself to be so egregiously misused and manipulated in a fashion that violates our religious principles,” said Archbishop Wilton Gregory after President Donald Trump visited the St. John Paul II Shrine in Read more…

Cardinal Marx criticizes ‘pure obedience To God’

Martina Moyski  reports for  ChurchMilitant.com  –  German Cardinal. Reinhard Marx is criticizing Church faithful who “push a relationship of pure obedience to God,” elevating “freedom” instead as a virtue worth emulating. In his new book titled Freedom (Freiheit), the archbishop of Munich and Freising regrets that Catholics “do not really integrate the idea of freedom into their faith.” Read more…