Secularism On The Rise In US: 15% to 20%

By Jon|October 10, 2012|Faith and Reason, News Commentary, Religion, Theism/Atheism|

It’s old news that secular society is growing and religion is shrinking both in Europe and the United States. But just in case you didn’t believe what you hear or see on the street, take a look at this new survey: Growing Number Of Americans Have No Religious Identity WASHINGTON D.C., October 9 (CNA/EWTN News) .- A new survey shows that more Americans than ever are religiously unaffiliated, and as

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The Final Destination of Modernist Catholicism: Humanism

By Jon|August 29, 2012|Catholicism, Compromise/Dissent/Heresy, Education, Enlightenment, Faith and Reason, Religion|

Where do we end up after years and years of downplaying and making theology deliberately more vague and humanist? Well, eventually the state just recognizes what everyone else already does….the schools that aren't Catholic anymore. Who cares what the Church has to say about it's schools, they aren't under control anyways.In Holland the Catholic schools have finally reached the point where they are comfortable removing Catholic from their description. From

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Fidelity in Higher Education

By Jon|July 25, 2012|Catholicism, Compromise/Dissent/Heresy, Education, Higher Education, News Commentary, Religion|

The head of the supreme tribunal in Rome, Cardinal Raymond Burke, has stated that students of Catholic universities have the right to know which of their teachers have signed the oath of fidelity to the Church's teaching. It's a shame this has to be done, but when you get professors saying things like this this and this, it's about time to return to the old days of the oath against

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The Not Pontifical and Not Catholic University of Peru

By Jon|July 24, 2012|Catholicism, Compromise/Dissent/Heresy, Education, Higher Education, News Commentary, Religion|

The matter with the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru is settled as far as the Catholic Church is concerned: SECRETARIA STATUS N. 3168/12/RS DECREE The Secretary of State, fulfilling the mandate of His Holiness Benedict XVI, sent a letter to the Honorable Rector of the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru on February 21, 2012, reiterating the demand of adapting the Statutes of said University to the prescriptions of the Apostolic

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Another One Bites the Dust…

By Jon|July 18, 2012|Compromise/Dissent/Heresy, Education, Enlightenment, Higher Education, Modern Philosophy, News Commentary, Religion|

One of the oldest universities in Europe (notice I didn't say oldest Catholic university since they were ALL Catholic)…makes a declaration of independence. The Catholic University of Leuven, or of Louvain, was the largest, oldest and most prominent university in Belgium. The university was founded in 1425 as the University of Leuven by John IV, Duke of Brabant and approved by a Papal bull by Pope Martin V. In 1968 the university split to

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Prominent Atheist Blogger Converts

By Jon|June 28, 2012|Catholicism, Culture, News Commentary, Religion, Theism/Atheism|

The famous atheist blogger, Leah Libresco, announced on her blog at Patheos last week that she has joined RCIA classes to become Catholic. Her post entitled “This is my last post for the Patheos Atheist Portal” sent a shockwave through the online secular community and prompted various angry articles written in response. It starts out: For several years, a lot of my friends have been telling me I had an inconsistent and unsustainable philosophy.

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UPDATED: Jesuit(s): If Georgetown Is Not Pruned, It Becomes an Obstacle

By Jon|May 23, 2012|Catholicism, Compromise/Dissent/Heresy, Education, Higher Education, News Commentary, Religion|

This is a topic which has come up very much lately with the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru and Georgetown and will continue to come up. The Jesuit priest, Fr. Robert John Araujo, SJ, a graduate of Georgetown University and, the John Courtney Murray Professor at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. had the following to say on his blog: …. During Eastertide, we recall the teaching of Jesus Christ in his farewell discourse that he

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Peru: The Fight Continues at PUCP

By Jon|May 15, 2012|Catholicism, Compromise/Dissent/Heresy, Education, Higher Education, News Commentary, Religion|

When will this end? Lawyer Says Pontifical University Can't Control Who Represents Church (http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/new.php?n=24913) LIMA, PERU, May 14 (CNA) .- The attorney for the Archdiocese of Lima, Natale Amprimo, said Peru's Pontifical Catholic University has no right to tell the Vatican it must replace Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani as the negotiator between the Church hierarchy and university officials, as rector Marcial Rubio is requesting. As controversy continues over the university's

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DC’s Newspaper: Georgetown Is Secularized

By Jon|May 14, 2012|Compromise/Dissent/Heresy, Education, Faith and Reason, Higher Education, News Commentary|

The front cover editorial of the Catholic Standard, DC's Catholic newspaper, had the following to say about Georgetown's invitation to the architect of the HHS mandate which has been condemned by every bishop in the United States: Late last Friday, Georgetown University announced that U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius is the featured speaker for an awards ceremony at the University’s Public Policy Institute. This news is

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Pope to U.S. Bishops: Your Authority Is Being Compromised

By Jon|May 5, 2012|Education, Higher Education|

Hot on the heels of Georgetown's slap in the face to the bishops (12 hours later), in an address to the bishops of regions X-XIII of the United States the Holy Father said the following: On the level of higher education, many of you have pointed to a growing recognition on the part of Catholic colleges and universities of the need to reaffirm their distinctive identity in fidelity to their

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