CORRECTION re. Basilian Father Timothy Scott

Mea culpa.  A few days ago, I reported that Father Timothy Scott had been removed from his position as spokesperson for the Basilian Fathers, after an offensive tweet against Cardinal Raymond Burke.  I had taken that information from several blogs and articles which were circulating on the Internet, showing the tweet and demanding that Father Scott be removed from his post. Yesterday I learned that the story was not completely factual.  The "guts" of the story--that Father Scott tw … [Read more...]

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Barron on Merton, On His 100th Birthday

Fr Robert Barron

 Father Robert Barron is the founder of the global ministry Word on Fire, and the Rector/President of Mundelein Seminary. He is the creator of the award winning documentary series, "Catholicism"  and "Catholicism:The New Evangelization."Here, Father Barron offers his reflections on the 100th birthday of Thomas Merton. *     *     *     *      * I write these words on the one hundredth anniversary of the birth of Thomas Merton, one of the greatest spiritual writers of the 20th century and a … [Read more...]

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Thomas Williams Addresses Priestly Celibacy, As Philippine “Father-Priests” Hope for Change

Dr. Thomas D. Williams with his family in Rome

When Pope Francis visits the Philippines this week, the self-styled "Company of Priests With Families" holds hope that the pontiff will recognize them.  According to Reuters, Father Jess Siva from the town of Lambunao, founder of the group, is one of at least five priests from the Archdiocese of Jaro and the neighboring Archdiocese of Bacolod who have abandoned the Church's celibacy requirement and are raising families.In 1997 Silva officiated at the wedding of a fellow Catholic priest, … [Read more...]

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