Traditional Catholicism Is Winning

On April 19, 2012, in Articles, by CCC

In his Holy Thursday homily at St. Peter’s Basilica on April 5, Pope Benedict XVI denounced calls from some Catholics for optional celibacy among priests and for women’s ordination. The pope said that “true renewal” comes only through the “joy of faith” and “radicalism of obedience.” And renewal is coming. After the 2002 scandal about […]

U.S. Seminary Confronts Abortion Mill Head-On Through Weekly Prayer Invasion

On April 19, 2012, in Articles, by CCC

COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 12, 2012 ( – Seminarians from the only Pontifical College in the U.S. have an awe-inspiring approach for confronting abortion head-on. Dressed in full regalia of a black cassock, a traditional red sash, and armed with a rosary, the seminarians descend in a powerful show of force every Saturday on a local […]

Christ Alone Offers Hope Of Victory Over Death, Pope Says At Mass For Deceased Prelates

On November 3, 2011, in Articles, by CCC

On November 3, Pope Benedict XVI presided at an annual Mass for the bishops who have died in the past year, and remarked in his homily that only in Christ does the world find hope for triumph over death and evil. As we remember the deceased in prayer, the Pope said, “we are always surprised […]

Study: Most Priests Are Happy, Appreciate Celibacy

On October 11, 2011, in Articles, by CCC

Interview With Monsignor Stephen Rossetti By Genevieve Pollock WASHINGTON, D.C., OCT. 5, 2011 ( – Priests in general are among the happiest members of society, says Monsignor Stephen Rossetti, and contrary to secular opinion, most embrace celibacy as a positive aspect of their vocation. These were some of the conclusions outlined by Monsignor Rossetti in his book, “Why […]

Priests Must Be Radically Countercultural, Says Vatican Prefect

On October 11, 2011, in Articles, by CCC

Cardinal Mauro Piacenza, prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy, has called upon priests to be radically countercultural as they fight in the “Church’s real field of battle”: “the secret landscape of man’s spirit.” “In the face of a world anemic of prayer and adoration, the priest is, in the first place, the man of […]

Association of Catholic Clergy Goes Global

On October 4, 2011, in CCC News, Press Releases, by CCC

HARRISBURG, PA (September 16, 2011) – Responding to the announcement of new priest councils being formed, the Confraternity of Catholic Clergy (USA & Canada) sent a letter to Archbishop Timothy Dolan, President of the USCCB, stating that it has been around since 1975 and is united with the Australian CCC and the British CCC (UK) […]

Cop Trades Bulletproof vest for Priestly Vestments

On May 20, 2011, in Articles, by CCC

It started out as another routine day on patrol for Officer Steve Gallagher cruising the streets of Olympia, Wash. At an imposing 6’ 4” and 240 pounds, armed with a .45 caliber Heckler and Koch semiautomatic pistol, handcuffs and pepper spray, he was always ready to respond to the call. Like all cops, his goal […]

Easter Sunday 2011 Urbi et Orbi

On April 26, 2011, in Articles, by CCC

“In resurrectione tua, Christe, coeli et terra laetentur!In your resurrection, O Christ, let heaven and earth rejoice!” (Liturgy of the Hours). Dear Brothers and Sisters in Rome and across the world, Easter morning brings us news that is ancient yet ever new: Christ is risen! The echo of this event, which issued forth from Jerusalem […]

Pope Benedict XVI’s Words From The Chrism Mass

On April 26, 2011, in Articles, by CCC

Dear Brothers and Sisters, At the heart of this morning’s liturgy is the blessing of the holy oils – the oil for anointing catechumens, the oil for anointing the sick, and the chrism for the great sacraments that confer the Holy Spirit: confirmation, priestly ordination, episcopal ordination. In the sacraments the Lord touches us through […]

The Sky is Falling! Really?

On April 2, 2011, in Articles, by CCC

By Bishop Thomas J. Tobin Rhode Island Catholic, March 31, 2011 For reasons that will become obvious, I’ve been thinking a lot recently about the parable of the farmer walking down a rural road who came across a tiny sparrow, lying along side the road on his back, with his little feet up in the […]