Many major news organizations are reporting on the papal election process with little understanding of how it actually works. Considering that most people get their news from non-Catholic sources, you may be encountering some confusion on the part of your friends and colleagues. Here are two short, entertaining, accurate video resources to help you answer their questions.
Moral and ethical questions abound in the creation of new real estate in cyberspace. We sometimes struggle with our domain name. After all, who are we to own ThePracticingCatholic.com? As if weâ€™re the epitome of what practicing Catholics should be. Hardly. Still, it does convey a message, a sense of mission. It tells you something … [Read more…]
The desire to have a family leaves couple stranded with a moral dilemmaÂ Editor’s Note: In 1987 the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, under the direction of Pope Blessed John Paul II and prefect Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (now Pope Benedict XVI), issued a document known as Donum Vitae (“The Gift of Life”). … [Read more…]
Read We Survived the Beatification (Part 1)Â first. Before we all got separated, our pilgrimage guide Mountain Butorac (The Catholic Traveler) had encouraged us to keep to the right (left in the photo). Initially, this seemed like a huge mistake. Not only did we get split up, but the crowd swept us into a portico outside … [Read more…]
It was Day One of our pilgrimage. After seeing some of the major sites of Rome, we went out for dinner as a group. But on the way back to our hotel, things changed. Around 11:00 PM while going around the streets blocked off for the 1 million plus people expected to cram the streets … [Read more…]
8:15 a.m. – We got into the piazza! Millions of people here!
2:00 a.m. – Sitting outside Saint Peter’s Square with, oh, probably at least a million others waiting for the beatification Mass for Pope John Paul. The crowd, comprised of people all over the world, is energized and eager. We are blessed to be here, witnessing this moment in history. More updates to come as events … [Read more…]
Last summer, we were selected for the Greece & Turkey pilgrimage with Lino Rulli and The Catholic Guy Show! However, when the Beatification of Pope John Paul II was announced, our travel coordinator The Catholic Traveler did some fast rearranging to include it in our itinerary. Tune in Friday, April 29 when Lino will be … [Read more…]