The Revised Catholic Liturgy

The new English translation of the Catholic mass has been approved by Rome. Traditional teachings of Catholicism about the sacrificial nature of the mass, obscured by the poor translations Catholics have endured since Vatican 2, now stand forth clearly. Some Catholics aren’t happy about the price that musicians must pay to compose settings for it,…

Bacchiocchi on the Attraction of Catholicism

Prof. Samuele Bacchiocchi comments on speculation that George Bush may convert to Catholicism. Along the way he makes this excellent point: Unintentionally, perhaps, liberal Protestantism has contributed to enhance the authority of the Pope by eroding confidence in the authority of the Bible. One might say that to the extent that Protestantism weakens the authority…

Texas Defies International Law

Texas thumbed its nose at international law and, specifically, the decree of an international court, by executing a Mexican national who was not informed of his right to contact his consulate. The President tried to enforce the court’s decision, but Texas, and the Supreme Court, said only Congress could enforce it (why then is the…