China’s War on Religion

February 22nd, 2019 by Vox Cervi 1

What China Calls “Sinicization” is What Hitler Called “Nazification” written by Steven W. Mosher For religious believers in China, things are rapidly going from bad to worse. And the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has made it clear that its “sinicization” campaign—turning churches into an arm of the state—is only just getting started. The present wave of persecution began last February, when harsh new restrictions on religious activity were put in place. It has continued to pick up …Read More

Papst: Homosexuelle Priester, Ordensmänner und Ordensfrauen müssten angehalten werden, “den Zölibat umfassend zu leben” und mit ihrer Sexualität “voll verantwortlich” umzugehen (KAP)

December 4th, 2018 by Vox Cervi 1

Papst Franziskus hat Versäumnisse im Umgang mit Homosexualität in der Priesterausbildung eingeräumt. Dass es in der katholischen Kirche homosexuelle Priester und Ordensleute gebe, sehe er mit Sorge, “weil man damit an einem bestimmten Punkt vielleicht nicht gut umgegangen ist”, sagte er in einem Interviewband des spanischen Theologen Fernando Prado, dessen Text am Wochenende vorab veröffentlicht wurde. Franziskus drängte auf eine strengere Prüfung von Priesteramts- und Ordensanwärtern. Homosexuelle Geistliche müssten ebenso wie heterosexuelle konsequent enthaltsam leben. …Read More

“Der Glaube ist ein Geschenk für jeden”

November 9th, 2018 by Vox Cervi 1

Als Jugendlicher rebellierte Rupert Santner gegen den Glauben. Später entdeckte er Gott als seinen großen Schatz. 2019 wird er zum Diakon geweiht. Musik ist für den angehenden Priester Rupert Santner eine große Leidenschaft. Ende 2019 folgt für Rupert Santner die Diakonweihe und im Sommer 2020 die Priesterweihe. Bilder: Loretto/Privat Handwerklich begabt, absolvierte der Sohn vom Nigglbauern am Holztechnikum in Kuchl die HTL. Mit Gott ist Rupert Santner seit seiner Kindheit eng verbunden. Katholisch erzogen, besuchte …Read More

Pilgrimage to Poland

October 12th, 2018 by Vox Cervi 1

Students from the ITI enjoyed a fruitful pilgrimage to Poland from October 5th through the 7th. Carefully organized by Fr. Juraj Terek and Piotr Drag (founding member of the ITI), the trip started with attending a conference co-sponsored by the conference of Polish bishops about European integration. The conference allowed students to grapple with current issues facing Europe in a professional setting. The ITI was well represented when students sought to clarify the discussion by …Read More

Summer Highlights

September 7th, 2018 by Vox Cervi 1

Leave it to ITI students to make the most of their summer break. The following is a roundup of some of the global adventures of returning students, which includes volunteering, teaching, and attending summer schools. Elizabeth Ielmini What I did: I taught English at the English Summer School (ESS) in Ukraine for the Ukrainian Catholic University. ESS is a summer camp held each year outside of Lviv for students attending the Ukrainian Catholic University. My …Read More

Schönborn: VfGH-Entscheidung zur Ehe verneint Wirklichkeit

December 18th, 2017 by Vox Cervi 1

5 Dezember 2017 Vorsitzender der Österreichischen Bischofskonferenz kritisiert Entscheidung des Verfassungsgerichtshofs, wonach Ehe künftig auch für gleichgeschlechtliche Paare möglich sein soll Wien ( Mit deutlicher Kritik hat Kardinal Christoph Schönborn auf die Entscheidung des Verfassungsgerichtshofs (VfGH) zur Ehe reagiert: “Es ist beunruhigend, dass sogar die Verfassungsrichter den Blick verloren haben für die besondere Natur der Ehe als Verbindung von Mann und Frau. Sie ist wie keine andere Beziehung geeignet, Kinder hervorzubringen, zu hüten und aufzuziehen …Read More

Truth Should Speak To Power

November 2nd, 2017 by Vox Cervi 1

Abortion is the gravest evil of our time and we all have a duty to be informed and be active in combating this great slaughter, be it through incessant prayer or through pro-life work, we can all make a difference. Two articles (also to be viewed as videos) by the Catholic British parliamentarian Lord David Alton and by Dr. Alveda King, the niece of Martin Luther King, commemorate the sad anniversary of 50 years of …Read More

This is a prayer John Paul II prayed every day – it became a habit when he was 11 years old

October 25th, 2017 by Vox Cervi 1

VENI, Creator Spiritus, mentes tuorum visita, imple superna gratia quae tu creasti pectora. COME, Holy Spirit, Creator blest, and in our souls take up Thy rest; come with Thy grace and heavenly aid to fill the hearts which Thou hast made. Qui diceris Paraclitus, altissimi donum Dei, fons vivus, ignis, caritas, et spiritalis unctio. O comforter, to Thee we cry, O heavenly gift of God Most High, O fount of life and fire of love, …Read More

Suffering for her Faith: Asia Bibi has spent more than 3,000 days in prison for blasphemy

September 25th, 2017 by Vox Cervi 1

Condemned to death in 2009 for insulting Islam, the Pakistani Catholic is still awaiting her final verdict. On June 14, 2009, Asia Bibi was thrown into jail. A year later she was sentenced to death for blasphemy, and since 2013, after two transfers, she has been languishing in one of the three windowless cells on death row in the southern province of Multan in the Punjab Penitentiary. A year after the Supreme Court of Pakistan postponed her …Read More

The Church doesn’t need our opinion, she needs our holiness

February 14th, 2017 by Vox Cervi 1

It is doubtful that the Holy Spirit needs the voice of every Catholic with a blog and a Twitter account to set things straight. A fool takes no pleasure in understanding,  but only in expressing his opinion. —Proverbs 18:2 We live in a world full of opinions. And the internet has amplified the number of opinions we hear each day. People who used to grouse about life to their best friend or next-door neighbors now have …Read More