Topic: clergy

Rome, Italy, May 25, 2015 / 10:03 am (Aid to the Church in Need).- The Christian message can't be shaken by a national vote, but Ireland’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage is forcing Catho ... discuss

Contact: Samantha Nelson, The Hope of Survivors, 866-260-8958, help@thehopeofsurvivors.com BEDFORD, Iowa, May 22, 2015 / www.ChristianNewswire.com / -- Clergy sexual abuse. It should be an oxymoron, ... discuss

TweetBy Maaike RosendalI’ve just returned from a post-carding shift with our staff and interns in the Greater Toronto Area. My feet hurt and I consider myself blessed to work with a team that unders ... discuss

was the first missionary bishop of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America.Baptized David Jackson Kemper by Dr. Benjamin Moore, the Assistant Rector of his parents' congregation at New Yo ... discuss

Rome, Italy, May 22, 2015 / 12:32 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As Ireland goes to the polls to vote on whether to legalize same-sex marriage, one Church official warns that the new law could bring yet-unfores ... discuss

Contact: Samantha Nelson, The Hope of Survivors, 866-260-8958, help@thehopeofsurvivors.com BEDFORD, Iowa, May 22, 2015 / www.ChristianNewswire.com / -- Clergy sexual abuse. It should be an oxymoron, ... discuss

22 May AD 1688 After Martin Chemnitz and Johann Gerhard, Johannes Andreas Quenstedt may have been the ablest theologian of the Lutheran church in the period following the death of Martin Luther. A sh ... discuss

From "Ceremonies of the Modern Roman Rite: The Eucharist and the Liturgy of the Hours: a Manual for Clergy and All Involved in Liturgical Ministries"201.  There are two bows in the modern Roman R ... discuss

Today we honor St. Christopher Magallanes, priest and martyr, and his companions, martyrs.Christopher and his twenty-four companion martyrs were members of the Cristero movement, a response to  a ... discuss

Credit:  beautyandsparkle.comIn Part 1 of this blog post [HERE], I discussed Pope Francis' recently homily he gave regarding the dangers of living in fear. I showed that the motivation ... discuss

was born near Glastonbury in the southwest of England about the year 909, ten years after the death of King Alfred. During the Viking invasions of the ninth century, monasteries had been favorite targ ... discuss

I remember forty years ago when National Right to Life (NRLC) wouldn't say one word about contraception. Thinking with the world's mind, the leaders did not want to rock the boat and risk losing Prote ... discuss

The Christian bishops, chiefs, commanders, clergy and people of Sudan declared, on May 16, 1983, that they would not abandon God as God had revealed himself to them under threat of Shariah Law imposed ... discuss

I can't believe it's been 3 years since I graduated from my CINO college (which has a university status as of last fall) alma mater. It seems like only yesterday I was nervously walking across the sta ... discuss

  Pope Francis’s “Missionaries of Mercy” and post-abortive women Send to KindleOlivia Gans Turner ... discuss

Contact: CJCUC Media Division 516-882-3220 JERUSALEM, May 11, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Israel Jewish Coalition for Interfaith Relations (IJCIR) condemns the recent acts of bigotry and hatred ... discuss

Thomas Paine (1737-1808) In 1776, Thomas Paine wrote in his iconic Revolutionary War pamphlet The American Crisis the following: THESE are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and ... discuss

What? Canada's "most prolific pedophile" was an ANGLICAN priest? I thought the accepted narrative was that pedophilia is caused by celibacy. Anglican priests are not obliged to live celibate lives. Co ... discuss

US clergy, including five bishops, ask synod to 'stand firm' on marriage | National Catholic Reporter div> ... discuss

“PRAY FOR AMERICA”AMERICANS TO UNITE AND PRAY ON THURSDAY, MAY 7th, FOR THE OBSERVANCE OF THE NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYEROUR Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will ... discuss

In 2016, women who’ve had abortions and doctors that have performed them will be able to receive pardons from Pope Francis. In the Catholic Church, abortion can result in automatic excommunication a ... discuss

Church Staff Apps launches "Care Connect" -- first-of-its-kind app for keeping tabs on worshippers' support needs Contact: Ed Frisbee, 888-527-9990 ext 201 FLECTCHER, N.C., May 5, 2015 /Christian Ne ... discuss

American Gothic (1922), by Grant Wood. The American Dream, once an endless stream of possibilities, is today guaranteed only to those born of primogeniture and entail. For the industrious, this will n ... discuss

Brethren, Peace be with you.Back in 2011 I wrote Do We Need to Use a Different Word for Marriage in the Church? and, Should Catholic Clergy Cease Signing Civil “Marriage” Licenses? I say Aye! ... discuss

"The presence of the Lord was experienced by both clergy and laymen alike during our interactive conference," declared hosting Pastor Evangelist Jean Tanefoufo, of International Mission of Evangelism ... discuss

The attack on Archbishop Cordileone for daring to uphold Catholic teaching in his schools and for supporting Fr. Joseph Illo's decision to use only altar boys continues. What's the archbishop's latest ... discuss

Having just returned from an intense mission with Family Life International in New Zealand, I wanted to share with you how vital it is to reclaim the culture for life! With the Church and many faithf ... discuss

"The presence of the Lord was experienced by both clergy and laymen alike during our interactive conference," declared hosting Pastor Evangelist Jean Tanefoufo, of International Mission of Evangelism ... discuss

“It is … it is going to be an issue.” With those words, spoken yesterday before the Supreme Court of the Unites States, the Solicitor General of the United States announced that reli ... discuss

(March 25, 1347 - April 29, 1380) was a Dominican Tertiary (lay affiliate) of the Dominican Order. Catherine was the 23rd child out of 25 (her twin sister, the 24th, died at birth); her parents were G ... discuss

In a somewhat unusual alliance, "35 religious leaders representing Catholic, evangelical, Pentecostal, Orthodox and Mormon churches" have issued an "Open Letter ... to All in Positions of Public Servi ... discuss

Salt Lake City, Utah, Apr 27, 2015 / 11:56 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Monday, Pope Francis appointed Bishop John Wester, who has led the Diocese of Salt Lake City since 2007 and is known for speaking out ... discuss

Pope Francis Excommunicates Australian Priest Who Advocated For Gay Marriage And Female Clergy div> ... discuss

Feast of Saint Mark, Evangelist(Click here for readings) By JENNIFER BURGINBe sober and vigilant. Your opponent the Devil is prowling around like a roaring lion looking for someone to d ... discuss

Giving away/signing my book on healing (http://t.co/QUs1b1JkWl) last night at Lake Traverse Reservation. More soon! pic.twitter.com/smYIY0NT2S— Dawn Eden ن (@mypeacebook) April 22, 2015Today I retu ... discuss

Vatican City, Apr 23, 2015 / 05:23 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican announced Thursday that Fr. Brendan Cahill, Vicar for Clergy in the archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, has been named bishop for the ... discuss

Barely five days after The New York Times ran a major news article on the firing of Atlanta’s fire chief for his views on homosexuality, a major Times opinion writer declared that religious libe ... discuss

The vast high-velocity moral revolution that is reshaping modern cultures at warp speed is leaving almost no aspect of the culture untouched and untransformed. The advocates of same-sex marriage and t ... discuss

And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy ... discuss

Antonia Tully, SPUC's Safe at School co-ordinator, and Rhoslyn Thomas, SPUC's youth organiser, spoke last week at major pro-life conference in Nigeria organised by the bishops of Ibadan Province. Anto ... discuss

21 April AD 1109 Known as the father of medieval Scholasticism, Anselm was born in Italy in 1033. Most closely associated with England, he first served as prior and abbot of the Benedictine Abbey in ... discuss

Brethren, Peace be to all in Jesus' Name and to those who visit this blog and read this post with the animus of insult me and share your invectives: may the Lord truly and richly bless you. *Blessed b ... discuss

CHICAGO (AP) — Cardinal Francis George, a vigorous defender of Roman Catholic orthodoxy who played a key role in the church's response to the clergy sex abuse scandal, has died. He wa ... discuss

It's because Facebook thinks drag queens should be able to use stage names like "Lil' Miss Hot Mess," but doesn't think Christian Clergy should be allowed to use anything but their legal names.See "St ... discuss

(Another example of Luther's heresy against our Lord) The Church acted most impeccably and pastorally in putting down Luther's revolt in the fourteenth century. Let that be our reflection, that it m ... discuss

Ah, holy Jesus, how hast Thou offended, * That man to judge Thee hath in hate pretended? * By foes derided, by Thine own rejected, * O most afflicted.Holy Week at the parish of Saint John the Beloved ... discuss

St. Dionysius of AlexandriaFr. Ted Bobosh has written an article on a topic that comes up from time to time -- whether or not we should observe the custom of women refraining from Communion durin ... discuss

From the Scranton Times-Tribune: Bishop Anthony M. Rysz, 90, died Friday, March 20, in Geisinger Community Medical Center emergency room after being stricken ill at home. His wife of 46 years is the f ... discuss

The façade must be maintained at all costs. You can never be allowed to see the man behind the curtain because once the light is shined on all this, it all comes tumbling down – immediately recogni ... discuss

I’m a little late (okay, really late) promoting this, but recently a couple of people started a special novena celebrating the 20th Anniversary of St. JP II’s Encyclical Evangelium Vitae ... discuss

Feeding the poor?  Definitely not!  Nothing wrong there.  They must be commended and encouraged to continue practicing this Corporal Work of Mercy.Carry on dear friends!I see this grou ... discuss

Question: "Why does the Orthodox Church teach many sacraments, and that they bestow grace, when the New Testament only speaks of two sacraments as only memorials: Communion and Baptism?"Your question ... discuss

Young people, their parents and clergywere betrayed by organisers of Flame 2 youth event Once again Fr Timothy Radcliffe, the well-known dissenter from Catholic teaching,  is being ... discuss

I found this article on the Daily Paul Liberty Forum...“The point of my legislation is to take the state out of the process and leave marriage in the hands of the clergy,” said state Rep. Todd Rus ... discuss

Around 400 A.D., a 16 year old of Roman heritage was kidnapped and sold into slavery.  Though he escaped six years later, a love for the people of his captive land was planted in his heart.  ... discuss

The film “Selma,” portraying the historic march for voting rights from Selma to Montgomery, AL in 1965, is a gut-wrenching experience that brings the viewer into the vehemence of the prejudice a ... discuss

The lawyer's letter to Vox Cantoris is here.The Radical Catholic: Fr. Thomas Rosica Threatens Catholic BloggerEveryday for Life: Careful what you say about the clergy: you may get suedJonah in the Hea ... discuss

I recently began working with the Johnson County Hospice. When first asked to apply, I considered some of the ethical and religious underpinnings of hospice care. I didn’t want to get into somethin ... discuss

Double (1955 Calendar): February 9St. Cyril, patriarch of Alexandria, was known as the Doctor of the Incarnation. He took a fearless stand against the Nestorian heretics who denied that the Second Per ... discuss

In January, Michael Voris did a Vortex episode entitled, "GET OUT!" in which he once again attacked the "homosexual and homosexual-friendly clergy" of the Catholic Church.  He, as is his usual cu ... discuss

This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org “On seeing what had taken place, the centurion p ... discuss

  WASHINGTON, D.C. — A Brazilian senator  leading a delegation from his country at the March for Life will be a special guest at the National Memorial for the Pre-born and Their Mothers an ... discuss

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Why is it important for Christians to come together in prayer at the National Memorial for the Pre-born and Their Mothers and Fathers on the morning of the March for Life?   ... discuss

Barely five days after The New York Times ran a major news article on the firing of Atlanta’s fire chief for his views on homosexuality, a major Times opinion writer declared that religious libe ... discuss

From Fr. George Rutler's "The Pastor's Corner " at Church of St. Michael (NYC): Ever since the legalization of abortion in our country, the Church has resisted the temptation to discouragement in ... discuss

Strange, isn't it? Each man's life touches so many other lives. When he isn't around he leaves an awful hole, doesn't he?"My thirteen year old son Anthony asked to watch "It's a Wonderful Life" the ot ... discuss

The final report of last October's family synod at the Vatican is seriously flawed and contains grave omissions which represent a serious danger to our families, to the sanctity of human life, and to ... discuss

The following is from my talk at this year's Annual Advent Dinner on December 4th, highlighting all of the good work Lumina has accomplished this year! First of all, I want to thank Bishop Byrne ... discuss

Vatican City, Dec 17, 2014 / 02:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis appointed eight new members of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors on Wednesday, completing the ranks of the com ... discuss

"Pigsty": Father Wagner complains about Diocese Gerhard Maria Wagner,the parish priest prevented from becoming Auxilliary Bishop of Linz again makes criticism of his diocese on the publication o ... discuss

There are those in the Orthodox Church who say that we should have nothing to do with the culture wars that have been raging in our culture since the 60's. They accuse conservative converts of trying ... discuss

Just because Obama is the President of the United States does NOT give him the right to say that the New York police officers that were involved in the death of Eric Garner were racially driven, and ... discuss

FIRST... DON'T FORGET...40 Days for Life-DallasMidway Rally and Youth DaySaturday, October 9thSouthwestern late-term abortion center8616 Greenville Ave. at Royal Ln. (NE corner)(For details on Youth D ... discuss

[T]he purpose of a system is what it does. This is a basic dictum. It stands for bald fact, which makes a better starting point in seeking understanding than the familiar attributions of good intentio ... discuss

My message to our state representative regarding today's vote on HF1054:On behalf of the four voters in our home, including me, I ask that you vote against this bill for a variety of reasons.First, an ... discuss

Reading of all the violent protests in Ferguson, MO, I was wondering why the word 'Ferguson' associated with racial violence was stirring memories in my heart. . . and suddenly I was brought back 21 y ... discuss

We need more men like this.  (And more Cardinal Burkes.)  Do not lose hope.  Stay close to the Lord.  And support those who are doing good.  The article below concerning the S ... discuss

by Texas Orthodox Priests – Statement of the Brotherhood of the Orthodox Clergy Association of Houston and Southeast Texas on the Comments of Fr. Robert Arida on Homosexuality In response to Fr. ... discuss

Guy Fawkes or The Gunpowder Treason Extract: More than two hundred and thirty-five years ago, or, to speak with greater precision, in 1605, at the latter end of June, it was rumoured one morning in M ... discuss

Question: We Orthodox Christians Commune with the same spoon. What about the transmission of germs and diseases? I think germs were discovered in the 17th century. Before that, illnesses were attribut ... discuss

Brethren, Peace be with you!Fr. Silvan Rouse, C.P. (+2014) (Photo by John Varljen)Yesterday, my long time confessor and spiritual director, Father Silvan Rouse C.P., transited to Our Father's house. F ... discuss

Philipp Nicolai: 26 October AD 1608 Nicolai was born in Waldeck, Germany 10 August 1556, the son of a Lutheran pastor. He entered the University of Erfurt and in 1576 he went to Wittenberg. For four y ... discuss

Back in 2010 I ordered a book from Tan Books entitled The 33 Doctors of the Church.* I got it because I was interested in finding out more about who those Doctors were, what they taught, & why they we ... discuss

To hear some people talk, apparently exhorting believers to repent of their apathy towards abortion and to love justice and mercy is putting the Church in imminent danger! I will be the first to admit ... discuss

Scranton Chapter Marks The 40th Anniversary of Its FoundingBanquet to Honor Forty Year Fight for Life!Four decades  ... discuss

Karachi, Pakistan, Aug 20, 2014 / 02:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Franciscan friary in Pakistan's largest city, Karachi, celebrated its platinum jubilee earlier this month on the feast of Our Lady of t ... discuss

Several months ago I posted some thoughts inspired by a little research on the history of English (primarily, though not intentionally) church architecture. I was interested in looking at the way chil ... discuss

I'm quoting extensively here but, it's so true:Now with Pope Francis the cafeteria Catholics are the conservatives. They splutter and fume at Pope Francis. He’s the pope, but they disagree with him ... discuss

This episode of the Vortex really gave my heart a lift this morning. Not surprising. Beauty calls to the heart and the sanctuary at Church Militant TV is truly beautiful. If you have a beautiful sanct ... discuss

I know, I know. It's been a couple of week since I've written one of these WILW posts but most of my Wednesdays have been occupied with studying for exams so I haven't had the chance to write. Since t ... discuss

[This is the last installment of a Facebook post by a Dominican novice, Anthony J. J. Mathison. I’ve done some minor detail work, such as replacing straight quotes with “smart quotes”, justifica ... discuss

Battlefield Mass: Korean WarWhen I saw For Greater Glory a couple of years ago, I was struck by the scenes showing the Cristeros at worship in their desert hideaways.  The priest at the alta ... discuss

It’s a Lie! We Are NOT Founded on Christian Principles The funny thing is, most of the people in this photo, WERE NOT CHRISTIANS!!!  Hey, that looks like Jefferson on the left. Oh, now there was a ... discuss

One thing is for certain: we all find ourselves, either consciously or unconsciously, immersed in an ocean of turbulent societal anxiety. This is not the turmoil and anxiety caused by any one particul ... discuss

Pope Francis, preparing to execute a Judo throw on Patriarch BartholomewOn Pentecost, I was on Ancient Faith Today, which is hosted by Kevin Allen, and was on the show along with Fr. Matthew Baker, to ... discuss

By Jean M. HeimannJune 13th is the feast of St. Anthony of Padua. With it being so close to Father's Day, my dad has been on my mind, so I thought I would re-post this popular post I wrote last year a ... discuss

by Casey Mattox Dear Ms. Richards: I recently learned that Planned Parenthood has published a “Pastoral Letter” which tells women: “The truth is that abortion is not even mentioned i ... discuss

by Jill Stanek While abortion proponents have forever belittled opposition to abortion (and contraception) in the name of religion, hypocritial Planned Parenthood has for at least two decade ... discuss

Southern Baptists will be heading for Baltimore in just a few days, and the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention is to be held in a city that has not hosted the convention since 1940. Thi ... discuss

Justin Edwards has recently written a set of articles against us (and Russell Hunter in particular), claiming that "our teaching is deceptive" and that by it we put "the Body of Christ in imminent dan ... discuss

By Mike Ciandella and Katie Yoder, MRC: They say the key to successful investing is diversification. But Berkshire Hathaway Chairman & CEO Warren Buffett, the billionaire investor known as the &nbs ... discuss

The Missouri House has passed a bill to extend their abortion waiting period to 72 hours.  It passed 111-39.  Pro-aborts are lamely doing a cermonial filibuster outside the Capitol. &nb ... discuss

From the invaluable New Liturgical Movement:http://www.newliturgicalmovement.org/2013/08/q-with-dom-mark-daniel-kirby-on.html#.Uy5ZF0nD_4gDom Mark Daniel Kirby, prior of Silverstream Priory, recently ... discuss

This article by Sandro Magister has been making the rounds of Catholic social media.He starts off his article:During the first centuries the divorced and remarried were pardoned of their sins and give ... discuss

1 February AD 1855 German pastor and theologian Klaus Harms was born at Fahrstedt, Schleswig-Holstein on 25 May 1778 and baptized the next day in the neighboring community of Marne. Before entering u ... discuss

Children and young people must always be protected against sexual abuse and find adequate support in the Church community, Pope Francis told the Vatican doctrinal office dealing with abuse by clergy t ... discuss

The Nautilus on the CathedralRev. Tim Schenck, Clergy Family ConfidentialAn Altar on the Farm Phillip Jensen, CommentThe Apocalypse in America’s DNAStefany Anne Golberg, Smart SetBack to (Divi ... discuss

SDPB: "The State Senate Judiciary Committee struck down a bill aiming to protect clergy from performing gay marriages against their will. Proponents say the bill makes a necessary political statement, ... discuss

The President of the Episcopal Church's lay and clergy House of Deputies, the Rev. Gay Jennings has blasted laws in parts of Africa that she says, "are brutally repressive to lesbian, gay, b ... discuss

San Francisco Chronicle (AP): "South Dakota lawmakers are considering a measure that would allow clergy and religious organizations to refuse to take part in gay marriage services." Original PostingRe ... discuss

The Bishop of Shanghai, under house arrest, publishes a prayer on the occasion of the last day of the Year of the Snake and remembers the deceased clergy of Shanghai. The Church celebrates the Chinese ... discuss

Dear Readers, I beg of you to make this go viral on all social media.My two beefs about homilies are as follows:1) Anecdotes seem to be the only strong weapon in the priestly toolbox.And they get bori ... discuss

Bill Donohue comments on how so-called victims’ advocates are participating in the war on religion: Freedom From Religion Foundation is an atheist organization. BishopAccountability.org and the ... discuss

SCOTUSblog: "Arguing that Congress has gone too far to push aside the Supreme Court’s constitutional role in religion cases, a loose coalition of child welfare organizations, survivors of clergy chi ... discuss

South Dakota's legislative body is mulling over two bills that seek to protect clergy and business owners from being forced to perform or host gay marriages. Original PostingRead more →The post ... discuss

By KEVIN J. JONES/CNA/EWTN NEWS | CHICAGO —- A new app featuring the full text and dramatic readings of the Bible is drawing praise from Catholic clergy who say it can help more people read ... discuss

Yes I've noticed this, too, even about "good" bishops:They often talk a good game, but we don't see a lot of action.I wish the clergy and the faithful could sit down and have a discussion about these ... discuss

Almost daily, evidence mounts of defiant United Methodist clergy breaking church law on behalf of gays and lesbians as the nation’s second-largest Protestant denomination struggles with what may be ... discuss

A pro-abortion religious group in Minnesota is putting on a training seminar to teach clergy how to support women’s abortions. While Biblical principles fully affirm the worth and dignity of huma ... discuss

Siding with former parishioners, the Congregation for the Clergy has decreed that a historic Buffalo parish cannot be reduced to profane use. “In a decree dated Jan. 7, 2014, the Vatican Congrega ... discuss

A pro-abortion religious group in Minnesota is putting on a training seminar to teach clergy how to support women’s abortions. While Biblical principles fully affirm the worth and dignity of hum ... discuss

Siding with former parishioners, the Congregation for the Clergy has decreed that a historic Buffalo parish cannot be reduced to profane use. "In a decree dated Jan. 7, 2014, the ... Original PostingR ... discuss

Why aren't there more Catholics at the March for Life?In sum: because there's not enough Holy Anger. Even among the clergy.He hits it out of the park. A highly quotable video.I hope you post it to you ... discuss

Lawyers for victims of sexual abuse by Roman Catholic clergy on Tuesday released thousands of related documents from the Chicago Archdiocese, the latest in a series of such disclosures in th ... discuss

Richmond Times-Dispatch: "House Bill 1135 provides for a limited restriction of conversion therapy. It does not prevent adults from voluntarily engaging in conversion therapy efforts. It would not aff ... discuss

A group of pastors is putting their freedom on the line to bring attention to the plight of Saeed Abedini, a U.S. pastor sentenced to eight years in one of Iran's most brutal prisons for his Christian ... discuss

On Thursday, Pope Francis preached against scandal and harm caused by corrupt clergy when he concelebrated Mass with two cardinals. One of the cardinals was Roger Mahony, the former archbishop of Los ... discuss

At a Mass concelebrated with two cardinals, including Cardinal Roger Mahony, Pope Francis denounced the harm caused by clerical scandals. In its summary of the January 16 weekday Mass ... Original Pos ... discuss

The release of 6,000 pages of documents by the Archdiocese of Chicago raised hopes Wednesday among sex abuse victims and their lawyers that new light will be shed on what the Catholic Church knew and ... discuss

On Tuesday 4 March, Jonathan Doyle will be speaking in London on addiction, hope and Theology of the Body.Jonathan Doyle is a leading expert on internet pornography addiction and Catholic sexual ethic ... discuss

Ukraine Catholic leader: government threats will not intimidate Church Catholic World NewsThe leader of the Ukrainian Catholic Church has vowed that his clergy will not be deterred by the government ... discuss

The leader of the Ukrainian Catholic Church has vowed that his clergy will not be deterred by the government's threat to revoke the registration of the Byzantine-rite body. The ... Original PostingRea ... discuss

WASHINGTON — A group of pastors is putting their freedom on the line to bring attention to the plight of Saeed Abedini, a U.S. pastor sentenced to eight years in one of Iran's most brutal prison ... discuss

Following his Angelus address on January 12, Pope Francis announced the names of 19 prelates who will become cardinals in the consistory of February 22, the Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter the Apost ... discuss

Ariz. Rep. Steve Montenegro intends to propose legislation that would allow pastors, clergy and rabbis to opt-out of performing same-sex wedding ceremonies. Original PostingRead more →The post A ... discuss

With the appointment of 19 new cardinals, Pope Francis has moved the balance of papal electors away from Europe and toward areas of the Church's most dramatic growth -- Africa and Central and South Am ... discuss

On January 16, a Vatican delegation is due to appear before the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child at a hearing in Geneva as part of an investigation into allegations of child sexual ... discuss

Cardinals, bishops and other clergy made sexual advances towards a member of the Swiss Guard, it has been claimed A former Swiss Guard has claimed that he received sexual advances from cardinals, bish ... discuss

Pope Francis has cut back severely on the use of the honorary title "monsignor" for Catholic priests. Shortly after his election, Pope Francis instructed the Secretariat of State to ... Original Posti ... discuss

In a new move aimed at reforming the clergy and eliminating careerism in the Catholic Church, Pope Francis has abolished the conferral of the Pontifical Honor of ‘Monsignor’ on secular pries ... discuss

The Saint of the Day for December 21 is St. Peter Canisius. Peter Canisius, the remarkable Jesuit who almost single-handedly reevangelized Central Europe, founded dozens of colleges, contributed to th ... discuss

December 12 is the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. "Hear me and understand well, my son the least, that nothing should frighten or grieve you. Let not your heart be disturbed. Do not fear that sicknes ... discuss

The stats for this blog are microscopic.But anyone who DOES read this blog knows one thing: I am no fan of our current president, his policies, or his party. It's guys like the president that have me ... discuss

The Saint of the Day for December 4 is St. John Damascene. John of Damascus or Damascene, the last of the Greek Fathers, was one of the principal defenders of the veneration of images against the Icon ... discuss

In honor of the 496th anniversary of the Reformation, and as is annual tradition here at Echo Zoe, I give you the Reformation Polka, and all 95 of Luther’s Theses: Out of love and concern f ... discuss

The highest court in the United Methodist Church has ruled that a Texas bishop must deliver a ruling on the eligibility of a lesbian candidate for ordination. Original PostingRead more →The post ... discuss

Fr. West and Metropolitan Tikhon in August 2013. Before beginning the North American leg of the From Ocean to Ocean Pilgrimage in Defense of Life, I met with His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, who le ... discuss

Vatican City, Oct 29, 2013 / 06:59 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Leonard P. Blair of Toledo, Ohio to lead the diocese of Hartford, Connecticut, following the retirement of the ... discuss

Phyllis Schlafly Report, October, 2013: The Democrats are chanting that Republicans must fully fund Obamacare because it is the law of the land, passed by Congress, signed by the President, and upheld ... discuss

As today is the traditional Feast of Christ the King (as it is the last Sunday of October), I present the encyclical Quas Primas of His Holiness Pope XI.  There is no more appropriate reflection ... discuss

FROM THE PASTOROctober 20, 2013by Fr. George W. Rutler It is astonishing how the saints have dealt with challenges and difficulties similar to ours, regardless of differences in their cultures. Cons ... discuss

America Magazine ran an opinion piece on clericalism from a young monk who thinks his fellow young priests are too clericalist. That engendered some impassioned responses, which you can find linked at ... discuss

I was once a loyal follower of Michael Voris. At that time I saw the Catholic Church as being in a state of chaos.  It seemed that many Catholics were hardly even aware or caring about the teachi ... discuss

foundationlife.netThe sacrament of holy orders is conferred in three ranks of clergy: bishops, priests, and deacons. Bishops (episcopoi) have the care of multiple congregations and appoint, ordain, an ... discuss

Shawn Carney, Campaign Director, 40 Days for Life: Of the 306 locations conducting 40 Days for Life campaigns right now, 156 of them are holding their vigils outside offices of the number one abortio ... discuss

Shawn Carney, Campaign Director, 40 Days for Life:: Today, I speak at the Central California Walk for Life -- an event that 40 Days for Life volunteers helped organize. More than 1,000 people are exp ... discuss

Without question, the most misunderstood person in the entire history of mankind is Jesus Christ. He was misunderstood at the time he lived when the religious leaders of the day called him a devil. Do ... discuss

The saint of the day for September 25 is St. Vincent Strambi, Passionist priest and bishop.Vincent Strambi was born in Civitavecchia, the port city of Rome on January 1, 1745, the only child of the ph ... discuss

By Scott Greer Pope Francis, who has been shocking the world with statements on faith and practice that seem conciliatory toward non-Catholic beliefs, demoted an outspoken and highly conservative card ... discuss

Last week, an interview with Pope Francis was published by the National Catholic Review called “America Magazine”. In the interview, the Pope spoke of balance in the Catholic Church and the i ... discuss

Brethren, Peace and Good to all of you. This, according to the Catholic News Service: Pope (E) Benedict XVI  (CNS/Paul Haring) VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- In a letter to an atheist Italian mathem ... discuss

“I see clearly that the thing the church needs most today is the ability to heal wounds and to warm the hearts of the faithful; it needs nearness, proximity. I see the church as a field ho ... discuss

Vatican City, Sep 21, 2013 / 02:10 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A lengthy interview with Pope Francis published yesterday by a Jesuit publication has sparked a flood of news reports, as well as in-depth comme ... discuss

Raymond Arroyo posted this on FacebookPope Francis on the Church's "small-minded rules" and his outreach to gays: “The church sometimes has locked itself up in small things, in small-minded rul ... discuss

Orange, Calif., Sep 19, 2013 / 03:48 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Bishop Kevin W. Vann of Orange, Calif., announced the selection of two firms to collaborate in renovating the “Crystal Cathedral” ... discuss

Unreported by Vatican Radio or L'Osservatore Romano regarding the Pope's partly closed-door meeting with a part of the Roman clergy yesterday was the following, mentioned by Sandro Magister in his Ita ... discuss

Wading into ongoing debates over religion and politics, Pope Francis on Sunday gently chided Christians to pray for politicians, saying “a Christian who does not pray for his leaders is not a good C ... discuss

Acting in his capacity as bishop of Rome, Pope Francis has offered words of encouragement to his diocesan priests, urging them to keep their vocations alive through their love of God.The Pope was spea ... discuss

Today is the memorial of Sts. Cornelius and Cyprian. These two contemporaries, martyred in 253 and 258 respectively, were linked by one particular issue: what to do with those Christians who lapsed th ... discuss

14 September AD 258; Transferred to 16 September Cyprian (Thascius Caecilius Cyprianus) was born around AD 200 in the north African city of Carthage to a well-established pagan family. Most scholars ... discuss

Madrid, Spain, Sep 12, 2013 / 04:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Church’s social doctrine is central for the life of the faithful, said a Spanish priest, and widespread ignorance of that doctrine is ... discuss

Kerby Anderson by Kerby Anderson, Point of View: Some in the clergy are beginning to understand that the battle between church and state will not end well for those in the church. That is one ... discuss

Mme Lejuene addressed the gathering. I had just finished radiation for a melanoma in my eye, but I was determined not to miss an opportunity to meet with my friends at the Lejeune USA reception a ... discuss

Jessica Zuckerman and Ken McIntyre: Congress gets back to its regularly scheduled work on Monday—and there’s plenty of immigration propaganda greeting them. The falsehoods from the White Housejus ... discuss

While this should be the predictable consequence of supporting abortion, I find the approach a bit weak. In voting for abortion, the TD's committed a public act. The rebuke of that public act should ... discuss

While this should be the predictable consequence of supporting abortion, I find the approach a bit weak. In voting for abortion, the TD's committed a public act. The rebuke of that public act should ... discuss

With the 12th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks upon us, we examine how clergy respond to national tragedies in their sermons.  What does a priest or pastor say to a congregation lo ... discuss

by UPI | upi.com MADISON, Wis., Aug. 26 (UPI) — The U.S. Justice Department says in a legal filing leaders of an atheist group qualify for the same housing tax exemption priests receive. Th ... discuss

Reflecting on the importance of education and the formation of clergy in the evangelization of Asia, the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities in Southeast and East Asia (ASEACCU) held a ... discuss

The patron saint of post-abortion recovery services is Our Lady of Czestochowa.Aka "The Black Madonna."Her face appears black, and her face and throat are severely scarred, in the icon painting of he ... discuss

United Press International: The U.S. Justice Department says in a legal filing leaders of an atheist group qualify for the same housing tax exemption priests receive. The paradoxical position com ... discuss

The leader of an atheist group sued because she didn’t believe she qualified for tax exemptions afforded to clergy. When the government says she does qualify – as a minister – she got even a ... discuss

In honor of the 495th anniversary of the Reformation, I give you the Reformation Polka, and all 95 of Luther’s Theses: Out of love and concern for the truth, and with the object of elicitin ... discuss

A monk from Esphigemenou monaster, about to toss a Molotov cocktail.Question: "The Esphigmenou monastery [on Mount Athos] has recently made headlines; what is happening with them and why are the monks ... discuss

Featured Term (selected at random):SACRISTYA room attached to a church, usually near the altar, where the clergy vest for ecclesiastical functions. The sacristy affords storage for sacred vessels, ves ... discuss

Editor’s note. This comes from PNCI—the Parliamentary Network for Critical Issues Dr. Anna Choi A troubling trend of pro-abortion violence and harassment toward pro-life advocates is taking place ... discuss

Edward G. Robinson, playing Dathan, in the movie the Ten CommandmentsQuestion: "How does the Orthodox Church views the nature of Holy Orders when compared to the view of the Roman Catholic Church. The ... discuss

Top stories:Nicklinson-Lamb euthanasia ruling welcomed but 'Martin' assisted suicide ruling carries danger for disabled peopleSPUC Pro-Life has welcomed the fact that the murder law has been upheld ... discuss

Father Smolinski enters the santuary, followed by Very Rev. Joseph Krusienski, who installed him as Pastor of Saint John’s. (Eugene Kulas / June 22, 2013)Father Henry Smolinski, formerly adminis ... discuss

29 July AD 1028; transferred to 27 July Ólafr Haraldsson (also known as Olav, Olafe, Oláfr hinn helgi, and Olavus rex) was born in 995 to Harald Grenske and Åsta Gudbrandsdatter. While Snoore says ... discuss

Mark Davies, the Catholic bishop of Shrewsbury, has issued a pastoral letter this weekend in which he says that:"we must bear true and faithful witness to marriage"and that:"The redefinition of marria ... discuss

A mass ordination by Pope FrancisQuestion: "Why did our bishops declare the ordinations of a group of Western Rite clergy invalid because they were ordained in a single service? Why was this such a bi ... discuss

In this post, we will be responding Part II of Frank Turk's critique of AHA. In Part I, Turk attempted to critique our view of immediatism. Our reponse is available here. In Part I ... discuss

There is a lot of discussion out there that suggests Pope Francis is some type of Liberation Theologian by questioning the luxury cars driven by many Vatican clergy and living his radically different ... discuss

___________________________________“…it would be hard to find anyone who was more truly a man for all seasons and all men…”~ Erasmus, 1521 ___________________________________ Execution of S ... discuss

After Nancy Pelosi's latest bizarre reaction to a question from a reporter concerning the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act sponsored by Arizona congressman Trent Franks, I received a number o ... discuss

This sanctity of life video employs a powerful message delivered by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in his stand against the Vietnam war. Dr. King was adamantly against abortion and denounced it as a form ... discuss

Rolley Haggard has written four articles about what the churches and Christians should do to end abortion.  The following articles appeared in BreakPoint: Excerpts: We Could End Abortion 'O ... discuss

21 April AD 1109 Known as the father of medieval Scholasticism, Anselm was born in Italy in 1033. Most closely associated with England, he first served as prior and abbot of the Benedictine Abbey in ... discuss

Lots of people love the peaceful approach of 40 Days for Life and see how God has used this effort. BUT … it comes as no surprise to find out that not everybody is a fan. There are people in th ... discuss

Fr. Christian Bouchacourt, District Superior of South America, on the evening of the Pope’s election: Cardinal Bergoglio wishes to be a poor man among the poor. He cultivates a militant humility, ... discuss




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