Topic: clergy

The Society of St. Pius X has issued a response to the unjust and illegal attempt to prevent Catholics from attending their Masses.Bishop Bernard Fellay, superior of the Society of St. Pius X, celebra ... discuss

For the world, which is to say, for Google, today is a day about witches and ghosts, and not much more. Witchy Wanda is stirring her kettle on today’s webpage. That’s the way the world see ... discuss

Today is the Eve of All Saints Day (Halloween), and tomorrow is the 1st Class Feast of All Saints, a Holy Day of Obligation for many countries. So, please remember to attend Holy Mass tomorrow. Failur ... 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

Trieste, Italy, Oct 30, 2014 / 12:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Diocese of Trieste has announced “with a spirit full of sorrow and dismay” that one of its priests, who had recently admitted ... discuss

Contact: Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, 540-538-4741HOUSTON, Oct. 29, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Today Houston Mayor Annise Parker announced she has directed her legal team to drop the subpoenas of city p ... discuss

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Wednesday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time(Click here for readings)By BENEDICT AUGUSTINE‘Lord, open the door for us.’He will say to you in reply,‘I do not know where you are fr ... discuss

Brethren: Peace be with you.I've just finished reading three biographies on Abraham Lincoln, John Quincy Adams, and Thomas Jefferson. I even reread one about the elder John Adams to get "in sync" with ... discuss

For naïve followers, the notion that capital punishment is unfair is an uncritically accepted faith based on logical fallacies, unwarranted assumptions and insupportable assertions. For knowing leade ... discuss

Contact:  Rev. Patrick Mahoney, 540-538-4741 HOUSTON, Oct. 27, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ --The City of Houston has demanded pastors turn over all their speeches, presentations and other materials r ... discuss

Contact: Rev. Pat Mahoney, 540-538-4741; Rev. Rob Schenck, 202-656-1252HOUSTON, Oct. 28, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- A seven-member delegation of clergy representing different denominations and inc ... discuss

The vigil will be at 11:00 A.M.Contact:  Rev. Patrick Mahoney, 540-538-4741HOUSTON, Oct. 28, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- The group wants to stand in solidarity with local Houston pastors and also ... discuss

Contact: Rev. Pat Mahoney, 540-538-4741; Rev. Rob Schenck, 202-656-1252 HOUSTON, Oct. 28, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- An emergency delegation of clergy from around the country that has traveled to H ... 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

Contact:  Rev. Patrick Mahoney, 540-538-4741 HOUSTON, Oct. 27, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ --The City of Houston has demanded pastors turn over all their speeches, presentations and other materials r ... discuss

Contact:  Rev. Patrick Mahoney, 540-538-4741HOUSTON, Oct. 26, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- The City of Houston has demanded pastors turn over all their speeches, presentations and other materials r ... discuss

Contact:  Rev. Patrick Mahoney, 540-538-4741HOUSTON, Oct. 26, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- The City of Houston has demanded pastors turn over all their speeches, presentations and other materials r ... 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

Today is the feast of St. Anthony Mary Claret -- a favorite saint that my husband introduced me to about twenty years ago when he gave a teaching on this incredible man of God. I don't think I have ev ... discuss

Najran was a predominantly Christian city in the ancient Himyarite Kingdom of Yemen. The kingdom was known for it's religious diversity with the majority being of the Jewish faith and after ... 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

ASPAC 2015 Committee Members pose with Father Boquet, Dr. Brian Clowes and Dr. Ligaya Acosta Missionary work, though a privilege, can be exhaustive, but time is of the essence as Dr. Ligaya Acosta, HL ... discuss

Denver, Colo., Oct 22, 2014 / 08:02 pm (CNA).- Although it may have been well intentioned, an Italian nun’s choice of Madonna’s “Like a Virgin” as her first single shows “ ... discuss

By CATHOLIC NEWS AGENCY/EWTN NEWS | ST. PAUL, Minn. — Two dioceses in Minnesota have reached undisclosed financial settlements with a victim of clergy abuse, promising to implement and abi ... discuss

I've been saying this ever since gay marriages were recognized by the Canadian government. +Chaput is the first bishop I've read who is counselling the same approach.I am not saying that we should ren ... discuss

This is from my latest over at Catholicmom.com.Like many Catholics all over the world, I was thrilled with the canonization of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII.   The first was the pope ... discuss

Denver, Colo., Oct 22, 2014 / 04:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholic victims of the Soviet Union’s cruel anti-Christian persecutions faced execution, exile and arbitrary imprisonment for their fait ... discuss

St. Paul, Minn., Oct 21, 2014 / 07:07 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Two dioceses in Minnesota have reached undisclosed financial settlements with a victim of clergy abuse, promising to implement and abide by p ... discuss

This is long, so if you want a quick read, I've highlighted in red what struck me most. I ran the entire letter because it's not up on the Inside the Vatican website yet. But I recommend you sign up f ... discuss

The groups shared their concerns in a letter sent to the MayorContact: Rev. Patrick Mahoney, 540-538-4741WASHINGTON, Oct. 19, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- The City of Houston has demanded pastors tur ... discuss

The groups shared their concerns in a letter sent to the MayorContact: Rev. Patrick Mahoney, 540-538-4741WASHINGTON, Oct. 19, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- The City of Houston has demanded pastors tur ... discuss

Today is the feast day of St. Paul of the Cross, priest, mystic, and founder of the Passionist Congregation.Paul was born in Ovada, in northern Italy as Paolo Francesco Danei in 1694, the second oldes ... discuss

Government: Conduct Same-Sex Wedding or Go to Jail div> ... discuss

September 14, 1947 – October 19, 1984) was a Roman Catholic priest from Poland, associated with the Solidarity union. He was murdered by three agents of the Polish communist internal intelligence ag ... discuss

Vatican City, Oct 17, 2014 / 11:22 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Even though the Synod on the Family's midterm relatio was widely criticized by the bishops' small groups, Cardinal Reinhard Marx affirmed it onl ... discuss

Last night I was having a conversation about Pope Francis and the Synod.And I believe Pope Francis is deeply misunderstood.I don't think people understand his motives.I don't think faithful Catholics ... discuss

The following is an email I received from Mike Huckabee regarding the shenanigans going on in bowels of that decadentopolis, Houston, Texas, where the lesbian mayor has essentially declared war on the ... discuss

Perhaps There Is ONE Revolution Going On in the ChurchSorry I have't blogged in a little bit.I apologize for that trite apology for not having blogged.(How very Canadian of me!)But this Synod14 has be ... discuss

Abbey Roads: To be honest ... I'm sad.I am always edified by Terry Nelson's posts. This one is poignant and made me share in his sadness. Those struggling with sinful inclinations have a right to the ... discuss

Vatican City, Oct 15, 2014 / 11:17 am (CNA/EWTN News).- An incorrect translation into English of the original midterm report of the Synod on the Family may have spurred controversial interpretations o ... 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

by Shawn Carney, 40 Days for Life: Men can and do make a difference — just ask former abortion workers. In particular, they’ve noticed that no-shows and cancellations go way up when a it’s a man ... discuss

Men can and do make a difference — just ask former abortion workers. In particular, they’ve noticed that no-shows and cancellations go way up when a it’s a man in a Roman collar who’s joined t ... discuss

This is an interim report from a synod called to study how the Church can address many of the social issues raised in modern secular societies. It isn't a change in doctrine. It reflects rather a conv ... discuss

Men can and do make a difference — just ask former abortion workers. In particular, they’ve noticed that no-shows and cancellations go way up when a it’s a man in a Roman collar who& ... discuss

Pastors available for comment all weekend: Rev. Dietra Wise-Baker, Liberation Christian Church speaker at Saturday morning's march, 314-517-9728, revdwise@yahoo.com Rev. Mary Gene Boteler, Second ... discuss

Plenty! I have high regard for Phil Lawler and he is no knee jerk critic. So when he points out problems, orthodox Catholics would do well to listen. I've highlighted a few particularly important pass ... discuss

Denver, Colo., Oct 10, 2014 / 06:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Brittany Maynard plans on ending her life on November 1. The 29 year-old has been diagnosed with an advanced brain tumor, and in April was giv ... discuss

PRESIDENT Hospitality, FT EmployeeArchdiocese of Philadelphia (Downingtown, PA)The Organization Founded in 1946, Saint John Vianney Center is the longest running behavioral health treatment facility i ... discuss

Pastors available for comment all weekend: Rev. Dietra Wise-Baker, Liberation Christian Church speaker at Saturday morning's march, 314-517-9728, revdwise@yahoo.com Rev. Mary Gene Boteler, Second ... discuss

This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org   “You are at my side, with your rod and yo ... discuss

1. PUT FIRST THINGS FIRST: Love God with your whole heart, mind, soul, and strength. If you put God first, everything else will fall into place. In order to love God, though, you need to know his Son ... discuss

by Jean M. HeimannToday, October 9, is the feast of Blessed John Henry Newman, one of the great intellectuals of the 19th century. Newman was a theologian, philosopher, teacher, preacher, writer, and ... discuss

English statesman, scholastic philosopher, theologian and bishop of Lincoln, was born of humble parents at Stradbroke in Suffolk. A.C. Crombie calls him "the real founder of the tradition of scientifi ... discuss

... made an assumption.First of all, the Ginormous Disclaimer:I know that 99-Point-A-Gigantic-Decimal-Value-That-Means-Almost-One-Hundred-Percent of priests and deacons are sensitive men of God who do ... discuss

Kinda summarizes the issue very nicely.I think that Pope Francis is trying to think outside the box pastorally while remaining faithful to authentic Catholic teaching.I do not believe he is some freew ... discuss

Contact: Father John Trigilio, PhD, Confraternity of Catholic Clergy, 717-957-9309 MARYSVILLE, Penn., Oct. 6, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- The sacrosanct seal of confession is inviolable according t ... discuss

"Beware of celebrity clergy." Amen!After my own experience being scandalized at a Catholic college, I used to tell my teenage children, "Just because someone is wearing a Roman collar doesn't mean he' ... discuss

Contact: Father John Trigilio, PhD, Confraternity of Catholic Clergy, 717-957-9309 MARYSVILLE, Penn., Oct. 6, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- The sacrosanct seal of confession is inviolable according t ... discuss

Vis: Vatican Information Service div> ... discuss

Pope Francis today addressed participants in the plenary assembly of the Congregation for the Clergy, telling them that a priest's initial formation in the seminary and his ongoing formation througho ... discuss

Here is a translation of the Pope’s address today when he received in audience participants in the plenary assembly of the Congregation for the Clergy. * * * Lord Cardinals, Dear Brother ... discuss

 Planned Parenthood finds clergy to help them oppose Tennessee pro-life amendment By Susan Michelle Once again, some clergy are hanging out with Planned Parenthood, united for a cause ... discuss

By CNA/EWTN NEWS | VATICAN CITY -- Law professors, family advocates and clergy have asked those participating in the upcoming synod of bishops to consider how best to help couples understand and ... discuss

Born at Hambledon, Buckinghamshire, England, about 1218; died at Orvieto, Italy, 25 August, 1282.He was the son of William de Cantelupe and Millicent de Gournay, and thus a member of an illustrious an ... discuss

As the Catholic Church prepares to celebrate the Year of Consecrated Life, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations is promoting ̶ ... discuss

Vatican City, Oct 1, 2014 / 04:07 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Law professors, family advocates and clergy have asked those participating in the upcoming synod of bishops to consider how best to help couples ... discuss

From time to time we receive inquiries through the website's Contact page, wondering about starting a local abolitionist society. We love to encourage those who write in and give them material that ca ... discuss

With feminists nuns now?  Nah.But there are those who are still faithfulThey wear their habit.They do not practice New Age spiritualities.They do not sow disobedience against the ChurchThey do no ... 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

TweetBy Jonathon Van MarenThousands of gravestones spot the lush green lawn of Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, but one is different than the others. There is no name carved on it, and no date of birth. The p ... 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

More details will be forthcoming, but on September 5th, 2014, at 7 pm, the Orthodox Clergy Association of Houston and Southeast Texas will have a meeting at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, in H ... 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

Question: How do you reconcile the Orthodox practice of clergy and monastics not cutting their hair with 1st Corinthians 11:14, which says: "Does not even nature itself teach you that if a man has lon ... 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

Writing about the age of John Milton, the British author A. N. Wilson once tried to explain to modern secular readers that there had once been a time when bishops of the Church of England were titanic ... 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

Question: "In 1 John 1:9, the apostle teaches us that if we confess our sins, God is faithful and just, and will forgive us our sins, and cleanse us of all unrighteousness. But Orthodoxy teaches us th ... 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

Women in the priesthood comments are found throughout the media, voiced largely by outsiders to the Catholic Church, either non-Catholics or those who have willingly distanced themselves from the Chur ... discuss

By Adriane DorrOne of the largest Lutheran church bodies in the world, the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus (EECMY), announced Feb. 5 that it had broken fellowship with “those churches who ... discuss

It has long been speculated that Bishop Alexander Sample was one of the next Bishops in line to receive an Archdiocese. Today, the Vatican announced just that: via Vatican Radio News: (Vatican Radio) ... discuss

Denver, Colo., Jan 27, 2013 / 06:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Feb. 1 Catholics in Ireland and elsewhere will honor Saint Brigid of Kildare, a monastic foundress who is – together with Saint Patric ... discuss

Seminary Oversight to Clergy Congregation; Catechesis to Evangelization Council ... discuss

Catholic school chaperones tell us that the pictures of abortion we show had more influence on their students than any other speaker or event. If Simcha Fisher shows up today for the March for Life i ... discuss

I just love this limerick: There once was a preacher called Spurgy,Who really detested liturgy.But his sermons are fine;and I use them as mine!And so do most of the clergy! I first heard this lim ... discuss

The Saint of the Day for January 19 is Saint Canutus.Saint Canutus, King of Denmark,  succeeded his elder brother Harold on the throne of Denmark in the year 1080. He began his reign by a succe ... discuss




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