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Vatican City, Aug 31, 2015 / 07:37 pm (CNA).- Pope Francis on Monday took part in a virtual audience with a group of Americans, less than a month before his historic trip to the United States. The ev ... discuss

Pope Francis has expressed his "heartfelt condolences" to the loved ones of the victims of Hurricane Erika, which to date has claimed at least 20 lives in the Caribbean.   In a condole ... discuss

“Saint Columbanus, who according to Benedict XVI we can truly consider one of the ‘Fathers of Europe’ was convinced that there can be fraternity in the heart of Europe between people ... discuss

Now that the new computer is mostly set up, the desk is cleaned off, the file cabinet drawers (not all of them, but the ones that count) have had an overhaul, and my summer photography commitments ar ... discuss

The bishops of India announced Friday that five priests have taken up or will take up new roles at the episcopal conference. The Standing Committee of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Indi ... discuss

Pope Francis' prayer intentions this month focus on youth and catechists. The Apostleship of Prayer announced the intentions chosen by the Pope for September. His universal intention is “O ... discuss

Vatican officials, bishops, clergy and academics from around the world came together Friday in Philadelphia to offer to more than 200 news journalists covering religion an intensive course on Pope Fra ... discuss

Following an autopsy performed after former apostolic nuncio to the Dominican Republic, Józef Wesołowski, died last Friday, Aug. 28, it has been confirmed that the accused child abuser ... discuss

When Pope Francis and thousands of families arrive next month to Philadelphia, they are sure to be welcomed by two saints with ties to the city. Fr. Thomas Rosica, English-language assistant for th ... discuss

For the first time in history, a married couple will be canonized together when the parents of St. Therese of Lisieux are raised to the altars this October. Another couple, from Malta, might soon foll ... discuss

Below is the Vatican-released condolence telegram sent by Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, on Pope Francis' behalf, for the the victims of Hurricane Erika that, i ... discuss

PARIS (AP) — European authorities are giving France an extra 5 million euros ($5.6 million) to aid migrants who have clustered in a filthy camp in the port city of Calais in hopes of sneaking across ... discuss

By Mitchell Kalpakgian, Ph.D. In his essay “A Father’s Presence in the Home” that appeared in the July 15 edition of Principles , Dr. John A. Cuddeback explains the art of household economy in A ... discuss

John Bunyan had very little schooling. He followed his father in the tinker's trade, and he served in the parliamentary army from1644 to 1647. Bunyan married in 1649 and lived in Elstow until 1655, wh ... discuss

the Apostle of Northumbria (died 651), was the founder and first bishop of the monastery on the island of Lindisfarne in England. A Christian missionary, he is credited with restoring Christianity to ... discuss

The law remains the law and we remain sinners. “If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar” (1 John 1:10). The nomist thinks that, now that we have grace, we have no need of the gospel or th ... discuss

Referring to Saturday’s beatification of a martyr-bishop in Lebanon, Pope Francis noted that the number of Christians being martyred today exceeds the number of those who lost their lives during ... discuss

Pope Francis says that the exhortation Jesus makes in today’s Gospel is a warning for today, lest we think that "an exterior observance of the law is sufficient for being a good Christian." T ... discuss

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's Foreign Ministry summoned the British ambassador in Cairo on Sunday to protest comments he made after a judge sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years priso ... discuss

While awaiting trial on charges of pedophilia and possession of child pornography, the former Apostolic Nuncio to the Dominican Republic, Józef Wesołowski, died. A sta ... discuss

Roman Rite Dt 4, 1-2.6-8; Ps 15; Jas 1, 17-18.21-22.27; Mk 7, 1-8.14-15.21-23 Ambrosian Rite Is 29.13 to 21; Ps 84; Heb 12.18 to 25; Jn 3.25 to 36? First Sunday after the Martyrdom of St. ... discuss

A long awaited memorandum of understanding between the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) and the African Union has been signed by the President of SECAM, Ar ... discuss

Preparations are potentially underway for Pope Francis' visit to Africa this November. In an interview with CANAA on Tuesday, published by Vatican Radio, the Apostolic Nuncio in Kenya and Sout ... discuss

Once again Pope Francis is being “used” by those in favor of promoting the same-sex lifestyle. The latest case arose this morning following news of a letter sent by an official in the V ... discuss

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila will preside over the Philippines’ celebration of the World Day of Prayer for creation this Tuesday, as the Pope leads the celebration in St. Peter’s. ... discuss

When the Pharisees with some scribes who had come from Jerusalem gathered around Jesus, they observed that some of his disciples ate their meals with unclean, that is, unwashed, hands.  ̵ ... discuss

Pope Francis today prayed for immigrants who lose their lives on their "terrible journeys" seeking a better life. The Pope offered this prayer after leading the midday Angelus with those gathered i ... discuss

Short-term teams, mercy ministries and missions supporters must help to refocus our missions efforts so the lost are directed into the disciple making process. These other aspects of missions are valu ... discuss

“Contemporary worship” to me is an oxymoron. Biblically, worship is what angels and morning stars did before creation; what Abraham, Moses and the Levites, and the many-tongued Jewish diaspora at ... discuss

CAIRO (AP) — The latest developments in Egypt's retrial of three Al-Jazeera English journalists (all times local): ... discuss

CAIRO (AP) — Here are the latest developments in Egypt's retrial of three Al-Jazeera English journalists (all times local): ... discuss

We are cruising to the end of a week and the end of a month. I do not have any new Kindle deals to share today, but I do anticipate having some interesting ones on both Monday and Tuesday ... discuss

CAIRO (AP) — Here are the latest developments in Egypt's retrial of three Al-Jazeera English journalists: ... discuss

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years in prison, the last twist in a long-running trial criticized worldwide by press freedom advoc ... discuss

The end of the death penalty in Nebraska is back up for debate, but the state’s three bishops are reiterating that "justice requires punishment, but it does not require that those who have commi ... discuss

The Holy See released a statement this afternoon regarding the controversy surrounding the Palestinian flag at the United Nations. The statement says:  In accordance with the rules governin ... discuss

BICESTER, England (AP) — The designer outlet mall of Bicester Village is set in the English countryside near Oxford, but it might as well be in China. ... discuss

The following is a transcript of the homily given by Detroit Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron on August 12, 2015, at a Mass celebrated at the conclusion of the international conference “Welcomi ... discuss

This Ash Wednesday, missionaries of mercy will be sent forth by Pope Francis during a celebration in St. Peter’s, to spread God’s mercy during the jubilee proclaimed by the Holy Father to ... discuss

Christians from all denominations in Dublin have been invited by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin to respond to Pope Francis’ call, with Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, to celebrate ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - Mister Tony - Christian Rhymes Songs and Stories For Kids Just exactly what is The Treasure? Simple answer…a solar-powered, field-tested audio Bible. More complex answer… ... discuss

Aurelius Augustinus, Augustine of Hippo, or Saint Augustine (November 13, 354 – August 28, 430) was one of the most important figures in the development of Western Christianity, there considered to ... discuss

"The Great Awakening" video is now available in Polish as well as English, French, Spanish, and German languages depicting Pastor Altschul's riveting life's story and international dynamic ministry ag ... discuss

by Newt Gingrich: This is my third column in a row on corruption.In the first, I suggested that 75% may be the most important figure in American politics. It is the percentage of Americans who say in ... discuss

Question: "Do the Orthodox believe in the Atonement?"The concept of atonement is found throughout Scripture, and so of course we Orthodox do believe in it. There was in fact a feast in the Old Testame ... discuss

These are titles that are connected, one way or another, with education. The Legacy of Ignorantism An address delivered before the Teachers Assembly, Baguio (Philippines), April 23, 1920, by T. H. Par ... discuss

A hermeneutical principle can never take the sole place in a homiletical method. This danger can occur with systematic theology as well. We have to integrate the redemptive-historical elements into ... discuss

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Pope Francis announced that next Tuesday, Sept. 1, the World Day of Prayer for the care of creation will be celebrated in St. Peter's Square.  At the conclusion of today's General Audienc ... discuss

This report is contributed by Eva-Maria Kolmann of Aid to the Church in Need. -- “Priests who do not have a calling will not last long here in the Ukraine.” Such, plain and simple ... discuss

One way for families to live out the exhortation Pope Francis made today at the general audience of fostering love for God's Word in the family is to participate in National Bible Week this November, ... discuss

Here is the text of the address Pope Francis gave at the general audience this morning, held in St. Peter’s Square, as he continued with his catechesis series on the family. Today was the Holy F ... discuss

"The Great Awakening" video is now available in Polish as well as English, French, Spanish, and German languages depicting Pastor Altschul's riveting life's story and international dynamic ministry ag ... discuss

Alfonso Cardinal Lopez TrujilloWhat would the late Cardinal Alfonso Lopez Trujillo think about recent events at the Pontifical Council for the Family, of which he was the President from 1991 till 2008 ... discuss

If we really love God and cherish our relationship with Him, we need to spend time with him in prayer. During his weekly General Audience in a sunny St. Peter's Square this morning, the Pope made ... discuss

By TITO EDWARDS | Every English-Speaking Mass Should Be Like the Mass of the Anglican Ordinariate’s Divine Worship by Devin Rose of St. Joseph’s Vanguard - Big Pulpit Ways ... discuss

This ecumenical streak in Witherspoon was not borne out of doctrinal indifferentism. His desire for unity, for example, did not encompass Socinians, Pelagians, Catholics or any other group holding rel ... discuss

Ahead of Pope Francis' visit to the United States next month, prisoners in Philadelphia are working on making sure the Pontiff has a nice place to sit when he meets with them, reported Associated ... discuss

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Syriac Catholic Bishop Flavianus Michael Melki, martyred during the "Assyrian Genocide," will soon be called 'blessed.'   According to Fides, the bishop will be beatified at the Patria ... discuss

The Cuban episcopal conference has invited the Cuban people to take part in a preparatory novena for the Feast of Our Lady of Charity of Cobre, the Island’s Patroness, as part of their preparati ... discuss

Pope Francis suggests in his encyclical on the environment 'Laudato si' that to recover harmony with Creation, "people ought to reflect on their lifestyles and ideals, in order to contemplate the ... discuss

Just last week, Stephen Colbert gave an interview in which the depth of his Catholic faith was on pretty clear display. Discussing the trauma that he experienced as a young man—the dea ... discuss

Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university.  Q: Is it permissible at a concelebrated funeral Ma ... discuss

By Catherine Mendenhall-Baugh From September 23 – 28 all eyes will be on the Western world and the anticipated visit from Pope Francis. Other popes have been to the United States before him. It seem ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV: Ordinary: 615 Proper of Seasons: 164 Psalter: Wednesday, Week I, 708 Christian Prayer: Does not contain Office of Readings. Office of Readings for Wedne ... discuss

Creating sufficient, decent work that honors the dignity of families is a necessary component of the challenge facing all Catholics, and it is the Catholic way, said the chairman of the U.S. bishops&# ... discuss

On Friday morning, Pope Francis surprised the faithful in St. Peter’s Square when he showed up at the Altar of St. Pius X to pray. It was the saint’s feast day. According to Vatican Rad ... discuss

The president of the Southern African Catholic Bishops' Conference has sent a message to the faithful regarding the upcoming beatification of Benedict Daswa, a layman, husband and father who was ... discuss

A national day of protest took place Saturday at Planned Parenthoods across the United States as the federal and local governments are being asked to defund the abortion giant. Though there has bee ... discuss

The national novena to Our Lady of Knock ended Saturday. Among the invitations issued by the various prelates who preached during the novena was a call to participate in a 50-day Hail Mary cam ... discuss

The Archdiocese of Washington is inviting people to "Walk With Francis" before the Pope arrives to the United States next month, by pledging to pray, serve or act in imitation of him. The Walk With ... discuss

Who is Jesus to you? This is the question Pope Francis called the faithful to ask themselves during his weekly Angelus address today at noon in St. Peter's Square. The Holy Father recalled tod ... discuss

Below is a translation of Pope Francis’ address before and after the recitation of the Angelus prayer today at noon to the faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square: *** Before the Ang ... discuss

Many of Jesus’disciples who were listening said, “This saying is hard; who can accept it?” Since Jesus knew that his disciples were murmuring about this, he said to them, “D ... discuss

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's antiquities minister urged his countrymen Saturday to raise nearly $25 million so that the country can buy back an ancient statue sold by the English Northampton Museum to an un ... discuss

In a personal letter to Nathaniel Hawthorne upon completing this novel, Melville said, “I have written an evil book.” What is it about the book that Melville considered evil? I think the answer to ... discuss

Question: "I was wondering about the Sign of the Cross. What is its significance? Why is it performed when it is? When is it preformed besides after a prayer?"Making the Sign of the Cross is perhaps t ... discuss

This report is contributed by Daniel Konstantinovic of Aid to the Church in Need. -- The Ebola epidemic may be largely contained, but the suffering it caused continues. Such is the cas ... discuss

(CNSNews.com) - Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of Iran, gave a speech on Aug. 17 in which he said that the United States of America was the “enemy” and that Iran would confront ... discuss

Today, the Tenth Circuit Court issued an order temporarily safeguarding the Little Sisters of the Poor and other ministries from being forced to violate their faith by complying wi ... discuss

Here is a homily delivered by Archbishop Michael Neary of Tuam, custodian of the Marian Shrine of Knock at the Knock Basilica as part of the 2015 National Novena to Our Lady of Knock. The stor ... discuss

Buy my art here or here or contact me directly to purchase originals. Visit our family blog: “The Thomas Ten.” Browse Rolling Stone‘s list of the “100 Greatest Songwriters of ... discuss

Next month, on September 8, marks four years since I arrived as archbishop. It's exactly halfway through my ministry here. I'll be 75 four years from now, in September 2019. That's the manda ... discuss

By Mitchell Kalpakgian, Ph.D. “Thus, in every true love song of engaged or married couples one can catch a glimpse of God’s Love Song, and this glimpse leaves the seer fascinated.” (Angelo Cardi ... discuss

Credit:  insureblog.blogspot.comTherefore you have no excuse, O man, every one of you who judges. For in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, practice the ver ... discuss

I. The Myth Behind Pure Libertarianism Libertarianism at its heart is an ideology whose most ardent followers are completely opposed to the rule of civil law. They are divorced from the logic John L ... discuss

For the 102nd World Day of Migrants and Refugees, Pope Francis has chosen the theme: "Migrants and refugees challenge us. The response of the Gospel of mercy."  The theme was made known ... discuss

This report is contributed by Oliver Maksan of Aid to the Church in Need. * * * A senior Lebanese cleric fears for the future of his country’s Christian community. His worries stem from th ... discuss

By Marissa Poulson of Alliance Defending Freedom -- A baby's beating heart. It's quite simply one of the most precious miracles of life. A baby's heart begins to beat around ... discuss

    Booked out more than a week ahead, Wednesday's inaugural question-and-answer forum at the University of Notre Dame, Sydney, was a resounding success with important issues such as r ... discuss

The leader of the bishops' conference of Scotland has issued an apology to victims of sexual abuse, in response to an independent commission report published this week. Here is the statement from t ... discuss

Jesus is determined to fill our restless hearts and we are called to welcome this. Pope Francis made this point in the message he sent to Bishop Francesco Lambiasi of Rimini on the occasion ... discuss

Below are the reflections of Stephen Townsend, Deputy Head of Mission at British Embassy to the Holy See, on 'Diplomatic Uniforms at the Holy See.' Townsend is guest blogger for Ambassa ... discuss

Donald Trumpby Phyllis Schlafly: “If it weren’t for me,” Donald Trump told the Fox News moderators at the first Republican presidential debate, “you wouldn’t even be talking about illegal im ... discuss

After reading so many great entries for the Do Hard Things Story Contest, we’ve decided to highlight a story on TheRebelution every week for the rest of the year. Each story emphasizes how Do Hard ... discuss

Here is the translation of Pope Francis’ message to Bishop Francesco Lambiasi of Rimini on the occasion of the 36th Annual Meeting of Friendship Among Peoples. The message was sent through Cardi ... discuss

Pope Francis has expressed "heartfelt solidarity" with Thailand's king and all affected following a terrorist attack on the Erawan Hindu Shrine in Bangkok, which claimed 20 lives&# ... discuss

Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun, archbishop emeritus of Hong Kong, says the removal of crosses in China's Zhejiang province is an insult to the faith and a violation of the religious rights ... discuss

In a message sent to the Taizé community, Pope Francis remembered their founder, Brother Roger, as "a tireless witness of the gospel of peace and reconciliation." The Holy Father's message was ... discuss

While I've always gotten my share of "Nigerian scam" emails (like the rest of you), I've never actually been insulted by the laziness of one before. Look, people, if I'm supposed to hand you my bank ... discuss

Below is the Vatican-provided text of Pope Francis' telegram, sent this morning on his behalf by Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, to the King of Thailand, expressing his sorro ... discuss

Work is sacred and gives dignity to the people. Any person or entity that violates this reality, hurts humanity. Pope Francis suggested this during this morning's weekly General Audience in the Vatica ... discuss

This report is contributed by Maria Lozano and Oliver Maksan of Aid to the Church in Need. * * * Severe monsoon rainfall this summer has affected large swaths of Myanmar,  putting some 1.3 ... discuss

On Sunday, Bishop Eugenio Scarpellini of El Alto (Bolivia) placed at the feet of the Virgin of Copacabana the two awards  -- the Condor of the Andes and the Luis Espinal distinction – that ... discuss

Here is the homily given Sunday by Bishop Kevin Doran for the 2015 National Novena to Our Lady of Knock, which is underway through Aug. 22. The theme is “Always and Everywhere Giving Tha ... discuss

Claretian Father Dennis Osuagwu in Nigeria has been killed  According to Fides, the priest was shot down in the town of Nekede on Saturday. They received the news from the Gen ... discuss

Representatives of the  Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) have requested to meet with Pope Francis during his visit to Cuba in September. Peace talks between FARC and the Colombian ... discuss

Below is the Vatican-provided text of the telegram of condolences Pope Francis sent upon learning of the death of Cardinal Laszlo Paskai, Archbishop Emeritus of Esztergom- Budapest, Hungary: ** ... discuss

Next year's Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy will be "a good occasion to intensify the collaboration between pastors and the laity in the mission of attending with affection and assisting with tend ... discuss

Pope Francis has expressed his heartfelt condolences to the loved ones of Cardinal László Paskai, Archbishop Emeritus of Esztergom- Budapest, Hungary. In a telegram sent  this m ... discuss

Cuban President Raúl Castro met on Monday with Cardinal Jaime Ortega Alamino, Archbishop of Havana to discuss preparations for Pope Francis' upcoming trip to the island nation. According to Gr ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV: Ordinary: 615 Proper of Seasons: 131 Psalter: Wednesday, Week IV, 1151 Christian Prayer: Does not contain Office of Readings Office of Readings for Wedn ... discuss

In Mary, we have the perfect example of a disciple who made herself available to the working of the Holy Spirit. This was stressed by Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Pope's Secretary of St ... discuss

  More than 1, 500 people gathered Friday on the eve of the Solemnity of the Assumption to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Galway's Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into H ... discuss

Thanks to the message of Pope Francis, conditions for Bolivian prisoners is set to improve a bit. When Pope Francis visited Bolivia last July, he had a meeting with prisoners at the Reform Cen ... discuss

This report is contributed by Eva-Maria Kolmann of Aid to the Church in Need. * * * The shortage of priests is acute in Peru. Some 81% of Peru’s population of 27 million has been baptized ... discuss

The Vatican Museums have launched a fundraising app--said to be an 'exciting platform for art lovers'--which can be downloaded for free from the App Store. In a press release, the Patrons of the Ar ... discuss

Families flocked to the Holy See’s pavilion at Expo Milan 2015 on August 15th, the Feast of the Assumption, on Saturday. According to Vatican Radio, this weekend--an important holiday weekend ... discuss

The Australian state of Victoria is currently conducting an inquiry into end of life issues and the archdiocese of the state’s capital, Melbourne, handed in its submission on the issue earlier t ... discuss

Jesus said to the crowds: “I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world.& ... discuss

Below is a translation of Pope Francis’ address before and after the recitation of the Angelus prayer today at noon to the faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square:   *** Dear ... discuss

Below is a translation of Pope Francis’ address before and after the recitation of the Angelus prayer yesterday at noon to the faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square for the Feast of the ... discuss

Question: "Is it proper for a parish to have altar girls?"This is clearly contrary to the Tradition of the Church, and is an unfortunate example of creeping modernism that it is tolerated in parishes ... discuss

More than 150,000 pilgrims from throughout Ireland and from abroad are expected to attend the 2015 national novena to Our Lady of Knock, which opens today at the National Marian Shrine in Co Mayo ... discuss

by John C. Velisek, Contributing Author: The Muslim religion has been described by its adherents as the way to live and prosper in Gods word. Alliances have been made with the Islamic religion through ... discuss

Catholic bishops across the world will be ringing church bells in their dioceses at noon tomorrow on the Feast of the Assumption, in solidarity with persecuted Christians in the Middle East.  ... discuss

Cardinal Pietro Parolin and East Timor’s Prime Minister Rui Maria de Araujo on Friday (14th Aug.) siged a mutual collaboration accord dealing with the juridical relationship between the Holy See ... discuss

Cardinal John Tong Hon of Hong Kong has launched an “urgent appeal” to chiefs of the Communist Party in Beijing, urging them to end an ongoing cross-removal campaign in eastern China’ ... discuss

In a message sent through the Vatican's Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Pope Francis has called for "courage and creativity" in finding solutions for the ongoing peace process in Colombia ... discuss

Here is the translation of the message sent by Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State, on behalf of Pope Francis to the 18th Meeting of the Ordinary Jurisdiction on “Transitional Ju ... discuss

Vatican City, Aug 14, 2015 / 06:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Benedict XVI’s role in Europe is the focus of a Japanese scholar who says the Pope emeritus’ recent decades show his engagement in a ... discuss

Tomorrow on the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven, Pope Francis will recite the Angelus at noon with the faithful gathered in St. Peter's Square. In ... discuss

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This report is contributed by Eva-Maria Kolmann of Aid to the Church in Need. * * * The Soviet Union is long gone, but its dark legacy persists in Ukraine, a leading Church official charged. ... discuss

At Least The P.C. Liberals Who Run The EPA Are Nice To Indians, Right? Wrong: The EPA is trying to cheat Navajo Indians by getting them to sign away their rights to future claims from the agency’s ... discuss

On Aug. 22, pro-lifers will begin eight days of fasting and prayer to end abortion and shut down Planned Parenthood. Prayers for the interdenominational effort can be found at PrayerCampaign ... discuss

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Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV: Ordinary: 615 Psalter: Friday, Week III, 1046 Common of One Martyr: 1707 (verse) Proper of Seasons: 108 (first reading) LOTH Supplement: 11 (second read ... discuss

Newborn, Simona, and 9-year-old, Charo--daughters of Pope Francis' long-time friends during his time in Buenos Aires--were baptized by the Holy Father during a last-minute visit to ... discuss

In ​​northeast Syria, the Islamic State has freed 22 Assyrian Christians, including 14 elderly. According to Asia News, the release of those who were kidnapped in th ... discuss

Unless you’ve been in a dark hole in recent days, you have witnessed a moral and sexual revolution sweep across the United States of America.  This revolution has married together popular opin ... discuss

NEW YORK — On Aug. 22, pro-lifers will begin eight days of fasting and prayer to end abortion and the evils of Planned Parenthood. Prayers for the interdenominational effort can be found at Pra ... discuss

The Pope’s visit to Philadelphia, which takes place from September 22-27, will be honored by an exceptional exhibition. The title of the exhibition of ancient paper fragments, prepared by the Pe ... discuss

“I can say that in the UN, the Encyclical was very well received,” said Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations., in regard to the reactions ar ... discuss

Palm Beach, Fla., Aug 12, 2015 / 04:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Abortion strikes someone on such a personal level that it’s only natural that those seeking healing would want to express their grief ... discuss

(1613 - 13 August 1667) was a clergyman in the Church of England who achieved fame as an author during The Protectorate of Oliver Cromwell. He is sometimes known as the "Shakespeare of Divines" for hi ... discuss

This report is contributed by Marta Petrosillo of Aid to the Church in Need. -- “We have no idea how this grave crime will affect the already difficult situation in our country. But undoub ... discuss

This reflection is contributed by Larry Peterson and republished from the Catholic Writers Guild blog. * * * Her name is Laura and she is 24 years old. She is a healthy woman who lives in ... discuss

Sandwiches and DickensI was reading Barnaby Rudge and was startled by seeing a sandwich mentioned:He was not without some refreshment during the long lonely hours; generally carrying in his pocket a s ... discuss

Sophia Institute Press has joined EWTN Global Catholic Network in forming a new book publishing group, EWTN Publishing Inc. Through this new venture, EWTN and Sophia Institute Press will work col ... discuss

I love having the perspective of hindsight. It's the thing that makes my English major nerves tingle with excitement. It's the thing that makes me most aware of God's sovereignty. Now, approaching the ... discuss

Pope Francis has warned faithful against being slaves to work and has exhorted them to celebrate and spend time with God. During his second General Audience in the Vatican’s Paul VI Hall si ... discuss

Chinese authorities are likely to continue removing crosses in the Chinese city of Wenzhou. An official with the office coordinating the removal of crosses has told the state-run Glo ... discuss

By Kathy Schiffer | The Vatican has just introduced the official hymn of the Holy Year Of Mercy. The title is drawn from John 6:36, Misericordes sicut Pater (English: Be Merciful, As Your Fath ... discuss

Conservation International has sponsored a series of videos that have become YouTube sensations, garnering millions of views. They feature famous actors—Harrison Ford, Kevin Spacey, Ro ... discuss

The episcopal ordination of Bishop Joseph Zhang Yinlin marks the second bishop with Vatican approval in China. According to Fides, the episcopal ordination of now-Bishop Joseph Zhang Yinl ... discuss

The Ibero-American Network for the Study of Sects (RIES) is  heaquartered in Spain and was founded ten years ago by Catholic experts on the subject. The network also brings together some twenty s ... discuss

Patriarch Gregorios III of Antioch and All the East has officially opened the cause of beatification and canonization of Boutros Cassab. According to Asia News, the patriarch opened the cause ... discuss

A thoughtful, attentive and likeable uncle, lover of good cooking and always ready to give “good advice.” These were thoughts of nephew Jose Ignacio Bergoglio who revealed new facets of th ... discuss

Overcome Indifference and win Peace will be the title of the Message for the 49th World Day of Peace, the third of the papacy of Pope Francis. Indifference in regard to the scourges of ... discuss

I am trying out a slightly revised format for A La Carte. If you receive this via RSS or email, the formatting ought to improve over the next few days, so bear with me. Reformation Herita ... discuss

Saint Clare of Assisi, born Chiara Offreduccio (July 16, 1194 – August 11, 1253) was an Italian saint and one of the first followers of Saint Francis of Assisi. She founded the Order of Poor Ladies ... discuss

“In America, a twenty-year-old living at home might tell her mom, “I’m going to church,” when she’s really going shopping. But in Japan, she might say, “I’m going shopping,” when s ... discuss

This Saturday is August 15th which is the Holy Day of Obligation in honor of our Lady's Assumption into Heaven.  Be sure to put it on your calendar to attend Mass in honor of our Lady's Assumptio ... discuss

I had a wonderful English teacher my last year of a Catholic prep school in New York City. Father John... The post My Inner Drummer appeared first on Catholic Journal. ... discuss

There is great concern in Syria following the kidnapping of dozens of Christians by the terror group Islamic State. “We do not know what ‘Islamic State’ intends to do with the hos ... discuss

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NEW YORK (AP) — NBC has renewed its deal with the English Premier League for six years. ... discuss

On Saturday, Pope Francis recognized the martyrdom of the Servant of God Bishop Flavien Michael Melki, a Turkish Eastern Catholic priest of the Brothers of Saint Ephrem. The Holy Fat ... discuss

On Sunday, during the Eucharistic celebration presided over at Avila, Spain, by Cardinal Ricardo Blazquez Perez, and some thirty Bishops and numerous priests, as well as some six thousand European you ... discuss

"We are hated because we persist in wanting to exist as Christians. In other words, we are hated because we persist in demanding a basic human right." This strong statement was made by Archb ... discuss

The American nun known for her defense of the Amazon is being remembered. According to Fides, the last week of July, a pilgrimage was organized to remember Sister Dorothy Stang murde ... discuss

Below is the text of the letter Pope Francis sent today to Cardinal Peter Turkson, President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, and Cardinal Kurt Koch, President of the Pontifi ... discuss

Pope Francis has instituted a World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, which will be celebrated each year on September 1st. Francis made this announcement in a letter he sent to ... discuss

Here is the translation of the Holy Father’s question and answer session as well as his address to members of the Eucharistic Youth Movement who met with the Pope at the Paul VI Hall at the Vati ... discuss

by Dr. Ron Paul: Among the items awaiting Congress when it returns from its August break is reconciling competing House and Senate bills reauthorizing No Child Left Behind. These bills passed early th ... discuss

Pope Francis says that only if we allow our hearts to be opened by God’s love, faith blossoms. Speaking to the thousands of faithful gathered this morning in a hot St. Peter's Square dur ... discuss

The United Nations has recently released its forecast for the growth in world population for the period 2015-2100. Published by the Population Division of the U.N.’s Department of Economic an ... discuss

The Jews murmured about Jesus because he said, “I am the bread that came down from heaven, ” and they said, “Is this not Jesus, the son of Joseph?  Do we not know his father ... discuss

Below is a translation of Pope Francis’ address before and after the recitation of the Angelus prayer today at noon to the faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square: *** Before the Ang ... discuss

was born in Sankt Radegund, Upper Austria, a small village between Salzburg and Braunau am Inn. He was the illegitimate child of Rosalia Huber, a chambermaid, and Franz Bachmeier, a farmer.[1] He was ... discuss

9 August AD 1976 Lutheran pastor and theologian Hermann Otto Erich Sasse was born on 17 July 1895 at Sonnewalde, Lower Lusatia (Lausitz), Germany. He was the eldest of five children born to pharmacis ... discuss

Memorial of Saint Dominic, PriestBy JENNIFER BURGIN(Click Here for Readings)Moses said to the people: “Hear, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD alone! Therefore, you shall love th ... discuss

Seventeen GOP candidates for president of the United States paraded in front of us in Cleveland on August 6th. The establishment media crowed enthusiastically to the viewers about the import of this g ... discuss

(May 8, 1786 - August 4, 1859) was a French parish priest who became the patron saint of parish priests. He is often referred to, even in English, as the "Curé d'Ars" (the parish priest of the villag ... discuss

Theophanes the Greek. The Transfiguration. Early 15th century.Christ's Tabor radiance is a kind of mirror in which we glimpse the glory that God wills to give his friends. The resplendence of the Tran ... discuss

On the 500-year anniversary of evangelization in the nation, Timor-Leste, will sign a concordat with the Vatican’s secretary of state, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, on behalf of the Ca ... discuss

    a mock dialogue  between a Libertarian and a Conservative.     Mary,  a Conservative is visiting a certain IVY league campus attended by a good friend, and runs into John wh ... discuss

Marking the one-year anniversary of the mass exodus of more than 120,000 Christians from Iraq’s major Christian city, the international Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) announced ... discuss

Pope Francis appointed Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State, papal envoy to the forthcoming celebrations on August 15, feast of the Assumption of Mary, in Dili, capital of the small Asi ... discuss

Pope Francis has encouraged young people to find the peace and joy that God gives us in the midst of life's difficulties. Responding to the questions of young people this morning in the VaticanR ... discuss

Question: "Does the Orthodox Church teach that the Septuagint is more reliable than the Hebrew text of the Old Testament. If so, why is that?"In the "Encyclical of the Eastern Patriarchs" of 1848, whi ... discuss

A spokesperson for the bishops' conference of England and Wales says Sunday is an important day for society and families. As the consultation opens on "Devolving Sunday trading rules" to local ... discuss

In a letter to the Telegraph this week, the Bishop for Migrants of the episcopal conference of England and Wales, Bishop Patrick Lynch, outlined his response to the situation of mi ... discuss

Here is the text of an address given Tuesday by Archbishop Bashar Matti Warda, Chaldean Archbishop of Erbil, Iraq, to the Knights of Columbus gathered for their annual Supreme Convention. ... discuss

This report is contributed by Oliver Maksan of Aid to the Church in Need. * * * NEW YORK (Aug. 5, 2015)—A year ago, on Aug. 6, 2014, the life of Iraqi Christians was changed for ever: more ... discuss

Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB, a frequent contributor to ZENIT, is CEO of the Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation in Canada.  He also serves as English language Media Attaché to the Holy See P ... discuss

Pope Francis has sent a message of solidarity to refugees, as well as of gratitude to those who help them, and exhorted the international community to react in the face of this dramatic situ ... discuss

Twenty Catholic radio stations will be in Kenya by 2020. According to Fides, this news was affirmed in the 2016-2020 plan approved by the Commission for Social Communications/Waumini Comm ... discuss




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