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Doctors told Norelle Smith when she was 26 weeks along that she needed an abortion to save her life. But Smith said no. Now her daughter Natasha Smith, whose birth was induced 14 weeks early when her ... discuss

In the end, it came down to flags. It always does.In the final days of the campaign, it became all about nationhood. Arguments about sterling and the NHS and oil revenues faded into the background a ... discuss

Among proponents of judicial restraint, Justice Antonin Scalia of the United States Supreme Court is widely esteemed as one of the most brilliant, learned and principled judges in the English-speaking ... discuss

The Vatican announced Saturday that Pope Francis is to establish a special commission to examine possibilities for streamlining the annulments process. In a statement, the Vatican said the goal of t ... discuss

Pope Francis on Saturday named Bishop Blase Joseph Cupich of the Spokane Diocese as archbishop of Chicago, succeeding Cardinal Francis George.  The appointment was publicized in Washington by A ... discuss

Here is the homily of the Eucharistic Hour preached Sunday by Oklahoma City's Archbishop Paul Coakley. The Holy Hour and a procession were held in reparation as the city's civic center hosted a black ... discuss

On Saturday, Pope Francis appointed Bishop Blase Cupich of Spokane to replace Cardinal Francis George as archbishop of Chicago. Readers seeking to know more about Bishop Cupich can read his recently ... discuss

Here below is a final press release of the II Catholic Social Days for Europe, issued by the CCEE and COMECE.  *** Towards a Europe of greater fraternity and solidarity Europe is a com ... discuss

thblackhat.blogspot.com/search/label/paul%20andrew%20alexander" target="newwindow">Paul Andrew Alexander, would have turned eighty-nine years old today. Requiescat in pace.And now, back to our regular ... discuss

Here below is an English translation of the transcript of Pope Francis' press conference given on the flight back from Tirana yesterday evening.  ***  (Father Lombardi) – Well, now ... discuss

Not everything Biblical is Christian, part 5. See part one, two, three, and four to catch up.Part one points out that the words of Satan recorded in the Bible are not Christian doctrine. Part two show ... discuss

After an intense and emotional visit to Albania, Pope Francis boarded the Alitalia flight that will return him to Rome.  Before departing for the airport, the Holy Father visited the 'Betania' ... discuss

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The Rhyme and Reason of Love and Life - by Tony Funderburk Hey…Remember America? What A Great Country That Was! Long before I was a singer songwriter I remember my grandparents driving my brothe ... discuss

"Authentic religion is a source of peace and not of violence! No one must use the name of God to commit violence!   To kill in the name of God is a grave sacrilege. To discriminate in the na ... discuss

Fathers play a vital role in the upbringing of their children, different from that of a mother, according to a recent book that examines a variety of scientific evidence. In “Do Fathers Matter ... discuss

Gospel: MT 20:1-16A Jesus told his disciples this parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out at dawn to hire laborers for his vineyard.  After agreeing with the ... discuss

Here is the text of the Holy Father's homily at today's Mass in Mother Teresa Square during his Apostolic Visit to Tirana, Albania. *** Today’s Gospel tells us that, as well as the Twelve Ap ... discuss

21 September, New Testament One day Jesus was walking and saw a tax collector named Matthew sitting at a tax collection post, and said to him, "Follow Me." Matthew stood up and followed Him, becoming ... discuss

Kindle Deals This is a daily deal, so the price is only good for today: 1.99 Battleground Prussia: The Assault on Germany’s Eastern Front 1944#45 (General Military) The terrible months between t ... discuss

Rome, Italy, Sep 19, 2014 / 08:18 pm (CNA).- The newly published memoirs of Fr. Louis Bouyer, who was intimately involved in the reform of the Roman liturgy following Vatican II, reveal some of the re ... discuss

Leaders of Iraq’s Christians have called on the United Nations to urgently address the growing refugee crisis before a freezing winter forces displaced Christians to leave the country. “ ... discuss

Since the war on poverty began, we have spent 22 trillion dollars.  We still have the same number of people living below the poverty line today as we did on the first day of that war on poverty. 22 T ... discuss

One nation, stillThank God. Just thank God. I don’t much care at the moment whether God is Scottish, and is glowering approvingly at Great Britain from over His bands and Geneva gown, or whether H ... discuss

Here is a statement from the ordinary session of the Assembly of the Catholic Bishops of the Holy Land, which met this week in Bethlehem. * * * The Heads of Catholic Churches in the Holy Land ... discuss

On Wednesday afternoon Pope Francis received in the Vatican leaders of the World Jewish Congress. Given the observance of the Jewish New Year in a few days time, he wished them in Hebrew “Shana ... discuss

Roman Rite - XXV Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year A - September 21, 2014  Is 55.6 to 9; Ps 146; 1,20c Fil-27a; Mt 20,1-16.  Ambrosian Rite - Fourth Sunday after the martyrdom of St. John t ... discuss

 -- Isaiah 55:6-9 Psalm 145:2-3, 8-9, 17-18 Philippians 1:20c-24, 27a Matthew 20:1-16a All of us hear the call to work in the Lord's vineyard. It is a call that was heard from the beginning ... discuss

Pope Francis is to visit the southern Italian city on Saturday 21 March 2015, fulfilling a promise he made in July during his visit to Caserta, Vatican Radio has confirmed.  The visit was annou ... discuss

Pope Francis today met the President of the Republic of Armenia during which the two men discussed the situation facing Christians and other religious minorities in the region and the humanitarian cri ... discuss

Pope Francis focused on the Resurrection as the seal of Christian identity at Mass this morning in the chapel of the Santa Marta residence. Drawing on the words of St Paul the Apostle from his Lette ... discuss

Scotland’s Catholic bishops have responded to the result of yesterday's referendum, expressing hope that all will now come together for the benefit of the country’s future. In a statemen ... discuss

By Mitchell Kalpakgian, Ph.D. Everyone knows the meaning of fornication as a sin of the flesh, the immoral use of the body that commits the sin of lust and violates the virtue of chastity. The human b ... discuss

When the pagan Anglo-Saxons invaded England, they drove the native Celtic inhabitants north into Scotland and west into Ireland, Wales, and Cornwall. The Anglo-Saxons were subsequently converted to Ch ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV: Ordinary: 615 Proper of Seasons: 273 Psalter: Friday, Week IV, 1194 Christian Prayer: Does not contain Office of Readings. Office of Readings for Friday ... discuss

Don Carlo Lorenzo Rossetti, a Fidei donum priest from the Diocese of Rome, has been based in Albania since 2003. He is Director of the “Redemptoris Mater” missionary seminary and he also t ... discuss

Apparently, showing patriotism for one’s country is against the school code, at least in one South Carolina school. Four patriotic students were forced to take down the American flags hanging on the ... discuss

Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life (PFL), today announced that Priests for Life has responded to the Obama administration’s latest HHS mandate maneuver with a supplemental l ... discuss

Pope Francis is telling the bishops of Cote d'Ivoire to stick together in fraternal communion and help to bring about their nation's reconciliation. The bishops were received by the Holy Father this ... discuss

Here is an article from the Sooner Catholic, the newspaper of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, regarding the black mass scheduled at the city's civic center for this Sunday.  Archbishop Paul C ... discuss

Atheists sometimes blame Christians for believing in a Heavenly Father who is great big sugar daddy in the sky who will take us to heaven when we die. Our God, they say, is like Colonel Sanders— ... discuss

In a statement to mark Respect Life Month, October 2014, Cardinal Sean O’Malley, archbishop of Boston, called for “community and solidarity” as an antidote to threats against life. C ... discuss

Here is the statement for October's Respect Life Month, sponsored by the US episcopal conference. * * * My dear friends in Christ: Pope Francis has captivated the world with his humility, warm ... discuss

Scottish citizens go to the polls today to vote in an historic referendum on independence, but if the majority vote “yes”, what will it mean for the Catholic Church and religious freedom a ... discuss

Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Anthony Fisher as the new Archbishop of Sydney. He replaces Cardinal George Pell who is now prefect of the Vatican’s new Secretariat for the Economy. Born i ... discuss

Having the courage to acknowledge that we are sinners enables us to receive Christ’s caress, His forgiveness, said Pope Francis Thursday morning during Mass at Santa Marta. The day's liturgy p ... discuss

The leaders of the Churches in the Middle East have appealed to the United Nations to protect minorities in Iraq and Syria from the “massacres and atrocities” being committed by ISIS. Ad ... discuss

Pope Francis on Wednesday afternoon met with a delegation of 40 world Jewish leaders at the Casa Santa Marta in honor of Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year.  Among those attending the event were ... discuss

Caritas leaders spoke of a Middle East in intensive care, suffering from multiple traumas, as they wrapped up a Caritas Internationalis conference today in Rome. Caritas Internationalis Secretary Ge ... discuss

A new report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) “confirms the U.S. bishops’ longstanding concern about abortion coverage” in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), said Car ... discuss

Officials from the US bishops' conference are welcoming a government move toward providing funds to help low-income families receive child care. The chairmen of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bisho ... discuss

At the end of today's general audience, Pope Francis greeted those present in various languages. In his greetings in Arabic, he addressed the faithful of the Holy Land “from where the light of p ... discuss

Underlining the universal and apostolic nature of the Church, Pope Francis has urged the faithful not to be closed in on themselves but to go forth and bring the message of the Gospel to everyone. ... discuss

In the following speech excerpts, Enoch Powell clearly states he favours secession if the inhabitants of a part of the UK wish to secede. And he favours devolution if it improves the “control an ... discuss

Here below is the full text of Pope Francis' weekly general audience, September 17th. *** Dear Brothers and Sisters, When we profess our faith, we affirm that the Church is “Catholic” ... discuss

Here below is a summary of Pope Francis' catechesis, delivered today at his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square. *** Dear Brothers and Sisters: When we profess the Creed, we affirm tha ... discuss

Lloyd Marcus by Lloyd Marcus: A white teacher said he routinely overhears vulgar and racist comments from students at an all black high school. I blame the black youth’s negative mindset on black ... discuss

{ Note: This post is part of my Almost Back to School Series – follow along with the links at the bottom. } As promised, here’s Post #3 of 5… We started school yesterday, y’al ... discuss

By William Warren Today in Washington, D.C. - Sept. 16, 2014:The House reconvened at 10 Am today and proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House adjourned until 12 ... discuss

BILINGUAL COPY EDITOR Publishing/Journalism, FT EmployeeLiturgy Training Publications (Chicago, IL)Reports to: Production Supervisor/Publishing Manager Experience Required: College degree required; ab ... discuss

Here are the remarks given today in Rome by Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia at the presentation of the World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015. *** Thank you Archbi ... discuss

Today at the Vatican, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia presented Love Is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive, the foundational document for the eighth World Meeting of Families, to be he ... discuss

In Defense of Christians (IDC), a US-based non-profit organization that advocates for the protection of Christians and others in the Middle East, concluded its historic inaugural Summit last week. The ... discuss

White abortion doctor, Lester Minto who performs abortions in Texas has admitted that he aborts primarily Hispanic babies. “For 35 years I had a clinic where I saw women and took care of their repro ... discuss

The 8th World Day of Families, to be held in Philadelphia from September 22-27, 2015, was presented today in the Holy See Press Office. The theme of the event will be: “Love is our mission: ... discuss

The Pontifical Sistine Chapel Choir is to perform for the first time in Macao, Hong Kong and Taipei, the Vatican has announced. The concerts, entitled “Reverberating Heavenly Tunes in Greater ... discuss

Once upon a time there was a church founded on God’s entering into human history in order to give humanity a path to eternal life and happiness with him. The Savior that God sent, his only-begot ... discuss

Beautiful homilies are useless and mere vanity if you are not close to the people, if you do not suffer with the people and do not give hope. This was Pope Francis’ reflection Tuesday morning ... discuss

Leeds, England, Sep 16, 2014 / 12:15 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Msgr. Marcus Stock, who was appointed Monday as Bishop of Leeds, England, has said in a message to his new flock that his motto as a bishop wi ... discuss

You probably know her best as the newly-crowned Miss America or the contestant who belted out the infectious pop tune “happy” as she gleefully tapped on a red solo cup. But here’s so ... discuss

This Sunday’s papal trip to Albania will focus on the importance of dialogue with Islam, as the Muslim-majority nation with a notable Christian presence provides a fitting context for the theme. ... discuss

The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) is beginning its annual Plenary Assembly today. The five days of meetings will be held east of Quebec City in the Archdiocese of Québec.  ... discuss

 Tuesday of the Twenty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time Year Two 1 Corinthians 12:12-14, 27-31a Psalm 10:1b-2, 3, 4, 5 Luke 7:11-17 Jesus is the Lord of life. His miracle today recalls those of E ... discuss

Caritas Internationalis President Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga has warned that the world is facing the greatest humanitarian crisis since the Second World War. Opening a High Level Caritas mee ... discuss

For decades, the pro-life movement has had an internal debate on whether gays and lesbians have a place in the pro-life community. Many pro-life people say the obvious answer is yes — that every ... discuss

On the Feast of Corpus Christi earlier this summer—the feast celebrating the Body and Blood of Our Lord—a good number of the staff here at ChurchMilitant.TV and St. Michael’s Media a ... discuss

The sixth meeting of the Council of Cardinals desired by Pope Francis to assist him in the governance of the Universal Church to study the plans for reforming the Apostolic Constitution “Pastor ... discuss

Pope Francis marked the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows during Monday morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta, with a reflection on how Mary learned, obeyed and suffered at the foot of the Cross. The Holy Fat ... discuss

The official website of the papal visit to the Philippines has been launched. The website, at www.PapalVisit.ph, “aims to bring the Holy Father closer to the Filipino digital generation, with ... discuss

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, the archbishop of Westminster, has explained some of the priorities of the Extraordinary Synod on the family to be held at the Vatican next month. Addressing the ... discuss

Exaltation of the Cross, Russian iconSome time ago I read Anthony Esolen's commentary in Magnificat about the elevation of the cross from the point of view of an English monk's meditation written in t ... discuss

Pope Francis made an impassioned appeal for peace in the world during his Angelus address, echoing his words yesterday at the World War I memorial in Redipuglia. The visit to the Austro-Hungarian ceme ... discuss

Here is the translation of the Holy Father's homily during the wedding Mass celebrated this morning at St. Peter's Basilica on the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross. * * * Today’s first r ... discuss

Gospel: JN 3:13-17 Jesus said to Nicodemus: “No one has gone up to heaven except the one who has come down from heaven, the Son of Man. And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the dese ... discuss

Wedding bells rang in St. Peter’s Basilica this morning as Pope Francis presided over a Mass that included a wedding ceremony for 20 couples from the Diocese of Rome. The celebration comes only ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV: Ordinary: 632 Proper of Saints: 1404 Common of the Blessed Virgin Mary: 1649 Christian Prayer (single volume): Ordinary: 694 Proper of Saints: 1262 Comm ... discuss

by Gary Bauer, Contributing Author: Return Of The Security Moms - Two stories on the front page of today's Washington Post must have sent Obama White House aides rushing for the Maalox. One is abou ... discuss

“A me che importa?” “Why should I care?” Cain’s response when asked by God of his brother’s whereabouts, Pope Francis said, is the same response humanity has when ... discuss

Here is the translation of Pope Francis' homily during Mass at the World War I memorial in Redipuglia, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the war's beginning.  * * * After experiencing t ... discuss

To our beloved community, The Divine Office team is fully committed to this ministry. More so now, that we have been transformed, through the grace of God, from few to many, from a home spun ministry ... discuss

Barack Obama and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas meet in the White House. The Palestinian official newspaper reported this week that Obama has committed crimes that have surpassed all of the WHIT ... discuss

FROM THE PASTORSeptember 14, 2014 by Fr. George W. Rutler I do not like most jargon, as it diminishes the creative power of the noble English language rightly used. For instance, I do not like to be t ... discuss

I'm sort of amazed at the rapid development of a fantastic new initiative I'm delighted to be involved with, the Saint Benet Schola, named in honor of our beloved Pope Emeritus Benedict.This group of ... discuss

At 12:30 this afternoon, the Holy Father Francis received in audience – in the Clementine Hall of the Apostolic Vatican Palace -- the Italian Biblical Association, at the end of the 43rd Nationa ... discuss

Pope Francis today appointed Cardinal Robert Sarah, president of the Pontifical Council “Cor Unum”, and Cardinal Mauro Piacenza, major penitentiary, as members of the Congregation for the ... discuss

True fraternal reprimand is painful because it is done with love, in truth and humility. Moreover it is unchristian to take pleasure when reprimanding someone.  This was the focus of Pope Francis ... discuss

This morning the Holy Father met with the participants in the 43rd National Biblical Week, organised by the Italian Biblical Association, a meeting that inaugurated the celebrations for the fiftieth a ... discuss

Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi confirmed Pope Francis would be visiting Turkey after the Holy See received an official letter of invitation from the country’s President this morning. ... discuss

The education of young people in order to overcome violence and inequality, the participation of the Church in building society and the consolidation of peace and her mission in aid of “those wh ... discuss

At 12 o’clock this morning, the Holy Father Francis received in audience, in the Hall of the Consistory, the Bishops of the Episcopal Conference of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, on the o ... discuss

A hearing on the plight of Christians in Iraq and Syria was convened Wednesday at the U.S. House of Representatives. Entitled Genocidal Attacks Against Christian and Other Religious Minorities ... discuss

Ordinariate groups across Britain attended an exploration day last Saturday which aimed to increase understanding of the Ordinariate's purpose and reach out to those who may feel called to join it. ... discuss

For the first time in history, five Christian Patriarchs representing Christian communities in the Middle East visited the White House Thursday to discuss the protection of Christians in the ... discuss

Thousands of mourners in Burundi have celebrated the lives of three Italian missionary sisters brutally murdered this week in their convent near the country’s capital, Bujumbura. The emotional ... discuss

The Feast Days of Saints John XXIII and John Paul II will be on October 11th and October 22nd respectively, the Vatican has announced. In a decree published in today’s edition of L’Osser ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV: Ordinary: 632 All from Proper of Saints: 1379 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 694 All from Proper of Saints: 1252 Evening Prayer I for the Feast of the Triu ... discuss

Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches, has spoken of a situation of "extreme urgency” in Iraq, and remarked that Church leaders "have the responsibility ... discuss

Modern society does not permit and reject, with the accusation of dogmatism, any personal decision that goes jenseits der Dinge (beyond the things). In a kind of “materialistic imposition“ ... discuss

According to a press release published at the end of the meeting, the Holy See delegation “appreciated the support given by the competent authorities at all levels to the Catholic Church in Viet ... discuss

In his homily this morning at Mass in the chapel of the Santa Marta residence at the Vatican, Pope Francis said that loving one’s enemies is the “model of Christian life.” Reflecti ... discuss

The world's Ukrainian Greek-Catholic bishops, meeting in Lviv for their annual Holy Synod, have appealed to the international community to help restore peace in the country. In a statement, the bish ... discuss

 Former Faribault nurse convicted under Minnesota’s prohibition of assisted suicide Also guilty of attempting to assist suicide; sentencing Oct. 15William Melchert-DinkelFARIBAULT ... discuss

Our sweep of California with the Pilgrim Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa led us next to Central California on August 2. Despite the summer heat, a large crowd of 250 people welcomed the Black Madonna ... discuss

Volume 2 of Allen Ross’s superb commentary on Psalms does not disappoint. It matches the excellence of his first volume, which I previously reviewed. Ross distills the insights of decades of re ... discuss

Every year like clockwork, as New York City experiences the first signs of fall with cooler nights and changing leaves, organized chaos descends upon the city during the month of September. This year, ... discuss

In a statement, Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi confirmed that a communiqué issued this morning by the European Parliament was correct, and that Pope Francis had accepted an invitation ... discuss

Pope Francis received at the Vatican Thursday the President of Tunisia, Mohamed Moncef Marzouki. “During the cordial discussions, various themes of common interest were reviewed, such as the p ... discuss

For 40 years Albania had a Constitution which explicitly prohibited religious practice. When the Berlin Wall fell and democracy became a possibility, there was much to be done. And so it was for the C ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV: Ordinary: 615 Proper of Seasons: 243 Psalter: Friday, Week III, 1046 Christian Prayer: Does not contain Office of Readings. Office of Readings for Frida ... discuss

William Francis Melchert-Dinkel has been convicted under a Minnesota law which bans assisted suicide.  A former Faribault nurse who went online and urged people to commit suicide while he watched, Me ... discuss

The following news release was issued on Sept. 10, 2014.FARIBAULT — William Francis Melchert-Dinkel has been convicted under a Minnesota law which bans assisted suicide. A former Faribault nurse who ... discuss

Pope Francis today appointed Monsignor Robert W. Oliver, of the Archdiocese of Boston, as the new Secretary for the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors. Until now, the American prelat ... discuss

Pope Francis today reminded Arab-speaking faithful, particularly those from Syria and the Middle East, that the Church, following the example of her Master, excels in mercy. “She faces hatred ... discuss

The murderer of three Italian missionary sisters in Burundi has been arrested and confessed to the crime, the Italian news agency ANSA reports. He was found with the cellphone of one of the victims ... discuss

Here below is a translation of Pope Francis' general audience catechesis, delivered in St. Peter's Square Sept. 10th.  *** Dear brothers and sisters, good morning. In our itinerary of catec ... discuss

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, president of the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, has paid tribute to Jim Dobbin MP after his sudden death on 7 September 2014. Mr Dobbin, 73, was a tireless defen ... discuss

For the first time in Christian history, the Vatican will play the Church of England at cricket next week. The Vatican team, known as the St. Peter's Cricket Club XI, was created over the past year an ... discuss

Pope Francis has appointed Father Robert J. Geisinger SJ to the post of Promoter of Justice for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), Vatican Radio reports. He takes over from Father R ... discuss

“The glory of God is a human being fully alive!” so said St Irenaeus in the second century. This is the destiny and the destination of every one of the baptized. We’re talking abou ... discuss

Here below is a summary of the Pope's weekly general audience, given this morning in St. Peter's Square.  *** Dear Brothers and Sisters: In our previous catechesis, we reflected on the Chur ... discuss

Alexander Crummell was born in New York City in 1819, and wished to study for the priesthood, but received many rebuffs because he was black. He was ordained in the Diocese of Massachusets in 1844, wh ... discuss

American Catholic laity have expressed deep dismay over Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s decision not to oppose homosexual groups marching with banners in New York’s St Patrick’s Day parade ... discuss

On Sept. 6, the Holy Father received in audience, in the Clementine Hall, the Bishops of the Episcopal Conference of Cameroon, on the occasion of their visit “ad Limina Apostolorum.” Her ... discuss

In an announcement today in which it published the names of those taking part in the upcoming Synod of Bishops on marriage and the family, the Vatican also explained that the ecclesial body has a new ... discuss

Jesus is not a professor who speaks from the professor’s chair but instead goes among the people and lets them touch Him so that they can be healed. That was Pope Francis’ message at Mass ... discuss

Vatican City, Sep 9, 2014 / 03:10 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Five members of the College of Cardinals have joint-authored a book defending Church doctrine regarding divorced and remarried Catholics, affirmi ... discuss

Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q: Why is it that different editions of the Liturgy of the Ho ... discuss

Vatican Radio reported Monday that Archbishop Konrad Krajewski, the head of the Holy Father’s Alms-giving office ("Elemosineria"), has confirmed that from 1st January 2015, papal blessings will ... discuss

Pope Francis has sent a letter of condolence to the family of Steven Sotloff, the second American journalist beheaded by the Islamic State (ISIS). The letter, signed on the Pope's behalf by the ... discuss

By Mitchell Kalpakgian, Ph.D. It is God’s nature is to create and to be copious as the first chapter of Genesis reveals. He fills the heavens and the earth with a delight in multiplicity and variety ... discuss

Bishop Cirilo Flores of San Diego passed away peacefully on Saturday at Nazareth House in San Diego. The diocese reported that at his bedside were his cousin Dr. Tom Martinez, Msgr. Steven Callahan ... discuss

The chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage, Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of San Francisco, applauded the decision on Se ... discuss

There are few states more pro-life than Tennessee. When you poll my friends and neighbors (I live in Columbia, Tenn., perhaps best-known as the “Mule Capital of the World”), you’ll find that 7 ... discuss

In medicine, a coma is a state of extreme unresponsiveness, in which an individual exhibits no voluntary movement or behavior. In a deep coma, a person may be unable to respond to painful stimuli and ... discuss

Philadelphia, Pa., Sep 8, 2014 / 04:14 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The official prayer and image for the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia next year have been released to aid pilgrims in spiritual pr ... discuss

New York's Cardinal Dolan, appointed as Grand Marshal of the 2015 St. Patrick's Day Parade, praised the decision to allow an openly gay group to march in the St. Patrick's Day Parade. "I have no troub ... discuss

“…drinking moderate amounts of alcohol on a regular basis has been shown to have various positive effects on your body. The one that pertains to this article’s topic is that it has b ... discuss

Pope Francis has written a letter to the Archbishop of Santiago de Cuba, Dionisio Guillermo Garcia Ibanez, to commemorate the feast day of Our Lady of Charity of El Cobre which falls on the same ... discuss

Pope Francis has encouraged the development of a “dialogue of life” with Muslims built on mutual trust, saying such an approach is essential to maintain a climate of peaceful co-existence ... discuss

The Church is being invited to dedicate the last Sunday of September to prayer for the upcoming synod on the family.  According to a communique issued by the Secretariat for the Synod of Bishop ... discuss

The Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, has sent a telegram of condolences on behalf of the Holy Father to Archbishop Evariste Ngoyagoye of Bujumbura, Burundi, for the killi ... discuss

Three elderly Italian religious sisters have been killed at their convent in Bujumbura, the capital of Burundi. The Xaverian missionaries were named as Lucia Pulici, 75, Olga Raschietti, 82, and Ber ... discuss

On the day the Church celebrates the Nativity of Our Lady, Pope Francis dedicated his homily to Creation and God’s journey with us through history, Vatican Radio reports. He said when we read ... discuss

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Seán Brady, archbishop of Armagh and Primate of all Ireland, after he reached the age of retirement, Vatican Radio reports. A native o ... discuss

The Church’s umbrella group of Catholic humanitarian organisations, Caritas Internationalis, is to hold a high level meeting next week to examine the crisis in the Middle East, including Syria, ... discuss

Pope Francis has sent a message to the three day International Prayer Meeting for Peace, promoted by the St Egidio Community, which is underway in Antwerp in Belgium saying that, “war is never a ... discuss

Here below is the message of Pope Francis to the International Peace Meeting taking place Sept. 7-9 in Antwerp, Belgium. *** To the Most Reverend Johan Jozef Bonny  Bishop of Antwerp I ask ... discuss

Children need to be exposed to beauty, to the good, and to the truth, says a global director of a charitable organization launched by the Pope at the Vatican. In an interview with ZENIT Friday, Prof ... discuss

Never, never will we desist till we … extinguish every trace of this bloody traffic, of which our posterity, looking back to the history of these enlightened times will scarce believe that it ha ... discuss

In his Angelus address on Sunday, Pope Francis underlined the importance of fraternal correction, stressing that it be done in a spirit of gentleness, prudence and humility rather than judgment. Ref ... discuss

In his post-Angelus appeal on Sunday, Pope Francis welcomed a truce in eastern Ukraine between Russian-backed rebels and Ukrainian forces. “I hope that they can bring relief to the population ... discuss

Gospel MT 18:15-20 Jesus said to his disciples: “If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone.  If he listens to you, you have won over your ... discuss

{ Note: This post is part of my Almost Back to School Series – follow along with the links at the bottom. } As promised, here’s Post #2 of 5… We didn’t get quite as much as I ... discuss

Pope Francis will visit the Philippines at the start of next year, and according to one youth leader, he will find there a tremendous outpouring of love from young Filipinos, who are actively embracin ... discuss

Natural law is nothing else but a participation of the eternal law in a rational creature.  ~ Aquinas   . . . [T]he Law of Nature and of Nature’s God.  ~ Thomas Jefferson, Declaration of Independ ... discuss

Roman Rite - XXIII Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year A - September 7, 2014 Ez 33,1.7-9; Rm 13,8-10; Mt 18.15 to 20 Ambrosian Rite - Second Sunday after the martyrdom of St. John the Precursor Is 6 ... discuss

For the first time since last summer’s US Supreme Court decision in US v. Windsor, those defending marriage as between a man and a woman won a marriage case in federal court. ... discuss

Connecticut officials say a worker at a sewage treatment plant in Stamford found the broken body of a deceased premature baby who had been flushed down the toilet. The baby was reportedly found on Sat ... discuss

There is a saying that when a woman who has been hanging around a man for a while finally gets married to him, he has made of her an "honest woman".Kind of makes you wonder what she had been all this ... discuss

Pope Francis today received in two separate private audiences at the apostolic palace the President of Panama and the Head of the Government of Andorra. The meeting between Panama's President Juan C ... discuss

As reported yesterday, the Holy See's Council for the Economy wrapped up a two day at the Vatican.  The Vatican announced today that the next meetings of the Council for the Economy will take p ... discuss

The Latin Patriarchate’s perspective on the political situation in the Holy Land will be at the forefront of a discussion this Thursday in Jerusalem. Held at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute a ... discuss

Pope Francis participated in a charity-sponsored event Thursday afternoon in which he interacted, via technology, with children from five continents. During the meeting of the educational charity Sc ... discuss

In his homily in the chapel of the Santa Marta residence in the Vatican on Friday morning, the Holy Father reflected on the “newness” of the Gospel – as Good News, and as a bringer o ... discuss

I am in the unique and enjoyable position of receiving copies of most of the latest and greatest Christian books. Over the past couple of weeks I’ve received and awful lot of them and, in so ... discuss

Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino, the archbishop of Caracas, has led calls rejecting a manipulation of the Lord’s Prayer by members of Venezuela’s ruling Socialist party. The United Socialist ... discuss

With American Labor Day just passed, and as Italians slowly (very slowly!) get back to work following their August holidays, it’s worth recalling one of the founding tenets of modern Catholic so ... discuss

5 September, New TestamentZechariah (or Zachariah) and Elizabeth were "righteous before God, living blamelessly according to all the commandments and regulations of the Lord. (Luke 1:6)" The angel Gab ... discuss

  This picture does not do it justice.  I have teas.  Oh, do I have teas. Black Forest; Darjeeling; Mental Clarity; Rest Assured (with valerian, which I take for the PTSD); Jasmine; Celtic Bre ... discuss

Faced with the barbarity of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), many Christians are left wondering, “What can we do to help our brothers and sisters in Christ who are being persecuted fo ... discuss

By: Lloyd Marcus Insidiously, Obama is using beautiful needy illegal alien kids as perfect Trojan Horses to continue his fundamental transformation of America for decades. A Hudson Institute study sho ... discuss

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama, president of the Nigerian bishops’ conference, has launched an appeal to the international community to tackle the problem of terrorism at its roots. In an intervi ... discuss

Pope Francis on Thursday reflected on the transforming grace of God’s Word and invited Christians to recognize their sins and let themselves be transformed by their encounter with Christ. The ... discuss

By Don DeMarco, Ph. D. Richard Dawkins, primarily noted for his works that deny the existence of God, has stirred a lively controversy recently in offering his opinion about unborn children diagnosed ... discuss

Pope Francis on Wednesday made an appeal for hundreds of steelworkers who risk losing their jobs at ThyssenKrupp's Acciai Speciali Terni (AST) stainless steel plant in Terni. In comments directed to ... discuss

The Play is Ended. Walter Ernest Webster (English, 1878-1959)via Books and ArtBooks and Art has more information about both the artist and painting. It just looked rather dream-like to me and suited m ... discuss

YOU DON’T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THE RISING COST OF LIVING, SO LONG AS YOU DON’T EAT Yes indeed, America’s golfer-in-chief has recently left his cycling & fund-raising vacation at his Martha’s Vi ... discuss

He highlighted his spiritual closeness, adding that the Church is proud to have them as sons and daughters.  To view the video click here. ... discuss

The journey of the pilgrim icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa (the “Black Madonna”) across North America began in August 2013 as a continuation of the worldwide From Ocean to Ocean Campaign in Defens ... discuss

In the wake of a visit to the region, a delegation from the Latin Patriarchate has compared Gaza to cities destroyed during the Second World War. Bishop William Shomali, patriarchal Vicar of the Pat ... discuss

In the wake of an Aug. 24 agreement which put an end to hostilities between former rebels of Renamo (National Mozambique Resistance) and the government led by Frelimo (National Liberation Front of Moz ... discuss

I don’t know if anyone else has noticed a seemingly profound, but ultimately silly discussion which is prevalent within popular culture.  It’s called the Fermi Paradox and it goes l ... discuss

Welcome! Thank you for visiting Heavenly Springs!  Today we continue with Part 2 of a series on the life of Susannah Thompson Spurgeon.  Yesterday, in Part 1, we covered her early years, courtshi ... discuss

Here below is a translation of Pope Francis' general audience catechesis, delivered in St. Peter's Square Sept. 3rd.  *** Dear brothers and sisters, In the previous catechesis, we were able ... discuss

Patriarch Louis Raphael Sako has thanked Britain’s Prince Charles for expressing his solidarity with persecuted Iraqi Christians, saying the Chaldean Catholic Church is “much moved” ... discuss

The Pope's letter, whose contents are not yet known according to Vatican Radio, marks 10 years since over 300 people, most of them Russian children, were killed after Islamic militants seized their sc ... discuss

Pope Francis has said Christians are not orphans but have the Church, with Mary as her model, a mother who welcomes, protects and nourishes us, especially through the Word of God. Speaking to the th ... discuss

London, England, Sep 3, 2014 / 12:00 am (CNA).- The School of the Annunciation, which prepares students for the new evangelization in England and Wales, will mark its official foundation on Sept. 8 wi ... discuss

--Downton Abbey is an amazing Jane Austen type TV series.  As soon as I started watching it, I couldn't stop.  I started watching it on Netflix a couple of months before the 4th season start ... discuss

Consecrated Bishop of Rome on 3 September AD 590 Living at a time when political and religious leadership in Europe often depended upon force of arms or strength of will more than the rule of law, G ... discuss

Thalassery, India, Sep 2, 2014 / 09:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on Friday approved the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church’s decision to name Bishop George Njaralakatt as the new archbishop fo ... discuss




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