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A Catholic bishop responsible for the area worst affected by Boko Haram has described the desperate needs of those who have fled the terrorist group – hitting out at the government for its failu ... discuss

With much of the focus on the plight of Chaldean Christian in Iraq and the fight of the US-led coalition against ISIS, the ongoing crisis in Syria has to some extent fallen from the headlines. However ... discuss

-- Roman Rite - XXX Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year A - October 26, 2014  Ex 22.21-27; Ps 18; 1 Thes 1.5-10; Mt 22, 34-40  Ambrosian Rite - Sunday after the Dedication - 'The missionary ... discuss

Pope Francis is insisting that if one seeks to have true ecumenical dialogue, then he must allow himself to be renewed by the Lord and to be more faithful to Him and His will. Speaking to members of ... discuss

The Vatican has released Pope Francis’ liturgical celebrations to take place this November. Here below is the Holy Father’s itinerary, published by the Vatican’s Office of Liturgic ... discuss

Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson has said that while the Vatican is “not trying to be the UN,” it can and is determined to listen and respond to those in need "on the peripheries". Th ... discuss

As the Synod on the Family was in full swing last week, an organization defending the family and life at the UN presented retired Cardinal Renato Martino with the Maximilian Kolbe Medal for his “ ... discuss

Here below is a translation of Pope Francis' address to a delegation of members of the Orientale Lumen Foundation of America, taking part in an ecumenical pilgrimage, led by Metropolitan Kallisto ... discuss

The task of every Christian is to build “the unity of the Church”. This was the central theme of Pope Francis’ homily during his morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta this morning. The ... discuss

The Church, having recently celebrated the Feast of St. Michael the Archangel, now celebrates the Feast of St. Raphael.Again to summarize: Angels are pure, created spirits. The name angel means servan ... 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

Pope Francis has warned that being corrupt is even more evil than being sinful. Addressing delegates from the International Association of Penal Law (AIDP) this morning in the Vatican, the Holy Fath ... discuss

The bishops of South Sudan appreciate the support of the international community and call for greater emergency assistance as well as pressure for dialogue to keep their country from descending into i ... discuss

Vatican City, Oct 23, 2014 / 11:05 am (CNA/EWTN News).- As founders of an institute studying reproductive healthcare, Thomas and Susan Hilgers have seen the benefits that natural family planning can o ... discuss

The Archdiocese of St. Andrews and Edinburgh has launched a marriage preparation initiative aimed at producing well-formed Catholic families. “I hope this new initiative will create happy and ... discuss

Living in the United States I’m often wearied by the constant competitiveness of our culture. We seem to swallow without thinking the culture of success at all costs. I call this the Alpha ... discuss

The Pontifical Urbaniana University dedicated its Aula Magna to Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, as “a gesture of gratitude for what he has done for the Church as a conciliar expert, with his teachin ... discuss

At this morning’s Mass at Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis said that left to ourselves, we are weak, but encouraged faithful to turn to God and the Holy Spirit who not only have the power to stren ... discuss

Excitement continues to build in the Philippines for Pope Francis’ upcoming trip. While an official itinerary of the Pope’s visit to Sri Lanka and the Philippines in January 2015 has been ... discuss

So . . . you're adopting a child from The Philippines who will be more than three years old when he comes home?Let me share some wisdom with you that I pray will make the transition easier for all of ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV: Ordinary: 632 Psalter: Wednesday, Week I, 722 Common of Pastors: 1769 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 694 Psalter: Wednesday, Week I, 743 Common of Pastors: ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV: Ordinary: 615 Psalter: Wednesday, Week I, 708 Common of Pastors: 1748 (verse before first reading) Proper of Seasons: 419 (first reading)Note: Second re ... discuss

Wednesday of the Twenty-Ninth Week in Ordinary Time(Click here for readings)By BENEDICT AUGUSTINE“Much will be required of the person entrusted with much,and still more will be demanded of the p ... discuss

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF TEACHER EDUCATION, ENGLISH LEARNERS Education: University/College, FT EmployeeSaint Mary's College of California (Moraga, CA)Saint Mary's College of California Assistant Profes ... discuss

The annual meeting of the Eastern Catholic hierarchies of Europe is taking place this year in Lviv (Ukraine), on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the legalisation of the Greek-Catholic Ukr ... discuss

Pope Francis spent Wednesday morning not only at his weekly General Audience, but also with a famous team of German soccer players: Bayern Munich. Bayern Munich is a German soccer club and is t ... discuss

The first feast day of St. John Paul II was celebrated in Venezuela by the Apostolic Nuncio, who prayed that the recently canonized saint would accompany the nation “in the path of peace an ... discuss

Pope Francis met yesterday with a group of mothers who lost their children in a tragic Rail accident in Buenos Aires. According to the Argentinian newspaper, La Nacion, 8 mothers traveled to Rome and ... discuss

Daniel Hannan, MEPThere is no living politician, of any nation, who we admire more than the brilliant and eloquent Daniel Hannan.  A writer and a blogger, Hannan has been a member of the European ... discuss

. . . you’ll love how they’ll handle the Internet.Editorial Cartoon by AF "Tony" Brancoby Seton Motley, Contributing Author: The late, inordinately great Ronald Reagan rightly observed:"The nine m ... discuss

October 22 Pope Saint John Paul II Optional Memorial Charles Joseph Wotjtyła was born in 1920 in Wadowice, Poland. After his ordination to the priesthood and theological studies in Rome, he retur ... discuss

ICLA ICLA is concerned about the negative impact sharia law can have on human rights. It made this point at the recent OSCE Human Dimension meeting in Warsaw, Poland. Its intervention was delivered in ... discuss

The Muslim Brotherhood-dominated government has been unseated and Egyptian Christians are breathing easier. At the time of the fall of that government in the summer of 2013, Father Rafik Greiche, head ... discuss

Here is a ZENIT translation of the B and C Italian-language group reports from last week’s synod on the family.  * * * Circulus Italicus “B” Report Moderator: H.E. Cardi ... discuss

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ADF, allied groups challenge law that requires pro-life centers to post signs designed to deter women Thursday, October 06, 2011. ADF attorney sound bite:  Matt Bowman AUSTIN ... discuss

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Thursday, October 6, 2011 AUSTIN, TX – Today, attorneys with the Texas Center for Defense of Life (www.TCDL.org), Law of Life Project in Washington, DC (www.lawoflifep ... discuss

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — 6:00 P.M. EST, November 10, 2011 — Signs of hope in Austin: In exchange for Suspension of A Pending Civil Rights Action Against it, the City of Austin Offers to Suspend Enf ... discuss

AUSTIN, Texas — Attorneys with Texas Center for Defense of Life (TCDL.org), who are representing Austin Lifecare, will amend and continue the federal lawsuit they filed against the City of Austin B ... discuss

Pope Francis reminded the faithful that God has given us an identity as his beloved children, and, therefore, we are to break down walls of division between our brothers and sisters. Speaking to tho ... discuss

Calling the situation facing Christians in the Middle East unacceptable, the Vatican’s Secretary of State has called for intervention in the Middle East and has reaffirmed the Pope's words that ... discuss

Here below is the statement by H.E. Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Apostolic Nuncio, Permanent Observer of the Holy See, on October 13, at the United Nations at the 69th Session of the United Nation ... discuss

A local human rights organization warned of interests groups involved in covering up the truth following a Pakistani court’s ruling upholding a Christian woman’s death sentence. Asia Bib ... discuss

The Holy See has confirmed that Pope Francis will visit Turkey at the end of November. Vatican Spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi also released the Holy Father’s schedule during the the 3 day visit ... discuss

On May 13, 1981, Anna Stanghellini, a nurse at the “Agostino Gemelli” Hospital, was working, as she did every day, in the surgery department. She didn’t know that at 5:19 pm that day ... discuss

Vatican City, Oct 21, 2014 / 12:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Father Francesco di Felice worked at the Secretariat of State during the pontificate of Bl. Paul VI, and recently recounted the story behind the ... discuss

By Mitchell Kalpakgian, Ph.D. Why would anyone seek admission to a university, pay tuition, purchase books, and then not attend class, take tests, or study? Why would anyone buy a home, furnish it, an ... discuss

HIGH SCHOOL ENGLISH TEACHER Education: Middle/High School, FT EmployeeThe Atonement Academy (San Antonio, TX)The Atonement Academy has an opening for a high school English teacher. Our school is open ... discuss

On the final day of the Synod of Bishops on the Family, Pope Francis met with Vietnam’s political leader to discuss how to increase relations with the Asian nation. This Saturday, the Holy Fat ... discuss

Here is the text of a statement made by Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Apostolic Nuncio, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations at the General Debate of the 69th Session of the Uni ... discuss

Here is a translation of the Pope’s message Friday to the director of the FAO on the occasion of World Food Day. The theme this year was Family Agriculture: ”Feeding the World, Caring for ... discuss

Dedicating this morning’s Consistory of Cardinals to the Middle East, and particularly the region’s Christians, Pope Francis has called on the international community to do their part as w ... discuss

Carole Schaner was 37 years old when she traveled from Ohio to Buffalo, New York, for a safe and legal abortion. to be performed by Dr. Jesse Ketchum. She had been referred by a local abortion advoca ... discuss

Before praying the Angelus with the faithful at the conclusion of the beatification Mass of his predecessor, Pope Francis recalled the life and ministry of ‘Papa Montini’. The Pope calle ... discuss

Ritualists begin indoctrinating their children at an early age. Any child brought up in a High Church household will remember being taught church music through Byrd’s graded series of masses, be ... discuss

Dear community, In just weeks a new beautiful iOS Divine Office will be released as a low cost upgrade to this app. You won’t pay extra for buying now because we have discounted this version by ... discuss

Pope Francis has ensured that the world will be fully aware of results of this synod on the family and has warned the world’s top Church officials against various temptations, including being to ... discuss

“By our apostolic authority we declare that the Venerable Servant of God Paul VI, Pope, shall henceforth be called Blessed…” With these words, Pope Francis beatified Paul VI at the ... discuss

Here is the translation of the Holy Father’s homily at the Celebration of Mass for the Closing of the Synod of Bishops and the Beatification of Pope Paul VI. * * * We have just heard one of ... discuss

The Pharisees went off and plotted how they might entrap Jesus in speech.  They sent their disciples to him, with the Herodians, saying, "Teacher, we know that you are a truthful man and that you ... 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

Brethren, Peace be with you.The relatio synodi or synodal document of the XIV Extraordinary Synod of Bishops was released today, as this first phase of the Synod on the Family came to an end toda ... discuss

18 October, New Testament Saint Luke the Evangelist was a physician (Colossians 4:14) and a companion of St. Paul on some of his missionary journeys (see Acts 16:10ff; 20:5ff; 27-28). Material found ... discuss

Earlier this month, a terribly under-reported but still very significant incident of street violence took place in Hamburg, Germany.  On October 7th, 400 Kurdish-Germans were peacefully protesting th ... discuss

Below is the communicato released by the Vatican following Pope Francis' meeting with the Prime Minister of Vietnam Saturday: *** Today His Holiness Pope Francis received in audience the Prime Min ... discuss

Here below is the message of the Synod Assembly on the pastoral challenges to the family in the context of evangelization, released Saturday afternoon by the Vatican: *** “We, Synod Fathers, ... discuss

It has been a good week for the Kindle bargain hunters, but I’ve got just two new ones to close out the week: The Dangers of a Shallow Faith by A.W. Tozer is $1.99 while John Stott’ ... discuss

Front Royal, Va., Oct 17, 2014 / 03:41 pm (CNA).- The study of history is an opportunity to unite faith and reason and to recover a distinctly Catholic perspective that sees God acting in the past, pr ... discuss

By Renzo Allegri Paul VI will be beatified by Pope Francis on Sunday at 10:30 am in Saint Peter’s Square, during the closing Mass of the Extraordinary Synod on the Family. Born in Brescia o ... discuss

Pope Francis says that defeating world hunger will require more than aid and donations. Instead, we must "change the paradigm of aid and development policies" and change "how we understand work, econo ... discuss

Here is a ZENIT translation of the synod reports from the Spanish-speaking groups A and B. * * * Circulus Hibericus “A” Report Moderator: H.E. Cardinal Francisco ROBLES ORTEGA REPO ... discuss

Vatican City, Oct 17, 2014 / 11:46 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The synod’s small groups released their conclusions regarding the meeting’s mid-term report on Thursday, calling for clarification o ... discuss

In one of my blog posts on Measure 6, the North Dakota initiative that would establish a presumption of equal parenting in the state, I pointed out that any monetary support given to the opposition (o ... discuss

During a briefing at the Holy See Press Office this afternoon, Father Federico Lombardi, German Cardinal Reinhard Marx, Msgr. Paul Pontier, and Spanish laywoman llva Myriam Hoyos Castaneda spoke on th ... discuss

Roman Rite - XXIX Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year A - October 19, 2014.  Is 45, 1.4-6; Ps 96; 1 Theses 1, 1-5b; Mt 22, 15 to 21  Ambrosian Rite - Feast of the Lord  Bar 3.24 to 38, ... discuss

Benedict XVI will attend the beatification of Paul VI in St. Peter's Square this Sunday, according to the director of the Vatican press office, Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi. Pope Paul VI, who was ... discuss

Recent events have brought to mind a scene from one of my favorite movies of all time.The Shoes of the Fisherman is a 1968 American film drama, based on the 1963 novel of the same name by the Australi ... discuss

Below is a translation of the French Relatio Texts, of Groups A and B.  *** Relatio – Circulus Gallicus “A” Moderator: H. E. Cardinal Robert SARAH Reporter: H. E. Monsig ... discuss

Italian Relatio Text, Group A: Relatio – Circulus Italicus “A” Moderator: H.E. Cardinal Fernando FILONI Reporter: H.E. Monsignor Edoardo MENICHELLI The Synodal Fathers of the ... discuss

I have been making my husband’s lunches pretty steadily, just not always posting them. A couple of times he packed his own from leftovers while he was taking a turn doing the dishes after supper ... discuss

The Holy Spirit not only gives Christians an identity, but also a “down payment” of our heavenly inheritance. Pope Francis expressed these sentiments during his morning Mass at Casa Sant ... discuss

Even if Pope Francis’ dedication and efforts have a great impact, Cardinal Wilfrid Napier is convinced that, in order to bring the family to a new level, those on a local level must step it up. ... discuss

This synod is addressing the concrete struggles of families, says the president of the episcopal conference of Madagascar, especially those from the world’s most poor nations. In an interview ... discuss

Relics of Blesseds Louis & Zélie Martin are in Rome during the Synod. To view the video click here URL: http://www.romereports.com/pg158726-relics-of-st-therese-of-lisieux-and-her-pare ... discuss

He called on the faithful to remember the things the Lord has done in their lives. To view the video click here URL: http://www.romereports.com/pg158731-pope-francis-at-santa-marta-rediscover-t ... discuss

He said that the Church must be a refuge and a home for all. To view the video click here URL: http://www.romereports.com/pg158730-cardinal-timothy-dolan-gives-advice-for-troubled-marriages-en ... discuss

A press conference was held this morning in the Holy See Press Office during which the director of the Vatican Museums, Professor Antonio Paolucci, presented the international congress “The Sist ... discuss

It’s easy to pray for a grace, it’s far more difficult to pray in praise of the Lord, but this is the prayer of true joy, said Pope Francis at Mass on Thursday morning in Santa Marta. Re ... discuss

Vatican City, Oct 16, 2014 / 04:21 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Innacurate media reports about Church teaching on homosexuality published after the synod's midterm relatio are an attempt to pressure the Churc ... discuss

Vatican City, Oct 16, 2014 / 02:28 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- After the synod’s small groups released their reports Thursday asking for a substantial rewriting of the meeting's mid-term report, the Va ... discuss

by Phyllis Schlafly: Americans against amnesty are not only worried about unemployed Mexicans crossing our southern border illegally to take U.S. jobs. More than ever, we need the fence that Congress ... discuss

At the briefing at the Holy See Press Office this afternoon, Father Federico Lombardi, Fr. Thomas Rosica, and Archbishop of Vienna, Cardinal Christoph Schonborn, spoke on the continuing work of the Sy ... discuss

The twelfth General Congregation included the presentation, in the Assembly, of the Reports of the ten Small Groups, divided according to language: two in French, three in English, three in Italian a ... discuss

Relatio - Circulus Anglicus "A" Moderator: Em.mo Card. Raymond Leo BURKE Relator: S.E. Mons. John Atcherley DEW I present this report of behalf of the English speaking group Anglicus "A". The ... discuss

I’m reading America: Imagine a World without Her, by Dinesh D’souza. Something struck me when I read this section of chapter three: The Founders knew that, historically, in most cultures, ... discuss

When Henry VIII of England died, he left three heirs: his son Edward and his two daughters, Mary and Elizabeth. Edward succeeded to the throne and was a staunch Anglican (or at least his advisors were ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV: Ordinary: 615 Proper of Seasons: 389 Psalter: Thursday, Week IV, 1174 Christian Prayer: Does not contain Office of Readings Office of Readings for Thurs ... discuss

By ANDREA GAGLIARDUCCI/CNA/EWTN NEWS | VATICAN CITY — An incorrect translation into English of the original midterm report of the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the Family may have ... discuss

In the English translation provided by the Vatican, this is rendered as: “Are our communities capable of providing that, accepting and valuing their sexual orientation, without compromising Catholic ... discuss

Last week, police reported that a baby was abandoned in a dumpster in California. Jorge Miranda (below right) found the baby when he was looking for cans and bottles to sell for recycling. The baby wa ... discuss

By ANDREA GAGLIARDUCCI/CNA/EWTN NEWS | VATICAN CITY — An incorrect translation into English of the original midterm report of the Extraordinary Synod on the Family may have spurred co ... discuss

A Faribault man who went online and urged people to commit suicide while he watched has been sentenced to nearly six months in prison for assisting in a suicide.  William Francis Melchert-Dinkel was ... discuss

The following news release was issued on Oct. 15, 2014.FARIBAULT — A Faribault man who went online and urged people to commit suicide while he watched has been sentenced to nearly six months in pris ... discuss

Dr. Thomas Hilgers is a medical doctor specializing in women's health. He is the founder of the Pope Paul VI Institute in Nebraska, which seeks to answer the Church's call for reproductive health care ... 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

Cardinal Walter Kasper has said he thinks a “growing majority” of the synod are in favor of his proposal to allow some divorced and civilly remarried Catholics to receive holy Communion. ... discuss

By Reinhard Backes With the election of Narendra Modi of the Hindu "Bharatiya Janata Party” (BJP) as prime minister of India, the country's secular constitution has come under threat, charged ... discuss

At the briefing at the Holy See Press Office this afternoon, Father Federico Lombardi, and the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, gave the following briefin ... discuss

Here below is the full text of Pope Francis' weekly general audience, given today in St. Peter's Square.  *** Dear Brothers and Sisters, Today we want to ask ourselves: in the end, what wil ... discuss

Pope Francis on Wednesday encouraged the faithful never to lose hope, because Christian hope is not simply an optimistic desire, it is based on the fact that one day the people of God will be reunited ... 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

Remember the famous story about G.K.Chesterton. The editor of a major paper asked people to write in explaining what they thought was wrong with the world. Chesterton wrote a short letter that went ... discuss

On October 10 and 13 the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross launched a ground-breaking academic program, Economics for Ecclesiastics. Brian Griffiths, a member of the British House of Lords and f ... discuss

The Archbishop of New York has said that even if none of us “live up” to the Church’s ideals, it still welcomes us with open arms. In a wide-ranging interview with ZENIT this week, ... discuss

By Julie Davis, from The Catholic Writers Guild The Feasts: How the Church Year Forms Us as Catholics by Donald Cardinal Wuerl "The Church’s calendar is an intricate, complex, ... discuss

A 12-minute documentary about Schoenstatt has been released, just days before the Oct. 18th 100th anniversary of the ecclesial movement. "Father Joseph Kentenich, A prophetic vision" broadly co ... discuss

Faith is not only a “cosmetic” matter, but one of active charity, says Pope Francis.  The Pope said this today in his morning homily at the Casa Santa Marta, reported Vatican Radio. ... discuss

Vatican City, Oct 14, 2014 / 01:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Polish bishops' conference voiced concerns Monday over the interim report released by the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the Family. The ... discuss

Schereschewsky was born in Tauroggen, Russian Lithuania 6 May 1831. He appears to have been named for his father. His mother was Rosa Salvatha. Orphaned as a young boy, it is speculated he was raised ... discuss

At the briefing at the Holy See Press Office this afternoon, Father Federico Lombardi, South African Cardinal Wilfred Napier, and Father Thomas Rosica gave the following briefing on the latest synod d ... discuss

The midterm report on the deliberations of the Synod on the Family has appeared and there is a fair amount of hysteria all around. John Thavis, a veteran Vatican reporter who should know better, has d ... discuss

Christian Songs for Kids and other humans - by Tony Funderburk Several years back I was in a hospital testing room having a physical when I learned I have a “bicuspid aortic valve” in my ... discuss

Here below is the intervention of Archbishop Bernardito Auza, permanent observer of the Holy See to the United Nations in New York. He was speaking at the 69th Session of the United Nations ... discuss

The eleventh general Congregation began with the presentation, in the Assembly Hall, of the "Relatio post disceptationem", read by the General Rapporteur, Cardinal Péter Erdő. Immediately ... discuss

These are affiliate links.  Etc.   This is a game, not a read. Free today only: Montezuma Puzzle 2 Premium Louis L’amour and more 201 select western titles, Louis L’amour and more, ... discuss

It's "convenient" for Europe to ignore and forget about Christian persecution in the Middle East, says Maronite Archbishop Elias Nassar, of Saida, Lebanon. He said this when addressing two sepa ... discuss

Here is a homily given Sunday by Bishop Philip Boyce of Rapho, at Mass in RTÉ studios, Donnybrook. * * * There’s a lovely story told about the life of Saint Teresa, one handed ... discuss

Be open to God's surprises and remember holy law is not an end in itself. This was Pope Francis’ message this morning at Mass at Casa Santa Marta, Vatican Radio reported. Commenting on the wor ... discuss

American spouses Alice and Jeff Heinzen from the Diocese of LaCrosse, Wisconsin, say they are “definitely being heard” at this Synod of Bishops. The couple, who work in marriage ministry f ... discuss

The Vatican announced today that Pope Francis has chosen the theme for next year's ordinary Synod on the Family to be: “The vocation and mission of the family in the Church and in the conte ... discuss

As the second week of the synod starts today, the Archbishop of Manila has underscored that although Relatio Post Disceptionem - the synod's mid-way report - is not a final synod document, it is a  ... discuss

An international coalition of pro-life and pro-family organizations has strongly criticized the mid-way report on the Synod on the Family, calling it a “betrayal” of Catholic parents world ... discuss

The Vatican today published the “post-discussion report” of the Extraordinary Synod on the family - a document summarizing the interventions and debates that took place last week in the sy ... discuss

Truth Remains is a church history ministry endeavoring to remind believers of the great sacrifices that faithful men and women made in previous generations so that we could have ac ... discuss

We go to the most formal of our parish Masses with a full choir and the most likelihood of having older songs selected. As my husband puts it, "the good ones, written before 1900."So some time ago whe ... discuss

SYNOD 14 – 11TH GENERAL CONGREGATION: HOMILY OF H.E. MONSIGNOR SALVADOR PINEIRO GARCIA-CALDERON, ARCHBISHOP OF AYACUCHO, PERU, DURING THE PRAYER OF TIERCE 13.10.2014 The 11th General Con ... discuss

Here below is the full text of the "Relatio post disceptationem" delivered in the synod hall this morning by the General Rapporteur, Cardinal Péter Erdő. ***  Introduction Part I ... discuss

According to an official Vatican press briefing on Tuesday, Oct. 7, the discussion at the Synod over proposals for communion for divorced and remarried persons has shifted to “gradualness.” ... discuss

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Here is the text of an address given by the Pope’s secretary of state last month (Sept. 26) to a conference on poverty and development, held at Fordham University. The conference was cosponsor ... discuss

Here is the text of the homily read at the 2014 Red Mass at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington, D.C., attended by justices of the US Supreme Court. The Mass was last Sunday, Oct. 5 ... discuss

Jesus again in reply spoke to the chief priests and elders of the people  in parables, saying,  "The kingdom of heaven may be likened to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son.  He ... discuss

In a Mass of Thanksgiving for the canonization of two Canadian saints, Pope Francis prayed that Quebec might return to a “path of fruitfulness, to giving the world many missionaries.” Fr ... discuss

Here is the homily of Cardinal Seán Brady, retired archbishop of Armagh, Ireland, for the Mass of Thanksgiving commemorating the death of Saint Columbanus. The Mass was celebrated at the ... discuss

This Nigerian woman convinced her parish to attend a General Audience on her birthday. To watch video:  http://www.romereports.com/pg158661-an-unforgettable-birthday-in-rome-with-the-pope-en ... discuss

Their importance rivals that of Tutankhamun's tomb in Egypt. To view the video click here:  http://www.romereports.com/pg158654-ancient-chinese-treasures-showcased-in-rome-en ... discuss

Lianna goes throughout the United States spreading a moving pro-life message “I asked myself, if I abort, will I forget this pain?” To view the video click here:  http://www.romer ... discuss

Here is the text of the homily given this morning by Pope Francis at a Mass of Thanksgiving for the Equivalent Canonization of Saints François de Laval and Marie de l’Incarnation, ... discuss

The Vatican on Saturday released the following statement: In response to questions from journalists regarding the meeting between the Holy Father Francis and the Prime Minister of the Socialist Repu ... discuss

Click to enlarge… Via Campus Reform, October 3: Dozens of Drake University  student newspapers were vandalized last week after a pro-life advertisement upset an unknown perpetrator. Austin Can ... discuss

Or did they? Why would Scotland or any other land mass want to separate from the mother ship. Mainly because they are unhappy. So who is unhappy? Probably less than the majority. Did you know that onl ... discuss

Here below is an unofficial summary of interventions of the fraternal delgates during the 10th general congregation.  *** Holy Father: present Synod Fathers: 168 The tenth general Congregat ... discuss

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Yoon Seong Ki (윤성기) – Secret (My Secret Hotel OST Part.1): English subs: ... discuss

Taken from Ezra Levant's facebook status:Update On AmarukIt was billed by the CBC as an “exclusive” investigation: a sweet, young B.C. girl named Bethany Paquette had applied for a job as a guide ... discuss

Pope Francis has sent a special message of support for the success of a ‘Day with Newman', to be held at the Birmingham Oratory on Saturday 11th October. In the message, sent through the Secre ... discuss

The first course about Evangelii Gaudium for the Americas will begin in November.  The online course is directed to social, political, pastoral representatives and the public in general, who ... discuss

The Schoenstatt Movement is celebrating its 100th anniversary this month, and various global television channels will be broadcasting the events worldwide. In addition to EWTN, the German radio stat ... discuss

Here below is a statement form the bishops of England and Wales in support of a campaign to encourage organ donation: ***  Archbishop Peter Smith, speaking as chair of the Department of Chris ... discuss

The lead-up to the synod has been dominated by the theme of ‘mercy’ and especially by consideration of how that might apply to the situation of the divorced and ‘remarried’. It ... discuss

\Roman Rite –Twenty-eight Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A – October 12, 2014 Is 25,6-10; Ps 23; Phil 4,12-14.19-20; Mt 22, 1-14 Ambrosian Rite – Seventh Sunday after the m ... discuss

An exhibition of photographs taken during Pope Francis’ pastoral visit to Korea is adding atmosphere in the Archdiocese of Seoul. The exhibition features large prints of some of the most memorab ... discuss

During the Third Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops today, the assembly's participants issued the following message to families suffering from war, violence and conflict:  * ... discuss

Pakistani child education activist Malala Yousafzai, and Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian child rights campaigner, have jointly won the Nobel Peace Prize. In the days leading up to today’s announc ... discuss

On the feast of St. Francis of Assisi last Saturday, the bishops of the Philippines released a statement signed by their president, Archbishop Socrates Villegas of Lingayen Dagupan, regarding cli ... discuss

During the eighth general Congregation, following the agenda of the Instrumentum Laboris, the general debate focused on the theme "The Church and the Family in the Challenge of Upbringing (Part I ... discuss

At the briefing at the Holy See Press Office this afternoon, Father Federico Lombardi and Father Thomas Rosica gave the following briefing on the latest synod discussions:  Today was a day dedi ... discuss

To prevent evil from entering into our hearts, there is an ancient, but very good, practice: the examination of conscience. That was Pope Francis’ message during the morning homily Friday at San ... discuss

SYNOD 14 – 8TH GENERAL CONGREGATION: “THE CHURCH AND THE FAMILY IN FACE OF THE EDUCATIONAL CHALLENGE (PART III, CHAPTER 2), 09.10.2014 Introduction of the President Delegate, Cardin ... discuss

Few issues divide more sharply than abortion. Longstanding friendships and family relationships can rupture over the pro-choice/pro-life debate. But on the International Day of the Girl Child, we shou ... discuss

A married couple from Brazil have stressed to Pope Francis and delegates of the Synod of Bishops on the family gathered at the Vatican, Oct. 5-19, that the Church should stop giving “contradicto ... discuss

Pope Francis is urging the faithful to evangelize by leading with a person, rather than push moral rules and doctrine on others, two cardinals have said.  "Francis introduces people to the pers ... discuss

The president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has reminded people that they shouldn’t be discouraged by statistics, as persons are more than numbers and deserve to have the f ... discuss

In the middle 400's the pagan Anglo-Saxons invaded Britain, driving the Christian Britons north and west into Cornwall, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland. In 597 a band of monks headed by Augustine of Cant ... discuss

The seventh general congregation of the synod of bishops, which took place this morning, Thursday, was divided into two phases: the first consisting of further general debate on the theme of the previ ... discuss

As the first week of the Synod of Bishops on the family is underway at the Vatican, Archbishop Georg Gänswein has reaffirmed Church doctrine on Holy Matrimony. The prefect of the Pontifica ... discuss

We ask for a lot of things when we pray, but the greatest gift that God can give us is the Holy Spirit.   This was Pope Francis’ reflection Thursday morning at Mass in Santa Marta, c ... discuss

Vatican City, Oct 9, 2014 / 12:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- With Paul VI due to be beatified at the end of the Synod on the Family, his teaching on the regulation of birth in Humanae vitae has been re-laun ... discuss

Below is a translation of the 7th General Congregation of the Synod of Bishops which took place at the Vatican this morning: *** SYNOD 14 – 7TH GENERAL CONGREGATION: PASTORAL CHALLENGES REGA ... discuss

Below is a translation of the Seventh General Congregation of the Synod of Bishops on the Family which took place this morning at the Vatican: *** SYNOD 14 – 7TH GENERAL CONGREGATION: HOMILY ... discuss

During the Sixth General Congregation, which took place Wednesday afternoon, the Synod Fathers continued their debate on the theme set forth in the Instrumentum Laboris: “Difficult pastoral situ ... discuss

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) submitted comments October 8 to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and two other federal agencies on the Obama administration’ ... discuss

The Holy Father’s universal prayer intention for September was, “That the mentally disabled may receive the love and help they need for a dignified life.” This is such a timely praye ... discuss

By Khouloud Tawm The village of Kaa is in the north of the Bekaa Valley, close to the Syrian border. It has a population of some 13,000 Christians, most of them Melkites. After the city of Zahle, th ... discuss

This week, the Media Research Center (MRC) announced that it entered into an Agreed Order of Dismissal with the Obama government ending its lawsuit to block enforcement of the Affordable Care Act̵ ... discuss

A statement from the Custody of the Holy Land today reported that Franciscan Fr. Hanna Jallouf, of the Custody, parish priest at Knayeh (Qunayeh), Syria, was released this morning and is under ho ... discuss

The Holy Fathers of the Seven Ecumenical CouncilsQuestion: "Does the Orthodox Church teach that the Ecumenical Councils are infallible?"We do not believe that everything that anyone happened to say at ... discuss

Here below is the testimony of Stephen and Sandra Conway, Regional Directors for Africa of the Reunions Movement (South Africa), with an introduction from the President Delegate, Cardinal Ra ... discuss

(sometimes spelled Tindall or Tyndall) (ca. 1494–6 October 1536) was a 16th century reformer and scholar who translated the Bible into the Early Modern English of his day. Although a number of parti ... 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

A couple of things I've got located elsewhere:- Spicy Sausage Ragu, perfect for Fall weather, at Meanwhile, Back in the Kitchen- Another Place, a little English village just like the kind you might fi ... discuss

Bosnia-Herzegovina urgently needs political reform and significant support from the European Union, one of the country’s leading Church leaders said. Bishop Franjo Komarica of Banja Luka spoke ... discuss

On Tuesday, the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, Archbishop Paul-André Durocher of Gatineau, president of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, released a statement inviting the ... discuss

(Pastoral Challenges) SYNOD 14 – 5TH GENERAL CONGREGATION: “PASTORAL CHALLENGES ON THE FAMILY” (PART II, CHAPTER 2), 08.10.2014 Introduction by the President Delegate, Cardinal ... discuss

The general debate continued during the fourth general Congregation, following the order of the Instrumentum Laboris. The theme was “The Pastoral Program for the Family: Various Proposals Underw ... discuss

In the fifth general Congregation, which took place this morning and which the Holy Father did not attend on account of the general audience, the general debate continued on the themes outlined in the ... discuss

  Welcoming the Black Madonna at Annunciation Byzantine Catholic Church in Anaheim, CA Annunciation Byzantine Catholic Church, a large and beautiful church established in 1969 in Anaheim, Califor ... discuss

Prayer and renewed openness are needed to overcome division and threats to unity, the Pope said during his weekly general audience catechesis today. Addressing thousands of pilgrims and tourists in ... discuss

An official and priest of Nigeria’s Maidiguri diocese asks where is the freedom as its priests and people are displaced, and churches destroyed. Speaking about the onslaught by terrorist group ... discuss

Do you remember that toy called Sock ‘Em Robots in which two plastic robot boxers bashed each other while two kids were controlling their left hooks, blocks and body blows? It came to mind with ... discuss

Here below is the full text of the Pope's weekly general audience catechesis for October 8th.  *** Dear Brothers and Sisters, In the last catecheses, we sought to bring to light the nature ... discuss

Here below is a summary of Pope Francis' general audience catechesis for Oct. 8th.  *** Dear Brothers and Sisters,  In our catechesis on the Church, we now consider our fellow Christia ... discuss




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