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TEACHER -SPANISH AND ENGLISH LITERACY Education: Middle/High School, FT EmployeeSt. Brigid Catholic Academy (Brooklyn, NY)St. Brigid Catholic Academy in Brooklyn, NY is in need of an energetic and com ... discuss

By Alex SchadenbergInternational Chair - Euthanasia Prevention CoalitionA journal article on a pilot study concerning assisted suicide in Switzerland has resulted in significant media promotion of the ... discuss

On his flight back from South Korea, Pope Francis said he was very concerned about the violence in Iraq and the attacks on religious minorities. He even said that if need be, he'd be willing to go the ... discuss

As Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Jorge Mario Bergoglio pushed for two educational programs that translate to: "Neighbors School” and "Sisters School.” Both of them were combined to make way ... discuss

With two albums released, this 19-year-old artist sees her music as a way of finding God.  To view the video click here: ... discuss

Today the Obama Administration released its eighth revision to the Health and Human Service (HHS) Mandate. The mandate has been at the heart of dozens of legal battles because ... discuss

The Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops responded today to the ruling on marriage by Judge Robert L. Hinkle in the consolidated cases of Brenner v. Scott and Grimsley v. Scott.  ... discuss

Indonesia’s President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has said the actions of Islamic State (ISIS) militants are “embarrassing” to the Muslim religion and that their slaughters ar ... discuss

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The constraint of time, in a society obsessed by a sort of perennial state of agitation, extreme digitalization and apparently condemned to a fruitless distraction, seems – as Pope Francis state ... discuss

The Archdiocese of Detroit has expressed its sadness over the death of Cardinal Edmund Casimir Szoka.who passed away August 20th. The American prelate was archbishop of the diocese from 1981 to 1990 ... discuss

She was born Isabella, or "Belle" as she was commonly called. As a slave in America in the late 1700s and early 1800s, she didn't have a last name. Just Belle. Her slave master only spoke to her an ... discuss

The head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church has said his country faces an extremely difficult situation and strongly rejects Orthodox accusations that his church is responsible for military action ... discuss

Pope Francis has sent his condolences on the death of Archbishop Emeritus of Detroit, Cardinal Edmund Casimir, to the Archbishop of Detroit, Allen Henry Vigneron. The late cardinal served as Archbis ... discuss

Scientific research shows that a person who seeks to be close to God finds fullness in living and can attain greater stability, says a psychological expert and priest. In an interview with ZENIT thi ... discuss

Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City announced Thursday that the consecrated Host at the center of a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Oklahoma County District Court has been returned. The archbis ... discuss

The president of the US episcopal conference has called on the bishops to consider taking up a special collection “to provide humanitarian relief and pastoral support for our affected broth ... discuss

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The night of August 20th, 1914, Pope Pius X passed away. From the start, his pontificate had its challenges. He was the first Pope after the fall of the Papal States and he saw the threat of World War ... discuss

It's summer in the Eternal city, but even now this store is full of holiday cheer. It's called "Sempre Natale,” a Christmas oasis in the midst of the Roman heat. It's open year-round, and sells ... discuss

Very few people can say that they personally know Benedict XVI. But his former students are definitely part of that select group. They're hoping the Pope emeritus will join them this year, for their a ... discuss

--- Isaiah 9:1-6 Psalm 113:1-2,3-4,5-6,7-8 Luke 1:26-38 Note: The reflections contained in today's homily are taken entirely from Edward Sri's book Queen Mother: A Biblical Theology of Mary's ... discuss

Pope Francis is encouraging members of an Italian charitable organization to continue their activities to show Christ to others. Speaking to the group ‘Opera di Nazaret’ (Work of Nazaret ... discuss

Below is the communique issued this morning by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace which, on behalf of the Holy Father, announces the theme of the message for the 48th World Day of Peace, Jan ... discuss

The president of Argentina has telephoned Pope Francis to express sympathy over the death of the Pope's family members who were killed in a motor vehicle accident. This afternoon, Cristina Ferná ... discuss

It seemed like business as usual when the Pope led his weekly general audience. There were hugs, blessings and plenty of cheers. But there was also grief, as the Pope deals with the death of three of ... discuss

(-ONLY VIDEO-) Pope Francis reflected on the key moments of his apostolic visit to South Korea. During his general audience, the Pope defined the Church in the country as "young and dynamic.” He ... discuss

The British Parliament is currently considering the legalization of assisted suicide. The act under consideration was introduced by Lord Falconer and eschews the term “suicide,” preferring ... discuss

As the crisis in the Middle East escalates, leaders of the Federation of Hungarian Jewish Communities have expressed their empathy and solidarity for those Christians being persecuted in the region. ... discuss

Reflecting on his five-day apostolic visit to South Korea that concluded Monday, Pope Francis affirmed that Christ never diminishes or cancels something 'good,' like culture, he only enriches them, an ... discuss

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Vatican II decree on ecumenism, Unitatis Redintegratio, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) has published a document titled: “A Church in Dialo ... discuss

An EWTN TV series will feature the stories of converts to the Catholic faith, starting in early September. Catholics Come Home, a ministry that has produced and aired TV commercials inviting people ... discuss

The archbishop of St. Louis, Robert Carlson, released a letter Monday in response to the unrest in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. The city has been the site of violent protests and racial conf ... discuss

The Pope’s special envoy to Iraq has said Christians and religious minorities in the country are facing genocide and the international community must act quickly to come to their aid. In an in ... discuss

Pope Francis has thanked the faithful for their prayers for his relatives who were killed and injured yesterday in a car crash in Argentina. At the close of this morning’s weekly audience, he ... discuss

Here is the English-language summary of Pope Francis' General Audience of today: *** Dear Brothers and Sisters:  My recent apostolic journey to Korea enabled me to visit a young and dynamic ... discuss

The poet Robert Frost once said that writing free verse was like playing tennis without a net.  It’s the same for those who would like their Christianity to be free from dogma. Dogma, for ... discuss

By Mitchell Kalpakgian, Ph.D. In Orwell’s novel Winston Smith, the protagonist, finds himself living in an inhuman world he cannot recognize as normal or natural. Aware of life in London before the ... discuss

The fifth annual Musica Sacra St. Louis conference will explore "The Beauty of the Mass Ordinary" and "English Language Adaptations of the Mass Propers". Instructors include Dr. William Mahrt, Associ ... discuss

About a week ago, there was a brief lull in my work day when I was reconfiguring an old laptop to serve as a supplementary computer in my school office. I needed something to do that wasn’t a re ... discuss

Italian politician Luca Volontè wants to see more emphasis placed on the common good and the dignity of the human person rather than the latest GDP figures. Speaking to ZENIT on the sidelines o ... discuss

The Pope led an intense five day visit in South Korea. On his flight back to Rome, he held an improvised press conference for about an hour, where the violence in Iraq and the persecution of minoritie ... discuss

After a twelve-hour flight from Seoul, Pope Francis arrived to Rome's Ciampino airport and headed directly to the Basilica of St. Mary Major.  To view the video click here URL: ... discuss

The Pope's Personal Envoy to Iraq, Cardinal Fernando Filoni, is scheduled to arrive in Baghdad on Tuesday. There, he's planning on delivering a message from the Pope to Iraq's newly elected President, ... discuss

"It is quite hard to do a degree in English literature and believe, or try to believe, that the Bible is God's literal word of truth," writes columnist Christina Patterson in the Guardian.I confess t ... discuss

The archbishop of the capital of the Central African Republic has decried the ongoing massacre in the nation and has urged politicians to "stop the suffering of the people as soon as possible." In h ... discuss

Kyiv, Ukraine, Aug 19, 2014 / 04:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The newly elected head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church - Moscow Patriarchate must decide whether that Church can be independent from Russia, U ... discuss

Though illegal, Filipino liturgists and some bishops continue to promote and celebrate the Misa ng Bayang Pilipino, a rite completely invented (and lacking in Magisterial or Conciliar Document support ... discuss

The Bishop of the Forces, Mons. Richard Moth, has called on military chaplains to “offer Mass for those persecuted for their faith" on Sunday 31 August. In Bishop Moth’s pastoral letter, ... discuss

In an hour-long, wide-ranging press conference on the plane back from South Korea, Pope Francis has said he favours UN-backed efforts to stop unjust aggression in Iraq, and plans on visiting the ... discuss

Archbishop Romero after he was shot. ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) - Pope Francis opened the way Monday to a quick beatification for Oscar Romero, saying there are no more doctrinal problems blocking th ... discuss

Here below we publish a Vatican-approved English translation of Pope Francis' hour-long airborne press conference, given Monday on the flight back from South Korea.  *** Q. During the visit t ... discuss

Aboard the papal plane, Aug 18, 2014 / 04:30 pm (CNA).- Speaking to journalists aboard the Aug. 18 plane flight back to Italy from South Korea, Pope Francis said he supports international intervention ... discuss

Just moments after returning from his four-day international pilgrimage in South Korea, Pope Francis has surprised again back in Rome. After landing, the Pope left Rome’s Ciampino Airport in a ... discuss

HIGH SCHOOL ENGLISH Education: Middle/High School, FT EmployeeHoly Spirit Preparatory School (Atlanta, GA)Holy Spirit Preparatory School (, a Catholic, independent PreK - 12 sch ... discuss

I've mentioned a number of times here, from points abroad, that English is the world vernacular. As Latin was in the West, and Greek was in the East, so now English is, everywhere.Our Holy Father's re ... discuss

The Chaldean Patriarch, Louis Raphael I Sako, has issued the following statement concerning the visit of Pope Francis’ Personal Envoy to Iraq, Cardinal Fernando Filoni, and calling on internatio ... discuss

The Catholic Church in Britain has desribed a decision by a budget hotel chain to remove Bibles from its hotel rooms as “bizarre and sinister”. Travelodge, a company with hotels in the U ... discuss

Pope Francis’ four day visit to South Korea which ended Monday could already be bearing fruit in helping to provide justice for victims of one of the country’s worst ferry disasters. Fol ... discuss

Pope Francis today had a brief meeting with religious leaders of Korea at the Myeong-dong Cathedral in Seoul.  After greeting them individually and receiving various gifts from some of them, th ... discuss

One of Pope Francis’ confreres, Jesuit Father John Chong Che-chon, has been the translator at the Pope’s side during the five-day Korea trip. The Korea Times this week reported on the 57 ... discuss

At a Mass for peace and reconciliation today, the last major activity on Pope Francis’ South Korea itinerary, the Holy Father showed that he continues to have the Iraq tragedy forefront in his m ... discuss

When President Obama took office the United States paid several millions of dollars to have a large number of Palestinians , ( All Muslim ), immigrated here from Palestine . Why? We don’t pay ... discuss

Pope Francis has told young people they must not figuratively be ‘asleep’ because, as a beloved part of today's Church, they have a duty and responsibility to bring their joy and optimism ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV: Ordinary: 615 Proper of Seasons: 128 Psalter: Tuesday, Week IV, 1129 Christian Prayer: Does not contain Office of Readings Office of Readings for Tuesda ... discuss

The following sermon is posted/printed with the permission of the bride and groom, Jordan and Heather Swanson.  Text:  1 Corinthians 13 Grace and peace to you, Jordan and Heather, from ... discuss

There is an interesting psychological phenomenon that was identified in 1972 called "Groupthink". Wikipedia [HERE] gives us the definition:Groupthink is a psychological phenomenon that occurs within ... discuss

He said to human beings, “Have respect for me. That will prove you are wise, and to keep from evil is the way to knowledge.” ~ Job 28:28, New International Readers Version, Bible in Basic ... discuss

On Sunday, Cardinal Gracias, the archbishop of Bombay and president of the Federation of the Asian Bishops' Conference, told thousands of young pilgrims gathered at Mass in Haemi, Korea, that the ... discuss

Here is the text of the greeting given today by Cardinal Oswald Gracias, archbishop of Bombay & president of the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences, when Pope Francis met with the ... discuss

Below is the text of the discourse Pope Francis gave at this afternoon at 4:30, local time, at the concluding Mass of the 6th Asian Youth Day in the square within the wall of the Castle of Haemi in So ... discuss

Gospel MT 15:21-28 At that time, Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon.  And behold, a Canaanite woman of that district came and called out, “Have pity on me, Lord, Son of D ... discuss

Addressing a group of bishops from almost three dozen Asian countries today, Pope Francis encouraged them to be firm in their identity as Christians when dialoguing with those around them, and said th ... discuss

Here is a Vatican translation of the text of the address Pope Francis gave today during his meeting with Asian bishops at the Haemi Martyrs’ Shrine. * * * Dear Brother Bishops, I offe ... discuss

We stumbled across a terrific new site today, Rightly Wired, and spent over an hour clicking some of the clever and inspired commentary at this site. Rightly Wired bills itself as Conservati ... discuss

During his apostolic voyage to South Korea, the Holy Father has not lost his ability to surprise. Yesterday, the 77-year-old Pontiff not only opted to take a high-speed train from Seoul to Daejeon r ... discuss

--- Roman Rite - XX Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year A – August 17, 2014  Is 56, 1.6-7; Ps 67; Rm 11, 13-15.29-32; Mt 15, 21-28  Ambrosian Rite - X Sunday after Pentecost  1 ... discuss

How to reconcile ethical principles with the exigencies of running a business has long been a cause for debate. A new book looks at this from the perspective of the social teaching of the Catholic Chu ... discuss

Pope Francis’ personal envoy in Iraq, Cardinal Ferdinando Filoni told Vatican Radio the displaced people he’s met during his current tour of northern Iraq are calling for immediate assista ... discuss

As people who have sung with and under me probably know, I'm not a fan of the overuse of psalm tones. Chanting psalms in the office? Great use for them. Singing the gloria patri during the introit? Fa ... discuss

Seoul, South Korea, Aug 16, 2014 / 12:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis has received a warm welcome from the Korean people, many of whom praise him for his acts of compassion, stating that he has t ... discuss

During his apostolic visit to South Korea, Pope Francis has made a solemn visit to a garden memorial to pray for aborted babies. The Pope prayed in silence in front of the symbolic cemetery displayi ... discuss

A year of celebrations to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Saint Don Bosco began Saturday. The bicentennial of the founder of the Salesian Congregation will take place Aug. 16th, 2015. Her ... discuss

Pope Francis has called on laity to use their unique talents to advance the Church, and has reinforced how preserving the family unit is crucial. Addressing South Korean laity at 6:30 p.m., local ti ... discuss

Below is the discourse Pope Francis gave to laity at 6:30 p.m., local time, at the Spiritual Center in Kkottongnae, South Korea. In recognition of the fundamental importance of the role of the ... discuss

124 martyrs were declared blesseds by Pope Francis, as the crowds cheered on. More than 1million people filled the streets of Seoul to attend the Mass and beatification of Paul Yun-Ji-Chung and anot ... discuss

Seoul, South Korea, Aug 16, 2014 / 12:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A young man from Hong Kong was moved by Pope Francis’ off-the-cuff remarks during the opening celebration of the 6th Asian Youth Day ... discuss

As Pope Francis beatified 124 martyrs today, he exhorted Koreans to follow the martyrs’ example and resist the urge to "water down the radical demands of the Gospel and to conform to the spirit ... discuss

Today all the grandbabies came. The Equuschick and I took all but the youngest on a long golf cart ride. We went to the cemetary nearby because this is what we do in this part of the country. We drove ... discuss

Here is a Vatican translation of the Italian-language homily Pope Francis delivered today at the beatification Mass for the Korean martyrs Paul Yun Ji-Chung and 123 companions. The Mass was hel ... discuss

Whew, just in time! Hours after we posted our story about Savannah Guthrie, the Today Show co-host delivered Vale Guthrie Feldman, all 8.5 pounds of her. Today’s Matt Lauer explained this morning th ... discuss

Seoul, South Korea, Aug 15, 2014 / 08:26 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In a press briefing with journalists following their lunch with Pope Francis, a Chinese and a Pakistani youth recall meeting the pontiff, ... discuss

Pope Francis has given young people three tools for how to be good witnesses to the Gospel and has called on them to say yes to the Lord. Speaking in English to the young people of Asia gathered at ... discuss

Dear Young Friends, "It is good for us to be here!" (Mt 17:4). These words were spoken by Saint Peter on Mount Tabor as he stood in the presence of Jesus transfigured in glory. Truly it is good for ... discuss

Young Catholics should stand their ground “armed with spiritual weapons” ready to challenge the destructive ideologies of the 21st century, a bishop has told a summer gathering. Bishop M ... discuss

Here is a translation of the address that Bishop Lazzaro You Heung-sik of Daejeon, South Korea, gave Pope Francis at the Mass in the World Cup Stadium in Daejeon Friday, the Feast of the Assumpti ... discuss

This afternoon, the Holy Father arrived at the Shrine of Solmoe, birthplace of the martyr St. Andrew Kim Taegon, Korea's first priest. Here below is the welcome address given by Bishop Lazza ... discuss

Pope Francis today celebrated Mass for the Solemnity of the Assumption in Daejeon, South Korea, urging the congregation in the packed World Cup Stadium to "combat the allure of a materialism that stif ... discuss

Here is the text of the address Pope Francis gave today before praying the midday Angelus after the Mass he celebrated at World Cup Stadium in South Korea. The Pope gave the address in English. * ... discuss

Here is a Vatican translation of the homily Pope Francis gave today as he celebrated Mass for the Solemnity of the Assumption, on the second day of his trip to South Korea. The Mass was celebrated i ... discuss

The director of the Vatican press office says that Pope Francis "is in good shape and is well pleased with his reception during the first day of his trip to South Korea.” Jesuit Father Federic ... discuss

by Gary Bauer, Contributing Author: Rhetoric vs. Reality - Late yesterday the Pentagon announced that observers on the ground determined that the crisis on Mt. Sinjar had eased, making a planned res ... discuss

Here is the latest column from Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia. * * * With summer drawing to a close and a new school year just around the corner, it’s a good time to resume this c ... discuss

 --- Revelation 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab Psalm 45:10,11,12,16 1 Corinthians 15:20-27 Luke 1:39-45 Yesterday's vigil mass for the Assumption of Mary told the story of the transfer of the Ark of ... discuss

Washington D.C., Aug 14, 2014 / 05:14 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Both academic and religious leaders, in the U.S. and abroad, have urged greater U.S. military action in Iraq and Syria against the Islamic St ... discuss

Seoul, South Korea, Aug 14, 2014 / 12:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A journalist with South Korea’s leading radio and television network has voiced her joy at covering the papal visit, as well as her ... discuss

This post is a collection of different kinds of prayer, ways to pray, devotions, sacramentals, etc.  It is by no means an exhaustive list, nor is the numbering in any way more than a simple way o ... discuss

A senior Vatican diplomat has said Pope Francis’ appeal to the United Nations shows Pope Francis believes the international community is “compelled” to take action to stop the atroci ... discuss

The fact that the pope squeezed himself into a Kia Soul was a thing last night on social media. Not everyone is happy with his trip. Thousands of Korean protestants gathered to denounce the trip.And t ... discuss

Came back from our trip to the north country to find my schedule in the mail. I am indeed teaching an entirely new course next year - 9th grade English. I have several books to read before school star ... discuss

Pope Francis has said quiet listening and dialogue rather than use of force are the proper tools achieve peace. Speaking to the South Korean president, Park Geun-hye, and authorities, in Seoul’ ... discuss

In the second discourse of his apostolic visit to South Korea, Pope Francis has urged Korean bishops to remember and draw on past graces as well as safeguard hope in Christ. Addressing the bish ... discuss

As customary, Pope Francis sent telegrams to the leaders of the nations over which he flew en route to Korea. The texts of the telegram, all originally in English, are below. Of special note was th ... discuss

Pope Francis arrived on schedule in Seoul today, disembarking shortly after 10:30 a.m., local time.  He was welcomed at the foot of the airplane stairs by the president of South Korea, Park Geu ... discuss

(LiveActionNews) — This is a letter to the editor from Russian pro-life group Warriors for Life. In May of this year, Russian Parliament (State Duma) registered a bill N527279-6 “On Amendments ... discuss

Pat Archbold at Creative Minority Report did a post listing "7 Things To Restore Sense of Sacred Your Pastor Could Do Tomorrow"  [HERE].  The list is as follows:1.  "Ad Orientum" - "the ... discuss

The Knights of Columbus announced this week that is establishing a fund to assist those – particularly Christians as well as other religious minorities – facing a horrific and violent pers ... discuss

I am sure, by now, everyone has heard about what’s happening in Ferguson, Missouri. I really haven’t looked at it really close; but it’s the usual; white cop shoots black guy and ci ... discuss

Aboard the papal plane, Aug 13, 2014 / 12:23 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Aboard the papal flight to South Korea today, Pope Francis led an impromptu moment of silence to pray for a photojournalist who was ki ... discuss

Here is a letter from the Council of European Bishops’ Conferences, signed by the Presidents of Bishops’ Conferences from the entire continent members of CCEE, to the United Nations Securi ... discuss

Iraq's most senior Christian leader has declared that the US and the EU have a moral obligation to flush out jihadist forces from the Nineveh plains and enable communities to return to their ance ... discuss

Pope Francis departed for Korea from Rome’s international 'Leonardo da Vinci' Fiumicino Airport at 4:17 p.m., local time. The Vatican confirmed that Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi greeted ... discuss

Pope Francis has made his usual pre-apostolic trip visit to Santa Maria Maggiore. In an unannounced briefing in the Holy See Press Office, Jesuit Fr. Federico Lombardi, the Vatican Press Office dire ... discuss

Here is the letter Pope Francis sent to Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon regarding the dramatic situation in Iraq, released today by the Vatican: *** His Excellency Mr Ban ... discuss

Pope Francis’ visit to Korea has not even begun and yet there have already been some surprises. When departing from Rome’s Fiumicino airport at 4 p.m. the Italian Prime Minister Matteo R ... discuss

The heads of all of Europe’s bishops conferences have asked the UN Security Council to take urgent decisions to put an end to persecution of Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq. ... discuss

In which we wander through the confusing maze of the DHM’s brain in no particular order.  Sort of like always.  And, you know, trigger warnings galore. So…. I am still trying to figure o ... 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

"Pie Jesu" Latin LyricsPie Jesu, pie Jesu, pie Jesu, pie JesuQui tollis peccata mundiDona eis requiem, dona eis requiemPie Jesu, pie Jesu, pie Jesu, pie JesuQui tollis peccata mundiDona eis requiem, d ... discuss

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin on Monday condemned a scheduled performance of a satanic black mass next month in Oklahoma City. “This 'Black Mass' is a disgusting mockery of the Catholic faith, ... discuss

During an annual report given last week, the Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus, Carl A. Anderson, announced that the Order is making another international expansion, this time to South Korea. ... discuss

--- Rev 11:19 a; 12:1-6a .10 ab; Ps 45; 1 Cor 15:20-27a; Lk 1: 39-56 1) The goal of the pilgrimage of Heaven         The gift with which God has given us His ... discuss

ADJUNCT IN ENGLISH COMPOSITION Education: University/College, PT ContractAssumption College (Worcester, MA)Adjunct position available for the Fall semester of 2014 in the Department of English at Assu ... discuss

Polish bishops have responded after strong opposition to staff in the medical profession who have signed a pro-life Declaration of Faith. The declaration recognizes “the primacy of God’s ... discuss

The Pope’s personal envoy to Iraq, Cardinal Fernando Filoni, leaves for the war-torn country today, a day later than planned. Due to “understandable logistical problems”, the trip ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV: Ordinary: 615 Proper of Seasons: 101 Psalter: Wednesday, Week III, 1003 Christian Prayer: Does not contain Office of Readings. Office of Readings for We ... discuss

Denver, Colo., Aug 11, 2014 / 05:37 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As persecution of religious minorities intensifies in Iraq, in the U.S. Christian, Jewish, and Muslim leaders have joined together to ask the O ... discuss

Cardinal Vincent Nichols has decried the recent events in Iraq as being akin to genocide. The Archbishop of Westminster not only denounced the "focused, deliberate killing and oppression" of Christi ... discuss

On Saturday, September 13, thousands of pro-lifers in the Untied States will gather at over 100 gravesites of aborted babies and other memorials to the unborn located nationwide to observe the second ... discuss

Following the appeal by Pope Francis last Thursday and his Angelus message of July 20, the Vatican Secretariat of State has transmitted an urgent message to the world's Catholic Bishops to respond to ... discuss

Back in April I wrote about the two most effective habits of Catholic university students. Some eyebrows were raised that I included frequent confession. I stand by that statement, and today will ... discuss

Here are the speaking notes used by the leader of Canada's bishops, Archbishop Paul-André Durocher, President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, in an Aug. 6 address to the 2014 ... discuss

Here is the text of the Pope Francis’ video message broadcast by KBS in Korea in light of the Holy Father's forthcoming Apostolic Visit to the Republic of Korea for the 6th Asian Youth Day: ** ... discuss

The All Party Parliamentary Group on International Religious Freedom has issued the following monitoring report on religious persecution in Iraq. An APPG is a grouping in the UK parliament composed ... discuss

The Chaldean Patriarch of Babylon has highlighted the extent of the refugee situation in northern Iraq, warned of "escalating" humanitarian needs, and said the hardships facing Iraqis should stir cons ... discuss

I’ve often posted links to Richard Mitchell’s works- they are all available for free online as e-texts. I can’t recommend them highly enough. He talks about how the public schools fa ... discuss

Washington D.C., Aug 11, 2014 / 12:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholics in various parts of the U.S. have organized efforts to pray for peace in Iraq, especially for persecuted Christians. The chairman ... discuss

This essay was published in Christian Democracy Magazine (which is affiliated with the American Solidarity Party).The Supreme Court is currently hearing the case of Town of Greece vs. Galloway, where ... 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

This essay was originally published in Christian Democracy Magazine.Most of us are familiar with - and, often times, hypocritically preach - Christ’s teaching to love our enemies (Matt. 5:44).  ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. III: Ordinary: 668 Psalter: Monday, Week III, 976 Common of Virgins: 1805 Proper of Saints: 1312 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 694 Psalter: Monday, Week III, ... discuss

Here is an address from Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. at the Faith in the Public Square Conference, held at St. Augustine Seminary, Toronto, Canada, Aug. 6, 2014. ... discuss

At 12pm today, Pope Francis appeared at the window of the study in the Apostolic Palace to pray the Angelus with faithful and pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's Square. Here below is an English trans ... discuss

Gospel: MT 14:22-33 After he had fed the people, Jesus made the disciples get into a boat and precede him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds.  After doing so, he went up on t ... discuss

Sermon notes for Proper 14 A, 2014 Scripture: Romans 10:5-15 Last week we considered Romans 9:1-5, where Paul opens his consideration of the fact that the bulk of the Jewish people did not accept Jesu ... discuss

As Pope Francis has repeated many times, there is an urgent need to proclaim the Gospel message to the world today. Guidelines on how to do this are contained in a book just published by Julian Port ... discuss

Now I shall endeavor to make that which is divine in me rise up to that which is divine in the universe.  ~Plotinus (last words)  I become a Christian on this date 38 years ago, August 8, 1976. ~El ... discuss

ARABIC TO ENGLISH TRANSLATOR Publishing/Journalism, PT ContractAleteia (Atlanta, GA 30328, GA)We are looking for a translator from Arabic to English. Aleteia's Arabic edition has outstanding content f ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV: Ordinary: 618 Psalter: Saturday, Week II, 926 Common of Virgins: 1802 Common of One Martyr: 1731 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 689 Psalter: Saturday, Week ... 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

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

In an update to my post of last week, I also have these titles for sale.  Prices include shipping.  Please email me at acatholiclife[at]gmail[dot]com for more information or to order."T ... discuss

Emil Hagamu is one of millions of Africans who increasingly wonder what wealthy Western nations want from Africa. All over the continent, the influence of these nations is visible: trucks, billboards ... discuss

By Mark von Riedemann "It is time to take a principled stand: the situation calls for concrete action, a gesture of solidarity in the face of an existential crisis—‘we will either be or ... discuss

It's now an easy to thing to say the much-publicized Common Core State Standards Initiative lacks educational exactingness. Once upon a time, Americans were led to believe that the standards were deep ... discuss

The prefect of the Congregation for the Eastern Churches has called for an end to the forced exodus of Christians in Iraq and Syria and appealed for humanitarian intervention in the region. “T ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV: Ordinary: 615 Proper of Seasons: 83 Psalter: Saturday, Week II, 922 Christian Prayer: Does not contain Office of Readings. Office of Readings for Saturd ... discuss

The Apostolic Vicar of Libya says his nation's future is in God’s hands. "The Christian community in Libya is now reduced to a minimum, but I intend to stay here, even if only one Christian re ... discuss

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