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Did you know Budweiser played this commercial ( it’s hard to see, but the first four horses were on bended knee while their heads were bowed ) once and then NEVER showed it again. The company is ... discuss

by Tom Baleck, Contributing Author: Standing in the checkout line at Costco, I watched and listened to the family in front of me chattering in a language that I couldn't identify. Was it Flemish? B ... discuss

The Franciscan Custos of the Holy Land says that to restore peace in the war-torn region, a courageous, charismatic leader such as Pope Francis is needed. Just two months ago, Fr. Pierbattista Pizza ... discuss

On behalf of the bishops conference of England and Wales, Bishop Declan Lang has issued the following press release.  *** As Chair of the International Department of the Bishops’ Confer ... discuss

The Pope spent his lunchtime today queuing up for food in the Vatican canteen and dining with Vatican staff. Franco Piano, the chef, has reflected on Francis’ surprise visit there in an interv ... discuss

Shots of the rosary There are very few books about religious life in the Warsaw Uprising. There is more information from soldiers’ reports than civilians from that painful time. Therefore, the ... discuss

TweetJonathon interviews Mark Weightman Bauerlein, an English professor at Emory University and the author of 2008 book, The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopa ... discuss

A crucial stipulation regarding the right to religious freedom in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is being “violated universally” and is “under threat in almost every corne ... discuss

Here below we publish the message of the Congregation for the Evangelization of the Peoples (Propaganda Fide) on the occasion of the 18th Plenary Assembly of the Association of Member Episcopal Confer ... discuss

25 July, New Testament James, son of Zebedee, and his brother John were among Our Lord's twelve disciples. Together with Peter, these two were privileged to behold the Transfiguration (Matthew 17:1; ... discuss

By Mitchell Kalpakgian, Ph.D. In Howard Pyle’s version of The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood, the Tanner sings a ballad entitled “The Wooing of Sir Keith” in which an old, ugly woman ... discuss

Benjamin Franklin and John Locke by Patrick L Booth, Contributing Author: Benjamin Franklin wrote in a letter to Yale University his ideas about religion. It was widely circulated and its tenets wi ... discuss

By Monica Doumit On Wednesday evening, euthanasia advocate Dr Philip Nitschke’s medical license was suspended by the South Australian Board of the Medical Board of Australia. The Medica ... discuss

In an appeal to the international community, the Archbishops of Mosul in Iraq on Tuesday asked for more outside help for minorities in Iraq. With violence still ongoing in parts of the country, they ... discuss

1) The Kingdom of God is like ...      The Gospel of today's liturgy concludes the thirteen chapter of Matthew and at the same time Jesus’ teachings in parables.  Even ... discuss

On the occasion of the Argentine shrine’s anniversary, Pope Francis has thanked the faithful of Buenos Aires for their devotion to the place of worship which is particularly dear to him. The H ... discuss

Pope Francis has met with the young Sudanese who was imprisoned and sentenced to death for marrying a Christian. The Holy Father met with Meriam Ibrahim, 26, late this morning at the Vatican, r ... discuss

As well as a program highlighting the exodus of Christians from Syria this week, the Catholic television network EWTN is currently airing a documentary by the same filmmaker on Turkey’s rich Chr ... discuss

Chaldean Patriarch Louis Raphael I Sako -- together with all the Chaldean, Syrian Orthodox, Syrian Catholic and Armenian Bishops in northern Iraq -- have launched an urgent appeal, calling for concret ... discuss

Meriam Ibrahim and her family arrived aboard an Italian government plane at Rome’s Ciampino airport at around 9 o’clock this morning. She was accompanied from Khartoum by Italy’s dep ... discuss

The auxiliary bishop of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, William Shomali, has said the situation in Gaza is "literally deteriorating" and has called for an immediate ceasefire. In a telepho ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. III: Ordinary: 651 Proper of Seasons: 529 Psalter: Thursday, Week IV, 1210 Christian Prayer: Does not contain Office of Readings Office of Readings for Thur ... discuss

  From: jrp Sent: Tuesday, July 01, 2014 Subject: NEW HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL For those of you who are, or ever were, teachers in our public school system, I hope you are/were fortunate enou ... discuss

You old white people. It is your duty to die.” HISPANIC LEADERS SPEAK OUT Augustin Cebada, Brown Berets; “Go back to Boston! Go back to Plymouth Rock, Pilgrims! Get out! We are the future ... discuss

Guest post by Fr. Jeffrey Keyes, pastor of St. Edward Catholic Church in Newark, CAThe newer simpler version of this chant by Adam BartlettThe Entrance Chant is like a door opening onto the Mystery. & ... discuss

Here is today's statement by Archbishop Silvano M. Tomasi, Permanent Representative of the Holy See to the United Nations in Geneva. He addressed the 21st Special Session of the Hu ... discuss

The Vatican has announced that some of the world’s most famous soccer players will participate in a sporting event in September aimed at uniting people of different religions. The proceeds of th ... discuss

On 2 June 2014, F.G. v. Sweden case (n° 43611/11), concerning the implementation of an expulsion order against a Christian convert, was referred to the Grand Chamber. The issu ... discuss

Here is a statement released Tuesday by Bishop John McAreavey of Dromore, chairman of the Irish bishops' Council for Justice and Peace. * * * The death and destruction that we are witnessing ... discuss

An hour-long program documenting the extreme danger facing Syrian Christians in the midst of the country’s internal conflict is showing this week on EWTN. “Syria’s Christian Exodus ... discuss

The silence of world leaders and the media in the face of the ethno-religious cleansing taking place in Iraq is becoming increasingly noticed. Today, Le Figaro, France's oldest and largest dail ... discuss

Catholics need to be more courageous in showing that religion and science co-exist says the papal astronomer who has just been awarded one of the world's most prestigious awards in science. Jesuit B ... discuss

The last Christian has now been expelled from Mosul. The light of religious freedom, along with the entire Christian presence, has been extinguished in the Bible’s “great city of Nineveh&# ... discuss

Here below is a statement issued July 22nd by Bishop John McAreavey on behalf of the Irish episcopal conference.  *** The death and destruction that we are witnessing in certain parts of ... discuss

The United States should seek an immediate ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, provide humanitarian relief to the vulnerable people of Gaza, and return to the challenge of pursuing a just and lasting ... discuss

Here’s a unique way pregnant women are celebrating life! Women are commissioning an artist in England to paint their swollen bellies with unique and child-based images that are vivid and full of ... discuss

The bishop-Chairmen of two USCCB Committees responded with concern to President Obama’s July 21 executive order to prohibit federal government contractors from what the Administration deems R ... discuss

Pope Francis has appointed new consultors to the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. Today, the Vatican announced that those named included John Crossins, O.S.F.S., the execu ... discuss

Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q: Is it correct in any way to pray for someone over the ... discuss

With a call to all people of good will to cherish life, Pope Francis is marking the upcoming Day for Life in the UK and Ireland. The day, whose theme is "#livelife Protect and Cherish Life from its ... discuss

I am very glad I was asked to use the word “complex” to talk about our theme this afternoon. Under the influence of our own moral and spiritual blindness it is very easy to be one-sided an ... discuss

Jihadist militants have taken over one of the Iraq’s best-known Christian landmarks and expelled its resident monks, a cleric and residents said Monday. Fighters from the Islamic State (ISIS) ... discuss

The UK head of a Catholic charity for persecuted Christians is calling on people to take part in a demonstration outside London’s Houses of Parliament after Iraqis fled their homes following dir ... discuss

Pope Francis’ words on the conflict in Gaza are having an impact in the Holy Land and on a “truly tragic” situation, the apostolic delegate in Jerusalem and Palestine has said. In ... discuss

Below is the final statement of Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace Seminar on the Global Common Good.  *** Seminar on the Global Common Good: The Pontifical Council for Justice and Pe ... discuss

22 July, New Testament The Gospels mention Mary of Magdala as one of the women of Galilee who followed Jesus and His disciples. She witnessed His crucifixion and burial, and went to the tomb on Easte ... discuss

is mentioned in the Gospels as being among the women of Galilee who followed Jesus and His disciples, and who was present at His Crucifixion and Burial, and who went to the tomb on Easter Sunday to an ... discuss

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION COORDINATOR Religious Education, FT EmployeeSt. Peter Catholic Church (Portland, OR)Saint Peter Catholic Church in SE Portland has an immediate opening for a bilingual (English and ... discuss

MUSIC COORDINATOR Music Ministry, PT EmployeeSt. Peter Catholic Church (Portland, OR)St. Peter Catholic Church is seeking a part-time, 15 to 19hrs, bilingual (English-Spanish) music coordinator. The i ... discuss

I first heard of “abortion dreams” in university, in one of the first accounts of abortion I ever read. It was an essay published in a Norton anthology I had to purchase for one of my first univer ... discuss

Cardinal Sandri has said that although the Christians in Mosul in Iraq and Aleppo in Syria are the most afflicted, the entire area is in a state of insecurity.  Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, prefec ... discuss

The new Secretary of the Italian Episcopal Conference (CEI), Bishop Nunzio Galantino, has given an interview to the Italian monthly Sempre in which he says recent accusations against him were  ... discuss

Pope Francis has offered words of comfort to Gaza's Christian Community as the massacre in the territory continues. In a message to the parish priest of Gaza, Father Jorge Hernandez, a fellow Argent ... discuss

“It is shameful that Christians are being rejected, expelled and diminished”, the Chaldean Catholic Church Patriarch Louis Raphaël I Sako has written in a letter addressed to all peop ... discuss

Pope Francis has called terrorism lunacy and declared that all it does is destroy in a video-message to mark the twentieth anniversary of the bombing of the AMIA Centre in Buenos Aires.  " ... discuss

Note: All of the quotes below come from my personal books and are not copy and paste from some other blog. Please feel free to use them, for they are not mine, but- a link back would sure be appreciat ... discuss

A bill to legalize assisted suicide has been introduced into Britain’s House of Lords by Lord Falconer, previously Lord Chancellor under Labour prime minister Tony Blair, and it is causing wides ... discuss

I am fully aware of the problems we have created with some of our international adoption drive- we’ve created ‘poverty orphans,’ given incentives for bribery and corruption and put p ... discuss

July 21 Saint Lawrence of Brindisi, Priest and Doctor of the Church Optional Memorial “The Holy Spirit sweetens the yoke of the divine law and lightens its weight, so that we may observe GodR ... discuss

Pope Francis has called on all the faithful to remember in prayer Christians fleeing the Iraqi city of Mosul, and to continue praying for others caught up in conflicts around the world, especially in ... discuss

Before reciting the Angelus prayer at noon today, Pope Francis explained the meaning today's Gospel reading and the parable of the wheat and the tares. The parable, he said, is a teaching of Jesus w ... discuss

Gospel MT 13:24-43 Jesus proposed another parable to the crowds, saying: “The kingdom of heaven may be likened to a man who sowed good seed in his field.  While everyone was asleep h ... 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

Prepper Barter Items: How To Stockpile & Barter For SHTF Scenarios Blurb: Bartering seems like a skill that belongs exclusively to the ancient past or when you’re on vacation in Mexico trying to bri ... discuss

These quotes are either frequently misquoted from the Bible or not there at all. I also have some things that are frequently thought to be in the Bible, but are not. I have tried to provide a origin o ... discuss

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In my America, criminals like Barack Hussein Obama and Eric Holder would never be allowed to run the country. We would not be $18 trillion in debt and rushing to dig the hole deeper. We would not allo ... discuss

 First-time dad learns “Technology can never replace love” By Dave Andrusko It’s been a long, looong time since I was a first-time dad trying frantically to figure out what to ... discuss

The saint of the day for July 19 is St. Macrina the Younger.St. Macrina (330-380) was the eldest child in a family of saints. Her grandparents were martyrs. Her parents, Basil and Emmelia, are also re ... discuss

Oxford, England, Jul 18, 2014 / 04:49 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Stratford Caldecott, a Catholic cultural thinker dedicated to literature, theology, and the “second spring” of Catholicism, passe ... discuss

By Patrick J. BuchananTo observe the decades-long paralysis of America’s political elite in controlling her borders calls to mind the insight of James Burnham in 1964 — “Liberalism is the ideo ... discuss

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that no right to same-sex "marriage" can be imposed by the EU on member states, and that to say otherwise would be a breach of the European Convention on H ... discuss

Imagine your hometown under daily fire from deadly rockets. Imagine your children walking to school when an alarm sounds giving them only 15 seconds to find cover. Fifteen seconds that can make the di ... discuss

To show the Church is not opposed to science, Catholic scientists should not hesitate to share their love of science with their communities. This is the view of Jesuit brother and papal astrono ... discuss

In response to the worsening conflict in Gaza that is claiming numerous lives, Pope Francis has personally telephoned the presidents of Israel and Palestine, urging them to work to bring an ... discuss

For the end of Ramadan, the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue has sent a message of good wishes to the world's Muslims. The message is entitled "Towards a 'authentic brotherhood betw ... discuss

“From a legal point of view, is an embryo a human being?” What good is such a question? Does one ask whether a tadpole is a batracien from a legal point of view? This question reveals th ... discuss

Before Israel’s ground offensive on Gaza last night, a five hour truce on Thursday to allow the entry of humanitarian aid into the territory helped a few hundred people to evacuate the area, Fid ... discuss

Former Secretary of State, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, has replied to some criticisms made about his actions. On July 19 Cardinal Bertone spoke during the presentation of his book about the Vatican&# ... discuss

Catholics around the world have been paying tribute to leading Catholic author Stratford Caldecott who died yesterday after a long struggle with cancer. The 60 year-old British author was a widely r ... discuss

Now more than ever we cannot have “watered-down” Christians, a Sicilian cardinal has declared in a speech condemning the mafia. Cardinal Paolo Romeo, the archbishop of Palermo, launched ... discuss

Today in Washington, D.C. - July 17, 2014The House reconvened at 9:00 AM today and moved immediately to consider taking up H.R. 4719 — "To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permanently e ... discuss

The infamous Mexican “Death Train” – called 'La Bestia"["The Beast'] – on which tens of thousands of illegal alien children from Central America are traveling through Mexicoto the United ... discuss

My wife and I were invited to a nice wedding. The reception for this event in the South was a most elegant affair. I enjoyed sampling the new and different foods and drink. Moving around the historic ... discuss

Convinced Pope Francis' thoughts were with them during their final match, the players of the Argentine national football team have given Pope Francis an “Albiceleste” jersey signed by all ... discuss

A new report has predicted that by 2020, half of Britain’s 16 year olds will come from single parent families. The “Breakthrough Britain 2015” study found that even today, just 57 ... discuss

It is happening more and more frequently. As our cultural narrative becomes increasingly secular, Christians are consistently painted as bigots, discriminatory and judgmental. In response to a recent ... discuss

The Vatican has confirmed that Pope Francis will visit the city of Italian city of Caserta on 26 and 28 July, splitting the visit into private and public events. In a statement, the Holy See Pr ... discuss

The Russian Orthodox Church has expressed its regret over the decision by the Church of England to allow women bishops, saying it is a diversion from the “initial church order” and follows ... discuss

Caught On Tape A school bus of illegal immigrants reportedly pulled up at a Walmart in North Carolina and shopped with EBT cards. The woman in the video says the immigrants could not speak English and ... discuss

“In Sudan, bishops and priests have been living as de facto illegals. They are not allowed to have passports and are denied legal status—they cannot leave the country and would likely be b ... discuss

While immigrants of previous generations worked hard to become inculcated as Americans, an opposite trend has developed. The number of illegal immigrants (people who simply walk across the border) has ... discuss

Pope Francis has appointed new consultors to the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, including the Italian archbishop who serves as secretary of ... discuss

Iraq's Christian leaders called last week on the European Union to help the country avoid a civil war  that is threatening the future of the country and Iraq’s “very fragile” mi ... discuss

Catholic nuns were the target of a concerted attack in Bangladesh last week . “Fifty to 60 armed men attacked the Boldipukur mission on July 7 at 2 am, and specifically the presbytery, the con ... discuss

By Dr Peter Saunders - The Campaign Director of the Care Not Killing Alliance in the UK.This article was originally published by Peter Saunders on his blog.Peter SaundersAccording to the Gua ... discuss

Over the past few years, numerous states have followed the will of the people to increase protections for women and unborn children by enacting reasonable, commonsense restrictions on abortion. These ... discuss

Chaldean Patriarch Louis Raphael I Sako has sent a letter to the Members of Iraqi Parliament urging them to “waste no more time” in resolving the crisis that is devastating the nation. T ... discuss

Ghanaian Cardinal Peter Turkson has suggested that a papal visit to Africa is not far-fetched. In a wide-ranging interview with ZENIT, the president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Pe ... discuss

Hundreds of priests, religious, educators, and those considering the priesthood or religious life gathered in St. Mary’s College seminary, Oscott, from 4-6 July to take part in a weekend discern ... discuss

Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time(Click here for readings)by BENEDICT AUGUSTINE“I give praise to you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for although you have hidden these thingsfrom  ... discuss

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The archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, has today joined 20 British faith leaders calling for Lord Falconer’s Assisted Dying Bill not to be enacted.  In a joint statement ... discuss

 Gary Bauer, Contributing Author: A poll released today by ABC News and the Washington Post is getting a lot of publicity. It purports to show that the country supports Barack Obama on the issue ... discuss

Horst buchholz directing Victoria's RequiemThis year was my first colloquium, and I ABSOLUTELY LOVED it. I met so many new people, made lots of new friends, and met several of the other Café auth ... discuss

Tweetby Jonathon Van MarenI first heard of “abortion dreams” in university, in one of the first accounts of abortion I ever read. It was an essay published in a Norton anthology I had to purchase ... discuss

The Vatican Secretary of State has affirmed that every human being, for the very fact of being a person, possesses a dignity that must be treated with the utmost respect. During a visit by Cardinal ... discuss

Here is a column written for the Sooner Catholic by the archbishop of Oklahoma City, Paul Coakely. The column responds to plans for a black mass to be held in September. * * * Recently I came acro ... discuss

An official site for Pope Francis’ upcoming visit to South Korea has been launched. Offered in both English and Korean, the website is online and contains information about the Pope’s Au ... discuss

Today on July 15th the Church celebrates the Feast of St. Henry II.  Henry II is not to be confused with the name of the Henry II of English or Henry II of France.  St. Henry II refers to th ... discuss

The Institute for the Works of Religion, commonly known as the Vatican Bank, has published its annual report for 2013. The report follows an independent audit of the finance facility, completed 4 ... discuss

Here below is a translation of Pope Francis' message to the Mexico-Holy See colloquium on human migration and development, taking place in Mexico City.  *** I would like to extend my gre ... discuss

Pope Francis has called for the protection of tens of thousands of unaccompanied children who have been streaming across the Mexican border into the United States. The Pope said in a message to a co ... discuss

By Jean M. HeimannToday, July 15, is the memorial of St. Bonaventure, Doctor of the Church.Bonaventure was born in the small town of Bagnoregio, Tuscany, Italy in 1221 and received the baptismal name ... discuss

From the The Lowell Sun: A welcoming family: St. Casimir’s Parish in Lowell welcomes those seeking faith to its tight-knit community LOWELL — It may be one of Lowell’s best kept secr ... discuss

It's interesting that this priest requested that his name be withheld when the homily was put online. Wonder why? In view of what happened to Fr. Justin Wylie, I think he's prudent. As you listen to t ... discuss

My long-time English friend, Ann Farmer, has just sent me an interesting article from The Telegraph (London), which tells how all of Scotland is rejoicing at the prospective pregnancy of a captive gia ... discuss

The French Revolution began this day two hundred twenty-five years ago, July 14, 1789. Then, a mob in Paris stormed the grim royal fortress of the Bastille. When one of King Louis XVI’s counselo ... discuss

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time(Click here for readings)Jesus said to his disciples: "Hear then the parable of the sower.  The seed sown on the path is the one who hears the word of the kingdom ... discuss

The Anglican Church of England will allow women bishops after an historic vote during the ecclesial community's general synod. The Daily Telegraph reports that 81 per cent of synod members backed t ... discuss

Benedict XVI did not watch the World Cup Final between Argentina and Germany on television last night but knew instantly what the final score was when he saw the expression on the face of his secretar ... discuss

The Bishop of Portsmouth, England, has asked every church in his diocese to hold a Holy Hour of prayer on the eve of the parliamentary debate on assisted suicide. Bishop Philip Egan has urged every ... discuss

Scholars and representatives from business and international organizations have gathered to deepen thinking and perspectives on social justice, as set forth by Pope Francis in his apostolic exhortatio ... discuss

The world's fourth richest person, Warren Buffett, ploughed $1.23 billion into abortion groups over eleven years, a media watchdog has found.  The Media Research Center (MRC), which ... discuss

Here is the text of Bishop Declan Lang's statement of Gaza, issued Thursday July 7. Bishop Lang serves as the current bishop of Clifton and chairs the international affairs department of the ... discuss

A member of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors has refuted accusations from some abuse victim groups that Pope Francis’ recent meeting with six people who had suffered cleric ... discuss

The mainstream media has caused great confusion about the topic of euthanasia and has been extremely deceptive in its portrayal of human suffering and compassion.  Most people who think that euth ... discuss

By Mitchell Kalpakgian, Ph.D. In the ancient classical world during the first century, the Christian way of life clashed dramatically with the pagan practices of the day. In “The Epistle of Mathetes ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. III: Ordinary: 668 Psalter: Monday, Week III, 1012 Common of Virgins: 1791 Supplement to the Liturgy of the Hours: Page 9 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 694 P ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. III: Ordinary: 654 Psalter: Monday, Week III, 1001 Common of Virgins: 1787 Supplement to the Liturgy of the Hours: Page 9 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 689 P ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. III: Ordinary: 651 Psalter: Monday, Week III, 998 Proper of Seasons: 485 Common of Virgins: 1777 Supplement to the Liturgy of the Hours: Page 9 Christian Pr ... discuss

In yet another conversation with former editor and founder of the Italian daily ‘La Repubblica’, Eugenio Scalfari, Pope Francis has touched upon a series of issues including pedophilia in ... discuss

The Vatican spokesman, Father Federico Lombardi, issued the following statement this morning in relation to an article on Pope Francis published today in the Italian daily, La Repubblica: *** "In ... discuss

Pope Francis has strenuously called on the faithful, the parties concerned in the Gaza conflict and those in positions of authority around the world to pray for peace. Addressing the faithful in St. ... discuss

Gospel MT 13:1-23 On that day, Jesus went out of the house and sat down by the sea. Such large crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat down, and the whole crowd stood along ... discuss

Here below is an English translation of Pope Francis’ Angelus address, delivered at midday to faithful and pilgrims in St. Peter’s Square from the window of the study in the Vatican Aposto ... discuss

Lars Olof Jonathan Söderblom (15 January 1866 – 12 July 1931) was a Swedish clergyman, Archbishop of Uppsala in the Church of Sweden, and recipient of the 1930 Nobel Peace Prize. He is commemorated ... discuss

I recently encountered a piece of commentary entitled Moral Equivalence, Moral Idiocy by Bruce Thornton; an excellent item explaining exactly what is going on in the “Arab-Israeli dispute.” ... discuss

Kirsten Powers shows up on Fox News quite often. She used to be a liberal commentator of sorts but she seemed to be leaning to the right. She even admitted she did not vote for Obama in 2012. Obviousl ... discuss

Jihadism has declared war on all other systems, ways of life and cultures. Ignoring that excuses the momentary denial of the implications. There is a reason; confronting such threats contradicts PC-a ... discuss

From Dramafever: When It’s At Night (밤이면 밤마다) Starring Kim Sun Ah (I Do, I Do; Scent of a Woman; City Hall; My Name is Kim Sam-Soon) and Lee Dong Gun (Sweet 18; Marry Him If You Dare ... discuss

12 July AD 1998 Bo Harald Giertz was born 31 August 1905 in Räpplinge, Borgholm, Öland (Kalmar), Sweden. He came from a prominent family and his father was a noted surgeon and head of one of Sweden ... discuss

St. Ignatius' conversion began with an injury on the battlefield that left him laid up in bed for months. The only reading material he had was Scripture and the lives of the saints. He preferred the r ... discuss

Here is the text of Bishop Declan Lang's statement of Iraq, issued Thursday. Bishop Lang serves as the current bishop of Clifton. *** Bishop Declan Lang's Statement on Iraq: My thought ... discuss

From The TelegraphBy Daniel HannanOne of this blog's constant themes is that Britain is shackled to a corpse: the EU is the only trade bloc on the planet that is not growing economically.It's importan ... discuss

Senior Church officials in the Philippines have urged the nation's Catholics to "spiritually prepare" for Pope Francis’ visit in January 2015. The nations' Catholics must prepare to receive th ... discuss

The bishop of the Calabrian town where a statue of the Virgin Mary was made to “bow” before a mob boss has suspended all processions in the area. Bishop Francesco Milito’s decision ... discuss

Fighters from the Islamic State, a terrorist group, captured several cities in northern Iraq, forcing civilians to flee the fighting, often with nothing but the clothes on their backs. To view the v ... discuss

Pope Francis will make a private visit to a friend in Caserta, about 110 miles southeast of Rome. But not just any friend. His name is Giovanni Traettino and he's an evangelical pastor. The two met du ... discuss

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year A - July 13, 2014 Roman Rite Isaiah 55:10-11; Ps 65; Romans 8:18-23; Mt 13:1 to 23 Ambrosian Rite Fifth Sunday after Pentecost Gen 11:31.32 b-12, 5b; ... discuss

The world’s fourth richest person, Warren Buffett, ploughed $1.23 billion into abortion groups over eleven years, a media watchdog has found. The Media Research Center (MRC), which analysed tax re ... discuss

A bishop in Northern Ireland has condemned the vandalism of a County Down Catholic church as a “callous and cowardly” act of “pointless destruction”. An overnight attack on O ... discuss

The Pontifical Council for Culture has launched a "Pause for Peace" campaign ahead of the FIFA World Cup 2014 final in Brazil on Sunday evening. Adherents are asking for a moment of silence around t ... discuss

Caritas Jerusalem has condemned "the violence and killing of innocent people" in Gaza "especially those against women and children", and said this is not how security is achieved. A third day o ... discuss

By Reinhard Backes and John Newton of Aid to the Church in Need A bishop has warned that more Sudanese Christians could suffer severe violations of human rights – like Meriam Ibrahim – s ... discuss

Cardinal George Pell has said he hopes the major reforms to the Roman Curia he announced on Wednesday will help prevent future scandals in the Vatican. “Enough. Enough with these scandals," th ... discuss

The Arab world needs the Gospel and its teachings of love, peace and forgiveness the Maronite Patriarch of Antioch has said. Addressing a group of Maronite missionaries at his summer residence in Di ... discuss

Here below we publish the Message for World Tourism Day 2014, issued today by the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People: *** Message for World Tourism Day ... discuss

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Denver, Colo., Jul 10, 2014 / 12:21 pm (CNA).- When Dr. Christopher Blum first read "Introduction to the Devout Life," he knew that he would be personally indebted to St. Francis de Sales. Inspired t ... discuss

Here is the latest column from Bishop James Conley of Lincoln, Nebraska, printed in the Southern Nebraska Register. * * * On June 28th, 1776, the first draft of our nation’s Declaration of I ... discuss

Pope Francis “may” watch the World Cup final on Sunday between his native Argentina and Germany but is unlikely to do so alongside his German predecessor, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, the V ... discuss

For Fr. Hans Zollner, the Mass Pope Francis celebrated for victims of sexual abuse, and his lengthy one-on-one meetings, were more than kind gestures. To view the video click here URL: http://www ... discuss

In the city of Bambari, Central African Republic, a group of armed men reportedly attacked dozens of refugees housed in the Saint Joseph Cathedral.  To view the video click here URL: http:// ... discuss

Germany against Argentina, the teams from the Pope's and Pope Emeritus' home countries will battle it out for the World Cup title. But, who will end up on top? To view the video click here URL: h ... discuss

The numbers, the jobs and the sins of the IOR: no doublespeak for Jean-Baptiste de Franssu, who this morning answered Jean-Pierre Elkabbach’s questions "on the microphone" of the French broadcas ... discuss

The Vatican has announced that Pope Francis will visit the Italian city of Caserta later this month. In an unannounced briefing in the Vatican Press Office this afternoon, the director of the Holy S ... discuss

The Pontifical Council for Social Communications has launched an updated version of “the Pope App” and presented it to Pope Francis. At a viewing to demonstrate its features Monday with ... discuss

In Matthew 7:13-14 and in Luke 13:24, we read about a person who comes to Jesus and asks, “Lord, will those who are saved be few?” The question anticipates a numerical type of answer and i ... discuss

Indonesians went to the polls yesterday to elect a new president as concerns grow over rising religious intolerance in the world’s most populous Muslim state. Although the elections could stre ... discuss

The British parliament is facing a crucial debate on Friday 18th July when legislation on assisted dying will be voted on in the House of Lords at second reading. Observers say there won't be e ... discuss

The Justice and Peace Commission of the Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries in the Holy Land have issued a strong appeal for peace in the region, warning that violence only begets more violence. Here be ... discuss

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Pope Francis’ first substantial reforms to the Roman Curia were revealed at the Vatican today. The initial changes focus on four areas: the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See ... discuss

At 12 noon today, in the Aula Giovanni Paolo II of the Holy See Press Office, a press conference was held on the theme: "New economic framework for the Holy See". Speakers: Cardinal George ... discuss

The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius are famous for changing lives. Many saints made them during their lifetimes. In fact, all the Jesuits make them as part of their formation for the priesthood. T ... discuss

Meriam Ibrahim, the Catholic mother in Sudan who was sentenced to death for ‘apostasy’ and then freed, would be “very glad” to come to the Vatican and meet the Pope one day. ... discuss

Rebels have besieged a cathedral in Bambari, an area where more than 12,000 people are displaced. The local bishop of the Central African Republic town has launched an appeal, saying the Cathed ... discuss

The day may come when U.S. citizens actually have to resist the nation's radically-changing forces, set to limit religious freedom. The need to combat “the attack on the family” is why P ... discuss

The Chaldean bishop of Syria’s second largest city Aleppo says residents are living with a mixture of hope and fear as government forces look poised to recapture rebel-held areas. Bishop Antoi ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. III: Ordinary: 651 Proper of Seasons: 457 Psalter: Thursday, Week II, 916 Christian Prayer: Does not contain Office of Readings. Office of Readings for Thur ... discuss

by Steve Greenberg (VenturaCountyStar blog) Today in Washington, D.C. - July 8, 2014The Senate reconvened at 10 AM today. Following an hour of morning business, the Senate resumed post-cloture consid ... discuss

Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese Christian woman who was recently released from prison after facing the death penalty,and her family are reportedly safe at a “makeshift home” in at U.S. embass ... discuss

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Pope Francis chose the Mediterranean island of Lampedusa as the site of his first official visit outside Rome. The island, known as the "gateway to Europe,” is a silent witness to the tragedies ... discuss

For eleven days, Christians leaders have waited in vain to hear back from two Chaldean nuns, who disappeared in the ravaged city of Mosul, in northern Iraq. To view the video click here URL: ht ... discuss

The youngest ambassador accredited to the Holy See bid farewell to the Eternal City. He's now 40, but arrived at the age of 36. Perhaps it's his youth that made Costa Rica's Fernando Sanchez one of th ... discuss

In an unannounced briefing in the Vatican Press Office this afternoon, the director of the Holy See Press Office, Father Federico Lombardi, spoke to journalists about the results of the Vatican’ ... discuss

Auxiliary Bishop Eusebio Elizondo of Seattle says the Catholic community “will continue to push” lawmakers to pass immigration reform legislation, even as political commentators say i ... discuss

The Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, has been appointed the first Chancellor of St Mary’s University in Twickenham, west London.  To be formally installed as Chancello ... discuss

[NOTICE: The following essay contains a plethora of minutiae associated with the details of official Catholic worship, which the reader might find to be too arcane for their taste, unless one is into ... discuss

Here below we publish the full text of an address given by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin on the issue of clerical sex abuse. The address was given July 7th at the Anglophone Conferenc ... discuss

The Institute for Works of Religion – colloquially known as the ‘Vatican Bank’ – has said it has laid the groundwork to make it an “outstanding service provider” in ... discuss

The Maronite Patriarch of Antioch has accused Lebanese politicians of ignoring the dire consequences of a power vacuum, placing the country’s future at risk. Patriarch Bechara Boutros Rai beli ... discuss

Washington D.C., Jul 7, 2014 / 05:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholics must come together to protect the work of the Church's charities and services, said the U.S. bishops' president as the annual Fortni ... discuss

Because a friend’s son works for a great tea company, we get all the Choice Organic tea we like, we just pay for shipping.  We love Choice teas.  We love our friends even more. I asked for Rus ... discuss

The Chaldean Church in Iraq’s city of Kirkuk has been helping refugees, making economic resources available to families forced to flee their homes. Intensely engaged in assisting refugees, the ... discuss

It's practically a truism in the pro-life movement: Canada ranks with North Korea in having no abortion law.This article made me question that assumption.The Guardian reports that illegal pregnancy te ... discuss

The most recent case in Poland’s abortion wars will test the country’s conscience. The case centers around Professor Bogdan Chazan, one of Poland’s top doctors and director of the Holy Family Ho ... discuss

Calabrian mobsters have challenged Pope Francis after his words that the mafia members are “not in communion with God” and “are excommunicated" during his June visit there. In the ... discuss

Cyril (originally Constantine) and Methodius were brothers, from a noble family in Thessalonika, a district in northeastern Greece. Constantine was the younger, born in about 827, and his brother Meth ... discuss




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