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Today's Entrance Antiphon (Introit) for the Fourth Sunday of Advent is also a popular hymn for the entire season, and is especially used as an antiphon during Vespers. It is also known as "The Advent ... discuss

A colorful pilgrimage from Nigeria brightens St. Peter's Square A group of pilgrims traveled to Rome with a specific mission. To view the video click here:  http://www.romereports.com/pg159598- ... discuss

Europe is no longer Christian: Observatory on  Christian intolerance In 2013, it reported 133 violent attacks against Christian sites of worship in Europe. To view the video click here http://w ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - Rhyme and Reason for Faith Family and Fun Today’s reason for faith, in my continuing countdown toward Christmas, is about giving back to God. Are you willing to give your all? ... discuss

Here is today's Gospel reading: The angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin’s n ... discuss

The long-running debate over public vs. private schools, with the additional variants of charter schools and faith-based schools, is the topic of a recent book that took a detailed look at the outcome ... discuss

O Dayspring (alternately, Dawn of the East, Rising Dawn, etc.) Here follows the fifth of the seven O Antiphons, with Latin text and English translation, a Latin hymn stanza, and the English versifica ... discuss

O Key of David This is the fourth of the seven O Antiphons with Scriptures, Latin and English texts of the antiphon, a Latin hymn stanza, and the English versification from the hymn we know as O Come ... discuss

Planned Parenthood ActionDecember 17 at 2:08pm · Edited · When this woman was accosted outside a Planned Parenthood health center, she had the perfect comeback: "In response to y ... discuss

Question: "When Jesus was asked how we are to pray, he gave the "Our Father" prayer, and said nothing about the "Jesus Prayer." Some Orthodox writers almost give the impression that a person will ... discuss

This report is provided by Sofia Martinez of Alliance Defending Freedom. * * * Recently, a new bill called the Rights of Girls, Boys, and Adolescents was approved by a majority in Mexico’s S ... discuss

Roman Rite  4th Sunday of Advent - Year B - December 21, 2014  2 Sam 7,1-5.8-12.14.16; Ps 89; Rm 16.25 to 27; Luke 1,26-38  Ambrosian Rite  6th Sunday of Advent - Sunday or ... discuss

This morning the Pope received in audience delegations from Verona and Catanzaro, representing those who gave the gift of the Nativity scene and the Christmas tree in Saint Peter’s Square this y ... discuss

For the first time in many years, a Christmas Day Mass for Catholic travelers will be celebrated at Denver International Airport. The Mass will be held on Thursday, Dec. 25, at 2p.m. in the interfai ... discuss

Here is the third Advent homily given by the preacher of the Pontifical Household, Capuchin Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa. He delivered the homily today. The first and second Advent homilies can be viewe ... discuss

Today Pope Francis received in audience directors and athletes of the Italian National Olympic Committee (I.N.O.C.), on the occasion of the centenary of its foundation. Here is a translation of the ... discuss

The Tanzania government’s new proposed constitution has been heavily influenced by NGOs that promote contraceptives and abortion rights, says Emil Hagamu, director of English-speaking Africa for Hum ... discuss

The annual Christmas tree lighting in St. Peter’s Square will take place tonight. The event will begin at 4:30 p.m., and the tree lighting coincides with the unveiling and illum ... discuss

Pope Francis is lamenting that characteristics such as power-hungry and egotistic at times are appropriate for describng people of the Church. According to Vatican Radio, during his daily morni ... discuss

Arua, Uganda, Dec 19, 2014 / 08:35 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A small community radio station in rural Uganda, running almost entirely on solar power, is spreading the Gospel and giving “voice to the ... discuss

The president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue believes the Pope's actions promoting interreligious dialogue in Turkey were both simple and clear. In an interview with ZENIT ear ... discuss

Friday is here, and it brings a brand new edition of Free Stuff Fridays. This week’s sponsor is Shepherd Press and they are giving away some great new products. There will be 5 winners t ... discuss

By Mitchell Kalpakgian, Ph.D. One of the insidious rationalizations used to permit same-sex married couples to adopt children argues that life in a home, rather than an institution, serves the best in ... discuss

I cannot promise that all the titles below are really worthwhile books, but they should all give you something to think about.  They are older books which means the language and the syntax are more ... discuss

There are not a lot of new Kindle deals today, though I did find PROOF by Daniel Montgomery and Timothy Paul Jones ($3.51) and Gospel by J.D. Greear ($2.99). And don’t forget some of the ... discuss

O Root of Jesse Here follows the third of the O Antiphons with Scriptures, Latin and English texts of the antiphon, a Latin hymn stanza, and the English versification from the hymn we know as O Come, ... discuss

The EPA - Arriving to ‘Help’by Seton Motley, Contributing Author: We have noted time and again how government - in the name of helping the Little Guy - eviscerates the Little Guy.Claude Louis Hec ... discuss

Auxiliary Bishop Eusebio Elizondo of Seattle, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Migration, decried the opening of a 2,400-bed detention center in Dilley, Tex ... discuss

Pope Francis says that despite open questions in ecumenical dialogue, Christians should not resign themselves to a lack of unity and should instead "concentrate on the next step possible." The Pope ... discuss

Most people celebrate their birthdays by receiving gifts, but Pope Francis did the opposite. To celebrate his 78th birthday on Wednesday, he gave 400 sleeping bags to Rome’s poor. Some 400 hom ... discuss

On Wednesday, after the announcement that the United States and Cuba would be pursuing reconciliation, Cuba’s episcopal conference published a statement thanking God “on the eve of Christm ... discuss

Bishop Oscar Cantú of Las Cruces, New Mexico, chairman of the Committee on International Justice and Peace of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops welcomed the announcement by President Barack ... discuss

The Pope has given children five suggestions on how to be strong and active Catholics. Addressing a delegation of children of Italian Catholic Action (I.C.A.) in the Vatican this morning, the Pope d ... discuss

This morning, Pope Francis received in audience a Delegation of the German Lutheran Evangelical Church. Here is a translation of the Pope’s address to those present. * * * Sisters and Brot ... discuss

Here below is Pope Francis' address to a delegation of children of Italian Catholic Action (I.C.A.) in the Vatican this morning: * * * Dear children of I.C.A., Welcome! I am happy to meet w ... discuss

Pope Francis says even when we do not understand the difficulties of life, we must realize that God, our loving father, has a plan and is there to save his children. During his daily morning Mass at ... discuss

O Lord and Ruler of the House of Israel This is the second of the O Antiphons with Scriptures, Latin and English texts of the antiphon, a Latin hymn stanza, and the English versification from the hym ... discuss

The leader of Pakistan's Catholics has called on the government to step up security in the wake of the Peshawar school massacre, saying he fears that terrorist attacks will increase. Archbishop Jose ... discuss

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, is inviting Catholic dioceses, parishes and groups across England and Wales to support a new Pope Francis-inspired outreach initiative.   Spea ... discuss

The Pope also prayed for the victims of the recent terrorist attacks. To view the video click here URL: http://www.romereports.com/pg159562-thousands-go-to-st-peter-s-square-to-congratulate-pop ... discuss

The Pope started off his big day by blowing out birthday candles in St. Peter's Square. To view the video click here URL: http://www.romereports.com/pg159554-it-is-pope-francis-78th-birthday-en ... discuss

The Pope highlighted that Jesus chose to be part of a family. Para ver el vídeo hacer click aquí URL: http://www.romereports.com/pg159555-pope-s-general-audience-the-family-is-a-gift- ... discuss

Here below is a translation of Pope Francis' address during his final General Audience of 2014 in St. Peter's Square, which took place this morning and coincided with his 78th birthday: * * *  ... discuss

In the wake of the Vatican-prompted visit and report on women's religious life in the United States, released Tuesday, the sister charged with overseeing the Council of Major Superiors of Women R ... discuss

During a special weekly general audience coinciding with his 78th birthday, Pope Francis called on all families to make a special place for Jesus in their homes this Advent. Although the Holy Father ... discuss

In an unannounced, but somewhat expected, briefing in the Holy See Press Office this morning, Fr. Federico Lombardi, Vatican press office director, informed journalists that Pope Francis has nomi ... discuss

I’ve got just a couple of new Kindle deals for you today: The updated-English version of Jonathan Edwards’ The End for Which God Created the World is $1.99; What Is the Gospel? by ... discuss

O Wisdom from on High This is the first of the O Antiphons with relevant Scriptures, Latin and English texts, the corresponding Latin hymn stanza, and the English versification from the hymn O Come, ... discuss

In the wake of a Vatican-prompted visit and report of US nuns sometimes portrayed as a contentious battle between the sisters and the Vatican, women religious involved are saying it was nothing of the ... discuss

Pope Francis says that disabled people create communities and teach us to "welcome one another with one’s limitations, because we all have capacities, but we all have limitations!” The P ... discuss

On Saturday, Pope Francis received in audience a Delegation of the Friends of Gabriel Rosset and of the Foyer Notre-Dame des Sans-Abri, from the Archdiocese of Lyon, France, accompanied by the archbis ... discuss

On Saturday, Pope Francis received in audience members of the National Council of the Italian Union of the blind and Visually Handicapped, on the occasion of the feast of Saint Lucy. Here is a trans ... discuss

The new Canadian ambassador to the Holy See met with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Monday.  Dennis Savoie presented his letter of credentials, after beginning a four-year term in October; the ... discuss

A documentary, titled 'The Heart of a Murderer' tells the story. To view the video click here URL: http://www.romereports.com/pg159547-can-a-mother-forgive-her-daughter-s-killer-a-documentary-say ... discuss

During his morning Mass, he said Jesus rejected hypocrites who call themselves 'pure.' To view the video click here URL: http://www.romereports.com/pg159549-pope-francis-explains-how-to-achieve-t ... discuss

Here is a translation of the Pope’s address Monday to directors, staff and family of TV2000. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning. I am sorry for the delay, but there were so many, ... discuss

Our Final Christmas Countdown We count down the final days of Advent using the traditional monastic antiphons to the Magnificat. Most of English speaking Christendom knows these antiphons through the ... discuss

The prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life has said the pastoral visit to nuns in the United States was prompted because the "religious lif ... discuss

"When we will be able to say to the Lord: 'Lord, these are my sins. They are not his or hers, they are mine… They are mine. Take them and I will be saved.' When we will be able to do this, we wi ... discuss

By Patrick J. Buchanan“Abe tightens grip on power as Japanese shun election.”So ran the page one headline of the Financial Times on the victory of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Sunday’s elections ... discuss

 So Many Empty Chairs By Joleigh Little, Region Coordinator and Teens for Life Director, Wisconsin Right to Life Editor’s note. We are rapidly approaching the 42nd anniversary of t ... discuss

The season of Advent is filled with emotions of expectation, longing and anticipation, however these emotions are not only present for four weeks in December, they are a basic ingredient of the human ... discuss

In a nation where eighty percent of the population is Catholic, Christmas starts early. It has to. After all, you cannot have a feast like Christmas without it being preceded by a novena. That's when ... discuss

Here below is the Vatican-released Final Report on the Apostolic Visitation of Institutes of Women Religious in the United States of America: *** Introduction At the conclusion of the Apost ... discuss

The following Christmas Novena begins December 16 and is prayed for nine consecutive days. It  is suggested for private use with the family. The three leader parts, Father, Eldest Child and Mothe ... discuss

by Gary Bauer, Contributing Author: There were major demonstrations again this weekend in cities across the country protesting police brutality and racism. In Washington, D.C., thousands marched down ... discuss

Gary Locke img via Jay Costarticle in The Weekly StandardHow to Rebuke a Presidentby Ralph Benko, Contributing Author: There has been much consternation expressed about President Obama’s extralegal ... discuss

Reggie Little John may not be a household name but she is well-known in the international political community as the top campaigner against gendercide — the brutal killing of “unwantedR ... discuss

On a visit to a Roman parish Sunday evening, the Pope had lively discussions with various groups from the congregation, including children preparing to receive their First Communion. He told them abou ... discuss

Fridays are penitential days and Catholics are to keep in mind Christ's suffering and to sacrifice something for the sake of penance and discipline. Catholics fulfill this duty by abstaining from meat ... discuss

The Pope has called for nothing other than pure joy as we prepare for Christmas, and given a three-step recipe for making sure we can live the birth of the Christ Child with joy. This was his messag ... discuss

Here below is a translation of additional remarks from Pope Francis during his pastoral visit to the Roman Parish of Saint Joseph all’Aurelio, as he met with different parish groups Sunday night ... discuss

Here below is a translation of the text of Pope Francis' homily Sunday night at the parish of Saint Joseph all’Aurelio, in the western sector of the diocese of Rome: * * * On this Sunda ... discuss

At 6 pm on Friday, the Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Guadalupe, Empress of the Americas, Pope Francis celebrated Holy Mass in the Vatican Basilica. The Mass was accompanied by songs of the & ... discuss

This morning in the Vatican, Pope Francis received in audience Dragan Čović, Croatian member of the Collegial Presidency of Bosnia-Herzegovina.  According to a communique issued ... discuss

More people follow the Pope in Latin than in German. The Latin Profile of Pope Francis (77) has reached 300,000 followers, while the German has only 226,000, reported the Vatican newspaper" L'Osservat ... discuss

By Mitchell Kalpakgian, Ph.D. The Christmas season celebrates the Christian miracle of the Incarnation, almighty God becoming lowly man and eternal God assuming a mortal human nature. The God of power ... discuss

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Pope Francis says the joy that Jesus gives is one that we can experience and feel already today, not just when we get to Heaven. The Pope said this today, on this Third Sunday of Advent, also known ... discuss

Pope Francis greeted the Mexican artisans who designed the Nativity Set. To view the video click here URL: http://www.romereports.com/pg159509-mexican-state-of-oaxaca-gives-traditional-nativity ... discuss

Alan Sears, of Alliance Defending Freedom, has seen both the good and ugly side of the law. To view the video click here URL: http://www.romereports.com/pg159514-defending-religious-freedom-thr ... discuss

New book takes readers on a unique journey through 19th century Italy. To view the video click here URL: http://www.romereports.com/pg159520-the-vatican-library-reveals-private-collection-of-th ... discuss

Every year during December I have been posting the surprising abolitionist history behind some of our most beloved Christmas hymns. Pro-lifers identify closely with those 150 years ago who fought to ... discuss

Christmas is not the holiday we associate with fear; rather, Halloween is. Elves, carols, trees, and turkeys don’t scare us. Skeletons and bleeding zombies do. But I think our lack of fear at C ... discuss

In May next year Ireland will vote on a proposal to legalize same-sex marriage. The bishops of Ireland have recently published a pastoral statement which said that “to redefine the nature of mar ... discuss

Gospel JN 1:6-8, 19-28 A man named John was sent from God. He came for testimony, to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him. He was not the light, but came to testify to the ... discuss

Dear ZENIT Reader: To provide ZENIT's news service free of charge for personal use, we depend heavily on our annual fundraising campaign. Last year, readers' donations covered 90% of our annual budg ... discuss

Compassion Fatigue: a gradual numbing to the needs and hurt of others facilitated by being continually inundated with images and stories of extreme poverty and hardship while not experiencing those ev ... discuss

For Bishop Stanislav Shyrokoradiuk of Kharkiv-Zaporizha, the situation in Eastern Ukraine is dramatic. “The situation in the war zones is catastrophic. There is hunger. More than 80 people have ... discuss

On Thursday, Bishop Denis Nulty of Kildare and Leighlin, Ireland, launched a new program that is part of the response of the Church in Ireland to the problem of abuse of minors by clergy. The p ... discuss

On today's feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia released a statement on immigration. The statement was released through The Catholic Philly. Here is the tex ... discuss

Brussels, 12.9.2014. On the initiative of the Civitas Institute and with the support of Mario Borghezio MEP, a Crib has been set up in the Brussels EU Parliament and blessed by Bishop Fellay The Crib ... discuss

As the dramatic situation in the Middle East drags on, Pope Francis is encouraging Syriac Catholic bishops as they try to meet their struggling communities’ humanitarian needs. The Holy Father ... discuss

1) The joy for the coming Christmas.  The Birth of Jesus has a special fascination for everyone and in the entire world. I’ve seen "Noel, Christmas, Navidad, Natale” written also in ... discuss

Despite numerous efforts by our illustrious legal and academic professionals to use precedence and 1946 Rules of Procedure to alter or abolish the Natural Born Citizen requirement for the Oval Office ... discuss

The Vatican confirmed on Thursday that active discussions regarding curial reform are taking place, but that “nothing formal has been decided.”  Fr. Federico Lombardi, director of t ... discuss

Here is the second Advent homily by the preacher of the Pontifical Household, Capuchin Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa. He delivered the homily today. The first Advent homily can be viewed here:  en/ ... discuss

I was thrilled to learn that the daughters of a Chinese dissident were granted asylum in the United States. They are now in the care of my friend Reggie Littlejohn, founder of Women's Rights Without F ... discuss

A pastor in England faced a hearing in court in which he is accused of keeping a woman as a sex slave and forcing her to have an abortion. While abortion is legalized in many nations under the auspice ... discuss

Here below is a papal message sent to the participants of the XIV World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates being held in Rome from today through Sunday. It was sent by Cardinal Secretary of State Pi ... discuss

Here is a translation of Pope Francis’ address to His Beatitude Ignace Youssif III Younan, Patriarch of Antioch of the Syrians, and bishops and faithful of the Syro-Antiochian Community, on ... discuss

As more forces threaten the environment every day, the Pope says: "The time to find global solutions is running out." Pope Francis made this statement in a message sent to the Minister of the E ... discuss

The Tanzania government’s new proposed constitution has been heavily influenced by NGOs that promote contraceptives and abortion rights, says Emil Hagamu, director of English-speaking Africa for Hum ... discuss

T. Tembarom by Francis Hodgson Burnett, recommended in a 1914 edition of St. Nicholas Magazine as a good gift for Mother Reader Review from Amazon: This is one of Burnett’s lesser known novels b ... discuss

Bishop Oscar Cantú, chair of the US bishops' Committee on International Justice and Peace, joined with other religious leaders in condemning the torture program carried out by the Central Intelli ... discuss

Here is the Dec. 4 statement from Archbishop Dominique Mamberti, Secretary for the Holy See’s Relations with States, at the 21st Ministerial Council of the Organization for Security and Coo ... discuss

Book Review: Theophilos by Michael O’Brien Michael O’Brien is arguably the best English Catholic writer alive today. From contemporary apocalypses and science fiction to historical fiction his eru ... discuss

Here is a translation of the Message that Pope Francis sent to the Minister of the Environment of the Republic of Peru, Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, on the occasion of the 20th session of the Confer ... discuss

Father Felix Tachiona Mukaro is disappointed in his country’s politicians, as many Zimbabweans are: “All they care about is influence and power, not the country itself or the fact that the ... discuss

Just as a mother loves her baby, God loves us. During his daily Mass at Casa Santa Marta this morning, the Holy Father affirmed this when reflecting on today’s reading from the prophet Isaiah, ... discuss

I have worked at the same location for over 20 years now. I have been part of the weekly Bible study there for nearly half that time. As layoffs come and go, as companies are bought and divisions are ... discuss

Are you listening to the sounds of December? The clinking of spoons in hot chocolate mugs, the rustle of cats in the Christmas tree, the tinking of bells on shop doors, familiar carols, and audible s ... discuss

“Vatican Museums 3D” opens today in theaters, offering audiences a 3D tour of the Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums, without a need to travel to Rome.  Presented in RealD 3D, the o ... discuss

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Subcommittee on Aid to the Church in Central and Eastern Europe approved 79 grants for a total of $2,854,878 in aid to finance pastoral projects in Centr ... discuss

The Prince of Wales reached out in sympathy to Iraqi Christians in London during a visit in which he described “the indescribable agony” of recent persecution.  Meeting Iraqi famili ... discuss

Pope Francis’ message for the 48th World Day of Peace, "concerns not only the foundation of peace but its concrete realization in inter-personal relations,” said Cardinal Peter Turkson, pr ... discuss

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Here is the text of Pope Francis' message for the 48th World Day of Peace, which is celebrated on January 1, 2015, with the theme: "No longer slaves, but brothers": *** No longer slaves, but broth ... discuss

In the wake of the press 'interpreting' what took place in the Synod Hall this October, Pope Francis has told the world what actually happened. At this morning’s weekly general audience in a s ... discuss

Discerning the facts about abortion, abortion laws, and their impact on women’s health can be as challenging as understanding the rise and fall of the TSX. There are no shortage of opinions. And of ... discuss

This week we have an English language Te Deum from Tallis! ... discuss

Here below is the full text of Pope Francis' message to the Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons taking place in Vienna December 8-9: *** Message from Pope Francis ... discuss

In preparation for next year's General Ordinary Synod of Bishops, the Holy See has released  the "Lineamenta", a document that lays out the framework of discussions for the meeting. The XIV Gen ... discuss

Here is the Christmas message released today by the leader of Canada's bishops, Archbishop Paul-André Durocher of Gatineau. * * * As I write this Christmas message, barely a week ha ... discuss

This review of "Mary of Nazareth" contributed by Kathy Schiffer * * * “For me as an actress, it was more about Mary in her humanity, her inner conflict,” said Alissa Jung in speak ... discuss

Four chairmen of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a statement in response to the Dec. 3 Department of Labor final rule to implement President Obama’s July 21 Executive Order p ... discuss

On Sunday evening, Pope Francis lit up a Christmas tree on a hillside above the Umbrian town of Gubbio in Italy by simply touching a button on a tablet. According to Vatican Radio, the lighting cere ... discuss

No one who gets a postgraduate degree in Hobbit Studies ever imagines they’ll be sued by the Estate of J.R.R. Tolkien. I certainly didn’t expect to wind up in court against Christopher Tolkien and ... discuss

Pope Francis has exhorted religious leaders to denounce all violations of human dignity and rights, and has re-launched an appeal to the international community. In a video-message the Holy Father s ... discuss

Karachi, Pakistan, Dec 9, 2014 / 02:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Archdiocese of Karachi last month launched Pakistan's first Catholic radio station online, focused on the spirit of the new evangelizati ... discuss

"Liberalism always generates the exact opposite of it's stated intent."  Quinn's First law.  First Grace Church of  Christ says it has been a fixture in Akron, OH, serving Highland Squa ... discuss

by Ken Blackwell and Bob Morrison, Contributing Authors: President Franklin D. Roosevelt appeared before a joint session of Congress on this day in 1941. Looking stern and resolute, the President wo ... discuss

It is possible for Christmas carols, not only to be appropriate for the season leading up to the great feast, but to never mention Christmas itself. And no, that does not include "Jingle Bells."With t ... discuss

Last Tuesday Pope Francis and religious leaders from a wide variety of faiths signed a declaration condemning slavery. The event was remarkable for the number of religions represented - Catholic, Or ... discuss

Pope Francis gives another interview, this time to La Nacion, an Argentinian publication.The interview was divided into four parts.I just got through a couple of them.Crux, the liberal Catholic news s ... discuss

Vatican City, Dec 7, 2014 / 04:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A Mass was said on Wednesday at the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls to mark 100 years of restored diplomatic relations between Britain and ... discuss

Here is the Vatican-provided translation of the text of Pope Francis' video message to the Iraqi refugees. The message was brought to Erbil by Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, archbishop of Lyon, France wh ... discuss

“Today there is a need for people who are witnesses of the mercy and tenderness of the Lord, which shakes up those who are resigned, revives the discouraged, [and] ignites the fire of hope.̶ ... discuss

The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ the Son of God. As it is written in Isaiah the prophet: Behold, I am sending my messenger ahead of you; he will prepare your way. A voice of one crying ou ... discuss

Divine Office 2 App will be $14.99 only two more days. It may be an opportunity to give this gift of prayer to all your loved ones at a discount price. We feel thankful for each and everyone of you p ... discuss

Consecrated 7 December AD 374 Saint Ambrose of Milan was born in Trier around AD 340. He became a Roman governor in northern Italy and the people of Milan later named him bishop by general acclaim. H ... discuss

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Dear Community, The bundle upgrade to the Divine Office 2 app is now available in store! This message concerns all of our community members using the old Divine Office app, that have iOS 7 and later, ... discuss

By JOAN FRAWLEY DESMOND | STONYHURST, England — In 1581, St. Edmund Campion, an English Jesuit,  was convicted of treason and subjected to a most brutal death sentence, yet his story ... discuss

Vatican City, Dec 5, 2014 / 12:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In a recent article for the Catholic Herald, Cardinal George Pell, prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy, shed light on the progress made in ... discuss

As the dramatic situation in the Middle East continues, an interreligious meeting ofChristians and Muslims in Rome not only brought together world faith leaders, senior Vatican officials, and royalty, ... discuss

Pope Francis received the members of the International Theological Commission, on the occasion of their Plenary Session, and addressed them, which we translate below. * * * Dear Brothers and Siste ... discuss

Here is a translation of the Message that Pope Francis sent to participants at the Festival of the Family (Riva del Garda, December 1-6, 2014), on the theme: “The Life and Work Ecosystem: Femini ... discuss

Pope Francis held two private audiences with the heads of Renewal in the Spirit (Charismatic) movement and the Neocatechumenal Way. In a statement released today, Martinez, the President of Renewal ... discuss

The Bible states that it is the woman who will crush the serpent’s head, and, in the Gospel, the evangelist Luke writes: “Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with you, blessed are you among w ... discuss

Pope Francis expressed his gratitude to British Police chiefs and Church authorities taking part in a two-day conference to fight against human trafficking. The 2nd International Conference of the S ... discuss

Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, director of the Holy See Press Office, issued a statement regarding comments made by Cardinal George Pell on an article published by the Catholic Herald. The article ... discuss

The word “peace” is of “painful topical interest,” yet it resounds “in the heart of billions of people.” This was theme of the first Advent homily this year by the ... discuss

Speaking to members of the International Theological Commission Friday at the Vatican, the Pope defined what it means to be a theologian. The theologian is, first of all, a believer who ‘hears ... discuss

Vatican City, Dec 4, 2014 / 03:16 pm (CNA).- News broke weeks ago that a new volume of Benedict XVI's collected works was being released in German with an updated version of a 1972 essay, which no lon ... discuss

Christmas is in the air in Vatican City as an 83 foot fir tree arrived in St. Peter’s Square this morning. The tree was brought in from Passo dell’Abbate, located in the Southern Italian r ... discuss

A Sri Lankan Christian movement is asking Pope Francis to postpone his visit in January, citing fears that the event will be exploited by the upcoming presidential elections. According to AsiaNews, ... discuss

There will be space for only 2,000 attendees for the papal Mass in the Manila Cathedral, during Pope Francis’ apostolic visit to the Philippines and Sri Lanka, Jan 13-19. On the grounds of sec ... discuss

On Thursday, in a very cordial atmosphere, Pope Francis received Armando Guebuza, President of Mozambique. Mozambique became a democracy in 1992 after a lengthy 30-year civil war. A member of the de ... discuss

The Court of Appeal's judgment today in the foetal alcohol syndrome case is anti-rational. SPUC has responded to the judgment in the case of CP v CICA http://www.judiciary.gov.uk/judgments/cp-v-cica/ ... discuss

Pope Francis has given volunteers a remedy for how to succeed in even the most dire of circumstances. Speaking to members of the Federation of Christian Organizations for International Voluntary Ser ... discuss

Here is a translation of the Pope’s address to the members of the International Voluntary Christian Service Organizations (FOCSIV), on the occasion of the International Day of Volunteers. * * ... discuss

At yesterday's General Audience, the Pope was given a very unique gift: two donkey's named Thea and Noé (Noah). The animals were a gift from the founder of Eurolactis Italia, Pierluigi Christop ... discuss

“Where any of these fights on religious freedom are going to go, will in great part depend upon whether people of faith will stand up and speak now, or will they sit in silence. The outcome is u ... discuss

"WHEN he went to Westminster Hall to be condemned he made a cross of such wood as he could get, apparently a small wooden trencher, and upon it he drew with charcoal a figure of our Lord. This rough c ... discuss

By Mitchell Kalpakgian, Ph.D. Human nature needs not only physical rest, sleep, and food to restore and replenish its energy, but also inspiration to lift the heart and spirit. The emotions too have t ... discuss

Adeste Fideles (O Come All Ye Faithful)   Luciano Pavarotti and Trisha Yearwood Click here to view the embedded video. In Latin: Adeste Fideles Laeti triumphantes Venite, venite in Bethlehem Nat ... discuss

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Adeste Fideles (O Come All Ye Faithful)   Luciano Pavarotti and Trisha Yearwood Click here to view the embedded video. In Latin: Adeste Fideles Laeti triumphantes Venite, venite in Bethlehem Nat ... discuss

Here is Part II of the transcript of the Holy Father's press conference with journalists aboard his flight from Apostolic Visit to Turkey.  Part I was published on Tuesday, December 2nd. Part I ... discuss

They act while we react (making a lot of nothing noise). H/T Battlefield USA - from The Hill - Gutierrez presses 'millions' to get documents ready for legal status Immigration reform champion Rep. Lu ... discuss

I have several thousand books because I have a flit from flower to flower mind, and I like variety in many ways, but especially in my reading. I am never sure what I am going to feel like reading, or ... discuss

Identity politics took a central place in the political discourse of our nation during the last presidential election.  It seemed to me that this did more to reinforce racial division in the coun ... discuss

Brought to you by China:A South Korea investigative news team has produced a documentary reporting that the largest hospital in China is selling human fetuses, placentas, and whole corpses of dead b ... discuss

It is true that chemical abortions are far less popular in Canada than in other countries.But here's the thing: chemical abortions are the "cheap" abortions. It's like committing women to midwives for ... discuss

There are few words more formal than inauguration and few occasions that can compare to the beginning of something so recognizably important as this – the ceremonial installation of the Reverend Doc ... discuss

Today is a two-fold celebration.Firstly, today is Martinmas, the Feast of St. Martin of Tours, and a great celebration in the Catholic sense.  This is the end of the autumn season and essentially ... discuss

Found this at www.SctrictlyScripture.com...The Akedah of Isaac fulfilled part 1Below is the only conversation recorded in Scripture between Abraham and Isaac and the conversation is quite interesting. ... discuss

Below is from Snopes.com is wrong about the center of the Bible part 2. I thought I would log this down as some interesting facts about most all versions of the Protestant Christian Bible.First, let ... 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

Brethren: Peace be with you on this Feast of Christ the King.Before I launch upon this post, I have a confession to make: I am first and foremost, a monarchist. Yes, I am! Don't feel threatened, thoug ... discuss

We are starting a new tradition this year in our household. I received a sample of oplatki from Aquinas&More. What, you ask, is oplatki? I wondered the same thing. Oplatki is a beautiful Christmas tra ... discuss

Several months ago I posted some thoughts inspired by a little research on the history of English (primarily, though not intentionally) church architecture. I was interested in looking at the way chil ... 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

"I think it's sickening that you can actually do something like this," Tyronica Tunstall, Jimella's cousin, told the Post-Dispatch. "I hope Jimella wasn't living when the baby was cut out." While Tun ... discuss

If you haven’t been following the story of Cdl. Raymond L. Burke’s transfer from Cardinal Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura (the High Court of the Catholic Church, if you will) to Patron of the S ... discuss

This Guardian article, by an English stand up comic on his work experiences in Germany, was unusual in that it managed to be funny and fascinating at the same time. Here is a snippet that begins wit ... discuss

Flossie LaneHere is a fascinating story from the Telegraph published 19 June 2009:Flossie Lane, who died on June 13 aged 94, was reputedly the oldest publican in Britain, and ran one of the last genui ... discuss

Nativity of St. John the Baptist, transferred (June 22, 2014) St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church Laramie, Wyoming Rev. Todd A. Peperkorn (Luke 1:57–80) Farewell Service for Pastor Marcus Zill TI ... discuss

Apart from my other lexicons I already have (Davidson’s “The Analytical Hebrew and Chaldee Lexicon,” Osburn’s “A Hebrew and English Lexicon to the Old Testament,” BDB’s “The New Brown- ... discuss

With all the controversy over the new translation of the Mass, something's been bothering me for a while. I have a confession to make. . . I don't actually know the definition of ineffable. Ineffable ... discuss

From The TelegraphBy Daniel HannanThe cleverest living EnglishmanSome years ago, while canvassing for his wife in a local election in Wiltshire, Roger Scruton was asked on the doorstep, “What is c ... discuss

SUDAN'S Interior Minister has requested Interpol to arrest the leaders of three Darfur rebel groups, namely:  JEM, SLM-Abdul Wahid and SLA-Minni Minawi.  Reportedly, the three groups have re ... discuss




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