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In a tragic story out of Arizona, a mother died earlier this year after giving birth to quadruplets. Erica Morales and husband Carlos spent years trying to conceive and the couple finally achieved a v ... discuss

Cardinal Angelo Amato, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, informed recently that the parents of Saint Therese of Lisieux – Louis and Zelie Martin --, will be canonized this Oc ... discuss

In statements to Italian magazine Policia Moderna [Modern Police], related to Italy’s security corps, the Commander of the Vatican Gendarmerie, Domenico Giani,  said that Pope Francis is on ... discuss

The Adventures of Fleetfoot and Her Fawns     The Green Forest Fairy Book by Loretta Ellen Brady. “Miss Brady is a trained story teller, and presents in this book eleven original ta ... discuss

Just before the world commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide, well-known German historian Michael Hesemann announced the discovery of 2000 pages of hitherto unpublished documents ... discuss

HIGH SCHOOL ENGLISH TEACHER Education: Middle/High School, FT EmployeeBourgade Catholic High School (Phoenix, AZ)Bourgade Catholic High School is a 21st century college preparatory high school on the ... discuss

The extremist group Islamic State has now released some of the Christian hostages it seized in north-east Syria last week. According to London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, 19 captives ha ... discuss

On Saturday, Pope Francis received in audience at the Paul VI Audience Hall, the members of the Confederation of Italian Cooperatives. The following is a translation of the Pope’s address to the ... discuss

By E. Ray Clendenen President Obama is famous for repeating some variation of the phrase, “Let me be clear.” There has been some discussion of what he means by this. Some suggest it ... discuss

“In response to important challenges,” Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson has highlighted, “REPAM was born.” During a press conference held in the Holy See Press Office this ... discuss

The Vatican today released Pope Francis’ prayer intentions for March The Holy Father's universal prayer intention for this month is: “That those involved in scientific research may ser ... discuss

Twenty-one Christians have been slaughtered in Libya. Some countries have merely denounced what happened, though world leaders, eager to be the first to speak out, strongly condemned the killing of th ... discuss

"When we learn to accuse ourselves of our sins, we can become merciful with others." These were Pope Francis' words during his homily at Casa Santa Marta this morning. According to Vatican Radi ... discuss

Just before the world commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, well-known German historian Michael Hesemann announced the discovery of 2000 pages of hitherto unpublished documents ... discuss

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Decrying the violence, kidnapping, and harassment in Syria and Iraq, Pope Francis has launched an appeal for all human lives to be respected. Following the Angelus prayer, the Holy Father said, ... discuss

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(c. 500–589) (known in Welsh as Dewi Sant) was a church official, later regarded as a saint and as the patron saint of Wales. David contrasts with the other national patron saints of the British Isl ... discuss

Jesus took Peter, James, and John  and led them up a high mountain apart by themselves. And he was transfigured before them,  and his clothes became dazzling white,  such as no fuller o ... discuss

On May 7 there will be a general election in the United Kingdom. On Wednesday the bishops of England and Wales released a letter to all Catholics setting out a number of principles they should conside ... discuss

Kansas City, Mo., Feb 28, 2015 / 04:02 pm (CNA).- Together with the joys of the Resurrection and feasting, this Easter will have an added delight: listening to the new album by the hit-making, Missour ... discuss

Vatican City, Feb 28, 2015 / 10:30 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Two years after his historic resignation from the papacy, Benedict XVI's presence continues to be felt by those around him as he keeps his promi ... discuss

Question: "This article was sent to me as "proof" that Lent is contrary to the scriptures: http://www.pastormike.com/lent-and-why-i-dont/ How do we respond?"The author of this article has to concede t ... discuss

Here is the first Lenten homily given this year by the preacher of the Pontifical Household, Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa. * * * In this first meditation of Lent, I would like to take adva ... discuss

During the Spiritual Exercises at Ariccia, Pope Francis is praying intensely for Syria, in particular, for Christians in the country," Archbishop Mario Zenari, Apostolic Nuncio at Damascus, said. In a ... discuss

The theme of Father Raniero Cantalamessa’s first Lenten homily is Evangelii Gaudium, in which the Papal Household Preacher points out first of allthe thread that unites several post-Council Pope ... discuss

A pastoral letter to commemorate the Year of Consecrated Life dated February 26 was published this week by the Australian Catholic Bishops Commission for Church Ministry. “We welcome the invit ... discuss

Rome, Italy, Feb 27, 2015 / 04:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Fallen away Catholics are being invited to “come home” this Lent through a worldwide initiative led by Pope Francis, which points to ... discuss

ESL TEACHER Education: Middle/High School, FT EmployeeChelsea Academy (Front Royal, VA)Chelsea Academy seeks to hire an ESL TEACHER (full time) for the 2015-2016 school year. The position involves te ... discuss

(3 April 1593 – 1 March 1633) was a Anglo-Welsh Priest, Poet, Orator and Churchman.Being born into an artistic and wealthy family, he received a good education which led to his holding prominent pos ... discuss

In 2005, Chen Guangcheng came to prominence after he began to investigate reports of forced abortions and sterilizations in villages in eastern China. Chen, who’s also known as “the barefoot lawye ... discuss

By the end of Day Two, the material in the universe had not changed from the beginning of Day Two. The universe was still composed of hydrogen, helium and traces of beryllium and lithium. And there we ... discuss

Cardinal participants in a conclave are forbidden to lobby for "candidates." However, it appears that there was, indeed, a "team Bergolio" working for the election of Pope Francis. A biography of the ... discuss

Cesare “Cece” Cicconi died. He was the first disabled person that Pope Francis kissed during his first public appearance in Saint Peter’s Square on March 19, 2013. The news was repor ... discuss

Credit:  insureblog.blogspot.comTherefore you have no excuse, O man, every one of you who judges. For in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, practice the ver ... discuss

Phyllis Schlafly is the"First Lady of Conservatism"~ Pat BuchananDr. Bill Smith, Editor: Tonight (2-25-2015), Phyllis Schlafly, age 90, will be honored at the Paul Weyrich Awards dinner that prec ... discuss

From an interview in America magazine:Briefly put, what is post-structuralism and what is your opinion of it?Post-structuralism is a system of literary and social analysis that flared up and vanished ... discuss

Abortion advocates often say that legalizing abortion reduces maternal mortality and improves the health of women. That's simply not true. A new study of data from Mexico provides more evidence debunk ... discuss

By CNA/EWTN NEWS | SHREWSBURY, England — Inside a small English church dedicated to St. Columba, a congregation of Catholics gathered, sitting in the midst of 2,500 years of marriage. As ... discuss

Strides are being made in the fight against the life-threatening Ebola epidemic which has, for the past year, plagued the populations of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, reported Fides yesterday. A ... discuss

When reality is looked at through a glass in the form of a heptagonal Archimedean prism, one notices  that what is seen depends on the angle from which one looks, on the thickness of the prism co ... discuss

Fears are growing for the safety of more than 100 people taken captive yesterday (Tuesday 24th February) as the extremist group Islamic State seized Christian villages in Hassake governorate ... discuss

On March 7th, 1965, Blessed Paul VI celebrated the first Mass ever in Italian in the Parish of All Saints in Rome. “We inaugurate today the new form of the Liturgy in all the parishes and chur ... discuss

Bringing science and faith together in service to the elderly and to those in need of palliative care will be at the core of a Vatican conference next month. With the official theme: “Assistin ... discuss

Shrewsbury, England, Feb 25, 2015 / 12:49 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Inside a small English church dedicated to St. Columba, a congregation of Catholics gathered, sitting in the midst of 2,500 years of marr ... discuss

(also Æthelbert, Aethelberht, Aethelbert, or Ethelbert) (c. 560 – February 24, 616) was King of Kent from about 580 or 590 until his death. In his Ecclesiastical History of the English People, the ... discuss

ENGLISH TEACHER - EXCHANGE PROGRAM Education: Middle/High School, PT TempSt. Mary Catholic Parish (Littleton, CO)The St. Mary Parish Disciples Spanish Exchange Program is now hiring seasonal English T ... discuss

Radical Islam's war on Christianity (and everyone else that fails to follow radical Islam's evil creed of terror and human cruelty) continues unabated.(Reuters) - Islamic State militants have abduct ... discuss

An announcement from my colleague, Heath Morber:At the behest of (and with the help of) my colleague, Ben Yanke, I've just released a collection of motets entitled "Bread From Heaven", drawn from exis ... discuss

The Syrian-Orthodox priest detained by Kurds last Monday has been released. According to Fides, Father Gabriel Daoud, was released last night after having been detained Feb. 16 by Kurdish armed ... discuss

Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk has called on the international community to not be indifferent to the war in Ukraine.  The head of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church made his appeal duri ... discuss

“Many of the visitors who went to see the pictures were overwhelmed and prayed before them. They were making the sign of the Cross as they faced the painted canvasses or trying to touch the imag ... discuss

Samuel Rutherford is perhaps the best known Scottish Puritan. But his life and history seem not to be as widely remembered as other Puritan ministers. Rutherford’s legacy lays chiefly in collect ... discuss

by Alan Caruba, Contributing Author:Some say in ice. From what I've tasted of desire. I hold with those who favor fire. But if it had to perish twice, I think I know enough of hate. To say that for de ... discuss

Ah...life is never boring when "progressive" Catholics who are always so eminently tolerant illustrate the depth of their intolerance. Such has been the Fr. Thomas Rosica soap opera where leading man, ... discuss

The Coptic Church’s calendar will commemorate the martyrdom of the 21 Egyptian Christians killed by Islamic State in Libya. The Coptic Orthodox Church made the announcement this weekend, as Po ... discuss

“Faith is not to believe in an ideology. ISIS also has an ideology, but to believe means to love and to love means to live. This touches my heart. I think that today we are in need of an experie ... discuss

Other posts quoting from this book: First part is here. Second part Third Previously, or Fourth Today we’re getting into the male version of the poodle leader: “Only about one fourth of th ... discuss

On Saturday, Pope Francis received the participants pilgrims the diocese of Cassano all’Jonio at the Paul VI audience hall. The following is a translation of the Holy Father's address to those p ... discuss

This Saturday morning, Pope Francis received German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the Vatican. The conflict in eastern Ukraine was at the center of discussions with the Pope, Merkel reportedly told jo ... discuss

Bishop Borys Gudziak is the Bishop of the Eparchy of St. Volodymyr the Great in Paris for the Ukrainian Greek Catholics of France, Benelux and Switzerland; Head of the Department of External ... discuss

The Spirit drove Jesus out into the desert,  and he remained in the desert for forty days, tempted by Satan. He was among wild beasts, and the angels ministered to him. After John had been arre ... discuss

Standard Podcast [ 10.76 MB ] Play NowPlay in Popup | Download Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. II: Ordinary: 1064 Psalter: Monday, Week I, 1115 Common of One Martyr: 2038 Common o ... discuss

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BOOM!QUOTE:“Let’s think of the nuclear arms, of the possibility to annihilate in a few instants a very high number of human beings,” Francis is quoted as saying in a book first published in Ital ... discuss

I used to think the mocking expression Nyeah, Nyeah children repeat in a lilting chant was an English language phenomenon,... The post Condescension and Religion appeared first on Catholic Journal. ... discuss

On January 1, 2014, the Chinese Communist Party tweaked the One Child Policy, allowing couples in which either parent is an only child to have a second child.  This minor exception has been widely an ... discuss

Editorial Cartoon by Michael Ramirez, Editor, IBDby Ken Blackwell and Bob Morrison, Contributing Authors:: The increasingly desperate attempts of the Obama administration to figure out what motivate ... discuss

“The Holy See is at your side, even in international forums, to understand your rights, your concerns and the righteous Gospel values ​​that motivate you,” Pope Francis reminde ... discuss

On the occasion of the Ukranian Bishops’ visit ad Limina and pilgrimage to the tombs of the Apostles, His Beatitude Sviatoslav Shevchuk, Archbishop Major of the Ukranian Greek-Catholic Church, t ... discuss

While Ukraine is calling for the intervention of UN peacekeeping forces, to ensure that the February 15th ceasefire, which has been violated several times, be respected, the country’s Bishops ar ... discuss

Since Monday, members of the Kurd armed forces connected with Pyd (Kurdish Democratic Union Party, Syrian section of Pkk) have been holding Syrian-Orthodox priest, Abba Gabriel Daoud, with other leadi ... discuss

Here is the Vatican-provided text of the statement by H.E. Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Apostolic Nuncio and Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the U.N. Economic and Social Council at the 53rd  ... discuss

Ismailia, Egypt, Feb 20, 2015 / 02:01 am (Aid to the Church in Need).- “The Church in Egypt has been strengthened by the murder of our brothers in Libya.” Such was the reaction of Coptic C ... discuss

αμαθεστατε και κακε, αφες τον παλαιον, μη μεταποιει ...(Fool and knave, can't you leave the old reading alone and not alter it!) — The complaint of a scribe ... discuss

By Mitchell Kalpakgian, Ph.D. “What about the soul? Will the soundness of a soul consist in disorder or rather in a certain order and proportion?”—Socrates, Gorgias Psychological studies and soc ... discuss

was born in England in 1861 but went to South Africa to work in the Diocese of Grahamstown in 1883. At the request of the Bishop, she founded a sisterhood, The Community of The Resurrection of Our Lor ... discuss

Again, the lawyer letter at the centre of the controversy, in which Fr. Rosica's lawyer threatens legal action if Vox Cantoris does not take down ALL blogposts referring to him.The Ontario libel law u ... discuss

by Ken Blackwell and Bob Morrison, Contributing Authors: Stung by criticism that he has no strategy for confronting ISIS, President Obama told his hastily convened “summit on violent extremism” t ... discuss

“I would invite everyone to live this Lent as an opportunity for engaging in what Benedict XVI called a formation of the heart” writes Pope Francis in his 2015 Lenten message. The pope sub ... discuss

During a Special Forum  of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Archbishop Silvano M. Tomasi called for an "innovative and creative approach" in assuring the availability of medicines for tho ... discuss

Martin and Maya, the two children of Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag, the Sudanese Christian woman sentenced to death in 2014, have received United States citizenship. As reported by some of the media, a ... discuss

Albert Gänswein, father of Archbishop Georg Gänswein, Prefect of the Pontifical Household, has passed away. In an obituary published on today's L'Osservatore Romano, officials from the Vat ... discuss

Despite the Italian government warning its citizens Friday to leave Libya as violence escalates, the Apostolic Vicar of Tripoli says he would rather face martyrdom or risk being beheaded by Islamic ex ... discuss

 The Heritage Foundation's Nile Gardiner speaks at David Campbell Bannerman's alternatives to EU conference on February 18th 2015.From BreitbartBy Andre WalkerThe Washington-based foreign affair ... discuss

With Ash Wednesday yesterday marking the start of Lent, Chaldean Patriarch Louis Raphael I has invited Muslims to join Christians in their Lenten fast, reported Fides. In order to obtain “as s ... discuss

The Principles of Gothic Ecclesiastical Architecture, Elucidated by Question and Answer, 4th ed. The one at Gutenberg has the illustrations. The introduction is a narrative, but the rest of the book ... discuss

Canberra, Australia, Feb 19, 2015 / 12:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Australia's Catholics have received with joy the news that Pope Francis on Tuesday appointed Archbishop Adolfo Yllana, a Filipino native, ... discuss

Great-Martyr CatherineQuestion: "The Hebrew Bible nowhere thought celibacy praiseworthy (St. Paul was an exception). So why does Orthodoxy teach that monastic celibacy is the greatest ideal and superi ... discuss

by Phyllis Schlafly: We've had a lot of media comment about the bad effects of Obama’s executive orders admitting millions (yes, millions) of illegal immigrants and giving them welfare, Social Secu ... discuss

I wrote about why my 13 year old had to read Francis Bacon’s essays here. He’s not 13 anymore. He’s still not a fan of the essay, either. Of course, it’s not all his fault.  I ... discuss

"I hope that this year’s Lenten journey will predispose hearts to the new life offered to us by Christ." This is the wish Pope Francis expressed in a message he sent to the Brazilian faithful, ... discuss

On the eve of Chinese New Year, photos of a father and daughter traveling to see her grandparents have gone viral – picked up by dozens of blogs and media outlets worldwide. Seen waiting together i ... discuss

The following is a translation of the Message that Pope Francis sent to the Brazilian faithful, on the occasion of the 52nd Lenten Brotherhood Campaign, promoted by the Episcopal Conference of Brazil, ... discuss

To mark the 86th anniversary of the Lateran Pacts--which established the sovereign state of Vatican City--Italian Premier Matteo Renzi, with several members of his cabinet, held a summit with senior V ... discuss

This afternoon –Ash Wednesday, day of the beginning of Lent – an assembly of prayer took place in the form of the Roman “Stations,” presided over by Pope Francis. At 4:30 pm, ... discuss

(November 10, 1483–February 18, 1546) was a German monk, theologian, and church reformer.Luther's theology challenged the authority of the papacy by holding that the Bible is the sole source of reli ... discuss

(c. 605-18 February, 675) also known as Saint Colmán was Bishop of Lindisfarne from 661 until 664.Spiritual student and disciple of Saint Columba. Monk at Iona.He defended Celtic church practices aga ... discuss

Book Details: • Author: Duane A. Garrett • Publisher: Kregel Academic (2014) • Format: hardback • Page Count: 816 • ISBN#: 9780825425516 • List Price: $39.99 • Rating: Highly Rec ... discuss

Dear community, Tomorrow we will embark in a new Lenten journey. Prayer, mercy and charity, conversion of heart, these are both our pillars and our solid ground, paving the road towards the Passion an ... discuss

By Matthew Archbold | ISIS executioners killed 21 Coptic Christians in a horrific video released this week. The lead executioner speaking in English, pointed his knife and vowed “We will c ... discuss

Pope Francis has told young people to have the courage to be happy, and to realize that God is always waiting for them with open arms. In his message for the 30th World Youth Day released today by t ... discuss

Today, a national demonstration is being held in Niger to protest the violence of the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram, reported Fides. In a statement issued to the press late Friday evening, the ... discuss

Two Palestinian religious sisters and a French nun will be declared saints on May 17, reported Independent Catholic News. This Saturday, the Vatican announced that Blessed Mary Alphonsine Danil Ghat ... discuss

Tomorrow is the start of Lent - Ash Wednesday! In my home we will finally unplug the lighted tree out front and some Christmas lights I have left over the mantel. We will take down the corn stalks I ... discuss

The Patriarch of Alexandria of Coptic Catholics, Ibrahim Isaac Sidrak, has expressed his condolences to all the loved ones of the 21 Egyptian Copts decapitated in Libya by jihadists affiliated with th ... discuss

By Catherine Mendenhall-Baugh “They are no longer two, but one.  Therefore, what God has joined together, let no one divide.” (Matthew 19:5, Mark 10:9) I hear many comments such as “It must be ... discuss

During the ‘courtesy visits’ following the Ordinary Public Consistory for the creation of 20 new Cardinals Saturday afternoon in the Paul VI Hall or the Apostolic Palace, several of the ne ... discuss

“In our globalized and often confused world, a common Christian witness is a necessary requisite for the effectiveness of our efforts to evangelize.” Pope Francis made this statement thi ... discuss

“Fortunately, the battles are over for now. There was fierce fighting in Nebek all through Advent. No one was able to flee. The people were trapped. Peace was then finally restored in the week b ... discuss

We often think that ignorance is a lack of knowledge, education or social training. But if ignorance is not knowing, then not knowing God is the greatest human ignorance. I want to address ignorance i ... discuss

A leper came to Jesus and kneeling down begged him and said, “If you wish, you can make me clean.” Moved with pity, he stretched out his hand,  touched him, and said to him,   ... discuss

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NCIS, Sniper success highlight just how out of touch the entertainment media is with mainstream tastes. Copenhagen terrorist shootings- It’s freedom of speech that is under attack here, as well ... discuss

Pope Francis has reminded new cardinals that the cardinalate is certainly an honor, but it is not honorific, and rather requires that all cardinals put charity at the forefront of all they do. ... discuss

This extraordinary Eucharistic hymn, by the great St. Thomas Aquinas, is a fan favourite among the faithful. This version regretably leaves out the second verse. The recording is from the CD illumin ... discuss

(1658 - 15 February 1730) was an English clergyman born in Marton, Shropshire in 1656. He was educated at Oswestry School and Oxford University, where he earned a B.A. degree with All Souls College an ... discuss

James Grant, in his new book The Forgotten Depression, makes a strong case for applying a prime directive of the Hippocratic Oath — “First, do no harm” — to economic policy. We today find ours ... discuss

I once met a woman who was born and raised in Iran and lived under the Shah, and later, under Ayatollah Khomeini.  I remember how she spoke passionately, in her broken English, about just how terribl ... discuss

Thursday of the Fifth Week in Ordinary Time(Click here for readings)by SOPHIE DRUFFNERThe LORD God said: “It is not good for the man to be alone.I will make a suitable partner for him.̶ ... discuss

Hello, my darlings. I'd like to thank those who asked questions regarding the Will and Lina series. I had a lot of fun replying to them and it was fun to see which question was asked the most... mainl ... discuss

According to Dabiq, the official magazine of the Islamic State online, the 21 Copts kidnapped in Libya in early January are in the hands of the jihadists of the Islamic State (IS), reported Fides. T ... discuss

This week, in a remote part of Namibia, near Rundu, Father Shenan J. Boquet, Dr. Brian Clowes, and Emil Hagamu, director of English-speaking Africa for Human Life International, conducted a four-da ... discuss

The two directives, on which the conversation unfolded yesterday in the Vatican between Iranian Vice-President Shahindokht Molaverdi and Pope Francis, were the “defense of the traditional values ... discuss

On the second day of the consistory, the College of Cardinals were given a formal update on the economic reform taking place in the Vatican. During a press briefing today, Vatican spokesman Fr. Fede ... discuss

Palestinian Catholic Vera Baboun, mayor of Bethlehem, says that if the separation wall in the Cremisan Valley is built and the lands that belong to Palestinian Christians are expropriated, “the ... discuss

Recalling that this week is Carnival week, which precedes Lent, Metropolitan Onufra Berezovsky of Kiev, the primate of the Ukrainian Church, has announced that the Ukrainian Church has canceled a ... discuss

Bitterly condemning “the ugly tide of corruption” in Nigeria’s government, a Nigerian Catholic bishop has highlighted the tough challenges awaiting the next administration in the wak ... discuss

Lufuno Daswa made his first public appearance as the guest speaker at the Neocathecumenal Way retreat in Cape Town, South Africa, Lufuno is the eldest son of the Servant of God Benedict Daswa. On Janu ... discuss

    Looks like a fishing boat to me. 2,000 HP Outboard Inflatable… Here’s the latest drug runner from Europe This thing bolted across the English channel 3 times per week and wa ... discuss

iv> Standard Podcast [ 17 min. 52 sec. | 9.73 MB ] Play NowPlay in Popup | Download Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. III: Ordinary: 651 Proper of Seasons: 189 Psalter: Friday, We ... discuss

At the beginning of today's Consistory, Cardinal Angelo Sodano, Dean of the College of Cardinals, addressed the greeting to Pope Francis, which we translate below. * * *  Holy Father, I belie ... discuss

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage, gave strong support for the State M ... discuss

The Consistory, which gathers the College of Cardinals with Pope Francis, began at 9 o’clock this morning in the Synod Hall in the Vatican. The works of the Consistory -- in which the Cardinals ... discuss

Here is the text of the letter sent by San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, Chairman of the USCCB Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage, to US Representative Randy Weber, re ... discuss

This morning, Pope Francis appointed Msgr. Fernando Chica Arellano as Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organizations, including the F.A.O., I.F.A.D., and ... discuss

Father Juan Carlos Scannone, SJ, is in Madrid today, invited by two institutions of the Society of Jesus – the initiative In Parenthesis and the Review Razon y Fe [Reason and Faith]. This Argent ... discuss

Concerned?  If on FACEBOOK, Jointhe Blogs For Borders GroupGary Bauer, Contributing Author: While the president and his pro-amnesty allies claim they are trying to bring millions of illegal ... discuss

Image ChefThe original question was:"Where can one find examples of how common, daily activities with kids fit into 'subjects'?"So, let's start with the activities, rather than starting with the subje ... discuss

Dear Reader, Would you like to be one of the 7,000 English-edition readers who help ZENIT to grow? ZENIT's policy has always been to spread Church news as widely as possible, through the best techno ... discuss

Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB, is the CEO of Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation and the English Language Assistant to the Holy See Press Office. --- --- --- The momentous occasion of Pope Benedict ... discuss

The president of the Nigerian Bishops Conference acknowledges that many are unhappy with elections being postponed, but has assured the faithful that efforts being made are to protect citizens and to ... discuss

A bronze bust containing the relic of Saint Maron’s skull was part of the event on Monday, February 9, of the Maronite community of Rome. It began with a Mass presided over by Patriarch Bechara ... discuss

Being children is the fundamental condition to know the love of God, who is the source behind the miracle. During this morning’s weekly General Audience, Pope Francis made this reflection and ... discuss

Jerusalem, Israel, Feb 11, 2015 / 12:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- An upcoming twenty-day Holy Land pilgrimage for priests and religious aims at being a renewal program to help them become more effective in ... discuss

Frances Jane Crosby (March 24 1820 – February 12 1915) usually known as Fanny Crosby, was an American lyricist best known for her Protestant Christian hymns. A lifelong Methodist, she was one of the ... discuss

This post is more of a journey through homeschool planning over my entire homeschooling career than a review, but in the end, I did come down to two planners to review – and I mentioned a few o ... discuss

Bishop Richard J. Malone of Buffalo, New York, chairman of the Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), hailed National Marriage Week USA ... discuss

The Vatican confirmed today that active discussions regarding curial reform are taking place, but that “nothing formal has been decided.” During a briefing held this afternoon in the Hol ... discuss

RORATE EXCLUSIVE: Open letter by Archbishop on the crisis in the ChurchFull text also on their site.  (they say it can be posted or linked to , so I am given the devastating contents)'It is ... discuss

by Ralph Benko, Contributing Author:  James Grant, in his new book The Forgotten Depression, makes a strong case for applying a prime directive of the Hippocratic Oath — “First, do no harm” ... discuss

This is from Yesterday, but it comes via Before It’s News: If think this doesn’t affect us, think again. It will, sooner or later. Perhaps not with this President; but it will with the ne ... discuss

We translate below the Video-Message sent by Pope Francis on the occasion of the event “Expo of Ideas in Milan, with the participation of 500 national and international experts, organized by the ... discuss

Below is a translation of Pope Francis’ homily during his pastoral visit to the parish of Saint Michael the Archangel at Pietralata, in the northern sector of the diocese of Rome, Sunday afterno ... discuss

The Holy Father, Pope Francis, received in audience the participants of the Plenary Assembly of the Pontifical Council for Culture, which concludes its works today on the theme: “Women's Culture ... discuss

The Bible is a book. It may be called a collection of books compiled into one majestic volume. As a book it is designed to be read. In this respect it is like all other books. But in importan ... discuss

In order to properly serve the Church in Africa, Pope Francis says pastors must “remain free from every worldly and political concern.” Addressing participants of the Symposium of the Ep ... discuss

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by Ralph Benko, Contributing Author: Rand Paul recently sat with me to share some of his views. The insights on his worldview left me persuaded that he deserves to be considered the most important pub ... discuss

I’m looking forward to using this book with my students this year. We belong to a very small English speaking group in our parish in Göteborg, Sweden. Two of my students have made their Confirm ... discuss

Los Angeles, January 30, 2015 – During its 72nd Annual Meeting in New York, at the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland, the Polish American Historical Association (PAHA) announced the winner ... discuss

The Polish Institute of Arts & Sciences (PIASA) and the Center for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies at the University of Toronto are pleased to invite proposals for PIASA’s 73rd Annual Co ... discuss

From ITV NewsChests in Winchester Cathedral that are thought to contain the remains of Royal Families of Wessex and three bishops.A discovery in Winchester Cathedral could provide clues to the birth o ... discuss

This Sunday was the first International Day of Prayer and Awareness against human trafficking. In the Vatican press conference held last Tuesday it was explained that the day coincided with the Feas ... discuss

On leaving the synagogue Jesus entered the house of Simon and Andrew with James and John. Simon’s mother-in-law lay sick with a fever. They immediately told him about her. He approached, grasped ... discuss

You should!  It's awesome, and it is written in English.Here's a video I did a few years ago about "The Lord of the World" ... discuss

Rand Paul recently sat with me to share some of his views. The insights on his worldview left me persuaded that he deserves to be considered the most important public intellectual serving in the Unite ... discuss

Vatican City, Feb 7, 2015 / 06:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Even though the 2014 Synod on the Family's final report included three paragraphs that failed to gain a consensus among the synod fathers, the se ... discuss

In a recent article in the New York Times, Tomasz Śliwińsk shared about his newborn son, Leo, who was born with a life-threating condition called Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome (C.C.H.S ... discuss

With about 170 million inhabitants, Nigeria has the biggest population of any country in Africa—and one just about equally divided between Muslims (mostly in the north) and Christians in the sou ... discuss

This report is contributed by Sr Bridget Tighe -- Since I arrived in Gaza on 26 January I’ve observed first-hand the work of Caritas Jerusalem in Gaza in the aftermath of the recent war. ... discuss

The Church in Hong Kong has launched its consultation to help prepare the October Synod of the Bishops on family. Cardinal John Tong, bishop of Hong Kong, encouraged faithful to respond to the 46 qu ... discuss

A new gesture was made by the Pope for the homeless of Rome. First were the showers in the Colonnade, then the sleeping bags on the day of his birthday and, recently, installing a barber shop. Now P ... discuss

With about 170 million inhabitants, Nigeria has the biggest population of any country in Africa—and one just about equally divided between Muslims (mostly in the north) and Christians in the sou ... discuss

Summer of Hope (Serendipity Series Book 1) Blurb: After her twin brother’s death, sixteen-year-old Callie shuts down. Forced to go to her family’s summer beach house, she resolves to erase the pai ... discuss

This book review is provided by Dennis McGeehan and republished from the Catholic Writers Guild blog. --- Among the classics of Catholic literature, The Life and Glories of Saint Joseph is a ... discuss

Inspired by Pope Francis’ audience for couples on Valentine’s Day 2014, Bishop Paul Loverde of Arlington, Virginia, will lead a week-long, online retreat for married couples from February ... discuss

This week, the European Court of Human Rights condemned Italy for removing a child from a couple who bought him for 49,000 euro, and Italy was condemned to pay 30,000 euros damages. In March 2011 in ... discuss

 Euthanasia “has shed its aura of transgression” By Dave Andrusko Last week we commented on a provocative column written by the Natio ... discuss

As a prolonged financial crisis continues to cripple Greece economically, Pope Francis has encouraged the nation’s bishops to transmit hope to their people and not to give in to a “so-call ... discuss

Pope Francis received in audience the Bishops of the Episcopal Conference of Greece, on the occasion of their “ad limina Apostolorum” visit. The following is a translation of the text of ... discuss

Pope Francis says there are many “wounded” waiting in the aisles of the Church for a minister of Christ to heal them from their pains and sorrows and liberate them from the demons that pla ... discuss

The bishops of Zambia are exhorting their newly elected president to strengthen their nation’s unity. In a declaration of the episcopal conference of Zambia, following the African nation's pre ... discuss

On Tuesday the House of Commons voted 382-128 to allow the creation of embryos with DNA from two women and one man. The technique is designed for women who have mitochondrial diseases, which ar ... discuss

Visiting What Oscar Romero Left Behind His home, books, and clothing remained after he was shot. To view the video click here URL: http://www.romereports.com/pg160215-visiting-what-oscar-romero ... discuss

Francis on Ukraine Conflict: It is a scandal, a war between Christians "'Victory' and 'defeat' are not appropriate words. Only 'peace' is the right word,” he said. To view the video click here ... discuss

Pope Francis to Fathers: Helicopter Parenting Stops Children From Growing "Children need a parent to cheer them up whenever they fail,” he said. To view the video click here URL: http://w ... discuss

Is it just me, or is profanity suddenly showing up where it never did before? Watch American Sniper, and there it is in the private, loving conversations between husband and wife. Read Facebook ... discuss

Here is a message for the 1st International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking, to be marked Sunday, written by Archbishop Paul-André Durocher of Gatineau, president of th ... discuss

“I put my whole life under the loving providence of Jesus’ Heart and I accept my death with faith in Him, no matter how difficult it is. Nor do I want to give it an intention, as I would l ... discuss

By Alex SchadenbergExecutive Director - Euthanasia Prevention CoalitionBarbara KayBarbara Kay, a National Post columnist, has published two articles outlining the indepth analysis by the Dutch journal ... discuss

When one arrives in Heaven, God will not ask how many records one recorded but what one did for souls. This is the idea that moves the voice and music of singers Martin Valverde, a Catholic, and Alex ... discuss

Here is the translation of the Holy Father's address during his weekly General Audience at the Paul VI Audience Hall. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters, Today I would like to develop the second pa ... discuss

With Lent only two weeks away, it's time to start looking at some inspiring reading material to help us grow in holiness.Of the books I have read, the following are my favorites for Lent:1. Bring ... discuss

Praia, Cape Verde, Feb 3, 2015 / 07:27 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- At the beginning of the year, Pope Francis announced that among the 20 men he would make cardinal on Feb. 14 is Bishop Arlindo Gomes Furtado ... discuss

Here is a message from Archbishop Paul-André Durocher of Gatineau, president of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, to consecrated persons for Monday's World Day of Consec ... discuss

Here is a reflection by Father Robert Barron, founder of the global ministry Word on Fire, and the Rector/President of Mundelein Seminary. He is the creator of the award winning do ... discuss

"Pakistan’s government did little in 2014 to stop the rising toll of killings and repression by extremists groups that target religious minorities," said Phelim Kine, deputy Asia director at NGO ... discuss




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