Topic: priest

Father Boquet and Father Rafael Wanjohi at HLI Though soft-spoken, Father Rafael Wanjohi delivers a powerful life-saving message that speaks volumes to the Kenyan people. Since 1999, HLI’s country d ... discuss

Philadelphia, Pa., Jul 25, 2014 / 04:07 am (CNA).- Dan, Rilene and Paul knew that once their stories were out, life would not be the same. “We’ve been advised not to google ourselves,R ... discuss

Karachi, Pakistan, Jul 25, 2014 / 02:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- When a fire broke out last week at a Capuchin friary in Karachi, Pakistan's largest city, both local Christians and Muslims rushed to put o ... 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

Chicago, Ill., Jul 24, 2014 / 04:19 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on Thursday named a Chicago-area priest to become an auxiliary bishop of the Syro-Malabarese Eparchy of Saint Thomas the Apostle o ... discuss

San Salvador, El Salvador, Jul 24, 2014 / 02:12 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Nearly 1,000 children and teens who live in violent, crime-ridden areas of El Salvador have turned to the Don Bosco Youth Symphonic ... discuss

Belluno, Italy, Jul 24, 2014 / 12:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A document advancing the beatification of John Paul I is ready, and will be given to the Congregation for the Causes of Saints this autumn, ac ... discuss

Today, July 24, is the feast day of Saint Sharbel (Charbel) Makhlouf, a Maronite Catholic monk from Lebanon. Sharbel is known for his great devotion to contemplative prayer and has been called "the he ... discuss

Thomas Hammerken (or Hammerlein -- both mean "little hammer") was born at Kempen (hence the "A Kempis") in the duchy of Cleves in Germany around 1380. He was educated by a religious order called the B ... discuss

I know, I know. It's been a couple of week since I've written one of these WILW posts but most of my Wednesdays have been occupied with studying for exams so I haven't had the chance to write. Since t ... discuss

Historic Tales, Vol. 12 (of 15) The Romance of Reality Historic Tales, Vol. 12 (of 15) The Romance of Reality, Japanese and Chinese, by CHarles Morris Excerpt: THE FIRST OF THE MIKADOS. The year 1 in ... 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

Ten Thousand Places: The Internet is a Giant Bag of Sand: A brother in Scetis committed a fault. A council was called to which Moses was invited, but he refused to go to it. Then the priest sent so... ... discuss

When I became involved with the Entering Canaan post abortion ministry, it was not long before I recognized many similarities between the way the older women discussed their emotional traumas and my ... 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

By CATHOLIC NEWS AGENCY | body{zoom:115%!important;} GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Argentinean priest Father Jorge Hernandez, pastor of Holy Family Parish in the Gaza Strip, stayed with his ... discuss

Lincoln, Neb., Jul 21, 2014 / 12:07 pm (CNA).- In an upcoming issue of The Linacre Quarterly, the official journal of the Catholic Medical Association, an article entitled, “The Breast Cancer Ep ... 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

21 July, Old Testament Ezekiel, the son of Buzi, was a priest, called by God to be a prophet to the exiles during the Babylonian captivity (Ezekiel 1:3). In 597 B.C. King Nebuchadnezzar and the Babyl ... discuss

Often times those who oppose and challenge us contribute more to our growth than those who support us. That is what has happened just recently with me. I just did a post entitled "Are We Judge or Hea ... discuss

Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jul 20, 2014 / 04:03 pm (CNA).- Argentinean priest Father Jorge Hernandez, pastor of Holy Family Parish in the Gaza strip, has decided to stay with his parishioners despite th ... discuss

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the Manhattan Church of Holy Innocents, which is on the potential list of Catholic church closings to be announced in September. In a move to combat the potential ... discuss

As I expected, our new Bishop, Salvatore Matano, has made it clear lay people (including women religious) should not be preaching during the time for the homily.This has been an ongoing abuse in this ... 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

An answer to the complaint: Mass is Boring!The short answer is: you're supposed to be making an offering, along with the priest.That's why it's called the Sacrifice of the Mass.If you don't pray durin ... discuss

Virgin and martyr; also called Marina; belonged to Pisidian Antioch in Asia Minor, where her father was a pagan priest. Her mother dying soon after her birth, Margaret was nursed by a pious woman fiv ... discuss

  Join Jen and the other Quicktakers over at the Conversion Diary.1.  I have had no transcription work for two weeks because my client has been on vacation.   It has been weird. Really ... discuss

I know this is long, but I feel this needed to be said...As many of you know, I run a blog called The Catholic Breadbox, in which I publish quotes culled from the great writers and big names of the Ch ... discuss

It appears that the person carrying the Blessed Sacrament in the procession is a woman who turns Jesus over to the priest as the procession arrives at the church.Good grief, what is the priest thinkin ... discuss

Imitation of Christ by Thomas à Kempis My rating: 5 of 5 stars No accident that Imitation of Christ is, second to the Bible, the most beloved book in Christendom. Filled with sound doctrine and ti ... discuss

Vatican City, Jul 18, 2014 / 06:19 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Representatives from the Pontifical Council for the Family gathered in the Congo with over 40 bishops last week to discuss the state of families ... discuss

The saint of the day for July 18 is St. Camillus of Lellis, founder of an order dedicated to the care of the sick. He is the patron of the sick, hospitals, and nurses.St. Camilus was born in Bacc ... discuss

Rome, Italy, Jul 17, 2014 / 01:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In the run up to Pope Francis visit to South Korea next month, a Korean priest said he expects ground breaking changes there in terms of peace an ... discuss

Minneapolis, Minn., Jul 17, 2014 / 01:10 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- An auxiliary bishop of the Saint Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese says the affidavit of a former chancellor on the handling of sex abuse alleg ... discuss

A Little Book about Confession for Children by Kendra TierneyMy rating: 5 of 5 stars11. What does going to confession do?The Sacrament of Penance heals our souls when we hurt it by sinning. When we co ... discuss

By ANTIONIO ANUP GONSALVES/CNA/EWTN NEWS | KABUL, Afghanistan — More than a month after the kidnapping of Jesuit Father Alexis Prem Kumar near the Afghan city of Herat, the Society of Jesu ... discuss

Philadelphia, Pa., Jul 17, 2014 / 12:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Saint John Paul II's teaching on love and sexuality shows the dignity of the human body and how concrete acts of mercy are demanded of all ... discuss

Before the American Revolution, there were no bishops in the colonies (partly because the British government was reluctant to give the colonies the kind of autonomy that this would have implied, and p ... discuss

Kabul, Afghanistan, Jul 16, 2014 / 08:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- More than a month after the kidnapping of Fr. Alexis Prem Kumar, S.J. near the Afghan city of Herat, his order continues to advocate for h ... discuss

O.P. (August 24, 1484 – July 17, 1566), was a 16th century Spanish Dominican priest, missionary to Native Americans and the first resident Bishop of Chiapas.Las Casas became well-known for his advoc ... discuss

Question: "In Acts 15, while not imposing circumcision or kosher dietary laws on gentile converts, the Apostles nevertheless commanded then to abstain from the blood of animals (Acts 15:29). I have he ... discuss

The Pilgrim Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa arrived in the great State of Missouri on Saturday, June 21, which was apt since the Respect Life Office of the Archdiocese of St. Louis has organized Masse ... discuss

Vatican City, Jul 16, 2014 / 08:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In wake of the Vatican’s viral campaign urging faithful worldwide to pause for a moment of silence during the world cup final, officials h ... discuss

Today is the patronal feast of the Carmelites. The Order of Carmelites takes its name from Mount Carmel in Israel, which was the first place dedicated to the Blessed Virgin and where a chapel was erec ... discuss

Father West prays with the Black Madonna at the grave of Fr. Paul Marx, founder of HLI. The Black Madonna returned briefly to the Diocese of Winona for their Ministry Days which is an event for the co ... discuss

By Simcha Fisher | Last week, I wrote a post about the seal of confession, and how a priest in Lousiana is being threatened with contempt of court and jail time if he refuses to disclose what a ... discuss

[For the next four days, I will be reprinting in its full length a Facebook post from a Dominican novice, Anthony J. J. Mathison. I’ve done some minor detail work — replacing straight quotation ma ... discuss

Chiang Mai, Jul 15, 2014 / 04:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The bishop of Thailand's northernmost diocese, which is largely rural and dominated by hill tribes, has begun himself working in the fields alongs ... discuss

By PETER JESSERER SMITH | BATON ROUGE, La. —  Louisiana’s supreme court has ruled that a trial court may admit a girl’s sacramental confessions in a lawsuit accusing a pri ... 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

Vatican City, Jul 14, 2014 / 09:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Organizers for the first-ever audience to be held between a pope and the elderly population have revealed that a central reflection will be the ... discuss

CALVARYCALVARY’s Father James (Brendan Gleeson from In Bruges) is a good priest who is faced with sinister and troubling circumstances brought about by a mysterious member of his parish. Although he ... discuss

This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org “After sending them all outside, he …entered the ro ... discuss

A priest, a doctor, and an engineer were waiting one morning for a particularly slow group of golfers. The engineer fumed, "What's with those guys? We must have been waiting for fifteen minutes!" ... discuss

By Jean M. HeimannToday, June 14th, is the memorial of St. Kateri Tekakwitha, the first Native American saint in the United States.Known as the "Lily of the Mohawks" and the “Geneviève of New Franc ... discuss

Vatican City, Jul 13, 2014 / 05:49 pm (CNA).- The Vatican spokesperson said that Pope’s words reported in an article in the Italian newspaper “La Repubblica” cannot be considered wit ... discuss

This week, I’m joining up with other Catholic bloggers at RAnn’s place for Sunday Snippets where we share our posts from the previous week and answer a weekly question.Question of the Week:   ... 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

Battlefield Mass: Korean WarWhen I saw For Greater Glory a couple of years ago, I was struck by the scenes showing the Cristeros at worship in their desert hideaways.  The priest at the alta ... discuss

... was the name of a comedy show on British television in the 1960s, a tongue-in-cheek review of world events lampooning the establishment and political figures. There was also an American "copycat" ... 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

(31 August 1905 in Räpplinge, Öland – 12 July 1998 in Gothenburg), was a Swedish Confessional Lutheran bishop and Christian novelist.Giertz embraced the faith while studying medicine at the Univer ... discuss

We have some problems to-day with balancing the Mass as a community gathering and as a sacrificial act of worship. What can be done? I think it is fairly simple: when addressing the people, the Priest ... discuss

Louisiana’s Supreme Court has ruled that a priest may be compelled to testify as to what he heard in the confessional in 2008 concerning an abuse case. The priest, Fr Jeff Bayhi, faces automatic exc ... discuss

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Me? If he was repentant and willing to face the consequences of his acts... yes. Unfortunately it's all too rare to meet such a person. I guess I still have some way to go before I meet the standard s ... discuss

Brethren, Peace be with you!Today's the memorial feast of my father in the faith, St. Benedict of Nursia. As a lay Benedictine, I want to join all my Benedictine brothers and sisters worldwide in t ... discuss

By:  Penny Starr McCain: Immigrant Advocates Favor Children at ... discuss

Vatican City, Jul 10, 2014 / 08:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Fr. Theodore Mascarenhas, who was appointed Wednesday to be an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Ranchi in India's eastern state of Jharkha ... discuss

The Bible’s Big StoryWithout a firm grasp on the Bible’s Big Story, its grand meta-narrative, our understanding of the smaller stories and even the Gospel is hindered. Moreover, given how fast ... discuss

By:  Penny Starr A Catholic priest offers communion to incarcerated immigrants. (Courtesy of the U.S. ... discuss

Michael Voris recently did a Vortex entitled, "How Is This Happening" in which he issued a challenge:This is a direct shout out to the Church of Nice Catholic Establishment and its media lapdogs – b ... discuss

I went to morning Mass at my home parish. I don't always go to daily Mass there during the summer (as a teacher, I have the time to go). Part of it is the time - the Mass is a bit later than one at an ... discuss

The Bishop of Mosul in Iraq has announced that his diocese no longer exists, as for the first time in twelve hundred years, the Holy Mass was not celebrated there, due to the attacks of Muslim forces ... discuss

By CNA/EWTN NEWS | ST. LOUIS — The Archdiocese of St. Louis has agreed to a legal settlement with a woman the archdiocese says falsely accused a priest known to have committed sexual abuse ... discuss

Baton Rouge, La., Jul 10, 2014 / 05:50 am (CNA).- After the Louisiana Supreme Court ruled that a priest may have to testify about an alleged confession, the Diocese of Baton Rouge said that this deman ... discuss

St. Louis, Mo., Jul 10, 2014 / 12:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Archdiocese of St. Louis has agreed to a legal settlement with a woman the archdiocese says falsely accused a priest known to have committ ... discuss

Question: "Why was God so irate with David for taking a census of Israel?  Does it have anything to do with the law in Exodus 30:12 about the census offering?"The passage in 2nd Samuel (2nd Kings ... discuss

(c. 983-1073) was a monk and the founder of the monastic tradition in the Kievan Rus'. Also called Anthony of the Caves (Russian: Антоний Печерский, Ukrainian: Антоній Пече ... discuss

Nixon’s ‘Southern Strategy’ and the Liberals’ Big LieFriday - July 4, 2014 By Patrick J. Buchanan, Friday - July 4, 2014“For the first time since President Richard M. Nixon’s divisive ... discuss

Ciudad del Este, Paraguay, Jul 9, 2014 / 03:54 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis is sending an apostolic visitation to the Diocese of Ciudad del Este, a Paraguayan diocese the vicar general of which h ... discuss

By CNA/EWTN NEWS | ROME -- A priest at the Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization has said Sister Cristina Scuccia, who recently won The Voice Italy, is an example of how the Ch ... discuss

Many people, both readers and friends, have shown a lot of concern about the direction I have been taking in my writings on this blog lately.  It seems that I am on the wrong side of every issue ... discuss

Rome, Italy, Jul 9, 2014 / 02:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A priest at the Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization has said Sister Cristina Scuccia, who recently won The Voice Italy, is an example of ... discuss

Today, July 9, is the optional memorial of St. Augustine Zhao Rong, priest, and companions, Chinese martyrs. Saint Augustine Zhao Rong was a Chinese diocesan priest who was martyred with his 119 compa ... discuss

Today we commemorate the martyrdom of Christian believers from all traditions in China through the centuries.On 15 January 1648, the Manchu Tartars, having invaded the region of Fujian and shown thems ... discuss

by Editors - In an online exchange on the popular Monomakhos Blog, the topic of discussion focused on the views on homosexuality expressed by Fr. Alexis Vinogradov a priest in the OCA, rector of St. G ... discuss

by Fr. John Moses - The days of Holy Week are designed to represent to us the last week of Christ’s earthly life before His Crucifixion. It is a terrible and wonderful journey: terrible because ... discuss

There have been 88 abortion workers who have had a change of heart and left their jobs during 40 Days for Life campaigns. Many of these workers leave during the last two weeks of the campaign … ... discuss

By bryankemper | Published: July 8, 2014  http://www.standtrue.com/abortionconfession/#sthash.cvmlodUG.dpufOn January 24, 2013, my daughter Zoe addressed the crowd at the March for Life Yout ... discuss

The Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge has issued a statement decrying a decision by the Louisiana Supreme Court that could compel a local priest to testify in court about confessions he might ... discuss

Here's the initial story: http://www.ucanews.com/news/us-court-orders-priest-to-reveal-confessional-details/71361No Virginia, no matter what he hears "in the box" a priest CANNOT divulge it. That's th ... discuss

On January 24, 2013, my daughter Zoe addressed the crowd at the March for Life Youth Rally in DC. Bryan Kemper of Stand True Pro-Life Outreach had been mentoring her for several months and she was alr ... discuss

Here is a statement released Monday from the Diocese of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in response to a Louisiana Supreme Court decision that a priest should break the seal of confession. The decision regar ... discuss

Vatican City, Jul 8, 2014 / 08:35 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Two weeks after Pope Francis’ harsh condemnation of mafia corruption in the Italian region of Calabria, police abandoned a Marian processio ... 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

Madang, Papua New Guinea, Jul 8, 2014 / 02:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- During a pilgrimage on Sunday, a bishop from Papua New Guinea encouraged the local youth to pursue holiness, following upon the model ... discuss

“And you shall put the turban on his head, and put the holy crown on the turban.”  AKJV Proverbs 17:6 “Children’s children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are th ... discuss

Radio-Canada is reporting that Father Raymond Gravel has applied to receive Palliative Care, and is waiting for a bed at this point.He is in the last stages of cancer. His lung cancer has metastasized ... discuss

This Youtube is causing a lot of controversy in the Greek media. A priest called off the baptism of a recalcitrant three-year-old girl.The commenters raised many valid points.My point is that this str ... discuss

was born in Bohemia (now part of the Czech Republic) in about 1371. He received a master's degree from Charles University in Prague in 1396, became a professor of theology in 1398, was ordained to the ... discuss

Nettuno, Italy, Jul 7, 2014 / 06:58 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Following St. Maria Goretti’s feast day, the rector of the basilica where her body resides stated that her willingness to forgive is her ... discuss

It was seven years ago today -- the date was 07/07/07, by the way -- that His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI announced the removal of all restrictions to the celebration of the Traditional form of the Rom ... discuss

he seventh anniversary of the publishing of Summorum Pontificum, the long-awaited motu proprio of Pope Benedict XVI replacing all former "indults" and freeing the Mass of All Times, the Traditional ... discuss

Starting this evening I'll be on a five-day silent retreat based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. I've attended this for most of the past 10-12 years annually with a priest from the Fratern ... discuss

Married priests? I am one. As a former Anglican minister, I have been ordained as a Catholic priest under a special measure called the Pastoral Provision. Through this process a married man who has b ... discuss

This Youtube is causing a lot of controversy in the Greek media. A priest called off the baptism of a recalcitrant three-year-old girl.The commenters raised many valid points.My point is that this str ... discuss

By TITO EDWARDS | I Knew a Priest Who Could See the Dead by Father Dwight Longenecker of Standing on my Head - BigPulpit.com Memory: Wired for God in the Eucharist – Dr. Joseph R. Hollcra ... discuss

Washington D.C., Jul 6, 2014 / 01:51 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholics throughout the world joined together on June 27 to ask for Mary’s intercession in a 24-hour rosary initiative for World Priest ... discuss

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One thing is for certain: we all find ourselves, either consciously or unconsciously, immersed in an ocean of turbulent societal anxiety. This is not the turmoil and anxiety caused by any one particul ... discuss

Terry Nelson of Abbey Roads and I have a friendly disagreement about the "pre pride" Mass which was celebrated at St. Francis of Assisi in Manhattan.  If you read this blog, you know that I was p ... discuss

In an Italian communique about the most recent talks of the Council of Cardinals--currently the "gang of nine" closest advisers to the Holy Father--the Vatican spokesman suddenly broke into English to ... discuss

The Gateway Drug – Eternal Security In the following video Christopher Hitchens offers some compelling reasons for not subscribing to Christianity. When you add in the idea of “eternal security” ... discuss

I feel like a stranger in the country of my birth: Canada. We were a Christian nation at the beginning of the 20thCentury but mutated into a secular nation by the beginning of the 21stCentury. But tha ... discuss

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Vatican City, Jul 4, 2014 / 08:12 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Latin Patriarchal Vicar of Jerusalem has decried the new eruption of violence in Israel and Palestine following the murder of 4 teens, statin ... discuss

A Jesuit priest has been appointed by the Vatican as an advisor to the Legion of Christ. Cardinal João Braz de Aviz, prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies ... discuss

Question: "The last paragraph in the Akathist to the Kursk Root icon says: "...for we have no other help beside thee, no other intercessor, nor gracious comforter but thee, O Mother of God, to preserv ... discuss

 Bob Morrison, Contributing Author: The enemy fleet was nearing Philadelphia. Many delegates to the Continental Congress knew that if they were arrested, they would be tried for treason against ... discuss

Friars from St. Francis of Assisi Church, ManhattanI have already done a short post on the Vortex episode in which Michael Voris describes what he saw and experienced at the St. Francis of Assisi "Pre ... discuss

By Steven D. Greydanus | Why would a mother at the zoo throw her toddler over a railing into the moat of a lion enclosure? That’s the kind of horrible question that can look very different ... discuss

Today's saint of the day is St. Bernadine Realino, who is also known as the "Apostle of Leece."Bernadine was born in 1530 in Capri, Italy, a city located in the northern part of Italy, to noble parent ... discuss

I'm reading an interesting book called The Joyful Christ by Cal Samra. It was published in 1985 and is a little dated, but still thought-provoking. It stresses the healing nature of humor. This m ... discuss

Father Álvaro Corcuera Martínez del Río, L.C. has died at the age of 56 after a long battle with cancer, the Legionaries of Christ has announced. The Mexican priest served as General ... discuss

Mexico City, Mexico, Jul 1, 2014 / 12:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Father Álvaro Corcuera Martínez del Río, L.C., former general director of the Legionaries of Christ and Regnum Christi, die ... discuss

Litany of the Most Precious Blood:Lord, have mercy on us.Christ, have mercy on us.Lord, have mercy on us.Christ, hear us.Christ, graciously hear us.God, the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us.God the ... discuss

On July 1, we honor Blessed Junipero Serra, a Franciscan priest and missionary, who converted thousands of native Americans.Miguel Jose Serra was born on the island of Majorca (Spain), on November 24, ... discuss

Lansing, Mich., Jun 30, 2014 / 03:15 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis has named Monsignor Steven J. Raica of the Diocese of Lansing to become the next bishop of Gaylord, Mich. “In these days ... discuss

Text:  Matthew 10:34-42In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.It is often believed in America that a healthy relationship is one that has all sorts of happin ... discuss

Before reading, please read our initial reply to Justin Edwards, then our response to part 1 of his series about Abolish Human Abortion and the Church Repent project.Edwards continues his unhelpful cr ... discuss

Credit:  theconservativetreehouse.comIn their ongoing attempt to save Holy Innocents Church in Manhattan from being closed, some of those who attend there have given interviews to and cooperated ... discuss

The tidying up and furniture rearranging took a few days, but I finally have OneMom.com ready with a new look and a new commitment on my part to write more often (at least once a week) and to write mo ... discuss

This is Gay Pride Weekend in many cities across the US and the granddaddy of them all is right here in New York City. This is where it all started at Stonewall in 1969, and the Gay community is out i ... discuss

Rome, Italy, Jun 28, 2014 / 04:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A new Italian edition of a book about the life of Father Michael McGivney tells the story of his extraordinary life as a parish priest, the inspi ... discuss

It is not histories I am writing, but lives; and in the most glorious deeds there is not always an indication of virtue or vice, indeed a small thing like a phrase or a jest often makes a greater reve ... discuss

(pronounced ear-a-NAY-us) was probably born around 125. As a young man in Smyrna (near Ephesus, in what is now western Turkey) he heard the preaching of Polycarp, who as a young man had heard the prea ... discuss

Question: "In 1 John 1:9, the apostle teaches us that if we confess our sins, God is faithful and just, and will forgive us our sins, and cleanse us of all unrighteousness. But Orthodoxy teaches us th ... discuss

The founder of the largest Catholic men’s organization in the world, started in the U.S. but now active worldwide, was the theme of a book presentation in Vatican City. The book “Il Parr ... discuss

By Jean M. HeimannToday is the feast of St. Josemaria Escriva, the founder of Opus Dei and the Priestly Society of the Holy Cross.St. Josemaria Escriva was born in Barbastro, Spain, on January 9, 1902 ... discuss

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As many of our readers know, yours truly went through a bit of a rough patch over the past year.  No need to go through all of the sordid details at this time.   In fact, the drama is still playing ... discuss

You need to spend 4 years of studying Philosophy and 4 years of studying Sacred Theology in order to receive the Sacrament of Holy Orders so you get to do this!If you look closely, one the priest ther ... discuss

El Cajon, Calif., Jun 25, 2014 / 04:42 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- It has been more than four decades since Father Michael Bazzi left his home country of Iraq. But the plight of Christians there at the hands ... discuss

“There was the me that everyone knew and then there was the me that I knew.”   October 26, 1991 was the day of my abortion and the day that changed my life forever. Before the abortion, I h ... discuss

Vatican City, Jun 25, 2014 / 12:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis' statement Saturday that mafiosi are “excommunicated” was a reflection of theology rather than canon law, and acted as ... discuss

24 June, New Testament This day celebrates the birth of a son to the elderly and previously childless couple Elizabeth and Zechariah the priest. On the eighth day, his parents had him circumcised acc ... discuss

A favorite priest calls him “Scary John the Baptist”, and there are my notes on what makes him scary, culled from one great homily: John’s scariness; he embodies faith at its most primit ... discuss

\"Remember, there is no sin that we little mortals can commit that is so bad that God will not forgive, provided we confess our sins and ask for forgiveness.  God’s mercy is magnificent and it ... discuss

Y ears ago, Corpus Christi or The Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ was commemorated on the Thursday after Pentecost Sunday. In order to encourage more of the faithful to reflect on this gre ... discuss

Pope Francis, preparing to execute a Judo throw on Patriarch BartholomewOn Pentecost, I was on Ancient Faith Today, which is hosted by Kevin Allen, and was on the show along with Fr. Matthew Baker, to ... discuss

PEORIA, Ill. (CNS) — The possible miracle needed for the beatification of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen took another step toward papal recognition June 17 when a panel of theologians met at the Vatican ... discuss

Last week I was offered a job by a priest and I ended up doing something I never thought I'd do: I declined it. The girl who wants to eventually get her Masters in Theology... who loves going to adora ... discuss

And lay people are commonly doing it now.  On instructions by the priest.And the teachers are asked to gather around the table, and everyone is asked to stretch out their hands and pray over the ... discuss

Outside my window...Turtles on the towpathI am thinking...I wrote yesterday about how back in 1983 I totally ignored my mother's 55th birthday because I thought I was too busy to even give her a call ... discuss

Holy Innocents Church, NYC, threatened with closureThere is now an update to the situation with Father Justin Wylie who gave a very controversial sermon at Holy Innocents Church in Manhattan. As Pat A ... discuss

A Brazilian priest flaunts his new chasuble.What has the World Cup got to do with our salvation?Why do we even have priests who think this way? ... discuss

Wayward Brazilian priestLuiz Carlos Magalhães ... discuss

By Jean M. HeimannJune 13th is the feast of St. Anthony of Padua. With it being so close to Father's Day, my dad has been on my mind, so I thought I would re-post this popular post I wrote last year a ... discuss

by John-Henry Westen PHOENIX, AZ, June 12, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – According to a communiqué of the Diocese of Phoenix, 29-year-old Father Kenneth Walker, a priest of the Priestly Frate ... discuss

"In 1999, the conference approved the Philippine Supplement to the Roman Sacramentary containing the particular liturgical calendar and Masses for the country. As a sign of inculturation the conferenc ... discuss

An essay in which I argue that scientists make for poor moralists and that the only institution in the world able to call these scientists to account is the Roman Catholic Church, because only within ... discuss

Mosul has fallen, needlessly I believe, and I am heartbroken over it. Gone, wasted, squandered, the promise of the Anbar Awakening, and with it probably, the hopes for freedom and a decent life for al ... discuss

Question: "What does it mean to “trust the bishop”? In Orthodoxy, the bishop is the central figure in the church. The priest is the bishop’s assistant, carrying out his will, and the people are ... discuss

Question: "What is heresy, and who is a heretic?"St. Philaret of Moscow, in his Catechism, defined heresy simply as "...when people mix with the doctrine of the Faith, opinions contrary to divine ... discuss

The Fortieth Day of Easter, New Testament Lection †  Psalm 110 (1-year Lectionary) or Psalm 47 (3-year)†  2 Kings 2:5-15 (1-year) or Acts 1:1-11 (3-year)† &n ... discuss

by The Editors This past Friday, LifeSiteNews (LSN) published an article reporting on a recent meeting between Pope Francis and Italian priest Fr. (Don) Michele de Paolis. During that encounter, ... discuss

The John Ciardi translation of Dante's The Divine Comedy has been sitting on my bookcase for year, waiting to be read. I did start once, got a few cantos in, then wandered off to other things.I always ... discuss

Father Justin WylieFather Justin Wylie is a priest from South Africa who is an Attaché of the Holy See to the United Nations. I have personally met him and attended Masses in which he has been the c ... discuss

I say this every year, but that's just because it is always true. First is Easter, then is Christmas, then is ... my birthday!Some people ignore their birthdays or don't want much fuss made. Not me. E ... discuss

by Hilary White, Rome Correspondent ROME, May 16, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pope Francis raised eyebrows earlier this month by concelebrating Mass with and kissing the hand of a leading homosexu ... discuss

Question: What is the reason for the difference in practice of churching boys, who are taken behind the altar, and the churching of girls, who are not?In Baptism, a person is united with Christ and Hi ... discuss

The Man Who Would Be King by Rudyard Kipling DHM: Well written. For readers who like to think and don’t mind a glimpse at the dark side of human nature. Okay, this is more than a glimpse, but i ... discuss

When my dad's brother died in 2004, he had been the Irish Augustinian with the longest tenure as a missionary in Australia.  Yet, that 30 years did not even constitute half of his 70 year priesth ... discuss

Evelyn Waugh, who would become one of the best-known British writers of his age, chronicled the decline and fall of the British aristocracy in works such as Brideshead Revisited (1945). A generation o ... discuss

Question: "I do not think the filioque is necessary to express orthodox theology about the Holy Spirit, nor do I think it must be said in the Creed. However, I find it difficult to believe the phrase ... discuss

“It is well and good for the preacher to base his sermon on the Bible, but he better get to something relevant pretty quickly, or we start mentally to check out.” That stunningly clear sentenc ... discuss

This will be a pure stream of consciousness post for me because I really can't come to a personal conclusion on the subject of divorced and remarried Catholics receiving communion.   The easy ans ... discuss

From the invaluable New Liturgical Movement:http://www.newliturgicalmovement.org/2013/08/q-with-dom-mark-daniel-kirby-on.html#.Uy5ZF0nD_4gDom Mark Daniel Kirby, prior of Silverstream Priory, recently ... discuss

Question: "When is an icon an icon? Do all depictions of Christ, even heterodox ones, deserve respect by not throwing them in the trash? Do Church bulletins that have crosses or even icons on them nee ... discuss

I often think people who talk about the Church and its relationship to gays don't tell the story the way I want it to be told -- they often don't speak for me. Here's a sensitive film in which gay Chr ... discuss

FROM THE PASTORMay 4, 2014 by Fr. George W. Rutler In all the accounts of the Resurrection, there is surprise. If it had been expected, future generations might have said it was an hallucination. Th ... discuss

SermonSt. Paul Lutheran Church, Havelock, NCThe Third Sunday of EasterLuke 24:13-35The Road to Emmaus. One of those Bible stories that captures our imagination. It actually happened ON Easter Sunday ... discuss

Full disclosure: Arcadian House Publishing has sent me a free copy of this book to review.Waiting for Eli is the story of a father, Chad Judice, and his wife, Ashley, who is pregnant with their second ... discuss

Rev. Mark G. Swope, MDiv, MBE, Coordinator of the Ethics Program and Ethicist at Holy Redeemer Health SystemWeekend Assistant at St. Martin of Tours/PhiladelphiaDear Father Swope,As you are an ar ... discuss

Little Johnny was excited to be at the Baptism of his new baby sister, Mary. He had been looking forward to it ever since she was born. However, on the way home in the car, Johnny was sullen, and bega ... discuss

I read through Numbers 5 the other morning and was not bothered this time by the bizarre adultery ritual. I'm not bothered by it, because I see it as metaphor for the ancient people of Israel. I put t ... discuss

I've been rather neglectful of Goodreads for awhile, so I thought I'd try to catch up a little here.Finished Books:Deathbed Conversions by Karen EdmistenLoved this - especially since I'm already a pre ... discuss

Hallelujah in HebrewThis is a two question post....Question 1: "What does "Alleluia" mean? I often heard that it means "Praise the Lord" as a Protestant. I've noticed that we always say this word to G ... discuss

"Does the HHS Mandate Include Abortifacients?"In a 4/3/14 fact sheet, the USCCB's Secretariat of Pro Life Activities rhetorically asks, "Does the HHS mandate include abortifacients?"  Acknow ... discuss

Question: In the Holy Friday Matins service [the service of the 12 Passion Gospels], there seems to be several hymns that come across as Jew-bashing. Doesn't this contradict Christ's prayer from the C ... discuss

Rev. Mark G. Swope, MDiv, MBE, Coordinator of the Ethics Program and Ethicist at Holy Redeemer Health SystemWeekend Assistant at St. Martin of Tours/PhiladelphiaDear Father Swope,I firmly believe ... discuss

Happy Easter! The Christian world feels like this: ...because we've just come through Lent, Holy Week, the Sacred Triduum and the Easter Vigil.I love the Mass of the Lord's Supper on Holy Thursda ... discuss

"...even after the unimaginable suffering He endured on the Cross...Christ did not immediately rush back to heaven, He did not shrink back from entering the place of ultimate spiritual desolation and ... discuss

Pete Socks interviews Donald Cardinal Wuerl on the Sacrament of Penance. Read the whole thing here, but here's the money quote:PETE: For those who have not been to confession in a very long time what ... discuss

“At least in your final hours, you once again enjoyed the Church’smercies in preparing your soul.” from book Maid of Heaven Thursday is traditionally the day during Holy Week of Easter ... discuss

This week, Holy Week, is the pinnacle of the commemoration and expression of our Catholic faith. The Paschal Mystery of Holy Thursday, Good Friday and the Easter Vigil of Holy Saturday is the event ... discuss

Question: "Was the whole world actually flooded in Noah's flood, or were just parts of it flooded? Does it matter? I went back to read the story but I wonder have the translations from the Greek been ... discuss




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