Topic: priest

Jos, Nigeria, Nov 23, 2014 / 04:08 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Boko Haram's expansion has meant murders, forced conversion, and forcible expulsion from homes, causing Catholics in Nigeria to pray and to reac ... discuss

 Notice the small candle lit on the altar.  Msgr. Michael Schmitz, ICRSS, celebrating Mass in Stockholm, Sweden. Photo copyright Daniel Nygård.While those familiar with the Traditional ... discuss

By Edward Pentin | Pope Francis canonized six new saints this morning in St. Peter's Square on Christ the King Sunday. Those raised to the altars were: * Kuriakose Elias Chavara, a priest whose ... discuss

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iv> Standard Podcast [ 15 min. 46 sec. | 7.34 MB ] Play NowPlay in Popup | Download Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV: Ordinary: 632 Psalter: Monday, Week II, 827 Common of Sev ... discuss

That's my statue of St. Cecilia sitting on top of our record player.I like to think that I didn't choose St. Cecilia as my confirmation saint; that she chose me. While this may sound a little weird, I ... discuss

The Feast of Christ the King was started in 1925 by Pope Pius XI  (famous for that well-known and much debated Casti Connubi)  in his Encyclical Quas Primas:Written smack dab in the mid ... discuss

We need more men like this.  (And more Cardinal Burkes.)  Do not lose hope.  Stay close to the Lord.  And support those who are doing good.  The article below concerning the S ... discuss

The visit to Vienna in 1782 by Pope Paul VI for Easter.Sermon in Latin, after the reading of the Gospel.Cardinals Bathyan and Herzan sit to either side.  Cardinal Megazzi is the assisting priest ... discuss

Lincoln Diocese to Offer Mass ad orientem at the cathedral during LentRead Bishop Conley's Column Here's just a bit:Since ancient times, Christians have faced the east during the Holy Sacrif ... discuss

Vatican City, Nov 21, 2014 / 10:33 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis condemned priests and laity who turn their parishes into a “business” by charging for things such as baptisms, blessing ... discuss

A couple of years ago, a Dutch priest, Fr. Roderick Vonhgen, created a short video that he titled Father Roderick's 7 tips for a Catholic Thanksgiving! Although a couple of the tips are specifical ... discuss

“There are two things that the people of God cannot forgive: a priest attached to money and a priest who mistreats people. This they cannot forgive!" These were the words of the Holy Father duri ... discuss

Question: What is the soul?The word for soul in Hebrew is "nephesh," which on its most basic level means "life": "And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nost ... discuss

Boston, Mass., Nov 20, 2014 / 05:37 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley has clarified his recent 60 Minutes interview, saying its “difficult questions” on women’ ... discuss

Vatican City, Nov 20, 2014 / 11:40 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The divorced and remarried can receive absolution like any other member of the faithful, the Vatican's doctrinal office has affirmed: when they ... discuss

Here is the latest column published in the Southern Nebraska Register by Bishop James Conley of Lincoln. * * * Jesus Christ will return in glory to the earth. We do not know when he will return. ... discuss

By CNA/EWTN NEWS | JERUSALEM — For one Jerusalem priest, the “horrific” killings at a Jerusalem synagogue show the need to humanize the victims of violence, in order to ad ... discuss

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By TITO EDWARDS | 13 Things You Should Never Say to a Priest by Shaun McAfee of Epic Pew - The Poverty of the Church and the Beauty of the Liturgy - Jennifer Donelson, New Liturgi ... discuss

The saint of the day for November 20 is St. Bernward, who was the thirteenth Bishop of Hildesheim, Germany. He was also an architect, painter, sculptor, and metal smith. Born in 1022, he came from a n ... discuss

Vatican City, Nov 19, 2014 / 06:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Leaders from various faith traditions around the globe are backing the union of a man and woman as an inherently complimentary human reality tha ... discuss

Jerusalem, Israel, Nov 19, 2014 / 04:31 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- For one Jerusalem priest, the “horrific” killings at a Jerusalem synagogue show the need to humanize the victims of violence, i ... discuss

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Many people may ask - why would anyone want to be a Catholic priest?Let these young men answer:Too often people focus on what priests don't have (e.g., lots of money, wife, kids).But, it isn't so much ... discuss

Minsk, Belarus, Nov 19, 2014 / 04:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In Belarus, western Ukraine's neighbor to the north, the Church is doing its best to reach out to the people, even as it faces such challenges ... discuss

Like all true Reformers, the women of the Protestant Reformation were passionate about the Word of God. Although they lived at a time when owning your own Bible could be punishable by death, history r ... discuss

Cardinal O’Malley: ‘If I were founding a Church, I’d love to have women priests’Well, what did Jesus know?Here's the recent O'Malley interview on 60 minutes:Cardinal O'Malley is also highly cr ... discuss

Contact: Francis Slinsky, 732-892-7400,  BRICK, N.J., Nov. 17, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Francis Slinsky, founder and director of Mary's Way To Jesus Worldwide Apostolate, ... discuss

Vatican City, Nov 18, 2014 / 12:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Following a media frenzy around Pope Francis' request that the annulment process not be treated like a business, an official of the Apostolic Se ... discuss

Chicago, Ill., Nov 17, 2014 / 04:28 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Cardinal Francis George celebrated his last public Mass as Archbishop of Chicago on Sunday, thanking the people of Chicago for being God’ ... discuss

CBS and NBC’s morning and evening newscasts on Saturday and Sunday ignored Pope Francis’s condemnation of abortion, euthanasia, embryonic stem cell research, and in-vitro fertilization dur ... discuss

As a non-Catholic, I have followed with some interest the controversy concerning Pope Francis and his attitude toward abortion.  Although he has made clear pro-life statements all along (“E ... discuss

Sometimes you might need a little encouragement.Why not let the written Word of God help you out?50 Uplifting Bible Verses"Cast all your anxieties on him, for he cares about you." -1 Peter 5:7"For I k ... discuss

Monday of the Thirty-Third Week in Ordinary Time(Click here for readings)By KATIE GROSSAs Jesus approached Jerichoa blind man was sitting by the roadside begging,and hearing a crowd going by ... discuss

This is the lead article from the latest issue of the Les Femmes newsletter which isn't posted at the website yet. I'd be happy to have your comments. What impact do you think the Pope's visit to the ... discuss

In a time when most people were ignorant of the Bible, William Tyndale resolved that if God would spare his life, even the boy plowing the fields would know the Scriptures better than the typ ... discuss

Contact: Francis Slinsky, 732-892-7400,  BRICK, N.J., Nov. 17, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Francis Slinsky, founder and director of Mary's Way To Jesus Worldwide Apostolate, ... 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 be ... discuss

One of my ongoing disputes at my parish has been over following (or in the case of my parish, not following) liturgical norms. It's been fought in stages.A couple of years ago, the main issue was lay ... discuss

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

Tree of the Knowledge of Good and EvilCredit:  www.puzzlepuzzles.comDid you ever wonder why God put the tree of good and evil in the Garden of Eden with Adam and Eve, and then told them not to ea ... discuss

Vatican City, Nov 15, 2014 / 07:53 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis has told a group of Catholic doctors that “playing with life” in ways like abortion and euthanasia is sinful, and he st ... discuss

Dan Burke has a great review in the National Catholic Register on EWTN's upcoming documentary, Miles Christi: Soldiers of Christ in America.  Set you VCR (or whatever you set these days) and don' ... discuss

By Jean M. HeimannToday, November 15, the Church celebrates St. Albert the Great, "the light of Germany", uniquely named the “Universal Doctor” because of his vast knowledge and writings. He was t ... discuss

Last August marked the anniversary of the 2008 massacre of more than 100 Christians at the hands of a Hindu mob in Kandhamal district in Orissa (Odisha) State, India—and the culprits, though mos ... discuss

Baltimore, Md., Nov 14, 2014 / 10:38 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Meeting in Baltimore for their annual fall meeting, the U.S. bishops have selected their choices for delegates to next year’s Synod on t ... discuss

Martyrdom of Josaphat Kuntsevych by Józef Simmler, National Museum in WarsawToday is the Feast of St. Josaphat.  In Milwaukee, Wisconsin the beautiful Basilica dedicated to St. Josaphat is one o ... discuss

Brewster’s Millions Did you know this is an older book? And there’s an older movie, too (not the one with Richard Pryor)! Here’s a part of a reader review from the original book; A ... discuss

Sydney, Australia, Nov 14, 2014 / 02:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- At his Mass of Installation on Wednesday, Archbishop Anthony Fisher of Sydney said that by the time of his retirement, he hopes for a local ... discuss

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By ELISE HARRIS/CNA/EWTN NEWS | ROME — A priest who met and exchanged zucchettos with Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI last week marveled at the former pope’s joy, mental clarity and good ... discuss

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nov 12, 2014 / 01:24 pm (CNA).- The Congregation for the Causes of Saints has approved the cause of beatification of Guido Schaffer, who was a Brazilian seminarian known as the ... discuss

Today's gospel reading told about the cure of the ten lepers. When only one came back to say, "Thank you," Jesus asked if all ten were cured. He lamented that the only one to return was a "foreigner," ... discuss

Rome, Italy, Nov 12, 2014 / 11:49 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A priest who met and exchanged zucchettos with retired pontiff Benedict XVI last week marveled at the former pope's joy, mental clarity and good ... discuss

Vatican City, Nov 12, 2014 / 04:56 am (Aid to the Church in Need).- In his weekly general audience Pope Francis spoke on the qualities needed to be a true minister of God, saying that those who are or ... discuss

Two hundred years ago, students at the English Universities were required to attend church regularly, and to receive the Holy Communion at least once a year. This latter requirement often had bad effe ... discuss

By Jean M. HeimannOn Wednesday, November 12, the Church celebrates the memorial of St. Josaphat, a Ukrainian Basilian monk. The saint’s birth occurred during a grim period for the Ruthenian Church. ... discuss

Not only is it Veteran's day today, but it is the memorial of St. Martin of Tours, a soldier in the "Army of God" who is the patron saint of soldiers.Saint Martin was born to pagan parents in Hungary. ... discuss

Given the way that this day is unfolding, I wish this was an option for me as a pastor!!!Q: I’m unhappy with the new pastor and priest in my parish. Should I try another parish? | Crux div> ... discuss

Lahore, Pakistan, Nov 11, 2014 / 02:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholics in Lahore, the capital of Pakistan's Punjab province, are rejoicing over their government's recent decision to return a more than ... discuss

Los Angeles, Calif., Nov 10, 2014 / 02:03 pm (CNA).- A Vatican tribunal has “definitively determined” that there is no proof of sexual misconduct by Monsignor Richard Loomis, a prominent L ... discuss

Pope Francis has named Father Chad Zielinski, a priest of the Diocese of Gaylord, Michigan, as the bishop of Fairbanks, Alaska. Bishop-elect Zielinski is currently serving in the Archdiocese for the ... discuss

Baltimore, Md., Nov 10, 2014 / 12:29 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In a message to Pope Francis on Monday, the U.S. bishops vowed fidelity to the Holy See and voiced hope that Pope Francis will attend the Worl ... discuss

... or rather the night I realized God was inviting me to be a priest ... discuss

No doubt about it, we all have them whether we have had an abortion or not, but oftentimes after the trauma of an abortion experience, there are certain things that are triggered  in us related ... 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

. . . would Jesus would have been arrested for handing out loaves of bread and fish to those who were hungry?Arnold Abbott, left, the 90-year-old man who heads Love Thy Neighbor, alongwith other volu ... discuss

iv> Standard Podcast [ 16 min. 43 sec. | 7.78 MB ] Play NowPlay in Popup | Download Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV: Ordinary: 632 Psalter: Monday, Week IV, 1123 Common of Do ... discuss

I have been seeing the word "schism" used on Catholic websites and blogs many times in the last couple of weeks since the Synod, and even on secular sources.  Many conservative and traditional Ca ... discuss

Rome, Italy, Nov 9, 2014 / 04:05 am (CNA/EWTN News).- What remains of the Berlin Wall discloses a subtle yet stark reminder for civilization to not “look to walls as solutions,” says Germa ... discuss

Last August, the mission parish in which I serve celebrated the fifth anniversary of its founding. St. Nicholas opened on August 9, 2009 (it being purely coincidental that it was also the feast day o ... discuss

  “If you want to change the world, pick up your pen and write.” - German monk and priest and leader of the Protestant Reformation, Martin Luther, was born on this day in 1483 (died 1546) I ... discuss

The saint of the day for November 8 is Blessed John Duns Scotus, Franciscan priest and theologian of the thirteenth century.Bl. John Duns Scotus was born in Duns, Berwickshire, Scotland, to a wealthy ... discuss

The Emperor Constantine CopronymousQuestion: "I have heard it argued that since the time of Constantine, the Orthodox Church has been under the thumb of the state, and has done whatever the powers tha ... discuss

It was a little over a year ago that a lady around these parts had declared herself to be Long Island’s First Female Catholic Priest and managed to be kind of off-putting about it. Her vanity hi ... discuss

By VICTOR GAETAN | Cardinal Lubomyr Husar, age 81, is a beloved figure in Ukraine. Born in Ukraine, his family fled turmoil during the Second World War and he grew up in the United States. He b ... discuss

Rome, Italy, Nov 6, 2014 / 04:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholic experts say occult activity and the resulting need for exorcisms has reached a critical level. Just prior to the season of all things s ... discuss

By Jean M. HeimannToday we commemorate Blessed Josefa Naval Girbes, a member of the Third Order Secular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and St. Teresa of Jesus – model of charity and chastity. Josefa Na ... discuss

Tevlin: Controversial priest's visit exposes rift in Catholic ChurchWhen a priest publicly defies his bishop and essentially ridicules him in the media isn't it time to give him a disciplinary boot in ... discuss

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While I am usually supportive of what Fr. Dwight Longenecker writes, I believe he’s off the mark with this one. The answer to his question is self-evident to me. Gays should be ‘welcomed’ in the ... discuss

Lahore, Pakistan, Nov 5, 2014 / 04:35 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The reported killing of a Christian couple in Pakistan by a mob on Tuesday has sparked calls for the nation's government to protect its peopl ... discuss

Damascus, Syria, Nov 5, 2014 / 02:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Despite persecution and threats faced by the Catholic faithful in Syria, religious communities in the war-torn country have continued their in ... discuss

Boise. Idaho, Nov 4, 2014 / 04:42 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Bishop Peter Christensen, the newly appointed Bishop of Boise, asked for prayers on Tuesday that he will be granted an understanding heart, open ... discuss

Yes, a Catholic may fulfill their Sunday obligation by assisting at Masses said by the priests of the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX).The Ecclesia Dei Commission on 18th January 2003, stated that it is p ... discuss

By:  Lauretta Brown Christian Priest to UN: 'Israel is the Onl ... discuss

Odesa, Ukraine, Nov 4, 2014 / 04:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Since Russia's annexation of Crimea in March, religious groups there – aside from the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate)  ... discuss

"Man is not perfectly happy, so long as something remains for him to desire and seek." ~ Saint Thomas AquinasThomas Aquinas knew what it meant to be happy. He knew that it meant to no longer be s ... discuss

Today is the memorial of St. Charles Borromeo (1538 - 15840), Bishop of Milan and one of the great reformers of the sixteenth century. He is is the patron of catechists, catechumens, spiritual di ... discuss

Portland, Ore., Nov 3, 2014 / 05:17 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- After typing a final Facebook message, Brittany Maynard ended her own life at home in Oregon surrounded by family. “Goodbye world. Sprea ... discuss

Today we remember one of the Anglican Fathers who helped to define our tradition as separate from either Rome or Geneva.Hooker was born in March 1554 in Heavitree, Exeter from a good family, but one t ... discuss

On Saturday, November 8, WW2 US Army soldiers Paul Priest and Bill Lofgren, along with military historian LTC George Larson (USAF ret), will visually present their experiences crossing the Bridge at ... discuss

  There has been a lot of progress over the years, in understanding the impact of abortion.  I personally, will always be so grateful to the Elliot Institute for understanding exactly how ... discuss

Vatican City, Nov 1, 2014 / 12:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In his Angelus address for the Solemnity of All Saints, Pope Francis said that it is a joy to have a spiritual family living in eternity, and str ... discuss

Boston priest puts rainbow flag on chapel at Brandeis UniversityHow do you think Catholic parents feel about this Catholic chaplain?  ... discuss

Last week I received the most beautiful Rosary that I have ever owned.  What makes this Rosary truly special to me, besides the Victorian style to which I am particularly attached, is that on the ... discuss

The Society of St. Pius X has issued a response to the unjust and illegal attempt to prevent Catholics from attending their Masses.Bishop Bernard Fellay, superior of the Society of St. Pius X, celebra ... discuss

When I read the following article at Vatican Radio about the pope's homily today (linked below below) I got chills -- not good chills I'm afraid -- the kind you get on Halloween (which it happens to b ... discuss

Watch the video and how the ABS-CBN reporter insinuates that after just a year in office, Pope Francis contributed to the increase in priestly ordinations in the country. ... discuss

By DAN BURKE | Dealing with the demonic was not Father Jose Antonio Fortea’s first choice for his priestly ministry. Yet for more than 15 years, he has been a world renowned exorcist. In 1 ... discuss

Religious freedom? Forget it! If Idaho can force this couple to perform same-sex weddings what logic will prevent them from demanding the same from Catholic priests?Govt tells Christian ministers: Per ... discuss

For the world, which is to say, for Google, today is a day about witches and ghosts, and not much more. Witchy Wanda is stirring her kettle on today’s webpage. That’s the way the world see ... discuss

Quick! Who wrote  Salve Regina? (No googling!)I didn't know either.The answer is Blessed Herman the Cripple. He also wrote Alma Redemptoris Mater. He was born with a cleft palate, cerebral p ... discuss

Question: We Orthodox Christians Commune with the same spoon. What about the transmission of germs and diseases? I think germs were discovered in the 17th century. Before that, illnesses were attribut ... discuss

Rome, Italy, Oct 30, 2014 / 03:26 pm (Aid to the Church in Need).- A leading Vatican astronomer said that although some see Pope Francis' recent words on the Big Bang as signifying a change in the Chu ... discuss

Erbil, Iraq, Oct 30, 2014 / 04:47 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Christians who were forced from their homes in northern Iraq by the Islamic State this summer are a people whose soul is being destroyed, said a ... discuss

Trieste, Italy, Oct 30, 2014 / 12:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Diocese of Trieste has announced “with a spirit full of sorrow and dismay” that one of its priests, who had recently admitted ... discuss

The saint of the day for October 30 is St Alphonsus Rodriguez, a Jesuit, who was born at Segovia in Spain, on July 12, 1531. From childhood he was devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary. He loved her as h ... discuss

Links of interest that I haven't had time to comment:NY State blesses ‘incest’ marriage between uncle, niece-- We knew this was coming. I remember how people looked at us like we were two-headed m ... discuss

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Facebook is coming under fire for removing a touching photo showing the mother of a premature baby breastfeeding her newborn for the first time. Emma Bond posted image with Carene, who was born 12 wee ... discuss

From The New York Times - The Opinion PagesOf all the columns I imagined writing when I started out at this job, it’s safe to say that Sunday’s piece, in which I suggested that conservative Catho ... discuss

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Fr. Z.  in trying to wrap his head around Pope Francis' thinking, invokes South American journalist Alejandro Bermudez  of CNA to explain one of the pope's key concepts, the p ... discuss

When I met Mary she was in her fifties. Mary had suffered from postpartum depression upon the birth of her sons. In those days, depression was treated with hospitalization and shock treatment. It was ... discuss

In just three days, terminally ill cancer patient, Brittany Maynard plans to kill herself under Oregon’s assisted suicide law. But, in a new interview, Maynard indicated she may not take her lif ... discuss

Pedophile Training in LublinThe Polish former papal nuncio to the Dominican Republic, Joseph Wesolowski, who's under house arrest in the Vatican for sex abuse of minors in the Caribbean nation sh ... discuss

Cardinal Raymond Burke, a lion when it comes to defending the faith, is often portrayed as rigid and lacking in compassion. As a matter of fact, anyone who stands against the tsunami of progressivism ... discuss

Philadelphia, Pa., Oct 27, 2014 / 06:21 pm (CNA).- A 55-year-old priest in Philadelphia was placed on immediate administrative leave after being arrested on child pornography charges. According to ... discuss

Before I was ordained as a Catholic priest I ran a business training/personal development company. We would do charity work in prisons and schools as well as in management training.  We would o ... discuss

By TOM HOOPES | I first met Msgr. Lorenzo Albacete on Capitol Hill. I was the Press Secretary for Congressman Bill Archer and he was the featured talent in a Knights of Columbus initiative to te ... discuss

Rome, Italy, Oct 28, 2014 / 05:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A health adviser for a top global Catholic relief agency stressed the Church's key efforts on the Ebola front in West Africa: helping people over ... discuss

Just a few days ago His Excellency Bishop Williamson ordained a deacon in Brazil.  Photo source: Militia Jesu Christi.For those unfamiliar with His Excellency’s current dealings, you should che ... discuss

was born at Hurstpierpoint in Sussex, England, on 3 September 1847. A poor scholar, he left school at fifteen to work in his father's Brighton counting house. At twenty-one, Hannington decided to purs ... discuss

Brethren, Peace be with you!Fr. Silvan Rouse, C.P. (+2014) (Photo by John Varljen)Yesterday, my long time confessor and spiritual director, Father Silvan Rouse C.P., transited to Our Father's house. F ... discuss

In my imagination I was sitting on the steps of St. Peters reflecting on the Extraordinary Synod of the Family and its final report. Into my musings walked a charming young lady, thoroughly modern Cat ... discuss

Archbishop Fulton Sheen once said, "There are not a hundred people in America who hate the Catholic Church. There are millions of people who hate what they wrongly believe to be the Catholic Church."T ... discuss

This video of ships being tossed around and almost capsized by massive ocean waves is basically what many have characterized as the condition of the Catholic Church following the Synod on the Family. ... discuss

Vatican City, Oct 26, 2014 / 12:52 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In an audience with members of an international Marian movement, Pope Francis warned that the sacrament of marriage has been reduced to a mere a ... discuss

Vatican City, Oct 26, 2014 / 04:41 am (CNA).- Chaldean patriarch Louis Sako I has suspended a group of monks and priests who fled Iraq without consulting their superiors, saying a priest’s prima ... discuss

This is an order I have known about before it was founded.  Fr. Albert is someone who I look up to.  Please consider supporting this community:   Find out about a new traditional religi ... discuss

New York City, N.Y., Oct 25, 2014 / 12:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Church is mourning the death of Monsignor Lorenzo Albacete, who died early Friday following a lengthy illness; he was deeply involved ... discuss

1955 Calendar (Simple): October 25Chrysanthus was the only son of an Egyptian patrician, named Polemius or Poleon, who lived during the reign of Numerian. His father moved from Alexandria to Rome. Chr ... discuss

Question: "In Matthew 16:13-19, is Jesus referring to Simon Peter being the rock upon which He will build His church, or is He referring to Himself in Simon Peter's revelation of who Jesus is? And did ... discuss

BIG BLUE WAVE: What Kind of Person Thinks Pope Francis is Corrupt...: Father Angel: (and if you're on Tumblr, you need to follow him) The kind of person who does not understand that he is a slum p ... discuss

Today is the feast of St. Anthony Mary Claret -- a favorite saint that my husband introduced me to about twenty years ago when he gave a teaching on this incredible man of God. I don't think I have ev ... discuss

Montecassino, Italy, Oct 24, 2014 / 12:36 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on Thursday appointed a new Abbot of Montecassino – the first monastery built by St. Benedict – and at the same ... discuss

Cairo, Egypt, Oct 23, 2014 / 08:26 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- While problems still exist, Christians in Egypt feel “much safer” under the presidency of Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, a former military of ... discuss

Last week I came across the heartbreaking story of Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old woman who was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer one year after her wedding.  When doctors suggested that she migh ... discuss

The saint of the day for October 23 is St. John of Capistrano, a great Franciscan priest, preacher, and theologian who promoted devotion to the Holy Name of Jesus.John was born at Capistrano, Italy in ... discuss

Serve your own!Happened at a Mass for the Franciscan Youth Movement celebrated allegedly by Fr. Rex Cutamora, OFM Cap.What does the Church say about Holy Communion?The General Instruction of the Roman ... discuss

The worldwide pilgrimage of the traditional Christian icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa, also known as the Black Madonna, will soon depart the United States for Mexico and the rest of Latin America. Th ... discuss

The latest Catholic mystery read was Margaret Coel's The Shadow Dancer.Not only does it feature a priest sleuth, it's set on a reservation - shades of Tony Hillerman! The Native American elements alon ... discuss

The scandal over the subpoenas issued to several Houston-area Christian pastors continues, even after the city refiled legal documents, removing the word “sermons” from the demand. They ha ... discuss

Recent events have brought to mind a scene from one of my favorite movies of all time.The Shoes of the Fisherman is a 1968 American film drama, based on the 1963 novel of the same name by the Australi ... discuss

This coming Sunday, every Bible believing pastor, priest, and rabbi in the U.S. should preach on what the Bible has to say about homosexuality, and then send a copy of their sermon (anonymously) to th ... discuss

HA HA HA HA HA HAThat's not me.I'm just quoting.Read on!A reminder about what real apologetic work is all about.***MANDALUYONG City, Oct. 14, 2014—A Catholic priest discussed the need for apologist ... discuss

I got some wonderful comments on Wednesday's post and today a priest friend of ours left a comment, too. His comment deserves its own post. Disclaimer:I know and love Fr. Scott but ther ... discuss

Bishop Salvatore Matano has issued some rubrics for celebrating several sacraments in our diocese. The rubrics clear up some issues and abuses, but not all.This morning at Mass Father announced a few ... discuss

 We reflected on the sacred seal of the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Penance) last week. The Church is so strict about the secrecy required in this sacrament because of the critical importance ... discuss

A message to Brittany Maynard, the 29-year old with terminal brain cancer who is seeking assisted suicide: work while there is light. As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me. Ni ... discuss

The Cesarean Complex IndustryI've had three Cesareans - only one was medically necessary.  My granddaughter was delivered via C-section because we have lost the skill in this country of deliverin ... discuss

The Holy Fathers of the Seven Ecumenical CouncilsQuestion: "Does the Orthodox Church teach that the Ecumenical Councils are infallible?"We do not believe that everything that anyone happened to say at ... discuss

Yes, it's the "model" priest, the priest who poses like he is a professional fashion model.....ish...Now look what he has to offer now. ... discuss

The following message is from Min. David Wilkerson:The first evidence of revival is a great desire to hear and obey the Word of the Lord. “And all the people gathered themselves together as one ... discuss

When you are an enthusiastic Catholic and  live in the New York City area, running into Fr. Groeschel is no great accomplishment, the man had a punishing schedule for decades. I remember runnin ... discuss

Two months ago the Louisiana Supreme Court ruled that a priest in a particular case should break the seal of confession. The priest was ordered to testify if a certain individual went to confession to ... discuss

The Surety of SinnersQuestion: Did the Virgin Mary ever sin?Protestants often argue that the Virgin Mary had to have sinned, because she says in the Magnificat "my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Savio ... discuss

I'm in full St. Therese fangirl mode today. I bought the prettiest roses I could find (which you're currently seeing; the dark pink color symbolizes gratitude and appreciation) and I am watching the T ... discuss

Chameleon by William X. Kienzle is the first of the religious mystery books I've read to prep for my own possible mystery writing adventures.The book held my interest - good.The priest detective, ... discuss

As I continue to send out poems - and occasionally get some published (just got word on another haiku being accepted!) - I've gotten an inspiration.I've always loved mystery stories, and often re ... discuss

Question: "I would like to know your view of the paranormal. Should Christians be involved in it, like ghost hunting, reading books about ghosts, UFO's and the paranormal in general?"If you read the w ... discuss

“Can you love your neighbor as yourself, and at the same time knee him in the face as hard as you can?” The question was posed to a camera in the documentary Fight Church. The film takes a ... discuss

Recently leaked Church documents confirm that in the last Papal elections, Cardinal Bergoglio (Pope Francis)was originally not the Cardinals' first choice. The first choice  was, interesting ... discuss

St. John Chrysostom, Almsgiver by TitianToday, September 13, is the memorial of St. John Chrysostom (ca. 347-407), one of the most famous Fathers, Doctors, and bishops of the Catholic Church. Known to ... discuss

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Credit: of us read "Catcher In The Rye" by JD Salinger at some point in our adolescence. I think I was 16 when I read it. It has become a classic American novel. It has m ... discuss

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Fr. Seraphim (Rose)Question: "How does the Orthodox Church regard Shared Near Death Experiences? This is where people have a vision similar to the person dying of the white light of love and tunnels a ... discuss

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

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Question: "What does 1st Timothy 2:15 mean when it says that a woman shall be "saved" in child bearing? How do the Orthodox interpret that passage?"One important thing to keep in mind here is that the ... discuss

My children, we have come to the Sacrament of Orders. It is a Sacrament which seems to relate to no one among you, and which yet relates to everyone. This Sacrament raises man up to God. What is a pri ... discuss

Pat Archbold of Creative Minority Report recently did a post entitled, "Ditch The Sign of Peace or 'Take your stinking paws off me you darn dirty ape!'" [HERE]  Mr. Archbold, if you haven't ... discuss

The Vestments of the Israelite High PriestQuestion: Why does the bishop wear bells on his vestments?As with much of our worship, this has its origins in the worship of the Old Testament. In the Law of ... discuss

Rome, Italy, Jul 31, 2014 / 12:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Familia Christi is the Roman community formed by Fr. Giuseppe Canovai, a priest of the city whose life united Franciscan poverty and the Jesuit s ... discuss

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Hat tip to He has no shame about the way he celebrated the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and gave boastful interviews on the local TV. //" ... discuss

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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

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

[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

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