Topic: priest

Saint Remigius (French Saint Rémi or Saint Rémy), Bishop of Rheims, Apostle of the Franks, (c. 437–533) effected the conversion to Christianity of Clovis, King of the Franks, at Christmas, 496, on ... discuss

Panjim, India, Sep 30, 2014 / 07:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Spiritual formation and catechesis are underway to prepare for the upcoming exposition in Goa of the relics of St. Francis Xavier, the “A ... discuss

Baton Rouge, La., Sep 30, 2014 / 04:44 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Nearly 20 organizations, both Catholic and other denominations of Christian, have joined the Diocese of Baton Rouge in asking the Supreme Co ... discuss

Westminster, England, Sep 30, 2014 / 01:48 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Bishop John Arnold, who was appointed Tuesday as Bishop of Salford, said that while the move will be a new experience for him, he will s ... discuss

By:  Lauretta Brown Rev. Andrew White in Bahgdad( – Rev. Andrew White, vicar of St. Geo ... discuss

Pope Francis has appointed Bishop John Arnold, auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Westminster, as Bishop of Salford. He will succeed Bishop Terence Brain who was appointed in 1997. Bishop Arnol ... 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

and also some women who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities: Mary, called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out, – Luke 8:2 “Let us mark … in these verses, the ... discuss

Did your eyes read that right?Yes, that is true.Watch this shocking video.And did my eyes read this right?A Dominican priest openly supports and promotes homosexual lifestyle.And I thought someone sai ... discuss

Today, September 30, is the feast of St. Jerome, a Father and Doctor of the Church. Translator of the Bible into its official Latin version (the Vulgate), brilliant scholar, monk, traveller, teacher, ... discuss

Jerome was the foremost biblical scholar of the ancient Church. His translation of the Bible, along with his commentaries and homilies on the biblical books, have made him a major intellectual force i ... discuss

Vatican City, Sep 28, 2014 / 10:59 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Bishop Kieran Conry of the U.K. dioceses of Arundel and Brighton has announced his resignation after revealing he has been “unfaithfulR ... 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

Memorial of Saint Vincent de Paul, Priest(Click here for readings)While they were all amazed at his every deed,Jesus said to his disciples,“Pay attention to what I am telling you.The Son of ... discuss

Today is the feast of St. Vincent DePaul. This saint has a special meaning in the lives of my family. My dear father-in-law was very active in working for the St. Vincent DePaul society throughout my ... discuss

September 26 is the memorial of St. Vincent de Paul, the 17th century French priest known for his apostolic work among the poor and marginalized.Born to a poor family in Pouy in the southwest of Franc ... discuss

St. Vincent was born of poor parents in the village of Pouy in Gascony, France, about 1580. He enjoyed his first schooling under the Franciscan Fathers at Acqs. Such had been his progress in four year ... discuss

Ciudad del Este, Paraguay, Sep 26, 2014 / 03:44 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Bishop Rogelio Livieres Plano has accepted in obedience Pope Francis’ decision to remove him from governance of the Ciudad de ... discuss

I may some day run off with some woman and go get married…we all have to always be open to the fact that we are prone to falling into all sin…but that being said, I really don't think my g ... discuss

By Sarah Reinhard | This week on Register Radio, Opus Dei priest Father C. John McCloskey talks about this weekend's beatification of Bishop Alvaro Del Portillo, the prelate who succeeded the fo ... discuss

Vatican City, Sep 26, 2014 / 10:51 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI will be present at an encounter with Pope Francis and the elderly on Sunday morning in St. Peter's Square, the Vatica ... discuss

Read the entire article before you react.*** (Reuters) - Pope Francis has dismissed a Paraguayan bishop accused of protecting a priest suspected of sexually abusing young people, the Vatican said on T ... discuss

Tirana, Albania, Sep 25, 2014 / 09:18 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Among the powerful moments on Pope Francis’ Sept. 21 trip to Albania was the Holy Father’s encounter with an 85 year-old Francisc ... discuss

Cyprian was a pagan magician of Antioch who had dealing with demons. By their aid he sought to bring St. Justina, a Christian virgin, to ruin; but she foiled the threefold attacks of the devils by the ... discuss

Tirana, Albania, Sep 25, 2014 / 05:12 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- With tears in his eyes, Pope Francis gave a warm embrace to Father Ernest Troshani Simoni, 84, one of the last survivors of the terrible Comm ... discuss

Ciudad del Este, Paraguay, Sep 25, 2014 / 10:25 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on Thursday removed Bishop Rogelio Livieres Plano from governance of the Diocese of of Cuidad del Este, in eastern Par ... discuss

Jim Wells MLANew Northern Ireland Health minister supports abortion banJim Wells, who has previously stated in an interview that the abortion ban in Northern Ireland should be upheld, including in ca ... discuss

Kyiv, Ukraine, Sep 25, 2014 / 04:05 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Since April, Ukraine’s eastern provinces have experienced continual military confrontation between its government, and pro-Russian separa ... discuss

The saint of the day for September 25 is St. Vincent Strambi, Passionist priest and bishop.Vincent Strambi was born in Civitavecchia, the port city of Rome on January 1, 1745, the only child of the ph ... discuss

by Kelli I write to express my support for the right of the clinic to be there and to serve the reproductive needs of our community…. I also write to make clear that there are many Christians, ... discuss

Priests for Life (PFL) has joined with Catholic Action to file an amicus brief asking the Supreme Court to accept a case involving the state of Louisiana’s attempt to force the Catholic Church to ... discuss

Outside Christianity, the magic is not in life. For the pagan or neopagan progressive, life is pain followed either by endless nothingness or by endless reincarnations of endless pain. ...But I am a C ... discuss

One of the things that drives me nuts as a parish priest is the recent phenomena of people posting inappropriate things on social media sites such as Facebook.What's inappropriate you might ask?& ... discuss

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The Episcopal Church is no stranger to supporting abortion and now an Episcopal priest in Louisiana is pushing a letter urging Christians to support building a new Planned Parenthood abortion business ... discuss

In which Teófilo reflects about two recent developments in the Church, the onslaught against the Culture of life, the words of Pope Francis, and the five non-negotiable moral teachings of the Church, ... discuss

via Catholic Culture:St. Pio of PietrelcinaBorn to a southern Italian farm family, the son of Grazio, a shepherd. At age 15 he entered the novitiate of the Capuchin Friars in Morcone, and joined the o ... discuss

I will stand at the gates of Heaven and I will not enter until all of my spiritual children are with me.Today is St. Pio's feast day. I just love this guy, an Italian priest who knew how to throw his ... discuss

Vatican City, Sep 23, 2014 / 04:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Next month's Synod on the Family has undergone an attempted hijacking by some media sources, which are fueling expectations that impossible chan ... discuss

Pope John Paul II was eager to see that Padre Pio was canonized. The canonization to took place in record time on June 16, 2002. However, the two future saints shared a close bond long before the cano ... discuss

Twenty-six years ago a woman in Nebraska made an appointment to have an abortion. She was in college and believed she couldn’t afford to take care of her baby. However, she couldn’t go thr ... discuss

Oklahoma City, Okla., Sep 22, 2014 / 04:32 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Hundreds of Catholics across Oklahoma responded to a sparsely attended black mass in Oklahoma City with prayers, Eucharistic processions ... discuss

The memory of those Christians who gave their lives during the Communist persecution in Albania was very present during the meeting of Pope Francis with the Albanian priests and religious people."Our ... discuss

Saving Dr. Brantly: The Inside Story of a Medical MiracleGetReligion tells us that another miracle, aside from that reported on Matt Lauer's NBC special about Dr. Brantly's recovery from Ebola, is tha ... discuss

Tirana, Albania, Sep 22, 2014 / 07:44 am (CNA/EWTN News).- An Albanian Catholic priest shared his story of encountering persecution for his faith by the country's repressive state atheism, noting how ... discuss

 Crisis pregnancy center film praised at UN Women’s Guild screening By Mary Rezac, New York City, N.Y. (L-R) Darlisha Dozier, Fr. Gerald Murray and Kathy DiFiore at the Christopher ... discuss

Monday of the Twenty-Fifth Week in Ordinary Time(Click here for readings)By KATIE GROSSJesus said to the crowd:“No one who lights a lamp conceals it with a vesselor sets it under a bed;rather, h ... discuss

Some lunatic CAPS LOCK loving charlatan of a theologian and a simpleton in argumentation, would obviously be frothing in the mouth when he/she reads this post.So might as well, give him/her a shout ou ... discuss

Tirana, Albania, Sep 21, 2014 / 06:58 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In a press briefing Sunday the Vatican's spokesman downplayed worries over Pope Francis' safety in Albania, also noting that Muslims gathered ... discuss

By Susan Klemond | Encouragement Key to Vocational Discernment | As a college junior six years ago, Marisa Cirenza told her family she was discerning whether God wanted her to change her voc ... discuss

Legazpi City, Philippines, Sep 20, 2014 / 04:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Residents near the restive Mayon volcano in the Philippines are turning to prayer as the mountain begins to erupt, and the nation's ... discuss

Evening Prayer Propers - Trinity 13 Saturday (Ember Saturday and the Vigil of St. Matthew)The Psalter - Psalm 99 - The Ninety-Ninth Psalm - Dominus regnavit.THE LORD is King, be the people never so im ... discuss

....for the Church in the United States.  AmChurch is ecstatic!Blase Cupich of Spokane named to ChicagoOrthodox Catholics in the U.S. better hold onto their rosaries. Chicago is the third largest ... discuss

By Susan Klemond | Book Pick: A Priest in the Family: A Guide for Parents Whose Sons Are Considering Priesthood | A Priest in the Family A Guide for Parents Whose Sons Are Considering Priest ... discuss

Vatican City, Sep 20, 2014 / 05:09 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis has appointed Spokane, Wash. Bishop Blase Cupich as the new shepherd of the Archdiocese of Chicago, replacing retiring Cardinal Fra ... discuss

Today is the memorial of St. Andrew Kim Taegon, priest and martyr, St. Paul Chong, martyr, and companions. During the persecutions of 1839, 1846, 1866, and 1867, one hundred and three Christians in Ko ... discuss

Rome, Italy, Sep 19, 2014 / 08:18 pm (CNA).- The newly published memoirs of Fr. Louis Bouyer, who was intimately involved in the reform of the Roman liturgy following Vatican II, reveal some of the 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

Tirana, Albania, Sep 19, 2014 / 06:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Focused on the memory of the martyrs, Pope Francis’ one-day journey to Albania is aimed at restoring the link between the country and i ... discuss

Tirana, Albania, Sep 19, 2014 / 11:48 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis' upcoming visit to Albania could encourage the leaders of the Catholic Church in a nation with a long history of religious perse ... discuss

Denver, Colo., Sep 19, 2014 / 04:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A Catholic CrossFit gym in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, is bringing a whole new meaning to redemptive suffering. Oversized white boards typical ... discuss

New York City, N.Y., Sep 19, 2014 / 12:39 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A film based on the true story of hope offered to a young woman in a crisis pregnancy received positive reviews after its screening at th ... discuss

Thursday of the Twenty-Fourth Week in Ordinary Time(Click here for readings)By JENNIFER BURGINHe said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.” The others at table said to themselves, &# ... discuss

When the pagan Anglo-Saxons invaded England, they drove the native Celtic inhabitants north into Scotland and west into Ireland, Wales, and Cornwall. The Anglo-Saxons were subsequently converted to Ch ... discuss

San Diego, Calif., Sep 18, 2014 / 06:05 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- San Diego’s late Bishop Cirilo Flores was “a man of the Beatitudes” with a deep affection for the people of his diocese, ... discuss

Don Carlo Lorenzo Rossetti, a Fidei donum priest from the Diocese of Rome, has been based in Albania since 2003. He is Director of the “Redemptoris Mater” missionary seminary and he also t ... discuss

Pope Francis today signed decrees clearing the way for the canonization of an Indian priest and an Italian religious sister. He also confirmed miracles attributed to the intercessions of an Italian bi ... discuss

Veneration at Holy Innocents Church Long Beach’s Church of the Holy Innocents was our first stop in Southern California. On August 9, we brought the Pilgrim Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa, a magnif ... discuss

Vatican City, Sep 17, 2014 / 09:54 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Blessed Joseph Vaz will soon become Sri Lanka's first saint after Pope Francis Sept. 17 advanced his cause for canonization by waiving the requi ... discuss

Pope Francis today signed decrees clearing the way for the canonization of an Indian priest and an Italian religious sister. He also confirmed miracles attributed to the intercessions of an Italian b ... discuss

The Wounds of Padre Pio, the Cyrenian Priest - These Stone Walls div> ... discuss

b. at Maestricht between 633 and 638; d. at Liège, between 698 and 701. His parents, who belonged to the nobility, gave him a very religious education, and chose as his preceptor St. Landoaldus, prie ... discuss

Ongoing Miracle of the Eucharist in SnnBtaremBy Guest Blogger Janet MooreThoughts of the mighty and miraculous power of God kept coming into my prayer yesterday, while begging God to stop the black ma ... discuss

We have lost a great president, a great American, and a great man, and I have lost a dear friend. In his lifetime, Ronald Reagan was such a cheerful and invigorating presence that it was ... discuss

Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q: Can a Catholic priest celebrate the funeral of a Protestan ... 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

Was your abortion 2, years ago? 10? How about 30 or 40? No matter when, abortion leaves its mark. Here is a letter a priest passed on to me in 2003 from  woman over 90. I will call her\"Vera\". ... discuss

Leeds, England, Sep 16, 2014 / 12:15 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Msgr. Marcus Stock, who was appointed Monday as Bishop of Leeds, England, has said in a message to his new flock that his motto as a bishop wi ... discuss

Today is the memorial of Sts. Cornelius and Cyprian. These two contemporaries, martyred in 253 and 258 respectively, were linked by one particular issue: what to do with those Christians who lapsed th ... discuss

14 September AD 258; Transferred to 16 September Cyprian (Thascius Caecilius Cyprianus) was born around AD 200 in the north African city of Carthage to a well-established pagan family. Most scholars ... discuss

Our Lady of Sorrows(click here for readings)By KATIE GROSSStanding by the cross of Jesus were his motherand his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas,and Mary Magdalene.When Jesus saw hi ... discuss

For decades, the pro-life movement has had an internal debate on whether gays and lesbians have a place in the pro-life community. Many pro-life people say the obvious answer is yes — that every ... 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

Note: All is taken from the Raccolta Chaplet of the Five Wounds At the prayer of the Congregation of Discalced Clerks of the Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ here in Rome, in the Retreat of SS. John a ... discuss

If you aren't familiar with Fr. Wylie's "elimination" by Cardinal "Bravo for Homosexuals" Dolan you can read a little of the back story here, here, and here. And Michael Voris covered the controversy ... discuss

Today the Church observes the eighth anniversary of the implementation of Summorum Pontificum, the long-awaited motu proprio of Pope Benedict XVI replacing all former "indults" and freeing the Mass ... discuss

The Collect.ALMIGHTY and merciful God, of whose only gift it cometh that thy faithful people do unto thee true and laudable service; Grant, we beseech thee, that we may so faithfully serve thee in thi ... 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

I'm sort of amazed at the rapid development of a fantastic new initiative I'm delighted to be involved with, the Saint Benet Schola, named in honor of our beloved Pope Emeritus Benedict.This group of ... discuss

Former Arctic priest Eric Dejaeger found guilty on sex charges | CTV News div> ... discuss

Rome, Italy, Sep 12, 2014 / 10:45 am (CNA).- The first “selfie” of retired pontiff Benedict XVI is making the rounds on social networks.   Ecco il primo #selfie in assoluto del ... discuss

Cardinal Timothy Dolan is going to be the Grand Marshal of the next St. Patrick's Day parade in New York. Which was fine and dandy until the parade organizers decided to allow a LGBT group to march wi ... discuss

Baghdad, Iraq, Sep 12, 2014 / 04:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- An Argentinian priest caring for the Catholic community in Baghdad says the faith of persecuted Iraqi Christians is moving and will continue in ... discuss

Question: What do you think of the Fatima apparitions? Were they demonic, or legitimate?This question is dealt with by Fr. Anthony Nelson, in an article posted in PDF format: The Appearances at F ... discuss

I received this following email update and wish to pass it along.  Praying for this group is a good intention: After 1045 days of consecutive prayers, including many rosaries, novenas, pena ... discuss

In honor of those who died on 9/11/2001 -see the 2996 Project on Pinterest.Follow darryl heron's board Project 2996 on Pinterest.I remember ColleenAn interesting article on literature and the Common C ... discuss

U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael W. PendergrassThirteen years ago today, I overheard a coworker down the hall from my office telling someone else about planes hitting the World Trad ... discuss

Thirteen years ago today, Muslim extremists committed acts of war against America. President George W. Bush vowed, "Whether we bring our enemies to justice, or bring justice to our enemies, justice wi ... discuss

For 40 years Albania had a Constitution which explicitly prohibited religious practice. When the Berlin Wall fell and democracy became a possibility, there was much to be done. And so it was for the C ... discuss

Vatican City, Sep 11, 2014 / 02:05 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis has expressed his condolences following the brutal murder of three Italian nuns in Burundi over the weekend, assuring the community ... discuss

The saint of the day for September 10 is John Gabriel Perboyre, priest, missionary, and martyr. John Gabriel Perboyre was one of eight children born to Pierre Perboyre and Marie Rigal at Le Puech ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV: Ordinary: 615 Proper of Seasons: 243 Psalter: Friday, Week III, 1046 Christian Prayer: Does not contain Office of Readings. Office of Readings for Frida ... discuss

San Antonio, Texas, Sep 10, 2014 / 05:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Family members of a priest who died of cancer just two days after his ordination say that his brief priesthood was an incredible blessing, ... discuss

Vatican City, Sep 10, 2014 / 09:58 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican announced today that Msgr. Robert W. Oliver will leave his position as promoter of justice to take on a new role as the secretary of ... discuss

By ELISE HARRIS/ CNA/EWTN NEWS | VATICAN CITY — The Vatican announced today that Msgr. Robert Oliver will leave his position as promoter of justice to take on a new role as the secretary o ... discuss

Saint Peter Claver“To do the will of God, man must despise his own; the more he dies to himself, the more he will live to God.- St. Peter ClaverSaint Peter Claver (1580-1654) was known as the "Apost ... discuss

Vatican City, Sep 10, 2014 / 04:53 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A man paralyzed from the neck down made his way to Pope Francis' general audience, saying he took the massively risky move because he wanted to ... discuss

People can be fussy about dress.  Convention requires that we wear proper vestments for the occasion.  Filipino Catholics expect their priest to wear the appropriate vestments for worship. & ... discuss

By Fr. Basil Cole, O.P. On September 1 of this year, the bishop of Antwerp, Belgium, Most Reverend Johan Bonny, produced a twenty-one page series of “wishes” concerning the upcoming Synod with the ... discuss

Alexander Crummell was born in New York City in 1819, and wished to study for the priesthood, but received many rebuffs because he was black. He was ordained in the Diocese of Massachusets in 1844, wh ... discuss

The saint of the day for September 10 is St. Nicholas of Tolentino.Nicholas was born in 1245 in Sant’Angelo in the diocese of Fermo. His middle-aged parents named him in thanksgiving to St. Nicholas ... discuss

Vatican City, Sep 9, 2014 / 08:54 am (CNA/EWTN News).- As Cardinal Sean Brady resigns at the customary age of 75, newly appointed Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of Ireland Eamon Martin says he is lo ... discuss

St. John Vianney, Parish Priest Who was this country pastor who became a shining light in the midst of a French Church plunged into darkness by the reign of terror and revolution? He was born near Lyo ... discuss

I don't know if this is happening in the States, but it certainly is in Canada. We only need to look at Justin Trudeau's decision to bar pro-life candidates from the Liberal party to see this clearly. ... discuss

Today, September 9, is the memorial of St. Peter Claver, a Jesuit priest who dedicated his life to the service of African slaves.The son of a Catalonian farmer, Peter was born in Verdu, Spain in 1581. ... discuss

By Mitchell Kalpakgian, Ph.D. It is God’s nature is to create and to be copious as the first chapter of Genesis reveals. He fills the heavens and the earth with a delight in multiplicity and variety ... discuss

San Diego, Calif., Sep 8, 2014 / 12:23 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Bishop Cirilo Flores of San Diego passed away the afternoon of Saturday, Sept. 6, at the city's Nazareth House, accompanied family and frien ... discuss

In a modern American mindset, a great deal of emphasis has been placed on privacy. As such, the idea of confessing one’s sins to another person can seem odd or even unnecessary. Often, the most ... discuss

There are more exciting things than watching the grass grow. One of them is watching crayons being made, as we provide yet another excuse for a GIF animation.Meanwhile, elsewhere on planet Earth:• T ... discuss

Credit:  www.christinemonohan.netSometimes I think that almost all Catholic blogs are written by just one person because they all sound exactly the same. No one ever seems to have an original th ... discuss

DC Priest Punished for Calling for End to Gay St. Patrick’s Parade in New York City. Click the above  link to see what Monsignor Charles Pope wrote about Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s decision ... discuss

Natural law is nothing else but a participation of the eternal law in a rational creature.  ~ Aquinas   . . . [T]he Law of Nature and of Nature’s God.  ~ Thomas Jefferson, Declaration of Independ ... discuss

Did you know Assyria was the world's first empire?It was located in what is today Syria and Iraq.It was mentioned by name in the Book of Genesis, chapter 1, verse 14:"And the name of the third rive ... discuss

Baton Rouge, La., Sep 6, 2014 / 07:32 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Diocese of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court to review a ruling that a diocesan priest may be forced to brea ... discuss

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

In my three years at Cardinal Ritter High School, I was able to work with a lot of amazing young people!  I walked away from Ritter most days being completely inspired by the perseverance, holine ... discuss

(Hey, the title was clever. I couldn't help it, okay?)Monsignor Charles Pope is a priest of the Archdiocese of Washington, and pastor of Holy Comforter - St Cyprian Parish in the District. He has long ... discuss

I received the following forwarded email sent out by Christian McDonnell. I'm happy she copied the text of Msgr. Pope's blog article before it disappeared in a puff of incense! Here’s the full ... discuss

5 September, New TestamentZechariah (or Zachariah) and Elizabeth were "righteous before God, living blamelessly according to all the commandments and regulations of the Lord. (Luke 1:6)" The angel Gab ... discuss

Since the days of my youth I have loved music. For years I belonged to different orchestras and concert bands as well as listening to the popular music that played on the radio. As I began to grow in ... discuss

Yesterday I was on a blog where a woman expressed her total frustration with the infidelity of so many Catholic bishops and her intention to leave the Church. What precipitated her crisis of faith? Th ... discuss

Rome, Italy, Sep 4, 2014 / 04:55 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis has drawn praise for his firm pro-life stance as well as his approach to the topic – which goes to the heart of the issue and t ... discuss

I do not know for sure, but if I had to bet, I would pretty safely guess that in addition to being a mom who has had an abortion I also have aborted siblings. Of course, there is no way for me to conf ... discuss

Jerusalem, Israel, Sep 4, 2014 / 12:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Spiritual preparations for the Nativity of Mary blending culture and faith are underway in the Holy Land, where the Indian Chaplaincy serves ... discuss

4 September, Old Testament Today we commemorate Moses, who was born in Egypt several generations after Joseph brought his father Jacob and his brothers there to escape a famine in the land of Canaan. ... discuss

A statement released today by the Diocese of Peoria, Illinois, announced the indefinite suspension of the cause for beatification of Archbishop Fulton Sheen. Sheen was ordained a priest for the Dioce ... discuss

Reading the news, it would be very easy to live our lives today in a constant state of fear. War seems to be everywhere, and it is seldom reported by our major news services.  For example, there ... discuss

Catholic insurer has added nearly $50 billion in last decade Contact: Andrew Walther, 203-824-5412,; Joseph Cullen 203-415-9314; both with Knights of ColumbusNEW HAVEN, Conn., ... discuss

Rome, Italy, Sep 3, 2014 / 11:59 am (CNA).- Responding to threats on the life of an anti-mafia priest, the Italian bishop’s conference issued a letter offering support and calling for an end to ... discuss

The journey of the pilgrim icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa (the “Black Madonna”) across North America began in August 2013 as a continuation of the worldwide From Ocean to Ocean Campaign in Defens ... discuss

Thalassery, India, Sep 2, 2014 / 09:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on Friday approved the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church’s decision to name Bishop George Njaralakatt as the new archbishop fo ... discuss

Steven J. Sotloff | 2010.Credit: Mazen Mahdivia New York Times report by Gary L. Bauer, Contributing Author: Breaking News - ISIS has released a video purportedly showing the beheading of a second ... discuss

2 September, Old Testament Hannah was the favored wife of Elkanah the Ephraimite. For many years she remained barren, suffering the insults of Elkanah's other wife, Peninnah — even though ... discuss

ACTION ITEM! 9 Sept - International Buy a Priest a Beer Day! | Fr. Z's BlogFr. Z's Blog div> ... discuss

Brief post today:Dr. Waldstein discussing the fairness (i.e., beauty) of love shared this with us, and it is from John Paul II's Crossing the Threshold of Hope:"As a young priest I learned to love hum ... discuss

By ELISE HARRIS/CNA/EWTN NEWS | ROME — Following the agreement of an indefinite ceasefire in Gaza last week, a priest in Jerusalem said the only way for it to last is if both sides overcom ... discuss

Priest. Court chaplain to King Canute of England and Denmark.During a trip to Denmark, William saw a crying need for Christian missionaries, and he worked there the rest of his life.Bishop of Roskilde ... discuss

Monday of the Twenty-Second Week in Ordinary TimeBy KATIE G.Jesus came to Nazareth, where he had grown up,and went according to his custominto the synagogue on the sabbath day.He s ... discuss

Vatican City, Sep 1, 2014 / 10:32 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Faith is not founded upon human wisdom, but on the power of God, as made manifest in the Gospel. This was one of the main themes of Pope Francis' ... discuss

Vatican City, Sep 1, 2014 / 09:00 am (CNA/EWTN News).- After sending a letter to Pope Francis on the plight Iraqi refugees fleeing ISIS violence, Fr. Behnam Benoka received a phone call from the ponti ... discuss

By Joan Frawley Desmond | Calvary” -- a new film, in theaters right now, by the Anglo Irish director and writer, John Michael McDonagh -- begins with an aerial view of Sligo, the ... discuss

We just returned from 11:30 Mass -- a very noisy Mass, I might add. The funny thing was at the end of the Mass we walked out amidst little groups of laughing and talking families and friends who could ... discuss

Visiting my granddaughter, a freshman at the University of Steubenville, I took a turn around the bookstore and picked up Alice Von Hildebrand's biography of her husband Dietrich, The Soul of a Lion. ... discuss

This story was published by Catholic News.  Let us pray for the Canonization of Pope Pius XII:Rome, Italy, Jan 19, 2010 / 12:21 pm (CNA).- Some details of the case under investigation regarding a ... discuss

Question: "Why does the Orthodox Church require adults who are preparing for baptism to become catechumens, and to wait before they are allowed to be baptized. This requirement does not fit the patter ... discuss

The Congregation for Divine Worship and Sacraments has issued some guidance on the Sign of Peace.The document advises the bishops in future Missals call for the ending of some practices identified as ... discuss

Taken from the SSPX Website:Watch a video of a Society priest offering Mass at St. Pius X's altar in St. Peter's Basilica. In conjunction with the ongoing 100th anniversary of our patron, St. Piu ... discuss

When Jesus told the Parable of the Good Samaritan, He told it to people who wanted to justify themselves in not loving their neighbors.He also depicted two "called" men of God, the priest and the Levi ... discuss

related: and http://www.thereligionofpeace.comFrom: drude Sent: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 Subject: Horrendous photos of Isis' treatment of Christians TODAY.This is beyond sickening, ... discuss

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20 August, Old Testament Samuel was the final Old Testament judge. Besides Deborah and an anonymous man in Judges 6:7-10 first prophet mentioned after Moses, although we could consider some of the oth ... discuss

 Polk County District Judge Jeffrey Farrell upheld the ban on telemed abortions (webcam abortions) that the Iowa Board of Medicine imposed last year. It was imposed based on FDA protocol for the ... discuss

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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

Jesus said "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and  follow me. (Luke 9.23) In some areas of the world taking up one's cross is following Jesus, a ... discuss

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Brethren: Peace be with you.My series on the immigration crisis will continue, but I need to relay this information to my readers. According to the Catholic News Service: VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The sig ... discuss

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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

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TweetBy Stephanie Gray“What do you think about abortion?” I asked a man walking in Vancouver’s busy downtown core last weekend.  He responded by identifying his origins: “Well, I’m from ... 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

Here is a reflection offered by Monsignor Vincent Foy, a priest of Toronto, at celebrations last month marking his 75th anniversary of ordination.  Below his reflection is the text of the messa ... discuss

Richard Bennett originally comes from Ireland. He was trained by Jesuits in his early years, and received eight years of theological instruction and preparation for the priesthood with the Dominican ... discuss

Question: How do you reconcile the Orthodox practice of clergy and monastics not cutting their hair with 1st Corinthians 11:14, which says: "Does not even nature itself teach you that if a man has lon ... discuss

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

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

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

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

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

[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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

By bryankemper | Published: July 8, 2014 January 24, 2013, my daughter Zoe addressed the crowd at the March for Life Yout ... discuss

Here's the initial story: Virginia, no matter what he hears "in the box" a priest CANNOT divulge it. That's th ... discuss

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