Topic: usccb

Feast of Saint Mark, Evangelist(Click here for readings) By JENNIFER BURGINBe sober and vigilant. Your opponent the Devil is prowling around like a roaring lion looking for someone to d ... discuss

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Brethren, Peace be with you.Today, as I reflected upon Revelation 14: 1-4 (NAB) during lectio divina, I noticed something I'd never noticed before. Read the highlighted portion by yourselves:The Lamb ... discuss

Wednesday of the Third Week of Easter(Click here for readings) By Benedict Augustine“Everything that the Father gives me will come to me,and I will not reject anyone who comes to me,be ... discuss

Credit:  www.slate.comI recently commented on Father John Zuhlsdorf's blog in which I pointed out that he, Father Z, was in profound disagreement with Pope Benedict XVI.  He admitted that ye ... discuss

Half of all pregnancies in the United States are unintended. One might therefore assume that making the morning-after pill (MAP) more widely accessible would cut the unplanned pregnancy rate. Not so. ... discuss

In her letter to the editor, Alice Lloyd insists that Plan B does NOT operate in an abortifacient manner. The FDA is not as hasty and acknowledges the abortifacient potential: "If fertilization does ... discuss

Brethren, Peace be to all in Jesus' Name and to those who visit this blog and read this post with the animus of insult me and share your invectives: may the Lord truly and richly bless you. *Blessed b ... discuss

Saturday of the Second Week of Easter(Click here for readings)By JENNIFER BURGIN The sea was stirred up because a strong wind was blowing. When they had rowed about three or four miles,  ... discuss

Also, a short Bible Study on 1 Peter 3:18-22 Brethren, Peace be with you.The Resurrection of Christ,by Carl BlochAs you know, I pray Morning and Evening Prayer from the Liturgy of the Hours, as well a ... discuss

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Thursday of the Second Week of Easter(Click here for readings)By FR ALFONSE NAZZAROThe one who comes from above is above all.  The one who is of the earth is earthly and speaks of earthly things. ... discuss

Wednesday of the Second Week of Easter(Click here for readings)By Benedict Augustine“But during the night, the angel of the Lord opened the doors of the prison,led them out, and said,‘ ... discuss

Monday of the second week of Easter(Click here for readings) By KATIE GROSS There was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews.He came to Jesus at night and said to him,“Rabbi, ... discuss

Divine Mercy Sunday(Click here for readings)By FR ALFONSE NAZZAROThomas, called Didymus, one of the Twelve, was not with them when Jesus came.  So the other disciples said to him, "We have seen t ... discuss

Saturday in the Octave of Easter(Click here for readings)By JENNIFER BURGINObserving the boldness of Peter and John and perceiving them to be uneducated, ordinary men, the leaders, elders, a ... discuss

There is a beautiful Eucharistic prayer in our faith that goes like this, ‘When we were sinners and could not find our way to you, you loved us more than ever.” How beautiful, that when we were l ... discuss

The pro-abortion American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is suing the Obama administration for documents it says will show that the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is restricting ac ... discuss

One of the numerous hostels provided by the Catholic Church for illegal immigrants. This one is in Los Angeles (CNS) From The Catholic Herald (UK) Charities providing help to immigr ... discuss

#march4marriage with HLI on April 25, 2015 in D.C. “Faith and reason are like two wings on which the human spirit rises to the contemplation of truth; and God has placed in the human heart a des ... discuss

Monday in the Octave of Easter(Click here for readings)By KATIE GROSSMary Magdalene and the other Mary went away quickly from the tomb, fearful yet overjoyed, and ran to announce the news to ... discuss

Easter Vigil 2015(Click here for readings)By JENNIFER BURGINWhen the sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary, the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go and anoint hi ... discuss

Easter Sunday “So if you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things th ... discuss

 Dependency is one of the beautiful aspects of human life By Aaron Matthew Weldon Shortly after my wife had given birth to our first son, ... discuss

Monday of Holy Week(Click here for readings) By KATIE GROSS Six days before Passover Jesus came to Bethany,where Lazarus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. They gave a dinner for ... discuss

San Antonio, Texas, Mar 31, 2015 / 02:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Family detention centers across the U.S. are filling up with children and young mothers  who are seeking shelter from violence, abuse ... discuss

During a radio interview this morning about the coming 20th anniversary of Evangelium Vitae, I was reminded of something Archbishop Chaput said about the encyclical in his book Render Unto Caesar. Aft ... discuss

I should face it: we'll never be able to afford a real pilgrimage. That's okay. I make a short pilgrimage every morning to the coffee pot, and there I am fueled for the prayers, works, joys, and suffe ... discuss

Dear Drs Kahlenborn, Peck, and Severs,I suspect that the vast majority of Catholics - including faithful Catholics involved with pro life concerns - would be flabbergasted to learn that the use of pot ... discuss

Saturday of the Fourth Week in Ordinary Time(Click here for readings)by GABY HUNDZAThrough Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise - the fruit of lips that openly profe ... discuss

 The SCOC under chief injustice maclachlan has further embraced a culture of death. It was a 9-0 decision. I am sure the bully chief injustice was instrumental in that. Perhaps these unelected, ... discuss

What is partial-birth abortion? Partial-birth abortion (PBA) is the term Congress has used to describe a procedure that crosses the line from abortion to infanticide.  The doctor delivers a sub ... discuss

Monday of the Third Week in Ordinary Time(Click here for readings)By KATIE GROSSSummoning them, he began to speak to them in parables,“How can Satan drive out Satan?If a kingdom is divided again ... discuss

Abortion, euthanasia, domestic abuse, gang related violence, terrorism, murder, mass shootings, expressions of hatred or racism and other acts contrary to the dignity of persons… all of these crimes ... discuss

Your Excellencies:Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed HR 7, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.  As per Sean Cardinal O'Malley, “By passing this legislation, the House has ... discuss

Welcome (back)! Some friends and I recently have been discussing the state of the "pro-life movement," its leaders in particular, with no small dismay. We who have had abortions and now regret them ar ... discuss

Feast of Saint John, Apostle and EvangelistBy JENNIFER BURGIN(Click Here for Readings)"Beloved: What was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we ... discuss

Your Excellency:It has been reported that a Catholic pediatrician is suing the City of Philadelphia, alleging that she was fired for refusing to write prescriptions for "contraceptives" (cf, Philadel ... discuss

I recently saw a Facebook thread on whether people receive Hoy Communion in the hand or on the tongue. As you might guess (or not) it went the way of more Facebook controversial issues...To most non-C ... discuss

The following is from my talk at this year's Annual Advent Dinner on December 4th, highlighting all of the good work Lumina has accomplished this year! First of all, I want to thank Bishop Byrne ... discuss

Advent is the (roughly) 4 week season before Christmas when Catholic and other Christians commemorate the first coming of Christ and anticipate his second coming.  The first Sunday of Advent  ... discuss

[T]he purpose of a system is what it does. This is a basic dictum. It stands for bald fact, which makes a better starting point in seeking understanding than the familiar attributions of good intentio ... discuss

I applaud the sincerity of Roman Catholics for Obama and their desire to use the US Catholic Bishops' guidance on the responsibility of Catholic voters (Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship). ... discuss

When Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi told Tom Brokaw on "Meet the Press" that the Catholic Church has not been able to determine when human life begins, she set off a firestorm of debate about the C ... discuss

Fr. Z explains it well: Perhaps other blogs will pick this up and help. An article from the ultra-liberal New York Times (“Hell’s Bible”) is posted on the even more liberal MSNBC. ... discuss

The Weekly Standard reports.  Excerpt: The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has taken a bold stand for religious freedom. In a recent statement, titled “Our First, Most Cheris ... discuss

...here are ten points on better bible reading from the USCCB. http://usccb.org/mr/mediatalk/bible_catholics.shtmlWhen I returned to the Catholic Church after a long protestant detour, I was amazed at ... discuss

On Sunday, November 23rd, Catholics and others who share the same cycle of readings, heard especially pointed words: "'Depart from me, you accursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and h ... discuss

The annual Cardinal O’Connor Conference for Life in Washington D.C. will be held on Saturday, January 24, just after the March for Life.   The conference features great speakers and break-o ... discuss

A Hard SayingI so totally admire your love of the Catholic Church Tony. I am saddened that some of the rules I can not live with and will be joining a Lutheran one that will accept me.What could I sa ... discuss

Your Excellencies:"Typically, obstetrician-gynecologists practicing in Catholic hospitals and physician office buildings owned by Catholic hospitals provide prescriptions for contraceptives to their ... discuss

Fr. Z explains it well: Perhaps other blogs will pick this up and help. An article from the ultra-liberal New York Times (“Hell’s Bible”) is posted on the even more liberal MSNBC. ... discuss

Because it seems they just can't stay out of the news; especially when they really should.THE USCCB: IMO is a bunch of ambitious, vain, self-important idiots who can be counted on to sit on the f ... discuss

Rev. Mark G. Swope, Coordinator of Ethics Program and Ethicist Holy Redeemer Health System1648 Huntingdon PikeMeadowbrook, Pa 19046 mswope@holyredeemer.com Philip Boyle, Ph.D., ... discuss

With this being a mid-term election year, I thought it would be best to start with the U.S. bishops' \"elections document\", Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship.While the intention of th ... discuss

by John-Henry Westen  NEW ORLEANS, LA, June 11, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Much of the opening day of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops 2014 Spring General Assembly on Wednesday was de ... discuss

Wednesday of the Fifth Week of Easter(Click here for readings) Meditation by Benedict Augustine “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine grower.He takes away every branch in me t ... discuss

Wednesday of the Third Week of Easter(Click here for readings)  by Benedict Augustine  Jesus said to the crowds, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never hunger, and who ... 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

"when I get to heaven I’m not stopping to be interviewed. I am heading straight in. I have earned my place in heaven. It’s not even close""Amen, I say to you, it will be hard for one who is rich t ... discuss

The Noah movie with Russel Crowe follows the pattern of all book adaptations that I have seen. The movie departs substantially from the book. The question is, how much departure is too much?Image sour ... discuss

So I haven't blogged much in a while. For this  I apologize. Yes, I'm very busy, but so are we all. I have a million tiny things I could blog about, but I never find the time to do so becaus ... discuss

Your Excellency,I was mistaken.  When I came across internet references to the "Medical Moral Commission of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia" (1, 2, 3, 4), I incorrectly assumed the commission to ... discuss

Huey Lewis and the News' song When the Time Has Come really says quite a bit about the end times of the world/universe, or eschaton (as I mentioned last time).Image source: http://espngrantland.files. ... discuss

***Spoilers Alert!*** This post was inspired by someone who usually doesn't talk about pro-life issues (link to YouTube video) directly. He couldn't help but address it since this report came out from ... discuss

(Here's the full interview.)There now is a Card'nal named KasperWho desp'rately wants now to plasterOut words from the lawAnd words from God's jaw.Will those with Burke pry out disaster?© 2014 Wonder ... discuss

The Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services for Catholic Health Care Services encourage us to provide for donation of organs to others in medical need, which we cannot dona ... discuss

Can you tell me another country in the world that has the tradition of freedom of religion (not worship, that's different) written into its constitution by Christians who offered this to all, even tho ... discuss

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has consistently voiced opposition to the infamous Obama contraceptive mandate. This government directive obliges employers to include steril ... discuss

Hace poco más de diez años Crisis Magazine publicó en inglés un texto cuyo valor sigue siendo actual. Por entonces habían salido a la luz los casos ciertos y reprobables de abusos sexuales cometi ... discuss

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is asking Catholics to pray, fast, and abstain from meat on Friday, January 31, for the following intention: "that we can continue ... Original ... discuss

(Vatican Radio) The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops will travel with a delegation to the Philippines, February 2-7 to assess ...» Original PostingRead more →The post USCCB ... discuss

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has filed amicus curiae (friend of the court) briefs in support of Hobby Lobby Stores and Conestoga Wood Specialties, two ... Original PostingR ... discuss

“The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU),” Bill Donohue recently charged, “is suing the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) because the bishops are pro-life.” ... discuss

Recently, a lawsuit was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) against the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). In 2010, a pregnant woman went to a Catholic hospital after ... discuss

The president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) welcomed the Supreme Court's decision to extend the enforcement on an injunction barring enforcement of the HHS ... Original P ... discuss

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is asking Catholics to pray, fast, and abstain from meat on Friday, January 17, for the following intention: "may we accompany ... Original Pos ... discuss

Well, not really; only about 10% of them. Georgetown’s CARA released a report entitled “New Sisters and Brothers Professing Perpetual Vows in Religious Life: The Profession Class of 201 ... discuss

As the United States Congress discusses the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade agreement that potentially involves 13 nations, the chairman of two committees of the United States ... Original PostingR ... discuss

Archbishop George Lucas of Omaha, the chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Education, paid tribute to the nation's Catholic schools in a brief ... Original Postin ... discuss

From the site of the USCCB: General Holder Acts Contrary to Supreme Court DecisionBy Archbishop Salvatore J. CordileoneLast week Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the federal government will ... discuss

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is asking Catholics to pray, fast, and abstain from meat on Friday, January 17, for the following intention: "that we can continue ... Original ... discuss

Noting that the number of Syrian refugees has risen from 550,000 in October 2012 to 2.3 million today, the chairman of the United Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Migration ... Original Po ... discuss

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has voiced support for the "No Taxpayer Funding For Abortion Act," which has been introduced in the House of Representatives by ... Original Po ... discuss

By Donald Prudlo, Ph.D. From the very beginnings of Christianity, the faithful have been abundantly blessed by the cycles of feast and fast days. From the great Holy Day of the Lord’s Resurrection, ... discuss

The chairmen of two committees of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops have called upon Secretary of State John Kerry to reexamine the emphasis on military aid given to Mexico ... Original ... discuss

By Pat Archbold | On the 50th anniversary of that inglorious war without an exit strategy, the war on poverty, Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski, chairman of the Committee on Domestic Justice and Human ... discuss

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is asking Catholics to pray, fast, and abstain from meat on Friday, January 10, "for all victims of violence, that they may receive ... Origina ... discuss

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Justice for Immigrants campaign announced that January 8 was a "national call-in day to Congress." The announcement, which was made ... Original Posti ... discuss

Echoing comments he made in a recent newspaper column, the chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development called upon the ... Origina ... discuss

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has declared January 5-11, 2014 as National Migration Week, with the theme of “Out of Darkness.” The USCCB states that this “ ... discuss

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has announced that a novena for life will take place around the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision. "On January 22, 2014 ... Original Post ... discuss

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has announced that Bishop Richard Pates of Des Moines, the chairman of the USCCB's Committee on International Justice and Peace, is ... Origina ... discuss

Most of us heard the news that in the "eleventh hour" before the HHS contraception mandate was set to bare its teeth against Catholic agencies, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor blocked ... discuss

Writing for the blog of the United States Conference o f Catholic Bishops (USCCB), the chairman of the USCCB's Committee on Migration argued that "immigration reform is a win-win for both ... Original ... discuss

The president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has asked President Barack Obama not to implement the fines imposed by the HHS mandate, which went into effect for many ... Original P ... discuss

Today’s Scriptures USCCB Video Reflection Saints of the Day Scripture: Lectionary 187. Saturday, Dec.14. Sirach 48:1-4,9-11. Psalm 80:2-3,15-16,18-19. Matthew 17:10-13. Jesus sees John the Baptist a ... discuss

The epitomy of hypocrisy.  The ACLU  claims to be for civil liberties, but sues Catholics for practicing their faith?   Unfortunately, there are a number of non-Catholic institutio ... discuss

The title for this blog post will make sense at the end. Just wait it out and see. ;)This year I decided that I was okay with not having a "traditional" Advent for a number of reasons. See, what I con ... discuss

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will elect the next president and vice president of USCCB during the bishops’ annual fall General Assembly, November 11-14, at the Baltimore Water ... discuss

Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services (BRYCS), a project of the United Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Migration and Refugee Services, has updated and expanded its training to worke ... discuss

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time(Click here for readings)Jesus addressed this parable to those who were convinced of their own righteousness and despised everyone else.What the Pharisee said.  " ... discuss

By Donald Prudlo, Ph.D. Editor’s Note: This is the sixth and final in a series of articles to explore the American Bishops’ Pastoral Letter, “Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan.” Read ... discuss

foundationlife.netKathy Saile, director of domestic social development at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, joined officials of Bread for the World, Sojourners, and the National Associ ... discuss

foundationlife.netToday’s Scriptures USCCB Video Reflection Saints of the Day Watch this video on YouTube. Morning Prayer Video Link Scripture: Lectionary 468. Tuesday, Oct. 15. Romans 1:16-25. Psa ... discuss

...here are ten points on better bible reading from the USCCB. http://usccb.org/mr/mediatalk/bible_catholics.shtmlWhen I returned to the Catholic Church after a long protestant detour, I was amazed at ... discuss

foundationlife.netToday’s Scriptures USCCB Video Reflection Saints of the Day Watch this video on YouTube. Morning Prayer Video Link Scripture: Lectionary 465.  October 11.  Joel 1:13-15; 2:1-2 ... discuss

Man Writes Confession Letter to His Down Syndrome Daughter: Sorry I Wanted You Aborted I just watched a video about a family who had a baby with Downs and this is what the mother said, that it fel ... discuss

Scripture: Lectionary 455. Monday Sept.30. Zechariah 8:1-8. Psalm 102:16-18,19-21,29.23. Luke 9:46-50: Today’s Scriptures USCCB Video Reflection Saints of the Day We have been listening to the Min ... discuss

Cardinal Seán O'Malley, chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Pro-Life Activities, has issued a statement for Respect Life Sunday, which takes place on ...… ... discuss

Scripture: Lectionary: 450. Tues. Sept.24. Ezra 6:7-8.12.14-20.  Psalm 122: 1-2,3-4,4-5. Luke 8:19-21: Today’s Scriptures USCCB Video Reflection Saints of the Day Watch this video on YouTube. M ... discuss

USCCB: Non-discrimination Act would protect religious liberties. Those who affirm that marriage is one man and one woman need protectionChairmen urge support for the Act.… Read the restThe post ... discuss

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Department of Justice, Peace, and Human Development and Catholic Relief Services are calling upon Catholics to call their congressional ...… Rea ... discuss

By Donald Prudlo, Ph.D. Editor’s Note: This is the third in a series of articles to explore the American Bishops’ Pastoral Letter, “Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan.” Read Part I her ... discuss

Scripture: Lectionary 441. Sept.13. I Timothy 1:1-2,12-14.  Psalm 16:1-2, 5,7-8, 11. Luke 6:39-42: Today’s Scriptures USCCB Video Reflection Saints of the Day Watch this video on YouTube. Morni ... discuss

by Hilary White, Rome Correspondent ROME, September 12, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – With nearly 2 million people estimated as displaced by the Syrian civil war, many of whom are Christians fleeing ... discuss

by Hilary White, Rome Correspondent ROME, September 12, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – With nearly 2 million people estimated as displaced by the Syrian civil war, many of whom are Christians fleeing ... discuss

The bishops who serve on the Administrative Committee of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops have defended the work of Catholic Relief Services (CRS). "In recent weeks some ...… Re ... discuss

By Donald Prudlo, Ph.D. Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of articles to explore the American Bishops’ Pastoral Letter, “Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan.” Read Part I he ... discuss

Twenty-Third Week In Ordinary Time(Click here for readings)Great crowds were traveling with Jesus, and he turned and addressed them, "If anyone comes to me without hating father and mother, wife and c ... discuss

Scripture: Lectionary 436.  Sept.7. Colossians 1:21-23, Psalm 54:3-4.6.8. Luke 6: 1-5: Today’s Scriptures USCCB Video Reflection Saints of the Day Jesus is the center of our daily celebrations ... discuss

United States Conference Of Catholic Bishops Joins Pope Francis’ Call For Day Of Fasting And Prayer For Peace In SyriaU.S. Catholics are being encouraged to join a Day of Fasting and Prayer for Peac ... discuss

A Prayer for the People of SyriaAlmighty eternal God, source of all compassion,the promise of your mercy and saving help fills our hearts with hope.Hear the cries of the people of Syria;bring healing ... discuss

“To the leaders present, to each and every one, I make a heartfelt appeal for them to help find ways to overcome the conflicting positions and to lay aside the futile pursuit of a military solution ... discuss

Catholic Circular Firing Squad Redux. And, perhaps not that strangely, Michael Voris is once again the mainspring of the matter. Fortunately, Mark Shea is not involved, having avoided the controver ... discuss

Scripture: Lectionary 429. Aug. 30th I Thessalonians 4:1-8.  Psalm 97: 1.2.5-6.10.11-12.  Matthew 25:1-13: Today’s Scriptures USCCB Video Reflection Saints of the Day Parables are meant to be p ... discuss

Memorial of the Passion of Saint John the Baptist Scripture: Lectionary 428.  Aug.29. I Thessalonians 3:7-13. Psalm 90: 3-4,12-13,14.17.  Matthew 24:42-51: Today’s Scriptures USCCB Video Reflect ... discuss

The staff of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage is publishing a seven-part series of blog posts on defending ...… Read the r ... discuss

 CRS ended major contract with printer over ties to pro-life group that criticized itby Patrick B. CraineBALTIMORE, August 26, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Catholic Relief Services ended a longst ... discuss

Scripture: Lectionary 426. Aug.27. I Thessalonians 2:1-8.  Psalm 139:1-3,4-6. Matthew 23: 23-26: Today’s Scriptures USCCB Video Reflection Saints of the Day In the address of this letter Paul me ... discuss

The chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on International Justice and Peace and the chairman of the board of Catholic Relief Services have sent a ...… Read the ... discuss

Monday of the Twenty-First Week In Ordinary Time(Click here for readings)Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples:  "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites.  You lock the Kin ... discuss

A.M.D.G. J.M.J. A.T.C. Laudetur Iesus Christus! Nunc et in æternum! Amen. Christus resurrexit!  Alleluia! Vere resurrexit!  Alleluia! Tuesday of the Second Week of Easter Yesterday started out as ... discuss

Scripture: Lectionary 124 August 25,21st Sunday Ordinary Time.  Isaiah 66:18-21. Psalm 117:1.2.  Hebrews 12:5-7,11-13.  Luke 13:22-30: Today’s Scriptures USCCB Video Reflection Saints of the ... discuss

St. Bartholomew Scripture: Lectionary 424. Aug.24th. Ruth 2:1-3,8-11. 4:13-17. Psalm 128:1-2,3. 4-5. Matthew 13:1-12: Today’s Scriptures USCCB Video Reflection Saints of the Day Our first reading ... discuss

Source.From #48: The Gnostics held that there are two kinds of faith: a crude, imperfect faith suited to the masses, which remained at the level of Jesus' flesh and the contemplation of his mysteries; ... discuss

Scripture: Lectionary 420. Aug.20. Judges 6:11-24. Psalm 85:9.11-12,13-14. Matthew 19:23-30: Today’s Scriptures USCCB Video Reflection Saints of the Day Watch this video on YouTube. Morning Pra ... discuss

In "reporting" on Pope Francis' press conference on the plane returning from Brazil, one could almost hear Nicole Winfield's breathlessness:"The Francis Revolution is underway.... Francis has called o ... discuss

If I had kept these What I Learned Wednesday (#WILW) posts like I had wanted to, this would've been the 35th installment. Yes, I counted. I will try to get better at these, even after the Year of Fait ... discuss

I can't wait until Archbishop Cordileone sees a copy of that letter  :) The good Archbishop just so happens to be on the USCCB Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage :)I hope ... discuss

In an otherwise well written "perspective" article in the Boston Globe Magazine last Sunday, freelance writer Patrick Gallagher 's fatal flaw occurs when he refers to this alma mater—that would ... discuss

As per Archbishop William Lori, "Plaintiffs in HHS legal challenges include business leaders who want to bear witness to Christian principles. We cannot be silent about the conscience rights of priv ... discuss

Sadly, more fodder for my Opposites files...Copyright © Catholic Herald 2013 Vatican calls for copyright laws to be adjusted to permit wider distribution of books for blind.USCCB and Vatican cra ... discuss

The below link is to the Catholic Health Association's "blessing" on the draconian HHS mandate, its absolute impertinence to the USCCB, and its "throwing under the bus" any of us who struggle to be ... discuss

This is the second installment in a series of posts on the question of "when does human life begin?" Part one of this series examined what science has to say about the matter. In this installment we d ... discuss

“Abortion is not sacred ground; it is sacrilegious ground” In our recent post, Serial Scandalizer Pelosi Barely Opposed By The Church, we detailed Catholic Nancy Pelosi’s public cond ... discuss

Dear Brother Bishops,Since we last wrote to you concerning the critical efforts we are undertaking together to protect religious freedom in our beloved country, many of you have requested that we writ ... discuss

Note: I've added a "missing" piece to in bold, making article complete.                      &n ... discuss

Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of NY and USCCB President Charles J. Chaput, Archbishop of PhiladelphiaYour Eminence and Your Excellency: As per Archbishop Zygmunt Zimowski, representing the H ... discuss

Your Excellencies:In earlier communication, I have provided detailed documentation regarding immoral practices in Philly's Catholic hospitals: the paucity of NFP-only physicians, "privileges" for ... discuss

John A. Gallagher, Ph.D.Corporate Director, EthicsCatholic Health PartnersCincinnati, OhioDear Dr. Gallagher,The fourth edition of the USCCB's Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care ... discuss

In yesterday's Bucks County Courier Times, a self-identified non-religious individual asked us to imagine ourselves incapacitated and our resultant vulnerability to abuse:"Imagine that you are lying o ... discuss

Over the years, Our Sunday Visitor has brought to light gaping chasms between Catholic medical ethics and situations in "Catholic" hospitals.Difficult to believe, but March 31st marks the eighth anni ... discuss

The desert is not a dwelling place; it is only a path, a road on which one comes to know the merciful love of God. Everyone who seeks God must pass along it, since the experience of the desert is clos ... discuss

God Bless Pope Francis....and Pope Benedict"The appearance of a new pope is a noisy affair. The great bells of St. Peter’s follow the white smoke; the cheering crowd of tens of thousands overflow th ... discuss

Here is an infographic goodie for all of us. It is from the USCCB. All you have to do is look and enjoy…   † ... discuss

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has been a longstanding proponent of health care reform.  Yet because the revised HHS mandate would still force employers to pay ... discuss

The HHS mandates are draconian, nullifying conscience protections by forcing employers to pay for sterilizations and abortifacients/contraceptives.  The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCC ... discuss

HHS PROPOSAL FALLS SHORT IN MEETING CHURCH CONCERNS; BISHOPS LOOK FORWARD TO ADDRESSING ISSUES WITH ADMINISTRATIONBishops look forward to finding acceptable solutions to shortcomingsConcerned that fir ... discuss

(Click here for readings)Jesus began speaking in the synagogue, saying:  “Today this Scripture passage is fulfilled in your hearing.”  And all spoke highly of him and were amazed ... discuss

(Click here for readings)Jesus stood up to read and was handed a scroll of the prophet Isaiah.  He unrolled the scroll and found the passage where it was written:  “The spirit of the L ... discuss

Day Nine: Sunday, January 27, 2012Printable version of Day NineIntercession: For repentance, healing and peace, in every heart and every nation.Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory BeReflection:  ... discuss

The Colorado Independent is one of numerous news outlets reporting on the tragic case of Lori Stodghill, her preborn sons, and Denver-based Catholic Health Initiatives.... "Lori Stodghill was 31-years ... discuss

A widely reported item about Denver Colorado-based Catholic Health Initiatives has received some confirmation by Colorado's Catholic bishops."A Catholic hospital in Colorado is arguing in court docum ... discuss

Day Five: Wednesday, January 23, 2012Printable version of Day FiveIntercession: For scientists and pharmaceutical employees who help create and manufacture contraceptive and abortifacient drugs: ... discuss

January 22 is the anniversary of Roe v. Wade and the day established by the Church of penance for abortion, has been formally named as the “Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children. ... discuss

. January 22nd marks the 40th anniversary of Roe v Wade. Pray for the end to legal abortion in the United States. If you are in Manhattan, Timothy Cardinal Dolan will be celebrating the 7 ... discuss

Day One: Saturday, January 19, 2013Printable version of Day OneIntercession: For the mother who awakens each morning with the memory of abortion fresh in her mind: that the Lord may still the ter ... discuss

Monopoly?Six "Catholic" hospitals operate within the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Organizationally, 1) Holy Redeemer stands alone;  2) Mercy Fitzgerald, 3) Mercy Philadelphia, 4) Mercy Subur ... discuss

Bishop Joseph McFadden of Harrisburg, chairman of the Committee on Catholic Education of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, has released a report examining the implementation of Blessed ... discuss

I'm linking up with {the awesome and inspiring} Melanie of Only a Breathand the One Word 365 Community.(Thank you, Melanie, for your awesome artwork!)Remember how I said in my New Year's eve post that ... discuss

Monopoly?As you know, six "Catholic" hospitals operate within the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Organizationally, 1) Holy Redeemer stands alone;  2) Mercy Fitzgerald, 3) Mercy Philadelphia, 4 ... discuss

Luke 2:1-14  Think Small(Click here for readings)While they were in Bethlehem, the time came for Mary to have her child, and she gave birth to her firstborn son.  She wrapped him in swaddlin ... discuss

Luke 1:39-45  How Can This Be? (Part II)(Click here for readings)Mary set out and traveled to the hill country in haste to a town of Judah, where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted El ... discuss

Greetings:On page A11 of the 12/12/12 Bucks County Courier Times, an ad appeared for St. Mary's maternity services.  Noting "24 OB/GYN specialists" and "high-risk pregnancy management e ... discuss

Your Excellencies:Inarguably, there are hospitals for whom the label "Catholic" seems tantamount to false advertising.  Such mislabeling endangers the physical and spiritual h ... discuss

Your Excellencies:There is at least one hospital within the geographic boundaries of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, for which "Catholic" is a mislabeling that endangers the physical and sp ... discuss

"Government should uphold - and not undermine - those institutions which are custodians of the very values upon which civilization is founded: religion, education and, above all, family." -- Ro ... discuss

"Government should uphold - and not undermine - those institutions which are custodians of the very values upon which civilization is founded: religion, education and, above all, family." -- Ro ... discuss

The U.S. Catholic bishops have launched a pastoral strategy addressing critical life, marriage and religious liberty concerns. The five-part strategy or call to prayer was approved by the bishops in N ... discuss

In my opinion, the USCCB's Ethical and Religious Directives, 5th ed (2009) could have done a superior job of incorporating the truth so beautifully explained by the Vatican, in its ... discuss

Advent is the (roughly) 4 week season before Christmas when Catholic and other Christians commemorate the first coming of Christ and anticipate his second coming.  The first Sunday of Advent ... discuss

image of Christ from Upper South Gallery in Hagia Sophia With the liturgical year at an end, let's check in on what His Holiness has been up to.  Popery There's the new book, but we cov ... discuss

The Weekly Standard reports.  Excerpt: The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has taken a bold stand for religious freedom. In a recent statement, titled “Our First, Most Cheris ... discuss

Brethren, Peace and Good to all of you in Jesus’ Name. In case you were missing it – and sorry I took so long to restate it – the aftermath of President Obama’s reelection has had no effect ... discuss

Your Eminence:I would like to call to your attention Holy Redeemer's Making Your Own Health Care Decisions and its accompanying Advance Directive Form.  These documents fail to specify  ... discuss

[T]he purpose of a system is what it does. This is a basic dictum. It stands for bald fact, which makes a better starting point in seeking understanding than the familiar attributions of good intenti ... discuss

In the wake of the tragic death of Savita Halappanar, various pro-life and Catholic commentators have been claiming that inducing delivery of Savita's child would have an appropriate course of action. ... discuss

Libby Anne, of Love, Joy, Feminism, recently blogged about “How [She] Lost Faith in the ‘Pro-Life’ Movement.” Marc Barnes addresses Libby Anne’s statements in a three-par ... discuss

Cardinal Dolan’s address, which he gave to the General Assembly of the USCCB fall meeting is worth reading. The blogs are already lighting up over it, and many are focusing on the hint that we c ... discuss

On Thursday, October 11, in his motu proprio Porta Fidei (“The Door of Faith”)[*], Pope Benedict XVI officially opened the Year of Faith.  Thursday was chosen because it marked the fiftiet ... discuss

 Source: Associated Press The Novus Ordo Catholic Church has failed.  We have failed in our duty to Almighty God and to country.  We should be utterly ashamed of ourselves.  ... discuss

The re-election of Barack Obama, the most anti-life and anti-family president in US history, is indeed tragic. The truth, however, is that his re-election is but a symptom of a greater evil which exte ... discuss

My heart is as leaden as the grey skies which are blustering and threatening to once again pound our coastline, and I feel like I am attending the funeral of my homeland. So I make moves to comfort my ... discuss

And he may very well. After all, who here really knows his heart? But if he does, I'm sure it won't be because of the budget. CRISIS - We interrupt the presidential campaign to raise this pressing qu ... discuss

Marjorie Dannenfelser, President, Susan B. Anthony List: This new ad from the pro-life SBA List debunks the claim that Planned Parenthood, America's #1 abortion provider, provides mammograms but does ... discuss

Marjorie Dannenfelser, President, Susan B. Anthony List: This new ad from the pro-life SBA List debunks the claim that Planned Parenthood, America's #1 abortion provider, provides mammograms but does ... discuss

Pennsylvania Catholic Bishops Each year on this day the Catholic Church celebrates “All Saints Day.” This solemnity remembers those who have fulfilled their earthly vocation and now enjoy etern ... discuss

This new ad from the pro-life SBA List debunks the claim that Planned Parenthood, America's #1 abortion provider, provides mammograms but does not provide abortions. The ad also hits back on the false ... discuss

Not all voters who hold a pro-life position plan to vote for pro-life candidates for public office in the Nov. 6 election. As in 2008, some pro-life Catholic and evangelical protestant Christians are ... discuss

What does your Confession look like? How are you teaching your children to go through their own Sacraments of Reconciliation as time goes by? What do your habits on this particular sacrament say abo ... discuss




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