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April 23, 2014

Self-Serve Communion on Holy Thursday: 8 years of "Reform of the Reform" of the Mass of Paul VI had no effect

Rorate Coeli - 7 min 31 sec ago
As we have often and repeatedly said here, the "Reform of the Reform" of the Rite of Paul VI was bound not to have any effect without a combination of text modifications, strict...

Marilynne Robinson, St. Thomas, and the Wonder of Existence

Dominicana - 27 min 38 sec ago
Your hair is straight and dark, and your skin is very fair. I suppose you’re not prettier than most children. You’re just a nice-looking boy, a bit slight, well scrubbed and well...

Resurrection pours 'fresh hope' on the world, Pope reflects

Catholic News Agency - General - 36 min 37 sec ago
Vatican City, Apr 23, 2014 / 05:22 am (CNA/EWTN News).- During his general audience Wednesday Pope Francis emphasized the certainty of Christ's presence in the world today, noting...

Resurrection pours 'fresh hope' on the world, Pope reflects

EWTN - Vatican News - 36 min 37 sec ago
Vatican City, Apr 23, 2014 / 06:22 am (EWTN News/CNA).- During his general audience Wednesday Pope Francis emphasized the certainty of Christ's presence in the world today, noting...

Georgia Lawsuit Is Latest To Challenge Same-Sex Marriage Ban

The Religion Clause - 48 min 37 sec ago
Lambda Legal announced yesterday that it has filed suit in federal district court in Georgia on behalf of three same-sex couples and a widow challenging Georgia's statutory and...

Suit Charges Student Not Admitted To Community College Program Because of His Expression of Religious Beliefs

The Religion Clause - 58 min 26 sec ago
ACLJ announced yesterday that it has filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of student Brandon Jenkins against The Community College of Baltimore County Maryland for denying Jenkins...

More to Love about iPieta

CatholicMom.com - 58 min 32 sec ago
Meet my faithful Adoration companion, the wonderful, abounding-with-fabulous-Catholic-reading app, iPieta.  There is never a lack of material for me to read on iPieta, especially...

Arabic iBreviary a 'gateway' to religious freedom, creator says

EWTN - World Catholic News - 1 hour 24 min ago
Rome, Italy, Apr 23, 2014 / 05:34 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Fr. Paolo Padrini, creator of the iBreviary application, said that part of his goal for the recent release of the program...

Arabic iBreviary a 'gateway' to religious freedom, creator says

Catholic News Agency - General - 1 hour 24 min ago
Rome, Italy, Apr 23, 2014 / 04:34 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Fr. Paolo Padrini, creator of the iBreviary application, said that part of his goal for the recent release of the program in...

Pope Francis: �Why do you seek the living among the dead?'

Catholic Culture - World News - 1 hour 28 min ago
In his April 23 general audience, Pope Francis reflected on the words spoken by the angels at Christ's tomb: "Why do you seek the living among the dead?" (Lk. 24:5) These words...

Pope audience: Why do you seek the living among the dead

News.va - 1 hour 57 min ago
(Vatican Radio) Pilgrims thronged St. Peter’s Square, the long boulevard of Via della Conciliazione, spilling all the way down to the banks of the Tiber this Wednesday for Pope...

Daily Gospel Reflection for April 23, 2014

CatholicMom.com - 1 hour 58 min ago
Today’s Gospel: Luke 24:13-35 It’s no coincidence that it was at the moment of the blessing and breaking of the bread that Cleopas and the other disciple finally recognized Jesus...

Indian priest runs for political office

Catholic Culture - World News - 2 hours 27 min ago
Defying the Code of Canon Law and a directive from diocesan officials, a parish priest in India is running for parliament. Father M. P. Jesuraj, a priest of the Diocese of ...

Melkite patriarch decries attacks on Catholic institutions in Syria

Catholic Culture - World News - 2 hours 40 min ago
The head of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church lamented recent bomb attacks on an Armenian Catholic school and a Melkite parish in Syria. "What is the point of all this carnage ...

Priest murdered in Central African Republic

Catholic Culture - World News - 2 hours 51 min ago
A priest in the Central African Republic was murdered on Good Friday, according to a statement issued by Caritas, the Church's federation of relief and development agencies....

ASK FATHER: Spouse unwilling to seek convalidation of marriage.

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 2 hours 58 min ago
From a reader… QUAERITUR: Father, You recently had a post, ”ASK FATHER: Godparents must be confirmed, married properly” In this post you discuss the con-validation of a mixed...

Chicago priest, recently reinstated, again under investigation

Catholic Culture - World News - 3 hours 5 min ago
A Chicago priest who recently returned to active ministry is again under investigation. Father Michael O'Connell had been reinstated following archdiocesan and police ...

Canadian bishop writes prime minister about political concerns

Catholic Culture - World News - 3 hours 17 min ago
The president of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops has written Prime Minister Stephen Harper about several domestic and international issues. Referring to the plight of...

Ariz. law to allow surprise inspections of abortion clinics

EWTN - US Latest News - 3 hours 54 min ago
Phoenix, Ariz., Apr 23, 2014 / 03:04 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Arizona governor Jan Brewer has signed into law a bill that ended special health inspection rules for abortion clinics,...

Ariz. law to allow surprise inspections of abortion clinics

Catholic News Agency - General - 3 hours 54 min ago
Phoenix, Ariz., Apr 23, 2014 / 02:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Arizona governor Jan Brewer has signed into law a bill that ended special health inspection rules for abortion clinics,...

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