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Rome – Day 5-6: Processions and Purgatories

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 35 min 10 sec ago
The last few days have been a busy blur. But here are a few images from the blur. First, a shot of the interior of Santa Maria sopra Minerva. It is a rare Gothic church, in the...

Churches Must Oppose Female Conscription

Crisis Magazine - Church - 1 hour 26 min ago
Fifty years ago, tens of thousands of young American men burned draft cards in public protests against the Vietnam War, while throngs of American women were burning certain items...

Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc by Mark Twain

Crisis Magazine - Church - 1 hour 36 min ago
We do a necessary disservice to children when we explain to them the difference between the land of Fancy and the Real World. It is necessary because there is a difference,...

Lord, Open My Lips

Integrated Catholic Life - 4 hours 32 min ago
“Lord, open my lips and my mouth will proclaim your praise.” (Psalm 51:15) These words ring out in the chapel, breaking the silence of the early morning. It is still dark outside...

Catholic Quote of the Day — from J. R. R. Tolkien

Integrated Catholic Life - 4 hours 34 min ago
“War must be, while we defend our lives against a destroyer who would devour all; but I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the...

Encountering the Word — 1 Corinthians 2:2

Integrated Catholic Life - 4 hours 36 min ago
A Daily Quote from Sacred Scripture “For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.” (1 Corinthians 2:2) Print this entry

MEMORIAL DAY: A Day of Prayer and Remembrance

Aleteia - 4 hours 36 min ago
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Words I Didn’t Say at My Daughter’s Wedding

Aleteia - 4 hours 36 min ago
I sat down to write some brief remarks from the father of the bride for my oldest daughter’s wedding on Friday. This came out … so I started over. I went with light-hearted...

Why Are Medieval Manuscripts Filled with Raging, Armed Rabbits?

Aleteia - 4 hours 36 min ago
  Imagine the life of a medieval copyist. A scribe, that is. You would have to transcribe an entire volume, whether you liked that particular book or not, on a daily basis, word...

On Honoring the War Dead: Lincoln at the Graveside

Aleteia - 4 hours 36 min ago
In a modern culture that is adrift, it is good to be reminded of the True, the Good & the Beautiful. Each week it is my humble privilege to offer one selection from an...

It Pays to Know How to Spell (and Auto-Correct’s Most Embarrassing Moments)

Aleteia - 4 hours 37 min ago
Most of us will never need to spell words like rafraichissoir or Feldenkrais. And if we did, spell-check will help us out, right? But those were two words—correctly spelled—that...

When the Benefit of the Doubt Is Really an Act of Faith

Aleteia - 4 hours 37 min ago
24) Recall a time you were not given the benefit of the doubt, and extend one to someone else. — 56 Ways to Be Merciful During the Jubilee Year of Mercy, Aleteia “I’ll give you...

Müller Out, Schönborn In. The Pope Has Changed Doctrine Teachers

Chiesa Italy - 4 hours 37 min ago
For Francis, the right interpretation of “Amoris Laetitia” is not that of the prefect of the congregation for the doctrine of the faith, but that of the Austrian cardinal. Here,...

Catholic Collective takes ‘risk’ in evangelising young people

The Catholic Leader - 6 hours 36 min ago
TERESA McGrath and Zach Woodward, from Brisbane archdiocese’s Youth Evangelisation Office, are familiar faces, but they asked not to have their photo taken for this story.The...

Complete English Text: Archbishop Georg Gänswein’s ‘Expanded Petrine Office’ Speech

Aleteia - 8 hours 28 min ago
VATICAN CITY – Archbishop Georg Gänswein recently raised eyebrows by stating that Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation had expanded the nature of the Petrine ministry and...

The Holy Father's Prayer Intentions for June 2016

Big C Catholics - 9 hours 31 min ago
Please remember the Holy Father Pope Francis' intentions in prayer through the month of June: General Intention: Human Solidarity That the aged, marginalized, and those who have...

Homily for the 10th Sunday in Ordinary Time, June 5, 2016, Year C

Big C Catholics - 9 hours 33 min ago
Fr. Charles Irvin Senior Priest Diocese of Lansing (Click here for today’s readings) In mulling over today's Scripture readings two themes came to my mind, (1) the role of women,...

Morning Catholic must-reads: 30/05/16

Catholic Herald - 9 hours 35 min ago
The Pope has invited children from around the world to join Syrian children in a prayer for peace on Wednesday (full text). “It deeply troubles me when I see a timetable in a...

May's Blog of Note: Shameless Popery

Big C Catholics - 9 hours 39 min ago
Since April 2009, the blog, Shameless Popery, has provided inquiring Catholics faithful, thoughtful articles about their faith. These include theological commentary, apologetics,...

Transgender Man Sues Men-Only Barber Shop That Refused Him Service

The Religion Clause - 10 hours 17 min ago
A state court lawsuit was filed last week in California against a men-only barber shop and two of its barbers who, for religious reasons, refused to cut the hair of a transgender...
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