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March 1, 2015

Tech Talk Digest for Last Week - 26 min 46 sec ago
Here are the Tech Talk highlights from last week. Tech Tools for Writers: A Novel Approach to Proofreading How can you possibly proofread a manuscript you’ve spent your life with...

PR heavyweight hired to fight SF archbishop

The Deacon's Bench - 31 min 11 sec ago
From The SF Weekly:  There’s a new contender in the faith-fueled fight between Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone and parents, students, and teachers of local Catholic schools. Media...

Daily Gospel Reflection for March 1, 2015 - 1 hour 26 min ago
Today’s Gospel: Mark 9:2-10 The transfiguration of Christ reminds us that Jesus is not only the son of Mary, but the beloved Son of our Father in heaven. When Jesus had this...

The lives they lived: meet the Coptic martyrs of ISIS

The Deacon's Bench - 1 hour 31 min ago
Sophia Jones from the Huffington Post has interviewed the families of some of the 21 Coptic martyrs and posted this moving glimpse into the lives they lived:  Death is everywhere...

ASK FATHER: Membership in a parish, borders, registration

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 2 hours 26 min ago
From a reader… QUAERITUR: I am a parishoner at an ethnic church in the Archdiocese of X with national boundaries where there are Masses, sacraments, services, etc in my preferred...

LENTCAzT 12: 2nd Sunday of Lent

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 6 hours 25 min ago
Today is the 2nd Sunday of Lent. Reminder: GO TO CONFESSION! How long has it been? Here is another 5 minute daily podcast for Lent.  They are intended to give you a small boost...

February 28, 2015

Latvia’s Catholic bishops try to ‘stay calm’ amid Russian threat

Catholic Herald - 7 hours 4 min ago
Catholic officials in Latvia are trying to stay out of the region’s ideological war with neighbouring Russia. “Latvia is home to a large Russian population and there are Russian-...

Six Keys to help you Surrender your Life to Jesus Christ

Integrated Catholic Life - 7 hours 24 min ago
At the center of Mark’s Gospel, the Transfiguration of Christ (Mark 9:2-10) stands prominently as an encouragement along the walk from Baptism to Resurrection; a walk that must...

Daily Lenten Reflection — FAQ for making a Daily Examen

Integrated Catholic Life - 7 hours 25 min ago
A necessary part of advancing in the spiritual life and forming a deeper relationship with God is to examine oneself, praying that God will reveal to us our soul as He sees it....

Court Says Religiously-Affiliated Hospital's Plan Is Exempt From ERISA

The Religion Clause - 11 hours 51 sec ago
Another federal district court has weighed in on whether retirement plans created and maintained by religiously-affiliated hospitals qualify for the "Church Plan" exemption from...

John Jeremiah Sullivan: An Appreciation

dotCommonweal - 11 hours 18 min ago
This week, John Jeremiah Sullivan was among the winners of the Windham Campbell Prize alongside Geoff Dyer and Edmund de Waal in the nonfiction category — an honor that comes with...

Study Released On Religious Restrictions and Hostilities

The Religion Clause - 11 hours 27 min ago
The Pew Research Center on Thursday issued its annual report for 2013 on the extent to which governments around the world restrict religious minorities and the extent to which non...

Secularist Blogger Hacked To Death By Islamists In Bangladesh

The Religion Clause - 11 hours 51 min ago
In Dhaka, Bangladesh on Thursday night, the Bangladeshi-American blogger Avijit Roy was hacked to death by machetes and meat cleavers in an attack by an Islamist group that...

The Art of Preaching: What makes a good Homily? (Video)

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 12 hours 27 min ago
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Pope at Angelus: the Path of Jesus Always Brings Us to Happiness

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 12 hours 27 min ago
Even if we face trials, if we follow the way of Jesus, we will find happiness. With this message, Pope Francis addressed the faithful gathered in a sunny St. Peter's Square on the...

Antoni Gaudi Chapel to open in 2017 in Chile (Video)

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 12 hours 27 min ago
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Dr. Candida Moss of Notre Dame — and CNN’s ‘Finding Jesus’ — Talks About the Theology-Class Controversy

Catholic Vote - 12 hours 33 min ago
Earlier today, I posted a story over at my recently launched Pax Culturati blog at Patheos Catholic about the new CNN series “Finding Jesus,” which looks at the story of Christ...

Kerry Weber Answers “What Is Lent?” - 12 hours 57 min ago
Catholic Relief Services and the CRS Rice Bowl program have created a compelling Lenten video series that asks “What is Lent?”. For eight days, I am sharing each of the videos...

Chart-topping Benedictine nuns to drop new album for Easter

Catholic News Agency - General - 13 hours 25 min ago
Kansas City, Mo., Feb 28, 2015 / 04:02 pm (CNA).- Together with the joys of the Resurrection and feasting, this Easter will have an added delight: listening to the new album by...

Two Years Ago Today…..

Quartermaster of the Barque - 13 hours 59 min ago
All of Christendom — and much of the rest of the world — recalls that on February 28, 2013, His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI abdicated the See of Peter. The Sede vacante took...


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