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April 16, 2014

Dad’s Heartbreaking Letter After Miscarriage Features Picture of Baby’s Hands Touching His Fingers - 33 min 12 sec ago
Washington, DC (LiveActionNews) — Tommy Riles, father, audience warm-up comedian on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and founder of Life of Dad, a social network for fathers, recently...

New English discernment house hopes to help vocations flourish

Catholic News Agency - General - 35 min 14 sec ago
Manchester, United Kingdom, Apr 16, 2014 / 04:07 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury, England, has announced plans for a house of discernment for potential...

Report Confirms Obamacare Restricts Access to Life-Saving Medical Care - 39 min 58 sec ago
A Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report now documents that Obamacare exchange plans, while often cheaper, are restricting access to life-saving medical care. According to the...

Raising Them for Jesus - 42 min ago
The young bride-to-be, a good friend’s daughter, sent me a thank you note for my gift and my attendance at her bridal shower. She wrote: “Thank you for being a ‘second mother’ in...

Holy Week Schedule - Rome Update for the Russicum

New Liturgical Movement - 42 min 4 sec ago
The schedule which I posted several days ago for services at the Russicum in Rome has been slightly changed. Matins of the Twelve Gospels will be celebrated tomorrow evening, Holy...

All blessed and holy

Sacristies of the World - 43 min 26 sec ago
There are specific instructions in Canon Law on the use of the Holy Oils blessed and distributed by the diocesan bishop at the Chrism Mass.  However, it doesn’t contain explicit ...

Palm Sunday - Your Photos (Part 1)

New Liturgical Movement - 46 min 59 sec ago
Thank you once again for sending these in. They are posted in no particular order, and we received far more than we could post (which is great!) I'll do another set tomorrow, and...

Justina Pelletier Tells Parents in Secret Letter She is Being “Tortured” - 58 min 5 sec ago
Lou Pelletier, Justina’s father, has released a photo of a portion of an incriminating letter he says Justina wrote and snuck to them during one of their recent visits. The...


dotCommonweal - 1 hour 9 min ago
Dean Baker on education and inequality:

Ready for the Triduum?

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 1 hour 10 min ago
A wonderful place to reflect on the mysteries of Holy Week is in a gallery of a great museum with sacred art, especially with the Office ringing changes in your ears. At the Met...

What does it mean to be a saint?

Verbum Blog - Logos Bible Software - 1 hour 12 min ago
On April 27, two popes will be canonized as saints: Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII. Both men lived extraordinary lives, reflecting Christ’s love and standing as models of...

Restructuring of Roman Curia next on agenda for Pope, Council of Cardinals

Catholic Culture - World News - 1 hour 16 min ago
Having resolved questions about Vatican financial affairs, Pope Francis and his 8-member Council of Cardinals will now turn their attention to a restructuring of the Roman Curia,...

On Wasting Life | The Passion

Incarnation and Modernity - 1 hour 21 min ago
_________ The propelling drama of Holy Week finds the world stunned in complacency. We are too self-assured to mind what happened some time ago outside the city gates to a certain...

Chaldean prelate, in Easter message, asks peaceful future for Iraq

Catholic Culture - World News - 1 hour 25 min ago
Iraq's leading Catholic prelate has issued an Easter prayer for "an end to the suffering of our people." Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Raphael Sako urged the faithful to keep...

New stories on our homepage

dotCommonweal - 1 hour 26 min ago
Now on the homepage, "Being Prepared for Joy," Anthony Domestico's fascinating interview with poet Christian Wiman. An excerpt:

Oregon priest arrested following luring incident

Catholic Culture - World News - 1 hour 30 min ago
A priest who has served in the Archdiocese of Portland since 1998 has been arrested on charges of attempting to lure a 14-year-old girl into his car in Vancouver, where he...

Chicago priest returns to ministry; archdiocese, county found abuse charges unfounded

Catholic Culture - World News - 1 hour 31 min ago
A Chicago priest has been restored to active ministry after an investigation concluded that abuse charges against him had been unfounded. Father Michael O'Connell was suspended...

Pro-abortion Wendy Davis losing among women voters in Texas: new poll

LifeSiteNews - 1 hour 39 min ago
by Kirsten Andersen AUSTIN, TX, April 16, 2014 ( – A new survey by a liberal polling firm is bad news for Wendy Davis, the Democratic would-be governor of Texas...

Heaven Is for Real

The Compass (Green Bay, WI) - 1 hour 54 min ago
NEW YORK — “Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength.” Those familiar words, addressed to God in Psalm 8 of the King James Bible, might serve as the...

Accused killer at Kansas City Jewish centers could face hate-crime charges

Catholic Culture - World News - 1 hour 55 min ago
The man who shot and killed three people at Jewish community centers in Kansas City is likely to face hate-crime charges because of his animus against Jews, although all three...


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