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April 17, 2014

Pope Francis: Chrism Mass homily - 3 hours 44 min ago
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis delivered the homily at the Chrism Mass of the Rome diocese on Holy Thursday morning, in St. Peter's Basilica. The Chrism Mass is the traditional...

Morning Catholic must-reads: 17/04/14

Catholic Herald - 4 hours 1 min ago
Pope Francis prayed that both youthful and elderly priests would be marked by joy as he celebrated the Chrism Mass at St Peter’s this morning (full text, full video). The Holy...

The Harrowing of Hell

Crisis Magazine - Church - 5 hours 24 min ago
The second reading from the Office of Readings for Holy Saturday is taken from an ancient homily on Christ’s descent into hell.  It begins: “Something strange is happening—there...

On Barbarism and Benedict

Crisis Magazine - Church - 5 hours 29 min ago
For those who have the courage to plunge headlong into the great sea of history, their minds accustomed to taking long views, the attractions of Protestantism are few and never...

Holy Thursday

Catholic and Enjoying It! - 5 hours 39 min ago
We are meant to feel that his life was in that sense a sort of love affair with death, a romance of the pursuit of the ultimate sacrifice. From the moment when the star goes up...

The Eucharist

Crisis Magazine - Church - 5 hours 40 min ago
Let us read the words of the institution of the Eucharist at the Last Supper in Saint Matthew’s Gospel (26:26-28), adding the words of the other sacred authors on the same subject...

This is part of the New Evangelization

Quartermaster of the Barque - 5 hours 43 min ago
And it’s done very well here. Hopefully it’ll get loaded with a little more content, but inspirational:

John XXIII, John Paul II linked by love of dialogue with world

EWTN - Vatican News - 6 hours 38 min ago
Vatican City, Apr 17, 2014 / 01:02 am (EWTN News/CNA).- John XXIII and John Paul II, who will be canonized April 27, are "bound together" by their love for addressing the world in...

John XXIII, John Paul II linked by love of dialogue with world

Catholic News Agency - General - 6 hours 38 min ago
Vatican City, Apr 17, 2014 / 12:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- John XXIII and John Paul II, who will be canonized April 27, are “bound together” by their love for addressing the world in...

New Rites of Grace Prevail

Word on Fire - Fr. Robert Barron - 6 hours 40 min ago
Holy Thursday, the beginning of the Sacred Triduum that encompasses Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and leads up to the Resurrection, is marked by Christ's institution of both the...

Crucifixion in the Ancient World and Why Jesus Died This Way (Good Friday Post and Podcast)

The Sacred Page - 6 hours 42 min ago
Click below to listen to our special Good Friday podcast. Also be sure to come back tomorrow and Sunday for special podcasts on Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday!  Crucifixion:...

April 16, 2014


The Deacon's Bench - 8 hours 8 min ago
As we prepare to begin the Triduum, I thought I’d post a few homiletic thoughts from the last few years… Holy Thursday 2010:  Tonight, God gets down on his knees for us.Tonight,...

Finding Strength in our Surrender

Integrated Catholic Life - 8 hours 38 min ago
Surrender, giving control of our lives to Christ, is an enormous obstacle to living out our faith in the workplace, or anyplace for that matter. Surrendering to Christ and putting...

Radical abortion bill dies in Colo. Senate after call to prayer, action

Catholic News Agency - General - 8 hours 58 min ago
Denver, Colo., Apr 16, 2014 / 09:42 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Amid growing protests led in large part by the Catholic Church, the Colorado Senate on April 16 killed a controversial...


Socon or Bust - 9 hours 6 min ago

FireFox and WordPress

Socon or Bust - 9 hours 22 min ago
Folks, The FireFox ban should now be working across Socon or Bust, thanks to a nifty little Plugin developed in WordPress which allows you to ban any browser you damn well please...

NYPD Ends Muslim Neighborhood Surveillance Unit

The Religion Clause - 10 hours 1 min ago
The New York Times yesterday reported that the New York Police Department is dropping its controversial Demographics Unit that has sent plainclothes detectives into Muslim...

New Approval, But Also Law Suit, Are Latest Steps In Creating New Canadian Christian Law School

The Religion Clause - 10 hours 27 min ago
In Canada last week, the Law Society of British Columbia announced that it has voted to approve the proposed law school at Trinity Western University, making TWU graduates...

Ohio's Ban On Recognizing Same-Sex Marriages From Elsewhere Invalidated, But Most of Order Stayed Pending Appeal

The Religion Clause - 11 hours 18 min ago
In Henry v. Himes, (SD OH, April 14, 2014), an Ohio federal district court held that Ohio's bans on recognizing same-sex marriages validly performed in other jurisdictions are "...

NYPD mourn colleague lost in the line of duty 4/14/14

New Evangelization Television (NET) - NY - 12 hours 29 min ago
An honor guard assembled outside a Catholic Church in Queens this morning, as the NYPD paid their final respects to one of their own. Currents correspondent Michelle Powers was...


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