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October 19, 2014

Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Cases

The Religion Clause - 11 hours 19 min ago
In Carter v. Davis, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 148037 (ED VA, Oct. 16, 2014), a Virginia federal district court dismissed, with leave to amend, an inmate's complaint that he was...

Synod ends by affirming tradition, leaving controversial questions open

The Compass (Green Bay, WI) - 11 hours 32 min ago
VATICAN CITY — After several days of animated debate over its official midterm report, the Synod of Bishops on the family agreed on a final document more clearly grounded in...

Synod of Bishops sends message of encouragement to traditional families

The Compass (Green Bay, WI) - 11 hours 35 min ago
VATICAN CITY — On its last day of business, the Synod of Bishops on the family approved and released a three-page message expressing solidarity with Christian families around the...

And in the end, some Vatican synod news reports hint that 'sin' exists after all

GetReligion - 11 hours 35 min ago
I promise -- honest -- that the following post is not a covert Sunday school lesson. You see, I have a journalistic reason for taking us into the Gospel of St. John, chapter 8. As...

Where are the icons?

Feminine Genius - 11 hours 38 min ago
Jen Fulwiler and I are both converts, and for some reason this particular week, we both referenced our grandmothers as reminders of how the lives of women have changed -- and not...

Pakistan Appeals Court Upholds Christian Woman's Death Sentence For Blasphemy

The Religion Clause - 11 hours 49 min ago
In Pakistan on Thursday, in a high-profile case a 2-judge panel of the High Court in Lahore upheld the death sentence on blasphemy charges that had been imposed in 2010 on a...

Court Orders Minister To Return Church Keys, Mercedes and Stay Away From Church Premises

The Religion Clause - 12 hours 19 min ago
On Thursday, an Alabama state trial court issued a preliminary injunction ordering Rev. Juan McFarland to turn over his church keys to the deacons and trustees of Montgomery's...

Nigerian Court Upholds Ban On Head Scarves In Public Schools

The Religion Clause - 12 hours 49 min ago
According to AFP, in Nigeria on Friday a judge on the High Court in Lagos upheld the Lagos State government's ban on wearing of the hijab (Muslim head scarf) in public schools. In...

"For Francis, a resounding defeat: Traditionalists have won a huge victory." | "Even in 2015, it's hard for Francis to go much beyond this without risking schism."

Rorate Coeli - 13 hours 10 min ago
Professor Odon Vallet is an expert in the history of religions and civilizations and, since he is deemed a strong "Progressive", he is a favorite in the French media to speak as a...

Praying with Children – Memorized Prayer [Video]

CatholicMom.com - 13 hours 19 min ago
Grace Urbanski discusses using and teaching memorized prayer with children. Watch this video on YouTube. Video Link Find the complete series of Praying with Children videos at...

Black Separatist Religious Group Wins Right To Demonstrate Outide of Mall

The Religion Clause - 13 hours 19 min ago
In Liberty Place Retail Associates, L.P., v. Israelite School of Universal Practical Knowledge, (PA Super. Ct., Oct. 14, 2014),  a 3-judge panel of the Pennsylvania Superior Court...

Humble and Prophetic Witness

dotCommonweal - 13 hours 24 min ago
At Mass this morning in Saint Peter's Square, closing the truly extraordinary Synod, Pope Francis beatified his predecessor, Paul VI. In his homily Francis said: When we look to...

Wherein Card. Burke is compared to Archbp. Lefebvre

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 13 hours 42 min ago
Just in case you were wondering what sort of people were on the other side of the issue, this is a Twitter exchange between the Jesuit James Martin and Massimo Faggioli, a liberal...

New Acting Head of DOJ Civil Rights Division Appointed

The Religion Clause - 14 hours 19 min ago
The Justice Department announced last Wednesday that beginning tomorrow Vanita Gupta will serve as Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division. She succeeds ...

WDTPRS 29th Ordinary Sunday: “bear with me” – glory and pregnancy

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 14 hours 36 min ago
The Collect for the 29th Ordinary Sunday is found the ancient Gelasian Sacramentary among the prayers for the 5th Sunday after Easter.  Those of you who participate in...

Cardinal Burke: Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi!

Making Things Visible - 15 hours 19 min ago
Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi!fantastic interview with Cardinal Burke. It should be noted that he has made his move to Malta public. Please pray for him and for the Church. As Bishop...

Blessed Paul VI

Communio - 15 hours 29 min ago
After two weeks of meetings on the family and marriage, Pope Francis offered Mass at which he beatified the Venerable Servant of God Pope Paul VI. whom he called a “great Pope,” a...

In God’s image we are made

Communio - 15 hours 30 min ago
“The image of God is not depicted on gold but is imaged in humanity. The coin of Caesar is gold; that of God, humanity. Caesar is seen in his currency; God, however, is known...

How to Pickle Turnips (and just about any other Vegetable)

The Catholic Foodie - 16 hours 21 min ago
You can pickle just about anything. And whatever you pickle turns out fresher and better than any store-bought pickle or veggie. Pickling at home is also economical. And fun! As...

A Marian Pilgrimage in Hungary

New Liturgical Movement - 16 hours 43 min ago
On October 11th, His Excellency Lajos Varga, auxiliary bishop of the diocese of Vác in Hungary, celebrated a Pontifical High Mass for the 5th time at Hungary’s Franciscan-run...

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