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September 1, 2014

Stop Calling Patients Vegetables: Joan Rivers Will Never be a Carrot

LifeNews.com - 10 hours 21 min ago
Whatever the future may hold for Joan Rivers, who may have experienced brain damage during surgery, she will always be an exceptional human being deserving of equal rights and...

"Back to School"

The Reason for Our Hope - 10 hours 25 min ago
Students are heading back to the classroom this week. As I watch the children head off for school, and as I reflect upon an event in which I participated last week, a question...

Greg Abbott Files Emergency Request to Uphold Pro-Life Texas Law Closing Abortion Clinics

LifeNews.com - 10 hours 47 min ago
Late Sunday night, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott filed an emergency request with a federal appeals court to uphold a pro-life law credited with closing multiple abortion...

Catholic paper protests as South African broadcaster drops coverage for Pope's Christmas Mass

Catholic Culture - World News - 11 hours 14 min ago
The Southern Cross, the newspaper operated the bishops' conferences of southern Africa, has denounced the decision of South Africa's broadcasting network to stop airing the Pope's...

Anti-Mafia Italian priest undeterred by threat from 'boss of bosses'

Catholic Culture - World News - 11 hours 20 min ago
An Italian priest says that he is not concerned about reports that a powerful Mafia figure wanted to have him killed. Father Luigi Ciotti admitted that it was "very significant"...

Maltese couple begin rescue service for migrants in Mediterranean

Catholic Culture - World News - 11 hours 26 min ago
Inspired by Pope Francis, a wealthy couple from Malta has bought and equipped a ship to rescue migrants from drowning in the Mediterranean Sea. Cristofer and Regina Catrambone...

Activist: The Real Problem With Abortion Clinics is the Lack of Herbal Tea After Abortions

LifeNews.com - 11 hours 26 min ago
(LiveActionNews) — Shortly before the news broke that a judge had struck down a key part of the new Texas abortion law, RH Reality Check writer Andrea Grimes — the genius behind...

UPDATE – Soccer game for peace!

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 11 hours 29 min ago
I am being kept in the loop about the Soccer Game for Peace that Pope Francis called for.  This should take care of the whole war and terrorism problem. I am told that the stadium...

West must respond to ISIS persecution: Italian bishops' leader

Catholic Culture - World News - 11 hours 32 min ago
"We cannot remain silent in the face of the project to cancel Christians from the Holy Land and other places," the president of the Italian Catholic bishops' conference said in an...

Staying Sane with Dry-Erase Status Lines

CatholicMom.com - 11 hours 45 min ago
I’m officially on the list of the chronically distracted, and it’s not very often I find a trick for staying focused that works for more than about two and a half days.   My...

ASK FATHER: Hand missals, Mass books for children

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 12 hours 4 min ago
From a reader… QUAERITUR: Do you have any recommendations for good children’s missals for both the ordinary and extraordinary forms of the Mass? We have two school-aged children (...

Hundreds flock to conference looking to revive parish life

Catholic News Agency - General - 12 hours 21 min ago
Denver, Colo., Sep 1, 2014 / 12:24 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Some 500 Catholic leaders and their pastors from across the United States met recently at the first-ever Amazing Parish...

Paging Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan: The ghost that haunts many urban teens

GetReligion - 12 hours 35 min ago
Two or three paragraphs into this riveting Wonkblog essay in The Washington Post I began having flashbacks, and not the good kind. The key thought: Where is the late, great...

The Unique Calling of A Deacon’s Wife

CatholicMom.com - 13 hours 15 min ago
My husband Joel was ordained a permanent deacon for the Diocese of Des Moines on August 16, 2014. You can view a highlight reel of the most blessed day over here at my digital...

Love remembers

The Deacon's Bench - 13 hours 55 min ago
This is something utterly sweet and heart-tugging: a brief conversation about love and memory between a daughter and her mother with Alzheimer’s. “Can a mother forget her infant,...

Pope's prayer intentions for September 2014

Catholic Culture - World News - 14 hours 2 min ago
The Vatican has released the prayer intentions of Pope Francis for September 2014. The Pope's general intention is: "That the mentally disabled may receive the love and help they...

Faith is rooted in God - not human approval, Pope Francis says

Catholic News Agency - General - 14 hours 13 min ago
Vatican City, Sep 1, 2014 / 10:32 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Faith is not founded upon human wisdom, but on the power of God, as made manifest in the Gospel. This was one of the main...

Faith is rooted in God - not human approval, Pope Francis says

EWTN - Vatican News - 14 hours 21 min ago
Vatican City, Sep 1, 2014 / 11:24 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Faith is not founded upon human wisdom, but on the power of God, as made manifest in the Gospel. This was one of the main...

The Annunciation: A Novel Inspired by a Masterpiece

CatholicMom.com - 14 hours 45 min ago
Editor’s note: Today, we welcome guest contributor Ron Teachout. I recently had the opportunity to meet Ron in person at the Catholic Writers Guild conference and strongly...

Pope to Interfaith Soccer players: religion and sport can collaborate for peace

News.va - 14 hours 50 min ago
(Vatican Radio)  An Interreligious Soccer Match for Peace – an initiative desired by Pope Francis - will take place Monday night at Rome’s Olympic Stadium.  The 50-some former...

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