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Christians are the most widely targeted religious group in the world

Catholic News Agency - General - 10 hours 57 min ago
Washington D.C., Apr 23, 2017 / 04:29 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- When it comes to religious persecution, Christians are the most widely targeted community, said a new report released...

Sharing the Word for April 24, 2017 – Second Week of Easter – Year 1

American Catholic - Top News - 12 hours 26 min ago
Monday of the Second Week of Easter April 24, 2017 Daily Reading from the USCCB: Acts 4:23-31 https://www.franciscanmedia.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/SW_050211_I.mp3   After...

Mercy is central

Communio - 13 hours 44 min ago
Indeed, mercy is the central nucleus of the Gospel message; it is the very name of God, the Face with which he revealed himself in the Old Covenant and fully in Jesus Christ, the...

Daily Readings for Monday, April 24, 2017

Catholic Online - Featured News - 13 hours 51 min ago
Reading 1: Acts of Apostles 4:23-31, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 2:1-9, Gospel: John 3:1-8

A Prayer for Special Intentions: Prayer of the Day for Monday, April 24, 2017

Catholic Online - Featured News - 13 hours 51 min ago
Almighty and loving Father, I thank you for giving St. Gerard to us as a most appealing model and powerful friend. By his example, he ...

Pope dedicates videomessage to Italian educator

News.va - 14 hours 55 min ago
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has sent a video message to a festival organised to promote books and reading, which is taking place in Milan from 19 to 23 April. The videomessage is...

Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen, Priest and Martyr

Big C Catholics - 14 hours 56 min ago
April 24th, is the optional memorial of Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen (1577-1622), the 17th century Capuchin priest and martyr who played an important role in the Counter-...

More thinking about the old religious left and its muddled future in America's public square

GetReligion - 15 hours 4 min ago
Here we go again. If seems that the time is right for people to think about the religious left. In some cases, people are clearly yearning -- as they have for decades -- for some...

Prayer Cards & Holy Dirt

Commonweal - 15 hours 37 min ago
Prayer Cards & Holy Dirt By James P. McCartinApril 23, 2017 My childhood is one that historian and ethnographer Robert Orsi could appreciate. At home and at school, the unseen...

Did Jesus say the Second Coming would happen in the first century?

Jimmy Akin.org - 16 hours 8 min ago
In this episode of Catholic Answers Live (April 20, 2017, 2nd hour), Jimmy answers the following questions: 2:22 Did Jesus falsely prophesy that he would return before the...

Crowdfunding for the Blessed Tibhirines Monks 

Vatican Insider - 16 hours 14 min ago
With the Tibhirine monks, even online crowdfunding joins in a cause of beatification. Today, one of the major online platforms hosts a fundraising entitled "Cause of Tibhirine...

Benedict XVI’s Reflection For the 3rd Sunday of Easter: Christ Appears to Two Disciples on the Road to Emmaus

Big C Catholics - 16 hours 20 min ago
Pope Benedict XVIREGINA CÆLISt Peter's SquareThird Sunday of Easter, 6 April 2008The Gospel of this Sunday - the Third of Easter - is the famous account of the disciples of Emmaus...

Homily for the 3rd Sunday of Easter, April 30, 2017, Year A

Big C Catholics - 16 hours 25 min ago
Fr. Charles IrvinSenior PriestDiocese of Lansing(Click here for today’s readings)Last Sunday’s Gospel account was about the disciples who were huddled in the Upper Room behind...

Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Cases

The Religion Clause - 16 hours 26 min ago
In Jenkins v. Campose, (9th Cir., April 21, 2017), the 9th Circuit, reversing the ditrict court in part, held that defendants failed to show that a prohibition on wudhu in one of...

1909 Dominican Rite Breviary Available for Download

New Liturgical Movement - 16 hours 42 min ago
I am happy to announce that, through the kindness of the author of Breviarium S.O.P. and Mr. Richard Chonak, I am now able to make available for download pdf versions of the...

A Novel Gift: Until Lily, Chapter 1

CatholicMom.com - 17 hours 26 min ago
We’re excited to bring this novel by CatholicMom.com contributing author Sherry Boas to our readers, one chapter at a time. Each Sunday at 9 AM Pacific, a new chapter in Until...

“No to violence, rancor and revenge” 

Vatican Insider - 17 hours 54 min ago
"The first task of the Church's mission is forgiveness," the Pope says, recalling the meaning of the extraordinary Holy Year that has just concluded and the pastoral testimony of...

A Prayer for Mondays

Aleteia - 18 hours 26 min ago
When we wish it was FridayMondays are often one of the the hardest days of the week. After a long weekend full of activity, it is hard to adjust to the “daily grind.” Even more so...

3 Indicted In Detroit On Charges of Female Genital Mutilation

The Religion Clause - 20 hours 34 min ago
On Thursday, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Michigan announced the arrest of a Detroit physician and his wife on charges of violating the federal ban on...

The 8th Day of the Resurrection

Communio - 20 hours 54 min ago
Today is Thomas Sunday. Also known by other names, Low Sunday and now Divine Mercy Sunday. The Church asks to make connections between what we commemorate in the Incarnation and...
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