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October 19, 2014

Daily Gospel Reflection for October 19, 2014

CatholicMom.com - 1 day 21 hours ago
Today’s Gospel: Matthew 22:15-21 In today’s Gospel, the Pharisees confront Jesus on whether or not it was lawful for a Jew to pay Roman taxes. The famous exchange follows;...

At closing Mass for the Synod Pope Francis beatifies Paul VI

News.va - 1 day 21 hours ago
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Sunday celebrated the Closing Mass for the Extraordinary Synod on the Family. During the Mass in Saint Peter’s Square, the Holy Father beatified...

"Thank You, Paul VI! Thank You For Your Humble, Prophetic Witness!"

Whispers in the Loggia - 1 day 21 hours ago
HOMILY OF POPE FRANCISCLOSING OF THE THIRD EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE SYNOD OF BISHOPSAND BEATIFICATION OF THE SERVANT OF GOD POPE PAUL VIST PETER'S SQUARE19 OCTOBER...

Catholic Quote of the Day — from Pope St. John Paul II

Integrated Catholic Life - 1 day 22 hours ago
“We are not the sum of our weaknesses and failures; we are the sum of the Father’s love for us and our real capacity to become the image of His Son Jesus.” (Pope St. John Paul II...

Encountering the Word — Wisdom 18:14-15a

Integrated Catholic Life - 1 day 23 hours ago
“For while gentle silence enveloped all things, and night in its swift course was now half gone, thy all-powerful word leaped from heaven, from the royal throne…” (Wisdom 18:14-...

Ignore Every Article Regarding the Conclusion of the Synod…..

Quartermaster of the Barque - 1 day 23 hours ago
Instead, read this. Pray and breathe some more, but let some of your prayers be prayers of thanksgiving.

Family synod: full text of Pope Francis’s concluding address

Catholic Herald - 2 days 24 min ago
This is Vatican Radio‘s provisional translation of the Pope’s address to the synod fathers on Saturday evening. Dear Eminences, Beatitudes, Excellencies, Brothers and Sisters,...

On the Pontificate of Blessed Paul VI

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 2 days 32 min ago
At the conclusion of the Holy Mass, Pope Francis recited the Angelus with the faithful and pilgrims present in St. Peter's Square. These are the Pope's words of introduction to...

Family synod’s final report leaves controversial questions open

Catholic Herald - 2 days 42 min ago
The extraordinary synod of bishops on the family has ended without a consensus on the questions of Communion for the remarried and the pastoral care of gay people. The synod’s...

Gospel Reading for Sunday, October 19th

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 2 days 1 hour ago
The Pharisees went off and plotted how they might entrap Jesus in speech.  They sent their disciples to him, with the Herodians, saying, "Teacher, we know that you are a truthful...

October 18, 2014

What are the Essential Qualities of Prayer?

Integrated Catholic Life - 2 days 3 hours ago
In my parish ministry and work around the archdiocese, one of the questions I receive most frequently is like the question posed to Our Lord in Luke’s Gospel, “He was praying in a...

Houston Narrows Subpoenas, But Pastors Say Not Enough

The Religion Clause - 2 days 3 hours ago
The city of Houston, Texas announced yesterday that it has filed narrowed subpoenas against five pastors in a lawsuit against it challenging rejection of referendum petition...

Pope Francis’ final address to the Synod as it closes

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 2 days 3 hours ago
Pope Francis addressed the Synod participants at the end of the Synod.  I’ll out the blah blah: (Vatican Radio) At the conclusion of the Extraordinary Synod on the Family, Pope...

Kansas Diocese Settles 30 Abuse Cases On Eve of Jury Deliberations

The Religion Clause - 2 days 4 hours ago
Last Tuesday, just as the jury was about to begin deliberations after an 11-day trial in one case, the Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph agreed to settle 30 claims of...

German State's Parliament Votes To Eliminate Mention of God From Constitution; Catholics Seek Reconsideration

The Religion Clause - 2 days 4 hours ago
Religion News Service reported earlier this week that in the German state of  Schleswig-Holstein, Catholics are trying to get Parliament to reverse its vote last week to exclude...

Canada's Supreme Court Hears Challenge To City Council Invocations

The Religion Clause - 2 days 4 hours ago
On Oct. 14, the Supreme Court of Canada heard oral arguments in Mouvement laïque québécois v. City of Saguenay. In the case (summary), appellants claim that the opening of...

Avalanche of Same-Sex Marriage Legal Developments

The Religion Clause - 2 days 5 hours ago
In the last several days there has been an avalanche of legal developments relating to same-sex marriages:Alaska:  Yesterday in Parnell v. Hamby, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an...

Liberals just love Paul VI - just not what he actually said...

Rorate Coeli - 2 days 6 hours ago
Other than the separation of morals from religion, and in particular from the teaching of the Church on certain great moral problems (such as contraception, abortion,...

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