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Pope Francis' Homily at Mass in Semanes Park, Guayaquil

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 1 day 11 hours ago
Here is a Vatican translation of the Pope's homily during the celebration of Mass at Guayaquil's Semanes Park. * * * The Gospel passage which we have just heard is the first...

Pray that the family synod will deepen the Church's spiritual discernment, Pope asks

Catholic News Agency - General - 1 day 12 hours ago
Guayaquil, Ecuador, Jul 6, 2015 / 12:11 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- During a Mass said on Monday, the first full day of his visit to Ecuador, Pope Francis called for prayers that the...

Obergefell is so awful that it makes Dred Scott look like a piece of lawyerly precision

LifeSiteNews - 1 day 12 hours ago
Despite Kennedy’s pat denials, marriage has been grievously wounded as an institution, and we must do what we can to bind up its wounds, in our own families, communities, and...

Pope Benedict's Words After Receiving Honorary Doctorate in Castel Gandolfo

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 1 day 12 hours ago
Below is a ZENIT translation of the words of gratitude that Pope Benedict XVI pronounced in the course of a ceremony Saturday morning in Castel Gandolfo, when he was conferred...

‘Frightening’ ruling allows Ontario to reject Christian law school’s grads

LifeSiteNews - 1 day 12 hours ago
The ruling signals that 'the future may be much more difficult' for Christians, says a university spokesman.

Pakistani police save Christian couple from 'anti-blasphemy' mob attack

Catholic News Agency - General - 1 day 12 hours ago
Lahore, Pakistan, Jul 6, 2015 / 12:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Police last week saved a Christian couple from a mob in Pakistan that attempted to kill them for allegedly committing...

A convert faces the confessional

Catholic Hot Dish - 1 day 12 hours ago
Penitents wait in line to receive the sacrament of reconciliation at Sts. Philip and James Church in St. James, N.Y., March 25, 2013. Sts. Philip and James and all other parishes...

Abortion Clinic Refuses Ambulance for Woman Hemorrhaging After Botched Abortion - 1 day 12 hours ago
After initially being denied access to a public 911 audio recording related to a medical emergency at a Wichita, Kansas, abortion clinic, Operation Rescue has obtained the...

Pope Francis calls for synod prayers at Mass for one million people

Catholic Herald - 1 day 12 hours ago
Pope Francis has asked people to pray for October’s Synod of Bishops on the family during Mass in Guayaquil, Ecuador. He also tied the synod to the Jubilee of Mercy, a year-long...

Biological colonialism bites back: Thai surrogate refuses to give up baby

LifeSiteNews - 1 day 12 hours ago
Who has a closer bond to the child and should have legal rights, an unrelated man, the husband of the biological father, or a woman who gestated the child for nine months?

Does Jesus Want Us Out of the Church? - 1 day 13 hours ago
“GlassCN_1451″ by Clarita (2008) via Morguefile I recently read a news story praising a literary agency that represents “top progressive Christian authors.” It stated that many of...

US Episcopal Church faces backlash after approving gay ‘marriage’

LifeSiteNews - 1 day 13 hours ago
'The church is losing its distinctiveness as salt and light in this world,' said leaders of the Anglican Global South.

Newborn Baby Was Declared Dead for Almost 10 Minutes, Then She Came Back to Life - 1 day 13 hours ago
In the United Kingdom, Amy Fynn’s daughter, Lilia, wasn’t breathing when she was born and doctors initially thought she was dead. For nine unbearable minutes, Amy watched as...

St. Thérèse of Lisieux’s parents to be canonized October 18

LifeSiteNews - 1 day 13 hours ago
The Martins will be the first married couple in the history of the Church to be declared saints at the same time.

2 Auxiliaries Named for Cebu, Philippines

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 1 day 13 hours ago
Last week, Pope Francis named Monsignor Dennis Villarojo and Fr. Oscar L. Florencio as auxiliaries of the Archdiocese of Cebu, Philippines. They will join three other...

Independence Day Mass closes U.S. bishops’ annual Fortnight for Freedom

The Catholic Spirit (St. Paul, MN) - 1 day 13 hours ago
Religious freedom is "the human right that guarantees all other rights," Miami Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski said July 4 in his homily at the closing Mass of the U.S. bishops'...

“A proper and permanent rank of the hierarchy”

The Deacon's Bench - 1 day 13 hours ago
I bumped into a deacon today who told me about a conversation he had in the sacristy last weekend. A young priest was insisting that deacons are not sacramentally ordained.  It...

Expert warns that Dutch children may be pressured die by euthanasia

LifeSiteNews - 1 day 13 hours ago
Since one in five patients who die by euthanasia are pressured by family members therefore children who die by euthanasia are also likely to be pressured by family members.

Pontifical High Mass for the Nativity of John the Baptist in Lake Charles, LA

New Liturgical Movement - 1 day 13 hours ago
This article and the accompanying pictures were submitted by reader Barbara Wyman a few days ago, but I saved them for today, the eve of the eighth anniversary of the motu proprio...

Ordination at Ealing Abbey

Diocese of Westminster - 1 day 13 hours ago
On 4 July 2015, Cardinal Vincent ordained Dom Ambrose McCambridge OSB to the priesthood at Ealing Abbey. In his homily, Cardinal Vincent said to Dom Ambrose that he is 'called to...
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