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August 31, 2014

Pope at Santa Marta: To Receive Jesus, Just Turn to the Gospel

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 1 day 18 hours ago
Pope Francis has responded to the question, "How to receive Jesus Christ?" by saying the answer may be something you can conceal in your pocket. Addressing those gathered this...

Cardinal Parolin Urges Catholic Legislators 'To Be Leaven in the World'

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 1 day 18 hours ago
While expressing to Catholic legislators that the Church realizes their work is not easy, the Vatican Secretary of State has thanked them for promoting coherent Catholic witness...

Pope Francis to Marry 20 Couples in September

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 1 day 18 hours ago
Pope Francis will marry 20 couples at St. Peter’s Basilica this Sept. 14. On Friday Aug. 29, the Vatican announced the Bishop of Rome would marry the couples, all from Rome,...

Urbs Beata Jerusalem Dicta Pacis Visio

Breviary Hymns - 1 day 18 hours ago
Church of St. John Lateran, Rome - Courtesy of WikipediaUrbs Beata Jerusalem Dicta Pacis Visio is an anonymous hymn which dates back to the 7th or 8th century. Originally...

Ebola outbreak worsens amid more pleas for aid

Catholic News Agency - General - 1 day 20 hours ago
Geneva, Switzerland, Aug 31, 2014 / 04:44 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The continuing spread of the Ebola outbreak in Africa is putting more lives at risk, while containment efforts and...

Persecuted Christians: from Pakistan to Iraq, the same Ideology that is hostile to the Faith

Rorate Coeli - 1 day 20 hours ago
Source:  Il Sussidiario August 31, 2014 Pietro Vernizzi    “The root of the attacks against Christians in Iraq, Pakistan, Syria and Nigeria is the same, and what they have in...

I shall wash

Sacristies of the World - 1 day 21 hours ago
Love this picture.  I’m sure it’s better in black and white than in colour too.  It’s attributed to the Italian painter and sculptor Andrea del Verrocchio (1435-1488) and is in...

Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Cases

The Religion Clause - 1 day 23 hours ago
In Phillip v. Schriro, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 117720 (SD NY, Aug. 22, 2014), a New York federal district court allowed a Muslim inmate to proceed with most of his claims that his...

Yes, this is The Onion: Why do newspapers publish PR pieces for some churches?

GetReligion - 1 day 23 hours ago
OK, so the graphic over there is wrong. This is a GetReligion post about an alleged religion "news" item from The Onion. On one level, that makes no sense. We try to critique the...

Did God Deceive Jeremiah?

Jimmy Akin.org - 2 days 1 hour ago
The readings you heard at Mass on Sunday say that God “duped” Jeremiah. Wait . . . what? How could an all-holy God “dupe” or deceive anybody? What’s going on here?   Let’s Start...

ASK FATHER: Father gave me a penance that discouraged me.

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 2 days 2 hours ago
From a reader… QUAERITUR: I am struggling with food and alcohol addiction. After confessing this, my penance was to fast the next day after such indulgences. I was discouraged. My...

Pope: When we become worldly, we lose Christian flavor

Catholic News Agency - General - 2 days 3 hours ago
Vatican City, Aug 31, 2014 / 09:39 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Christians must avoid the temptation to conform to the world, Pope Francis cautioned Aug. 31, stressing that they should...

Pope: When we become worldly, we lose Christian flavor

EWTN - Vatican News - 2 days 3 hours ago
Vatican City, Aug 31, 2014 / 10:37 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Christians must avoid the temptation to conform to the world, Pope Francis cautioned Aug. 31, stressing that they should...

Your Sunday Sermon Notes

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 2 days 3 hours ago
Was there a good point in the sermon you heard for your Sunday Mass of obligation? Let us know! Share/Bookmark The post Your Sunday Sermon Notes appeared first on Fr. Z's Blog.

NIGERIA: The Religion of Peace terrorizes Catholic parishes

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 2 days 3 hours ago
More from the Religion of Peace via Robert Spencer at Jihad Watch.  This time we see the deadly ministrations of the mouth-breathers of Boko Haram. I’m no shrink, but these guys...

Chapter 16: Bethesda and Chapter 17: Jericho {Jesus: A Pilgrimage}

CatholicMom.com - 2 days 5 hours ago
Welcome to our virtual book club! We’re reading Fr. James Martin’s bestseller, Jesus: A Pilgrimage. Each week we will tackle a chapter and look forward to a lively discussion...

5th Circuit: Religious Accommodation Turns On Employee's Personal Sincere Beliefs

The Religion Clause - 2 days 5 hours ago
In Davis v. Fort Bend County, (5th Cir., Aug. 26, 2014), in a 2-1 decision, the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in a Title VII religious accommodation case held that employee...

Another Parish Moves East - Greenville, South Carolina

New Liturgical Movement - 2 days 5 hours ago
In Greenville, South Carolina, we find another parish that has made the jump to ad orientem, along with an excellent explanation of the situation from their parish website. I...

The pope’s new bishops: “These are not papal acts in name only, but personal decisions by Francis”

The Deacon's Bench - 2 days 6 hours ago
John Allen looks at some recent high-profile bishop appointments and draws some intriguing conclusions in The Boston Globe: The profile of the kind of man Francis seems to look...

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