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May 22, 2015

Court Refuses To Allow High School Senior To Wear Eagle Feather On Cap At Graduation

The Religion Clause - 2 days 22 hours ago
In Griffith v. Caney Valley Public Schools, (ND OK, May 20, 2015), an Oklahoma federal district court adopted a magistrate's recommendaiton (full text) and refused to grant a...

Top Catholic Tweets for May 22, 2015

Call To Holiness - 2 days 22 hours ago
Pentecost This week has been full of preparing for events including the Feast of Pentecost, Four new women saints, Beatification of Archbishop Oscar Romero, and Memorial Day...

Tech Talk: Finders Keepers--Taming Digital Overload

CatholicMom.com - 2 days 22 hours ago
If I had a nickel for every time I stumbled across something online and thought, “Oooh, that looks interesting, when I have time  I so want to read that.” While I am realistic...

North Carolina Magistrates Sue Over Requirement They Perform Same-Sex Marriages

The Religion Clause - 2 days 22 hours ago
Yesterday in North Carolina, a magistrate and a former magistrate (who had not been reappointed after 10 years of service) filed suit challenging a memorandum issued by the...

Media connects people far and wide to Romero beatification

American Catholic - Top News - 2 days 22 hours ago
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador -- The use of modern media to move and consume news of the beatification of Oscar Romero might be a fitting tribute to the Salvadoran archbishop. Though...

Nebraska Legislature passes repeal of death penalty

American Catholic - Top News - 2 days 22 hours ago
LINCOLN, Neb. (CNS) -- The Nebraska Legislature May 20 passed a measure to repeal the death penalty with enough votes to override Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts' promised veto....

Huge crowds flock to Romero beatification

Catholic Herald - 2 days 22 hours ago
The beatification of Archbishop Oscar Romero is expected to draw 300,000 people tomorrow. The Mass will take place in a square in San Salvador, the capital of El Salvador, at...

Researcher questions Pew report on declining US Catholic population

Catholic Culture - World News - 2 days 22 hours ago
A senior research associate for the Center of Applied Research in the Apostolate disputed the Pew Research Center's recent report on a decline in the US Catholic population....

Dublin archbishop weighs in on marriage referendum

Catholic Culture - World News - 2 days 22 hours ago
In an interview with Vatican Radio on the eve of Ireland's referendum on same-sex marriage, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin said that "marriage has its place in the...

Syrian Catholic archdiocese asks prayers for kidnapped priest

EWTN - World Catholic News - 2 days 22 hours ago
Homs, Syria, May 22, 2015 / 05:24 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The Syrian Catholic Archdiocese of Homs confirmed on Friday that a priest in the diocese has been kidnapped, and has asked...

Chechen leader lends support to polygamy

Catholic Culture - World News - 2 days 22 hours ago
Stating that "we have followed the norms of Islamic law and national traditions," Ramzan Kadyrov, the head of Russia's semi-autonomous and largely Muslim Chechen Republic,...

Cardinal Koch Recalls Impact of Nostra Aetate

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 2 days 23 hours ago
Cardinal Kurt Koch says the Nostra Aetate declaration was a landmark in relations between the Catholic Church and other faiths. According to an interview with Vatican Radio, the...

This little boy still can't talk or move – but his mother has never been happier

Catholic News Agency - General - 2 days 23 hours ago
Santiago, Chile, May 22, 2015 / 04:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Constanza Saavedra spends 24 hours a day devoted to her son Ignacio, or “Nachito” as she affectionately calls him. He's...

Daily Gospel Reflection for May 22, 2015

CatholicMom.com - 2 days 23 hours ago
  Today’s Gospel: John 21:15-19 Optional Memorial of Saint Rita of Cascia, Religious How often do we feel like Peter? We have experienced heartbreak, we have denied our best...

�Urgent' need to promote basic health-care coverage, says prelate

Catholic Culture - World News - 2 days 23 hours ago
In an address to the World Health Assembly in Geneva, the president of the Pontifical Council for Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Health Care Workers said that "urgent...

The Mythology of an Anti-Christian Bigot

Crisis Magazine - Church - 2 days 23 hours ago
Have a look at this article, whose nominal subject is academic freedom and whose implicit subject is the crudity and ineptitude with which a professor at a third tier state...

Everyone Expects the Spanish Inquisition

Crisis Magazine - Church - 2 days 23 hours ago
It is almost fifty years since the “Spanish Inquisition” sketch by Monty Python’s Flying Circus was first aired on British television. Today its catchphrase, “Nobody expects the...

Church, Government, Business: a Climate Change Alliance

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 2 days 23 hours ago
Below is a reflection of British Ambassador to the Holy See Nigel Baker, entitled 'Church, government, business: a climate change alliance.' Published on May 21st, it is from...

Scholar, in House testimony, describes �culture of impunity' against Egypt's Christians

Catholic Culture - World News - 2 days 23 hours ago
Testifying before the US House of Representative's Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa, a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute's Center for Religious Freedom...

Melt the Frozen, Warm the Chill

Dominicana - 2 days 23 hours ago
In these days leading up to Pentecost, the Church, following the example of the Apostles, prays for the Holy Spirit to bestow His gifts upon us, in order to “lead [us] into all...

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