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July 24, 2014

Holy Land priests on both sides try to help parishioners confront war

The Compass (Green Bay, WI) - 1 day 8 hours ago
JERUSALEM — Two priests on either side of the Gaza border are trying to help their small communities confront the realities of war. Both priests spoke of their material...

Latin American needs a revolution: a liberal and Catholic revolution

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 1 day 8 hours ago
Liberation Theology is having a bit of a revival.  Is this good?  I am skeptical.  The problem with the Left is that they talk and talk with all sorts of grand words but they don’...

Holy Land tour operators scramble to help pilgrims after flight ban

The Compass (Green Bay, WI) - 1 day 8 hours ago
JERUSALEM — With most international airlines canceling their flights into Israel’s Ben Gurion airport after several Hamas missiles were launched toward the area July 22, Anton...

Free from ordeal in Sudan, woman condemned for apostasy meets pope

The Catholic Spirit (St. Paul, MN) - 1 day 8 hours ago
Meeting a Sudanese woman who risked execution for not renouncing her Catholic faith, Pope Francis thanked Meriam Ibrahim for her steadfast witness to Christ.

Agency’s plan to house migrants from border called ‘right thing’ to do

The Compass (Green Bay, WI) - 1 day 8 hours ago
BALTIMORE — After news broke July 17 that Catholic Charities of Baltimore planned to house unaccompanied immigrant children at a Baltimore-area facility, executive director...

An ISIS tax on Christians? The accurate word is ‘dhimmitude’

GetReligion - 1 day 8 hours ago
A month ago, I wrote a post about the events unfolding in Mosul and argued that journalists who covered this story — those brave enough to venture into the Nineveh Plain region —...

Mount St. Mary’s Students Recount Impact of ‘Pilgrimage of Faith’ in Rome

Catholic Education Daily - 1 day 8 hours ago
Led by Fr. Brian Nolan, the University chaplain and director of Campus Ministry, the group traveled through Rome and Assisi visiting important historical sites and "icons of the...

Senate May Approve Disability Rights Treaty That Could Promote Abortion

LifeNews.com - 1 day 8 hours ago
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted on the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) this week. While this treaty has a warm and fuzzy name, it...

Vatican revising canon law on abuse penalties, cardinal says

The Compass (Green Bay, WI) - 1 day 8 hours ago
VATICAN CITY — Church law has procedures and penalties for effectively dealing with allegations of clerical sexual abuse, but the Vatican is working to revise a section of the...

Catalyst for change in East St. Louis makes things happen

Saint Louis Review - St. Louis News - 1 day 8 hours ago
Joseph Kenny | jkenny@archstl.org | twitter: @josephkenny2 When Sparkill Dominican Sister Carol Lehmkuhl came to the East St. Louis, Ill.,...

The Lumen Christi Simple Gradual as a Component of a Parish Music Program

New Liturgical Movement - 1 day 9 hours ago
Today there is a veritable flood of outstanding sacred music publications. And they are coming not a moment too soon, as we see the desire for authentic Catholic liturgy growing,...

“Annulments” and a distinction: juridical and/or sacramental

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 1 day 9 hours ago
Ed Peters, distinguished canonist, has come out of hibernation to post this helpful distinction. See his outstanding blog In The Light Of The Law, where there is no open combox.  ...

Religion and the "Value-Added" Life

dotCommonweal - 1 day 9 hours ago
One of the most egregious (and frankly ugly) cliches of the managerial class is the language of labor that adds value, or “value-added” activity that builds on (and builds up) the...

Singles club gears up for busy summer

The Busy Catholic - 1 day 9 hours ago
The group, open to single Catholics over the age of 40, hosts events year-round A single man prays with fellow participants during a conference which presented talks and workshops...

UN Issues Scathing Attack on Ireland’s Pro-Life Abortion Laws

LifeNews.com - 1 day 9 hours ago
Today the Untied Nations human rights committee issued an ironic attack on Ireland over its pro-life laws protecting the human rights of women and unborn children from abortion....

Tour update – Sonshine Festival recap

Rock for Life Blog - 1 day 9 hours ago
Rock for Life recently took a visit to Willmar, MN for Sonshine music festival. I met up with my fellow interns who have been travelling around the country for weeks, spreading...

The Hidden Pearl in our Daily Lives

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 1 day 9 hours ago
1) The Kingdom of God is like ...      The Gospel of today's liturgy concludes the thirteen chapter of Matthew and at the same time Jesus’ teachings in parables.  Even the three...

Daily Homily: Jesus Saw James, the Son of Zebedee, and Called Him

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 1 day 9 hours ago
-- 2 Corinthians 4:7-15 Psalm 126:1bc-2ab,2cd-3,4-5,6 Matthew 20:20-28 Saint James was the son of Zebedee and Salome and the brother of John the Apostle. He was a fisherman and...

Meriam Ibrahim Visits Pope Francis After Finally Leaving Sudan

LifeNews.com - 1 day 9 hours ago
After finally being able to leave Sudan, the woman who was sentenced to die for her Christian faith when she was pregnant visited Pope Francis today. “Pope Francis was very tender...

Holy Land finds itself empty of tourists, as fighting escalates

The Deacon's Bench - 1 day 9 hours ago
From Bloomberg News:  Omer Benjoya took a job this summer selling drinks, snacks and postcards on a hill that offers one of the most breathtaking panoramic views of Jerusalem. Now...

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