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September 30, 2014

Iraqi prelate asks Muslim leaders to condemn terrorism

Catholic Culture - World News - 1 day 12 hours ago
Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Sako has challenged Iraqi Muslim leaders to "openly express your rejection and your condemnation of violent religious extremism." The Iraq...

Academic, religious leaders encourage Pope to defend traditional marriage

Catholic Culture - World News - 1 day 12 hours ago
A group of academic and religious leaders have joined in a direct appeal to Pope Francis to defend the Church's traditional teaching on marriage. "May we humbly suggest that in...

Ratzinger and the "inner logic" of the New Testament

The Sacred Page - 1 day 12 hours ago
I never grow weary of reminding my students of the importance of studying the Old Testament. Here's a couple of lines from one of the most important pieces I ever read on biblical...

What Do You Mean “We,” Mr. President?

Catholic Vote - 1 day 13 hours ago
Recently I posted a few comments on the claim made by some conservatives that the president comes off as a narcissist because, they say, of his excessive use of the personal...

Australian Officials Investigate Dr. Death’s Role in “Killing” 20 People

LifeNews.com - 1 day 13 hours ago
Notorious Australian euthanasia campaigner Philip Nitschke has been in the news again. Last week, it was reported that his organisation Exit International was establishing a...

Cardinal Kasper defends proposal, sees 'fundamentalism' in critics

Catholic Culture - World News - 1 day 13 hours ago
Cardinal Walter Kasper continued to defend his proposal to allow Communion for some divorced and remarried Catholics, and to assail critics of that proposal, in a new interview....

Anglican leaders to cancel Lambeth Conference?

Catholic Culture - World News - 1 day 13 hours ago
The Lambeth Conference-- the gathering that brings together all the bishops of the Anglican communion-- will not be held in 2018, according to the presiding bishop of the...

Bishop Finn's spokesman confirms Vatican visitation

Catholic News Agency - General - 1 day 13 hours ago
Kansas City, Mo., Sep 30, 2014 / 02:59 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph has confirmed that an archbishop has held a visitation on behalf of the Vatican...

Archbishop-elect Cupich seen as Pope's personal 'progressive' choice

Catholic Culture - World News - 1 day 13 hours ago
Veteran Vatican journalist Sandro Magister of L'Espresso reports that Pope Francis did not consult with the Congregation for Bishops, nor solicit opinions from the American...

William Giraldi's supercharged novel

dotCommonweal - 1 day 13 hours ago
How charged was the last novel you read? The question is borrowed from novelist William Giraldi, who borrowing in turn from Ezra Pound (“literature is language charged with...

Congressman Ryan says his ideas are based on Catholic faith, not Ayn Rand

Catholic Culture - World News - 1 day 13 hours ago
Congressman Paul Ryan explained how his Catholic faith has influenced his thinking on economic issues, and denied that he is a disciple of Ayn Rand, in an interview with the...

Cardinal Burke rebuts 'outrageous' claim that Cardinal Kasper speaks for Pope

Catholic Culture - World News - 1 day 13 hours ago
Cardinal Raymond Burke strongly defended his criticism of the "Kasper proposal," and said it was "outrageous" for Cardinal Walter Kasper to suggest that such criticism was...

Enter to Win a Copy of American Catholic Almanac

CatholicMom.com - 1 day 13 hours ago
Thanks to Image Books for sponsoring this week’s giveaway! This week’s giveaway: a Rafflecopter giveaway The American Catholic Almanac: A Daily Reader of Patriots, Saints,...

Sandra Cano, Doe of Doe v. Bolton Abortion Case, Passes Away

LifeNews.com - 1 day 13 hours ago
When most Americans think of abortion, they frequently refer to the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court case that legalized it. However, it is a lesser known case that helped make abortion...

Missouri spokesman confirms apostolic visitation

The Compass (Green Bay, WI) - 1 day 14 hours ago
WASHINGTON — A diocesan spokesman confirmed that a Canadian archbishop conducted an apostolic visitation to the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, Mo., to conduct interviews with...

Crowdsourcing Some Ideas from My Readers

Catholic and Enjoying It! - 1 day 14 hours ago
A reader writes: Here in our small southern town, it is difficult for me to give my kids a strong sense of Catholic identity.  I do what I can at home, but the vast majority of...

Justice Ginsburg Trashes Texas Pro-Life Law Closing Abortion Clinics, Should Recuse Herself

LifeNews.com - 1 day 14 hours ago
In a recent interview with Jeffrey Rosen of The New Republic, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had harsh words for a Texas law regulating the health and safety of abortion clinics that...

New bishop of Salford, England accepts appointment with trepidation

Catholic News Agency - General - 1 day 14 hours ago
Westminster, England, Sep 30, 2014 / 01:48 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Bishop John Arnold, who was appointed Tuesday as Bishop of Salford, said that while the move will be a new...

Go West, young rabbis: NPR produces interesting-but-incomplete feature on isolated Jews

GetReligion - 1 day 14 hours ago
In rural West, 'roving rabbis' reach isolated Jews: http://t.co/B1vlDsJUBy Just 4% of U.S. Jews live in rural areas: http://t.co/Gi7Qu6Wis7 — PewResearch Religion (@PewReligion)...

14-Year-Old Helps Her Sister Give Birth on the Interstate, Uses Shoelace to Tie Off Umbilical Cord

LifeNews.com - 1 day 15 hours ago
In a heroic act to help her big sister, a teenage girl assisted in giving birth to her baby on the interstate and used her own shoelace to tie off the umbilical cord. Mom-to-be...

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