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October 4, 2014

The Prophetic Voice of the Catholic Church — Dignity of the Human Person and the Right to Life

Integrated Catholic Life - 4 months 4 weeks ago
“Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love, but to use any violence to get what it wants.” (Blessed Teresa of Calcutta) We live in an age that is filled...

My View For Awhile: Windy City Edition

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 4 months 4 weeks ago
I’m on a road trip. Right now I am in Chicago, at St. John Cantius.  Yesterday and today I gave some conferences on sacred liturgy.  We have had two, count ‘em two, Solemn Masses...

Pastor's Claim of Wrongful Termination Is Dismissed

The Religion Clause - 4 months 4 weeks ago
In Simons v. Lewis, (NJ App., Oct. 2, 2014), a New Jersey appellate court affirmed the trial court's dismssal of a lawsuit by a church's senior pastor who was ousted from his...

Fr. Benedict Groeschel 1933-2014

Creative Minority Report - 4 months 4 weeks ago
He seemed like a kind and holy man.Franciscan Father Benedict Joseph Groeschel, well-known preacher and a founder of the Community of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, died on...

Pope: Synods Aim to Help Realize the Lord's Loving Plan for His People

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 4 months 4 weeks ago
Synod assemblies are not meant to be discussions to see who is the most intelligent, but to tend to the Lord’s vineyard and realize His loving plan for his people. These were...

Pope Francis' Homily at Opening Mass of Extraordinary Synod on the Family

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 4 months 4 weeks ago
At 10 am today, the 27th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Pope Francis presided at the celebration of Holy Mass in the Vatican Basilica on the occasion of the opening of the Third...

Pope's Angelus Address, Sunday Oct. 5th

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 4 months 4 weeks ago
Here below is the Angelus address of Pope Francis, given at midday in St. Peter's Square on Sunday, October 5th 2014.  *** Dear Brothers and Sisters, Good morning. This...

Pope at Angelus Tells Families To Keep God's Word in Their Hands, Not on a Shelf

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 4 months 4 weeks ago
Pope Francis says that for a family to move forward and possess hope and trust, frequently consulting the Bible is not optional. Speaking to the thousands of faithful gathered...

Beatified New Jersey Sister of 20th Century Remembered by Pope

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 4 months 4 weeks ago
Pope Francis has held up to the world a beloved New Jersey nun beatified yesterday in the state. The beatification was the first to take place in the United States. “Yesterday...

ACTION ITEM: Help “The Tablet” with their SURVEY about the Synod!

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 4 months 4 weeks ago
The Tablet (aka The Bitter Pill aka RU486) is running a survey about the Extraordinary Synod of Bishop which is just starting up. What do you say we give them a hand?  I am sure...

Pope: How Well Will We Proclaim Good News of the Family?

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 4 months 4 weeks ago
"To what point will we be able to propose with credibility the good news on the family," Pope Francis wondered this evening at a prayer vigil at St. Peters's on the eve of the...

Vatican advocates sweeping protocol for Middle East peace

Catholic News Agency - General - 4 months 4 weeks ago
Vatican City, Oct 4, 2014 / 04:23 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin is urging a comprehensive road map for peace in Middle East during...

Euthanasia Extends Its Scope

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 4 months 4 weeks ago
Restrictions on the use of euthanasia are increasingly bent or simply eliminated. The most recent example of this is in Belgium. Prison inmate Frank Van Den Bleeken is now...

Father Benedict Groeschel Dies at 81

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 4 months 4 weeks ago
Well known author and speaker Father Benedict Groeschel, a Franciscan Friar of the Renewal, died Friday evening, the vigil of St. Francis, at 11 p.m. He was 81 and had long been...

Wisconsin couple to speak at synod

The Deacon's Bench - 4 months 4 weeks ago
From CNS:  Alice and Jeff Heinzen will not only be serving as auditors for the extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family at the Vatican Oct. 5-19, they also will make a...

Pope Francis' Discourse at Vigil of Prayer for the Synod on the Family

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 4 months 4 weeks ago
At 6pm on Saturday evening, a Vigil of Prayer was held in Saint Peter’s Square, organized by the Presidency of the Italian Episcopal Conference in view of the 3rd Extraordinary...

Pope Francis prays for a listening heart fixed on Christ’s gaze

Communio - 4 months 4 weeks ago
Dear families, good evening! The evening falls on our assembly. It is the hour in which one willingly returns home to the same meal, in the thick of affections, of the good that...

Cheesy Chicken Subs and Apple Crisp

CatholicMom.com - 4 months 4 weeks ago
Find more great family recipes and meal planning assistance at Dine Without Whine. Cheesy Chicken Subs Makes 4 servings *If your kids do not care for mushrooms and onions (mine...

Ss Francis of Assisi and Catherine of Siena, Patron Saints of Italy

New Liturgical Movement - 4 months 4 weeks ago
When an American pilgrim visits the ancient cities of Italy today, he may easily fail to realize that his own country is older than the modern state of Italy by nearly a century....

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The Catholic Foodie - 4 months 4 weeks ago
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