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December 10, 2013

European Parliament Again Rejects Bill Declaring Abortion a Human Right

LifeNews.com - 4 months 2 weeks ago
For the second time in two months, the European Parliament rejected a report that recommended that EU nations declare abortion to be a human right and to make abortion available...

Prayer Sticks: An Easy Craft for Incorporating Daily Prayer

CatholicMom.com - 4 months 2 weeks ago
When I wake up in the morning, the first thing I want to do is pray. It is the last thing I actually think about doing, though. Instead, I am trying to motivate myself to get out...

Copes, Humeral Veils and Blessings

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 4 months 2 weeks ago
Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q1: Should a purple cope and humeral veil...

Concerning plastic reindeer and ‘Merry Christmas’ rules

GetReligion - 4 months 2 weeks ago
MARY ASKS: What happened to saying “Merry Christmas”? Is the move to saying “Happy Holidays” instead a good thing? THE GUY ANSWERS: On the hit CBS-TV drama “The Good Wife” we’re...

Vatican launches global campaign to fight 'scandal' of hunger

EWTN - Vatican News - 4 months 2 weeks ago
Vatican City, Dec 10, 2013 / 07:40 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Caritas International has initiated their first global campaign to eradicate hunger, promoting the basic human right to...

Central African Republic mired in violence amid threat of genocide

EWTN - World Catholic News - 4 months 2 weeks ago
Bangui, Central African Republic, Dec 10, 2013 / 06:56 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- A year of violence threatening the stability of the Central African Republic has escalated in recent...

“Prophetic is probably the best word for the role the pope is playing…”

The Deacon's Bench - 4 months 2 weeks ago
“The pope is not a politician, a media loudmouth or an activist. He is a religious figure, wholly dedicated to representing the Gospel of Jesus Christ as he understands it to a...

Vatican launches global campaign to fight ‘scandal’ of hunger

Catholic News Agency - General - 4 months 2 weeks ago
Vatican City, Dec 10, 2013 / 05:52 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Caritas International has initiated their first global campaign to eradicate hunger, promoting the basic human right to...

Pope Francis: the door of the Lord is always open

News.va - 4 months 2 weeks ago
(Vatican Radio) When Jesus approaches us, He always opens the doors and gives us hope. That was the message of Pope Francis this morning during Mass at the Casa Santa Marta. The...

Contemplating God in Pennsylvania

Dominicana - 4 months 2 weeks ago
Midway between Philadelphia and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, lies the city of Lancaster. In addition to being the capital of the nation for a day and the capital of Pennsylvania for...

Security Guard Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges of Defacing Religious Objects

The Religion Clause - 4 months 2 weeks ago
The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Tennessee announced that 25-year old Justin Baker yesterday pleaded guilty to violating the civil rights of students and...

Suit Seeks Release of Files of Former Duluth Priests Accused of Abuse

The Religion Clause - 4 months 2 weeks ago
According to the Duluth News Tribune, a Minnesota state court lawsuit was filed yesterday against the Catholic Diocese of Duluth on behalf of a John Doe plaintiff who says he was...

Festivus Beer Can Pole Will Share Florida Capitol Rotunda With Nativity Display

The Religion Clause - 4 months 2 weeks ago
In Florida, the state's Department of Management Services allows private individuals and groups to set up temporary displays in the Capitol building, so long as they go through an...

Polish Appellate Court Refuses To Order Removal of Cross Hanging In Parliament

The Religion Clause - 4 months 2 weeks ago
In Poland yesterday, the Court of Appeal in Warsaw dismissed a suit by members of Your Movement party, a liberal Polish political party, seeking to have a cross which hangs in the...

App Review: Short Prayers App

CatholicMom.com - 4 months 2 weeks ago
Short Prayers App Developer: Valent Richie Price: $1.99 Platform: iOS 7.0 or higher This little app is such a gem! Not only does it have all the little prayers you can almost...

Report On Treatment Of Non-Believers Released For Human Rights Day

The Religion Clause - 4 months 2 weeks ago
Today is United Nations Human Rights Day. To mark the day, the International Humanist and Ethical Union issued a report Freedom of Thought 2013: A Global Report on the Rights,...

Migration policies must respect families, European bishops say

EWTN - World Catholic News - 4 months 2 weeks ago
Valletta, Malta, Dec 10, 2013 / 06:04 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Care for persons and families should be at the forefront of policies regarding migrants and refugees, the European...

Evangelii Gaudium: A Document to Savour and Return To

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 4 months 2 weeks ago
Bishop Philip Egan has sent the following message to the priests and people of the Diocese of Portsmouth on the publication of Pope Francis’ post-synodal apostolic exhortation...

Sceptical about overseas aid? The Woreda 1 slum in Ethiopia will change your mind

Catholic Herald - 4 months 2 weeks ago
Anyone who complains about overseas aid should spend a week, as I have just done, visiting those affected by leprosy in Ethiopia. Many live in the worst conditions imaginable,...

Sinners, sex and NFP: My conversation with Simcha Fisher

Catholic News Agency - General - 4 months 2 weeks ago
Rome, Italy, Dec 10, 2013 / 04:07 am (CNA).- “The Sinner's Guide to Natural Family Planning” has 95 percent five-star reviews on Amazon.com. Despite its growing popularity and...

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