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January 4, 2015

Priest Says Super Typhoon Yolanda Claimed More Than 15,000 Lives

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 4 months 3 weeks ago
The onslaught of Super Typhoon Yolanda in November 2013 claimed far more lives than originally estimated. At a Mass yesterday, Fr. Mario Sobrejuanite, a priest from Tacloban in...

Christian Schools in Jordan Welcome Iraqi Children

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 4 months 3 weeks ago
Iraqi children forced to flee have been welcomed by Christian schools in Jordan. According to Fides, Caritas Jordan has been instrumental in having a government committee...

Vatican Official, Soon to Be Cardinal Speaks on Pope's Choices

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 4 months 3 weeks ago
Pope Francis' choices for who will be made new cardinals reflect the universality of the Church. This is the view of Archbishop Dominique Mamberti, prefect of the Supreme...

Church in US Celebrating National Migration Week

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 4 months 3 weeks ago
National Migration Week 2015 is underway in the United States through Saturday with the theme, "We are One Family under God.” The celebration of National Migration Week provides...

The Vatican Has Long Promoted Intangible Values; Can They Be Measured?

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 4 months 3 weeks ago
The single most important paradigm shift of this century, indeed the hallmark of our understanding of today's new society, is that "total value" represents not only "financial...

Pope: There's no Future without Peace (Video)

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 4 months 3 weeks ago
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2014 Was a Record Year for Pope Francis

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 4 months 3 weeks ago
2014 was a record year for Pope Francis, which ended with more than 6 million people attending Vatican events, as recorded by the Prefecture of the Papal Household, between...

Church in Sri Lanka, Ready to Welcome Pope Francis, Offers Roadmap for Peace

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 4 months 3 weeks ago
This report is contributed by Reinhard Backes of Aid to the Church in Need. * * * Deep wounds have barely begun healing. Only a few years have passed since Sri Lanka’s civil...

For the record: Papal Announcement of New Cardinals

Rorate Coeli - 4 months 3 weeks ago
Below, please find the complete text of the Pope’s announcement, with the names of all those set to be elevated to the Cardinalate: “As was already announced, on February 14 next...

If you go down to the crib today . . .

Sacristies of the World - 4 months 3 weeks ago
. . . you’re sure of a big surprise. A small surprise really.  He appeared in front of the gate to the crib in the Lady Chapel some time after the 9.30am Mass this morning. An...

Church Turned Upside Down - "Why are the enemies of Catholic Truth the main defenders of Pope Francis?"

Rorate Coeli - 4 months 3 weeks ago
Those who had attacked the pontificate of Benedict XVI now find themselves defending that of Francis. While Catholic writers such as Messori and Socci are blastd by Avvenire [the...

CU Weekly 283: State of the Apostolate 2014

Catholic Underground - 4 months 3 weeks ago
This Week, Fr. Chris Decker, Jeff Blackwell, Kathleen Lee and Fr. Ryan Humphries discussed The State of the CU 2014 The Past 10 years in the CU Fr. Ryan is stepping down as...

Mario the pre-conciliar Catholic

dotCommonweal - 4 months 3 weeks ago
At Mass this morning, we remembered Mario Cuomo in our prayers.  May he rest in peace.  He was a brilliant, thoughtful, gifted politician, and a good man.  He could powerfully...

Fire tears through Queens church before Little Christmas: “I’m in shock”

The Deacon's Bench - 4 months 3 weeks ago
Shrine at Our Lady of Sorrows (from parish website) From the In My Backyard Desk, via The New York Post:  Flames tore through a Catholic church in Queens early Sunday, stunning...

Lemons --> Lemonade

Creative Minority Report - 4 months 3 weeks ago
Making lemons into lemonade. Today I got a flat tire taking my daughter to a soccer game. Tire was toast, so I put a new tire on the car. But I kept the flat tire because I...

Sacra Liturgia USA 2015 Registration Page is Open

New Liturgical Movement - 4 months 3 weeks ago
The registration page is now open on the Sacra Liturgia USA webpage. Click on "Conference" in the dropdown menu and you'll see a button on the right side with the form labeled "...

Christmas 2014 Photopost - Part 3

New Liturgical Movement - 4 months 3 weeks ago
Our third and final photopost for Christmas of 2014. Don’t forget to send in your photos of Epiphany celebrations!Mass of St Stephen, Damenstiftkirche (FSSP) - Munich, GermanyHoly...

The Consistory... Starring "The Peripheries"

Whispers in the Loggia - 4 months 3 weeks ago
Even if the path to the Pope's Senate is now rather different than it's been, for another 20 designates, it's time to take that walk... past Lord only knows how many infuriated...

My View For Awhile: Roads to Rome Edition

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 4 months 3 weeks ago
I am waiting for my first flight of the new year. Oh joy. Weather is not good here, but I built in extra time for delays. Meanwhile, I have pulled up the funeral of the murdered...

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