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'The Greatest Persecution of Christians in History' (Part I)

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 5 months 18 hours ago
Just before the world commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, well-known German historian Michael Hesemann announced the discovery of 2000 pages of hitherto...

Pope's Morning Homily: 'We Must Accuse Ourselves in Order to Be Merciful'

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 5 months 18 hours ago
"When we learn to accuse ourselves of our sins, we can become merciful with others." These were Pope Francis' words during his homily at Casa Santa Marta this morning. According...

Syrian Catholic Archbishop Says More Than 300 Christians Taken Hostage by Islamic Extremists

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 5 months 18 hours ago
There have been more than 300 Assyrian and Chaldean Christians of the villages on the river Khabur taken hostage and deported by the jihadists in their strongholds, reported Fides...

Christianity - The Religion of Martyrs

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 5 months 18 hours ago
Twenty-one Christians have been slaughtered in Libya. Some countries have merely denounced what happened, though world leaders, eager to be the first to speak out, strongly...

Vatican Presents Initiative to Protect Amazon

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 5 months 18 hours ago
“In response to important challenges,” Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson has highlighted, “REPAM was born.” During a press conference held in the Holy See Press Office this...

Islamic State Releases Captives From Christian Village

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 5 months 18 hours ago
The extremist group Islamic State has now released some of the Christian hostages it seized in north-east Syria last week. According to London-based Syrian Observatory for Human...

Why this priest has spent 50 years fighting with the New York Times

Catholic News Agency - General - 5 months 18 hours ago
New York City, N.Y., Mar 1, 2015 / 04:23 pm (CNA).- A lot has changed in journalism since 1961, but not Msgr. Daniel S. Hamilton’s resolve to rebut the New York Times on its...

Miserere Mei, Deus

Breviary Hymns - 5 months 19 hours ago
David with Harp from the Paris Psalter, 10th century - WikipediaMiserere Mei, Deus (Have mercy on me, O God) is one of the seven Penitential Psalms. It is the Latin Vulgate...

Vocation Surges

The Curt Jester - 5 months 19 hours ago
News from Madison Catholic Diocese Midway through the Sunday Mass at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Dodgeville, the service took a sharp turn toward fundraising. Monsignor Daniel...

What does it take to be a good shepherd?

The Deacon's Bench - 5 months 19 hours ago
Meet a man who knows. A fascinating and informative video on the profession—and on so much more—from the gifted Robert Duncan at CNS. Share this with a priest or seminarian you...

Carmelite guides Pope on Lenten journey, with help from Elijah

The Catholic Leader - 5 months 19 hours ago
THE Lenten journey of conversion requires Christians to rediscover the “deepest truth” about themselves, cast off their masks and take on the courage to live truth, a prominent...

For Lent, Chicago offers “Festival of Forgiveness”

The Deacon's Bench - 5 months 20 hours ago
I’ll be curious to hear how this event went. Vatican Insider reports: From 12 noon yesterday (Friday 27th) until midday today (Saturday 28th) local time, the doors of many...

Boom: with seminarian numbers surging, one diocese launches a capital campaign to support them

The Deacon's Bench - 5 months 22 hours ago
This is a nice problem to have. From The Wisconsin State Journal: Midway through the Sunday Mass at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Dodgeville, the service took a sharp turn...

Hesburgh's Challenge

dotCommonweal - 5 months 23 hours ago
Father Hesburgh wrote a piece in America Magazine that seems even more relevant today than in 1962. In dialogue once again with Cardinal Newman, he wrote:

Julia Duin: Back home in the Northwest and still watching the religion beat like a Seahawk

GetReligion - 5 months 23 hours ago
You might say I got into religion reporting while a high school student in the Seattle area. I saw the huge readership -- and tons of letters -- that Earl Hansen received for his...

A Symposium on the architect Patrick Charles Keely

New Liturgical Movement - 5 months 1 day ago
Holy Innocents New York, designed by KeelyOn Friday, March 20, 2015, The Monuments Conservancy will present its 25th Annual Symposium at the New York Marriott East Side, 525...

IRS New Form For Small Non-Profit Applications Has Eliminated Backlog

The Religion Clause - 5 months 1 day ago
BNA Daily Report for Executives [subscription required] reported on Feb. 27 that an IRS official recently told a conference that the IRS new streamlined Form 1023-EZ for small...

The message of Jesus at the Transfiguration: Listen and follow, Pope says

Catholic News Agency - General - 5 months 1 day ago
Vatican City, Mar 1, 2015 / 10:50 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Transfiguration reveals the glory of Christ and demands a response of listening to and following Jesus, Pope Francis...

Cantantibus Organis 2015-16

New Liturgical Movement - 5 months 1 day ago
Once again we are delighted to announce the annual Cantantibus Organis course to be held at the Abbey of St Cecilia in Rome.The "Cantantibus Organis" music school was founded to...

Booker Prize Guarantee?

dotCommonweal - 5 months 1 day ago
Ambiguity in response to a novel rests with judgments that test values - literary, stylistic and ethical. I read Richard Flanagan’s Booker Prize winning Narrow Road to the Deep...
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