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Saint Louis Catholic - 5 months 5 days ago
Been a busy few days; sent my daughter to France to study, had a crazy schedule otherwise.The news, sacred and secular, is bad.  But then, it has been for a while.  I am going to...

Texas Judge Strikes Down Texas Pro-Life Law That Closed Abortion Clinics

LifeNews.com - 5 months 5 days ago
A Texas judge has blocked a pro-life law credited with closing multiple abortion clinics and cutting abortions 13 percent, saving an estimated 9,900 babies from abortion. The...

32 Women Have Died From Legal Abortions at Hospitals in India Since 2008

LifeNews.com - 5 months 5 days ago
The Hindu has written that the city of New Delhi, India is reporting that 32 women have died since 2008 from abortions performed at government hospitals. These are only registered...

1,000 Babies are Killed in Abortions in Germany and Austria Daily

LifeNews.com - 5 months 5 days ago
Flanked by 120 law enforcement officers, 300 pro-life demonstrators marched the streets of Salzburg, Austria in peaceful solidarity. Several protesters were detained by police as...

Pope Francis to preside over wedding ceremony next month

The Deacon's Bench - 5 months 5 days ago
Did you get an invitation? From CNS:  Pope Francis will preside over his first wedding ceremony as pontiff during a nuptial Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica Sept. 14. The Vatican...

ISIS Targeting Pope Francis?

Creative Minority Report - 5 months 5 days ago
Does anyone doubt that these Muslim radicals would attempt to assassinate the Pope given half a chance?CBS reports:A new report claims that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is...

Planned Parenthood Calling Abortion a “Voluntary Miscarriage” is Patently Offensive

LifeNews.com - 5 months 5 days ago
Moral theologian William Smith once commented that “all social engineering is preceded by verbal engineering.” In today’s 140-character Twitter world, what this means is that it...

Another Controversy Over Religious Symbols and Public Schools

The Religion Clause - 5 months 5 days ago
Two elementary schools in Midlothian, Texas are the latest focus of controversy over religious symbols on public property. As reported by today by Courthouse News Service, the...

Nigerian archbishop shuns suggestions for security guards, despite terror threat

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 5 days ago
Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Jos, Nigeria, has said that despite the dangers posed by Boko Haram terrorism, he does not have, or want, a personal security detail. Acknowledging...

"A Win for the Virtues of Loyalty and Fairness"

dotCommonweal - 5 months 5 days ago
"Strikes don't strike me" was a favorite saying of Catholic Worker cofounder Peter Maurin; but even Maurin might have been pleased with the eight week strike by Market Basket...

Breakthrough close in treating heart disease with adult stem cells?

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 5 days ago
An Australian scientist whose work has drawn kudos from the Vatican may be close to a breakthrough in the treatment of congenital heart failure, using stem cells derived from...

Legionary priest apologizes for comparing Maciel with St. Mary Magdalene

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 5 days ago
A spokesman for the Legionaries of Christ has apologized for a promotional brochure in which he compared the disgraced founder of the religious order, the late Father Marcial...

Suds in the bucket: More on dirty laundry and faith-based outreach

GetReligion - 5 months 5 days ago
In a post last month titled "Can a laundromat replace the traditional church?" I reviewed an NPR story out of California. I ended that critique like this: How exactly is the...

Patriarchs challenge Islamic officials, world leaders to take action against terrorists

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 5 days ago
Describing the violence against Christians in Iraq and Syria as "attempted genocide," a group of Catholic and Orthodox patriarchs has challenged Islamic officials and...

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New Liturgical Movement - 5 months 5 days ago
Back in January, we posted a guest article by Rosanne Sullivan about the Benedict XVI Institute for Sacred Music and Divine Worship, newly founded in the archdiocese of San...

Tympanum, tympana, timpanal, timpano, timpani

Sacristies of the World - 5 months 5 days ago
The Martyrdom of John the Baptist Tympanum above the entrance to the sacristy of the Cathedral of St John the Baptist (Archikatedra św. Jana Chrzciciela) in Wroclaw, Poland.  ...

Pro-Life People Need to Support Tennessee’s Amendment 1

LifeNews.com - 5 months 5 days ago
Of the 144 different measures so far on election ballots this November across the country, one of the most important is Tennessee’s Amendment 1. If passed, it will eliminate one...

$28 Million Planned Parenthood Medicaid Fraud Case Can Move Ahead

LifeNews.com - 5 months 5 days ago
The lawsuit from a former Planned Parenthood abortion clinic manager who sued the abortion giant accusing it of engaging in massive fraudulent activities can move forward. That’s...

The Curious Case of Carlos Urrutigoity (III)

dotCommonweal - 5 months 5 days ago
Read part one here, and part two here. Fr. Carlos Urrutigoity knew it would be a tough sell. He wanted Jeffrey Bond to help build his dreamed-of Catholic liberal-arts college....

Behind every great married clergyman…

The Deacon's Bench - 5 months 5 days ago
…is a woman like Mary Alma Parker. She helped make history. She is remembered this day by Fr. Dwight: On Tuesday Mrs Longenecker and I traveled to Charleston for the funeral of...

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