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Pray – don't speculate – about the Vatican family synod, say novena organizers

Catholic News Agency - General - 5 months 1 day ago
Rome, Italy, Feb 6, 2015 / 04:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Amid concern over whether or not October's Synod on the Family will protect the Church's teaching on marriage, one lay...

Daily Gospel Reflection for February 6, 2015

CatholicMom.com - 5 months 1 day ago
Today’s Gospel: Mark 6:14-29 Memorial of Saint Paul Miki and Companions, Martyrs What a story! For me, the story of the beheading of John the Baptist is a tough one to read. When...

Learning from a Heroic Seminarian and Martyr

Brandon Vogt - 5 months 1 day ago
Today we continue our regular series called “Learning from the Saints.” Our guide is expert Bert Ghezzi, a dear friend of mine and the author of numerous books including Voices...

Obama at prayer breakfast decries faith distortions

American Catholic - Top News - 5 months 1 day ago
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- President Barack Obama decried the use of "twisted and distorted" faith as a wedge or a weapon in remarks Feb. 5 at the National Prayer Breakfast. The...

Judge to examine sexual abuse in English institutions

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 1 day ago
Theresa May, the United Kingdom's home secretary, has announced that a New Zealand judge will head the Independent Panel Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse. "The many, many survivors...

New Sacred Music Degree to Educate ‘Leaders of Faith’ at Univ. of St. Thomas in Houston

Catholic Education Daily - 5 months 1 day ago
The University of St. Thomas in Houston will offer a new master's degree in sacred music starting in the fall of 2015, the University recently announced. The program is reportedly...

If only Tristram Hunt had been educated by nuns

Catholic Herald - 5 months 1 day ago
Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt is very quiet on Twitter this morning but given his attitude on Question Time last night, I can’t say I am surprised. I would encourage...

Cardinal, Hungarian embassy pay tribute to nuncio's actions in World War II

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 1 day ago
The Hungarian embassy to the Holy See hosted a meeting on February 4 to pay tribute to Archbishop Angelo Rotta and Msgr. Gennaro Verolino, who saved tens of thousands of Jews...

Church leader urges Filipino president to pray about resignation decision

Catholic Herald - 5 months 1 day ago
The head of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has said it was up to president Benigno Aquino to decide whether he should resign, “after prayerful...

EEOC issues religious-discrimination data

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 1 day ago
The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission received 3,549 complaints of workplace discrimination based on religion in fiscal year 2014--down from a high of 4,151 three years...

Pope Sends Condolences to Victims and Families of Taiwan Airways Crash

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 5 months 1 day ago
Of the 58 passengers aboard a TransAsia Airways flight, 31 are dead, 15 wounded and 12 remain missing. This is the tally of the tragic accident that took place on Wednesday in...

Iraq: Christian militia forms to fight Islamic State

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 1 day ago
A Christian militia of 4,000 men has been formed to retake northern Iraqi territory from the Islamic States, according to a Newsweek report. "The Assyrians want their land back...

Pope holds video chat with disabled children

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 1 day ago
Pope Francis took part in a video chat with disabled children on February 5 and emphasized the importance of communication. "When you communicate, you give the best you have...

Pope Francis backs traditional marriage as Slovakia vote looms

EWTN - Vatican News - 5 months 1 day ago
Vatican City, Feb 6, 2015 / 03:41 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- With Slovaks set to hit the polls on tomorrow's referendum on marriage, Pope Francis used this week's general audience as a...

Cristina Odone criticises Tristram Hunt’s ‘arrogant and ignorant’ remarks about nuns

Catholic Herald - 5 months 1 day ago
Shadow education secretary Tristram Hunt’s comments about nuns on the BBC programme Question Time last night were “arrogant and ignorant”, Cristina Odone has said. Ms Odone, a...

Catholic Quote of the Day — from St. Maximilian Kolbe

Integrated Catholic Life - 5 months 1 day ago
“The most deadly poison of our times is indifference. And this happens, although the praise of God should know no limits. Let us strive, therefore, to praise Him to the greatest...

Awaiting an ecology encyclical, everyone wants Pope Francis' support

EWTN - Vatican News - 5 months 1 day ago
Vatican City, Feb 6, 2015 / 04:08 am (EWTN News/CNA).- In view of the much anticipated encyclical on ecology, countries, agencies, and even industries are seeking papal support in...

Indian government apologises for denying visas to Vatican officials

Catholic Herald - 5 months 1 day ago
The Indian government has apologised to a senior Church official for refusing visas to two Vatican officials travelling to address a meeting of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of...
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