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March 5, 2014

Pope Francis, please write a new encyclical on contraception

Catholic Herald - 4 months 4 weeks ago
There are two ways of interpreting the character of Pope Francis. One is to imagine that he is the sort of person who loves talking off the cuff and thinking aloud. The other is...

Restrictive IRS Proposal Opposed by Higher Ed Groups

Catholic Education Daily - 4 months 4 weeks ago
The new proposal would “fundamentally damage the role that colleges and universities have played for hundreds of years,” according to a joint letter. More...

Author Who Lambasted Catholic Church in NY Times Hosted at Catholic College

Catholic Education Daily - 4 months 4 weeks ago
John Patrick Shanley, who just last year lambasted the Catholic Church, excoriated Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, and wrote against the Church’s teaching on ordination, recently...

Historian calls Cardinal Kasper's speech a 'cultural revolution'

EWTN - World Catholic News - 4 months 4 weeks ago
Rome, Italy, Mar 5, 2014 / 08:02 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Roberto de Mattei, an Italian historian, has written about Cardinal Walter Kasper's Feb. 20 address to cardinals on marriage...

Ash Wednesday 2014

The Curt Jester - 4 months 4 weeks ago
Not sure what I am going to do this Lent.  Last year during Lent I nailed humility and it gets harder each year finding something to perfect. Jimmy Akin 9 Things you need to know...

Ukraine's churches unite behind nation, seek prayers for peace

EWTN - US Latest News - 4 months 4 weeks ago
Washington D.C., Mar 5, 2014 / 07:04 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Ukrainian religious leaders are standing together in their opposition to Russia's use of troops in Ukraine's Crimean...

Historian calls Cardinal Kasper's speech a 'cultural revolution'

Catholic News Agency - General - 4 months 4 weeks ago
Rome, Italy, Mar 5, 2014 / 06:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Roberto de Mattei, an Italian historian, has written about Cardinal Walter Kasper’s Feb. 20 address to cardinals on marriage...

The Faithful Carry On In Central African Republic

CatholicMom.com - 4 months 4 weeks ago
I look through hundreds of photos a day as part of my job. But last December a set of photos came through that surprised me. Amid all of the violence in Central African Republic...

Ash Wednesday

Communio - 4 months 4 weeks ago
For 40 days we enter into a period of fasting and prayer just as the Lord did in the wilderness, facing the Evil One, in preparation for his public ministry. The hallmarks, to be...

Bishops, Catholic Charities Call for Support for Those Who Leave Jail

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 4 months 4 weeks ago
The U.S. Congress should take an important step to address issues faced by the more than 650,000 men, women and juveniles who re-enter society each year from prisons, jails and...

Leader of US Bishops Speaks on Ukraine Crisis

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 4 months 4 weeks ago
Here is a statement on the crisis in Ukraine released Tuesday by Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, president, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. * * * The bishops of...

Archbishop Durocher Says Lent Is Time to Make a Place at the Table for the Poor

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 4 months 4 weeks ago
Here is a statement for the beginning of Lent from the leader of the Canadian episcopal conference. * * * Lent is a time for transformation, inviting us to look at our own...

Ash Wednesday at Santa Sabina

News.va - 4 months 4 weeks ago
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Ash Wednesday afternoon was scheduled to celebrate Mass at the ancient basilica of Santa Sabina on the Aventine Hill. Santa Sabina is the home of...

Daily Catholic Quote from Blessed Teresa of Calcutta

Integrated Catholic Life - 4 months 4 weeks ago
“As Lent is the time for greater love, listen to Jesus’ thirst…’Repent and believe’ Jesus tells us. What are we to repent? Our indifference, our hardness of heart. What are we to...

House of Cards on an Ash Wednesday

Dominicana - 4 months 4 weeks ago
Can there be any redemption in the dark Netflix political thriller House of Cards? Within the show, probably not—morally speaking, Frank Underwood is so far back in the woods, he’...

Affidavit Does Not Establish Applicability of Ministerial Exception Doctrine

The Religion Clause - 4 months 4 weeks ago
Hough v. Roman Catholic Diocese of Erie, (WD PA, March 4, 2014), is an Age Discrimination In Employment suit brought by three former Catholic parochial school teachers who were...

German Home School Family That Was Denied SCOTUS Review Gets Deferred Status From DHS

The Religion Clause - 4 months 4 weeks ago
Fox News reports that in a surprising development yesterday, one day after the U.S. Supreme Court denied certiorari in the home schooling asylum case of Romeike v. Holder (see...

Report: Syrian rebel group makes Christians low-status subjects

EWTN - World Catholic News - 4 months 4 weeks ago
Washington D.C., Mar 5, 2014 / 06:50 am (EWTN News/CNA).- An ultimatum allegedly from a jihadist group has demanded that Syrian Christians live as "dhimmis," low-status subjects...

Cert. Petition Seeks SCOTUS Review of Latest Mt.Soledad Cross Decision Ahead of 9th Circuit

The Religion Clause - 4 months 4 weeks ago
A petition for certiorari before judgment (full text) was filed yesterday with the U.S. Supreme Court in Mt. Soledad Memorial Association v. Trunk, asking the Court to review the...

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