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'Vatileaks' defendant's home raided by Italian police in separate investigation

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 3 weeks ago
Police in Rome raided the home of "Vatileaks II" defendant Francesca Chaouqui and her husband Corrado Lanino, searching for evidence of the couple's suspected involvement in ...

Italian cabinet minister ducks question on extradition of 'Vatileaks II' defendants

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 3 weeks ago
An Italian cabinet minister has said that international law will determine his government’s response to the “Vatileaks II” trial. "We have the Italian penal code ...

Focus on Jesus is key to evangelization, Pope says

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 3 weeks ago
Speaking on December 3 to the Congregation for Evangelization, Pope Francis said: "It is not the Church who makes the mission, but the mission that makes the Church." The Pope...

Cardinal Burke: Communion for divorced/remarried would be 'fundamental' break from Church teaching

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 3 weeks ago
Cardinal Raymond Burke has said that a change in the Church’s practice of barring divorced and remarried Catholics from Communion would entail a “very fundamental” change ...

10+ Simple Ways to Show Mercy - 5 months 3 weeks ago
Pompeo Batoni [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Many of the faithful are wondering “what to do” for the extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy. It’s approaching quickly on Dec...

Traditionalist leader rejects English bishops' call for change in Good Friday prayer for Jews

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 3 weeks ago
The leader of an international Catholic traditionalist group has rejected a call by the bishops of England and Wales for changes in the Good Friday prayer for the Jews. Felipe...

San Bernardino bishop urges prayers for unity, healing after shootings

The Catholic Spirit (St. Paul, MN) - 5 months 3 weeks ago
San Bernardino Bishop Gerald R. Barnes urged people to pray for unity and healing after the mass shooting in San Bernardino Dec. 2 that left 14 people dead and 17 others wounded...

'Saint Nicholas' makes surprise appearance in Saint Peter's Square

Catholic News Agency - General - 5 months 3 weeks ago
Vatican City, Dec 3, 2015 / 12:46 pm (CNA).- A surprise visitor to St. Peter’s Square during the general audience yesterday was met with a warm welcome.   A “Saint Nicholas” in...

Reason #8573 for Summorum Pontificum

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 5 months 3 weeks ago
A priest friend sent a video of a Portuguese priest, Fr. José Cruz in Moita dos Ferreiros from Easter 2014. I can imagine statues of Our Lady of Fatima weeping at the sight of...

Mud Soap

The Reason for Our Hope - 5 months 3 weeks ago
I confess, I just don't get it. Cleansing with mud strikes me as counterintuitive, for sure. Yet that is exactly what a lot of our pilgrims did at the beginning of our last day in...

The Friday Gestures

Creative Minority Report - 5 months 3 weeks ago
I wonder if it is possible to get my insurance company to pay for placing me in a medically induced coma one Friday a month for the next year. I am quite certain we can call it...

A proposal for the Year of Mercy: ban Communion in the hand

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 5 months 3 weeks ago
Dom Mark Kirby of Silverstream Priory posted at his blog Ave Verum Corpus an idea which I endorse. Reacting not only to the hideous sacrilege committed by an “artist” in Pamplona...

Woman Says Killing Her Baby in an Abortion Was “A Pro-Life Decision” - 5 months 3 weeks ago
Writer and cook Linda Tirado’s story begins in 2013 when a column about her experiences with poverty and parenting went viral. While many people supported her after the Huffington...

Cardinal Burke schools papal adviser: Door to Communion for remarried ‘does not exist and cannot exist’

LifeSiteNews - 5 months 3 weeks ago
Real 'Christlike love' of individuals living in irregular unions is to accompany them on the way to repentance and reparation, he says.

Senate Defeats Amendment to Send $1 Billion to Planned Parenthood and Abortion Businesses - 5 months 3 weeks ago
The Senate today is debating a reconciliation bill that would de-fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business. Leading up to a vote on the bill, the Senate defeated an amendment...

In New York City, More Than 5,000 Black Babies are Aborted Than Born Every Year - 5 months 3 weeks ago
In a refreshing moment of factual integrity among the mainstream media, PolitiFact has verified a statement by Attorney General Ken Paxton’s Press Secretary, Cynthia Meyer, as “...

Pregnant Chinese activist: ‘Nothing can stop me’ saving babies from coercive regime

LifeSiteNews - 5 months 3 weeks ago
The activist testified before Congress today, and says she expects to face hardships as a result.

BREAKING: Dominican Republic’s high court overturns pro-abortion law, restores constitutional right to life

LifeSiteNews - 5 months 3 weeks ago
The landmark pro-life victory comes amidst an international flurry of efforts to legalize abortion.

Christmas Cookie Exchange: No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls - 5 months 3 weeks ago
It’s a cookie! It’s candy! It’s our family’s favorite recipe ever ever, and I’m excited to share it with you today. Chocolate peanut butter balls have been a staple in our house...

Live TV coverage for Pope's opening of Holy Door to inaugurate Jubilee

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 3 weeks ago
The Vatican has disclosed plans for live television coverage of the December 8 ceremony in which Pope Francis will open the Holy Door of the Vatican basilica, formally...
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