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Father Scanlan, college and church leader, dies at age 85

Franciscan Media - 5 months 1 week ago
Franciscan Father Michael Scanlan, retired president of Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio, died Jan. 7 after a long illness. He is pictured in a 2009 photo. (CNS photo/...

Theology of the Body for Tweens - Part 2

CatholicMom.com - 5 months 1 week ago
“Teens: Pueblo Ingles” by Diverbo Idiomas, January 1, 2000, via Flickr, CC 2.0 Back in the fall I shared tips for parents about how to talk to your “tweens” (young, middle-school...

Senate report says online ad site hid child sex trafficking

EWTN - US Latest News - 5 months 1 week ago
Washington D.C., Jan 10, 2017 / 07:22 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- As a new Senate report alleges that the advertising site Backpage.com covered for child sex traffickers, Backpage...

For Somali refugees, Catholic agencies 'welcome the stranger'

Catholic News Agency - General - 5 months 1 week ago
St. Paul, Minn., Jan 10, 2017 / 06:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A Somali couple with three children is seeking a new life in Minnesota thanks to a Catholic Charities’ resettlement...

Bethlehem Icon Centre Featured in British Secular Press

New Liturgical Movement - 5 months 1 week ago
Ian Knowles, the British icon painter and director of the Bethlehem Icon Centre, has been featured in a recent issue of The Daily Telegraph, the British national daily. NLM...

The storied life of San Antonio's Archbishop Flores

EWTN - US Latest News - 5 months 1 week ago
San Antonio, Texas, Jan 10, 2017 / 06:46 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Archbishop emeritus Patricio Fernandez Flores of San Antonio died Monday at the age of 87, prompting many to remember...

Daily homily: Jesus had authority because He was a servant

News.va - 5 months 1 week ago
(Vatican Radio) Jesus had authority because He served the people, He was close to persons and He was coherent, as opposed to the doctors of the law who considered themselves...

Church is the ideal place for the elderly to stave off loneliness

Catholic Herald - 5 months 1 week ago
New research shows that a great many of our older people are suffering from loneliness, as you can read here. This is not news, but it is good to be reminded of this, as it should...

A diplomacy of small steps to build trust  

Vatican Insider - 5 months 1 week ago
The Order of the Holy Sepulchre works hard to be at the service of education and peace in the Holy Land, notably through supporting schools anduniversities where Muslims and...

Cert. Petition Filed In California Repairative Therapy Ban

The Religion Clause - 5 months 1 week ago
A petition for certiorari (full text) has been filed with the U.S. Supreme Court in Welch v. Brown, cert. filed 1/3/2017).  In the case, the 9th Circuit rejected facial free...

Kentucky Enacts New Abortion Restrictions; Suit Filed Challenging Required Disclosures

The Religion Clause - 5 months 1 week ago
In Kentucky yesterday, Gov. Matt Bevin signed into law H.B. 2 (full text), which, as described by CNN:requires a physician or technician to perform an ultrasound, describe and...

Cert. Denied In Buddhist Temple Dispute

The Religion Clause - 5 months 1 week ago
The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday denied review in Tung v. China Buddhist Association, (Docket No. 16-450, cert. denied 1/9/2017). (Order List).  In the case, a New York state...

Therese of Lisieux's parents inspired this drug rehab project

Catholic News Agency - General - 5 months 1 week ago
Montevideo, Uruguay, Jan 10, 2017 / 05:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A project to end the drug scourge in Uruguay has drawn inspiration from the recently canonized parents of the “...

Choose a Verse of the Year to Guide You in 2017

CatholicMom.com - 5 months 1 week ago
Copyright 2017 Theresa Ceniccola. All rights reserved. Have you noticed everyone choosing a Word of the Year for 2017? It’s a thing now. You select a word to embrace during the...

Claim For Interference With Inheritance Lies Against Legion of Christ

The Religion Clause - 5 months 1 week ago
In Americans United For Life v. Legion of Christ of North America, Inc., (RI Super., Jan. 4, 2017), a Rhode Island trial court held that a claim of tortious interference with...

For Salt Lake, The Oscar – In Asian Church Milestone, Bishop Solis Goes to Salt Lake

Whispers in the Loggia - 5 months 1 week ago
While Utah’s 300,000 Catholics have spent the last 21 months anticipating their 10th bishop, another vigil has extended far longer: the hopes of the nation’s 5 million faithful of...

Georgia woman killed by gunman at Florida airport was parish stalwart

Catholic Herald - 5 months 1 week ago
Olga Woltering, a bedrock member of her parish and the Atlanta Cursillo movement and beloved to her family and many friends, was among five people killed in the January 6 shooting...

One of the largest collections of Ethiopian religious texts is now in DC

EWTN - US Latest News - 5 months 1 week ago
Washington D.C., Jan 10, 2017 / 05:01 am (EWTN News/CNA).- With a recent gift of more than 600 handmade leather manuscripts, the Catholic University of America is now home to one...

Pope Francis: Humility, service are at the heart of Christ's power

EWTN - Vatican News - 5 months 1 week ago
Vatican City, Jan 10, 2017 / 05:00 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis warned against the destruction of clericalism in his Jan. 10 homily, stressing that humility was power behind...

Restoring Church of the Nativity is like ‘touching heaven’, say workers

Catholic Herald - 5 months 1 week ago
The Italian firm restoring one of Christianity’s holiest sites — the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem — says it’s more than half-way finished with the €14 million-project,...
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