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December 17, 2014

Pope Praises US-Cuba Step Forward

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 5 months 1 week ago
The work of an ambassador is a work of small steps, of little things, but which always seeks to make peace, bringing the hearts of peoples closer, and sowing fraternity among the...

Pope on Ecumenism: Despite What's Unresolved, Let's Focus on Next Steps

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 5 months 1 week ago
Pope Francis says that despite open questions in ecumenical dialogue, Christians should not resign themselves to a lack of unity and should instead "concentrate on the next step...

Bishops Denounce New Texas Family Detention Center

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 5 months 1 week ago
Auxiliary Bishop Eusebio Elizondo of Seattle, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Migration, decried the opening of a 2,400-bed detention center in...

Happy Birthday, Pope Francis!

The Busy Catholic - 5 months 1 week ago
Seminarians surprise 78-year-old with cake Pope Francis blows out candles in St. Peter's Square Dec. 17. Photo: ANSA / L'Osservatore Romano Pilgrims wished the Holy Father a happy...

TV Host Who Skipped Chemo to Save Her Unborn Baby Dies 100 Days After Giving Birth - 5 months 1 week ago
Tragically, a woman from China died earlier this week after refusing chemotherapy for womb cancer to protect her unborn baby. According to the World Cancer Research Fund, womb...

Basilica partnership brings affordable housing to north side

The Catholic Spirit (St. Paul, MN) - 5 months 1 week ago
Where Broadway Avenue bends in north Minneapolis from its straight westerly direction to head northwest, a new apartment building — West Broadway Crescent — matches the curve in...

Tree wise men

Sacristies of the World - 5 months 1 week ago
Our Christmas tree arrived today.  A lovely man delivered it, helped by two lovely men who happened to be working in the church this week mending some pews. They knew what they...

The President and Who We are as a People

Catholic Vote - 5 months 1 week ago
The always excellent Andrew Ferguson has a good piece at the Weekly Standard commenting on President Obama’s habit of using the expression “who we are as a people.”  As is usual...

Aim Higher Foundation helps families access Catholic education

The Catholic Spirit (St. Paul, MN) - 5 months 1 week ago
For stay-at-home mom Hilda Torres and her husband, Jose Castro, making ends meet has been difficult for their family of five.

“We can do anything. We could be heroes…”

The Deacon's Bench - 5 months 1 week ago
This is guaranteed to make you gasp, squeal, swoon, and maybe even feel a lump in your throat. People are awesome. And a little bit nuts. But mostly awesome. Crank up the volume...

Ten Years a Catholic, Ten Years with Mary - 5 months 1 week ago
2104 marks my tenth anniversary within the Barque of Saint Peter.  I converted when I was a senior in college and haven’t looked back. If I’ve learned anything in ten years, it’s...

Mom Was Told to Abort Baby Because She Had Two Others, “Thank God I Didn’t Listen” - 5 months 1 week ago
(LiveActionNews) — When Nalida Besson was pregnant with her third child, she was told to abort. It seemed some people, including her midwife, didn’t think Nalida could handle a...

New app takes Pope Francis' Philippines visit mobile

Catholic News Agency - General - 5 months 1 week ago
Manila, Philippines, Dec 17, 2014 / 03:56 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The new official app for the Pope’s January visit to the Philippines will help people follow the Pope’s activities...

Blessed Sacrament building to close its doors in January

The Catholic Spirit (St. Paul, MN) - 5 months 1 week ago
Mike Conners and his wife, Sue, married at Blessed Sacrament in St. Paul. All four of their children were baptized, received their first Communion and were confirmed at the parish...

Local faithful help CSAF exceed $9.3 million goal

The Catholic Spirit (St. Paul, MN) - 5 months 1 week ago
Wrapping up its 2014 campaign, the Catholic Services Appeal Foundation has exceeded its $9.3 million fundraising goal in pledges and has distributed nearly $8 million to 17...

Immaculate Conception 2014 Photopost

New Liturgical Movement - 5 months 1 week ago
Our thanks to all those who sent in their photographs of liturgies celebrated on the Immaculate Conception. Scroll down and you can check out some beautiful and perfectly licit...

Bravo OSV!

Catholic and Enjoying It! - 5 months 1 week ago
…for restating the ancient teaching of the Church that the ends do not justify the means.

Pro-Abortion Clergy Claim Jesus Would Accept Abortion - 5 months 1 week ago
Truthfully, abortion and God don’t go too well together. But apparently, according to a new article on the pro-abortion website Think Progress titled, “God Loves Women Who Have...

Top UK court denies 'conscience clause' protection to pro-life midwives

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 1 week ago
The highest court in the United Kingdom has ruled against two midwives who refused to cooperate in abortions. Overruling the decision of an appeals court in Edinburgh, the Supreme...

5Q+1 interview: RNS writer David Gibson on the Godbeat, falling into journalism and his conversion to Catholicism

GetReligion - 5 months 1 week ago
Coming soon to @getreligion: A 5Q+1 interview with award-winning @RNS writer @GibsonWrites. #religion #journalism — GetReligion (@GetReligion) December...


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