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November 27, 2013

Evangelii gaudium 138: Sermons should be brief. How brief is “brief”? POLL

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 4 months 3 weeks ago
Are we now too impatient to receive even good preaching?  Should we, therefore, dumb preaching down? Those who are familiar with the Fathers of the Church know all too well that...

Daily readings: December 1-7

Catholic Herald - 4 months 3 weeks ago
Ordinary Form Divine Office Week I Sunday, December 1: First Sunday of Advent Is 2:1-5; Ps 122; Rm 13:11-14; Mt 24:37-44 Monday, December 2: Weekday of Advent IS 4:2-6; Ps 122; Mt...

December 3 is “Giving Tuesday,” Pro-Lifers Need to Give to Stop Abortion

LifeNews.com - 4 months 3 weeks ago
The United Nations Foundation, which is strongly pro-abortion, has dubbed December 3 the first annual Giving Tuesday. In an effort to inspire people to give more than they get...

Keep the end in mind

The Compass (Green Bay, WI) - 4 months 3 weeks ago
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Turning swords into plowshares

The Compass (Green Bay, WI) - 4 months 3 weeks ago
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The Case FOR Black Friday

CatholicMom.com - 4 months 3 weeks ago
It started innocently a few Thanksgivings ago. Trapped on my mother’s couch by a sleeping baby and a full tummy, I was looking for something to do while my extended family bonded...

The prayer for the First Sunday of Advent summons the faithful to a spirit of expectation

Catholic Herald - 4 months 3 weeks ago
The prayer for the First Sunday of Advent summons the faithful to a spirit of expectation, a confident hope that Christ, born long ago at Bethlehem, will come again at the end of...

Bishop Named for Farafangana, Madagascar

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 4 months 3 weeks ago
Bishop Benjamin Marc Balthason Ramaroson of Farafangana, Madagascar, was named archbishop of Antsiranana. The 58-year-old archbishop-designate is a member of the Congregation of...

Pope's Advent and Christmas Schedule

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 4 months 3 weeks ago
Below is the calendar of liturgical celebrations due to be presided over by the Holy Father from the end of November to January 2013. NOVEMBER Saturday 30 November: celebration...

Print Edition 29.11.13

Catholic Herald - 4 months 3 weeks ago
In this week’s print edition of The Catholic Herald there is full coverage of the Pope’s first apostolic exhortation; Joseph Seferta says Christianity is draining away across the...

Iran Accord Deemed 'Greatly Preferable to Military Action'

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 4 months 3 weeks ago
The interim accord with Iran that would limit its nuclear program in exchange for some sanctions relief “is greatly preferable to military action, which could have unpredictable...

Belgium: Senate Panel Approves Measure Allowing Doctors to Euthanize Children

LifeNews.com - 4 months 3 weeks ago
A Belgian Senate committee voted today to extend euthanasia to children with disabilities, in a move pro-life advocates worldwide had been fearing would come and expand an already...

Pope warns of a ‘trivialized’ vision of death without hope

Catholic News Agency - General - 4 months 3 weeks ago
Vatican City, Nov 27, 2013 / 08:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- During his general audience, Pope Francis spoke on the meaning of Christian death, emphasizing that the resurrection of...

Bishops Applaud US Supreme Court Decision to Hear Cases on Contraception Mandate

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 4 months 3 weeks ago
Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty, welcomed the U.S. Supreme Court’s...

US Bishops Say They're Eager to Share Evangelii Gaudium With Dioceses

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 4 months 3 weeks ago
Pope Francis is leading the world to deeper faith, and the U.S. bishops look forward to sharing his words in their dioceses, said the chairman of the Committee on Evangelization...

Regnum Christi Consecrated Men Elect Leader

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 4 months 3 weeks ago
On the first day of the General Assembly of the consecrated men of Regnum Christi, Jorge López of Madrid, Spain, age 50, was chosen to lead the first elected government for the...

Hobby Lobby’s HHS Mandate Battle is a Fight for Religious Freedom

LifeNews.com - 4 months 3 weeks ago
The U.S. Supreme Court announced it will review two cases where the government is trying to force Christian-owned businesses to provide health care coverage that includes abortion...

Meatless Friday Wednesday: Movie Review Edition

Saint Louis Catholic - 4 months 3 weeks ago
See, this is the sort of thing that keeps me going. From Steve Sailor's full review of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire-- Like the Twilight series, Suzanne Collins’s The Hunger...

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 27/11/13

Catholic Herald - 4 months 3 weeks ago
“Those who live with mercy do not fear death,” Pope Francis said in his final catechesis on the Creed at his general audience today (full text, video). Before the general...

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