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A Martyr is Mourned in Ukraine as West Placates Russia

Crisis Magazine - Church - 5 months 1 week ago
Almost exactly a year ago, Bohdan Solchanyk, a lecturer on modern history at the Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU), was murdered by a government sniper in Kiev as hundreds of...

Old Fashioned—A Flawed Alternative to Fifty Shades of Grey

Crisis Magazine - Church - 5 months 1 week ago
While the Christian world and its religious allies cry in the wilderness that sex is sacred; the rest of the world is rushing to see Fifty Shades of Grey. Over Saint Valentine’s...

Relief and gratitude after release of priest abducted in Afghanistan

EWTN - World Catholic News - 5 months 1 week ago
Kabul, Afghanistan, Feb 23, 2015 / 04:35 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Friends and colleagues have pledged their support for a Jesuit priest released after eight months of captivity in...

Lent is a time of spiritual combat, Pope emphasizes

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 1 week ago
Emphasizing that Lent is a time of "spiritual combat against the spirit of evil," Pope Francis reflected on the Gospel account of the temptation of Jesus during his Sunday Angelus...

Afghanistan: Indian Jesuit released after eight months in captivity

News.va - 5 months 1 week ago
(Vatican Radio/JRS) After more than eight months in captivity, the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) announced  the release of Fr Alexis Prem Kumar. In a statement published Monday JRS...

Kidnapped Jesuit priest released by Taliban

Catholic Herald - 5 months 1 week ago
An Indian Jesuit priest who was kidnapped by the Taliban in Afghanistan last year has been released. Fr Alexis Prem Kumar SJ, who worked for three years as Afghanistan country...

Egypt's leading Muslim cleric condemns killing of Christians

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 1 week ago
The grand mufti of Egypt, Shawki Ibrahim Abdel-Karim Allam, has strongly condemned the murder of 21 Coptic Christians in Libya by Islamic State militants, according to regional...

Patriarch Sako: 'Italy Must Not Fall Into the Trap of ISIS Threats'

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 5 months 1 week ago
“Faith is not to believe in an ideology. ISIS also has an ideology, but to believe means to love and to love means to live. This touches my heart. I think that today we are in...

Poverty, Ukraine, among topics of meeting between Pope, Merkel

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 1 week ago
Pope Francis received Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany in audience on February 21 and discussed "poverty and hunger, the exploitation of human beings and the rights of women,...

Pope calls for public conversion of those involved in organized crime

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 1 week ago
Pope Francis received pilgrims from an Italian diocese he had visited in June and renewed his call for the conversion of those involved in organized crime. "External gestures of...

Archbishop Defends Right to Hire for Mission at Catholic Schools, Responds to Lawmakers

Catholic Education Daily - 5 months 1 week ago
Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco recently sent a letter in response to several California lawmakers, defending his right to make decisions about the employment of...

Catholic Quote of the Day — from Venerable Fulton J. Sheen

Integrated Catholic Life - 5 months 1 week ago
“We can think of Lent as a time to eradicate evil or cultivate virtue, a time to pull up weeds or to plant good seeds. Which is better is clear, for the Christian ideal is always...

Religious Orders Flock to Christendom College for Annual Discernment Weekend

Catholic Education Daily - 5 months 1 week ago
Through presentations and breakout sessions, various representatives will share their experiences and help teach students about discerning one's vocation. More...

Catholic Colleges Must Save Students from Pornography Epidemic, Says Counseling Expert

Catholic Education Daily - 5 months 1 week ago
Catholic colleges and universities owe it to their students to do everything within their power to help combat the destructive effects of pornography, argued Dr. Peter Kleponis in...

Pope Francis and Angela Merkel discuss poverty and war

Catholic Herald - 5 months 1 week ago
Pope Francis met German chancellor Angela Merkel at a private audience in the Vatican on Saturday. The two leaders spoke for 40 minutes at the Pontifical Library, after which Ms...

Coptic Church recognises martyrdom of 21 Christians killed by ISIS

Catholic Herald - 5 months 1 week ago
The Coptic Church has announced that the 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians killed by ISIS terrorists in Libya will be commemorated in its calendar. The names of the martyrs will be...

Indian Father Alexis Prem Kumar Released

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 5 months 1 week ago
Father Alexis Prem Kumar has been released from captivity as a hostage of the Taliban in Afghanistan. He had been in the hands of the Taliban for almost nine months. At the time...

Pope Francis' Address to Pilgrims from the Diocese of Cassano All'Jonio

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 5 months 1 week ago
On Saturday, Pope Francis received the participants pilgrims the diocese of Cassano all’Jonio at the Paul VI audience hall. The following is a translation of the Holy Father's...
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