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July 8, 2014

Another Challenge To Idaho's Same-Sex Marriage Laws-- Now By Lesbian Veteran Over Burial Rights

The Religion Clause - 5 months 1 week ago
A federal court challenge to Idaho's refusal to recognize same-sex marriages performed elsewhere was filed yesterday by a 74-year old Navy veteran who wants to be cremated and...

Belfast Bakery Faces Suit Over Refusal To Decorate Cake In Support of Gay Marriage

The Religion Clause - 5 months 1 week ago
Mail Online reported yesterday on the latest clash in Britain between Christian business owners and gay rights proponents. Activist Gareth Lee ordered a cake from Christian-run...

Summorum Pontificum has put us in touch with our history

Catholic Herald - 5 months 1 week ago
Seven years have passed since Summorum Pontificum, the motu proprio by which Benedict XVI liberated the traditional Latin Mass from all restrictions. As we contemplate this...

Diocese Objects To Louisiana Supreme Court Decision On Priest-Penitent Privilege

The Religion Clause - 5 months 1 week ago
The Baton Rouge (LA) Advocate reported yesterday on the Louisiana Supreme Court's per curiam opinion and a concurrence in Parents of Minor Child v. Charlet, (LA Sup. Ct., April 4...

Summer Reading: Do No Harm

Snoring Scholar - 5 months 1 week ago
I’m a biiiiig fan of novels. In fact, I’ve been known to reward myself with fiction after I’ve read some certain number of nonfiction books. I used to think that made me something...

Catholic Blogger Colleen Mitchell

CatholicMom.com - 5 months 1 week ago
I remember being age less-than-ten and taking very seriously the mandate to pray for our missionaries. I pictured them as something slightly less than She-Ra, amazing people who...

High School blocks “conservative” sites (Vatican, GOP, NRA) but allows “liberal” (Dems, PParenthood)

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 5 months 1 week ago
What is going on in the school where you send your children? This is, at the same time, appalling and not in the least surprising. From The Blaze: High School Student Says He...

India's Supreme Court Rules Sharia Courts Legal As Advisory Bodies, But Should Not Issue Rulings Unless Requested By Party Affected

The Religion Clause - 5 months 1 week ago
In Madan v. Union of India, (India Sup. Ct., July 7, 2014), petitioner challenged the legality of Muslim Sharia Courts set up around the country and supported by the All India...

Iraqi Archbishop: "My Diocese No Longer Exists"

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 5 months 1 week ago
By Oliver Maksan of Aid to the Church in Need "Ahlan wa sahlan. Welcome," is Archbishop Amel Nona's friendly greeting to an anxious-looking veiled woman who enters his office....

Gonzaga Alumni Group Calls for New ‘Sexual Revolution’ Embracing Catholic Teaching

Catholic Education Daily - 5 months 1 week ago
In its latest bulletin, the alumni group 1887 Trust pointed to the words of Pope Francis, who in January of this year spoke of the need for Catholic colleges to give "...

US Bishops Push Forward on Immigration Reform Even as Congress Stalls

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 5 months 1 week ago
Auxiliary Bishop Eusebio Elizondo of Seattle says the Catholic community “will continue to push” lawmakers to pass immigration reform legislation, even as political commentators...

Christendom Summer Program Is Getting Rave Reviews from Students

Catholic Education Daily - 5 months 1 week ago
"Incredible," "awesome," "eternal," "life-changing," and "adventurous" are some of the words high school students use to describe the Experience Christendom Summer Program at...

Cardinal Dolan slams anti-Catholic NY Times ad

EWTN - US Latest News - 5 months 1 week ago
New York City, N.Y., Jul 8, 2014 / 05:14 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- A New York Times ad criticizing Catholic Supreme Court justices who ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby's religious freedom...

Global network seeks to unite head, heart in charity work

Catholic News Agency - General - 5 months 1 week ago
Denver, Colo., Jul 8, 2014 / 04:01 am (CNA).- PovertyCure, a global organization that unites like-minded charities, is working to change the dialogue about charitable aid while...

Global network seeks to unite head, heart in charity work

EWTN - US Latest News - 5 months 1 week ago
Denver, Colo., Jul 8, 2014 / 05:01 am (EWTN News/CNA).- PovertyCure, a global organization that unites like-minded charities, is working to change the dialogue about charitable...

Daily Gospel Reflection for July 8, 2014

CatholicMom.com - 5 months 1 week ago
Today’s Gospel: Matthew 9:32-38 In today’s Gospel, when Jesus traveled to various towns, He felt compassion for the huge crowds of people, because they had such a great need for...

‘Church in Iraq in perhaps its darkest period,’ says patriarch

Catholic Herald - 5 months 1 week ago
The patriarch of the Chaldean Catholic Church in Baghdad called the current situation in his country “perhaps the darkest and most difficult period in (the Church’s) recent...

Daily Catholic Quote from Pope Francis

Integrated Catholic Life - 5 months 1 week ago
“The right to life is the first among human rights. To abort a child is to kill someone who cannot defend himself.” (Pope Francis, On Heaven and Earth – 2011) If you liked this...

Papuan bishop urges youth to follow Maria Goretti's sanctity

EWTN - World Catholic News - 5 months 1 week ago
Madang, Papua New Guinea, Jul 8, 2014 / 03:03 am (EWTN News/CNA).- During a pilgrimage on Sunday, a bishop from Papua New Guinea encouraged the local youth to pursue holiness,...

Papuan bishop urges youth to follow Maria Goretti's sanctity

Catholic News Agency - General - 5 months 1 week ago
Madang, Papua New Guinea, Jul 8, 2014 / 02:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- During a pilgrimage on Sunday, a bishop from Papua New Guinea encouraged the local youth to pursue holiness,...

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