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April 13, 2014

Saint Alphonsus in Holy Week: II - Feria Secunda (Holy Monday): Hammers and Nails

Rorate Coeli - 5 months 1 week ago
MEDITATION  for Holy Monday Jesus is placed on the Cross I. No sooner had the Redeemer arrived, all suffering and wearied out, at Calvary, than they strip Him of His clothes, -...

The Stuff of Nightmares: Christians Forced from Homes in Syria's Kassab

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 5 months 1 week ago
An Armenian friend on Facebook alerted me to the tragic story of Kassab, Syria: On March 21, Sunni rebels violently expelled around 2,500 Armenian Christians from their...

Pope's Address to Members of the Pontifical Committee of Historical Sciences

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 5 months 1 week ago
Here is a translation of Pope Francis' address to the members of the Pontifical Committee of Historical Sciences. The Holy Father received the committee in audience at 11:30am...

Pope to Oncologists: Don't Lose Sight of the Human Person

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 5 months 1 week ago
“My thoughts go to all the men and women you care for, and I pray for them,” Pope Francis told participants Saturday of a congress for surgeons who treat oncologoical patients....

Pope Francis Celebrates Palm Sunday Mass

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 5 months 1 week ago
An estimated 100,000 pilgrims from all over the world filled St. Peter’s Square for Palm Sunday Mass presided by Pope Francis. This was his second Palm Sunday Mass as Pope, and...

Pope Francis: John Paul II to Become World Youth Days' 'Great Patron Saint'

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 5 months 1 week ago
Prior to the recitation of the Angelus at the conclusion of the Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis addressed the faithful and gave special greetings. The Holy...

Pope Francis To Visit Shrine of Our Lady of Divine Love in May

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 5 months 1 week ago
The Santuario della Madonna del Divino Amore (Shrine of Our Lady of Divine Love) has confirmed that Pope Francis will the famed Roman sanctuary on May 18th. The shrine, which is...

'History is Life's Teacher' Says Pope Francis

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 5 months 1 week ago
“‘Nothing is lost with peace. Everything can be lost with war,” Pope Francis told members of the Pontifical Committee of Historical Sciences on Saturday, repeating the phrase...

20 Years After Cairo Conference on Population and Development

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 5 months 1 week ago
Last week the United Nations held a review of the 20 years since the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), held in Cairo in 1994. The meeting looked at...

Nigerian Archbishop Calls for Investigation into Boko Haram

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 5 months 1 week ago
Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Jos, Nigeria, has appealed to the international community for help in preventing increasing attacks by the local terrorist group Boko Haram. Three...

Pope Francis Confirms Head of Pontifical Liturgical Celebrations

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 5 months 1 week ago
Pope Francis has confirmed Msgr. Guido Marini in his position as Master of Pontifical Liturgical Celebrations, according to Vatican Radio. Msgr. Marini, 49, was appointed to the...

Reaching the Middle Men in the Ecumenical Movement

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 5 months 1 week ago
Unity among Christians is a priority for the Church at the highest level, with Pope Francis joining his predecessors in leading the prayer for unity. That priority translates...

White House Announces Delegation Attending April Canonizations

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 5 months 1 week ago
President Barack Obama has named members of the presidential delegation that will attend the canonizations of Blessed John XXIII and Blessed John Paul II, the White House has...

Pope Appoints New Bishop of Brentwood, England

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 5 months 1 week ago
“I am both surprised and humbled to have been appointed by Pope Francis as the new Bishop of Brentwood," said Father Alan Williams. "There is indeed a God of surprises and in my...

Police Find Seven Dead Babies in Utah Home, Six Packed in Cardboard Boxes

LifeNews.com - 5 months 1 week ago
In a shocking discovery, police have found seven dead babies in a Utah woman’s home, six of them packed away in cardboard boxes. Police believe Megan Huntsman, 39, gave birth to...

One victim of trafficking is too many, cardinal emphasizes

Catholic News Agency - General - 5 months 1 week ago
Vatican City, Apr 13, 2014 / 04:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Following a Vatican conference on human trafficking, Cardinal Vincent Nichols lamented the millions of victims and spoke of...

Various Guises and Proposals

Saint Louis Catholic - 5 months 1 week ago
Every child, he said, has the right to grow up in a family “with a father and a mother” capable of creating “a suitable environment for the child’s development and emotional...

“My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death” (Matthew 26:38)

Sacristies of the World - 5 months 1 week ago
“My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death” (Matthew 26:38).

The Passion: who reads what?

The Deacon's Bench - 5 months 1 week ago
After reading the post about Elizabeth Scalia’s forgettable Palm Sunday, a couple folks on Facebook noted that, in fact, the congregation (voicing the “crowd”) isn’t really...

Abducted in Cameroon

dotCommonweal - 5 months 1 week ago
Two Italian priests and a Canadian nun were kidnapped by unidentified gunmen in Cameroon on April 5. The radical Islamist group Boko Haram from Nigeria is suspected. I don’t...

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