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June 11, 2014

In Irish children’s deaths, clarity doesn’t thrive in a septic tank

GetReligion - 5 months 2 weeks ago
The accounts of cruelty, neglect and other abuse of children under Catholic Church care in Ireland cannot and must not be ignored. But in their tales about babies buried in septic...

Chapter 3: Who’s the Boss?: Scripture and Tradition {Lawn Chair Catechism}

CatholicMom.com - 5 months 2 weeks ago
Welcome to this summer’s Lawn Chair Catechism! We’re reading Joe Paprocki’s best-selling book, A Well-Built Faith: A Catholic’s Guide to Knowing and Sharing What We Believe. We’re...

St. Louis responds: “Inaccurate and misleading reporting has impugned Archbishop Carlson’s good name and reputation”

The Deacon's Bench - 5 months 2 weeks ago
This morning, the Archdiocese of St. Louis released the statement below on his website, responding to reports and criticism surrounding Archbishop Robert Carlson’s deposition that...

Daily Homily: The Hand of the Lord Was on Elijah

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 5 months 2 weeks ago
-- 1 Kings 18:41-46 Psalm 65:10, 11, 12-13 Matthew 5:20-26 The first reading tells us about the end of a long drought in the northern Kingdom of Israel. Elijah knows the rain is...

Nigerian cardinal supports offer of amnesty to Boko Haram insurgents

Catholic Herald - 5 months 2 weeks ago
Cardinal John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan has supported Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan’s proposal to offer amnesty for any Boko Haram militants who stop fighting and embrace peace...

Accreditation of Canadian Christian Law School Threatened Due to Morality Policy

Catholic Education Daily - 5 months 2 weeks ago
A new law school at Trinity Western University prohibits students and faculty from sexual relationships outside of traditional marriage. More...

Pirates, Terrorists, and the Joy of the Gospel in Kenya, Nairobi

CatholicMom.com - 5 months 2 weeks ago
Editor’s note: Today, we are thrilled to share a guest article from Sr. Margaret Kerry, fsp. A Daughter of St. Paul, a gifted writer and a missionary, Sr. Margaret offers us a...

Vatican official: World Meeting of Families shows man's destiny is love

EWTN - US Latest News - 5 months 2 weeks ago
New Orleans, La., Jun 11, 2014 / 06:33 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The president of the Pontifical Council for the Family urged the U.S. bishops to help share the message that the 2015...

Saint Barnabas

Communio - 5 months 2 weeks ago
We read that in the first days of the Church, the multitude of believers had but one heart and one soul; and none said that anything which he possessed was his own. (Acts 4:32)...

Following The Sun

Dominicana - 5 months 2 weeks ago
In those days a great number who believed turned to the Lord. . . This line from today’s first reading puzzled me.  Here, St. Luke writes as if there is a distinction between...

Daily Catholic Quote from James Nolan

Integrated Catholic Life - 5 months 2 weeks ago
“Engagement describes an attitude, a commitment, as well as the day-to-day activities of a calling or profession. The good that we can do at work and at home for family,...

Who Needs Fathers? 20 Famous Partnerships

Catholic Vote - 5 months 2 weeks ago
While expecting our second child, my wife and I went to the hospital for an orientation to make sure we didn’t try to go to the cardiovascular operating room instead of labor and...

Jewish Ancestry of the Late Cardinal John Joseph O'Connor Discovered

The Religion Clause - 5 months 2 weeks ago
The New York Times reported at length yesterday on the newly-discovered Jewish ancestry of the the late Cardinal John Joseph O’Connor.  O'Connor was Cardinal Archbishop of New...

House Subcommittee Holds Hearing On Religious Liberty In U.S.

The Religion Clause - 5 months 2 weeks ago
Yesterday the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice held a hearing on The State of Religious Liberty In the United States.  Witnesses...

Conversion Therapy Victims Can Recover Treble Damages Under New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act

The Religion Clause - 5 months 2 weeks ago
In Ferguson v. JONAH (Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing), (NJ Super., June 6, 2014), a New Jersey trial court held that plaintiffs who paid defendant for counseling and...

DC Circuit Dismisses Suit By Former Gitmo Detainees Claiming Disruption of Religious Practices

The Religion Clause - 5 months 2 weeks ago
In Allaithi v. Rumsfeld, (DC Cir., June 10, 2014), former Guantanamo detainees brought a damage action under the Alien Tort Statute, as well as under the 1st Amendment and RFRA,...

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