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The problem with killing coma patients for their organs

EWTN - World Catholic News - 5 months 2 weeks ago
London, England, Sep 9, 2016 / 01:02 am (EWTN News/CNA).- There are severe ethical shortcomings in a British doctor's proposal to help unconscious patients die so their organs can...

Two brave men share about their experiences with suicide including surviving an attempt

The Catholic Leader - 5 months 2 weeks ago
IN Queensland 650 lives are lost to suicide annually. These statistics reinforce the importance, now more than ever, to connect with, communicate to and care about the people...

Georgetown slave descendants call for $1B foundation

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 2 weeks ago
A week after Georgetown University issued a report seeking to address its historic ties to slavery, including profits from the 1838 sale of 272 slaves, the slaves’ descendants...

Papal message to conference on Orthodoxy, martyrdom

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 2 weeks ago
Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s Secretary of State, has sent a message in Pope Francis’s name to a conference on Orthodox spirituality and martyrdom that is taking place in...

What Roller Coaster Renovation Can Tell Us About Church Reform

Word on Fire - Fr. Robert Barron - 5 months 2 weeks ago
David Stavarz draws a line between bulldozing and reforming when it comes to the ever-thrilling life of the Church.

Nicaraguan bishops welcome security-related immigration restrictions

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 2 weeks ago
Following a meeting with officials of the Sandinista government, the bishops of Nicaragua expressed their understanding and approval for immigration restrictions on those entering...

On the death of Phyllis Schlafly

Catholic and Enjoying It! - 5 months 2 weeks ago
A reader writes: We are waiting for your hateful celebratory diatribe on the death of Phyllis Schlafly. When I was in fourth grade, I was watching the Twilight Zone one evening.  ...

Take up spiritual weapons, Cardinal Parolin tells Swiss Guard, Vatican police

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 2 weeks ago
On the occasion of the Jubilee of the Pontifical Swiss Guard and the Gendarmerie-- part of the extraordinary jubilee year of mercy-- Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s...

Why am I too distracted to pray?

Integrated Catholic Life - 5 months 2 weeks ago
Until recently, I thought my biggest struggle in prayer was actually making the time to pray. But have you found that even when you do set aside the time, you’re unable to really...

Daily Catholic Quote — from Saint Teresa of Calcutta

Integrated Catholic Life - 5 months 2 weeks ago
“Intense love does not measure, it just gives.” (Saint Teresa of Calcutta) Print this entry

Encountering the Word — James 1:5

Integrated Catholic Life - 5 months 2 weeks ago
A Daily Quote from Sacred Scripture “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives to all men generously and without reproaching, and it will be given him.” (James 1:5)...

Blind Paralympic athlete “swims by faith, not by sight” and helps the homeless

Aleteia - 5 months 2 weeks ago
As the 2016 Paralympic Games begin in Rio this month, one athlete is already making waves with her strong faith and non-profit organization that collects shoes for the homeless....

Father Jacques Mourad recounts Mass celebrated under ISIS rule

Aleteia - 5 months 2 weeks ago
Christians who are displaced in northern Iraq because of the advance of the Islamic State group have a priest ministering to them who knows what they are going through. Because he...

Hanks shines as “Sully” in “Miracle on the Hudson” film

Aleteia - 5 months 2 weeks ago
  This is how I imagine a number of conversations go in Hollywood. An excited associate bursts into a producer’s office frantically waving a script in the air. “I’ve got our next...

Ambassador Ray Flynn recalls the political smarts of Mother Teresa

Aleteia - 5 months 2 weeks ago
VATICAN CITY — The brilliance of Mother Teresa’s holiness is known to millions of people across the world, but fewer are aware that she was also politically very astute. One man...

Sister to All: 6 religious women who are changing America

Aleteia - 5 months 2 weeks ago
When Conrad N. Hilton, the founder of the Hilton Hotel chain, died in 1979, he left his fortune for two things: to help disadvantaged and vulnerable people, and assist Catholic...


Aleteia - 5 months 2 weeks ago
It is to the preeminent philosopher and theologian, St. Thomas Aquinas, that we owe one of the most beautiful Eucharistic hymns of the Catholic Church. St. Thomas composed the...

In Our Communities: US Bishops call September 9 a “day of prayer for peace”

Aleteia - 5 months 2 weeks ago
Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed...

“Go East, young man”: Why this Latin Catholic turned Byzantine

Aleteia - 5 months 2 weeks ago
A little-appreciated facet of the Catholic Church is the true diversity of Eucharistic liturgies available Catholics, who are offered many forms and rites to meet their spiritual...
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