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July 10, 2014

Calabrian Bishop Suspends Processions in Diocese

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 5 months 1 week ago
The bishop of the Calabrian town where a statue of the Virgin Mary was made to “bow” before a mob boss has suspended all processions in the area. Bishop Francesco Milito’s...

Filipino Bishops Call on Faithful to 'Spiritually Prepare' for Pope's Visit

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 5 months 1 week ago
Senior Church officials in the Philippines have urged the nation's Catholics to "spiritually prepare" for Pope Francis’ visit in January 2015. The nations' Catholics must...

Bishop Declan Lang's Statement on Iraq

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 5 months 1 week ago
Here is the text of Bishop Declan Lang's statement of Iraq, issued Thursday. Bishop Lang serves as the current bishop of Clifton. *** Bishop Declan Lang's Statement on Iraq:...

Vatican's Message for World Day of Tourism 2014

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 5 months 1 week ago
Here below we publish the Message for World Tourism Day 2014, issued today by the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People: *** Message for...

Cardinal Pell: Enough of Scandals

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 5 months 1 week ago
Cardinal George Pell has said he hopes the recent major reforms he announced on Wednesday will help prevent future scandals in the Vatican. “Enough. Enough with these scandals...

Patriarch Rai: Arab World Needs the Gospel

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 5 months 1 week ago
The Arab world needs the Gospel and its teachings of love, peace and forgiveness the Maronite Patriarch of Antioch has said. Addressing a group of Maronite missionaries at his...

Sudanese Bishop Warns Case of Meriam Ibrahim Could Be Repeated

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 5 months 1 week ago
By Reinhard Backes and John Newton of Aid to the Church in Need A bishop has warned that more Sudanese Christians could suffer severe violations of human rights – like Meriam...

Vatican Launches 'Pause for Peace' Campaign Ahead of World Cup Final

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 5 months 1 week ago
The Pontifical Council for Culture has launched a "Pause for Peace" campaign ahead of the FIFA World Cup 2014 final in Brazil on Sunday evening. Adherents are asking for a...

Caritas Jerusalem Decries Killing of Innocent Children in Gaza

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 5 months 1 week ago
Caritas Jerusalem has condemned "the violence and killing of innocent people" in Gaza "especially those against women and children", and said this is not how security is achieved...

N. Ireland Bishop Condemns Attack on Church

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 5 months 1 week ago
A bishop in Northern Ireland has condemned the vandalism of a County Down Catholic church as a “callous and cowardly” act of “pointless destruction”. An overnight attack on Our...

Benedict XVI empowered a movement that will bring beauty back to the sanctuary and to the whole world.

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 5 months 1 week ago
I saw this in The Week.  My emphases and comments: In defense of Pope Benedict and the Latin Mass Twelve summers ago I entered a dusty little church in a Polish neighborhood in...

Legalizing pot erodes communities and laws, panel warns

Catholic News Agency - General - 5 months 1 week ago
Denver, Colo., Jul 10, 2014 / 05:34 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Efforts in several states to legalize recreational marijuana use poses serious harm to individuals as well as to...

Remember These Words: Tips for Memorization

CatholicMom.com - 5 months 1 week ago
When Mary the Mother of God was a young girl she learned about God by listening to the Scriptures. She would have been asked to remember what she heard. Back in those early times...

Because Hobby Lobby Decision Doesn’t Protect Nonprofits, March for Life Sues HHS Mandate

LifeNews.com - 5 months 1 week ago
Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against the Obama administration’s abortion-pill mandate on behalf of March for Life, the pro-life...

Powerful Pro-Life Video Will Leave You Speechless: What if She Has the Abortion? What if She Doesn’t?

LifeNews.com - 5 months 1 week ago
Starting last year, the National Right to Life Video Contest has offered pro-life youth the opportunity to be honored for their creative expression of the pro-life message. Last...

Dem Senators propose bill to deprive religious entities of all religious freedom protection

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 5 months 1 week ago
I read this at NRO: Senate Democrats’ Religious-Freedom Deprivation Bill Under the guise of “protect[ing] women’s health from corporate interference,” the bill that Senate...

UN Must Push Abortion Less and Push Better Maternal Health Care More

LifeNews.com - 5 months 1 week ago
New York, NY  (CFAM) — Pay attention to mothers! So says a new paper for UN delegates as they nail down new goals that will guide international development until 2030. “As...

Lead by example: Pope offers abuse victims open ear, open heart

The Catholic Spirit (St. Paul, MN) - 5 months 1 week ago
More than a meeting and homily, Pope Francis laid out a clear road map for the church when he celebrated Mass and welcomed abuse survivors to the Vatican. The morning he dedicated...

VIDEO: A moment of a Pontifical Mass

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 5 months 1 week ago
The 7th FOTA conference (liturgy) took place in Cork, Ireland.  There was a Pontifical Mass at the Throne with Terce celebrated at Sts Peter and Paul Church by His Excellency Most...

Vatican names committee to help revamp communications, media outreach

The Catholic Spirit (St. Paul, MN) - 5 months 1 week ago
Seven months after hiring a consulting firm to study the Vatican's communications structures, the Vatican has set up an 11-member committee -- which includes Our Sunday Visitor's...

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