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WATCH: Powerful Pro-Life Messages From 8 Members of Congress Investigating Planned Parenthood

LifeNews.com - 5 months 3 weeks ago
Now that the House and Senate have passed a bill to defund Planned Parenthood, all eyes are on President Obama. Will he bolster his pro-abortion record by vetoing this legislation...

On Immaculate Conception, the Madonna as "Victory of Mercy"

Whispers in the Loggia - 5 months 3 weeks ago
And so, a busy Jubilee Year began with just the first of many packed days to come.Keeping the tradition of his predecessors, as night fell on Rome the Pope made the trek to a...

FEATURE: Why Can't the Little Sisters of the Poor Just Sign the Paper?

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 5 months 3 weeks ago
A moral theologian considers elements at play in the nuns' opposition to the 'contraception mandate'  Read more

FEATURE: Why Can't the Little Sisters of the Poor Just Sign the Paper?

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 5 months 3 weeks ago
The U.S. Supreme Court has decided to hear the case of the Little Sisters of the Poor v. Burwell (Sylvia Burwell is Secretary of Health and Human Services).  The Sisters want an...

Five Things You Can Stop Feeling Guilty About

CatholicMom.com - 5 months 3 weeks ago
Photo credit: DepositPhotos, licensed by author. Text added by author. Moms know guilt. We wear it like a tattered old sweater we refuse to part with. We carry it with us like a...

The Feast of the Immaculate Conception 2015

New Liturgical Movement - 5 months 3 weeks ago
The Immaculate Conception, by Peter Paul Rubens, ca 1628The Virgin is the stainless lily, which begot a rose that fadeth not, even Christ. O Holy Mother of God! Ewe without...

FEATURE: Create in Me a Clean Heart -- Free From Pornography

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 5 months 3 weeks ago
American Apostolates Respond to Bishops’ Letter on Pornography Read more

FEATURE: Create in Me a Clean Heart -- Free From Pornography

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 5 months 3 weeks ago
  In their recent Fall meeting, the U.S. Bishops brought renewed attention to a wound many individuals and families are facing: pornography. In their letter, Create in Me a...

Man Subjected Teen Girl to Rape and Sexual Abuse for Years, Then Forced Her to Have an Abortion

LifeNews.com - 5 months 3 weeks ago
The British news media is reporting details about a horrific sexual abuse case that left a young girl scarred and her unborn baby dead. A British man has been sentenced to 13...

The Bells are Back in Town

Saint Louis Catholic - 5 months 3 weeks ago
Just in time for the Feast of Our Lady, the long-silent bells in the tower of St. Francis de Sales Oratory are set to ring again.  STLToday has a nice story on this today (photo...

Staying Inside the Lines: The Ten Commandments

CatholicMom.com - 5 months 3 weeks ago
One of my favorite things about becoming a parent has been the constant metaphors that open my eyes to the nature of God. It’s through interactions with Mia that I find myself...

Cathedral to host jubilee celebration

The Busy Catholic - 5 months 3 weeks ago
Holy door for Year of Mercy to be opened Dec. 13 Pope Francis prays after walking through the Holy Door to inaugurate the Jubilee Year of Mercy in St. Peter's Basilica at the...

Crossing the threshold of … mercy

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 5 months 3 weeks ago
Pope Benedict enters St. Peter’s Basilica through the newly opened Holy Door. Share/Bookmark

ASK FATHER: Can’t go to Mass on Sunday. Are we obliged to go on Saturday?

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 5 months 3 weeks ago
From a reader… QUAERITUR: I’m satisfied that Canon 1248 clearly grants us a generous concession to fulfill / satisfy our obligation to assist at Mass on a Sunday by going on...

Use of an Antimension in the Latin Church

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 5 months 3 weeks ago
Altar Furnishing Is Allowable in Some Cases Read more

Use of an Antimension in the Latin Church

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 5 months 3 weeks ago
Q: Can an antimension still be made in the Latin Church? The old Rituale Romanum specifies the blessing of one, and how it must be made, but I am unaware of any post-conciliar...

Pope Francis: Mercy, Not Judgment

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 5 months 3 weeks ago
Holy Father Ushers in Jubilee of Mercy at the Vatican, Along With Pope Emeritus Read more

Trump's Latest Dangerous and Stupid Immigration Policy

Creative Minority Report - 5 months 3 weeks ago
There are some who ascribe political motivations to Donald Trump's announced plan to establish a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States." Some say that...

Reporter's Notebook: The Year of Mercy begins

OSV Daily Take - 5 months 3 weeks ago
Under grudging gray skies and with the tightest security that journalists could remember, Pope Francis launched the Jubilee Year of Mercy on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception...

The Blessed Virgin compared to the Air we Breathe

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 5 months 3 weeks ago
Fr. Hopkins (a Jesuit!) wrote this as a May offering for Mary in 1883, but I think it fits well today, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. It is also a good poem for the day...
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