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Church of England warns against unlimited Sunday shopping hours

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 2 weeks ago
In a move that has prompted opposition from the Church of England and unions, the British government will allow municipalities to lift limits on Sunday shopping hours. Since 1994...

Joseph Fiennes says he ‘blubbered like a baby’ when he met Pope Francis

Catholic Herald - 5 months 2 weeks ago
Shakespeare in Love star Joseph Fiennes has admitted to “blubbering like a baby” when he met the Pope last week. The actor met Francis during his general audience last Wednesday...

The Theological Foundation of Catholic Education

Crisis Magazine - Church - 5 months 2 weeks ago
The annual Cardinal Winning Lecture on Catholic Education, sponsored by the St. Andrew’s Foundation, was delivered on February 6, 2016, at the University of Glasgow in Scotland...

Gender Dysphoria and Hope

Crisis Magazine - Church - 5 months 2 weeks ago
“Oh my God. I’m home. All the time … you finally really did it. You maniacs. You blew it up. Damn you. G-d damn you all to hell.” Wearing only a loincloth and a look of despair...

Background: World Day of the Sick

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 2 weeks ago
February 11 is the 24th World Day of the Sick, a commemoration instituted by St. John Paul II that takes place each year on the memorial of Our Lady of Lourdes. The title of Pope...

Mexico awaits Pope Francis

News.va - 5 months 2 weeks ago
(Vatican Radio) Here in Mexico city the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas  is everywhere. It’s plastered on taxis, in shops, in homes and in the most...

Vatican: No, bishops are not being told to cover up abuse

EWTN - Vatican News - 5 months 2 weeks ago
Vatican City, Feb 11, 2016 / 02:42 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Media reports are wrong to claim that the Vatican is telling new bishops that they don't have to report sexual abuse, Holy...

Morning Catholic must-reads: 11/02/16

Catholic Herald - 5 months 2 weeks ago
The joint declaration that Patriarch Kirill and Pope Francis will sign tomorrow was agreed “late last night”, Interfax has reported. The Catholic Church in Brazil has rejected a...

Four reasons why Pope Francis will meet with Patriarch Kirill

EWTN - Vatican News - 5 months 2 weeks ago
Vatican City, Feb 11, 2016 / 02:08 am (EWTN News/CNA).- The first, historic meeting between a Pope and a Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church does not come from nowhere. Both...

What does an 'Ice Mass' look like?

EWTN - US Latest News - 5 months 2 weeks ago
Houghton, Mich., Feb 11, 2016 / 01:17 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- When snow falls on the campus of Michigan Tech University, Catholic students don't stay boarded up in their dorm rooms...

Four reasons why Pope Francis will meet with Patriarch Kirill

Catholic News Agency - General - 5 months 2 weeks ago
Vatican City, Feb 11, 2016 / 12:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The first, historic meeting between a Pope and a Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church does not come from nowhere. Both...

Springs Welling Up to Eternal Life

Word on Fire - Fr. Robert Barron - 5 months 2 weeks ago
Today is the Feast Day of Our Lady of Lourdes. Fr. Steve Grunow reflects upon the apparition of Our Lady to the young St. Bernadette and the symbolic nature of the healing waters...

Fasting: What Good Is It to Abstain From Meat If You Devour Your Brother?

Aleteia - 5 months 2 weeks ago
In the words of St. John Chrystostom: “The value of fasting consists not only in avoiding certain foods, but in renouncing all sinful attitudes, thoughts and desires. Those who...

The Clarity of Simon Peter’s Example

Integrated Catholic Life - 5 months 2 weeks ago
And when he had ceased speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch” (Luke 5:4). As I sat in 7:30 am Mass this past Sunday, one of our...

A Crisis Within the European Migrant Crisis? Missing Children

Aleteia - 5 months 2 weeks ago
Europe was overwhelmed in 2015 with refugees from trouble spots around the Middle East and Africa. Now there is concern that many of the children who came in the waves of migrants...

My Kids Are Not the Distraction at Mass; I Am

Aleteia - 5 months 2 weeks ago
Get up. Get dressed. Rouse all 10 kids from sleep. Get the lunches made. Get breakfast made. Get the teens out the door. Make sure they have coats and gloves and that the 16-year-...

The Oldest Form of Consecrated Life Is Also the Newest, and It’s Growing!

Aleteia - 5 months 2 weeks ago
The world doesn’t realize it — could perhaps hardly imagine it — but earlier this month consecrated virgins from every continent, from a wide variety of life circumstances and...

Catholic Quote of the Day — from Pope St. John Paul II

Integrated Catholic Life - 5 months 2 weeks ago
“To believe in Jesus is to accept what he says, even when it runs contrary to what others are saying. It means rejecting the lure of sin, however attractive it may be, in order to...

Encountering the Word — Acts 8:29-31

Integrated Catholic Life - 5 months 2 weeks ago
A Daily Quote from Sacred Scripture “And the Spirit said to Philip, ‘Go up and join this chariot.’ So Philip ran to him, and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet, and asked, ‘Do...

Photo of the Day: February 11, 2016

Aleteia - 5 months 2 weeks ago
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