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Film review: Superb Oyelowo plays Martin Luther King to perfection

Catholic Herald - 5 months 5 days ago
Selma Cert 12a, 128 mins Shamefully ignored entirely by Bafta and barely acknowledged in the Oscar nominations – is this the 12 Years a Slave backlash? – Selma is not only...

Book review: The Irishman who thinks Oliver Cromwell deserves an apology

Catholic Herald - 5 months 5 days ago
Cromwell was Framed: Ireland 1649 by Tom Reilly, Chronos, £14.99Buy here Of Oliver Cromwell, Ireland’s pre-eminent historian Roy Foster once wrote: “Few men’s footprints have been...

I was wrong: Ofsted is a real menace

Catholic Herald - 5 months 5 days ago
Last November I sought to reassure Catholic Herald readers that there was nothing to fear from the Government’s policy of promoting British values in schools. The actual values...

Saint of the week: St Brigid (February 1)

Catholic Herald - 5 months 5 days ago
St Brigid is one of the three patrons of Ireland, along with Kevin and Patrick. Her feast day was once a major point in Irish social life, heralding the first roots of spring and...

The Trappist who couldn’t be silenced

Catholic Herald - 5 months 5 days ago
As we mark the centenary of Thomas Merton’s birth this week many are holding him up as an exemplar of the Catholic faith. No one would have found this funnier than Merton himself...

Capuchin Named Bishop of Lolo, Democratic Republic of Congo

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 5 months 5 days ago
Capuchin Father Jean-Bertin Nadonye Ndongo has been named bishop of Lolo, Democratic Republic of Congo. He was born in Botuzu, Democratic Republic of Congo, in 1965, gave his...

Those Entering US Religious Orders Are Highly Educated, Devoted to Eucharist

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 5 months 5 days ago
Religious men and women who professed perpetual vows to the nearly 800 communities of religious life in the United States in 2014 are highly educated and more likely than the...

Retrieving Apologetics

Crisis Magazine - Church - 5 months 5 days ago
A number of Catholics, including theologians, think that the Church should not engage in apologetics. These critics claim that Vatican II made apologetics obsolete by calling for...

The God of Sundays

Crisis Magazine - Church - 5 months 5 days ago
In the year 1617, King James issued his famous Declaration of Sports, a document which would be controversial due to its encouragement of the English to participate in certain...

Measles are making a comeback, so what does the Church teach about vaccines?

Catholic News Agency - General - 5 months 5 days ago
Denver, Colo., Jan 29, 2015 / 04:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Disneyland is supposed to be the Happiest Place on Earth, not the place where you contract a highly contagious, once-...

Daily Gospel Reflection for January 29, 2015

CatholicMom.com - 5 months 5 days ago
Today’s Gospel: Mark 4:21-25 I have always been baffled by the last sentence in today’s Gospel: “To the one who has, more will be given; from the one who has not, even what he...

Obama calls for religious tolerance, respect for religious freedom in India

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 5 days ago
In a visit to India, now governed by a Hindu nationalist party, President Barack Obama issued a call for greater respect for religious freedom. "We remember the wisdom of Gandhiji...

Father Richard McBrien, theologian, dies at 78

American Catholic - Top News - 5 months 5 days ago
Father Richard P. McBrien, a retired professor of theology at the University of Notre Dame and who was chair of the university's theology department for 11 years, died Jan. 25 at...

New film on Pius XII and the Jews

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 5 days ago
A new film, Shades of Truth, highlights Venerable Pius XII's efforts to assist Jews during the Holocaust. The film will be previewed at the Vatican on March 2, according to ...

Middle East Patriarchs Call on World Leaders to Act

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 5 months 5 days ago
The Patriarchs of the Middle East met to discuss the situations facing Christians in the region, particularly those who have been displaced due to conflict. Maronite Patriarch...

Appeal from Caritas for Malawi flood victims

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 5 days ago
Caritas Internationalis, the Church's confederation of relief and development agencies, has issued an appeal on behalf of flood victims in the African nation of Malawi. 120,000...

Sri Lanka cardinal praises new government

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 5 days ago
Sri Lanka's leading prelate praised the nation's new president, Maithripala Sirisena, for his efforts to promote religious harmony. Sirisena has appointed a Buddhist, a Hindu, and...

Interview: Armstrong Amendment’s Author Says D.C. Will Lose Fight against Religious Educators

Catholic Education Daily - 5 months 5 days ago
Former U.S. Senator William Armstrong, who authored the 1989 “Armstrong Amendment”, told The Cardinal Newman Society that he expects D.C.’s repeal of the Amendment to be...

New cardinal profile: Archbishop Pierre Nguyen Van Nhon

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 5 days ago
Sixth on the list of new cardinals announced by Pope Francis on January 4 is Archbishop Pierre (Phero) Nguyen Van Nhon, 76, of Hanoi, Vietnam's capital. Three of his four...

The hero group: meet the team burying Ebola victims in Sierra Leone

Catholic Herald - 5 months 5 days ago
Alex Musa Koroma is a science teacher of 29 years. His smiling eyes and thoughtful replies to questions let you know that the 45-year-old is an accomplished teacher. When asked...
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