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May 12, 2014

Patriarch wants Israelis to crack down on vandalism at religious sites

The Compass (Green Bay, WI) - 5 months 1 week ago
JERUSALEM — The Latin patriarch of Jerusalem called a continuing wave of vandalism against Christian, Muslim and Druze properties a “blight on Israeli democracy” and urged...

Five Things to Remember on May 12

USCCB Media Blog - 5 months 1 week ago
1. The chair of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace will brief bishops and public officials on the details of a dialogue initiated by a delegation from...

The SSPX and Division

Creative Minority Report - 5 months 1 week ago
It is popular in certain Catholic circles to derisively refer to the SSPX as Protestants with the liberal use of sneering adjectives attached.It seems plain to me that most of...

Miami archbishop laments large-scale incarceration in US

Catholic News Agency - General - 5 months 1 week ago
Miami, Fla., May 12, 2014 / 12:22 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami has called for the reform of a “broken” justice system, recommending sentencing reform and...

Irish dioceses receive high grades for child-protection policies

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 1 week ago
An independent review panel set up by the Irish Catholic bishops has given high grades to several Irish dioceses for their implementation of child-protection policies. The...

Prayer Request

Catholic and Enjoying It! - 5 months 1 week ago
A reader writes: My grandmother has been diagnosed with stage zero breast cancer. She’s having surgery on Wednesday to remove the cells. The doctors think it will be a fairly...

Bishops of Central African Republic ask international help to end chaos, violence

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 1 week ago
The Catholic bishops of the Central African Republic (CAR) have compared their country's current condition with that of an "open-pit prison," the Fides news service reports. The...

Why Latinos are leaving the Catholic Church

The Deacon's Bench - 5 months 1 week ago
From First Things, here’s an essay that looks at the recent Pew Study about Hispanic Catholics, and comes to some notable conclusions: Perhaps given Catholicism’s relatively deep...

Parish closings must follow canon-law requirements, Cardinal Burke says

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 1 week ago
Catholic bishops should close parishes only for clear and compelling reasons, Cardinal Raymond Burke has said. Cardinal Burke--who heads the Apostolic Signatura, the Vatiacn's top...

Gripping account tells past, present of monks kidnapped in Algeria

The Compass (Green Bay, WI) - 5 months 1 week ago
If you saw the 2010 film, “Of Gods and Men,” you know the true story of the Trappist monks of the monastery of Notre-Dame de l’Atlas of Tibhirine in Algeria. “The Last Monk of...

Should the high court have backed town council prayers?

GetReligion - 5 months 1 week ago
BRAD ASKS: [Regarding the U.S. Supreme Court's new Greece v. Galloway ruling that allows prayers before town council meetings]: Is the door being nudged open for an ugly discourse...

Star Football Player Was Almost a Victim of Abortion: “I’m Not Supposed to be Here”

LifeNews.com - 5 months 1 week ago
Khalif Herbin is football player for the Temple University football team, but he almost never had a chance to play football. It’s not that he doesn’t have the grades or the...

Nigerian cardinal demands 'concrete' action to release Boko Haram kidnap victims

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 1 week ago
Cardinal John Onaiyekan of Abuja has called for "concrete action" to free the girls kidnapped by Boko Haram, the Fides news agency reports Cardinal Onaiyekan complained that...

Vatican cardinal laments violence in Syria, calls for inter-religious bid for peace

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 1 week ago
Religious leaders should promote the cause of peace in Syria, the president of the Pontifical Council for Inter-Religious Dialogue told a conference in Amman, Jordan. Cardinal...

Evil Torturing Pope Seeks to Co-Opt UN in Evil Torture

Creative Minority Report - 5 months 1 week ago
In a talk to the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon (which is only a slightly less awesome name than Boutros Boutros Ghali) as well as several of his international...

Gosnell Movie Filmmakers Need Your Help One More Time to Expose Abortion

LifeNews.com - 5 months 1 week ago
Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinney, the filmmakers behind Gosnell Movie, succeeded in raising $2.1 million in their campaign to make a film about late-term abortionist Kermit...

“O sinner! Consider the fearful danger you are in!”

The Deacon's Bench - 5 months 1 week ago
I was intrigued to stumble upon an interesting factoid on Wikipedia this morning: Drew Faust, the president of Harvard University, who just released a statement condemning the...

Harvard president: satanic mass 'abhorrent' but may proceed

Catholic News Agency - General - 5 months 1 week ago
Cambridge, Mass., May 12, 2014 / 10:38 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The president of Harvard said that a student group’s plans to hold a re-enactment of a satanic black mass are offensive...

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