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Daily Gospel Reflection for August 26, 2015

CatholicMom.com - 5 months 2 weeks ago
  Today’s Gospel: Matthew 23:27-32 Today, we continue yesterday’s “woes” as Jesus reminds the scribes and Pharisees not to be so busy in their condemnation of others that they...

Ukrainian Catholic leader: be willing to give up your lives to preserve independence

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 2 weeks ago
As the Russian military intervenes in eastern Ukraine, the head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church called upon Ukrainians to be "Christian patriots" who are willing to die to...

Sexual Assault on Campus

dotCommonweal - 5 months 2 weeks ago
The riveting and painful news accounts of the St. Paul’s School rape trial are unusual only for being set at one of the most privileged and wealthy private schools in the country...

Indian archbishop: 2008 persecution strengthened faith

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 2 weeks ago
Seven years after a pogrom in the east Indian state of Odisha (Orissa) drove over 50,000 Christians from their homes, the local bishop said that "I am always moved by my people's...

Mother Teresa’s Gift Registry

Dominicana - 5 months 2 weeks ago
Today marks what would have been Mother Teresa’s 105th birthday. Rather than muse on what she might have wanted, here’s a list of some of her favorite gifts, recounted at her 1979...

German bishops to visit Roman synagogue

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 2 weeks ago
Two German bishops, accompanied by two German rabbis, will visit the Great Synagogue of Rome on September 9, according to an announcement from the German Bishops' Conference. In...

Archbishop Cordileone’s Teacher Contract Successfully Affirms Catholic Values, Says Newman Society Expert

Catholic Education Daily - 5 months 2 weeks ago
After months of harassment and nasty criticism by opponents of Catholic moral teaching—including dissident groups like Call to Action, politicians, and even many Catholic school...

Bishop, Israeli president discuss Christian schools' financial crisis

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 2 weeks ago
Auxiliary Bishop Giacinto-Boulos Marcuzzo of Jerusalem met with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on August 24 to discuss the financial crisis faced by Christian schools. In May,...

Holy See declines to co-sponsor Palestinian flag initiative at UN

Catholic Herald - 5 months 2 weeks ago
The Holy See has asked to be removed from a draft resolution prepared by the Palestinian United Nations (UN) mission which calls for the flags of Palestine and the Holy See to fly...

Catholic hospital issues statement on woman's sterilization

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 2 weeks ago
A California Catholic hospital that decided to permit a mother to be sterilized after the ACLU threatened a lawsuit has issued a statement on the case. In initially declining to...

Pope Francis to see ‘Homeless Jesus’ sculpture during US visit

Catholic Herald - 5 months 2 weeks ago
When Pope Francis approaches the Catholic Charities building in downtown Washington during his US visit in September, he will see ‘Homeless Jesus’, a bronze sculpture positioned...

Bill Doino, Jr. on the Pope’s Upcoming Visit to America

Catholic and Enjoying It! - 5 months 2 weeks ago
In which he is, as I am, banking on it being a big success, even as there are likely to be some who will exploit the papal visit, for their own purposes–something to watch for–but...

Robert George writes on Polyamory

Catholic and Enjoying It! - 5 months 2 weeks ago
Sez he: I’m sharing with you a piece I’ve posted at The American Interest on a subject that I’ve addressed in the past only cursorily. I (I think) that there really is no...

Morning Catholic must-reads: 26/08/15

Catholic Herald - 5 months 2 weeks ago
The Holy See has distanced itself from a Palestinian draft resolution urging the UN to fly Vatican and Palestinian flags alongside those of member states. Bishop Flavianus...

US cardinal arrested in Hawaii on drunk-driving charge

Catholic Herald - 5 months 2 weeks ago
An American cardinal has been arrested in Kailua-Kona, on the island of Hawaii, for driving under the influence of alcohol. Cardinal William Levada, a retired Vatican official,...

Refugee Milad Jafari puts life on hold to save deported wife

The Catholic Leader - 5 months 2 weeks ago
By Peter BugdenTWO 21-year-old Brisbane newlyweds torn apart by an immigration decision are pleading with Federal Minister Peter Dutton to end their nightmare.Milad Jafari has put...

Praise Report and Prayer Request

Catholic and Enjoying It! - 5 months 2 weeks ago
A reader writes: Praised be Jesus Christ – now and forever praised! I am happy to write with this (still anonymous) praise report. The Shea Army came through with their prayers...

Bishop-Elect Barron on Stephen Colbert, J.R.R Tolkien, John Henry Newman…

Catholic and Enjoying It! - 5 months 2 weeks ago
…and the Providence of God. I have remarked in this space in the past that Colbert is a garden variety lefty Catholic who really, albeit imperfectly, believes the Catholic faith...

Amid threat of violence, CRS works to ease food shortage in Mali

Catholic News Agency - General - 5 months 2 weeks ago
Bamako, Mali, Aug 26, 2015 / 12:16 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Despite a hazardous situation in the African country of Mali, Catholic Relief Services is working to support displaced...
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