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August 21, 2014

Now with extra-added unblocking power: BBC on Pope's support for Romero sainthood

GetReligion - 1 day 6 hours ago
The BBC reported this week on comments that the Pope made concerning Oscar Romero's candidacy for sainthood, claiming Francis has "unblocked" the cause of the Latin American...

Dawkins has done us a favour by highlighting how dangerous our culture of ‘choice’ really is

Catholic Herald - 1 day 6 hours ago
Richard Dawkins is not ‘pro-choice’. I know, it surprised me too. Turns out that atheism’s high priest thinks abortion isn’t just a ‘right’ or an ‘option’ – he thinks it’s an...

Pope Benedict XVI's other 'family' (Video)

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 1 day 6 hours ago
Very few people can say that they personally know Benedict XVI. But his former students are definitely part of that select group. They're hoping the Pope emeritus will join them...

It's always Christmas in this Rome shop (Video)

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 1 day 6 hours ago
It's summer in the Eternal city, but even now this store is full of holiday cheer. It's called "Sempre Natale,” a Christmas oasis in the midst of the Roman heat. It's open year-...

A look at St. Pius X's legacy: From reforms to World War I (Video)

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 1 day 6 hours ago
The night of August 20th, 1914, Pope Pius X passed away. From the start, his pontificate had its challenges. He was the first Pope after the fall of the Papal States and he saw...

Small Successes Thursday: Stopping the World from Darkness

CatholicMom.com - 1 day 7 hours ago
Small successes are especially necessary in times when the world seems mad. Counting our blessings is a form of rebellion against the deliberate and seemingly endless ugliness...

Cutting My Teeth (again) as a Boy Mom #SmallSuccess

Snoring Scholar - 1 day 7 hours ago
I consider myself pretty much a rookie at this boy mom business. And this week, that mancub o’ mine is the inspiration for my small successes. 1. When he came to me howling, I...

Blasts from the Past: Madrid, 1954

Rorate Coeli - 1 day 7 hours ago
Just years before it all went tumbling down: what happened to these two young men?... Madrid, 1954: Two seminarians cross the Gran Vía on a cool day [Tip: Le FC]

Slain Marquette Alum James Foley Recounted Power of Prayer

Catholic Education Daily - 1 day 7 hours ago
Marquette University alumnus and U.S. journalist, James Foley, was shown being beheaded in a video released by ISIS and posted on YouTube on Tuesday, according to Fox ... Foley...

Marquette Alum James Foley Recounted Power of Prayer

Catholic Education Daily - 1 day 7 hours ago
Marquette University alumnus and U.S. journalist, James Foley, was shown being beheaded in a video released by ISIS and posted on YouTube on Tuesday, according to Fox ... Foley...

A Note To Religion Clause Readers

The Religion Clause - 1 day 8 hours ago
A Note to Religion Clause Reders:The corollary to this famous New Yorker cartoon by Peter Steiner is that on the Internet nobody knows where you are located either.  So I wanted...

Restoration in Christ and the Spirit of St. Pius X

Dominicana - 1 day 8 hours ago
Pope St. Pius X was a great reformer and a holy pope. He fostered liturgical renewal, frequent Holy Communion from childhood, and the codification of canon law. He also waged war...

Pennsylvania Diocese Gets Permanent Injunction Against ACA Contraceptive Mandate

The Religion Clause - 1 day 8 hours ago
In Brandt v. Burwell, (WD PA, Aug. 20, 2014), a Pennsylvania federal district court issued a permanent injunction under RFRA against requiring the Diocese of Greensburg,...

Christian College Secures Victory Over HHS Mandate

Catholic Education Daily - 1 day 8 hours ago
Last week, a federal court ruled in favor of Louisiana College in its suit against the HHS mandate ... The decision ruled that the mandate violated the college’s religious freedom...

Archbishop's Suit Seeks Return of Consecrated Host Taken By Organizers Of Black Mass

The Religion Clause - 1 day 8 hours ago
The Catholic Archbishop of Oklahoma City filed an unusual lawsuit yesterday in an effort to stop a satanic "Black Mass" ritual scheduled to be held at the Oklahoma City Civic...

EEOC Sues Over Food Market's Refusal To Accommodate Jehovah's Witness

The Religion Clause - 1 day 8 hours ago
The EEOC yesterday announced the filing of a lawsuit against the supermarket chain Food Lion for its refusal to accommodate the religious needs of a Jehovah's Witness minister and...

Saint Pius X

Communio - 1 day 8 hours ago
Today, we celebrate the liturgical memorial Saint Pius X and the centenary of his death. The Eucharist, in part because of Pius, is far more central to our lives as Catholics than...

Three Ways to Make Computer Swaps Easier

CatholicMom.com - 1 day 8 hours ago
As I was busy trying to move all applicable items from my old computer to my new one, I realized that this would be a perfect topic for my tech talk column this month. Funny...

Supreme Court Issues Stay In Virginia Same-Sex Marriage Case

The Religion Clause - 1 day 8 hours ago
Yesterday the U.S. Supreme Court issued an order (full text) in McQuigg v. Bostic, staying the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals order that invalidated Virginia's ban on same-sex...

Pope talks airstrikes, his health, possible US visit

American Catholic - Top News - 1 day 8 hours ago
Pope Francis said the use of force can be justified to stop "unjust aggressors" such as Islamic State militants in northeastern Iraq, but he declined to endorse U.S. military...

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