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Pope refuses donation from Argentine president, cites number '666'

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 3 weeks ago
Pope Francis has refused a charitable donation from Argentina's President Mauricio Macri, noting that the check included the number 666, associated with the Antichrist.

Ecumenical Patriarch arrives in Crete, pleads for participation in Council

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 3 weeks ago
Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople has arrived in Crete to prepare for the June 19 opening of the Pan-Orthodox Council, and issued a plea for other Orthodox churches...

9th Circuit Hears Oral Arguments In Pregnancy Center Disclosure Law Challenge

The Religion Clause - 5 months 3 weeks ago
The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday heard oral arguments in  A Woman's Friend Pregnancy Resource Clinic v. Harris. (Video of full oral arguments).  In the case, a...

In Israel, Sharia Courts Must Now Display Israeli Flag

The Religion Clause - 5 months 3 weeks ago
In Israel, personal status matters, such as marriage and divorce and in some cases custody and inheritance, are handled by religious courts of the various religious communities....

Loyal Chinese bishop reverses stand, endorses Patriotic Association

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 3 weeks ago
After four years under house arrest, Bishop Thaddeus Ma Daquin of Shanghai has shocked loyal Catholics by endorsing the government-backed Catholic Patriotic Association.

Pope: “How often we feel annoyed at the sight of the marginalised and refugees” 

Vatican Insider - 5 months 3 weeks ago
“How often do we feel annoyed when we see people in the streets who are sick or hungry? How often are we annoyed by the sight of refugees and migrants…” At today’s General...

Postal Service Issues Eid Postage Stamp

The Religion Clause - 5 months 3 weeks ago
On June 10, the U.S. Postal Service announced the issuance of a new Eid Greetings Forever Stamp, recognizing the Muslim festivals of Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha. The ceremony...

Obama Counters Trump's Statements On Muslims

The Religion Clause - 5 months 3 weeks ago
President Obama, speaking in Washington yesterday after a meeting with his National Security Council (full text of remarks) responded to claims by Republican presumptive nominee...

Challenge To Sunday Exception In Property Maintenance Law Rejected

The Religion Clause - 5 months 3 weeks ago
In State of Ohio v. McKinley, (OH App., June 9, 2016), defendant appealed his convictions for violating Youngstown, Ohio's Property Maintenance Code which requires that commercial...

Book Review: Find a Real Friend in Jesus

CatholicMom.com - 5 months 3 weeks ago
Find a Real Friend in Jesus: Ten Amazingly Easy Steps by Gary Zimak could as easily have been titled “The Catholic Guide to a Personal Relationship with Jesus.” Catholics often...

9th Circuit Rejects RFRA Defense Raised By Hawaii Cannabis Ministers

The Religion Clause - 5 months 3 weeks ago
In United States v. Christie, (9th Cir., June 14, 2016), the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the convictions of the founder of the Hawaii Cannabis Ministry and his wife...

Family petitions to move body of Archbishop Sheen to Peoria

American Catholic - Top News - 5 months 3 weeks ago
PEORIA, Ill. (CNS) -- The family of the late Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen has petitioned the Supreme Court of the State of New York to allow the transfer of the sainthood candidate'...

Theme of mercy woven into Eucharistic Congress

American Catholic - Top News - 5 months 3 weeks ago
COLLEGE PARK, Ga. (CNS) -- In celebration of the Year of Mercy and the gift of the Eucharist, tens of thousands of people attended the 2016 Eucharistic Congress of the Archdiocese...

St Claude de la Colombière shows that a saintly spiritual director can make all the difference

Catholic Herald - 5 months 3 weeks ago
Catholics who know the immense good that a spiritual director can have on a soul will have a ready appreciation for the role that St Claude de la Colombière played in the life of...

Are you 'bothered' by the cry of the poor? If so, it’s a problem, Pope says

Catholic News Agency - General - 5 months 3 weeks ago
Vatican City, Jun 15, 2016 / 04:50 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis said Wednesday that we must listen to the cries of the poor and needy, resisting the temptation to close our...

Are you 'bothered' by the cry of the poor? If so, it's a problem, Pope says

EWTN - Vatican News - 5 months 3 weeks ago
Vatican City, Jun 15, 2016 / 05:50 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis said Wednesday that we must listen to the cries of the poor and needy, resisting the temptation to close our...

#ActonU Day 1-2: For the study of religion and liberty

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 5 months 3 weeks ago
This time, my view for a while involved a windshield and, for a long stretch of Illinois and Indiana, Krazy Kaplan discount fireworks signs. I mean, there were literally dozens of...

Holy Diversity

Dominicana - 5 months 3 weeks ago
Who are the saints? What are they like? I recently heard a priest explain, “saints are like stained glass—they let the light in.” I have had ample opportunity to reflect upon this...

Prayer vigil after Orlando shooting offers unity, hope to mourners

EWTN - US Latest News - 5 months 3 weeks ago
Orlando, Fla., Jun 15, 2016 / 05:14 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Members of various religious communities came together Monday evening at a vigil to pray for the victims of the Orlando...

Daily Gospel Reflection for June 15, 2016

CatholicMom.com - 5 months 3 weeks ago
Today’s Gospel: Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18 You likely balance many things on a daily basis – family relationships, home needs, daily responsibilities, children, work requirements, etc...
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