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September 16, 2014

Who Would've Guessed That Obamacare Subsidies Fund Abortion?

Creative Minority Report - 5 months 3 weeks ago
Oh right, that's what everyone knew. Except Bart Stupak. Or maybe he just pretended not to know it.The interesting thing to me is how this effects the debate around the HHS...

Archbishop Chaput's Remarks at Vatican Presentation of Family Meeting

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 5 months 3 weeks ago
Here are the remarks given today in Rome by Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia at the presentation of the World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015. *** Thank you...

Pope Francis: “If preachers have failed to sow hope, that sermon is useless…”

The Deacon's Bench - 5 months 3 weeks ago
Wise words for all of us, from today’s homily:   The Gospel of the day speaks of Jesus approaching a funeral procession: a widow of Nain lost her only son. The Pope said that not...

Vatican presents Pope's trip to Albania (Video)

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 5 months 3 weeks ago
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Presentation of the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, 2015

News.va - 5 months 3 weeks ago
Vatican City, 16 September 2014 (VIS) – This morning in the Holy See Press Office, Archbishops Vincenzo Paglia, president of the Pontifical Council for the Family and Charles...

Appointments to the IOR Board of Superintendence finalised

News.va - 5 months 3 weeks ago
Vatican City, 16 September 2014 (VIS) – The Commission of Cardinals for the Institute for the Works of Religion (IOR) has appointed Mauricio Larrain (Chile) and Carlo Salvatori (...

The Pontifical Sistine Chapel Choir to sing in Macao, Hong Kong and Taipei

News.va - 5 months 3 weeks ago
Vatican City, 16 September 2014 (VIS) – The Pontifical Sistine Chapel Choir is to perform for the first time in Macao, Hong Kong and Taipei. The concerts will be made possible...

Daily Homily: Love Never Fails

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 5 months 3 weeks ago
-- 1 Corinthians 12:31-13:13 Psalm 33:2-3, 4-5, 12 and 22 Luke 7:31-35 Jesus compares the people of his generation to two groups of children. The first group accuses the second...

IOR Board of Superintendence complete

News.va - 5 months 3 weeks ago
(Vatican Radio) The group of Cardinals called to oversee the Institute for the Works of Religion has appointed two new members to the IOR Board of Superintendence. A Vatican...

Sistine Chapel Choir on first Asian island tour

News.va - 5 months 3 weeks ago
(Vatican Radio) The Pontifical Sistine Chapel Choir, known as the Sistine Choir, is set to perform for the first time in Macao, Hong Kong and Taipei. The concerts are being made...

Catholic Funeral Rites for a Protestant

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 5 months 3 weeks ago
Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q: Can a Catholic priest celebrate the...

Fioretti: The Little Flowers of Pope Francis [Book]

Brandon Vogt - 5 months 3 weeks ago
Fioretti: The Little Flowers of Pope Francis by Andrea Tornielli (Ignatius Press, 2014) Almost a thousand years ago, God commanded St. Francis, ‘Rebuild my Church...

Back to the Books (and Other Fun Stuff!) Weekly Giveaway

CatholicMom.com - 5 months 3 weeks ago
We have quite a pile of giveaways this week…enjoy! Thanks to Dolphin Tale 2, Give Him 5, Jen Norton Art Studio, and all the publishers who keep my giveaway shelf stocked for...

Love in the Midst of War: Looking Back on Sibling Rivalries

Dominicana - 5 months 3 weeks ago
Anyone who has grown up with siblings likely knows the truth of the saying that those who are closest to us are oftentimes the ones who can hurt us the most. For some reason,...

The Secession Of Scotland

Creative Minority Report - 5 months 3 weeks ago
Somebody asked me whether I support the secession of Scotland.I admit that I have never really pondered the question. I suppose that I am in favor of secession since it is the...

New Brunswick Law Society Members Call On Council To Revoke Approval of Christian Law School

The Religion Clause - 5 months 3 weeks ago
In Canada, controversy over the new Christian-affiliated Trinity Western University Law School continues. The school, scheduled to open in 2016, requires students, faculty and...

Pennsylvania Boy Charged With Desecrating Venerated Object After Facebook Photo of Simulated Sex With Jesus Statue

The Religion Clause - 5 months 3 weeks ago
In Everett, Pennsylvania last week police charged a 14-year old boy with violating Pennsylvania's ban on desecration of venerated objects (18 Pa. Cons. Stat. § 5509) after he...

Supporters of Scottish Independence Promise Protection of Catholic Schools

The Religion Clause - 5 months 3 weeks ago
On Thursday, voters in Scotland will cast ballots on whether Scotland should break away from the United Kingdom and become an independent country. (Background from Wikipedia.)...

Citing Hobby Lobby, Court Excuses Testimony From FLDS Member Who Has Religious Belief In Secrecy

The Religion Clause - 5 months 3 weeks ago
Relying extensively on both the 10th Circuit and Supreme Court opinions in Hobby Lobby, a Utah federal district court has held that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act allows...

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