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March 15, 2014

The Fence is Pointy, and Hard to Sit on for Long

Saint Louis Catholic - 5 months 3 weeks ago
Hilary White of Lifesite News writes an excellent piece on why the "conservative" position is becoming ever more noticeably untenable in this Pontificate.  Of course, in the fight...

AP discovers Catholic abuse scandal

GetReligion - 5 months 3 weeks ago
The news of the election of Archbishop Stanislaw Gadecki of Poznan as president of the Polish Catholic Bishops’ Conference has me scratching my head and asking myself “What were...

Daily Homily:Be Merciful Just As Your Father Is Merciful

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 5 months 3 weeks ago
Daniel 9:4b-10 Psalm 79:8, 9, 11 and 13 Luke 6:36-38 The passage from the Book of Daniel is a heartfelt recognition of having sinned and done evil. Before his confession, Daniel...

Marriage The Wealth Creator

Socon or Bust - 5 months 3 weeks ago
It’s no secret that the greatest cause of poverty today in the Western world is marriage breakdown and the ideological perversion that single parenthood is just as good as the...

For the Record - Costa Rica: step-by-step account of how Latin Mass was banned in practice in an entire country

Rorate Coeli - 5 months 3 weeks ago
A stable group of faithful tried for years to convince their Archbishop in San José, Costa Rica, to please, for the love of God Almighty, be open to the celebration of a regular...

Pope appoints first Oratorian bishop in England for 140 years

Catholic Herald - 5 months 3 weeks ago
Pope Francis has appointed the first Oratorian bishop in England for 140 years. Fr Robert Byrne, a founder of the Oxford Oratory, will serve as an auxiliary bishop in Birmingham...

Up to 5 million may go to Rome for Papal canonizations

Catholic News Agency - General - 5 months 3 weeks ago
Vatican City, Mar 15, 2014 / 04:07 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As many as 5 million people could travel to Rome for the April 27 canonization of John XXIII and John Paul II, and are...

Bishops of Ireland Say St. Patrick's Day Is Time to Pray for Migrants

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 5 months 3 weeks ago
The Bishops of Ireland have published the following message for the Solemnity of Saint Patrick 2014. * * * We pray through the intercession of our national patron, St Patrick,...

Passing on the Faith

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 5 months 3 weeks ago
Religious practice in terms of attending formal ceremonies has declined significantly in past decades. That brings up the problem as to how religious faith and participation is...

Dine Without Whine: Microwave Ham and Noodle Medley and Easy Ice-Cream Pie

CatholicMom.com - 5 months 3 weeks ago
This week, Dine Without Whine shares a Microwave Ham and Noodle Medley and an Easy Ice-Cream Pie. Your family's sure to love these!

The Blessed Soul

Sacristies of the World - 5 months 3 weeks ago
“For I created your soul with a capacity for loving – so much so that you cannot live without love.  Indeed, love is your food.” (St Catherine of Siena) The Blessed Soul (Anima...

Bright as Fire in Darkness

Breviary Hymns - 5 months 3 weeks ago
Leadpoint on Wood by Girolamo dai Libri - Courtesy of WikipediaBright as Fire in Darkness is written by the Benedictine Nuns of Stanbrook Abbey. In the Divine Office (1974) it is...

Does LT Governor Jay Dardenne Have Little Choice But To File Suit Against Moveon.org ?

Opinionated Catholic - 5 months 3 weeks ago
An interesting legal issue has arisen in Louisiana dealing with a wide diverse list of issues from Louisiana tourism , medicare expansion, the First Amendment , and Bobby Jindal....

Exalted Felicitations of the Day!

Catholic and Enjoying It! - 5 months 3 weeks ago
That’s the lovely thing about the Ides of March.  People working with people to kill people.  Camaraderie, you know?  Let’s not commercialize it with all this Orange Julius and...

Joseph A. Komonchak's Daily Lenten Reflections

dotCommonweal - 5 months 3 weeks ago
As the second Sunday of Lent approaches, stay current with our series of daily Lenten reflections from Joseph A. Komonchak. You can access our special dedicated page on the...

ASK FATHER: Why do servers lift Father’s vestment at the consecration?

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 5 months 3 weeks ago
From a reader… QUAERITUR: I have been wondering why the servers lift the priest’s chasuble during the consecration. From the sources that I could find, it was an old practice to...

Lenten Transfiguration: Reflection for the Second Sunday of Lent

CatholicMom.com - 5 months 3 weeks ago
Marcellino D’Ambrosio offers a reflection on Sunday’s gospel.

First look: inside Brooklyn’s new co-cathedral

The Deacon's Bench - 5 months 3 weeks ago
Renovation and restoration work has been continuing apace for many months, almost exactly one year after the big news broke.  Below, a first shot, with all the scaffolding removed...

The challenge of Pittsburgh: one priest to run four parishes

The Deacon's Bench - 5 months 3 weeks ago
He’s be assisted by a parochial vicar and three deacons. From The Pittsburgh Catholic:  On the door of Father Stephen Kresak’s refrigerator in the rectory of Corpus Christi Parish...

Cardinal Caffarra's firm stance on communion for "remarried": Its approval would mean complete end of "Catholic doctrine on human sexuality"

Rorate Coeli - 5 months 3 weeks ago
Regarding the wild proposals of Cardinal Kasper made before the last Consistory of Cardinals regarding legitimizing by way of Eucharistic communion the "remarriage" of divorced...

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