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June 23, 2014

We all have to return to confession, Pope tells prisoners

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 4 weeks ago
On June 21, Pope Francis made an apostolic journey to Cosenza, a province in the southern Italian region of Calabria, and told prisoners that the Lord forgives us in confession...

How Can Atheists and Agnostics Possibly be Pro-Life on Abortion?

LifeNews.com - 5 months 4 weeks ago
I’ve had a few Christian pro-life friends of mine (kindly) tell me they don’t really understand how a secularist can defend the pro-life position. Sure, they get that we don’t...

Torture is a mortal sin, Pope Francis emphasizes

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 4 weeks ago
Following his June 22 Angelus address, Pope Francis told the crowds gathered in St. Peter's Square that the United Nations commemorates June 26 as the International Day in Support...

Pope Francis: the Eucharist allows us to make our lives a gift

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 4 weeks ago
The reception of Holy Communion transforms us and allows us to make our lives a gift, Pope Francis said in his June 22 Angelus address. The Pope noted that the Feast of Corpus...

Learning from a Martyred Lawyer Who Modeled Integrity

Brandon Vogt - 5 months 4 weeks ago
Today we continue our regular series called “Learning from the Saints.” Our guide is expert Bert Ghezzi, a dear friend of mine and the author of numerous books including Voices...

Doctoral student of Pope Emeritus to lead Pontifical Theological Academy

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 4 weeks ago
Pope Francis has named Father Réal Tremblay, a Canadian Redemptorist priest who completed his doctoral dissertation under the future Pope Benedict XVI, as the new president of the...

Mother Teresa sent me a personal message bashed out on an old typewriter. This is what it said

Catholic Herald - 5 months 4 weeks ago
I see that my last blog about Mother Teresa has excited some debate about whether abortion is really “the great destroyer of peace” as Mother Teresa asserts. For “Sceptic” is...

Bosnian Catholics in a 'grave position,' cardinal warns

Catholic News Agency - General - 5 months 4 weeks ago
Vatican City, Jun 23, 2014 / 05:44 am (CNA/EWTN News).- During a recent conference in Bosnia discussing interreligious violence Cardinal Vinko Puljic spoke of the country’s...

Bosnian Catholics in a 'grave position,' cardinal warns

EWTN - Vatican News - 5 months 4 weeks ago
Vatican City, Jun 23, 2014 / 06:44 am (EWTN News/CNA).- During a recent conference in Bosnia discussing interreligious violence Cardinal Vinko Puljic spoke of the country's...

Vatican declares Chilean bishop innocent of sexual abuse charges

Catholic Herald - 5 months 4 weeks ago
After almost a year of investigation, the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith concluded that Bishop Cristian Contreras Molina of San Felipe was innocent of the child abuse...

The Analogy of Liturgy

Dominicana - 5 months 4 weeks ago
In the liturgy, outward words and gestures are performed that express an inward faith in the ability of God to work through our frail humanity in bringing his grace into the world...

Persecution of Christians worse than in early Church, says Francis

Catholic Herald - 5 months 4 weeks ago
The persecution of Christians today is greater than in the first centuries of the Church, Pope Francis has said. At a conference in Rome the Pope said he was “greatly pained to...

Pope pays tribute to fidelity of Ukraine's Greek Catholics

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 4 weeks ago
Pope Francis has paid tribute to the fidelity of Ukraine's Eastern Catholics in a letter commemorating the 25th anniversary of the restoration of religious liberty for the Greek...

Legalising drugs is the best way to promote the moral values that both Francis and I share

Catholic Herald - 5 months 4 weeks ago
The Pope has spoken out against the use of recreational drugs, and, it seems, against the possible legalisation and decriminalisation of recreational drug use. Or so it seems. The...

Suspect arrested after 82-year-old nun is murdered

Catholic Herald - 5 months 4 weeks ago
A man accused of murdering an 82-year-old American nun in South Africa, where she had worked among the poor for about 60 years, has been arrested. Sister Mary Paule Tacke, a...

Malaysia's Top Court Denies Leave To Appeal Ban On Catholic Paper's Use of "Allah"

The Religion Clause - 5 months 4 weeks ago
AstroAwani , MSN News  and AlJazeera all report on today's decision by Malaysia's highest court to refuse leave to appeal in a widely followed religious freedom case.  By a vote...

Archbishop: Church must be free to imitate Christ through service

EWTN - US Latest News - 5 months 4 weeks ago
Baltimore, Md., Jun 23, 2014 / 06:09 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- In seeking religious liberty, Catholics are seeking the freedom to serve in response to Christ's love in the Eucharist,...

Recent Articles of Interest

The Religion Clause - 5 months 4 weeks ago
From  SSRN: Howard Kislowicz, Faithful Translations? Cross-Cultural Communications in Canadian Religious Freedom Litigation, (Osgoode Hall Law Journal, 52(1), 2014 Forthcoming)....

Catholic Blogger Karee Santos

CatholicMom.com - 5 months 4 weeks ago
Yes, I can say I knew Karee Santos when…when she was debating whether she should blog, determining how to build a platform, and, most critically, discerning whether blogging and...

Australia's Top Court Invalidates Federal Spending For School Chaplaincy Programs

The Religion Clause - 5 months 4 weeks ago
In Williams v. Commonwealth of Australia, (High Ct. of Australia, June 19, 2014), Australia's highest court held that Australia's Parliament exceeded the powers given to the...

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