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December 1, 2014

Saints Edmund Campion and Robert Southwell, and companions

Communio - 5 months 3 weeks ago
Today, particularly on the Jesuit ordo, is the Feast of Saints Edmund Campion, Robert Southwell, and the English Jesuit martyrs. These men of God were tortured and executed for...

Parents of Severely Disabled Babies: Quit Using the Term “Incompatible With Life”

LifeNews.com - 5 months 3 weeks ago
Members of a disability support group have launched a campaign to ask members of the legal, media and medical professions to dispense with the term “incompatible with life“ when...

Religion ≠ Magic; Jesus ≠ Illusionist

CatholicMom.com - 5 months 3 weeks ago
Dear Atheist, There’s nothing like a good magic show, huh? Harry Houdini knew this as the all-time great illusionist. David Copperfield is right behind him in the theater of...

Drug overdose kills 35 inmates, Venezuelan bishops demand investigation

Catholic News Agency - General - 5 months 3 weeks ago
Caracas, Venezuela, Dec 1, 2014 / 11:10 am (CNA).- The bishops of Venezuela are calling for a government investigation into the deaths of 35 inmates who raided a prison infirmary...

In Iraq, “Christianity is bleeding”

The Deacon's Bench - 5 months 3 weeks ago
The latest on the ground, from CNEWA’s blog One-to-One and Dominican Sister Maria Hanna: After four months of exile there are no signs of hope that the situation here in Iraq will...

Stewardship advocates shine spotlight on gratitude

The Busy Catholic - 5 months 3 weeks ago
Parishioners should give to the Church because they feel grateful, not guilty: Corinna Siy Stewardship advocates call generosity "a way of life," and it's that notion of gratitude...

In Turkey, Pope Francis got a look at Christianity on the margins

The Catholic Spirit (St. Paul, MN) - 5 months 3 weeks ago
Ankara and Istanbul were gray and cold, at least compared to Rome, during Pope Francis' Nov. 28-30 visit to Turkey. And the general reception, outside of the pope's official...

Pro-Abortion Adoption Worker Wishes Some of Her Clients Had Aborted Instead

LifeNews.com - 5 months 3 weeks ago
(LiveActionNews) — During this National Adoption Month, a pro-abortion website called “RH Reality Check” released an article entitled Adoption Is Not a Universal Alternative to...

Amis's Zone

dotCommonweal - 5 months 3 weeks ago
I read Martin Amis’s new novel, The Zone of Interest, twice; the first time to flush away the effects of a belittling review in the LRB (some enemies there) and then to appreciate...

A Dearth of Investigative Reporting on the Abdication and the Conclave - and a very important Parable to enlighten our friends in the media

Rorate Coeli - 5 months 3 weeks ago
The most recent story that the Bergoglio Lobby, strongly active already in the 2005 conclave, was running a very smooth "convincing" operation in the period preceding the 2013...

Dutch doctors see euthanasia as source for organ donations

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 3 weeks ago
As doctors in the Netherlands consider new guidelines for organ donations, some surgeons are arguing strongly in favor of harvesting the organs of people who choose physician-...

Supreme Court to hear case on pregnancy discrimination

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 3 weeks ago
The US Supreme Court will hear arguments this week on a lawsuit brought by a woman who says that she lost her job at the United Parcel Service (UPS) because of her pregnancy....

Bishop and minister preside over wedding for 2,000 couples in Brazil

The Deacon's Bench - 5 months 3 weeks ago
From the BBC: Nearly 2,000 Brazilian couples have got married at an indoors sports venue in Rio de Janeiro, in the biggest mass wedding in the city’s history. The annual event,...

Keep saying this: Politics is all that matters, even when covering Pope Francis

GetReligion - 5 months 3 weeks ago
I'm sorry, but it's "Kellerism" time again. So soon? I am afraid so. This time, the virus hit The Politico in a rare news-feature venture by that politics-equals-life journal...

Minnesota Plans to Eradicate Gender Distinctions for High School Sports

Creative Minority Report - 5 months 3 weeks ago
Say goodbye to girls athletic teams. Because that's what the real effect could be. The Federalist:Minnesotans are currently facing a fast and furious onslaught by the transgender...

Pope's prayer intentions for December 2014

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 3 weeks ago
The Vatican has announced the prayer intentions of Pope Francis for December 2014. The Pope's universal intention is: "That the birth of the Redeemer may bring peace and hope to...

Schadenfreude Is Bad, But It's Katie Couric

Creative Minority Report - 5 months 3 weeks ago
I know schadenfreude is bad, but this is Katie Couric.Katie Couric is catching flak for admitting on twitter that she never heard the word "eschatology" before.Be4 I sign off...

Surprise papal visit to ailing Armenian Patriarch

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 3 weeks ago
Pope Francis made an unscheduled visit to an aged Orthodox prelate as he neared the conclusion of his visit to Turkey on November 30. Just before boarding his return flight to...

Sleepy Friday

The Reason for Our Hope - 5 months 3 weeks ago
If we have watched the television news over the last couple of days we've seen images of huge crowds waiting in long lines outside store entrances for sales on a day called Black...

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