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Morning Catholic must-reads: 20/10/16

Catholic Herald - 6 months 6 days ago
The Iraqi faithful have begun to celebrate the liberation of Qaraqosh, home to many Christians before it was captured by ISIS (facts). Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has made...

What Will You Do When the Persecution Comes?

Crisis Magazine - Church - 6 months 6 days ago
I know there are plenty of Catholics who are, in one way or another, looking forward to the relentless institutional persecution that is coming our way unless we surrender the...

Time for Christians to Unplug from Our Hostile Culture

Crisis Magazine - Church - 6 months 6 days ago
Editor’s note: The following talk, originally titled “Remembering Who We Are and the Story We Belong To,” was delivered October 19, 2016 at the 2016 Bishops’ Symposium co-...

Pope backs initiative against child labor

Catholic Culture - World News - 6 months 6 days ago
Pope Francis has lent his support to a national Brazilian initiative to eliminate child labor.

Orthodox theologian argues against historic Church-state alignment

Catholic Culture - World News - 6 months 6 days ago
Pantelis Kalaitzidis, director of the Volos Academy for Theological Studies in Greece, has published a work arguing against the desirability of the alignment of Church and state...

Russia poised to ban ‘baby boxes’

Catholic Culture - World News - 6 months 6 days ago
The Russian parliament is poised to ban “baby boxes”—heated incubators in which mothers can anonymously leave a newborn child.

Dear Fathers: An Advent challenge for you

Rorate Coeli - 6 months 6 days ago
A note and call to action for our priestly readers (and for our lay readers, send this post to your local parish priests): We often hear from diocesan priests who either pray a...

Iraqi Christians rejoice at town’s liberation from ISIS

Catholic Culture - World News - 6 months 6 days ago
Advancing toward Mosul, the Iraqi army has liberated Bakhdida from the forces of the Islamic State.

Slow Burn: The Final Presidential Debate

Commonweal - 6 months 6 days ago
The third—and, mercifully, final—presidential debate tracked the contours of the campaign that’s unfolded since this summer’s conventions: an indeterminate beginning that saw...

Catholic college bars ‘unborn lives matter’ poster

Catholic Culture - World News - 6 months 6 days ago
The president of a Catholic university has prohibited a Republican student organization from displaying an “unborn lives matter” poster on the campus.

Thieves target Liverpool churches, including cathedral

Catholic Culture - World News - 6 months 6 days ago
In recent weeks, thieves have broken into over a dozen churches in the Liverpool area, including the city’s Catholic cathedral.

American Catholic Radio for October 24-30, 2016

American Catholic - Saints - 6 months 6 days ago
American Catholic Radio: Disciples Called to Witness Week of October 24, 2016 — Program #16-44 https://www.franciscanmedia.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/ACR_Episode_1644.mp3...

Frank Turner's Secular Gospel: The Beauty of Humanity

Word on Fire - Fr. Robert Barron - 6 months 6 days ago
One of the main missions of the Church here on Earth is to search for and promote beauty. Our universe, as it has been created and saturated with meaning, depth, and beauty, is a...

No matter what, Donald Trump won the third debate -- bigly

Catholic Online - Featured News - 6 months 6 days ago
The third and final presidential debate between Clinton and Trump was surprising because it stuck mostly to the issues. However, there were some ...

War, pride or strategy? Russian warships collect off British AND Syrian coasts

Catholic Online - Featured News - 6 months 6 days ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin has been making controversial decisions lately, the latest of which involves ten heavily-armed warships passing just ...

Science knows of a 100 percent effective cure for antibiotic resistant STDs, so why aren't we using it?

Catholic Online - Featured News - 6 months 6 days ago
Sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise in America, reaching levels never before seen by doctors.

A novena addressed to Mary has been released for the U.S.

Catholic Online - Featured News - 6 months 6 days ago
With the Nov. 8 election approaching, the Knights of Columbus have released a novena addressed to Mary, the Immaculate Conception, who is the ...

Long-suffering, hurricane ravaged Haiti

Catholic Online - Featured News - 6 months 6 days ago
The geographical distance between the richest country in the Western Hemisphere and the poorest is only about 700 miles. But the economic distance ...

The Catholic Liturgy is NOT on the decline, despite doctrine controversies

Catholic Online - Featured News - 6 months 6 days ago
For decades, there's been concern in many corners of the Church that Catholic music is in crisis.
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