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April 7, 2014

Report: Jesuit priest shot dead in Homs, Syria

The Deacon's Bench - 5 months 3 weeks ago
From The Catholic Herald:  A Dutch Jesuit priest who chose to remain in the beseiged city of Homs to care for its starving population has been shot dead, according to media...

Praying for our priests is not enough

Catholic Herald - 5 months 3 weeks ago
I was talking to a priest the other day. In late middle age, with no close living relatives, he tells me he entered the seminary straight from school, aged 18, and was ordained...

Pope Francis will not close Vatican bank, reaffirms its mission

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 3 weeks ago
Pope Francis will not close the Institute for the Works of Religion (IOR), commonly known as the Vatican bank, and has reaffirmed "the importance of the IOR's mission for the good...

Washington Post: gay marriage is new test for Catholic Church

The Deacon's Bench - 5 months 3 weeks ago
Photo: by Astrid Riecken for the Washington Post Details:   Having worked in Catholic church music ministry for nearly 40 years — basically his entire adult life — Mike McMahon...

Thomas Aquinas College to Celebrate 60th Alumnus Ordination

Catholic Education Daily - 5 months 3 weeks ago
Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, Calif., is asking for prayers for three alumni who will be ordained in the upcoming months. More...

University course highlights role of media in evangelization

EWTN - Vatican News - 5 months 3 weeks ago
Vatican City, Apr 7, 2014 / 05:34 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Santa Croce University in Rome is offering a multifaceted communications course, emphasizing the importance of the field for...

University course highlights role of media in evangelization

Catholic News Agency - General - 5 months 3 weeks ago
Vatican City, Apr 7, 2014 / 04:34 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Santa Croce University in Rome is offering a multifaceted communications course, emphasizing the importance of the field for...

Transcript: Pope Francis' March 31 interview with Belgian youth

EWTN - Vatican News - 5 months 3 weeks ago
Vatican City, Apr 7, 2014 / 05:29 am (EWTN News).- Pope Francis recently gave an interview to some youth from Flanders (Belgium), accompanied by the Bishop of Ghent, Lucas Van...

Transcript: Pope Francis' March 31 interview with Belgian youth

Catholic News Agency - General - 5 months 3 weeks ago
Vatican City, Apr 7, 2014 / 04:29 am (CNA).- Pope Francis recently gave an interview to some youth from Flanders (Belgium), accompanied by the Bishop of Ghent, Lucas Van Looy. The...

St. John Fisher, Marriage, and Moral Absolutes

Crisis Magazine - Church - 5 months 3 weeks ago
In his October 2013 article on the question of communion for divorced and civilly remarried Catholics, Cardinal Gerhard Müller underscored that the Catholic Church had risked much...

Dutch priest in Homs ‘shot dead’

Catholic Herald - 5 months 3 weeks ago
A Dutch Jesuit priest who chose to remain in the beseiged city of Homs to care for its starving population has been shot dead, according to media reports. Fr Frans van der Lugt, a...

Wyoming Catholic College to Host Bishops Conley, Etienne at Commencement

Catholic Education Daily - 5 months 3 weeks ago
The College’s Baccalaureate Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Paul Etienne of the Diocese of Cheyenne, with Bishop James Conley of the Diocese of Lincoln con-celebrating and...

Blind Resentment: The Origins of Anti-Catholicism Today

Crisis Magazine - Church - 5 months 3 weeks ago
In a US News and World Report essay that has been widely denounced as incoherent, poorly researched, and bigoted, Jamie Stiehm recently reproached Justice Sonia Sotomayor for her...

Jean-Baptiste de La Salle: Educator and Saint

Crisis Magazine - Church - 5 months 3 weeks ago
In the so-called Age of Enlightenment, philosophes like Voltaire worked zealously to destroy Christianity among the elite of society, at the same time, not caring one whit for “...

Notre Dame Honors Congressman Chris Smith with Evangelium Vitae Medal

Catholic Education Daily - 5 months 3 weeks ago
“In their work and in their persons, Congressman Chris and Marie Smith are extraordinary witnesses to the inalienable dignity and matchless worth of every member of the human...

Daily Gospel Reflection for April 7, 2014

CatholicMom.com - 5 months 3 weeks ago
Today’s Gospel: John 8:1-11 Three challenges of discipleship are contained in this reading, reflected in the actions of Jesus: first he prays, then he receives the people with...

University of San Francisco to Honor Public Supporter of Same-Sex Marriage

Catholic Education Daily - 5 months 3 weeks ago
The Honorable John V. Roos will receive an honorary degree and deliver the commencement speech on May 17 for the University of San Francisco School of Law. More...

Encountering the Word — 1 Chronicles 16:23-24

Integrated Catholic Life - 5 months 3 weeks ago
“Sing to the Lord, all the earth! Tell of his salvation from day to day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples!” (1 Chronicles 16:23-24)...

Pope Francis visits Roman parish, laments abortion

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 3 weeks ago
Pope Francis spent three hours visiting a parish in Rome's Magliana neighborhood on April 6. Before hearing confessions and celebrating Mass, Pope Francis met with different...

Pope Francis approves recommendations on the future of the Ior

News.va - 5 months 3 weeks ago
(Vatican Radio) The Holy See’s press office has issued a statement saying the Holy Father has approved a proposal on the future of the Istituto per le Opere di Religione (IOR...

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