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May 26, 2014

Holy Land, Home Stretch

Whispers in the Loggia - 6 months 1 day ago
In the run-up to this PopeTrip, Rabbi Abraham Skorka has often anticipated the moment when "The Pope and I will embrace at the Wailing Wall."At 9am (2am ET) local time, the moment...

Pope Francis' Address to the Grand Mufti and the Islamic Great Council

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 6 months 1 day ago
This morning, on the final day of his pilgrimage in the Holy Land, Pope Francis left the Apostolic Delegation in Jerusalem and drove to the Esplanade of the Mosques, entering...

May 25, 2014

Daily Catholic Quote from J. R. R. Tolkien

Integrated Catholic Life - 6 months 1 day ago
“War must be, while we defend our lives against a destroyer who would devour all; but I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the...

Encountering the Word — Psalm 59:17

Integrated Catholic Life - 6 months 1 day ago
O my Strength, I will sing praises to thee, for thou, O God, art my fortress, the God who shows me steadfast love. (Psalm 59:17) If you liked this scripture passage, please share...

Mary as a Model for Married Couples

Integrated Catholic Life - 6 months 1 day ago
Mary and Joseph’s marriage didn’t exactly get off to an easy start.  They were engaged and Joseph had promised not to “defile” Mary, because she was a consecrated virgin.  He was...

“A Renaissance Will Come”: Dr. de Saventhem's Prophetic Words in 1970

New Liturgical Movement - 6 months 1 day ago
Dr. Eric de Saventhem (1919-2005), first President of the International Federation Una Voce, spoke these prophetic words in a speech in New York City in 1970—words all the more...

One the Embrace, Many the Divisions

Chiesa Italy - 6 months 1 day ago
The encounter between Francis and Bartholomew at the basilica of the Holy Sepulchre. But there's rupture between the Greek Orthodox patriarchs of Jerusalem and Antioch. And open...

Épater le bourgeois catholique

GetReligion - 6 months 1 day ago
Stories about religion seem to do odd things to otherwise sensible reporters. Some news articles ignore the religious element of a story, or they suspend judgment (and belief) and...

Common Declaration of Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew

Communio - 6 months 1 day ago
Pope Francis and the Ecumenical Patriarch, Bartholomew I, on Sunday held private talks in Jerusalem and signed a Common Declaration in which they pledged to continue on the path...

Pope's Address to Israel's Two Chief Rabbis

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 6 months 1 day ago
Here below is Pope Francis' address that he gave this morning on a courtesy visit to the two Chief Rabbis of Israel, Sephardi Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef and Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi...

Pope's Address at the Holocaust Memorial of Yad Vashem

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 6 months 1 day ago
Here below is Pope Francis' address that he gave on a visit this morning to the Memorial of Yad Vashem, Jerusalem. *** “Adam, where are you?” (cf. Gen 3:9). Where are you, o...

'Let Us Respect and Love One Another as Brothers and Sisters'

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 6 months 1 day ago
At 7:15 pm Roman time on Sunday, Pope Francis was welcomed at the entrance of the Dome of the Rock by the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and All Palestine, Sheik Muhammad Ahmad Hussein...

Two Surprises of Pope Francis' Holy Land Pilgrimage

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 6 months 1 day ago
Pope Francis’ historic pilgrimage to the Holy Land, not without a couple of surprises so far, has centered around Sunday’s meeting with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I....

Pope to Chief Rabbis: Catholic and Jews Must Reflect Deeply on Spiritual Bond

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 6 months 1 day ago
Jews and Catholics need to have more than simply "reciprocal and respectful" relations but also "reflect deeply" on the spiritual significance of the bond existing between them...

Pope and patriarch meet, sign Common Declaration

The Deacon's Bench - 6 months 1 day ago
From CNS:  Half a century after a historic encounter between their predecessors, Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew met in the same place to seek inspiration for...

Extra seating and the universal nature of the Catholic Church

Sacristies of the World - 6 months 1 day ago
It doesn’t matter where you are in the world, if there’s a bigger than normal Mass going on, it’s always helpful to put out extra seating.  At Christmas I get all the chairs from...

Fifty years later, pope and patriarch meet again in Jerusalem

The Catholic Spirit (St. Paul, MN) - 6 months 1 day ago
"We need to believe that, just as the stone before the tomb was cast aside, so, too, every obstacle to our full communion will also be removed," the pope said May 25 during a...

Christian pastor forcibly returned to Iranian prison

Catholic News Agency - General - 6 months 1 day ago
Washington D.C., May 25, 2014 / 04:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- After being treated for two months in a hospital for injuries suffered from beatings during his imprisonment, Saeed...

Poem: Good Lord, Deliver Us!

Breviary Hymns - 6 months 1 day ago
Good Lord, Deliver Us! is by the English poet, lawyer, and cleric in the Church of England, John Donne (1572-1631). It is included in the Poems for All Seasons Appendix of the...

The Weekly Francis – Volume 59 – 25 May 2014

The Curt Jester - 6 months 1 day ago
  This version of The Weekly Francis covers material released in the last week from 11 to 25 May 2014. The Weekly Francis is a compilation of the Holy Father’s writings, speeches...

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