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May 5, 2014

University of Dallas Students Request Pope Francis as 2015 Commencement Speaker

Catholic Education Daily - 5 months 4 weeks ago
The initiative started out as a joke, but turned more serious when the students found out that the Pope would be visiting the United States in the summer of 2015. More...

Pope warns against “climbers” in the church

The Deacon's Bench - 5 months 4 weeks ago
From his daily homily this morning: Pope Francis on Monday warned that there are people in the Church that follow Jesus for vanity or thirst for power and wealth, and he prayed...

Pope meets new Swiss Guards

News.va - 5 months 4 weeks ago
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Monday received new members of the Pontifical Swiss Guard and their families on the eve of their swearing in ceremony in the Vatican. Listen to...

Pope: Christians must keep away from vanity, power and greed

News.va - 5 months 4 weeks ago
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Monday warned that there are people in the Church that follow Jesus for vanity or thirst for power and wealth, and he prayed the Lord to give us...

Virtual Life in a Storyless World

Dominicana - 5 months 4 weeks ago
Advent, Zork, Dungeon. If you were one of the fortunate few who lived at the vanguard of the digital revolution in the late 1970s, these three great progenitors of the multi-...

Daily Catholic Quote by St. Francis of Assisi

Integrated Catholic Life - 5 months 4 weeks ago
“What wonderful majesty! What stupendous condescension! O sublime humility! That the Lord of the whole universe, God and the Son of God, should humble Himself like this under the...

Catholicism is essentially a calm faith and has no need of shrill defenders

Catholic Herald - 5 months 4 weeks ago
Some years ago I was on holiday in Turkey, staying at a very pleasant coastal resort on the Aegean Sea. One Friday, taking a walk through the town, at about midday, someone put a...

Recent Articles of Interest

The Religion Clause - 5 months 4 weeks ago
From SSRN: Bernard M. Levinson, La scoperta goethiana della versione ‘originale’ dei Dieci Comandamenti e la sua influenza sulla critica biblica: Il mito del particolarismo...

Pope's New Commission On Protecting Minors Concludes First Meetings

The Religion Clause - 5 months 4 weeks ago
Pope Francis' new Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors held its first meeting in the Vatican from May 1-3.  Vatican Radio sets out the full text of the statement...

Catholic Techie Andrew Weyrich

CatholicMom.com - 5 months 4 weeks ago
Today’s Catholic Techie is one of those amazing guys who makes me happy to be alive. I was introduced to his work back at the beginning of Lent, when I marked it as an app to...

Vatican statistics: Church growth remains steady worldwide

Catholic Herald - 5 months 4 weeks ago
The number of Catholics in the world and the number of priests, permanent deacons and religious men all increased in 2012, while the number of women in religious orders continued...

Supreme Court upholds freedom to pray at public meetings

EWTN - US Latest News - 5 months 4 weeks ago
Washington D.C., May 5, 2014 / 05:38 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The U.S. Supreme Court on May 5 upheld the practice of voluntary prayer before public meetings by a 5-4 ruling, drawing...

What’s your pastor worried about?

The Deacon's Bench - 5 months 4 weeks ago
The good folks at CARA have some answers:  CARA recently asked a random sample of pastors in our National Survey of Catholic Parishes (NSCP), “What is the greatest challenge...

Orthodox bishop outlines hopes for Pope’s visit to Israel

Catholic Herald - 5 months 4 weeks ago
The Orthodox bishop who is coordinating the upcoming pilgrimage to Jerusalem by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople said he hopes the patriarch’s May 25 meeting...

Daily Gospel Reflection for May 5, 2014

CatholicMom.com - 5 months 4 weeks ago
Today’s Gospel: John 6:22-29 Do we look for Jesus only for what he can do for us? The crowds in this gospel reading looked for Jesus because he had recently performed the miracle...

Patriarch Bartholomew Pays Tribute to Benedict XVI

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 5 months 4 weeks ago
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew has paid tribute to Benedict XVI, saying the Pope Emeritus' entire journey "is characterized by stability and unwavering devotion to the...

Holy See presents report to UN Committee on Torture

News.va - 5 months 4 weeks ago
(Vatican Radio) The Holy See’s Permanent Observer to the United Nations in Geneva, Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, on Monday presented the Initial Periodic Report of the Holy See to...

New bishop named for US Chaldean eparchy

EWTN - US Latest News - 5 months 4 weeks ago
Detroit, Mich., May 5, 2014 / 04:51 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis has named a Chaldean Catholic priest in Michigan as the next bishop of the Detroit-based Eparchy of St....

“The secularization of Hispanics is the biggest threat to the future of the Catholic Church in America”

The Deacon's Bench - 5 months 4 weeks ago
From The Boston Globe:  The future of Catholicism in America rests heavily on the church’s ability to attract and retain young Hispanics whose connection to secular life is...

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