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In Which I Make a Case for Assuming Good Intentions

CatholicMom.com - 6 months 3 days ago
Photo via Pixabay (2016), CC0 Public Domain Everyone has ideas about how to make the Catholic Church more joyful, more welcoming, and more Christ-like. From focusing on returning...

Christians must have hearts filled with love, Pope tells general audience

Catholic Herald - 6 months 3 days ago
God wants people to be merciful, which means forgiving others and giving freely with love, Pope Francis said. “We don’t have the power to condemn our brother who makes a mistake,...

590 scholars release statement upholding Church teaching on contraception

Catholic Herald - 6 months 3 days ago
Nearly six hundred Catholic scholars, including the papal theologian, have signed a statement supporting the Church’s teaching on contraception. The statement, released yesterday...

New Jersey bishops speak out against ‘deceptive’ abortion ad campaign

Catholic Herald - 6 months 3 days ago
The Catholic bishops of New Jersey have added their voices to those of other Catholic Church leaders around the US in opposing an abortion advocacy ad campaign by a group calling...

Acting Latin Patriarch takes office in Jerusalem

Catholic Herald - 6 months 3 days ago
The new acting Latin Patriarch says his main task will be to promote dialogue among Christians in the Holy Land — and between Christians and other religious groups. Fr...

Guest Op-Ed: Ecclesiological problems with communion for adulterers

Rorate Coeli - 6 months 3 days ago
By Veronica A. Arntz The Church as a Liturgical Community: Ecclesiological Problems with Communion for the Divorced and Remarried As the drama of Communion for the divorced and...

Pope Francis speaks out about Alzheimer’s

Aleteia - 6 months 3 days ago
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis today made a special appeal to remember and remain close to those who suffer from Alzheimer’s. Speaking to faithful and pilgrims during the Wednesday...

Pakistan: A young Christian is arrested for “digital blasphemy” 

Vatican Insider - 6 months 3 days ago
One “like” on Facebook can lead to imprisonment or death. In Pakistan, the 16-year-old Christian Nabeel Masih, has ended up in the spider’s web of the controversial blasphemy law...

Rome’s chief exorcist Fr. Gabriel Amorth dies after decades battling modern society’s demons

LifeSiteNews - 6 months 3 days ago
Fr. Gabriel Amorth passed into eternal life at age 91 after serving the Church for 30 years as an exorcist.

Pope Francis condemns ‘inexcusable violence’ in murder of Mexican priests

Catholic News Agency - General - 6 months 3 days ago
Vatican City, Sep 21, 2016 / 06:41 am (CNA/EWTN News).- After hearing of the murder of two priests in Mexico, Pope Francis sent a telegram to the country’s bishops condemning the...

Pope Francis condemns 'inexcusable violence' in murder of Mexican priests

EWTN - Vatican News - 6 months 3 days ago
Vatican City, Sep 21, 2016 / 07:41 am (EWTN News).- After hearing of the murder of two priests in Mexico, Pope Francis sent a telegram to the country's bishops condemning the...

No war is holy, pope says at interreligious peace gathering

American Catholic - Top News - 6 months 3 days ago
Pope Francis presides at an ecumenical prayer service with religious leaders in the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi, Italy, September 20. The pope and other religious leaders...

Spiritual Stumbles

American Catholic - Top News - 6 months 3 days ago
Image: fotosearch I find there are two types of people who attack me when they discover I’m Catholic. The first are lapsed or disgruntled Catholics who claim to be revolted by the...

Visiting the sick can ease pain and suffering

Catholic Herald - 6 months 3 days ago
The Christ centred, compassionate approach of the St Vincent de Paul Society’s 8,000 active volunteer members is an important aspect of their care for people who are sick. Last...

What Christianity taught the Romans and the Greeks

Catholic Herald - 6 months 3 days ago
There has been an interesting discussion recently about what our fundamental values are, and from whence they come. Tom Holland and Theo Hobson are both onto something rather...

Finding Hope in Our Lady of Sorrows

CatholicMom.com - 6 months 3 days ago
A refugee forced from her home. A parent heartbroken over her child’s future. A mother, burying her son before his time. All photos courtesy of Catholic Relief Services These are...

Historical Recreation of a 15th Century Mass

New Liturgical Movement - 6 months 3 days ago
Ben stumbled across this very interesting video which was published a bit less than two weeks ago, an historical reenactment of Mass as would it have been celebrated in a parish...

Vatican confirms authority of bishop abducted by Chinese officials

Catholic Culture - World News - 6 months 3 days ago
The Vatican has confirmed that Bishop Peter Shao Zhumin has become the Bishop of Wenzhou, following the death of Bishop Vincent Zhu Weifang.

Cardinal Parolin, in UN meetings, highlights role of religious leaders in fighting extremism

Catholic Culture - World News - 6 months 3 days ago
Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican Secretary of State, spoke on the responsibility of religious leaders to combat intolerance, and to provide education against extremism, in two...

Bishops offer pastoral guidelines for when Canadians seek assisted suicide

Catholic Herald - 6 months 3 days ago
The bishops of Alberta and the Northwest Territories have issued pastoral guidelines for clergy dealing with Catholics who are considering euthanasia or assisted suicide, which is...
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