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May 29, 2014

Campaign Launched to Fight Legalized Assisted Suicide in UK

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 6 months 1 day ago
The campaign 'Not Dead Yet' has launched an online petition ahead of a bill which would open the door to state-sanctioned assisted suicide in the United Kingdom. The forthcoming...

Stop and Say “Wow” #SmallSuccess

Snoring Scholar - 6 months 1 day ago
Sherry reminds us, in this week’s Small Success link-up, that we should stop and say “Wow” for all the moments that inspire a “Thank You” to God. And you know, that’s something to...

Small Success Thursday: Wow!

CatholicMom.com - 6 months 1 day ago
May is full of graduations and first communions, confirmations and birthdays in our household. Wednesday, my oldest daughter receives her diploma for completing high school. Last...

Print edition: May 30, 2014

Catholic Herald - 6 months 1 day ago
Our edition this week brings you in-depth coverage of the Pope’s visit to the Holy Land including eye witness accounts from Madeleine Teahan and Jill, Duchess of Hamilton. We also...

Daily readings: June 1 – 7

Catholic Herald - 6 months 1 day ago
Ordinary Form Divine Office Week III Sunday, Sunday, June 1: The Ascension of the Lord Acts 1:1-11; Ps 47; Eph 1:17-23; Mt 28:16-20 Monday, June 2: Weekday of Easter or Ss...

The Ascension marks our new beginning in Christ

Catholic Herald - 6 months 1 day ago
‘As he said this, he was lifted up while they looked on, and a cloud took him from their sight.” The Acts of Apostles, which records the establishment and growth of the early...

The saint who chopped down a sacred oak

Catholic Herald - 6 months 1 day ago
A century after St Augustine had crossed the Channel to convert the Saxons, it was they who in turn brought the faith to their compatriots on the continent, whom we would now call...

Commencement Wisdom

Dominicana - 6 months 1 day ago
I remember two statements made by Robert Louis Wilken in his commencement speech here at the Dominican House of Studies a few weeks ago. The first is that no one remembers...

Daily Catholic Quote from Pope St. John Paul II

Integrated Catholic Life - 6 months 1 day ago
“If an ear is to grow or a flower blossom, there are times which cannot be forced; for the birth of a human being, nine months are required; to write a book or a worthy piece of...

Oakland Bishop Affirms Teachers’ Duty as Role Models in New Contract

Catholic Education Daily - 6 months 1 day ago
Bishop Barber is working to uphold Catholic identity in diocesan schools by updating the annual teachers’ contract to articulate the “expectations required of those who desire to...

The ‘liberal’ drive to exclude pro-lifers from public life in Canada

Catholic Herald - 6 months 1 day ago
Justin Trudeau, leader of the Liberal Party of Canada and son of the late Pierre Elliott Trudeau, prime minister from 1968 to 1984, recently attempted to further entrench Canada’s...

House Holds Religious Freedom Hearing on "Countries of Particular Concern"

The Religion Clause - 6 months 1 day ago
On May 22, the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations held a hearing on " Protecting Religious...

Daily Homily: Jesus Was Lifted Up

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 6 months 1 day ago
-- Acts 1:1-11 Psalm 47:2-3, 6-7, 8-9 Ephesians 1:17-23 Matthew 28:16-20 The mystery of Christ's Ascension into Heaven celebrates the mystery of his royal priesthood. He is the...

US bishop: Broken laws – not immigrants – must change

EWTN - US Latest News - 6 months 1 day ago
Washington D.C., May 29, 2014 / 06:12 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The desperation of many immigrants who have no choice but to break existing U.S. laws shows the need for comprehensive...

Another ACA Contraceptive Coverage Challenge Filed By Catholic Diocese

The Religion Clause - 6 months 1 day ago
Suits challenging the Affordable Care Act contraceptive coverage mandate continue to be filed by religious non-profits.  The Catholic  Diocese of Greensburg, Pennsylvania...

2nd Circuit OK's "In God We Trust" On Money

The Religion Clause - 6 months 1 day ago
In Newdow v. Peterson, (2d Cir., May 28, 2014), the U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals rejected challenges to 31 U.S.C. §§ 5112(d)(1) and 5114(b), which require that the national...

Tech Talk: Nutrition by the Numbers

CatholicMom.com - 6 months 1 day ago
Nutrition labels were a part of food packaging I’d always skimmed over; all I wanted to know was how many servings came in the package. That all changed when my younger son was...

Court Rejects Jurisdictional Defenses In IRS 501(c)(3) Policy Challenge

The Religion Clause - 6 months 1 day ago
In Z Street, Inc., v. Koskinen, (D DC, May 27, 2014), the D.C. federal district court rejected a number of jurisdictional and procedural defenses raised by the Internal Revenue...

EU rejects pro-life initiative

Catholic Herald - 6 months 1 day ago
Pro-life campaigners have expressed their disappointment after a pro-life petition demanding that Brussels no longer finances the destruction of human embryos was rejected. The “...

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