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September 7, 2014

Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Cases

The Religion Clause - 5 months 3 weeks ago
In Jenkins v. Meyers, (9th Cir., Sept. 4, 2014), the 9th Circuit upheld a prison's action in returning a package containing religious prayer oil sent by an unapproved religious...

ASK FATHER: I live in one diocese, but go to church in another.

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 5 months 3 weeks ago
From a reader… I recently moved quite a distance and found a home that was, unbeknownst to me, within the territory of another diocese. My territorial parish is, sadly, less than...

Um..., uh...

Saint Louis Catholic - 5 months 3 weeks ago
Francis: “Insulting is not Christian! Even words kill”Never mind.

What is this? If you're down on Dolan, then you're down on Francis, says RNS

GetReligion - 5 months 3 weeks ago
The headline of the Religion News Service piece on backlash against the official admission of gay group OUT@NBCUniversal into the New York City St. Patrick's Day parade reads: "...

Pope prays for peace in Ukraine, Lesotho

EWTN - Vatican News - 5 months 3 weeks ago
Vatican City, Sep 7, 2014 / 09:23 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Addressing thousands of pilgrims in Saint Peter's Square during his weekly Angelus address, Pope Francis called for peace in...

Pope prays for peace in Ukraine, Lesotho

Catholic News Agency - General - 5 months 3 weeks ago
Vatican City, Sep 7, 2014 / 08:23 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Addressing thousands of pilgrims in Saint Peter's Square during his weekly Sunday Angelus address, Pope Francis called for...

“But Father! But Father!”

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 5 months 3 weeks ago
An alert blogging priest out there wrote to me this morning… Is Pope Francis reading Fr. Z’s blog? What would all this be about? He linked to a summary of Pope Francis non-...

Catholics mourn leading pro-life MP Jim Dobbin

Catholic Herald - 5 months 3 weeks ago
Catholics in England are mourning the leading pro-life MP Jim Dobbin, who has died aged 73. The Labour MP for Heywood and Middleton in Greater Manchester died during a visit to...

8th Circuit: Small Employer Lacks Standing To Challenge Contraceptive Coverage Mandate

The Religion Clause - 5 months 3 weeks ago
Annex Medical, Inc. v. Burwell, (8th Cir., Sept. 5, 2014) presents a new twist on the contraceptive coverage mandate issue decided by the Supreme Court in Hobby Lobby.  In the...

San Diego Bishop Cirilo Flores dies

The Deacon's Bench - 5 months 3 weeks ago
His tenure was exceptionally short—less than a year. From The Los Angeles Times:  Roman Catholic Bishop Cirilo Flores died Saturday after a battle with cancer, the Diocese of San...

Pope Francis condemns violence and appeals for Peace in Lesotho

News.va - 5 months 3 weeks ago
Addressing hundreds of crowds gathered in St. Peter’ square for the Angelus Sunday 7 September, Pope Francis has made two passionate pleas for peace in Lesotho and Ukraine....

Chapter 18: Bethany and Chapter 19: Jerusalem {Jesus: A Pilgrimage}

CatholicMom.com - 5 months 3 weeks ago
Welcome to our virtual book club! We’re reading Fr. James Martin’s bestseller, Jesus: A Pilgrimage. Each week we will tackle a chapter and look forward to a lively discussion...

An everlasting inheritance promised

Communio - 5 months 3 weeks ago
The Mass Collect prayed by the priest states that by God’s grace we are adopted children and by His grace we ask for a share in the gift of freedom and an everlasting inheritance...

Media summit in Philippines hopes to bolster personal encounter

Catholic News Agency - General - 5 months 3 weeks ago
Lingayen, Philippines, Sep 7, 2014 / 06:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Filipino bishops' annual conference on social media, being held this month, will aim at promoting authentic...

Media summit in Philippines hopes to bolster personal encounter

EWTN - World Catholic News - 5 months 3 weeks ago
Lingayen, Philippines, Sep 7, 2014 / 07:02 am (EWTN News/CNA).- The Filipino bishops' annual conference on social media, being held this month, will aim at promoting authentic...

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