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February 17, 2014

In the Boat with God

Dominicana - 5 months 2 weeks ago
Salty. Now there’s a word that well describes fishermen. Along with it comes a string of supporting adjectives: Terse. Somber. Laconic. Matter-of-fact. Proud. Quiet. Everyone’s...

Snake-Handling Pastor Dies From Rattlesnake Bite

The Religion Clause - 5 months 2 weeks ago
On Saturday night, a pastor who starred in the reality TV show Snake Salvation died of a snake bite.  According to USA Today, Rev. Jamie Coots, pastor of the Middlesboro, Kentucky...

Ugandan President Says He Will Sign Harsh Anti-Homosexuality Bill; U.S. Objects

The Religion Clause - 5 months 2 weeks ago
The Kampala Observer and the New York Times reported yesterday that Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni says he will sign the harsh Anti-Homosexuality Bill (full text- apparently...

Encyclopedia acknowledges fetal pain a as scientific fact

EWTN - Vatican News - 5 months 2 weeks ago
Vatican City, Feb 17, 2014 / 06:25 am (EWTN News/CNA).- A new chapter published by Dr. Carlo Bellieni in a prestigious German encyclopedia explores the topic of fetal pain,...

The Old Tree

Snoring Scholar - 5 months 2 weeks ago
Today, I’m happy to welcome an old friend to my little cyber-sandbox. She’s sharing a story that touches me every time I read it (I’ve read it a few times) and when she gave me...

Catholic Blogger Ginny Moyer

CatholicMom.com - 5 months 2 weeks ago
Many moons ago, when I was but a wee little blogger, I came across this author of a book about Mary. She was this cutie pie California girl who had some tiny boys and wrote...

Recent Articles of Interest

The Religion Clause - 5 months 2 weeks ago
From SSRN: Manuel Vargas, The Runeberg Problem: Theism, Libertarianism, and Motivated Reasoning, (in Kevin Timpe & Daniel Speak, eds., Libertarianism and Free Will: the...

Sacred Music or Disneyland?

Making Things Visible - 5 months 2 weeks ago
Sacred Music or Disneyland? Check out this video..it is an excellent explanation of the Churches mind on what liturgical music actually is. If you say, it make me feel good,...

British liberal elites could learn a lot from the Archbishop of Jos

Catholic Herald - 5 months 2 weeks ago
Nigeria’s Catholic archbishop, Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of Jos, who is president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference in that country, is a man not lacking in courage. As reported by...

New Pakistan archbishop emphasizes social harmony between religions

EWTN - World Catholic News - 5 months 2 weeks ago
Lahore, Pakistan, Feb 17, 2014 / 05:56 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The new Archbishop of Lahore, Pakistan, has asked people to pray that he has "courage and faith," stressing the need...

Roman Catholic prelate backs Ukrainian protestors

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 2 weeks ago
Ukraine's leading Roman Catholic prelate has joined his Eastern Catholic and Orthodox counterparts in expressing support for anti-government protestors in Ukraine. "The Roman...

Doctor asserts that fetal pain is a scientific fact

Catholic News Agency - General - 5 months 2 weeks ago
Vatican City, Feb 17, 2014 / 04:25 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A new chapter published by Dr. Carlo Bellieni in a prestigious German encyclopedia explores the topic of fetal pain,...

Daily Gospel Reflection for February 17, 2014

CatholicMom.com - 5 months 2 weeks ago
Today’s Gospel: Mark 8:11-13 I write this Gospel reflection in memory of a beautiful wife and mother of 14 who was recently killed in a car accident. This tragic event reminds us...

Neurotheology Conference to Be Held at Pontifical Athenaeum

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 5 months 2 weeks ago
A conference regarding the scientific study of near-death experiences will be held tomorrow at the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum in Rome. Presenting at the conference...

Leading English prelate rips welfare cuts

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 2 weeks ago
Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster has strongly criticized the changes to welfare benefits that have taken place under the administration of Prime Minister David Cameron. "...

Encountering the Word — John 17:11

Integrated Catholic Life - 5 months 2 weeks ago
“And now I am no more in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to thee. Holy Father, keep them in thy name, which thou hast given me, that they may be one, even as...

Let’s celebrate all the Darwins on future Darwin Days

Catholic Herald - 5 months 2 weeks ago
Sadly, I missed Darwin Day, which fell on February 12, the great man’s birthday. Indeed, I was not aware of the day itself until I read Laura Keynes’ excellent article about it....

Church of England will not solemnize same-sex marriages

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 2 weeks ago
The House of Bishops of the Church of England has issued a statement on same-sex marriage. "It will continue not to be legally possible for two persons of the same sex to marry ...

Cardinal: personal witness is crucial for the evangelization of Asia

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 2 weeks ago
Pope Paul VI's dictum that "modern man listens more willingly to witnesses than to teachers" is particularly true in Asia, the Philippines' leading prelate said in an article that...

When Policy Choices Become Moral Mandates

Crisis Magazine - Church - 5 months 2 weeks ago
Two recent newspaper articles—one in the Catholic and the other in the secular press—illustrate the need to be skeptical about claims that particular public policy approaches are...

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