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April 26, 2014

The debate over canonizing two popes

The Deacon's Bench - 6 months 1 day ago
From the always-interesting John Thavis:  The record-setting speed of John Paul II’s canonization does, indeed, raise some questions. The “Santo subito!” (Sainthood now!) banners...

Poem: Batter My Heart, Three-Personed God

Breviary Hymns - 6 months 1 day ago
Batter My Heart, Three-Personed God is a sonnet by the English poet, John Donne (1572–1631). It is one of his 19 Holy Sonnets or Divine Meditations which were published...

An Incredible True Story: Reflection for Divine Mercy Sunday

CatholicMom.com - 6 months 1 day ago
Readings for April 27, 2014: Second Sunday of Easter; Sunday of Divine Mercy The Gospels tell an incredible story.  A virginal conception.  Miraculous healings.  Even people...

Polish youth in Rome: John Paul II is 'our pride'

Catholic News Agency - General - 6 months 1 day ago
Rome, Italy, Apr 26, 2014 / 12:36 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Having traveled 20 hours for the canonization of Bl. John Paul II and John XXIII, Polish youth voiced their excitement for...

Crown calls Linda Gibbons sign showing crying infant ‘disturbing, offensive, disruptive, disgusting’

LifeSiteNews - 6 months 1 day ago
by Tony Gosgnach TORONTO, Ontario, April 24, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A pro-life sign depicting a crying infant with the words, “Why, mom, when I have so much love to give?” is “...

Letters left at John Paul’s tomb show pilgrims see him as friend

The Compass (Green Bay, WI) - 6 months 1 day ago
VATICAN CITY — Every day, countless visitors to the tomb of Blessed John Paul II in St. Peter’s Basilica leave letters and notes addressed to him. People pray at the tomb of...

The Glories of the New Springtime to be Forced on All Forever

Saint Louis Catholic - 6 months 1 day ago
This kind of delusional story at the Wall Street Journal-- but, really, it is typical of most-- smacks of Orwell and Stalin more than anything else. Excerpts:"The bigger...

The Evil of Consequentialism Summed Up in a Single Headline:

Quartermaster of the Barque - 6 months 1 day ago
ABORTED BABIES COULD REDUCE GREENHOUSE GASES, FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE. A few more (I’ll just make these up): Murderer of 89-year-old pensioner pleads for reduced sentence: “I was...

Poem: At the Round Earth's Imagined Corners

Breviary Hymns - 6 months 1 day ago
At the Round Earth's Imagined Corners is a sonnet by the English poet, John Donne (1572–1631). It is one of his 19 "Holy Sonnets" which were published posthumously in 1633. It is...

Beyond Words with Mark Hart for April 27, 2014

CatholicMom.com - 6 months 1 day ago
Mark Hart discusses the scriptures for Sunday’s Mass and helps us to celebrate the Liturgy of the Word. Watch this video on YouTube. Video Link

On corporate "persons" and the contraction of voting rights

dotCommonweal - 6 months 1 day ago
Citizens United (2010) has happened. McCutcheon was decided recently. We can expect a decision in the Hobby Lobby case before June. We seem to be living through a new civil rights...

Maniples, Amices, Cassocks—Lost and Found

New Liturgical Movement - 6 months 1 day ago
Fr. Richard Cipolla has done us all a great service by translating a fantastic article by Alessando Gnocchi: "Traces of the Hegelian Guillotine in the Liturgical Reform." Gnocchi...

An English cardinal shares memories of the two new saints

News.va - 6 months 1 day ago
(Vatican Radio) An enthusiastic crowd in Venice cheering Cardinal Roncalli and Archbishop Montini. A pope and an Anglican archbishop stepping inside Canterbury Cathedral for the...

Rome: Day 3 – more food, more churches, the usual

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 6 months 1 day ago
We had a late start today, which was welcome. Mass at S Maria della Scala. the sacristy situation was … just as Roman sacristies usually are, especially in the hands of religious...

John Paul II remembered for influential love of youth, nature

Catholic News Agency - General - 6 months 1 day ago
Boulder, Colo., Apr 26, 2014 / 09:11 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope John Paul II’s love for young people and nature was based on a profound understanding of the link that both bear to...

John Paul II remembered for influential love of youth, nature

EWTN - US Latest News - 6 months 1 day ago
Boulder, Colo., Apr 26, 2014 / 10:11 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope John Paul II's love for young people and nature was based on a profound understanding of the link that both bear to...

Pope Francis calls politician, persuades him to break dangerous hunger fast

The Deacon's Bench - 6 months 1 day ago
From The Boston Globe’s John Allen:  As he prepares to declare two revered 20th-century pontiffs as saints, Pope Francis once again proved that he rivals John XXIII and John Paul...

Would you recognize a loved one who was homeless?

The Deacon's Bench - 6 months 1 day ago
This video should give all of us pause. Details:  In a video produced by ad agency Silver + Partners and Smuggler for the New York City Rescue Mission, several people come face-to...

Diocese of Rome hosts Prayer Vigils ahead of Canonizations

News.va - 6 months 1 day ago
(Vatican Radio) Ahead of Sunday’s Canonization Mass, the Diocese of Rome has prepared churches throughout Rome’s centre for a night of Prayer Vigils and Confessions. Beginning at...

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