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March 4, 2014

Pope: More martyrs exist today than in the early Church

EWTN - Vatican News - 5 months 2 weeks ago
Vatican City, Mar 4, 2014 / 04:56 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- In his daily homily Pope Francis called persecution a "reality" of Christian life, challenging faithful to take up the cross...

Ashes Earlier

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 5 months 2 weeks ago
Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q: For pastoral practical reasons, can...

Cardinal Kasper: women should have far greater role in Curia

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 2 weeks ago
In an interview with Avvenire, the daily newspaper owned by the Italian bishops' conference, Cardinal Walter Kasper said that women should be involved in the preparation for the...

Encountering the Word — Psalm 27:4

Integrated Catholic Life - 5 months 2 weeks ago
“One thing I ask of the Lord; this I seek: To dwell in the Lord’s house all the days of my life, To gaze on the Lord’s beauty, to visit his temple.” (Psalm 27:4) If you liked this...

Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo to Open to Public This Month

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 5 months 2 weeks ago
 The Vatican has announced that the gardens of the Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo will be open to the public later this month. Pope Francis recently decided to open the...

Morning Catholic must-reads: 04/03/14

Catholic Herald - 5 months 2 weeks ago
The Church in Malaysia will appeal to the country’s highest court tomorrow to overturn a ban on a Catholic newspaper using the word “Allah”. Pope Francis urged Spain’s bishops to...

Spanish Cardinal Nominated President of Cardinals' Commission for IOR

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 5 months 2 weeks ago
The members of the Cardinals’ Commission of the Istituto per le Opere di Religione (IOR) – colloquially known as the Vatican Bank - have nominated Cardinal Santos Abril y Castello...

French Olympic chapel desecrated

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 2 weeks ago
Vandals have desecrated the chapel in the Olympic village at Grenoble, the site of the 1968 Winter Olympics. Le Dauphiné libéré, a regional newspaper, reported that the vandals...

Pope Francis: Persecution is the Path of a Christian

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 5 months 2 weeks ago
In his homily on Tuesday morning in the Santa Marta residence, Pope Francis warned that the Cross is always on the road of a Christian, and that there are more Christian martyrs...

Pope Urges Christian Authenticity, Says ‘Scandal Kills’

Catholic Education Daily - 5 months 2 weeks ago
“A Christian is a person who thinks like a Christian, feels like a Christian and acts like a Christian,” said Pope Francis during a homily. More...

Georgetown Hosts Pro-Abortion Rights Senator for Prominent lecture

Catholic Education Daily - 5 months 2 weeks ago
Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., announced on its website that it hosted a talk by Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren on the issue of preventing civilian casualties...

Cardinal Wuerl, Catholic U. Prof. Urge President Obama to Defend Religious Freedom

Catholic Education Daily - 5 months 2 weeks ago
"As you promote religious freedom abroad, please also give attention to preserving the First Amendment freedoms of all Americans here at home,” the letter stated. More...

Ugandan Anglicans threaten schism over homosexuality

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 2 weeks ago
Uganda's leading Anglican prelate has told Agence France-Presse that the Anglican church in his nation may become independent from the Church of England over the issue of ...

Cardinal Kasper's speech on divorce, remarriage, and Communion

EWTN - Vatican News - 5 months 2 weeks ago
Vatican City, Mar 4, 2014 / 04:09 am (EWTN News/CNA).- In a two-hour address to a consistory on the family last month, Cardinal Walter Kasper discussed marriage and family life,...

Mexico: bishop leads thousands in march for peace and family

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 2 weeks ago
Amid a spate of child kidnappings, many of which have taken place in front of schools, a Mexican bishop led 5,000 faithful in a "march for peace and the family." Bishop Ramón...

Cardinal Kasper's speech on divorce, remarriage, and Communion

Catholic News Agency - General - 5 months 2 weeks ago
Vatican City, Mar 4, 2014 / 02:09 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In a two-hour address to a consistory on the family last month, Cardinal Walter Kasper discussed marriage and family life,...

Report: leading Russian Orthodox official backs military action in Ukraine

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 2 weeks ago
A leading Russian Orthodox official has lent his support to Russian military action in Crimea, the Religious Information Service of Ukraine reported. "The Russian peacemaking...

Letter emphasizes role of religion in Holy Land peace efforts

EWTN - US Latest News - 5 months 2 weeks ago
Washington D.C., Mar 4, 2014 / 02:43 pm (EWTN News).- Christian, Jewish, and Muslim leaders urged Secretary of State John Kerry to seek support from religious communities to...

Religious leaders appeal for 2-state solution to Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 2 weeks ago
Thirty-three Christian, Jewish, and Muslim religious leaders from the United States said in a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry the two-state solution is the "only realistic...

The Shepherd’s Dilemma: Speaking Out Against Islamic Terror

Crisis Magazine - Church - 5 months 2 weeks ago
 “Say too little and people will be killed; say too much and people will be killed.” I don’t remember the source of the quotation, but it succinctly captures the dilemma that...

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