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Why Bangladesh's new cardinal thinks the papal visit will be great

EWTN - Vatican News - 6 months 1 week ago
Vatican City, Nov 19, 2016 / 09:36 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- After becoming the first prelate from Bangladesh to ever get a red hat, newly-elevated Cardinal Patrick D'Rozario said his...

‘Unity with Anglicans would take a miracle of epic proportions’: an interview with Stephen Walford

Catholic Herald - 6 months 1 week ago
Whenever I see photographs of the Pope smiling alongside Anglican bishops, I am reminded of the general enthusiasm for Christian unity of earlier decades and how this now seems a...

To 17 New Cardinals, Pope's Job Description: "To Be Merciful In The Heart of The Church"

Whispers in the Loggia - 6 months 1 week ago
For the third time in less than three years, this morning the Pope furthered his stamp on the "Senate" that elects his successor – and from which the next pontiff will be chosen...

Voices from an Extraordinary Year

News.va - 6 months 1 week ago
(Vatican Radio) The Jubilee of Mercy has been a year that has been celebrated not just in Rome but around the world. As it draws to a close Vatican Radio's Lydia O'Kane looks back...

Judges Declare Frozen Embryos Property, Not Children

Creative Minority Report - 6 months 1 week ago
A Missouri state appellate court has decided (2-1) that frozen embryos from IVF are property, not children. IVF is a moral calamity, what with dozens of embryos being conceived...

Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy Concludes with special Praise and Thanksgiving at Miao Diocese

News.va - 6 months 1 week ago
The Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy declared by Pope Francis last year came to a solemn conclusion with praise and thanksgiving to God in Miao Diocese of Arunachal Pradesh, India...

Fight the ‘virus of polarisation’, Pope urges new cardinals

Catholic Herald - 6 months 1 week ago
The Catholic Church’s 17 new cardinals must dedicate their lives to being ministers of forgiveness and reconciliation in a world – and sometimes a Church – often marked by...

A Missionary of Mercy's advice for priests after Jubilee

EWTN - World Catholic News - 6 months 1 week ago
Rome, Italy, Nov 19, 2016 / 06:04 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Having spent the Holy Year fulfilling his mandate as one of Pope Francis' Missionaries of Mercy, Fr. John Paul Zeller has...

Pope warns new cardinals against falling into polemics, division

EWTN - Vatican News - 6 months 1 week ago
Vatican City, Nov 19, 2016 / 05:59 am (EWTN News/CNA).- On Saturday Pope Francis handed a red hat to 17 new cardinals, warning them against the danger of falling into polemics and...

Full text of Pope Francis' homily for the Consistory

News.va - 6 months 1 week ago
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis, in his homily at the Consistory which took place in St Peter’s Basilica on Saturday, reflected on the Lord’s “Sermon on the Plain,” found in the...

Pope warns new cardinals against falling into polemics, division

Catholic News Agency - General - 6 months 1 week ago
Vatican City, Nov 19, 2016 / 03:59 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Saturday Pope Francis handed a red hat to 17 new cardinals, warning them against the danger of falling into polemics and...

American cardinals reflect after Pope's anti-division comments

EWTN - Vatican News - 6 months 1 week ago
Vatican City, Nov 19, 2016 / 04:38 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- When Pope Francis spoke out sharply against the "virus of polarization," three new American cardinals saw a chance for a...

Daily Gospel Reflection for November 19, 2016

CatholicMom.com - 6 months 1 week ago
Today’s Gospel: Luke 20, 27-40 This passage deals with the concept of allegiance – namely, to what/whom do we owe our loyalty? Is it possible to maintain the proper balance...

Pope and new cardinals pay Ratzinger a visit after the Consistory 

Vatican Insider - 6 months 1 week ago
There was hugging galore during the visit which Francis and newly-created cardinals paid Pope Emeritus, Benedict XVI, today. After Pope Francis’ third Consistory for the creation...

It’s “Stir Up Sunday”! What are your plans?

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 6 months 1 week ago
“Max” Tomorrow, 20 November, is the Last Sunday of the Church’s Liturgical Year. It is therefore… STIR UP SUNDAY! The “stir up” comes from the first words of the traditional...

WDTPRS – 24th and Last Sunday after Pentecost: Beg His help. Beg His mercy. Praise Him for His gifts.

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 6 months 1 week ago
This Sunday is the Last Sunday of the liturgical year. In the traditional Roman calendar, we use the texts from the 24th Sunday, which is always the Last Sunday of the liturgical...

Saints of the Old Testament: St. Abdias, prophet

Rorate Coeli - 6 months 1 week ago
Today, the traditional Roman Martyrology's roll of saints commences with the heavenly birthdays of three Christian saints. The fourth name in this day's roll of holy witnesses,...

Francis: “The virus of polarization and animosity is among us” 

Vatican Insider - 6 months 1 week ago
“How many situations of uncertainty and suffering are sown by this growing animosity between peoples, between us! Yes, between us, within our communities, our priests, our...

Pope meets bishops studying new marriage laws

News.va - 6 months 1 week ago
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis met on Friday with bishops from around the world who are attending a course at the Vatican tribunal of the Roman Rota to discuss recent developments...

Connecting the Dots Bonanza

Catholic and Enjoying It! - 6 months 1 week ago
On Monday, Sherry Antonetti and I gabbed about lotsa stuff: On Tuesday, Michael Lichens discussed various things: On Wednesday, Rod Bennett and I yakked about the nuptial...
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