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Homily for the Feast of the Holy Family, December 27, 2015, Year C

Big C Catholics - 6 months 1 week ago
Fr. Charles Irvin Senior Priest Diocese of Lansing (Click here for today’s readings) What it means to be a family is undergoing a redefinition in our culture. No longer is the...

The Story of the First Christmas Carol in North America and the Saint Who Wrote It

Creative Minority Report - 6 months 1 week ago
Saint Jean de Brebeuf was born in France in 1593 and became a Jesuit missionary who arrived in North America in 1625 to evangelize Native Americans. Amazingly, he lived among the...

The Fourth Sunday of Advent - O Clavis David 2015

New Liturgical Movement - 6 months 2 weeks ago
Introit Isa. 45 Rorate, caeli, désuper, et nubes pluant justum: aperiátur terra, et gérminet Salvatórem. V. ibid. Et justitia oriátur simul; ego Dóminus creávi eum. Gloria Patri,...

'Drinking with the Saints' – book encourages Catholic fellowship, good spirits

Catholic News Agency - General - 6 months 2 weeks ago
Waco, Texas, Dec 20, 2015 / 03:17 pm (CNA).- “I should like a great lake of beer for the King of Kings. I should like the angels of Heaven to be drinking it through time eternal...

Trump, Immigration, and the Constitution, Part 2

Catholic Vote - 6 months 2 weeks ago
In a recent post I took up the question of the constitutionality of Donald Trump’s proposed temporary halt to Muslim immigration into the United States.  My point was that while...

Trump, his Critics, and his Defenders

Catholic Vote - 6 months 2 weeks ago
America has developed a new political ritual, one that has been repeated countless times over the last six months.  It goes like this.  1) Presidential candidate Donald Trump says...

Advent Stations

New Liturgical Movement - 6 months 2 weeks ago
A statio or station was the post at which a Roman soldier would keep watch, and from this was derived the Lenten practice of having the Church in Rome keep watch at various...

Note to Readers

Big C Catholics - 6 months 2 weeks ago
We will publish next Sunday's homily by Father Charles Irvin for the Feast of the Holy Family tomorrow, according to the usual schedule. Father's Christmas Day homily will be...

Another look at an old question: 'Can we be good without God?'

GetReligion - 6 months 2 weeks ago
MARY’S QUESTION: Is a belief in God essential to morality? THE RELIGION GUY’S ANSWER: Many online articles carry that above headline, so Mary’s question is a classic, one seen in...

U.N. Recognizes Yom Kippur As Holiday

The Religion Clause - 6 months 2 weeks ago
According to the Times of Israel, the United Nations announced on Thursday that it was adding the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur to the list of officially recognized U.N. holidays...

Why choose celibacy? A gay Catholic speaks out

Catholic News Agency - General - 6 months 2 weeks ago
Rome, Italy, Dec 20, 2015 / 10:32 am (CNA).- More than 10 years ago, Joseph Prever found himself scouring the internet for anything that might help him: he was gay, Catholic, and...

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Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 6 months 2 weeks ago
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Pope Prays for Syria, Libya and Costa Rica-Nicaragua Territory Dispute

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 6 months 2 weeks ago
At Angelus, Notes Hopes for International Agreement on Peace Plan Read more

Pope Francis Prays for India Flood Victims

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 6 months 2 weeks ago
Leads Faithful in St. Peter's in Praying Hail Mary for Victims Read more

Pope Francis: let's feel the wonder of meeting Jesus Christ, 'the great gift of God'

EWTN - Vatican News - 6 months 2 weeks ago
Vatican City, Dec 20, 2015 / 11:46 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Ahead of Christmas, Pope Francis spoke on the surprise of God and his great gift in sending Jesus Christ to save mankind.

Pope Asks Kids to Pray for Him When They Pray Before Nativity Scenes

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 6 months 2 weeks ago
Blesses ‘Bambinelli’ in Traditional Celebration Read more

Sunday Brunch Specials for December 20, 2015: Great Reads from This Week

CatholicMom.com - 6 months 2 weeks ago
Welcome to the CatholicMom.com Sunday Brunch! We’re serving up a buffet of articles from the past week. Grab a cup of coffee or tea and settle in to enjoy some great reads. CM...

ADVENTCAzT 22: Fear of God

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 6 months 2 weeks ago
In gratitude to my donors and benefactors, during Advent I’m posting 5 minute daily podcasts to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting...

Pope Francis: let's feel the wonder of meeting Jesus Christ, 'the great gift of God'

Catholic News Agency - General - 6 months 2 weeks ago
Vatican City, Dec 20, 2015 / 09:46 am (Aid to the Church in Need).- Ahead of Christmas, Pope Francis spoke on the surprise of God and his great gift in sending Jesus Christ to...

A Look at History, the Church and the Poor Shows Us Wonder of Christmas, Says Pope

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 6 months 2 weeks ago
But Mary’s Heart Is Needed to Perceive It Read more
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