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May 1, 2014

The saint who declared Elizabeth I a heretic

Catholic Herald - 6 months 3 days ago
Pope St Pius V was born Antonio Ghislieri in January 1504. When he was 14 years old he entered the Dominican order and took the name Michele. He was ordained a priest at Genoa in...

Lego: The Hobbit

The Compass (Green Bay, WI) - 6 months 3 days ago
NEW YORK — These days, when it comes to the work of J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973), it’s best to be of two minds. This is an image from the video game “Lego: The Hobbit.” The...

MSNBC Laments Pro-Life Laws Could Close 75% of Abortion Clinics in Some States

LifeNews.com - 6 months 3 days ago
MSNBC’s Irin Carmon is worried sick about women in the South. They may soon find it harder to kill their unborn babies in poorly-regulated abortion clinics! On Monday morning,...

The Quiet Ones

The Compass (Green Bay, WI) - 6 months 3 days ago
NEW YORK — The found-footage trope goes retro in “The Quiet Ones” (Lionsgate). Writer-director John Pogue avoids an excess of gore in this old-fashioned, reasonably satisfying...

Suburban Detroit pastor, lay manager indicted on federal fraud charges

The Compass (Green Bay, WI) - 6 months 3 days ago
DETROIT — The suspended pastor of a parish in the Detroit suburbs was indicted April 23 on federal fraud charges, as was the former parish manager of St. Thomas More Parish in...

Sheriff’s refusal to allow abortion results in a new family

Creative Minority Report - 6 months 3 days ago
This is just an absolutely beautiful story.County Sheriff Kim Cole recently spoke at the Mason County Right to Life dinner. He told a story about how he'd refused to allow a...

South Carolina Panel Passes Bill to Ban Abortions After 20 Weeks Because Babies Feel Pain

LifeNews.com - 6 months 3 days ago
On Wednesday a subcommittee of the South Carolina Senate Medical Affairs Committee advanced the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act with amendments that will be considered in...

Employers who do not allow their workers to enjoy their work and use their creative skills are deforming God’s creation

Catholic Herald - 6 months 3 days ago
Cold, wet and miserable it may be, but it is the first of May the traditional day for us inhabitants of Merrie England to dress up as Morris dancers and dance around our Maypoles...

Changing Face of Religious Life

USCCB Media Blog - 6 months 3 days ago
By Sister Mary Ann Walsh A poster on the wall beside my desk reminds me to pray for vocations. It includes pictures of 28 women on the path to becoming Sisters of Mercy of the...

The Third Way: Homosexuality and the Catholic Church

Brandon Vogt - 6 months 3 days ago
About 18 months ago, a priest friend of mine, Fr. John Hollowell, asked if I could help spread the word about his new film project. It was a crowdsourced documentary on...

Scientists uncover what may be an early image of Christ

The Deacon's Bench - 6 months 3 days ago
Some intriguing news from the world of archeology: Spanish archaeologists have discovered what may be one of the earliest depictions of Jesus in an ancient Egyptian tomb. Painted...

Baby's kick dissuades pregnant model from abortion

Catholic News Agency - General - 6 months 3 days ago
London, England, May 1, 2014 / 07:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A 19-week pregnant model who had said she would have an abortion to further her career in U.K. reality television now...

Baby's kick dissuades pregnant model from abortion

EWTN - World Catholic News - 6 months 3 days ago
London, England, May 1, 2014 / 08:04 am (EWTN News/CNA).- A 19-week pregnant model who had said she would have an abortion to further her career in U.K. reality television now...

Did Washington Post offer reporting or cheerleading?

GetReligion - 6 months 3 days ago
The religious left gets sympathetic treatment, not only from a new report by the Brookings Institution, but by a Washington Post article on it. The story uncritically quotes the...

Archbishop McMahon: Be ready to do things differently

Catholic Herald - 6 months 3 days ago
Archbishop Malcolm McMahon has been installed as Archbishop of Liverpool today. The archbishop, who was appointed in March after 14 years as Bishop of Nottingham, was installed in...

Easter earthquake does not shake faith in Papua New Guinea

EWTN - World Catholic News - 6 months 3 days ago
Buka, Papua New Guinea, May 1, 2014 / 07:02 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- An earthquake which struck the Papua New Guinean island of Bougainville on Holy Saturday brought chaos and...

Small Success Thursday: Whoops! Where did the week go?

CatholicMom.com - 6 months 3 days ago
This has been one of THOSE weeks, where you got a lot done, but it still felt like so much loomed, the temptation to crawl into bed and say, call me when Spring gets serious...

A movie, a boy, a lawn in this week’s #SmallSuccess

Snoring Scholar - 6 months 3 days ago
It’s Thursday? It’s Thursday! 1. I watched a movie with my BFF. And I wrote about it. (And maybe shed a bit of a bucket of tears writing it.) (I’ll include the link tomorrow.) 2....

USCIRF Issues 2014 Annual Report

The Religion Clause - 6 months 3 days ago
The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom yesterday issued its 2014 Annual Report (full text). Its press release describes highlights of the report. Here are excerpts...

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