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April 24, 2014

Overheard – April 24, 2014

The Catholic Spirit (St. Paul, MN) - 6 months 4 days ago
“It is necessary to reassert the strongest opposition to every direct attack on life, especially innocent and defenseless life, and the unborn child in the womb is the definition...

Albanian premier meets with Pope Francis

Catholic Culture - World News - 6 months 4 days ago
Pope Francis met on April 24 with Prime Minister Edi Rama of Albania. A brief Vatican statement released after the meeting indicated that the Pontiff had spoken with the Albanian...

Memorial to John Paul II vandalized in Krakow

Catholic Culture - World News - 6 months 4 days ago
Vandals defaced a memorial to Pope John Paul II in central Krakow, Poland, just days before the canonization of the Polish Pontiff. The stone memorial, in the city where the...

Swedish 'megachurch' leader explains conversion to Catholicism

Catholic Culture - World News - 6 months 4 days ago
The Swedish "megachurch" pastor who shocked his congregation in March by announcing his conversion to Catholicism has discussed his spiritual journey in an interview with England'...

Rome: Day 1 – settling back into it

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 6 months 4 days ago
I got settled in safely and soundly this morning and, for lunch, had caprese. Later in the afternoon I said Mass at the tomb of St. Philip Neri in the Chiesa Nuova.  I will say...

Benedict XVI says he knew long ago John Paul II was a saint

Catholic Culture - World News - 6 months 4 days ago
Pope-emeritus Benedict XVI has said that he was conscious of living with a saint during the years when he worked with Pope John Paul II. Breaking from the silence that he has...

In Pictures – April 25, 2014

The Catholic Spirit (St. Paul, MN) - 6 months 4 days ago
BLESSING THE OILS VIGIL FOR LIFE

Man Crushed to Death by Crucifix Dedicated to John Paul II

Saint Louis Catholic - 6 months 4 days ago
Nothing to add here, just read all the way to the end. From the UK Telegraph: Man crushed to death by giant crucifix dedicated to PopeTragedy happens only days before...

Euthanasia for Laughs? Comedian Directs Film About Son Taking His Father to be Killed

LifeNews.com - 6 months 4 days ago
So, now euthanasia is becoming a source for comedy. Joel David Moore is about to direct a film about a son taking his father to be killed. From the Deadline Hollywood story:...

Spread Christ's joy as did St Jose de Anchieta, Pope urges

Catholic News Agency - General - 6 months 4 days ago
Rome, Italy, Apr 24, 2014 / 03:14 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- During a Thanksgiving Mass for the canonization of St. Jose de Anchieta, Pope Francis spoke Thursday on the theme of joy,...

Bishop describes kidnapping, narrow escape from death, in Central African Republic

Catholic Culture - World News - 6 months 4 days ago
A bishop who was kidnapped by rebels in the Central African Republic last week has told the Fides news service that his captors fully intended to kill him. Bishop Nestor Désiré...

Journey to Easter

The Catholic Spirit (St. Paul, MN) - 6 months 4 days ago
Pictures from the Triduum

Will Pope-emeritus Benedict attend Sunday canonizations?

Catholic Culture - World News - 6 months 4 days ago
Pope-emeritus Benedict has been invited to attend the canonizations of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II on April 27, but his participation in the ceremony has not yet been ...

Quick Survey of Thoughts on the Telephone Game

Saint Louis Catholic - 6 months 4 days ago
You may already be aware of the unfortunate telephone conversation between Pope Francis and a divorced and (civilly-) remarried woman (recent reports say the husband was the...

High court in Philippines rejects parts of Reproductive Health bill

Catholic Culture - World News - 6 months 4 days ago
The top court in the Philippines has overturned portions of the Reproductive Health law, enacted in 2012 over the strong opposition of the country's hierarchy. Citing the...

Father McDonough’s deposition posted on archdiocesan website

The Catholic Spirit (St. Paul, MN) - 6 months 4 days ago
“We offer the deposition in its entirety as part of our renewed commitment to transparency and disclosure,” the archdiocese said in a statement April 24. “Father McDonough...

Call me Weird…..

Quartermaster of the Barque - 6 months 4 days ago
But I really like to learn about stuff like this. Behold, the Pope’s (Pius XI) first telephone: A gift from Catholics in America, apparently, with real gold and mother of pearl...

Maureen Dowd Has Opinions About John Paul II

dotCommonweal - 6 months 4 days ago
Listen up, everyone, because Maureen Dowd has some serious thoughts about this weekend's big double canonization. You'll find them in her April 23 column: "A Saint, He Ain't" (...

Elsewhere

dotCommonweal - 6 months 4 days ago
Paul Krugman reviews Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century:

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