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December 17, 2014

It is Pope Francis' 78th birthday! (Video)

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 1 day 5 hours ago
The Pope started off his big day by blowing out birthday candles in St. Peter's Square. To view the video click here URL: http://www.romereports.com/pg159554-it-is-pope-francis-...

Thousands go to St. Peter's Square to congratulate Pope on his 78th birthday (Video)

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 1 day 5 hours ago
The Pope also prayed for the victims of the recent terrorist attacks. To view the video click here URL: http://www.romereports.com/pg159562-thousands-go-to-st-peter-s-square-to...

Thousands celebrate pope’s birthday at Vatican with flash mob tango

The Deacon's Bench - 1 day 6 hours ago
Well, how else would you celebrate? See for yourself below. Details from Carol Glatz at CNS:   Pope Francis always asks for prayers, especially for his birthday, but this year he...

UK Dioceses Launch Program to Proclaim Joy

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 1 day 6 hours ago
Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, is inviting Catholic dioceses, parishes and groups across England and Wales to support a new Pope Francis-inspired outreach...

O Antiphon 1 – O Wisdom, Teach Us to Live Well

CatholicMom.com - 1 day 6 hours ago
Each year Christmas comes and goes, and at the end of the season, when all the planning has borne fruit and everyone seems gratified and happy, I often feel a small, urgent...

Field Notes: BlogHer PRO 2014

The Joe Sales Blog - 1 day 6 hours ago
Automatticians, the people who build WordPress.com, participate in events and projects around the world every day. Periodically, they report back on the exciting things they do...

Washington Post offers nuanced look at celibacy among gay Christians

GetReligion - 1 day 6 hours ago
Celibate gay Christians -- those who feel the pull of same-sex attraction, yet abstain in order to stay faithful to their faith -- get a sensitive, nuanced look in the Washington...

Worth Revisiting Wednesday: 7 Lessons From Pope Francis

Saints 365 - 1 day 6 hours ago
Today the Holy Father, Pope Francis, celebrates his 78th birthday and in honor of that celebration, I'm joining up with Theology is a Verb and Reconciled to You for their Worth...

Thousands dance the tango in Vatican streets to celebrate Pope’s birthday

Catholic Herald - 1 day 6 hours ago
More than 2,000 people turned up in St Peter’s Square today to dance a tango for Pope Francis on his birthday. On his 78th birthday the Pope was greeted with happy birthday songs...

Knights Give Pope $1.6M for His Charities

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 1 day 6 hours ago
At a private meeting on Dec. 12, the Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus presented Pope Francis with $1.6 million for his charities. Pope Francis received Supreme Knight...

This Sign Outside a Fireplace is Driving Atheists Crazy

Creative Minority Report - 1 day 6 hours ago
Oh my.This sign outside a firehouse in Utica, New York, says “Happy Birthday Jesus We Love You” and now the atheist organization The Freedom from Religion Foundation is demanding...

An Advent gift: God's mercy in the confessional, cardinal says

EWTN - Vatican News - 1 day 6 hours ago
Vatican City, Dec 17, 2014 / 08:02 am (EWTN News/CNA).- As Christmas approaches, priests and penitents should remind themselves of the "miracle" of confession and how we should...

An Advent gift: God's mercy in the confessional, cardinal says

Catholic News Agency - General - 1 day 7 hours ago
Vatican City, Dec 17, 2014 / 06:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- As Christmas approaches, priests and penitents should remind themselves of the “miracle” of confession and how we should...

HIV ‘Treatment’ Offers More Than Medicine

CatholicMom.com - 1 day 7 hours ago
Editor’s Note: If you would like a clear picture of what faith adds to practical humanitarian aid, you should read this story. by Sara A. Fajardo Mary Atieno Onyango, clockwise...

Pope names new members of child protection commission

News.va - 1 day 7 hours ago
(Vatican Radio) As anticipated, the Holy Father Pope Francis has named new members of the Commission for the Protection of Minors. The new members have been chosen from different...

Pope: Mary and Joseph exemplify mission, vocation of family life

EWTN - Vatican News - 1 day 7 hours ago
Vatican City, Dec 17, 2014 / 07:06 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis spoke today about Jesus' choice to be born into a family, saying that it shows the importance of the vocation...

Pope Francis Expresses 'Warm Congratulations' at News of Restored US-Cuba Ties

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 1 day 7 hours ago
The US government has just announced today that it will restore diplomatic relations with Cuba and open an embassy in Havana. The Vatican Secretariat of State released the...

3 Good Books – Call em Gifts to You from Me

Snoring Scholar - 1 day 7 hours ago
I read a lot. (Though not so much lately, much to my sobbing chagrin.) And so, as I was putting together my book post for today, I tried to think of three books that would be...

O Sapientia

Dominicana - 1 day 7 hours ago
There seem to be a few different groups of test takers. Some start studying too late, fretfully scouring over their notes right up until the exam gets passed out. There are also...

Chabad of California Liable For $845K Damages Under False Claims Act

The Religion Clause - 1 day 7 hours ago
In United States ex. rel. Kozak v. Chabad-Lubavitch, Inc., (ED CA, Dec. 9. 2014), a California federal district court granted summary judgment in a False Claims Act  qui tam ...

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