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40 Ideas to Get the Most out of Lent

CatholicMom.com - 1 day 12 hours ago
Lent is supposed to be a season of a successful journey through the desert of penance to a new land and a new, deeper, intimacy with God. But often, we find ourselves going back...

Church's State Court Suit Challenges California Mandate For Health Insurance Abortion Coverage

The Religion Clause - 1 day 12 hours ago
A La Mesa, California church last week filed suit in state court against the California Department of Managed Health Care challenging a state requirement that all health insurance...

Pope received phone call from an ‘angry Angela Merkel’ after Europe comments

Catholic Herald - 1 day 12 hours ago
The Pope has told an Italian newspaper that he received an angry phone call from Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany after comparing Europe to a “barren woman”. In a speech to the...

Bishop ‘encouraged’ by David Cameron’s plan for prison reform

Catholic Herald - 1 day 12 hours ago
The lead bishop for prisons in England Wales has said he was “very encouraged” by David Cameron’s recent speech on prison reform. On Monday, the Prime Minister announced “the...

Morning Catholic must-reads: 09/02/16

Catholic Herald - 1 day 12 hours ago
Pope Francis has revealed that he received an “angry” phone call from Angela Merkel after his speech to the European Parliament. The Pope’s trip to the US-Mexico border will “make...

For Love Alone

Dominicana - 1 day 12 hours ago
There’s something beautiful in love stories, something that sparks our interest. We want the boy to get the girl, and the maiden to find true love and in that love, happiness....

Prominent US curial official named nuncio

Catholic Culture - World News - 1 day 12 hours ago
Pope Francis has appointed Msgr. Peter Wells, a Tulsa priest who has served as Assessor for General Affairs of the Vatican’s Secretariat of State since 2009, as the apostolic...

Lutheran leaders emphasize �quest for unity' with Catholic Church

Catholic Culture - World News - 1 day 13 hours ago
The leaders of the Lutheran World Federation have issued a statement welcoming Pope Francis’s upcoming trip to Sweden to commemorate the anniversary of the Reformation. “It ...

When Pope Francis Meets Patriarch Kirill: Will Eradicating Human Trafficking Be on the Agenda?

Aleteia - 1 day 13 hours ago
VATICAN CITY —  At this week’s Sunday Angelus, Pope Francis called the Christian faithful to set aside February 8, the feast of St. Josephine Bakhita (1869-1947) — a Sudanese-born...

Cover sins with the blanket of mercy, Pope Francis tells priests

EWTN - Vatican News - 1 day 13 hours ago
Vatican City, Feb 9, 2016 / 05:03 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis met with 650 of the 1,000 priests who've been chosen as Missionaries of Mercy, telling them to show the...

Pope-patriarch meeting historic, but substance is key

American Catholic - Top News - 1 day 13 hours ago
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The planned Feb. 12 meeting in Cuba between Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill of the Russian Orthodox Church will be a historic event, those involved in...

Papal commission on sex abuse votes that member take leave

American Catholic - Top News - 1 day 13 hours ago
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The papal commission on child protection voted that one of its members -- a survivor of abuse and victims' advocate -- take a leave of absence and consider...

Russian Orthodox bishops emphasize that doctrine cannot be changed

Catholic Culture - World News - 1 day 13 hours ago
In a statement concluding a recent two-day meeting in Moscow, the bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church emphasized the immutability of doctrine. The bishops cited Archbishop...

Film highlights Soviet brutality against Polish nuns

Catholic Culture - World News - 1 day 13 hours ago
Les Innocentes—a French film being released in the United States as Agnus Dei—premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in late January. Based on a true story, director Anne ...

Cardinal council wraps up prep work on new Vatican departments

EWTN - Vatican News - 1 day 13 hours ago
Vatican City, Feb 9, 2016 / 04:33 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- As Pope Francis' ongoing process of reform continues to move forward, his council of advisers have finished their proposals...

Daily Gospel Reflection for February 9, 2016

CatholicMom.com - 1 day 13 hours ago
Today’s Gospel: Mark 7, 1-13 Things were really different in the time of Jesus, because there were people who went “by the book” in how they followed the laws and traditions. And...

“Forgive in abundance, if you always condemn you act like the devil”  

Vatican Insider - 1 day 13 hours ago
Please, in the confessional, do not scold people. May he who comes seeking peace for his soul, find a peace-giving father who says to him: God loves you.” Standing on the ambon at...

New nuncio to Botswana, South Africa 'humbled' by appointment

EWTN - Vatican News - 1 day 14 hours ago
Vatican City, Feb 9, 2016 / 04:07 am (EWTN News/CNA).- On Tuesday it was announced that Pope Francis has appointed Msgr. Peter Bryan Wells, the highest ranking American in the...

Maltese bishop rues �privatization' of Confession

Catholic Culture - World News - 1 day 14 hours ago
Writing in L’Osservatore Romano, a Maltese bishop called upon confessors to be merciful and to see themselves more as doctors than as judges. Noting that the Second Vatican ...

Young, white Americans are addicted to this (and what Catholics should do about it)

Catholic News Agency - General - 1 day 14 hours ago
Providence, R.I., Feb 9, 2016 / 03:00 am (National Catholic Register).- When recent headlines marked a spike in drug overdoses for white, middle-class Americans, the news saddened...
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