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October 29, 2014

Book Review-Not God’s Type, An Atheist Academic Lays Down Her Arms by Holly Ordway

CatholicMom.com - 1 day 17 hours ago
Not God’s Type: An Atheist Academic Lays Down Her Arms by Holly Ordway is a beautiful and amazing story.  As a child she thought there was no need to put a capital G when...

Missing Sacramentality

dotCommonweal - 1 day 18 hours ago
Last Sunday, I was in New York to participate in the Mass celebrating the one hundreth anniversary of the founding of Regis High School. Since the Mass was celebrated at the...

The Notre Dame Scandal Just Got So Much Worse

Creative Minority Report - 1 day 18 hours ago
This is not good. You likely remember that earlier this month, the University of Notre Dame announced that it was complying with the law by offering spousal benefits to same-sex...

Are an atheist journalist's papal interviews reliable?

EWTN - Vatican News - 1 day 18 hours ago
Vatican City, Oct 29, 2014 / 08:07 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Following the publication of a new text by Italian journalist Eugenio Scalfari in 'La Repubblica' suggesting that Pope...

First Full Text of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

Making Things Visible - 1 day 18 hours ago
Message of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVIfor the naming of the reformed Aula Magnaof the Pontifical Urbaniana UniversityOctober 21, 2014 I would like to in the first place express my...

Is it a fact? Catholic-bred beheading victim James Foley converted to Islam, New York Times reports

GetReligion - 1 day 18 hours ago
After James Foley's beheading by the Islamic State militant group two months ago, the American's Catholic background made headlines. American journalist executed by Islamic State...

Pope Francis: “We are all the Church!’

The Deacon's Bench - 1 day 18 hours ago
From today’s audience:  Often, we hear people say: the Church doesn’t do this …the Church doesn’t do that!’ ‘Tell me who is the Church? – ‘Well the Church is the priests, the...

The Martyrs of Douai

Diocese of Westminster - 1 day 18 hours ago
The Martyrs of Douai were a group of men who trained for the priesthood at Douai College during the English Reformation and were executed on their return to England for preaching...

Pope asks for prayers for Mexican students who were burned alive

News.va - 1 day 19 hours ago
(Vatican Radio) In greeting Spanish speaking pilgrims at the general Audience Wednesday, Pope Francs spoke of the 43 Mexican students who disappeared on  September 26 in Iguala,...

Pope prays for Ebola victims

News.va - 1 day 19 hours ago
(Vatican Radio) At his General Audience on Wednesday, Pope Francis once again spoke of his concern for those affected by Ebola. “In the face of the worsening Ebola epidemic, I...

Upcoming Events for All Saints and All Souls - Sleepy Eye MN; Brooklyn NY; Norwich, England; East Providence RI

New Liturgical Movement - 1 day 19 hours ago
On Sunday. November 2nd, for the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (OF), the church of St Mary, Help of Christians, in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, (Diocese of New Ulm), will...

Religious Freedom at Catholic Institutions May Be Threatened after D.C. Bills Pass First Vote

Catholic Education Daily - 1 day 19 hours ago
Two controversial  bills passed their first reading and vote as part of the D.C. Council Consent Agenda on Tuesday, Oct. 28. The final passage of the bills may seriously violate...

Saints and Virtues, All in One New Book [At the Register]

Snoring Scholar - 1 day 19 hours ago
One of the attractions the Catholic Church has always held for me is the communion of saints. I don’t pretend to understand it, but it resonates with me: this group of heroes who...

The First Shall Be Last: Typhoon Haiyan, One Year Later

CatholicMom.com - 1 day 19 hours ago
by Jennifer Hardy Even the richest country in the world has trouble recovering from a major natural disaster, as Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy show. So it’s no surprise that the...

The Last Words of 30 Saints

Catholic Vote - 1 day 19 hours ago
As we approach the end of the liturgical year, we draw our attention to the last things that await beyond the grave. The great feasts of All Saints and All Souls commemorate our...

An Open Letter to Brittany Maynard

Dominicana - 1 day 19 hours ago
Dear Brittany, It is with great sadness that I read about your diagnosis with glioblastoma multiforme, a most deadly form of brain cancer.  I am even more dismayed by your...

Calling yourself Catholic?

Communio - 1 day 20 hours ago
In CCD the other day a question we hear from time-to-time: why do the followers of Jesus call themselves “Catholic”? The first written reference to the term “Catholic” is found in...

Preliminary Injunction Issued Against Latest Religous Non-Profit ACA Contraceptive Compromise

The Religion Clause - 1 day 20 hours ago
Yesterday a Florida federal district court handed down the first judicial decision on the Obama Administration's August 2014 Interim Final Rules that attempted to create a more...

Halloween Not For Muslims Says Malaysian Fatwa Council

The Religion Clause - 1 day 20 hours ago
In Malaysia yesterday, the National Fatwa Council released a ruling on its website categorizing Halloween as a Christian holiday that celebrates the dead.   According to Malay...

Escort Whore out the Door

Creative Minority Report - 1 day 20 hours ago
The War on Women, huh? South Carolina Democrat and 2014 gubernatorial candidate Vincent Sheheen says he's going to "escort whore out the door," referring to Gov. Nikki Haley. Now...

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