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July 28, 2014

Bomb attack after Mass kills five in Nigeria

The Deacon's Bench - 1 day 20 hours ago
Details:  Nigeria’s northern city of Kano on Sunday cancelled celebrations to mark the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan after two bomb attacks blamed on the Islamist group...

Pope Francis visits with evangelicals in southern Italy

EWTN - World Catholic News - 1 day 20 hours ago
Caserta, Italy, Jul 28, 2014 / 05:27 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- During his visit Monday to an evangelical Christian community in Caserta, Pope Francis said the Holy Spirit creates...

Patriarch decries ‘mass cleansing’ of Mosul Christians

Catholic Herald - 1 day 20 hours ago
Syriac Patriarch Ignace Joseph III Younan travelled to Washington to meet US government representatives to highlight the plight of Christians in Mosul. He spoke out about the “...

Rio favela continues to reap fruits from World Youth Day

Catholic News Agency - General - 1 day 20 hours ago
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Jul 28, 2014 / 04:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- After nearly two years of preparation, Father José Almy Gomes, 40, almost wasn’t ready for Pope Francis’ World...

Boy Scout held at gunpoint at Canadian border

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 1 day 21 hours ago
Does this sound right to you at all?  It sounds almost like a parody story, something from The Onion.  But… it isn’t. From Todd Starnes: Troop leader: Customs and Border agent...

Daily Gospel Reflection for July 28, 2014 - 1 day 21 hours ago
Today’s Gospel: Matthew 13:31-55 Parables can sometimes be difficult to understand. Today’s parables tell us that from something small can come something great. A mustard seed is...

�No official confirmation' of papal trip to Philadelphia

Catholic Culture - World News - 1 day 21 hours ago
A day after Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia said that "Pope Francis has told me that he is coming" to the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia in September 2015,...

Pope Francis in emotional plea for peace

Catholic Herald - 1 day 21 hours ago
Pope Francis appealed to countries currently engaged in conflict to stop fighting, in an impromptu addition to his weekly Angelus address in St Peter’s Square yesterday. The Pope...

Daily Catholic Quote from St. Maximilian Kolbe

Integrated Catholic Life - 1 day 22 hours ago
“The most deadly poison of our times is indifference. And this happens, although the praise of God should know no limits. Let us strive, therefore, to praise Him to the greatest...

Encountering the Word – Proverbs 16:18

Integrated Catholic Life - 1 day 23 hours ago
Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall. (Proverbs 16:18) If you liked this scripture verse, please share it with your friends and family using both the...

Silver Parnell on How to Talk to a Poor Person

Catholic and Enjoying It! - 1 day 23 hours ago
A sweet piece by a fine Catholic writer and convert.

The Sound of Silence

Word on Fire - Fr. Robert Barron - 1 day 23 hours ago
Even in the midst of our busy days, full of distractions and demands, we can find silence. Not primarily the absence of sound, but an interior state of the heart, silence can lead...

Middle Eastern Christians Face Calamity

Crisis Magazine - Church - 1 day 23 hours ago
The Middle East is embroiled in chaos and what little remains of the ancient Christian communities there are being destroyed with the latest tragic turn of events in Iraq. The...

The Ugly Face of Pro-Choice America

Catholic and Enjoying It! - 1 day 23 hours ago
Abortion corrupts everything it touches.

Anglicans Choose Zeitgeist Over Christian Unity

Crisis Magazine - Church - 1 day 23 hours ago
On 14 July, the General Synod of the Church of England voted in favor of allowing women to become bishops. The measure had previously been rejected in 2012 by the Synod, the...

John Gerard, S.J.: The Adventures of an Elizabethan Priest

Crisis Magazine - Church - 2 days 42 sec ago
In London, at a public place called Guildhall, Catholic prisoners were being examined. The chief interrogator, proceeding methodically, asked one of the prisoners if he...

Papal condolences following plane crash in Mali

Catholic Culture - World News - 2 days 37 min ago
Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican's Secretary of State, has sent condolences on behalf of Pope Francis following an Air Algérie plane crash in Mali that left 118 dead. The Pope...

July 27, 2014

Bishop Davies' Homily at Grotto of Lourdes, July 26th

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 2 days 2 hours ago
The following is the text of a homily delivered July 26th by Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury, England, during the diocese's annual pilgrimage to Lourdes.  *** "St Luke tells...


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