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September 22, 2014

“The new archbishop of Chicago is no moderate…”

The Deacon's Bench - 1 day 11 hours ago
That’s the thesis of writer Charles Camosy, who offers some analysis of Blase Cupich, based on his own writings. Camosy concludes the archbishop-elect is neither liberal nor...

Bishop of Yola: 'Without Concrete Assistance, Nigerian Christians Will Be Exterminated'

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 1 day 11 hours ago
While there is some international attention on the siutation of the persecution of Christians and minorities in Iraq, less is said about similar atrocities happening in Africa....

Pope prays at Saint Mary Major after Albania trip

News.va - 1 day 11 hours ago
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis paid a private visit to the Basilica of St. Mary Major on Monday morning to thank Our Lady for  the success of his just-ended one-day apostolic visit...

What Really Matters

The Reason for Our Hope - 1 day 11 hours ago
It was a remarkable phenomenon. Watching the news the other evening I saw a report about people - hundreds and hundreds of people in many cities - camped outside a store for as...

Of Your Charity

Saint Louis Catholic - 1 day 11 hours ago
If you could please remember my young son John in your prayers. He will be having surgery today. Thank you and God bless you. 

Shades of Meaning

CatholicMom.com - 1 day 12 hours ago
I’m a writer so it’s not surprising that I love words. I love how they look and sound and how they feel in my mouth. I have favorite words – like juxtaposition, simplicity and...

Best of the Godbeat: At #RNA2014, Religion Newswriters Association honors top religion journalism

GetReligion - 1 day 12 hours ago
The @PittsburghPG did very well at #rna2014. 1st & 2nd place for religion coverage in Metro newspaper pic.twitter.com/CTydFkaE2E — Ann Rodgers (@annrodgerspgh) September 21,...

Archbishop Coakley's Homily at Holy Hour in Reparation for Black Mass

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 1 day 12 hours ago
Here is the homily of the Eucharistic Hour preached Sunday by Oklahoma City's Archbishop Paul Coakley. The Holy Hour and a procession were held in reparation as the city's civic...

Histories and Mysteries

Dominicana - 1 day 12 hours ago
At first sight, Ronald Knox is not a likely candidate for an author of mystery novels. Other, more well-known facts about the humble English monsignor wouldn’t exactly point in...

Daily Homily: Guide Me, Lord, in the Ways of Your Commands

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 1 day 13 hours ago
-- Proverbs 21:1-6, 10-13 Psalm 119:1, 27, 30, 34, 35, 44 Luke 8:19-21 Today's first reading is taken from the Second Collection of Solomon's proverbs (Proverbs 10:1-22:16)....

Pope Francis In Albania Speaks On Religious Violence and Religious Freedom

The Religion Clause - 1 day 13 hours ago
Pope Francis, on a visit to Albania yesterday, spoke at the Catholic University of Tirana to leaders of various faith communities on issues of religious freedom and religious...

Recent Articles and Books of Interest

The Religion Clause - 1 day 13 hours ago
From SSRN: James A. Davids, The Establishment Clause and Public Funding of Religious Colleges, (5 Regent Journal of Law & Public Policy 11 (2013)). Jared G. Price, The Gods of...

Evernote as a Prayer Journal

CatholicMom.com - 1 day 13 hours ago
It may sound overly geeky — the idea of using a tool like Evernote to help you with your prayer life. But then, I’m a pretty big geek. In their marketing lingo, Evernote says of...

Don't use God to justify violence, pope says in Albania

American Catholic - Top News - 1 day 13 hours ago
In a world "where an authentic religious spirit is being perverted and where religious differences are being distorted and exploited," Albania is an "aspiring example" to everyone...

What about Cupich and deacons?

The Deacon's Bench - 1 day 13 hours ago
A deacon from Chicago wrote in this morning, wondering if anyone knows what sort of relationship the new Archbishop-elect has with his deacons. A little Googling turned up some...

Francis Picks Spokane Bishop to Lead Chicago Archdiocese

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 1 day 13 hours ago
Pope Francis on Saturday named Bishop Blase Joseph Cupich of the Spokane Diocese as archbishop of Chicago, succeeding Cardinal Francis George.  The appointment was publicized in...

Hundreds of prayerful witnesses dwarf black mass turnout in OKC

EWTN - US Latest News - 1 day 13 hours ago
Oklahoma City, Okla., Sep 22, 2014 / 05:32 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Hundreds of Catholics across Oklahoma responded to a sparsely attended black mass in Oklahoma City with prayers,...

Lord Patten chairs first meeting of Vatican media commission

Catholic Herald - 1 day 14 hours ago
The commission on Vatican media will meet for the first time today. The 11-member committee, which is chaired by Lord Patten of Barnes, will hold discussions over the next two...

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