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April 16, 2015


What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 2 days 23 hours ago
I call on all the readers here to pray and offer fasting and alms for the spiritual defense of Archbishop Cordileone of San Francisco. Will San Francisco be the Alamo of the...

After Putting the Aborted Baby in Formaldehyde She Said “My God, We’re Going to Hell” - 2 days 23 hours ago
(LiveActionNews) — A pamphlet produced by Last Days Ministries entitled, “Abortion Clinics: An Inside Look” contained the testimonies of two former abortion facility workers. One...

Vatican announces end to overhaul of LCWR, after group agrees to enact changes

The Deacon's Bench - 2 days 23 hours ago
From AP:  The Vatican has unexpectedly ended its controversial overhaul of the main umbrella group of U.S. nuns, cementing a shift in tone and treatment of the U.S. sisters under...

Sofia Vergara’s Ex-Fiancé Sues to Stop Destruction of Frozen Embryos They Created - 3 days 7 min ago
Nick Loeb has filed a lawsuit against Modern Family actress, Sofia Vergara, in an attempt to stop her from destroying a pair of frozen embryos they created while they were engaged...

Big Victory for Religious Liberty!

Catholic and Enjoying It! - 3 days 33 min ago
SCOTUS to Obama:  You can’t force religious groups to obey HHS abortion mandate. Excellent!

Journey to Jordan: witnessing a Melkite wedding

The Deacon's Bench - 3 days 38 min ago
After leaving Petra this morning, bound for The Dead Sea, we stopped at a Greek Melkite Catholic Church, St. George, and caught part of a traditional wedding ceremony. This was...

Iowa High School Principal Prohibits Students From Creating a Pro-Life Club - 3 days 42 min ago
Principal Steve Madson of Hampton-Dumont High School has received a demand letter from Students for Life of America’s law firm, the Thomas More Society, on behalf of student...

Happily Ever After - 3 days 55 min ago
Copyright 2015 Megan Swaim It started three years ago when we were dating. It was Saturday and after a day of adventures, we were looking for a low-key date night. We’d already...

Why does Washington Post label one religious freedom law 'controversial' and another 'historic?'

GetReligion - 3 days 1 hour ago
In the media storm over a religious freedom law passed in Indiana, the Washington Post repeatedly used the term "controversial" to describe the measure (examples here, here and...

Big Political Donors in San Francisco Bully the Archbishop

Catholic Vote - 3 days 1 hour ago
  Over 100 prominent Catholics in San Francisco have paid for a full-page advertisement asking Pope Francis to oust Archbishop Cordileone for fostering “an atmosphere of division...

The Orthodox Church strongly endorses the March for Marriage, encourages all faithful to participate

LifeSiteNews - 3 days 1 hour ago
‘A strong, vibrant and clear message is needed,’ wrote Metropolitan Joseph in an encyclical to the American flock.

ASK FATHER: What’s with all the kissing in the Extraordinary Form?

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 3 days 1 hour ago
From a reader… QUAERITUR: I was wondering what is the point of kissing in the Extraordinary Form? Such kisses include kissing the priest’s hand after handing the server or deacon...

Watch as Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Van Parks in a Disabled Parking Spot - 3 days 1 hour ago
Hillary Clinton is campaigning across Iowa attempting to connect with “regular folks.” But today she parked her campaign van in a disabled parking spot. What kind of regular folks...

“Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silent” - A Byzantine Hymn for Holy Saturday

New Liturgical Movement - 3 days 1 hour ago
If I had discovered this particular recording of this hymn on time, I would have it posted on Holy Saturday, the one day of the year on which it is used in the Byzantine Rite. As...

Leadership Conference of Women Religious: The Heterodox Sisters Won - but with an expiration date in sight

Rorate Coeli - 3 days 1 hour ago
And the word of the Lord came to me, saying: "Son of man, what shall be made of the wood of the vine, out of all the trees of the woods that are among the trees of the forests?...

Remembering Emil Antonucci and Commonweal

dotCommonweal - 3 days 1 hour ago
The AIGA (American Institute for Graphic Arts) has just published this overview of what it calls the “quietly beautiful” work of artist and designer Emil Antonucci.

We weren’t meant to feel shame, but in a fallen world it’s essential to human dignity

LifeSiteNews - 3 days 1 hour ago
'Shame' properly understood is a way of protecting and valuing the dignity of the person. It is those who no longer value themselves who become 'shameless.'

Witness Saw Aborted Baby Parts Dropped Down the Drain Into the Sewer - 3 days 2 hours ago
After a former Planned Parenthood abortion business staffer told lawmakers about what she saw, state legislators in Indiana knew they had to act. Yesterday, the Indiana House...

ASK FATHER: 58 years old, never confessed, given Communion or confirmed. What now?

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 3 days 2 hours ago
From a reader… QUAERITUR: I am 58 years old and was baptized as RC I was never confirmed /never made first holly communion and rarely attended church. I was drawn back to...

Gender theory is the problem, not solution, pope says

The Catholic Spirit (St. Paul, MN) - 3 days 2 hours ago
Eradicating male and female identities does nothing to solve the problem of unfair or disrespectful treatment based on people's gender, Pope Francis said.


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