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Homily for the 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time, February 26, 2017, Year A

Big C Catholics - 2 days 11 hours ago
Christ Reproving the Pharisees, James Tissot, c. 1890.Fr. Charles IrvinSenior PriestDiocese of Lansing(Click here for today’s readings)When we give someone a gift at Christmas, or...

Pope visits parish of Santa Maria Josefa del Cuore di Gesù

News.va - 2 days 12 hours ago
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis travelled across Rome Sunday afternoon for a visit to the parish of Santa Maria Josefa of the Heart of Jesus (It: Santa Maria Josefa del Cuore di Gesù...

Card. Arinze Defends Catholic Doctrine… Again

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 2 days 13 hours ago
With the help of LifeSite we hear from the great Francis Card. Arinze, Cardinal Bishop of the Suburbicarian Diocese of Velletri-Segni, former Prefect of the Congregation for...

“Well! This is different!”, quoth I. The First Lady’s Rally Prayer POLL.

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 2 days 13 hours ago
Yesterday I watched the TV coverage of Pres. Trump’s massive rally in Florida. Apparently, lines were a mile long to attend. My jaw nearly dropped when First Lady Melania Trump...

European Court of Justice Advocate's Opinion on Tax Exemption For Catholic Church

The Religion Clause - 2 days 14 hours ago
In Congregación de Escuelas Pías Provincia Betania v. Ayuntamiento de Getafe, (CJEU, Feb. 16, 2017), an Advocate General's opinion recommended that the Court of Justice of the...

The Virtual St. Joseph Altar is Open!

Virtual St. Joseph Altar - 2 days 14 hours ago
The 2017 Virtual St. Joseph Altar is now open. This is our 19th year!Visit the Altar to make your virtual offering, add prayer requests. You'll find prayers, crafts, images of St...

Your Sunday Sermon Notes

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 2 days 15 hours ago
Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard during your Mass of Sunday Obligation? Let us know.

Pope prays for victims of terrorist attacks in Iraq and Pakistan

EWTN - Vatican News - 2 days 17 hours ago
Vatican City, Feb 19, 2017 / 07:09 am (EWTN News/CNA).- After leading the Angelus Sunday, Pope Francis prayed for all those affected by violence and war around the world,...

Pope: Christ's law of love overcomes law of retaliation

News.va - 2 days 17 hours ago
(Vatican Radio) During his Angelus address on Sunday, Pope Francis said the day’s Gospel – part of the Sermon on the Mount, from the Gospel of Saint Matthew – is one of the...

Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Cases

The Religion Clause - 2 days 17 hours ago
In Scott v. Uhler, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 18624 (ND NY, Feb. 8, 2017), a New York federal magistrate judge recommended dismissing the complaint of a number of Muslim inmates that...

“Retaliation never leads to conflict resolution” 

Vatican Insider - 2 days 17 hours ago
“Only good can break the chains of evil: mercy is a superior realization of justice.” This is Francis’ “Christian revolution”. “Even our enemies are human persons, created in God’...

Pope prays for victims of terrorist attacks in Iraq and Pakistan

Catholic News Agency - General - 2 days 18 hours ago
Vatican City, Feb 19, 2017 / 05:09 am (CNA/EWTN News).- After leading the Angelus Sunday, Pope Francis prayed for all those affected by violence and war around the world,...

Pope prays for victims of violence in DR Congo and Pakistan

News.va - 2 days 18 hours ago
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis led the crowds gathered for the Sunday Angelus in a prayer for the victims of violence in Africa and around the world. In particular, he prayed for...

Florist who lost religious liberty case says all freedoms are at stake

EWTN - US Latest News - 2 days 19 hours ago
Washington D.C., Feb 19, 2017 / 05:03 am (EWTN News/CNA).- A Washington florist fined for not serving a same-sex wedding out of conscience says the state's supreme court "violated...

After years in war zone, burnout rises among those who serve Syrians

American Catholic - Saints - 2 days 19 hours ago
Helene Tremblay-Boyko, vice president of the Development and Peace national council, poses with two Syrian refugees, Ghada and Iblissam, Feb. 1 at the Caritas Lebanon Medical...

Florist who lost religious liberty case says all freedoms are at stake

Catholic News Agency - General - 2 days 20 hours ago
Washington D.C., Feb 19, 2017 / 03:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A Washington florist fined for not serving a same-sex wedding out of conscience says the state's supreme court “violated...

Daily Gospel Reflection for February 19, 2017 - Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

CatholicMom.com - 2 days 20 hours ago
Today’s Gospel: Matthew 5:38-48 – Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time “Be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect.” If that’s not a tall order, I don’t know what is. Just...

Pope Francis: to love your enemies, prayer is a game-changer

EWTN - Vatican News - 2 days 20 hours ago
Vatican City, Feb 19, 2017 / 03:21 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The path to holiness and sainthood, Pope Francis said, requires imitating Christ by loving our enemies and praying for...

Daily Catholic Quote — from Pope Saint John Paul II

Integrated Catholic Life - 3 days 1 hour ago
“Moreover, ‘legitimate defence can be not only a right but a grave duty for someone responsible for another’s life, the common good of the family or of the State’ (CCC 2265). ...

Encountering the Word — Proverbs 16:9

Integrated Catholic Life - 3 days 1 hour ago
A Daily Quote from Sacred Scripture “A man’s mind plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.” (Proverbs 16:9) Please share on social media Print this entry
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