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May 21, 2015

ACTION ITEM! “Officer Down!”

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 3 days 12 hours ago
I am reposting this after learning of the death of a woman officer in Omaha who was scheduled to take maternity leave.  HERE  She was killed in a shootout with a fugitive.  She...

Pope highlights value of police work

Catholic Culture - World News - 3 days 12 hours ago
Pope Francis said that police work is essential to a civilized society, in a May 21 audience with relatives of police officers who have been killed or severely injured in the line...

San Francisco archdiocese, teachers' union working to settle dispute on personnel policy

Catholic Culture - World News - 3 days 12 hours ago
The San Francisco archdiocese is working with teachers to revise a handbook that would set standards for faculty members in Catholic schools. A revised handbook, which had...

Women Rising Bursary to be awarded for the first time

The Busy Catholic - 3 days 12 hours ago
New funds to help exploited women return to school Women pray during a sunrise service July 24 during the 75th annual Tekakwitha Conference in Fargo, N.D. The Catholic Native...

Priest assignments

Saint Louis Review - St. Louis News - 3 days 12 hours ago
On Friday morning, Archbishop Robert J. Carlson will publish the list of priests being assigned as pastors, parochial administrators, associate pastors and special...

State of Palestine coverage: What did pope say? What did it mean?

GetReligion - 3 days 12 hours ago
It broke as do so many stories that burst upon the 24/7 media scene these days -- with a Tweet, followed by nearly 3,000 retweets.  BREAKING: Vatican officially recognizes `state...

Grads at Catholic colleges urged to work hard, ‘do good,’ be confident

The Compass (Green Bay, WI) - 3 days 12 hours ago
WASHINGTON — A best-selling suspense novelist, a four-time Grammy winner, a Chicago archbishop and a New York cardinal, and lawmakers and corporate leaders were among speakers at...

Pentecost Message for Canada's Ecclesial Movements and Associations

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 3 days 13 hours ago
Here is a message from the Canadian bishops' Standing Committee for Relations with Movements and Associations for Pentecost, celebrated this Sunday. * * * Dear Members of...

Pete Docter, the devout Christian from Pixar who makes blockbuster movies

The Deacon's Bench - 3 days 13 hours ago
The acclaimed director of such modern animated classics as “Up” and “Monsters, Inc.” has a new movie coming out this summer, “Inside Out.” A profile in The New York Times today...

Priest Biking Across United States for Avila Institute

CatholicMom.com - 3 days 13 hours ago
It’s a blessing to have the opportunity to share about a project I’ve been involved with thanks to my work with the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation. – Sarah The Avila...

Church bells ring again after Christian villages are recaptured from Islamic State

Catholic Herald - 3 days 13 hours ago
Church bells are ringing once again in the Assyrian Christian villages dotting the Khabur River in northeastern Syria after Islamic State militants were routed by a combination of...

Colombian bishop tells gay activists one of the apostles might have been gay, earns applause

LifeSiteNews - 3 days 13 hours ago
Bishop Juan Vicente Cordoba Villota later apologized after criticism by his fellow bishops but stopped short of a full retraction.

Veni Sancte Spiritus

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 3 days 13 hours ago
Here is the latest column from Bishop James Conley, reprinted from the Southern Nebraska Register: -- “I am He whom Thou seekest!” The great English poet, Francis Thompson,...

"Wanna get married? Do it now"

Saint Louis Catholic - 3 days 13 hours ago
Look out your window, baby, there’s a scene you’d like to catchThe band is playing “Dixie,” a man got his hand outstretchedCould be the FührerCould be the local priestYou know...

Pope Francis Weighs In On Role of Teachers, Coaches as Witnesses

Catholic Education Daily - 3 days 13 hours ago
Pope Francis last week said that the influence of a Catholic educator “depends more on what he is as a person and the way he lives than what he says,” and even athletics coaches—...

Notre Dame Loses Round in Court, Maybe Due to Compliance with HHS Mandate

Catholic Education Daily - 3 days 13 hours ago
It appears that one reason the University of Notre Dame lost its court appeal yesterday—denying the University relief from the Obama administration’s HHS mandate to force...

Reilly to leave post as archdiocese’s superintendent

The Catholic Spirit (St. Paul, MN) - 3 days 13 hours ago
Jill Reilly, superintendent of schools for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, will leave her position July 2. Reilly's goal during her two-year tenure was to help...

UNAIDS threatened to end aid if we fought abortion and gay language in document: former St. Lucia delegate

LifeSiteNews - 3 days 13 hours ago
In an exclusive interview, Sarah Flood-Beaubrun tells LifeSiteNews that UNAIDS got her fired because she opposed their agenda.

Pope Francis: Parents Should Assert Proper Role as Educators, Not Yield to ‘Experts’

Catholic Education Daily - 3 days 13 hours ago
Pope Francis yesterday made a forceful plea for parents to reassert their role as primary educators of their children, an argument that has great significance for Catholic schools...

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