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July 22, 2014

Pope Telephones Patriarch to Express Solidarity With Iraqi Christians

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 2 days 5 hours ago
Pope Francis has called the Patriarch of the Syriac Catholic Church Ignatius Youssef III Younan to reassure him that he is following news out of Iraq with concern, especially the...

Papal Astronomer: Real Science Is Not the Realm of Atheists or Egoists

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 2 days 5 hours ago
Catholics need to be more courageous in showing that religion and science co-exist says the papal astronomer who has just been awarded one of the world's most prestigious awards...

Lord Alton: The World Must Respond to Cry of Iraq's Christians

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 2 days 5 hours ago
The last Christian has now been expelled from Mosul. The light of religious freedom, along with the entire Christian presence, has been extinguished in the Bible’s “great city of...

Your chance for Catholic Family Fun!

Snoring Scholar - 2 days 5 hours ago
Yep, I wrote the book on it. And this week, in a move that was totally unscripted, you have a chance to win Catholic Family Fun in TWO different places. Over at One Simple Mama,...

Throw away your canes and dance!

The Deacon's Bench - 2 days 5 hours ago
This is how we should live. This video popped up Facebook over the weekend. Posted by Edgard Eleuterio Daza, it’s titled  Eternamente Joven, which means “Forever young.” Enjoy. I...

Getting Away from It All

CatholicMom.com - 2 days 5 hours ago
The thing about going on vacation that is most inviting and alluring, (at least for me and I think for most) is the simple idea of “getting away from it all”.  The dishes, the...

Condolences On Death of Dan Markel, Legal Blog Innovator

The Religion Clause - 2 days 6 hours ago
All of us involved in the legal blogosphere send sincere condolences to the family of Dan Markel, founder of the groundbreaking PrawfsBlog. Prof. Markel, a Professor at Florida...

Religious liberty 'fundamental' to human dignity, bishops affirm

Catholic News Agency - General - 2 days 6 hours ago
Baltimore, Md., Jul 22, 2014 / 04:55 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In a recent interview with CNA, Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore reaffirmed religious liberty as a priority for the U...

Saint Mary Magdalen

Communio - 2 days 6 hours ago
We love Mary Magdalen because of the way in which the boldness of her love for Jesus made her stare death down beyond all human logic or hope.  For her there is no question that...

His Celebral Palsy Should Have Left Him Unable to Walk, But He’s a Star Athlete

LifeNews.com - 2 days 6 hours ago
Meet Ben Jackson. Born with Cerebral Palsy, Ben didn’t want that to define him. So he pushed himself to become a wrestler. Even then, Ben wasn’t finished. He’s now striving to...

Why Does TV Suddenly Like Virgins?

Catholic Vote - 2 days 6 hours ago
With everything and anything sexual now shown even on ad-supported basic-cable TV — if you don’t believe me, look at this clip from FX’s upcoming “romantic comedy,” called “You’...

The diakonia of Mary Magdalene

The Deacon's Bench - 2 days 6 hours ago
My friend and brother deacon John Gerke, from the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, preached the Mass at NDICE this morning, the Feast of St. Mary Magdalene. The congregation was full of...

Noli me Tangere

Sacristies of the World - 2 days 7 hours ago
“Noli me Tangere”, a fresco attributed to the Italian painter, Mariotto di Nardo, is In the sacristy of the 12th century Church of San Niccolò Oltrarno in Florence, Italy....

Why Can’t We Have Anything Nice?

CatholicMom.com - 2 days 7 hours ago
I could swear that was my mom’s most frequent lament, “Why can’t we have anything nice?” Lips pursed, hand on hip, she surveyed the latest damage done to a prized possession by...

St. Mary Magdalene as an Example of Perseverance

Quartermaster of the Barque - 2 days 7 hours ago
July 22 is the Memorial for St. Mary Magdalene. From the Office of Readings is a homily by Gregory the Great (Hom. 25, 1-2, 4-5: PL 76, 1189-1193) in which St. Gregory explores...

At AIDS conference, Catholics remember colleagues on MH17

The Catholic Spirit (St. Paul, MN) - 2 days 7 hours ago
Catholics involved in the fight against HIV and AIDS took a few moments July 21 to remember their friends and colleagues who perished in the Malaysia Airlines flight shot down...

22 July: St. Mary Magdalene (and homonymous cookies!)

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 2 days 7 hours ago
Today is the feast of St. Mary Magdalene. The 3rd c. writer Hippolytus in his Commentary on Song of Songs identifies Mary Magdalene with both Mary of Bethany the sister of Martha...

Many illegal aliens flooding across border have criminal records

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 2 days 8 hours ago
In Texas, Gov. Perry is about about to activate elements of the National Guard as a force multiplier on the southern “border”. Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst made comments in the media,...

Oh. Great.

Saint Louis Catholic - 2 days 8 hours ago
I can't wait for another new Pentecost.

Discernment is For Life

CatholicMom.com - 2 days 8 hours ago
Credit: Joshua Ommen (2006) [CC BY] The other day, a good family friend (and someone whom I admire very much) asked me if I had thought about my vocation. “Uh….yes I have.” “Good...

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