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November 23, 2014

Facing Boko Haram, Nigerians 'storm the heavens with prayers'

Catholic News Agency - General - 12 hours 56 min ago
Jos, Nigeria, Nov 23, 2014 / 04:08 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Boko Haram's expansion has meant murders, forced conversion, and forcible expulsion from homes, causing Catholics in...

So when is it OK for a bishop to call President Barack Obama a 'sodomite'?

GetReligion - 13 hours 34 min ago
This was certainly the strangest URL anyone sent me this week. When I saw that an Episcopal bishop had called the president a sodomite I assumed that the problem in this story...

Divine Justice and the Room of Tears

Sacristies of the World - 13 hours 46 min ago
“For we shall all stand before the judgement seat of God . . . So each of us shall give account of himself to God.” (Romans 14: 10,12) The Last Judgement, a fresco by Michelangelo...

Israel's Cabinet Approves Proposed Basic Law Declaring Israel As A Jewish State

The Religion Clause - 14 hours 14 min ago
The Jerusalem Post reports that Israel's Cabinet today voted 15-6 to approve three proposed versions of the highly controversial "Basic Law: Israel as the Nation-State of the...

Curial reshuffling to take place?

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 15 hours 54 min ago
I have of late not been very happy with Andrea Tornielli, who seems to have jettisoned objectivity.  However, at La Stampa he posts that there are perhaps some big changes coming...

Anti-Christian group’s founder arrested

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 16 hours 11 min ago
Via BarbWire: Homosexual HRC Founder Arrested for Raping 15-Year-Old Boy et another high profile “gay” activist has been arrested for homosexual assault on a child. This time...

Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Cases

The Religion Clause - 17 hours 4 min ago
In Robbins v. Toole, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 160274 (SD GA, Nov. 14, 2014), Georgia magistrate judge allowed an inmate to proceed with his complaint that he was not being given food...

Pope Francis tells how to bring about Christ's kingdom

EWTN - Vatican News - 18 hours 38 min ago
Vatican City, Nov 23, 2014 / 11:48 am (EWTN News/CNA).- On the Feast of Christ the King, during the canonization Mass of six new saints, Pope Francis said that Jesus Christ's...

Pope Francis remembers Cardinal Angelini

News.va - 18 hours 39 min ago
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has sent a telegram expressing his condolences to the family of Cardinal Fiorenzo Angelini, who died on Saturday, November 22nd, at the age of 98....

Court Enjoins South Carolina's Refusal To Recognize Same-Sex Marriages From Elsewhere

The Religion Clause - 18 hours 44 min ago
As previously reported, on Nov. 12 in Wilson v. Condon, a South Carolina federal district court struck down South Carolina's ban on issuing licenses for same-sex marriages....

Scripture, social media and online comments: Post on President Obama quoting the Bible offers a case study

GetReligion - 18 hours 59 min ago
Some big websites are cutting comment sections. Social media and trolls are 2 reasons http://t.co/Tm38TifQSk @cnntech pic.twitter.com/hzn3XyMKvH — CNN (@CNN) November 21, 2014 It'...

Pope Francis tells how to bring about Christ's kingdom

Catholic News Agency - General - 19 hours 16 min ago
Vatican City, Nov 23, 2014 / 09:48 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On the Feast of Christ the King, during the canonization Mass of six new saints, Pope Francis said that Jesus Christ’s...

An Advent Chant Workshop and Retreat in Ramona, CA

New Liturgical Movement - 19 hours 59 min ago
The church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Ramona, California, will be hosting an Advent Workshop and Retreat on November 29th to help bring in the season of Advent. It will...

Pope to new movements: freedom, charism, communion

News.va - 20 hours 24 min ago
(Vatican Radio) Freedom, charism, communion: these were the three focal points of Pope Francis’ remarks to participants in  the III World Congress of Ecclesial Movements and New...

Lamb and Tomato Stew with Crispy Potatoes

The Catholic Foodie - 21 hours 19 min ago
Last February I led the first Food Meets Faith pilgrimage to the Holy Land. We were there for 11 days. We spent the first 4 days in the northern region around Nazareth, and the...

Build on the fruit of missionaries, Pope encourages Zambian bishops

EWTN - Vatican News - 22 hours 42 min ago
Vatican City, Nov 23, 2014 / 08:01 am (EWTN News/CNA).- In his ad limina address to the bishops of Zambia on Monday, Pope Francis urged them to continue to build upon the efforts...

Because this never grows old

The Deacon's Bench - 22 hours 44 min ago
Happy Solemnity of Christ the King!  Everybody dance!

Build on the fruit of missionaries, Pope encourages Zambian bishops

Catholic News Agency - General - 23 hours 3 min ago
Vatican City, Nov 23, 2014 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his ad limina address to the bishops of Zambia on Monday, Pope Francis urged them to continue to build upon the efforts...

Egyptian Court Acquits First Doctor Charged With Femal Genital Mutilation

The Religion Clause - 23 hours 4 min ago
The Guardian on Thursday reported that the first doctor in Egypt to be brought to trial under a 2008 law on charges of female genital mutilation has been acquitted:Raslan Fadl, a...

Bishop vs. deacon arm-wrestling match

The Deacon's Bench - 23 hours 37 min ago
Can you guess who won? Details:  There were no 1980s Rocky Balboa training montages and no official weigh-in for contenders during the inaugural Man Alive arm-wresting challenge....

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