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And by all means, go swimming…

Catholic and Enjoying It! - 4 hours 25 min ago
…but don’t you dare get wet, woman.

Nun's rosary beads stolen at knife-point in Massachusetts

EWTN - US Latest News - 4 hours 33 min ago
Boston, Mass., Aug 25, 2016 / 07:02 am (EWTN News/CNA).- A religious sister was robbed while on a walk in civilian clothing on Sunday afternoon in Quincy, Massachusetts,...

Nun's rosary beads stolen at knife-point in Massachusetts

Catholic News Agency - General - 4 hours 33 min ago
Boston, Mass., Aug 25, 2016 / 06:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A religious sister was robbed while on a walk in civilian clothing on Sunday afternoon in Quincy, Massachusetts,...

Learning from a Wise and Just Ruler

Brandon Vogt - 4 hours 35 min ago
Today we continue our regular series called “Learning from the Saints.” Our guide is expert Bert Ghezzi, a dear friend of mine and the author of numerous books including Voices...

Small Success Thursday: The 4 AM Smile

CatholicMom.com - 4 hours 35 min ago
Last week, we packed up the third child and sent her off to college. In the midst of the crazy, I felt the tinge of worry; had we prepared her enough? Had we given her what she...

So who’s praying for a Trump victory?

Catholic Herald - 5 hours 20 min ago
 ‘This will be an election that will go down in the history books for the evangelicals, for the Christians, for everybody of religion,’’ said Donald Trump last week. “This will be...

The Pope reaches out to America

Catholic Herald - 5 hours 20 min ago
Last week saw the long-awaited nomination by Pope Francis of a head for the Vatican Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life. Irish-born Bishop Kevin Farrell, who turns 70 next week,...

Word This Week

Catholic Herald - 5 hours 20 min ago
‘Everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and the man who humbles himself will be exalted.” This saying of Jesus, coming as the conclusion of a parable that had criticised the...

Britain’s Ordinariate is in peril. Here is how to save it

Catholic Herald - 5 hours 20 min ago
The Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham is a canonical structure for ex-Anglican clergy and lay people who have been granted – by a mighty and irrevocable decree of...

Book review: A tender, modern portrait of a marriage

Catholic Herald - 5 hours 20 min ago
The Huntingfield Paintressby Pamela Holmes, Urbane Publications, £9 Reading this novel sent me off to the depths of rural Suffolk, to the village of Huntingfield, so I could see...

Investigation Says NYPD Does Not Stick To Guidelines In Surveilling Muslims

The Religion Clause - 5 hours 30 min ago
The New York Police Department yesterday released an Inspector-General's report titled An Investigation of NYPD’s Compliance with Rules Governing Investigations of Political...

Pregnancy After Loss: Rediscovering Hope And Trust Through The Intercession Of St. Gerard

CatholicMom.com - 5 hours 35 min ago
St. Gerard relic and prayer card from the Sons of the Most Holy Redeemer It can be terrifying to try to conceive after losing a baby to miscarriage. After the joy of a positive...

Court Refuses To Dismiss Minister's Suit Saying Ministerial Exception Is Not A Jurisdictional Bar

The Religion Clause - 5 hours 35 min ago
In McKnight v. Old Ship of Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 2016 Conn. Super. LEXIS 2065 (CT Super., July 28, 2016), a Connecticut appellate court held that it is bound by language...

Catholic vote is important, but less predictable than in the past

American Catholic - Top News - 5 hours 35 min ago
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Is there a Catholic vote? Well, yes. Kind of. Voting patterns show Catholics vote much like the rest of America, with minor swings one way or the other,...

The effects of President Duterte’s war on drugs will be catastrophic

Catholic Herald - 5 hours 38 min ago
Those who want to see the so-called “war on drugs” fought with greater vigour might like to turn their attention to the Philippines at present. There President Duterte is doing...

Life isn't black and white – teach priests to discern the gray, Pope says

Catholic News Agency - General - 6 hours 17 min ago
Vatican City, Aug 25, 2016 / 04:18 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In a conversation with members of the Jesuit order in Poland, Pope Francis said the real life situations of everyday...

Life isn't black and white – teach priests to discern the gray, Pope says

EWTN - Vatican News - 6 hours 17 min ago
Vatican City, Aug 25, 2016 / 05:18 am (EWTN News/CNA).- In a conversation with members of the Jesuit order in Poland, Pope Francis said the real life situations of everyday...

'Hello. My name is Mother Teresa. I just wanted to give you my card.'

Catholic News Agency - General - 6 hours 41 min ago
Denver, Colo., Aug 25, 2016 / 03:54 am (CNA).- It happened on the most ordinary day, in the most ordinary of places. A woman stood by herself in the back of an airport lounge,...

Daily Gospel Reflection for August 25, 2016

CatholicMom.com - 7 hours 5 min ago
Today’s Gospel: Matthew 24, 42-51 If you knew that Jesus was coming next Tuesday, what would you do differently? That is a loaded question, isn’t it? In today’s reading, we are...

A Challenge to St. Paul on Women and a Reply to Fr. Scanlon

Crisis Magazine - Church - 7 hours 25 min ago
Cultural historians of the future may well say that Fr. Regis Scanlon OFM Cap dug his own hole when he expressed his opinion about female deacons last month in Crisis and...
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