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April 17, 2014

Just in time for Easter: “Muppet Christ Superstar”

The Deacon's Bench - 3 hours 53 min ago
Really. Details:  Canadian singer Christo Graham has turned the water of one of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most beloved musicals into the wine of glorious, everlasting parody,...

Heavenly sounds for the Triduum

OSV Daily Take - 3 hours 53 min ago
Watch and listen to the Benedictines of Mary. Today we begin the three great days of the Church year, the Triduum — Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday — and prepare for...

Pope Francis says ‘priestly joy is a priceless treasure’ at Chrism Mass

Catholic Herald - 3 hours 59 min ago
A priest is called to be in the midst of his flock, protecting his people, searching for those who are lost and always serving those in need, Pope Francis has told the world’s...

Papal preacher: “The Church must never look like a complicated and cluttered castle…”

The Deacon's Bench - 4 hours 9 min ago
I stumbled on this homily today, and it seems both appropriate and prophetic. It comes from the preacher of the Pontifical Household, Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa. It’s...

LENTCAzT 44 Holy Thursday

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 4 hours 14 min ago
Please use the sharing buttons?  Thanks! Today is Holy Thursday of the Sacred Triduum. Examine your consciences. Have you made your good confession? Today we hear something from...

Bishop kidnapped, released in Central African Republic

Catholic Culture - World News - 4 hours 15 min ago
A bishop in the Central African Republic, along with three of his diocesan priests, was abducted on April 17 but then released, according to L'Osservatore Romano. Members of the...

Texas Clinic Stops Abortions After Judge Won’t Grant Exception to Pro-Life Law

LifeNews.com - 4 hours 17 min ago
In yet another example of how pro-life laws actually work in terms of stopping abortions and protecting the lives of unborn children, an abortion clinic in Texas has stopped doing...

Chaldean Catholic leader issues Easter message amid �worrying situation'

Catholic Culture - World News - 4 hours 27 min ago
Describing the situation in Iraq as "worrying," the head of the Chaldean Catholic Church has issued his Easter message. "We are now in Holy Week, despite the worrying situation...

A Blessed Easter!

The Compass (Green Bay, WI) - 4 hours 44 min ago
There is a hymn that has recently captivated my attention. Lately there seems to be a great deal of suffering in our diocesan family. When  I go to parishes  and in the intentions...

In Canada, Tax Dollars Will Pay for an Abortion But Not Some of Your Health Care Needs

LifeNews.com - 4 hours 44 min ago
Here in Eastern Canada, where I live, the abortion debate has been reignited by news that the Morgentaler Clinic, a private abortion clinic in the province of New Brunswick, will...

Palm Sunday - Your Photos (Part 2)

New Liturgical Movement - 4 hours 49 min ago
Oratory of St Philip Neri - London (Brompton Oratory)Old Saint Mary’s - Cincinnati Ohio (Oratory in formation)St Joseph’s - Richmond, VirginiaCollege of St Mary Magdalene - Warner...

Family Trauma and Forgiveness

CatholicMom.com - 4 hours 53 min ago
In the past six months, my large family of eleven has been bombarded with illness, cancer and subsequent treatments, a threat of a premature birth of our fifth grandchild and a...

Leading Egyptian presidential candidates to attend Coptic Easter vigil

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 hours 4 min ago
In an apparent attempt to gain Coptic Christian political support, the two leading Egyptian presidential candidates will attend the Easter vigil liturgy celebrated by Coptic...

Jerusalem's Christian leaders issue Easter message

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 hours 18 min ago
Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant leaders in Jerusalem have issued their annual joint Easter message. "When our Saviour died on Good Friday it seemed to his disciples as if...

Ahhh … a balanced article on religion … thanks, David

GetReligion - 5 hours 22 min ago
After carving apart so many journalism-challenged articles, it’s nice to be able to throw laurels every now and then. This one — a whole bouquet, actually — goes to David Van...

Whose feet will the pope wash? This year’s list includes a Muslim and an Ethiopian woman

The Deacon's Bench - 5 hours 23 min ago
From Vatican Radio:  For the second year in a row Pope Francis has chosen to celebrate the Mass of Our Lord’s Supper among people often pushed to the margins of society. He will...

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