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December 20, 2014

Article: How <i>The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies</i> betrays Tolkien&#8217;s Catholic themes &#8212; and his religious fans

Decent Films Guide - 1 day 19 hours ago
Changes like these are sadly typical of the Hobbit prequel trilogy, which is far cruder and less sensitive to the charm and beauty of its source material than the Lord of the...

Shock: Franciscans at “grave risk” over “questionable financial activities”

The Deacon's Bench - 1 day 19 hours ago
From The National Catholic Reporter:  The leader of the main group of the world’s Franciscans has written members of his order around the world informing them that their financial...

Mozart's Spatzenmesse, Christmas Eve in Jersey City, NJ

New Liturgical Movement - 1 day 19 hours ago
Mozart’s Missa Brevis in C Major, also known as the “Spatzenmesse - Sparrow Mass”, will be performed on Christmas Eve at the 9:00 PM Traditional Latin High Mass in downtown Jersey...

Grand Traditions

Whispers in the Loggia - 1 day 20 hours ago
'Twas the weekend before Christmas, and everybody was calm... eh?Of course, that's decidedly not the case for most of us, whatwith the rush of the last-minute shopping, planning,...

Game Review: Alien: Isolation - 1 day 20 hours ago
If you or your offspring enjoyed the original Alien film, this review is something you’ll want to read. Otherwise? Run. Everyone else? Hide. Title: Alien Isolation Genre: First...

Daily Gospel Reflection for December 20, 2014 - 1 day 21 hours ago
  Today’s Gospel: Luke 1: 26-38 The angel Gabriel speaks these words to Mary. Nothing is impossible for God, he tells her. Nothing. We know this but we do not always remember it...

Horseback riders make pilgrimage to Our Lady of Guadalupe shrine

American Catholic - Top News - 1 day 21 hours ago
In a tradition that hails from Mexico, more than 250 people rode their horses on a pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Des Plaines Dec. 7 to pay homage to Mary....

Investing with Catholic values? Knights of Columbus group to offer guidance

EWTN - US Latest News - 1 day 21 hours ago
New Haven, Conn., Dec 20, 2014 / 04:58 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The Knights of Columbus fraternal organization aims to extend its Catholic values and financial expertise into a new...

Midnight Mass in the Extraordinary Form in Detroit

New Liturgical Movement - 1 day 22 hours ago
St. Joseph Church, Mother of Divine Mercy Parish in Detroit will have a Solemn High Midnight Mass in the Extraordinary Form, with music beginning at 11:30 p.m. The St. Joseph...

Le Figaro on the Vatican "Secret War" - Cardinal Burke's interview to Le Figaro

Rorate Coeli - 1 day 22 hours ago
The weekly magazine of major French daily Le Figaro dedicates this week's issue to what it calls the "Secret War in the Vatican: How Pope Francis disrupts the Church". The general...

Catholic Quote of the Day — O Antiphons: O Clavis David

Integrated Catholic Life - 1 day 23 hours ago
O Clavis David: “O Key of David, and scepter of the house of Israel, who opens and no man closes, who closes and no man opens: come, and lead forth the captive who sits in the...

It’s really quite a cozy little planet God has created for us

Catholic and Enjoying It! - 2 days 45 min ago
We live in the hollow of his Hand, protected from all sorts of stuff that howls in the void outside and seeks our destruction. The earth is like a sheltered nursery or a warm...

Dear Evangelicals: You’re being had

Catholic and Enjoying It! - 2 days 51 min ago
Same thing is true of a lot of conservative Catholics. Put the Church’s teaching first and don’t let anybody trick you into cannibalizing it in the service of a political agenda....

Encountering the Word — Luke 1:76

Integrated Catholic Life - 2 days 1 hour ago
A Daily Quote From Sacred Scripture “And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High; for you will go before the Lord to prepare his ways…” (Luke 1:76) Print this entry

Canada: It’s this whole ‘nother country

Catholic and Enjoying It! - 2 days 1 hour ago
Drunk birds sober up in Environment Yukon holding tank Bohemian waxwings get tipsy on fermented berries

"Dear Families, Thank you!" - an Editorial of the FSSP in England

Rorate Coeli - 2 days 1 hour ago
Editorial: Beloved Families! Fritz von Uhde Christ with a Farmer's Family (1887-8) Musée d'Orsay Dear families! Dear beloved Christian homes! Most honourable and precious domestic...

December 19, 2014

The Mystery of the Incarnation

Integrated Catholic Life - 2 days 3 hours ago
“Mystery,” he sneered. “That’s a good Catholic word.” My friend was a fundamentalist who had more than a bit of antipathy towards the Catholic Church, charging that it added to...

The Treasure is in Heaven

Integrated Catholic Life - 2 days 3 hours ago
Why did God make me? God made me to know Him, love Him and serve Him and to be happy with Him in heaven forever. (Baltimore Catechism) But mankind is not an understanding people [...

Request for prayers

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 2 days 4 hours ago
I am ill.  I have a lot to do in the next few days. I ask for prayers. Share/Bookmark

Prayer Request

Catholic and Enjoying It! - 2 days 5 hours ago
A reader who has been struggling with profound depression and temptations to suicide asks for our prayers, particularly over the next couple of weeks. Father, hear our prayer for...


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