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July 30, 2014

Christendom at War

Catholic Vote - 19 hours 28 min ago
Two-hundred ten years ago this Sunday, on August 3, 1804 at half past two o’clock in the afternoon, Commodore Edward Preble raised the signal for his squadron to commence the...

I'd Kill Myself If I Had That Many Kids

Creative Minority Report - 19 hours 34 min ago
The mom directly across from me, who I didn't really know and hadn't seen at many games, leaned in conspiritorially and asked, "Who has five children? I'd kill myself if I had...

Worth a thousand words: “Sharknado” edition

The Deacon's Bench - 19 hours 39 min ago
Tonight’s the night. Can you feel the excitement?

Euthanasia Movement Defends Pushing People to Starve Themselves to Death - 19 hours 40 min ago
I am not sure why so many “science” bloggers and writers want to opine on ethics. Perhaps having to be objective and purely evidence based gets boring. In this context, now comes...

The instinct of faith

dotCommonweal - 19 hours 41 min ago
The International Theological Commission has just published an important text entitled “Sensus Fidei in the Life of the Church,” which discusses the topic in some detail and in...

Texas Bishops Ask Lawmakers for 'Time, Resources, Commitment' to Meet Needs of Refugee Children at Border

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 19 hours 44 min ago
Here is a letter sent last week by the bishops of Texas to US Representative Michael McCaul
regarding the situation of refugee children at the US-Mexico border. * * * Dear...

ISIS Atrocity Underscores the Importance of Religious Freedom

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 19 hours 58 min ago
Here is the latest column from Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver, reprinted from the Denver Catholic Register. * * * “For the first time in the history of Iraq, Mosul is now...

From the president: “Eid is a time of joy…this season enriches the life of our great country”

The Deacon's Bench - 20 hours 9 min ago
“Eid is a time of joy, after a season of fasting and prayer and reflection. Each year, the end of Ramadan means celebration and thanksgiving for millions of Americans. And your...

Broken and Blessed #LawnChairCatechism

Snoring Scholar - 20 hours 25 min ago
Being a sinner sure isn’t easy. Wait. Yes it is. It comes all too naturally to me. I no sooner walk out of confession, clean as a whistle, than I’m back at it, somehow. But the...

Members mourn Atlanta church; why don’t they talk?

GetReligion - 20 hours 25 min ago
When a congregation has to leave its church building, it’s like moving away from home. Members remember all the things that happened there. They think of fun and funny anecdotes,...

Chapter 10: Steamrollers: Sacraments of Healing {Lawn Chair Catechism} - 20 hours 25 min ago
Welcome to this summer’s Lawn Chair Catechism! We’re reading Joe Paprocki’s best-selling book, A Well-Built Faith: A Catholic’s Guide to Knowing and Sharing What We Believe. We’re...

The Cardinal Virtues and You: Part I

Making Things Visible - 20 hours 25 min ago
Today the concept of a “virtuous life” is foreign to most Western minds. Yet, there is often discourse on the “good old days” or some arbitrary time when things were “different.”...

Pregnancy Resource Center Reaches Mark of 2M People Helped

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 20 hours 46 min ago
Heartbeat International, a pregnancy resource center, announced that two million people have now reached out to its 24-hour hotline Option Line®, designed for those seeking...

The View in El Salvador - 21 hours 25 min ago
Editor’s Note: Thanks to Rachel Balducci for sharing the incredible experience she had on a recent trip to El Salvador. -SR It was a moment of grace that brought me to El...

The Devil’s Martyrs and Contrition

Dominicana - 21 hours 55 min ago
To depart from evil is understanding (Job 28:28). Sin is something altogether mysterious and awful: a turning away from God and a turning to the changeable good. As broken human...

Protestors slam global failure to save missing Nigerian girls

EWTN - US Latest News - 22 hours 6 min ago
Washington D.C., Jul 30, 2014 / 06:19 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Gathering outside the Nigerian Embassy in Washington, D.C. to mark the 100th day since the kidnapping of nearly 300...


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