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February 22, 2015

Pope and Curia begin annual Lenten retreat

EWTN - Vatican News - 2 months 4 weeks ago
Vatican City, Feb 22, 2015 / 03:49 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis and members of the Curia set out from Rome on Sunday afternoon to begin their annual Lenten retreat.

Catholic Quote of the Day — from Pope St. John Paul II

Integrated Catholic Life - 2 months 4 weeks ago
“Are you capable of risking your life for someone? Do it for Christ.” (Pope St. John Paul II) Print this entry

Don’t let meatless Fridays be a selfish, soulless, seafood splurge, urges Francis

Catholic Herald - 3 months 49 min ago
Real fasting isn’t just restricting food choices, it must also include cleansing the heart of all selfishness and making room in one’s life for those in need and those who have...

Same-Sex "Marriage" and Children

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 3 months 1 hour ago
At a time when many states in America have legalized same-sex marriage a new study has provided evidence that the best results for children is that if they are raised in a...

Gospel Reading for Sunday, February 22nd

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 3 months 1 hour ago
The Spirit drove Jesus out into the desert,  and he remained in the desert for forty days, tempted by Satan. He was among wild beasts, and the angels ministered to him. After...

Encountering the Word — Romans 13:8

Integrated Catholic Life - 3 months 1 hour ago
A Daily Quote From Sacred Scripture “Owe no one anything, except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the law.” (Romans 13:8) Print this entry

Pope Francis: 'Lent is a Time of Spiritual Combat'

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 3 months 1 hour ago
The Lenten season is a time of spiritual combat in which "we have our gazed fixed upon Easter, which is the definitive victory of Jesus against the Evil One." With these words,...

Angelus Address: On Crossing the Lenten 'Desert'

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 3 months 2 hours ago
Here is the translation of the Holy Father's address before and after the recitation of the Angelus prayer to the faithful gathered in St. Peter's Square. * * * Dear brothers...

Coptic church formally recognizes martyrdom of 21 slain by ISIS

The Deacon's Bench - 3 months 2 hours ago
The stunning icon here depicts the martyrs and was created by Egyptian American artist Tony Rezk. It appears on the website for the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Los Angeles.  From...

LENTCAzT 05: 1st Sunday of Lent

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 3 months 2 hours ago
Today is the 1st Sunday of Lent. Reminder: GO TO CONFESSION! How long has it been? Here is another 5 minute daily podcast for Lent.  They are intended to give you a small boost...

LENTCAzT 05: 1st Sunday of Lent

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 3 months 2 hours ago
Today is the 1st Sunday of Lent. Reminder: GO TO CONFESSION! How long has it been? Here is another 5 minute daily podcast for Lent.  They are intended to give you a small boost...

February 21, 2015

Five Biblical Truths About Fasting

Integrated Catholic Life - 3 months 3 hours ago
Last week, I asked the question, “Are you looking for the secret to a better, deeper, more joyful life in Christ?” and responded by exploring the reasons for the Catholic practice...

Two African Cardinals standing up!

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 3 months 4 hours ago
In the lead up (already) to next October’s Synod, the continuation of last October’s wild ride with its bizarre rules, backroom maneuvers, and strange proposals, Africa (pace Card...

Confession: I Have Mild Depression

Journey of a Catholic Nerd Writer - 3 months 4 hours ago
I've been trying to fight the symptoms for a while now but it's come to the point where I have to admit it: I have mild depression... and it stinks. Yes, the doctor has confirmed...

Saudi Artist Sues Watch Company For Appropriating His Hajj Etching

The Religion Clause - 3 months 5 hours ago
Luxembourg's i24 News reports today that Saudi artist Ahmed Mater has filed suit in France's Grand Instance Court seeking $1.5 million in damages against the watch company, Omega...

Restaurant chain invites the pope to try its Lent menu

The Deacon's Bench - 3 months 8 hours ago
How’s this for an unusual marketing gimmick: Red Robin is hoping to lure Catholics who are abstaining from meat during Lent by presenting its latest seafood menu — even inviting ...

St. Therese of Lisieux's 'difficult' sister is on the road to sainthood

Catholic News Agency - General - 3 months 9 hours ago
Rome, Italy, Feb 21, 2015 / 04:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The “difficult” sister of St. Therese of Lisieux is on the road to sainthood, a reminder – according to her postulator –...

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