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Why America craves Jack Pearson, a screen dad worthy of imitation

Aleteia - 3 months 3 days ago
Despite not having a good paternal role model himself, NBC‘s Jack Pearson overcomes the obstacles of his past to succeed in his role as husband and father extraordinaire on the...

A bombed-out church in Mosul and a surprising sign of hope

Aleteia - 3 months 3 days ago
This video will use up less than two minutes of your time, but its impact may remain with you for a quite a while. Just as life always finds a way — even if it means showing up in...

7 Keys to praying without ceasing

Aleteia - 3 months 3 days ago
I remember the first time I read 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 in a way that actually registered. In that passage, St. Paul wrote this to the church members in Thessalonica: Rejoice...

Veritas in vinyl: Spiritual songs of Johnny Cash on his birthday

Aleteia - 3 months 3 days ago
Today, Johnny Cash would have turned 85 years old. Its hard to imagine that we’ve been without his iconic voice for 14 years. The star, who’s popularity rivaled Elvis Presley’s,...

Peru’s rocking nuns who have atheists turning their heads now caught the attention of the BBC

Aleteia - 3 months 3 days ago
Peru’s rocking nun group “Siervas” has already gained worldwide fame. The video of the group in full habit rocking on a helipad high above the city went viral. Even atheists...

Why You Can’t Have Jesus Without the Church

ChurchPOP - 3 months 3 days ago
Contemporary Christianity is fond of pushing Jesus without the Church. Like its secular counterpart (in which people claim to be “spiritual, but The post Why You Can’t Have Jesus...

Handling of Vaccination Exemption Request Did Not Violate Religious Rights

The Religion Clause - 3 months 3 days ago
In Nikolao v. Lyon, (ED MI, Feb. 23, 2017), a Michigan federal district court dismissed free exercise and establishment clause challenges to the manner in which the Wayne County,...

Comment on Some Catholics attack immigration policies, others urge new approach by David J. Mueller

The Compass (Green Bay, WI) - 3 months 3 days ago
I don’t think that anyone is opposed to sending criminals back, but breaking up families is wrong. Most refugees are our Catholic brothers and sisters. It comes down to this…...

Catholic Church in Jordan welcomes Bishop Shomali, pays respects 

Vatican Insider - 3 months 3 days ago
Bishop Shomali received an official welcome upon arrival at the King Hussein Bridge by the Council of Priests and official figures. Then, the motorcade proceeded to Mary of...

Brick By Brick: Terrific News! NEW Benedictine Monastery Established in IRELAND – ACTION ITEM!

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 3 months 3 days ago
Here is news to warm the cockles of my beady-black heart. This comes from the Benedictines of Silverstream Priory in the Diocese of Meath. HERE On 25 February 2017, they were...

“A reform of the Order of Malta’s statutes is needed to avoid other crises” 

Vatican Insider - 3 months 3 days ago
“We need to revisit our system of checks and balances, to prevent what has happened from happening again.” Boeselager is sitting in a lounge area of the Order of Malta’s Magistral...

Rome's Anglican pastor: Papal visit an exciting, but normal, step

Catholic News Agency - General - 3 months 3 days ago
Rome, Italy, Feb 25, 2017 / 03:08 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis will tomorrow become the first Roman Pontiff to set foot in an Anglican parish in Rome, marking a symbolic act...

Saint Tarasius, Patriarch of Constantinople

Regina Magazine - 3 months 3 days ago
February 25 Today is the feast day of Saint Tarasius.  Ora pro nobis. Saint Tarasius's date of birth unknown. He was the son of the Patrician and Prefect of Constantinople, George...

Daily Readings for Sunday, February 26, 2017

Catholic Online - Featured News - 3 months 3 days ago
Reading 1: Isaiah 49:14-15, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 62:2-3, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 62:6-9, Gospel: Matthew 6:24-34, Reading 2: 1 Corinthians 4:1-5

Grace before Meals #1: Prayer of the Day for Sunday, February 26, 2017

Catholic Online - Featured News - 3 months 3 days ago
Bless us, O Lord, and these your gifts, which we are about to receive from your bounty. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

St. Isabel of France: Saint of the Day for Sunday, February 26, 2017

Catholic Online - Featured News - 3 months 3 days ago
Sister of St. Louis and daughter of King Louis VIII of France and Blanche of Castile, she refused offers of marriage from several noble suitors to ...

Regarding Trump, Ike, Billy and that handy journalistic planning device called the 'tickler'

GetReligion - 3 months 3 days ago
From the invaluable Merriam-Webster dictionary:   Tickler  noun 1: a person or device that tickles.  2: a device for jogging the memory; specifically: a file that serves as a...

WDTRPS – Quinquagesima Sunday: PREPARE FOR BATTLE!

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 3 months 3 days ago
In our traditional Roman calendar tomorrow, Sunday, is Quinquagesima, Latin for the symbolic “Fiftieth” day before Easter.  Today is one of the pre-Lenten Sundays which prepare us...

To a priest who learned the Traditional Mass and then quit because it was hard.

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 3 months 3 days ago
I have often written about how priests are never the same after having learned how to say the older, traditional form of Holy Mass in the Roman Rite.  Many priests have related to...

Are MidEast youth are losing the virtue of hope?

Catholic News Agency - General - 3 months 3 days ago
Beirut, Lebanon, Feb 25, 2017 / 12:06 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Syriac-Catholic Patriarch Ignatius Joseph III Younan has said that the number of youth wanting to leave the Middle East...
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