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July 16, 2014

Religious- Civil Rights Groups Urge Obama To Exclude Religious Exemption In Planned LGBT Order

The Religion Clause - 3 months 6 days ago
Following on a similar letter from constitutional law scholars earlier this week, yesterday a coalition of 69 religious and civil rights organizations sent a letter (full text) to...

Daily Homily: My Yoke Is Easy and My Burden Light

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 3 months 6 days ago
-- Isaiah 26:7-9,1,16-19 Psalm 102:13-14ab,15,16-18,19-21 Matthew 11:28-30 A number of chapters in Isaiah are oracles against foreign nations (Isaiah 13:1-23:18). These include...

Women speak out against 'extreme' abortion bill

EWTN - US Latest News - 3 months 6 days ago
Washington D.C., Jul 16, 2014 / 06:02 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- A federal bill to remove almost all abortion regulations is drawing strong opposition from critics who say that it would...

Book Review: Journey of Our Love: The Letters of St. Gianna and Pietro Molla

CatholicMom.com - 3 months 6 days ago
St. Gianna Beretta Molla is a popular saint, not only because she was so profoundly pro-life as to give up her own life in order to save her unborn child, but also because she...

IRS Adopts New Short Form For Applications By Small Charities

The Religion Clause - 3 months 6 days ago
The Internal Revenue Service announced on July 1 that it has adopted a new Form 1023-EZ that will streamline the process of applying for 501(c)(3) status for small non-profit and...

Prelate invites Anglicans to learn more about ordinariate

Catholic Culture - World News - 3 months 6 days ago
Following the Church of England's decision to allow women bishops, the head of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham has issued an invitation to learn more about the...

USCCB awards $5M to Church in Ukraine, other Eastern European nations

Catholic Culture - World News - 3 months 6 days ago
The Subcommittee on Aid to the Church in Central and Eastern Europe of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has awarded nearly $5 million to fund 211 pastoral,...

Vatican official calls for renewed efforts against tuberculosis

Catholic Culture - World News - 3 months 6 days ago
Speaking at a recent conference on tuberculosis sponsored by the World Health Organization and the European Respiratory Society, the president of the Pontifical Council for Health...

Venezuela's bishops offer �full support' for teachers in dispute with government

Catholic Culture - World News - 3 months 6 days ago
The Venezuelan Episcopal Conference has issued a statement offering its "full support" to 2,300 teachers and school staff whose wages have been slashed. The teachers, who offer ...

Mumbai cardinal appeals for peace after crucifix vandalized

EWTN - World Catholic News - 3 months 6 days ago
Mumbai, India, Jul 16, 2014 / 05:04 am (EWTN News/CNA).- After a statue of a crucifix in Mumbai was vandalized in the early hours of Monday morning, the city's archbishop has...

Indian cardinal appeals for peace after crucifix vandalized

Catholic News Agency - General - 3 months 6 days ago
Mumbai, India, Jul 16, 2014 / 04:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- After a statue of a crucifix in Mumbai was vandalized in the early hours of Monday morning, the city's archbishop has...

Daily Gospel Reflection for July 16, 2014

CatholicMom.com - 3 months 6 days ago
Today’s Gospel: Matthew 11:25-27 I thank you Father that you have hidden these things from the learned and the wise, and revealed them to the childlike. Is it that God is trying...

Senate rejects bill to end employer conscience protections

EWTN - US Latest News - 3 months 6 days ago
Washington D.C., Jul 16, 2014 / 04:36 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The U.S. Senate on Wednesday rejected a bill that opponents warned would have stripped conscience protections for...

Colombia's bishops willing to mediate between government, rebel group

Catholic Culture - World News - 3 months 6 days ago
The new president of the Episcopal Conference of Colombia has said that the nation's bishops are willing to mediate in the dispute between the nation's government and the National...

Korean Church launches official website for Papal visit

News.va - 3 months 6 days ago
(Vatican Radio) The Korean church has launched the official website for Pope Francis’ upcoming Apostolic Journey.  The Holy Father will visit South Korea from August 14 to 18 next...

5 Things to Know About Our Lady of Mt. Carmel and the Brown Scapular

Word on Fire - Fr. Robert Barron - 3 months 6 days ago
Today we celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, which is commemorated by many through the symbol of the Brown Scapular. What is this sacramental and why is it important...

Abuse victim describes papal meeting as �life-changing experience'

Catholic Culture - World News - 3 months 6 days ago
One of the victims of clerical sexual abuse who met recently with Pope Francis has told the Boston Globe that the encounter was a "life-changing experience." "He's granted me...

Daily Catholic Quote from St. Teresa of Avila

Integrated Catholic Life - 3 months 6 days ago
“So dearly does His Majesty love us that He will reward our love for our neighbor by increasing the love which we bear to Himself, and that in a thousand ways.” (St. Teresa of...

Faith leaders join in condemnation of UK assisted dying bill

EWTN - World Catholic News - 3 months 6 days ago
Rome, Italy, Jul 16, 2014 / 03:18 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Various religious leaders have joined their voices to denounce a bill seeking to legalize assisted suicide for the...

Prayer Request

Catholic and Enjoying It! - 3 months 6 days ago
A reader writes: Please ask your readers to pray for my friend’s teenage son B. He has been missing for several days and was last seen in the company of a young adult who is...

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