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February 4, 2015

Reasons to Swear (and Reasons Not To)

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 2 months 4 weeks ago
Is it just me, or is profanity suddenly showing up where it never did before? Watch American Sniper, and there it is in the private, loving conversations between husband and...

Suit Against Legion of Christ Over Bequest Settled

The Religion Clause - 2 months 4 weeks ago
According to Monday's Providence Journal, a Rhode Island federal district court lawsuit against the scandal-ridden Catholic order, the Legion of Christ, has been settled out of...

In the three-parent embryo debate, why do we assume that scientists are always neutral and benign?

Catholic Herald - 2 months 4 weeks ago
When I sat down to listen to the BBC’s 5 o’clock news programme on the radio yesterday, for a fleeting minute, as the broadcaster introduced the item about the Commons vote on “...

Break-Away S.C. Episcopal Churches Win Right To Real, Personal and Intellectual Property

The Religion Clause - 2 months 4 weeks ago
In Protestant Episcopal Church In The Diocese of South Carolina v. Episcopal Church, (SC Cir. Ct., Feb. 3, 2015), a South Carolina state trial court held that 38 break-away...

New Islamic Tribunal Is Set Up In Texas

The Religion Clause - 2 months 4 weeks ago
What is perhaps the first Islamic Tribunal in the United States has been set up in Dallas, Texas.  The Tribunal offers to the Muslim community mediation and non-binding...

Pope appeals for peace, dialogue in Ukraine

Catholic Culture - World News - 2 months 4 weeks ago
At the conclusion of his February 4 general audience, Pope Francis appealed for peace and dialogue in Ukraine. "Unfortunately the situation is worsening," he said. "Let us pray...

International Court of Justice Clears Both Serbia and Croatia of Genocide Charges

The Religion Clause - 2 months 4 weeks ago
Yesterday the International Court of Justice at The Hague handed down a 145-page opinion rejecting both Croatia's claim of genocide against Serbia (vote of 15-2) and Serbia's...

Registration open for Encounter

Saint Louis Review - St. Louis News - 2 months 4 weeks ago
The Encounter Conference is hosted by the Archdiocese of St. Louis Young Adult Ministry and Franciscan University of Steubenville. The weekend will offer insights into...

Islamic State invades Syrian town, forces Christians to remove cross from church

Catholic Culture - World News - 2 months 4 weeks ago
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has taken over the Syrian town of Tel Hormizd and has forced the Christian residents to remove the cross from their church, according to...

History, Anna, Simeon, and Old People

CatholicMom.com - 2 months 4 weeks ago
Sky by God, photo by author, all rights reserved. I went to a lecture recently, something along the lines of, “Alternative Medicine in Victorian England.” It was fascinating and...

Administrative Law Judge Finds Bakery's Refusal To Furnish Same-Sex Wedding Cake Violates Anti-Discrimination Law

The Religion Clause - 2 months 4 weeks ago
In In re Melissa Klein, (OR BOLI, Jan. 29, 2015), an Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries Administrative Law Judge, in a 52-page opinion, held that Aaron Klein, a co-owner of the...

Pope Francis speaks on the mission of fathers in families

Catholic Culture - World News - 2 months 4 weeks ago
A week after he lamented the absence of fathers from families, Pope Francis devoted his February 4 general audience to the mission of fatherhood. Reflecting on a text from the...

The Catholic Church’s Terri Schiavo scandal

LifeSiteNews - 2 months 4 weeks ago
Terri Schiavo's killing marked a new age of brutality against innocent life in the United States. The most disgusting tragedy was the failure of the local Catholic Church...

Please Tell Me This is a Reporter Error. Please.

Creative Minority Report - 2 months 4 weeks ago
Did the principal of a Catholic school really compare marching in a pro-life demonstration to taking drugs? Please tell me this is a mistake.In a story about teachers' contracts...

BBC is failing to take religion seriously, says Leeds Bishop

Catholic Herald - 2 months 4 weeks ago
The Bishop of Leeds has criticised the BBC for failing to prioritise religion. Following the announcement by the BBC that the specialist role of Commissioning Editor for Religion...

Embryos with three parents? The risks are yet to come, critics warn

EWTN - World Catholic News - 2 months 4 weeks ago
London, England, Feb 4, 2015 / 06:02 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Despite warnings from religious leaders and scientists, British lawmakers have voted to allow a version of in-vitro...

Pope decries ‘fratricide’ conflict in Ukraine and appeals for dialogue

News.va - 2 months 4 weeks ago
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has decried the 'fratricide' conflict in Ukraine and  issued an urgent appeal for dialogue, “the only possible path to peace”.  Speaking at the end of...

Embryos with three parents? The risks are yet to come, critics warn

Catholic News Agency - General - 2 months 4 weeks ago
London, England, Feb 4, 2015 / 04:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Despite warnings from religious leaders and scientists, British lawmakers have voted to allow a version of in-vitro...

We must not forget Armenia’s suffering

Catholic Herald - 2 months 4 weeks ago
Early February is a good time, liturgically speaking. On Monday we celebrated the lovely feast of the Presentation of the Lord in the Temple, when candles were blessed, marking...

Daily Gospel Reflection for February 4, 2015

CatholicMom.com - 2 months 4 weeks ago
Today’s Gospel: Mark 6:1-6 What is disturbing about this famous gospel passage about the reaction Christ receives in his hometown is that Jesus’ neighbors admit that He speaks...

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