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January 1, 2015

Supreme Court Will Finally Move To Electronic Filing and Public Access

The Religion Clause - 2 months 3 weeks ago
Chief Justice John Roberts announced yesterday in his Year-End Report on the State of the Judiciary (full text) that the U.S. Supreme Court will finally develop its own system for...

In peace message, Pope takes aim at modern-day slavery

EWTN - Vatican News - 2 months 3 weeks ago
Vatican City, Jan 1, 2015 / 06:04 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Denouncing modern slavery as a "scourge," Pope Francis on New Year's Day called for concrete action and the "globalization...

Homily for the Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God

News.va - 2 months 3 weeks ago
(Vatican Radio) On January 1, the Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God, Pope Francis celebrated Solemn Mass in the Basilica of Saint Peter. Below, please find the complete text of...

Philippine bishops' Liturgy Commission cracks down on the "Reform of the Reform"; all new churches should have the tabernacle outside the sanctuary.

Rorate Coeli - 2 months 3 weeks ago
The blog The Pinoy Catholic has published a circular of the Archdiocese of Cebu that, citing unspecified directions of the "Episcopal Commission on the Liturgy" of the Catholic...

You can't understand Jesus without the Church or his mother, Pope says

Catholic News Agency - General - 2 months 3 weeks ago
Vatican City, Jan 1, 2015 / 04:25 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his homily on New Year’s Day, Pope Francis said that Jesus and his mother Mary are “inseparable,” just like Jesus and the...

In peace message, Pope takes aim at modern-day slavery

Catholic News Agency - General - 2 months 3 weeks ago
Vatican City, Jan 1, 2015 / 04:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Denouncing modern slavery as a “scourge,” Pope Francis on New Year’s Day called for concrete action and the “globalization...

Daily Gospel Reflection for January 1, 2015

CatholicMom.com - 2 months 3 weeks ago
Today’s Gospel: Luke 2:16-21 Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God Exhausted from their long journey to Bethlehem, and from the birth of her son, Jesus, Mary is now...

Happy New Year 2015!

The Religion Clause - 2 months 3 weeks ago
Dear Religion Clause Readers:Happy New Year 2015!  Last year was important.  The religious liberty and church-state developments of 2014 have raised fundamental questions about...

New Year's Eve is time for examination of conscience, pope says

American Catholic - Top News - 2 months 3 weeks ago
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The end of one calendar year and the beginning of another is the perfect occasion to reflect on how well people have used the time and gifts God has given...

Pope Francis’ prayer intentions for January 2015

Communio - 2 months 3 weeks ago
A new year of grace. A new year to be grateful for the graces we receive freely from the Divine Majesty. It is also a time to be aware of the needs of the world and the Church...

Thoughts on Policing in Light of Recent Events

Crisis Magazine - Church - 2 months 3 weeks ago
The developments of the past several months have focused sharp national attention on police practices and actions around the country. While the claims of police misconduct and...

On Pilgrimage: The Analogy of Departure

Crisis Magazine - Church - 2 months 3 weeks ago
“Life is made up of meetings and partings. That is the way of it.”  ∼ A Muppet Christmas Carol The Christian life has often been described as a pilgrimage. For the purpose of...

Catholic Quote of the Day — from St. Irenaeus

Integrated Catholic Life - 2 months 3 weeks ago
“The Virgin Mary… being obedient to His word, received from an angel the glad tidings that she would bear God.” (Saint Irenaeus, Bishop of Lyons; Against Heresies, 5:19:1; A.D....

A Christmastide Gift for our Readers: - Attacks on Thomism: a special historical and theological essay

Rorate Coeli - 2 months 3 weeks ago
Attacks on Thomism a special essay for Rorate Caeli by John Lamont Thomism and neomodernism  I: Progressives, 'manualism', and Thomism Anyone who has any familiarity with the...

Jim West does the December 2014 round up of biblioblogs

The Sacred Page - 2 months 3 weeks ago
Here. As usual, it's well done. Grateful to have been included.

New Year, New Decade

Snoring Scholar - 2 months 3 weeks ago
For the last ten years, ringing in the new year has meant something more to me than resolutions and champagne: it’s meant recognizing my own motherhood. It was on January 1, 2005...

Beginning of Year Opportunities for Spiritual Works of Mercy

Quartermaster of the Barque - 2 months 3 weeks ago
Happy New Year! This follows a recent post providing a brief introduction on indulgences and the fact that a plenary indulgence can be gained by reciting the Te Deum on the last...

Examine your conscience as the New Year begins, urges Francis

Catholic Herald - 2 months 3 weeks ago
The end of one calendar year and the beginning of another is the perfect occasion to reflect on how well you have used the time and gifts God has given you, especially how well...

Encountering the Word — John 19:26-27

Integrated Catholic Life - 2 months 3 weeks ago
A Daily Quote From Sacred Scripture “When Jesus saw his mother, and the disciple whom he loved standing near, he said to his mother, ‘Woman, behold, your son!’ Then he said to the...

January: Holy Name of Jesus

Homeschool Goodies - 2 months 3 weeks ago
  O sweet Name of Jesus, holy above all names in heaven and on earth, and to which every knee, both of men and of angels in heaven, on earth and in hell bends.  You are the the...

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