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History, truth, and politics: Researcher seeks to clear the record on Junipero Serra

Catholic News Agency - General - 3 months 2 days ago
Los Angeles, Calif., Mar 29, 2015 / 04:22 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- California missionary Father Junipero Serra’s canonization is “long overdue,” says a university professor concerned...

Once again: Do journalists believe there is good religion and then bad religion?

GetReligion - 3 months 2 days ago
This week's "Crossroads" podcast (click here to tune that in) focused on one of those nasty Godbeat topics that I have been wrestling with since, oh, 1980 or so. The question:...

What's Thrilling About Chastity?

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 3 months 2 days ago
Dawn Eden writes about chastity as someone who’s struggled to achieve it. Her struggles were rooted in more than just original sin; she was sexually abused as a child, suffered...

Palm Sunday

The Deacon's Bench - 3 months 2 days ago
Weather: chilly. Liturgies: beautiful. Music: “All Glory, Laud and Honor,” “The Palms,” “Ride On! Ride On!,” “O Sacred Head Surrounded,” “Lift High the Cross.” Church: packed.

ASK FATHER: Abstinence from meat difficult when living in parents’ home

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 3 months 2 days ago
From a reader… QUAERITUR: I would like to abstain from meat all Fridays of the year but I live with my non-Catholic parents and can’t easily get my own food every Friday, what...

Fontgombault Sermon - Palm Sunday: "Obedience is at the core of the Incarnation and Passion"

Rorate Coeli - 3 months 2 days ago
PALM SUNDAY Sermon of the Right Reverend Dom Jean Pateau Abbot of Our Lady of Fontgombault (Fontgombault, March 29, 2015) Dear Brothers and Sisters, My dearly beloved Sons, St....

Palm Sunday 2015

New Liturgical Movement - 3 months 2 days ago
A great multitude that was met together at the festival cried out to the Lord: Blessed is He that cometh in the name of the Lord: Hosanna in the highest! (Processional antiphon of...

A Roman Pilgrim at the Station Churches 2015 (Part 10)

New Liturgical Movement - 3 months 2 days ago
Tuesday of Passion Week - Station at Santa Maria in Via LataThe original station church for this day, Saint Cyriacus, was demolished in the late 15th-century, and the station...

“Pause” for a moment to see Michael Voris’ new project

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 3 months 2 days ago
Like Michael Voris.  Hate Michael Voris.  Whatever.  Voris is a man with convictions and he acts on them.  That’s admirable.   Like his projects.  Hate his projects.  He is doing...

Religion of Peace in Nigeria – now beheading with chainsaws

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 3 months 3 days ago
From RT: Boko Haram kills, ‘beheads with chainsaws’ 40 people to derail Nigeria elections Militants from extremist group Boko Haram attacked several Nigerian towns, torching...

Palm Sunday 2015: Pope Francis recommends humility

Communio - 3 months 3 days ago
At the heart of this celebration, which seems so festive, are the words we heard in the hymn of the Letter to the Philippians: “He humbled himself” (2:8). Jesus’ humiliation....

Ramapo Villages Officials Cleared of Discrimination Claims Growing Out of Zoning Fight

The Religion Clause - 3 months 3 days ago
In Bernstein v. Village of Wesley Hills, (SD NY, March 27, 2015), a New York federal district court rejected religious discrimination claims growing out of a chapter in the long...

The Week Called Holy

Whispers in the Loggia - 3 months 3 days ago
In case you've been wondering, everything's fine on this end – this time around, Lent just called for a bit more breathing space than usual... ...and now, already, here we are:...

ASK FATHER: “Mass” with no Collect, readings, etc., but lots of made up stuff

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 3 months 3 days ago
From a reader… QUAERITUR: Today I attended Mass where we had no Collect, no First or Second Reading, No Gospel, we sashed neatly from The Lord have mercy to the bidding prayers!...

“My earthly journey is now at at an end…”

The Deacon's Bench - 3 months 3 days ago
“My earthly journey is now at an end. When I was born, my Mother laid me in a manger. I lived almost my whole life in Nazareth. I immersed myself in the history of the Chosen...

A sweet sign of hope: Pope's envoy returns to Iraq with Easter cake

Catholic News Agency - General - 3 months 3 days ago
Vatican City, Mar 29, 2015 / 06:32 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis' personal envoy to Iraq will return to the country during Holy Week, bringing with him the pontiff's love and...

A sweet sign of hope: Pope's envoy returns to Iraq with Easter cake

EWTN - Vatican News - 3 months 3 days ago
Vatican City, Mar 29, 2015 / 07:32 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis' personal envoy to Iraq will return to the country during Holy Week, bringing with him the pontiff's love and...

Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Cases

The Religion Clause - 3 months 3 days ago
In Stavenjord v. Schmimdt, (AK Sup. Ct., March 20, 2015), the Alaska Supreme Court held that a trial court was incorrect in dismissing a RLUIPA claim by a Buddhist prisoner who...

In Holy Week, "God's Way Is Humility"

Whispers in the Loggia - 3 months 3 days ago
HOMILY OF POPE FRANCISPALM SUNDAY OF THE PASSION OF THE LORDST PETER'S SQUARE29 MARCH 2015At the heart of this celebration, which seems so festive, are the words we heard in the...
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