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Morning Catholic must-reads: 25/01/16

Catholic Herald - 3 months 1 week ago
Parishes must make evangelisation of the poor a priority, Pope Francis said at yesterday’s Angelus (full video). The Eucharist calls us to fight a “third world war” against...

Cost and conscience – why more Christians are ditching health insurance for this alternative

Catholic News Agency - General - 3 months 1 week ago
Washington D.C., Jan 24, 2016 / 04:36 pm (CNA).- The youngest of James Lansberry’s nine children almost didn’t survive his birth. Born with no heartbeat, he was resuscitated and...

Relics of Saint Gerard Majella

Saint's Relic Tours - 3 months 1 week ago
One may request a third class relic of Saint Gerard Majella here:http://papastronsay.blogspot.com/p/relics-of-st-gerard-majella.htmlRelics are provided at no charge, but, if you...

ASK FATHER: Should women say “Domine, non sum digna”?

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 3 months 1 week ago
From a readerette: Could you answer this for both the EF and the OF? Is the “Domine non sum dignus” a part of the Ordinary of the Mass that pertains to Sacrosanctum Concilium 54,...

Your Sunday Sermon Notes

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 3 months 1 week ago
Was there a good point in the sermon you heard for your Mass of Sunday obligation? Let us know what it was. For my part, I stressed the importance of confession.  Our sins hurt...

Is Bernie Sanders Anti-Immigrant?

dotCommonweal - 3 months 1 week ago
When Bernie Sanders released the details of his “Medicare for All” single-payer healthcare proposal ahead of the Democratic debate last week, the plan was widely panned by...

Septuagesima: “Burying the Alleluia”

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 3 months 1 week ago
I have in the past written, just the other day as a matter of fact, about a French custom of “burying the Alleluia” on Septuagesima.  On this pre-Lent Sunday, scrapped with the...

Making programming great again

The Curt Jester - 3 months 1 week ago
This is pretty funny – TrumpScript is a programming language that thinks and acts like Donald. Warning: Programming geek humor ahead. Features All numbers must be strictly...

Perennial press perplexity: How many Muslims are there in the United States?

GetReligion - 3 months 1 week ago
Let's hold the above question for a moment and start with statistics about Christians in the United States. Religion writers should be uttering hallelujahs for an organization...

Ten Things About St. Thomas Aquinas Every Catholic Should Know

Big C Catholics - 3 months 1 week ago
One of the most brilliant minds in the history of the Church, St. Thomas Aquinas was born in 1225 at the castle of Roccasecca, in the present day Lazio region of Italy, the...

16th c. Samurai, martyr, advanced closer to beatification

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 3 months 1 week ago
I like this story.  From CNA: This sword-wielding Samurai just moved closer to sainthood! Vatican City, Jan 23, 2016 / 04:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The martyrdom of a 16th-century...

Pope Francis: “there cannot be confusion between the family desired by God and every other type of union”

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 3 months 1 week ago
The other day His Holiness Pope Francis gave the annual address to the Roman Rota. HERE The Rota, the Tribunal Apostolicum Rotae Romanae or Apostolic Tribunal of the Roman Rota is...

Sunday Brunch Specials for January 24, 2016: Great Reads from This Week

CatholicMom.com - 3 months 1 week ago
  Welcome to the CatholicMom.com Sunday Brunch! We’re serving up a buffet of articles from the past week. Grab a cup of coffee or tea and settle in to enjoy some great reads. CM...

Jehovah's Witness Teacher Sues Over Valentine's Day Party Requirement

The Religion Clause - 3 months 1 week ago
As reported on Friday by MLive, in Michigan a former teacher has sued the Southfield school system because her principal ordered her to plan a Valentine's party for her 4th grade...

Pope Francis meets with Special Commisioner for Rome

News.va - 3 months 1 week ago
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Saturday morning met with Francesco Paolo Tronca, the Special Commissioner for Rome. He was appointed to the position by the central government...

Evangelize the poor: that is your mission, Pope says

Catholic News Agency - General - 3 months 1 week ago
Vatican City, Jan 24, 2016 / 06:15 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis centered his Angelus address this Sunday on what it means to evangelize the poor, and how this is the mission...

Satanist's RFRA Challenge To Missouri Abortion Restrictions Dismissed

The Religion Clause - 3 months 1 week ago
As previously reported, last May a member of the Satanic Temple filed a lawsuit in state court in Missouri challenging as a violation of Missouri's Religious Freedom Restoration...

Septuagesima Sunday: Burying the Alleluia

New Liturgical Movement - 3 months 1 week ago
I am sure that many of our readers are familiar with the various customs related to the removal of the Alleluia from the liturgy on Septuagesima Sunday. In the Roman liturgical...

You are part of Jesus’ mission

Communio - 3 months 1 week ago
The Church gives us the reading for Gospel today the narrative of Jesus teaching in the synagogue for the 3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time. Origen teaches: “When you read about Jesus...
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