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February 23, 2015

Two Aids for Teaching Our Children the Catholic Faith

CatholicMom.com - 3 months 1 day ago
Image credit: Pixabay How well do your kids know the faith? After the feeding, dressing, bathing, the getting to and from school, homework, after school activities, and the drama...

Pope Francis declares a new doctor of the Church

The Deacon's Bench - 3 months 1 day ago
From Vatican Radio:  Pope Francis has declared Armenian poet and monk, Saint Gregory of Narek, a Doctor of the Universal Church.  Meeting with Cardinal Angelo Amato, Prefect of...

Mystic, monk and poet – meet the newest Doctor of the Church

EWTN - Vatican News - 3 months 1 day ago
Vatican City, Feb 23, 2015 / 06:47 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- St. Gregory of Narek – a tenth century priest, monk, mystic, and poet beloved among Armenian Christians – has become the...

Saint Polycarp

Communio - 3 months 1 day ago
As a disciple of the Apostles, and as bishop of Smyrna, and a friend of St Ignatius of Antioch, Saint Polycarp (+155) is a very interesting friend of Jesus. At that Polycarp’s...

Discernment Woes

Dominicana - 3 months 1 day ago
Let’s begin with one of the biggest buzzwords in Catholic circles: discernment. What vocation is God calling me to in life? A healthy way of looking at how to discern starts with...

Pope Francis declares Armenian saint Doctor of the Church

News.va - 3 months 1 day ago
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has declared Armenian poet and monk, Saint Gregory of Narek, a Doctor of the Universal Church.  Meeting with Cardinal Angelo Amato, Prefect of the...

The moments to forget in Clive James’s most beloved book

Catholic Herald - 3 months 1 day ago
Thanks to a suggestion from a post following my recent blog about Stefan Zweig, I have been dipping into Clive James’s book, Cultural Amnesia. James says that it took him 40 years...

Australian Court Says Polyamory Is Not "Sexual Orientation" Under Sex Discrimination Act

The Religion Clause - 3 months 1 day ago
In Bunning v Centacare, (FCCA, Feb. 11, 2015), an Australian Federal Circuit Court judge dismissed a sexual orientation discrimination complaint filed against a Catholic social...

Recent Articles of Interest

The Religion Clause - 3 months 1 day ago
From SSRN: Pamela Foohey, When Faith Falls Short: Bankruptcy Decisions of Churches,(February 13, 2015). Laura Marie Winocur, Competing Visions of the Modern Secular State in Law...

Syrian Orthodox priest released

Catholic Culture - World News - 3 months 1 day ago
A Syrian Orthodox priest detained by Kurdish forces in Syria on February 16 has been released. The detention of Father Gabriel Daoud and at least 11 other Syrian Christians "would...

Indian Jesuit freed from captivity in Afghanistan

Catholic Culture - World News - 3 months 1 day ago
Father Alexis Prem Kumar, who was kidnapped in June while visiting a school for refugee children in Afghanistan, has been released from captivity. Father Kumar served as...

Daily Lenten Reflection — Blessed of My Father

Integrated Catholic Life - 3 months 1 day ago
“Then the King will say to those at his right hand, ‘Come, O blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you...

Extra troops posted in Rome following ISIS threat

Catholic Herald - 3 months 1 day ago
About 500 extra troops have been stationed around historic sites in Rome after ISIS made threats against the city last week. Italy, which is just 300-miles from jihadi-controlled...

Bishops Designate Teachers as 'Ministers' To Strengthen Catholic Identity

Catholic Education Daily - 3 months 1 day ago
Catholic teachers serve an integral role in the formation of students at Catholic schools and should rightly be held to the standard of ministers, argued Cardinal Newman Society...

MP rejects claims gender abortion ban will cause domestic violence to surge

Catholic Herald - 3 months 1 day ago
An MP seeking to criminalise the sex-selective abortions of baby girls has reacted angrily to claims by Britain’s largest private abortion provider that a ban will encourage men...

Daily Gospel Reflection for February 23, 2015

CatholicMom.com - 3 months 1 day ago
Today’s Gospel: Matthew 25:31-46 Optional Memorial of Saint Polycarp, Bishop and Martyr One hot, summer day as I finished some work on the lawn, I inadvertently locked myself out...

James Foley: Journalist, Man of Faith

American Catholic - Top News - 3 months 1 day ago
On August 19, 2014, a troubling

Pope, Curia begin Lenten retreat

Catholic Culture - World News - 3 months 1 day ago
Pope Francis and members of the Roman Curia have begun their Lenten retreat, which is taking place from February 22 to 27 at a retreat house in Ariccia, a small city near the...

A Martyr is Mourned in Ukraine as West Placates Russia

Crisis Magazine - Church - 3 months 1 day ago
Almost exactly a year ago, Bohdan Solchanyk, a lecturer on modern history at the Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU), was murdered by a government sniper in Kiev as hundreds of...

Old Fashioned—A Flawed Alternative to Fifty Shades of Grey

Crisis Magazine - Church - 3 months 1 day ago
While the Christian world and its religious allies cry in the wilderness that sex is sacred; the rest of the world is rushing to see Fifty Shades of Grey. Over Saint Valentine’s...

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