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January 27, 2015

CRS Volunteer Who Died During Papal Visit Laid to Rest

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 2 months 4 weeks ago
Kristel Mae Padasas, the young volunteer who passed away in a tragic accident following Pope Francis' visit to Tacloban during his Apostolic Journey to the Philippines, was laid...

Obi Wan Kenobi Actor Alex Guinness Could Easily Have Been a Victim of Abortion

LifeNews.com - 2 months 4 weeks ago
Those of us old enough to remember seeing the original “Star Wars” (at the theatres in 1977 are not the least bit surprised that it seems as if the trailer for the latest...

Cardinal Dolan: Rape exceptions in abortion bills ‘preposterous,’ discriminates against entire class of humans (AUDIO)

LifeSiteNews - 2 months 4 weeks ago
The cardinal also rejected the premise underlying the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. 'Does that make it okay to stab somebody in the back when they’re sleeping, because...

What are people saying about Verbum 6?

Verbum Blog - Logos Bible Software - 2 months 4 weeks ago
Verbum 6 introductory pricing ends in less than a week. We’ve spent a lot of time explaining the new features and telling you how excited we are. Now, with prices going up on...

Meatless Snowday, Snowless Edition

Saint Louis Catholic - 2 months 4 weeks ago
A number of observations on the non-event that was the predicted New York City "Snowpocalypse", based upon my razor-sharp brain mulling over the events of recent history:1)  I...

A Chance to Do a Work of Mercy

Catholic and Enjoying It! - 2 months 4 weeks ago
A friend writes: I hate to bother you and I really wouldn’t ask ya’ll to share this if it wasn’t important to me. This is a cousin of a friend of mine and she was killed by her...

Pope Francis asks, Do you discern God's will before making a decision?

Catholic News Agency - General - 2 months 4 weeks ago
Vatican City, Jan 27, 2015 / 04:19 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis dedicated his homily at Mass on Tuesday to the theme of obeying God’s will, saying a Christian should have a...

Wisconsin Lawmakers Want Planned Parenthood Audit After It Overbilled State for $3.5 Million

LifeNews.com - 2 months 4 weeks ago
A group of Wisconsin law makers is calling for an investigation into family planning centers and Planned Parenthood centers in the state. The request was sent by 28 Wisconsin...

Wise Advice from St. Francis de Sales for When People Question Your Motives

Patrick Madrid's Blog - 2 months 4 weeks ago
“As soon as worldly people see that you wish to follow a devout life they aim a thousand darts of mockery and even detraction at you. The most malicious of them will slander...

Hanging on, Letting Go

CatholicMom.com - 2 months 4 weeks ago
Image by Kirk Whitney. All rights reserved. Four years ago I bought a guitar.  Our mortgage was finally paid off and I was a few months away from retirement. While I was still...

Malaysian archbishop assures faithful: 'Allah' can still be used in worship

Catholic Culture - World News - 2 months 4 weeks ago
Archbishop Julian Leow of Kuala Lumpur has written a pastoral letter to assure the Catholics of Malaysia that a legal ban on the use of the word "Allah" applies only to the...

Bishops in Niger appeal to Muslims for solidarity after attacks on churches

Catholic Culture - World News - 2 months 4 weeks ago
The Catholic bishops of Niger have reached out to Muslims to strengthen inter-religious bonds after a series of violent attacks on Christian churches, the Fides news service ...

Italian bishops' conference leader calls for quick election of new Italian president

Catholic Culture - World News - 2 months 4 weeks ago
Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, the president of the Italian bishops' conference, has called for the prompt election of a new Italian president following the resignation of Giorgio ...

Remembering the priests of Dachau—and the roots of the diaconate

The Deacon's Bench - 2 months 4 weeks ago
Dachau entrance, 1945, from National Archives / Wikipedia Lest we forget: Seventy years ago today, the concentration camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau was liberated.  Many countries mark...

Swiss court rules Vatican bank must turn over account information to Italian prosecutors

Catholic Culture - World News - 2 months 4 weeks ago
A court in Switzerland has ruled that Italian prosecutors should have access to information about an account held by the Vatican bank, the Institute for Religious Works (IOR). The...

Pope reportedly meets with Spanish transsexual

Catholic Culture - World News - 2 months 4 weeks ago
Pope Francis met privately with a Spanish transsexual who had written to complain about having been banished from his parish church, according to the Spanish daily Hoy. Diego...

Peruvian bishop: government must protect judges after death threats from drug gangs

Catholic Culture - World News - 2 months 4 weeks ago
A Peruvian bishop has called upon the government to provide protection for judges, the Fides news service reports, after several jurists received death threats from drug-...

Chinese Woman Tried to Sell Her Baby for $7,000, Charged With Human Trafficking

LifeNews.com - 2 months 4 weeks ago
In China, a woman has been charged with human trafficking and conspiring to sell her baby boy for nearly $7,000. The police were notified about the situation after the woman’s...

Pelican of mercy, cleanse me in thy precious blood

Sacristies of the World - 2 months 4 weeks ago
A green chasuble for Ordinary Time with an image of a pelican feeding its young.  Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274), whose feast day it is tomorrow, mentioned pelicans in his Adoro Te...

Journalistic story baking? Via World magazine, Colorado man denies requesting 'God hates gays' cake

GetReligion - 2 months 4 weeks ago
"This Colorado baker refused to put an anti-gay message on cakes. Now she is facing a civil rights complaint," proclaimed a Washington Post headline. "Complaint: Baker refused to...

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