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February 2, 2014

She wanted to convert. But she listened to Cardinal Ratzinger and died a Lutheran.

Rorate Coeli - 2 months 2 weeks ago
Sigrid Spath was the most famous German translator in Rome. She worked in the Jesuit General House, and then in the Vatican, since the days of Paul VI and translated around 70,000...

Pope Francis: Have Complete Trust in God in Times of Trial

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 2 months 2 weeks ago
David, who in the midst of betrayal and persecution is not shaken in his faith in God, is an example to follow in moments of difficulty. Pope Francis focused on the figure of...

Pope Francis Leads Faithful in Prayer For Consecrated Life

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 2 months 2 weeks ago
During his weekly Angelus address, Pope Francis reflected on the importance of those in consecrated life, saying that a Church without sisters is unimaginable. The Day of...

Pope's Prayer Intentions for February

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 2 months 2 weeks ago
The Vatican has announced that Pope Francis' universal prayer intention for February is: “That the Church and society may respect the wisdom and experience of older people”....

Rome Mass in Memory of Poor and Homeless Who Have Died

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 2 months 2 weeks ago
The Pope's almoner has celebrated Mass in Rome in memory of the poor and homeless who have lost their lives due to inadequate living conditions and abandonment. Archbishop...

Pope Receives Samoa's Head of State

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 2 months 2 weeks ago
Pope Francis and Samoa's head of state discussed human promotion, regional co-operation and hte environment during a private audience at the Vatican today. The Holy Father had "...

Missio ad Gentes: A Mission of Gratitude

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 2 months 2 weeks ago
“Evangelize with love, be zealous and joyful missionaries, do not lose your joy!” This was the mandate given by Pope Francis on Saturday to over 400 families of the...

Hundreds of Thousands March Across Europe in Defense of Marriage and the Traditional Family

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 2 months 2 weeks ago
Paris, Lyon, Brussels, Bucharest, Madrid, Warsaw and Rome saw demonstrations yesterday in favour of marriage and the traditional family and against further relaxation of abortion...

Rep. Lipinski recognizes Catholic Schools Week with resolution

Catholic News Agency - General - 2 months 2 weeks ago
Washington D.C., Feb 2, 2014 / 02:43 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In honor of Catholic Schools Week, U.S. Congressman Dan Lipinski (D- Ill.) introduced a House resolution commending...

Israel gets mad (at Kerry) and others

dotCommonweal - 2 months 2 weeks ago
As Secretary of State John Kerry prepares to present the U.S. framework for two-states in Israel and the Occupied Territories, the rhetoric is heating up. And so is the politics....

Thomas Merton’s ‘The Candlemas Procession’

Sacristies of the World - 2 months 2 weeks ago
          A lovely Sunday with the Blessing of Candles and a candlight Procession. ‘The Candlemas Procession’ by Thomas Merton (1943) Lumen Ad revelationem gentium. Look kindly,...

The Weekly Francis – Volume 44 – 2 February 2014

The Curt Jester - 2 months 2 weeks ago
This version of The Weekly Francis covers material released in the last week from 16 October 2013 to 1 February 2014. The Weekly Francis is a compilation of the Holy Father’s...

The Weekly Francis – 2 February 2014

Jimmy Akin.org - 2 months 2 weeks ago
This version of The Weekly Francis covers material released in the last week from 16 October 2013 to 1 February 2014. Angelus 26 January 2014 General Audiences 29 January 2014...

The greatness of Phillip Seymour Hoffman

The Deacon's Bench - 2 months 2 weeks ago
R.I.P.  The 46-year-old actor, arguably one of the finest of his generation, was found dead today in his Manhattan apartment, reportedly with a needle in his arm. He’d waged a...

D. Buffalo: Flash “Mass mobs” continue to help dying parishes

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 2 months 2 weeks ago
Do you remember the story I posted about flash “Mass mobs” being organized to inject some life into dying parishes in Buffalo, NY? ¡Vaya lío! Flash ‘Mass Mobs’ help struggling...

ESPN spots a ghost in the Seattle-Russell Wilson lovefest

GetReligion - 2 months 2 weeks ago
Some GetReligion readers may have noticed that there is a big football game later today. One of the teams involved in the Super Bowl this year is the Seattle Seahawks and, as...

Pope: Presentation of Jesus joins young, old

EWTN - Vatican News - 2 months 2 weeks ago
Vatican City, Feb 2, 2014 / 12:34 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis' Sunday homily reflected on the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple, noting how the event shows both young and...

Third Summorum Pontificum Pilgrimage to Rome: Cardinal Burke to offer Solemn Pontifical Mass at St. Peter's Basilica on October 25, 2014.

Rorate Coeli - 2 months 2 weeks ago
PRESS RELEASE BY THE CŒTUS INTERNATIONALIS SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM 2 FEBRUARY 2014, FEAST OF THE PURIFICATION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY The Cœtus Internationalis Summorum Pontificum...

Pope: Presentation of Jesus joins young, old

Catholic News Agency - General - 2 months 2 weeks ago
Vatican City, Feb 2, 2014 / 10:34 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis’ Sunday homily reflected on the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple, noting how the event shows both young and...

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