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August 22, 2014

St. Louis archbishop outlines steps to end 'systemic racism'

American Catholic - Top News - 3 months 3 days ago
With the strife and violence continuing in the aftermath of Michael Brown's shooting death by a police officer in Ferguson, more than 500 St. Louis Catholics gathered for a votive...

Adjustment to HHS mandate met with initial disappointment

EWTN - US Latest News - 3 months 3 days ago
Washington D.C., Aug 22, 2014 / 05:55 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Religious groups have voiced concern over the latest set of suggested changes to the federal contraception mandate,...

India: Christian women arrested on �forced conversion' charges

Catholic Culture - World News - 3 months 3 days ago
Four Christian women who were distributing religious leaflets have been arrested on "forced conversion" charges in the southwestern Indian state of Karnataka. The four were...

Papal encouragement for Work of Nazareth

Catholic Culture - World News - 3 months 3 days ago
Pope Francis met with members of the Work of Nazareth on the evening of August 20 and encouraged them to witness to Christ joyfully in the midst of their charitable activities....

St. Joseph’s University President and Vice President to Step Down

Catholic Education Daily - 3 months 3 days ago
President Father C. Kevin Gillespie, S.J. and vice president John Smithson of St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia will step down at the end of the 2014-15 academic year,...

Morning Catholic must-reads: 22/08/14

Catholic Herald - 3 months 3 days ago
The creation of a Christian militia could help to “destroy Iraq“, Chaldean Patriarch Louis Sako has said. An American archbishop has withdrawn a lawsuit against Satanists...

Pakistan: rape an �instrument of power' over Christian girls, says attorney

Catholic Culture - World News - 3 months 3 days ago
Following the gang rape of a 12-year-old Christian girl in Lahore, an attorney said that in Pakistan "rape is used as an instrument of arbitrary power over Christian girls, who...

Faith of Iraqi Christians called unbreakable, despite persecution

EWTN - World Catholic News - 3 months 3 days ago
Erbil, Iraq, Aug 22, 2014 / 05:01 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Iraqi Christians' faith is not diminished, even as they face exile from their homes and profound suffering, an official with...

Faith of Iraqi Christians called unbreakable, despite persecution

Catholic News Agency - General - 3 months 3 days ago
Erbil, Iraq, Aug 22, 2014 / 04:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Iraqi Christians' faith is not diminished, even as they face exile from their homes and profound suffering, an official with...

Daily Gospel Reflection for August 22, 2014

CatholicMom.com - 3 months 3 days ago
Today’s Gospel: Matthew 22:34-40 So simple, God is first, everyone else is second.  We tend to complicate our lives so much with lots of confusion and formality.  But there it is...

Pope’s personal envoy briefs Francis after visit to Iraq

Catholic Herald - 3 months 3 days ago
Cardinal Fernando Filoni said Pope Francis “was really taken” by the cardinal’s description of Christians and other minorities forced from their homes in north-western Iraq by...

Catholic School Forced to Grant Exemption from Liturgies, Retreats

Catholic Education Daily - 3 months 3 days ago
After a series of exchanges between a Catholic-school parent and the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District in Ontario, the Ontario Superior Court ruled in April that Notre Dame School...

Ukrainian Catholic leader blasts Russian Orthodox statements, says Church is being oppressed

Catholic Culture - World News - 3 months 3 days ago
In a letter to bishops and political leaders around the world, the head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church said that the Church is being oppressed in eastern Ukraine. "For...

Pope's special envoy returns from Iraq, testifies to �extraordinary faith' of nation's Christians

Catholic Culture - World News - 3 months 3 days ago
Calling upon the Church to express solidarity for Iraq's persecuted Christians, Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Pope Francis's special envoy to the Middle Eastern nation, has returned...

Pope Francis telephones family of American journalist James Foley

Catholic Herald - 3 months 3 days ago
Pope Francis has offered his condolences in a phone call to the family of a American journalist killed by Islamic State militants in Syria. Vatican spokesman Fr Federico Lombardi...

Jerusalem patriarch calls for international intervention in Gaza

Catholic Culture - World News - 3 months 3 days ago
The Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem has called for an international peacekeeping force in Gaza. Patriarch Fouad Twal told Vatican Radio that "for years, there was this inner fear...

Pope Francis calls parents of journalis James Foley

News.va - 3 months 3 days ago
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has called the family of the American journalist James Foley who was killed by Islamic State militants in Syria this week. The journalist had been...

Daily Catholic Quote from St. Josemaría Escrivá

Integrated Catholic Life - 3 months 3 days ago
“When we were little, we kept close to our mother in a dark alley or if dogs barked at us. Now, when we feel temptations of the flesh, we should run to the side of Our Mother in...

US dioceses to take up special collection for the Middle East

Catholic Culture - World News - 3 months 3 days ago
The president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has asked his brother bishops to take up a special collection for "humanitarian relief and pastoral support" for...

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