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January 2, 2015

Encountering the Word — James 1:5

Integrated Catholic Life - 2 months 3 weeks ago
A Daily Quote From Sacred Scripture “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives to all men generously and without reproaching, and it will be given him.” (James 1:5)...

Siris on Zmirak on Usury

Catholic and Enjoying It! - 2 months 3 weeks ago
This is the sort of junk Catholics too often have to wade through these days. And junk it is; all you have to do to see that is to read Fifth Lateran on usury and Vix pervenit,...

Fr. Barron on the new Exodus movie

Catholic and Enjoying It! - 2 months 3 weeks ago
I was kinda sorta thinking about seeing this, but not I may not bother:

Irish Court Says It's In Best Interest of Child to be Killed in Womb of Brain-Dead Mother

Creative Minority Report - 2 months 3 weeks ago
This is horrific. The worst part is that the court says death is in the best interest of the child. Just let that thought sink in for a moment.LifeNews.com reports:The High Court...

ASK FATHER: Father was sick, we went to Mass, now we’re sick too!

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 2 months 3 weeks ago
From a reader… Our priest simply announced “I have the flu ” and proceeded with his sermon. Only a few , like me, refrained from receiving Holy Communion. My wife received and...

Basil, Gregory, and the Holy Spirit

Word on Fire - Fr. Robert Barron - 2 months 3 weeks ago
Today we celebrate the feasts of St. Basil and St. Gregory, and although both were extremely prolific, Brother Athanasius Murphy, O.P. focuses today on their early and compelling...

January 1, 2015

Christmas Blessings of Hope and Joy Through Mother Mary’s Miraculous Medal

Integrated Catholic Life - 2 months 3 weeks ago
A couple of months ago I felt inspired to give a blessed Miraculous Medal to a woman I met who was working at a department store. I’ll call her Louise. She seemed very touched to...

Mario Cuomo, in Commonweal

dotCommonweal - 2 months 3 weeks ago
Mario Cuomo, who died New Year's Day and about whom Paul Moses writes here, was also a Commonweal author.

Mario M. Cuomo, R.I.P.

dotCommonweal - 2 months 3 weeks ago
"I take my religion from Cuomo and my politics from O'Connor." So said the great columnist Murray Kempton, his voice booming across the newsroom at New York Newsday. It was some...

Pope's New Year's Day Angelus

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 2 months 3 weeks ago
Below is a translation provided by Vatican Radio of Pope Francis' address before and after the Angelus in St. Peter's Square yesterday on the Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God...

Mario Cuomo dies

The Deacon's Bench - 2 months 3 weeks ago
From CNN:  Former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo has died, according to his son Chris Cuomo, host of CNN’s “New Day.” Mario Cuomo had been hospitalized recently to treat a heart...

Former NY Governor Mario Cuomo Remebered For His Speech On The Complexity of Being A Catholic Politician

The Religion Clause - 2 months 3 weeks ago
The New York Times reports that former New York Governor Mario Cuomo died today at age 82.  Among many other things, Cuomo is remembered for a groundbreaking speech given at Notre...

Pope Francis' Homily on Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 2 months 3 weeks ago
Here below is the Vatican Radio translation of Pope Francis' homily given Jan. 1, the Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God, in St. Peter's Basilica: *** Today we are reminded of...

Pope: 'Without the Church, Jesus Becomes an Idea' at Mercy of Moods, Imagination

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 2 months 3 weeks ago
“Without the Church, Jesus Christ ends up as an idea, a moral teaching, a feeling. Without the Church, our relationship with Christ would be at the mercy of our imagination, our...

Pope Reiterates His Closeness to Victims of '04 Argentina Fire

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 2 months 3 weeks ago
Pope Francis marked the anniversary of a 2004 fire in an Argentinean nightclub that killed 194 people. As bishop of Buenos Aires, the future Pope forged close relationships with...

Pope's Angelus: We Are Invited to Fix Our Gaze on Love of Mary

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 2 months 3 weeks ago
"On this first day of the year, in the joyful atmosphere of Christmas, the Church invites us to fix our gaze of faith and of love on the Mother of Jesus." The Pope extended this...

Bells to Recall WWI Usher in New Year in St. Peters Square

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 2 months 3 weeks ago
An audible symbol of hope for an end to war and start to peace ushered in the New Year toward the conclusion of Pope Francis’ Angelus address New Year’s day. Speaking to...

Canada Designates April 2 Pope John Paul II Day

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 2 months 3 weeks ago
This April 2 will mark a historic first for Canada: the first Pope John Paul II Day.  According to Vatican Radio, Parliament passed an act designating the date of April 2nd each...

Leaders of Ordinariates for ex-Anglicans to Gather in London

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 2 months 3 weeks ago
The leaders of the three ordinariates for ex-Anglicans will meet next month in London. It will be the second time the three ordinaries have gathered together. From Feb. 6-13,...

Homesickness and Fidelity to the Sign

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 2 months 3 weeks ago
Roman Rite  Is 60, 1-6; Ps 72; Eph 3, 2-3.5-6; Mt 2, 1-12?  Ambrosian Rite  Is 60: 1-6; Ps 72; Tt 2, 11-3, 2; Mt 2: 1-12  God, the Three Kings and us  1) Three questions and...

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