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Catholic Herald - 3 months 12 hours ago
Cover Story… When someone says the Catholic Church is dying, just laugh, says Philip Jenkins Education Special… James Whitehead on Shakespeare’s lessons in mercy Raymond Friel...

Sioux-- and Green Party Candidate-- Protest North Dakota Pipeline Across Sacred Land

The Religion Clause - 3 months 12 hours ago
The Washington Post this week reported on the showdown between members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the company building the Dakota Access crude-oil pipeline across North...

Pope: Conferences won't achieve peace if the heart is at war

News.va - 3 months 12 hours ago
(Vatican Radio) Resuming the daily Mass at the Casa Santa Marta after the summer break, Pope Francis, in his homily, spoke about the importance of working for peace in small,...

In Canada, Gay Activists Sue Christian Group That Infiltrated Pride Parade

The Religion Clause - 3 months 12 hours ago
Last month in Canada, two LGBT activists filed a class action lawsuit against a group of Christian conservatives who, calling themselves the "Gay Zombies Cannabis Consumers...

A wise reply to atheism’s strongest argument

Catholic Herald - 3 months 12 hours ago
I was well into reading my friend Fr Brendan Purcell’s beautiful book on suffering when the earthquake struck in central Italy. Although more than 60 miles away, most people in...

Catholicism’s incredible growth story

Catholic Herald - 3 months 12 hours ago
In many parts of the world, it’s difficult to feel optimistic about the future of the Catholic Church. Some years ago, the American Physical Society heard an alarming paper that...

Film: Epic failure as wheels fall off chariots classic

Catholic Herald - 3 months 12 hours ago
To say that this new 3D version of Ben-Hur comes to British cinemas on a downer is something of an understatement. The film cost a whopping $100 million to make, but flopped...

Word This Week

Catholic Herald - 3 months 12 hours ago
In the First Letter to Timothy, Paul describes himself as the greatest of sinners: a blasphemer who had done everything to discredit and injure the early Church. His subsequent...

Massachusetts Agency Says Transgender Non-Discrimination Can Apply To Some Church Events

The Religion Clause - 3 months 12 hours ago
Massachusetts Senate Bill 2407, banning discrimination on the basis of gender identity in public accommodations, becomes effective October 1. The bill also requires public...

Suit Says Arizona Charter School Teaches Religious Curriculum

The Religion Clause - 3 months 13 hours ago
Yesterday Americans United filed a federal court lawsuit alleging that an Arizona public charter school teaches a religiously-based required American Government course, and...

Intercessory Prayer Gets Behind the Wheel

CatholicMom.com - 3 months 13 hours ago
Photo copyright 2016 Lisa M. Hendey. Used with permission. All rights reserved. Text added in Canva. We’re all familiar with the custom of praying a quick “Hail Mary” when an...

Challenge To Church Governance Matters Dismissed On Ecclesiastical Abstention Grounds

The Religion Clause - 3 months 13 hours ago
In Azige v. Holy Trinity Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church, (NC App., Sept. 6, 2016), a North Carolina state appellate court dismissed on ecclesiastical abstention grounds a...

L.A. gathering puts Catholic liturgy at the heart of the new evangelization

EWTN - US Latest News - 3 months 13 hours ago
Los Angeles, Calif., Sep 8, 2016 / 05:58 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Catholics can learn a lot about evangelization from the liturgy, say organizers of an upcoming conference in Los...

After genocide, what's next for Iraq's Christians?

EWTN - US Latest News - 3 months 13 hours ago
Washington D.C., Sep 8, 2016 / 05:40 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- After the United States has declared that genocide is taking place against Christians and other religious minorities in...

The Catholic Response to Feel-Good Religion

Crisis Magazine - Church - 3 months 14 hours ago
You’re sitting in the dentist office and the hygienist you’re scheduled to see is running late so you pick up the latest issue of People magazine. You leaf through what feels...

The Church Cannot Reverse Past Teaching on Capital Punishment

Crisis Magazine - Church - 3 months 14 hours ago
Pope St. John Paul II was well-known for his vigorous opposition to capital punishment. Yet in 2004, then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger—the pope’s own chief doctrinal officer, later...

Daily Gospel Reflection for September 8, 2016 - Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

CatholicMom.com - 3 months 14 hours ago
Today’s Gospel: Matthew 1:1-16, 18-23 – Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Where you come from is important. Your family shapes who you are, for better or for worse, and there’s...

Bishop Morlino to Switch to Ad Orientem in His Cathedral

New Liturgical Movement - 3 months 15 hours ago
In October, I will start to offer the 11am Mass at the Cathedral Parish ad orientem.”His Excellency Bishop Robert Morlino of the Diocese of Madison, Wisconsin, announced that...

Pope Benedict speaks: ’I do not see myself as a failure’ 

Vatican Insider - 3 months 15 hours ago
Retired Pope Benedict XVI has said the work of governing the global Catholic Church was not his “strong point” and that he had a weakness of “little resolve” before the difficult...

After years of service, Courage director takes on new assignment

EWTN - US Latest News - 3 months 15 hours ago
Norwalk, Conn., Sep 8, 2016 / 03:46 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- After 14 years of serving the Church's apostolate for men and women with same-sex attraction, Fr. Paul Check will step...
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