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July 21, 2014

Encountering the Word — John 7:37-39

Integrated Catholic Life - 3 months 5 days ago
On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and proclaimed, “If any one thirst, let him come to me and drink. He who believes in me, as the scripture has said, ‘...

The Late Stratford Caldecott on…

Catholic and Enjoying It! - 3 months 5 days ago
…the Search for the Secret of Life and Death. Eternal memory.

The Problem with Bill Gates

Crisis Magazine - Church - 3 months 5 days ago
With almost $40 billion in assets, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation possesses incredible influence, and is unafraid to use it. As one staffer put it, the foundation’s...

Who Needs Poetry?

Crisis Magazine - Church - 3 months 5 days ago
What are poems for? Is there any real point in writing them? And what about us, the folks who are expected to buy all that bilge—is it quite necessary that we actually read all...

Paying People Not to Shoot Each Other

Catholic and Enjoying It! - 3 months 5 days ago
…is on the table in California. My first (and pretty much only) question is, “Does it work?” If not, then bag it. If so, seems like money well spent to me. I’m told (when the...

Former Euthanasia Supporter…

Catholic and Enjoying It! - 3 months 5 days ago
…having helped launch the “What could it possibly hurt?” phase of history is now entering the “How were we supposed to know?” phase of history. Thanks be to God that he is...

Hard Times by Charles Dickens

Crisis Magazine - Church - 3 months 5 days ago
“Now what I want is, Facts. Teach these boys and girls nothing but Facts. Facts alone are wanted in life. Plant nothing else and root out everything else. You can only form the...

Bp. Matano (D. Rochester) ends decades illicit practice of “lay preaching”

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 3 months 5 days ago
For your Brick by Brick file. From the Democrat and Chronicle: Catholic diocese upends custom on homilies For the better part of 40 years in churches across the Roman Catholic...

July 20, 2014

From Trash to Treasure

Integrated Catholic Life - 3 months 6 days ago
It’s that time of year when there is a yard sale dotting every development, when people have cleaned out their trash and are marketing it for whatever they can get, when the hunt...

Morning Catholic must-reads: 21/07/14

Catholic Herald - 3 months 6 days ago
Pope Francis said at yesterday’s Angelus that he is close to Christians who were “stripped of everything” when Islamists forced them to flee Mosul this weekend (full video). Sunni...

Iraq Catholic Leader: Islamic State worse than Genghis Khan

Creative Minority Report - 3 months 6 days ago
With a mass exodus of Christians from Mosul in the face of threats, the Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Raphael Sako said that these Islamic militants are worse than Genghis...

Daily Homily: Walk Humbly With Your God

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 3 months 6 days ago
Micah 6:1-4,6-8 Psalm 50:5-6,8-9,16bc-17,21 and 23 Matthew 12:38-42 Micah says today that the Lord enters into trial with Israel, he takes them to court. The Lord does not take...

Life and Death Under Debate

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 3 months 6 days ago
A bill to legalize assisted suicide has been introduced into Britain’s House of Lords by Lord Falconer, previously Lord Chancellor under Labour prime minister Tony Blair, and it...

Pope Sends Message to Mark 20th Anniversary of Bombing of Jewish Center

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 3 months 6 days ago
Pope Francis has called terrorism lunacy and declared that all it does is destroy in a video-message to mark the twentieth anniversary of the bombing of the AMIA Centre in Buenos...

U.N. Secretary General Condemns Persecution of Mosul Christians

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 3 months 6 days ago
The "religious cleansing" of Christians and other religious minorities from the Iraqi city of Mosul has brought widespread condemnation, but so far mostly silence from Western...

Patriarch Sako Warns Iraq Is Heading Towards Disaster

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 3 months 6 days ago
“It is shameful that Christians are being rejected, expelled and diminished”, the Chaldean Catholic Church Patriarch Louis Raphaël I Sako has written in a letter addressed to all...

Pope Sends Message to Argentine Parish Priest in Gaza

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 3 months 6 days ago
Pope Francis has offered words of comfort to Gaza's Christian Community as the massacre in the territory continues. In a message to the parish priest of Gaza, Father Jorge...

Evangelical Pastor Friend of Pope Francis Dies Suddenly

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 3 months 6 days ago
A evangelical pastor who was a close friend of Pope Francis has died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. British-born Tony Palmer, a bishop with the Communion of...

Cardinal Sandri to Suffering in Middle East: 'Your Tears and Hopes Are Ours'

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 3 months 6 days ago
Cardinal Sandri has said that although the Christians in Mosul in Iraq and Aleppo in Syria are the most afflicted, the entire area is in a state of insecurity.  Cardinal...

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