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July 27, 2014

ASK FATHER: Why don’t bishops wear cassocks?

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 3 months 6 days ago
From a reader: I am wondering why most modern bishops just wear a clerical suit?  Why do they very rarely wear the cassock with the proper color trim?  We almost never see eastern...

Liturgical Guide: Office of the Dead

Breviary Hymns - 3 months 6 days ago
The hymns selected for use in the Office of the Dead express the Church's hope in Christ’s victory over death and in each Christian’s share in that victory. Paragraph 958 of the...

Advance notice for Solemn Mass (EF), Feast of the Assumption

New Liturgical Movement - 3 months 6 days ago
Readers in Rhode Island and the surrounding area may want to mark their calendars now. Solemn Mass in the Extraordinary Form will begin at 7:00 pm on Friday, August 15th, at Holy...

Jesus is the great treasure, Pope teaches

Catholic News Agency - General - 3 months 6 days ago
Vatican City, Jul 27, 2014 / 11:07 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on Sunday stressed the priceless value of encountering Jesus, noting that Jesus’ parables speak of those who...

Jesus is the great treasure, Pope teaches

EWTN - Vatican News - 3 months 6 days ago
Vatican City, Jul 27, 2014 / 12:07 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis on Sunday stressed the priceless value of encountering Jesus, noting that Jesus' parables speak of those who...

WDTPRS: 17th Sunday after Pentecost – Satan yearns to crow over your fallen soul

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 3 months 6 days ago
  Today’s prayer did not survive the scalpel-wielding experts of the Consilium, slicing and suturing our orations under the surveillance of the late then-Fr. Annibale Bugnini.  ...

Priest who dances the flamenco draws crowds to parish in Spain

The Deacon's Bench - 3 months 6 days ago
I thought I’d seen everything. But no. Details:  It’s a lot more fun than going to Confession. A Roman Catholic priest in southern Spain has parishioners banging down his church...

The Velvet-toned Tenor

dotCommonweal - 3 months 6 days ago
Today's New York Times reports: Carlo Bergonzi, one of the 20th century’s most distinguished operatic tenors, renowned for the refined interpretive taste and keen musical...

“We are all pearls”: a deacon’s homily for this Sunday

The Deacon's Bench - 3 months 6 days ago
A deacon friend sent me his homily for today. It’s extraordinary and, I think, deserves a wider audience. I post it here with his permission. I hope it will resonate with many...

Chapter 10: Happy {Jesus: A Pilgrimage}

CatholicMom.com - 3 months 6 days ago
Welcome to our virtual book club! We’re reading Fr. James Martin’s bestseller, Jesus: A Pilgrimage. Each week we will tackle a chapter and look forward to a lively discussion...

ISIS On Campaign To Destroy Religious Shrines In Iraq Hits Tomb of Jonah

The Religion Clause - 3 months 6 days ago
The Wall Street Journal reported Friday on announced plans of the insurgent group Islamic State to destroy religious shrines and graves in Iraq.  Conservative Sunni doctrine...

Pope appeals for peace in Middle East, Iraq and Ukraine

News.va - 3 months 6 days ago
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Sunday made another urgent appeal for an end to the conflicts in the Middle East, in Iraq and in Ukraine. Speaking after his regular Angleus...

Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Cases

The Religion Clause - 3 months 6 days ago
In Legate v. Stephens, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 98442 (SD TX, July 21, 2014), a Texas federal district court adopted a magistrate's recommendation and dismissed a complaint by a...

St John XXIII Asks the Faithful Not to Applaud in Church

New Liturgical Movement - 3 months 6 days ago
translation of the Italian: The fourth Sunday of Lent, John XXIII was once again among the crowd, at Ostia. (about 15 miles to the south-west of Rome.) Thousands of people were...

US must adapt foreign policy to solve migrant crisis, says bishop

EWTN - US Latest News - 3 months 6 days ago
Washington D.C., Jul 27, 2014 / 05:11 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The head of the U.S. bishops' international justice and peace committee implored Secretary of State John Kerry to...

Daily Gospel Reflection for July 27, 2014

CatholicMom.com - 3 months 6 days ago
Today’s Gospel: MT 13:44-52 I grew up in a Catholic home, and though we did not celebrate every feast, we did not miss Mass on Sunday mornings. I was Catholic mainly because my...

Daily Catholic Quote by St. Francis of Assisi

Integrated Catholic Life - 3 months 6 days ago
“Sanctify yourself and you will sanctify society.” (St. Francis of Assisi, Deacon) October 4 is the Memorial of St. Francis of Assisi (1181 – 1286) If you liked this quote, please...

Daily Homily: I Will Announce What Has Lain Hidden

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 3 months 6 days ago
Jeremiah 13:1-11 Deuteronomy 32:18-19,20,21 Matthew 13:31-35 God commanded the prophets not only to speak to his people and communicate his word to them, but also to undertake...

Encountering the Word – Colossians 3:12-13

Integrated Catholic Life - 3 months 6 days ago
Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience, bearing with one another and forgiving one another, if one...

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