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April 28, 2014

Roughing it for the saints: Thousands sleep outdoors to get to Mass

The Catholic Spirit (St. Paul, MN) - 3 months 1 day ago
Volunteers wearing neon yellow vests interlocked their arms and led the crowds, several hundred at a time, slowly toward St. Peter's Square. The "one-block-at-a-time" strategy was...

Don’t forget to pack patience, determination on pilgrimage to Rome

The Catholic Spirit (St. Paul, MN) - 3 months 1 day ago
When preparing for two canonizations that draw nearly 1 million people to Rome, people usually pack essentials like food, water, raingear and sun hats. But like any real...

Canonization opens way for universal celebration of popes’ feast days

The Catholic Spirit (St. Paul, MN) - 3 months 1 day ago
From the moment Pope Francis said, "We declare and define Blesseds John XXIII and John Paul II be saints" and "they are to be venerated as such by the whole church," their October...

If They Taught Us Anything, It Was to Dare to Hope

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 3 months 1 day ago
By Evan Simpkins It’s 10 o’clock in the evening in Rome on the vigil of the historic two-pope canonization and the dome of St. Peter’s is like a beacon, calling the world to...

Islamic militants cause 'total chaos' in Central African Republic

Catholic Culture - World News - 3 months 1 day ago
The Muslim residents of Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic, have been "taken hostage" by Islamic militants, Bishop Nestor Désiré Nongo-Aziagbia has told the Fides...

Woman Who Wanted Abortion to Star on TV Show Rejects Abortion After Feeling Her Baby Kick

LifeNews.com - 3 months 1 day ago
The aspiring glamor model in England who said she wants to get an abortion so she can star on a reality television program has rejected abortion and decided to keep her baby. ...

Christian presence vanishing from Iraq, Chaldean patriarch fears

Catholic Culture - World News - 3 months 1 day ago
The exodus of Christians from Iraq is "frightening," the Chaldean Catholic Patriarch of Baghad has warned. "If measures are not taken soon, in 10 years' time there will only be a...

Cardinal Brady's Thanksgiving for Canonization of Saint-Popes

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 3 months 1 day ago
Pilgrims from Ireland in Rome for the Canonisation of Blessed Popes John XXIII and John Paul II gave thanks to God at a special Mass of Thanksgiving, celebrated this afternoon by ...

'Be not afraid!' Pope tells young Argentine Catholics

Catholic Culture - World News - 3 months 1 day ago
In a message to young Catholics of his native Argentina, Pope Francis offered simple advice: "Do not be afraid! Look at Jesus, look at Mary, and go forward!" The Pope recorded a...

News saints lauded for pioneering dialogue on women

EWTN - Vatican News - 3 months 1 day ago
Vatican City, Apr 28, 2014 / 08:52 am (EWTN News/CNA).- The newly-canonized John Paul II and John XXIII have drawn praise for sparking discussion within the Church on modern women...

News saints lauded for pioneering dialogue on women

Catholic News Agency - General - 3 months 1 day ago
Vatican City, Apr 28, 2014 / 07:52 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The newly-canonized John Paul II and John XXIII have drawn praise for sparking discussion within the Church on modern women...

Bishops announce next “Fortnight for Freedom” for 2014

The Deacon's Bench - 3 months 1 day ago
This press release just arrived in my “in” box:  Catholic dioceses and parishes across the United States are once again encouraged to raise awareness for domestic and...

Teacher stabbed to death at Catholic college in Leeds

Catholic Herald - 3 months 1 day ago
A female teacher has been stabbed to death at a Catholic secondary school in Leeds. A 15-year-old male pupil at Corpus Christi Catholic College in Neville Road has been arrested....

Scholars Disappointed in Aquinas College (Tenn.) Statement on Sr. Jane Laurel

Catholic Education Daily - 3 months 1 day ago
The open letter by the scholars argues that those who objected to Sr. Jane’s talk were primarily motivated by their opposition to Church teaching on human sexuality—which they...

Spanish royal couple meets with Pontiff

Catholic Culture - World News - 3 months 1 day ago
Pope Francis met on April 28 with King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia of Spain, who had traveled to Rome for the canonizations of Sts. John Paul II and John XXIII. A brief statement...

Masses of thanksgiving follow canonization of two Pontiffs

Catholic Culture - World News - 3 months 1 day ago
On the day after the canonization of Sts. John XXIII and John Paul II, two Masses of thanksgiving were held in Rome. In St. Peter's Square, Cardinal Angelo Comastri, the...

How and Why to Create an Easter Music Playlist

Brandon Vogt - 3 months 1 day ago
Last Sunday morning, while it was still dark out and our children lay sleeping, my wife and I tiptoed to the family room computer. We loaded up Matt Maher's "Christ is Risen",...

Gosnell Movie Beats Spike Lee’s Crowdfunding Record, But Mainstream Media Yawns

LifeNews.com - 3 months 1 day ago
Spike Lee and Phelim McAleer are both film-makers who’ve both achieved something unique: each has successfully raised $1.4 million to finance his movie through crowdfunding – a...

Violence against women harms society, Pope tells African bishops

Catholic Herald - 3 months 1 day ago
Catholic bishops and priests must continue to teach men and women how to live moral lives according to the Gospel, Pope Francis told bishops from southern Africa. Declining birth...

After Divine Mercy Sunday: Living the Message of Mercy

CatholicMom.com - 3 months 1 day ago
There’s a subtle temptation to miss Christ’s message in Divine Mercy Sunday. With the ocean of graces released yesterday—“On that day,” Jesus revealed to St. Faustina, “all the...

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