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August 14, 2014

It’s a shame our culture views chastity with such suspicion

Catholic Herald - 3 months 1 week ago
Random listening to the World Service very early on 11th August landed me with “The Why Factor”. Its theme this time was chastity, an unusual enough subject for the small hours of...

Christian film critic says Robin Williams accepted Christ in rehab, but “he was always searching”

The Deacon's Bench - 3 months 1 week ago
Details:  Christian Film and Television Commission Chairman Dr. Ted Baehr recently revealed that late comedian Robin Williams accepted Jesus as his personal Savior during one of...

Moral Clarity in the Middle East

Catholic Vote - 3 months 1 week ago
Today is the Feast of St. Maximilian Kolbe who is also known as the Apostle of Consecration to Mary. During the Second World War, Kolbe sheltered many Polish Jews in his friary....

4th Circuit Refuses Stay In Invalidation of Virginia's Same-Sex Marriage Ban

The Religion Clause - 3 months 1 week ago
By a 2-1 vote yesterday, the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals issued an Order (full text)  in Bostic v. Schaeffer refusing to delay the mandate in its decision last month...

Vatican 'shares the sadness' of Chinese youth barred from visiting Korea

EWTN - World Catholic News - 3 months 1 week ago
Seoul, South Korea, Aug 14, 2014 / 07:04 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Holy See press officer Fr. Federico Lombardi said Thursday that "we share the sadness" of the young people from...

Staycation and School’s Close #SmallSuccess

Snoring Scholar - 3 months 1 week ago
I took a week (sort of) off and staycationed last week. This week, as I battle a few personal challenges, I’m feeling particularly small in my successes. 1. I’ve allowed myself...

Small Success Thursday: Finding God’s Voice in the Kids’ Noise

CatholicMom.com - 3 months 1 week ago
It’s August 14, and I have ten days to enjoy summer.  It’s enough to make me go almost mad with panicking and packing.  We still need to get school supplies, finish summer...

On Self-Denial

Dominicana - 3 months 1 week ago
Dear readers, The student brothers are on retreat the week of August 11-15. Rather than leave the blog dormant, we offer you reflections by and about various Dominican saints for...

Pope addresses South Korean leaders in English

News.va - 3 months 1 week ago
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis’ first major address during his Apostolic Voyage – to Korea’s political and civil leaders – was also one of his first speeches in English. Sean...

Pope Francis sends telegram from plane to China, and other countries

News.va - 3 months 1 week ago
(Vatican Radio)  Pope Francis sent telegrams to the Heads of State of the countries in which his plane overflew during his trip to South Korea.  For the first time in history, a...

Pray for peace in Iraq Sunday, August 17

Communio - 3 months 1 week ago
The chairman of the Committee of International Justice and Peace of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), Bishop Richard E. Pates of Des Moines, Iowa, asked us to pray...

Boston College to Host Speaker Matt Taibbi Who Mocked Pope

Catholic Education Daily - 3 months 1 week ago
One of Taibbi’s most controversial pieces was the satirical piece entitled “The 52 Funniest Things About the Upcoming Death of the Pope,” which included scandalously crude and...

Religious, academic leaders call for more US action in Iraq

EWTN - US Latest News - 3 months 1 week ago
Washington D.C., Aug 14, 2014 / 06:14 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Both academic and religious leaders, in the U.S. and abroad, have urged greater U.S. military action in Iraq and Syria...

Indian Court Upholds National Commission For Minorities Act

The Religion Clause - 3 months 1 week ago
The Times of India reports today that a 2-judge panel of the Allahabad high court has upheld the constitutionality of India's National Commission for Minorities Act. Rejecting...

Recount Looming In Slim Primary Victory of Controversial Wisconsin House Candidate

The Religion Clause - 3 months 1 week ago
The Hill reports that a likely recount in Wiconsin's Republican congressional primary has called into question Tuesday's initial apparent victory of state senator Glenn Grothman....

Catholic Herald View: A just war: we must act to protect Iraq’s minorities

Catholic Herald - 3 months 1 week ago
The Holy See is usually hostile to American military intervention in the Middle East. Not this week. Archbishop Giorgio Lingua, Apostolic Nuncio to Iraq, told Vatican Radio that...

Tech Talk: Catholic News Service App

CatholicMom.com - 3 months 1 week ago
Got a minute? You can get the latest Catholic news straight from the Catholic News Service via their newly-released app. This app is FREE for Android, and it’s very easy to use....

Canada's Citizenship Oath To The Queen Does Not Violate Charter Rights

The Religion Clause - 3 months 1 week ago
In McAteer v. Canada (Attorney General), (Ont. Ct. App., August 13, 2014), the Court of Appeal for Ontario rejected constitutional challenges to the requirement that immigrants...

Catholic Studies Program Founder at UST in Minnesota Retires after 21 Years at Helm

Catholic Education Daily - 3 months 1 week ago
Don Briel, founder of the Catholic Studies department at the University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul, Minn., is retiring after 21 years in charge of the groundbreaking program....

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