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November 27, 2014

Pope Francis: 'We Must Have the Courage for a Fearless Pastoral Ministry'

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 3 months 1 week ago
Addressing the International Pastoral Congress on the World’s Big Cities, Pope Francis called on bishops to give a “concrete mercy and tenderness” in their pastoral ministry....

Increase in holiness by making time for your children, says bishop

Catholic Herald - 3 months 1 week ago
The Bishop of Shrewsbury has suggested practical ways of treading the path to holiness, including making time for our children and for prayer even when we feel exhausted. In a...

Here is Benedict’s Evangelii Gaudium: will Francis take it to heart?

Catholic Herald - 3 months 1 week ago
Last week, I wrote about the questions Cardinal Francis George, supposedly “America’s Ratzinger” would like to ask the Holy Father, beginning with whether he fully grasps that, in...

Catholic Quote of the Day — from St. Francis of Assisi

Integrated Catholic Life - 3 months 1 week ago
“O Divine Master, Grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive;...

Pope Francis to encourage Turkey's tiny Catholic community - 3 months 1 week ago
(Vatican Radio) Breaking another record for papal trips, Pope Francis on Friday sets off on his second international journey this week, travelling to the Turkish cities of Ankara...

After John, now Luke: James MacMillan to unveil new Passion piece

Catholic Herald - 3 months 1 week ago
Composer James MacMillan will conduct his new St Luke Passion at its UK premiere in Birmingham next week. The hour-long piece was co-commissioned for the 40th anniversary of the...

Morning Catholic must-reads: 27/11/14

Catholic Herald - 3 months 1 week ago
Cardinal John Tong Hon has urged both protesters and police in Hong Kong “to respect the rule of law and to adopt attitudes of self-restraint“. The new Archbishop of Chicago...

Catholic teenager who met the Pope arrested in Hong Kong

Catholic Herald - 3 months 1 week ago
A Catholic youth who took a selfie with Pope Francis has been arrested in Hong Kong. Giovanni Pang met the Pontiff when he visited South Korea in August. On Tuesday night he was...

The Commercialization of Thanksgiving—and So Much Else

Crisis Magazine - Church - 3 months 1 week ago
Thanksgiving is rapidly competing with Christmas as a candidate holiday for the next cultural war. We know, of course, that December 25 is the holiday that dare not speak its...

Obamacare Architect Says Abortion a Social Good

Crisis Magazine - Church - 3 months 1 week ago
Over the last three weeks, MIT professor and Affordable Care Act (ACA) architect Jonathan Gruber has gone from being an academic, known mostly in policy circles, to the face of...

Don’t Shop on Thanksgiving

Catholic and Enjoying It! - 3 months 1 week ago
Chintzy retailers who treat their employees like garbage and pay them poverty wages lie to you and tell you that you are harming their employees livelihood by not rushing out to...

Beautiful Story

Catholic and Enjoying It! - 3 months 1 week ago
How a Magazine Article Convinced a Former Ballet Dancer to Teach People with Down Syndrome

Encountering the Word — Hebrews 13:1-2

Integrated Catholic Life - 3 months 1 week ago
  A Daily Quote From Sacred Scripture Let brotherly love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.  (Hebrews 13...

One of Those Nights

Saint Louis Catholic - 3 months 1 week ago
In which Facebook reminds me again-- and I pray I remember this time-- that it is nearly impossible to disagree with someone on the Internet about philosophical questions without...


Catholic and Enjoying It! - 3 months 1 week ago
Welp. Looks like it’s time for me to pack it in on the whole “Catholic” thing. Why would somebody go to the trouble of writing a headline in all caps on the internet if it weren’...

Prayer Request

Catholic and Enjoying It! - 3 months 1 week ago
A reader writes: Please ask your readers to pray for me and my family. My business (based around what I thought was my life’s work) appears to be failing after many ups and downs...

SBL 2014 highlights

The Sacred Page - 3 months 1 week ago
What a tremendous time I had this year at the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature!  Above all, I had the honor of reading a paper co-written with John Kincaid. N....

Thankful for the Unknowns

Word on Fire - Fr. Robert Barron - 3 months 1 week ago
On this Thanksgiving, Fr. Steve Grunow invites us to express gratitude for saintly men and women who journeyed through life unnoticed, disappearing into the mission of the Church.

November 26, 2014

On Being Grateful for Our Challenges

Integrated Catholic Life - 3 months 1 week ago
“If God sends you many sufferings, it is a sign that He has great plans for you and certainly wants to make you a saint.” (St. Ignatius Loyola) I woke up yesterday not feeling...

Thanksgiving and the Eucharist

Integrated Catholic Life - 3 months 1 week ago
For Americans, the term “Thanksgiving” conjures up images of turkey and cranberry sauce, parades and bowl games.  These “traditions” have come to mark an event made a perpetual...


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