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Stronger global response urged for Europe's refugee crisis

American Catholic - Top News - 3 months 2 weeks ago
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Lawmakers and witnesses in a congressional committee hearing room Oct. 20 were not shown pictures of the vast number of refugees crossing East European borders...

Chaplains must assist military traumatized by war, pope says

American Catholic - Top News - 3 months 2 weeks ago
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- As more members of the armed forces endure both physical and emotional scars from conflicts raging around the world, Pope Francis called on military...

Ahead of Florida execution, bishops renew calls against death penalty

EWTN - US Latest News - 3 months 2 weeks ago
Tallahassee, Fla., Oct 27, 2015 / 05:54 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Stressing that capital punishment is not necessary in the modern-day U.S., Florida's Catholic bishops have asked the...

Mercy �denounces sin openly,' says Vatican cardinal

Catholic Culture - World News - 3 months 2 weeks ago
Discussing the upcoming Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, Cardinal Mauro Piacenza emphasized that mercy does not consist in tolerance of sin. Cardinal Piacenza, the Major...

US House votes to delay Planned Parenthood funding for a year

Catholic Herald - 3 months 2 weeks ago
The US House of Representatives voted on Friday to block federal funding for a year to affiliates of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and redirect the money to...

Synod thoughts and thanks to readers

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 3 months 2 weeks ago
First, I am deeply grateful for the donations that have come in to defray the cost of my travel to Rome.  Some have been widow’s mites, some have been hefty, all have been warmly...

British Government ‘reluctant’ to call persecution of Middle East faithful genocide

Catholic Herald - 3 months 2 weeks ago
The British government has agreed to consider if the slaughter and expulsion of Christians from the Middle East by Islamist terrorists constitutes genocide, but said it was...

Daily Gospel Reflection for October 27, 2015

CatholicMom.com - 3 months 2 weeks ago
  Today’s Gospel: Luke 13:18-21 Today’s readings speak of sufferings and the impatience we can feel when we are waiting for that suffering to be over. Saint Paul writes to the...

Prominent prelates differ sharply on Synod's final report

Catholic Culture - World News - 3 months 2 weeks ago
In separate interviews following the conclusion of the Synod of Bishops, Archbishop Bruno Forte and Cardinal George Pell offered contradictory interpretations of the synod’s final...

Bishops from around the world plead for climate change action

Catholic Herald - 3 months 2 weeks ago
The presidents of bishops’ conferences across the world have called on government leaders to reach a “fair, legally binding and truly transformational climate agreement” at a...

Silver and Gold: Lasting Friendships and ‘True Radiance’

Snoring Scholar - 3 months 2 weeks ago
Many months ago, a dear friend asked me to read an advance copy of her book. I was excited, because the dear friend was none other than the lovely and talented Lisa Mladinich,...

Pope Francis clarifies that for Roman Curia, existing norms remain

EWTN - Vatican News - 3 months 2 weeks ago
Vatican City, Oct 27, 2015 / 03:59 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis has clarified that while the Roman Curia is in the process of being reconstructed, it doesn't mean there is an...

Papal message to Ecumenical Patriarch

Catholic Culture - World News - 3 months 2 weeks ago
Pope Francis has sent a message to Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, who holds a primacy of honor among Orthodox Christians, as he received an honorary doctorate from Sophia...

Pope Francis mourns cardinal who ‘fearlessly’ stood up to Czechoslovakia’s communist regime

Catholic Herald - 3 months 2 weeks ago
Slovak Cardinal Ján Chryzostom Korec, retired Bishop of Nitra who was secretly ordained a priest and bishop and spent more than a dozen years in prison, has died aged 91. In a...

Beatification cause begins for slain Argentine bishop

Catholic Culture - World News - 3 months 2 weeks ago
With the permission of the Holy See, the Diocese of La Rioja, Argentina, has begun the diocesan phase of the beatification cause of Bishop Enrique Angelelli (1923-76), a prelate...

Repost: "Yes, I know Bergoglio. He’s a person who’s caused a lot of problems in the Society."

Rorate Coeli - 3 months 2 weeks ago
“Yes I know Bergoglio [, says a Jesuit superior from another Latin American country]. He’s a person who’s caused a lot of problems in the Society and is highly controversial in...

Canadian bishops' conference releases pastoral letter on refugees

Catholic Culture - World News - 3 months 2 weeks ago
The Episcopal Commission for Justice and Peace of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops has released a pastoral letter on welcoming refugees. “The immense and unprecedented...

Belarus to Brisbane and back

The Catholic Leader - 3 months 2 weeks ago
SR Anastasia Badeeff is expecting a chilly welcome when she returns home this week. She is a Sister of St Elisabeth’s Convent, Minsk, Belarus, a country of about 10 million people...

Australian prelate raps �apocalyptic vision' surrounding synod

Catholic Culture - World News - 3 months 2 weeks ago
As he looked back on his weeks of participation at the Synod of Bishops, Archbishop Mark Coleridge of Brisbane criticized the “apocalyptic vision of some of those most ardently ...
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