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July 23, 2014

In Somalia, bishop travels incognito

Catholic Culture - World News - 23 hours 17 min ago
Bishop Giorgio Bertin, who serves the tiny Catholic community in Somalia, reveals that he hides his identity when he visits the troubled African country. "When I go there, I don't...

Massachusetts House Passes Radical Bill Prohibiting Pro-Life Free Speech

LifeNews.com - 23 hours 17 min ago
In a unanimous decision last month, the Supreme Court struck down a Massachusetts buffer zone law prohibiting pro-life free speech outside abortion clinics. The decision was a...

Bucking trends, Jesuit magazine <I>America</I> adds to staff

Catholic Culture - World News - 23 hours 25 min ago
America, the Jesuit-owned magazine, has announced a round of new hirings, expanding its editorial staff at a time when most publications are contracting. America's editor, Father...

Iraqi prelate: we need action, not just words

Catholic Culture - World News - 23 hours 28 min ago
"We need more than words now, we need concrete actions," an Iraqi archbishop told Vatican Radio. Archbishop Amel Nona of Mosul confirmed that Christians have been driven out of...

White House plans new 'accommodation' for religious groups on contraceptive mandate

Catholic Culture - World News - 23 hours 39 min ago
The Obama administration has promised a new effort to address the concerns of religious institutions that object to mandated coverage of contraceptives in employees' health-care...

100 years ago, the Dual Monarchy delivered its ultimatum to Serbia - Thoughts about a video on World War I and the end of Civilization

Rorate Coeli - 23 hours 47 min ago
Vienna had received on July 6 the "blank cheque" (Blankoscheck) from Berlin, and, on July 23, 1914, the ultimatum related to the aftermath of the assassination of Archduke Franz...

DC think-tank finds mixed trends affecting American culture, family life

Catholic Culture - World News - 23 hours 49 min ago
A new study by the Heritage Foundation finds hopeful trends in some American cultural indicators, but discouraging news on other fronts. The 2014 Index of Culture and Opportunity...

He Didn’t Learn of the Abortion Until Two Days Later When His Girlfriend Showed Up Crying

LifeNews.com - 1 day 2 min ago
It certainly comes as no surprise and it is definitely not new news that the abortion industry and the media and individuals who support it try and deny the truth about abortion...

The Friendly Games and the not so friendly sacristy door

Sacristies of the World - 1 day 11 min ago
The Opening Ceremony of the Friendly Games gets under way in under an hour.  The Friendly Games are of course, less well known as the Commonwealth Games.  Hosted by Glasgow,...

Healing Hearts in the Midst of Iraq’s Heartbreak

CatholicMom.com - 1 day 16 min ago
All of us I am sure have had our eyes trained on Iraq in recent days and our hearts broken by what is happening there. We all know that families in Iraq are experiencing...

Dublin's archbishop worried by rise in homelessness

Catholic Culture - World News - 1 day 20 min ago
The rising level of homelessness in Ireland is "shameful," says Dublin's Archbishop Diarmuid Martin. Archbishop Martin said that he was particularly worried by the number of...

Study: Babies Learn Nursery Rhymes From Their Mom’s Voice While in the Womb

LifeNews.com - 1 day 21 min ago
A fascinating new study confirms that unborn babies do amazing things while in their mother’s womb. A new study shows even before they are born, babies are learning from...

Caeli Deus Sanctissime

Breviary Hymns - 1 day 53 min ago
O God, Whose Hand Hath Spread the SkyCaeli Deus Sanctissime is attributed to St. Gregory the Great (540-604).  In 1632, in accordance with revisions made to the hymns of the...

Suit Challenges City's Denial of Equal Public Space To Atheist

The Religion Clause - 1 day 55 min ago
The ACLU today announced the filing of a lawsuit against the city of Warren, Michigan on behalf of an atheist who was refused space for a table in the atrium of city hall for a "...

Stop targeting civilians, archbishops tells Israelis, Gaza fighters

The Compass (Green Bay, WI) - 1 day 57 min ago
VATICAN CITY — The Vatican representative to the U.N. Human Rights Council urged the Israeli military and fighters in the Gaza Strip to stop targeting civilian areas. “As the...

Five Things To Remember On July 23

USCCB Media Blog - 1 day 1 hour ago
1. News.va reports: "Pope Francis has reassured the Patriarch of the Syriac Catholic Church Ignatius Youssef III Younan that he is following news out of Iraq with concern,...

Australians mourn those killed in Malaysia Airlines crash

Catholic News Agency - General - 1 day 1 hour ago
Sydney, Australia, Jul 23, 2014 / 12:03 pm (CNA).- In the wake of the crash of flight MH17 over Ukraine, Australians have been mourning the loss of the 298 persons aboard the...

Having trouble staying awake at Mass?

The Deacon's Bench - 1 day 1 hour ago
Then this post by Cardinal Dolan is for you: “Mass is so boring!” How often have you parents heard that from your kids on Sunday morning?  How often have our teachers and...

Doctor Tells Parents of Newborn With Down Syndrome “Don’t Expect Much”

LifeNews.com - 1 day 1 hour ago
LifeNews recently published an article by Mark Leach about what happened when his baby was born with Down syndrome. Leach describes how he and his wife felt abandoned by the...

Young boys being trained as the pro-life heroes of tomorrow

Socon or Bust - 1 day 1 hour ago
A group called The American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP) is a Catholic lay organization in the US. Among their many activities, they organize...

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