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January 24, 2015

A Child Again: Chapter 2 {My Sisters the Saints Book Club}

CatholicMom.com - 1 day 22 hours ago
Welcome to the My Sisters the Saints Book Club! We’re reading My Sisters the Saints: A Spiritual Memoir, by Colleen Carroll Campbell. In Chapter 2 of My Sisters The Saints, we...

Beatification cause opened for founder of Focolare movement

EWTN - World Catholic News - 1 day 23 hours ago
Rome, Italy, Jan 24, 2015 / 09:48 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Bishop Rafaello Martinelli of Frascati, Italy, has announced that the beatification cause will be opened for the founder of...

Worldliness 'stuns more than grappa on a fast,' Pope tells new cardinals

EWTN - Vatican News - 1 day 23 hours ago
Vatican City, Jan 24, 2015 / 09:02 am (EWTN News/CNA).- In a letter to the 20 bishops who will be elevated to the cardinalate next month, Pope Francis said that the role is one of...

Beatification cause opened for founder of Focolare movement

Catholic News Agency - General - 1 day 23 hours ago
Rome, Italy, Jan 24, 2015 / 07:48 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Bishop Rafaello Martinelli of Frascati, Italy, has announced that the beatification cause will be opened for the founder of...

Pope Francis says: GO TO CONFESSION!

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 1 day 23 hours ago
Pope Francis is nothing if not interesting.   When he goes off text or speaks off the cuff… anything can happen.  The usual result is that we are left stopped in our tracks and...

Altar girls, again: what happened when a SF parish banned girl altar servers

The Deacon's Bench - 1 day 23 hours ago
It must have been a slow news day in San Francisco, since it appears this led the local news last night: A Bay Area church is now under fire over a controversial new policy saying...

Petition for a Catholic Requiem for King Richard III

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 2 days 19 min ago
From the UK’s best Catholic weekly, the Catholic Herald: Thousands sign petition calling for Richard III to have a Catholic burial Three thousand people have signed a petition...

Worldliness 'stuns more than grappa on a fast,' Pope tells new cardinals

Catholic News Agency - General - 2 days 21 min ago
Vatican City, Jan 24, 2015 / 07:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In a letter to the 20 bishops who will be elevated to the cardinalate next month, Pope Francis said that the role is one of...

Weekly Giveaway: Books a-Plenty

CatholicMom.com - 2 days 22 min ago
Thanks to our sponsors this week: Aquinas and More, Franciscan Media, Our Sunday Visitor, Sophia Institute Press, TAN Books, and Word Among Us Press. This week’s giveaway: a...

The pope’s liturgical “abuse”

The Deacon's Bench - 2 days 30 min ago
Over at the blog Pray Tell, Anthony Ruff notes a recent letter regarding the Sign of Peace during Mass: One of the last acts of Cardinal Llovera as prefect of the Congregation for...

Pope speaks on 10th anniversary of Church instruction on nullity of marriage

News.va - 2 days 1 hour ago
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis met on Saturday afternoon with the participants of a three-day international conference in Rome, marking the 10th anniversary of Dignitas connubii,...

Pope Francis: Religious who pray for Christian unity an "invisible monastery"

News.va - 2 days 1 hour ago
(Vatican Radio) The vital role that men and women religious of different Christian Churches play in the ecumenical journey was at the heart of Pope Francis’s meeting on Saturday...

Pope Francis surprised by misunderstanding of his words on family

EWTN - Vatican News - 2 days 2 hours ago
Vatican City, Jan 24, 2015 / 06:20 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis was surprised that his words on responsible parenthood were not widely taken in the sense that he intended...

What’s next?

St. Louis Areopagus - Archdiocesan Blog - 2 days 2 hours ago
By Deacon Sam Lee | Director of Campaign Life Missouri Ok, Generation Life. You’re soon headed back from DC, exhilarated but tired. And you ask yourself: “Where do I go from here...

Daily Gospel Reflection for January 24, 2015

CatholicMom.com - 2 days 3 hours ago
Today’s Gospel: Mark 3:20-21 Memorial of Saint Francis de Sales, Bishop and Doctor of the Church Do you have that “crazy Uncle Joe” who wears a scapular, large cross, and various...

Pope names former top prosecutor to head board for clergy abuse appeals

American Catholic - Top News - 2 days 3 hours ago
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis named the Vatican's former chief prosecutor of clerical sex abuse cases to head his new doctrinal team dealing with appeals filed by clergy...

Want Christian unity? Deepen your own conversion, Pope says

EWTN - Vatican News - 2 days 3 hours ago
Vatican City, Jan 24, 2015 / 04:48 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis told a group of religious men and women that they are the forerunners in working towards Christian unity,...

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