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August 29, 2014

Scotland’s Archbishops urge participation in upcoming referendum on Scottish independence

News.va - 2 days 16 hours ago
(Vatican Radio)  Scotland’s two Catholic archbishops are urging participation in the upcoming referendum on independence for Scotland scheduled for September 18th.  They also are...

Mother of Abortion Activist Who Attacked Pro-Lifers Sues Pro-Life Group for “Emotional Distress”

LifeNews.com - 2 days 16 hours ago
An abortion supporter attacks a group of pro-life advocates in Columbus, Ohio and was recently ordered to pay restitution in the case. Now, in a strange twist, the abortion backer...

No commenting is a matter of editorial prudence

St. Louis Areopagus - Archdiocesan Blog - 2 days 17 hours ago
When we redesigned stlouisreview.com several years ago, among the considerations was whether to allow commenting on stories. We discussed the merits of encouraging dialog on the...

Pope Francis to preside over joint September wedding at Vatican

The Compass (Green Bay, WI) - 2 days 17 hours ago
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis will preside over his first wedding ceremony as pontiff during a nuptial Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica Sept. 14. A wedding “lazo” is pictured prior to...

Worst Big Brother Reaction to Baby News...Evah

Creative Minority Report - 2 days 17 hours ago
Two things - 1) This kid is wicked smart. 2) He might need some talking-to. Pretty hilarious though. *subhead*Funny.*subhead*

Family of slain Pakistani minister meets with Pope Francis (Video)

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 2 days 17 hours ago
The mother and brother of a Pakistani Christian minister, who was murdered because of his faith, met with Pope Francis. The son of 87 year old Marta, Shabaaz Bhatti, was killed in...

Virtual Carmelite Choir celebrates the 500th anniversary of St. Teresa of Avila's birth (Video)

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 2 days 17 hours ago
This choir is singing with a purpose! The order of the Discaled Carmelites are singing to honor 500 years since the birth of St. Teresa of Avila.  To view the video click here URL...

Do All Human Beings at All Stages of Life Have Rights, or Just Some?

LifeNews.com - 2 days 17 hours ago
Prof. David Schultz writes: “When it comes to the issue of abortion, this is not a scientific issue but instead a matter first of theology and then ethics. There is no scientific...

Pope meets with priest based in Gaza (Video)

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 2 days 17 hours ago
From bombings to desperation, Fr. Jorge Hernandez has seen it all. He's a Catholic parish priest based in Gaza. Pope Francis invited him to the Vatican to hear first hand accounts...

Teacher Threatens to Stab Students, Keeps Job

Creative Minority Report - 2 days 17 hours ago
Good news...for public school teachers. You can threaten to stab children, say your "trigger finger is itchy" and say you want to pour hot coffee on them...and still keep your job...

Catholics must atone for their anti-Semitism

Catholic Herald - 2 days 17 hours ago
I am not Jewish, but when the Chief Rabbi speaks, I listen. The former Chief Rabbi, Lord Sacks, had some cogent things to say about, for example, gay marriage: his statement on...

Every Abortion Clinic in Ohio is Breaking a Law Protecting Women’s Health

LifeNews.com - 2 days 17 hours ago
What would you think if you were told that no abortion facility in your home state held a current facility license as required by law, yet all of them continued to do abortions...

Ice Buckets: Does the End Justify the Means?

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 2 days 17 hours ago
By Robert Clarke of Alliance Defending Freedom The Internet has been awash, if you will forgive the pun, with videos of people the world over tipping a bucket containing ice...

The closeness of the pastor - Pope Francis receives the parish priest from Gaza

News.va - 2 days 17 hours ago
They are a minority, but like all the other people of Gaza they have suffered because of the conflict. They have been sustained by the certainty of being part of the universal...

A Mom’s Influence

CatholicMom.com - 2 days 17 hours ago
“Being a mother enables one to influence the future” – Jane Sellman This is my second year of teaching at a school in the role of theology teacher. This is my 16th year in the...

AP 'chips' away at differences between LDS and 'fundamentalists'

GetReligion - 2 days 18 hours ago
Can fundamentalists break with the fundamentals?  (head exploding) It sounded like that this week when the Associated Press reported two "fundamentalist" Mormon sects practicing...

Must-see video: Cardinal Wuerl’s powerful plea on Iraq

The Deacon's Bench - 2 days 18 hours ago
My blog neighbor Kathryn Lopez posted this last night, and it deserves a wider distribution. As she wrote: This is no ordinary opening of an academic year, Cardinal Donald Wuerl...

Canadian archdiocese launches diaconate program

The Deacon's Bench - 2 days 18 hours ago
From The Catholic Register: The Archdiocese of Regina has launched its inaugural diaconate course, with 10 men taking their first steps towards becoming permanent deacons. The...

“The Romance of Religion” Book Giveaway!

Brandon Vogt - 2 days 18 hours ago
“Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you need; the remainder is needed by others.” – St. Augustine   Since I’ve built up a large collection of extra books...

Scotland’s archbishops urge Catholics to vote in referendum

Catholic Herald - 2 days 19 hours ago
Scotland’s archbishops are urging Catholics to vote in next month’s independence referendum. Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow and Archbishop Leo Cushley of St Andrews and...

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