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Daily Gospel Reflection for August 1, 2015

CatholicMom.com - 2 days 5 hours ago
  Today’s Gospel: Matthew 14:1-12 Memorial of Saint Alphonsus Liguori, Bishop and Doctor of the Church In many ways, the beheading of St. John the Baptist by Herod the tetrarch...

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Pope Francis offers condolences after Mexico tragedy

News.va - 2 days 5 hours ago
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has sent his condolences after the tragedy on Wednesday in the town of Mazapil, Mexico, where a truck with defective brakes hit a religious procession...

New Armenian Catholic patriarch pulled from retirement to take the reins

EWTN - World Catholic News - 2 days 6 hours ago
Beirut, Lebanon, Aug 1, 2015 / 04:04 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- In a rare move, the Armenian Catholic Church has pulled their new patriarch from out of retirement to take on the role as...

Marc Barnes Wants to Murder the Five Non-Negotiables

Catholic and Enjoying It! - 2 days 7 hours ago
I don’t know that I’d go that far, but I think he definitely has a point. I’ve always though they were well-intended, but that they have backfired in a way their coiners never...

A Look at How Jesus Changes our Understanding of the Old Testament

Catholic and Enjoying It! - 2 days 7 hours ago
You can find out more by reading Making Senses Out of Scripture: Reading the Bible as the First Christians Did. Or, if you prefer to get it on Kindle, you can find it here. Listen...

The 10th Anniversary of the NLM

New Liturgical Movement - 2 days 9 hours ago
Today, August 1st, 2015, marks the tenth anniversary of this blog. To see the very first NLM post, click HERE.Here are snapshots of the NLM from different periods of its history...

WDTPRS 18th Ordinary Sunday: clear, cold reality

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 2 days 10 hours ago
When the priest, alter Christus, says our prayers during Holy Mass, Christ, Head of the Body, speaks. His words have power to form us. Formed according to the mind of the Church,...

You Are What You Eat

Integrated Catholic Life - 2 days 11 hours ago
  A few years back, George Gallup conducted a poll called “Religion in America.”  He studied two groups of Americans—regular churchgoers from various Christian churches on the one...

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

Integrated Catholic Life - 2 days 11 hours ago
“The deeds you do may be the only sermon some persons will hear today.” (St. Francis of Assisi, Deacon) October 4 is the Memorial of St. Francis of Assisi (1181 – 1286). Print...

Encountering the Word — John 6:40

Integrated Catholic Life - 2 days 11 hours ago
A Daily Quote from Sacred Scripture “For this is the will of my Father, that every one who sees the Son and believes in him should have eternal life; and I will raise him up at...

People of Life Awards

Cardinal Seán's Blog - 2 days 14 hours ago
All of us were shocked by the recent revelations concerning Planned Parenthood harvesting organs from aborted children and then marketing those organs. On the one hand Planned...

Synod Time! From the German Bishops' News Website: Indissolubility? That's just an ideal. Let's stop talking about "Guilt", please!

Rorate Coeli - 2 days 15 hours ago
Katholisch.de [Official News Website of the German Bishops' Conference]Bonn, July 29, 2015Tradition or Opening?A Report on How Bishop Franz-Josef Bode Considers the Themes likely...

“Pray for mercy, pray for healing”

The Deacon's Bench - 2 days 15 hours ago
That was the consistent message of this afternoon’s Holy Hour in the Archdiocese of New York, held at the beautiful Church and Priory of St. Vincent Ferrer.  This placid house of...

Promote the common good and give workers a raise, Catholic leaders tell Congress

Catholic News Agency - General - 2 days 15 hours ago
Washington D.C., Jul 31, 2015 / 05:31 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholic leaders are calling on Congress to raise the minimum wage, for the good of low-wage workers and their families...

7 Quick Takes, Vol. 24: Favorite Music Edition

Journey of a Catholic Nerd Writer - 2 days 15 hours ago
Since I've had some pretty heavy blog posts lately I've decided to end this month with a fun post. It's been almost 8 months since I last did a 7 Quick Takes post so why not now?I...

Help this Traditional Catholic Book Scanning Campaign

Rorate Coeli - 2 days 16 hours ago
An appeal from Rorate reader Mr. Paulo Frade:Dear Rorate Friends,I'm the webmaster of http://www.obrascatolicas.com. The objective of our initiative is to scan and make available...

Did GOP candidates really avoid moral and religious talk when courting black voters?

GetReligion - 2 days 16 hours ago
If you follow trends among African-American voters, you know that they tend to be more conservative on moral and social issues than other key players in the modern Democratic...

Slate Writer Says Planned Parenthood Selling Aborted Babies is “Commendable,” an “Act of Altruism”

LifeNews.com - 2 days 16 hours ago
In a recent piece for Slate, Mark Joseph Stern argued that the videos released showing Planned Parenthood to be trafficking fetal body parts give him hope. Is it the possible...
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