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April 26, 2015

Discovering the Saints in Rome and Beyond

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 1 day 3 hours ago
Rome: the spiritual center of Catholicism. It's a city visited by millions each year, particularly pilgrims in search of a connection with the roots of their faith, a city where...

Pope's Address to Bishops of Benin

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 1 day 3 hours ago
Below is a translation of Pope Francis’ address to the Bishops of the Episcopal Conference of Benin, on the occasion of their ad limina apostolorum visit this morning in the...

Pope Gives Benin's Bishops Ingredients for a Fruitful Church

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 1 day 3 hours ago
Support families, pursue the formation of young people and promote interreligious dialogue. This was the recipe Pope Francis gave to the bishops of Benin this morning who are in...

Pope to the Church in Sicily: Be Witnesses of God's Mercy

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 1 day 3 hours ago
The Church in Sicily is called to bear witness to mercy, especially in the upcoming Jubilee Year. This was the message given by Pope Francis to participants of the VI Regional...

'St. John Paul II Accompanies Us From Heaven'

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 1 day 3 hours ago
In the ways of faith, hope and charity, Saint John Paul II continues to accompany us. This was the statement made Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz this morning at the Mass in St. Peter'...

Pope Francis: Ensure Charisma and Paternity of St. John Paul II

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 1 day 3 hours ago
“The canonization of Pope John Paul II gave a new impetus to your work, in the service of the Church and evangelization." Pope Francis made this observation when speaking to the...

Pope Meets Queen of Sweden

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 1 day 3 hours ago
This morning,Pope Francis met with Queen Silvia of Sweden, the wife of King Carl XVI Gustaf. Queen Silvia, was accompanied by her youngest daughter, Princess Madeleine of Sweden...

Ireland's defense of marriage leaders speak up for mothers, fathers, children

Catholic News Agency - General - 1 day 5 hours ago
Dublin, Ireland, Apr 26, 2015 / 03:58 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Opponents of a referendum that would recognize “gay marriage” in Ireland face an uphill fight, but one commentator says...

Hillary Clinton on religious beliefs

dotCommonweal - 1 day 6 hours ago
During her 2008 presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton talked a great deal about religion. At one point, she and Barack Obama faced off in a “Compassion Forum” in which they were...

Gothic looking candelabra

Sacristies of the World - 1 day 6 hours ago
On Saturday mornings we have Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament straight after morning Mass until Benediction at 11am.  We have a pair of candelabra on the altar, one  either...

Pope to newly ordained priests: No more boring sermons

The Deacon's Bench - 1 day 7 hours ago
Details: On Sunday morning Pope Francis ordained 19 new priests, exhorting them to serve the flock rather than manage it, and to feed the people of God with heartfelt homilies...

WDTPRS: 4th Sunday of Easter (2002MR) – Our humility and the might of the Shepherd

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 1 day 8 hours ago
For this 4th Sunday of Easter, Good Shepherd Sunday, we have a little gem for a Collect. Omnipotens sempiterne Deus, deduc nos ad societatem caelestium gaudiorum, ut eo perveniat...

Shock Treatment or Selfishness?

Jimmy Akin.org - 1 day 9 hours ago
Recently I heard a priest describe something that happened to him in the early days of his priesthood. From his age, I’m guessing this would have been the mid-1970s. He said that...

Sign that marriage license? Ancient sacraments vs. battles over civil contracts

GetReligion - 1 day 9 hours ago
This week's Crossroads podcast (click here to listen in) grew out of my latest "On Religion" column, rather than a GetReligion post, so here is a bit of background on the subject...

Pope to new priests: Don’t be a peacock

Catholic News Agency - General - 1 day 9 hours ago
Vatican City, Apr 26, 2015 / 12:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis presided over the ordination of nearly twenty men to the priesthood on Sunday, where he warned them against...

The Cradle of Civilization!! Going, going....

dotCommonweal - 1 day 10 hours ago
Didn't Christopher Dawson--or someone, maybe Nietzsche?--trace the excellence and superiority of the West back to the Greeks? Now this: "The Greeks are not Western." "The imperial...

Pope Francis assures Nepal earthquake survivors of his closeness and prayers

Catholic News Agency - General - 1 day 11 hours ago
Kathmandu, Nepal, Apr 26, 2015 / 10:06 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis led the crowds gathered in Saint Peter’s Square for the weekly Regina Caeli address in praying for the...

Sunday Brunch Specials: April 26

CatholicMom.com - 1 day 11 hours ago
Welcome to the CatholicMom.com Sunday Brunch! We’re serving up a buffet of articles from the past week. Grab a cup of coffee or tea and settle in to enjoy some great reads. A...

Heads up! Reactions to my post about destruction of Christian businesses still rolling in.

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 1 day 12 hours ago
Reactions to my post When they come to destroy your business because you are pro-traditional family are still rolling in. It was cited quite a few news outlets and blogs. Today,...

Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Cases

The Religion Clause - 1 day 13 hours ago
In West v. Grams, (7th Cir., April 22, 2015), the 7th Circuit vacated the district court's dismissal on mootness grounds of a Muslim inmate's RLUIPA claim. While the inmate had...

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