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April 23, 2014

Catholicism: Scandalous in Every Age

Crisis Magazine - Church - 1 day 1 hour ago
A few weeks ago, a Catholic priest caused quite a stir in one of our local diocesan high schools. He spoke the truth about sex. Pause here to sigh, and to wish that our heresies...

Baby Gastronomy in Italy is Positively Genius

Quartermaster of the Barque - 1 day 1 hour ago
The bambinos there really know how to eat! Proof: I love how the living animal (happy to be food!) is prominently displayed. Packaging here in the US rarely shows that — even for...

Time for a Little Easter Cheer

Crisis Magazine - Church - 1 day 1 hour ago
When a magazine names itself Crisis, you should know not to expect sugar plums and primroses. Our culture is in a bad way, and here at Crisis we’re pretty up-front about that fact...

Dublin archdiocese rejects teachings of alleged visionary

EWTN - World Catholic News - 1 day 1 hour ago
Dublin, Ireland, Apr 23, 2014 / 01:59 pm (EWTN News).- The Dublin archdiocese has said that an "alleged visionary" who calls herself Maria Divine Mercy lacks approval from Church...

St. George the Legendary Martyr

Word on Fire - Fr. Robert Barron - 1 day 1 hour ago
Today is the Feast Day of St. George, patron of seemingly innumerable places, people and professions. But his most storied legacy seems to be that of "dragon slayer." Word on Fire...

Church will always proclaim life, Argentine archbishop says

Catholic News Agency - General - 1 day 1 hour ago
Buenos Aires, Argentina, Apr 23, 2014 / 12:38 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop Alfredo Zecca of Tucuman, Argentina, said the Church does not tire of proclaiming the Gospel of Life...

OLDIE PASCHALCAzT 50: Easter Wednesday – You are like a new colony of bees

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 1 day 3 hours ago
FROM 2011: These 5 minute daily podcasts are intended to give you a small boost every day and a little insight into Easter and its Octave. Today is Wednesday in the Octave of...

April 22, 2014

Editorial Note: What? A Pope with a lousy Pontificateshould never be beatified, or canonized!

Rorate Coeli - 1 day 4 hours ago
From (double!) coronation to abdication, a terrible pontificate, with far-reaching dangerous consequences - from the biography of Pope Saint Celestine V (Peter Celestine - Pietro...

In Mercy He Comes to Us

Integrated Catholic Life - 1 day 4 hours ago
The Gospels tell an incredible story. A virginal conception. Miraculous healings. Even people coming back from the dead. How are we to know that it’s not all just a fanciful...

Vatican Diary / Francis has a new secretary. Who speaks Arabic

Chiesa Italy - 1 day 4 hours ago
And he is also very polemical with Islam. He is the Egyptian Yoannis Lahzi Gaid. A criticism of Cardinal Kasper against the pope. Two unexpected returns to the congregation for...

Jezebel: Scalia's Wife is Pro-Life So He Should Recuse Himself or Something

Creative Minority Report - 1 day 5 hours ago
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's wife has been involved with crisis pregnancy centers and should therefore recuse himself from ruling on buffer zones around abortion clinics...

Papuans make two week pilgrimage in missionaries' steps

Catholic News Agency - General - 1 day 5 hours ago
Mount Hagen, Papua New Guinea, Apr 22, 2014 / 09:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholics in Papua New Guinea honored the evangelization, 80 years ago, of the remote interior of the...

10 Great Jokes told by Saint John XXIII

Catholic Vote - 1 day 5 hours ago
  If you’re like me, your idea of the papacy for most of your life was synonymous with a certain Polish guy who went around the planet showing the rest of us what the the deal is...

Brunei Postpones Phase-In of Sharia Criminal Code

The Religion Clause - 1 day 5 hours ago
The small southeast Asian nation of Burnei has postponed implementation of a new sharia criminal code that had been scheduled to take effect today. According to AFP, no new date...

Gosnell Movie

Socon or Bust - 1 day 5 hours ago

Poem: Corpus Christi Carol

Breviary Hymns - 1 day 6 hours ago
13th Century Illustration - Courtesy of Wikipedia The Corpus Christi Carol is an anonymous poem first found in a manuscript believed to have been written around 1504. Scholars...

City Council Settles Suit By ending Invocations, Abolishing Chaplain Position

The Religion Clause - 1 day 6 hours ago
The Freedom From Religion Foundation announced last week that it has reached a settlement with the city of Pismo Beach, California which it sued last year challenging its practice...

Suit Challenges Daily School Recitation of Pledge of Allegiance

The Religion Clause - 1 day 6 hours ago
The American Humanist Association announced yesterday that it has filed suit in a New Jersey state court challenging New Jersey's statutory requirement that schools open each day...

2 Suits Say Japan's Prime Minister Violated Religion-State Limits In Visiting Yasukuni Shrine

The Religion Clause - 1 day 6 hours ago
In Japan yesterday, 273 plaintiffs filed suit asking the Tokyo District Court to rule that the visit last December to the Yasukuni Shrine by Prime Mnister Shinzo Abe violated...

U.S. Supreme Court Grants Review In Dispute Over Passport Listing of Jerusalem As Place of Birth

The Religion Clause - 1 day 7 hours ago
The U.S. Supreme Court today granted certiorari in Zivotofsky v. Kerry, (Docket No. 13-628, cert. granted 4/22/2014). (Order List.) This is the second time the case will have been...

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