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October 24, 2014

Is a 'vocation of friendship' key to gay ministry in the Church?

Catholic News Agency - General - 1 day 22 hours ago
Washington D.C., Oct 24, 2014 / 04:51 am (CNA).- Recovering an understanding of friendship as a vocation could be a way for the Church to help ease spiritual problems of isolation...

A life well-lived: “You could just sense the Holy Spirit in Jim”

The Deacon's Bench - 1 day 22 hours ago
It’s rare to find a  secular newspaper offering this kind of tribute to a Catholic teacher. But this week, Terry Pluto of the Cleveland Plain Dealer penned a poignant and...

Pontifical Biblical Commission publishes document on inspiration and truth of Scripture

Catholic Culture - World News - 1 day 22 hours ago
The Pontifical Biblical Commission has published a study on the inspiration and truth of Sacred Scripture, according to the October 24 edition of L'Osservatore Romano. Father...

“Catholic Literary Giants” Book Giveaway!

Brandon Vogt - 1 day 22 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...

The ‘media synod’ has eclipsed the real one

Catholic Herald - 1 day 22 hours ago
Last Saturday, the synod closed with the voting on the final report and with a final address by the Pope, which was greeted with a prolonged standing ovation. The week of high...

Holy See announces Pope's liturgical schedule for November

News.va - 1 day 22 hours ago
(Vatican Radio) The Holy See has released the calendar of celebrations at which the Holy Father will preside in November. On Saturday 1 November, Pope Francis will celebrate Holy...

Pope calls Christians to be 'living stones' of the Church

EWTN - Vatican News - 1 day 23 hours ago
Vatican City, Oct 24, 2014 / 05:23 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- In his homily for Mass at the Santa Marta residence on Oct. 24, Pope Francis reflected on the call of Christians to...

Morning Catholic must-reads: 24/10/14

Catholic Herald - 1 day 23 hours ago
Francis will celebrate Mass on All Saints’ Day at Rome’s Campo Verano cemetery. The Pope has reduced the territory under the jurisdiction of Montecassino Abbey and appointed a new...

Daily Gospel Reflection for October 24, 2014

CatholicMom.com - 1 day 23 hours ago
Today’s Gospel: Luke 12:54-59 We are on our way to the Magistrate. We must give God His due now while we are on the way. What do we owe God? Our love, our devotion, our praise,...

Pope at Santa Marta: Unity in diversity

News.va - 1 day 23 hours ago
(Vatican Radio) Every Christian is called to work for the unity of the Church, allowing ourselves to be guided by the Holy Spirit who creates unity in diversity, said Pope Francis...

Bishop shows solidarity following attack on Palestinian mosque

Catholic Culture - World News - 1 day 23 hours ago
An auxiliary bishop of Jerusalem has visited a Palestinian village to express solidarity following a firebomb attack on a mosque. "Such acts do not encourage peace and only serve...

Pope Emeritus says interreligious dialogue no substitute for mission

Catholic Herald - 1 day 23 hours ago
Retired Benedict XVI said dialogue with other religions is no substitute for spreading the Gospel to non-Christian cultures, and warned against relativistic ideas of religious...

Vatican envoy: a rising tide does not lift all boats

Catholic Culture - World News - 1 day 23 hours ago
At a UN meeting devoted to poverty, the Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations said that "countries should develop evidence-based policies and strategies to...

Growth of Church in Zambia highlighted

Catholic Culture - World News - 1 day 23 hours ago
Five decades after Zambia gained its independence, the Church there is looked on with "great respect, and her influence has grown, thanks to her prophetic voice," said the...

The Explainer: who is Archbishop Bruno Forte?

Catholic Herald - 2 days 3 min ago
Some say he is “a future papabile“, others that he is a dangerous thinker “permeating whole nations with his errors“. And last week he emerged as one of the most controversial...

Iraqi priests sanctioned for seeking asylum without superiors’ consent

Catholic Herald - 2 days 5 min ago
Twelve Chaldean religious men and priests living in the United States, Canada, Australia and Sweden have been suspended from exercising their priestly ministry for not receiving...

Bishop Calls for Earnest Prayers for Conversion of England

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 2 days 14 min ago
Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth, England, is marking October, the month of the Rosary, by distributing free recordings of the devotion to every parishioner in his diocese. The...

Boko Haram abducts more Christian girls

Catholic Culture - World News - 2 days 14 min ago
The Islamist terrorist organization Boko Haram has kidnapped over 60 girls and young women from Christian villages in northeastern Nigeria, according to a CNN report. In April,...

Pope Benedict: dialogue is no substitute for mission

Catholic Culture - World News - 2 days 23 min ago
As the Pontifical Urbaniana University, which forms missionaries, dedicated a lecture hall in honor of Benedict XVI on October 21, the prefect of the papal household, Archbishop...

Pope Francis: ‘Death penalty and life imprisonment should be abolished’

Catholic Herald - 2 days 35 min ago
Pope Francis called for the abolition of the death penalty as well as life imprisonment, and denounced what he called a “penal populism” that promises to solve society’s problems...

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