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January 27, 2015

Niger archbishop: ‘Church will rebuild after Charlie Hebdo riots’

Catholic Herald - 23 hours 43 min ago
An archbishop in Niger said the Church would rebuild after rioters destroyed its places of worship during protests over cartoons mocking depictions of Muhammad by the French...

Catholics in Australia support Pope Francis' action against human trafficking

Catholic News Agency - General - 1 day 2 min ago
Canberra, Australia, Jan 27, 2015 / 02:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Australia's bishops and religious have joined the global call of Pope Francis to mark Feb. 8, the Feast of St....

Filipino Bishops Call For Peace Following Police Clash with Extremists

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 1 day 33 min ago
The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) denounced "all forms of violence against human life" following a clash between police forces and Islamic extremists on...

A visit to Naples, Pompeii on Pope Francis' slate for March

EWTN - Vatican News - 1 day 34 min ago
Vatican City, Jan 27, 2015 / 02:36 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis' liturgical schedule from now until Easter has been released – and it includes the creation of new cardinals...

Chance to Do a Work of Mercy

Catholic and Enjoying It! - 1 day 1 hour ago
A friend writes: My friend Lynn Crutcher, is a wonderful and caring woman.  She is raising two teenagers, and is married to a great guy.  Last month she was diagnosed with stage...

When I Read About the Kirby Vacuum Cleaner Guy…

Catholic and Enjoying It! - 1 day 1 hour ago
who became a star all I can think of is this:

Encountering the Word — Revelation 4:11

Integrated Catholic Life - 1 day 1 hour ago
A Daily Quote From Sacred Scripture “Worthy art thou, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for thou didst create all things, and by thy will they existed and...

The Curious Affinity of Secular Blasphemers and Right Wing Christian Torture Defenders

Catholic and Enjoying It! - 1 day 1 hour ago
…is magically highlighted in a single paragraph from the Catechism: 2148 Blasphemy is directly opposed to the second commandment. It consists in uttering against God – inwardly or...

Cardinal praises Catholics in Vietnam for their witness to the faith

EWTN - World Catholic News - 1 day 1 hour ago
Hanoi, Vietnam, Jan 27, 2015 / 02:03 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Cardinal Fernando Filoni, prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, lauded the efforts of the...

Louisiana Wants to Break the Seal of the Confessional

Catholic and Enjoying It! - 1 day 1 hour ago
They can blow it out their ear. The question is not whether the Church can survive persecution by the US, but whether the US can survive persecuting the Church.

Cardinal praises Catholics in Vietnam for their witness to the faith

Catholic News Agency - General - 1 day 2 hours ago
Hanoi, Vietnam, Jan 27, 2015 / 12:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Cardinal Fernando Filoni, prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, lauded the efforts of the...

Pope's Lenten Message Denounces Globalization of Indifference

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 1 day 2 hours ago
The Vatican released Pope Francis' Lenten message for this year, a message that highlights the temptation of indifference to those who suffer. The message was presented at a...

Girl altar servers: a woman’s perspective

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 1 day 3 hours ago
I noticed an interesting post at 1 Peter 5.  A woman explains the altar girl situation.  Let’s jump in after her intro remarks: […] I was a girl altar server. I served for roughly...

The Possibility of Holiness

Word on Fire - Fr. Robert Barron - 1 day 3 hours ago
What is holiness and how do we attain it? Fr. Michael Cummins explores the narrow path of sanctity.

January 26, 2015

Pope's Morning Homily: Obeying God's Will is the Path to Holiness

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 1 day 3 hours ago
Obedience to the will of God is the path of holiness. This was the main theme of Pope Francis' homily during his daily morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta. Today's first reading...

ASK FATHER: Punching the Archbishop after he punches you

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 1 day 4 hours ago
From a reader… QUAERITUR: At the conclusion of a friendly and fruitful meeting between a number of laity and the archbishop this evening, the archbishop punched me in the arm in a...

Hugging Jesus

Integrated Catholic Life - 1 day 4 hours ago
I thoroughly enjoy my work and ministry of writing and speaking about the Catholic faith and God’s amazing love for us, as well as meeting the countless fascinating people along...

Nigerian Prelate Fears Boko Haram Will Take Over North Before Elections

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 1 day 4 hours ago
A Nigerian bishop fears that the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram will conquer the northeast of the country before the end of elections. In an interview with Fides, Bishop...

Pope Francis' Lenten Message 2015

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 1 day 4 hours ago
Here is the text of Pope Francis' Lenten Message for2015, which reflects on the theme: "Make your hearts firm" (James 5:8). * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters, Lent is a time of...

No more apologetics, then? Pope Francis' January 25 homily on ecumenism

Rorate Coeli - 1 day 4 hours ago
January 25, as usual, saw the celebration of Second Vespers at the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls, with the Pope leading it, in order to mark the end of the annual Week...

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