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What is 'coprophilia' and why is Pope Francis talking about it?

Catholic Online - Featured News - 18 hours 7 min ago
Pope Francis has issued a statement against the media's obsession with fake news and gossip. Except, the term he used to describe the obsession is ...

St. Ambrose: Hold fast to God, the one true good

Catholic Online - Featured News - 18 hours 7 min ago
Let us live in Christ, let us ascend in Christ, so that the serpent may not have the power here below to wound us in the heel.

Why did the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor? What lessons can we learn from that fateful day?

Catholic Online - Featured News - 18 hours 7 min ago
December 7 is the anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. As flags fly at half-staff, it is important to remember what happened and why. ...

'Let us also smile' - Pope Francis passionately encourages us all to smile through the hard times

Catholic Online - Featured News - 18 hours 7 min ago
For Pope Francis, one of most needed virtues of modern time is hope, which is something he said must never be abandoned no matter how hard life gets, ...

Join hands for murdered babies with a powerful '21 Days of Prayer'

Catholic Online - Featured News - 18 hours 7 min ago
On January 22, 1973, a Supreme Court decision changed the fates of families in the United States forever.

Seven bishops, one abbot, and a psychiatrist dialogue with peace activists

Catholic Online - Featured News - 18 hours 7 min ago
During the recent U.S. Catholic bishops' fall assembly in Baltimore, several bishops and one abbot, gathered with about 25 peace activists - myself ...

St. Ambrose and the Art of Public Witness

Word on Fire - Fr. Robert Barron - 18 hours 7 min ago
Today, the Church celebrates the feast of one of her great doctors, St. Ambrose of Milan, who offers us a model of public Christian witness. Albert Dempsey, O.P., unpacks some of...

Jewish leader decries genocide of Christians in Middle East

Catholic Culture - World News - 18 hours 23 min ago
At a December 5 interfaith forum in New York, the president of the World Jewish Congress pleaded for concerted action to stop the genocide of Christians.

Bishop helped broker ransom of 226 hostages from ISIS

Catholic Culture - World News - 18 hours 39 min ago
In February 2015, the Islamic State attacked Christian villages in northern Syria, seizing over 200 hostages.

Daily Reflection — Be Refreshed by the Lord

Integrated Catholic Life - 19 hours 1 min ago
“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for...

Practical Ideas for a Better Advent

Integrated Catholic Life - 19 hours 2 min ago
We are well into the Second Week of Advent. Already! Don’t worry, if you have not begun your watchful preparation, it is not too late… One of my strongest, most enduring memories...

Daily Catholic Quote — from St. Ambrose of Milan

Integrated Catholic Life - 19 hours 4 min ago
“Let your door stand open to receive him, unlock your soul to him, offer him a welcome in your mind, and then you will see the riches of simplicity, the treasures of peace, the...

Encountering the Word — Romans 15:12-13

Integrated Catholic Life - 19 hours 5 min ago
A Daily Quote from Sacred Scripture And again Isaiah says: “The root of Jesse shall come, raised up to rule the Gentiles; in him shall the Gentiles hope.” (Romans 15:12-13) Print...

Sunday Soundbite for December 11, 2016

American Catholic - Saints - 19 hours 6 min ago
Third Sunday of Advent Year A December 11, 2016 https://www.franciscanmedia.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/ssadA_3.mp3   The signs of the season are all around us these days—...

Pope Benedict’s last great lesson: The reality of mercy

Aleteia - 19 hours 6 min ago
I had thought, and you probably did too, that along with the pains of age came some advancement in the more important things. Your knee may hurt for mysterious reasons, and you...

Why does Catholic marriage prep fail?

Aleteia - 19 hours 6 min ago
Last week we heard from Alexa Covington and her experience hiring a marriage and family therapist before she and her husband got married, because they felt their parish’s marriage...

Cybershopping: 9 Handmade Christmas gifts from monks and nuns

Aleteia - 19 hours 6 min ago
There’s still time to take care of some of your Christmas shopping online. Why not try these lovely gifts, handmade by monks and nuns from monasteries and religious communities?...

God’s holy weapons against Satan, Part 1: The gift of prophecy

Aleteia - 19 hours 7 min ago
“Consider well the seed that gave you birth: you were not made to live as brutes, but to follow virtue and knowledge” (Dante, ‘Inferno,’ Canto 26). The spiritual life is a...

“We help people because we’re Catholic, not because they’re Catholic.”

Aleteia - 19 hours 7 min ago
The former bishop of Dallas, Kevin J. Cardinal Farrell, recently received the inaugural “Upstander Award” from the Dallas Holocaust Museum Center for Education and Tolerance in...
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