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December 29, 2014

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Pope Francis sends message to Taizé ecumenical event in Prague

News.va - 3 months 4 weeks ago
(Vatican Radio)  Pope Francis says he is praying for the success of the Taizé Community’s ecumenical meeting from 29 December to 2 January in Prague. In a message to young people...

Taizé Community holds ecumenical meeting in Prague

News.va - 3 months 4 weeks ago
(Vatican Radio) Young people from around the world have descended on the Czech capital, Prague for a five day ecumenical meeting of the Taizé Community. Tens of thousands of young...

In refugee limbo, Iraqi Christians keep the faith

Catholic News Agency - General - 3 months 4 weeks ago
Amman, Jordan, Dec 29, 2014 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Threatened by forced conversion or death at the hands of the Islamic State, many Iraqi Christians have had to flee their...

My True-Love Gave to Me

Dominicana - 3 months 4 weeks ago
FIVE GOLDEN RINGS! Those four words are meant to be belted. They should echo off surrounding walls with the force of a sledge hammer. Miss Piggy knew how to sing it. It’s all too...

“Sorry, ‘Silent Night,’ but nothing was calm about the night Jesus was born…”

The Deacon's Bench - 3 months 4 weeks ago
Writer Sarah Thebarge unloads over at Huffington Post:  I was on staff at a church for a year, and I understand the pressure people must’ve been under in past Christmas seasons to...

Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem's Christmas homily

Catholic Culture - World News - 3 months 4 weeks ago
The Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem spoke about salvation, the family, and peace during his Christmas homily at the Basilica of the Nativity in Bethlehem. "It is true that one can...

Uncertainty Continues On Religious Expression In the Military

The Religion Clause - 3 months 4 weeks ago
Stars and Stripes yesterday reports at length on the ambiguity in the military's current policy on expression of religious speech that is illustrated by a mandatory suicide...

To Resolve or Not to Resolve?

Snoring Scholar - 3 months 4 weeks ago
I love resolutions. I hate resolutions. And I can’t help but see, this year, how Mary’s involved in it for me. This January 1 marks my tenth year as a mother. My oldest child — a...

Recent Articles of Interest

The Religion Clause - 3 months 4 weeks ago
From SSRN: Muhammad Munir, Rights of the Child: An Islamic Perspective on Preventing Violence, Abuse, and Exploitation of Children and Pakistani Law, (December 14, 2014). Lorenz...

Over 5.9 million saw Pope Francis at the Vatican in 2014

Catholic Culture - World News - 3 months 4 weeks ago
An estimated 5,916,800 people attended gatherings led by Pope Francis at the Vatican in 2014, according to the Prefecture of the Papal Household. Some 1,199,000 people attended...

Saint Thomas Becket

Communio - 3 months 4 weeks ago
Saint Thomas, son of an English nobleman, Gilbert Becket, was born on the day consecrated to the memory of Saint Thomas the Apostle, December 21, 1117, in Southwark, England. He...

Jesus unites families and brings together different generations, says Pope

Catholic Culture - World News - 3 months 4 weeks ago
Reflecting on the day's Gospel (Lk. 2:22-40) for the Feast of the Holy Family, Pope Francis said in his December 28 Angelus address that Jesus brings together different...

Daily Reflection — Justice and Mercy

Integrated Catholic Life - 3 months 4 weeks ago
“He who says he is in the light and hates his brother is in the darkness still. He who loves his brother abides in the light, and in it there is no cause for stumbling. But he who...

Pope Francis calls for policies that assist large families

Catholic Culture - World News - 3 months 4 weeks ago
Expressing gratitude "for the example of love for life that you guard from conception to natural death," Pope Francis offered praise for large families during a December 28...

Filipino Muslim Leader Calls on People of Faith to Support Pope Francis

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 3 months 4 weeks ago
A high-ranking Filipino Muslim leader urged all people of faith, regardless of specific religious affiliations, to go all out in their support for Pope Francis. According to...

Daily Gospel Reflection for December 29, 2014

CatholicMom.com - 3 months 4 weeks ago
  Today’s Gospel: Luke 2: 22-35 We reflect today on the Feast of the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple as we continue our Christmas celebration; somehow the echo of Simeon’s...

Man who tried to kill John Paul II takes flowers to his tomb

American Catholic - Top News - 3 months 4 weeks ago
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Exactly 31 years after St. John Paul II personally forgave him for shooting and trying to assassinate him, Mehmet Ali Agca returned to the Vatican with a...

Papal condolences following death of Archbishop Pittau

Catholic Culture - World News - 3 months 4 weeks ago
Archbishop Giuseppe Pittau, a Jesuit who served as secretary of the Congregation for Catholic Education from 1998 to 2003, died on December 26 at the age of 86. From 1981 to 1983...

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