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April 22, 2014

The key to increasing vocations

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 4 months 2 days ago
It seems to me that if we want to see an increase in vocations to the priesthood and religious life, we have to start praying more specifically about what we really want and...

Supreme Court Will Decide if Pro-Life Groups Can be Censored for Telling the Truth

LifeNews.com - 4 months 2 days ago
This morning the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Susan B. Anthony List v. Steve Driehaus. SBA List is petitioning the high court to allow their First Amendment...

Prayer at Mass for Persecuted Christians

Creative Minority Report - 4 months 2 days ago
The National Catholic Register has a report about a campaign to add Prayer at the end of Mass for Persecuted Christians. I am all for it! In fact, I will go one step further. I...

‘FOX & Friends’ Spotlights Common Core Concerns in Newman Society Interview

Catholic Education Daily - 4 months 2 days ago
“…So there’s a fundamental difference in what Common Core is doing – it’s preparing kids for what happens after 18, versus preparing kids for life.” More...

Don’t Be a Party Pooper

CatholicMom.com - 4 months 2 days ago
As they say, when mom is happy, everyone is happy. But a lot of moms and mom business owners get in a rut when they forget they are running a marathon, not a sprint. Skip these...

Russia’s patriarch has a lot to lose in Crimea

Catholic Herald - 4 months 2 days ago
As newly released Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko made her historic speech in Kiev on February 22, I was astonished to notice a statue of Our Lady of Fatima on the...

Abortion Oligarchy: Rich Americans More Likely to Support Abortion Than Poor

LifeNews.com - 4 months 2 days ago
Last week, the media exploded with the news that the United States is not a democracy, but an oligarchy: Oligarchy is a form of government in which power is vested in a dominant...

Daily Homily: He Opened to Us the Scriptures

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 4 months 2 days ago
-- Acts 3:1-10 Psalm 105:1-2, 3-4, 6-7, 8-9 Luke 24:13-35 After announcing the resurrection of Jesus to the Jews, and baptizing three thousand, Peter and John go to the temple...

To Shake With Joy

The Reason for Our Hope - 4 months 2 days ago
As the Exsultet was proclaimed at the Easter Vigil we heard this summons: “let this holy building shake with joy, filled with the mighty voices of the peoples!” That is an...

Easter Message From Seoul

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 4 months 2 days ago
Here is the Easter message from Cardinal Andrew Yeom Soo-jung, archbishop of Seoul. * * * My dearest brothers and sisters,    May the love and peace of the risen Lord be upon...

Report: Church officials “extremely interested” in adding prayer at end of Mass for persecuted Christians

The Deacon's Bench - 4 months 2 days ago
From The National Catholic Register:  A concerted effort is under way in Rome and in dioceses around the world to have Pope Francis introduce a prayer for the poor, persecuted and...

New issue now live

dotCommonweal - 4 months 2 days ago
Our Spring Books issue is now live on the website. Robert K. Landers writes on Joyce Carol Oates and "pathography"; Leslie Woodcock Tentler looks at John Cornwell's "secret...

Everyone called him 'Duke': John Wayne's conversion to Catholicism

OSV Daily Take - 4 months 2 days ago
An edited excerpt from 'Deathbed Conversions: Finding Faith at the Finish Line.' How did this thrice-married, hard-drinking, larger-than-life megastar make his leap to Catholicism...

Legends of Libertarianism

Catholic and Enjoying It! - 4 months 2 days ago
One of the perpetual dogmas I run across in Libertarian Catholic circles was nicely boiled down by a reader the other day: “When the government gets into the business of wealth...

Papal gifts of chocolate eggs and money distributed in Rome for Easter

Catholic Herald - 4 months 2 days ago
During the Easter weekend Pope Francis donated 150 brightly wrapped chocolate eggs to children, including those undergoing cancer treatment, at the Bambino Gesu paediatric...

Pope John Paul II's love for Holy Land in Jubilee Year pilgrimage

News.va - 4 months 2 days ago
(Vatican Radio) Peace in the Holy Land was always an aspiration very dear to Pope John Paul II who was particularly concerned about the continuous drain of the indigenous...

Blessed John XXIII: Cardinal Loris Capovilla and the canonisation

News.va - 4 months 2 days ago
(Vatican Radio) - Cardinal Loris Capovilla was for many years the personal secretary of John XXIII and recently wrote how this twentieth century Pope rather than arouse in...

Blessed John Paul II's Polish roots : courage and moral strength

News.va - 4 months 2 days ago
(Vatican Radio ) I'm sure you remember John Paul II's invitation to us not to be afraid . Certainly he himself was not afraid to stand up to the trials of life in defense of...

Visualizing the Paschal Triduum

Catholic Vote - 4 months 2 days ago
Easter is here! Alleluia! As we contemplate this joyous season, here is a visual representation in word cloud form of the rites of the Paschal Triduum from the past several days....

Can’t Touch This

Dominicana - 4 months 2 days ago
“Excuse me, sir. You’re not going to be able to pay for that.” His words flew like a dart. I was startled. My thoughts raced: “Is he talking to me?” I stood paralyzed. “It must be...

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