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July 19, 2014

Large number of Germans left Catholic Church last year

The Deacon's Bench - 4 months 1 week ago
From AP:  The German Bishops’ Conference says the number of Germans leaving the Roman Catholic church jumped sharply last year, an apparent result of an uproar over a bishop’s...

Daily Gospel Reflection for July 19, 2014 - 4 months 1 week ago
Today’s Gospel: Matthew 12:14-21 Most of the time, common sense is called for. Once in a while, doing the opposite is the better way. Most of us would stand up for ourselves or...

Iraqi Patriarch: For the first time in the history of Iraq, Mosul is now empty of Christians - 4 months 1 week ago
(Vatican Radio) The last Christian families still present in Mosul are leaving the city and are heading towards Iraqi Kurdistan. The exodus was caused by the proclamation on...

Daily Catholic Quote from Pope Benedict XVI

Integrated Catholic Life - 4 months 1 week ago
“Vacation time offers the unique opportunity to pause before the thought-provoking spectacles of nature, a wonderful ‘book’ within reach of everyone, adults and children. In...

Another terrorist brought to justice

Catholic and Enjoying It! - 4 months 1 week ago
Leawood, Kansas cracks down on little kid’s lending library. As the Fourth of July approaches, its good to meditate on the freedoms our ancestors bled and died for, such as the...

Encountering the Word — Mark 1:16-18

Integrated Catholic Life - 4 months 1 week ago
“And passing along by the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew the brother of Simon casting a net in the sea; for they were fishermen. And Jesus said to them, ‘Follow me and I...

Looking Good!

Catholic and Enjoying It! - 4 months 1 week ago
Not the Onion: Ariz. Protestors Mistakenly Blockade YMCA Bus Instead Of Migrants ORACLE, Ariz. (AP) — Protesters waved “Return to Sender” signs, shoved a group of mariachi...

CA Judge declares death penalty unconstitutional

Catholic and Enjoying It! - 4 months 1 week ago
Another step toward the abolition of the death penalty, which is also a prolife issue if, like the Church, you practice a preferential option for life and ask not “When do we get...

July 18, 2014

Irrationality and Infallibility

Integrated Catholic Life - 4 months 1 week ago
Not too long ago I spoke with yet another Protestant minister who is about to leave his ministry and join the Catholic Church. He said he ended up in this situation because he had...

Guest Op-Ed: The Council Opened the Church to the Prince of this World

Rorate Coeli - 4 months 1 week ago
By Fr. Paul J. McDonaldIt is a very strict "dogma" of the ecclesiastical-politically-correct orthodox mainstream, which admits the grave malady that afflicts the visible Kingdom...

Francis Speaks, Scalfari Transcribes, Brandmüller Shreds

Chiesa Italy - 4 months 1 week ago
As a Church historian, the German cardinal refutes the notion according to which clerical celibacy was an invention of the 10th century. No, he objects: its origin is with Jesus...

There's the Theology of the Body...and then there's the Theodicy of the Body

The Ironic Catholic - 4 months 1 week ago
I think I found the title to my sequel!p.s. if you don't know what theodicy means, .  You're welcome!

Summae Deus Clementiae / Summae Parens Clementiae

Breviary Hymns - 4 months 1 week ago
Painting by Eugeniusz Kazimirowski, 1934 - Courtesy WikipediaSummae Deus Clementiae is a 7th century anonymous hymn. In 1632, in accordance with revisions made to the hymns of the...

The world’s most successful coach of endurance runners is…a Catholic missionary?!

The Deacon's Bench - 4 months 1 week ago
Yep. Great story about a remarkable man, whose legacy has been dubbed “the stuff of legend in Kenya”: In 2012, David Rudisha, a Masai warrior from Kenya, ran what many say was the...

REVIEW: Movie “Persecuted”

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 4 months 1 week ago
This is a public service announcement. I prefer to be kind about Christian movies.  That said, save yourself some irritation.  The newly released “Persecuted” isn’t good. “...

Guest post: Father Michael Drea

Cardinal Seán's Blog - 4 months 1 week ago
Hello and welcome! This morning, I was pleased to take part in a press conference held by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, at which he expressed his willingness to allow...

It's over Genocide has been accomplished

Rorate Coeli - 4 months 1 week ago
For two thousand years, our dearest brethren saw it all from Mosul: Romanized Greeks, Persians, Hellenized Romans later called "Byzantines", Arabs from the desert with a religion...

Fota VII Liturgy Conference 2014: Second Report

New Liturgical Movement - 4 months 1 week ago
This concludes the series of reports on the Fota VII liturgical conference recently held in Cork, Ireland by the St. Colman Society for Catholic Liturgy. The first report may be...

Book Review: Tales of Glory, the Stories Icons Tell

New Liturgical Movement - 4 months 1 week ago
Tales of Glory: The Stories Icons Tell.  Matthew W. Gaul, Phoenix, AZ: Leonine Publishers, 2013. 176 pp.On July 15th, the Ukrainian Church celebrated the feast of St. Volodymir,...

Malaysian Airlines 17, Death and You

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 4 months 1 week ago
The black boxes from Malaysian Airlines 17 might indicate that the pilots attempted a vain evasion. I doubt it. I suspect that exploding death was sudden. Who knows who may have...


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