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December 30, 2013

Maldives Parliament Sends Penal Code Back To Committee Over Concerns About Consistency With Sharia Law

The Religion Clause - 3 months 2 weeks ago
In the Maldives yesterday, Parliament rejected a draft of a new Penal Code that has been under review by Parliamentary committees for seven years.  Minivan News reports that the...

New Bibliography and Recent Articles of Interest

The Religion Clause - 3 months 2 weeks ago
The AALS Section on Law and Religion has issued its Dec. 2013 Newsletter which includes a comprehensive bibliography of relevant books and articles published during 2013, as well...

Tolerance and Evil II

Making Things Visible - 3 months 2 weeks ago
"I Am Not A Sinner"You could take this one step further. Human actions have consequences, they are to be judged. When a mind holds as the queen of all "virtue" tolerance, that...

Don’t believe the hype on full-day kindergarten

Socon or Bust - 3 months 2 weeks ago
A few months ago, the Ontario government announced with much pomp that research was showing that the new full-day kindergarten program was an unbelievable success. Sadly, reality...

‘Naked’ Common Core Exposed by Catholic Education Leader

Catholic Education Daily - 3 months 2 weeks ago
In a report, Dan Guernsey tackles the Common Core’s English language arts standards, which induce schools to place greater emphasis on informational reading instead of classical...

Pope recalls plight of refugee families, issues prayer to Holy Family for synod

Catholic Culture - World News - 3 months 2 weeks ago
In his Sunday Angelus address on the Feast of the Holy Family, Pope Francis recalled that "God chose to be born into a human family" and said that millions of refugee families ...

Syria's Assad sends message to Pope Francis

Catholic Culture - World News - 3 months 2 weeks ago
Archbishop Pietro Parolin, the Vatican's Secretary of State, and Archbishop Dominique Mamberti, the Vatican's Secretary for Relations with States, received a delegation from the...

Pope Captures Imaginations Well Beyond the Catholic Church

American Catholic - Top News - 3 months 2 weeks ago
WASHINGTON (CNS) — Less than a year into his pontificate, Pope Francis has become a phenomenon far beyond the Catholic Church.

Pope Francis encourages Taizé youth to work for Christian unity

Catholic Culture - World News - 3 months 2 weeks ago
Continuing a practice of his predecessor, Pope Francis has sent a message to the youth gathered at the Taizé Community's annual meeting to persevere in their efforts for Christian...

Liturgical Guide: Mary, Mother of God

Breviary Hymns - 3 months 2 weeks ago
The Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God is an ancient feast with it's origins in the Eastern Church. It was eventually expanded to the entire Catholic Church in 1570 by Pope Pius...

Cardinal praises Pope's contribution to interreligious dialogue

Catholic Culture - World News - 3 months 2 weeks ago
In a brief interview with L'Osservatore Romano, the president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue said that "the election of a Pontiff with a simple and direct...

Large crowds gather in Madrid for annual Holy Family Mass

Catholic Culture - World News - 3 months 2 weeks ago
A large crowd, estimated by Agence France-Press in the "tens of thousands," gathered in Madrid for the seventh annual outdoor Mass for the Feast of the Holy Family. "The Christian...

Patriarch laments assassination of Lebanese political figure

Catholic Culture - World News - 3 months 2 weeks ago
The head of the Maronite Catholic Church, an Eastern Catholic church in full communion with the Holy See, denounced the assassination of Mohamad Chatah (also spelled Shatah), a...

For 2nd time in week, Pope Francis and Benedict XVI meet

Catholic Culture - World News - 3 months 2 weeks ago
Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI gathered for lunch on December 27, four days after the Pope had visited the Pope Emeritus to exchange Christmas greetings. The lunch...

Lawless: Obamacare and Federal Power

Crisis Magazine - Church - 3 months 2 weeks ago
When referring to the nationalizing of medicine known as the Affordable Care Act, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said, “We have to pass the law to see what’s in it.” “[Law] is...

Subsidiarity: Why is It Praised More than It is Practiced?

Crisis Magazine - Church - 3 months 2 weeks ago
Subsidiarity is a basic principle of Catholic social teaching. Like other such principles, it is praised more than practiced, because it is at cross purposes with the outlook that...

Trusting in God with St. Francis de Sales

Crisis Magazine - Church - 3 months 2 weeks ago
 In all your affairs, rely wholly on God’s providence, through which alone you must look for success. Nevertheless, strive quietly on your part to cooperate with its designs…....

Dave Barry Looks Back at 2013

Catholic and Enjoying It! - 3 months 2 weeks ago
Year of the Zombies

Straws in the Wind of the Holy Spirit

Catholic and Enjoying It! - 3 months 2 weeks ago
Exhibit A: A reader with connections to folks in mainline Protestantism writes: I just wanted to pass a note along to report on activities from across the Tiber. My friends are a...

A Struggle Between Two Loves

Word on Fire - Fr. Robert Barron - 3 months 2 weeks ago
Earlier this month, a storm of violent and gaudy protesters attempted to desecrate the Cathedral of St. Juan Bautista in San Juan de Cuyo, Argentina. Yet remarkably, a chain of 1,...

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