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March 25, 2014

The Feast of the Annunciation

New Liturgical Movement - 4 months 12 hours ago
The Gospel of Annunciation (left), followed by those of the Visitation and the Ember Saturday of Advent. From the Evangeliary of Charlemagne, also known as the Evangeliary of...

Why Convert?

dotCommonweal - 4 months 12 hours ago
Rod Dreher shares a letter that Mother Thekla, an Orthodox nun, composed for a possible convert to Orthodoxy. She said in part: I have not been told why you are about to convert,...

Baltimore Sun prints a plug for ‘meditation’ — one form of it

GetReligion - 4 months 12 hours ago
Long ago, I worked in for a newspaper that published a large, large feature story in its style pages about divorce recovery. The package included — this was at the dawn of the “...

Hobby Lobby v. Sibelius today

dotCommonweal - 4 months 12 hours ago
And here we are. After years of debate, protest, and litigation about the "HHS mandate" and its levels of exemption, accommodation, or non-accommodation under the Affordable Care...

Pro-Lifers Rally at Supreme Court for Hobby Lobby, Religious Freedom

LifeNews.com - 4 months 12 hours ago
Hundreds of pro-life activists gathered at the Supreme Court today to rally in support of Hobby Lobby, Conestoga Wood, and the religious freedom of companies and groups that do...

Buckfast Abbey to unveil huge mural painted by nun

Catholic Herald - 4 months 12 hours ago
Buckfast Abbey, the Benedictine monastic community at Buckfastleigh, Devon, will next week formally unveil a large mural depicting the reconstruction of its Abbey Church that took...

Surprising Encounters

Catholic and Enjoying It! - 4 months 12 hours ago
So it’s been a busy couple of days, which is why I’ve been scarce. I got my plane tickets for Edmond, OK (which is where I am writing from right now, in the rectory at St. John...

25 March: The Good Thief, St. Dismas

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 4 months 13 hours ago
Though we are deep into Lent, today we celebrate the Feast of the Annunciation. However, did you know that today is the feast day of the “Good Thief“, known by tradition as St....

Topless Feminists Disrupt Pro-Life Rally: Chant “Pro-Life is Genocide, Go to Hell”

LifeNews.com - 4 months 13 hours ago
The English version of Spain’s The Local is reporting that five activists belonging to controversial feminist group Femen have staged a protest against an anti-abortion...

Mary's humility shows the path to salvation, Pope says on feast of Annunciation

Catholic Culture - World News - 4 months 13 hours ago
Preaching at Mass on the feast of the Annunciation, March 25, Pope Francis said that the obedience of the Virgin Mary untied the knot caused by the disobedience of Adam. Adam's...

LENTCAzT 21: Tuesday 3rd Week of Lent – “we should not wait for Sunday”

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 4 months 13 hours ago
Please use the sharing buttons?  Thanks! Though today is obviously the Feast of the Annunciation, today remains also Tuesday of the 3rd Sunday Lent. We remain in Lent for these...

Catholics, legislators get education during Capital visit 3/20/14

New Evangelization Television (NET) - NY - 4 months 13 hours ago
The Catholics of New York State, along with their bishops, have been meeting with lawmakers in Albany. At the top of their agenda: making the state’s schools financially healthy....

Rorate Caeli Purgatorial Society: Eighty-first posting of Souls

Rorate Coeli - 4 months 13 hours ago
Below, please find the eighty-first posting of enrolled Souls of the Rorate Caeli Purgatorial Society. It's another large list this month with over 1,000 Souls. And we are very...

Attorneys File Contempt Motion Against Department of Children and Families in Justina Pelletier Case

LifeNews.com - 4 months 13 hours ago
Yesterday, the Liberty Counsel litigation team filed a contempt of court motion against the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF) in the Justina Pelletier case....

Daily Homily: I Have Come To Fulfill The Law

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 4 months 13 hours ago
---  Deuteronomy 4:1, 5-9 Psalm 147:12-13, 15-16, 19-20 Matthew 5:17-19 Throughout the Old Testament there were laws given to humanity and the people of Israel. Looking at...

Foetal incinerations at hospitals are ‘the fruit of fifty years of legal abortion in the UK,’ says MP

Catholic Herald - 4 months 13 hours ago
A Labour MP has spoken of his revulsion following reports that bodies of thousands of unborn babies were incinerated on, and in some cases to heat, hospital premises. Jim Dobbin...

Six Lies the Mainstream Media Are Telling About the Hobby Lobby Supreme Court Case

LifeNews.com - 4 months 14 hours ago
“[I]f you read a newspaper to find out about the contraception mandate cases, you will read lies,” attorney and conservative writer Gabriel Malor argued in his excellent March 24...

I Don't Trust Those Catholics

Creative Minority Report - 4 months 14 hours ago
It's completely unsurprising but still completely revolting. MSNBC wondered whether there were too many Catholics on the Supreme Court to fairly decide Hobby Lobby's religious...

Archbishop underscores beauty, joy of family life

Catholic News Agency - General - 4 months 14 hours ago
Vatican City, Mar 25, 2014 / 08:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- At the official presentation of the upcoming World Day of Families in Rome, Archbishop Charles Chaput spoke of the...

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