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The Francis freakout, continued

Aleteia - 4 months 1 week ago
  I think if my book came out in 2014 and 2015, it would have had a bigger market. By 2016 and 2017, it seems many critics had already written off the Holy Father and no longer...

Returning to God in the midst of ashes: Benedict XVI’s final homily as pope

Aleteia - 4 months 1 week ago
  Ashes. His thumb was dipped in ashes. The burnt remains of palm fronds from the previous year’s Palm Sunday clung to his skin. And as his gently trembling thumb scrawled a cross...

6 Habits that will destroy your marriage, and how to avoid them

Aleteia - 4 months 1 week ago
When they celebrate the sacrament of Matrimony, a bride and groom promise “till death do us part.” But a parting can certainly occur well prior to death if there isn’t an effort...

The day St. Valentine’s relics got to Ireland

Aleteia - 4 months 1 week ago
There is little to be known about St. Valentine himself. Some traditions claim he was either a priest in Rome or the bishop of Terni, Narnia and Amelia, in Umbria, central Italy....

Annie’s gift: little girl didn’t have much time on earth, but she’s helped others live

Aleteia - 4 months 1 week ago
When the ultrasound technician stopped making small talk and went to call a physician in to take a closer look, it was the first sign that this pregnancy was going to be different...

7 Songs for slow-dancing with your special someone

Aleteia - 4 months 1 week ago
There is a graceful art to a slow dance that is usually reduced to couples embracing and slowly rocking back and forth on the dance floor. If dance is a pure form of emotional...

Meet “Hanno”: Pope Leo X’s elephant pet

Aleteia - 4 months 1 week ago
Annone – that is, Hanno, in its anglicized form — got to Rome in the winter of 1514. He was the first elephant to set foot in the Eternal City since the fall of the Roman empire....

How many books could you read if you gave up (just a bit) on social media?

Aleteia - 4 months 1 week ago
It is never too late to build a reading habit. In fact, if you quit social media, chances are you’ll be able to read 200 books per year, cover to cover. At least, that’s what...

WATCH: Unique coffee shop hires employees with Down syndrome

Aleteia - 4 months 1 week ago
It might be fair to say that the community of Wilmington, North Carolina, has a favorite place for coffee. It’s called Bitty & Beau’s and it’s run by individuals with...

In 2016, Mozart sold more records than Beyoncé

Aleteia - 4 months 1 week ago
The artist who sold more albums than anyone in 2016 had no need to promote his work with an international tour. In fact, he has not given a concert himself in some 200 years (...

Pope names special Medjugorje envoy

Catholic Culture - World News - 4 months 1 week ago
Pope Francis has named Archbishop Henryk Hoser of Warszawa-Praga, Poland, as his special pastoral envoy for Medjugorje, the town in Bosnia-Herzegovina that has been the site of...

Son nominated dad who volunteered with Vinnies for 37 years for Order of Australia Medal

The Catholic Leader - 4 months 1 week ago
THERE’S a strong bond between new Order of Australia Medal recipient Paul Finch and his son Michael. Mr Finch, 76, received the award on Australia Day for his outstanding...

Couple donates Ethiopian religious manuscripts to Catholic University

Franciscan Media - 4 months 1 week ago
Aaron M. Butts, assistant professor of Semitic languages and literature at The Catholic University of America in Washington holds a possible 16th-century Ethiopic liturgical...

Morning Catholic must-reads: 13/02/17

Catholic Herald - 4 months 1 week ago
Anyone who insults his brother “kills his brother in his heart”, Pope Francis said at yesterday’s Angelus (full text, full video). The Church of the Multiplication reopened on...

Meet the Creole nun who risked her life to teach slaves

Catholic News Agency - General - 4 months 1 week ago
New Orleans, La., Feb 12, 2017 / 04:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Venerable Henriette DeLille, born a “free woman of color” before the Civil War, had all the makings of a life of...

Who God is reveals our Christian life

Communio - 4 months 1 week ago
As we move toward Lent and therefore to the Paschal Mysteries of Easter, we ought to reflect upon who God is (theologia) and not merely what God does (ecomomia). Both aspects of...

REVIEW: The Nightingale – Wherein Fr. Z suggests good movies

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 4 months 1 week ago
I’m a fan of Chinese cinema. I’m sort of a fan of French cinema.  With the help of Netflix today, to the accompaniment of stir fried pork and vegetables I watched a Chinese-French...

Sharing the Word for February 13, 2017 – Sixth Week in Ordinary Time – Year 1

Franciscan Media - 4 months 1 week ago
Monday of the Sixth Week in Ordinary Time February 13, 2017 Daily Reading from the USCCB: Genesis 4:1-15, 25 https://www.franciscanmedia.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/SW_021411_I...

Pope Francis: Insulting is a kind of killing

Aleteia - 4 months 1 week ago
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis prayed the Angelus with pilgrims and tourists gathered in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday. In remarks ahead of the traditional prayer of Marian devotion,...

God the Son teaches about adultery (HINT: He disapproves)

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 4 months 1 week ago
Today in the Ordinary Form, the 6th Ordinary Sunday, the Gospel is from Matthew 5. First, the Lord says that he did not come to abolish the law and prophets but to fulfill them....
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