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January 21, 2015

Irish bishop pleads with IRA to disclose site of slain boy's grave

Catholic Culture - World News - 4 months 4 days ago
Bishop Liam MacDaid of Clogher, Ireland has issued an appeal to leaders of the Irish Republic Army (IRA) to reveal where a teenage boy was buried after his death in 1975. Columba...

The Chantry Owl

Sacristies of the World - 4 months 4 days ago
“The Sacristan could lift the can, Tu-whit! Tu-whoo! his nose was blue, His girth no hogshead’s hoop could span, And, when a kirtle came in view With neat-laced shoon and fine-...

Conjoined Twins Prepare for Separation Surgery Where 30 Doctors Will Participate - 4 months 4 days ago
At over the years, we’ve profiled a number of conjoined twins. In some cases, parents of the twins were given suggestions by doctors to have an abortion. In other...

‘Ground zero’: Washington marchers confront reality of abortion in morning vigil at Planned Parenthood

LifeSiteNews - 4 months 4 days ago
Keeping vigil at Planned Parenthood drives home the fact that the pro-life battle is not simply ‘an abstract issue,’ says Father Frank Pavone.

A Twitch of the Ear...

Saint Louis Catholic - 4 months 4 days ago Rorate Caeli for finding and posting Titian's Madonna of the Rabbit, which I have taken the liberty of placing at the sidebar. God is good.

Pope Emeritus Benedict on Papal Interviews

Catholic and Enjoying It! - 4 months 4 days ago
The Concept of Preventive Clarifications is Not in the Catechism. I love Eye of the Tiber so much!

Why Are Late-Term Abortions Done? Not for the Reasons Planned Parenthood Tells You - 4 months 4 days ago
The U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote for the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36) on January 22, the 42nd anniversary of Roe. v. Wade. Legislation...

The Blessing of the Lambs on the Feast of St Agnes

New Liturgical Movement - 4 months 4 days ago
Over the course of Lent last year, I did a series of twelve posts of photographs from the Station Churches, taken by a Roman friend, Agnese Bazzucchi. Agnese celebrated her name-...

Washington Post's angle on crash survivor: Cue the laugh track

GetReligion - 4 months 4 days ago
It's one thing when mainstream media miss a religious "ghost," a religious or spiritual angle in a news story. It's quite another when they spot a ghost, then ridicule it. It...

Deeper Conversion to Christ -- an Ecumenical Perspective

USCCB Media Blog - 4 months 4 days ago
By Father John Crossin, OSFS Recently Pope Francis set off a flurry of media commentary with his pre-Christmas "challenge" or "Examination of Conscience" for members of the Curia...

My View For Awhile: Yeah… I know….

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 4 months 4 days ago
I know, I know. If it weren’t for the fact that the great people at Paulus institute organized the Pontifical Mass tomorrow (I’m on the crew), and if it weren’t such a good cause...

Supreme Court Hears Arguments In Fair Housing Act Disparate-Impact Case

The Religion Clause - 4 months 4 days ago
The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments today in Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. Inclusive Communities Project, Inc.  At issue in the case is whether ...

Life with Gabby

The Compass (Green Bay, WI) - 4 months 4 days ago
KAUKAUNA — A new child always brings challenges to a family. When that child is born with Down syndrome, there are added challenges. For the Zerkel family of Kaukauna, their new...

Pope Francis compares pushing gay agenda to ‘Hitler Youth’ indoctrination

LifeSiteNews - 4 months 4 days ago
Lamenting the promotion of 'gender theory' through foreign aid, Pope Francis said such practices are are 'not new, the dictators of the last century did the same.'

Resurrection Parish hosts MLK prayer service Jan. 19

The Compass (Green Bay, WI) - 4 months 4 days ago
ALLOUEZ — Social justice issues that have kept the New York City and Ferguson, Mo., communities at the forefront of news in the past year — after white police officers killed...

Judge orders father to take his children to church

The Deacon's Bench - 4 months 4 days ago
View image | From the U.K.’s The Telegraph:  A judge has ordered a father to take his children to Roman Catholic mass as part of a divorce settlement, even though...

She makes her mark at baptisms

The Compass (Green Bay, WI) - 4 months 4 days ago
PLAINFIELD — St. Paul is a small parish in a small town and Cheryl Pionke says that makes her parish a second family to her. “It’s like belonging,” she said. “It’s a whole other...

57,762,169 Abortions in America Since Roe vs. Wade in 1973 - 4 months 4 days ago
The United States marks 40 years of legalized abortion in all fifty states at any time for any reason throughout pregnancy on January 22nd, the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade...

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

The Compass (Green Bay, WI) - 4 months 4 days ago
As bishop of Green Bay, I am warmly inviting all of you to join us in special prayer for Christian unity on Jan. 28, 7 p.m., at First Congregational United Church of Christ in...

Menasha parish plans to demolish Seton Middle School next summer

The Compass (Green Bay, WI) - 4 months 4 days ago
MENASHA — Making and executing tough decisions can draw a faith community closer. That was one of the lessons learned at St. Patrick Parish as the congregation decided what to do...


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