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August 29, 2014

Iraqi Refugees Recount Their Experiences

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 2 days 23 hours ago
By Oliver Maksan Raed is in his mid 40s. But when he is telling his story he looks much older. Weeks of fear and uncertainty have left the mark on the Chaldean Catholic from...

Bolivian Evangelical Group Sues To Challenge New Rules Imposed On Religious Groups

The Religion Clause - 3 days 7 min ago
In Bolivia last month, the National Association of Evangelicals of Bolivia filed a Petition of Unconsitutionality with the country's Constitutional Tribunal challenging new...

Greek Catholics face hostility amid unrest in Ukraine

EWTN - World Catholic News - 3 days 10 min ago
Rome, Italy, Aug 29, 2014 / 06:02 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- A bishop of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church called for peace amid escalating conflict with pro-Russian separatists,...

ASK FATHER: So angry from liturgical abuses that I didn’t go to Communion!

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 3 days 11 min ago
From a reader… QUAERTUR: While out of town we attended a Redemptorist ____. They had a visiting priest from “Food for the Poor. He began the Mass as if he were a Baptist preacher...

N.H. Supreme Court Dismisses Challenge To Education Tax Credits On Standing Grounds

The Religion Clause - 3 days 12 min ago
In Duncan v. State of New Hampshire, (NH Sup. Ct., Aug. 28, 2014), the New Hampshire Supreme Court vacated and remanded a trial court decision that invalidated New Hampshire's...

St. Louis, Missouri celebrates its 250th birthday

American Catholic - Top News - 3 days 12 min ago
St. Louis is tied forever to its founding on the banks of the Mississippi River in a frontier land, Catholics were reminded at one of four Masses Aug. 23-25 celebrating the city's...

The greatest and the most inescapable cross lies deep within us

Catholic Herald - 3 days 14 min ago
“If anyone wants to be a follower of mine, let him renounce himself and take up his cross and follow me.” These words of Jesus set the cross at the heart of Christian life. In...

Daily readings: August 31-September 6

Catholic Herald - 3 days 22 min ago
Ordinary Form Divine Office Week III Sunday, August 31: Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time Jer 20:7-9; Ps 63; Rom 12:1-2; Mt 16:21-27 Monday, September 1: Weekday in Ordinary...

Sunday Homily: Whoever Loses His Life For My Sake Will Find It

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 3 days 23 min ago
-- Jeremiah 20:7-9 Psalm 63:2,3-4,5-6,8-9 Romans 12:1-2 Matthew 16:21-27 When Jeremiah reflects on his call to be a prophet to Israel, he says that he was duped by God and that...

Protestant church forced out of East Jerusalem building

Catholic Culture - World News - 3 days 27 min ago
Following repeated incidents of vandalism, harassment, and break-ins, an evangelical church in a Muslim neighborhood of East Jerusalem has been forced from its building, according...

The saint who tried (and failed) to live in obscurity

Catholic Herald - 3 days 28 min ago
St Cuthbert was a monk, bishop and hermit associated with the monasteries of Melrose and Lindisfarne. After his death he became one of the most important medieval saints of...

Scientist honoured by the Vatican on verge of stem-cell breakthrough

Catholic Herald - 3 days 38 min ago
A scientist honoured by the Vatican for his work in the field of adult stem cell research is close to producing a therapy to treat congestive heart failure – the biggest killer in...

Mideast Church leaders denounce ISIS for ‘crimes against humanity’

News.va - 3 days 1 hour ago
(Vatican Radio) The Patriarchs and Church leaders of Eastern rite churches have again denounced what they call “crimes against humanity”  committed by Islamic State (formerly ISIS...

Koreans infected with 'Francis syndrome' after papal visit

EWTN - World Catholic News - 3 days 1 hour ago
Seoul, South Korea, Aug 29, 2014 / 05:02 am (EWTN News/CNA).- A former Korean ambassador to the Holy See spoke of the effects of Pope Francis' recent visit to South Korea, saying...

Koreans infected with 'Francis syndrome' after papal visit

Catholic News Agency - General - 3 days 1 hour ago
Seoul, South Korea, Aug 29, 2014 / 04:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A former Korean ambassador to the Holy See spoke of the effects of Pope Francis' recent visit to South Korea, saying...

Daily Gospel Reflection for August 29, 2014

CatholicMom.com - 3 days 1 hour ago
Today’s Gospel: Mark 6:17-29 St. John the Baptist has always been such a peculiar figure in the New Testament; as a child, I was intrigued by his zealous prophesying about Jesus...

New abortion-suicide controversy in Ireland

Catholic Culture - World News - 3 days 1 hour ago
In 2013, Ireland passed a law permitting abortion when the mother's life is in danger from physical illness or suicide. A panel of doctors must first approve the abortion. After a...

Fourteen seminarians welcomed at Ireland’s national seminary

Catholic Herald - 3 days 1 hour ago
St Patrick’s Seminary in Maynooth is welcoming 14 new seminarians this year. Thirteen men hoping to join the diocesan priesthood and one missionary priest have begun their studies...

28% of US parishes have more than $1M in revenue

Catholic Culture - World News - 3 days 1 hour ago
Because of parish mergers in the Northeast and Midwest and larger parishes in the South and Southwest, 28% of parishes in the United States now have $1 million or more in revenue...

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