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August 21, 2014

Pope calls family of James Foley to offer prayers, sympathy

Catholic Culture - World News - 1 day 4 hours ago
Pope Francis made a personal phone call to the family of James Foley, the American journalist who was murdered in Iraq, the Catholic News Service reports. Father Federico Lombardi...

The Top 6 Things You Need To Know About ALS Research

Catholic Vote - 1 day 5 hours ago
Unless you are the self-proclaimed science nerd of your friend and family circle, most people don’t quite understand stem cell research and the ethical issues surrounding it. If...

Pod people: Did journalists (and clergy) take Robin Williams seriously?

GetReligion - 1 day 5 hours ago
I don't know about you, but I am still thinking about that soft, disturbing voice inside the haunted head of superstar Robin Williams. That's why Todd Wilken were still talking...

Freedom From Religion Foundation at it Again

Quartermaster of the Barque - 1 day 5 hours ago
This time the great enemy is an Arkansas pizza parlor, just opened, that offers 10% discounts to people holding church bulletins. Ooh, the agony, horror, and intolerance of such a...

Forget the Ice Bucket Challenge; Lefty Blogger Starts Taco-Or-Beer Challenge to Fund Abortion

LifeNews.com - 1 day 5 hours ago
You know what’s funny? Infanticide! It’s the point of a hysterical new trend from a left-wing blogger. Andrea Grimes of RH Reality Check and the Texas Observer (Both part of ...

Next World Day of Peace to address slavery, Vatican announces

Catholic News Agency - General - 1 day 5 hours ago
Vatican City, Aug 21, 2014 / 02:07 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- “Slaves no more, but brothers and sisters” is the title of the message Pope Francis will deliver for the 2015 World Day of...

Judge OKs ban on doctors prescribing abortion drugs via video system

The Compass (Green Bay, WI) - 1 day 5 hours ago
DES MOINES, Iowa — An Iowa judge Aug. 19 upheld a state medical board’s ban on a first-in-the-nation videoconferencing system that allows physicians in different locations to...

Judge OKs ban on doctors prescribing abortion drugs via video system

The Catholic Spirit (St. Paul, MN) - 1 day 5 hours ago
An Iowa judge Aug. 19 upheld a state medical board's ban on a first-in-the-nation videoconferencing system that allows physicians in different locations to dispense abortion-...

Time to Brew some Romulan Ale!

Quartermaster of the Barque - 1 day 5 hours ago
Anybody have a recipe? Because, feast your scanners on this: I’m about to short-circuit over this Trek-Beer convergence. Must. Have. Enterprise. Bottle. Opener. The needs of the...

Pope will mark 100th anniversary of Armenian genocide

Catholic Culture - World News - 1 day 5 hours ago
Pope Francis will celebrate a Mass next August to mark the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide, an Argentine cardinal has revealed. Speaking at the Armenian Cahtolic...

Syro-Malabar Church changes policy on bishops' burial

Catholic Culture - World News - 1 day 5 hours ago
The Syro-Malabar Catholic Church has announced that, in a change of policy, it will no longer bury bishops in church sanctuaries. The Syro-Malabar Church, which claims nearly 6...

Cardinal Pell defends Vatican response to Australian sex-abuse commission

Catholic Culture - World News - 1 day 5 hours ago
Cardinal George Pell has defended the Vatican's decision to withhold some internal Church records requested by an Australian royal commission investigating sex-abuse complaints....

Pennsylvania diocese wins federal injunction against contraceptive mandate

Catholic Culture - World News - 1 day 5 hours ago
The Diocese of Greensburg, Pennsylvania, has won a federal court injunction against the enforcement of the contraceptive mandate in the federal health-care reform program. Federal...

Detroit's Cardinal Szoka dead at 86

Catholic Culture - World News - 1 day 6 hours ago
Cardinal Edmund Szoka, the former Archbishop of Detroit, died on August 20 at the age of 86 at a hospital in Michigan. Born to Polish immigrants in 1927, Edmund Szoka was ordained...

Islamic extremists target famed Buddhist temple in Indonesia

Catholic Culture - World News - 1 day 6 hours ago
Islamic extremists in Indonesia are planning to destroy the Temple of Borobudur, an important Buddhist center that is classified as a World Heritage Site, the AsiaNews service ...

Every Bone in His Body is Malformed But His Mom Has “No Regrets” on Rejecting Abortion

LifeNews.com - 1 day 6 hours ago
At a time when the world is debating the startling remarks from Richard Dawkins urging parents of babies with Down syndrome to have abortions, one mother of a disabled child says...

Mideast conflicts show 'moral bankruptcy of modern warfare,' say African bishops

Catholic Culture - World News - 1 day 6 hours ago
The bishops of southern Africa have issued a statement arguing that current conflicts in Iraq, Syria, and Gaza show "the moral bankruptcy of modern warfare," the Fides news...

Cardinal Rodriguez Maradiaga sends message of solidarity to Iraqi Christians

Catholic Culture - World News - 1 day 6 hours ago
Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiago, the president of the charitable consortium Caritas International, has sent a message to Church leaders in Iraq, expressing solidarity with the...

Papal envoy: all should be concerned with Iraqi Christian refugees

Catholic Culture - World News - 1 day 6 hours ago
Cardinal Fernando Filoni, who traveled to Iraq last week as the personal representative of Pope Francis, said that the persecution of Christians and Yezidis by the Islamic State...

Supporting Secular Charities and the Fruit of the Poisonous Tree

Quartermaster of the Barque - 1 day 6 hours ago
Right now, the Internet is atwitter over the “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge”. I’ve enjoyed the video clips posted by a few friends in which they “take the challenge” (get a bucket of...

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