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Pope Francis receives Singapore's president at the Vatican

Catholic News Agency - General - 2 days 16 hours ago
Vatican City, May 28, 2016 / 06:58 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Saturday, Pope Francis met with the president of the Republic of Singapore, marking 35 years of diplomatic relations...

WLK138: The Pope and The Flowers

SQPN - Podcast Network - 2 days 17 hours ago
In this episode of the Walk, I tell you about my experiences of filming in Rome on an ultra low-budget and how everything I planned seemed to fail. And then, this happened…...

Safety Schools

dotCommonweal - 2 days 17 hours ago
An article in my home newspaper raises again the topic of college life and the “safe space” that figures prominently in student conceptions of education today. The Hartford...

The Gist: Environment

CatholicMom.com - 2 days 17 hours ago
Photo courtesy of CatholicTV. Season five of the CatholicTV Network’s series for Catholic women, The Gist, airs every Tuesday morning at 11 AM Eastern. Tune in to CatholicTV to...

Pope Francis meets with President of Singapore

News.va - 2 days 17 hours ago
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Saturday met with Mr. Tony Tan Keng Yam, the President of the Republic of Singapore, who subsequently met with the Vatican Secretary of State,...

Rila Monastery in Bulgaria

New Liturgical Movement - 2 days 17 hours ago
I recently had the joy of visiting the Holy Monastery of Rila, Bulgaria, founded by St. John the Wonderworker and Hermit (876-946). I have no pictures of the monastic church’s...

Iraqi refugee children make First Communion in Erbil camp

Catholic News Agency - General - 2 days 18 hours ago
Erbil, Iraq, May 28, 2016 / 05:13 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Friday, the first of three rounds of displaced Iraqi children made their First Communion in a refugee camp in Erbil,...

Iraqi refugee children make First Communion in Erbil camp

EWTN - World Catholic News - 2 days 18 hours ago
Erbil, Iraq, May 28, 2016 / 06:13 am (EWTN News/CNA).- On Friday, the first of three rounds of displaced Iraqi children made their First Communion in a refugee camp in Erbil,...

ACTION ITEM! Survey on Deaconettes! Please help.

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 2 days 18 hours ago
In the wake of Pope Francis mentioning a “study” about deaconettes (which I think was already done – but, as they say, “Quis sum ego ut iudicem.”) one of you alert readers alerted...

In Lebanon, Muslims and Christians visit Marian shrine at Harissa

American Catholic - Top News - 2 days 18 hours ago
HARISSA, Lebanon (CNS) -- High on a summit overlooking the Mediterranean, Our Lady of Lebanon stands majestically with her arms outstretched, welcoming her children. Muslims and...

Pope Francis meets with President of the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo

News.va - 2 days 18 hours ago
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Friday met with Hebe de Bonafini, 87, the founder and president of the Asociación Madres de Plaza de Mayo (Association of the Mothers of the Plaza...

These 61 cloistered nuns visited a prison

EWTN - World Catholic News - 2 days 19 hours ago
Santiago, Chile, May 28, 2016 / 05:02 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- A group of 61 cloistered nuns from six monasteries in Santiago, Chile made an historic visit to the local Women's Prison...

Daily Gospel Reflection for May 28, 2016

CatholicMom.com - 2 days 20 hours ago
Today’s Gospel: Mark 11, 27-33 In today’s Gospel, Jesus is approached by His familiar foes – the chief priests, the scribes and the elders who are persistent in their scheming to...

Rome – Day 3-4: Anniversary and guts

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 2 days 21 hours ago
First, just a nice image from the new camera I am using. The photos are great, but it is a little clunky to get them from the camera to the blog in a timely manner. One of my...

Some ‘Amoris laetitia’ news

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 2 days 21 hours ago
I have had notes from priests and from personnel in tribunals saying that people are saying, in effect, “Forget about our annulment case.  Pope Francis says what we are doing is...

Friar Patton: “People should be cared for first” 

Vatican Insider - 2 days 22 hours ago
Peace has returned to the Convent of the Friars, in the lower slopes of the eastern hills of Trento (since 1221): after the hectic day of Friday, May 20th, the day which brought...

Deacons arrive in Rome to celebrate Jubilee for Deacons with Pope Francis

News.va - 2 days 23 hours ago
(Vatican Radio)  Deacons and their families from around the world are convening in Rome this weekend to participate in a Jubilee for Deacons as part of the year-long celebrations...

Vatican and Belarus, a dialogue in the name of religious coexistence 

Vatican Insider - 3 days 41 min ago
The recent visit of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko to the Vatican, where he met Pope Francis (on May 21), is part of a more general dialogue strategy by the Holy See...

Was Hitch a man of 'faith'? Some scribes are arguing about a book they have not read

GetReligion - 3 days 1 hour ago
Christopher Hitchens was a very complex man, but one thing was clear. He was not a man who was kind to scribes and debate opponents who did not do their homework. If someone...

The Eucharistic Body and Blood of Christ

Integrated Catholic Life - 3 days 1 hour ago
The Catholic Church teaches that in the Eucharist, the communion wafer and the altar wine are transformed and really become the body and blood of Jesus Christ.  Have you ever met...
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