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Sanctity of life is top issue facing voters, say Scottish bishops

Catholic Herald - 4 months 3 weeks ago
The sanctity of human life is the “fundamental issue” facing voters at the general election, according to voting guidance released by the Scottish bishops’ conference. The...

Jubilee rituals down the centuries: Holy Doors and Hammers

News.va - 4 months 3 weeks ago
(Vatican Radio) On Saturday 11th of April Pope Francis will mark the Extraordinary Holy Year dedicated to Mercy by reading the so called ‘Bull of Indiction’ as the official...

Bishops call for participation in March for Marriage

Catholic Culture - World News - 4 months 3 weeks ago
The chairmen of the US bishops' Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth and Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage have invited their brother bishops...

Obama administration calls for national ban on conversion therapy for minors

Catholic Culture - World News - 4 months 3 weeks ago
Valerie Jarrett, a senior adviser to President Obama, said that the Obama administration supports proposed federal legislation that would ban conversion therapy for minors. "...

The upcoming exhibition that can save us from Tudor mania

Catholic Herald - 4 months 3 weeks ago
Cornelius Johnson is not a household name, and I confess that I had never heard of him, until just now. A contemporary of van Dyke, he was court painter to the unfortunate Charles...

US sees increase in priestly ordination numbers this year

Catholic News Agency - General - 4 months 3 weeks ago
Washington D.C., Apr 10, 2015 / 02:14 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The numbers are in: almost 600 Catholic men will be ordained priests for the U.S. in 2015, an increase of more than 100...

US sees increase in priestly ordination numbers this year

EWTN - US Latest News - 4 months 3 weeks ago
Washington D.C., Apr 10, 2015 / 03:14 am (EWTN News/CNA).- The numbers are in: almost 600 Catholic men will be ordained priests for the U.S. in 2015, an increase of more than 100...

Faithful in the US mourn loss of landmark church destroyed by fire

Catholic Herald - 4 months 3 weeks ago
Parishioners in Benwood, West Virginia, are mourning the loss of a landmark church they regarded as the “heart of the city”. A fire tore though St John Church on Monday evening...

Chivalry is Not Dead

Catholic and Enjoying It! - 4 months 3 weeks ago
Basketball players spring to the defense of a girl with Down Syndrome.

Salon’s Shattering Exposé on Suppressed Christian History

Catholic and Enjoying It! - 4 months 3 weeks ago
“Jesus went to hell: The Christian history churches would rather not acknowledge” reads the headline. Yes.  The shame.  That’s why Catholics hid this embarrassing proposition away...

The Epic Hero of History You’ve Never Heard of

Catholic and Enjoying It! - 4 months 3 weeks ago
A reader sends along a encomium to him here. My own praise for this great man is found in The Work of Mercy: NORMAN BORLAUG IS NOT THE sort of name you think of when it comes to...

Doctrine divides while justice unites? One author's new take on an old claim

Catholic News Agency - General - 4 months 3 weeks ago
Rome, Italy, Apr 10, 2015 / 12:04 am (CNA).- As the Church prepares to conclude its celebration of the 50th anniversary of Vatican II later this year, one book is taking a hard...

Easter and Zombies

Crisis Magazine - Church - 4 months 3 weeks ago
Zombies have been making the rounds lately. Not real ones, of course, because there are no real ones. It is to their great disadvantage that they do not exist, considering how...

Friday Abstinence, the Octave of Easter and You

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 4 months 3 weeks ago
Each year during the Octave of Easter – and of Christmas – there is a Friday.  Fridays are days of penance, usually observed by abstinence from meat. So, can one eat meat on...

A New History of the Crusades Obama Should Read

Crisis Magazine - Church - 4 months 3 weeks ago
Steve Weidenkopf, lecturer at Christendom College’s graduate program, has written a readable, story-like book that provides a blow-by-blow account of the Crusades that...

Oh, what a holiday treat

The Catholic Leader - 4 months 3 weeks ago
HOME: Starring (Voices of) Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Steve Martin, Jennifer Lopez. Directed by Tim Johnson. Rated PG (Mild threat) 90 minutesBy John Mulderig PARENTS looking for...

Divine Mercy Sunday, the Crown of Our Easter Celebration

Word on Fire - Fr. Robert Barron - 4 months 3 weeks ago
This weekend we celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday, which as Dr. Tom Neal shows, is the 'crown of the Easter Octave.' Read on to discover how this feast really gets to the core of...

The Great Reversal: The Second Sunday in Easter or Divine Mercy Sunday

The Sacred Page - 4 months 3 weeks ago
For the second Sunday of Easter, or Divine Mercy Sunday, the Church sets before us a combination of texts that helps to illuminate the nature of ”the great reversal”[1]...
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