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Saint John Climacus, Abbot

Regina Magazine - 5 months 4 weeks ago
March 30 Today is the feast day of Saint John Climacus.  Ora pro nobis.     Saint John Climacus was also surnamed SCHOLASTICUS, and THE SINAITA.  He was born doubtlessly in Syria...

These nuns make high-end quilts (PHOTOS)

Aleteia - 5 months 4 weeks ago
The amount of prayer involved in creating this beautiful bedding practically guarantees a serene and peaceful sleep.In Verdun, where one of the longest battles of World War I took...

Good Friday collection could help new partner, Damascus archdiocese

The Catholic Spirit (St. Paul, MN) - 5 months 4 weeks ago
Archbishop Nassar of Damascus has also shared stories of the Church’s suffering members. He said that one man told him, “I have no home and I have lost all my family. I do not...

12 Years After They Starved My Sister to Death, We Must Never Forget Terri Schiavo - 5 months 4 weeks ago
Every year, I write to honor my sister, Terri Schiavo, on March 31st, the anniversary of her death, and reflect on the state of our nation when it comes to the treatment of our...

Raising the Dead in Lent

New Liturgical Movement - 5 months 4 weeks ago
Before the early eighth century, the church of Rome kept the Thursdays of Lent (with the obvious exception of Holy Thursday) and the Saturdays after Ash Wednesday and Passion...

Pence casts tiebreaking vote as Senate advances pro-life measure

Catholic News Agency - General - 5 months 4 weeks ago
Washington D.C., Mar 30, 2017 / 03:27 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Vice President Mike Pence cast the deciding vote in the Senate Thursday to advance a measure allowing states to once...

Archbishop Hebda: Goal is ‘fair compensation as soon possible’ for victims

The Catholic Spirit (St. Paul, MN) - 5 months 4 weeks ago
In a March 26 letter and video statement to local Catholics, Archbishop Bernard Hebda said that the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is hoping to soon resolve its Chapter...

Obsessed with Youth and Beauty?

Journey of a Catholic Nerd Writer - 5 months 4 weeks ago
Although my birthday is still (exactly) 2 months away, I've been thinking about what I want to do to celebrate... and, apparently, it's weird to see because I shouldn't be excited...

Prayer for the Home: Prayer of the Day for Friday, March 31, 2017

Catholic Online - Featured News - 5 months 4 weeks ago
Visit, we beseech Thee, O Lord, this dwelling, and drive far from it all snares of the enemy; let Thy holy Angels dwell herein, to preserve us in ...

Daily Readings for Friday, March 31, 2017

Catholic Online - Featured News - 5 months 4 weeks ago
Reading 1: Wisdom 2:12-22, Reading 1: Wisdom 2:1, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 34:17-21, Gospel: John 7:1-2, Gospel: John 7:10, Gospel: John 7:25-30

Don't believe in hell? You haven't seen Syria lately, cardinal says

Catholic News Agency - General - 5 months 4 weeks ago
Rome, Italy, Mar 30, 2017 / 03:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Six years after the start of the Civil War, Syria's apostolic nuncio said that the country is in a “bloodbath” – a situation...

Sharing the Word for March 31, 2017

Franciscan Media - 5 months 4 weeks ago
Friday of the Fourth Week of Lent March 31, 2017 Daily Reading from the USCCB: Wisdom 2:1a, 12-22   It...

Madonna King’s book Being 14 discusses challenges for teenage girls

The Catholic Leader - 5 months 4 weeks ago
THE world of 14-year-old girls has been detailed by a well-known Brisbane journalist who says “expectation inflation” is placing serious pressure on young women. Madonna King, who...

Alberta education minister clashes with opposing party leader over gay-straight clubs

LifeSiteNews - 5 months 4 weeks ago
David Eggen bashed Progressive Conservative Jason Kenney an 'extremist' for defending parental rights.

Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Cases

The Religion Clause - 5 months 4 weeks ago
In Crawley v. Parsons, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 36572 (WD VA, March 14, 2017), a Virginia federal district court allowed an inmate who was a member of the House of Yahweh faith to...

Satanic ritual abuse back in the news, only now these claims are being met with skepticism

GetReligion - 5 months 4 weeks ago
Satanic ritual abuse is back in the news, but this time around the press is doing a much better job in reporting on allegations that secret covens of satanists are abusing and...

Ad Limina 2017 (Part 4)

The Reason for Our Hope - 5 months 4 weeks ago
Icon of the baptism of Jesus at St Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Parish.Pope Francis has made clear from his pontificate that, in virtue of our Baptism, we are called to be...

Senate Passes Bill to Overturn Obama Rule Forcing States to Fund Planned Parenthood - 5 months 4 weeks ago
The U.S. Senate voted Thursday to pass a bill to overturn a rule pro-abortion President Barack Obama put in place preventing states from defunding the Planned Parenthood abortion...

Brexit, the Archbishop of Dublin: “Irish are committed Europeans” 

Vatican Insider - 5 months 4 weeks ago
Brexit? "In Ireland we are committed Europeans. We hope our existing relations with Britain will be consolidated in the new system. " The situation of families in Ireland? "We are...
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