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Blessed Herman the Crippled

Communio - 23 hours 19 min ago
Today is the feast day of Blessed Herman the Cripple (also known as Hermannus Contractus, or Herman of Reichenau, 1013-1054), monk, 11th century scholar, composer, musical...

Pope Francis’ prayer for “humiliated and abused” women 

Vatican Insider - 23 hours 48 min ago
The Pope strongly reaffirms his closeness to women who suffer violence of all kinds. He does so in a Mass at Casa Santa Marta, praying “for all exploited, humiliated and abused...

Trump Issues New, More Targeted Version of Travel Ban

The Religion Clause - 23 hours 49 min ago
President Trump yesterday issued a Proclamation (full text) (press release) (White House background document) setting out a more targeted version of his travel ban.  The travel...

Trump administration announces changes to travel ban

EWTN - US Latest News - 23 hours 53 min ago
Washington D.C., Sep 25, 2017 / 06:16 pm (EWTN News).- Just weeks before the Supreme Court was to hear a challenge to the Trump administration's travel ban, the administration...

EEOC Sues Doctor Over Required Bible Sessions For Employees

The Religion Clause - 23 hours 54 min ago
The EEOC last week filed suit against a Texas physician who required employees to attend daily meetings involving Bible study and the application of religious principles to...

California Lions Club Sues To Control Cross In Park

The Religion Clause - 23 hours 59 min ago
According to the East Bay Times, on Sept. 11 the Albany, California Lion's Club filed suit in federal court against the city and several city officials in a dispute involving a 20...

Court Says Private Investigator Invaded Privacy of Buddhist Temple

The Religion Clause - 1 day 4 min ago
In Vo v. Mason, (CA App., Sept. 19, 2017), a California state appellate court held that plaintiff Thuy Thanh Vo was likely to prevail on her state constitutional invasion of...

Book Notes: Ignite - 1 day 8 min ago
Subtitled “Read the Bible like never before,” contributor Sonja Corbitt and Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers’ book Ignite (Servant Books, 2017) challenges both...

Recent Articles of Interest

The Religion Clause - 1 day 9 min ago
From SSRN: Rahman Apalara, Striking a Balance: Freedom of Expression and the Prohibition of Hate Speech and Offensive Remarks, (September 11, 2017). Nadia N. Sawicki, A Common Law...

So, how big is the universe, really?

Aleteia - 1 day 9 min ago
Spoiler alert: pretty big. According to the Business Insider Science channel on YouTube, the American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist, and astrobiologist Carl Sagan once...

Pope's homily at Mass for the Vatican Gendarme Corps (full text) (Holy See Press Office)

Catholic Culture - World News - 1 day 1 hour ago
“It is true, you must seek the Lord and do everything to find Him; but the important thing is that it is He Who is searching for you,” Pope Francis preached on September 24.

Iam lucis orto sidere: Prime, The Immortal Hour

Rorate Coeli - 1 day 1 hour ago
The following quasi-elegiac prose in honor of the Divine Office hour of PRIME, the hour that was killed but refused to die, is so beautiful that we had to republish it here in its...

Ex-Vatican auditor says he was forced out by ‘set-up’

Catholic Herald - 1 day 1 hour ago
The Holy See’s former auditor general, Libero Milone, has said he was forced to step down earlier this year after uncovering possible illegal activity. Vatican officials have hit...


EWTN - Vatican News - 1 day 1 hour ago
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Pope: God’s consolation is certainly not fun, but it gives peace 

Vatican Insider - 1 day 1 hour ago
“We know that life has its “weak” and “strong” moments, but whatever the case is, the Lord will always “make us feel His presence”. How? With consolation,which does not give...

Vatican's former auditor says he was forced to quit after finding irregularities (Reuters)

Catholic Culture - World News - 1 day 2 hours ago
Archbishop Giovanni Angelo Becciu (the Substitute of the Secretariat of State) said that Libero Milone’s allegations were “false and unjustified” and that “he went against all the...

62 clergy, lay scholars accuse Pope of propagating heresies (National Catholic Register)

Catholic Culture - World News - 1 day 2 hours ago
Signatories of “A Filial Correction Concerning the Propagation of Heresies” include Msgr. Antonio Livi (dean emeritus of the Pontifical Lateran University), Ettore Gotti Tedeschi...

Pope Francis: Address to participants in the general chapter of the Order of the Cistercians of the Strict Observance (full text) (Holy See Press Office)

Catholic Culture - World News - 1 day 2 hours ago
Assiduous prayer, sobriety of life, unity in charity, and fidelity to spiritual heritage were among the themes of the Pontiff’s address to members of the Order of Cistercians of...
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