Daily News

A Bitter Pill to Be Avoided (4256)

COMMENTARY: The midterm elections may be voters’ last opportunity to turn away the federal government’s abortion and contraception mandate.

05/19/2014 Comments (30)

– Shutterstock

It is crucial for voters who care about the dignity of human life to go to the polls in November.

We need a pro-life Senate.

By 2016, it might be too late to reverse the deadly momentum of the Affordable Care Act and its contraception and abortion mandate, so it is no overstatement to say the 2014 midterms might be our last chance to overturn it. This November, voters will choose 36 Senate seats.

Most of the seats are held by incumbents looking for an easy win, but Catholics — if they make the life issue their No. 1 priority — have the power in numbers to make sure no abortion-loving politician of either party coasts to a new six-year term.

The language of choice has grown much more...READ MORE

Filed under

Vatican Official Sees ‘Warming-Up’ of Catholic-Orthodox Relations (1921)

Father Gabriel Quicke, who oversees three Catholic dialogues with Oriental Churches, says Pope Francis’ election last year accelerated this trend.

05/19/2014 Comments (2)
Andreas Dueren/CNA

Father Gabriel Quicke

– Andreas Dueren/CNA

VATICAN CITY — An official with the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity affirmed the sentiments of many who believe that Catholic-Orthodox relations have improved in recent years, especially under Pope Francis.

“When I look to what I hear about Pope Francis — and I remember, when he was elected, he spoke to the immense group of the faithful at St. Peter’s Square; I remember that he referred to the introduction of the letter of Ignatius of Antioch to the Christians of Rome,” Father Gabriel Quicke told CNA May 16.

“In his introduction in the letter to the Christians of Rome, he speaks about the Church of Rome that is presiding in charity over the whole world of Christians, and...READ MORE

Filed under

The Satanic Case for Catholicism, Sacrament of Confirmation: What It Is and Isn't and More! (2414)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

05/19/2014 Comment

Follow The Satanic Case for Catholicism by Joe Heschmeyer of Shameless Popery to read more.

The Satanic Case for Catholicism by Joe Heschmeyer of Shameless Popery - BigPulpit.com

Synod Must Focus on Strengthening Marriage, Not Dissolve It – Greg Erlandson, OSV Newsweekly

William P, Blatty, Georgetown University and the Congregation for Catholic Education: Is Georgetown Catholic? - The Motley Monk, The American Catholic

Diocese Fix Contracts, Expect Teachers to Keep Catholic Teaching – Matthew Archbold, Catholic Education Daily

The Sacrament of Confirmation: What It Is and What It Ain’t – Nicholas Senz, Catholic Stand

What It Means that Jesus Is the Good Shepherd – Fr. James Farfaglia, Aleteia

Teachers: We Don’t Deserve This – Lauren Meyers, Ignitum Today

Why All Forms of...READ MORE

Filed under

Pro-Marriage Club Denied Official Status at Notre Dame (15334)

A spokesman for the university says Students for Child Oriented Policy mirrors other clubs on campus, but a prominent law professor contends that the university is ignorant of the organization’s stated mission.

05/19/2014 Comments (24)

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — A group of students at the University of Notre Dame has generated a campus-wide controversy by advocating that marriage between one woman and one man is better suited for children than same-sex “marriage.”

The group — known as Students for Child Oriented Policy (SCOP) — elicited negative letters to the campus newspaper and prompted hundreds of students to sign a petition calling upon the university not to recognize it as an official campus club.

An official in the university’s Student Affairs Office also expressed disapproval of a SCOP petition that called upon Notre Dame President Father John Jenkins and the administration to “make a clear stand” in support of...READ MORE

Filed under catholic colleges and universities, catholic faith, marriage of one man and one woman, redefinition of marriage, university of notre dame

Pope Francis: Fix Your Heart Firmly on the Holy Spirit (4237)

In his daily Mass homily, Pope Francis reflected on the faithful resolution St. Paul displayed in facing the various challenges he encountered in his ministry

05/19/2014 Comments (1)

Pope Francis delivers his homily at the May 19 daily Mass he celebrated at the St. Martha's guesthouse at the Vatican.

– ctv.va

VATICAN CITY — In his daily Mass homily May 19, Pope Francis reflected on the various challenges St. Paul faced in his ministry, explaining that it was only possible for him to go forward because his heart was fixed on God.

“What kind of heart do we have? Is it a fickle heart which, like a dancer, like a butterfly flits from one to another?” Or “is it a heart fixed on the Holy Spirit?” the Pope asked during his homily.

Speaking to those gathered in the Vatican’s St. Martha guesthouse, the Holy Father turned to the first reading from the Acts of the Apostles, noting that this passage display’s Paul’s “firm heart in continuous motion,” as well as his commitment to evangelization.

Recalling...READ MORE

Filed under

Archbishop to U.N.: Family Must Be Renewed, Not Broken Down (2731)

The head of the Pontifical Council for the Family spoke at the headquarters of the United Nations on the International Day of Families.

05/19/2014 Comments (9)
Diocese of Terni, Italy

Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia

– Diocese of Terni, Italy

NEW YORK — The family has a “unique character” that makes it a “patrimony for all humanity,” Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, the head of the Pontifical Council for the Family, told the United Nations.

Despite a hostile culture, the archbishop said, “a clear majority of persons want a family at the center of their life, and it would be mistake to think the family can be done away with.”

“We have to be much more cautious than we have been about weakening this fundamental unity that is not only the bearing wall of social life, but that can also help us avoid the inhuman consequences of a society that has become hyper-individualistic and hyper-technological.”

He called for a “renewal of family...READ MORE

Filed under catholic faith, family as a building block of society, human dignity, pontifical council for the family, pope francis, united nations

A Priests Journey to Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory; Pope Francis: Ask God Advice in Silence and More! (3975)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

05/19/2014 Comment

Follow A Priests Journey to Heaven, Hell, Purgatory by James Graves of OSV Newsweekly to read more.

A Priests Journey to Heaven, Hell, Purgatory by James Graves of OSV Newsweekly - BigPulpit.com

Pope Francis: Ask God for Advice, Even in Silence – Iacopo Scaramuzzi, Vatican Insider

Pope Francis: A Christian Who Doesn't Witness to the Faith becomes Sterile – Don. R. McClarey JD, The American Catholic

New Study Shows Man of the Shroud had Dislocated Arms – Andrea Tornielli, Vatican Insider

Help to Avoid Committing Adultery Through Social Media – Susan Anne, Catholic Stand

The Peggy Gibson Conversion Story, From Anglican to Catholic - Coming Home Network International

Thoughts On Being Alone – Arleen Spenceley, Ignitum Today

Veterans Find Faith, Hope, Healing in Holy Land – Judith...READ MORE

Filed under

Pope St. John Paul II on Campus (2810)

How a Texas college ministry is honoring the legacy of the new saint.

05/18/2014 Comments (1)
Jacqueline Burkepile

The living area at St. John Paul II University Parish in Denton, Texas, features a portrait of its namesake.

– Jacqueline Burkepile

This past academic year was very special for St. John Paul II University Parish in Denton, Texas.

We offered many spiritual opportunities for our students and parishioners, including this Lent/Easter, when we had 16 people enter into full communion with the Church. And, on Divine Mercy Sunday, we witnessed Pope Francis canonize Pope John Paul II.

St. John Paul II University Parish serves Texas Woman’s University (TWU) and the University of North Texas (UNT). As the campus minister for TWU, my job is to ensure that college students are spiritually and intellectually enriched in their faith each semester.

As I do so, I am inspired by our namesake, one of the Church’s newest saints, St....READ MORE

Filed under st. john paul ii, campus ministry

Page 497 of 1363 pages ‹ First  < 495 496 497 498 499 >  Last ›