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Video: L.A. Chargers QB Philip Rivers greets nuns at Sunday's game...  

Who says that Catholics don't ever sit in the front row?

what do you think?

2019-09-16 11:40:48



The death of St. Peter Claver offers a lesson in the way the world treats saints...  

The death of St. Peter Claver offers a lesson in the way the world treats saints — before and after they die. The son of an affluent Catalonian family, and academically successful, he entered the Jesuits in 1601 at the age of twenty. At the seminary, a lay brother saw in him a calling to care for the slaves in the Americas, who were horribly mistreated...

what do you think?

2019-09-16 11:27:50



Prince Charles to attend Cardinal Newman's Oct. 13 canonization in Rome...  

Prince Charles will attend the canonization of Cardinal John Henry Newman next month. The heir to the British throne will travel to Rome to witness the canonization Mass of the first non-martyr English saint since the Reformation. After the Mass in St. Peter's Square Oct. 13, the Prince of Wales will attend a reception at the Pontifical Urban College...

what do you think?

2019-09-16 06:56:32



Why did John Paul II call Josemaría Escrivá the “saint of ordinary life?”...  

In his own life this saint was admired by Popes Pius XII, St. John XXIII, and Blessed Paul VI. Since his death, he has been admired by Popes John Paul I, St. John Paul II, Benedict XVI, as well as our current Holy Father, Pope Francis, who beatified St. Josemaría's first successor Blessed Alvaro del Portillo. St. Josemaría was also admired by Blessed Oscar Romero...

what do you think?

2019-09-16 01:41:22



Believers must face this: All kinds of people wrestle with depression and suicide...  

This week's "Crossroads" podcast about the death of the Rev. Jarrid Wilson (click here to tune that in) was not business as usual. Here is my original GetReligion post on this topic: "Symbolic details too painful for words: Shocking death of Jarrid Wilson stunned us all." For me, this topic got personal really quick. First...

what do you think?

2019-09-15 14:44:46



Pope's Sunday Angelus: 'Brothers and sisters, have courage! With God, No sin has the last word...'...  

Pope Francis said Sunday that God forgets sins absolved within the confessional. "How do you defeat evil? Accepting God's forgiveness ... It happens every time we go to confession; there we receive the love of the Father who overcomes our sin. It is no longer there, God forgets it," Pope Francis said in his Angelus message Sept...

what do you think?

2019-09-15 14:12:08



The Pope's use of the 's-word' means he understands the stakes...  

In the beginning, some wondered if Pope Francis quite understood the consternation some of his words and deeds can arouse, and how much some sectors of the Catholic Church, especially those usually seen as more conservative or traditional, often feel aggrieved by the direction things seem to be heading. After Sept. 10, however...

what do you think?

2019-09-15 13:32:02



The Real Presence: Knowing what we are doing...  

On Sept. 6, I had the privilege to offer Mass for the 10,000th time as a priest. It's a great source of thanksgiving for me. Sometimes people are surprised when other priests or I mention exactly how many Masses we have celebrated, as if, on the positive side, we might have the world's greatest memory or, on the negative side...

what do you think?

2019-09-15 13:04:34



Our strengths are often our struggles...  

One of the things that I have learned about myself, and humans in general, is that our strengths are very closely related to our struggles. Some people are very passionate; this makes them dedicated and driven to make a difference. But it also makes them prone to anger or depression. Their passion in one area (e.g., truth, justice) can cause difficulties with passions in other areas such as sexuality...

what do you think?

2019-09-15 12:01:31



Vatican shoots down German synod plans as 'not ecclesiologically valid'...  

In a letter sent to German bishops last week, the Vatican has said that plans for a binding Church synod in Germany are "not ecclesiologically valid." Plans for a "binding synodal process" were first announced by Cardinal Reinhard Marx, head of the German episcopal conference, earlier this year. CNA reported last week that draft statues for the planned "Synodal Assembly" were approved in August by the executive committee of the German bishops' conference...

what do you think?

2019-09-15 11:37:44



Cardinal Raymond Burke, Bishop Athanasius Schneider announce 'Crusade of Prayer and Fasting' for Amazonian synod...  

Cardinal Raymond Burke and Bishop Athanasius Schneider have issued an eight-page declaration warning against six "serious theological errors and heresies" they say are contained in the Amazonian Synod working document, and calling for prayer and fasting to prevent them being approved. Cardinal Burke, patron of the Sovereign Order of Malta...

what do you think?

2019-09-15 10:48:53



Against all odds, Pope Francis has made Synods of Bishops interesting...  

When roughly 300 Catholic leaders gather in Rome Oct. 6-27 to talk about the Amazon, it will be the 29th time since 1965 a pope has convoked a Synod of Bishops. For most of that span, the body's role could have been described in the same ironic terms Bob Dole once used about the Vice Presidency: "It's indoor work, and no heavy lifting is involved...

what do you think?

2019-09-15 10:10:42



3 reasons for humility...  

Living in a scientific age and having explained many things that were once mysterious to us, we tend to have an exaggerated idea of what we know. Teenagers often protest to their parents: "I know a few things, too!" Yes indeed, they (and we) do know a few things—a very few things. This is especially true when it comes to the hidden knowledge and counsel of God...

what do you think?

2019-09-15 09:36:12



Pope to launch global educational pact next year...  

Pope Francis is inviting world leaders and young people to come together at the Vatican on May 14, 2020, for a an event called "Reinventing the Global Educational Alliance." "Never before has there been such need to unite our efforts in a broad educational alliance, to form mature individuals capable of overcoming division and antagonism...

what do you think?

2019-09-15 08:40:41



Sister Jess Lambert: She gave up an engineering career to become a nun...  

In today's high-tech economy, engineers are well paid and in high demand, but a young woman from Elmhurst heard the call from a higher power, giving up engineering for a life of service. Sister Jess Lambert told CBS 2's Vince Gerasole it was a choice that matches the values of her millennial generation. At first glance, Lambert's may seem a choice from another time - a woman in a habit devoting her life to God...

what do you think?

2019-09-15 08:29:49



Rattled by what's happening in the Church? Shake it off and get to work. This is the time God chose for us.....  

I know that many of you readers are upset by what is going on in the Church. May I repeat some advice? Remember that Popes come and go. There are good Popes and bad Popes, important Popes and forgettable Popes. Men pick them, not the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit's role in their election is to make sure that the Pope isn't a disaster for the Church...

what do you think?

2019-09-15 08:11:17



Crazy! A homily for the 24th Sunday of the Year...  

The three parables in this Sunday's lengthy Gospel challenge conventional thinking. They describe people doing things that we most likely would not do. All three of them - especially the first two - seem crazy. Who would ever do what the shepherd of the lost sheep does or what the woman with the lost coin does? Probably no one...

what do you think?

2019-09-15 07:49:41



For the Vatican, grasping the universal often rests on the (Italian) local...  

Making decisions for a universal church requires a sense of what's happening on the ground, and inevitably, those perceptions are shaped by whatever specific place one happens to be. The local, in other words, often acts as one's prism for understanding the universal. In the case of the Vatican, above all that means Italy. When they get up in the morning...

what do you think?

2019-09-15 07:10:29



Concerning a certain (ahem) pastural problem.....  

Princeton University, as its graduates will gladly tell you, is the real treasure of the Ivy League. And for good reason: Past and present faculty rank among the great figures of American higher education — including Harry G. Frankfurt, a Princeton emeritus professor of philosophy. Frankfurt earned his distinguished scholarly reputation with books like Demons...

what do you think?

2019-09-15 06:55:21



There are no teachers...  

At the outset of a new academic year those of us who have the privilege of working with students in that mysterious process that we call 'education,' are again confronted with the question about how we might succeed a little better in the new year than we all did in the previous one. Unfortunately, the teaching profession is markedly different from every other profession in one prominent way: It is not safe to assume that a teacher will improve with experience...

what do you think?

2019-09-15 03:10:23



Australian justice in the dock...  

Consider this sequence of events, familiar to some but evidently not to others: March 2013: Prior to any credible reports of misbehavior being made against Cardinal George Pell, police in Australia's state of Victoria launch "Operation Tethering," a sting aimed at the former archbishop of Melbourne (who by this time is prefect of the Vatican Secretariat for the economy...

what do you think?

2019-09-15 03:09:11



Beyond the U.S., the Top Five countries for beefs with the Pope...  

Responding to a mini-fracas set off by his recent declaration that he considers it "an honor when Americans are attacking me," Pope Francis told reporters during an inflight news conference Tuesday that the U.S. is not his only source of heartburn. "Criticism comes not only from the Americans, they're coming from all over...

what do you think?

2019-09-15 01:48:55



The Book Thief of Monastery Mountain...  

Tourists are a most common sight at the abbey of Mont Sainte-Odile in the summer. So, when a somewhat hefty, tall man walked down the marble stairs leading to the first floor of the guesthouse, hardly anyone noticed. His backpack contained a Bible, which is normal in a place where people come for religious pilgrimages, but this Bible was more than 500 years old...

what do you think?

2019-09-15 01:30:25



New details emerge about Bishop Michael Bransfield's corruption — $1 million spent on private jets while 20 parishes and schools were closed or cut off...  

New details have emerged about the lavish lifestyle enjoyed by disgraced Bishop Michael Bransfield. Bishop Bransfield spent nearly $1 million on private jets and more than $660,000 on airfare and hotels during his 13 years as bishop of his former Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston. A new investigation by The Washington Post, published Sept...

what do you think?

2019-09-15 01:07:25



Believers must face this: All kinds of people wrestle with depression and suicide...  

This week's "Crossroads" podcast about the death of the Rev. Jarrid Wilson (click here to tune that in) was not business as usual. Here is my original GetReligion post on this topic: "Symbolic details too painful for words: Shocking death of Jarrid Wilson stunned us all." For me, this topic got personal really quick. First...

what do you think?

2019-09-14 15:46:48



Against all odds, Pope Francis has made Synods of Bishops interesting...  

When roughly 300 Catholic leaders gather in Rome Oct. 6-27 to talk about the Amazon, it will be the 29th time since 1965 a pope has convoked a Synod of Bishops. For most of that span, the body's role could have been described in the same ironic terms Bob Dole once used about the Vice Presidency: "It's indoor work, and no heavy lifting is involved...

what do you think?

2019-09-14 15:02:05



Crazy! A homily for the 24th Sunday of the Year...  

The three parables in this Sunday's lengthy Gospel challenge conventional thinking. They describe people doing things that we most likely would not do. All three of them - especially the first two - seem crazy. Who would ever do what the shepherd of the lost sheep does or what the woman with the lost coin does? Probably no one...

what do you think?

2019-09-14 13:41:33



Missouri attorney general report refers 12 former priests for prosecution...  

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt referred 12 former clerics for potential criminal prosecution in a report released Friday on his investigation into sexual abuse of minors by Catholic clergy in the state. "Since I took office, one of my top priorities has been conducting a thorough, exhaustive review of allegations of abuse by clergy members in the Roman Catholic Church...

what do you think?

2019-09-14 10:04:50



New details emerge about Bishop Michael Bransfield's corruption — $1 million spent on private jets while 20 parishes and schools were closed or cut off...  

New details have emerged about the lavish lifestyle enjoyed by disgraced Bishop Michael Bransfield. Bishop Bransfield spent nearly $1 million on private jets and more than $660,000 on airfare and hotels during his 13 years as bishop of his former Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston. A new investigation by The Washington Post, published Sept...

what do you think?

2019-09-14 07:20:42



Australian justice in the dock...  

Consider this sequence of events, familiar to some but evidently not to others: March 2013: Prior to any credible reports of misbehavior being made against Cardinal George Pell, police in Australia's state of Victoria launch "Operation Tethering," a sting aimed at the former archbishop of Melbourne (who by this time is prefect of the Vatican Secretariat for the economy...

what do you think?

2019-09-14 02:48:48



Vatican shoots down German synod plans as 'not ecclesiologically valid'...  

In a letter sent to German bishops last week, the Vatican has said that plans for a binding Church synod in Germany are "not ecclesiologically valid." Plans for a "binding synodal process" were first announced by Cardinal Reinhard Marx, head of the German episcopal conference, earlier this year. CNA reported last week that draft statues for the planned "Synodal Assembly" were approved in August by the executive committee of the German bishops' conference...

what do you think?

2019-09-13 10:44:34



Our strengths are often our struggles...  

One of the things that I have learned about myself, and humans in general, is that our strengths are very closely related to our struggles. Some people are very passionate; this makes them dedicated and driven to make a difference. But it also makes them prone to anger or depression. Their passion in one area (e.g., truth, justice) can cause difficulties with passions in other areas such as sexuality...

what do you think?

2019-09-13 08:14:23



Watch this if you need a boost today: Madagascans give the Pope, and a local hero, a memorable welcome...  

Thirty years ago, an Argentine-Slovenian Vincentian missionary was unable to remain indifferent to the misery of thousands of homeless people in the capital of Madagascar. As he encountered the city's poor living in squalor on the streets or in garbage dumps in Antananarivo, Vincentian Father Pedro Opeka befriended them and founded Akamasoa (literally "good friends")...

what do you think?

2019-09-12 13:57:51



Video: Man receives Holy Communion, puts Host in pocket, walks away...  

That appears to be exactly what happened in the video below, posted on Twitter last week. It's unclear where or when this was taken. But it's gotten a lot of attention and generated a fair amount of comment. You can see it for yourself here. It's pretty outrageous, any way you slice it. But I have questions.

what do you think?

2019-09-12 13:36:12



Sister Jess Lambert: She gave up an engineering career to become a nun...  

In today's high-tech economy, engineers are well paid and in high demand, but a young woman from Elmhurst heard the call from a higher power, giving up engineering for a life of service. Sister Jess Lambert told CBS 2's Vince Gerasole it was a choice that matches the values of her millennial generation. At first glance, Lambert's may seem a choice from another time - a woman in a habit devoting her life to God...

what do you think?

2019-09-12 13:34:52



Seattle archbishop will not live in mansion: 'I am a pastor, not a prince'...  

Seattle Archbishop Paul D. Etienne said he will not live in the 9,000-square-foot mansion that many of his predecessors called home. In a letter sent to archdiocesan priests and deacons Sept. 3 - his first day as leader of the Archdiocese of Seattle - the archbishop wrote: "While the Connolly House has been home to the archbishops since 1920...

what do you think?

2019-09-12 12:44:08



Pray for priests! (Part 1): In video, priest says deacons are “saying Mass” in Amazon region [but note: his claim of papal approval is hearsay, and contradicted by Pope's strong words on Sept. 7...  

For a few days a video has been circulating on the web in which an Italian priest of the highest rank, among those closest to Jorge Mario Bergoglio, says that in the Amazon the celebration of the Mass by married deacons is already a de facto reality, authorized by the local bishops. And Pope Francis, informed of the matter, is alleged to have said:"Go ahead...

what do you think?

2019-09-12 12:16:32



Pope to launch global educational pact next year...  

Pope Francis is inviting world leaders and young people to come together at the Vatican on May 14, 2020, for a an event called "Reinventing the Global Educational Alliance." "Never before has there been such need to unite our efforts in a broad educational alliance, to form mature individuals capable of overcoming division and antagonism...

what do you think?

2019-09-12 11:49:46



Concerning a certain (ahem) pastural problem.....  

Princeton University, as its graduates will gladly tell you, is the real treasure of the Ivy League. And for good reason: Past and present faculty rank among the great figures of American higher education — including Harry G. Frankfurt, a Princeton emeritus professor of philosophy. Frankfurt earned his distinguished scholarly reputation with books like Demons...

what do you think?

2019-09-12 11:25:39



A can't-miss moment on the abuse crisis looms under the Golden Dome...  

Notre Dame is basically the Texas of the American Catholic Church, meaning it tends to operate on the principle of "go big or go home." They don't do anything small under the Golden Dome, and that's certainly true of a major series of events this academic year developed by Father John Jenkins, ND's president, on the clerical sexual abuse crisis...

what do you think?

2019-09-12 11:22:23



Cardinal Raymond Burke, Bishop Athanasius Schneider announce 'Crusade of Prayer and Fasting' for Amazonian synod...  

Cardinal Raymond Burke and Bishop Athanasius Schneider have issued an eight-page declaration warning against six "serious theological errors and heresies" they say are contained in the Amazonian Synod working document, and calling for prayer and fasting to prevent them being approved. Cardinal Burke, patron of the Sovereign Order of Malta...

what do you think?

2019-09-12 11:19:02



Pope returns to Vatican after apostolic journey to Africa...  

The Air Madagascar Airbus plane that is bringing Pope Francis back to the Vatican at the end of his 31st Apostolic Journey abroad has taken off from Antananarivo International Airport. As is customary, the Pope's outbound flight is always by Italy's national airline Alitalia, while the national airline of the country he is leaving is the one to bring him back home...

what do you think?

2019-09-12 11:12:34



On Sunday, Pope Francis saw the best and worst of Madagascar...  

Those who follow Jesus must not manipulate the faith to serve their own agenda or ideology, abusing the name of God or religion to justify "violence, segregation and even murder, exile, terrorism and marginalization," Pope Francis said Sunday in Madagascar, speaking to a crowd estimated by organizers to be around one million people...

what do you think?

2019-09-12 11:01:31



Cardinal Dolan considering options over scandal-hit Buffalo diocese...  

The Catholic Herald has learned that the Archdiocese of New York is closely monitoring the crisis in the Diocese of Buffalo, and that broad consultations are ongoing, with a view to possible action. The embattled Bishop of Buffalo, Richard J. Malone, faced several new calls for his resignation last week and over the weekend, including one from a group — the Movement to Restore Trust — that had previously sought to work with the bishop...

what do you think?

2019-09-12 10:18:18



The Real Presence: Knowing what we are doing...  

On Sept. 6, I had the privilege to offer Mass for the 10,000th time as a priest. It's a great source of thanksgiving for me. Sometimes people are surprised when other priests or I mention exactly how many Masses we have celebrated, as if, on the positive side, we might have the world's greatest memory or, on the negative side...

what do you think?

2019-09-12 09:55:36



3 reasons for humility...  

Living in a scientific age and having explained many things that were once mysterious to us, we tend to have an exaggerated idea of what we know. Teenagers often protest to their parents: "I know a few things, too!" Yes indeed, they (and we) do know a few things—a very few things. This is especially true when it comes to the hidden knowledge and counsel of God...

what do you think?

2019-09-12 09:45:46



Ex-clergyman says U.S. priest in the Philippines is a known pedophile...  

The American priest's voice echoed over the phone line, his sharp Midwestern accent softened over the decades by a gentle Filipino lilt. On the other end, recording the call, was a young man battered by shame but anxious to get the priest to describe exactly what had happened in this little island village. "I should have known better than trying to just have a life...

what do you think?

2019-09-12 09:19:36



The Christian family's unique relationship with Christ...  

The Christian family, that is a family where at least one member is baptized and practicing the faith, bears unique relationship with the humiliated Christ - Christ's humiliation is the Christian family's glory, Christ loves but He is not loved. So it is with the believer. we must learn to love when we are not loved. the more we learn such love...

what do you think?

2019-09-12 08:59:18



The Salt Lake Tribune's hit piece on a Catholic priest departed from that newspaper's typically evenhanded coverage...  

I'm used to good journalism coming from the Salt Lake Tribune, including news on the religion beat. That's why a recent story posted about a Catholic priest's new parish assignment has me wondering if reporters ever leave their desks these days to do actual shoe-leather reporting. The piece I'm singling out could have been — and probably was — done exclusively over the phone...

what do you think?

2019-09-12 08:48:26



Quick Hits: On annulment tribunals, the Ahmari-French debate, and [censored]...  

Leila Miller, who has made some important contributions to understanding the disastrous effects of divorce, has now turned her attention to diocesan marriage tribunals, and the unmistakable problems associated with routine declarations of annulment. She has posted a revealing interview with a veteran tribunal judge, who (speaking anonymously) acknowledges the problems—not so much with the process as with the people who conduct it

what do you think?

2019-09-12 08:31:52



She arrived a tourist. The Greek island's beauty inspired her to become an Orthodox nun.....  

It's 3:30 a.m. when I disembark the ferry in a trance after a 10-hour sail from Athens. The air is soft and warm in Amorgos, a pristine island off the coast of Greece. Wooden fishing boats rock against their moors, lit villages dot the high hills, and a sweet scent of sage laces the morning air. Once the day starts, it's on to the reason I came here: to look for Sister Irini...

what do you think?

2019-09-12 08:26:27



Reimagining the Beatitudes...  

This week at daily Mass we touch briefly on the Beatitudes from Luke's Gospel. This is one of the most famous texts of Scripture. Despite their familiarity, though, they are poorly understood by many people. Let's begin by exploring the word "beatitude." Sometimes it is defined as happiness, but happiness is too transitory and dependent upon external factors to fully convey its meaning...

what do you think?

2019-09-12 08:21:55



4 depictions of discipleship — A homily for the 23rd Sunday of the Year...  

In Sunday's Gospel, Jesus defines four demands of discipleship. Let's look at them one by one. First, the text says that large crowds were following Jesus and so He turned to address them. Just about any time you find mention of a big crowd in the Bible, fasten your seat belt and prepare for a hard teaching. Jesus didn't trust large crowds...

what do you think?

2019-09-12 08:16:40



In Madagascar, Pope Francis says that joy lightens the demands of our sacrifices...  

Pope Francis Sunday told Catholics in Madagascar that following Jesus can be demanding, but that Christ calls his disciples to place God at the center of their lives. "As we look around us, how many men and women, young people and children are suffering and in utter need! This is not part of God's plan. How urgently Jesus calls us to die to our self-centerdness...

what do you think?

2019-09-12 07:32:08



For the Vatican, grasping the universal often rests on the (Italian) local...  

Making decisions for a universal church requires a sense of what's happening on the ground, and inevitably, those perceptions are shaped by whatever specific place one happens to be. The local, in other words, often acts as one's prism for understanding the universal. In the case of the Vatican, above all that means Italy. When they get up in the morning...

what do you think?

2019-09-12 06:40:08



Pray for priests! (Part 2): Writer Massimo Faggioli retweets “deacons saying Mass” video, says “the Church of the priests is ending...”...  

"La chiesa dei preti sta finendo"

what do you think?

2019-09-12 06:38:56



Pray for priests! (Part 3): Pope knocks “young, rigid priests,” says “they are afraid of everything” [but he also warns about deacons acting like “pseudo-priests”]...  

I would like to emphasize an attitude that I do not like, because it does not come from God: rigidity. Today it is fashionable, I do not know about here, but in other parts of the world it is fashionable, to find rigid people. Young, rigid priests, who want to save with rigidity, perhaps, I don't know, but they take this attitude of rigidity and sometimes - excuse me - from the museum...

what do you think?

2019-09-12 05:32:32



Do we know how many angels exist?  

Whenever angels are mentioned in the Bible, the author has a difficult time explaining the exact number of spiritual beings present. For example, when the shepherds learn that Jesus was born, Luke explains that, "suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God" (Luke 2:13). Similarly when the prophet Daniel had one of his visions he saw...

what do you think?

2019-09-12 05:21:34



Should Catholic women preach at Mass? Here's a better question.....  

Catholics who have sat through enough bad homilies can find it difficult to understand why the church does not allow women (or laymen) to preach about the good news at Mass. We all know women who are knowledgeable in the Catholic faith and who could probably give a more engaging homily than Father who is struggling through his fourth Mass of the weekend...

what do you think?

2019-09-12 04:30:46



The Book Thief of Monastery Mountain...  

Tourists are a most common sight at the abbey of Mont Sainte-Odile in the summer. So, when a somewhat hefty, tall man walked down the marble stairs leading to the first floor of the guesthouse, hardly anyone noticed. His backpack contained a Bible, which is normal in a place where people come for religious pilgrimages, but this Bible was more than 500 years old...

what do you think?

2019-09-12 04:27:28



The University and the Church...  

A collection of essays written by my mentor, Dr. Don Briel, was just released by Cluny Media. I was privileged to assemble and edit this collection, unified by the theme of the University and the Church, particularly the needed renewal of the university through the influence of the Catholic tradition. Briel founded the first Catholic Studies program to initiate a renewal through smaller...

what do you think?

2019-09-12 03:17:53



The Pope's use of the 's-word' means he understands the stakes...  

In the beginning, some wondered if Pope Francis quite understood the consternation some of his words and deeds can arouse, and how much some sectors of the Catholic Church, especially those usually seen as more conservative or traditional, often feel aggrieved by the direction things seem to be heading. After Sept. 10, however...

what do you think?

2019-09-12 03:01:22



“Don't be afraid of Confession” — Priest reveals how one powerful photo changed his life forever.....  

Archdiocese of Los Angeles priest Fr. Goyo Hidalgo recently revealed the moment he knew he "really wanted to be a priest." He said he took the picture in the tweet below during 2011's World Youth Day in Madrid. He was a first-year seminarian at the time.

what do you think?

2019-09-12 02:56:21



Boy bullied for homemade Tennessee shirt has logo become official design...  

A Florida boy who was bullied and laughed at for his homemade T-shirt representing the University of Tennessee Volunteers at his elementary school's college colors day has not only had his design made official by the university - but the demand for the product is so high that it crashed the school's website. It all started when Laura Snyder...

what do you think?

2019-09-12 02:39:59



The Eye of the Storm...  

"The greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion." —St. Teresa of Calcutta

what do you think?

2019-09-12 01:48:53



Pope says open criticism is welcome, but warns against schism as “ideology separated from doctrine”...  

In one of his most pointed answers during his inflight press conference from Madagascar, the Pope addressed the subject of his critics, how he responds to them, and whether he is concerned about schism within the Church. The question was raised in response to his remark on the plane to Mozambique last week when he told a journalist: "For me it's an honor if Americans attack me...

what do you think?

2019-09-12 01:11:49



Rattled by what's happening in the Church? Shake it off and get to work. This is the time God chose for us.....  

I know that many of you readers are upset by what is going on in the Church. May I repeat some advice? Remember that Popes come and go. There are good Popes and bad Popes, important Popes and forgettable Popes. Men pick them, not the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit's role in their election is to make sure that the Pope isn't a disaster for the Church...

what do you think?

2019-09-12 01:05:21



Pray for priests! (Part 1): In video, priest says deacons are “saying Mass” in Amazon region [but note: his claim of papal approval is hearsay, and contradicted by Pope's strong words on Sept. 7...  

For a few days a video has been circulating on the web in which an Italian priest of the highest rank, among those closest to Jorge Mario Bergoglio, says that in the Amazon the celebration of the Mass by married deacons is already a de facto reality, authorized by the local bishops. And Pope Francis, informed of the matter, is alleged to have said:"Go ahead...

what do you think?

2019-09-10 17:36:35



Pope says open criticism is welcome, but warns against schism as “ideology separated from doctrine”...  

In one of his most pointed answers during his inflight press conference from Madagascar, the Pope addressed the subject of his critics, how he responds to them, and whether he is concerned about schism within the Church. The question was raised in response to his remark on the plane to Mozambique last week when he told a journalist: "For me it's an honor if Americans attack me...

what do you think?

2019-09-10 08:36:58



Pray for priests! (Part 2): Writer Massimo Faggioli retweets “deacons saying Mass” video, says “the Church of the priests is ending...”...  

"La chiesa dei preti sta finendo"

what do you think?

2019-09-10 08:08:31



Pope Francis says he doesn't like “young, rigid priests” who take their beliefs “from the museum,” says “they are afraid of everything”...  

I would like to emphasize an attitude that I do not like, because it does not come from God: rigidity. Today it is fashionable, I do not know about here, but in other parts of the world it is fashionable, to find rigid people. Young, rigid priests, who want to save with rigidity, perhaps, I don't know, but they take this attitude of rigidity and sometimes - excuse me - from the museum...

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2019-09-10 07:26:45



“Don't be afraid of Confession” — Priest reveals how one powerful photo changed his life forever.....  

Archdiocese of Los Angeles priest Fr. Goyo Hidalgo recently revealed the moment he knew he "really wanted to be a priest." He said he took the picture in the tweet below during 2011's World Youth Day in Madrid. He was a first-year seminarian at the time.

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2019-09-10 07:12:31



Pope returns to Vatican after apostolic journey to Africa...  

The Air Madagascar Airbus plane that is bringing Pope Francis back to the Vatican at the end of his 31st Apostolic Journey abroad has taken off from Antananarivo International Airport. As is customary, the Pope's outbound flight is always by Italy's national airline Alitalia, while the national airline of the country he is leaving is the one to bring him back home...

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2019-09-10 04:53:38



Seattle archbishop will not live in mansion: 'I am a pastor, not a prince'...  

Seattle Archbishop Paul D. Etienne said he will not live in the 9,000-square-foot mansion that many of his predecessors called home. In a letter sent to archdiocesan priests and deacons Sept. 3 - his first day as leader of the Archdiocese of Seattle - the archbishop wrote: "While the Connolly House has been home to the archbishops since 1920...

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2019-09-10 03:55:14



Video: Man receives Holy Communion, puts Host in pocket, walks away...  

That appears to be exactly what happened in the video below, posted on Twitter last week. It's unclear where or when this was taken. But it's gotten a lot of attention and generated a fair amount of comment. You can see it for yourself here. It's pretty outrageous, any way you slice it. But I have questions.

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2019-09-10 01:28:20



Should Catholic women preach at Mass? Here's a better question.....  

Catholics who have sat through enough bad homilies can find it difficult to understand why the church does not allow women (or laymen) to preach about the good news at Mass. We all know women who are knowledgeable in the Catholic faith and who could probably give a more engaging homily than Father who is struggling through his fourth Mass of the weekend...

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2019-09-10 01:03:12



Reimagining the Beatitudes...  

This week at daily Mass we touch briefly on the Beatitudes from Luke's Gospel. This is one of the most famous texts of Scripture. Despite their familiarity, though, they are poorly understood by many people. Let's begin by exploring the word "beatitude." Sometimes it is defined as happiness, but happiness is too transitory and dependent upon external factors to fully convey its meaning...

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2019-09-09 21:11:59



The Christian family's unique relationship with Christ...  

The Christian family, that is a family where at least one member is baptized and practicing the faith, bears unique relationship with the humiliated Christ - Christ's humiliation is the Christian family's glory, Christ loves but He is not loved. So it is with the believer. we must learn to love when we are not loved. the more we learn such love...

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2019-09-09 10:11:34



The Salt Lake Tribune's hit piece on a Catholic priest departed from that newspaper's typically evenhanded coverage...  

I'm used to good journalism coming from the Salt Lake Tribune, including news on the religion beat. That's why a recent story posted about a Catholic priest's new parish assignment has me wondering if reporters ever leave their desks these days to do actual shoe-leather reporting. The piece I'm singling out could have been — and probably was — done exclusively over the phone...

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2019-09-09 07:46:01



The University and the Church...  

A collection of essays written by my mentor, Dr. Don Briel, was just released by Cluny Media. I was privileged to assemble and edit this collection, unified by the theme of the University and the Church, particularly the needed renewal of the university through the influence of the Catholic tradition. Briel founded the first Catholic Studies program to initiate a renewal through smaller...

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2019-09-09 06:17:34



Ex-clergyman says U.S. priest in the Philippines is a known pedophile...  

The American priest's voice echoed over the phone line, his sharp Midwestern accent softened over the decades by a gentle Filipino lilt. On the other end, recording the call, was a young man battered by shame but anxious to get the priest to describe exactly what had happened in this little island village. "I should have known better than trying to just have a life...

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2019-09-09 05:26:06



Boy bullied for homemade Tennessee shirt has logo become official design...  

A Florida boy who was bullied and laughed at for his homemade T-shirt representing the University of Tennessee Volunteers at his elementary school's college colors day has not only had his design made official by the university - but the demand for the product is so high that it crashed the school's website. It all started when Laura Snyder...

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2019-09-09 05:11:13



Cardinal Dolan considering options over scandal-hit Buffalo diocese...  

The Catholic Herald has learned that the Archdiocese of New York is closely monitoring the crisis in the Diocese of Buffalo, and that broad consultations are ongoing, with a view to possible action. The embattled Bishop of Buffalo, Richard J. Malone, faced several new calls for his resignation last week and over the weekend, including one from a group — the Movement to Restore Trust — that had previously sought to work with the bishop...

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2019-09-09 04:38:27



In Madagascar, Pope Francis says that joy lightens the demands of our sacrifices...  

Pope Francis Sunday told Catholics in Madagascar that following Jesus can be demanding, but that Christ calls his disciples to place God at the center of their lives. "As we look around us, how many men and women, young people and children are suffering and in utter need! This is not part of God's plan. How urgently Jesus calls us to die to our self-centerdness...

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2019-09-08 14:36:03



4 depictions of discipleship — A homily for the 23rd Sunday of the Year...  

In Sunday's Gospel, Jesus defines four demands of discipleship. Let's look at them one by one. First, the text says that large crowds were following Jesus and so He turned to address them. Just about any time you find mention of a big crowd in the Bible, fasten your seat belt and prepare for a hard teaching. Jesus didn't trust large crowds...

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2019-09-08 13:26:33



A can't-miss moment on the abuse crisis looms under the Golden Dome...  

Notre Dame is basically the Texas of the American Catholic Church, meaning it tends to operate on the principle of "go big or go home." They don't do anything small under the Golden Dome, and that's certainly true of a major series of events this academic year developed by Father John Jenkins, ND's president, on the clerical sexual abuse crisis...

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2019-09-08 11:48:44



The Eye of the Storm...  

"The greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion." —St. Teresa of Calcutta

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2019-09-08 07:41:01



Do we know how many angels exist?  

Whenever angels are mentioned in the Bible, the author has a difficult time explaining the exact number of spiritual beings present. For example, when the shepherds learn that Jesus was born, Luke explains that, "suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God" (Luke 2:13). Similarly when the prophet Daniel had one of his visions he saw...

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2019-09-08 07:04:59



On Sunday, Pope Francis saw the best and worst of Madagascar...  

Those who follow Jesus must not manipulate the faith to serve their own agenda or ideology, abusing the name of God or religion to justify "violence, segregation and even murder, exile, terrorism and marginalization," Pope Francis said Sunday in Madagascar, speaking to a crowd estimated by organizers to be around one million people...

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2019-09-08 05:15:19



Watch this if you need a boost today: Madagascans give the Pope, and a local hero, a memorable welcome...  

Thirty years ago, an Argentine-Slovenian Vincentian missionary was unable to remain indifferent to the misery of thousands of homeless people in the capital of Madagascar. As he encountered the city's poor living in squalor on the streets or in garbage dumps in Antananarivo, Vincentian Father Pedro Opeka befriended them and founded Akamasoa (literally "good friends")...

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2019-09-08 03:42:06



Pope Francis visits Madagascar, discusses St. Thérèse's 'Little Way' in talk with religious sisters...  

The path to holiness is made up of small, daily acts of obedience and love, Pope Francis told the contemplative nuns of Madagascar in impromptu remarks Saturday. "I know that all of you cloistered nuns have come to be close to the Lord, to seek the way of perfection. But the way to perfection is found in these small steps on the way of obedience...

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2019-09-07 11:45:24



That John Harbaugh! The Ravens coach sure loves to read the Bible for some strange reason.....  

Are you ready for some real NFL football? It's that time of year again. Which only raises another question, are you ready for some more haunted ESPN features about mysterious behaviors in the lives of religious people who happen to be coaches and athletes in the National Football League? If you read GetReligion — and a handful or two of you care about sports — you know that there are almost too many of these stories for GetReligion to handle them...

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2019-09-07 10:35:38



Treasures of the Musée de Cluny in Paris...  

Before going off with the Schola Sainte-Cecile on the pilgrimage to England, I spent a few days in Paris, and among other things, visited the medieval collection at the Musee de Cluny. This museum, which is housed in a building that was once the Parisian residence of the abbot of Cluny, is best known as the home of a famous set of six tapestries called The Lady and the Unicorn...

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2019-09-07 07:27:41



'In the West we have money — in Africa they have life'...  

"In the West we have money," an Italian Comboni missionary once told me. "In Africa they have life." It was the 1990s and I was in London, having just returned from spending nearly two years teaching in a German Benedictine mission Tanzania. The missionary's words strongly resonated with me. Depressed to be back in a deeply secular...

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2019-09-07 06:07:22



How to take the perfect nap...  

My life to this point is marked off in two epochs: Before Nap and After Nap. From birth until about age 30, I had no patience for napping; naps left me groggy, hungry, cold, and disoriented, or feeling as if I was missing out on something much more interesting in the world. And that's if I could fall asleep at all, which was almost never...

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2019-09-06 20:29:44



As the NFL begins its 100th season.....  

By the Gargantuan standards of the 21st-century National Football League, Gino Marchetti, who died this past April 29, was undersized at 6-foot-4 and a mere 245 pounds. But he was arguably the greatest pass rusher in pro football history. The official record, 22 and a half quarterback "sacks" over sixteen games, was recorded by Michael Strahan in 2001...

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2019-09-06 18:42:56



Miraculous healing at Knock shrine confirmed by Irish bishops...  

The Catholic Church in Ireland has for the first time recognized a miracle attached to the Our Lady of Knock Shrine, where a woman was cured of multiple sclerosis 30 years ago. Marion Carroll had been bedridden for years until she was healed in 1989 during a blessing with a monstrance at the shrine. "I recognize that Marion was healed from her long-standing illness while on pilgrimage in this sacred place...

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2019-09-06 17:56:21



Demonic possession is rare. Demonic obsession, oppression and torment is more common. In these cases, deliverance (not exorcism) is needed.....  

There is wide interest today in the topic of exorcism. Numerous books and news stories have helped to fuel this. Another reason for the interest is that as our world becomes more secular, families disintegrate, the outright celebration of sinful practices spreads, and there is an increase in psychological trauma, bondage to sinful drives...

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2019-09-06 15:55:32



Actor with Down syndrome stars in 'The Peanut Butter Falcon' (95% Rotten Tomatoes)...  

"Are you a good guy or a bad guy?" Zak, a young man with Down syndrome who has escaped from a nursing home, asks Tyler, an expert fisherman and small-time thief on the run in The Peanut Butter Falcon (Roadside) — a film in theaters that has snagged a 95% rating from Rotten Tomatoes. Tyler hesitates before choosing a "good guy" persona for himself...

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2019-09-06 12:03:32



Why are marriage rates down? Cornell study blames lack of “economically attractive” men.....  

Marriage rates have steadily declined over the past few decades, and now researchers from Cornell University are offering up a possible explanation: there just aren't as many economically-attractive men for unmarried women to meet as there used to be. Previous studies had attempted to answer why marriage rates are on the decline...

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2019-09-06 11:53:59






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