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  • newMercy is key to the life of faith, Pope Francis says
    Vatican City, Apr 23, 2017 / 04:45 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Divine Mercy Sunday Pope Francis said mercy is essential in living the Christian life, because it not only allows us to understand ourselves and God better, but it also prompts us to recogniz…
    - 5 hours ago23 Apr 17, 10:45am -
  • newThis film shows how mercy can transform your life
    Bridgeport, Conn., Apr 23, 2017 / 03:08 am (CNA).- Personal stories about God’s mercy at work in the world today are the focus of a recent Catholic-produced documentary on Divine Mercy.“These testimonies remind us that Divine Mercy is not just…
    - 7 hours ago23 Apr 17, 9:08am -
  • newVirginia bishops welcome commutation of prisoner's death sentence
    Richmond, Va., Apr 22, 2017 / 03:13 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Catholic bishops of Virginia welcomed a decision by the governor to commute a prisoner’s death sentence on the grounds that false information was presented during his sentencing.“We a…
    - 18 hours ago22 Apr 17, 9:13pm -
  • newWho conquers the devil's hatred? God's new martyrs, Pope says
    Rome, Italy, Apr 22, 2017 / 11:52 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The devil’s hatred for Christ and for our redemption is the root cause of all persecution since the beginnings of the Church, Pope Francis said at a special liturgy that focused on modern marty…
    - 22 hours ago22 Apr 17, 5:52pm -
  • Feminists and pro-lifers can join forces – and why they should
    Washington D.C., Apr 22, 2017 / 06:12 am (CNA).- On a Monday evening in Washington, D.C., well over a hundred women – and a few men too – gathered together to take up some of the most intense questions from earlier in 2017: Can feminists be pro-l…
    - 1 day ago22 Apr 17, 12:12pm -
  • Why Russia's new ban on Jehovah's Witnesses is so troubling
    Moscow, Russia, Apr 21, 2017 / 08:01 pm (Aid to the Church in Need).- The Jehovah's Witnesses have been banned as an extremist group in a Thursday Supreme Court decision that observers feared signaled a further step back for religious liberty.“Fo…
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  • Catholic leaders urge extreme caution for new Netflix series
    Denver, Colo., Apr 21, 2017 / 05:23 pm (CNA).- It’s only been out for a few weeks, but that’s enough time for “13 Reasons Why” to have become the latest teenage Netflix binge craze.Based on the 2007 young adult novel by the same name, “13…
    - 2 days ago21 Apr 17, 11:23pm -

National Catholic Register

  • newNo Mercy Without Conversion
    By Tom Hoopes | Sunday, April 23, is the Second Sunday of Easter, Divine Mercy Sunday (Year A). Mass Readings: Acts 2:42-47; Psalms 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-24; 1 Peter 1:3-9; John 20:19-31This Sunday is Divine...
    - 2 hours ago23 Apr 17, 1:17pm -
  • newFatima and Divine Mercy Are Eternally Linked
    By Joseph Pronechen | The centennial of Our Lady’s apparitions at Fatima, which began in May 1917, brings to light a little realized, but most vital, bond: Fatima and Divine Mercy are closely...
    - 3 hours ago23 Apr 17, 12:18pm -
  • newWhy We Worship On Sunday, Gardening as Medicine for Millennials, With Whose Spirit, and More Links!
    By Tito Edwards | Why We Worship On Sunday – J.P. Nunez, Catholic StandGardening as Medicine for Millennials, and the Rest of Us – John Cuddeback, The Catholic GentlemanAnd With Whose “Spirit”? – Guy...
    - 11 hours ago23 Apr 17, 5:00am -
  • newCatholic Coffee Klatch: Chatting With Lord David Alton
    By Joanna Bogle | Visiting the House of Lords gives a glimpse of a very different Britain from that experienced every day.The Victorian Gothic architecture exudes an air of solid stability, staff seem to...
    - 23 hours ago22 Apr 17, 4:55pm -
  • A Modest Proposal for an Immodest Culture
    By Donald DeMarco | Moral virtues are good habits that make us strong. Virtues are to the person what nutrition is to the body. “Empowerment” has become a buzz word for radical feminists who want to...
    - 1 day ago22 Apr 17, 2:36pm -
  • Meet the Bishop Who Stood Up to the Nazis
    By Charles Lewis |  THE LION OF MÜNSTER The Bishop Who Roared Against the NazisBy Father Daniel UtrechtTan Books, 2016404 pages, $29.95To order: tanbooks.com In Germany, in 1933, two men...
    - 1 day ago22 Apr 17, 1:13pm -
  • The Deep Joy of Easter
    By Susanna Spencer | Every year I come to Easter and feel like I should be filled with an exuberant joy, like that of the roaring crowd after a walk off game winning home run, but each year I can’t seem to shake the solemnity of...
    - 1 day ago22 Apr 17, 10:01am -

New Advent

  • Divine mercy is key to the life of faith, Pope Francis says...
    On Divine Mercy Sunday Pope Francis said mercy is essential in living the Christian life, because it not only allows us to understand ourselves and God better, but it also prompts us to recognize and help those in need.  “Let us never forget that…
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  • From fear to faith: A homily for the Second Sunday of Easter...
    In today’s Gospel, the risen Lord appeared to the Apostles, who were gathered together in one place. The fact that they were gathered in one place is not without significance, for it is there that the Lord chose to appear to them. One of them was n…
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  • 19th-century French priest Louis Antoine Ormières beatified in Spain...
    The 19th century French priest Louis Antoine Ormières was beatified in the Spanish town of Oviedo on Saturday by Cardinal Angelo Amato, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints. Founder of the Sisters of the Guardian Angel and 87 sch…
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  • The Kerygma: An old word and a new evangelization...
    Since Pentecost (Around 33 A.D.), the Church has been preaching a message of salvation which we call the Kerygma. Simply, the Kerygma is the announcement about Jesus Christ, his life, mission, and saving actions. It is related to the “Gospel” whi…
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  • Nova: The Great Cathedral Mystery...
    The award-winning PBS show looks at the famous Duomo (Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore) of Florence, Italy.
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  • Reformation or revolution?
    As we approach the 500th anniversary of the start of the Protestant Reformation there are some voices in the Catholic Church calling us to celebrate this event. I certainly think it is possible, in an irenical spirit to commemorate the event, but wha…
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  • Harvard researchers uncover second parchment copy of Declaration of Independence — in England...
    Two Harvard University researchers announced Friday that they have found a second parchment copy of the Declaration of Independence in a tiny records office in southern England. The only other parchment copy is maintained by the National Archives in…
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  • newSecond Sunday of Easter (or Sunday of Divine Mercy)
    Reading 1 Acts 2:42-47They devoted themselves to the teaching of the apostles and to the communal life, to the breaking of bread and to the prayers.Awe came upon everyone,and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles.All who believed we…
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  • Saturday in the Octave of Easter
    Reading 1 Acts 4:13-21Observing the boldness of Peter and Johnand perceiving them to be uneducated, ordinary men,the leaders, elders, and scribes were amazed,and they recognized them as the companions of Jesus.Then when they saw the man who had bee…
    - 1 day ago22 Apr 17, 9:30am -
  • Friday in the Octave of Easter
    Reading 1 Acts 4:1-12After the crippled man had been cured,while Peter and John were still speaking to the people,the priests, the captain of the temple guard,and the Sadducees confronted them,disturbed that they were teaching the peopleand proclai…
    - 2 days ago21 Apr 17, 9:30am -
  • Thursday in the Octave of Easter
    Reading 1 Acts 3:11-26As the crippled man who had been cured clung to Peter and John,all the people hurried in amazement toward themin the portico called "Solomon's Portico."When Peter saw this, he addressed the people,"You children of Israel, why…
    - 3 days ago20 Apr 17, 9:30am -
  • Wednesday in the Octave of Easter
    Reading 1 Acts 3:1-10Peter and John were going up to the temple areafor the three o'clock hour of prayer.And a man crippled from birth was carriedand placed at the gate of the temple called "the Beautiful Gate" every day to beg for alms from the pe…
    - 4 days ago19 Apr 17, 9:30am -
  • Tuesday in the Octave of Easter
    Reading 1 Acts 2:36-41On the day of Pentecost, Peter said to the Jewish people,"Let the whole house of Israel know for certainthat God has made him both Lord and Christ,this Jesus whom you crucified."Now when they heard this, they were cut to the h…
    - 5 days ago18 Apr 17, 9:30am -
  • Monday in the Octave of Easter
    Reading 1 Acts 2:14, 22-33On the day of Pentecost, Peter stood up with the Eleven,raised his voice, and proclaimed:"You who are Jews, indeed all of you staying in Jerusalem.Let this be known to you, and listen to my words."You who are children of I…
    - 6 days ago17 Apr 17, 9:30am -

Whispers in the Loggia

  • For McElroy, A Vice-“Disrupter”… For Davenport, “An Awesome Dude”
    (Updated 11am ET)For the first time since 2002, what’s now a 1.3 million-member fold in San Diego has a new auxiliary bishop. But if anyone’s expecting a clone of the last one, well, have we got news for you.Six weeks since Bishop Robert McElroy…
    - 4 days ago20 Apr 17, 3:06am -
  • Viva Il Fluffo – On His 90th, A Toast to B16
    Still The Fluffiest of 'em all, Pope-emeritus Benedict XVI marked his 90th birthday on this Pasquetta (Easter Monday) afternoon, as a small group of Joseph Ratzinger's Bavarian countrymen toasted the milestone with music – and, indeed, some homelan…
    - 5 days ago18 Apr 17, 10:26am -
  • On Easter Night, "God Creates A New Age – The Age of Mercy"
    HOMILY OF POPE FRANCISTHE EASTER VIGIL IN THE HOLY NIGHTST PETER'S BASILICA15 APRIL 2017“After the Sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb” (Mt 28:1). We can picture them as they w…
    - 8 days ago15 Apr 17, 10:04pm -
  • Before the Cross, Today's "Shame" and "Hope"
    Despite the wider world's enduring interest in the Pope's traveling Holy Thursday Mass, for Francis himself, the most emotional time of this Week, and arguably his entire year, is instead tonight – the Good Friday Via Crucis, which brings back the…
    - 8 days ago15 Apr 17, 11:53am -
  • The "New Wineskins" of Priesthood: "Joy, Meekness, Integrity"
    HOMILY OF POPE FRANCISHOLY THURSDAY MASS OF THE CHRISMST PETER'S BASILICA13 APRIL 2017“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovering…
    - 10 days ago13 Apr 17, 2:03pm -
  • In Holy Week, "Jesus Doesn't Ask Us To Contemplate Him on Internet Videos"
    HOMILY OF POPE FRANCISPALM SUNDAY OF THE LORD'S PASSIONST PETER'S SQUARE9 APRIL 2017(Readings)Today’s celebration can be said to be bittersweet. It is joyful and sorrowful at the same time. We celebrate the Lord’s entrance into Jerusalem to the c…
    - 13 days ago10 Apr 17, 1:38pm -
  • "Let Us Make This Week Holy"
    And so, Church, we've come to that time again – the Week it's all about.... But for as much as we call these next seven days "Holy," the degree they really are is the choice and the work that falls to each of us.In that light, keeping a longtime tr…
    - 15 days ago8 Apr 17, 7:43pm -

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Catholic Exchange

  • newSt. George (Martyr)
    The martyr St. George is well known because of the many popular legends about him; the historical facts about his life, however, are less well known and much more prosaic than the myths suggest. George lived in the third or fourth century, and was pr…
    - 12 hours ago23 Apr 17, 4:00am -
  • Sts. Epipodius and Alexander
    These two young men, living in Lyons, became friends through the love of God they shared. Alexander was Grecian by birth. Both young men studied together in the same school, and encouraged each other in their acts of spirituality. Neither married, de…
    - 1 day ago22 Apr 17, 4:00am -
  • Defeating the Tempter by Trust in Divine Mercy
    In the book of Job we read, “And the Lord said to Satan, ‘Have you noticed my servant Job, and that there is no one on earth like him, faultless and upright, fearing God and avoiding evil? He holds fast to his innocence and although you incited m…
    - 2 days ago21 Apr 17, 4:07am -
  • Humbled by Mercy
    The Gospels tell an incredible story.  A virginal conception.  Miraculous healings.  Even people coming back from the dead.  How are we to know that it’s not all just a fanciful fabrication? There is much evidence for the reliability of the Gos…
    - 2 days ago21 Apr 17, 4:05am -
  • Scripture Speaks: Divine Mercy Sunday
    Today’s Gospel records a post-Resurrection appearance of Jesus in which a flow of mercy to sinners starts that will not stop until we have all attained the goal of our faith, the salvation of our souls, as St. Peter tells us in the epistle. Gospel…
    - 2 days ago21 Apr 17, 4:02am -
  • Untitled
    In today’s Gospel reading we see the risen Christ appearing for the third time to his disciples at the Sea of Galilee. The incident recalls the miraculous catch of fish by Peter and his fellow-fishermen at the instruction of Jesus before they were…
    - 2 days ago21 Apr 17, 4:00am -
  • St. Anselm (Bishop and Doctor)
    The English bishop and theologian St. Anselm (1033-1109) was one of the Church’s greatest medieval thinkers. Anselm was born of a noble family. At the age of fifteen he desired to enter a monastery, but his father forbade this. Anselm thereupon aba…
    - 2 days ago21 Apr 17, 4:00am -

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