August 29, 2014 11:34 AM Weep for slaughtered Christians, not for dialogue with Islam By Phil Lawler
Faced with the savage violence of the Islamic State (ISIS), Christians can be tempted toward two unhelpful emotional reactions. On one extreme is the thirst for vengeance. If Muslims extremists kill innocent Christians, intemperate...
August 28, 2014 1:16 PM An Appointment that Francis Should Withdraw By Dr. Jeff Mirus
At his Wednesday audience, Pope Francis lamented divisions in Catholic parishes, so often caused by gossip and other sins of the tongue. He also explained that the unity of the Church has its origins in the unity and communion of the...
August 30, 2014 OTG: The Blessed Book of Beasts By Thomas Van
There is a long-standing Judeo-Christian tradition of using animals to teach moral and spiritual lessons. Jesus used sparrows to illustrate God’s care for his creatures, and the book of Proverbs describes certain animals as wise....
August 29, 2014 Frustrating the Moral Law
Once we start denying the natural law, the complications multiply. Consider the moral complications in this case: New abortion-suicide controversy in Ireland. Consider also the unfortunate confusion among some Churchmen over conflicts...
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- Outgoing Vatican prefect says he asked for appointment to Spanish archdiocese
- Vatican prelate: world must act to defend, help Iraq’s Christians
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- Bishop distinguishes Syria’s Muslims from Saudi-backed militias
- Cuba’s patroness given place of honor in Vatican Gardens
- New abortion-suicide controversy in Ireland
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Ordinary Time: August 30th
Today is the feast of St. Jeanne Jugan, in religion St. Mary of the Cross (1792-1879), foundress of the Little Sisters of the Poor. Sts. Felix and Adauctus were two Roman martyrs under the Diocletian persecution. They are buried in... More
Includes prayers, readings, family activities and recipes for the day.
August 26, 2014 Feastday Highlights: The Familial Example of Sts. Monica and Augustine By Jennifer Gregory Miller
As August closes, we celebrate back-to-back memorials of famous mother and son, St. Monica and St. Augustine of Hippo. Here are some more "family feasts" for my family, as the 28th is my parents' wedding anniversary. Saints...
August 21, 2014 The Problem with Catholic Social Teaching By Dr. Jeff Mirus
Long-time readers will know of my respect for Samuel Gregg, director of research at the Acton Institute. Not only do we have a number of his articles on social-economic-political issues in our library, but I favorably reviewed his book...