Monthly Archives: April 2015

Millennials Don’t Judge…Except When they Do

Originally at: http://catholicmoraltheology.com/millennials-dont-judge-except-when-they-do-or-how-not-to-ask-abortion-poll-questions/ by  Charles Camosy The headline from the Religion News Service story was “Millennials are the ‘Don’t Judge Generation’ On Sexual Morality.” But, right on cue, the actual study being cited in the story has a particular focus on … Continue reading

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On Destroying “Graven Images”

Originally at: http://www.thecatholicthing.org/2015/03/31/on-destroying-graven-images/ by James V. Schall, S.J. ecently came across a series of photos of Islamic “workers,” if that is what they were, systematically destroying crosses, statues, or other signs on newly captured Christian churches and buildings in Iraq and Syria. … Continue reading

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Too Pretty to Be a Nun: Terrifying Doubts Beneath Christian Life

Originally at: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/pursuedbytruth/2015/03/too-pretty-to-be-a-nun-terrifying-doubts-beneath-christian-life.html by Sr. Theresa Aletheia Noble “You are wasting your life” I heard this a lot when I first decided to leave my job to become a nun. I worked in the IT department of an up-and-coming company and I had just received a … Continue reading

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On Good Friday, Christians ponder modern-day martyrdom

Originally at: http://www.cruxnow.com/faith/2015/04/03/on-good-friday-christians-ponder-modern-day-martyrdom/ by  Inés San Martín ROME — As Christians commemorate the suffering and death of Jesus on Good Friday, attacks on believers in various parts of the world are causing many pastors and other leaders to cast modern martyrdom … Continue reading

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Iraq’s Christians persecuted by ISIS

Originally at: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/iraq-christians-persecuted-by-isis-60-minutes/ by Lara Logan There are few places on earth where Christianity is as old as it is in Iraq. Christians there trace their history to the first century apostles. But today, their existence has been threatened by the terrorist … Continue reading

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Fascinating! National Geographic’s “Inside the Vatican”

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Why ‘left v. right’ is a category mistake for the Church in Africa

Originally at: http://www.cruxnow.com/church/2015/03/30/why-left-v-right-is-a-category-mistake-for-the-church-in-africa/ by John L. Allen Jr For Catholics in Europe and North America, the burning question we usually want to ask about the coming of age of the Church in Africa, which today represents 16 percent of the global … Continue reading

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Happy Easter!

Christ is Risen!

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Descending into Hell

This Holy Saturday reading on the descent of the Lord Jesus into Hell is used in the Roman Church’s Office of Readings for Holy Saturday, with the accompanying biblical reading of Hebrews 4:1-13.  The “harrowing of hell” and the rescue … Continue reading

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Pope Francis’ Homily at Chrism Mass

Originally at: http://www.zenit.org/en/articles/pope-francis-homily-at-chrism-mass Below is the Vatican-provided prepared text of the Pope’s homily given at the Chrism Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica this morning: *** “My hand shall ever abide with him, my arms also shall strengthen him” (Ps 89:21). This … Continue reading

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