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Concepción, Chile, May 21, 2018 / 07:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A Catholic “Mobile Mercy Shelter” celebrated its first anniversary in service to the poor and homeless in the city of Concepción, Chile.

The modified bus is an outreach of the Archdiocese of Concepción. Various organizations contributed to the effort from the design of the bus to its completely remodeled interior.

When launched in 2017, Archbishop Fernando Chomali told ACI Prensa, CNA's Spanish language sister agency, that “there are a lot of needy people, that's true, but there are also a lot of people that want to help, who don't [...]

Tue, May 22, 2018
Source: Catholic World Report
It is unjust to expect children to fight a battle for the truth when they are properly still in a period of formation. [...] [...]
Mon, May 21, 2018
Source: Catholic World Report
Washington D.C., May 21, 2018 / 04:11 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The question of how the U.S. Church can better reach young adults who are not actively engaged in their faith was at the heart of a three-day conference in Washington, D.C. last week. Michael ... [...] [...]
Mon, May 21, 2018
Source: Catholic World Report

Dublin, Ireland, May 21, 2018 / 02:00 pm (CNA).- In advance of an upcoming Irish referendum on abortion legal, more than 100,000 people in the country have registered to vote.

Up to 125,000 Irish citizens have registered to vote between February and early May, and will be able vote in the Eighth Amendment referendum, according to The Irish Mirror.

The surge in voter registration has been reported by the National Youth Council of Ireland, a coalition of Irish youth organizations. James Doorley, NYCI deputy director, said many of the newly-registered voters are young adults.

On May 25, voters will consider a [...]

Mon, May 21, 2018
Source: Catholic World Report
Denver, Colo., May 21, 2018 / 02:00 pm (CNA).- I am not a priest or deacon, or even a counselor or pastoral care worker. But in more than a decade of full-time work in the Church, I've often sat with people who are confronting some difficult cros... [...] [...]
Mon, May 21, 2018
Source: Catholic World Report

National Catholic Register

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By Tito Edwards | New Book Coming from Pope Benedict XVI - Sandro Magister, Settimo Cielo via L'Espresso+++ My Fifteen All-Time Favorite Churches. . .& Why – Fr. Dwight Longenecker This is What... [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018
Source: National Catholic Register
By Stephanie Mann | Most of the Catholic Martyrs of England and Wales of the Reformation and recusant eras suffered by being hanged, often with drawing and quartering added. Some, like St. Thomas More and St. John Fisher, had... [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018
Source: National Catholic Register
By Father Raymond J. de Souza | Pope Francis has pioneered a new form of papal teaching, massively influential but officially non-existent. It is something of a shadow magisterium, but... [...]
Mon, May 21, 2018
Source: National Catholic Register
By Father Raymond J. de Souza | Pope Francis has pioneered a new form of papal teaching, massively influential but officially non-existent. It is something of a shadow magisterium, but... [...]
Mon, May 21, 2018
Source: National Catholic Register
By Rachel Lanz | Thousands of Italians danced, sung, drummed, and prayed their way on Saturday, May 19, to Rome's central hub of Piazza Venezia to say no to abortion. “What we would like to do with the march is to create a... [...]
Mon, May 21, 2018
Source: National Catholic Register

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Thu, Mar 30, 2017
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(CNS/photo/Esteban Biba, EPA) By Bishop Eusebio Elizondo Catholics know that every person is made in the image of God. Everyone is due our respect [...]
Tue, Sep 27, 2016
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USCCB – Noticias en español

WASHINGTON— Al promulgar leyes que protegen los derechos de los proveedores de adopción y crianza temporal "Kansas y Oklahoma mantienen a los niños primero", expresaron el Obispo Frank J. Dewane, de Venice, Presidente de la Comisión de Justicia Doméstica y Desarrollo Humano de la Conferencia de Obispos Católicos de los Estados Unidos (USCCB); el Arzobispo Joseph E. Kurtz, de Louisville, Presidente del Comité de Libertad Religiosa, y el Obispo James D. Conley, de Lincoln, Presidente del Subcomité para la Promoción y Defensa del Matrimonio de la USCCB.

Los gobernadores de Kansas y Oklahoma el 18 y el 11 de mayo, respectivamente, firmaron legislaciones que garantizan que los proveedores de adopción [...]

Fri, May 18, 2018
Source: USCCB – Noticias en español
El Cardenal Timothy M. Dolan, de Nueva York, Presidente del Comité de Actividades Pro-Vida de la Conferencia de Obispos Católicos de Estados Unidos (USCCB), realizó el siguiente pronunciamiento en respuesta a la noticia de que la Administración del Presidente Trump intenta separar el aborto del Programa de Planificación Familiar Title X.

"La noticia de que la Administración de Trump va a emitir nuevas regulaciones para separar el aborto del Programa de Planificación Familiar Title X es muy necesario y profundamente apreciado. El aborto siempre le quita la vida a un niño y con frecuencia perjudica a la madre, a sus hijos sobrevivientes y a otros familiares y amigos. La [...]

Fri, May 18, 2018
Source: USCCB – Noticias en español

WASHINGTON— En respuesta a la crisis humanitaria en Gaza y la violencia que afecta a israelíes y palestinos, el Arzobispo Timothy P. Broglio, de la Arquidiócesis para los Servicios Militares, USA, Presidente del Comité de Justicia Internacional y Paz de la Conferencia de Obispos Católicos de Estados Unidos expresó lo siguiente:

"La violencia en Gaza, que ha dejado a 60 palestinos muertos y a más de 2000 de ellos heridos, es profundamente problemática. Reconociendo el derecho de Israel a la autodefensa, es difícil justificar la muerte de los manifestantes.

Las protestas de los palestinos están alimentadas por la desesperación debido a la grave situación humanitaria en Gaza. Rezo por todos aquellos [...]

Fri, May 18, 2018
Source: USCCB – Noticias en español

WASHINGTON— La Conferencia de Obispos Católicos de Estados Unidos (USCCB) realizará su Asamblea General anual de primavera del 13 al 14 de junio de 2018 en Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Durante las reuniones, los obispos abordarán una variedad de temas entre los que se incluyen las Directivas Éticas y Religiosas para los Servicios Católicos sobre Servicios Médicos de Cuidado de Salud; la respuesta pastoral a los Católicos de las Islas de Asia y el Pacífico en EE.UU. y el próximo Sínodo sobre los jóvenes, la fe y el discernimiento vocacional.

En esta Asamblea, el Obispo Nelson Pérez, de Cleveland, Presidente del Subcomité de Diversidad Cultural para Asuntos Hispanos de la USCCB, [...]

Fri, May 11, 2018
Source: USCCB – Noticias en español

WASHINGTON— La colecta anual de la Campaña de Comunicación Católica (CCC) se realizará en muchas diócesis de los Estados Unidos durante el fin de semana del sábado 12 y el domingo 13 de mayo. Este llamado anual a nivel nacional respalda los esfuerzos en este país y en todo el mundo por utilizar los medios de comunicación, Internet y las publicaciones impresas para ayudar a las personas a conectarse con Cristo.

"A través del Espíritu Santo tenemos el coraje y la sabiduría para compartir el mensaje del Evangelio con nuestros hermanos y hermanas aquí en casa y en todo el mundo", dijo el Obispo Joseph J. Tyson, de [...]

Tue, May 08, 2018
Source: USCCB – Noticias en español

Word on Fire

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At this year's White House Correspondents' Dinner, the comedian Michelle Wolf joked about "knocking around" unborn children, in order to abort them. Her shameless endorsement of abortion places her in line with Friedrich Nietzsche, who had a special contempt for the Christian values of sympathy and compassion for the vulnerable and believed all morality was relative. But if Wolf and Nietzsche are right—if good and evil are merely relative states of affairs—then there is nothing to hem in and control the tendency of cultural elites to dominate others. When objective moral values evanesce, armies of the expendable emerge. [...]
Tue, May 01, 2018
Source: Word on Fire – Articles & Commentaries
I went to see “A Quiet Place,” John Krasinski's new thriller, with absolutely no anticipation of finding theological or spiritual themes. I just wanted a fun evening at the movies. How wonderful when a film surprises you! [...]
Tue, Apr 10, 2018
Source: Word on Fire – Articles & Commentaries
The title of this year's Best Picture winner, “The Shape of Water,” gives away the game, for the one thing that water does not have is shape. Its very essence is fluidity, formlessness, and freedom from structure. But a film that celebrates this freedom—produced by someone who, by his own admission, hates structure—is sadly emblematic, I fear, of a society that is in danger of losing its ontological balance. [...]
Tue, Mar 20, 2018
Source: Word on Fire – Articles & Commentaries
Everything in this world—including sex, family, and worldly relationships—is good, but impermanently so. But while the non-ultimacy of worldly realities can and should be proclaimed through words, it will be believed only when people can see it. This is why, the Church is convinced, God chooses certain people to be celibate: in order to witness to a transcendent form of love. [...]
Tue, Mar 13, 2018
Source: Word on Fire – Articles & Commentaries
Like many others, I have watched the Jordan Peterson phenomenon unfold with a certain fascination. If you don't know what I'm talking about, you don't spend a lot of time on social media, for Peterson, a mild-mannered psychology professor from the University of Toronto, has emerged as one of the hottest personalities on the internet. [...]
Tue, Feb 27, 2018
Source: Word on Fire – Articles & Commentaries

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Sometimes we just need to waste time with each other. [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018
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“But then, his brother was killed. And everything changed.” [...]
Mon, May 21, 2018
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Every Mass is meant to be another Pentecost. [...]
Fri, May 18, 2018
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The earth is perfect; if we are to live in harmony with it, we too must be perfect, as Christ Jesus urged us. [...]
Thu, May 17, 2018
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The new biopic tells the story of Pentecostal minister and megachurch founder Carlton Pearson, who came to believe that “everyone will be saved.” [...]
Wed, May 16, 2018
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In today's news story about a sex abuse victim's understanding of the personal counsel of Pope Francis (Chilean abuse victim: Pope said I should be happy as a homosexual), we have Juan Carlos Cruz quoting the pontiff as saying: “God made you like that and he loves you like that and I do not care.” I do not intend to argue that this is what Pope Francis actually said, nor to clarify what Pope Francis must have meant if he said it. We cannot know either of these things.

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Mon, May 21, 2018
Source: Catholic Culture

I would not single out this issue, since it comes from a correspondent I had already mentioned, except that in this case we have a good question. In response to our story on the German State of Bavaria's decision to put crosses on public buildings, we received an email stating categorically: “I am a proud Catholic, but crosses DO NOT belong on public buildings anywhere.”

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Tue, May 15, 2018
Source: Catholic Culture

In my recent foray into weird emails (Mercy vs. Truth: The mark of hypocrisy), I said I wanted to illustrate “the most important problem with religious belief in the modern West”, which is that “people very frequently make up their own religion to suit their own predilections”. Just in case you don't believe me, I have another stellar example for you.

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Thu, May 10, 2018
Source: Catholic Culture

We get some odd messages in response to our Daily News Headlines and Insights messages; and while it would be wrong to use names without permission, sometimes the comments are too good to pass up. I say this because they are so utterly revealing of the most important problem with religious belief in the modern West.

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Tue, May 08, 2018
Source: Catholic Culture

Reading through the first twenty books of the Old Testament, it is fairly easy to highlight particular themes or dominant purposes in each one which can help people understand them better. Such themes and purposes apply not only to each book but to their place in Scripture as a whole, particularly in their relationship to Christ and the Church. This is what I have been doing in my series on the Bible, which began with Genesis, in a piece entitled Scripture is all about connections.

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Thu, May 03, 2018
Source: Catholic Culture

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Ryan Ringuette stands with fellow farmers in Uganda where he volunteers for Farmer to Farmer through CRS. Photo courtesy Ryan Ringuette

by Ryan Ringuette

Volunteering has (accidentally) become my family's tradition. Both my father and mother are Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (Morocco and Nepal), and both my sister and I are current Peace Corps Volunteers (Paraguay and Uganda). Additionally, my recently retired father volunteers with the USAID Farmer-to-Farmer program (F2F). F2F leverages the expertise of US volunteers to respond to the needs of farmers and farmer organizations around the world. And as a third year Peace Corps Volunteer [...]

Mon, Apr 02, 2018
Source: CRS Blog
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Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Peru as they endure hardships brought about by heavy rains, flooding and mudslides.

Light a candle and join us in prayer at the CRS Virtual Votive Chapel.


There are significant needs in the Diocese of Chulucanas (Province of Piura)—made worse by the continuing rain. A local coordination body—including the local government, the diocese, local community based organizations, and private enterprise—is carrying out assessments of the nearby communities. While CRS is not working in that area, we are supporting Caritas Peru and the diocese in their [...]

Fri, Mar 31, 2017
Source: CRS Blog
Photo by Philip Laubner/CRS

By The Most Rev. Thomas Wenski

Editor's Note: At the recent meeting of the CRS Board of Directors—the USCCB-appointed group of bishops, religious, and laity tasked with governing and supporting the work of CRS—Archbishop Thomas Wenski (Miami) celebrated mass for his fellow bishops, board members and CRS staff. What follows is his homily. The “Charmaine” he refers to is fellow board member Charmaine Warmenhoven.

Photo by Philip Laubner/CRS

A picture speaks a thousand words—which is why, today, we are most effective when we can accompany words with images. That's why we use PowerPoint—and incorporate photos, graphs, maps and other visuals into [...]

Fri, Mar 24, 2017
Source: CRS Blog
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Friends,

New CRS President Sean Callahan carries Siad as he and his family cross the border from Serbia into Croatia. Photo by Andrew McConnell for CRS

Never has the Catholic Relief Services mission been more critical to Americans and, particularly, to American Catholics. As I assume the leadership of CRS, it is a time of great uncertainty in our country and around the world. More families than ever are displaced from their homes; there is greater and greater inequality in the global marketplace; and many of us are frightened that our lives can be irrevocably altered by a single, senseless, violent act.

And [...]

Thu, Dec 29, 2016
Source: CRS Blog
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Dear Friend,

Carolyn visits with children fleeing ISIS in northern Iraq in 2014. Photo by Rawsht Twana/Metrography for CRS

It was 5 years ago that we began this conversation, and now, this marks my last letter to you as president of Catholic Relief Services. Thank you for joining CRS to rebuild livelihoods, restore hope and make God's promises real for many who have lost much. You have given me energy and inspiration to be worthy of our mandate, of the people God entrusts to us for our care. Thank you for making us part of your faith journey.

I have learned [...]

Mon, Nov 28, 2016
Source: CRS Blog

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