Obama’s HHS is funding Catholic campaign for healthy marriages

An interesting tidbit, from CNS:  A new Catholic-run Kansas public awareness campaign to promote healthy marriages and relationships also can help build stronger families, said the executive director of Catholic Charities in the Wichita Diocese. “Relationships impact the daily fabric of our society. The services we offer provide tangible tools for individuals that enhance the [Read More...]

“We do not lose heart…”

“We do not lose heart, because our inner being is renewed each day even though our body is being destroyed at the same time. The present burden of our trial is light enough, and earns for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison. We do not fix our gaze on what is seen [Read More...]

Man confesses killing to priest, who calls the cops

Details:  Jonathan Smith, on the run from Ohio, was so desperate to come clean that he grabbed the first priest he could find at a Midtown church and copped to bludgeoning his girlfriend 500 miles away, sources told The Post. “Someone is dead, and I feel really bad about it,” Smith, 48, told the startled [Read More...]

Aurora’s smallest survivor

Meet Hugo Medley, and read his story:  When Katie Medley gave birth to healthy baby boy at University of Colorado Hospital, her husband Caleb, wounded in Colorado’s theater shooting, lay in a medically induced coma one floor below her. Hugo Jackson Medley was born at 7:11 a.m. Tuesday, at 18.5 inches long and weighing 7 [Read More...]

Lift high the cross—and the pelican, too

My blogging colleague Joanne McPortland has this story up over at her place, and my palm instantly went to my forehead: STEUBENVILLE – City officials agreed Tuesday night to change the city logo after a Madison, Wis., organization threatened legal action. Law Director S. Gary Repella announced the decision following a 15-minute closed-door meeting with [Read More...]

From Magnificat: a beautiful meditation by Jean Vanier on service

“The word ‘authority’ comes from the Latin ‘augere’ (to grow). All authority, whether it be civil, paternal, religious or community is intended to help people grow towards greater freedom, justice and truth. Often, however, it is used for honor, power, privilege and positive self-image of those who exercise it. By stooping down to wash the [Read More...]

The unique ministry of deaf Catholics

They can hear the call like no one else — and also respond like no one else. Details from the B.C. Catholic in Vancouver: The Church needs deaf Catholics and their gifts for they can reach people for the Gospel that only they can reach. That’s the message Archbishop Terrence Prendergast gave delegates at the [Read More...]

Being Christian: “Batman’s” Bale visits, prays at Aurora memorial

Poignant video, below: The story: ”Dark Knight Rises” star Christian Bale visited the memorial for victims of the Aurora theater shooting on Tuesday, as well as visited with some of the victims of the shootings at the Medical Center of Aurora South. Bale, and his wife Sibi Blazic arrived and walked around the memorial to [Read More...]

Trifecta: three brothers becoming priests

A vocations bonanza, from Huffington Post:  When Luke Strand started college nine years ago, he wanted to earn a marketing degree, a job in the business world, then a house and children. Now he’s a priest and that’s not all. His brother, Vincent, is on his way to being ordained a Jesuit priest and their [Read More...]

First look: Jeff Foxworthy’s new bible game show

I wonder how Catholics would do on this?? Read about it here.  Watch the preview below. [Read more...]


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