Help wanted: new monastery seeks prior with social media skills

January 21, 2017 From the BBC, some news about a an unusual help ad in the Anglican church: A unique job, with potential for infinite upward progression, is being advertised. The Diocese of Leicester is setting up a monastic community in the heart of the city – and wants a prior to run it. The role requires “spiritual Read More…

‘My highest ambition is to have no grandchildren…’

January 19, 2017 Here’s something you don’t hear every day, from a young husband and father, writing in The Catholic Herald:  Few passages in Holy Writ ring true like St Paul’s lines in 1 Corinthians about not being able to get a proper look at our own reflections. When I was a teenager, I told anyone who would Read More…

WATCH: Deacon and his priest son serve together at a papal Mass

January 19, 2017 From Rome Reports:  In the Mass for Our Lady of Guadalupe, something unusual took place.Accompanying the the pope around the altar that day were a father and a son. They are Fr. David Parker, and Deacon David Parker, from Green Bay, Wisconsin. Fr. David had been ordained just a few days before the Mass of Read More…

Nebraska nun barred from wearing habit in classroom—UPDATED

January 19, 2017 Incredible but true:  A nun in Nebraska who teaches in a secondary school has been told that she is not allowed to wear her habit in the classroom. 37-year-old, Sister Madeleine Miller, was shocked to learn that, under a little-known law nearly a century old, habits were banned. The vaguely worded ban prohibits teachers from Read More…

Boom: 87% of U.S. Catholics view Pope Francis favorably

January 18, 2017 From Pew:  Some world leaders begin their tenures with high favorability ratings – only to see their popularity fall over time. But, in the U.S., Pope Francis remains as popular as ever, with seven-in-ten Americans saying their opinion of the pontiff is “very” or “mostly” favorable, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. When Read More…

Bishops to Congress on health care reform: ‘The introduction of great uncertainty at this time would prove particularly devastating’

January 18, 2017 The USCCB is sending the following letter to members of the House of Representatives and the Senate: As you begin the 115th Congress, I urge you to work in a bipartisan fashion to protect vulnerable Americans and preserve important gains in health care coverage and access. The Catholic bishops of the United States have consistently advocated Read More…
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