Archive of December 28, 2017

Catholic leadership conference in Chicago aims to ‘inspire and equip’

Dec 28, 2017 - 07:01 pm .- Thousands of Catholic leaders from all walks of life will ring in the new year at the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) SLS Leadership Conference, which will offer five days of fellowship and evangelical instruction in the heart of Chicago, IL.

Narni: Italy's inspiration for the magical realm of C. S. Lewis

Dec 28, 2017 - 03:01 pm .- The magical realm of Narnia is the setting of C. S. Lewis’ beloved children’s book The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. There, four children discover a land of talking animals, mythological creatures, the White Witch, and “the Great Lion:” Aslan.

Only a well-formed conscience can decide: Cardinal Marx on sexual morality

Dec 28, 2017 - 02:39 pm .- German Cardinal Reinhard Marx has stated that decisions about sexual morality must be discerned according to a well-formed conscience, respecting “the interplay of freedom and responsibility.”

The perfect Christmas gift: a wedding dress for a poor bride

Dec 28, 2017 - 12:01 pm .- A Catholic wedding planner has encouraged married women in Ecuador to “put a smile on the face of a poor bride” by donating their wedding dresses this Christmas.

Commentary: Tribalism in the Christmas Octave

Dec 28, 2017 - 11:55 am .- Pope Francis recently warned against the commercialization of Christmas, and reminded us that if our Christmas isn’t centered on Jesus, it is fake. But beyond commercialization, there is another temptation, among Christians and others, conservatives as well as liberals, to politicize the Christmas message and twist it to fit into our contemporary political squabbles.

How to pray the Rosary more deeply

Dec 28, 2017 - 03:04 am .- It is interesting that in her appearances at Lourdes, Fatima and other locations, the Mother of God repeatedly recommends praying the Rosary. 

Near Texas-Mexico border, Catholics plan a community of encounter

Dec 28, 2017 - 12:01 am .- A partnership among the Diocese of Brownsville, businesses, and other community partners aims to create a self-sustaining space where area residents can learn, play, find services, and meet others from different backgrounds.