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Pope Francis, Abortion and Empathy VOX NOVA - September 3, 2015 It has only been two days since the international news media broke the story that, during the upcoming Jubilee Year, Pope Francis will grant Catholic priests permission to forgive women who have had abortions and physicians who have carried them out. This news is already making many waves throughout the Church and beyond. Pro-choice Catholics and the liberal secular media are rejoicing at this news while arguing that it does not go far enough to change the Church's stance ...http://vox-nova.com/2015/09/03/pope-francis-abortion-and-empathy/
** NZ CATHOLIC BISHOPS' CONFERENCE Catholic Bishops Welcome Terms ... KIWICATH NEWS AND NOTES - August 29, 2015 ttp://www.catholic.org.nz/news/fx-list-articles.cfm?ctype=MRART&loadref=50 Catholic Bishops Welcome Terms of Reference for Inquiry into Ending of Life (27 Aug 2015) The New Zealand Catholic Bishops have welcomed the Terms of Reference announced by the Health Select Committee for its investigation into the intentional ending of life in New Zealand ... *** FROM THE SECULAR MEDIA *** Radio NZ. The Wireless. Taking a leap of faith into religious life (text, photos, video) ...http://kiwicathnewsandnotes.blogspot.com/2015/08/nz-catholic-bishops-conference-httpwww.html
Feast of St. Monica, Housewife and Mother HAPPY CATHOLIC* - August 27, 2015 Painting of Augustine of Hippo and his mother Monica of Hippo, Ary Scheffer, 1846 via Wikipedia Widow; born of Christian parents at Tagaste, North Africa, in 333; died at Ostia, near Rome, in 387. She was married early in life to Patritius who, a pagan, though like so many at that period, his religion was no more than a name. His temper was violent and he appears to have been of dissolute habits. Consequently Monica's ...http://happycatholic.blogspot.com/2015/08/feast-of-st-monica-housewife-and-mother.html
It's a Mom Thing THOUGHTS ALONG THE JOURNEY - August 27, 2015 ... but not inclined to follow in his mother's footsteps when it came to faith. There were probably at least three other children born to this marriage, but very little is known of Augustine's siblings. Monica chose to remain steadfast in her relationship with God. This included a life of prayer for both her husband and son. Patricius died when Augustine was 17 years old, having requested baptism about one year prior to his passing. His eldest son was in pursuit ...http://journeythoughts.blogspot.com/2015/08/its-mom-thing.html
St. Augustine of Hippo: Illustrious Theologian, Bishop, and Doctor of the Church CATHOLIC FIRE - August 27, 2015 By Jean M. Heimann August 28th is the feast of St. Augustine, a Western Father of the Church whose conversion to Christianity is well-known as one of the most important events in the history of the Church. He was an illustrious theologian, a bishop, and a great Doctor of the Church. St. Augustine is the patron of theologians, brewers, printers, and sore eyes. Augustine was born in Tagaste, Africa in 354 to Patricius, a pagan Roman official, and ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2015/08/st-augustine-of-hippo-illustrious.html
Tea Time With Tiffany Episode 8 - What Role Does Faith Play in Your Marriage? LIFE OF A CATHOLIC LIBRARIAN - July 16, 2015 Hi all! I hope that you're having a smashing week. Mine has been quite lovely, I think I'm still riding the high of the feast of St. Kateri . :) And now, it's time for another edition of: Today I chose to talk about the topic suggested by Cindy a few months back, which is faith in marriage. There are so many possible variations here in terms of the role faith plays in the lives of each spouse within a marriage. And then of course, there is the question of the role that ...http://www.lifeofacatholiclibrarian.com/2015/07/tea-time-with-tiffany-episode-8-what.html