Supreme Court to hear case of designer who won’t create websites for same-sex weddings

Supreme Court to hear case of designer who won’t create websites for same-sex weddings

CNA/ADF—The Supreme Court’s fall term features a major case that will push the question of religious liberty back into the national spotlight as the court determines whether or not a Colorado woman can be forced to violate her religious beliefs about marriage. Lorie Smith, an artist and small business owner, is challenging a Colorado state…

Order of Malta’s former chancellor writes letter about Pope Francis, calls for unity in time of crisis

Order of Malta’s former chancellor writes letter about Pope Francis, calls for unity in time of crisis

The former grand chancellor of the Order of Malta has written a letter to members calling for unity while also expressing concern over the new constitution promulgated by Pope Francis. Albrecht von Boeselager asked members not to abandon the Church or the Order of Malta in a letter sent to all the confreres. Instead, the former grand chancellor called…

Practical Resource for Dead Car Battery in the Middle of Nowhere…

This isn’t the typical story you’d see in Catholic Business Journal, but I thought I’d share it anyway because many of us travel where ever the job or a client takes us… and ya just never know if you (or someone you encounter) will be waylaid by a dead battery.  It happened to me today,…

ALL EYES ON TEXAS: Find Out Why at the ‘Life is Beautiful Gala’ on October 30

ALL EYES ON TEXAS: Find Out Why at the ‘Life is Beautiful Gala’ on October 30

The reversal of Roe v. Wade marks a new reality. Practically overnight the number of moms in need dramatically increased, nationwide. Texas suddenly has become the epicenter of this new, post-Roe reality and one group in particular—the JPII Life Center—stands apart in generating innovative new solutions for moms in need, and for engaging and educating…

ACPeds Submits Public Comment that Denounces Proposed HHS Gender Identity Rule That Radicalizes Medicine and Threatens Conscience Rights

ACPeds Submits Public Comment that Denounces Proposed HHS Gender Identity Rule That Radicalizes Medicine and Threatens Conscience Rights

The American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds) submitted a public comment in opposition to the proposed rule under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that would radicalize medicine and threaten medical conscience rights. The proposed rule redefines discrimination on the basis of sex to include…

9th Circuit Asked to Hear Case of Christian Counselor Muzzled by WA State

9th Circuit Asked to Hear Case of Christian Counselor Muzzled by WA State

Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys representing a Christian counselor filed a petition with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit Tuesday that asks the full court to hear the case of Brian Tingley, a licensed marriage and family therapist in Tacoma, after a three-judge panel dismissed his case. Tingley vs. Ferguson Tingley is challenging…

Day 2: The Trial of Cardinal Zen in Now-Communist-Ruled Hong Kong

Day 2: The Trial of Cardinal Zen in Now-Communist-Ruled Hong Kong

On Tuesday, Cardinal Joseph Zen’s second day in court in Hong Kong, five witnesses were cross-examined and the magistrate ruled that there was sufficient evidence to justify a trial. Paul Marshall, the director of the Religious Freedom Institute’s South and Southeast Asia Action Team, told CNA that Zen’s trial “further undercuts [communist] China’s 1997 promise…

Catholics in Poland and Around The World Pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet to End War

Catholics in Poland and Around The World Pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet to End War

Warsaw, CNA—On Wednesday, Catholics recited the Divine Mercy Chaplet in the streets of 173 cities in Poland and 44 localities worldwide, according to organizers of the prayer event. “We believe that 10 minutes of supplication to God can change our families, cities, and the whole world,” the organizers said. At 3 p.m. local time, street…

Benedict XVI writes about ‘inner drama of being a Christian’ in new letter

Benedict XVI writes about ‘inner drama of being a Christian’ in new letter

In a new letter, Benedict XVI praised the story of a woman who lived “the inner drama of being a Christian” and dedicated her life to the spiritual encounter with Christ in eucharistic adoration and other practices. The pope emeritus wrote that his own personal experience was similar to what Mother Julia Verhaeghe went through…

Blessed Sacrament found intact in tabernacle of church burned by armed men in Cameroon

Blessed Sacrament found intact in tabernacle of church burned by armed men in Cameroon

Last Sunday, the priest at a local parish where I attended Mass underscored the “unimaginable power” of Our Lord in the Eucharist and the importance of drawing closer to the Blessed Sacrament by sharing — calmly yet passionately, at the very end of his sermon — that a parish in his homeland had just been…

Catholic Artist Timothy Schmalz: His Padre Pio sculpture to be blessed on saint’s feast day…‘I have to honor him’

CNA—Catholic artist Timothy P. Schmalz calls Padre Pio his favorite saint. And so, when he learned that four of his sculptures would honor the Italian mystic on his feast day—Sept. 23—he was overjoyed. “I thought a couple years ago about that moment in my life where Padre Pio gave me that peace and comfort and…

The Anti-Catholic Path of Synodality

The Anti-Catholic Path of Synodality

Crisis—This week the USCCB released a report with the bureaucratically self-important title, “National Synthesis of the People of God in the United States of America for the Diocesan Phase of the 2021-2023 Synod.” Essentially, it’s a report from the bishops summarizing the results of the past year’s synodal “listening sessions” held in dioceses throughout the…

Two Truckers Saved from Suicide Thanks to the Catholic Chapels at Gas Stations in Brazil

Two Truckers Saved from Suicide Thanks to the Catholic Chapels at Gas Stations in Brazil

For 30 years, Rede Marajó, a chain of highway service stations in Brazil, has built and maintained Blessed Sacrament chapels at seven of its gas stations and plan to expand to more of their stations. Janeth Vaz (in feature photo at one of their gas station chapels) is director of the company. Each of these…

Catholic Business and Faith Innovation in Brazil: For 30 Years, Gas Stations with Blessed Sacrament Chapels!

Catholic Business and Faith Innovation in Brazil: For 30 Years, Gas Stations with Blessed Sacrament Chapels!

CNA w/ edits—A major gas station chain in Brazil is building chapels for the Blessed Sacrament on the country’s highways as an “oasis” for travelers. It is normal for travelers to stop at a gas station to fill a vehicle’s gas tank and maybe grab a bite to eat or take some time to rest,…

Archaeological digs in Pacific Northwest uncover Catholic artifacts

Archaeological digs in Pacific Northwest uncover Catholic artifacts

CNS/Catholic Sentinel—Oregon’s rich Catholic history begins a few miles north in what was then Oregon Country and now is Washington state. Archaeological digs at Fort Vancouver, Washington, have uncovered a trove of Catholic artifacts from the earliest days of the church in the Pacific Northwest, including a crucifix, rosary beads and a Miraculous Medal, all…

Introducing New Sponsor: Fidei Technology, Inc.

In the words of co-founders Kailash and Michael—two serious Catholics… Fidei.email—We started Fidei to help Christians navigate the Internet intentionally by providing value-aligned software products and online services. Ultimately, we want to show that Christians can and should be at the forefront of innovation to help shape the culture in which we live and our…

Introducing New Sponsor: The Institute for Catholic Liberal Education

Introducing New Sponsor: The Institute for Catholic Liberal Education

Loyalty to the educational aims of the Catholic school demands constant self-criticismand return to basic principles, to the motives which inspire the Church’s involvement in education. – Sacred Congregation for Education, The Catholic School, n.67 – ICLE—Since the Second Vatican Council, the Church has called for the renewal of Catholic education at all levels, from…

Will You Curtsy to the Queen?

Will You Curtsy to the Queen?

Crisis—With the passing of Queen Elizabeth, several parallels to our Faith emerged. Here was deceased royalty brought to bear on a grieving nation, and all of the pomp and circumstance, along with the throngs of people along the route of the hearse, brought to mind both our King, Jesus Christ, and His Mother, the Queen…

Queen Elizabeth II Meets the Queen of Heaven…poignantly, on Mary’s Birthday

Queen Elizabeth II Meets the Queen of Heaven…poignantly, on Mary’s Birthday

OldHollywoodandBeyond—That Queen Elizabeth II would end her earthly sojourn today, September 8, 2022, the Feast of the Birth of Mary, Mother of Jesus, is poignant and special. On a personal note, as the Queen was getting ready to breathe her last, my 96-year-old father, recovering in the hospital, and I, said the Holy Rosary for…

A look back at Queen Elizabeth II’s encounters with Five Popes

A look back at Queen Elizabeth II’s encounters with Five Popes

(CNA)—Queen Elizabeth II passed away today, on the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  The Royal Family already had gathered in Balmoral Castle Thursday amid concerns for Queen Elizabeth II’s health, Catholic bishops in England and Wales have offered their prayers for her and her family. Queen Elizabeth, who turned 96 in…

Load More Posts