Philadelphia, Pa., May 24, 2013 / 01:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia says Americans need to awaken to threats against religious freedom given the new revelations about IRS targeting of religious groups and the continued burdens of the HHS mandate. “The day when Americans could take the Founders’ understanding of religious [...]
In this post I am trying to continue our celebration of the lost “Octave” of Pentecost. Today I want to consider three gifts of the Holy Spirit.
There are several Feasts of the Church wherein a “sequence” hymn may be sung.
It is one of the quirks of the post-conciliar liturgy, that the Octave of Pentecost was dropped. Generally the post-concilar age has tried to emphasize the Gifts and works of the Holy Spirit. But, paradoxically the octave of Pentecost was dropped.
One of the terribly destructive philosophies is a false notion of freedom. The sinful world, going all the way back to Satan’s deceit in the garden, thinks of freedom as being able to do whatever I please.
Washington D.C., May 14, 2013 / 04:10 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The U.S. bishops' conference has announced a second Fortnight for Freedom, scheduled for the two weeks leading up to Independence Day, to raise awareness and support for the right to religious liberty. “The need for prayer, education, and action in defense of religious liberty has [...]
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has announced that the second annual Fortnight for Freedom on behalf of religious liberty will take place from June 21 to July …
Washington D.C., May 4, 2013 / 04:11 pm (CNA).- A recent report on international religious liberty cautioned that severe threats to freedom of religion exist in diverse communities through the world and should be discouraged through actions by the U.S. government. “The Annual Report ultimately is about people and how their governments treat them,” said [...]