Archbishop Pozzo: SSPX Continuing Dialogue With Holy See

07/04/2016 Comments (13)

Archbishop Guido Pozzo, Secretary of the Pontifical Commission "Ecclesia Dei".

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Archbishop Guido Pozzo, the Vatican’s point-man for regularizing the Society of St. Pius X, has reaffirmed that the Society is continuing dialogue with the Holy See.

In an interview with Vatican Radio's Italian edition on Friday, the Secretary for the Pontifical Commission "Ecclesia Dei" said a statement the Society issued last week was not a step back from dialogue, nor did the priestly fraternity say anything new about its view of the current situation in the Church.

But he made clear that although the Society said in its statement that canonical recognition is not a priority, for the Vatican it is an “essential condition” if the SSPX is to come into “full ecclesiastical communion” with...READ MORE

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Would Jesus Salute the Flag?

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More than 45,000 Boy Scouts salute during the singing of the national anthem as part of the Boy Scouts of America 2010 National Scout Jamboree on Fort AP Hill, Va., July 28, 2010. (Photo credit: Cherie Cullen, via Wikimedia Commons)

The origin of the term "holiday" is Holy Day. A Holy Day is a day set apart for something. Our present understanding of the term "holy" always assumes that the thing set apart is set apart for God. This is not surprising. Words like "holy" are pretty much only the province of biblical characters, preachers and other religious types.

Yet curiously, the word "holiday" is not necessarily fraught with such religious implications. That's why we celebrate the Fourth of July Holiday, but don't imagine it is a Feast in the same sense that Christmas is. It is "holy" to Americans, not the Church.

And rightly so. We do well, as a people, to celebrate the American founding. It is a thing worthy of...READ MORE

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Polish General Kościuszko, Great American Revolutionary

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Karl Gottlieb Schweikart (1772-1855), “Portrait of Tadeusz Kościuszko”

This 4th of July it seems appropriate to look at one of the great contributors to American Independence. Polish-born General Kościuszko is no stranger to history buffs, but to many Americans today his contribution to our freedom is little known.

Monuments to his service to America dot the country. There is a statue of him in Washington, D.C. in Lafayette Park in front of the White House as well as Kościuszko memorials at the Boston Public Gardens in Massachusetts, on Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia, at West Point and at Saratoga. One can also still visit the Philadelphia home where he lived for a year. A bridge has been named after him in New York City as well several roads in...READ MORE

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New Adult Stem Cell Therapy Reverses Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis, Lure of Subsidiarity and More!

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07/03/2016 Comment

Click on New Adult Stem Cell Therapy Stops, Reverses Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis via the Catholic News Agency link to read more.

New Adult Stem Cell Therapy Stops, Reverses Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis - Catholic News Agency

The Lure of Subsidiarity – Hadley Arkes, The Catholic Thing

What the Hook-Up Culture Has Done to Women – Anne Maloney, Crisis Magazine

Books Blog: Familial Chaos Ruled Amid Bloomsbury Bohemia – Francis Phillips, Catholic Herald

Did Family Dysfunction Play a Role in the Tragedy in Orlando Attack – Michael Cook, Mercatornet

You Won’t Believe How Chick-Fil-A Responded To The Orlando Attack – Bobby Ross Jr., Get Religion

The Small World of the Narcissist – Cynthia Millen, Catholic Stand

When Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger Predicted the Future of the Church – Tod Worner, Aleteia

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Elie Wiesel, Holocaust Survivor, Has Died; And Now, It Is Up to Us to Remember

07/02/2016 Comments (8)

Elie Wiesel at the 2012 Time 100 gala. (Photo credit: David Shankbone, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons)

"The opposite of love is not hate but indifference, the opposite of life is not death but indifference to life and death."
—Elie Wiesel

Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor, Nobel Peace Prize winner and a tireless advocate for human rights, died July 2 at the age of 87. A survivor of the death camp at Auschwitz, the beloved Jewish writer had devoted his life to defending the memory of the Holocaust.

I first came to know Wiesel during my undergrad years, when I chose to read his first novel Night as part of a class assignment. Looking back, I'm afraid I was first attracted to the book because it was so darned short—a mere 100 pages. But I was soon captivated by the drama of loss and longing,...READ MORE

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10 Inspiring Quotes from Saint Anthony, Patriarchs Want Christian Lands Liberated, and More!

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07/02/2016 Comment

Click on10 Inspiring Quotes from Saint Anthony: He Is a Great Help With More Than Just Finding Lost Things! by Philip Kosloski of Aleteia link to read more.

10 Inspiring Quotes from Saint Anthony: He Is a Great Help With More Than Just Finding Lost Things! - Philip Kosloski, Aleteia

Patriarchs Call for Liberation of Iraqi Lands Where Christians Lived – Catholic Herald

Troubles Facing Pan-Orthodox Council Confirm the Need for the Petrine Office – Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture

Telephone: How Whispering Historians Distort the Story of Jesus – Brad Miner, The Catholic Thing

of St. Mary Magdalene Upgraded to Feast (Updated) – Gregory DiPippo, New Liturgical Movement

Is the Situation in Nigeria About to Get Much Worse? – Matt Hadro, Catholic News Agency

Your Heavenly Home – Pete Socks, Catholic Stand

Answering Richard Dawkins’s ‘Reason Rally’...READ MORE

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It's Open Season on Abortion Laws

07/01/2016 Comments (40)

In the past decade there has been great progress in protecting the unborn at the state level. The U.S. Supreme Court just did everything they could to stop that.

Five Supreme Court legislators (which let's face it, that's what they are) just called open season on abortion laws. "Go get 'em" is their message.

The court ruled that the Texas law which called for better safety standards for abortion clinics somehow endangers women. 'Cause that makes sense, right? It's always a puzzle to me how some can believe that regulating the energy industry protects the environment while regulating the abortion industry hurts women. I just don't get it.

But what's most distressing is that the court...READ MORE

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LA Archdiocese Moves ‘Always Forward’ With Launch of Catholic News Platform

07/01/2016 Comment


LOS ANGELES — “Always forward, never back.” St. Junipero Serra’s motto in proclaiming the Good News in California captures perfectly the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ vision for Catholic news as it launches this week its new multimedia platform, Angelus News.

 At a time when many dioceses have decided to cut back or even shutter their newspapers, the Los Angeles archdiocese has taken a bold step forward to embrace the cutting edge of communications and the mandate of Vatican II in Inter Mirifica, the decree on social communications, for the Church to meet or exceed the excellence of its secular counterparts.

“When we talk about the New Evangelization, we have to meet people where they...READ MORE

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