Oklahoma City’s Archbishop on Satanists, Vocations, and a Unique Canonization Case and More!

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10/22/2016 Comment

Click on Oklahoma City’s Archbishop on Satanists, Vocations, and a Unique Canonization Case by Jim Graves of The Catholic World Report link to read more.

Oklahoma City’s Archbishop on Satanists, Vocations, and a Unique Canonization Case – Jim Graves, The Catholic World Report

Showing God’s Mercy By Listening to Others – Anne De Santis, Catholic Stand

Two Acres and a Cow: Our Back to the Land Adventure – Sam Guzman, The Catholic Gentleman

So, What If We Attach a GoPro to the Compostelan Botafumeiro? – Daniel Esparza, Aleteia

Unlocking the Mystery of Our Lady of Guadalupe – Jeffrey A. Mirus Ph.D., Catholic Culture

Reclaiming St. Josemaría Escrivá for the New Liturgical Movement – Peter Kwasniewski Ph.D., New Liturgical Movement

A Defense of the Christian Teaching Against Contraception – Sherif Girgis Ph.D., Crisis Magazine

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The Al Smith Dinner Caught in the Crossfire

The annual charity dinner becomes a battleground between Trump and Clinton.

10/21/2016 Comments (12)

Cardinal Dolan of New York sits between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump

The annual charitable event of the Al Smith Dinner is an institution not merely in New York City and the Archdiocese of New York but in American political life. For 70 years, the dinner has raised money for children in honor of the honorable Catholic politician Al Smith, who was elected the Governor of New York four times and was the Democratic U.S. presidential candidate in 1928. Smith’s unlikely climb to the White House was crushed by a combination of bad timing (Herbert Hoover, the Republican, rode a wave of seeming prosperity to victory) and the simple fact that America was unready to choose a Catholic. The 1928 campaign was marked by poisonous anti-Catholicism across much of the...READ MORE

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Bishops Consecrate Wisconsin to Mary, Mother of Mercy

The bishops of Wisconsin consecrate the faithful in the dioceses and state to Mary, Mother of Mercy, and add an important daily follow-up.

10/21/2016 Comment
Tim Townsend photo for Rosary Evangelization Apostolate

Milwaukee Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki at St. Veronica’s Church during the entrustment ceremony.

– Tim Townsend photo for Rosary Evangelization Apostolate

Cheers in heaven are certainly still ringing for the Bishops of Wisconsin. On Oct, 7, the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, they entrusted the faithful in all five dioceses to our Blessed Mother as Mary, Mother of Mercy.

This jubilee year made the picture-perfect backdrop for this major act. In fact, the bishops directly said in their proclamation this act is to recognize the Jubilee Year of Mercy and to celebrate the intercession of Mary our Mother through the Most Holy Rosary. It adds, Mary’s “faith and love give us hope in our salvation through God’s Divine Mercy.”

There was another heavenly bonus at the Oct. 7 entrustment. More on that in a moment.

Before the event took place, Bishop...READ MORE

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Clinton to Apologize to Cardinal Dolan and Catholics? Nah.

Cardinal Dolan requested an apology. He didn't get one.

10/21/2016 Comments (17)

There have been some awful things said about Catholics recently from a number of people in the Hillary Clinton campaign. You might have heard about them. But then again you might not have if you're getting your news from the mainstream media.

From those WikiLeaks released emails, we have John Podesta, now the Clinton campaign chair, admitting to working to undermine Catholic teaching by creating "Catholic" groups that obfuscate true Catholic teaching on abortion and marriage.

Clinton campaign Director of Communications Jennifer Palmieri said, “I imagine they think it is the most socially acceptable politically conservative religion.”

While those things were said by those with the...READ MORE

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Pray the Rosary Every Day

The Rosary is at heart a Christ-centered prayer.

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Photo by James Chan, via Wikimedia Commons

– Photo by James Chan, via Wikimedia Commons

The Rosary, a quintessentially Catholic prayer, appeals to many of the faithful. Its simple repetition of words instills in the individual a certain clarity of mind and soul that is not easily replicable. It was praying the Rosary which led Christian troops to victory over the Moslem Turks at Lepanto on October 7, 1571 thus saving Christendom from utter destruction. In thankfulness, Pope St. Pius V established the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary in 1573. Pope Clement XI extended the feast to the universal Church in 1716.

Pope Benedict pointed out that ''the Rosary is a spiritual weapon in the struggle against evil, against all violence, for peace in hearts, in families, in society and in...READ MORE

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Does It Matter What Others Think Of Us?

Even if others do not accept our faith, they should see our Christian works of mercy and love.

10/21/2016 Comments (2)

‘Saint Charles Borromeo’, unknown artist (c. 1768)

Does it matter what others think? If you asked that question to many people today, they would immediately tell you “no.” But that’s funny, because our culture seems to care what others think about everything from our clothes, our achievements, the kind of car we drive, and the shoes we wear. I think most people want to believe they don’t care what others people think, but the truth is, they do.

Should they? Totally! Should we care what people think about our shoes? Not so much. There are much more important things for people to think about us.

St. Paul was direct when he said we should be “Well thought of by outsiders.” (1 Timothy 3:7). But just who these “outsiders” are deserves our...READ MORE

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Cardinal Müller Pens New Book on Benedict XVI and Pope Francis

The Vatican's doctrinal chief draws attention to the "dictatorship of relativism" and the "globalization of indifference".

10/21/2016 Comments (4)

Cardinal Gerhard Müller, the prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, has written a new book about Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and Pope Francis.

Called Benedict and Francis, Successors of Peter in the Service of the Church, the Vatican’s doctrinal chief offers a “frank analysis and reflection” on the challenges that societies and contemporary culture pose to the Church in light of the two pontificates, according to publishers Edizioni Ares.

The book, a series of essays to be released in the coming days in Italian, covers the “role of the papacy today, the value of secularism for a Christian, the apparent dichotomy between the uniqueness of the Church founded by Jesus of...READ MORE

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Here I Am, Lord, About 68% Of Me; The Jesuit Who Invented Hypertext and Many More Great Links!

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10/21/2016 Comment

Click on Here I Am, Lord; About 68% Of Me by Guy McClung, J.D., Ph.D., of Catholic Stand link to read more.

Here I Am, Lord; About 68% Of Me – Guy McClung J.D. Ph.D., Catholic Stand

The Marian Shrine of Walsingham and Christian Pilgrimage – Ann Schneible, Catholic News Agency

The Jesuit Who Invented Hypertext – Daniel Esparza, Aleteia

Portion of Road Renamed to Honor Mother Angelica – Catholic News Agency

Quæritur: Why are We Responsible for the Sin of Adam and Eve When We Weren’t There? – Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, Fr. Z’s Blog

There is a Crisis of “Fatherless” Children in America – Larry Peterson, It Makes Sense To Me

Surrogate Gods, Surrogate Parents – Randy Hain, Integrated Catholic Life™

That Faith Counts Study: Religion is Bigger than Facebook, Google, and Apple Combined – Julia Duin, Get...READ MORE

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