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Archbishop Chaput: Pope Francis Will Bring ‘Gospel Enthusiasm’ to Philadelphia (2182)

Philly’s shepherd discusses the Holy Father’s just-announced visit and other aspects of next year’s World Meeting of Families.

11/18/2014 Comment
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Pope Francis and Archbishop Charles Chaput embrace Nov. 17 after the Pope announced that he will visit Philadelphia next year.

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BALTIMORE — Pope Francis is coming to the City of Brotherly Love, and Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia is looking forward to the Holy Father bringing his “energy and Gospel enthusiasm” to next year’s World Meeting of Families.

Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia already has been busy organizing next year’s World Meeting of Families — where tens of thousands were expected for the event, but close to a million now are expected to converge to join the Holy Father following the Nov. 17 announcement that he will attend the event.

In this interview with the Register, Archbishop Chaput spoke about the impact of Pope Francis’ coming to the U.S., the great opportunity the World...READ MORE

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The Teaching Witness of St. Rose Philippine Duchesne (1229)

Missouri School Founded by Sister of the Sacred Heart Lives On

11/18/2014 Comment
Eddie O'Neill

St. Rose statue in St. Charles, Mo.

– Eddie O'Neill

When St. Rose Philippine Duchesne arrived in what is now St. Charles, Mo., she described the place as “the remotest village in the U.S.”  

A Sister of the Sacred Heart, Sister Rose arrived from France in 1818 by an invitation from Bishop Louis William Valentine DuBourg, the St. Louis area’s first bishop.

It was here, on these hallowed grounds in St. Charles, that she and several of her sisters established the first free school west of the Mississippi. 

Fast-forward nearly 200 years later, and a beautiful life-size statue of St. Rose greeted me as I entered the halls of the Academy of the Sacred Heart grade school, which educates more than 400 youngsters. Children in navy-blue uniforms...READ MORE

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Pope Francis: Children Have Right to a Mother and Father (2298)

‘The family is the foundation of coexistence and a remedy against social fragmentation,’ the Holy Father affirmed.

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Pope Francis delivers his opening address Nov. 17 at the Humanum conference currently under way at the Vatican.

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VATICAN CITY — Children have the right to be raised by a mother and a father, Pope Francis said, emphasizing that “the family is the foundation of coexistence and a remedy against social fragmentation.”

The Pope made these remarks on Nov. 17, at the opening of the three-day international, interfaith colloquium entitled “The Complementarity of Man and Woman,” currently under way in the Vatican.

Also referred to as the Humanum conference, the gathering is being sponsored by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, in collaboration with the Pontifical Council for the Family, the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue and the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian...READ MORE

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Rick Warren: We Must Celebrate Marriage (4585)

Evangelical pastor participates in Vatican colloquium on the purpose of marriage.

11/18/2014 Comments (9)

Pastor Rick Warren is one of the speakers at a major international and interreligious colloquium taking place at the Vatican Nov. 17-19 on the "Complementarity of Man and Woman in Marriage." The evangelical founder of Saddleback Church in California, Warren is best known as the bestselling author of The Purpose Driven Life, which has sold 30 million copies worldwide and is the second most-translated book in the world, after the Bible.

The Register's Rome correspondent, Edward Pentin, spoke briefly with Pastor Warren Nov. 17 at the colloquium, which is taking place in the synod hall and being hosted by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and other Vatican dicasteries. Before the...READ MORE

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Cardinal George’s Devotion to Priestly Vocations (3561)

Throughout nearly 20 years as the Windy City’s shepherd, he was a passionate pastor, teacher and defender of the Catholic faith.

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Cardinal Francis George with seminarians at the Archdiocese of Chicago's Mundelein Seminary.

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CHICAGO — In his 17 years as the Archdiocese of Chicago’s shepherd, Cardinal Francis George leaves a powerful legacy as pastor, teacher and defender of the Catholic faith.

“He is a man of tremendous intellectual power and clarity and strength,” said Dan Cheely, vice president of Catholic Citizens of Illinois and president of the Chicago Church History Forum. “I’d go so far as to say that in the entire history of the American Catholic hierarchy, the only person I know who had the intellectual qualities comparable to Cardinal George was Archbishop Fulton Sheen. I’ve seen him give talks at the drop of a hat to highly sophisticated audiences that were breathtaking — and without notes.”

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Are These the Outer Banks of a Coming Judgment? Vocations; On the Wrong Side of History and More! (2955)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

11/18/2014 Comment

Click on Are These the Outer Bands of a Coming Judgment? by Monsignor Charles Pope link to read more.

Are These the Outer Bands of a Coming Judgment? by Monsignor Charles Pope - BigPulpit.com

Vocations: All About Life – Father Frank Pavone, Catholic Lane

On the Wrong Side of History – Shane Kepler, Epic Pew

‘Culture of Encounter’ Crucial in Aiding Poor - Maria-Pia Negro Chin, OSV Newsweekly

Sources of the Protestant Devolution by Matthew Tyson of Catholic Stand - BigPulpit.com

Cardinal Burke: “I Don’t Ever Put Myself in Opposition to the Successor of Saint Peter - Diane Montagna, Aleteia∝

Reasons to Be Thankful – Shaun McAfee, Epic Pew

Washington D. C.: Church’s Doctrinal Czar, Cardinal Müller, Walks a Political Line - Mark Stricherz, Aleteia∝

The Real Synod and the Synod of the...READ MORE

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‘You Are My Legacy,’ Cardinal George Tells Chicago at Final Mass as Archbishop (1833)

The 77-year-old cardinal retires on Nov.18 as he passes care of the archdiocese to Archbishop-designate Blase Cupich.

11/17/2014 Comments (1)
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CHICAGO — Cardinal Francis George celebrated his final public Mass as archbishop of Chicago on Sunday, thanking the people of the Windy City for being God’s “gift” to him.

“Every priest and bishop is given the gift of the people that he is called to care for and to love in Christ’s name,” Cardinal George said in his Nov. 16 homily, according to the Chicago Tribune.

“At some point, Christ will question me: 'What have you done with my people? Are they holier because of your ministry? Are they more generous, more loving toward others?' In short, you are my legacy,” he told the congregation at Chicago’s Holy Name Cathedral.

The 77-year-old Cardinal George has headed the Archdiocese of...READ MORE

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Archbishop Chaput: Pope’s Visit to Philly Will Be ‘Icing on the Cake’ (1408)

The Philadelphia archbishop says Pope Francis’ attendance at the World Meeting of Families will be a blessing for the event and for the world.

11/17/2014 Comments (1)
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Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia

– Joaquín Peiró Pérez/CNA

ROME — After Pope Francis officially confirmed that he will visit Philadelphia next fall for the World Meeting of Families, Archbishop Charles Chaput said the trip will be a blessing for the event and the world.

The Philadelphia archbishop explained that while the Pope had already said privately that he would come, it “gave me great joy” to hear the official announcement.

“This way, we can prepare more formally with our state and with our Church to welcome the Holy Father,” he told CNA Nov. 17. “We have a concrete expression of his interest and his commitment, and I hope to get a broad response from the community in the United States in reaction to this news.”

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