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If Pope Francis Is a Radical Environmentalist, What Was Pope Benedict; Evolution, Genesis and More! (2755)

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01/06/2015 Comment

Click on If Pope Francis Is a Radical Environmentalist, What was Pope Benedict XVI? by Carl E. Olson of The CWR Blog link to read more.

If Pope Francis Is a Radical Environmentalist, What was Pope Benedict XVI? by Carl E. Olson of The CWR Blog - BigPulpit.com

Were the Titles of the Gospels Added Later? - Michael Barber, The Sacred Page

Does Evolution Contradict Genesis? - Matt Fradd, Strange Notions

Duns Scotus and the Immaculate Conception – David Torkington

Eastern Catholicism and the Universal Church by Jonathan Cariveau of One Peter 5 - BigPulpit.com

The Majesty Of The New Campion Missal – Jim Bryant, Regina Magazine

Why Pope Francis Won’t Meet with the Dalai Lama – William Doino Jr., First Things

Neil deGrasse Tyson’s (Unwittingly) Ironic Trolling - Joe Heschmeyer, Shameless Popery

Loved as I Am; Powerful...READ MORE

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Possible Site of Jesus’ Trial Uncovered in Jerusalem (3556)

Archaeologists say that a recent excavation within the area once encompassed by Herod’s palace may have uncovered the site.

01/05/2015 Comment
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The Tower of David in Jerusalem

– Wikipedia

WASHINGTON — Archeologists believe they may have discovered the place where Jesus’ trial before Pontius Pilate took place in Jerusalem.

In an effort to expand the Tower of David Museum, archeologists began excavating an adjacent, abandoned prison building, The Washington Post reports. As they stripped away layers of the prison floor, they realized they were likely uncovering a missing link in the puzzle of the Holy Land’s history.

Although the discovery began over a decade ago, the site is just now being opened to the public for the millions of religious pilgrims who flock to the area every year.

“For those Christians who care about accuracy in regards to historical facts, this is very...READ MORE

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Pope Francis Names 20 New Cardinals (3943)

NEWS ANALYSIS: Fifteen of the men named Jan. 4 by the Holy Father will be able to vote in a papal conclave.

01/05/2015 Comments (11)
CNA file photo/Alan Holdren

– CNA file photo/Alan Holdren

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis’s choice of 20 new cardinals announced on Sunday is consistent with the Holy Father’s wish to go out to the peripheries, but it also ran contrary to some expectations.

Speaking to pilgrims at the end of the Jan. 4 Angelus in St. Peter’s Square, Francis said that, on Feb. 14, he will have the “joy of holding” his second cardinal-making consistory, which manifests “the indissoluble links between the Church of Rome and the particular Churches present in the world.”

The College of Cardinals advises the Holy Father in the governance of the Church and elects the next pope, should he die or resign. The majority of the newly named cardinals come from the developing...READ MORE

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Catholics in Ukraine’s War Zones Face ‘Catastrophic Situation’ (2430)

Ukrainian Bishop Stanislav Shyrokoradiuk discusses the disastrous conditions in the areas of his diocese that are no longer under government control.

01/05/2015 Comments (3)
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Volunteers distribute food in Ukraine in this undated photo.

– Aid to the Church in Need

KHARKIV, Ukraine — For Bishop Stanislav Shyrokoradiuk of Kharkiv-Zaporizha, the situation in Eastern Ukraine is dramatic: His Roman Catholic diocese encompasses almost the entire eastern part of Ukraine, including areas that are no longer under the control of the government in Kiev.

“The situation in the war zones is catastrophic. There is hunger. More than 80 people have already died of it in Luhansk and Donetsk,” emphasized Bishop Shyrokoradiuk, who is also the director of Caritas Ukraine, during a talk with employees of the international Catholic pastoral charity Aid to the Church in Need.

The Diocese of Kharkiv-Zaporizha is one of six Roman Catholic dioceses in Ukraine. Most of the...READ MORE

Filed under bishop stanislav shyrokoradiuk, bishop vitaliy skomarovsky, ukraine, ukraine catholics

Pope Francis’ New Cardinals Reflect Church’s Minorities (3580)

On Sunday, the Holy Father announced the names of 15 bishops who will be made cardinals at a February consistory.

01/05/2015 Comments (4)
CNA/Lauren Cater

Cardinals pray together at the most recent consistory, held Feb. 22, 2014.

– CNA/Lauren Cater

VATICAN CITY — In his Sunday Angelus address of 2015, Pope Francis announced the names of the 15 bishops to be created cardinals in February, many of whom hail from small dioceses that have never before had a cardinal.

“As was already announced, next Feb. 14, I will have the joy of holding a consistory, during which I will name 15 new cardinals who manifest the indissoluble links between the Church of Rome and the particular Churches present in the world,” the Holy Father said on Jan. 4.

Speaking to the thousands of pilgrims present in St. Peter’s Square after his recitation of the traditional Marian prayer, the Pope revealed that the 15 new cardinals to be created come from 14 countries...READ MORE

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Mario Cuomo, 1932-2015: His Controversial Legacy (6918)

NEWS ANALYSIS: The three-time governor of New York and father of current Gov. Andrew Cuomo died Jan. 1.

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Mario Cuomo delivers his speech about Catholic politicians and abortion at the University of Notre Dame on Sept. 13, 1984.

– newsday.com

NEW YORK — Mario Cuomo, the three-time governor of New York who sought to justify Catholic lawmakers’ tolerance of abortion rights, died on Jan. 1; he was 82.

A self-identified Catholic who quoted Thomas Aquinas, challenged Ronald Reagan’s optimistic vision of economic opportunity in America and cited Church moral doctrine as he vetoed legislation enacting the death penalty, Cuomo’s policy positions and rhetoric often resonated with his fellow believers.

Cuomo served as the governor of New York from 1983 to 1995 and emerged as the standard-bearer of his party’s liberal wing. But he resisted efforts to make him a candidate for president and also turned down President Bill Clinton’s...READ MORE

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Revisiting Pope Leo XIII and Reclaiming Catholic Social Doctrine, The Beggar In Me, and Much More! (4428)

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01/05/2015 Comment

Click on Revisiting Pope Leo XIII and Reclaiming Catholic Social Doctrine by Gregory J. Sullivan of The Catholic World Report link to read more.

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Evangelizing With Medals – Thomas L. McDonald, God and the Machine

The Beggar In Me – Amanda Sloan, Ignitum Today

Three False Narratives – William Kilpatrick, Crisis Magazine

Tough Love about the Priest Shortage by Father John Zuhlsdorf of Fr. Z’s Blog - BigPulpit.com

I Should Have Said No – Mary Wallace PhD, Integrated Catholic Life™

Jesus’ Prayer in the Womb of Mary - Shane Kapler, Epic Pew

Weakest Argument Ever Made Against “Ad Orientem” – Jeff Ostrowski, Views from the Choir Loft

Stripping the Altars Is Ripping the Heart Out of Catholicism by...READ MORE

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Essentials for Discovering God's Plan for You, Could You Not Stay Awake for One Hour and More! (3352)

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01/04/2015 Comment

Click on Five Essentials for Discovering God’s Plan for You by Deacon Michael Bickerstaff of The Integrated Catholic Life™ link to read more.

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Award Winning Catholic Architecture Student Describes His Inspiration - David Clayton, The Way of Beauty

Could You Not Stay Awake for One Hour? – Ryan Kraeger, Ignitum Today

Father Donald Calloway on the Power of Mary – Patti Maguire Armstrong, Catholic News and Inspiration

Book Giveaway: The Kingdom of Patria – Shaun McAfee, Epic Pew

The Mystery of Christmas Through Art – Jean M. Heimann, Catholic Fire

Holidays are Holy Days – Fr. George Rutler, Crisis Magazine

What We Can Learn from the Benedictines – Susanna Spencer, Truth & Charity

I. O. C. to Stop...READ MORE

Filed under art, benedictines, christmas, fr. donald calloway, god, holidays, holy days, ioc, traditionalism

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