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Destroying Myths of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis' Vision of the Church and Much More! (4153)

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03/11/2014 Comments (1)

Follow Destroying Myths of the Catholic Church by Karl Keating of Catholic Answers to read more.

Destroying Myths of the Catholic Church – Karl Keating, Catholic Answers

Archbishop Sample Defends Marriage Between One Man & One Woman - BigPulpit.com

An Early Look at Pope Francis’ Vision for the Church – Fr. Joseph A. Tetlow SJ, Homiletic & Pastoral Review

Pope Francis to Separated Brothers: ‘We Must Cry Together’ – Dcn. Jim Russell, Catholic Stand

Pope John XXIII’s Prophetic Encyclical – William Doino Jr., First Things

Romantic Roman Catholic? The Romance of Religion - Dr. Taylor Marshall

This Is How We End the Death Penalty – Anthony Barrata, Aleteia

God Likes Tricycles – Gabriel Garnica, Catholic Stand

Pope Francis: Mass Every Sunday Very Important – Carol Glatz, The Catholic...READ MORE

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Church in the Bay Area Works to Strengthen Marriages and Help Hurting Couples (3986)

Efforts are under way in San Francisco to restore God’s plan for matrimony

03/10/2014 Comments (6)
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Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco.

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SAN FRANCISCO — In a city with a reputation for homosexual activism, San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, one of the architects of California’s Proposition 8, considers supporting couples in the sacrament of matrimony a higher priority than repealing same-sex “marriage” laws.

Proposition 8, a much publicized ballot proposition and state constitutional amendment passed in 2008 that recognized marriage as only between a man and a woman, was overturned last year following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

Along with defending the principle that children deserve both a mother and a father, there is the need to rebuild and restore a marriage culture by educating archdiocesan Catholics...READ MORE

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Lent: Baptism & Penance; Lent and the Purple Monster; Catechism for Soldiers and Much More! (2487)

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03/10/2014 Comment

Follow the Just in Time for Lent: 10 Tips for Catholic Blogs link by Deacon Jim Russell of Catholic Stand to read more.

Lent: Baptism & Penance – David G. Bonagura Jr., The Catholic Thing

Catechism for Soldiers by Giacomo Galeazzi of Vatican Insider - BigPulpit.com

Lent & the Purple Monster – Russell Shaw, The CWR Blog

Blessed are They Who Mourn – Edward Looney, Ignitum Today

The Urgency of Infant Baptism – R. Jared Staudt, Crisis Magazine

Suppose I Promise My Dog Something – Stacy Trasancos PhD

When Pregnancy Is Viewed as the Most Dangerous Disease – Phil Lawler, The City Gates

Desert Storm (Matthew 4:1-11) – Fr. Bartunek, Roman Catholic Spiritual Direction

The Health Benefits of Not Getting Pregnant - Richard Becker, Crisis Magazine

Catholic Education: A Missed Opportunity? – Greg Yoko, Catholic...READ MORE

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Vatican Confirms Papal Visit to South Korea (1935)

Pope Francis will travel there in August for the Sixth Asian Youth Day, and he will also preside over a Mass of beatification for 124 Korean martyrs.

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Myeongdong Cathedral in Seoul, South Korea

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VATICAN CITY — In a statement released earlier this morning, Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi confirmed Pope Francis’ apostolic trip to the Republic of Korea, which is slated to occur in August of this year.

“Welcoming the invitation from the president of the republic and the Korean bishops,” Father Lombardi announced in his March 10 statement, “His Holiness Pope Francis will make an apostolic voyage to the Republic of Korea from 14 to 18 August 2014, on the occasion of the Sixth Asian Youth Day, to be held in the Diocese of Daejeon.”

Although no further details were released, Pope Francis has both received invitations from and spoken of his desire to visit various countries in...READ MORE

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Benedict XVI Recalls Life of Blessed John Paul II in Rare Interview (3254)

The retired Benedict shared aspects of a deep friendship and close working relationship with Blessed John Paul II that also guided his own papacy.

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VATICAN CITY — In lengthy excerpts of an interview published in an Italian newspaper, Benedict XVI speaks of his time collaborating with Blessed John Paul II, highlighting the soon-to-be-canonized pope’s sanctity and commitment to the truth.

“In the years of collaboration with him, it became ever more clear to me that John Paul II was a saint,” the pope emeritus told Polish journalist Wlodzimierz Redzioch in a written interview, selections of which appeared in Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera on March 7.

Published as part of the book Beside JPII: Friends and Collaborators Speak, released by Italian press agency Edizioni Ares, Benedict’s written interview was originally requested by...READ MORE

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Pope Francis Chooses Global Leadership for Vatican Economic Office (2919)

The move follows the Holy Father’s guidelines, as set out in his Feb. 24 ‘motu proprio’ Fidelis Dispensator et Prudens (For the Management of the Economic Aspects of the Holy See).

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St. Peter’s Basilica from the Via della Conciliazione

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VATICAN CITY — The Pope has announced the names of eight cardinals and seven laymen from around the world chosen to serve in the newly created Vatican Council for the Economy.

“The members appointed to the council are from various geographical areas, reflecting, as requested by the ‘motu proprio’ Fidelis Dispensator et Prudens, the universality of the Church,” explained Father Federico Lombardi, director of Holy See Press Office, in a statement released on March 8.

The Council for the Economy, headed by Cardinal George Pell of Sydney, Australia, was created by Pope Francis on Feb. 24 in order to provide oversight, evaluation and advice on Vatican economic affairs. Its membership includes...READ MORE

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Catholic Businessman Puts His Faith on the Line, Battling the HHS Mandate (7763)

John Kennedy’s decision to file suit against the contraception mandate is only one example of his commitment to manifest his Christian faith in the workplace.

03/10/2014 Comments (16)

John Kennedy, CEO of Autocam

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — John Kennedy, the Michigan-based CEO of Autocam, a closely held automotive company, pinpoints his own spiritual turning point to an impromptu debate at a party on an unusual subject: Is the Eucharist really the body and blood of Jesus Christ?

“During the debate, I said, ‘Well, I don’t have a hard time believing it could be real, but why is that so relevant?’” Kennedy recalled.

“The next day, at Sunday Mass, there was a great homily on the Real Presence. I don’t think that was an accident,” Kennedy told the Register.

That homily inspired the father of four to embark on a pilgrimage of faith that would guide his decision to file suit in October 2012, as one of the...READ MORE

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3 Ways to be Catholic at the Cubicle, Keeping Lent, When Dating Is Hard and Much More! (4601)

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03/10/2014 Comment

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3 Ways to be Catholic at the Cubicle by Bob Waruszewski of Ignitum Today - BigPulpit.com

Keeping Lent – Anna Keating, The Catholic Catalogue

When Dating Is Hard – J. R. Baldwin, Ignitum Today

The Papacy in Scripture, No Rocks Required – Tim Staples, Catholic Answers

Seeing the Image of Christ in Each Person by Fr. Ted - Byzantine Edition

Holy Fathers, Holy Faces – James Day, The Catholic World Report

Reverse Wreckovation by Fr. Zuhsldorf - BigPulpit.com

The Lost Art of Sacred Art – Sean Fitzpatrick, Catholic Exchange

Will Evil Exist Forever? – Fr. Fortea, Roman Catholic Spiritual Direction

Rather than the Benedict Option, the Francis Option – Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry

Pope Francis...READ MORE

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