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A Few Hints from Someone I Know Who is Very Poor, Are These Beams From the First Temple and More! (2250)

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06/03/2013 Comment

A Few Hints from Someone I Know Who is Very Poor. Follow the link by Trad Mum to read more.

A Few Hints from Someone I Know Who is Very Poor by Trad Mum - BigPulpit.com

Are These Beams From the First Temple? - Thomas L. McDonald, God and the Machine

The Other Vocation Crisis – Mary C. (Petrides) Tillotson, Catholic Stand

The Family Fell First then Faith Followed - Austin Ruse, Crisis Magazine

The External Divine Missions of the Holy Trinity – Stacy Trasancos PhD

The Atheist Orthodoxy that Drove Me to Faith – Megan Hodder, Catholic Herald

My First Easter - Paul McCusker, Roman Catholic Spiritual Direction

I’m Catholic, I’m Gay, Now What? – Catholic Sistas

SNAP Founder Wrote Letter for Kiddie Porn Doc for Cover-Up – David F. Pierre Jr., The Media Report


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We Have Lost Him: Father Andrew Greeley Dies (21579)


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Father Andrew Greeley, 1928-2013.

– Wikipedia

“We have lost him,” Father Andrew Greeley told my mom, when she told him where I was headed to college.

Now, in a quite different — and truer — way, I can say the same thing about him: We have lost him.

Father Andrew Greeley, priest, novelist and sociologist (or “Priest, Author, Scold,” as The New York Times headlined his obituary), died in his bed May 29 at age 85.

When I first heard what he said, I didn’t understand it.

Why “lost”?

I had decided to attend an orthodox Catholic university program — was that so bad? And why “we”?

We barely knew Father Greeley. He preached at our Tucson, Ariz., parish occasionally when he was teaching sociology at the University of Arizona — on...READ MORE

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Political Scholar Says Religious Freedom Unites Society (2982)

'Religious liberty belongs to no party, no ideology, no creed: It is our common property and our shared inheritance.'

06/03/2013 Comment
Brookings Institution

William Galston

– Brookings Institution

WASHINGTON — Through respect and healthy debate, society can find a balance in respecting the rule of law while accommodating the religious beliefs of different groups, said political scientist William Galston.

“Religious liberty belongs to no party, no ideology, no creed: It is our common property and our shared inheritance,” he explained in a May 30 address.

Galston gave the speech upon being honored at the National Religious Freedom Award Dinner in Washington. The May 30 event was sponsored by the Ethics and Public Policy Center’s American Religious Freedom Program.

Currently a scholar at the Brookings Institution in Washington, Galston has participated in six presidential...READ MORE

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Faith Requires Sharing, Pope Francis Says (2313)

The Holy Father commented on the meaning of the Eucharist as he celebrated Corpus Christi Sunday.

06/03/2013 Comment
CNA/Stephen Driscoll

– CNA/Stephen Driscoll

VATICAN CITY — The multiplication of the loaves and fish highlights our need to share our faith with others as part of a conversion to a deeper unity with Christ, Pope Francis said.

“The feast of Corpus Christi asks us to convert to faith in Providence, to share the little that we are and that we have, and to not ever close ourselves in,” said Pope Francis June 2.

During his Sunday Angelus address on the feast of Corpus Christi, which celebrates the institution of the Eucharist, Pope Francis reflected on Jesus' multiplication of the fish and loaves found in Luke 9.

Something that “always strikes me and makes me think,” the Holy Father said of the Gospel passage, is the way that...READ MORE

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Canadian Pro-Lifers Continue to Pray for Abortion Activist Henry Morgentaler (2980)

The concentration-camp survivor who promoted unrestricted access to abortion in Canada died May 28.

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CNA/rabbleradio via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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OTTAWA, Canada — Pro-life leaders in Canada reacted with sadness and prayers to the death of Henry Morgentaler, regretting his leading role in legalizing abortion across the nation and the tens of thousands of abortions he performed.

“As an organization supporting the protection of all human life from conception to natural death, we have always been opposed to Canada’s unrestricted access to legal abortion of which Henry Morgentaler, through his continued court challenges, was probably the biggest single influence,” the Toronto-based Catholic Civil Rights League said May 30.

“Nevertheless, his death reminds us of the sanctity of all life, and we continue to pray for him, as well as...READ MORE

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Stuff You Can't Do as a Choirmaster; The Unborn Child, Human Touch, and Music Therapy and More! (2796)

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06/03/2013 Comment

Stuff You Can’t Do as a Choirmaster. Follow the link by Jeffrey A. Tucker of The Chant Café blog to finish reading the rest of the comic strip.

Stuff You Can’t Do as a Choirmaster by Jeffrey A. Tucker of The Chant Café blog - BigPulpit.com

The Unborn Child, Human Touch & Music Therapy - Kathy Ostrowski, Kansans For Life

A Pope For the Rich? - Victoria Gisondi, Catholic Stand

Teaching Religion in the {Catholic} Homeschool - Catholic Sistas

Tolerance & the American Left - Donald R. McClarey JD, The American Catholic

Balancing Life as a Homeschool Mom - Amy, Adorable Chaos

“The Thrilling Romance of Orthodoxy” - Stacy Trasancos PhD

The Feast of St. Philip Neri in His Roman Churches - Gregory DiPippo, The New Liturgical Movement

Our Ongoing Conversion – Heather King, Roman Catholic Spiritual Direction

"A Brief...READ MORE

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Sobering Photos: Catholics Contrasted to Muslims in Europe; What Is the Soul? and Much More! (4263)

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06/01/2013 Comment

Sobering Photos: Catholics Contrasted to Muslims in Europe. Follow the link via Fr. Z’s Blog to read more.

Sobering Photos: Catholics Contrasted to Muslims in Europe via Fr. Z’s Blog - BigPulpit.com

What Is the Soul? - Mathhew Becklo, Strange Notions

What a Difference a Decade Makes – JoAnna Wahlund, Catholic Stand

Anti-Christian Discrimination in Europe - Anna Williams, First Things

Hail Liberty! Hail! - Donald R. McClarey JD, The American Catholic

The Catholic Gentleman on Temptation – Michael, Whiskey Catholic

Sacra Liturgia: Peak at the Liturgical Programme - Shawn Tribe, New Liturgical Movement

An Argument for Arguing Well - Mark P. Shea, The Catholic World Report

France: Pro-Marriage Revolution Building, 1 Million March – Jeanne Smits

A Quick Reply to Dr. Peters About...READ MORE

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Bishops Say Grave Concerns Remain Over Obama Drone War (4032)

The president insists the U.S. will use drones in accordance with just-war principles, but Catholic leaders say some moral questions still remain.

05/31/2013 Comments (8)

A MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle in action in Afghanistan.

– Wikipedia

WASHINGTON – The United States has entered a new phase in the war against al Qaeda and its allies, drawing down from its large-scale combat operations in Afghanistan and moving to more targeted counterterrorism operations where military attack drones will play a major role.

However, the U.S. bishops are now warning increased U.S. dependence on military attack drones for “targeted killings” pose serious moral questions that President Barack Obama, Congress and the U.S. public must consider.

Bishop Richard Pates, head of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace, wrote a May 17 letter to the White House stating that the military use of...READ MORE

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