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The Saint Who Is Celebrated for 'Building' Up The Church, The Man Born Blind and More! (3043)

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03/31/2014 Comment

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Why Gonzaga University Is Not Really Catholic by Matthew Archbold - BigPulpit.com

The Man Born Blind Sees the Lion of Judah – Marcellino D’Ambrosio, Integrated Catholic Life™

Surprised by The Real Present – John Darrouzet, Catholic Stand

The Saint Who Is Celebrated for Building Up the Church – The Catholic Herald

International Pope Sensation & Seriously Catholic by Mark Lambert - BigPulpit.com

Pope Francis, the First Pope Lauded by Secular Opinion – Sandro Magister, Chiesa

What Is the Resurrection of the Dead? – Fr. William Saunders, Catholic Exchange

Megabrew for Religious Liberty – Quartermaster of the Barque

A Guide in Praying for Religious Liberty – Jean M. Heimann, Catholic...READ MORE

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Be Open to the Light of Christ, Encourages Pope (1937)

In his weekly Angelus reflection, the Holy Father discusses the account in the Gospel of the healing of a man who was born blind.

03/30/2014 Comments (1)
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Pope Francis preaches during a penitential service at St. Peter's Basilica on March 28.

– Lauren Cater/CNA

VATICAN CITY — During his Sunday Angelus message, Pope Francis urged the faithful to open themselves to the light of Christ and not be hindered by pride or interior blindness.

“Sometimes, unfortunately, ... from the height of our pride, we judge others and even the Lord! Today, we are invited to open ourselves to the light of Christ to bear fruit in our lives, to get rid of the behaviors that are not Christian,” the Pope encouraged those gathered in St. Peter’s Square on March 30.

The Holy Father reflected on a passage from Sunday’s reading from the Gospel of John, which recounts the story of Jesus healing a man born blind. The scholars of the law seek to undermine Jesus’ work and words,...READ MORE

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Jerome Lejeune, Walking in the Footsteps of St. Thomas More (5910)

An interview with the postulator of the cause for sainthood of the famous French scientist, who chose to follow Christ at the risk of his career.

03/30/2014 Comments (2)

WASHINGTON — He died one of the world’s greatest scientists, but God’s first.

Such a phrase may rightly describe Jérôme Lejeune, the discoverer of Down syndrome and the father of modern genetics: a scientist who fell from the pinnacle of his career to follow his conscience and baptismal promises to advocate for the lives of persons with Down syndrome.

Servant of God Jérôme Lejeune (1926-1994), who earned international acclaim and honors for his work in genetics, deeply loved children with Down syndrome, and he hoped his 1958 discovery would help treat or cure their condition. But 10 years later, the world was embracing abortion and using his discovery in prenatal diagnoses to abort...READ MORE

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Four Reasons I Got Married and Started a Family at Age 21, Towards Marian Modesty and Much More! (4340)

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03/30/2014 Comment

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What Did Pope John Paul II Think of the Cappa Magna? by Jeff Ostrowski - BigPulpit.com

4 Reasons I’m Glad I Got Married & Started a Family, At 21 – Brantly Millegan, Aleteia

Embracing the Cross or Leaning on a Crutch? – Emily C. Hurt, Ignitum Today

Towards a Marian Modesty – Kevin Tierney, Catholic Exchange

Social Justice at Your Local Restaurant – Tammy Ruiz, Catholic Stand

A Modernists’ Nightmare: The New Renaissance in High Sacred Art – Donna Sue Berry, Regina Magazine

St. Augustine & the Pear Tree – Don. R. McClarey JD, The American Catholic

Rebuilding Catholic Society – James Kalb, Crisis Magazine

Pope Francis’ Magic Mix Transforming Papacy – BigPulpit.com

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Before 'Noah': Top 100 Proudly Catholic Movies; Chivalry and the Single Girl and More! (5425)

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03/29/2014 Comment

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Before Noah: Top 100 Proudly Catholic Movies by Tom Hoopes of Catholic Vote - BigPulpit.com

All Catholics Obliged to Oppose Legal Recognition of 'Same-Sex marriage' – Rebecca Hamilton, Public Catholic

Dr. Quirino Sugon, Jr.: A Scientist & a Theist – Cristina Montes, Ignitum Today

Chivalry & the Single Girl – Mary Beth Baker, Aleteia

The Secret To Win-Win Business Deals – Christina Weber, Catholic Stand

Fidelity to Spouses & Christ’s Words – Fr. Gerald Murray, The Catholic Thing

President Obama’s Gift to Pope Francis Spotlights Religious Liberty – Maria Wiering, The Baltimore Catholic Review

Jesus, Savior of the World, Save Them! – Mary Kaufman, Roman Catholic Spiritual Direction

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San Diego Padres’ Pitcher Practices Patience (6115)

Joe Wieland looks to recover from arm injury and have a healthy second half of the 2014 season.

03/28/2014 Comments (1)
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Joe Wieland

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Heading into spring training in February, San Diego Padres’ pitcher Joe Wieland was feeling great. He thought his previous arm injuries were behind him, and he was hoping, by this time, to have earned a spot on the team’s major-league roster.

Things turned out differently, however. After re-aggravating a tenacious right arm injury, the 24-year-old Reno, Nev., native is now focusing his attention on a successful surgery and recovery. After a March 26 arthroscopic operation, he’ll have to spend three months rehabbing his arm before he has the opportunity to return to the big-league roster.

As the Padres looked to open their season against the Los Angeles Dodgers on March 30, Wieland spoke...READ MORE

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New Website Encourages Return to Confession During Lent (2269)

Catholics Come Home has launched the initiative to assist Catholics who have been away to come back to the sacramental graces confession provides.

03/28/2014 Comments (1)
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ATLANTA — The website GoodConfession.com aims to encourage Catholics to go to confession more often and to return to the life-changing sacrament if they have been away for some time.

“We, as practicing Catholics, need to help our brothers and sisters back to the sacramental graces that come through confession,” Tom Peterson, president of Catholics Come Home, told CNA March 26.

“When we do, the results are miraculous. We’ve seen lives change. It’s like a weight lifted off your soul, but also off your back.”

The website offers an explanation of the sacrament, guides people through the process of confession and discusses “struggles with sin,” providing an examination of conscience and...READ MORE

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Argentinian Educator Calls Pope Francis His 'Spiritual Father' (2132)

Jose Maria del Corral, who worked closely with then-Cardinal Bergoglio in Argentina, shares insights into the personality and habits of the Holy Father.

03/28/2014 Comment
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Jose Maria del Corral

– Rome Reports

When you work alongside the same person for 20 years, you tend to have a pretty good idea of what his personality is like and how he approaches life.

Jose Maria del Corral spent that length of time working with Archbishop Jorge Mario Bergoglio in the field of education in Buenos Aires. Now, he is heading up a charity, inspired by Pope Francis, that aims to improve education worldwide and make it more inclusive, especially for pupils in low-income schools.

Called Scholas Occurrentes, it also focuses on sports and the arts.

During a visit to Rome in mid-March, del Corral spoke to the Register about Pope Francis, including his personality and his enthusiasm for this project.

 

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