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Our New Albigensian Age; Adoption Language; Unequal Treatment of Sex Abuse Scandals and More! (3619)

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09/19/2013 Comment

Our New Albigensian Age. Follow the link by Stephen M. Krason of Crisis Magazine to read more.

Our New Albigensian Age by Stephen M. Krason of Crisis Magazine - BigPulpit.com

We Had to Adopt :: Adoption Language – Jen Dunlap, Forever For Always No Matter What

It’s Biblical to Ask Saints to Pray for Us - Matthew Olson, Ignitum Today

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland: Uncommon Nonsense - Emma Fitzpatrick, The Civilized Reader

9 Foundational Habits Young Men Should Start – BigNewsWonk.com

Unequal Treatment on Sex Scandals - Greg Forster, First Thoughts

What Catholic Foreign Policy Looks Like - Paul Zummo, Catholic Stand

Pope Francis: The Church Is Like a Mother - Jean Heimann, Catholic Fire

Black Catholic Democratic National Committee Staffer Quits - God & Caesar


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Perseverance Pays Off for New York Yankees’ Pitcher (16530)

Former Notre Dame star David Phelps’ determination brought him a wife and a greater understanding of the Catholic faith.

09/18/2013 Comments (9)
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The Phelps family

– Courtesy of David Phelps

David Phelps knew he was meant to marry a woman in his international relations class at the University of Notre Dame. The only problem was, that special woman was completely unaware of it.

Phelps (no relation to former longtime Notre Dame basketball coach Richard “Digger” Phelps), started off on the wrong foot with the classmate who had caught his eye. However, through prayer and humble perseverance, he eventually gained her respect and her appreciation of the Catholic faith.

Now David and Maria Phelps are happily married, with Jesus as the center of their lives. This holy cohesion provides the foundation for stable living in an oftentimes stressful job.

Pressure is the norm when...READ MORE

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D.C. Catholic Schools Improve, but Face Looming Challenges (3450)

Federal cuts to the school-voucher program imperils the education of 800 students in Catholic schools.

09/18/2013 Comment
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WASHINGTON — A new report on Catholic education in the Archdiocese of Washington shows significant gains, particularly in funding, in recent years, although local Catholic schools still face challenges in keeping education costs low for families.

“In a particular way, significant strides have been made in recent years financially to support Catholic schools; but there is still much work to be done on the part of all of us,” stated Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the archbishop of Washington, in the report.

“Catholic education — and our support of it — is not merely an option. It is an essential element of the New Evangelization,” he said.

The report follows on a five-year initiative for...READ MORE

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Wyoming Catholic: New Evangelization With a Western Heart (5296)

Kevin Roberts, the school’s new president, takes the reins.

09/18/2013 Comments (5)
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Kevin Roberts

– Wyoming Catholic College

LANDER, Wyo. — What difference can a Catholic college imbued with a Western spirit and fidelity to Christ and his Church do for the New Evangelization?

Wyoming Catholic College has a simple answer: It wants to take the reins and lead.

Wyoming Catholic is embarking on a new chapter since its founding in 2007 as a four-year co-educational liberal arts school located amid the rugged beauty of the Rocky Mountains. With the retirement of co-founding president Father Robert Cook, Kevin Roberts now guides the future of Wyoming Catholic and must make the decisions that must not only grow the college, but fulfill its mission to educate disciples of Christ and leaders for the Church. Roberts...READ MORE

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Murdered Man’s Brother Cites Faith, Forgives Killer (3487)

Hernan Prado said that he wants his brother's killer to know ‘I weep for him and weep for my brother.’

09/18/2013 Comments (3)

Coat of arms of Argentina.

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BUENOS AIRES — Pointing to his faith in Christ and reliance on the mercy of God, a man in Argentina has voiced public forgiveness to the man who murdered his brother.

“If God forgives us every day and gives us the chance to ‘start over,’ how can I not forgive somebody else?” Hernan Prado said with tears in his eyes during a march his family convened for forgiveness and repentance.

Around 3,000 people took part in the Sept. 9 march.

“The man who killed my brother is also my brother. That is what I want to instill in my nephews and children. I choose to forgive and to extend forgiveness,” Prado said.

Prado’s brother, Sebastian, was killed outside his house in Mendoza, Argentina, as...READ MORE

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The Rhythm of Rock Music, Is the Church a Friend of Tyranny? and Much More! (9023)

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09/18/2013 Comments (1)

The Sexual Rhythm of Rock Music. Follow the link by Dr. Peter Kwasniewski of the Views from the Choir Loft blog to read more.

The Sexual Rhythm of Rock Music by Dr. Peter Kwasniewski of the Views from the Choir Loft blog - BigPulpit.com

Is the Church a Friend of Tyranny? - Jason Jones & John Zmirak, Aleteia

The Skirt that Launched a Thousand Wars – Devin Rose, Ignitum Today

The Secret Life of Catholic Girls – Kathy Schiffer, Seasons of Grace

Stump the Priest: The Problem of Evil – Byz Pulpit

Humility Is Self-Knowledge – Saint Etheldreda’s Place

Pride and Postpartum Depression – Bonnie Engstrom, Ignitum Today

What Salve Regina Would You Suggest? - Jeffrey Tucker, The Chant Café

What Helped You in a Time of Grief? - Tammy Ruiz, Catholic Stand

3 Ways the Reformed Faith Made Me Catholic – Kenneth...READ MORE

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D.C. Mass Offers Consolation to the Grieving in the Wake of the Navy Yard Tragedy (2399)

Cardinal Donald Wuerl celebrated the liturgy at the historic St. Matthew’s Cathedral.

09/17/2013 Comments (2)
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A hymn is sung at the Sept. 16 Mass for consolation and healing at Washington's St. Matthew's Cathedral.

– Archdiocese of Washington

WASHINGTON — Cardinal Donald Wuerl of the Archdiocese of Washington went to the historic St. Matthew’s Cathedral downtown Tuesday to celebrate a “Mass for consolation and healing” in the wake of Monday’s shooting at the headquarters of the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) inside the Washington Navy Yard.

The morning shooting spree left 13 people, including the alleged assailant, dead, and 14 others were injured.

According to Catholic News Agency, Washington Police Chief Cathy Lanier confirmed that at least 13 people were killed in the shooting, including one shooting suspect, identified by the FBI as 34-year-old Aaron Alexis, a military contractor from Texas.

Authorities are...READ MORE

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Creating the Right ‘Not to Migrate’ (4071)

A Central-American project by Catholic Relief Services pioneers new ways to solve the economic hardship and persecution driving U.S. illegal immigration.

09/17/2013 Comments (21)

Nicaraguan women pick onions to be shipped to market, as part of a CRS-supported, small-scale vegetable cooperative that increases participants' family incomes.

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WASHINGTON — Do immigrants deserve the right “not to migrate?” For a migrant from Central America, that right would mean a chance for a job and a living wage at home. For one young migrant, having that right would have meant never boarding the train that cost him his two legs.

“This is a huge problem,” Bishop Gerald Kicanas of Tucson, Ariz., told the Register, as he relayed the story of the now-disabled young man he met, who will spend the rest of his life unable to support his mother and her seven other children. The young man lost his legs trying to jump on board a train into the U.S. because he could find no work at home. Others face worse fates.

“This year, 129 migrants have died”...READ MORE

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