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Why the Pill Is Bad and Why Non-Catholics Agree, the Gift of the Disabled to the World, and More! (1685)

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09/05/2012 Comment

Why the Pill Is Very Bad and Why Even Non-Catholics Agree. Click on the link by Fr. C. John McCloskey III to read more.

Why the Pill Is Very Bad and Why Even Non-Catholics Agree – Fr. C. John McCloskey III, Catholic Exchange

The Gift that Disabled People are to the World – Beth Grisoli, Notre Dame Magazine

Dayton Catholic High School’s Rejection of Jesus Year Numberings by Ron Kozar of the Over the Rhine and Into the Tiber blog – Big ulpit

Clapping in the Liturgy? Papa Bene Weighs In. . . – Dr. Taylor Marshall, Canterbury Tales

On Spiritual Junk Food Or How to Ruin Your Appetite For God – Jason Liske, Ascending Mount Carmel

One of “Those” Questions - Julie Filby, Catholic Lane

Traditional Latin liturgy, Perfect Instrument of New Evangelization – Alberto Carosa, Catholic World Report

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Pope Benedict Reflects on Community of Prayer Presented in Revelation (2340)

The Holy Father's Sept. 4 general audience

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Pope Benedict XVI blesses those in attendance for his Sept. 5 general audience at the Paul VI hall.

– Reuters/Alessandro Bianchi

Pope Benedict XVI says the final book of the Bible, which he referred to as the Book of the Apocalypse, provides Christians with a vision of a Church fully in communion with Jesus Christ in prayer.

“The Apocalypse presents us with a community gathered in prayer, because it is in prayer that we gain an increasing awareness of Jesus’ presence with us and within us,” the Pope said during his Sept. 5 general audience at the Vatican.

“The more and the better we pray, with constancy and intensity, the more we are assimilated to him and the more he enters into our lives to guide them and give them joy and peace. And the more we know, love and follow Jesus, the more we feel the need to dwell...READ MORE

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Democratic Party Platform Includes Abortion, Same-Sex 'Marriage,' While Excluding God (9115)

For the first time in American history, a major U.S. political party has incorporated support for a redefinition of marriage into its official statement of beliefs.

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– DNC Facebook page

For the first time in American history, a major U.S. political party has incorporated support for a redefinition of marriage into its official statement of beliefs.

The Democratic Party's platform, formally adopted at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Sept. 4, supports "marriage equality," a phrase used by those who wish to redefine marriage to include homosexual couples.

The platform, which outlines the party's official views on a variety of subjects, called for the full repeal of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act that defines marriage as the union of one man and one woman for federal purposes and protects states from being forced to recognize...READ MORE

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Religious Sisters Offer More Compassionate Care to the Elderly (5370)

The Carmelites of the Most Sacred Heart will open assisted-living cottages in California.

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Carmelite sisters gather at the construction site of the soon-to-open assisted-living cottage, the first at The Rose Gardens at Santa Teresita: A Neighborhood of Care.

– Courtesy of the Carmelites of the Most Sacred Heart

The Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart will celebrate the grand opening of The Rose Gardens at Santa Teresita: A Neighborhood of Care, their first assisted-living cottage for the elderly, on Sept. 8 in Duarte, Calif.

The home is the result of years of planning and reflection on the part of the sisters and represents their best effort to create a wholesome Catholic environment in which the elderly can live out their final years in preparation for entry into eternity.

“Children prepare for entry into school and couples prepare for marriage. Our seniors will soon cross the threshold of death and have the opportunity to enjoy the Beatific Vision. We need to prepare them for that,”...READ MORE

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An App for Every Diocese, Washington State Warns Bishop Over Same-Sex 'Marriage,' and More (2958)

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09/05/2012 Comment

An App for Every Diocese. Click on the link by Jeff Geerling to read more.

An App for Every Diocese – Jeff Geerling, Open Source Catholic

Bishop Warned by Washington State over Defense of Marriage Campaign by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf – Big ulpit

15 Years of Trying to Convert Catholic Wife to Lutheranism, Tables Turned! – Ron Doub, Why I Am Catholic

The Honest Truth: Should You Date Non-Catholics? – Ryan Eggenberger, Ignitum Today

Musical Discretion and Power – Jeffrey A. Tucker, The Chant Café

Syriac Catholic Patriarch: E.U. Hypocrisy & Middle East Christians – St. Etheldreda’s Place

Croquet for Catholics – Webster Bull, Witness

Exiled Chinese Priest Tells of Persecution – Emily Stimpson, OSV Newsweekly

Where can I Find a Spiritual Director? – Dan...READ MORE

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‘We See the Lord in Combat’ (3790)

Remembering Servant of God Father Vincent Capodanno

09/04/2012 Comments (4)

– Wikipedia

Archbishop Timothy Broglio of the Archdiocese of the Military Services delivered this homily at the Sept. 4 memorial Mass for Servant of God Father Vincent Capodanno at the Crypt Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington. A Maryknoll missionary, military chaplain and U.S. Navy lieutenant, Father Capodanno was killed in Vietnam on Sept. 4, 1967, while ministering to wounded and dying Marines of the 1st Marine Division. He posthumously received the Medal of Honor, and, in 2006, the Catholic Church officially proclaimed him a "Servant of God"; his story is the subject of The Grunt Padre by Father Daniel Mode.


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Why God Says 'No', Dating Can Be Hard, the Hardest Mortification: Judgment, and More! (3192)

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09/04/2012 Comment

Why God Sometimes Says “No”. Click on the link by Gary Zimak to read more.

Why God Sometimes Says “No” – Gary Zimak, Following the Truth

Let’s Be Real, Dating Can Be Hard – Maura Byrne, Focus Blog

The Hardest Mortification: One’s Own Judgment – St. Francis de Sales, Rorate Cæli

Eight Keys to Campus Apostolating – Micah Murphy, Truth & Charity

Healthy Consciences, Catholics in Medical Schools – Editorial Board, OSV Newsweekly

Name-Calling: Favored Weapon of Gay Marriage Supporters – Donald DeMarco, Crisis Magazine

Bishop Hugh Gilbert Predicted Rightly that Same-Sex Marriage would Bring Polygamy by William Oddie – Big ulpit

A New Pontifical Academy for the Latin Language? So It Seems – Fr. Z’s Blog

Spiritual Direction is Not Spiritual Reading -...READ MORE

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The Register's Catholic Identity College Guide '12 (4563)

Our annual look at faithfully Catholic colleges and universities. This year we feature 33 schools in our Sept. 9 issue.

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– Register illustration via Shutterstock

A look at 33 faithfully Catholic colleges and universities ... and features on Oxford-style housing, college-bound book picks, Jane Austen, student filmmakers, distance learning, a quarterback who kept the faith in college and after, as well as a look at the new movie about St. Augustine.

Here is our complete guide.

God bless all new and returning college students this fall!



DeSales University

2755 Station Ave.

Center Valley, PA 18034

(877) 4DESALES


Enrollment: 2,468 (undergraduates and graduate)

(1,576 are undergraduates)


The Institution:

+ President’s Oath

+ Catholic Board

- * Catholic Faculty

+ Mandatum Required


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