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Massacre at Duffy's Cut: Anti-Catholicism in 1832 America, Prepare for Advent, and Much More! (1428)

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11/22/2012 Comment

The Massacre at Duffy’s Cut, Anti-Catholicism in 1832 America. Follow the link via the Look in the Mirror blog.

The Massacre at Duffy’s Cut, Anti-Catholicism in 1832 America from the Look in the Mirror blogBig Pulpit

First, Prepare for Advent – Aged Parent, The Eye-Witness

Poverty of Spirit – Mary C. Tillotson, Ignitum Today

Are Catholics Supposed to Abstain from Meat Every Friday? – Cathy Caridi JCL, Canon Law Made Easy

Two Kings, Two Kingdoms (John 18:28-40) - Fr. John Bartunek, Roman Catholic Spiritual Direction

Pro-life is a ‘Social Justice’ Issue, Says New San Francisco Archbishop – Patrick B. Craine, LifeSiteNews

The Gorgeous Music of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church – Jason Liske, Ascending Mount Carmel

Requiem for an Ambrosian – Shawn Tribe, New Liturgical Movement


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In Ireland Abortion Case, Pro-Lifers Warn Against Snap Judgments (3849)

No medical evidence has been presented to establish that a pregnant woman died because she was refused an abortion.

11/22/2012 Comments (5)

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DUBLIN, Ireland — Following the death of a pregnant women in Ireland who was denied an abortion, pro-life voices are advising careful examination of the circumstances rather than abortion advocacy.

Debate over Irish abortion law has been heated since news broke of the death of Savita Halappanavar, a 17-week pregnant woman, who died in a Galway hospital on Oct. 28.

Halappanavar’s autopsy has revealed that she died of blood poisoning and E. coli ESBL, an antibiotic-resistant strain of the bacterium.

“Instead of jumping to the conclusions that Halappanavar needed an abortion and that Ireland needs to legalize the killing of the youngest of its kind, the reasonable approach would be to...READ MORE

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Assault of Pro-Life Advocate Leads to Arrest of Alleged Serial Rapist (2587)

DNA evidence links the alleged assailant to three unsolved rape cases in the Denver area.

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Everett Stadig recuperating in hospital

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DENVER — The arrest of a prominent Denver realtor who allegedly assaulted a senior citizen collecting signatures for a pro-life petition has lead to new developments in three unsolved rape cases.

“Were it not for Mr. Costello’s arrest at the grocery store in July, there would have been no new leads, and there would have been no charges filed in connection with these three unsolved sexual assaults,” Lynn Kimbrough of the Denver District Attorney’s Office told CNA Nov. 21.

The man now identified as William Costello, a prominent Denver-based realtor, was asked by Everett Stadig if he had signed a petition in support of the Personhood Amendment, a bill designed to extend the protection of...READ MORE

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Thanksgiving Day Shopping Called ‘Assault’ on Family Life (6614)

Employees and Church leaders object to the commercialization of the November holiday.

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Shoppers wait to enter a Best Buy store on Nov. 25, 2011 in Naples, Fla.

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DENVER — The expansion of Thanksgiving weekend shopping to the holiday itself has raised concerns among both workers and clergy who worry that the change puts family time at risk.

Father Sinclair Oubre, spiritual moderator of the Texas-based Catholic Labor Network, said the store openings are a “disturbing trend” that is “an assault on the family.”

“We have almost completed the evolutionary process of having two classes of workers: those who get holidays off and can stay with their families and those who are forced to work so that those who have holidays off won’t have to stay with their families,” Father Oubre said.

Retailers such as Sears, Walmart, Target, Kmart, Toys “R” Us and...READ MORE

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Pope: Faith Is Reasonable, Leads to Joyful Life (1724)

Nov. 21 general audience

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VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI continued his series of teachings on faith by examining how it is “reasonable and not in conflict with science.”

People from all over the world gathered in the Vatican’s Paul VI audience hall on Nov. 21 to hear the Pope’s catechesis, which he delivers every Wednesday.

“The Catholic faith is reasonable and also nurtures trust in human reason,” he told the audience of thousands. “It’s crucial for people to open up to faith and know God and his plan of salvation in Jesus Christ.”

Pope Benedict explained that there is a fruitful link between understanding and believing, which is rooted in the harmonious relationship between science and faith. Scientific...READ MORE

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U.S. Supreme Court Denies Appeal in First Amendment Case (7894)

Religious-freedom advocates welcome outcome, but say it has limited applicability for high-stakes HHS mandate challenges or most parish-based Catholic religious-education programs.

11/21/2012 Comments (9)

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WASHINGTON — In a blow to advocates of strict separation of church and state, the U.S. Supreme Court denied an appeal in a First Amendment case that challenged a state public-school program that accommodated students’ religious beliefs.

On Nov. 13, the high court rejected a request for an appeal in Moss v. Spartanburg Co. School District Seven, after a federal appeals court in July backed a lower-court ruling that favored the South Carolina school district, which allowed high-school students to take off-site religious-education classes and receive academic credit. In 2009, the Freedom From Religion Foundation and two parents in the Spartanburg school district filed a legal challenge to...READ MORE

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The Anglican Ordinariate and New Evangelization, the ‘Glee Effect’ on the US and More! (2449)

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11/21/2012 Comment

Fr. Aidan Nichols on the Anglican Ordinariate and the New Evangelization. Click on the link by Shawn Tribe to read more.

Fr. Aidan Nichols on the Anglican Ordinariate and the New Evangelization – Shawn Tribe, New Liturgical Movement

The Glee Effect: How America Went Gay by John StonestreetBig Pulpit

Anglo-Catholics, Your Time is Up – Damian Thompson, Daily Telegraph/Holy Smoke

Whatever Became of “Communio”? – The Motley Monk, The American Catholic

Keeping an Advent Attitude – Marge Fenelon, OSV Newsweekly

Cloistered Nuns Secure Worldwide Music Distribution – Royce Hood, Ignitum Today

When Culture Abandons Reason (and Faith) – Donald DeMarco PhD, Crisis Magazine

How Are Priests Selected to be Bishops? – Cathy Caridi JCL, Canon Law Made Easy

New Book: Christianity, Islam and Atheism:...READ MORE

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Pope Appeals for Peace in Gaza Conflict (1706)

The Holy Father said Nov. 21: 'Along with my prayerful recollection of the victims and for all those who are suffering, I feel the duty to reiterate, once again, that hatred and violence are not the solution to problems.'

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VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI is warning violence could spread through the Middle East region, after Israel continued bombing Gaza and a suicide bomb rocked Tel Aviv.

The Pope appealed for a halt to violence in his Nov. 21 general audience in the Vatican’s Paul VI audience hall, as the fighting between the Palestinians and Israelis continued for the eighth day.

“I am following with great concern the escalation of violence between Israelis and Palestinians in the Gaza Strip,” said Pope Benedict.

“Along with my prayerful recollection of the victims and for all those who are suffering, I feel the duty to reiterate, once again, that hatred and violence are not the solution to...READ MORE

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