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3 Ways to be Catholic at the Cubicle, Keeping Lent, When Dating Is Hard and Much More! (4646)

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03/10/2014 Comment

Follow 3 Ways to be Catholic at the Cubicle link by Bob Waruszewski of Ignitum Today to read more.

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Keeping Lent – Anna Keating, The Catholic Catalogue

When Dating Is Hard – J. R. Baldwin, Ignitum Today

The Papacy in Scripture, No Rocks Required – Tim Staples, Catholic Answers

Seeing the Image of Christ in Each Person by Fr. Ted - Byzantine Edition

Holy Fathers, Holy Faces – James Day, The Catholic World Report

Reverse Wreckovation by Fr. Zuhsldorf - BigPulpit.com

The Lost Art of Sacred Art – Sean Fitzpatrick, Catholic Exchange

Will Evil Exist Forever? – Fr. Fortea, Roman Catholic Spiritual Direction

Rather than the Benedict Option, the Francis Option – Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry

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Thwart Temptation With the Word of God, Pope Advises (2807)

In his weekly Angelus message, the Holy Father reflected on Sunday’s Gospel passage of the temptation of Jesus by Satan in the desert.

03/09/2014 Comment
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VATICAN CITY — In his Sunday Angelus message March 9, Pope Francis stressed the importance of resisting temptations by finding refuge in God’s word.

Reflecting on Sunday’s Gospel passage of the temptation of Jesus by Satan in the desert, the Holy Father said, “Note well: How does Jesus respond? He doesn’t dialogue with Satan, like Eve had done in earthly paradise. Jesus knows well that with Satan one cannot dialogue, because he’s very cunning. For this reason, Jesus, rather than dialoguing like Eve did, chooses to take refuge in the word of God and responds with the force of this word.”

“Let us remind ourselves of this in moments of temptation, in our own temptations: no discussions with...READ MORE

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The Daily Capybara and a Bit of Legend, Vegetarian and Vegan Guide to Fasting and Much More! (2349)

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03/09/2014 Comment

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Rules of Fasting for Children – Mellissa Musick, The Catholic Catalogue

Vegetarian & Vegan Guide to Fasting & Abstinence for Lent – Siobhan Benitez, Ignitum Today

How You Would Have Observed Lent in 1873 – Fr. Z’s Blog

Pope Francis the Evangelical Catholic - BigPulpit.com

Jesus: Liar, Lunatic, Legend, Mystic, or Lord? – Dr. Peter Kreeft, Strange Notions

His Beatitude Shevchuk Speaks Truth to Secular Powers by Michael J. Miller of The Catholic World Report - Byzantine Edition

Hugs from God – Faith-Hope-and-Life

Dr. Scott Hahn Visits Cardinal Burke in Rome via Corpus Christi Watershed - BigPulpit.com

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Ukrainian Bishop: ‘Blood Is a Serious Thing’ (6652)

Bishop Borys Gudziak says the ouster of President Yanukovych was a step towards a freer country and could lead to a new spiritual reality, but Ukraine’s journey from ‘fear to dignity’ is not over.

03/08/2014 Comments (13)
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Bishop Borys Gudziak, eparch of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Eparchy of Paris

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Bishop Borys Gudziak, 53, is eparch of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Eparchy of Paris, a diocesan bishop serving Ukrainian Catholics in five European countries. The eparchy is an Eastern rite, in union with the Bishop of Rome. Bishop Gudziak’s parents emigrated from western Ukraine to the United States; he grew up in Syracuse, N.Y., where he attended a Ukrainian Catholic parish. He moved to western Ukraine in the 1990s and founded the Lviv Theological Academy, which later became Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU). In 2012, he was ordained a bishop, and, today, he resides in Paris. He remains president of UCU, however, and still regularly travels to the Ukraine.

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Father Apostoli on Archbishop Sheen: ‘I Call Him My Father in Christ’ (5845)

Upon hearing the news that medical experts have approved a miracle, the host of EWTN’s Sunday Night Prime remembers the ‘media priest’ who ordained him.

03/07/2014 Comments (3)
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Father Andrew Apostoli, the original vice postulator for the cause for canonization of Archbishop Sheen

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On March 6, Bishop Daniel Jenky of Peoria, Ill., president of the Archbishop Fulton John Sheen Foundation, got word from the Vatican that a board of seven medical experts who advise the Congregation for the Causes of Saints unanimously approved a miracle credited to Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen’s intercession.

Upon hearing the news, Father Andrew Apostoli was elated.

Father Apostoli, a Franciscan Friar of the Renewal, was the original vice postulator for the cause for canonization of Archbishop Sheen. He is also an author, host of the EWTN weekly show Sunday Night Prime and speaker on both Archbishop Sheen and Our Lady of Fatima.

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Archbishop Chaput Confident of 2015 Papal Visit to Philadelphia (2851)

While Archbishop Chaput noted that Pope Francis won’t announce his decision ‘before he is ready,’ it is anticipated the Pope will attend the World Meeting of Families.

03/07/2014 Comment
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Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia greets Pope Benedict XVI during the Seventh World Meeting of Families in Milan, Italy, in June 2012.

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PHILADELPHIA — Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia has said he has “great confidence” that Pope Francis will attend the World Meeting of Families, to be held in the city in September 2015.

The archbishop said March 7 that a Pennsylvania delegation will visit the Vatican and meet with Pope Francis to share the “great excitement and momentum” surrounding the Eighth World Meeting of Families, to be held Sept. 22-27 of next year.

He said that if Pope Francis decides to attend, the Pope will not announce his decision “before he is ready.”

The archbishop told a news conference that the inclusion of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter in the leadership...READ MORE

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Cardinal George of Chicago Announces His Cancer Has Returned (3733)

The archbishop told his flock the sad news in an archdiocesan newspaper column.

03/07/2014 Comments (1)
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CHICAGO — Cardinal Francis George of Chicago told his archdiocese that Lent finds him in “poor health,” as cancer in his right kidney that was dormant for over a year is “showing signs of new activity.”

“While I am not experiencing symptoms of cancer at this time, this is a difficult form of the disease, and it will most probably eventually be the cause of my death,” he wrote in his most recent column for the Catholic New World archdiocesan paper.

Cardinal George said that after “many tests, scans, biopsies and other inconveniences,” he was advised to enter into an aggressive round of chemotherapy, which will take place over the next two months.

The 77-year-old cardinal underwent a...READ MORE

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Francis Gives an Ignatian Twist to the 2014 Vatican Lenten Retreat (4669)

Drawing on the spirituality of the founder of his Jesuit order, the Holy Father has moved this year’s retreat to a secluded retreat center near Castel Gandolfo.

03/07/2014 Comment
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Pope Francis leads a papal procession on the Aventine Hill in Rome for Ash Wednesday.

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VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis will continue to have a number of pressing engagements during Lent, but next week he will participate, as is tradition, in the annual weeklong spiritual exercises with the heads of Vatican departments.

The retreat normally takes place in the Vatican, but, consistent with St. Ignatius’ Spiritual Exercises, this year it will take place far from familiar surroundings.

At 4pm on Sunday afternoon, after reciting the Angelus, the Holy Father and Curial heads will leave the Vatican by coach and embark on a 45-minute journey to Ariccia, a small, picturesque town in the Castelli Romani district, close to the papal summer residence of Castel Gandolfo.

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