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Does the Church Hate Persons With Same-Sex Attraction? (9543)

Father Paul Check of Courage International puts the question of homosexuality in its proper context.

07/13/2012 Comments (69)

Father Paul Check, executive director of Courage International

– Courtesy of Courage

As the California Proposition 8 marriage case wends its way toward the U.S. Supreme Court, the Church is subjected to increasingly hostile attacks. The NewCivilRightsMovement.com, which reports on same-sex “marriage” issues, tells its readers, “The Catholic Church is the world’s single largest anti-gay hate group” and that Pope Benedict’s defense of the traditional family in January was “preposterous anti-gay hate speech.”

In such a verbally violent climate, how can Catholics explain the Church’s teachings of love, marriage and life? In search of answers, we recently spoke with Father Paul Check, executive director of Courage International, a 30-year-old Church apostolate ministering to...READ MORE

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The Golden Age Cometh, Catholic Checkers!, Vatican Excommunicates Communist Bishop, and Much More! (2154)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

07/12/2012 Comment

The Golden Age Cometh. Click on the link by Fr. C. John McCloskey III to read more.

The Golden Age Cometh – Fr. C. John McCloskey III, The Catholic Thing

Catholic Checkers! – Kathy Schiffer, Patheos/Seasons of Grace

Vatican Excommunicates Red Chinese Bishop of Harbin – Gerard O’Connell, La Stampa/Vatican Insider

Did Our Lord Ever Laugh? by Richard Collins of the Linen on the Hedgerow blog – Big Pulpit

Vatican’s New Media Man Needs Curia’s Total Unflinching Support – Russell Shaw, OSV Daily Take

A Mission from God (Mark 6:7-13) - Fr. John Bartunek, Catholic Spiritual Direction

Prometheus and the Cross – Christopher S. Morrissey, Catholic World Report

SNAP: ‘Grateful’ That Man Who Hurt Elderly Accused Priest Is Free – David F. Pierre Jr, TheMediaReport.com

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SDG Reviews 'Ice Age: Continental Drift' (6189)

The sub-zero heroes are back … for fourths.

07/12/2012 Comments (15)

Ice Age: Continental Drift is more like a Happy Meal than a movie. It’s another serving of exactly the same product that millions of families have been served before and will come back to again and again. Its brand-name familiarity and reassuring sameness are its stock in trade. Nothing is different except for the toys: Last time it was dinosaurs; this time it’s pirates. It’s more resolutely like the three previous Ice Age movies than they are like themselves.

Oh, the pros and cons of each film shift about. The original is the only one that really works: a nice exercise in shtick, with some real heart amid the clunkier bits, and the crowd-pleasing wordless slapstick of Scrat the...READ MORE

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Historian: Media's Charges of Bishops’ ‘Partisanship’ Is Misrepresentative (1377)

There’s no ‘left’ or ‘right,’ in the Catholic social doctrine, Matthew Bunson says.

07/12/2012 Comments (1)

Matthew Bunson

– St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology

DENVER — Critics who accuse the U.S. bishops of “partisanship” have misunderstood their motives by viewing religious questions in secular terms, supporters of the Catholic hierarchy say.

“The media has no quibble at all when the bishops issue a statement questioning some aspects of Paul Ryan’s budget, or when they express their support of recent decisions on the part of the Obama administration relating to immigration,” Church historian Matthew Bunson said. “It’s only when the bishops decide to exercise their authority in areas the media disagrees with” — such as the marriage, sexuality or theological orthodoxy — “that the bishops are suddenly ‘reactionary.’”

The charge of...READ MORE

Filed under archbishop charles chaput, catholic social thought, obamacare; patient protection and affordable care act; barack obama; health and human services; contraceptive mandate; u.s. supreme court; individual mandate; subsidiarity; paul ryan; grace-marie turn, u.s. bishops conference

John Paul I, Paul VI Beatifications Possible During Year of Faith (10816)

07/12/2012 Comments (32)

Pope John Paul I

ROME, Italy — A former head of the Vatican’s congregation on saints’ causes said Pope Benedict XVI could beatify his predecessors Pope John Paul I and Pope Paul VI during the upcoming Year of Faith.

Although the process beatification is “generally very complex, in this case, the phases have been moving ahead,” Cardinal José Saraiva Martins, prefect emeritus of the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints, told Italian newspaper Corriere delle Alpi June 25.

After the beatification of John Paul II in May of 2011, Pope Benedict’s possible beatifications of John Paul I and Paul VI would be the first time in history that a Pope has beatified three of his predecessors.

Pope Benedict’s...READ MORE

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Mexico's New President: Return to Familiar Party, With a Difference (2453)

Enrique Peña Nieto brings fresh approach to Institutional Revolutionary Party.

07/12/2012 Comment

– Wikipedia

MEXICO CITY — The results of Mexico’s presidential elections, completed last week, have been a source of concern and even consternation for many, both among Mexicans themselves and foreign observers. The narrative, mimetically transmitted through the international media, is a deceptively simple one: The Leviathan party that ruled Mexico for more than 70 years, the legendary “perfect dictatorship,” has returned to power.

Indeed, the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), which had a stranglehold on Mexican politics for generations, quashing dissent through a combination of repression and graft, has earned its reputation for corruption, a reputation that it is finding difficult to shed....READ MORE

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Spiritual Combat: Battling Despair, The Lord of the World, Francis Thompson, and Much More! (2180)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

07/12/2012 Comment

Spiritual Combat: Battling Despair. Click on the link by Dan Burke to learn more.

Spiritual Combat: Battling Despair – Dan Burke, Catholic Spiritual Direction

The Lord of the World – Fr. James V. Schall SJ, Crisis Magazine

Francis Thompson and the Hound of Heaven – Pat McNamara, Patheos/In Ages Past

Five Current Religious Who Truly Inspire Me by The Idler of the Ascending Mount Carmel blog – Big Pulpit

Meet Father Benedict Croell, O.P., & Be Inspired – The Idler, Ascending Mount Carmel

The Many Disguises of Satan – Msgr. Charles Pope, Archdiocese of Washington

Revision of English “Liturgy of the Hours” to Begin – Fr. Z’s Blog

Mystery of Missing Shanghai Bishop Deepens – UCA News, ucanews.com

Nemi, Italy: B16’s Fond Memories of Vatican II – Alessandro...READ MORE

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No Vacation From Sunday Mass, Let's Move Beyond Preaching To The Choir, And Much More! (1735)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

07/11/2012 Comment

No Vacation from Sunday Mass. Click on the link by Archbishop Thomas Wenski to read more.

No Vacation from Sunday Mass – Archbishop Thomas Wenski, Archdiocese of Miami

Let’s Move Beyond Preaching to the Choir – Randy Hain, Integrated Catholic Life™

Archbishop Müller: Another Faulty Traditionalist Condemnation by Dr. Jeff Mirus of Catholic Culture – Big Pulpit

Google Starts Global Plan Against ‘Homophobic’ Countries – Thaddeus Baklinski, LifeSiteNews

Pornography, Respect, and Responsibility: A Letter to the Hotel Industry – Robert P. George DPhil, Public Discourse

Cardinal Schönborn Speaks on Controversies – Emily Stimpson, OSV Newsweekly

False Religion and the Olympics – Fr. Simon Henry, Offerimus Tibi Domine

Quæritur: Music During the Consecration – Fr. Z’s Blog...READ MORE

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