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Mexico's New President: Return to Familiar Party, With a Difference (2554)

Enrique Peña Nieto brings fresh approach to Institutional Revolutionary Party.

07/12/2012 Comment

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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! (2186)

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! (1741)

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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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Republicans Introduce Bill to Repeal 'Tax' on Religious Employers That Resist HHS Mandate (2670)

Bill's author defends 'narrow' effort to block financial penalties for non-compliance as 'best shot' in present political climate.

07/11/2012 Comments (14)

Rep. James Sensenbrenner, R-Wis.

– 2009 Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

WASHINGTON —When talks between the White House and the U.S. bishops stalled this spring, Church leaders focused on an array of legal and legislative remedies designed to repeal a coercive federal contraception mandate that  forced Catholic institutions to violate moral doctrine.

Now, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops will be evaluating a new proposal that is designed to "repeal" financial penalties that could be imposed on religious employers who fail to comply with the contraception mandate, but is not crafted with the intent of rescinding the mandate itself. Authored by two Republican lawmakers,  Reps. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., and Diane Black, R-Tenn., the proposed Religious...READ MORE

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What Is Beauty?, Be as Cunning as Serpents and as Innocent as Doves Without Losing, and Much More! (2106)

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07/11/2012 Comment

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Holocaust Memorial Alters Wording on the Wartime Role of Pope Pius XII (5011)

Current scholarship contends that the Pope did exert his influence to save Jewish people from the ‘Final Solution.’

07/11/2012 Comments (18)

Yad Vashem display on Pope Pius XII.

– Yad Vashem

VATICAN CITY — The decision of Yad Vashem’s Holocaust museum to alter a caption describing Pope Pius XII should be seen as evidence of “honesty and growing trust” among those researching the controversial record of the wartime Pope, the outgoing papal nuncio to Israel has said.

Speaking to the Register July 3, Archbishop Antonio Franco said the decision “is a demonstration of trust; not that the differences have been resolved, but that we can search and study in a peaceful way.” The papal nuncio said it also marks a “step forward” toward ending the controversy, though he did not know if that would happen soon.

Israel’s Yad Vashem Holocaust museum announced July 1 that it had altered...READ MORE

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Chicago Catholic Charities Joins Lawsuit Against HHS Mandate (2234)

Cardinal Francis George: 'I am sorry that the intransigence of the Department of Health and Human Services has made it necessary to defend in court what every American could take for granted until this year.'

07/10/2012 Comments (2)

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Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago has joined two Catholic dioceses and their charitable affiliates in a lawsuit over the federal contraception mandate, a move that one observer says demonstrates the potential societal impact of the rule.

The charitable ministry “will lose its identity as Catholic unless the HHS mandate now in force as the recent law of the land is changed,” Cardinal Francis George of Chicago said in a July 9 statement supporting the charity's entry into a lawsuit against the federal government.

Chicago's Catholic Charities joins the Dioceses of Joliet and Springfield, Ill., and their respective Catholic Charities organizations, in challenging the Obama...READ MORE

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Fifty Shades of Grey-More Like Fifty Types of Denial, I Have Had Enough of Boycotts, and Much More! (2117)

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07/10/2012 Comment

“Fifty Shades of Grey”, More Like Fifty Types of Denial. Click on the link by Pia de Solenni to read more.

“Fifty Shades of Grey”, More Like Fifty Types of Denial – Pia de Solenni

I’ve Had Enough of Boycotts – Rebecca Frech, Shoved to Them

Melinda Gates & the New Population Control Movement by Timothy Herrmann of the Catholic Lane blog – Big Pulpit

Sigrid Undset & the Fate of Europe – Paul Adams, Saint Austin Review/Ink Desk

Liturgical Colors in the Dominican Rite – Fr. Augustine Thompson OP, New Liturgical Movement

Shanghai has a New Courageous Bishop – Gerard O’Connell, La Stampa/Vatican Insider

On Blogging, Religious Liberty and 'Bell Ringing Homilies' – Terry Mattingly, Get Religion

To Rise From Ashes: The Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls – Kathy Schiffer,...READ MORE

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