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‘We Are Instruments in the Hands of the Lord’ (1600)

09/30/2012 Comment

This homily was given by Archbishop Timothy Broglio of the Archdiocese for the Military Services at the 60th annual “Red Mass” in Washington on Sept. 30. Each year, the Mass is held the day before the Supreme Court’s new term begins to ask God’s guidance upon justices, judges, attorneys and senior government officials. Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the archbishop of Washington, was the principal celebrant at the Mass at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle.


The author A.J. Cronin told the story of a district nurse he knew during the time he practiced medicine. She covered a 10-mile district by herself, was extremely capable and generous with her time. She was patient and cheerful. Her...READ MORE

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Why God’s Ways Give Joy to the Heart (1449)

User's Guide to Sunday, Sept. 30.

09/30/2012 Comment

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Sunday, Sept. 30, is the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Liturgical Year B, Cycle II).


Feast Days

There are great saints’ days in October.

Oct. 1 is the memorial of St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus. St. Thérèse is a favorite of many Catholics who long to imitate her childlike love of Christ and others. Get to know her better through Benedict and St. Thérèse by Father Dwight Longenecker and I Believe in Love by Jean C.J. d’Elbée.

Oct. 2 is the memorial of the Guardian Angels. Google "Pope Benedict XVI guardian angels" to find the Pope’s words about guardian angels and his explanation of the time his guardian angel let him break his wrist.

Oct. 4 is the feast of St. Francis of...READ MORE

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Justice and Death (2198)

Sept. 23 issue guest editorial by Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia. This column originally appeared at CatholicPhilly.com.

09/30/2012 Comment

Even when a defendant is well defended, properly tried and justly found guilty, experience shows that capital punishment simply doesn’t work as a deterrent.

Nor does it heal or redress any wounds, because only forgiveness can do that. It does succeed, though, in answering violence with violence — a violence wrapped in the piety of state approval, which implicates all of us as citizens in the taking of more lives.

Turning away from capital punishment does not diminish our support for the families of murder victims. They bear a terrible burden of grief, and they rightly demand justice.

Real murderers deserve punishment; but even properly tried and justly convicted murderers — men and...READ MORE

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Labor of Prayer — One Rosary at a Time (2541)

Sept. 23 issue feature on large collection of Catholic sacramentals.

09/30/2012 Comment
Jo Garcia-Cobb

– Jo Garcia-Cobb

It may seem odd that the world’s largest collection of rosaries is housed in a public museum in one of the nation’s least-churched regions.

A closer look, however, shows that the Don Brown Rosary Collection is at the heart of what has made Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum in Stevenson, Wash., what it is today.

Designated by Ripley’s Believe It or Not in August of 1973 as the world’s largest collection of its kind, the Brown exhibit represents the life’s work of the late Donald Brown of North Bonneville, Wash., a founder of the Skamania County Historical Society.

Amidst an impressive display of archeological and cultural artifacts spanning 15,000 years of history, the...READ MORE

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St. Raphael the Archangel Church Brings Blessing and Honor to God (4660)

Feature for Sept. 29 feast day of archangels Sts. Michael, Gabriel and Raphael from our Sept. 23 issue.

09/29/2012 Comment
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– Courtesy of St. Raphael's

Sept. 29 is the universal feast day of archangels Sts. Michael, Gabriel and Raphael. This year it also marks the second anniversary of the cornerstone blessing of St. Raphael the Archangel Catholic Church by Cardinal Francis George of Chicago.

St. Raphael the Archangel Church will look like magnificent traditional churches of old because two beautiful but now-closed Chicago churches are providing much of the exterior and interior elements.

This new edifice is rising on 150 acres in the village of Old Mill Creek in Lake County, Ill. The church sits on the major thoroughfare of Route 45 near the Wisconsin border.

Among his several patronages, as the Book of Tobit confirms, St. Raphael...READ MORE

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Speaking for Themselves: Saturday Book Pick (2196)

A look at Breaking Through: Catholic Women Speak for Themselves, a compilation edited and co-authored by Catholic lawyer Helen Alvaré. Testimonials from nine Catholic women address pressing questions on faith, marriage, family life, dating and vocation.

09/29/2012 Comments (3)


Catholic Women Speak for Themselves

Edited by Helen Alvaré

Our Sunday Visitor, 2012

180 pages, $16.95

To order: osv.com


According to the opinion pages of The New York Times and the likes of Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke, Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards and Congress’ Nancy Pelosi, there is a war on women taking place in America.

This "war," as described by these heralds of the women’s-rights movement, is supposedly part of a master plan by the Catholic Church to ban birth control and prevent women from having access to mammograms and other health exams.

When the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) mandated that...READ MORE

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Love and Responsibility: Beyond Physical, Fr. Barron’s Favorite Philosophy Books, and More! (3330)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

09/29/2012 Comment

Love and Responsibility: Beyond the Sexual Urge. Click on the link by Dr. Edward Sri to read more.

Love and Responsibility: Beyond the Sexual Urge – Dr. Edward Sri, Integrated Catholic Life™

Fr. Robert Barron’s Recommended Books on Philosophy 101 by Brandon Vogt – Big ulpit

Why Marriage Matters – Matthew Archbold, The Cardinal Newman Society Blog/Campus Note

“Breaking Bad” and the Problem of Sin – Jack Thornton, Word On Fire

New Catholic Generation – Godwin Delali Adadzie, Ignitum Today

Dozens Hurt, Thousands Riot Over “Gospel of Jesus’ Wife” – Nick Bottom, The CWR Blog

Bishop Thomas John Paprocki: Abortion, Same-Sex "Marriage" and Intrinsic Evil - Donald R. McClarey, The American Catholic

Fra Angelico Institute for Sacred Arts, Go Local to Change Society – David...READ MORE

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Pray for Our Nation (3357)

Novena to the Mother of God for the Nation

09/29/2012 Comment
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Catholics have always turned instinctively for help to the Mother of God in times of need. And so, in 2012, we turn to Our Lady for help. Many of the values that shaped our country from the beginning seem to be at risk. Pope Benedict XVI and the American bishops have noted the erosion of religious freedom in the United States, the first value guaranteed by the Constitution.

The "Novena to the Mother of God for the Nation" on pages C1-C4 will remind us of some of the central truths of the faith, in particular, the incarnation, passion, death and resurrection of the Lord and Mary’s unique role in our salvation. It will be, in a way, a catechism lesson that challenges us to a deeper...READ MORE

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