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Question of Suffering, Hipsters Eventually Turn Catholic, Obama Takes Catholic Vote Lead, and More! (4825)

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09/15/2012 Comment

The Question of Suffering, the Response of the Cross. Click on the link to read the article by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI.

The Question of Suffering, the Response of the Cross – Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, Ignatius Insight Scoop

All Hipsters Eventually Become Catholic – The Blog of Edmund Mitchell

Obama Has Retaken the Lead for the Catholic Vote by Thomas Peters of the American Papist blog – Big ulpit

The Four Senses of Scripture: A Byzantine Perspective - Prayer of Saint Ephrem

The First and Vital Cell – Sarah Babbs, Ignitum Today

Take A Bow: Why, When, and How We Bow at Mass – Fr. Evan Harkins, Pray the Mass.org

Msgr. Luigi Ligutti and Distributism – Richard Aleman, Catholic Lane

Traditional Artistic Training Method; Applied Today – David Clayton, New Liturgical Movement

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Good Reads for the College-Bound (3401)

College Guide Book Picks from the Register's Catholic Identity College Guide '12

09/15/2012 Comments (2)

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Many young people will embark this fall on a familiar rite of passage: starting college.

Going off to college comes complete with all the challenges that leaving home, studying hard and making new friends entail.

It is also a time when young Catholics need to consider how they will live out their faith on campus.

How will they keep close to the sacraments? Where will they find a parish community: the chapel on their Catholic campus or the Newman Center at the state university? How can they stand firm in a place where values might run counter to their own?

The following books offer tangible help for the big and little issues that college students face — addressing everything from...READ MORE

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Humility and Staying Humble, What Does "Amen" Mean, Chaput Contra Death Penalty, and More! (1616)

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09/14/2012 Comment

On Humility and Staying Humble. Click on the link by Jason Liske to read more.

On Humility and Staying Humble – Jason Liske, Ascending Mount Carmel

“Amen”, Its Meaning is Not What You Think by Marcellino D'Ambrosio of the Integrated Catholic Life™ website – Big ulpit

Archbishop Chaput Contra Death Penalty – Archbishop Charles J. Chaput OFM Cap., Catholic Philly

Fr. Barron on the Hookup Culture – Brandon Vogt, BrandonVogt.com

Re-Internment of Two 3rd Century Roman Martyrs in Louisville, KY – Shawn Tribe, New Liturgical Movement

The Treasury of the Cathedral of Le Puy en Velay, France – Shawn Tribe, New Lit Mov

Campaign 2012: The Future of the Pro-Life Cause – George Weigel, First Things/On The Square

Quæritur: Can I Attend an “Anglican Use” Parish? –...READ MORE

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Bishop James Conley to Lead Diocese of Lincoln (3215)

09/14/2012 Comments (5)

– Courtesy of the Archdiocese of Denver

LINCOLN, Neb. — As the Diocese of Lincoln, Neb., celebrates its 125th anniversary, Bishop James Conley has been named the region's ninth bishop by Pope Benedict XVI.

“He will serve the people of Lincoln with great enthusiasm, strong leadership and with a deep love for Jesus Christ and the Church,” Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver said in a Sept. 13 statement.

Bishop Conley, who has served as the auxiliary bishop of Denver since 2008, is a Kansas native and was raised Presbyterian.

He will succeed Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz, who has served the diocese for more than 20 years and submitted his resignation according to Church procedure upon reaching his 75th birthday in 2010.

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Defending Nice Churches, Why God Only Forgives When We Repent, 7 Traditional Priest Blogs, and More! (2764)

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09/14/2012 Comment

In Defense of Nice Churches. Click on the link by Marc Barnes to read more.

In Defense of Nice Churches – Marc Barnes, Patheos/Bad Catholic

Why Does God Only Forgive When We Repent? – Fr. C. J. McCloskey III STD, Catholic Spiritual Direction

Seven Blogs from Traditional Catholic Priests by H. H. Ambrose of the Saint Peter's List blog – Big ulpit

A Twelve Point Plan by St. Paul for the Church – Msgr. Charles Pope, Archdiocese of Washington

Re-learning to Pray – Cristina Montes, Ignitum Today

Quæritur: Did Jesus Feed the Apostles on the Tongue at the Last Supper? – Fr. Z’s Blog

No Compromises with Secularism – Archbishop William E. Lori, Archdiocese of Baltimore

Paint-by-Number Hymns – Anthony Esolen, Crisis Magazine

The Gregorian Chant Murder –...READ MORE

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Much Ado About Nothing (5114)


09/14/2012 Comments (22)

Lawrence Krauss

– Wikipedia

“Why is there something rather than nothing?”

This question, as formulated by Gottfried Leibniz (1646-1716), the “last universal genius,” is a great starting point for philosophical inquiry.

It has not only metaphysical but psychological significance. There is no need to account for nothing. There is nothing there to account for.

But if I have nothing in my pocket one moment and find, to my astonishment, $100 there the next moment, I know that there must be some reason or explanation for its sudden appearance.

Philosophy begins with astonishment when we know there must be some reason, but we do not know what that reason is. “Nothing is without reason” (Nihil est sine ratione) is...READ MORE

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Of Down Syndrome and Violence: Religious Freedom and U.S. Foreign Policy (3181)

Transcript of a Sept. 12 address given at a conference on “International Religious Freedom: An Imperative for Peace and the Common Good” at The Catholic University of America.

09/13/2012 Comments (6)

– Georgetown

I’ve been asked to set the stage for Denis McDonough [President Obama’s national security advisor, who addressed the conference following this presentation] by focusing on two issues: the state of religious freedom in the world and the efforts of the last three U.S. administrations to improve that state — that is, to promote religious liberty in our foreign policy, as required by the 1998 International Religious Freedom Act.

The state of international religious freedom, to be blunt, is one of deepening crisis. I say this with some hesitation. Rhetorical overreach is a problem in our public discourse, and I try to avoid it. But the evidence points to a crisis: one that is not simply “out...READ MORE

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New Bible Trivia App For iPhone and iPad, Photo Tour of Maronite Churches in Lebanon, and Much More! (1420)

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09/13/2012 Comment

New Bible Trivia App for the iPhone and iPad! Click on the link by Esther G. to read more.

New Bible Trivia App and Not Only for Kids! – Esther G., A Catholic Mom in Hawaii

Photo-Tour of Maronite Churches in Lebanon – The Back of the World

Dissenting Catholics and Following Cardinal Dolan from the Celebrating the Year of Faith website – Big ulpit

Hans Christian Andersen’s Fairy Tales – Mitchell Kalpakgian, Crisis Magazine

The Moral Status of Market Competition – Jordan J. Ballor, Catholic Lane

A Manifesto on the State of Education in America and Why I’ll Homeschool – T. J. Burdick, TJBurdick.com

Rerum Novarum and the Chicago Teachers Union Strike – Rick Garnett, Mirror of Justice

Dealing with Difficult People – Theresa Thomas, Integrated Catholic Life™


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