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Diocese of Peoria Files Suit Against HHS Mandate (2404)

Bishop Daniel Jenky said: 'As bishop of the Diocese of Peoria, I cannot remain silent while the right of Catholics to practice our faith is being so gravely threatened.'

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The Diocese of Peoria, Ill., on Thursday filed a lawsuit against the Department of Health and Human Services mandate, charging that it requires an “intrusive government investigation” to determine whether the diocese is exempt from the controversial federal rule.

Bishop Daniel Jenky of Peoria believes the new federal lawsuit is necessary because of a lack of effort on the part of the federal government to correct the mandate’s flaws, the diocese said.

“I have an obligation to protect the Church’s ability to freely practice our religion,” he said Aug. 9. “As bishop of the Diocese of Peoria, I cannot remain silent while the right of Catholics to practice our faith is being so gravely...READ MORE

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Pope Benedict: Jesus Reveals Himself as the Bread of Heaven (2372)

The Holy Father said to doubt the divinity of Christ means 'opposing God’s work' during his Aug. 12 angelus.

08/13/2012 Comments (20)

Pope Benedict XVI says that all Christians should reflect on how “hungry” they are to know and love Jesus Christ.

“We too must ask ourselves if we really feel this hunger, hunger for the word of God, hunger to know the real meaning of life,” he said in his Sunday Angelus remarks Aug. 12.

“Only those who are attracted by God the Father, who listen and allow themselves to be instructed by him, can believe in Jesus, encounter him and nourish themselves of him and find true life, the path of life, justice, truth and love.”

The Pope addressed pilgrims gathered within the courtyard of his summer residence at Castel Gandolfo, 20 miles south of Rome. He based his reflections upon the...READ MORE

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Catholic University Looks East (4562)

Ukrainian Father Mark Morozowich is the first Eastern Catholic to lead CUA’s School of Theology.

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Father Mark Morozowich

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There was a time in the history of the Church in America that Eastern-rite Catholics were regarded with some suspicion by the dominant Latin-rite Catholic Church. They were forbidden to continue their tradition of allowing married men to be ordained to the priesthood, and Eastern-rite churches were expected to follow certain liturgical norms, including the installation of kneelers. (Traditionally, Eastern-rite Catholics stand during a good part of the liturgy, even during the consecration).

The demands led many Eastern Catholics in the United States to leave for the Orthodox Church.

But one of the documents of the Second Vatican Council, Orientalium Ecclesiarum, called upon Eastern...READ MORE

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Bishop Malone Becomes 14th Bishop of Buffalo, N.Y. (1372)

'We need the martyrs’ conviction and courage, tenacity and selflessness, and, yes, hope, to stand up in our increasingly relativistic society in defense of these truths and values so threatened in our time,' the bishop exhorted.

08/13/2012 Comment

As Bishop Richard Malone became the 14th bishop of Buffalo, N.Y., on Aug. 10, he outlined the need for martyrs who will witness to Jesus Christ through "a daily dying to self."

Bishop Malone, the former bishop of Portland, Maine, noted that his installation on the feast of St. Lawrence, who was martyred by fire, and the day after the feast of St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, the Jewish convert and philosopher Edith Stein who was murdered by the Nazis.

The bishop said in his homily that a martyr is a witness whose discipleship is "so authentic, so deep, so uncompromising, so credible, that he or she is willing, with God’s grace, to give all, to surrender all to Christ, and the...READ MORE

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Virgin Mary Wins Olympic Gold in Race, Study: Fathers Involvement with Children Vital, and More! (2374)

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Virgin Mary Crosses Finish Line with Olympic Gold Runner. Click on the link provided by the Catholic News Agency to read more.

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Virgin Mary Crosses Finish Line with Olympic Gold Runner – Catholic News Agency

Study: Fathers’ Involvement Vital to Behavioral Development of Infant – Thaddeus Baklinski, LifeSiteNews

3,4000-year-old Canaanite Ruins Supports Joshua 11:10-13 by Noah Wiener of Bible History Daily - Big ulpit

Level 5 Catholic Leadership: Dr. Phillip Thompson – Editor, Integrated Catholic Life™

Monday Special: Paul Ryan, St. Thomas Aquinas, & Ayn Rand - Big ulpit

National Catholic Bioethics Center (NCBC) Offers Guidelines For Non-Exempt Business Owners – Junno Arocho, Zenit

An Appeal From The Philippines – David L. Alexander, Man With Black Hat

Scripture Study During the Middle Ages &...READ MORE

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Pope Benedict and the Power of Prayer (3962)

The Holy Father cites Sts. Alphonsus Liguori and Dominic and their timeless teaching on the subject.

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Pope Benedict XVI kneels to pray in the cathedral in Erfurt, Germany.

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Prayer makes our salvation secure, it helps us discern the truth, it is the origin of witnessing to the faith, and it assists those near to us to enter into the presence of God, bringing the peace and love that we all need.

These points were just some of the crucial teachings on prayer Pope Benedict XVI expressed in two general audience catecheses during the month of August.

Delivered at a time when many are on vacation, and Rome, in particular, empties for the month, the Pope stressed during both audiences that this period of rest should not mean a vacation from contact with God through prayer.

And in both public addresses at his summer residence of Castel Gandolfo, the Holy Father...READ MORE

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Don’t Despair; Rise and Eat (1551)

User's Guide to Sunday, Aug. 12

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Sunday, Aug.  12, is the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B, Cycle II).

Aug.  15 is the feast of the Annunciation, a holy day of obligation.

Aug.  14 is the feast of St. Maxmilian Kolbe. To see a nice YouTube presentation of his dramatic martyrdom in the Auschwitz concentration camp, search for his name and choose the one created by “forBernadette.”

Aug.  15 is the feast of the assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This is Mary’s “heavenly birthday,” the day her Immaculate Conception and the grace she was filled with for the sake of her Son met its fruition, and she was assumed, body and soul, into heaven.

The Assumption is a national holiday in many countries,...READ MORE

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Catholic Singles Please the Lord (1348)

Singleness Helps Individuals and the Church Grow in Faith: Aug. 12 issue feature

08/12/2012 Comment

Bishop James Conley, auxiliary bishop of the Denver Archdiocese, spoke to the concerns of Catholic singles at the 2012 National Catholic Singles Conference held in the archdiocese recently. He said, “Many of my single friends tell me that the single life is fraught with anxiety — what is my vocation? What is my place in the Church? What is my place in my family? What is my place in my community?”

Referring to the day’s reading — 1 Corinthians 7:32-34 — the bishop continued, “St. Paul is encouraging single men and women to draw close to Jesus Christ; to find in him a focus on the Christian life — to be radically oriented towards pleasing the Lord. St. Paul exhorts all single people to...READ MORE

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