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Biblical Reasons for Fasting, Should Government Be Involved In Marriage, Purgatory, and much more! (3247)

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02/29/2012 Comment

Three Biblical Reasons for Fasting and Self-Denial. Click on the link by Dr. Taylor Marshall to read and learn more.

Three Biblical Reasons for Fasting and Self-Denial - Dr. Taylor Marshall, Canterbury Tales

Should the Government be Involved in Marriage? - Thomas Patrick Burke, Crisis Magazine

Did Christ Erase the Need for Purgatory? - Joe Heschmeyer, Shameless Popery

Because Water Washes, Baptism Forgives Sins - Fr. Ryan Erlenbush, New Theological Movement

The Strict Passionist Once Known as ‘The Dancer’: St. Gabriel Possenti - Catholic Herald

The Baltimore Catechism and Blue-Collar Catholicism - Mark Stricherz, Catholic Vote

Alaska 40 Days for Life: Volunteers Brave Eight Foot Snowdrifts - Shawn Carney, LifeSiteNews.com

Lessons from the Front Pew - Matt Swaim, Integrated Catholic Life™

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Pope's Brother Offers Inside Look at Holy Father's Life in New Book (1675)

Preview of My Brother, the Pope.

02/29/2012 Comment

Pope Benedict XVI’s brother, Msgr. Georg Ratzinger, is due to publish a memoir reflecting on his relationship of eight decades with the current successor of St. Peter.

My Brother, the Pope, published by the Pope’s official English-language publisher, Ignatius Press, will be released worldwide on March 1. It features Msgr. Ratzinger’s recollections of life with his brother Joseph, recorded for posterity in a collaboration with the journalist and historian Michael Hesemann. (See Register review here.)

Msgr. Ratzinger and his younger brother were born in 1924 and 1927, respectively. The Pope has described his older brother as a formative influence, saying in August 2008 that “from the...READ MORE

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Silence and Word: Path of Evangelization (2221)

Message of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI for the 46th World Communications Day

02/29/2012 Comments (1)

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

As we draw near to World Communications Day 2012, I would like to share with you some reflections concerning an aspect of the human process of communication which, despite its importance, is often overlooked and which, at the present time, it would seem especially necessary to recall. It concerns the relationship between silence and word: two aspects of communication which need to be kept in balance, to alternate and to be integrated with one another if authentic dialogue and deep closeness between people are to be achieved. When word and silence become mutually exclusive, communication breaks down, either because it gives rise to confusion or because, on the...READ MORE

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The Register Appoints Editor in Chief (2452)

Jeanette De Melo, communications director for the Archdiocese of Denver, will take the helm of our newspaper.

02/29/2012 Comments (3)

Jeanette De Melo

Jeanette De Melo, communications director for the Archdiocese of Denver, has been appointed editor in chief of the National Catholic Register.

“Jeanette’s background in Church communications and media relations will provide a unique perspective to the Register,” said publisher Michael Warsaw, who serves as president and CEO of EWTN.

In a Feb. 28 announcement, Warsaw said De Melo will continue to combine the Register’s print material and online presence in order to “strengthen” the paper’s mission of providing breaking news coverage and news analysis “at the intersection of faith and culture.”

The new editor in chief will start her job in June. De Melo fills a position that had been...READ MORE

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'We Are Crossing the Rubicon': House Tackles HHS Mandate Threat (6649)

Bishop Lori, legal and policy experts raise concerns; a representative of the Institute of Medicine defends the federal rule.

02/29/2012 Comments (17)

Bishop William Lori

WASHINGTON — Yesterday a full House Judiciary Committee hearing provided opponents of the HHS contraception mandate with a forum to explain why President Obama’s “accommodation” failed to address their concerns.

“This ‘accommodation’ would not change the scope of the mandate and its exemption,” stated Bishop William Lori of Bridgeport, Conn., in his Feb. 28 testimony during the House Judicial Committee hearing, “Executive Overreach: The HHS Mandate Versus Religious Liberty.”

“Instead, it would take the form of additional regulations whose precise contours are yet unknown and that may not issue until August 2013,” noted Bishop Lori, the chairman of the Ad Hoc Committee for Religious...READ MORE

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St. Oswald of Worcester: A 'Leapling' Saint for Lent (8566)

02/29/2012 Comment

Catholics can celebrate “leap day” as a uniquely Catholic holiday because of a saint — Oswald — and the fact that the idea of a leap year is a Catholic one.

The pagan Julian calendar, named after Julius Caesar, began in 45 B.C., and from its start, it was out of sync with the progression of the stars and seasons. So a new calendar with a leap day was proposed.

In 1582, Pope Gregory XIII mandated a reform to the calendar — after the Church’s astronomers determined that one year was actually 365.2425 days. He also amended the rule for determining a leap year by defining it as a year that was divisible by 100 as long as it was also divisible by 400. Thus, 2012 is a leap year, as was 2000,...READ MORE

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Cloistered Nun at the Oscars, How Long is Penance, St. Germanus and Turning Eastward, and much more! (4724)

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02/29/2012 Comment

Video: Cloistered Nun Mother Dolores at the Oscars. Click on the link by Chelsea Zimmerman read and view more.

Video: Cloistered Nun Mother Dolores at the Oscars! - Chelsea Zimmerman, Reflections of a Paralytic

How Long Does A Penance Last? - Fr. Joe, Southern Fried Catholicism

St. Germanus & Turning Eastward - Dino Marcantonio, New Liturgical Movement

A Consideration of the Church’s Role in the Public Square - Msgr. Charles Pope, Archdiocese of Washington

Obama’s Support of Infanticide Takes Center Stage - Jill Stanek, LifeSiteNews.com

Cardinal George: No Catholic Hospitals in 2 Years Unless Mandate Rescinded - Catholic Culture

Will The Real Padre Pio Please Stand Up? - Hurd Baruch, New Oxford Review

G. K. Chesterton About “Compulsory Contraception” - Carl Olson, Ignatius Insight Scoop

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Va. Senate Passes Ultrasound Bill (6207)

Legislation with Gov. Bob McDonnell's amendment passed by 21-19 vote that fell along party lines. Now it returns to the House of Delegates.

02/28/2012 Comments (17)

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell

RICHMOND, Va. — A campaign by pro-abortion forces to portray a particular kind of ultrasound used in early pregnancy as invasive and tantamount to rape seems to have paid off in Virginia.

Gov. Bob McDonnell initially supported a bill that required a woman have an ultrasound before undergoing an abortion, then backtracked last week and asked for an overhaul of the bill that seriously dilutes it.

While not entirely abandoning the ultrasound bill, McDonnell called for amendments specifically banning the transvaginal ultrasound, which is required to pick up a baby’s heartbeat early in a pregnancy. Abortion-rights activists singled out this procedure as invasive — even comparing it to an act...READ MORE

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