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SDG Reviews 'The Way' (6986)

Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez travel the ancient pilgrimage route together and finish their journey of faith with a flourish.

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Emilio Estevez directs his father Martin Sheen in a scene from The Way.

– Courtesy theway-themovie.com

Tom Avery takes some needling on the golf course for riding in the golf cart: He says he’s tired, but his fellow players say he’s old and lazy. Played by 71-year-old Martin Sheen, Tom is not a prime candidate for strapping on a North Face backpack in France and heading up into the Pyrenees on the beginning of a 500-mile journey to Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, Spain.

That the long journey — the Camino Francés (French Way), the most popular route of el Camino de Santiago (Way of St. James) — is an important Catholic pilgrimage route to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, where tradition holds St. James’ remains are buried, makes Tom, a lapsed Catholic, an even less likely...READ MORE

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Father Pavone's Bishop Responds to Firestorm Over Priests for Life Leader's Recall (11017)

Amarillo Bishop Zurek seeks ‘fruitful dialogue,’ confirms Father Pavone has no faculties outside his diocese. The two will meet Oct. 13.

10/06/2011 Comments (65)

AMARILLO, Texas — Bishop Patrick Zurek of Amarillo issued a statement yesterday that clarified his reasons for recalling Father Frank Pavone, the director of Priest for Life, to his home diocese.

“It is my desire to have a fruitful dialogue with Father Pavone,” Bishop Zurek wrote in the statement posted on the Diocese of Amarillo’s website that confirmed the two would meet on Oct. 13 to address both pastoral and administrative issues.

In his statement, Bishop Zurek said he had called Father Pavone back to the diocese to encourage a period of prayer and reflection on the “sacramental ministerial priesthood that we both share.”

The bishop said he sought “clarification and answers to...READ MORE

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Bishop Zubik: 'The Roman Collar is Not a Bull's Eye' (4022)

Pittsburgh’s shepherd defends himself from an accusation of sexual misconduct; district attorney confirms that allegations are not credible

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Bishop David Zubik

– CNA

Bishop David Zubik of Pittsburgh organized a press conference Oct.5 to announce that he had been accused of sexual abuse while serving as the vice-principal of a Catholic school in the 1980s.

At the press conference, Bishop Zubik emphatically denied the allegations, which had been posted on an Internet site. Subsequently, the Beaver County District Attorney, Anthony Berosh, publicly summarized the conclusions of his own investigation. Berosh said, “There is no basis in law or fact to substantiate the allegations.” He added, “(This information) was brought to us by the Diocese of Pittsburgh itself; I believe that says a lot about the integrity of the system.”

Ordained in 1975, Bishop...READ MORE

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Steve Jobs: the Edison of His Time (7433)

Apple co-founder paved way for evangelization using new technology.

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An Apple Ipad 2 displays a tribute to Steve Jobs, co-founder and former chief executive officer of Apple, who died Oct. 5.

– Chris McGrath/Getty Images

If there ever were a person who demolished F. Scott Fitzgerald’s famous quip that “There are no second acts in American lives,” it was Steve Jobs. By the time he passed away yesterday from pancreatic cancer, he had seen, by any reasonable estimate, at least half a dozen acts in his 56 years.

Anyone would count themselves fortunate to change the world once in a lifetime, but by even a conservative accounting, Jobs changed it at least four times.

The first was with the founding of Apple Inc. in 1976. Steve Wozniak provided the technology, and Jobs provided the visionary and marketing genius that would kick off the entire home computer revolution with models like the early Apple, Apple IIs...READ MORE

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Improving Spiritual Behavior, To Be a Moral Investor, Catholics and the Political Economy, and more! (2006)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

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Theodore Roosevelt and Muscular Christianity. Click on the link by Donald R. McClarey to learn more.

Overcoming My Worst Spiritual Behavior - Randy Hain, Integrated Catholic Life™

The Political Economy: What’s a Catholic Got to Do? - Jared Dale Combista, VirtuousPla.net

How to Be a Moral Investor - Samuel Gregg, Crisis Magazine

The Word of God in Liturgy and the Church - Fr. Christopher Smith, Chant Café

Cardinal Dias: Let Dispensed Priests Play Active Parish Role - Madeleine Teahan, Catholic Herald

Theodore Roosevelt and Muscular Christianity - Donald R. McClarey, The American Catholic

Study: New Media Censors Christian Viewpoint - Susan Brinkmann, Women of Grace

Can a Pro-Life Politician Ever Vote Pro-Abortion? - Fr. Ryan Erlenbush, New Theological Movement

Change Happens: New...READ MORE

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Building Up Catholic Culture in Kansas (2216)

Benedictine College is bringing some of the best of today's Catholic thinking to the public through its Gregorian Institute. Oct. 9 issue feature.

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Benedictine College Facebook page

– Benedictine College Facebook page

The feast of St. Gregory the Great on Sept. 3 saw Benedictine College formally launch its new Gregorian Institute and Gregorian Fellowship program.

Through the Gregorian Institute, the college, in Atchison, Kan., will try to renew Catholic culture and freedom of religious expression by promoting Catholic identity in public life.

Naming the new institute after the great Benedictine Pope was a natural for the college, according to Tom Hoopes, who founded the institute, and Joseph Wurtz, dean of students.

Hoopes, who is vice president of college relations and Benedictine’s writer in residence, said the college wants to present to students St. Gregory’s appreciation for truth, beauty and goodness...READ MORE

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USCCB Launches New Marriage Radio and TV Ads (1803)

For Your Marriage Campaign highlights benefits of matrimony.

10/06/2011 Comment

WASHINGTON (EWTN News)—A new series of radio and television public service announcements launched by the For Your Marriage campaign promotes the idea that “A good marriage goes a long way.”

“This campaign highlights how the benefits of marriage go beyond the husband and wife, and, in fact, strengthen all of society, a message often lost in our culture,” said Bishop Kevin Rhoades of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Ind.

Bishop Rhoades serves as the chairman of the Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

For Your Marriage is an initiative of the bishops’ conference. It aims to strengthen marriages and families within the U.S.

An Oct. 3...READ MORE

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Tim Tebow and Christophobia (3821)

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Denver Broncos' quarterback Tim Tebow warms up on the sidelines during the NFL preseason.

– Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Two weeks into the NFL season, ESPN ran a Sunday-morning special exploring why the third-string quarterback of the Denver Broncos, Tim Tebow, had become the most polarizing figure in American sports — more polarizing than trash-talking NBA behemoths; more polarizing than foul-mouthed Serena Williams; more polarizing than NFL all-stars who father numerous children by numerous women, all out of wedlock. Why does Tebow, and Tebow alone, arouse such passions? Why is Tebow the one whom “comedians” say they would like to shoot?

A hint: It has nothing to do with Tim Tebow’s prospects as a pro quarterback.

For readers who don’t follow the NFL, let me explain that Tim Tebow is a Heisman trophy...READ MORE

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