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Displaced Syrians in Lebanon: A Fragile, Humanitarian Crisis (2451)

Lebanon’s Catholics extend a hand of charity, but the massive refugee influx poses grave problems for the national government and for the local Church.

01/21/2013 Comment
Caritas Lebanon

– Caritas Lebanon

BEIRUT, Lebanon — As waves of displaced Syrians pour into Lebanon to escape the continuing conflict in their homeland, their increasing numbers represent a humanitarian crisis to the Lebanese government and to the Church.

In its most recent figures, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said there are 200,000 Syrian refugees in Lebanon.

But Father Simon Faddoul, president of Caritas Lebanon, which is now helping more than 1,000 families, most of whom are living in makeshift tents in the Bekaa Valley region bordering Syria, estimates that there are already 400,000 displaced Syrians in Lebanon.

That’s because not all those who have fled to Lebanon have registered...READ MORE

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A Shocker in Philly, Beauty Communicates Something Beyond Words, A Heresy in Education and More! (4280)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

01/19/2013 Comment

A Shocker in Philly. Follow the link by Carl E. Olson of The Catholic World Report website to read more.

A Shocker in Philly by Carl E. Olson of The Catholic World Report website - Big Pulpit

Beauty Communicates Something Beyond Words – David Clayton, New Liturgical Movement

A Heresy in Education – Jake Tawney, The American Catholic

Eight Spiritual Maxims from Saint John of the Cross – Abram Muenzberg, Saint Peter’s List

Mommas, Don’t Let Your Daughters Grow Up To Be Altar Boys – Ignitum Today

Saint Patrick’s Cathedral in New York – Kenneth J. Wolfe, Rorate Cæli

Eight Books on J. R. R. Tolkien’s Catholicism – Brandon Vogt, BrandontVogt.com

Christians: Siblings, Not ‘Friends’? – Wesley Hill, First Things/First Thoughts

The Church, Nonprofits, and Taxes – Dimitri Cavalli, The...READ MORE

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Why Distributism? Infertility Journey, Paris Million Frenchman March for Marriage and Much More! (3182)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

01/18/2013 Comment

Gorgeous Georg. Follow the link by the blog Southern Fried Catholicism to read more of this photogenic archbishop.

Why Distributism? Just Look at the Issue of “Wal-Mart” and Capitalism – Kevin O’Brien, Waiting for Godot to Leave

Infertility Journey: The Church to Find Solutions, Wisdom, Peace – Jeannie Hannemann MA, Catholic Lane

Paris: 1.3 Million Rally Against Same-Sex “Marriage” and Adoption – J. C. von Krempach JD, Turtle Bay and Beyond

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If I Were a Principal at a Catholic School, I Would: - J. Q. Tomanek, Ignitum Today

B. B. C. Reports Four Topless Girls in St. Peter’s, But Not 800,000 Paris Rally – Deacon Nick Donnelly, Protect the Pope

The War on Boys-Part One – Donald R. McClarey, The American Catholic

Smarter Than...READ MORE

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Irish Pro-Lifers Rally at Defining Moment in Abortion-Law Debate (2547)

Advocates for the unborn plan to deliver a message Jan. 19 to politicians about the importance of protecting the littlest lives.

01/18/2013 Comments (1)
Unite 4 Life www.unite4life.net

Dec. 4 pro-life vigil in Dublin

– Unite 4 Life www.unite4life.net

DUBLIN — A Jan. 19 pro-life vigil in Dublin aims to rally against the government's proposal to permit some abortions, warning that abortion advocates are blurring important moral distinctions in the debate.

“Time and again, when the distinction is made between current medical practice which cares for both the mother and baby and direct, intentional abortion, voters give their unambiguous support to pro-life laws,” Caroline Simons, a legal consultant for the Pro Life Campaign, said in a Jan. 14 announcement.

She said the debate over the legalization of some abortions is a “defining moment for Ireland,” and Irish people need to “make their voices heard loud and clear.”

The rally will...READ MORE

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No Catholic Kings and Queens at Buckingham Palace (9385)

U.K. Catholics are lukewarm about proposed legislative changes that would allow royal-family members to marry Catholics but also maintain the existing ban on a Catholic monarch.

01/18/2013 Comments (14)

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LONDON — The U.K. government has proposed a new law that would allow members of the British royal family to marry Catholics without forfeiting their claim to the throne — but Prince Charles, the current heir to the throne, is reportedly unhappy with this idea.

The new law would also end the rule of primogeniture, with baby girls being given the same inheriting rights as boys.

The proposed changes mean that if the unborn child of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, is a girl, the baby will become third in line to the throne, after her grandfather, Prince Charles, and her father, Prince William. Previously, a firstborn royal-family daughter could have had her claims superseded by a younger...READ MORE

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Notes for the Etiquette of New Age, Why Do People Want to Learn Chant? Glory Dawns and Much More! (2226)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

01/18/2013 Comment

Notes for the Etiquette of a New Age: Fallen Episcopals. Follow the link by blogger Hadley Arkes of The Catholic Thing blog to read more.

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Why Do People Want to Learn Chant? - Jeffrey A. Tucker, Crisis Magazine

Glory Dawns (John 2:1-12) - Fr. John Bartunek, Roman Catholic Spiritual Direction

France’s Surprising Resistance to Gay Marriage – Robert Royal, First Things/On The Square

Five Signs We Get Wrong at Mass – Abram Muenzberg, Ignitum Today

Estimated One Million+ March in Paris Against Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ Plans – Jeanne Smits, LifeSiteNews

Government as False Savior – Donald R. McClarey, The American Catholic

French Anti Same-Sex Marriage Protests Prompt Ire of the B. B. C. – George Conger,...READ MORE

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Pew Survey on Abortion Attitudes Criticized as Misleading (2720)

The executive director of Students for Life of America said the 'horrible' wording of the survey led to skewed results.

01/18/2013 Comments (3)

Kristan Hawkins

– StudentsforLife.org

WASHINGTON — A U.S. pro-life leader says a new study showing alleged support for legalized abortion among Americans is in fact exaggerated and unclear.

Kristan Hawkins, executive director of Students for Life of America, said that she was “outraged” by the “horrible” wording in the survey, which led to misleading results about the views of Americans.

On Jan. 16, the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life released a report about American attitudes on abortion after 40 years of its legalization throughout the country.

The report claimed that 63% of Americans do not want to see the Supreme Court completely overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that legalized abortion nationally.


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A Tragic Anniversary (1262)

Book Pick: Abandoned: The Untold Story of the Abortion Wars

01/18/2013 Comment


The Untold Story of the Abortion Wars

By Monica Migliorino Miller

Saint Benedict Press, 2012

298 pages, $26.95

To order: www.saintbenedictpress.com

(800) 437-5876


When Roe v. Wade was decided, I was 13.  As I began reading about abortion, I was struck by four photos in Hilgers and Horan’s Abortion and Social Justice, depicting victims of the four types of abortion then used. These were little individual babies whose lives were ended in excruciating pain — and supposedly intelligent people called this a “right.” 

40 years later, Monica Miller has written a hard-hitting, very personal account of her pro-life activism.  Part biography, Miller, who has spent...READ MORE

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