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Maryland Referendum Battle Tests Impact of Presidential Endorsement of Same-Sex 'Marriage' (3264)

The state’s historic black churches join with Catholic leaders to overcome Democrats’ campaign for ‘marriage equality.’

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BALTIMORE — During the grueling final stretch of the campaign season, Catholic and Protestant leaders in Maryland are engaged in a close referendum battle to bar same-sex “marriage” in the Old Line State.

The state’s historic black churches continue to play a leading role in that effort, but their task has been complicated by President Barack Obama’s endorsement of same-sex “marriage” earlier this year.

Recent polls have registered as much as an 11% surge in support for same-sex “marriage” among likely black voters, who represent about 30% of the electorate.

“The president’s endorsement has placed one more arrow in the quiver of our opponents, who are actively trying to split the...READ MORE

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The Four Properties of a Glorified Resurrected Human Body, We are the Crusaders, and Much More! (1704)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

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The Four Properties of a Glorified Resurrected Human Body. Click on the link by Dr. Taylor Marshall to read more.

The Four Properties of a Glorified Resurrected Human Body – Dr. Taylor Marshall, Canterbury Tales

We Are the Crusaders – John W. Carlson, Crisis Magazine

Episcopalian Bishop “Welcomes” Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone to San Francisco by Katherine Infantine of the First Things website – Big ulpit

Eleven Churches Not to Miss When You Visit Chicago – Jim Graves, Catholic World Report

The Effects of the Rosary – Julie Rodrigues, Ignitum Today

Video Interview with Dr. Ralph Martin On the New Evangelization – Brandon Vogt, BrandonVogt.com

Reconfiguring Holy Cross Church, Rumson, New Jersey – Shawn Tribe, New Liturgical Movement

Why Libertarians Are Wrong About Subsidiarity –...READ MORE

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Archbishop Müller on the SSPX and His Controversial Writings (13087)

In part 2 of an exclusive interview with the Register, the prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith discusses his new job and highlights the Church’s positive message of hope.

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In the second part of this interview with Archbishop Gerhard Ludwig Müller (Part 1 can be read here), the new CDF prefect discusses the latest on efforts to bring the Society of St. Pius X back into full communion with the Church, the current situation regarding the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, and responds to what some saw as controversies over some of his previous writings on the perpetual virginity of the Blessed Virgin Mary and on the Eucharist.


What stage have we reached in the dialogue between the Vatican and the Society of St. Pius X?

I wouldn’t call it a dialogue between two Church partners. This was a brotherly colloquium to overcome difficulties with an...READ MORE

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Obama Campaign Accused of Calls Targeting Romney's Mormon Faith (3710)

Catholic voters contacted by ‘Catholics for Obama’ and asked how they can support a candidate ‘who does not believe in Jesus Christ.'

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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's re-election campaign has drawn criticism amid allegations that its members have been making bigoted election calls to Catholics attacking the Mormon faith.

Deal Hudson, political activist and president of the Pennsylvania Catholics Network, warned that members of the Obama campaign have been making phone calls asking voters, “How can you support a Mormon who does not believe in Jesus Christ?”

On Sept. 26 and Oct. 2, Hudson reported that a campaign group known as “Catholics for Obama” was making calls directed at raising doubts about Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s Mormon faith.

In articles posted on Catholic Online, he...READ MORE

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Atheist Leader Resigns & Converts, ☪☮e✡i☯✝ and Truth, and More! (5531)

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President of Atheist Group Resigns, Converts to Catholicism. Follow the link by Leah LeMoine to read more.

President of Atheist Group Resigns, Converts to Catholicism by Leah LeMoine – Big ulpit

☪☮E✡¡☯✝ence and the Truth Solution – Katy Holland, Fide Et Literis

Lust and Our Common Good: Four Observations by St. Thomas Aquinas – H. H. Ambrose, Saint Peter's List

The Need To Improve Liturgical Music – Shawn Tribe, New Liturgical Movement

I Am My Daughter’s Protector – Joel Schmidt, The Practicing Catholic

Learning How to See Again – Daniel McInerny, First Things/On the Square

The Story Of Us – Brianna Heldt, Ignitum Today

Pope Benedict XVI on Sacred Liturgy: Can’t be Amended by “Experts” – New Catholic, Rorate Cæli

Redeeming Jealousy – Brother Charles Shonk OP, Dominicana


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Pope Benedict: ‘The Liturgy Is Celebrated for God and Not for Ourselves’ (7168)

The Holy Father’s Oct. 3 general audience

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Pope Benedict XVI has reminded Catholics that the liturgy belongs to Jesus Christ and his Church, and it should not be changed according to individual whims.

“It is not the individual — priest or layman — or the group that celebrates the liturgy, but it is primarily God’s action through the Church, which has its own history, its rich tradition and creativity,” the Pope said during his Oct. 3 general audience in Rome.

“This universality and fundamental openness, which is characteristic of the entire liturgy, is one of the reasons why it cannot be created or amended by the individual community or by experts, but must be faithful to the forms of the universal Church,” he stated.


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Catholic School Uniforms, Baring Soul to Boast of Weakness, Trojan Horse of Pastoral Care, and More! (1879)

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On Catholic School Uniforms and Mass Music. Click on the link by Jake Tawney to read more.

On Catholic School Uniforms and Mass Music – Jake Tawney, Roma Locuta Est

Baring My Soul to Boast of My Weakness – Katie Sciba, The Catholic Wife

The Trojan Horse Of “Pastoral Care” by The Larry D of the Acts of the Apostasy blog – Big ulpit

Three Riveting Theological Debates That Will Never Happen – Jason Liske, Ascending Mount Carmel

Five Ways to Defend Faith Against Unexpected Attacks – Joe Heschmeyer, Shameless Popery

Getting Children Involved in Simple Songs and Chant – Arlene Oost-Zinner, The Chant Café

Insanity for Catholics! - Elizabeth Hoxie, Ignitum Today

What is the GIRM? Why is it Important? – Lisa Schmidt, The Practicing Catholic

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Change How You Think About Confession, Faithful Citizenship, Magazine Is Anti-Family, and More! (3323)

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Five Tips That Will Change the Way You Think About Confession. Click on the link by Ryan Eggenberger to read more.

Five Tips That Will Change the Way You Think About Confession – Ryan Eggenberger, Ignitum Today

Faithful Citizen: Vote with a Well Formed Conscience – BirgitJ, Catholic Sistas

Australian Jesuit Magazine: Family Has No Inherent Value by Kate Edwards of the Australia Incognito blog – Big ulpit

Evangelical Convert: Mindy Goorchenko – Why I’m Catholic

From an Ordinary to Extraordinary Altar at Mariawald Abbey (Germany) – New Catholic, Rorate Cæli

Silence and Inaudibility in the Extraordinary Form – Fœderatio Internationalis Una Voce

Is Islam Becoming The De Facto Religion of the United States? – Donald R. McClarey, The American Catholic

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