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Violence Postpones Papal Delegation to Syria (2272)

Cardinal Bertone indicates the visit won’t happen until after the Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelization concludes on Oct. 28.

10/24/2012 Comments (1)

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VATICAN CITY — The Vatican secretary of state told the Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelization that the planned peace mission to Syria will still happen but has been postponed following flare-ups in violence.

“Given the gravity of the situation, the visit will be postponed, probably until after the conclusion of the synod, and the composition of the delegation will be modified, also due to other commitments on the part of its members,” Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone said Oct. 23 at the synod.

Cardinal Bertone originally announced the papal delegation at an Oct. 16 session of the synod. It was scheduled to embark this week, ahead of the synod's conclusion on Oct. 28.


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Sacred Architect and the LA Cathedral; Holy Photoshop, LSU Removes Crosses; The Just Wage, and More! (4172)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

10/24/2012 Comment

Fashion and Design Ideology in Sacred Architecture: A Review of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. Click on the link by Nikos Salingaros to read more of what is beauty and what is not beauty.

Fashion and Design Ideology in Sacred Architecture: A Review of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels – Nikos Salingaros, Crisis Magazine

Holy Photoshop! LSU Removes Crosses from Student Pic by Matthew Archbold of the Creative Minority Report blog – Big Pulpit

The Just Wage – Thomas Storck, The Distributist Review

Ex-Catholic Priests Come Out for “Homosexual Marriage” – The Motley Monk, The American Catholic

The Complete Thinker: The Marvelous Mind of G. K. Chesterton – Carl E. Olson, Ignatius Insight Scoop

Teen Pregnancy Isn’t the Problem - Arleen Spenceley, Ignitum Today

Pro-Life vs. Social Justice: A False Dichotomy – Patrick B. Craine, LifeSiteNews

Am I Experiencing...READ MORE

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Vatican Approves Addition of Bl. John Paul II’s Feast for U.S. (3161)

The Oct. 22 celebration commemorates his inauguration as Pope in 1978.

10/23/2012 Comments (12)

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WASHINGTON — The Congregation for Divine Worship has approved the celebration of Blessed John Paul II’s feast day in the dioceses of the United States, after setting the feast day for Oct. 22.

The congregation was petitioned for permission by the U.S. bishops’ conference following their November 2011 meeting.

Blessed John Paul II’s feast day is observed as an optional memorial in the dioceses of the United States. His office includes the opening prayer at Mass and the second reading in the Office of Readings, which is part of the Liturgy of the Hours. Additional texts for the Liturgy of the Hours should be taken from the texts common to all pastors who are celebrated liturgically.


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Are Public-Disclosure Laws Being Used to Target Opponents of Same-Sex ‘Marriage’? (4950)

A university administrator is placed on leave for signing a petition for a marriage referendum in Maryland.

10/23/2012 Comments (17)

WASHINGTON — Earlier his month, Angela McCaskill, the chief diversity officer for Gallaudet University, was placed on administrative leave after her signature was spotted on a petition to put a same-sex “marriage” referendum — known as Question 6 — on the Maryland ballot this November.

The referendum, which asks voters to decide Yes or No to legalize same-sex “marriage,” is viewed as a challenge to a state law passed last spring that made same-sex “marriage” legal in Maryland.

Alan Hurwitz, the president of the Washington-based university for the deaf, announced on Oct. 10 that he had removed the administrator because “Dr. McCaskill has participated in a legislative initiative that...READ MORE

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Look East for the Future of the New Evangelization? Instruments of Peace, Downton Abbey, and More! (1462)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

10/23/2012 Comments (2)

The Future of the New Evangelization? Look East. Click on the link by Deacon Greg Kandra to read more.

The Future of the New Evangelization? Look East – Dc. Greg Kandra, Patheos/The Deacon’s Bench

Needed Instruments of Peace – Sr. Lisa Marie Doty FDCC, Ignitum Today

Downton Abbey’s Anti-Catholic Plot by Tim Walker – Big Pulpit

St. Nicodemus and Renewal – Ric Ballard, Eastern Catholic Spiritual Renewal

St. Kateri Tekakwitha: Lily of the Mohawks – Donald R. McClarey, The American Catholic

Putin and the Russian Orthodox Church – St. Elias. . .Today!

Bp. Olmsted Removes “Catholic” Status from Another Phoenix Hospital – Fr. Z’s Blog

Eucharistic Theology and Altar Servers – J. Andrews, Prayer of St. Ephrem

The Person and the Personal: Two Modes of the Same Being – Don DeMarco...READ MORE

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Obama vs. Romney Debate, the Final Round (1420)

A look at the postmortems of the final presidential debate, from the thoughtful, rhetorical, and informative.

10/23/2012 Comments (1)
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Some Thoughts on the Final Debate - Carson Holloway, Catholic Vote

Summarizing and Reviewing the Final Presidential Debate - Donald R. McClarey, The American Catholic

The Real Battle is in the Heart: Reflections on the Presidential Election - Jason Liske, Ascending Mount Carmel

The 3rd Debate In a Nutshell - Patrick Archbold, Creative Minority Report

Televised Presidential Debates Have Harmed America - Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture/On the News

Who Looked Presidential? - Donald R. McClarey, The American Catholic

The Catholic Vote: Don't Get Angry, Don't Get Depressed, Get Informed! - Fr. Joe, Southern Fried Catholicism

Romney During Debate: “I Will Get Rid of Obamacare” -...READ MORE

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Cardinal Arinze: 'The Church Lives in the World of Today' (3270)

One of Vatican II's youngest bishops reflects on the Council and its consequences.

10/23/2012 Comments (8)

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As the Church celebrates 50 years since the opening of the Second Vatican Council, the Register spoke with a man who, like Pope Benedict XVI, knows Vatican II from firsthand experience — Cardinal Francis Arinze, the youngest bishop, at age 33, to take part in the Council’s final session in 1965.

The Nigerian cardinal, who served as president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue from 1985-2002 and as prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments from 2002 until his retirement in 2008, discussed the Council's highlights, the problems that followed it and his hopes for the Year of Faith.

Cardinal Arinze, who turns 80 next month,...READ MORE

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Stop Blaming the Bishops; Mascara, Paul Ryan and Me; Help Those With Severe Anger, and Much More! (3106)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

10/23/2012 Comments (3)

Stop Blaming the Bishops. Follow the link to a Catholic in Brooklyn blog to read more.

Stop Blaming the Bishops by a Catholic in Brooklyn – Big Pulpit

Mascara, Paul Ryan and Me – Cheryl Dickow, Catholic Lane

How Do You Help Someone Who Suffers with Severe Anger? – Fr. John Bartunek, Catholic Spiritual Direction

Along the Journey Home – Rebekah Durham Hart, Integrated Catholic Life™

The Allure Of the Crunchy Catholic – Stephanie Calis, Ignitum Today

Blessed John Paul II and the Christ-Centered Anthropology of Gaudium et Spes – Douglas Bushman, Catholic World Report

Believers Lose Their Faith In The Religion Of Big Government – Dave Hartline, The American Catholic

Lourdes Flooded, with Pictures – Mulier Fortis

Godless Secularism Assaults Life and Liberty –...READ MORE

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