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Newman In a New Light (3222)

Saturday Book Pick: 'Passion for Truth,' by Father Juan Vélez

08/25/2012 Comments (6)

Why a new biography of Blessed Cardinal John Henry Newman? Perhaps because, as two disparate thinkers, William Golding (Lord of the Flies) and C.S. Lewis, believe, saints are the most interesting and unique kinds of people to read about. Tyrants, as Lewis wrote, are all boringly the same.

Another reason, for Father Juan Vélez, an Opus Dei priest, physician and Newman scholar, is “to highlight Newman’s constant search for religious truth and lasting happiness … to show the spiritual and intellectual path that led Newman from evangelical Protestantism through Anglicanism to Roman Catholicism.” The main source for his work is Newman’s correspondence, from which he quotes extensively.


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"Fathers" of Science, Akin or Obama-Which is Worse, 25 Years After My Abortion, and More! (3168)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

08/24/2012 Comment

The “Fathers” of Science. Click on the link provided by the blog Quodcumque Dixerit to read more.

The “Fathers” of Science – Quodcumque Dixerit

Todd Akin’s Error, Obama Backs After-birth Abortion, Which is Worse? – Tom Crowe, Catholic Vote

25 Years After My Abortion – Infinite Grace, Postabortion Journey Walk With Me

Has Paul Ryan “Softened” His Pro-Life Views? – Bonchamps, The American Catholic

France Calls on Pakistan to Release Disabled Child – La Stampa/Vatican Insider

Seven Signs You Got the Secular Agenda Memo by Micah Murphy of the Truth & Charity blog – Big ulpit

Is Hell Crowded or Empty? – Fr. Robert Barron, Integrated Catholic Life™

Bring Back the Serpent? - Jeffrey A. Tucker, The Chant Café

Bishops of the Philippines to Remove “Catholic” Name From Schools...READ MORE

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Bringing St. Augustine to the Big Screen (5833)

Catholic Publisher Unveils Sponsored Screenings

08/24/2012 Comment
Courtesy of Ignatius Press

– Courtesy of Ignatius Press

ARLINGTON, Texas — The first feature-length theatrical motion picture on the life of St. Augustine has its official U.S. premiere in Texas next week. The film’s distributor, Ignatius Press, hopes to bring it to screens across the country using a hosted-screening program.

The official premiere of Restless Heart: The Confessions of Augustine takes place Aug. 29 at the Catholic Marketing Network Trade Show, which is being held in Arlington, Texas. Many Catholic leaders and retailers will have an opportunity to see the film there for the first time.

Restless Heart, originally titled St. Augustine, was directed by award-winning Canadian director Christian Duguay and was co-produced by...READ MORE

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Genuine Scandal and Pharisaical Scandal: John Haas on the Record (8805)

Ethics challenges and the need for transparency for Catholic agencies increase as public-health organizations and government regulators adopt policies hostile to Church teaching.

08/24/2012 Comments (1)

– Courtesy of the National Catholic Bioethics Center

John Haas is a moral theologian, a member of the Pontifical Academy for Life and the president of the National Catholic Bioethics Center, which helps U.S. Catholic dioceses and Church-affiliated hospitals and social agencies address a host of challenges, from regulations like the federal contraception mandate to partnerships and mergers with non-Catholic institutions that don’t adhere to Church teaching on life issues and same-sex unions.

Recently, the National Catholic Bioethics Center was drawn into an explosive controversy involving the decision by Catholic Relief Services to provide a grant to CARE, an international relief agency that supports access to legal abortion. CRS...READ MORE

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Dangerous Article for Boys, Churches: Houses of God-Not People, Foot Washing Confusion, and More! (2331)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

08/24/2012 Comment

The Dangerous Article for Boys. Click on the link by Martin Cothran to read this dangerous article for boys.

The Dangerous Article for Boys – Martin Cothran, Catholic Lane

Wow!: Churches are Houses of God, Not People – Fr. Simon Henry, Offerimus Tibi Domine

Foot Washing and Disobedience by Msgr. Charles Pope of the OSV Newsweekly – Big ulpit

Vatican Publishing House Signs Deal with Apple – Thomas L. McDonald, Patheos/God and the Machine

The Conquest of Poverty – Bonchamps, The American Catholic

Women Biggest Backers of Abortion Curbs in Rape Cases – Matthew Schmitz, First Things/First Thought

Economics, Reproductive Health and Integrity of the Family – Arland Nichols and Donald DeMarco, LifeSiteNews/Zenit

Where Wages Come From – Tim Shaughnessy, Catholic Vote

Why Does the...READ MORE

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Catholic-Owned Health Group, Voted 'Best Place to Work for Women,' Sues Over HHS Mandate (3443)

Owners and their Chicago business filed suit against the federal government and the state of Illinois for infringing upon their religious freedom in their business decisions.

08/24/2012 Comments (2)

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A businesswoman who has filed the most recent lawsuit against the federal contraception mandate believes that the government must respect her identity as a Catholic woman as well as a business owner.

"I’m a total, integrated person," said Mary Anne Yep, co-founder and vice president of Triune Health Group.

Yep told EWTN News on Aug. 23 that she cannot separate her identity as a woman, a business owner and a Catholic. The government cannot expect her to "carve out a portion" of herself during working hours, she said.

Yep helped found Triune Health Group in 1990, along with her husband, Christopher, who serves as the company’s president and CEO.

The company was recently named the...READ MORE

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Catholic News Agency Editor Will Lead L.A. Archdiocese Communications (758)

Editor has headed wire service the Register uses since 2010.

08/24/2012 Comment
Courtesy of Catholic News Agency

Dave Scott

– Courtesy of Catholic News Agency

Catholic News Agency's editor-in-chief, David Scott, has been tapped to lead the communications operations of the nation’s largest archdiocese.

Archbishop José Gomez has appointed Scott as his vice chancellor for communications. Scott will “direct and coordinate all internal and external communications for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles,” according to a statement released by the archdiocese Aug. 20.

The Los Angeles archdiocese spans nearly 9,000 square miles and encompasses 120 cities in southern California. It serves a Catholic population of roughly 5 million in 288 parishes and is one of world’s most diverse archdioceses, ministering to 72 different ethnic and national groups and...READ MORE

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Pro-Life Groups to Obama: Go After Planned Parenthood, the Primary Exploiter of Girls (4905)

The heads of Life Dynamics and Live Action agree with the president that ‘rape is rape.’ Now they want him to go after the organization that has been shown to cover it up.

08/23/2012 Comments (7)

Leaders of at least two pro-life organizations hope President Barack Obama meant it when he said, “Rape is rape.”

They want him to crack down on sexual exploitation of young girls, which accounts for the majority of rape-related pregnancies.

“Rape is rape,” Obama said. “And the idea that we should be parsing and qualifying and slicing what types of rape we are talking about doesn’t make sense to the American people and certainly doesn’t make sense to me.”

The president’s Aug. 20 remark responded to a now-infamous television interview aired the night before in which Missouri Republican senatorial candidate Todd Akin argued that women typically do not get pregnant as the result of...READ MORE

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