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The Soul of Evangelization (2529)

Saturday Book Pick: Father McCloskey on Cardinal George

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Cardinal Francis George of Chicago has written an insightful new book entitled God in Action: How Faith in God Can Address the Challenges of the World.

Cardinal George has a degree in philosophy and a unique global perspective as a religious and former vicar general of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate in Rome.

He recently finished his term as president of the U.S. Conference of Catholics Bishops, suc-ceeded by the archbishop of New York, Timothy Dolan.

Cardinal George is now approaching his last years as the archbishop of Chicago, one of the largest and most challenging archdioceses in the country. He has made his imprint most clearly in his insistence on sound teaching (not...READ MORE

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Revelation, Sacred Tradition, the Magisterium, Relationship with Jesus, Dogma, and much more! (3323)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

09/16/2011 Comments (1)

Revelation, Sacred Tradition, & the Magisterium. Click on the link by Francis J. Beckwith to learn more.

Revelation, Sacred Tradition, & the Magisterium - Francis J. Beckwith, The Catholic Thing

Leading Maynooth Theologian Decries Disintegration of the Irish Church.in 1978! - Shane, Lux Occulta

Relationship with Jesus? - Brent Stubbs, Almost Not Catholic

Questions about Images and Statues of Mary - Godwin Delali Adadzie, Catholic Fiction

Why are We Stuck with the Clumsy Old Version of the Agnus Dei? - William Oddie, Catholic Herald

Dogma and Relationship - JC, The Nicene Guys

Doing the Unthinkable - Dyna, VirtuousPla.net

Heaven Help the Aged - Ken Connor, Catholic Lane

Mama, Dress Up! - Theresa Thomas, Integrated Catholic Life™

Study: Startling Data Regarding Catholic Internet Sites -...READ MORE

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The U.K. Still Loves the Pope (2181)

'Pope Benedict XVI came, saw and conquered,' Cardinal Keith O’Brien of St. Andrews and Edinburgh said on the first anniversary of the papal visit to the U.K.

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EDINBURGH, Scotland (EWTN News/CNA)—“Pope Benedict XVI came, saw and conquered,” Cardinal Keith O’Brien of St. Andrews and Edinburgh said on the first anniversary of the papal visit to the U.K.

“That call must echo in our own minds as we go forward, evermore confidently living the Christian message in our country and endeavoring to hand on the love of Jesus Christ as effectively as we can to the other peoples in Scotland and, indeed, throughout the world,” Cardinal O’Brien told EWTN News on Sept. 16.

Despite prior predictions of doom and disinterest, Pope Benedict’s visit to Scotland and England is now widely accepted as one of the high points of his six-year pontificate.

It began in...READ MORE

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Stewarding Social Security to a Secure Future (2843)

Is the current debate missing the point, and how does subsidiarity fit in?

09/16/2011 Comments (4)
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Florida Sen. Marco Rubio spoke this August at the Reagan Library on “the proper role of government,” emphasizing “prosperity and compassion” as priorities.

The freshman senator said those of us raised in “Ronald Reagan’s America” are now being called to leadership, to make tough decisions about America’s future. He was plenty hard on his own party. And he talked about entitlement reform.

As he has before, he offered that his mother benefits from the program. And he’s not about to do anything that is going to hurt her. She paid into the system, after all.

But that system cannot be sustained as things are going. The program operates on a loss, and increasingly so.

This was, in many...READ MORE

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Diocese Says Father Pavone Is a Priest in Good Standing (25149)

Update: New letter issued.

09/16/2011 Comments (127)

Father Frank Pavone

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Story Update: On Sept. 15, Msgr. Harold Waldow, vicar of clergy and moderator of the Curia for the Amarillo, Texas, Diocese, issued a clarification about the matter in a letter:  “As the vicar of clergy for the Diocese of Amarillo and the moderator of the Curia, I want to publically state that Rev. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life is a priest in good standing with the Roman Catholic Church. He has all the faculties for ministry that every priest of our diocese has in and for the Diocese of Amarillo. I would also like to clarify a point that because there is a dispute about the auditing process and the complete audit for all the entities of Priests for Life, Rachel’s Vineyard, and the...READ MORE

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Pope's Travel Plans to Germany Continue, Despite Boycott Threats (2215)

The German media has reported that dozens of left-wing parliament members are planning to boycott or walk out of the Pope’s address to Berlin’s parliament next week in protest of the Catholic Church’s teachings on certain issues, such as homosexuality.

09/16/2011 Comments (4)

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VATICAN CITY (EWTN News/CNA)—Pope Benedict XVI will continue with plans to address the German parliament next week, despite the threat of a boycott by dozens of legislators.

“It would please us if the speech were to be received by the whole assembly,” said Vatican spokesman Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, adding that “if instead others disagree, it is not something that concerns us. The Pope will speak to those present.”

Father Lombardi’s Sept. 16 comments came during a briefing ahead of Pope Benedict’s visit to Germany, Sept. 22-25.

In recent weeks the German media has reported that dozens of left-wing parliament members are planning to boycott or walk out of the Pope’s address to...READ MORE

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'Citizen Kane,' André Bazin and the 'Holy Moment' (3666)

The celebrated classic is now 70. How a revolutionary Catholic film critic almost singlehandledly sealed its reputation as the “Greatest Movie Ever” — and invented film studies.

09/16/2011 Comments (12)

Editor’s note: Hear the Register’s film critic on today’s Register Radio episode.

Everyone knows that Citizen Kane — celebrating its 70th anniversary with this week’s three-disc Blu-ray debut — enjoys a bulletproof reputation as “The Greatest Movie Ever Made.” It’s probably topped more all-time-greatest films lists than any other film in history, including the British magazine Sight & Sound’s decennial critics’ polls for the last five decades, among many others. Regular readers may know that the 1995 Vatican film list included Citizen Kane among the 15 unranked titles noted for outstanding artistic significance.

It’s also well known that the movie’s initial reception wasn’t quite so...READ MORE

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A Cure for a Child's Boredom, Creation and Contingency, Feminist turned Catholic, and much more! (1916)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

09/16/2011 Comment

I Was a Teenage Feminist: My Journey Back to Mother Church. Click on the link by Why I'm Catholic to read more on this converts story.

The Saint Who Dreamed of a Tree Stretching Across Ireland - Catholic Herald

Quaeritur: Host Became Stuck in my Throat, Did I Commit Sacrilege? - Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, WDTPRS?

The Cure for Your Child’s Boredom? - Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur, Catholic Lane

The Shrinking Catholic Influence - Dr. Paul Kengor, Catholic Exchange

America, France, and Religious Freedom - Lisa Graas

Couple To Permanently Lose Children for Being Overweight - Patrick Archbold, Creative Minority Report

Demoting Humans - Jaime Septien, Zenit

New Translation: Eucharistic Prayer II, Part III - Jake Tawney, Roma locuta est

Creation and Contingency - JC Sanders, VirtuousPla.net

Stained Glass and the Book of Revelation...READ MORE

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