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Vatican Stresses Fidelity to Church in Evangelization of China (1098)

04/27/2012 Comment

Vatican City — The evangelization of China hinges on fidelity to the Church and the Pope, says the 5th Commission for the Catholic Church in China hosted by the Vatican April 23-25.

“Obedience to Christ and to the Successor of Peter is the presupposition of every true renewal and this applies to every category within the People of God,” read the communique issued April 26.

Although “aware of the particular difficulties of the present situation,” the commission said, “evangelization cannot be achieved by sacrificing essential elements of the Catholic faith and discipline.”

China has an estimated eight to twelve million Catholics, with about half of those people worshiping in...READ MORE

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How the Incarnation Pulled Humanity from Evil, Teaching Kids What Matter, and much more! (2777)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

04/27/2012 Comment

Five Ways the Incarnation Pulled Humanity From Evil. Click on the link by Saint Peter's List to read more.

Five Ways the Incarnation Pulled Humanity From Evil - Saint Peter's List

Teaching Kids What Matters: Ten Practical Lessons - Randy Hain, Integrated Catholic Life™

Raising the Bar: Christianity and Liberal Arts in the University - Randall B. Smith, Crisis Magazine

Why Do We Ask Saints to Pray for Us? - Dr. Taylor Marshall, Canterbury Tales

Coptic Christians: Will Resist Reimposition of Jizya Muslims to the Point of Martyrdom - Robert Spencer

#YOLO: A Christian Outlook? - Micah Murphy, Truth & Charity

Paul Ryan: A Catholic Champion For Liberty? - Bonchamps, The American Catholic

Latest Real Jesus Discovered! - Mark Shea, Patheos/Catholic and Enjoying It!

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Bishop Jenky’s Assessment of Religious Liberty Battle Raises Question About Historical Analogy (12274)

Notre Dame professor critical of colleagues’ letter calling for bishop’s resignation.

04/27/2012 Comments (38)
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Bishop Daniel Jenky of Peoria, Ill., in mid-April warned that the Obama administration’s actions limiting the religious liberty of churches and church agencies could lead to the “shutting down” of “all our public ministries,” including Catholic schools, hospitals and Newman Centers. ” But a comparison of America in 2012 to aspects of Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia upset some observers.

“Hitler and Stalin, at their better moments, would just barely tolerate some churches remaining open, but would not tolerate any competition with the state in education, social services and health care,” the bishop said at an annual Catholic men’s event in Peoria. “In clear violation of our First...READ MORE

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Welcoming Estranged Catholics Back, Amazing Stories from Purgatory, Catholic and Feminist, and more! (5297)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

04/27/2012 Comments (1)
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Welcoming Estranged Catholics Back Into the Fold. Click on the link by Brian Fraga to read and learn more.

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Welcoming Estranged Catholics Back Into the Fold - Brian Fraga, OSV Newsweekly

Amazing Stories from Purgatory and the Afterlife - Mystics of the Church

Catholic and Feminist: Can You Be Both? - Misty, Catholic Sistas

How Satan Kills Silently - Mariella Hunt, Ignitum Today

Is Wikipedia Changing the Definition of "Pro-Life"? - Fr. Z's Blog

A Tuscan Childhood - Kathleen Blum, Crisis Magazine

The Love Atheists Have For Gay Folks - Marc Barnes, Patheos/Bad Catholic

The Ark of the Covenant in Cake Form! - Thomas L. McDonald, Patheos/God & Machine

Muslim Turkish Denial and Armenian Genocide Remembrance - Andrew G. Bostom, American Thinker

How Excessive Use of Microphones...READ MORE

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SDG Reviews ‘The Pirates! Band of Misfits’ (4819)

New movie offers swashbuckling, stop-motion silliness from Aardman Animations, the creators of Wallace & Gromit and Chicken Run.

04/26/2012 Comments (11)
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Gadzooks, is this movie bonkers. I mean, really. You would never know from the trailers — the American trailers, I mean — just how outrageous it is.

It starts off more or less like any animated pirate adventure might, I guess, with a pirate ship captained by a salty bloke called the Pirate Captain (Hugh Grant) and a scruffy crew with handles like Pirate With Gout, Albino Pirate and Surprisingly Curvaceous Pirate (the last, of course, being a reference to the convention in period stories in which a woman wearing men’s clothing is unrecognizable as a woman).

But then comes a scene with the pirate crew assailing a ship called the HMS Beagle, where a lonely young bloke named, yes, Charles...READ MORE

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Trusting the Lord in Difficult Circumstances, St. Augustine on the Combox Troll, and much more! (3644)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

04/26/2012 Comment

Trusting the Lord in Difficult Circumstances. Click on the link by Maurice Blumberg to read and learn more.

Trusting the Lord in Difficult Circumstances - Maurice Blumberg, Catholic Lane

Saint Augustine on the Combox Troll - Thomas L. McDonald, Patheos/God and the Machine

Falsely Accused Priest: 'My Life Has Been Ruined' - Dave Pierre, TheMediaReport.com

Tomb of Apostle Saint Philip Found - Bible History Daily

One Flock, One Shepherd (John 10:11-18) - Fr. John Bartunek, Catholic Spiritual Direction

The Triumph of Truth Over Power - Joe Heschmeyer, Shameless Popery

How Church Modernists Prefer to Quote Pope Benedict Out of Context - Dylan Parry, A Reluctant Sinner

C.B.S.: S.N.A.P.’s David Clohessy Could Face Jail Time - Fr. Z's Blog

Getting Fired Up: The U.S.C.C.B. and President...READ MORE

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Sandra Fluke and Georgetown's Position of 'Neutrality' (5568)

President DeGioia clarifies university’s policy on contraception in letter, but won’t go public.

04/26/2012 Comments (23)
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WASHINGTON —[THIS STORY HAS BEEN UPDATED FOLLOWING THE RELEASE OF A STATEMENT TODAY BY GEORGETOWN'S PRESIDENT JOHN  DEGIOIA ]

Sandra Fluke’s crusade to reverse the anti-contraception policies of Catholic universities has made life tough for Georgetown University’s president, John DeGioia, who has found himself besieged on all sides.

Over the past month, Fluke was invited to a public university forum to discuss her views, and DeGioia has received a petition with 750 names demanding that the university reverse its policy of denying contraception in the student health plan.

But he has also received a letter from more than 100 students and alumni requesting that he hold his ground and...READ MORE

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Academics Must Matter Now, Single by Vocation, Can Business Save Your Soul?, LCWR, and much more! (4124)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

04/26/2012 Comment

Academics Must Matter Now. Click on the link by Peter Atkinson to read more.

Academics Must Matter Now - Peter Atkinson, The Browning Version

Single by Vocation - Jim Graves, Catholic World Report

Can Business Save Your Soul? - Andreas Widmer, First Things/On the Square

Has Rome Overreacted to the L.C.R.W.? - DarwinCatholic, The American Catholic

Catholic Charity Rejects Government Funding to Maintain Religious Liberty - Ben Johnson, LifeSiteNews

2.0: The Spirit of the New Evangelization - Nathaniel Gotcher, Ignitum Today

Is It Right To Maintain Schools that are Catholic In Name Only? - Deacon Nick, Protect the Pope

Parenthood is Not Just a Private Project - Jennifer Roback Morse, MercatorNet

Gay "Marriage", Incest, and Polygamy - Joe Heschmeyer,...READ MORE

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