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Free Will and Predestination, Catholics and Politics, Five New Years Resolutions, and much more! (4531)

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What Does IHS Stand For? The meaning of the Holy Name of Jesus. Click on the link by Dr. Taylor Marshall to learn more.

Free Will and Predestination - Dr. Peter Kreeft, Integrated Catholic Life™

Should An Icon Be Veiled? - David Clayton, New Liturgical Movement

5 New Year’s Resolutions for the Catholic Church in America (2012) - Saint Peter’s List

Controversy, Sainthood, and Me - Mariella Hunt, Ignitum Today

Vote in the Catholic Poll for President - The American Catholic

What Does IHS Stand For? The meaning of the Holy Name of Jesus - Dr. Taylor Marshall, Canterbury Tales

Requiem for the Third See of Christendom - Robert Spencer, Crisis Magazine

In the Footsteps of Saints - Anthony E. Clark PhD, Catholic World Report

The Mystery of Time - Msgr. Charles Pope, Archdiocese of Washington

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Carrying Anglican Patrimony Into the Catholic Church (4742)

Former Episcopal bishop of southwestern diocese, a married father and grandfather, will lead Church’s personal ordinariate for Anglicans and Episcopalians who become Catholic.

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Father Jeffrey Steenson, the first ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter in the United States.

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HOUSTON — Father Jeffrey Steenson, who was named by Pope Benedict XVI on New Year’s Day as the first to lead the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, said that the new ordinariate for former Anglicans and Episcopalians must be true to both the Catholic Church and its Anglican patrimony.

An obviously overjoyed Father Steenson, 59, who according to one report sported cufflinks with the motto “Keep Calm & Carry On,” said that Pope Benedict, who authorized ordinariates for former Anglicans and Episcopalians in 2009, had charged them to preserve certain elements of Anglican worship.

The Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham — the first one to be created — was established in...READ MORE

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A Snow-Nun, Nature of Forgiveness, Tough Work of Virtue, Catholic Beverages, and much more! (2916)

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It’s a Snow-Nun! Click on the link by Kathy Schiffer to view.

It’s a Snow-Nun! - Kathy Schiffer, Seasons of Grace

The Nature of Forgiveness, Humanly Possible? - Dr. Donald DeMarco, Integrated Catholic Life™

The Tough Work of Virtue - Jake Frost, Catholic Lane

Thomas Aquinas, Proclus, and Dionysius - Dr. Taylor Marshall, Canterbury Tales

Like I Mean It - Ryan Kraeger, Ignitum Today

Catholic Beverages: Moored by Reason and Time - Brad Miner, The Catholic Thing

2011: the 1968 of the New Evangelization - Anthony S. Layne, Outside the Asylum

The Most Influential Catholic Of 2011, The Final Results - LarryD, Acts of the Apostasy

Peru: Vatican Mediation for “Rebel University” Fails - Andres Beltramo Alvarez, La Stampa/Vatican Insider

Is It Worth It?...READ MORE

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New U.S. Anglican Ordinariate Has an Ordinary (2792)

Pope Benedict XVI appoints former Episcopal bishop. Cardinal Donald Wuerl: Ordinariate is the 'fulfillment of the hopes of many Anglicans in the United States who have longed and prayed for reconciliation with the Catholic Church.'

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WASHINGTON (EWTN News/CNA)—Pope Benedict XVI has chosen a former Episcopal bishop to lead the new U.S. ordinariate for Anglican communities wishing to enter the Catholic Church.

The Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, which was officially erected on Jan. 1, 2012, will be led by Father Jeffrey Steenson, who is a married former Episcopal bishop of the Rio Grande.

Cardinal Donald Wuerl, who had served as the Vatican’s delegate for the establishment of an ordinariate in the United States, said that he welcomed Father Steenson’s appointment “with great joy.”

The cardinal said that the creation of the ordinariate is the “fulfillment of the hopes of many Anglicans in the United...READ MORE

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Rebuilding From the Ruins: Cardinal O'Malley on the 2002 Boston Sex-Abuse Scandal, Part 2 of 2 (3204)

The Vatican point man on clergy abuse discusses early efforts to address crisis and role of same-sex attraction.

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LEADING THE WAY. Cardinal Seán O'Malley of Boston holds a candle as he leads a procession during an Easter Vigil service at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in 2006 in Boston.

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A decade ago, the Boston clergy sexual abuse crisis engulfed the archdiocese, ultimately drawing global attention to a once-hidden scourge that has destroyed the innocence of minors, shattered families, severely damaged the credibility of Church leaders everywhere and led to an estimated $1.5 billion in settlements to American survivors.

Cardinal Seán Patrick O’Malley was named archbishop of Boston in 2003. He replaced Cardinal Bernard Law, who resigned after the 2002 publication of archdiocesan personnel files revealed that clergy with credible allegations of child sexual abuse were reassigned to new parishes, rather than removed from ministry, and that parishioners were not warned about...READ MORE

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Honoring the Greatest Name (2230)

The feast of the Most Holy Name of Jesus on Jan. 3 is a beautiful celebration honoring Our Lord during the Christmas season. Jan. 1 issue feature.

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– Joseph Pronechen

The feast of the Most Holy Name of Jesus on Jan. 3 is another beautiful celebration honoring Our Lord during the Christmas season.

Reverence for the Holy Name is found in the Old Testament in Psalms such as 99:3 — “Let them praise your great and awesome name; holy is he!” — and in Mary’s Magnificat, she prays, “… and holy is his name.”

That honor goes to him every day with churches named after this title, including Holy Name of Jesus Parish in Stamford, Conn.

Thousands of daily rail commuters going to and from Manhattan may not realize this church is less than a two-block walk from the Stamford railroad station, but the many parishioners and visitors who do find this church surely get a...READ MORE

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Pope Benedict: Jesus Is the Path to Peace (1990)

The Holy Father discusses Christ's example and the Christian models of Mary, the Mother of God, and the Holy Family.

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VATICAN CITY (EWTN NEWS/CNA)—Pope Benedict XVI marked 2012’s Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God with a proclamation of the peace that is found in her son, Jesus Christ.

“As St. Paul says, ‘He is our peace,’ and at the same time the ‘way’ by which individuals and peoples can reach this goal to which we all aspire,” the Pope said in his homily on the Jan. 1 feast day, which coincided with the Church’s 45th annual World Day of Peace.

The Pope welcomed pilgrims, Church leaders and international dignitaries to St. Peter’s Basilica for the year’s first public papal Mass. He told them that peace, “in the highest and fullest sense, is the sum and synthesis of all blessings” given by God.


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Miracles, Episcopalians Have a New Home in the Catholic Church, A Circumsized Christ, and much more! (2632)

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Miracles. Click on the link by Marc Barnes to read more.

Miracles - Marc Barnes, Ignitum Today

Seven Reasons Why Christ was Circumcised - Dr. Taylor Marshall, Canterbury Tales

Episcopalians Have a New Home in the Catholic Church - Tito Edwards, Houston Chronicle/Houston Belief

Catholic New Media: The New Evangelizers - Brandon Vogt, The Thin Veil

VirtuousPla.net is Now Ignitum Today - The American Catholic

JP2 Boyhood Jewish Friend, Jerzy Kluger, Passes Away - Daily Telegraph

Susan Boyle: Still Fascinating - Vanessa Barnes, Gulf Coast Catholic

The Threat to Religious Liberty is Both Real & Growing - Msgr. Charles Pope, Archdiocese of Washington

Understanding Christ’s Humanity and Divinity - Joe Heschmeyer, Shameless Popery

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