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Former Imam Converts to Catholicism, Analyzing the Reason Rally, IVF’s Barren Wasteland, and more! (4795)

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This is not the actual Imam, just a representation of an Imam.

Former Imam Faces Persecution for Converting to Catholicism. Click on the link by Maria Gomes to read more.

– This is not the actual Imam, just a representation of an Imam.

Former Imam Faces Persecution for Converting to Catholicism - Maria Gomes, AsiaNews.it

Analyzing the Reason Rally - Ben, Two Catholic Men and a Blog

IVF’s Barren Wasteland - Judie Brown, Catholic Lane

New Graphic Novel Features Adoration and Catholic Devotions - Ed West, Catholic Herald

How Old Roman Calendar System Worked and It's Relation to the Liturgy - Fr. Z's Blog

Nature of the Church and Importance of Lay Action - Archbishop Charles J. Chaput OFM Cap, Catholic Philly

Development of the (Canon) Law? - Father Stuart MacDonald JCL, Musings of a Canonist

October Baby Actress Finds Healing on Set at Pro-Life Movie - Jael Zeballos, LifeNews

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Pope Recalls ‘Unforgettable Days of Joy and Hope That Will Remain Etched in My Heart’ (1562)

Benedict XVI assesses his recent trips to Mexico and Cuba at April 4 general audience.

04/04/2012 Comment
Jeff Bruno

The Pope waves to the faithful in Mexico last month.

– Jeff Bruno

Pope Benedict XVI has thanked the Mexican and Cuban people for providing him with six “unforgettable days of joy and hope that will remain etched in my heart.”

“Their inexhaustible joy, expressed with loud songs and music, as well as their eyes and their gestures, expressed the strong desire of all the children of Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean to live in peace, serenity and harmony, in a more just and reconciled society,” said Pope Benedict during his April 4 general audience in St. Peter’s Square.

In keeping with his usual custom, the Pope devoted the majority of his first general audience after he traveled to Mexico and Cuba to assessing the visit.

He told the more than...READ MORE

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Notre Dame Will Review Links to Pro-Abortion Groups (3792)

Member of American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property calls out America’s premier Catholic university.

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Catholic News Agency

– Catholic News Agency

The University of Notre Dame is reviewing its summer internship policies after a Catholic organization discovered links to pro-abortion lobby groups on its website.

The American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property is an American nonprofit inspired by the work of Brazilian Catholic academic and politician Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira.

TFP’s student-action director, John Ritchie, objected in a news release to America’s most prominent Catholic university “offering” and “encouraging” its students to seek summer internships with such pro-abortion organizations as the Center for American Progress, Emily’s List, the Feminist Majority Foundation and the National Women’s Law...READ MORE

Filed under abortion, barack obama, university of notre dame

Bishops Reiterate That Mandate Recommendations Are ‘Radically Flawed’ (3195)

A new USCCB memo states that 'protecting a religious organization from being forced to act in conflict with its teaching by depriving it of the ability to act at all is no way to serve religious freedom.'

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The U.S. bishops said that the government’s latest recommendations on its federal contraception mandate fail to address religious-freedom concerns.

In a March 29 memo, they said the mandate “still forces us to act against our conscience and teaching” and that the only real solution is to allow individuals and institutions to offer insurance plans that align with their moral convictions.

No matter what mechanisms are chosen to fund and administrate the mandate, religious individuals and institutions will be prohibited from providing health coverage that is “consistent with their values,” the bishops explained.

In the memo, the bishops commented on the latest development in an ongoing...READ MORE

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Girl-Power Bible Movies, Mohammed & Charlemagne, Ex Nihilo Nihil Fit, and much more! (3278)

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Girl-Power Bible Movies! Click on the link by Sarah to read more.

Girl-Power Bible Movies - Sarah, A Beaten Copper Lamp Of Deplorable Design

Mohammed and Charlemagne: The Epilogue - Emmet Scott, New English Review

Ex Nihilo Nihil Fit - J. C. Sanders, Ignitum Today

Are We to Take the Bible “Literally”? - Joe Heschmeyer, Shameless Popery

The Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace Document On Business is Great! - Omar F. A. Gutierrez, Regnum Novum

World Trade Center Memorial: A Monument Without Hope - Brother Dominic Mary Verner OP, Dominicana

Historical and Current Challenge to be an American Catholic - Fr. Richard Gribble CSC, Homiletic & Pastoral Review

Homs: The City Once Produced a Pope - Giorgio Bernardelli, La Stampa/Vatican Insider


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‘Your God’s Wrong,’ Canadian Judge Tells Pro-Lifer (19757)

In jail for 92 days more, Mary Wagner says, ‘I am at peace.’

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Mary Wagner

A Canadian judge who appeared never to have heard of civil disobedience not only condemned pro-life hero Mary Wagner as he sentenced her for entering a Toronto abortion facility — he condemned her God as well.

A pro-abortion spokesperson approved the judge’s words but the head of the Canadian Catholic Civil Rights League said they suggested an anti-religious bias and she was considering a complaint to the Judicial Council.

“You’re wrong, and your God’s wrong,” Justice S. Ford Clements told Mary Wagner, 38, as he sentenced her to 92 days in jail for her November intrusion into a Toronto abortion business.

His comment, first reported by LifeSiteNews, who had a reporter in the...READ MORE

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The Greatest Joy in the World (2123)

April 8 issue In Person: Baltimore Archbishop-Designate William Lori Reflects on Prayer and Priesthood

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Diocese of Bridgeport

– Diocese of Bridgeport

Archbishop-designate William Lori noted that 50% of the bishops of Bridgeport, Conn., have gone on to become archbishops of Baltimore, the nation’s premier see.

“Of course, there have only been four of us” bishops of Bridgeport, he quipped at a press conference March 21.

Archbishop-designate Lori was named to the Baltimore post March 20 — 11 years after beginning his tenure as bishop of the one-county diocese in southwestern Connecticut.

Indeed, he follows a path trod by Cardinal Lawrence Shehan, who was pulled out of Bridgeport in 1961 and went on to serve as Baltimore’s archbishop until 1974. A third bishop of Bridgeport, Edward Egan, went on to become cardinal-archbishop of New...READ MORE

Filed under archbishop-designate william lori, new evangelization, religious freedom

Building a Monastery with Medieval Tech, The Mystery of the Square Halo, and much more! (2924)

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04/03/2012 Comments (1)

Building a Monastery With Medieval Tech. Click on the link by Thomas L. McDonald to read more.

Building a Monastery With Medieval Tech - Thomas L. McDonald, Patheos/God and the Machine

The Mystery of Pope Gregory IV & the Square Halo - David Clayton, New Liturgical Movement

Cross-section of Crosses and their Significance - Matthew Bunson, OSV Newsweekly

On Television: Dominican Cloistered Nuns & The Shroud? - Lauren Green, Always Catholic

Nec Laudibus Nec Timore: Blessed Clemens von Galen - Anita Moore, V for Victory!

Good & Evil: Analysis - Colin Gormley, Ignitum Today

A Book Review of Faith at Work: Finding Purpose Beyond the Paycheck - Shane Kapler, Catholic Lane

The Welfare State, Saint Paul and Pope Leo XIII - Donald R. McClarey, The American Catholic

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Filed under blessed clemens von galen, medeival tech, mystic monk coffee, pope hadrian vi, pope leo xiii, sacred scripture, same-sex "marriage", square halo, starbucks

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