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Pollen is Proof that the Shroud is Indeed a Winding Sheet, Freedom of Worship v. Religion, and more! (4339)

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06/08/2012 Comment

Pollen is Proof that the Holy Shroud is Indeed a Winding Sheet. Click on the link by Marco Tosatti to read more.

Pollen is Proof that the Holy Shroud is Indeed a Winding Sheet – Marco Tosatti, La Stampa/Vatican Insider

Freedom of “Worship” vs. “Religion”, Again – Terry Mattingly, Get Religion

The Sins of Modernist Church Architects by Christopher Johnson of Bad Vestments - Big Pulpit

Raising Saintly Children when I’m a Big Ol’ Sinner – Rebecca Frech, Ignitum Today

Is the Sacred Host the Flesh of Christ’s Sacred Heart? – Fr. Ryan Erlenbush, New Theological Movement

Father Ranger – Donald R. McClarey, The American Catholic

UK Ordinariate Adapts Anglican Prayers for Catholic Use – Benjamin Mann, Catholic News Agency

Continuing Double Standards – David F. Pierre Jr, Catholic World Report


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On Feast of Corpus Christi, Pope Emphasizes Importance of Adoration (3477)

Following open-air Mass, the Holy Father led traditional Eucharistic procession June 7.

06/08/2012 Comment

Pope Benedict XVI says the Second Vatican Council did not reject Eucharistic adoration outside of Mass, including the Corpus Christi procession that he led June 7 Rome.

“One unilateral interpretation of the Second Vatican Council has penalized this dimension, restricting in practice the Eucharist to the moment of celebration,” the Pope said during his homily for the feast of Corpus Christi.

“In this case, the accentuation placed on the celebration of the Eucharist acted to the detriment of adoration as an act of faith and prayer addressed to the Lord Jesus, truly present in the Sacrament of the Altar,” he stated.

Pope Benedict offered an open-air Mass in the piazza outside his...READ MORE

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SDG Reviews 'Prometheus' (6409)

Ridley Scott returns to Alien territory with a sprawling sci-fi horror epic that raises big questions about life, faith and God.

06/08/2012 Comments (42)

Ridley Scott’s Alien was originally pitched by screenwriter Dan O’Bannon as “Jaws in space,” and Scott has said that he took on the effects-driven science-fiction film in part because he was impressed by Star Wars. Now, over three decades later, the 74-year-old Scott returns to Alien territory for a sprawling magnum opus with philosophical and existential aspirations as soaring as 2001: A Space Odyssey and The Tree of Life.

Alien has been called “a haunted-house movie in space,” but its driving anxieties reflect fallout from the sexual revolution, with a pervasive subtext of disordered sexuality. I think it was the Catholic writer Christopher Derrick, in Sex and Sacredness, who wrote that...READ MORE

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The Economics of Putting Family First, Sacred Music and Religious Music: a Distinction, and more! (2151)

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06/08/2012 Comment

Making a Tough Decision: The Economics of Putting Family First. Click on the link by William Gonzalez to read more.

Making a Tough Decision: The Economics of Putting Family First – William Gonzalez, Catholic Lane

Sacred Music and Religious Music, a Distinction – Dr. Jeff Mirus, Catholic Culture

Major Vatican Assault Coming In October! by The Larry D of Acts of the Apostasy - Big Pulpit

Signs of Our Faith – Randy Hain, Integrated Catholic Faith™

Walls, Pain, Filth: Asia Bibi – Royce Hood, Ignitum Today

Pope Benedict XVI Knows that This is the Age of Addiction – Damian Thompson, Catholic Herald

The Truth About God – Fr. James V. Schall SJ, Homiletic & Pastoral Review

Gay Fascism & Judicial Tyranny Strike Again – Bonchamps, The American Catholic

Putting the Vatileaks Affair in Perspective...READ MORE

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DOMA and Prop. 8: 2 Defeats for Marriage This Week (1927)

It’s looking more likely that the U.S. Supreme Court will soon be asked to decide the same-sex ‘marriage’ issue.

06/07/2012 Comments (43)

Ninth Circuit Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain wrote a blistering appeal in which he said the appeals court had declared that “animus must have been the only conceivable motivation for a sovereign state to have remained committed to a definition of marriage that has existed for millennia.”

Two recent legal court rulings may increase the likelihood that the issue of same-sex “marriage” will ultimately be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.

On June 5, the Alliance Defense Fund, a coalition of Christian attorneys, asked the Supreme Court to review the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit’s decision to not reconsider a February ruling by a federal three-judge panel that struck down Proposition 8.

In 2008, 52% of Californians voted to approve Proposition 8, a constitutional amendment that legally defined marriage as the union of one man and one woman. In 2010, a U.S. District Court judge in San Francisco said the law was unconstitutional, a ruling that was later backed...READ MORE

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The Sacred Heart as a Model for Your Heart, Helping Sex Abuse Victims Find Peace, and much more! (1753)

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06/07/2012 Comment

The Sacred Heart as a Model for Your Heart. Click on the link by Fr. Ryan Erlenbush to read more.

The Sacred Heart as a Model for Your Heart - Fr. Ryan Erlenbush, New Theological Movement

Helping Sex Abuse Survivors Find Peace and Healing - Mary DeTurris Poust, OSV Newsweekly

What is Happening in the Vatican? by Robert de Mattei of Rorate Cæli - Big Pulpit

Sons of Cain: An Excerpt - Stacy Trasancos PhD, Catholic Sistas

Reason for Protestant Pastors Conversions? Authoritative Truth - Marcus Grodi, From Our Back Porch

Obama Working Willfully To Undermine Hierarchical Catholic Church - Tim Shipe, The American Catholic

Islamists Film Horrific Beheading of a Christian Convert in Tunisia - Dylan Parry, A Reluctant Sinner

How NFP will Help Us Survive the Zombie Apocalypse -...READ MORE

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Prenda and Live Action Videos Amplify the Conversation About Sex-Selective Abortions in the U.S. (5038)

Group continues undercover videotaping, as Congress fails to pass law prohibiting procedure.

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Meiqian He, a graduate student in Boston, estimates that more than 99% of her classmates in Lanzhou, China, came from families where they were the only child. She remembers the excitement in high school once, when there was a boy with a brother.

“Wow, that’s so amazing, you have [a] brother,” said He. “We just admire this person — just for having another brother.”

The People’s Republic of China and their one-child-per-family policy is a common association that U.S. Americans have with sex-selective abortions, even though, technically, the practice is illegal in that country. In contrast, there is no federal protection against abortions on the basis of gender in the United States.


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Expert Advice on "Breastfeeding", A Martyr Pope Concerned about Chapel Veils, and more! (1762)

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06/07/2012 Comment

Expert Advice on “Breastfeeding”. Click on the link by Dr. Stacy Trasancos PhD to read more.

Expert Advice on “Breastfeeding” - Stacy Trasancos PhD, The American Catholic

Saint Linus: A Martyr Pope Concerned about Chapel Veils - Dr. Taylor Marshall, Canterbury Tales

Vatileaks?: Nothing but Cardinal Burke's Analysis of the NeoCatechumenal Way by Dylan Parry of A Reluctant Sinner - Big Pulpit

Teaching Prayers to Young Children - Rachel M, Catholic Sistas

Summer Reading - Anna Williams, Ignitum Today

Keeping Faith with Your Grandchildren - Bill Dodds, Catholic Lane

Shadows Fall (Mark 14:12-25) - Fr. John Bartunek, Catholic Spiritual Direction

Pope Challenges Bishops To Revive Christian Culture - Fr. Simon Henry, Offerimus Tibi Domine

The Cristeros and Us - George...READ MORE

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