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Silent Prayers of the Liturgy, Returning Gregorian Chant, The Late Roman Empire, and much more! (4077)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

12/30/2011 Comment

Gregorian Chant is a Sine Qua Non Condition to Return Dignity to Liturgical Music. Click on the link by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf to learn why.

Don Giuseppe Vallauri: The Silent Prayers of the Roman Liturgy - Shawn Tribe, New Liturgical Movement

Gregorian Chant is a Sine Qua Non Condition to Return Dignity to Liturgical Music - Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, What Does The Prayer Really Say?

You Should be Paying More Attention to Clinton’s Speech on Gay “Rights” - Russell Shaw, Our Sunday Visitor

The Late Roman Empire was Not the Twilight of Popular Myth - Fr. Lucie-Smith, Catholic Herald

10 Differences Between Obama and Jesus - Donald R. McClarey, The American Catholic

Spanish Civil War Produces Spain’s Newest Saints - Domenico Agasso Jr, La Stampa/Vatican Insider

Irish Youth Use Stunning Imagery of Unborn Child in Christmas Message -...READ MORE

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Put the Holy Family at the Heart of Your Family (2655)

How to Live as a Domestic Church

12/30/2011 Comment

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Every family has the perfect model in the Christmas story’s family. During the Christmas season, we celebrate the Holy Family’s feast day, which is Dec. 30 this year.
Indeed, Blessed John Paul II called the Holy Family of Nazareth “the prototype and example for all Christian families.”

In November, on his trip to Benin in West Africa, Pope Benedict XVI spoke about forming families according to God’s design and “in fidelity to his plan for Christian marriage” so they grow to be “true domestic churches.”

Back in 1981, in Familiaris Consortio (On the Role of the Christian Family in the Modern World), John Paul II discussed “establishing the family as a ‘Church in miniature’ (Ecclesia...READ MORE

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Tim Tebow Motivates, Challenges Catholics (20245)

'Polarizing' quarterback has no qualms about expressing himself prayerfully on or off the field.

12/30/2011 Comments (41)
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Quarterback Tim Tebow of the Denver Broncos is the focus of the cameras as he leaves the field after the game against the New England Patriots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Dec. 18 in Denver.

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The Denver Broncos trailed the Chicago Bears 10-0 deep into the fourth quarter in their Dec. 11 home game. Not surprisingly, Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow said a prayer on the sideline.

But this time, a microphone picked up his petition.

“Dear Jesus, I need you. Please come through for me. No matter what, win or lose, Lord, give me the strength to honor you,” said Tebow in a 10-minute feature from NFL Films that gave an up-close look of the quarterback that game day.

The successful football trail of Tebow, 24, twinned with his outspoken Christian witness, has captured the attention of the nation this fall, also making an impact with Catholics in a range of areas.

The themes of his...READ MORE

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Top 10 Things Learned About Sacred Music, Papicolist, Catholic Church Formed Western Civ, and more! (2894)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

12/30/2011 Comment

Top Ten Things I’ve Learned about Sacred Music. Click on the link by Jeffrey A. Tucker to learn more.

The Pontifical Vesting Prayers of the Usus Antiquior - Gregory DiPippo, New Liturgical Movement

MSNBC/NY Times Poll Alert: “Are Religious Rights Being Trampled on by Government?” - The American Catholic

A Commitment to Courage & Love in the New Year - Randy Hain, Integrated Catholic Life™

Top Ten Things I’ve Learned about Sacred Music - Jeffrey A. Tucker, The Chant Café

Papicolist: A New Catholic Word - Dr. Taylor Marshall, Canterbury Tales

Seven 2011 Events That Will Change the Church’s Story in America - Tom Hoopes, Gregorian Institute/Gregorian Blog

History Shows Contributions of Catholic Church to Western Civilization - Thomas E. Woods, Deseret News

Off the Mountain Top - Amanda...READ MORE

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Presidential Hopefuls: Newt Gingrich (4073)

Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, a convert to Catholicism, has evolved on life issues.

12/29/2011 Comments (19)

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WASHINGTON — Newt Gingrich got in hot water with pro-lifers when he expressed his belief that human life begins after the implantation of an embryo, not at conception.

In a now-famous interview on ABC News, Jake Tapper persisted, asking the Catholic convert if “implantation is the moment for you.” Gingrich went even further afield from the Catholic and pro-life position: “Implantation and successful implantation,” he replied.

As might be expected, the reaction from pro-lifers was intense and instantaneous.

The Gingrich campaign responded quickly to the controversy, issuing an early December statement that did not refer to the interview but affirmed that the candidate believes that human...READ MORE

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The Effectiveness of Catholic New Media, Learning from an Excommunicated Saint, and much more! (3137)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

12/29/2011 Comment

How Catholic New Media Assists the Parish and Archdiocese. Click on the link by the California Catholic Daily to learn more.

How Catholic New Media Assists the Parish and Archdiocese - California Catholic Daily

Learning from The Excommunicated Saint - Brandon Vogt, The Thin Veil

The Lie of Overpopulation - Frank Weathers, Patheos/Why I Am Catholic

Become a Certified Catholic Priest For a Low, Low Price! - Donald R. McClarey, The American Catholic

Connecting Non-connecting Dots: AP’s Horrible Job - Jeff Miller, The Curt Jester

5 Things You Should Stop Doing in 2012 - Elise, Kissing the Leper

Sharing Your Faith from Afar - Allie Terrell, Ignitum Today

Can’t We Just be Friends? - Anthony S. Layne, Outside the Asylum

Et Tu Santorum? - Julie Robison, Creative Minority Report

ObamaCare: Does the Catholic...READ MORE

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The Need for Peace and Liberty (2188)

Editorials from our Jan. 1 issue on the year that is drawing to a close.

12/29/2011 Comment

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The Pope Answers Occupy

“If you want peace, work for justice,” Pope Paul VI famously said in 1972. The aphorism, part of his Message for the World Day of Peace, soon showed up on posters and bumper stickers. Though some of the faithful viewed the sentiment as a passing fad of progressive Catholics in the 1970s, the truth remains that justice is a prerequisite for peace.

In his Message for the 45th World Day of Peace, which is observed Jan. 1, Pope Benedict XVI takes up and develops Pope Paul’s theme in his own characteristic way. Benedict alludes to the economic crises that continue to wrack the world — crises that could very well lead to serious conflicts. “It seems as if a shadow has fallen...READ MORE

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Knights of Columbus' Carl Anderson on the Catholic Vote (5532)

The faithful’s religious liberty is being eroded very subtly, the Knights of Columbus leader says.

12/29/2011 Comments (18)

Carl Anderson

– Knights of Columbus

The political season in the United States will begin in earnest Jan. 3, with the Iowa caucuses. A lot of questions remain, however.

Who will be the Republican Party nominee to face off against President Barack Obama? Who will secure the slot of vice president? What will be the key moments at the respective party conventions? And, in November, who will be the next U.S. president?

What should Catholic voters be most concerned about? For Carl Anderson, supreme knight of the Knights of Columbus and a former adviser to President Ronald Reagan, it’s important to see what the U.S. bishops are most concerned about — and, at this time, judging from a slew of public statements, their greatest...READ MORE

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