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Register's Own on Journey Home (1487)

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Dan Burke, the executive Director of the Register, will be on EWTN’s Journey Home on Monday, Nov. 7 at 8pm EST. Dan will talk with host Marcus Grodi, about his spiritual journey, which began in Judaism, matured into a living relationship with Christ in evangelical Christianity, and after 15 years of exploration found his home in the Catholic Church.

Dan has been published on the topics of teamwork, communication, corporate strategy, and technology and has a book coming out next year on the topic of spiritual direction and the interior life. His passion is serving others to deepen their relationship with Christ and his glorious Church.

If you would like to have Dan come and speak to your...READ MORE

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Venice Art Festival Prompts Visitors to Ponder Beauty and Truth (2837)

Christian themes are evident in various featured works.

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Curious art aficionados flock to the Venice Biennale, a prestigious 100-year-old art festival that is held every two years in Venice, Italy. It runs through Nov. 27.

The Venice Biennale is known as the art world’s version of the international Olympics: More than 100 countries showcase top talent in national pavilions located in charming pre-war Italian villas. 

This year’s artwork presents an instructive contrast between political agitprop, as exemplified in the American pavilion, and a new respect for spiritual themes in contemporary art, as seen in the German pavilion, where an exhibit honoring the art of Christoph Schlingensief won the “Golden Lion” for best national pavilion, the...READ MORE

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The Mass in Focus (2762)

Saturday Book Pick: New Missal, New English Translation Bring Forth New Books on the Liturgy

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Midwest Theological Forum

– Midwest Theological Forum

Liturgical Overview

By John Grondelski

With only days remaining before the most extensive changes to the prayers of the English Mass in two generations, The Mass is a very timely and important book. The book offers a liturgical, historical and spiritual overview of the Mass. It is designed to deepen one’s love for and active participation in this central act of Catholic faith while enriching one’s personal spiritual experience of the Mass.

One of the key lessons the Church should have learned from the 1969 introduction of the Novus Ordo Missae was the importance of explaining the rationale behind changes in the prayers and practices with which Catholics were long familiar. This book is clearly...READ MORE

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Avoiding Fatal Attractions, To Be Black and Catholic, Half-Truths and IVF, and much more! (4380)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

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"To Be Black and Catholic". Click on the link by Rocco Palmo to learn more.

The Revival of Catholic Musical Creativity - Jeffrey A. Tucker, The Chant Café

Avoiding Fatal Attractions - Dr. Edward Sri, Integrated Catholic Life™

Capitals Sculpted By Andrew W. Smith at Clear Creek Abbey - David Clayton, New Liturgical Movement

Anything But Anonymous: Shakespeare the Catholic - Joseph Pearce, Crisis Magazine

“To Be Black and Catholic” - Rocco Palmo, Whispers in the Loggia

Don’t Put Off Sanctity, for You Know Neither the Day Nor the Hour - Chelsea Zimmerman, VirtuousPla.net

Irish TV Defames Innocent Priest, Issues Apology - Dave Pierre, TheMediaReport.com

The Super-Magisterium of the SSPX - Anthony S. Layne, Outside the Asylum

The Problem with Half-truths and IVF...READ MORE

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Vatican Responds to Closing of Ireland's Holy See Embassy (3269)

Diplomatic relations will continue, spokesman says.

11/04/2011 Comments (6)

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VATICAN CITY — The Vatican has given a measured response to Ireland’s decision to close its embassy to the Holy See, saying it is free to do so based on what a state believes is practically possible.

The Irish government will maintain diplomatic relations with the Holy See but says it has decided to close the mission – one of the country’s oldest – as part of a cost-cutting programme prompted by the country’s budget cuts imposed by the European Union and International Monetary Fund. It has also decided to shutter its embassies in Iran and East Timor.

In a statement issued Nov. 4, Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi said: “Naturally, every state that has diplomatic relations with...READ MORE

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Judge: New Jersey Hospital Can't Force Nurses to Assist Abortions (5438)

Two were scheduled to assist at an abortion Nov. 4. The court order, which the hospital agreed to, is in effect until a Nov. 18 hearing.

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Alliance Defense Fund

Lorna Jose Mendoza is one of 12 nurses suing a New Jersey hospital for its mandate that they participate in abortions.

– Alliance Defense Fund

NEWARK, N.J. (CNA)—Federal judge Jose Linares issued a temporary restraining order on Nov. 3 that forbids a New Jersey hospital from forcing 12 nurses to assist with abortions.

“Pro-life nurses shouldn’t be forced to assist or train in services related to abortions. Federal and state law both prohibit this,” said Alliance Defense Fund attorney Matt Bowman.

The court order, which the hospital agreed to, is in effect until a Nov. 18 hearing.

Despite the upcoming hearing, Bowman called it “disturbing” that the hospital “may fight to continue violating laws that clearly protect conscience rights.”

On Oct. 31, the defense fund filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in New Jersey on...READ MORE

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Go Forth and Blog?, Episcopal Priest now Catholic Story, Facts on Purgatory, and much more! (4466)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

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Go Forth and Blog? Click on the link by Richard Collins to learn more.

Go Forth and Blog? - Richard Collins, The Guild of Blessed Titus Brandsma

The Story of an Episcopal Priest (now Catholic) - Bryan Cross, Call to Communion

Some Facts about Purgatory - Fr. Ryan Erlenbush, New Theological Movement

Steve Jobs: A Cure for Restless Hearts? - Dr. Jeff Mirus, Catholic Culture/On the Culture

Diocesan Bishops can Ordain Using the Older Rite of Ordination! - Fr. Zuhlsdorf, WDTPRS?

Openers: Why Pontiff has So Much Praise for Agnostics - John Norton, Our Sunday Visitor

Don’t Be Catholic - Brent Stubbs, VirtuousPla.net

Authority in the Education of a Human Being - Anthony Esolen, Public Discourse

On this Crock - Russell Shaw, Crisis Magazine

Which is Worst Kind...READ MORE

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Mississippi to Vote on Personhood for Unborn Babies (2575)

Election Day vote would protect life from moment of conception, but could it threaten long-term efforts to overturn Roe v. Wade?

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A pro-life activist holds a sign as he participates in the annual March for Life Jan. 22, 2009, in Washington. The push for personhood amendments has been around for several years, but never before has it had as much chance of success as it does this coming Tuesday in Mississippi.

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JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippians could redefine the national abortion debate if they vote Yes on a ballot initiative this coming Tuesday. But some Catholic and pro-life leaders are warning that passage of a personhood amendment could harm pro-life efforts in the long run.

The initiative would legally define the term “person” as including “every human being from the moment of fertilization.” 

Proposition 26 has garnered a lot of national media attention, including some international press, because it is likely to pass in this highly pro-life state, and, if so, it would be the first successful referendum of its kind.

A grassroots effort led by Les Riley collected more than 130,000...READ MORE

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