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Beauty has Pride of Place, A Remedy to Idolatry, What is "Rupture", and much more! (3013)

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06/27/2011 Comment

Do you want to know the most effective and radical remedy against Idolatry? Read Father Roger Landry's post!

Beauty Has Pride of Place - Father Bevil Bramwell O.M.I., The Catholic Thing

Spiritual Dictionary: Intention - Dan Burke, Catholic Spiritual Direction

Before the Lord, No Room for Pride - Sister Lisa Marie Doty F.D.C.C., Nunspeak

Israel’s Ambassador to the Holy See Praises Pius XII in Saving Jews - Lisa Palimieri-Billig, La Stampa/Vatican Insider

The Most Effective & Radical Remedy Against Idolatry - Father Roger Landry, The Integrated Catholic Life ™

The Unhidden Faith of Lady Falkland - Peter Freeman, Crisis Magazine

“Western Mass” Stopped Deo Gratias - Father Tim Finigan, The Hermeneutic of Continuity

Defending Vatican II by Making “Rupture” Mean its Opposite - David Werling, Ars...READ MORE

Filed under "western mass", authoritarianism, beauty, idolatry, intention, lady falkland, new hampshire, pope pius xii, pride, pro-life

Israeli Ambassador Praises Pope Pius XII, Transubstantiation, Adoratio 2011, and much more! (3642)

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06/25/2011 Comment

A portrait of the Venerable Pope Pius XII.

Israeli Ambassador Praises Pope Pius XII as a Protector of Jews - Lisa Graas

Transubstantiation, Hard to Believe? - Marcellino D’Ambrosio Ph.D., The Integrated Catholic Life™

. . .Reginaldus: four reasons why the Bread of Life Discourse cannot be a metaphor. . .

. . .John Bergsma: eating the Flesh of the Messiah: The Feast of Corpus Christi. . .

Freedom of Religion & Human Rights - Mary Ann Glendon, La Stampa/Vatican Insider

Report on Adoratio 2011 A.D., Cardinal Ranjith, & More - Rorate Cæli

Rock Solid - Michael Coren, The Catholic Thing

“Why Catholics are Right” by Michael Coren - Father Tim Finigan, The Hermeneutic of Continuity

Oh, How We Love to Celebrate! - Louie Verrecchio,...READ MORE

Filed under adoratio 2011, art, beauty, captain myles w. keogh, catholic blogosphere, corpus christi, fr. william l. norvel, freedom of religion, human rights, josephites

Statement of the Bishops of New York State (6064)

'This definition cannot change. ... Some will attempt to enact government sanctions against churches and religious organizations that preach these timeless truths.'

06/25/2011 Comments (57)

The following statement was issued by the bishops of New York state after the New York state Legislature passed a bill June 24 legalizing same-sex “marriage.”

The passage by the Legislature of a bill to alter radically and forever humanity’s historic understanding of marriage leaves us deeply disappointed and troubled.
We strongly uphold the Catholic Church’s clear teaching that we always treat our homosexual brothers and sisters with respect, dignity and love. But we just as strongly affirm that marriage is the joining of one man and one woman in a lifelong, loving union that is open to children, ordered for the good of those children and the spouses themselves. This definition cannot...READ MORE

Filed under new york bishops, new york state, same-sex 'marriage', timothy dolan

What is The Pallium, 17th Century Martyr's Corpse Found in 20th Century, and much more! (3905)

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06/25/2011 Comment

What is the Pallium that the Pope places on the Cardinal?

In New York, A (Temporary) Setback for Marriage - Thomas Peters, Catholic Vote/American Papist

. . .Matthew Archbold: “gay marriage” passes in New York State. . .

The Pallium, the Story of a Cloak - Andrea Tornielli, La Stampa/Vatican Insider

The 17th-Century Martyr Whose Corpse was Found in the 1920s - Catholic Herald

The Preferential Option for the Poor - R. R. Reno, First Things

Superb Bible Study on YouTube, Learning from a Great Teacher - Monsignor Charles Pope, Archdiocese of Washington

We’ve Lost that “Thinking” Feeling - Dennis Buonafede, The Integrated Catholic Life™

Is it Okay to Date Multiple People? - Anthony Buono, 6 Stone Jars

If Ad Writers Were Only Allowed To Marry!...READ MORE

Filed under "gay marriage", authority, bible study, courting, dating, logic, new york state, preferential option for the poor, reason, religious freedom

The World of the Church Fathers (4623)

Saturday Book Pick: Jimmy Akin’s ‘Essential Guide’ to Patristics

06/25/2011 Comments (5)

Once upon a time, Catholics (in contrast to Protestants) were not well-acquainted with the Bible. Although Protestants generally remain more familiar with the Bible, Catholics today — thanks to the revised Lectionary, parish study groups and individual reading — know Scripture better than in the past.

Both Catholics and Protestants, however, share a common ignorance of Patristics, the study of the Church Fathers who lived from about A.D. 100-700.  The Orthodox and Eastern Catholics know the Fathers well, but Western Christians are largely unaware of the rich heritage of Patrology.

Jimmy Akin, a Protestant convert, Register blogger and devoted apologist with Catholic Answers, set out to...READ MORE

Filed under fathers of the church, jimmy akin, patristics

Helping Christians in the Middle East (1856)

Holy Father asks aid agency to do all it can to assist those in need.

06/24/2011 Comment

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VATICAN CITY (EWTN News/CNA) — Pope Benedict XVI met with members of an Eastern Catholic aid organization on June 24, urging them to concentrate on the survival of threatened Christian populations in the Middle East.

“I ask you to do everything possible,” Pope Benedict told members of the Reunion of Organizations for Aid to the Oriental Churches (ROACO), “to ensure that the pastors and faithful of Christ can remain in the East, where they were born, not as strangers but as citizens who bear witness to Jesus Christ as the saints of the Eastern Churches did before them.”

ROACO, which coordinates the work of several agencies providing funds to the Eastern Catholic Churches, began four days...READ MORE

Filed under christians, middle east, pope benedict xvi

Vatican Faith-Dialogue Initiative May Come to Chicago and D.C. (1730)

'The Courtyard of the Gentiles' could come to North America next year.

06/24/2011 Comments (1)

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VATICAN CITY (EWTN News/CNA) —The Vatican’s new initiative aimed at sparking dialogue with atheists and agnostics may soon be coming to North America.

Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, president of the Pontifical Council for Culture, told EWTN News in a recent interview that the “The Courtyard of the Gentiles” may come to three cities.

“Quebec in Canada, which is one of the so-called ‘most secular’ places there is, where it seems like these days the question of faith is almost bothersome,” he said. “And, also, we’re thinking about two U.S. cities: Chicago on the one hand and Washington on the other.”

The project was launched as an answer to the Pope’s call for a “New Evangelization.” It...READ MORE

Filed under agnostics, atheists, chicago, d.c., faith, the courtyard of the gentiles, vatican

St. John the Baptist, Eucharist Flash Mob, More Catholic Books for Your e-Reader, and much more! (2849)

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06/24/2011 Comment

Saint John the Baptist as depicted by famed Spanish artist El Greco.

The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist & the limbo of the Children - Reginaldus, The New Theological Movement

. . .Scripture Scholar: unless we repent, severe judgment comes on the West. . .

. . .Fr. Zuhlsdorf: snails, solfege & pyromania. . .

. . .MSNBC: ‘children of mud’ celebrate the Nativity of John the Baptist. . .

. . .Platonic Monkey: birthday of Saint John the Baptist. . .

. . .Origen: the voice which proclaims The Word. . .

. . .Frank Sheed: “It is clear, then, that John the Baptist’s mission was essential”. . .

More Catholic Books for Your e-Reader - Brandon Vogt, The Thin Veil

Flash Mob: Eucharist - Barbara, Mommy Life

. . .Reginaldus: does the Real Presence remain after...READ MORE

Filed under "gay marriage", archdiocese of milan, cardinal scola, catholic colleges, catholic schools, culture of death, e-reader, eucharist, flash mob, gendercide

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