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Helping Widows, The Importance of Fathers, Saying "I Believe in Public", and much more! (2275)

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06/16/2011 Comment

Is there an animus towards Christians at Google?

Church’s Ministry to Widows: The Opportunities, Challenges - Emily Stimpson, Our Sunday Visitor

The Importance of Fathers in Our Search for God - Archbishop Charles Chaput O.F.M. Cap., Catholic Lane

Hungary’s New Constitution Protects Life from Conception - CatholicCulture.org

What?! Pope Benedict’s Berlin Mass Moved to Nazi Olympic Stadium!? - Dylan Parry, A Reluctant Sinner

Catholic League Responds to David Letterman’s Remark About Priests - Lisa Graas

Google Holidays Revisited - Tom Hoopes, Catholic Vote

Philadelphia Catholic Clergy Abuse Trial Update - TheMediaReport.com

Cardinal Ratzinger: A Liturgy With No Kneeling is. . . - Father Simon Henry, Offerimus Tibi Domine

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Pope: Follow Elijah's Example (2329)

'Let us be ever more convinced of the power of intercessory prayer, so that we can help all people to know the one true God, to turn away from every form of idolatry, and to receive the grace offered to us on the wood of the cross and in the fire of the Holy Spirit,' Benedict said.

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VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) — “When God disappears, man falls into the slavery of idolatry,” Pope Benedict XVI said at his June 15 general audience in St. Peter’s Square, the sixth Wednesday audience delivered by the Holy Father on the topic of prayer.

This phenomenon, he said, is clearly “shown by the totalitarian regimes of our time and with various forms of nihilism, which make man dependent on idols and idolatry, which enslave.”

The Pope said that this “seduction” of “the illusion of being able to ‘serve two masters’” has been a “constant temptation to believers” throughout salvation history.

To make his case, Pope Benedict drew upon the Old Testament story of the prophet Elijah....READ MORE

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Rules for Chaste Dating, 100 Year Old Prophecy, Massive Christ of the Pacific Statue, and much more! (3359)

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06/15/2011 Comment

A massive 'Christ of the Pacific' statue will be unveiled in Lima, Peru on June 29 of this year. It will be similar in size and scope to that of the 'Christ the Redeemer' statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Dating Rules: 10 Rules for Chaste Dating - Father C. John McCloskey, Catholic Lane

I Have Seen the Future of the English Catholic Church & it’s in Soho - Damian Thompson, The Telegraph/Holy Smoke

Another Great Convert & a 100 Year Old Prophecy - Richard Collins, The Guild of Blessed Titus Brandsma

Why Tongues of Fire? - Michael Barber, The Sacred Page

Three Personalities in God, an I of the Father & an I of the Son & an I of the Holy Ghost - Reginaldus, The New Theological Movement

Official Center for English-Speaking Pilgrims at World Youth Day, Madrid - Knights of Columbus

The Future of Catholic Schools Depends on Bold & Creative Initiatives - Monsignor Charles Pope, Archdiocese of...READ MORE

Filed under catholic schools, chaste dating, christ of the pacific, family, gay "marriage", lima, liturgical chant, msgr. robert hugh benson, peru, prophecy

New York Marriage Vote Looms (2087)

Archbishop Dolan is concerned lawmakers might 'reinvent the very definition' of the God-designed institution.

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NEW YORK (CNA) — New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan is concerned that state senators might “reinvent the very definition” of marriage — society’s basic institution — as five more lawmakers pledged to support a same-sex “marriage” bill.

“Not every desire, urge, want or chic cause is automatically a ‘right,’” the archbishop explained in his June 14 blog post titled “The True Meaning of Marriage.” True freedom, he said, is not “the license to do whatever we want, but the liberty to do what we ought.”

Later that day, Gov. Andrew Cuomo presented the “Marriage Equality Act” to the state Legislature after a key Republican senator voiced support for it. Four Democrats who previously voted...READ MORE

Filed under archbishop timothy dolan, definition of marriage, gov. andrew cuomo, marriage, new york state, same-sex 'marriage', same-sex couples

John Paul II Relic Comes to Krakow (2304)

New blessed's blood finds home in city where JP2 served as archbishop.

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KRAKOW, Poland (CNA) — A reliquary of Blessed Pope John Paul II’s blood has been placed in the altar of a new church in Krakow named for him.

Krakow is the city where he rose from being a parish priest to archbishop.

Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz of Krakow said in a Mass that the blood recalls the sacrifice John Paul II made in serving Christ when he was shot by a Turkish gunman in 1981.

He also invoked Pope John Paul II’s slogan: “Be not afraid!”

Leading churchmen in attendance at the ceremony included apostolic nuncio Archbishop Celestino Migliore, Archbishop Kazimierz Nycz of Warsaw, Cardinal Franciszek Marcharski and Cardinal Stanslaw Nagy, according to the John Paul II Institute.

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Marriage Works (3076)

Filling the information news gap on marriage and religion.

06/15/2011 Comments (3)
Courtesy of the Marriage and Religion Research Institute.

Patrick Fagan

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Patrick Fagan is the director of the Marriage and Religion Research Institute (MARRI). A clinical psychologist by training, he decided to create the institute because research showing the positive impact of religion and marriage was being underreported or ignored by the popular media, policymakers and public figures.

A growing body of research shows marriage and religious practice improve the lives of parents and children — and society as a whole. The enormous impact of religious attendance on the school success of poor black children is just one example.

MARRI conducts its own research, but its biggest project is to synthesize the research of others and produce, over the next 10 years,...READ MORE

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Pope Receives 60th Anniversary Gifts (2081)

Benedict presented church replicas for priestly ordination milestone.

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ROME (CNA/EWTN News) — Pope Benedict XVI received replicas of the six most significant churches of his life to mark the 60th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood.

The day will be celebrated on June 29, the solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul.

The nine-foot-tall replicas were built by members of the Equestrian Union of Upper Bavaria. They are of the Cathedrals of Munich and Freising and the churches of Altotting, Birkenstein, Aschau and St. Georg von Traunstein and Bad Tolz.

Pope Benedict XVI was ordained to the priesthood on June 29, 1951, together with his brother, Msgr. Georg Ratzinger, at the Cathedral of Freising.

The miniature replicas were transported to the Vatican by...READ MORE

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Thomas Aquinas College is the Most Popular School, Blogger Cliches to Avoid, and much more! (3645)

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06/15/2011 Comment

The interior of the chapel on the most excellent Catholic College in America, Saint Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, California.

The War on Clichés, Raising Awareness for Bloggers - Father Tim Finigan, The Hermeneutic of Continuity

Thomas Aquinas College Most Popular College with Alumni & Applicants - Cardinal Newman Society/Campus Notes

Cardinal Appoints Next Boston Vicar General - Boston Catholic Insider

June 15, Feast of Saint Germaine Cousin, Ora Pro Nobis! - Theresa Rita, Zeal

G.K. Chesterton: An Appreciation - Mark Shea, Headline Bistro

The Feast of Chesterton - Kevin O’Brien, Theater of the Word Incorporated

Chesterton & the “Paradoxy” of Orthodoxy - Carl E. Olson, Ignatius Insight

Caught in Awe - Sister Lisa Marie Doty F.D.C.C., Nunspeak

Liturgical Minimalism & Combatting Heresy - Kate Edwards,...READ MORE

Filed under cardinal newman society, catholic blogosphere, catholic university of america, g.k. chesterton, marriage, new media, st. germaine cousin, thomas aquinas college, us news & world report

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