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Prayer . . . On a Daily Basis (2302)

Saturday Book Pick: Bert Ghezzi's Adventures in Daily Prayer

06/18/2011 Comment

Personal prayer is something that unites all human beings in pursuit of a relationship with God.

In his book, Adventures in Daily Prayer: Experiencing the Power of God’s Love, Bert Ghezzi provides a delightful and meaningful recollection of his methodology for achieving a prayerful relationship with God in his daily life.

Ghezzi, a popular author and speaker who has written some 20 books, indicates through his own personal experiences and his own spiritual journey the methods of prayer that have been successful in his own development and shares them with his readers. Most significantly, the book allows us to participate in the spiritual exercises of Ghezzi: Anecdotes culled from four...READ MORE

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60 Artworks Will Honor Pope's 60th Ordination Anniversary (2541)

Vatican exhibit will include music from composer Ennio Morricone, who has written for The Mission and The Untouchables films.

06/17/2011 Comments (1)
CNA; official exhibit program

– CNA; official exhibit program

VATICAN CITY (EWTN News/CNA) —The Vatican will celebrate Pope Benedict’s 60th anniversary of priestly ordination with an exhibition featuring 60 artists from around the world.

Pope Benedict was ordained to the priesthood, along with his brother Georg, in the Bavarian town of Freising on June 29, 1951.

Details of the anniversary exhibition entitled “The Splendor of Truth, the Beauty of Love” were unveiled in Rome June 17.

“We wanted to think of a very fluid and generic theme closely connected to the papacy of Benedict XVI — on the one hand truth and on the other charity,” explained the head of the Pontifical Council for Culture, Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi.

“It’s almost like a card of...READ MORE

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Catholic Apps & New Media, June Is Sacred Heart of Jesus Month, Spiritual Motherhood, and more! (2598)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

06/17/2011 Comment

The New Evangelization meets the New Media!

British Pilgrims Get Ready for World Youth Day - Catholic Herald

Catholicism, Apps and New Media - Elizabeth Scalia, Patheos/The Anchoress

About Spiritual Motherhood - Sister Lisa Marie Doty F.D.C.C., Nunspeak

June: Month of Sacred Heart of Jesus, Saint Claude de la Colombière - Dylan Parry, A Reluctant Sinner

Collateral Damage: Accusing Innocent Priests - Boston Catholic Insider

The Pantheon - The Mad Monarchist

The Beatitudes from the Gospel According to Luke, Tertia Pars - Jake Tawney

Catholic University of America Trusts Its Students - Patrick J. Reilly, Crisis Magazine

Challenges for the Caritas Network - Matthew Hanley, The Catholic Thing

An Evangelical Disproves...READ MORE

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Archbishop Fisichella Discusses the Council for the New Evangelization (2338)

06/17/2011 Comments (1)

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On the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul last year, Pope Benedict XVI made a surprise announcement: the creation of a new Vatican office dedicated entirely to promoting the New Evangelization.

The focus of the new pontifical council is on those countries, located primarily in the West, where secularism has taken hold. In May, the new department began to take shape with the appointment of a team of consultors and a secretary and under secretary.

The Holy Father has asked Archbishop Rino Fisichella to run the council. He spoke with Rome correspondent Edward Pentin in May about the aims and mission of the new council — the first completely new department a pope has created since Blessed John...READ MORE

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Bishops' 'Made for Life' Video Defends Marriage (2056)

Second film in USCCB series to promote the union of one man and one woman.

06/17/2011 Comments (3)

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WASHINGTON (CNA) — A new video from the U.S. bishops’ conference gives married couples’ reflections on marriage issues, the place of children and the complementary nature of the union of a man and a woman. Openness to children, it says, has a “major impact” on the Catholic view towards proposals to redefine marriage.

Bishop Salvatore Cordileone of Oakland, Calif., chair of the Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage, announced the new video, Made for Life, during his report to the U.S. bishops at their June 2011 meeting in Seattle.

“Our culture is one that often forgets the sacred gift of the child, and, in so doing, it also fails to recognize the vital importance of a...READ MORE

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North Carolina Says 'No' to Planned Parenthood (3275)

State Legislature cuts $500,000 in grants to abortion provider.

06/17/2011 Comments (2)

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RALEIGH, N.C. (EWTN News) — The North Carolina Legislature overrode a veto by Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue on June 15 to approve a state budget that strips public funds from abortion provider Planned Parenthood. One pro-life advocate praised the move as a sign that Americans don’t want to “subsidize abortionists.”

The budget eliminates about $500,000 in grants for Planned Parenthood contraception and teenage-pregnancy-prevention programs, the Carolina Journal reports.

It also saves $50,000 by eliminating the State Abortion Fund. The fund financed abortions for residents to end a pregnancy which results from rape or incest or which endangers the life of the mother, according to the North...READ MORE

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SDG Reviews 'Mr. Popper's Penguins' (5825)

Broken-family film mangles beloved children’s book.

06/17/2011 Comments (9)
20th Century Fox

– 20th Century Fox

As a kid I enjoyed Richard and Florence Atwater’s 1938 children’s book Mr. Popper’s Penguins, and I’ve read it aloud to my own kids. It’s an endearing if somewhat lumpy story about a small-town man who dreams of faraway places he will never visit and is delighted when a famous world explorer sends him a penguin, a souvenir of the frozen expanses of the South Pole that he knows only from documentaries.

While the Atwaters’ book is not exactly a classic, it’s beloved by generations of readers — but not by the people who have brought you this big-screen adaptation starring Jim Carrey. The makers of this film do not love Mr. Popper’s Penguins. At all. It’s hard to believe that this junk was...READ MORE

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US Ordinariate News!, Who Were The Knights Templar, Facebook Vatican Wars, and much more! (3326)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

06/17/2011 Comment

In A.D. 1118, during the reign of Baldwin II of Jerusalem, Hugues de Payens and eight companions bound themselves by a perpetual vow, taken in the presence of the Patriarch of Jerusalem, to defend the Christian kingdom. Baldwin accepted their services and assigned them a portion of his palace, adjoining the temple of the city; hence their title "pauvres chevaliers du temple" (Poor Knights of the Temple). At the Council of Troyes (1128 A.D.) the Knights Templars adopted the Rule of St. Benedict. They also adopted the white habit of the Cistercians, adding to it a red cross.

U.S. Ordinariate Update: Cardinal Wuerl Reports on Progress - Nancy Frazier O’Brien, Catholic News Service

. . .The Catholic Knight: U.S. Anglican Ordinariate emerges. . .

Who Were The Knights Templar? - Nick Squires, The Telegraph

“Who Do You Say I Am?” - Peter Kreeft, Ignatius Insight Scoop

Vatican Wars!  The Latest Lame Facebook Game - LarryD, Acts of the Apostasy

Report Exposes ‘Hook-up’ Culture on Catholic Campuses - Cardinal Newman Society

Can this Desecration, the Vienna “Western Mass”, Be Allowed? - Father Tim Finigan, The Hermeneutic of Continuity

A Problem Larger than Anthony Weiner - Christina King, Catholic Lane

Rick Perry’s Catholic Problem - Joshua Mercer, Catholic...READ MORE

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