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True Freedom (4460)

Saturday Book Pick: Cardinal Dolan's first e-Book takes up a timely topic: religious liberty.

07/07/2012 Comments (2)

In 1978, when I was preparing for the priesthood in Rome, I had the privilege of being present in St. Peter’s Square when the newly chosen Pope John Paul II came out on the balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica and addressed the crowd by quoting Our Lord’s words “Ne Timeas” (Do not be afraid).

I, along with the rest of the throng present, somehow sensed that the world was going to be different under this man who came “from a far country,” as he put it.

And, indeed, it did change. The Holy Spirit outdid himself by sending this epochal holy man of God to lead us through the end of the era of the Evil Empire and help us cross over into the new millennium.

Cardinal Timothy Dolan is such a...READ MORE

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Defending Your Faith Without Raising Your Voice, When Prudence is Avoidance, and Much More! (3711)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

07/06/2012 Comment

Austen Ivereigh Video Interview: Defending Faith Without Raising Your Voice. Click on the link by Brandon Vogt to view and read more.

Austen Ivereigh Video Interview: Defending Faith Without Raising Your Voice – Brandon Vogt, BrandonVogt.com

When is Prudence, Prudence & Not Avoidance? – Omar Gutierrez, Catholic Vote

Under Heavy Fire, Blankenhorn Abandons Ship by Paul Adams of the Saint Austin Review blog – Big Pulpit

“Out of Your League,” Catholic Edition – Devin Rose, St. Joseph’s Vanguard

It Takes a Church – Mary, Catholic Sistas

Holywell: A Step Closer to Heaven – Richard Collins, Linen on the Hedgerow

What if God is Unhappy with Our Praise? – Msgr. Charles Pope, Archdiocese of Washington

The Battle to Vindicate Pius XII is Being Won – Francis Phillips, Catholic Herald

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Vatican Astronomer: 'God Particle' Is Exciting But Has No Theological Bearing (5841)

'It is a wonderful piece of science,' said Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno, a researcher and spokesman at the Vatican Observatory.

07/06/2012 Comments (1)

While it has no direct bearing on theology or revelation, the scientific discovery hailed by some as the “God particle” is an important achievement, a Vatican astronomer says.

“It is a wonderful piece of science,” said Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno, a researcher and spokesman at the Vatican Observatory, in a July 5 interview with EWTN News.

On July 4, the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) publicized results suggesting it had found the elusive “Higgs boson” particle, thought to explain the physical mass of objects in the universe, by means of subatomic experiments carried on at the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva.

Brother Consolmagno said the apparent discovery of...READ MORE

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A Sculptor of the Interior Life, Paint by Number Hymns, Four Sins that Cry Out to Heaven, and More! (2047)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

07/06/2012 Comment

A Sculptor of the Interior Life. Click on the link by Christopher Blum to read and grow your spiritual life.

A Sculptor of the Interior Life – Christopher Blum, Crisis Magazine

Why, When We Have a Trove of Profound, Beautiful, & Poignant Hymns, Do We Have to Endure What is Banal, Clunky, & Silly? – Anthony Esolen, Catholic World Report

The Four Sins that Cry to Heaven (America is Four for Four) by Dr. Taylor Marshall of the Canterbury Tales blog – Big Pulpit

Another Chasuble Incorporating Venetian Lace – Shawn Tribe, New Liturgical Movement

Book Review, Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics - John Henry, The American Catholic

Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum Improvement Over Pius XII Not Enough – William Oddie, Catholic Herald

Some Anglican I Used to Know: Dr. Taylor Marshall –...READ MORE

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Frontline Faith Marks 2 Years of Providing Catholic MP3s to the Troops (4590)

Apostolate to those defending our freedom rolls out digital versions for non-Catholic Christians and for those on the homefront.

07/06/2012 Comments (11)
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U.S. Army soldiers at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan pray during a Catholic Mass on Sept. 11, 2011, marking the 10th anniversary of the al Qaeda attack on America.

– John Moore/Getty Images News/Getty Images

Cheri Lomonte assumed our men and women in uniform had ready access to a Catholic chaplain and could attend Mass every Sunday. But talking to a Marine officer’s wife, she was more than mildly shocked to learn that the military in all branches, especially those deployed, might not have a Mass or see a chaplain for weeks at a time.

Lomonte, the founder and host of Mary’s Touch radio program, felt there was a void that needed to be filled. So she founded Frontline Faith, a nonprofit organization in Austin, Texas, to fill MP3 players with faith content and send them to soldiers, especially those deployed or being deployed to the fronts.

Since launching the program on July 4 two years ago,...READ MORE

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Following Baptist 'Neighbors,' Georgia Catholic Parish Plans to Make a Movie (7002)

'Five Blocks Away' is church’s entry into filmmaking venture.

07/06/2012 Comments (14)
Courtesy of Rising Faith Productions

Kevis Antonio, writer, director and producer of Five Blocks Away.

– Courtesy of Rising Faith Productions

KENNESAW, Ga. — St. Catherine of Siena, one of the Archdiocese of Atlanta’s largest parishes, wants to be the first Catholic church in the United States to create an independent motion picture.

Following the example of Protestant churches that have come together to produce films such as Courageous and The Grace Card, St. Catherine is working on a film called Five Blocks Away. The project is being spearheaded by filmmaker Kevis Antonio, founder of Rising Faith Productions and a St. Catherine’s parishioner.

“Last year when I went to a prescreening of Courageous, I asked myself, Why don’t Catholics make films?” said Antonio, who is serving as writer, director and producer. “It’s great...READ MORE

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Robert Muise Extends His Marine Corps Oath to Law Practice (4632)

Fortnight for Freedom Profile: 'I swore to defend America against all enemies, foreign and domestic,' says founder of American Freedom Law Center.

07/05/2012 Comments (5)
Courtesy of American Freedom Law Center

– Courtesy of American Freedom Law Center

Robert Muise has spent the past 12 years in state and federal courts defending religious liberty, freedom of speech, the traditional family and the sanctity of life. In January of this year, he co-founded the American Freedom Law Center and was one of the first to file a lawsuit challenging the Health and Human Services mandate, on behalf of Priests for Life.

He spoke with Register correspondent Bob Horning.


Why did you go into law?

As a Marine officer commissioned in 1987, I took an oath “to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” My focus then was on foreign enemies. I served as an infantry officer and deployed all...READ MORE

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If Theologians Were Beers, a Selection, The Archbishop Fulton Sheen Alleged Miracle, and Much More! (1749)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

07/05/2012 Comment

If Theologians Were Beers, A Selection. Click on the link by The Idler to read more.

If Theologians Were Beers, A Selection – The Idler, Ascending Mount Carmel

Archbishop Fulton Sheen Alleged Miracle – Lisa Schmidt, The Practicing Catholic

A Homosexual Pastoral Problem by Fr. Gary Dickson of the Catholic Collar and Tie Blog – Big Pulpit

Can Church Architecture Be Sacramental? – Patrick Archbold, Creative Minority Report

Interview: SheIsCatholic – J. Q. Tomanek, Ignitum Today

Opus Dei Welcomes Potential Personal Prelature for SSPX - Christopher Gillibrand, Catholic Church Conservation

Exposing the Zach Walls Myth – Austin Ruse, The Catholic Thing

Should Catholics be Monarchists or Republicans? – Webmaster Gareth, Catholic & Welsh

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