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Society of St. Pius X Has Meeting at the Vatican: Presented Statement of Principles (2754)

The document outlines points of doctrine that the Vatican needs clarified before finally healing the decades-long rift between the two sides.

09/14/2011 Comment

VATICAN CITY (EWTN News/CNA)—The breakaway traditionalist group the Society of St. Pius X, could be offered the status of a personal prelature within the Catholic Church if it agrees to some core Church teachings outlined at a Sept. 14 meeting in Rome.

During the two-hour meeting, the superior general of the society, Bishop Bernard Fellay, was presented with a statement of principles or “doctrinal preamble” by the prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Cardinal William Leveda.

The document outlines points of doctrine that the Vatican needs clarified before finally healing the decades-long rift between the two sides. One Vatican insider told CNA that the overall offer...READ MORE

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Atheism, Quidditch and the Truth (6632)

… And Nothing but the Truth: Atheism and the Audacity of the Catholic Worldview, Part 3

09/14/2011 Comments (28)

– Photo by Christopher Capozziello/Getty Images

The game of quidditch from the Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling is depicted as an exciting sport to watch and to play. Played while riding on magic brooms, it is fast-paced, requires speed and coordination, and relies on teamwork and individual creativity. It is depicted as a tough sport, not for the fainthearted.

And, as we all know, it is a fictional sport. In the end, quidditch, like Harry Potter, is not real. It is simply the product of an active and creative imagination.

We know it is a fantasy because we all intuitively understand the basic principles of our universe. Even for the more imaginative of us, it is obvious brooms cannot defy gravity, no matter what make or model....READ MORE

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Pope: 'The Shadow of the Cross Gives Way to ... Hope of the Resurrection' (1771)

Benedict XVI highlights Psalm 22 in general audience on Sept. 14, the feast of the Triumph of the Holy Cross.

09/14/2011 Comment

– Wikipedia

VATICAN CITY (EWTN News/CNA)—Pope Benedict XVI said Sept. 14 that Christians should continue to call upon God even in times of trial, when he may seem distant.

“The shadow of the cross gives way to the bright hope of the Resurrection,” the Pope told pilgrims gathered in the Vatican’s Paul VI Hall for his weekly audience.

“We too, when we call upon him in times of trial, must place our trust in the God who brings salvation, who conquers death with the gift of eternal life.”

The Pope drew his observations from Psalm 22, which he described as “a heartfelt prayer of lamentation from one who feels abandoned by God.”

The writer of the Psalm is “surrounded by enemies who are persecuting...READ MORE

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Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez Talk About 'The Way' (7386)

Camino de Santiago, Conversion and Faith Mark Father-Son Story

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The Way Facebook page

Tom (Martin Sheen) walks Camino de Santiago (The Way of St. James), the famed 497-mile pilgrimage from St. Jean Pied de Port, France, to Santiago de Compostela in Spain in The Way.

– The Way Facebook page

Director and actor Emilio Estevez and his actor father, Martin Sheen, are two and a half weeks into their bus-tour screening and promotion of their new film The Way, which opens in theaters on Oct. 7. The film tells a father-son story about Camino de Santiago (The Way of St. James), the famed 497-mile pilgrimage from St. Jean Pied de Port, France, to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Both Emilio and Martin recently spoke with Register senior writer Tim Drake at the Marquette Hotel in Minneapolis.

What inspired the film?
Emilio: Martin was on a hiatus from The West Wing and had about two weeks, so he decided to go check out the Camino by car. He went with my son, Taylor, and a friend, Matt...READ MORE

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Love in the City: Catholic Young-Adult Group Challenges Culture in New York (2840)

Love & Responsibility NYC, a 13-week discussion series, is a hit in the Big Apple. Sept. 11 issue feature.

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Love & Responsibility NYC Facebook

– Love & Responsibility NYC Facebook

NEW YORK — A new series of discussions taking place on the streets of New York City is shining a light on authentic love and relationships — and cultivating a following that is spreading to other parts of the country.

Love & Responsibility NYC is a 13-week discussion series that was launched last summer on a street in SoHo by Patrick Langrell, director of young-adult outreach for the Archdiocese of New York.  It is run by a group of young adults who moderate small-group discussions based on the book Men, Women and the Mystery of Love by Edward Sri, which provides practical insights from John Paul II’s Love and Responsibility.

Langrell, 23, read Sri’s book early last summer and was...READ MORE

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Beautys Order, Muscular Catholicism, B16 on Relativism, Orthodoxy, Obedience, and much more! (2646)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

09/14/2011 Comment

Muscular Catholicism: Some Examples. Click on the link by Dr. Jeff Mirus to read more.

Beauty’s Order or why LOST Sometimes was so Frustrating - Daniel McInerny, High Concepts

Morning Poem - Fabiola Garza, VirtuousPla.net

Charged with Scandal: What Would a Saint Do? - Aimee M. Cooper, A Catholic Worldview

Orthodoxy & Obedience, They’re Both Necessary - Omar F. A. Gutierrez, Regnum Novum

An SSPX Deal? - Ches, Judgement Day- Andrea Tornielli, Pessimism with SSPX - Fr. Z

Orthodox Urges Resolution - Philip Pullella of Reuters, The Russians aren’t Coming! - Fr. Z

Benedict Among the Germans & Benedict at Regensburg: Why It Still Matters Samuel Gregg

B16 on British Riots & Relativism - Fr. Z, The Pope is Right - William Oddie of the Catholic Herald

Muscular Catholicism: Some...READ MORE

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7 Beautiful Paintings by Bouguereau, Blessed Emperor Charles of Austria, and much more! (2889)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

09/13/2011 Comment

Seven Beautiful Paintings by Bouguereau. Click on the link by Stacy Trasancos to see who.

Seven Beautiful Paintings by Bouguereau - Stacy Trasancos PhD, Accepting Abundance

Apologetics and The Catholicism Project - Brent Stubbs, Almost Not Catholic

When Empty (Nest) Leads to a New Kind of Fullness - Mary De Turris Poust, Our Sunday Visitor

A Sexual Revolution - Bad Catholic

Education and Out-of-Wedlock Children - The Motley Monk, The American Catholic

Blessed Emperor Charles of Austria - Chris Owens, Benedictus Dominus

Abp. Chaput: We Bishops can be True Bishops or Just Empty Husks - Rocco Palmo, Whispers in the Loggia

Blessed Elena Aiello -Mystic, Stigmatic & Foundress - Mystics of the Church

Who will be the New Archbishop in Denver? - Chris Owens, Benedictus Dominus


Filed under archbishop charles j. chaput, blessed elena aiello, blessed emperor charles of austria, education, empty nest, johnny clem, out-of-wedlock children, sexual revolution, the catholicism project, william adolph bouguereau

Bishops Mourn Those Lost on 9/11 and Comfort America on 10th Anniversary (2071)

Archbishop Dolan: 'Let us pray that the lasting legacy of 9/11 is not fear, but rather hope for a world renewed.'

09/13/2011 Comments (1)

– Wikipedia

NEW YORK — On the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, leading American Catholic bishops mourned the dead, commemorated their sacrifices and looked for signs of renewal and resurrection.

Their Sunday homilies noted the consoling power of God, the struggle between good and evil, and the need for fellowship, peace and reconciliation.

In New York’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Archbishop Timothy Dolan told how the city’s firemen regularly inspect the cathedral’s wooden ceiling. They have a custom of etching their names in the high, grime-encrusted windows.

“On there are four names of firefighters who were here just days before 9/11 and who lost their lives trying to rescue others on that...READ MORE

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