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Presidential Hopefuls: Newt Gingrich (4129)

Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, a convert to Catholicism, has evolved on life issues.

12/29/2011 Comments (19)

– Newt.org

WASHINGTON — Newt Gingrich got in hot water with pro-lifers when he expressed his belief that human life begins after the implantation of an embryo, not at conception.

In a now-famous interview on ABC News, Jake Tapper persisted, asking the Catholic convert if “implantation is the moment for you.” Gingrich went even further afield from the Catholic and pro-life position: “Implantation and successful implantation,” he replied.

As might be expected, the reaction from pro-lifers was intense and instantaneous.

The Gingrich campaign responded quickly to the controversy, issuing an early December statement that did not refer to the interview but affirmed that the candidate believes that human...READ MORE

Filed under abortion, barack obama, congress, healthcare, marriage, newt gingrich, presidential campaign 2012, religious freedom

The Effectiveness of Catholic New Media, Learning from an Excommunicated Saint, and much more! (3178)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

12/29/2011 Comment

How Catholic New Media Assists the Parish and Archdiocese. Click on the link by the California Catholic Daily to learn more.

How Catholic New Media Assists the Parish and Archdiocese - California Catholic Daily

Learning from The Excommunicated Saint - Brandon Vogt, The Thin Veil

The Lie of Overpopulation - Frank Weathers, Patheos/Why I Am Catholic

Become a Certified Catholic Priest For a Low, Low Price! - Donald R. McClarey, The American Catholic

Connecting Non-connecting Dots: AP’s Horrible Job - Jeff Miller, The Curt Jester

5 Things You Should Stop Doing in 2012 - Elise, Kissing the Leper

Sharing Your Faith from Afar - Allie Terrell, Ignitum Today

Can’t We Just be Friends? - Anthony S. Layne, Outside the Asylum

Et Tu Santorum? - Julie Robison, Creative Minority Report

ObamaCare: Does the Catholic...READ MORE

Filed under bourgeois civilization, catholic blogosphere, catholic new media, newt gingrich, obamacare, overpopulation, patriarch kirill, rick santorum, st. fabiola

The Need for Peace and Liberty (2251)

Editorials from our Jan. 1 issue on the year that is drawing to a close.

12/29/2011 Comment

– Shutterstock

The Pope Answers Occupy

“If you want peace, work for justice,” Pope Paul VI famously said in 1972. The aphorism, part of his Message for the World Day of Peace, soon showed up on posters and bumper stickers. Though some of the faithful viewed the sentiment as a passing fad of progressive Catholics in the 1970s, the truth remains that justice is a prerequisite for peace.

In his Message for the 45th World Day of Peace, which is observed Jan. 1, Pope Benedict XVI takes up and develops Pope Paul’s theme in his own characteristic way. Benedict alludes to the economic crises that continue to wrack the world — crises that could very well lead to serious conflicts. “It seems as if a shadow has fallen...READ MORE

Filed under faith, families, liberty, peace, pope benedict xvi, religious freedom, world day of peace

Knights of Columbus' Carl Anderson on the Catholic Vote (5705)

The faithful’s religious liberty is being eroded very subtly, the Knights of Columbus leader says.

12/29/2011 Comments (18)

Carl Anderson

– Knights of Columbus

The political season in the United States will begin in earnest Jan. 3, with the Iowa caucuses. A lot of questions remain, however.

Who will be the Republican Party nominee to face off against President Barack Obama? Who will secure the slot of vice president? What will be the key moments at the respective party conventions? And, in November, who will be the next U.S. president?

What should Catholic voters be most concerned about? For Carl Anderson, supreme knight of the Knights of Columbus and a former adviser to President Ronald Reagan, it’s important to see what the U.S. bishops are most concerned about — and, at this time, judging from a slew of public statements, their greatest...READ MORE

Filed under barack obama, catholic voters, knights of columbus, u.s. bishops conference, u.s. catholics

Social Media Savvy Bishop, I am a Cartoon, Catholic Identity and the New Translation, and much more! (2892)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

12/29/2011 Comment

A Tweeting, Blogging, Podcasting Bishop. Click on the link by Brandon Vogt to find out who and why.

A Tweeting, Blogging, Podcasting Bishop - Brandon Vogt, The Thin Veil

I’m a Cartoon - Stacy Trasancos PhD, Accepting Abundance

Catholic Identity and the New Translation - Jake Tawney, The American Catholic

Hundreds More Anglican Defections Expected - Martin Beckford, Daily Telegraph/Religion

5 More Things No One Knows Are Ridiculously Catholic, But Should - Marc Barnes, Patheos/Bad Catholic

Even Austrian Darkness Cannot Overcome the Light - Dr. Jeff Mirus, Catholic Culture

Why Celebrate Christ’s Birth, Instead of His Conception? - Joe Heschmeyer, Shameless Popery

When is a Vicar Not a Vicar? - Dylan Parry, A Reluctant Sinner

Say It Loud: Bourgeois and Proud - John Zmirak, Crisis...READ MORE

Filed under bishop christopher coyne, bourgeois, catholic blogosphere, catholic identity, ku klux klan tactics, militant gay lobby, mohammed, new translation, sin of despair

New Jersey Congressman Urges Vigilance at Hospital that Wanted Nurses to Assist at Abortions (3227)

12/28/2011 Comments (4)

Rep. Chris Smith speaks during a press conference with nurses in the background who were suing the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey hospital Nov. 14.


NEWARK, N.J.  — Last week, a New Jersey hospital   settled with a group of nurses, who charged that they were forced to participate in abortions, in violation of state conscience protections. Now,  Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ), who defended the nurses’ right to adhere to their pro-life moral principles, contends that the hospital should establish a system to ensure compliance with federal conscience-protections. 

In a Dec. 22 statement, the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark agreed not to require nurses to participate in abortions or any service related to those abortions.

“Now it is the hospital’s responsibility to make sure respect for conscience is...READ MORE

Filed under abortion, chris smith, conscience

Educating Youth in Justice and Peace, What Happened to Shame, Humility Still Matters, and much more! (3144)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

12/28/2011 Comment

Educating Young People in Justice & Peace. Click on the link by Fr. Robert John Araujo SJ to learn more.

Educating Young People in Justice & Peace - Fr. Robert John Araujo SJ, Mirror of Justice

Shame. . .What Happened to It? - Patty, Catholic Sistas

Humility Still Matters - Godwin Delali Adadzie, Ignitum Today

Christopher Dawson: Christ in History - Gerald J. Russello, Crisis Magazine

Don Stefano Carusi on the Raison d’Etre of the Inst. of the Good Shepherd - Shawn Tribe, New Liturgical Movement

Persecution of Christians in Egypt - Donald R. McClarey, The American Catholic

Nigerian Church Bombings Condemned - Lekan Oyekanmi & Jon Gambrell, Detroit Free Press

“The Real Dirty Little Secret of Religiosity in America. . . - Carl Olson, Ignatius Insight Scoop

‘Father, Pray for Me, I Will...READ MORE

Filed under catholic blogosphere, christopher dawson, egypt, humility, justice and peace, martyrdom, nigeria, pakistan, pornography, shame

B16 on the Historical Date of Christs Birth, Why the Pope is Just a Man, Cardinal Ranjith, and more! (3092)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

12/28/2011 Comment

Pope Benedict XVI: December 25 as the Historical Date of the Christ's Birth. Click on the link by Dr. Taylor Marshall to learn more.

Pope Benedict XVI: December 25 as the Historical Date of the Christ’s Birth - Dr. Taylor Marshall, Canterbury Tales

Don’t Stop! Christ’s Birthday Celebration Continues - Vanessa Barnes, Gulf Coast Catholic

Why We Celebrate Christmas Greater than the Annunciation? - Fr. Ryan Erlenbush, New Theological Movement

Why I’m Glad the Pope is ‘Just a Man’ - Brandon Vogt, Ignitum Today

Cardinal Ranjith’s Powerful Letter on New Translation - Shawn Tribe, New Liturgical Movement

. . . Fr. John Zuhlsdorf comments on Cardinal Ranjith’s letter here . . .

Is this where Protestantism is Headed in the United States? - The Motley Monk, The American Catholic

Quæritur: Should I Write to the Bishop...READ MORE

Filed under annunciation, bethlehem, catholic blogosphere, christmas, confessions, gaza, historical date of jesus birth, new translation, pope benedict xvi, protestantism

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