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17th Century St. Peters Square, Is Gambling a Sin, A Christian University, and much more! (2594)

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10/01/2011 Comment

St. Peter's Square Will Return to the Seventeenth Century. Click on the link by Giacomo Galeazzi to learn how.

St. Peter’s Square Will Return to the Seventeenth Century - Giacomo Galeazzi, La Stampa/Vatican Insider

Quæritur: Is Gambling A Sin? - Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, What Does The Prayer Really Say?

The Christian University - Francis J. Beckwith, The Catholic Thing

The Crown of Poland - John Whitehead, Once I Was A Clever Boy

About That PR Thing - Colin Gormley, VirtuousPla.net

The Folly of Federal ‘Safe Sex’ Campaigns - Bernard Toutounji, Crisis Magazine

Mothers of Gardasil-Injured Girls Issue Challenge to Doctors - Susan Brinkmann, Women of Grace

HHS Birth Control Mandate Planners Tied to NARAL & Planned Parenthood - Kathleen Gilbert, LifeSiteNews.com

Teacher Disciplines Students Who Say...READ MORE

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Living the Little Way, Day by Day (2489)

A St. Therese feast day feature. Little Flower, pray for us!

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– Wikipedia

This originally appeared in our Sept. 27, 2009, issue.

In Providence, R.I., the four children of Renee Brissette are regular kids, says their mom. Like other children, they might have a squabble. But when school started this year and 7-year-old John Paul came home sad because it was the first time he didn’t go to the same school with the rest of the family, his sister and brothers jumped into action.

Eleven-year-old Francis brought out the stash of snacks and treats he had hidden for himself and handed them to his little brother. He knew this was exactly the sort of thing St. Thérèse of Lisieux, also known as the “Little Flower,” lived and taught with her “Little Way.”

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Teresa Tomeo Calls Women to Undergo an 'Extreme Makeover' (2266)

EWTN host says her new book is meant to expose the ways in which women are objectified by modern culture.

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(EWTN News)—A new book by the radio and TV host Teresa Tomeo encourages women to undergo a “cultural detoxification” and reject the messages in today’s culture that enslave them.

In a Sept. 27 interview with EWTN News, Tomeo said that she hopes the book will help combat “messages that we’ve been told through the media about how we’re supposed to live our lives according to the world.”

Tomeo, who co-hosts The Catholic View for Women on EWTN, is also now the author of Extreme Makeover: Women Transformed by Christ, not Conformed to the Culture (Ignatius Press, $21.95), which is scheduled to be released on Oct. 7.

“I started to notice that there was a trend in a lot of the problems in the...READ MORE

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New Bishops' Committee Responds to Religious Liberty Threats (5348)

Archbishop Dolan cites six urgent challenges that have arisen in just three months.

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Bishop William Lori of Bridgeport, Conn., will head the new bishops ad hoc committee on religious liberty.

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Washington, D.C. — Seeking to fortify the Church’s response to the “erosion of freedom of religion in America,” the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has formed an Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty.

The new committee will be headed by Bishop William Lori of Bridgeport.

The announcement to form the committee was made Sept. 30, the same day as the deadline for comments registering concerns about the interim rules —  issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services —  which mandate that contraceptive services and surgical sterilization be included in virtually all employee health coverage.

The coincidence, whether intentional or not, signaled that the bishops possess...READ MORE

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St. Jerome, Janmot, Hilarion, Aramaic, Iran, Kneeling, Maccabees, Bp. Doran, and much more! (2823)

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09/30/2011 Comment

St. Jerome and the Text of Scripture. Click on the link by Mary Kochan to learn more.

St. Jerome and the Text of Scripture - Mary Kochan, Catholic Lane

Seven Beautiful Paintings by Janmot - Stacy Transancos PhD, Accepting Abundance

Orthodox Archbishop Hilarion: We Are Internally Divided on Question of Primacy - Benjamin Mann, Catholic News Agency

Father’s Presence Makes Children Happier, More Intelligent - Thaddeus Baklinski, LifeSiteNews.com

The Aramaic Language is Being Resurrected in Israel - Marco Tosatti, La Stampa/Vatican Insider

Iran’s Christians Urgently Need the West’s Support - Fleur Brading, Daily Telegraph

Bp. Thomas Doran on Kneeling for Holy Communion - Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, What Does The Prayer Really Say?

In Photos: A Journey Through Early Christian Rome...READ MORE

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New Orleans Mourns Death of Archbishop Philip Hannan (1815)

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– Courtesy of the Archdiocese of New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS — Retired Archbishop Philip Hannan of New Orleans died in the early morning hours of Sept. 29. The archbishop, age 98, is being remembered for his tireless work for the poor and for being a “wonderful soldier of Christ.”

“Archbishop Hannan will be greatly missed,” said Archbishop Gregory Aymond of New Orleans.

“He was a man of the Church, a man who loved God and certainly a man who loved God’s people,” he said. “He was a great shepherd for us, and he also was a true New Orleanian.”

Archbishop Aymond recalled the “determination” and “great love for the poor” that Archbishop Hannan displayed throughout his life.

“People knew him and recognized him as the archbishop of New...READ MORE

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Modesty at Mass, Peaceful Pro-Lifers Attacked, Catholic Social Thought, Celibacy, and much more! (4021)

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09/30/2011 Comment

What Plato Advises. Click on the link by Fr. James V. Schall S.J. to learn more.

Modesty at Mass Is a Must - Jim Graves, Daily Register

Three Catholic Thoughts on the Facebook Timeline - Steven Lawson, VirtuousPla.net

Peaceful Pro-Life Demonstrators Violently Attacked in Paris - Jeanne Smits, LifeSiteNews.com

Catholic Social Thought in Proper Context - Fr. James V. Schall SJ, Ignatius Insight

Celibacy and the Eucharist - Fr. Pang Joseph Shiu Tcheou, Dappled Things

What Plato Advises - Fr. James V. Schall SJ, Crisis Magazine

Student Punished for Saying “Bless You” in Class - Susan Brinkmann, Women of Grace

Bible Software for Catholics - Steven Smith, First Things/On the Square

Pulling the Props Out From Under Roe v. Wade - Theodore Kobernick, Catholic Lane

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Palestinian Christians Are Hopeful About Statehood (2930)

Mahmoud Abbas asked for sovereignty at the United Nations, and residents back home look to the future.

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Palestinian Christians in the Old City of Jerusalem on Palm Sunday.

– Jamie Lynn Ross/Flickr Creative Commons

JERUSALEM — Salim Manarious, a retired former school headmaster, believes there will be a sovereign Palestinian state in his lifetime.

“I believe it because I’m a Palestinian,” the 72-year-old Orthodox Christian said Sept. 23, the day Palestinian National Authority President Mahmoud Abbas applied for full membership in the United Nations.

Palestinians currently have observer status at the U.N.

The United Nations Security Council is scheduled to hold preliminary talks today on the Palestinian application. The United States has pledged to veto the proposal if it comes up for a vote in the Security Council. The U.S. has called for a return to Israeli-Palestinian negotiations as a way to...READ MORE

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