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About Face on Same-Sex 'Marriage' (2696)

The U.S. Navy changes course, but for how long?

05/17/2011 Comment
2005 CNS photo by Martin S. Fuentes

Father Jerome Dillon of South Sioux City, Neb., a U.S. Navy chaplain, celebrates Mass aboard the combat support ship USS Sacramento.

– 2005 CNS photo by Martin S. Fuentes

WASHINGTON — The Navy has reversed its decision to permit chaplains to preside at same-sex “marriages” in military chapels, after strong protests from Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives.

The military’s abrupt reversal last week underscored the political minefield created by the combined effect of the phased-out repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and the Obama administration’s decision not to defend the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which prohibits federal recognition of same-sex “marriage.”

Fearing that the Navy’s accommodation of same-sex “marriage” would set a precedent for future challenges to DOMA and create conscience issues for chaplains who...READ MORE

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Catholic Argument from History, Cardinal Koch, Marquis de Bonchamps, Presenting the Guild, and more! (2836)

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05/17/2011 Comments (2)

Kurt Cardinal Koch, who is Swiss, is President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and Cardinal-Deacon of Nostra Signora del Sacro Cuore in Rome.

The Catholic Argument from History - Joe Heschmeyer, Shameless Popery

Cardinal Koch on Pope Benedict’s Long Term Plan for the Roman Rite - Father John Zuhlsdorf, What Does The Prayer Really Say?

The Marquis de Bonchamps (1760 – 1793 A.D.) - Joe Hargrave, Non Nobis

Presenting The Guild of Blessed Titus Brandsma’s Blog - Dylan Parry, A Reluctant Sinner

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Pope Benedict XVI on Kneeling & Prayer - Laurence England, The Guild of Blessed Titus Brandsma

The Restoration of the Friday Fast is a Historic Day - William Oddie, Catholic Herald

Help Me to Stay With You. . . - Catholic Spiritual Direction

The Roman Canon, Part IX (The Intercessions) - Jake...READ MORE

Filed under abortion mills, abstinence, alaska, cardinal koch, catholic blogosphere, england & wales, friday fast, guild of catholic bloggers, history, kneeling

Jesus Goes Mainstream, Alaska Youth Prepare for World Youth Day, Cardinal Burke in Houston, + more! (2313)

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05/16/2011 Comments (1)

Jesus.

Jesus Goes Mainstream, Classical Music Edition - Frank Weathers, Why I Am Catholic

Cardinal Burke’s Sermon in Houston - Father John Zuhlsdorf, What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Alaska Youth Prep for WYD Pilgrimage - James DeCrane, Catholic Anchor

Sweden’s Big Government “Utopia” Unmasked - Alex Newman, Crisis Magazine

The Geopolitics of Israel: Biblical & Modern - George Friedman, MercatorNet

TLM Celebrated at Saint Peter’s Despite Tablet‘s Doubts - Damian Thompson, The Telegraph

Motu Inapproprio - Robert Kumpel, The Last Papist Standing

Is Multiculturalism Just Another Form of Moral Relativism? - Monsignor Charles Pope, Archdiocese of Washington

Does U.S. Stand With Christians in...READ MORE

Filed under alaska, big government, cardinal burke, classical music, copts, egpyt, emerging adults, geopolitics, israel, jesus

Pope: Live Christian Charity (1949)

Indian Christians and their bishops encouraged to demonstrate religious tolerance.

05/16/2011 Comment
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– Shutterstock

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — India’s Christians should be models of charity and patience, demonstrating tolerance for people of every religion, Pope Benedict XVI said.

“Even if he encounters opposition, the Christian’s own charity and forbearance should serve to convince others of the rightness of religious tolerance, from which the followers of all religions stand to gain,” the Pope told a group of bishops from India.

In a country with large Hindu, Sikh, Muslim and Christian populations, individual Catholics must strive to live in peace and harmony with their neighbors, while the bishops lead the effort “to safeguard the fundamental human rights of freedom of religion and freedom of worship,”...READ MORE

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The Real St. Josemaria Escriva and the Film Version (8910)

Opus Dei member who worked with the founder reflects on There Be Dragons treatment of St. Josemaria

05/16/2011 Comments (5)
CNS

St. Josemaria Escriva, founder of Opus Dei, is pictured in an undated file photo.

– CNS

John Coverdale knew St. Josemaria Escriva, the founder of Opus Dei who is portrayed in the new Roland Joffe film There Be Dragons.

Coverdale, a numerary (celibate member) of Opus Dei who teaches law at Seton Hall University, worked in the main office of Opus Dei in Rome from 1960-1968.

He has taught history at Princeton and Northwestern and is the author of Uncommon Faith: The Early Years of Opus Dei and several works on Spain’s history. There Be Dragons is set during the Spanish Civil War.

So he is in a good position to speak about the accuracy of the film’s portrayal of the founder of Opus Dei. Though it’s a fictional story, many of the details in the film, including the basic...READ MORE

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More Universae Ecclesiae, St. Dymphna, St. Isidore, Christ's Holy Image of Edessa, and more! (2684)

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05/16/2011 Comment

Saint Dymphna is the patroness of the mentally ill.

On Building the Universae Ecclesiae - Ches, The Sensible Bond

The Ordinary Form & the Extraordinary Form: the Question of Mutual Enrichment - Father John Zuhlsdorf, What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Christ’s Holy Image of Edessa - Taylor Marshall, Canterbury Tales

The American Exceptionalism Thing - Robert Royal, The Catholic Thing

Saint Dymphna, Patroness of the Mentally Ill - Lisa Graas

Saint Isidore the Farmer - Theresa Rita, Zeal

Can Catholic Schools Be Saved? - Andy Smarick, Catholic Education Resource Center

The Meaning of Abstinence and Power-Shunning - Father Tim Finigan, The Hermeneutic of Continuity

The Pill: 50 Years of Screwing Up Nature. We Need the FFPA! - Tom Crowe,...READ MORE

Filed under abstinence, american exceptionalism, anglican ordinariate, anglicanism, archbishop nichols, catholic blogosphere, contraception, extraordinary form, genetic determinism, mutual enrichment

Crowning Glory (3554)

Rarely-seen Vatican works of Marian art on display in Connecticut. The Knights of Columbus perform a different kind of May crowning.

05/15/2011 Comment
Courtesy of the Knights of Columbus

A Marian image from Italy crowned in the early 19th century, on display at the Knights of Columbus Museum in New Haven, Conn.

– Courtesy of the Knights of Columbus

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Ninety-six paintings from St. Peter’s Basilica that have never been on display are on view in New Haven, Conn., thanks to a collaboration between the Vatican and the Knights of Columbus.

The exhibit, “Full of Grace: Crowned Madonnas from the Vatican Basilica,” is at the Knights of Columbus Museum until next January, and consists of various images of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Christ Child. It opened, appropriately, on Mother’s Day, May 8. It would have debuted the previous Sunday, May 1, the beginning of the month dedicated to Mary, but the curator was otherwise occupied.

That’s because he’s Pietro Zander, the archeologist in charge of the Vatican Necropolis for...READ MORE

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Canadian Ordinariate Straight Talk, 120 Years of Rerum Novarum, Jim Caviezel, Copts, and much more! (3611)

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05/15/2011 Comments (2)

Born 2 March, 1810 A.D., at Carpineto; elected pope 20 February, 1878 A.D.; died 20 July, 1903 A.D., at Rome. Gioacchino Vincenzo Raffaele Luigi was the sixth of the seven sons of Count Lodovico Pecci and his wife Anna Prosperi-Buzi. He was the author of Rerum Novarum.

Canada: The Straight Story on the Ordinariate - Father Christopher Phillips, The Anglo-Catholic

120th Anniversary of Pope Leo XIII’s Rerum Novarum - Father Robert John Araujo S.J., Mirror of Justice

Huge Breakthroughs in Adult Stem Cell Research - Deacon Keith Fournier, Catholic Online

Wyoming Catholic College’s First Graduates - Joan Barron, Billings Gazette

U.S. House Speaker Delivers Address on Humility, Patience, Faith - Kathryn Jean Lopez

US: Soros Group Behind Attack on Boehner’s Faith - Cliff Kincaid, Accuracy in Media

Egypt Overthrow Followed by Conflict of Christians & Muslims - Richard Spencer, The Telegraph

Jim Cavezial’s ‘Person of Interest’ Picked up at CBS - Michael...READ MORE

Filed under anglican ordinariate, anglicanorum coetibus, canada, catholic blogosphere, christians, coptic christians, coptic church, coptic orthodox, coptics, egpyt

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