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Evangelium Vitae and the Rationality of Catholic Thought (6348)

An interview with philosopher Francis Beckwith.

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Francis Beckwith

– baylor.edu

Francis Beckwith is a U.S. philosopher who sparked a furor when he resigned as president of the Evangelical Theological Society, upon his return to his cradle Catholic faith.

On June 15, Beckwith will speak at a Vatican conference sponsored by the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization to celebrate Evangelium Vitae (The Gospel of Life). He will be the keynote speaker at the Aug. 1-3 Napa Institute Conference, where he will outline new challenges to the rationality of Christian belief and the need for a public response from the Church.

Beckwith is a professor of philosophy and church-state studies at Baylor University and resident scholar in Baylor's Institute for...READ MORE

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Newly-Professed Sisters Celebrated as ‘Sign of Hope’ (2693)

Little Sisters of the Poor made their profession after completing a two year novitiate and a nine month postulancy.

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John Feenan

Cardinal Dolan distributes the Constitutions of the Congregation to the newly professed.

– John Feenan

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — At a Brooklyn Mass where six Little Sisters of the Poor made their first vows, Cardinal Timothy Dolan emphasized all the good that the order does for elderly poor around the world.
“Our six soon-to-be professed Little Sisters of the Poor, what a joy you are, what a gift you are, what an inspiration you are, what a sign of hope you are,” the archbishop of New York said June 1, the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
“I unite with my brother priests who are here in such impressive number today, with your Sisters, with your families and friends, in thanking God that you, like Mary, said yes to the invitation of God to follow him as a consecrated woman religious.”

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What Does the Catholic Church Teach About Tattoos? The Sheer Joy of Fatherhood and Much More! (5054)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

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What Does the Catholic Church Teach About Tattoos? Follow the link by Matt Fradd to read more.

What Does the Catholic Church Teach About Tattoos? by Matt Fradd - BigPulpit.com

The Sheer Joy of Fatherhood – Arland K. Nichols, Crisis Magazine

Save Our Catholic Schools! Send This Article To Your Bishop! – Francis, Catholic Stand

What Will We Do in Heaven? – Howard Kainz, The Catholic Thing

Pope Francis Twitter Feed Reaches Almost Seven Million – Rocco Palmo, Whispers in the Loggia

On Being Well-Rounded or Socialized – Ebeth Weidner, Catholic Lane

The Catholic Gentleman: Dressing the Part (Seminary Edition) – Whiskey Catholic

Homeschooling Methods – Jen Dunlap, Forever For Always No Matter What

Descendant of Charles Darwin Becomes a Catholic Apologist – Ed West,...READ MORE

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Request Denied: Philadelphia Won’t Let Church Bury Gosnell Babies (8300)

A request from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia appears to have been rebuffed, but pro-life groups plan a National Day of Remembrance for babies killed by abortions.

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Tomb of the Unborn Child at Franciscan University of Steubenville

– franciscan.edu

PHILADELPHIA — The city of Philadelphia has rejected overtures made by Archbishop Charles Chaput and others to give the babies killed by notorious “House of Horrors” abortionist Kermit Gosnell a fitting burial.

For now, the unclaimed fetal remains of Gosnell’s victims, once stored in the abortionist’s freezer, will have their final resting place at the Philadelphia Medical Examiner’s Office.

At the close of the trial that resulted in Gosnell’s conviction on three charges of first-degree murder, Archbishop Chaput renewed the archdiocese’s request made back in 2011 to gain custody of the bodies of Gosnell’s fetal victims and bury them.

“This would be something that would happen...READ MORE

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SDG Reviews 'Man of Steel' (22687)

A Superman movie for our times — but is that a good thing?

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To borrow a line from Man of Steel producer Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight: This isn’t the Superman movie we need, but it’s the one we deserve.

Give it its due: Man of Steel is well-made sci-fi action spectacle on an immense scale, from the vistas of Krypton (part Pandora, part Coruscant) to the inevitable urban destruction sequences of the climax (rivaling or outdoing the Avengers and Transformers finales). There are some interesting new ideas and bold departures from the traditional story that make sense. The character’s Christological resonances and the morality that separates him from his enemies are both invoked.

It’s also way too much … and in all this muchness, something...READ MORE

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Single Mathematical System Unifies Liturgy and Physics; Make a Holy Water Bottle Craft and More! (2174)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

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Single Mathematical System Unifies Liturgy and Physics. Follow the link by David Clayton to read more.

Single Mathematical System Unifies Liturgy and Physics by David Clayton - BigPulpit.com

Make a Holy Water Bottle Craft with Catholic Kids – Lacy, Catholic Icing

Love With Reckless Abandon - Tammy Ruiz, Catholic Stand

What Are the Holy Days of Obligation? - Jimmy Akin, Catholic Answers

I Had No Idea What People Thought of Me - Paul McCusker, Roman Catholic Spiritual Direction

What’s Love Got To Do With it? Shakespeare’s Lessons in Love – Joseph Pearce, The Catholic World Report

“Don’t Get Angry, Get Even” Is a Pagan, Not a Christian Saying – Cardinal Pell, Sydney Catholic

Five Catholic Documents on Family, Sex, and Homosexuality - Saint Peter’s List

Modesty and...READ MORE

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Seeking Salvation Through Science (2986)


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Facebook/Dmitry Itskov

– Facebook/Dmitry Itskov

Finite, mortal man is not doing very well and is in need of a major face-lift. His record is abysmal: Almost a billion people are now starving, 49 countries are presently involved in military conflict and 10% of human beings are disabled. Something drastic needs to be done, and the hour is getting late.

Science is now offering the hope of salvation from this dreadful state of affairs in the form of “avatars.” The brainchild of Russian multimillionaire Dmitry Itskov, avatars are machines into which the contents of the human brain have been uploaded. He envisions that by the year 2045 there will be mass production of these beings, digital copies of the human mind in “nonbiological...READ MORE

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Report Finds Catholic Population Growing in South Korea (3321)

The report, prepared by the Catholic Pastoral Institute of Korea, states that there was an increase of 1.6% of Catholics in the past year.

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SEOUL, South Korea — Recent statistics indicate that the Catholic population in South Korea has increased over the past year.

Last month, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Korea released a publication entitled Statistics of the Catholic Church in Korea 2012.

The report, prepared by the Catholic Pastoral Institute of Korea, states that at the end of 2012, there were 5,361,369 Catholics in the country, an increase of 1.6% — or 84,959 individuals — over the last year.

This accounts for just over 10% of the total population. According to the report, these numbers have “slightly and consistently increased at a yearly average of 2-3% during the past 11 years.”

Just over half of South...READ MORE

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