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Presidential Hopefuls: Ron Paul (4408)

Although committed to the protection of life, his libertarianism prevents him from voting for federal pro-life legislation.

11/18/2011 Comments (22)

WASHINGTON — When GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul says that he is pro-life, it’s personal.

As a medical student, Paul walked in on a late-term abortion in progress. The Texas Congressman and former obstetrician-gynecologist has recalled many times the shock of seeing a baby placed in a bucket that was put in a corner and ignored until the child died.

“I walked down the hallway and [another] baby was born early — slightly bigger than the baby they put in the bucket, and they wanted to save this baby,” he recalled in a campaign ad. “So they might have had 10 doctors in there doing everything conceivable [to save that baby’s life]. 

“Who are we to decide that we pick and throw one...READ MORE

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Judge: Prop. 8 Supporters Can Defend Law in Court (2491)

Ruling reached Nov. 17: 'Neither the governor, the attorney general, nor any other executive or legislative official has the authority to veto or invalidate an initiative measure that has been approved by the voters.'

11/18/2011 Comments (7)

SAN FRANCISCO (EWTN News)—Advocates of Proposition 8 can defend California’s traditional-marriage law in federal court, state supreme court judges ruled Nov. 17.

“This ruling is a huge disaster for the homosexual-marriage extremists” and “an enormous boost for Proposition 8 as well as the integrity of the initiative process itself,” ProtectMarriage.com announced after the ruling.

Thursday’s decision allows ProtectMarriage.com, sponsors of the 2008 initiative that defined marriage as a relationship of one man and one woman, to defend the law in federal court after California’s governor and attorney general refused to argue for its validity.

“In a post-election challenge to a...READ MORE

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New Translation Major Overhaul, Pope John XXIII and the Cuban Missile Crisis, Jimmy Savile and more! (2572)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

11/18/2011 Comments (1)

A War Prevented: Pope John XXIII & the Cuban Missile Crisis. Click on the link by Ronald J. Rychlak to learn more.

New Mass Translations: “I Confess…” & “Glory to God…”- Dr. Edward Sri, Integrated Catholic Life™

“The Roman Catholic Mass is Undergoing a Major Overhaul” - Carl Olson, Ignatius Insight Scoop

Why I’m Psyched for the New Roman Missal Translation - Marissa Nichols, Theology of Laundry

A War Prevented: Pope John XXIII & the Cuban Missile Crisis - Ronald J. Rychlak, Crisis Magazine

Photos of Mass During Wartime - Shawn Tribe, New Liturgical Movement

Le Chiese delle Cittá: Santa Maria Sopra Minerva - Nathaniel Gotcher, VirtuousPla.net

And Death is Gain. . . A Reflection on the Christian View of Death - Msgr. Charles Pope, Archd. of Washington

Sir Jimmy Savile and the Saint in the Making -...READ MORE

Filed under catholic blogosphere, church art, confiteor, cuban missile crisis, death, distributism, new mass translation, pope john xxiii, santa maria sopra minerva, sir jimmy savile

Campaign for Human Development Answers Charges (3447)

Is the bishops’ anti-poverty program complicit with practices against Church teaching?

11/18/2011 Comments (9)


WASHINGTON — From the bishops’ perspective, the fight against poverty is daunting enough without wasting time and resources defending their record.

But one pro-life organization continues to question whether resources that come from the wallets and pocketbooks of faithful Catholic should be directed to anti-poverty agencies with other agendas.

As most dioceses this weekend take up the annual collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, the bishops’ domestic anti-poverty, social-justice program, the Campaign is again drawing the ire of critics who allege that the program funds agencies involved in activities contrary to Church teaching on abortion, contraception and...READ MORE

Filed under abortion, american life league, catholic campaign for human development, cchd, homosexuality, usccb

The Difference between Spiritual and Sacramental Communion, Celibacy and Continence, and much more! (2898)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

11/17/2011 Comment

The Difference between Spiritual & Sacramental Communion. Click on the link by Taylor Marshall to learn more.

The Difference between Spiritual & Sacramental Communion - Taylor Marshall, Canterbury Tales

Sophia Institute Press Acquires Catholic Exchange - Catholic News Agency

Sandro Magister on Clerical Celibacy & Continence - Dr. Ed Peters, In the Light of the Law

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

A Good Examination of Conscience - Fr. Dwight Longenecker, Standing on my Head

Bankrolling Beauty - Sarah Phelps Smith, Crisis Magazine

I Could Have. . . and Entering College - Jared Dale Combista, VirtuousPla.net

A New Kind of Homeschooling in Ecuador - Redazione, Ilsussidiario

The Consequences of the “I Don’t Want to Offend”...READ MORE

Filed under catholic blogosphere, celibacy, continence, ecuador, examination of conscience, girl scouts, homeschooling, pro-abortion, sacramental communion, spiritual communion

Vatican vs. Pope Ad (2866)

Vatican issues statement speaking out against clothing company's disrespectful advertisement and initiates legal action. 'We are so sorry that the use of the image of the Pope and the imam has so offended the sensibilities of the faithful in this way,' said a spokesman for Benetton Nov. 16. 'In confirmation of our feelings, we have decided, with immediate effect, to withdraw this image from every publication.'

11/17/2011 Comments (9)

VATICAN CITY (EWTN News/CNA)—The Vatican will take legal action against Italian clothing company Benetton to prevent the circulation of an ad featuring Pope Benedict XVI kissing a Muslim imam.

The move on Nov. 17 comes a day after Benetton hastily withdrew the image from a new advertising campaign following protests from both religions.

“The Secretariat of State has authorized its lawyers to initiate actions, in Italy and elsewhere, to prevent the circulation, via the mass media and in other ways, of a photo montage used in a Benetton advertising campaign in which the Holy Father appears in a way considered to be harmful, not only to the dignity of the Pope and the Catholic Church, but...READ MORE

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JRR Tolkien and CS Lewis, Martyrs of the Civil War, Obedience an Antidote to Ignorance, and more! (3559)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

11/17/2011 Comment

Because Tolkien and Lewis Took A Walk After Dinner. Click on the link by Frank Weathers to learn more.

Because Tolkien and Lewis Took A Walk After Dinner - Frank Weathers, Patheos/Why I Am Catholic

Martyrs of the Spanish Civil War - John Whitehead, Once I Was A Clever Boy

St. Leo: Model for the Modern Catholic - Patrick Owens, Cowboys-Philosophers-Poets

None So Blind: Obedience is an Antidote to Stupidity - Dr. Jeff Mirus, Catholic Culture

“The Best Reason for a Revival of Philosophy. . . - Carl Olson, Ignatius Insight Scoop

The Language Gap - Anna Williams, VirtuousPla.net

Are You a Beautiful Temple? - Fr. Dwight Longenecker, Standing on my Head

Card. Maradiaga: “A Bishop cannot Go into Politics” - Andrea Tornielli, La Stampa/Vatican Insider

Loneliness and Gender - Melinda Selmys,...READ MORE

Filed under catholic blogosphere, cs lewis, gender, jrr tolkein, loneliness, st. leo the great

Bishop Finn Reaches Agreement With County Prosecutor (2081)

Under the agreement’s terms, the bishop must meet face-to-face with the Clay County prosecutor each month for the next five years to discuss any allegations of child sex abuse against clergy or diocesan staff within the diocese’s facilities in the county. Bishop Finn must also describe what steps the diocese has taken to address any allegations.

11/17/2011 Comments (1)
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A county prosecutor’s agreement with Bishop Robert Finn of Kansas City-St. Joseph, Mo., is a sign of the weakness of the charge that the bishop illegally failed to report suspected child sex abuse, a Missouri lawyer says.

The prosecutor of Clay County, Mo., is “reluctant” to follow the lead of the prosecutor in Jackson County because “he wasn’t going to have a successful prosecution,” St. Louis attorney Michael Quinlan suggested.

“The prosecution is avoiding a risky trial, and the bishop is avoiding what would be a less risky trial, but certainly a tremendous expense and bad publicity and all the terrible things that go along with that,” said Quinlan, who is not involved in the case.


Filed under bishop finn, child abuse, diocese of kansas city-st. joseph, priest scandals

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