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Hope for College Students in Boston (3203)

June 3 issue feature on 10-campus evangelization effort.

06/03/2012 Comment
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BOSTON — Referring to college students as “walking question marks,” Brother Joseph Donovan said they grapple with the meaning and purpose of life as well as their place in it. “At the end of that four-year process is the rest of life, so, suddenly, the big questions get asked,” said Brother Joe, as he is called by the students.

Last fall, his religious order, the Brotherhood of Hope, was tasked with the significant challenge of ministering to students at a dozen schools in Boston’s Back Bay.

The brothers have served at the second-largest institution of higher learning in Boston, Northeastern University, since 2005. Last year, Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley asked them to take on the...READ MORE

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Leadership Conference of Women Religious Responds to Holy See's Assessment (3374)

Its leadership will meet in Rome June 12 with Cardinal William Levada, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. Updated with Archbishop Sartain's response.

06/02/2012 Comments (26)

Here is the response, in ful, taken from the LCWR's website:



[Washington, DC] The national board of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) held a special meeting in Washington, DC from May 29-31 to review, and plan a response to, the report issued to LCWR by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

The board members raised concerns about both the content of the doctrinal assessment and the process by which it was prepared. Board members concluded that the assessment was based on unsubstantiated accusations and the result of a flawed process that lacked transparency. Moreover, the sanctions imposed were disproportionate to the concerns...READ MORE

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The HHS Mandate and 'Dignitatis Humanae' (2156)

June 3 issue column.

06/02/2012 Comment

Thanks to the Health and Human Services mandate, the question of religious liberty is now of major importance for Catholics in the United States.

Previous generations of Catholics were certainly persecuted, and, yes, anti-Catholicism is the last acceptable prejudice in the public square.

Still, our habit has been to associate religious liberty, an aspect of the Church’s social teaching, with the persecutions of Christians in other parts of the world. We may not yet be used to having to fret about this freedom, but we ought to start.

For this reason, it is important that we look at the Second Vatican Council’s teaching on the subject; for when the question of freedom of religion was...READ MORE

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An Interview with Jason Jones, Three (Catholic) Literary Journals to Feed Your Soul, and much more! (1668)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

06/02/2012 Comment

Never Respectable: An Interview with Jason Jones. Click on the link by Stephen Herreid to read more.

Never Respectable: An Interview with Jason Jones - Stephen Herreid, Crisis Magazine

Three Literary Journals to Feed Your Soul - J. E. Foyer, Saint Peter's List

I Just Wanna Be a Woman by Melinda Selmys of Sexual Authenticity - The Pulpit

Three Great Novels by Catholic Authors - Sarah Reinhard, Integrated Catholic Life™

Movie Review: For Greater Glory - Donald R. McClarey, The American Catholic

It’s When We Look Back That We See the Blessings - Zellie M. Quinn, Catholic Lane

Lady Gaga Gets the Indonesian Boot - Matthew Cullinan Hoffman, Catholic World Report

Comic Super Hero is Gay: The Green Lantern - Fr. Joe, Southern Fried Catholicism

Spartacus: Human Dignity in Meltdown...READ MORE

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The Pill Will Make You Free? (5332)

Saturday Book Pick: Adam and Eve After the Pill: Paradoxes of the Sexual Revolution.

06/02/2012 Comments (19)

Throughout the centuries, mankind has endured various periods of great struggle and human obstinacy. One such case is the Cold War. It is no secret that the bleak economic conditions and widespread political oppression were dangerously bad for those under communist rule. Despite the evidence of this, many academics and societal elites still refuse to acknowledge the failures of the system — even when the historical record serves as evidence against them.

In a similar manner, others have failed — and are failing — to acknowledge the poisonous repercussions of the sexual revolution.

This “will to disbelieve” is the subject of Mary Eberstadt’s timely new book, Adam and Eve After the...READ MORE

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Bringing Home the Gospel: How Families Can Benefit From the Daily Mass Readings (1917)

June 3 issue column

06/02/2012 Comment
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How can families get to better know our Lord Jesus Christ, his word and our Catholic faith in general? A convenient, ready-made way is to read and discuss the Church’s daily Mass readings, whether at the dinner table or some other useful time.

Participating in daily Mass may not be practical for all or any family members, but that doesn’t preclude everyone from benefiting from each day’s Mass readings.

To know and love someone better, you have to spend time with that person. Husbands and wives understand this as married couples and also in devoting their lives to their children.

The same goes for our relationship with Jesus, which includes spending time reading and reflecting on the...READ MORE

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Move Past Propaganda on Indulgences, St. Thomas More Was Not Fond of Torturing Heretics, and more! (446)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

06/01/2012 Comment

Move Past the Protestant Propaganda: 8 More Questions on Indulgences. Click on the link by the Saint Peter's List blog to read more.

Move Past the Protestant Propaganda: 8 More Questions on Indulgences - Saint Peter's List

St. Thomas More Was Not "Unnaturally Fond of Torturing Heretics" - Michael Moreland, Mirror of Justice

Catholic 'Americanism' by George Weigel - The Pulpit

New Vestment Work - Shawn Tribe, New Liturgical Movement

If They Trust Women, Why Don’t They Trust Mothers? - Stacy Trasancos PhD, The American Catholic

The Significance of Spelling Jerosolym vs. Jerusalem in the Bible - Dr. Taylor Marshall, Canterbury Tales

404 Error - Jennifer Mazzara, Ignitum Today

Why No Miracles in Our Day as in Biblical Times? - Msgr. Charles Pope, Archdiocese of Washington

MTV Exploits Viewers to Make a...READ MORE

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Pope Benedict: Put God at the Center of Your Life Like Mary Did (1867)

The Holy Father concluded the month of May, the month of Mary, with a Rosary vigil in the Vatican Gardens.

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The Virgin Mary’s docility to the will of God should remind everybody that the Lord has a plan for each of us, Pope Benedict XVI said at the conclusion of a Rosary vigil to mark the end of May.

“The Magnificat is the hymn of praise that rises from humanity redeemed by Divine Mercy, rises from all the people of God; at the same time, it is a hymn which denounces the illusion of those who believe they are lords of history, arbiters of their destiny,” he said May 31 at the Shrine to Our Lady of Lourdes in the Vatican Gardens.

“In contrast, Mary has God at the center of her life; she abandoned herself, confident in his will, in an attitude of humble obedience to his loving plan.” Mary was...READ MORE

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