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Lunching With the Pope at World Youth Day (2109)

12 young adults will share a meal with Benedict.

07/12/2011 Comments (2)

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MADRID, Spain (EWTN News) — Aug. 19 will be a day that 12 young people will never forget: They will have the opportunity to eat lunch with Pope Benedict XVI at the apostolic nunciature in Madrid during World Youth Day.

The communications director for the upcoming World Youth Day, Rafael Rubio, said choosing which young people will attend the event “is probably the most difficult decision that has to be made.”

During the lunch, which will take place at the Hall of Ambassadors at the apostolic nunciature, the Pope will sit down with two young people from each of the five continents that are represented, as well as two young people from Spain.

The Spanish daily ABC featured the testimonies...READ MORE

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Male and Female, Church Principles in the Public Square, Ecclesiology and Ecumenism, and much more! (1767)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

07/12/2011 Comment

Patriarch Gregorios III: Ecclesiology & Ecumenism - NGChase, Ramblings of a Byzantine Catholic

A New Cathedral, As God Intended - Mundabor’s Blog

A Protestant Decimates Sola Scriptura - Devin Rose, St. Joseph’s Vanguard

C.T.S. Order of Mass, American Missal & the Roman Missal: Compare & Contrast - Father Simon Henry, O. T. D.

God, Slaves, and Women in the Constitution - Matthew J. Franck, First Things/First Thoughts

Male and Female - Father Bevil Bramwell O.M.I, The Catholic Thing

Church Principles in the Public Square - Bishop Paul S. Loverde, Catholic Lane

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Advancing the Common Good in Canada (3193)

Policy developed by Jason Kenney Keys a Conservative Party victory.

07/12/2011 Comments (5)

Jason Kenney

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OTTAWA — As Canada’s minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, Jason Kenney is arguably the most influential Catholic in Canada. He is credited with the policy that wooed a large segment of immigrant and minority voters to his Conservative Party and away from the Liberals, giving the “Tories” their first majority in Parliament in decades in the spring 2011 election. He has criticized both his American Catholic university and the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops for un-Catholic behaviors.

Kenney is touted to succeed Prime Minister Stephen Harper as next leader of the Conservatives.

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Illinois Catholic Charities Fight to Provide Foster Care (1621)

Department of Children and Family Services’ decision to end partnership with three local dioceses in wake of civil-unions law prompts challenge.

07/12/2011 Comments (2)

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CHICAGO (CNA/EWTN News) — Catholic Charities of Illinois plans to challenge the Department of Children and Family Services’ unexpected decision to end its foster care partnership with three local dioceses.

“We are going into court tomorrow in an attempt to stop this, because we believe it’s an illegal action for several reasons,” said Peter Breen, executive director and legal counsel at the Illinois-based
Thomas More Society, in a July 11 interview with CNA.

“What the Quinn administration has done,” he said, “is a statement of wanting to end, unilaterally, an over 30-year partnership with Catholic Charities to provide foster care for the children of the state of Illinois. He said the...READ MORE

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House Passes Amendment: No Same-Sex 'Weddings' on Naval Bases (2103)

Move will support chaplains' religious liberty.

07/12/2011 Comments (2)

– Wikipedia

WASHINGTON (EWTN News) — The U.S. House of Representatives on July 8 voted to pass an amendment that blocks same-sex “weddings” on naval bases on the grounds they violate the federal Defense of Marriage Act. Supporters of the measure said it helped defend the religious liberty of chaplains.

Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kan., sponsored the amendment, which passed by a bipartisan vote of 236 to 184.

“What will happen to chaplains who decline to officiate over same-sex ceremonies?” he asked, referring to a rescinded U.S. Navy directive stating that chaplains “may” perform the ceremonies in states where they are recognized.

“I fear that chaplains who refuse to perform these ceremonies may find...READ MORE

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Orthodox in Communion with Rome, New Proofs of God's Existence, New Apparition, and much more! (4211)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

07/12/2011 Comment

In Israel, Diggers Unearth the Bible’s Bad Guys - Associated Press

Loving in the Truth Those Involved in the Gay Lifestyle - Father Roger J. Landry, Diocese of Fall River

Orthodox in Communion with Rome. . .Something to Think About - NGChase, Ramblings of a Byzantine Catholic

New Proofs for God’s Existence - Tom Hoopes, Catholic Vote

J.T. Whatsitworth, It’s My music, and I want it Now!- Charles Culbreth, The Chant Café

A New Apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Africa? Or . . . Something Else? - Patrick Madrid

Saint Maria Goretti, Virgin and Martyr - Catholic Lane

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Taxpayers Paid for D.C. Abortions (3840)

At least 300 funded between 2009 and 2011 when congressional ban was lifted. Americans United for Life counsel: 'Taxpayers should not have to foot the bill for something that is morally wrong.'

07/11/2011 Comments (8)

– Wikipedia

WASHINGTON (EWTN News) — Local government funding of 300 abortions in the District of Columbia made taxpayers complicit in a moral wrong that ended lives, pro-life critics said.

When a congressional ban on abortion funding was lifted from 2009 to 2011, the District of Columbia paid for at least 300 abortions at a cost of $185,000 using local taxpayers’ money, The Associated Press reports.

In 2009, President Barack Obama’s administration put forward an altered version of the ban which declared that its prohibition on funding applied only to federal tax money, not funds raised locally. It also expanded the health exemptions under which abortion could be funded.

Mary Harned, staff counsel...READ MORE

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No Homophobia, How to Recieve the Eucharist, St. Anthony Mary Zaccaria, and much more! (1913)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

07/11/2011 Comment

No Homophobia - George Weigel

Abp. Nichols: Reflect on How to Receive the Lord in Holy Communion - Dylan Parry, A Reluctant Sinner

Cardinal Policarpo Backpedals On Female Ordination - Mundabor’s Blog

Reversal by Cardinal Policarpo: “Ordination of Women is Impossible” - La Stampa/Vatican Insider

No More Hymns? A New Translation of G.I.R.M. 48 - Jake Tawney, Roma locuta est

Church of England Faces Being Wiped Out, Report Warns - Tim Ross, The Telegraph

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Saint Anthony Mary Zaccaria - Catholic Lane

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