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WYD Countdown: 48 Days to Go (1991)

Registration for Madrid youth event reaches record high.

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VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) — World Youth Day organizers announced today that 440,000 young people have already signed up for the international gathering set for this August, a record enrollment figure this far out from the event.

“World Youth Day is an extraordinary experience for a Church, which is a friend to the young, sharing their problems; a Church which is at the service of the younger generations,” said Cardinal Stanislaw Rylko, president of the Pontifical Council for the Laity, at a June 28 Vatican press conference.

“It is an epiphany of the Christian faith on a truly global scale. And young people — especially in our old Europe, deeply secular and secularizing — have a...READ MORE

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The Green Pope, Newman's Road to Rome, Same-Sex "Marriage" in N.Y. State, and more! (2276)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

06/28/2011 Comment

Today is the Feast of Saint Irenaeus, Bishop of Lyons, and Father of the Church. Read more about him here in the Best in Catholic Blogging.

And Many Who Are Last, Shall be First! Pondering the Great Reversal - Monsignor Charles Pope, Archdiocese of Washington

Saint Irenaeus, Defender of the Four-Fold Gospel & Apostolic Diversity - Eric Sammons, The Divine Life

Newman’s Road to Rome, Part One - Pat McNamara, Patheos/In Ages Past

Spanish Civil War: Oratorian Martyr - John Whitehead, Once I Was A Clever Boy

Mormon Convert: Thomas Smith - Why I’m Catholic

Autumn in New York - Robert Royal, The Catholic Thing

Redefinition of Marriage. . .- Father John Zuhlsdorf, What Does The Prayer Really Say?

The Green Pope’s Dilemma - Doctor Jeff Mirus, CatholicCulture.org/In Depth Analysis

Canadian Bishops on Same-Sex Attraction - Father...READ MORE

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Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ Postmortem (5567)

New Yorkers take a look at what went wrong — and look warily at the new law’s religious exemptions.

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PRIDE BEFORE FALL? New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo marches in New York City's annual Gay Pride Parade in Manhattan June 26, two days after he signed a bill allowing two members of the same sex to marry in the state. With him are New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who lobbied heavily for the bill; New York City Council speaker Christine Quinn, and Cuomo's girlfriend, Sandra Lee.

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ALBANY, N.Y. — New York’s Catholic bishops have called on the Empire State’s faithful to renew their appreciation for authentic, sacramental marriage in the wake of New York becoming the sixth and largest state in the country to legalize same-sex “marriage.”

“The Church fought this with everything we had,” said Dennis Poust, spokesman for the New York Catholic Conference, the public-policy arm of the state’s Catholic bishops.

On the night of June 24, the New York Senate passed the Marriage Equality Act by a vote of 33-29 following days of closed-door negotiations between the Senate’s Republican leadership and the Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who championed the same-sex “marriage” cause...READ MORE

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Cardinal Newman Society's Catholic Higher Education Center Will Move to Mount St. Mary's (2252)

Partnership will be headed up by scholar and EWTN host Msgr. Stuart Swetland.

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MANASSAS, Va. (CNA) — The Cardinal Newman Society announced June 27 that one of its divisions is partnering with Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Md., expressing hope that the move will foster a renewal in Catholic identity within universities across the nation.

“This is an exciting moment for Catholic colleges,” said the Newman Society’s president, Patrick Reilly.

The society’s Center for the Advancement of Catholic Higher Education will relocate to the university July 1 under the leadership of renowned scholar Msgr. Stuart Swetland.

Msgr. Swetland currently serves as the university’s vice president for Catholic identity and mission and director of homiletics and...READ MORE

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Support Given to Israeli Ambassador for Praise of Pius XII (1828)

Expert says discussion reflects 'greater openness' toward wartime Pope.

06/28/2011 Comment
Pius XII Facebook page

– Pius XII Facebook page

ROME (CNA) — An expert on Pope Pius XII expressed support for an Israeli ambassador who faces controversy after publicly praising the World War II pontiff for helping save Jews during the Holocaust.

Israeli ambassador to the Vatican Mordechai Lewy said on June 27 that his positive comments about the late Pope were historically “premature,” after he was criticized by Jewish groups.

However, author William Doino commended the ambassador for “opening up healthy and productive discussion” and supports his stance in favor of Pope Pius XII, who is often accused of turning a blind eye to the Holocaust. 

Ambassador Lewy sparked the debate at a ceremony honoring the Italian Pope on June 23, when...READ MORE

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Brooklyn Bishop Speaks Out Against New York 'Marriage' Bill (2053)

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio joins fellow bishops in speaking about God-given definition of marriage and opposing the way the Legislature passed the measure.

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Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn

– Bishop DiMarzio's Facebook page

NEW YORK (CNA/EWTN News) — Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn said Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York state Legislature have “deconstructed the most important institution in human history.”

The New York Legislature passed the same-sex “marriage” bill on June 24 by a 33-29 vote.

Bishop DiMarzio joined his fellow state bishops in opposing the measure in a joint statement.

In a separate statement the Brooklyn bishop said Cuomo “has opened a new front in the culture wars that are tearing at the fabric of our nation.”

“Republicans and Democrats equally share responsibility for this ruinous legislation, and we as Catholics should hold all accountable for their actions,” he added.

An...READ MORE

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27 New Sainthood Candidates (2839)

Pope Benedict recognized the miracles, martyrdom and heroic virtues of Catholic men and women on June 27.

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VATICAN CITY (EWTN News) — Pope Benedict officially recognized the miracles, martyrdom and heroic virtues of 27 Catholic men and women on June 27, moving them one step closer to sainthood.

The Pope met on Monday with Cardinal Angelo Amato, the head of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, and authorized decrees for the candidates, many who lived within the last hundred years. 

The list included several martyrs who were killed under anti-Christian persecution during 20th-century wars.

Among them was Father Karl Lampert, an Austrian diocesan priest and vicar of the apostolic administration in the city of Innsbruck Feldkirch.

Father Lampert was arrested and taken to the Dachau...READ MORE

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Abp. Nichols on the Role of the Priest, Science & Tech: Partners in Truth, and much more! (2993)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

06/28/2011 Comments (2)

Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster explains the role of priests.

Archbishop Nichols (Westminster) on the Priest’s Role at Mass - Father John Zuhlsdorf, What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Science & Theology: Partners in Truth - Stanley D. Williams Ph.D., Catholic Lane

New Translation:  The Preparation of the Gifts - Jake Tawney, Roma locuta est

How Can I Know The Will of God in My Life? - Fr. John Bartunek, Catholic Spiritual Direction

The Dutch in the History of Biblical Scholarship - John Bergsma, The Sacred Page

Chesterton’s Stars & Stripes - Doctor Paul Kengor, Catholic Exchange

Transgendered Kindergartens,  What Could Go Wrong - Pat. Archbold, Creative Minority Report

Fatima Conspiracy Theories are Damaging the Church - Francis Phillips,...READ MORE

Filed under archbishop nichols, communist china, culture of death, fatima, g. k. chesterton, priest, pro-life, roman missal, science, technology

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