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Cardinal Newman Society's Catholic Higher Education Center Will Move to Mount St. Mary's (2256)

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

06/28/2011 Comment
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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 (1829)

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

06/28/2011 Comment
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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 (2054)

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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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 (2845)

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! (2997)

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

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Vatican News Portal Will Launch With 'Click' From Pope (3043)

Multimedia site, going online June 28, will offer readers a variety of stories and features and will be accessible on mobile devices.

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VATICAN CITY (EWTN News/CNA) — On June 28, Pope Benedict XVI will launch the Vatican’s first multimedia news portal, which is also designed for mobile devices.

“We are trying to give everybody an opportunity to have Vatican news immediately in a modern and accessible way, using new technology,” said Archbishop Claudio Maria Celli, president of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, in an interview with EWTN News on June 27.

He explained that the Pope will have the privilege of giving the “first click” to take the site online, a reflection of the way Pope Pius XI inaugurated the transmission of Vatican Radio 80 years ago.

Father Federico Lombardi, director of the Holy See’s...READ MORE

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Possible Miracle for 'Rosary Priest' (2793)

Vatican to consider cure through intercession of Father Patrick Peyton, Catholic media pioneer.

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Albany, N.Y. (CNA) — A possible miraculous cure attributed to Catholic media pioneer Father Patrick Peyton, C.S.C., could advance the beatification cause of the “Rosary Priest” known for his motto “The family that prays together, stays together.”

A tribunal based in the Diocese of Albany, N.Y., has investigated the alleged miracle and will forward its findings to Rome on June 28.

The details of the possible miracle cannot be shared at this point, explained Father John Phalen, C.S.C., president of Holy Cross Family Ministries. However, he did report that the case involves a man in his 60s who was admitted to the hospital with “life-threatening, multiple organ failure.”

“His family prayed...READ MORE

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Wisconsin Defunds Planned Parenthood (2507)

Recap of pro-life victories across U.S.

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WASHINGTON (EWTN News) — Legislative moves to strip Planned Parenthood of its funding are gaining traction across the U.S., with several states already enacting laws and several more drafting similar measures.

Lawmakers in Indiana, Kansas, North Carolina and Wisconsin have already voted to defund the nation’s largest abortion provider, while pro-life advocates in Tennessee, Texas, Oklahoma and Minnesota are pushing for the same legislation.

In Wisconsin, the state Senate voted on June 16 to keep provisions in the state budget, which revoked taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood and directed federal Title V family-planning dollars to public-health agencies. The provisions also...READ MORE

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