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Pope Reminds Faithful to Thank God for Good Things (2059)

Oct. 12 papal audience focuses on Psalm 126.

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VATICAN CITY (EWTN News/CNA)—Pope Benedict XVI reminded Christians Oct. 12 to thank God for the good things in life, instead of only bringing problems to him.

“Dear brothers and sisters, in our prayers, we should look at how often, in the events of our lives, the Lord has protected us, guided us, helped us,” the Pope said at his general audience in St. Peter’s Square.

He encouraged Christians to “be more attentive to the good things that the Lord gives us. We are always attentive to the problems, difficulties and almost do not want to see that there are good things come from the Lord.”

In his latest discourse on prayer, Pope Benedict dwelt on Psalm 126. It charts the joy of the Jewish...READ MORE

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Pope Prays for Egyptian Christians After Cairo Violence (3884)

At his Oct. 12 audience, Benedict expressed sorrow over incident that left dozens dead and hundreds injured: 'I join in the sorrow of the families of the victims and the entire Egyptian people, torn by attempts to undermine the peaceful coexistence between its communities, which is rather essential to preserve, especially in this time of transition.'

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VATICAN CITY (EWTN News/CNA)—Pope Benedict XVI expressed his sorrow over violent clashes in Cairo that left many Egyptian Christians dead and hundreds wounded.

“I am deeply saddened by the violence that was committed in Cairo on Sunday [Oct. 9],” the Pope said at the Oct. 12 general audience in St. Peter’s Square.

“I join in the sorrow of the families of the victims and the entire Egyptian people, torn by attempts to undermine the peaceful coexistence between its communities, which is rather essential to preserve, especially in this time of transition,” he said.

The violence erupted during a peaceful demonstration being held by Egyptian Coptic Christians and other members of civil...READ MORE

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Bishop Morlino Supports New Missal's Communion Norms (4561)

Madison bishop joins Phoenix Diocese in instructing priests to limit Eucharist distribution under both species to specific occasions.

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MADISON, Wis. (EWTN News) — Citing a need for reverence, Bishop Robert Morlino of Madison, Wis., has asked priests to move in the direction of giving Communion only in the form of the Host and not the Precious Blood and to limit occasions when both kinds are distributed.

“What we say and do at the Mass, and what we do before the Lord present in the tabernacle, matters,” he said in an Oct. 10 letter to his diocese’s priests.

Bishop Morlino cited the new edition of the Roman Missal’s instruction on Communion under both species. It says the diocesan bishop may permit this whenever it seems appropriate to a pastor, provided that the faithful are “well instructed” and there is “no danger of...READ MORE

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Bachmann Introduces Heartbeat Informed Consent Act in Congress (5226)

The U.S. bishops and other pro-life groups support the bill that would require abortion providers to make an unborn child’s heartbeat visible and audible to its mother in order for her to give her informed consent for an abortion.

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WASHINGTON (EWTN News) — A new bill introduced by U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., would require abortion providers to make an unborn child’s heartbeat visible and audible to its mother in order for her to give her informed consent for an abortion.

“A pregnant woman who enters an abortion clinic is faced with a decision that will forever change two lives,” said Bachmann. “That’s why she must have the very best information with which to make that decision.”

The Heartbeat Informed Consent Act, which was introduced in Congress on Oct. 6, is similar to laws in several states that require a pregnant woman to be given the chance to see ultrasound images of her unborn child before she...READ MORE

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The New Missal Translation: Renewing Awe and Wonder (3500)

Bishop Vasa explains how it will help the Church grow in faith.

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Bishop Robert Vasa is the bishop of Santa Rosa, Calif. Like all bishops throughout the country, he is planning to implement the new English translation of the Mass on the First Sunday of Advent.

Liturgy, the prayer of the Church, reveals our faith and our life. Liturgy is that timeless place in time where man encounters God in a communion of love. How we pray forms the foundation for how we believe.

Bishop Vasa spoke about what the Church is trying to show us with the new translation of the Roman Missal.


What is liturgy?

The liturgy is the work of Jesus. It is the work of God in our midst. There has been a great emphasis since the 1960s on what we are doing for God as opposed to what...READ MORE

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Study: Priests Are Happy (2292)

Priest-author says 90% of clergy have found happiness in their vocations.

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WASHINGTON (EWTN News) — Ninety percent of priests say they are happy. One priest who has studied priests’ happiness says a feeling of inner peace, a positive view of celibacy, and a good relationship with God contributes to their happiness.

Msgr. Stephen Rossetti, clinical associate professor of pastoral studies and associate dean for seminary and ministerial programs at Catholic University of America, presented his findings Oct. 5 at a symposium on the priesthood held at Catholic University in Washington. He discusses his findings in his book Why Priests are Happy: A Study of the Psychological and Spiritual Health of Priests.

Other studies corroborate his findings on priests’ happiness....READ MORE

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Students for Life of America Remembers Champion of the Unborn (2249)

Kortney Blythe Gordon and her unborn daughter were killed Oct. 8 in a car accident.

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MANASSAS, Va. (EWTN News) — A staff member for the pro-life college organization Students for Life of America was killed on Oct. 8, along with her unborn child, in a car crash in Jones County, Ga.

“The entire Students for Life of America team is heartbroken by the loss of our dear friend, field director, and tireless abortion abolitionist, Kortney Blythe Gordon, and her preborn daughter, Sophy,” said a statement released by Students for Life.

“There are no words to describe what a loss we suffer alongside her husband, Benjamin, and their entire family, but we are comforted knowing that Kortney and her daughter are in the arms of Our Lord and Savior.”

Gordon was driving a car that was...READ MORE

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Building a Distributist and Catholic Economy, Wealth and Giving It All Away, and much more! (2810)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

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St. George & the Power of Purpose, Praying Through Art. Click on the link by Fr. John Bartunek to learn more.

The Beginning: Distributist Start - Richard Aleman, The Distributist Review

Building a Distributist & Catholic Economy through Cooperatives - Jared Dale Combista

Wealth and Giving It All Away - Fr. James V. Schall SJ, Crisis Magazine

Non Negotiable a Political (& Catholic) TV Program to Debut In 2012 - Dave Hartline, TAC

God Loves A Cheerful Giver - Andrew Votipka, VP

The Egyptian Military’s Crimes Against Humanity - Raymond Ibrahim, Hudson New York

It’s Time to Nix ‘Sectarian’ in Egyptian Reports - Terry Mattingly, Get Religion

Egypt’s Copts See Power Vacuum Allowing Oppression - Tom Heneghan, Reuters

St. George & the Power of Purpose, Praying Through Art - Fr. John Bartunek,...READ MORE

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