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A Sign of Contradiction: At Lourdes, the Sick Are the Church’s ‘Treasure’ (6997)

Knights and dames of the Order of Malta served the sick and suffering on their 55th pilgrimage to the Marian shrine in southern France.

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Charlotte Kiesel

Knights and dames with malades at the shrine.

– Charlotte Kiesel

LOURDES, France — Charlotte Kiesel just completed her 27th pilgrimage to Lourdes — the Marian shrine in France where the Virgin Mary first appeared to Bernadette Soubirous in 1858 and where the sick still flock to obtain a reprieve from chronic disease, a handicap or terminal cancer.

Desperation brought Kiesel to Lourdes for her first visit in 1987, after failing to locate a bone-marrow match for her daughter, Katie, a cancer patient.

Decades later, Katie is still healthy, and Kiesel, now a member of the Order of Malta, returns every year to serve in the baths at the grotto, where many miracles have been recorded since the Virgin first appeared to St. Bernadette.

Kiesel greets a...READ MORE

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Holy Spirit Leads to Truth Amid Relativism, Pope Counsels (3342)

Francis encourages the faithful to be open to the Holy Spirit and to the word of God.

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Pope Francis makes his way through St. Peter's Square in the popemobile during his May 8 general audience.

– Stephen Driscoll/CNA

VATICAN CITY — As he looked ahead to Pentecost, Pope Francis spoke about the Holy Spirit’s role in guiding Christians to know Jesus, who is the Truth, in an age of relativism.

“We live in an age rather skeptical of truth,” the Pope said on May 15, as he encouraged Christians to let themselves “be imbued with the light of the Holy Spirit, so that he introduces us to the truth of God.”

But “you cannot grab the truth as if it were an object; you encounter it. It is not a possession; [it] is an encounter with a person,” Pope Francis noted as he recalled Pontius Pilate posing the question “What is truth?” to Jesus.

The Holy Father made his remarks in the context of an ongoing series of...READ MORE

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Canadian Pro-Lifers Spotlight ‘Gendercide’ Issue (3130)

Some government members of Parliamant continue to buck the pro-abortion-rights stance of their party leader, Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

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Canadian Member of Parliament Mark Warawa

– MarkWarawa.com

OTTAWA — Canadian Member of Parliament Mark Warawa finally got a chance to condemn sex-selective abortion in the House of Commons last week, appropriately enough, just as 12,000 pro-life activists gathered outside to mark the nation’s March for Life.

Warawa is one of a number of MPs, mostly members of the governing Conservative Party, who are openly resisting Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s efforts to keep abortion off the public — and Parliament — agenda.

The British Columbia pro-life MP gained national headlines two months ago by complaining to the Parliament speaker when his party’s whip and a parliamentary appeal committee refused to put his name on a daily list given to the...READ MORE

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God Is Preparing Me for Something I Cannot Handle; Live Action, Lying and the Catechism and More! (3368)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

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God is Preparing Me for Something I Can’t Handle. Follow the link by Msgr. Ch. Pope to read more.

God is Preparing Me for Something I Can’t Handle by Msgr. Charles Pope of the Archdiocese of Washington - Big Pulpit

Live Action, Lying, and the Catechism: Why a Good Catholic Can Support an Undercover Apostolate – Deacon Jim Russell, Creative Minority Report

Unpacking The Rhineland Mystics - Patrick Pierce, Catholic Stand

Virginity is Sexual – Marc Barnes, Patheos/Bad Catholic

Gosnell Guilty! - Donald R. McClarey JD, The American Catholic

Vestment Commissions – Shawn Tribe, New Liturgical Movement

The Latest Articles on Kermit Gosnell from the Catholic Blogosphere - Big Pulpit

Book Review: Baronius Douay-Rheims Bible – Michael, Whiskey Catholic

Introducing...READ MORE

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Abortionist Gosnell Sentenced to Life in Prison (2697)

By agreeing not to appeal his conviction, Gosnell was able to avoid the death penalty for three convictions of first-degree murder.

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PHILADELPHIA — Following his conviction for the murder of three babies born alive, abortionist Kermit Gosnell was sentenced Tuesday to two life sentences without parole for two of those murder charges.

By agreeing not to appeal his conviction, Gosnell was able to avoid the death penalty for three convictions of first-degree murder.

Gosnell “agreed to waive all of his appellate rights in exchange for life in prison ... instead of the death penalty,” the office of R. Seth Williams, Philadelphia’s district attorney, said May 14.

He was “immediately sentenced.”

Tomorrow, May 15, Gosnell will be sentenced for the death of the third child and for involuntary manslaughter of a patient at...READ MORE

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History’s Jury Is Out: Has Gosnell Rocked Our Conscience? (17205)


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The right to a dead baby. That’s not pretty. That’s not a euphemism. That’s not how we talk about abortion in the United States of America. But that is the reality of abortion in the United States of America.

When a woman walks into an abortion facility, that’s what she expects from the doctor and that’s what the doctor is expected to provide.

That’s what the Kermit Gosnell trial exposed.

Now that he has been convicted of at least some of the deaths of women and babies under his care, history records this as a hinge moment. We cannot pretend to not understand the logic of legal abortion: Human dignity is not inherent; a child is not a human life unless its mother wills it to be. We...READ MORE

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Vatican Stats Show Continued Growth in Africa, Asia (2672)

The Pontifical Yearbook reports 3,000 new priests in the two continents in 2011 and that in the last 10 years the numbers increased by 39.5% in Africa and 32% in Asia.

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VATICAN CITY — Vatican statistics released today show that the number of Asian and African Catholics is continuing its upward trajectory, while the Church in Europe is still shrinking.

The number of religious excluding priests has risen 18.5% in Africa and a whopping 44.9% in Asia in just 10 years, according to the 2013 Pontifical Yearbook.

The yearbook, which was published May 13 and contains data from 2011, revealed Catholics still make up less than 18% of the world’s population, but the Church is growing the fastest in Africa and Asia.

And although it shows “a strong downward trend was observed in data for the professed religious women, with a decrease of 10% from 2001 to 2011,”...READ MORE

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Millenials, or Why Time's Subscriptions Are Falling; 'Ascendit Deus' and Much More! (2779)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

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Millennials, or Why TIME’s Subscriptions are Falling. Follow the link by Micah Murphy to read more.

Millennials, or Why TIME’s Subscriptions are Falling by Micah Murphy - Big Pulpit

Ascendit Deus by Iegor Reznikoff – Kathleen Pluth, The Chant Café

Then God Spoke to Me - Emmanuel Joseph, Catholic Stand

The Numbers Seven and Eight in Psalms, Liturgy, Helical Passage of Time – David Clayton, New Liturgical Movement

Infertility and Spiritual Surrender – Miriam Fightlin Brower, Ignitum Today

Chant of “Angels and Saints at Ephesus” - Christopher S. Morrissey, The Catholic World Report

Kermit Gosnell Guilty:  A Roundup of the Best Links on the Gosnell Verdict in the Catholic Blogosphere - Big Pulpit

Let’s Talk About Jesus - Patrick Coffin, Catholic Answers

Are Embryos Human...READ MORE

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