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Cardinal Burke Praises John Paul II's View of Suffering as Model for the Faithful (2540)

'The Boundaries of the Human' conference in Rome focused on suffering.

02/27/2012 Comment
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Cardinal Raymond Burke thinks that Blessed John Paul II’s life and teachings are a model for how Christians should view suffering.

“Blessed John Paul II is extraordinary,” Cardinal Burke said Feb. 25. “His own life is a testimony to suffering embraced in order to love more.”

“But in addition to that, he was also the great teacher, especially in this document, Salvifici Doloris, which he wrote after the attempt on his life.”

Cardinal Burke spoke to EWTN News after giving the keynote address at “The Boundaries of the Human” conference in Rome. The Feb. 25-26 gathering was organized by the groups The Life Guardian Foundation, Family of the Americas, and the Italian pro-family group...READ MORE

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Cardinal Dolan Joins Protest Over 'Unacceptable' Attack on Religious Liberty (13588)

500 signatures are now on Becket Fund for Religious Liberty's petition campaign to protect Americans' First Amendment rights.

02/27/2012 Comments (33)

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Feb. 27 UPDATE: Now more than 500 signatures, including just added Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s, are on this letter.

Feb. 15 UPDATE: Now more than 300 signatures are on this letter.

Original Feb. 14 story below.

Two leading bishops have joined the growing list of prominent Church leaders and academics who see the federal government’s recent actions as an assault on religious freedom.

The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty today posted a Feb. 13 letter to that effect. In addition, it kicked off a petition urging everyone to express their disappointment over Obama’s “failure to protect religious liberty.”

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, vice president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops,...READ MORE

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Boys Town Founder to Be Declared 'Servant of God' (2827)

Cause for Father Edward Flanagan will formally open March 17 in the Archdiocese of Omaha.

02/27/2012 Comments (6)

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Father Edward Flanagan, the founder of the famous Boys Town orphanage, will be declared a “Servant of God” next month as the Archdiocese of Omaha, Neb., opens his cause for beatification.

“For years, many in the Omaha community and beyond have venerated the memory of Father Edward Flanagan,” Archbishop George Lucas said Feb. 21. “I am happy that we can begin the process of examining the holiness that was apparent in his life and ministry, to see if he might be canonized.”

The archbishop started the process at the request of the Father Flanagan League Society of Devotion. The league was formed in 1999 to advocate the opening of the cause for Father Flanagan’s canonization and to educate...READ MORE

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States vs. Marriage (2846)

UPDATE: As legislation moves forward in Maryland, groups vow to bring issue to referendum. 'The Catholic Church, like others throughout Western civilization for thousands of years, has regarded marriage for its unique gifts rooted in nature,' said Cardinal Edwin O’Brien, apostolic administrator of Baltimore. Also: New Jersey governor vetoes same-sex 'marriage' bill.

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As Maryland politicians prepare to give final approval to a law that will redefine marriage to include same-sex couples, local Christians have pledged to bring the issue to a referendum in November.

“The Catholic Church, like others throughout Western civilization for thousands of years, has regarded marriage for its unique gifts rooted in nature,” said Cardinal Edwin O’Brien, apostolic administrator of Baltimore.

He said that the archdiocese “will eagerly and zealously engage its 500,000 members in overturning this radical legislation.”

A bill to legalize same-sex “marriage” was narrowly approved by the Virginia Senate on Feb. 23. The legislation, which has already been approved by the...READ MORE

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Practical Distributism, Red Ladder and White Ladder, St. Francis de Sales on Temptation, and more! (4158)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

02/27/2012 Comment

Temptation: St. Francis de Sales click on the link by Jay Boyd, Ph.D., to read more.

Practical Distributism: The Home Mortgage - David W. Cooney, The Distributist Review

The Red Ladder of Penance & the White Ladder of Mary - Dr. Taylor Marshall, Canterbury Tales

Temptation: St. Francis de Sales - Jay Boyd PhD, Philothea on Phire

Quæritur: Books for Singing the Novus Ordo Mass in Latin - Fr. Z’s Blog

The Man Who Could Wield a Spade as Well as His Intellect - Richard Collins, Linen on the Hedgerow

The Crazy Thing About A Curveball - Andrew and Cristina, Ignitum Today

There Is No Moral Confusion When One Is A Faithful Catholic - The Ordinary Catholic, Peter’s Barque

Father Barron and Edmund Burke on Atheism - Donald R. McClarey, The American Catholic

I Like Dogs Better...READ MORE

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Pope: Temptations Can Be Overcome By Staying Close to Christ (3337)

By “learning to build our life not outside of him or as if he did not exist, but in him and with him, because he is the source of true life,” Benedict XVI said, we can do God's work.

02/26/2012 Comments (2)

Christ’s 40 days in the desert teaches Christians that temptations can be overcome in life if we stay close to Jesus, Pope Benedict XVI said Feb. 26.

“Man is never wholly free from the temptation ... but with patience and true humility we become stronger than any enemy,” the Pope said in his Sunday Angelus address, quoting Thomas à Kempis’ famous 15th-century devotional work The Imitation of Christ.

The Pope addressed thousands of pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square on the First Sunday of Lent, giving a reflection on St. Mark’s Gospel account of Christ’s 40 days in the desert, when he was tempted by Satan.

Pope Benedict, citing his fifth-century predecessor, St. Leo the Great,...READ MORE

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Actress-Turned-Nun Will Attend Academy Awards (5604)

Mother Dolores Hart will attend the awards show to support God Is the Bigger Elvis, an Oscar-nominated documentary about her and her abbey.

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HOLLYWOOD (CNA)—Mother Dolores Hart, OSB, a former actress-turned-cloistered nun, will attend her first Academy Awards show since 1959 to show support for God Is the Bigger Elvis, an Oscar-nominated documentary about her and her abbey.

Mother Dolores, 73, was an award-winning actress who performed in two Elvis Presley movies. In 1963, she was about to sign a seven-figure contract and was engaged to a Los Angeles businessman when she decided to join the Benedictine Abbey of Regina Laudis in Bethlehem, Conn., where she is now prioress.

The 37-minute documentary talks about Mother Dolores’ story and about life at the abbey. It is an Oscar nominee for the “Best Documentary Short” category and...READ MORE

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Spiritual Strength Training: How to Tone Flabby Self-Discipline (11924)

Dr. Ray's advice for Lent, from our Feb. 26 issue.

02/26/2012 Comments (1)

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We live in a culture where many don’t deny themselves. Arguably, we are the most comfortable culture in the history of the world, and most expect instant gratification. Dr. Ray Guarendi, clinical physiologist, EWTN radio host of The Doctor Is In and a Register “Family Matters” columnist, says, “In some respects, it is more difficult for us to give up things than it would have been for someone 150 years ago, because they lived in a state of deprivation.”

Consequently, if we truly want to strengthen self-discipline and bring ourselves closer to God this Lent, Dr. Ray challenges us to step outside our spiritual comfort zone and choose an exercise that works a new group of spiritual muscles....READ MORE

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