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Atheists and ‘The Church of the One Truth’ (10189)

… And nothing but the Truth: atheism and the audacity of the Catholic worldview, Part 2

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In the Church of the One Truth there are no ceremonies, no sacraments, no saints. There are no cathedrals, no worship, no mass. There are no sacred books, sacred music, sacred creeds. There is no morality, no accountability, no judgment.

In the Church of the One Truth, there is simply one solitary and singular truth. This singularity is the explanation for all times, all places, all things and all people. The sole truth of the Church of the One Truth is that the universe in its entirety is simply material. Everything is material, physical, observable. In other words, everything is simply one of two things. Everything is either matter or energy. All things are entirely tangible. Or, they...READ MORE

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Register Radio: Find Us on the Airwaves (2185)

Coming to a radio near you: New show premieres Sept. 2.

08/31/2011 Comment

When EWTN joined forces with the Register nearly seven months ago, we could only imagine the possibilities for combining our respective talents. Well, I’m pleased to announce that one of those possibilities is becoming a reality. On Sept. 2, Register Radio will make its premiere on the EWTN Global Catholic Radio Network.

Hosted by senior writer Tim Drake and Thom Price, director of programming and production for EWTN Radio, the Register’s first foray into this medium will feature the same brand of comprehensive and compelling journalism you are used to getting in print and online.

Our talented hosts will be joined weekly by our staff, reporters, columnists, bloggers and the newsmakers behind...READ MORE

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Pope: True Art Reveals God (2782)

'Art is capable of making visible our need to go beyond what we see, and it reveals our thirst for infinite beauty, for God,' Benedict told more than 5,000 pilgrims at his summer residence of Castel Gandolfo on Aug. 31.

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CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy (EWTN News/CNA) — Artistic beauty can lead the human heart to God, said Pope Benedict XVI at his Aug. 31 general audience.

“Art is capable of making visible our need to go beyond what we see, and it reveals our thirst for infinite beauty, for God,” the Pope said to more than 5,000 pilgrims at his summer residence of Castel Gandolfo, 15 miles south of Rome.

“Dear friends, I invite you to be open to beauty and to allow it to move you to prayer and praise of the Lord.”

The Pope explained how this “path of beauty” can be “an open door on the infinite” and is something experienced by all people, not merely by those who regard themselves as cultured.

He observed...READ MORE

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Sexual Immorality, Charity and Tolerance, Paratrooper Padre, Miracles Happen, and much more! (2558)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

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Click on the Fishing in the Tiber link to learn more about The Paratrooper Padre.

Sexual Immorality, Charity and Tolerance - Stacy Trasancos, Accepting Abundance

The Paratrooper Padre - Fishing in the Tiber

Myth Buster: Constantine Founded the Catholic Church - Brent Stubbs, Almost Not Catholic

Report: SNAP Calls Catholic Church “an Evil Institution” - Brian Fraga, Our Sunday Visitor

Miracles Happen! - Marc Barnes, VirtuousPla.net

Preparing Your Family for a Faith-Filled School Year - Lisa Hendey, Integrated Catholic Life™

Geocentric Catholics Are Unbelievable - Patrick Archbold, Creative Minority Report

Sketchy Translations by the NIV Bible - Joe Heschmeyer, Shameless Popery

Deselecting and Selecting Our Children - Margaret Somerville, MercatorNet

Selective...READ MORE

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Catholic Charities Continues to Help Those Affected by Hurricane Irene (2130)

In the aftermath, residents and towns still need a lot of help cleaning up.

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EWTN News website via USFWS

House damaged by the hurricane as it came through Bethel, Vt., on Aug. 29, 2011.

– EWTN News website via USFWS

BURLINGTON, Vt. (EWTN News/CNA) — With the guidance of Vermont Catholic Charities, the Church in the state is assessing the extent of the storm’s devastation to determine the particular needs of the people, the Diocese of Burlington said on Aug. 30.

Irene dropped up to 11 inches of rain on Vermont over the weekend and caused normally small mountain streams to flood. The floodwaters smashed buildings and ripped homes from their foundations, surprising many.

As of Aug. 30, the death toll for Hurricane Irene stood at 42 people, and of that number, at least three were from Vermont. The flooding caused by Irene has also isolated people, closing 260 roads and 30 highway bridges.

Vermont...READ MORE

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Archbishop Niederauer Undergoes Heart Surgery (1270)

San Francisco archbishop had unexpected but successful bypass surgery this week.

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– CNA website

SAN FRANCISCO (CNA) — Archbishop George Niederauer of San Francisco underwent a successful double bypass heart surgery on Aug. 29.

The 75-year-old archbishop was vacationing with his predecessor Cardinal William Levada in southern California and experienced some chest discomfort over the weekend.

On Aug. 28 the cardinal took the archbishop to Long Beach Memorial Hospital, where he was given an angiogram. His doctors recommended he stay overnight at the hospital. The next morning his cardiologists recommended surgery.

The archdiocese said it was “encouraged” by the initial report but added that the first 24 hours were “critical” to the archbishop’s recovery. The archdiocese asked for...READ MORE

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Human Life International Chooses New Director (4302)

Father Shenan Boquet brings pastoral experience to the task of building a culture of life.

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Father Shenan Boquet

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Father Shenan Boquet was recently named president of Human Life International, the pro-life apostolate begun by the late Benedictine Father Paul Marx in 1981.

The appointment is effective Sept. 1, and Father Boquet succeeds Father Thomas Euteneuer, who stepped down last year after serving for 10 years. In January of this year, Father Euteneuer said in a statement that he had resigned after “violating the boundaries of chastity with an adult female who was under my spiritual care.”

The organization has been led in the interim by the executive director of its Rome office, Father Ignacio Barreiro. Also appointed was Father Peter West, associate director of Priests for Life, who will serve as...READ MORE

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Addressing Former Students, Pope Apologized for 'Cradle Catholics' Not Sharing the Faith (1988)

Benedict's summer school focused on the New Evangelization.

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– News.va

CASTEL GANDOLFO (EWTN News/CNA) — Pope Benedict XVI has asked forgiveness on behalf of generations of “cradle Catholics” who have failed to transmit the faith to others.

“We who have known God since we were young must ask forgiveness,” said Pope Benedict to a gathering of his former students at the papal summer residence of Castel Gandolfo, south of Rome, on Aug. 28.

The Pope said an apology is due because “we bring people so little of the light of his face, because from us comes so little certainty that he exists, that he is there, and that he is the Great One that everyone is waiting for.”

The Pope’s comments were made at a Mass to conclude the annual meeting of his Schülerkreis...READ MORE

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