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Theology Made Easy (3562)

Saturday Book Pick: Ray Guarendi helps us understand What Catholics Really Believe

09/03/2011 Comments (3)

Admit it: You are daunted by the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Yes, it’s a Godsend; yes, it is one the most powerful tools we Catholics have at our disposal for learning what the Church teaches. Unfortunately, many Catholics take one peek between the covers and see all those paragraph numbers and footnotes and theological formulations and they recoil in fear. They shouldn’t — it’s an amazing book that every Catholic should be well acquainted with. But it is the third millennium, after all. Any message that doesn’t fit on our iPhone screens will likely go unread.

Thankfully, the good Lord meets us where we are. An example is What Catholics Really Believe. Adapted from a television...READ MORE

Filed under apologetics, catholic catechism, catholic faith, kevin fete, ray guarendi

D.C. Padres Play Baseball and Promote Vocations (2417)

Priests-seminarians team takes the diamond this weekend.

09/02/2011 Comments (5)

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WASHINGTON (CNA) — A baseball team of 11 Catholic priests and seminarians from the Archdiocese of Washington will play a team of high school and college varsity players to help promote vocations. The team’s first baseman, Father Larry Young, can’t wait for the game.

“We’re going to start something where we can play three games a year around the archdiocese. This is a forum to promote vocations to the priesthood in a fresh, different way,” said Father Young, the pastor of Our Lady’s Church in Leonardtown, Md.

Many of the players have experience in college or high-school baseball.

“There’s talent among the seminarians and the priests. I think we’ve got a good team,” the priest said.


Filed under baseball, priests, seminarians, vocations

Pope Praises Sacred Music (2032)

Benedict enjoyed recent classical concert at Castel Gandolfo

09/02/2011 Comment
CNA website

– CNA website

CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy (CNA) — Pope Benedict XVI has praised sacred music as a means of prayer, following a classical concert hosted in his honor at the papal summer residence of Castel Gandolfo on Sept. 1.

“This evening we are immersed in sacred music, that music which in a quite special way is born from faith and can express and communicate faith,” said the Pope. In the midst of daily activities, “you have offered us a moment of meditation and prayer, making us perceive the harmonies of heaven.”

The concert featured various compositions by Cardinal Domenico Bartolucci, the former director of the Sistine Chapel Choir. The 94-year-old Italian has had a long and distinguished career as...READ MORE

Filed under classical music, faith, pope benedict xvi, sacred music

Pope Encourages Catholic-Orthodox Collaboration in the New Evangelization (2715)

Benedict writes about St. Paul on the occasion of inter-Christian symposium in the Greek city of Thessaloniki on 'The Witness of the Church in the Modern World.'

09/02/2011 Comments (2)

St. Paul

– Wikipedia

VATICAN CITY (EWTN News/CNA) — Pope Benedict XVI is encouraging Catholic and Orthodox Christians to work together in re-evangelizing traditionally Christian countries.

“For a renewed proclamation of the Gospel in the modern world we need evangelizers animated by the same apostolic zeal of (St.) Paul,” the Pope said in a letter to mark the close of the 12th Inter-Christian Symposium.

Over the past four days, the symposium has brought together both Catholic and Orthodox scholars in the Greek city of Thessaloniki to discuss the topic of “The Witness of the Church in the Modern World.”

The Pope described the theme as “very timely and central” to his “concerns and prayers” for a “New...READ MORE

Filed under catholic-orthodox dialogue, inter-christian dialogue, pope benedict xvi, st. paul

Jesus was no Girly-Man, Importance of Catholic Radio, Admonish the Sinner, and much more! (2697)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

09/02/2011 Comment

The "Fruits" of the French Revolution: The Martyrs of the September Massacre. Click on the link by Omar F. A. Gutierrez to learn more about this heroic story.

Jesus Was was No Girly-Man, He was a Strong & Confident God-Man! - Msgr. Charles Pope, Archdiocese of Washington

The Importance of Catholic Radio - Patrick Madrid

Am I Obliged to Correct My Brother Who Sins? - Fr. Ryan Erlenbush, New Theological Movement

Admonish the Sinner? - Marcellino D’Ambrosio PhD, Integrated Catholic Life™

What We’re Not Saying - Bonnie Engstrom, VirtuousPla.net

Spiritual Exercises: The Evening Review - Fr. Rob Kroll SJ, Zeal

The French Revolution: Martyrs of the September Massacre - Omar F. A. Gutierrez, Regnum Novum

Pope Benedict Asks for Forgiveness - The Motley Monk, The American Catholic

Secular Gnosticism and The New York Times - Francis Beckwith, The...READ MORE

Filed under catholic blogosphere, catholic radio, french revolution, jesus, new evangelization, new york times, pope benedict xvi, rick santorum, secular gnosticism, the martyrs of the september massacre

Large Families a Cure for Economic Woes? (4084)

Three Catholic families replete with tales of woe and great happiness — and possibly an “engine of economic prosperity.”

09/02/2011 Comments (11)
Courtesy of the Heaton Family

Eileen and Vince Heaton of St. Charles, Ill., decided to “leave it all in God’s hands, regarding children. They had 15 children.

– Courtesy of the Heaton Family

ST. CHARLES, Ill. — What is the Catholic solution to the economic crisis in America, Europe and the rest of the developed world?

Have more children.

So said Ettore Gotti Tedeschi, head of the Institute for Works of Religion (Vatican Bank), in a recent op-ed piece for the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano. Developed nations, specifically European countries, the United States and Japan, have aging populations and fewer and fewer children to support them: “The ever-increasing percentage of people who retire from their productive phase becomes a fixed cost which is impossible to absorb and sustain by those who produce.”

Besides the need for greater austerity, the only real hope for...READ MORE

Filed under children, contraception, marriage

Register Radio Launches Today on EWTN Radio (1806)

Register publisher and EWTN CEO says, 'Our Lord is using his network to expand the reach of faithful Catholic journalism. This radio initiative is a tremendous opportunity to reach many more souls for Christ.'

09/02/2011 Comment

IRONDALE, Ala. (EWTN News) — The National Catholic Register has announced the launch of “Register Radio,” its new radio program. The program will air its first episode on the EWTN Radio Network on Sept. 2.

“Register Radio will possess the same vibrancy and incisiveness to media coverage surrounding the Catholic faith that the Register brings to its print and electronic editions,” said the newspaper’s managing editor Tom Wehner. “It’s a natural outgrowth of what we do already.”

The 30-minute program will air on Fridays at 2pm Eastern time with encores at 7pm Saturdays and 11am on Sundays. It will include interviews with writers, bloggers and newmakers behind the prominent news stories...READ MORE

Filed under ewtn, national catholic register, register radio

New Translation in UK, Council of Jerusalem, Positive Feedback on New Translation, and much more! (2794)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

09/02/2011 Comment

Learn why it was ruled that eating shellfish was fine, but not engaging in homosexuality in the Council of Jerusalem by clicking on the link by Donald R. McClarey.

Liturgy Liberation in Britain! - Dylan Parry, A Reluctant Sinner

Council of Jerusalem - Donald R. McClarey, The American Catholic

“Feedback Has Been Very Positive” on the New Translation - Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, What Does The Prayer Really Say?

How To Cath-Tweet - Elizabeth Hillgrove, VirtuousPla.net

Let’s Hope the New Missal Leads to More Sung Masses - Fr. Alexander Lucie-Smith, Catholic Herald

The Perfect Chant Workshop - Jeffery A. Tucker, The Chant Café

Five Reasons The Pill Sucks - Bad Catholic

EWTN to Launch Catholic Sports Radio Program - EWTN News

Beauty as a Call - Daniel McInerny, High Concepts

Packed Toronto Cathedral Mourns Cardinal Ambrozic - Zenit

What Steve Jobs Can...READ MORE

Filed under beauty, cardinal ambrozic, cath-tweet, council of jerusalem, gregorian chant, new media, new translation, pill, san francisco, steve jobs

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