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Rep. Smith: V.P. Biden's Remarks on China's One-Child Policy 'Unconscionable' (4065)

House Speaker John Boehner also said he was 'deeply troubled by the comments ... regarding China’s reprehensible one-child policy, which has resulted in forced sterilizations and coerced abortions and should not be condoned by any American official.'

08/24/2011 Comments (9)

– Wikipedia

WASHINGTON (CNA) — A leading human-rights advocate in the U.S. House of Representatives says Vice President Joe Biden betrayed Chinese women and children by saying he “fully understood” the country’s one-child policy and was not “second guessing” it.

“The one child-per-couple policy is cruel, inhumane and the most egregious systematic attack on women ever,” said Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J., on Aug. 23. “For the vice president to publicly state that he fully understands the one-child policy is unconscionable.”

“He and all of us should be defending the women of China from this state-sponsored cruelty of forced abortion and forced sterilization, not supporting and enabling it.”

Biden made the...READ MORE

Filed under china, house speaker john boehner, one-child policy, rep. chris smith, vice president joe biden

Social Justice and the Theology of the Body, Priestly Vulnerability, Almuces, and much more! (3323)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

08/24/2011 Comment

Learn about the New Media and the VirtuousPla.net, click on Stacy Trasancos link to learn more.

Social Justice and the Theology of the Body - Catherine Rose, Dappled Things

Priestly Vulnerability - Dr. Jeff Mirus, CatholicCulture.org/On the Culture

New Media and the VirtuousPla.net - Stacy Trasancos PhD, Patheos

Social Justice: What the Church Sees - Sarah, Fumbling Toward Grace

Is the Immaculate Heart of Mary a Physical Heart? - Fr. Ryan Erlenbush, VirtuousPla.net

Wanted: Somebody to Make a Difference - Randy Hain, Integrated Catholic Life™

The Roman Rite is a Sung Mass- Jeffrey A. Tucker, The Chant Café

Cross & Eagle Award for Most Prolific Blogger - The American Catholic

Almuces - John Whitehead, Once I Was A Clever Boy

Rochester Dioc. to Implement Chant Settings for New...READ MORE

Filed under almuces, catholic blogosphere, fssp, houston, immaculate heart of mary, joe biden, new media, social justice, theology of the body, virtuouspla.net

World Youth Day Pilgrimage Ends With a Visit to Avila: Praying Where St. Teresa Prayed (2078)

Our Register staffer's WYD adventures come to a blessed conclusion.

08/23/2011 Comments (1)
Rachel Howell

– Rachel Howell

For the last day of our World Youth Day pilgrimage, we headed to Avila.

This beautiful town is located an hour and a half from Madrid, out in the rolling countryside of Spain. For all the Carmelite fans and religious out there, it is an essential stop when visiting Spain.

We headed out around 10 this morning, only to have a slight mix-up on the Metro. If we were going to get lost, today was the day to do it — rather than when everything was pure chaos due to WYD!

I fell in love with the little town of Avila. It is so quaint, with gorgeous views and ancient churches. It is also the hometown of St. Teresa, Avila’s famous Carmelite nun. She lived here from 1515 to 1582. She had frequent...READ MORE

Filed under avila, catholicism, faith, pilgrim, pilgrimage, world youth day, young people

Mass Changes Us (3215)

Aug. 28 issue feature: Cardinal Donald Wuerl offers an introduction to the Register's series on the new translation of the Roman Missal.

08/23/2011 Comments (3)
Archdiocese of Washington Facebook

– Archdiocese of Washington Facebook

The implementation of the new English translation of the Roman Missal provides an occasion for all of us to reflect once again on the meaning and central significance of the Mass. As we prepare to welcome the changes that will go into effect on the First Sunday of Advent, it is a time to renew our own understanding and appreciation of the Eucharistic Liturgy.

In his call for a New Evangelization, our Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, pointed out that such an effort entails two aspects: a deepening of our own faith and a commitment to share it. What better way to prepare for the new English translation and, at the same time, participate in the New Evangelization, than refreshing and reawakening...READ MORE

Filed under cardinal wuerl, catholic church, catholic faith, eucharist, liturgy, new translation of the mass, roman missal

Five Paths to Repentance, Should We Get Engaged, Joe Biden Fiasco, Papa Bene, and much more! (2789)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

08/23/2011 Comment

There are Five Paths to Repentance (by St. John Chrysostom). Click on Taylor Marshall's link to learn what they are.

Five Paths to Repentance (by St. John Chrysostom) - Taylor Marshall, Canterbury Tales

Should We Get Engaged? - Anthony Buono, 6 Stone Jars

The Pope and the Disabled Meet in Madrid - Leticia Velasquez, Catholic Vote

Papa Bene Refuses to Leave His Children in the Storm Alone - William Oddie, Catholic Herald

God Grants a Miracle to my Children - Dc. Mike Bickerstaff, Integrated Catholic Life™

Defend Marriage: Moms and Dads Matter - Maggie Ghallagher, Public Discourse

V.P. Biden (Catholic) Won’t Criticize Red China’s One-Child-Program - Paul Zummo, The American Catholic

The Profound Insight of Origen - Msgr. Charles Pope, Archdiocese of Washington

Do’t, Knight - Nathaniel Gotcher,...READ MORE

Filed under catholic blogosphere, communist china, joe biden, one-child policy, origen, pope benedict xvi, repentance, st. rose of lima, world youth day

Does the Lone Star Governor Have a Prayer or a Major Catholic Problem? (10610)

08/23/2011 Comments (28)

Republican presidential candidate and Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks to workers Aug. 18 at Epoch Homes in Pembroke, N.H.

– Darren McCollester/Getty Images

The morning before the Iowa Straw Poll — essentially a fundraiser for the Republican Party in the Hawkeye State — Rick Perry, the sitting governor of Texas, announced his campaign for the GOP presidential nomination, a race that is still in its relatively early stages.

Perry brings with him executive experience and Lone Star electoral-vote magic. With that experience, of course, comes a record, with the baggage that can bring with it.

Different issues will set off different alarm bells. An early one has been the governor’s decision to issue an executive order to mandate that girls as young as 11 be vaccinated for the human papillomavirus, a sexually transmitted disease. In a good...READ MORE

Filed under catholic faith, prayer, presidential race, pro-life, u.s. politics

Dorm-ant Virtues Emerge in College (3868)

With the fall semester upon us, philosophy professor Christopher Kaczor discusses The Catholic University of America's recent move to single-sex dorms and Catholic colleges in general.

08/23/2011 Comments (1)

Professor Christopher Kaczor

– Loyola Marymount University

Earlier this year, President John Garvey of The Catholic University of America announced that CUA would start replacing its coed dormitories with all-male and all-female ones in the fall.

Behind the decision was research pointing to higher rates of binge drinking and sexual promiscuity among schools with coed dorms. This evidence was presented at a CUA conference in April by Christopher Kaczor, professor of philosophy at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.

Kaczor has a keen interest in student well-being, which was first inspired by some of the things he encountered as an undergraduate at Boston College, including the alcohol-related death of a classmate. He wants every student...READ MORE

Filed under catholic colleges, catholic colleges and universities, ex corde ecclesiae

Catholic Doctors Oppose Contraception Mandate (2470)

The St. Gianna Physicians' Guild launches online petition asking the Obama administration to remove contraceptive references from its health-care guidelines and to provide a conscience clause to protect religious freedom.

08/23/2011 Comments (1)
CNA website via St. Gianna Physicians' Guild

– CNA website via St. Gianna Physicians' Guild

SAN DIEGO (CNA) — The St. Gianna Physicians’ Guild has launched an online petition asking the Obama administration to remove references to contraception and contraception counseling from its new health-care guidelines and to provide a conscience clause to protect the religious freedom of Catholics.

“We are going to send a message to the Obama administration that this contraception mandate is wrong, discriminatory and violates the religious rights of Catholics all across America,” said guild president Thomas McKenna.

The San Diego-based St. Gianna’s Physicians’ Guild was founded to unite and encourage Catholic physicians and others in the health-care profession. It aims to promote and...READ MORE

Filed under catholic doctors, contraception mandate, obama administration, pro-life, religious freedom, st. gianna physicians' guild

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