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Addressing Former Students, Pope Apologized for 'Cradle Catholics' Not Sharing the Faith (1996)

Benedict's summer school focused on the New Evangelization.

08/31/2011 Comments (3)

– 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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Feedback on New Translation Positive, The Irish Scandal, Praying in Latin, and much more! (3805)

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08/31/2011 Comment

Read about the Catholic Order Created to Free Christians from Muslim Slavery by clicking on the link by Dylan Parry.

Report: Feedback on New Translation Is Positive - Zenit

Catholic Order Created to Free Christians from Muslim Slavery - Dylan Parry, A Reluctant Sinner

Deception for Our Times? Details: The Irish Scandal - Kevin Symond, Catholic Lane

Fear Not! - Sr. Lisa Marie Doty FDCC, VirtuousPla.net

Praying in Latin is Not a Crime - Keyser J. Soze, The New Springtime!

“Gay Marriage”, Democracy, and the Courts - Robert P. George, Wall Street Journal

In Defense of Sirico, Weigel, and Novak - Omar F. A. Gutierrez, Regnum Novum

MSNBC Outdoes the New York Times - Bill Donohue, Catholic League

Parents Empowered by School Choice in Indiana - Matt Bowman, Catholic Vote

Age of Unreason - Brad Miner, The...READ MORE

Filed under "gay marriage", courts, democracy, indiana, mercedarians, msnbc, new translation, new york times, our lady of ransom, school choice

Knowing God's Will For Me, A Conversion Story, Turkey Returns Orthodox Properties, and more! (2866)

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08/30/2011 Comment

How to Show that Catholicism is the Genuine Form of Christianity. Click on the link by Taylor Marshall to learn how.

Discernment: How Can I Learn God’s Will for Me? - Dr. Peter Kreeft, Integrated Catholic Life™

Accepting Martyrdom - Stacy Trasancos PhD, Accepting Abundance

How to Show that Catholicism is the Genuine Form of Christianity - Taylor Marshall, Canterbury Tales

Blown Off the Hinges, My Conversion Story - Sarah Babbs, VirtuousPla.net

How to Defend Your Children Against Same-Sex Attraction Lessons in Classroom - John-Henry Westen, LifeSiteNews.com

Historic Decision, Turkey to Return All Seized Orthodox Properties - La Stampa/Vatican Insider

Papal Economics 101: Vatican Bank President Condemns Raising Taxes - Thomas Peters, Catholic Vote/American Papist

San Francisco Archbishop George...READ MORE

Filed under archbishop george niederauer, catholic blogosphere, conversion story, discernment, homosexuality, new media, orthodox church, turkey

'Courageous' Movie Partners With Catholics (7160)

Fatherhood film encourages men in their paternal roles and their faith.

08/30/2011 Comments (8)

– Sherwood Pictures

ATLANTA — When Sherwood Pictures’ Courageous opens nationally in theaters Sept. 30, the film will demonstrate that Protestants and Catholics can indeed work together.

The film, which is a product of the Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, Ga., has partnered with a Catholic public-relations agency and a variety of Catholic ministries to successfully market the motion picture, which is about four police officers struggling with issues of fatherhood.

At least 10 Catholic men’s, marriage and family ministries have partnered with the filmmakers to help support and promote the film. They include the Knights of Columbus’ Fathers for Good, Alexander House, National Fellowship of Catholic Men, The...READ MORE

Filed under catholics, courageous, faith in movies, interfaith dialogue, movies, protestants

Archbishop Gomez Praises New Translation of the Missal (2143)

Updated version 'restores the beauty of the original Latin' and lets Catholics hear 'the many scriptural allusions that are woven into the fabric of the Mass.'

08/30/2011 Comments (3)
Archbishop Gomez Facebook

– Archbishop Gomez Facebook

LOS ANGELES (CNA) — The new translation of the Mass promises to help Catholics “enter more deeply into the mystery of the faith” in a way that continues the Second Vatican Council’s liturgical renewal, Archbishop José Gomez has said.

“We become what we pray,” he wrote in his Aug. 20 column in the Los Angeles archdiocesan paper The Tidings. “The prayer of our Eucharistic worship is meant to make us become more like Jesus Christ.”

The words Christians pray, and how they pray, shape their beliefs and how they live out their beliefs, he explained.

Those words will now change in Catholic parishes across the United States with the implementation of the third edition of the Roman Missal, set to...READ MORE

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More Opposition to Contraception Mandate Comes From Obama-Supporting Catholics (2854)

Group of professors known for supporting the administration's policies calls for revisions.

08/30/2011 Comments (4)

– Wikipedia

WASHINGTON (CNA) — Several Catholics known for supporting Obama administration policies are opposing the lack of religious-conscience protections in rules requiring most new health plans to cover contraception and sterilization.

In an open letter issued Aug. 26, the self-described “ad hoc group of Catholic leaders and professors” called on Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sibelius “to extend conscience protection to religious charities, religious hospitals and religious schools in regards to mandated health-insurance coverage” under the 2010 Affordable Care Act.

The signatories, many of whom also signed an earlier letter criticizing House Speaker John Boehner in May, cited the...READ MORE

Filed under catholic, contraception mandate, department of health and human services, religious freedom

Vote Expected on California's Controversial Vaccine Bill (2144)

Catholics call of citizens to voice concern over legislation that would allow children as young as 12 to consent to Gardasil vaccines without parental permission.

08/30/2011 Comments (4)

California Capitol

– Shutterstock

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CNA) — Public action is needed to defeat a California bill that would allow children as young as 12 to consent to Gardasil vaccines without parental permission. Opponents say the proposal is a violation of parents’ rights and is motivated by the desire to prepare children for sexual activity.

“We’re encouraging people to spread the word, to write letters to the editor, to contact state senators,” said Bill May, chairman of the San Francisco-based Catholics for the Common Good. “This bill has not received very much publicity in the mainstream press.”

“It’s a blatant violation of parental rights to put children in a position of being coerced into receiving vaccinations...READ MORE

Filed under california, children, morality, parental consent, sex ed, vaccines

Abp. O'Brien Elevated to Equestrian Order, How to Behave at Mass, Young Guns, and much more! (2548)

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08/30/2011 Comment

Archbishop Edwin O’Brien has been elevated to the Equestrian Order, Care of Holy Land. Click on Tom Crowe's link to learn more.

The Bedroom in the Classroom: Clio is Not Amused - Dr. Jason R. Edwards, Catholic Lane

Abp. Edwin O’Brien Excellent for Equestrian Order, Care of Holy Land - Tom Crowe, Catholic Vote

The New Film Version of Brighton Rock - Shmuel Ben-Gad, First Things/First Thoughts

Young Guns - Devin Rose, VirtuousPla.net

How to Behave at Mass - Dorothy Pilarski, Catholic Exchange

How You Ask the Question - Matthew J. Franck, First Things

Is Solution to Sex Crisis to be Found Pre ‘60s? - Jake Tawney, Roma locuta est

The World’s Slow Stain - Fr. Bevil Bramwell OMI, The Catholic Thing

Disappointed by Jason Berry’s Render Unto Rome - Phil Lawler, CatholicCulture.org

Catholic College Hired Expert in...READ MORE

Filed under archbishop edwin o'brien, brighton rock, catholic blogosphere, graham greene, homosexuality, mass, new evangelization, new media, render unto rome, sex

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