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Ecclesia Anglicana, Chinese Confucian Diplomat Converts, Sts. Donatian & Rogatian, and more! (2709)

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05/24/2011 Comment

Donatian and Rogatian were brothers who were martyred for their faith in the third century, about the year 287 Anno Domini.

Ecclesia Anglicana - Father Allan R. G. Hawkins, Ignatius Insight

For the Seed Planted by a Chinese Confucian Diplomat - Frank Weathers, Why I Am Catholic

Saint Donatian and Rogatian, Martyrs - Catholic Lane

Father Sirico: Change Thinking on Poverty - Michael Severance, Acton Institute/PowerBlog

Bishops of England & Wales on the New Corrected Translation - Father John Zuhlsdorf, What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Gallup Poll: Americans Want All or Most Abortions Illegal - Steven Ertelt, LifeNews.com

Father Michael Pfleger Celebrates First Mass Since Reinstatement - Lisa Graas, The American Catholic

Breakaway Episcopalians Choose Bishop - California Catholic Daily

Rock Music from a...READ MORE

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Joplin Devastated (3904)

Church hit hard by tornado. Hospital unusable.

05/24/2011 Comments (4)
Arnica Zitting

St. Mary's Catholic Church in Joplin, after Sunday's tornado.

– Arnica Zitting

JOPLIN, Mo. — Sunday’s devastating tornado was on the ground in Joplin for just 20 minutes, but it was enough time to tear the city in two.

At least 117 people perished in the storm and an estimated 400 had been injured. They expected those numbers to rise. Approximately 2,000 buildings were damaged.

The Catholic Church was especially hard hit, with the loss of the town’s largest Catholic parish and rectory, an elementary school and a hospital.

“It’s devastating,” said Gene Koester, principal of the local Catholic high school. “It looks like a bomb hit Joplin.”

“The neighborhood around St. Mary’s was scoured clean,” said Bishop James Johnston of Springfield-Cape Girardeau. Bishop...READ MORE

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Catholic Runner Prays Across U.S. (2860)

'Run so as to win' is Jeff Grabosky's motto.

05/24/2011 Comments (2)
Credit: JeffRunsAmerica.com

– Credit: JeffRunsAmerica.com

Jeff Grabosky is no ordinary Catholic athlete. On May 21, he reached the Atlantic Ocean at Smith Point, Long Island, N.Y., to complete a run he started in Oceanside, Calif., on Jan. 20. In 121 days, his coast-to-coast run tallied an incredible 3,701.8 miles — and he prayed from start to finish.

Why did he even consider such a challenge? From an athletic standpoint, it was a big step up from the marathons he had done and other runs to raise money for various charities.

“But I wanted to basically make a difference in the world,” Grabosky explained, “and what better way than by praying for people? I wanted to help everyone. Running is a talent of mine; using that talent to spread the good...READ MORE

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Blessing the Fleet, Personhood, Iraqi Catholics Targeted, St. Julia, Commodore Barry, and much more! (2841)

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05/24/2011 Comment

Saint Julia, Virgin and Martyr. Patroness of Corsica.

Saint Julia, Virgin, Martyr - Catholic Lane

The Holy Trinity & the Church: You Can’t Have One Without the Other - Joe Heschmeyer, Shameless Popery

The Logic of Personhood - Julie Robison, The Corner With A View

Southern Tradition Revived, Blessing of Fleet - Lindsay Knowles, SunHerald.com

Are there Two Personalities in Christ, a Human “I” and a Divine “I”? - Reginaldus, New Theological Movement

Commodore John Barry and the American Revolution - Pat McNamara, McNamara’s Blog

Babies are Not for Sale - Mark P. Shea, Catholic and Enjoying It!

The Catholic Understanding of the Saints: Detracting from Christ? - Michael Barber, The Sacred page

Should I relax my “Rule of Life” during the...READ MORE

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Tolkien's Faith, Canterbury Dreamin', Blessed Clemente Vismara, The Key of Wisdom, and more! (2967)

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05/23/2011 Comment

Canterbury Dreamin' performed by The History Teachers, based on 'California Dreamin'.

Tolkien’s Faith - Paul E. Kerry, Ignatius Insight

Canterbury Dreamin’ - Donald R. McClarey, The American Catholic

In the Jungle of Myanmar, The Story of a Missionary Proclaimed Blessed - Sandro Magister, Chiesa

The Key of Wisdom - Anthony Lilles, Beginning to Pray

Who is God? A Mendicant for Love - Sister Lisa Marie Doty F.D.C.C., Nunspeak

Did Jesus Know the Day & the Hour of the Apocalypse? - Reginaldus, The New Theological Movement

Socialist Sweden More Dangerous for Children than Catholic Church - Tancred, The Eponymous Flower

Universae Ecclesiae 28, the Eucharistic Fast, & You - Father John Zuhlsdorf, WDTPRS?

Bismarck & Pio Nono: Blood & Iron, Sand & Rock - Denys Powlett-Jones,...READ MORE

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New York Next? (2927)

Andrew Cuomo pushes state legislators to vote for same-sex 'marriage'

05/23/2011 Comments (11)
REUTERS/Hans Pennink

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo presents his 2011-12 budget proposal in Albany, New York February 1.

– REUTERS/Hans Pennink

ALBANY, N.Y. — The battle over same-sex “marriage” has reached a critical point in New York, where the Democratic governor and well-financed homosexual-rights activists are aggressively lobbying lawmakers to legalize homosexual “marriage.”

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been campaigning across the state, urging voters to lean on their representatives to vote in favor of legislation that would make New York the sixth and largest state in the country to legalize same-sex “marriage,” which opponents say would have a dramatic impact on the issue nationwide.

“This is not just about a fight in New York. If we lose the battle here, we will ultimately lose the fight across the country,” predicts Michael...READ MORE

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Role of Black Catholic Nuns in Desegregation, Mel Gibson's New Viking Movie, Personhood, + more! (3246)

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05/23/2011 Comment

Mel Gibson is working on his next epic film about the Viking invasion of Britain, all in the language of ancient Norse!

Mel Gibson Forges Ahead to Make Viking Film - Tancred, The Eponymous Flower

Saint Yvo, Confessor - Catholic Lane

Blessed John Forest & the Observant Friars of England - Stephanie A. Mann, The English Reformation: Supremacy and Survival

The Role of Black Catholic Nuns in Desegregation - Barbara Bradley, The Commercial Appeal

The Rapture and the Latin Vulgate - Taylor Marshall, Canterbury Tales

Is Distributism Catholic? - David W. Cooney, The Distributist Review

Defending Personhood: The Conception Moment - Doctor Stacy Trasancos, Accepting Abundance

Overpopulation is a Myth - Mia Harren, Catholic Anchor

The John Jay Report - Brad Miner, The Catholic Thing

Why Are Some Catholics...READ MORE

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Washington Grapples With Catholic Social Teaching (10185)

May has marked a month of renewed focus on Church thought and its practical implications.

05/22/2011 Comments (33)

U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, waves as John Garvey, president of The Catholic University of America, and Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington applaud following Boehner's commencement address May 14 at the university.

– CNS photo/Jenna Isaacson, Catholic University of America

WASHINGTON — When John Boehner arrived on the campus of The Catholic University of America as commencement speaker May 14, the Catholic speaker of the House of Representatives did so under a cloud of controversy. The media attention was the result of a well-timed, backhanded welcome letter sent by a group of professors from Catholic universities.

The letter was patronizing in tone. “We write in the hope that this visit will reawaken your familiarity with the teachings of your Church on matters of faith and morals as they relate to governance,” the letter said. It continued: “Mr. Speaker, your voting record is at variance from one of the Church’s most ancient moral teachings. From the...READ MORE

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