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Navigating the Teen Years, Friendship and Fellowship of Women, Music Delivery, and much more! (2499)

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08/24/2011 Comment

On the Friendship and Fellowship of Women. Click on Sarah's link to learn more.

Navigating the Teen Years - Celeste Behe, Integrated Catholic Life™

The Most Important Thing I will ever Write on this Blog - Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, What Does The Prayer Really Say?

On the Friendship and Fellowship of Women - Sarah, Fumbling Toward Grace

The Changing Forms of Music Delivery - Jeffrey A. Tucker, The Chant Café

Why Did Jesus Build His Own Church & Reflections on Mt. 16 - Joe Heschmeyer, Shameless Popery

Thinking in Church and with the Church - Randall Smith, The Catholic Thing

The Significance of Sidereus Nuncius: Part I, Part II - Stacy Trasancos PhD, Accepting Abundance

In Defense of my Mother - Brett Adams, Ship of St. Peter

Distributism as a Way of Life - Brian...READ MORE

Filed under catholic blogosphere, distributism, fellowship, friendship, holy matrimony, jesus, music, sidereus nuncius, women

From Planned Parenthood to Pro-Life (5272)

Linda Couri brings firsthand knowledge of the tragedy of abortion to her work for the Archdiocese of Chicago.

08/24/2011 Comments (13)

Linda Couri

Linda Couri of Libertyville, Ill., 42, is a Catholic wife and mother who works hard to maintain a deep prayer life, and strongly supports the Church’s teachings on the gospel of life. She serves as the director of lay ministry for the Archdiocese of Chicago.

It’s hard to believe that, just a decade ago, Couri was agnostic and contemptuous of Catholicism — and was a staunch advocate of legalized abortion who worked as a volunteer and employee for Planned Parenthood. In fact, she herself once had an abortion.

“I’ve come a long way,” Couri acknowledged. “And God has supported me through this process.”

Couri was born in Chicago and attended Catholic schools. She stopped going to Mass when...READ MORE

Filed under abortion, abortion businesses, catholic church, catholic faith, catholic morality, pro-life, pro-life movement

Rep. Smith: V.P. Biden's Remarks on China's One-Child Policy 'Unconscionable' (4079)

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 (11)

– 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! (3334)

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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 (2085)

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 (3235)

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...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! (2799)

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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? (10645)

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

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