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Father Corapi’s Bombshell (117742)

The popular speaker announces plans to leave the priesthood amid an investigation into allegations of misconduct, and his religious superior breaks his silence on the investigation. A Register news analysis.

06/19/2011 Comments (162)

Father John Corapi, the popular Catholic evangelist, announced on June 17 that he would leave the priesthood and begin a new endeavor outside Church control — called “Black Sheep Dog” — focused on a “broader” message and a global audience.

Three months have passed since Father Corapi, a priest of the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity (SOLT), was removed from public ministry by his order while it investigated allegations of misconduct leveled by one of his former employees.

Posted on YouTube and on the website of Santa Cruz Media, the company led by Father Corapi that distributes his bestselling catechetical materials, the announcement shocked his many supporters, some of whom...READ MORE

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Titular Sees, The French & Russian Revolutions, Southern Catholic Influences, and much more! (3469)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

06/18/2011 Comments (2)

The French Revolution was a Tragedy of epic proportion for the Church which is humanity. The Russian Revolution was a farce that was born from the French Revolution.

Quaeritur: Bishops & Titular Sees - Father John Zuhlsdorf, What Does The Prayer Really Say?

. . .Thomas Howard: “Tradition”. . .

How Being Southern Made Me A Better Catholic - Susan, Blessed is the Kingdom

Who were the First Baptists? You’ll be Surprised! - Taylor Marshall, Canterbury Tales

Rick Santorum Answers My Questions - Lisa Graas

The French and Russian Revolutions - Doctor Marvin Folkertsma, Catholic Lane

Deep Divisions Rock UN HIV/AIDS Meeting, Holy See Delegate Booed - C-FAM

Wearing the Rosary as a Necklace - Zenit

Demonize the Opposition, Chapter 666 - Mollie Ziegler, Get Religion

Catholicism and Political Categorization - Robert George, Mirror of Justice

U.N. Poised to...READ MORE

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Is Fr. John Corapi Leaving Public Ministry?, The Mystery of the Holy Trinity, and much more! (10178)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

06/18/2011 Comments (6)

Fr. John Corapi says he is leaving public ministry.

Is Father John Corapi Leaving Public Ministry? - ThePulp.it

How to Pray Like a Simple Friar (Rule of Saint Francis) - Taylor Marshall, Canterbury Tales

Quaeritur: Is it Sinful to go to Saturday Evening Mass if you can go on Sunday? - Father John Zuhlsdorf, What Does The Prayer Really Say?

The Caregiver’s Lesson - Christopher O. Tollefsen, Public Discourse

Understanding Sex Through the Mystery of the Trinity - Joe Heschmeyer, Shameless Popery

Top Ten Modern Myths About the Catholic Church - Marcel LeJeune, Aggie Catholics

Relentless Targeting of Churches in Indonesia - Catholic Lane

Two Mysterious, Silent Friars (For Some Reason) - Terry Mattingly, Get Religion

U.S. Bishops Show...READ MORE

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Prayer . . . On a Daily Basis (2479)

Saturday Book Pick: Bert Ghezzi's Adventures in Daily Prayer

06/18/2011 Comment

Personal prayer is something that unites all human beings in pursuit of a relationship with God.

In his book, Adventures in Daily Prayer: Experiencing the Power of God’s Love, Bert Ghezzi provides a delightful and meaningful recollection of his methodology for achieving a prayerful relationship with God in his daily life.

Ghezzi, a popular author and speaker who has written some 20 books, indicates through his own personal experiences and his own spiritual journey the methods of prayer that have been successful in his own development and shares them with his readers. Most significantly, the book allows us to participate in the spiritual exercises of Ghezzi: Anecdotes culled from four...READ MORE

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60 Artworks Will Honor Pope's 60th Ordination Anniversary (2707)

Vatican exhibit will include music from composer Ennio Morricone, who has written for The Mission and The Untouchables films.

06/17/2011 Comments (1)
CNA; official exhibit program

– CNA; official exhibit program

VATICAN CITY (EWTN News/CNA) —The Vatican will celebrate Pope Benedict’s 60th anniversary of priestly ordination with an exhibition featuring 60 artists from around the world.

Pope Benedict was ordained to the priesthood, along with his brother Georg, in the Bavarian town of Freising on June 29, 1951.

Details of the anniversary exhibition entitled “The Splendor of Truth, the Beauty of Love” were unveiled in Rome June 17.

“We wanted to think of a very fluid and generic theme closely connected to the papacy of Benedict XVI — on the one hand truth and on the other charity,” explained the head of the Pontifical Council for Culture, Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi.

“It’s almost like a card of...READ MORE

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Catholic Apps & New Media, June Is Sacred Heart of Jesus Month, Spiritual Motherhood, and more! (2787)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

06/17/2011 Comment

The New Evangelization meets the New Media!

British Pilgrims Get Ready for World Youth Day - Catholic Herald

Catholicism, Apps and New Media - Elizabeth Scalia, Patheos/The Anchoress

About Spiritual Motherhood - Sister Lisa Marie Doty F.D.C.C., Nunspeak

June: Month of Sacred Heart of Jesus, Saint Claude de la Colombière - Dylan Parry, A Reluctant Sinner

Collateral Damage: Accusing Innocent Priests - Boston Catholic Insider

The Pantheon - The Mad Monarchist

The Beatitudes from the Gospel According to Luke, Tertia Pars - Jake Tawney

Catholic University of America Trusts Its Students - Patrick J. Reilly, Crisis Magazine

Challenges for the Caritas Network - Matthew Hanley, The Catholic Thing

An Evangelical Disproves...READ MORE

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Archbishop Fisichella Discusses the Council for the New Evangelization (2531)

06/17/2011 Comments (1)

– Wikipedia

On the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul last year, Pope Benedict XVI made a surprise announcement: the creation of a new Vatican office dedicated entirely to promoting the New Evangelization.

The focus of the new pontifical council is on those countries, located primarily in the West, where secularism has taken hold. In May, the new department began to take shape with the appointment of a team of consultors and a secretary and under secretary.

The Holy Father has asked Archbishop Rino Fisichella to run the council. He spoke with Rome correspondent Edward Pentin in May about the aims and mission of the new council — the first completely new department a pope has created since Blessed John...READ MORE

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Bishops' 'Made for Life' Video Defends Marriage (2276)

Second film in USCCB series to promote the union of one man and one woman.

06/17/2011 Comments (3)

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WASHINGTON (CNA) — A new video from the U.S. bishops’ conference gives married couples’ reflections on marriage issues, the place of children and the complementary nature of the union of a man and a woman. Openness to children, it says, has a “major impact” on the Catholic view towards proposals to redefine marriage.

Bishop Salvatore Cordileone of Oakland, Calif., chair of the Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage, announced the new video, Made for Life, during his report to the U.S. bishops at their June 2011 meeting in Seattle.

“Our culture is one that often forgets the sacred gift of the child, and, in so doing, it also fails to recognize the vital importance of a...READ MORE

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