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Anti-Catholic Hysteria Reaches New Heights to Tragic Death. Follow the link by Dylan Parry of the A Reluctant Sinner blog to read more.

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Russian Orthodox Warns Archbishop of Canterbury: Stop Descent Into Madness – The Motley Monk, The American Catholic

Bishops, Blorg Meet To Determine Course Of Catholic Blogging – The Larry D, Acts of the Apostasy

The Rosary Explained – Godwin Delali Adadzie, Ignitum Today

Five Key Features of the Theology of the Body – Dr. Edward Sri, Integrated Catholic Life™

The Austrian Ruler Who Used His Power to Advance Peace and Virtue – Spiritual Life, Catholic Herald

The Enemy Within – Fr. Robert John Araujo SJ, Mirror of Justice

Men Don’t Mother – Jenet Erickson,...READ MORE

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Just Before Organ Harvesting, Comatose Patient Recovers (23082)

The survival of an accident victim diagnosed as ‘brain dead’ triggers an end-of-life debate in Denmark.

11/15/2012 Comments (89)

Carina Melchior

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AARHUS, Denmark — Carina Melchior is a 20-year-old Danish woman who was plunged in the middle of controversy by two close encounters with death — the first in a car crash last year that put her in a coma; the second in a hospital, where doctors persuaded her parents to donate her organs and shut off her life support.

But Carina recovered, and she now is at the center of a storm of questions about the criteria for brain death, over-aggressive transplant agencies and the commodification of the human body.

What might have been played out quietly in an obscure Danish civil-law courtroom became a national cause célèbre with the airing early in October of a TV documentary called Pigen Der...READ MORE

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Cardinal Burke Honors Irish Blessed With Monument (1776)

Tribute to Blessed Columba Marmion was dedicated recently.

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Cardinal Raymond Burke.

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ROME — Cardinal Raymond Burke recently unveiled a monument he commissioned for his titular church, St. Agatha of the Goths, of a saintly Irish monk who was ordained there in 1881.

“Cardinal Burke loves to build and loves to beautify … and this is a monument to this great man and this great event in his life to remind us where this saint was ordained,” said Duncan Stroik, the monument's designer, in a Nov. 14 interview with Catholic News Agency.

The monument to Blessed Columba Marmion, which was dedicated Oct. 25, is located on the side aisle of the church and features a bas relief profile of the blessed above a Latin inscription.

The inscription proclaims, “Here in the church of St....READ MORE

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Friday Abstinence from Meat to Return, Why is Fish Allowed on Meatless Fridays, and Much More! (5277)

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Friday Abstinence from Meat to Return in U. S.? Click on the link by Kenneth J. Wolfe to find out more.

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Friday Abstinence from Meat to Return in U. S.? – Kenneth J. Wolfe, Rorate Cæli

Why is Fish Allowed on Meatless Fridays? by Joe Heschmeyer of the Shameless Popery blogBig Pulpit

About Episcopalians (Anglicans) Entering the Church – Cathy Caridi JCL, Canon Law Made Easy

Reality, Belief, and Hell – J. C. Sanders, Ignitum Today

Australia: Bishop Robinson Wants to Break Seal of Confession, Differs with Cardinal Pell – Fr. Z’s Blog

You Might Be Married to a Liturgiophile If. . . – Anna Owens, Benedictus Dominus

A Politics of Communion – Roland Millare, Truth and Charity Forum

On George Weigel’s Call to Review Civil Issues for Catholic Weddings – Dr. Ed Peters, In the Light of...READ MORE

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U.S. Bishops Approve Revision of the Liturgy of the Hours (6930)

Changes will be made to reflect the implementation of new liturgical texts, including the third edition of the Roman Missal.

11/15/2012 Comments (17)

Benedictine monks reciting vespers.

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BALTIMORE — The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has approved a plan to draft an amended edition of the English-language Liturgy of the Hours for use in the United States.

The conference’s Committee on Divine Worship, headed by Archbishop Gregory Aymond of New Orleans, had recommended the action in light of new liturgical texts, including the third edition of the Roman Missal, the revised Grail Psalms and biblical canticles and revision work begun by the International Committee on English in the Liturgy.

The vote at the general assembly of bishops’ Nov. 13 morning session in Baltimore involved only the Latin-rite bishops, who passed the proposal by 189 to 41, with one abstention.


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Bishops Renew Call for Comprehensive Immigration Reform (1571)

‘Seize the moment,’ Archbishop Gomez urges President Obama and Congress.

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Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles

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BALTIMORE — The U.S. bishops are reiterating their appeal to President Barack Obama and the newly elected members of Congress to enact just and humane immigration reform within the coming year.

“I am heartened by the recent public statements of the leaders of both political parties supporting the consideration of comprehensive immigration reform in the new Congress,” said Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles, chairman of the U.S. bishops’ migration committee.

“I urge the president and Congress to seize the moment and begin the challenging process of fashioning a bipartisan agreement,” he said in a statement released on Nov. 13, during the fall general assembly of the U.S. Conference...READ MORE

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U.S. Bishops: Homilies Should Invite Catholics to Conversion (2433)

Every homily should center on Jesus, they stress in a new document on preaching.

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Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila gives the homily during Mass at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle May 28 in Washington.

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BALTIMORE — Sunday homilies should promote repentance, instill a sense of mission and lead Catholics to grow in understanding of their faith, the U.S. bishops said in a new document on preaching.

“The ultimate goal of proclaiming the Gospel is to lead people into a loving and intimate relationship with the Lord, a relationship that forms the character of their persons and guides them in living out their faith,” the bishops emphasized.

In “Preaching the Mystery of Faith: The Sunday Homily,” the bishops offered a reflection on preaching for priests, deacons and those who are responsible for forming them.

Members of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops voted to approve the document...READ MORE

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Nigerian Catholics Respond to Attack With Prayer and Fasting (2910)

Pastor requests reparation by his parishioners for the desecration of their church’s desecration and prayers for the perpetrators’ conversion.

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Msgr. Obiora Ike walks in front of St. Leo the Great Catholic Church in Enugu, Nigeria.

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LAGOS, Nigeria — After his parish in southern Nigeria was desecrated Nov. 4, Msgr. Obiora Ike called on his parishioners to observe a week of prayer and penance.

“Msgr. Ike has called for seven days of prayer, fasting, penance and reparation for the Christian faithful and for the conversion of these perpetrators,” according to a statement on his website.

Around 2am on Nov. 4, attackers entered St. Leo the Great parish in Enugu, vandalizing the building and destroying infrastructure and sacred items.

Everything in the church was destroyed: the altar, sacred vessels, musical equipment, seats, pulpit, statues, religious images and the entire microphone system.

The destruction...READ MORE

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