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Whither Democrats for Life? (8188)

The Democratic National Convention gave top billing to abortion-rights leaders and adopted a platform that supports abortion under virtually all circumstances.

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — “As a Catholic woman, I take reproductive health seriously, and today it is under attack,” Caroline Kennedy — daughter of America’s first Catholic president — stated during her prime-time speech endorsing President Barack Obama last night, Sept. 6, at the Democratic National Convention.

Kennedy’s astonishing invocation of her Catholic faith in support of abortion — which the Church teaches is always intrinsically evil — capped off what is being described as the most pro-abortion convention of a national party in U.S. history.

Another poke in the eye to social conservatives: The new Democratic platform features a plank endorsing homosexual “marriage.” The...READ MORE

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How Blockbuster and Mother Teresa Changed My Life, Olympic Medalist Reversion Story, and Much More! (3292)

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09/07/2012 Comment

How Blockbuster and Mother Teresa Changed My Life. Click on the link by Eneubauer to read more.

How Blockbuster and Mother Teresa Changed My Life – Eneubauer, 21 Century Pilgrim

Olympic Medalist Transformed Through Suffering - Trent Beattie, Catholic Lane

On Being Catholic. . . – Carlos Espinosa, Living The Faith On A High Wire

Architecture: Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine de Vézelay, France – Shawn Tribe, New Liturgical Movement

15 Years Since Death of Mother Teresa – Jean M. Heimann, Catholic Fire

The Theology of St. Paul – Fr. Kenneth Baker SJ, Homiletic & Pastoral Review

U.S. Representative Nancy Pelosi and Canon 915 by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf – Big ulpit

Mary as Queen Mother, Ark of the New Covenant, and New Eve – DavidLGray.info

Catholic Evangelism at the...READ MORE

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Cardinal Dolan Offers Pro-Life, Pro-Liberty Prayer at Democratic Convention (4814)

The archbishop of New York's prayer was similar to the one he prayed at the Republican National Convention. However, his prayer at the Democratic gathering was more explicit about the need to defend life.

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– Cardinal Dolan Facebook

Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s final benediction at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday night called for blessings on the delegates, asked God for the “courage” to defend life and prayed for the renewal of “a profound respect for religious liberty.”

“Bless all here present and all across this great land who work hard for the day when a greater portion of your justice, and a more ample measure of your care for the poor and suffering, may prevail in these United States,” the archbishop of New York said Sept. 6. “Help us to see that a society’s greatness is found above all in the respect it shows for the weakest and neediest among us.”

At the close of a convention where many...READ MORE

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Pope Benedict to Lay Catholics: Evangelize Africa (2319)

The Holy Father spoke lovingly of 'the continent of hope' and its people.

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– Wikipedia

Pope Benedict XVI has called upon lay Catholics to evangelize Africa, the “continent of hope.”

“In this transformation of the whole society, which is so urgent for Africa today, the lay faithful have an irreplaceable role,” the Pope said in a Sept. 5 message to the Pan-African Congress of Catholic Laity.

“Women and men, young people, the elderly and children, families and entire societies, all of Africa today looks to the ‘ambassadors’ of the Good News, the lay faithful,” he wrote.

The Pan-African Congress of Catholic Laity is taking place Sept. 4-9 in Yaoundé, the capital city of Cameroon. Organized by the Pontifical Council for the Laity, it brings together Africans from all walks...READ MORE

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Pope Benedict’s Lebanon Voyage (3351)

Middle East scholar Father Samir Samir on the Holy Father’s trip and the ‘Arab spring.’

09/07/2012 Comment

– Courtesy of Father Samir Khalil Samir

Pope Benedict XVI visits Lebanon Sept. 14-16, arriving in the Middle East region at a time of bloody internal conflict in Syria and simmering tensions between Israel and Iran.

The main aim of the apostolic voyage is to present his apostolic exhortation (concluding document) on the Synod for the Middle East that took place in 2010. In a Sept. 3 interview, the respected Egyptian scholar Jesuit Father Samir Khalil Samir discussed the Holy Father’s upcoming trip, what to expect from it, and the likely consequences for Christians of the “Arab Spring” of political revolution that spread through the region last year.

A professor of philosophy, theology and Islamic studies, Father Samir is...READ MORE

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Martyrologies Available on Google Books, Injured Priest From Haiti Needs Help, and Much More! (1834)

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09/07/2012 Comment

Online Liturgical Resources: Martyrologies on Google Books. Click on the link by Gregory DiPippo to find out more.

Online Liturgical Resources: Martyrologies on Google Books – Gregory DiPippo, New Liturgical Movement

An Injured Priest From Haiti Needs Your Help - Micah Murphy, Truth & Charity

Want Chocolate: Detachment & Temperance in Time Spent Online – Erin Franco, Humble Handmaid

Making Music – Fr. George W. Rutler, Crisis Magazine

The Road to Rome: Why Not the Reformed Tradition? – Jason Liske, Catholic Lane

Presenting: The Parish Book of Psalms - Jeffrey A. Tucker, The Chant Café

11-yr-old Pro-life Girl Brought to Tears by Pro-Abortion Activists at Democratic Convention by Bryan Kemper of the LifeSiteNews website – Big ulpit

On Christian Humanism – Fr. James V. Schall SJ, The...READ MORE

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Bishop Robert Finn Found Guilty for Failing to Report Suspected Child Abuse (8270)

Bishop Finn is the first American bishop and the highest-ranking U.S. Catholic clergyman to be found guilty in an abuse case.

09/06/2012 Comments (34)

KANSAS CITY, Mo.— A Kansas City judge has found Bishop Robert Finn of Kansas City-St. Joseph, Mo., guilty on one misdemeanor count of failure to report suspected child abuse and acquitted him on another count, while charges against the diocese have been dismissed.

“I regret and am sorry for the hurt that these events have caused,” Bishop Finn said in a Sept. 6 statement following today’s ruling.

“The protection of children is paramount. Sexual abuse of any kind will not be tolerated.”

The bishop pledged to take “every reasonable step” to protect children from abuse and misconduct committed by clergy, diocesan employees or volunteers.

In spite of the guilty verdict, Bishop Finn...READ MORE

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Pope: Gospel Lived Without Compromise, Gay Group Blasts Franciscan Univ.—FUS Pushes Back, and More! (2516)

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09/06/2012 Comment

Pope Benedict XVI: The Gospel Should be Lived without Compromises. Click on the link by Alessandro Speciale to read more.

Pope Benedict XVI: The Gospel Should be Lived without Compromises – Alessandro Speciale, La Stampa/Vatican Insider

Gay Group Blasts Franciscan University, Franciscan University Pushes Back by Matthew Archbold of Campus Notes Blog on The Cardinal Newman Society website – Big ulpit

Evangelical Convert: Jaymie Stuart Wolfe – Why I Am Catholic

Christian Revolution Under Constantine: 1700th Anniversary – Robert Struble Jr, Catholic Lane

A Lament at the Secular World’s Rejection of Natural Law – Msgr. Charles Pope, Archdiocese of Washington

The Touch of the Lord (Mark 7:31-37) - Fr. John Bartunek, Catholic Spiritual Direction

Requiem for Nellie Gray: Funeral for a Friend of the...READ MORE

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