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Feast Day of St. Damien, Will of God, Private Charity Government Welfare, Ship of St. Peter, + more! (2441)

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05/10/2011 Comment

Born Jozef De Veuster (1840 - 1889 A.D.) in Belgium, he became Father Damien and worked in Molokai amongst the lepers. He eventually contracted leprosy. He was canonized on October 11, 2009 A.D.

Saint Damian the Leper Priest and his Protestant Defender - Stephanie A. Mann, The English Reformation: Supremacy and Survival

Saint Damien of Molokai: Zeal for God’s House Consumed Him - Theresa Rita, Zeal

The Will of God - Carl Olson, Ignatius Insight Scoop

Biblical Thoughts on the Ship of Saint Peter - Taylor Marshall, Canterbury Tales

Private Charity Versus Government Welfare - Father C. J. McCloskey III, Crisis Magazine

Quaeritur: Our Father Prayer Hand Holding, Fr. Z Rants - Father John Zuhlsdorf, What Does The Prayer Really Say?

The Right to Kill Your Kid - Donald R. McClarey, The American Catholic

A Spanish Lesson - Robert Royal, First Things/On The Square

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Indiana to Defund Planned Parenthood (3344)

Mitch Daniels has bill on his desk that cuts $3 million of taxpayer funding that goes to the well-known abortion provider.

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– Courtesy of Gov. Mitch Daniels office

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s Gov. Mitch Daniels is reportedly about to a sign a bill providing restrictions on abortion and denying public funds to Planned Parenthood or any other organization doing abortions.

“The principle involved commands the support of an overwhelming majority of Hoosiers,” said Daniels as he announced his intention to sign H.B. 1210 April 29.

A reported $3 million is at stake for Planned Parenthood Indiana (PPIN) in both state money and federal funds administered by the state.

PPIN’s president, Betty Cockrum, followed Daniels’ announcement with an immediate promise to seek an injunction against the law as soon as it is signed.

Cockrum, who declined to speak to the...READ MORE

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Tomas Luis de Victoria, World Youth Day, Crisis Magazine Returns, Cardinal Zen, and much more! (3244)

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05/10/2011 Comment

Father Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548 – 1611 A.D.) was the most famous composer of the 16th century in Spain, and one of the most important composers of the Counter-Reformation. Victoria was not only a composer, but also an accomplished organist and singer

Thanks to Tomás Luis de Victoria: Singer, Composer, Priest - Frank Weathers, Why I Am Catholic

More Than 340,000 Signed Up For World Youth Day - Catholic News Agency

The Return of Crisis Magazine - The American Catholic

Saint Joseph’s School for the Deaf, Bronx, New York, 1886 A.D. - Pat McNamara, McNamara’s Blog

Instruction on Summorum Pontificum Coming - Father John Zuhlsdorf, What Does The Prayer Really Say?

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There Be Dragons - Father Dwight Longenecker, Standing on my Head

A Cardinal’s Warning on China - Mary Kissel, The Wall Street Journal

Same-Sex “marriage” Debate Headed Back to Alaska - Joel Davidson, Catholic Anchor

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St. Damien, The Return of Crisis Mag, Sophie Scholl, Saints are People Too, Ad Orientem, and more! (2783)

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05/09/2011 Comment

Saint Damien of Molokai showing the ravages of leprosy. His feast day is May 10 and the State of Hawaii celebrates Father Damien Day on April 15.

Saint Damien of Molokai’s Life of Sacrifice Remembered May 10 - Benjamin Mann, Catholic News Agency

Goodbye InsideCatholic, Hello Crisis Magazine - Brian Saint-Paul, Crisis Magazine

Sophie Scholl, the White Rose, and Conscience - Stephanie A. Mann, The English Reformation: Supremacy and Survival

Saints Are People Too - Joseph Susanka, Patheos/Through A Lens Darkly

More on Learning to Praise God. . . II of II - Father John Bartunek, Catholic Spiritual Direction

New Translation Monday:  The Roman Canon, Part VIII (Supplices te Rogamus) - Jake Tawney, Roma locuta est

Christian Dhimmitude in the Middle East - George Weigel, CatholicExchange

Cardinal Ratzinger on Ad Orientem and Communion...READ MORE

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Better to Stay in a Bad Marriage? (20714)

Traditional-marriage advocates say scientists won’t report how divorce, single parenting and step-parenting hurt children.

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NEW YORK — Social scientists are concealing the harm that divorce, single parenting and stepfamilies do to children. Not only that, they are also hiding the benefits which even unhappy marriages bestow, not just on children, but on the couples involved.

So claim the heads of several organizations devoted to defending traditional marriages.

“It’s a very sad occurrence when people, for reasons of political embarrassment, won’t say what they believe,” said David Blankenhorn, head of the Institute for American Values. Blankenhorn worries that government agencies and other institutions will frame policies based on misreported scientific findings that disfavor the traditional family.

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Path to Life, Mel Gibson, Daughters of the Eucharist, Charitable Enterprises, Egypt, and much more! (4216)

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05/09/2011 Comments (3)

Saint Mark the Evangelist established the See in Alexandria Egypt. His apostolic successor today is Pope Shenouda III, who is the shepherd of the Coptic Christians. The past several weeks they have been mercilessly attacked by Muslims leaving scores and hundreds dead.

Path to Life, Path to Death:  You Choose - Father Philip Neri Powell O.P. Ph.D., Domine da mihi hanc aquam!

Daughters of the Eucharist, Maryland, 1930 A.D. - Pat McNamara, McNamara’s Blog

Quaeritur: When there is No Mass for Sunday - Father John Zuhlsdorf, What Does The Prayers Really Say?

U.K.: Guild of Catholic Bloggers Meeting at Westminster Cathedral - Father Samuel Medley S.O.L.T., Medley Minute with Fr Sam

Our Christian Brothers and Sisters Are Being Attacked by Muslims in Egypt - Lisa Graas

The True Case Against Communism - G. K. Chesterton, The Distributist Review

Mel Gibson and Beaver Bomb - Donald R. McClarey, The American Catholic

U.S.: Property Taxes and Charitable...READ MORE

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Motherhood and the Joyful Mysteries, St. Cleopas, St. John, St. Peter, Russian Orthodox, and more! (3224)

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05/07/2011 Comments (1)

Saint Agostino Roscelli.

The Priest Who Saved Boys From a Life of Crime and Girls from Prostitution - The Spiritual Life, Catholic Herald

Saint Cleopas of Emmaus, Martyr: The Brother of Saint Joseph - Reginaldus, The New Theological Movement

Saint John and Saint Peter: Love and the Church - Joe Heschmeyer, Shameless Popery

Motherhood and the Joyful Mysteries - Peggy Bowes, The Integrated Catholic Life™

Home from Rome 2: The Vatican Blogmeet - Jane Mossendew, Thoughts from a Catholic Oasis

Christian Unity and the Russian Orthodox Church - John Couretas, Acton Institute/PowerBlog

Narcissism in Music or How Gregorian Chant can Save the World - Jake Tawney, The American Catholic

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First Saturdays for World Youth Day (2798)

05/07/2011 Comments (1)

A worldwide campaign of prayer to coincide with World Youth Day has begun. Called “Firm in Faith With Mary,” the initiative invites the faithful to pray the Rosary for World Youth Day on Saturdays from the beginning of May until WYD takes place in August.


A number of Church organizations have joined together to call the whole Church to prepare for WYD in Spain and implore for its fruitfulness by praying the Rosary. The campaign, which will make extensive use of social media, has the full backing of the World Youth Day organizers in Madrid.

In April, Holy Cross Father James Phalan, a member of Holy Cross Families Ministries and coordinator of the campaign, spoke in Rome with Register...READ MORE

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