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Building a Catholic eBook Library, How I First Met St. Jude, What is a Monsignor, and much more! (4230)

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06/13/2011 Comments (1)

Building a Catholic eBook Library on the Cheap!

Building a Catholic eBook Library on the Cheap - Brandon Vogt, The Thin Veil

Another Extraordinary Link Back to the Time of Christ: Vestments! - Richard Collins, Linen on the Hedgerow

“Behold This Heart That Has Loved Men So Much” - Father R. Tomasek S.J., Zeal

How I First Met Saint Jude - Patti Maguire Armstrong, The Integrated Catholic Life™

Twin Saints Who Transplanted a Black Man’s Leg Onto a White Man - Taylor Marshall, Canterbury Tales

Explanation About The Title of Monsignor - Bishop Robert Lynch, For His Friends

Rick Santorum, the Unborn Deserve Better from You - Mary Kochan, Catholic Lane

. . .TAC: GOP presidential poll for Catholics. . .

. . .Lisa Graas: Gingrich,...READ MORE

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Strong Catholic Identity Can Protect Religious Liberty (3992)

What increasing threats to colleges mean in light of Ex Corde Ecclesiae.

06/13/2011 Comments (4)

The National Labor Relations Board and the Vatican agree: Catholic colleges should have a strong Catholic identity.

And given increasing threats to the religious liberty of Catholic institutions, that may be a valuable lesson to learn. Legal experts warn that a weak Catholic identity makes for a weak defense against religious-liberty violations.

On May 26, the NLRB’s Chicago director concluded that St. Xavier University, a Sisters of Mercy apostolate, could not demonstrate a “substantial religious character” and, therefore, must accept the NLRB’s authority over faculty union organizing. In January, the agency’s New York office also claimed jurisdiction over Manhattan College, a Christian...READ MORE

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Marriage vs. 'Marriage' (3800)

A Register Editorial: Our style reflects an important Church teaching.

06/12/2011 Comments (23)

A recent interview posted at NCRegister.com received quite a bit of attention, particularly from people identifying themselves in online comments as homosexual.

The interview was with Bishop Thomas Tobin of Providence, R.I., in which the bishop offered his thoughts on a controversy in his state over same-sex civil unions. Bishop Tobin’s fear is that settling for this compromise with same-sex “marriage” will leave the door open for that very thing: same-sex “marriage.”

One of the criticisms of the Register’s presentation of this interview, aside from the substance of Bishop Tobin’s argument, was this newspaper’s practice of placing quotation marks around “marriage” when referring to homosexual...READ MORE

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Did Apostles Speak in Tongues?, The Virtual Family, Abp. Gomez Goes Viral, and much more! (2827)

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06/11/2011 Comments (2)

Archbishop Jose Gomez of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles opened a Facebook & Twitter account!

Did the Apostles Speak in Tongues? - Reginaldus, The New Theological Movement

The Virtual Family - Randy Hain, The Integrated Catholic Life™

Archbishop Gomez on Why He Has Joined Facebook & Twitter - Michael Barber, The Sacred Page

Father Philip’s Vocation Story - Father Philip Neri Powell O.P. Ph.D., Domine da mihi hanc aquam!

My Tautologous Thoughts on Being Open to Life After 40 - Doctor Stacy Trasancos, Accepting Abundance

Prayer for Relief from Stammering - Richard Collins, Linen on the Hedgerow

Redemptionis Sacramentum Prevents Qur’an Reading at Catholic Mass - Lisa Graas

Can the Lefebvrian Split Be Healed? On What Terms? - Doctor Robert Moynihan, Catholic Lane

Archbishop...READ MORE

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From Horror to Hope (2284)

Saturday Book Pick: Rachel’s Contrition

06/11/2011 Comments (1)

A novel about a woman dealing with the death of a child, marital separation and mental illness has been a bestseller on Amazon’s woman’s fiction page in recent months. Surprisingly, this bestseller comes from a small, independent Catholic publisher mainly known for spiritual and devotional works. Although not the first fiction title to be released by Sophia Institute Press, Rachel’s Contrition is bringing new attention to their fiction imprint.

The story opens: A non-custodial mother returns a 4-year-old son to her estranged husband after a weekend visit. Rachel Winters tells her story in bits and pieces. Post-traumatic stress keeps her from remembering all that has happened. Rachel came...READ MORE

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Vatican's New Website, Charism's of the Holy Spirit, Dressing Modestly, and much more! (5488)

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06/11/2011 Comment

St. Columba spread Christianity among the savage Picts.

Vatican Releases New Website Design; www.news.va to Follow Soon! - Thomas Peters, Catholic Vote/American Papist

The Gifts & Charisms of the Holy Spirit - Marcellino D’Ambrosio Ph.D., The Integrated Catholic Life™

Christian Sacked After Abortion Leaflet Row - Tim Ross, The Telegraph

Note to Arne Duncan: What About the Catholic Kids? - Lisa Graas

Saint Columba, or Columkille, Abbot - Catholic Lane

The Traddies Guide to Studying Scripture. . .Part I - Kate Edwards, Australia Incognita

. . .Kate Edwards: Part II: The Magisterium. . .

Dissent Is Powerless - LarryD, Acts of the Apostasy

“Motivated By Warped Eugenic Views” - California Catholic Daily

Top 10 Reasons Women Should Dress...READ MORE

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Bishops: Christians, Do Not Be Mediocre (2778)

The Spanish Bishops’ Conference reminded the faithful of their commitment to live the faith fully.

06/10/2011 Comment

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MADRID, Spain (CNA) — The Spanish Bishops’ Conference reminded the baptized of their commitment to live the faith with authenticity and to not be content with mediocrity in the Christian life.

On some occasions, the bishops on the committee for lay apostolate warned, all of the baptized “run the risk of getting used to living the faith” and “forgetting that they were grafted into the life of the Christ in virtue of the sacrament of baptism.”

They called on all Christians “not to be content with a mediocre and monotonous Christian life” and said that there is an increasing number of people who call themselves believers but do not live the faith.

The bishops’ message was delivered in a...READ MORE

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Pope Benedict Says to 'Go Green' (2178)

Holy Father encourages governments to focus on clean energy in a responsible manner.

06/10/2011 Comments (2)

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VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) — The governments of the world should back “the exploitation of clean-energy sources,” Pope Benedict XVI said June 9.

The Pope made his remarks in an address to a group of ambassadors at the Vatican. His comments came on the same day Switzerland voted to phase out its nuclear- energy program.

“The first half of this year has been marked by many tragedies that have affected nature, technology and people,” the Pope said in reference to the March earthquake in Japan that triggered radioactive leaks at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

At the same time, the Pope cautioned, “Man, to whom God has entrusted the safeguarding of nature, cannot be dominated...READ MORE

Filed under clean energy, ecology, government, natural resources, pope benedict xvi

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