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The Case Against Pro-Life Physicians: Bias Begins at Med School Interview (17005)

Are pro-life students being unfairly flagged during interviews for medical school? A professor at Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio, believes they are.

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Imagine yourself, a senior in college, sitting in the middle of your dream medical-school interview. Because you have done your homework, the interview is going exceedingly well. You seem to have established a rapport with the interviewer, and your answers are crisp, clear and intelligent. It’s going so well that you are starting to feel confident regarding your chances of gaining admission.

That is, until the interviewer hits you with this question: “Suppose a young pregnant woman and her boyfriend come to you seeking an abortion. What would you do?”

What would you do? How would you answer? For pro-life medical-school candidates, there is only one answer: You counsel the couple not to...READ MORE

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Diocese of Raleigh Will Build New Cathedral (2197)

Plans for the 2,000-seat church, dedicated to the Holy Name of Jesus, were announced Sept. 7.

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Raleigh, N.C. (CNA/EWTN News) —The Diocese of Raleigh, N.C., plans to build a new 2,000-seat cathedral, dedicated to the Holy Name of Jesus, Bishop Michael Burbidge announced Sept. 7.

The announcement is a “monumental and historic moment in the life of the Catholic Diocese of Raleigh and the state of North Carolina,” the bishop said.

The proposed cathedral campus is on a 39-acre tract of land adjacent to Western Boulevard and Centennial Parkway. The property is a remnant of 400 acres purchased in 1897 by Father Thomas Price, the “Tar Heel Apostle” who was the first native North Carolinian to be ordained a Catholic priest. He established an orphanage on the site called the Nazareth...READ MORE

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Bishop Finn Struggles to Regain Credibility (4474)

Kansas City leader releases report criticizing his handling of abuse investigation.

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KANAS CITY, Mo. — Bishop Robert Finn of Kansas City-St. Joseph released a report that criticized his supervision of a troubled priest, and recommended changes in his policies for addressing sexual misconduct.

Released Sept. 1, the report was commissioned by Bishop Finn, following the arrest of Father Shawn Ratigan, a diocesan priest, for possession of child pornography. The report summarized the findings of an independent investigation directed by former United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri Todd Graves, who oversaw a team of attorneys, former prosecutors and Federal Bureau of Investigation officials.

The investigators concluded that the diocese’s response was...READ MORE

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The Mass, The Importance of Dad, Simple Works, The First Culture War, and much more! (2914)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

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The First Culture War by David Monahan.

The Mass: The Gift of the Father - Fr. James V. Schall SJ, Ignatius Insight Scoop

The Importance of Dad - Carolyn Moynihan, MercatorNet/Family Edge

A Pilgrimage Not A Vacation - Trista Garttner, VirtuousPla.net

St. John of Avila, Master of Contemplation & Renewal of the Church - Dr. Anthony Lilles, Beginning to Pray

Emotional Detachment in the Search for God’s Will - Anna Owens, Benedictus Dominus

Simple Works Can Contribute to Spirituality - Catholic Complementarian

Orthodox Christian Economic Thought - Dylan Pahman, Acton Institute/PowerBlog

Employment for All: A Response - DarwinCatholic, The American Catholic

Disenchanting Determinism - Caitrin Nicol, The New Atlantis

The First...READ MORE

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Remembering 9/11 (2386)

A beloved Fire Department chaplain lives on through the ministry of an 11-year-old girl and her mother.

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Father Mychal Judge with the Lynch family in the early 1990s. Kelly Ann, at right, holds daughter Shannon.

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All this week, the Register is recalling the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Each day, we are featuring the recollections of an individual Catholic who was there or whose lives were impacted by the tragic events. We invite you to recall your own experiences of that day in the comment box below.

God can bring good out of what evil tries to do and see that good ripple out even far and wide.

Kelly Ann Lynch was living in Lancaster, Penn., at the time of 9/11. She and her family had known Franciscan Father Mychal Judge from the 1960s in New Jersey, when her parents were married and had their children baptized. As Lynch left a Mass for the victims of 9/11 that evening, her husband called...READ MORE

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John Paul II's Legacy Recalled as the New Blessed's Relic Comes to Mexico (1901)

Prayer offered for late Pope's intercession, that 'peace and justice become a reality in our nation.'

09/07/2011 Comment

Statue of John Paul II outside of the Mexico City cathedral

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MEXICO CITY (EWTN News) — Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera of Mexico City recently noted that Blessed John Paul II’s call to “fidelity to Christ in his Church” is being repeated as the late Pope’s relic is being venerated in the country.

“Today we rejoice at welcoming to our cathedral of Mexico City the relic and spiritual presence of Blessed John Paul II, a model of the Good Shepherd and a powerful intercessor of our Church. For 32 years, his presence has been in this place, and the memory remains alive in our minds and hearts,” the cardinal said.

The relic of John Paul II is on display at the cathedral of Mexico City through Sept. 9.

The cardinal also recalled the late Holy Father’s...READ MORE

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Confessing Forgotten Sins, Blogging and Apologetics, Return of Meatless Fridays, and much more! (2668)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

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Quaeritur: How to Confess Past, Forgotten Sins? Click on the link by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf to learn more.

It Takes Guts to Be Healed - Msgr. Charles Pope, Archdiocese of Washington

Quaeritur: How to Confess Past, Forgotten Sins? - Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Question about Blogging and Apologetics - Mark P. Shea, Catholic and Enjoying It!

Anabaptist Convert: Brad Schilling - Why I’m Catholic

The Problem With Christian Rock, Part 2 - Marc Barnes, VirtuousPla.net

A New Source for Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice? - Joseph Pearce, St. Austin Review

SSPX: Questions, Contradictions & Tradition’s Momentum - Keyser Soze, New Springtime!

A Return to Meatless Fridays? - Emily Stimpson, Our Sunday Visitor

Your Guardian Angel (What You Need to Know)- Taylor Marshall,...READ MORE

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9/11's Church (4065)

St. Peter Church in New York City has witnessed much in its 226 years as a parish, from the joyful birth of a new nation to the most devastating tragedy on Sept. 11, 2001. Feature from our Sept. 11, 2011, issue.

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St. Peter Church in New York City has witnessed much in its 226 years as a parish, from the joyful birth of a new nation to the most devastating tragedy on Sept. 11, 2001.

The rear of St. Peter’s is a half block from Ground Zero; the front is just a block away.

As the oldest parish in the entire state, St. Peter’s first church building, begun in 1785, was flourishing before George Washington was sworn in as president of the new United States in 1789 at Federal Hall, not a hundred yards away.

Saints Have Prayed Here

U.S. history’s famous and not-so-famous have graced this church with their presence. A gift of 1,000 silver pieces from Spain’s King Charles III topped off donations to...READ MORE

Filed under 911, catholic churches, new york city, st. elizabeth ann seton, st. peter

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