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Tens of Thousands Beat Deadline to Protest HHS Mandate (4819)

The Obama administration is overreaching its authority and forcing religious employers to violate their fundamental beliefs, they assert.

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WASHINGTON — More than 85,000 parties have filed comments ahead of today’s 11:59pm Eastern time deadline to respond to the federal government about the latest version of its mandate that forces employers to provide contraceptives, abortifacients and sterilization in their employee health-insurance plans.

“There is still a lot of energy behind this in the Catholic community,” said Anthony Picarello Jr., associate general secretary and general counsel for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, which urged Catholics and people of good will to submit their comments with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

More than 147,000 comments — most critical of the mandate — were...READ MORE

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Pope Considering Secretariat of State Overhaul (4477)

NEWS ANALYSIS: Pope could appoint a current papal nuncio as his new secretary of state.

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Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the Vatican's secretary of state

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VATICAN CITY — A top official who works at the Secretariat of State says Pope Francis is thinking about streamlining it by combining part of this office with another Vatican government body.

According to the source — who requested anonymity in an April 6 interview with Catholic News Agency — the Pope is considering simplifying the Curia by combining a part of the Secretariat of State’s first section with the Vatican city state’s administration. The first section deals with the management of the Church around the world.

Luigi Sandri, a Church observer and historian of the Vatican Councils, remarked in an April 6 interview, “a re-thinking of the Secretariat of State would perfectly...READ MORE

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Google's Easter Snub Reveals Something Deeper, Authentic Creativity and the Liturgy and More! (4117)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

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Google's Easter Snub Reveals Something Deeper. Follow the link by Rachel Lu of Crisis Magazine to read more.

Google's Easter Snub Reveals Something Deeper by Rachel Lu of Crisis Magazine - Big Pulpit

Authentic Creativity and the Liturgy – Jacob Tawney, Roma Locuta Est

How Does One Define “Bigot” – The Motley Monk, The American Catholic

Review: Baronius Knox Bible – Michael, Whiskey Catholic

Red Shoes and Beatitudes – Joseph Mazzara, Catholic Stand

Mozart’s Laudate Dominum in Ahmeek, Upper Michigan – David Clayton, The Way of Beauty

Love Conquers, Not Man – J. R. Baldwin, Ignitum Today

Faith and Depression – Christine A. Scheller, Frst Thngs/On the Square

Why Wasn’t Science Born in Egypt? – Stacy Trasancos PhD

Why We’re Sticking to Meatless Fridays – Matt Fradd

The Problem of...READ MORE

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Ex-Baseball Phenom Discusses Life in a Norbertine Abbey (30742)

The former second-round draft choice of the Oakland A’s, Brother Matthew Desme strongly recommends repentance and trust in Divine Mercy.

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Frater Matthew, left, at the Norbertine Abbey in Silverado, Calif.

In January of 2010, Grant Desme shocked the baseball world by announcing his retirement from the game. Only 23 at the time, Desme had recently been named the 2009 Arizona Fall League MVP and was on the verge of playing in the majors. Despite his athletic success, the former center fielder knew he was called to something greater.

Desme left behind all his worldly goods — including a sizable baseball contract, shiny SUV and state-of-the-art cellphone — to embrace a life of poverty, celibacy and obedience. Now, his confreres at St. Michael’s Abbey in Silverado, Calif., know him as Frater (Brother) Matthew Desme.

Despite what may appear to many as an overly austere lifestyle, Frater...READ MORE

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Lawmaker Urges Planned Parenthood to Reject Infanticide (4523)

Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., responds to a Florida Planned Parenthood lobbyist who said her organization believes there is a right to kill a baby who has been born.

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Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn.

WASHINGTON — A Tennessee congresswoman has called on Planned Parenthood to “fully repudiate” a lobbyist's remarks that appeared to endorse the right to kill born babies who survive botched abortions.

“It is beyond question that babies born alive, despite being targeted for abortion, are entitled to full legal protection,” Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., told Planned Parenthood's president, Cecile Richards, in an April 3 letter.

“Any organization receiving taxpayer funding should not lobby in support of expanding abortions, especially controversial propositions like infanticide,” she added.

She said that Planned Parenthood had publicly argued “that the rights of American citizens are...READ MORE

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Pope: Find the Courage to Accept God’s Boundless Mercy (3221)

The bishop of Rome officially took possession of St. John Lateran April 7.

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ROME — Pope Francis took possession of his cathedral as bishop of Rome and spoke about how God’s mercy and patience should challenge everyone to find the courage to accept his love.

“Dear brothers and sisters,” he began his homily, “let us be enveloped by the mercy of God; let us trust in his patience, which always gives us more time. Let us find the courage to return to his house, to dwell in his loving wounds, allowing ourselves to be loved by him and to encounter his mercy in the sacraments.”

The Pope’s installation in the cathedra (seat) in the Basilica of St. John Lateran April 7 signaled that he is now officially taking up his duties as the bishop of Rome.

When he arrived at...READ MORE

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Pope Appoints Top Franciscan to Religious Life Department (3235)

Franciscan Father José Rodríguez Carballo appointed secretary of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life.

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Father José Rodríguez Carballo

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VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis made his first appointment within the Roman Curia, choosing his friend, Franciscan Father José Rodríguez Carballo, to help run the Vatican’s congregation for consecrated religious.

The Vatican announced April 6 that Pope Francis appointed Father Carballo to serve as secretary of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, simultaneously raising him to the level of archbishop and giving him the titular see of Belcastro, in southern Italy.

Archbishop-designate Carballo was born in 1953 in Lodoselo, Spain. He speaks Spanish, Galician, Italian, French, English and Portuguese and also knows Latin, biblical Greek and...READ MORE

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‘The Ugliest Form of Misogyny’: Sex-Selective Abortions and the War on Baby Girls (8417)

Documentary shown at the U.N. highlights the issue of ‘gendercide.’

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Reggie Littlejohn testifies at the emergency congressional hearing regarding Chen Guangcheng of May 3, 2012, before the Congressional Executive Commission on China.

– Women't Rights Without Frontiers

NEW YORK — Every year in India and China, more baby girls are killed by abortion and infanticide than are born in the United States. According to a documentary called It’s a Girl, shown at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women in New York last month, the U.N. has estimated that 200 million girls are missing worldwide due to sex-selective abortion and infanticide.

Reggie Littlejohn, a litigation lawyer who founded the California-based Women’s Rights Without Frontiers (WRWF), addressed the U.N. commission, whose theme was violence against women and girls, and showed the award-winning documentary to highlight “gendercide”— the systemic and deliberate killing of baby girls in...READ MORE

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