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Large Families a Cure for Economic Woes? (4112)

Three Catholic families replete with tales of woe and great happiness — and possibly an “engine of economic prosperity.”

09/02/2011 Comments (11)
Courtesy of the Heaton Family

Eileen and Vince Heaton of St. Charles, Ill., decided to “leave it all in God’s hands, regarding children. They had 15 children.

– Courtesy of the Heaton Family

ST. CHARLES, Ill. — What is the Catholic solution to the economic crisis in America, Europe and the rest of the developed world?

Have more children.

So said Ettore Gotti Tedeschi, head of the Institute for Works of Religion (Vatican Bank), in a recent op-ed piece for the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano. Developed nations, specifically European countries, the United States and Japan, have aging populations and fewer and fewer children to support them: “The ever-increasing percentage of people who retire from their productive phase becomes a fixed cost which is impossible to absorb and sustain by those who produce.”

Besides the need for greater austerity, the only real hope for...READ MORE

Filed under children, contraception, marriage

Register Radio Launches Today on EWTN Radio (1828)

Register publisher and EWTN CEO says, 'Our Lord is using his network to expand the reach of faithful Catholic journalism. This radio initiative is a tremendous opportunity to reach many more souls for Christ.'

09/02/2011 Comment

IRONDALE, Ala. (EWTN News) — The National Catholic Register has announced the launch of “Register Radio,” its new radio program. The program will air its first episode on the EWTN Radio Network on Sept. 2.

“Register Radio will possess the same vibrancy and incisiveness to media coverage surrounding the Catholic faith that the Register brings to its print and electronic editions,” said the newspaper’s managing editor Tom Wehner. “It’s a natural outgrowth of what we do already.”

The 30-minute program will air on Fridays at 2pm Eastern time with encores at 7pm Saturdays and 11am on Sundays. It will include interviews with writers, bloggers and newmakers behind the prominent news stories...READ MORE

Filed under ewtn, national catholic register, register radio

New Translation in UK, Council of Jerusalem, Positive Feedback on New Translation, and much more! (2810)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

09/02/2011 Comment

Learn why it was ruled that eating shellfish was fine, but not engaging in homosexuality in the Council of Jerusalem by clicking on the link by Donald R. McClarey.

Liturgy Liberation in Britain! - Dylan Parry, A Reluctant Sinner

Council of Jerusalem - Donald R. McClarey, The American Catholic

“Feedback Has Been Very Positive” on the New Translation - Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, What Does The Prayer Really Say?

How To Cath-Tweet - Elizabeth Hillgrove, VirtuousPla.net

Let’s Hope the New Missal Leads to More Sung Masses - Fr. Alexander Lucie-Smith, Catholic Herald

The Perfect Chant Workshop - Jeffery A. Tucker, The Chant Café

Five Reasons The Pill Sucks - Bad Catholic

EWTN to Launch Catholic Sports Radio Program - EWTN News

Beauty as a Call - Daniel McInerny, High Concepts

Packed Toronto Cathedral Mourns Cardinal Ambrozic - Zenit

What Steve Jobs Can...READ MORE

Filed under beauty, cardinal ambrozic, cath-tweet, council of jerusalem, gregorian chant, new media, new translation, pill, san francisco, steve jobs

Bishops' Conference Attorneys Submit Official Comment Criticizing HHS Contraception Mandate (4512)

Department action entails 'nationwide coercion of religious people and groups,' general counsel says.

09/01/2011 Comments (5)
USCCB Facebook

– USCCB Facebook

WASHINGTON (EWTN News/CNA) — The Department of Health and Human Services’ contraception mandate for insurance plans is “more radical” than any other in the United States and entails “nationwide coercion of religious people and groups,” the U.S. bishops’ general counsel said as he called for the mandate to be rescinded.

“Only rescission will eliminate all of the serious moral problems the mandate creates,” said Anthony Picarello, general counsel for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Picarello and bishops’ conference associate general counsel Michael Moses submitted an Aug. 31 comment to the Department of Health and Human Services criticizing its requirement that insurers provide...READ MORE

Filed under contraceptive mandate, hhs, religious freedom

Defender of Science: The Catholic Church, Youth on B16's Side, Same-Sex Attraction, and more! (5861)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

09/01/2011 Comments (1)

CNN’s Piers Morgan Anti-Catholic Bigotry on Display Last Night, click on Fr. Zuhlsdorf link for all the details.

The Catholic Church is Sciences Best Advocate & Defense - Dylan Parry, A Reluctant Sinner

Why Pope Benedict XVI has Youth on His Side - Milo Yiannopoulos, Catholic Herald

Dear Protestants, Why Do You Not Honor Mary in Accordance With Scripture? - Msgr. Charles Pope, Archdiocese of Washington

School Choice Gains Traction - Kevin E. Schmiesing, Acton Institute

Rick Santorum Reflects on His Son’s Death - Lisa Graas, The American Catholic

Homosexuality, Civil Rights, and Natural Law

 - Howard Kainz, The Catholic Thing

CNN’s Piers Morgan vs. Catholics - Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, What Does The Prayer Really Say?

“Gay” and Christian - Russell E. Saltzman, First Things/On the Square

A Breakdown...READ MORE

Filed under alfred kinsey, anti-catholic bigotry, catholic church, civil rights, cnn, homosexuality, mary, natural law, piers morgan, pope benedict xvi

Faith and Football Take the Field in Family-Friendly Film (2198)

TV movie Game Time: Tackling the Past, a story about righting wrongs and using one's talents honorably, airs this weekend.

09/01/2011 Comment
Maximus Group

– Maximus Group

Football season is here. On the field — and TV.

Game Time: Tackling the Past is the latest installment of Procter & Gamble and Walmart’s popular partnership to bring family-friendly movies to prime-time (non-cable) television. It airs Saturday, Sept. 3, at 8/7 central on NBC. (The last movie, Who Is Simon Miller?, aired on Aug. 6 and outdrew Harry Potter in the same 8pm time slot by 3.31 million viewers; that’s a 28% higher audience, according to the Nielsen ratings.)

This faith-and-football movie forgoes a win-the-big-game-by-all-costs-or-with-unbelievable-plays mentality. It’s about winning the game with effort and honesty, something like Blessed Mother Teresa said: “God doesn’t require...READ MORE

Filed under faith, family-friendly movies, football, virtues

Lawsuit Filed Over Obama Administration's Anti-DOMA Decision (2095)

The Family Research Council and Judicial Watch requested documents under Freedom of Information Act, but sections were withheld.

09/01/2011 Comments (6)

– Wikipedia

WASHINGTON (EWTN News) — A new lawsuit filed against the Department of Justice charges that it is withholding emails about the Obama administration’s decision not to defend the Defense of Marriage Act.

“We have serious concerns that the Justice Department wants to hide evidence that it was doing the bidding of campaign donors and homosexual activists from whom Obama will need assistance for his re-election,” said Family Research Council president Tony Perkins.

Under the Freedom of Information Act, the Family Research Council had requested the relevant documents from the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division to determine the basis for the decision and to determine the possible...READ MORE

Filed under defense of marriage act, department of justice, doma

Judge Rules Against Texas Sonogram Law (1844)

Gov. Perry says decision is a 'great disappointment.'

09/01/2011 Comments (1)

– Wikipedia

AUSTIN (EWTN News) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry has expressed disappointment with a federal judge’s Aug. 30 ruling that blocked the state from enforcing an abortion sonogram law until a court rules on a legal challenge to it.

“Every life lost to abortion is a tragedy, and today’s ruling is a great disappointment to all Texans who stand in defense of life,” the governor said. “This important sonogram legislation ensures that every Texas woman seeking an abortion has all the facts about the life she is carrying and understands the devastating impact of such a life-changing decision.”

The law requires doctors to conduct a sonogram on a woman seeking an abortion at least 24 hours before the...READ MORE

Filed under governor perry, pro-life, sonogram law, texas

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