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Pope Benedict Marks World Refugee Day (2510)

Global leaders urged to help the displaced and distressed.

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VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN NEWS) — Pope Benedict stressed the importance of global leaders welcoming refugees in light of recent violence that has displaced thousands of people in Africa and the Middle East.

“I invite the civil authorities and all people of good will to ensure refugees are welcomed and given dignified living conditions as they await the chance to return freely and safely to their own countries,” he said before praying the Angelus on Sunday, June 19.

World Refugee Day is celebrated annually on June 20.

The celebration this year coincides with the 60th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees and the adoption of the 1951 Geneva Convention...READ MORE

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New Mass Music Coming to a Church Near You (3789)

Parishes will learn settings ahead of full-scale missal implementation, bishops decide.

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WASHINGTON (CNA/EWTN News) — Diocesan bishops will be allowed to gradually introduce the musical settings for Mass parts from the new Roman Missal beginning in September, Archbishop Gregory Aymond of New Orleans announced June 16.

“I ask you to encourage this as a means of preparing our people and helping them embrace the new translation,” Archbishop Aymond told the bishops during their spring assembly near Seattle.

This announcement primarily affects the Gloria, the Holy, Holy, Holy and the Memorial Acclamations of the liturgy. The change will allow parish communities to learn the various parts of the new translation “in a timely fashion and an even pace.”

The bishops’ Committee on...READ MORE

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SOLT's Superior Speaks (9714)

Father Gerard Sheehan issues a statement regarding the case of Father John Corapi.

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“As the regional priest servant of the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity (SOLT), I issue the following statement on behalf of the society:

On 16 March 2011, the Bishop of Corpus Christi, Texas, and the SOLT received a complaint against Father John Corapi, SOLT. As is normal procedure and due to the gravity of the accusation alleging conduct not in concert with the priestly state or his promises as a member of an society of apostolic of diocesan right, Father Corapi was suspended from active ministry (put on administrative leave) until such a time that the complaint could be fully investigated and due process given to Father Corapi. In the midst of the investigation, the SOLT...READ MORE

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Why Dads Matter (2104)

Father's Day may be over, but fatherhood (biological and spiritual) is important all year long.

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DENVER (CNA/EWTN News) — In an era of family breakdown and easy divorce, there is still hope for Catholic families to grow and develop under the leadership of fathers, both biological and spiritual. But men today must confront new challenges to their traditional roles.

“The greatest force pulling apart fathers and children is divorce,” said Brian Caulfied, editor of the website Fathers for Good. He told CNA that, over time, children of divorce “generally have little or no contact with their biological fathers.”

“It’s tough to put a broken glass back together, and the pieces never again quite fit,” said Caulfield, the father of two children.

An analysis released in June 2011 by the Pew...READ MORE

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Pope's 4 Ways to Become More Like Christ (2673)

Holy Father tells youth to ask life's big questions and look to example of young saints.

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VATICAN CITY (EWTN NEWS)— Young people should not be afraid to ask the big questions in life, such as “Who are we? Where do we come from? For whom do we live?” Pope Benedict told the youth of the Diocese of San Marino-Motefeltro on June 19.

“Man cannot live without this search for the truth about himself; truth that spurs us towards new horizons and to go beyond what is merely material, not to escape from reality, but to live a more authentic life, richer in meaning and hope,” he said.

The Sunday address was the conclusion of the Pope’s one-day visit to the diocese, part of which contains the small independent state of San Marino. The gathering was in the Italian half of the diocese in...READ MORE

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Calling After the First Date, Saint Who Gave Up Sleep to Pray, Sacred Music Revolution, and more! (2654)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

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Saint Æthelthryth or Etheldreda was an East Anglian princess, a Fenland queen and Abbess of Ely.

Calling After The First Date - Anthony Buono, 6 Stone Jars

Why Did Benedict Establish an Ordinariate for Former Anglicans - Tracy Rowland, Ordinariate Portal

The Installation of Archbishop George Stack, Seventh Archbishop of Cardiff - Dylan Parry, A Simple Sinner

The Princess Who Forswore Sleep in Order to Pray at Night: Saint Etheldreda - Catholic Herald

How the Holy See Conducts Diplomacy - John Thavis, Catholic News Service

How Can I Know the Will of God in My Life? -Father John Bartunek, Catholic Spiritual Direction

Saint Silverius, Pope and Martyr - Catholic Lane

Constructing the Rhetoric for the New Evangelization - Kate Edwards, Australia Incognita

The ‘Simple English...READ MORE

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Pope: Trinity Shows Us Divine Love (1704)

Benedict XVI visits San Marino.

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VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) — The love that exists within the Holy Trinity overflows into love and forgiveness for man, as shown by Christ’s death on the cross.

That was the message of Pope Benedict XVI in his Trinity Sunday sermon during his visit to the tiny European state of San Marino June 19.

“So, in the mystery of the cross, there are three divine Persons,” he told the 25,000-strong congregation at the country’s Serravalle Stadium.

“The Father, who gave his only begotten Son for the salvation of the world; the Son, who carries out the will of the Father to the very end; and the Holy Spirit — poured out by Jesus at the moment of his death — who comes to render us participants in...READ MORE

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Monarchists & The Sacred Heart, The Trinity & Spiritual Life, Matt Talbot, and much more! (2477)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

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The Venerable Matt Talbot was an Irish ascetic who is revered for his piety, charity and mortification of the flesh.

Monarchists and the Sacred Heart - The Mad Monarchist

Presidential Candidates Scorecard: Number of Kids - Lisa Graas

The Trinity and Our Spiritual Life - Reginaldus, The New Theological Movement

. . .Taylor Marshall: The Trinity explained by Saint Basil the Great. . .

. . .Mary Kochan: defend the Doctrine of the Holy Trinity!. . .

. . .Carl Olson: Blessed John Paul II on the Inner Life and Love of the Triune God. . .

. . .Donald R. McClarey: Saint Augustine on the Blessed Trinity. . .

Matt Talbot:  Denying All to Gain All - Donald R. McClarey

Pictures for Life - Robert J. Gieb, Catholic Lane

Why Wouldn’t Romney Sign the SBA Pro-Life Pledge? - Doctor Deal Hudson, Beliefnet/Faithful...READ MORE

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