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Calumny, Bishops and Holy Boldness, Granite Gets Rock, Good Grief, Same-Sex Attraction, and more! (2580)

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09/19/2011 Comment

Of Bishops and Holy Boldness. Click on the link by Diane M. Korzeniewski to learn more.

Not Bigotry: Public Displays of Homosexual Affection Should be Illegal - Fr. Ryan Erlenbush, New Theological Movement

SSPX: “Copernican Revolution”? Not! - Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, What Does The Prayer Really Say?

What Marriage Radicals Really Think of “The People” – Jennifer Roback Morse, MercatorNet

Of Bishops and Holy Boldness - Diane M. Korzeniewski OCDS , Te Deum Laudamus!

Perpetuation of a Lie: “Same-Sex Marriage” – The Ordinary Catholic, Peter’s Barque

SSPX could be Offered Personal Prelature Status - David Kerr, CNA/EWTN News

Vatican Gives SSPX Doctrinal Statement to Sign - Cindy Wooden, Catholic Herald

Marriage & Shame - Brent Stubbs, VirtuousPla.net

Granite Gets Rock: Long...READ MORE

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On the 30th Anniversary of ‘On Human Work’ (2255)

Following in the footsteps of Pope Leo XIII’s Rerum Novarum, John Paul II’s gave us incisive teaching on how labor can bring us closer to God.

09/19/2011 Comment

– Courtesy of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

Sept. 14 was the 30th anniversary of Laborem Exercens (On Human Work) by Blessed John Paul II. The 1981 encyclical marked 90 years since Pope Leo XIII’s Rerum Novarum, which started the Church’s modern social teaching. It was also a public sign of support for the Solidarity Movement in the Pope’s homeland of Poland.

Perhaps more importantly, though, the Holy Father offers a spirituality of labor along with a philosophical meditation on the meaning of work, a spirituality that unites the feast of the Triumph of the Cross on which it was promulgated with our own daily embrace of the personal cross.

With this teaching, Blessed Pope John Paul II gives all who labor for their bread a chance...READ MORE

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Pope Calls All Catholics to Participate in New Evangelization (2157)

'Today's liturgy reminds us that we are all called to work in the vineyard of the Lord,' he told pilgrims gathered to pray the midday Angelus Sept. 18 at his summer residence of Castel Gandolfo.

09/19/2011 Comments (11)

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CASTEL GANDOLFO (CNA/EWTN News)—Pope Benedict XVI called upon all Catholics Sept. 18 to participate in a New Evangelization of the world.

“Today’s liturgy reminds us that we are all called to work in the vineyard of the Lord,” he told pilgrims gathered to pray the midday Angelus at his summer residence of Castel Gandolfo, south of Rome.

“He has given us diverse gifts, has assigned diverse tasks and determined diverse times for their performance. However, if we assume the work of our life with full dedication, we can expect the same pay: the joy of eternal participation in the goodness of the Lord,” he said.

The Pope based his comments on the Gospel reading in which Jesus recounts the...READ MORE

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Vietnamese Catholics’ Plight (4451)

Leaked U.S. embassy cables reveal power struggle between communist government and the Holy See as more believers are arrested on vague charges.

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Notre Dame Cathedral in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

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BANGKOK — Weeks after the arrest and jailing of 12 Catholics in Vietnam for allegedly “attempting to overthrow the government,” it has emerged that American officials believe that Catholics who disagree with the communist regime are being “thrown under the popemobile.”

The colorful image headlined one of a tranche of recently leaked diplomatic cables from the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi. According to the same document, dated Nov. 25, 2009, then-Holy See under secretary for Relations With States Archbishop Pietro Parolin (now the Holy See representative in Venezuela) “sharply criticized” former Hanoi Archbishop Ngo Quang Kiet over his handling of land-rights disputes with city officials —...READ MORE

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Catholic Orthodoxy is Not Bigotry, Propaganda Against the Church, Peter Kreeft, and much more! (4552)

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09/19/2011 Comment

Catholic Orthodoxy is Not Bigotry: Response to Attacks on Catholic Blogger. Click on the link by Msgr. Charles Pope to learn more.

Catholic Orthodoxy is Not Bigotry: Response to Attacks on Catholic Blogger - Msgr. Charles Pope, Archdiocese of Washington

Arguments for Tolerance of Homosexuality Work Equally Well for Pedophilia - Michael Cook, MercatorNet

Homosexual Propaganda Against the Church - Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Peter Kreeft on Seeing Pro-Life Bishops Tossed in Jail - Dr. Ed Peters, In the Light of the Law

What if Jesus Had Not Died on the Cross? - Carl Olson, Insight Scoop

The Sacraments - Peter Kreeft, Ignatius Insight

Le Chiese Delle Cittá: La Basilica Di Sant’Eustgachio - Nathaniel Gotcher, VirtuousPla.net

When “Having” is Pursued over “Being” - Deacon Mike Bickerstaff,...READ MORE

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Russian Orthodoxy, Lenin's Tomb, SSPX, Being Single, Large Families, PayPal, and much more! (4429)

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09/17/2011 Comment

Russian Orthodoxy & Lenin’s Tomb. Click on the link by George Weigel to learn more.

10 + 0 Still Equals 10: SSPX - Keyser Soze, The New Springtime!

Russian Orthodoxy & Lenin’s Tomb - George Weigel, Archdiocese of Denver

Maintaining Joy in the Middle of the Craziness Around Us - Fr. James Farfaglia, The Smoking Priest

Being Single - Trista Garttner, VirtuousPla.net

Civil War, Amanda Foreman, Oxford, Nudity & Large Families - Donald R. McClarey, The American Catholic

Perez Hilton Hands a Victory to Orthodox Catholic Moms in America - Lisa Graas

PayPal Investigates Pro-Family Groups After Homosexual Complaints - Matthew Cullinan Hoffman, LifeSiteNews.org

Catholic Answers and Having Number 3 - Brett Salkeld

“Conscience” in a Culture without Truths? - Hadley Arkes, The...READ MORE

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JPII and Robert Bellarmine Inspire College Students (2042)

A visit to the Newman Center at Illinois State University for St. Robert's feast day, Sept. 17. College Guide '11 feature.

09/17/2011 Comment

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Prayerful silence welcomes visitors to the St. Robert Bellarmine Chapel on the campus of Illinois State University in Normal, Ill.

Navy and tan hues create a subdued color scheme for the small chapel, which seats 350 in dark wood pews.

Immediately, you look toward the altar, and your eyes move upward toward a lovely stained-glass Madonna and Child window above the tabernacle.

Arches fill the space, leading your eyes heavenward as well.

Marble Stations of the Cross line the outer walls. And a statue of St. Thérèse greets you before you enter the small adoration chapel.

Scholarly Saint

The church’s namesake is also featured: A portrait of St....READ MORE

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The Soul of Evangelization (2846)

Saturday Book Pick: Father McCloskey on Cardinal George

09/17/2011 Comments (3)

Cardinal Francis George of Chicago has written an insightful new book entitled God in Action: How Faith in God Can Address the Challenges of the World.

Cardinal George has a degree in philosophy and a unique global perspective as a religious and former vicar general of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate in Rome.

He recently finished his term as president of the U.S. Conference of Catholics Bishops, suc-ceeded by the archbishop of New York, Timothy Dolan.

Cardinal George is now approaching his last years as the archbishop of Chicago, one of the largest and most challenging archdioceses in the country. He has made his imprint most clearly in his insistence on sound teaching (not...READ MORE

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