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Miraculous Medal of Mary, Facebook Status: Unfriendly, Catastrophe of Catholic Copyrights, and more! (3343)

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The Miraculous Medal of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Click on the link by Mystics of the Church to read more.

The Miraculous Medal of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Mystics of the Church

Facebook Status: Unfriendly - Elizabeth Yore, Catholic Vote

The Catastrophe of Catholic Copyrights - Jeffrey A. Tucker, The Chant Café

President Obama, Jesus, the Golden Rule, Nancy Pelosi, Same-Sex "Marriage" & the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. - The Pulpit

Science and Faith - R. Jeffrey Grace, Homiletic & Pastoral Review

Perpetual Adolescence Goes on Display in San Francisco - Paul Adams, MercatorNet

Subsidiarity: What It Really Means - Dr. Jeff Mirus, Catholic Culture/In Depth Analysis

Fr. Robert Barron on Caritas in Veritate (video) - Kayla Peterson, Ignitum Today

St. Hildegard of Bingen Named a...READ MORE

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Why Kathleen Sebelius Needs to Speak at Georgetown (6910)


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There is a reason “pro-choice” Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius hasn’t quietly bowed out of delivering a commencement-day address at Georgetown University May 18: Sebelius needs Georgetown more than Georgetown needs Sebelius.

Sometimes a controversial speaker will spare the embattled host institution embarrassment by suddenly discovering a “forgotten” engagement. A quiet announcement that overlooked scheduling issues preclude Sebelius from speaking at Georgetown might come in handy for the beleaguered Jesuit institution. Not likely to happen, though.

Former President Bill Clinton, a Georgetown alumnus, also recognized the usefulness of a Georgetown setting....READ MORE

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San Diego Baseball Camp Has Christ at Its Center (3711)

MLB All-Star Mike Sweeney will lead the innovative clinic this summer.

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Mike Sweeney’s Catholic Baseball Camp

Mike Sweeney with the Kansas City Royals.

– Mike Sweeney’s Catholic Baseball Camp

Mike Sweeney’s Catholic Baseball Camp, to be held July 24-26 at Cathedral Catholic High School in San Diego, is not your average baseball camp. In addition to the customary fielding, hitting and base-running, this camp will include daily Mass, confession and praying the Rosary.

Participants will learn not only how to become great baseball players, but great human beings as well. Contrary to what some think, the two are not incompatible, the camp’s originator and leader, Sweeney, explained.

“The reason I started the camp was to share the integration of two of my loves in life: baseball and the Catholic faith. Of course I value playing baseball, but, more importantly, I set a...READ MORE

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At Georgetown, Most Professors Critical of Ryan Fail to Sign Letter Protesting Sebelius Visit (4774)

Patrick Deneen gets signature of one colleague, but no response from nearly 90 others.

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Patrick Deneen, the founding director of the Tocqueville Forum on the Roots of American Democracy at Georgetown University, and several other faculty members drafted a letter to Georgetown's president, John DeGioia, asking him to rescind the Georgetown Public Policy Institute’s invitation to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Deneen supplied a copy of the letter to the Register and said that his group invited a “large number of faculty to join, including all faculty in Catholic studies and all signers of the letter to Congressman [Paul] Ryan, along with faculty whom we believed might be inclined to sign. A total of nine faculty elected to sign this letter.”

Ryan, the...READ MORE

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President Obama and the Future of Marriage (4642)

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– Kristoffer Tripplaar-Pool/Getty Images

President Obama is apparently tired of pretending he opposes “gay marriage.” Good.

Good, because lying to the American people is always wrong and because now the American people will have a clear choice: a president who supports same-sex “marriage” or a president who sides with the majority of the American people, including 61% of North Carolinians.

Obama has done for Mitt Romney what Romney might have had trouble doing for himself:  consolidating his support among religious conservative voters.

The North Carolina vote was a huge blow to the media narrative that same-sex “marriage” is inevitable. The margin was so large that even MSNBC News had to use words like “overwhelming” and...READ MORE

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Pope Tells Bishops to Use Social Media, A Ground-Breaking Abortion Study from Chile, and much more! (3178)

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Pope Encourages Bishops to Use Social Media. Click on the link by Brandon Vogt to read more.

Pope Encourages Bishops to Use Social Media - Brandon Vogt, The Thin Veil

A Ground-Breaking Abortion Study from Chile - Elard Koch, MercatorNet

Today's Catholic Reaction to President Obama's Support of Same-Sex Marriage - The Pulpit

Why 4 Sets of Mysteries of the Rosary? Why Not 5 or even 7? - Msgr. Charles Pope, Archdiocese of Washington

Controversies Prompt Call for Resignation at Vatican's Pro-Life Academy - Catholic News Agency

The Crusades and Historical Ignorance - Donald R. McClarey, The American Catholic

Return of Prodigal Son is a Profound Journey of Introspection - Car. Espinosa, Living The Faith On A High Wire

The Madness of HIV PrEP - Thomas L. McDonald,...READ MORE

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Obama Formally Backs Same-Sex 'Marriage' (3683)

'The people of this country deserve better,' says Cardinal Timothy Dolan, president of the U.S. bishops’ conference.

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President Obama delivers remarks during the homosexual rights group Human Rights Campaign's 15th Annual National Dinner at the Washington Convention Center last October.

– Kristoffer Tripplaar-Pool/Getty Images

WASHINGTON — Just one day after North Carolina voters overwhelmingly defended traditional marriage in their state, President Barack Obama announced his support for same-sex “marriage,” prompting swift responses from Catholic leaders and redrawing the political battle lines in an election year.

New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan called the president’s support for efforts to redefine marriage “deeply saddening” and said the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops will not be silent in the face of words and actions that will undermine marriage, the cornerstone of society.

“The people of this country, especially our children, deserve better. Unfortunately, the president’s words today are not...READ MORE

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Papal Economics Blog, Booming Inner-City Catholic School, Pro-Life Social Networking Site, and more! (3045)

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Why a Blog on Papal Economics. Click on the link by Justin Wilga to read more.

Why a Blog on Papal Economics - Justin Wilga, Solidarity with Salisbury

A Thriving Inner-City Catholic Boys School - Maryann Gogniat Eidemiller, OSV Newsweekly

New Social Networking Site Launched: ProLifeBook - Jill Stanek, LifeSiteNews

Today's Catholic Reaction to President Obama's Support of Same-Sex Marriage - The Pulpit

Why Priests Should Blog - Jay Boyd PhD, Philothea on Phire

LCWR, 5 Reasons to Leave the Labels Behind - Theresa Noble, Ignitum Today

Sacraments of the Dead: 12 Questions on Sacrilege & Grace - Saint Peter's List

North Carolina Voters Approve Marriage Amendment One - Donald R. McClarey, The American Catholic

You Are My Friends (John 15:9-17) - Fr. John...READ MORE

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