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The Annunciation, Tired of Lent, The Psychological in Dating, and much more… (2965)

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03/23/2011 Comment

The Annunciation.

March 25th, Feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Reginaldus, New Theological Movement

Tired of Lent?  Rise, and Do Not Be Afraid! - Father Philip Neri Powell O.P. Ph.D., Domine da mihi hanc aquam!

The Psychological in Dating - Anthony Buono, 6 Stone Jars

Oldest Man in the Bible: Methuselah - Taylor Marshall, Canterbury Tales

The Church and the Unions - George Weigel, First Things/On The Square

The Forgotten: Christians Persecuted in the Middle East - George J. Marlin, The Catholic Thing

Jesus is Hardly a Pacifist (Neither is Saint Michael, nor Gandalf) - Jake Tawney, The American Catholic

How to Celebrate Atheist Pride Week - Matthew Archbold, Creative Minority...READ MORE

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Just War and Libya, America-Annulment Nation, Battle in the Desert, and much more… (2412)

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03/23/2011 Comment

America contains 6% of the worlds Catholics, yet America has 60% of all the world's annulments, why?

Annulment Nation, America - Jeff Ziegler, Catholic World Report

Lent and the Religion of Humanity - Father James V. Schall S.J., The Catholic Thing

Libya and Just War - Michael Denton, The American Catholic

New Auxiliary Bishops for Detroit! - Diane M. Korzeniewski O.C.D.S., Te Deum Laudumus!

Lent: the Silly Season in Some Places - Father John Zuhlsdorf, WDTPRS?

Australian Bishops Warn About New South Wales Greens’ Political Positions - EWTN News

Treehuggers No More: Australia’s Radical Green Party - Michael Cook, MercatorNet

Battle in the Desert - Doctor Edward Sri, The Integrated Catholic Life™

Ontological Splendor: Flannery O’Connor in the Protestant South - Glenn C. Arbery,...READ MORE

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Dating, America's Italian Catholics, Myths about the Crusades, and much more… (4009)

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03/22/2011 Comments (2)

A Knight Templar.

Friendship That Lasts - Not a Minx a Moron or a Parasite

On the Evangelization of the Jewish People, The Surprising View of the Pope - Monsignor Charles Pope, Archdiocese of Washington

Psalm 6/2, God’s Anger and Rebuke - Kate Edwards, Australia Incognita

Hillsdating and Other False Realities - Julie Robison, The Corner With A View

Christian Commitophobia - Elizabeth, Startling the Day

Ray Flynn: A Real Pro-Life Catholic Democrat - Deal W. Hudson, InsideCatholic

From Columbus to Cabrini: America’s Italian Catholics - Pat McNamara, Patheos

Homosexuality Obsession?  Whose? - Robert P. George, Mirror of Justice

Four Myths about the Crusades - Paul F. Crawford, Intercollegiate Review


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What the Vatican Thinks About Libya (5381)

As the Pope prays for peace, diplomatic sources size up the increasingly complex situation.

03/22/2011 Comments (10)
CNS photo/Ahmed Jadallah, Reuters

Libyans mourn at martyrs' cemetery in Tripoli March 20 during funerals for people found dead following airstrikes by coalition forces.

– CNS photo/Ahmed Jadallah, Reuters

VATICAN CITY —  Pope Benedict XVI has expressed his concerns over the military campaign in Libya, a sentiment echoed by some Vatican officials who reportedly fear the conflict may turn into a protracted war with civilian casualties.

Speaking to pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square March 20 for the recitation of the Angelus, the Pope appealed “to those who have political and military responsibilities to concern themselves above all with the safety and well-being of the citizens, guaranteeing access to humanitarian aid.”

Allied forces, made up mainly of U.S., British and French military, began a series of strikes against Libya’s air defenses March 19 as part of a United...READ MORE

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Debating an Atheist, Homeschool Socialization, Contraception, Confession, and much more… (3142)

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03/22/2011 Comment

A Confession in the Confessional.

An Honest and Charitable Atheist-Catholic Dialogue - Mark P. Shea, Catholic and Enjoying It!

Homeschool Socialization vs. the ‘Girls Are Dumb’ Variety - Doctor Paul Kengor, CatholicExchange

Contraception One Reason for Catholic Flight from Confession - Russell Shaw, OSV Daily Take

Why Don’t We Have More Novus Ordo Masses in Latin? - Francis Phillips, Catholic Herald

...Father John Zuhlsdorf comments here...

Why Does God Allow Tsunamis and Massacres? - Peter S. Williamson, Speaking of Scripture

Pastor Terry Jones Burns a Qur’an: What is Catholic Teaching on This? - Lisa Graas

More Than a Monologue? - Father Robert J. Araujo S.J., Mirror of Justice

...Robert P. George comments here......READ MORE

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Archbishop Dolan Wins 60 Minutes, Pope Consecrates Church in "Little Hell", and much more. (4638)

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03/21/2011 Comments (3)

Archbishop of New York Timothy Dolan.

If This is Fasting, Bring on Almsgiving! - Reginaldus, New Theological Movement

UK: The Cabinet of Deceit, Hidden Tabernacle During Persecution - Richard Collins, Linen on the Hedgerow

Two Processions in God - Stacy Trasancos, Accepting Abundance

US: Archbishop Timothy Dolan Wins 60 Minutes - Tom Crowe, Catholic Vote

Pope Benedict Consecrates New Church in “Little Hell” - Tancred, The Eponymous Flower

The Miracle of the Sun Symbolizes the Mysteries of the Rosary - Taylor Marshall, Canterbury Tales

If God is All Powerful Then How Are We Free & Why is There Evil? - Monsignor Charles Pope, Archdiocese of Washington DC

Choose Your Measure Carefully - Father Philip Neri Powell O.P. Ph.D.,...READ MORE

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A Skyscraper Scandal (5504)

An archbishop takes on the powers that be and the government to save his cathedral.

03/21/2011 Comments (9)
Archdiocese of Bucharest

TOWERING HEADACHE. One of the tallest skyscrapers in Eastern Europe has been erected just 25 feet from a Catholic cathedral, which has objected to its construction since 2006. Despite stop work orders from Romanian courts, protests from the Vatican, the European Parliament, the Romanian Senate and thousands of the country's two million faithful, the tower is near completion. It is owned by American and Israeli investors.

– Archdiocese of Bucharest

BUCHAREST, Romania — Persecution comes in so many varieties.

In Bucharest, the capital of Romania, a tenacious archbishop has led a five-year struggle against a Goliath next door — a 19-story skyscraper, with four underground levels, being constructed about 25 feet from the Cathedral of St. Joseph.

The cathedral is the region’s Catholic spiritual center, besides being the seat of the archdiocese. When Pope John Paul II visited Romania in 1999, his first visit to a majority Orthodox country, he said Mass at St. Joseph’s.

Even winning stop-work orders from local courts and gaining support from the European Parliament, the Romanian Senate and the Vatican haven’t been enough: This ominous...READ MORE

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G.E.M. Anscombe, The True Impovershment of Man, Homeschoolers Success, and much more… (2913)

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03/21/2011 Comment

G.E.M. Anscombe Inspired Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI

The True Impoverishment of Man: On Benedict XVI & Bishops - Father James V. Schall S.J., Ignatius Insight

G.E.M. Anscombe, Inspiration for JP2 & Benedict XVI - Stephanie A. Mann, Supremacy and Survival

Brooklyn’s Jesuit College (1908-1921 Anno Domini) - Pat McNamara

Homeschoolers’ Success Silences the Critics - Patti Maguire Armstrong, CatholicExchange

What We Can Learn from the Decline of the Ottoman Empire - Father Alexander Lucie-Smith, Catholic Herald

Bright Maidens: What Feminism Should Have Produced But Couldn’t - Anthony S. Layne, Outside the Asylum

Moralistic Therapeutic Deism - Rich Leonardi, Ten Reasons

She “Even Had Led Religious-Education Classes”? - Lisa Graas

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