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The Man Who Rebuilt Steubenville (23750)

Father Michael Scanlan looks back on a career that included an early friendship with Avery Dulles, 42 years at Franciscan University and leading the charismatic renewal.

05/31/2011 Comments (22)
Courtesy of Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Father Michael Scanlan is retiring from Franciscan University of Steubenville after 37 years of service, including 26 as president.

– Courtesy of Franciscan University of Steubenville.

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — Father Michael Scanlan’s name has become so closely linked to Steubenville, Ohio, that it’s a bit surprising to learn that he grew up in midtown Manhattan.

The Third Order Regular Franciscan has spent 42 of his 47 years as a priest at Franciscan University of Steubenville and played a large part in bringing the college back from near death.

This summer, though, Father Scanlan, 79, is retiring from his post as chancellor, a position he has held for the past 11 years. Before that, he spent 26 years as the university’s president.

An early leader in the Catholic charismatic renewal, Father Scanlan was instrumental in turning around a struggling university. During...READ MORE

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St. Cyril, Distributism, New Translation, Pray for Archbishop Finn, Spanish Kings, and much more! (2896)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

05/31/2011 Comment

Bishop Robert Finn of Kansas City-St. Joseph (Missouri), is a magnificent bishop who has turned around a faltering diocese now full of vocations and orthodoxy.

Tilling Fertile Soil - John M. DeJak, The Distributist Review

Saint Cyril, Martyr - Catholic Lane

New Translation (Introduction to the Penitential Act) - Jake Tawney, Roma locuta est

Surprise Candidate to be President of Catholic University of Eichstätt - Tancred, The Eponymous Flower

San Francisco Archbishop Rejects Circumcision Ban - California Catholic Daily

Support Bp. Finn: Proposal for Prayers, Penance Against the Attacks of Hell - Father John Zuhlsdorf, WDTPRS?

Decline of the Family Day Out - Tim Ross, The Telegraph

The Islamic Assault on Australia. . . - Kate Edwards, Australia Incognita

Kenya: Clerical Abuse Cases Should’ve Been More Transparent - Father Alexander...READ MORE

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Holy Planking, New Marian Shrine, Defense of Catholic Marriage is "Hatred", and more! (3650)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

05/30/2011 Comment

The liturgical origins of "Planking".

Holy Planking! - Tony Robertson, The Holy Irritant

Cardinal O’Malley to Confirm According to the Extraordinary Form - Pascal, Rorate Cæli

Free Economies Must Grow On Solid Principles - Michael Severance, Acton Institute/PowerBlog

Houston: Dedication of New Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham - Father John Zuhlsdorf, WDTPRS?

. . .Jeffrey A. Tucker: How Gregorian Chant & Simple English Propers are Related. . .

What Are Rogation Days? (Mon/Tues/Wed before Ascension Thursday) - Taylor Marshall, Canterbury Tales

The Passion of Joan of Arc, A Movie Worth Watching - Reginaldus, The New Theological Movement

. . .Mark Twain: Saint Joan of Arc’s Five Great Deeds. . .

. . .Régine Pernoud: The...READ MORE

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Prayer Beads & St. Bede, Papa Bene on Prayer, Joyful Duty of Catholic Education, and much more! (5220)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

05/30/2011 Comment

His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI, sometimes affectionately called "Papa Bene"!

New Bill Would Effectively Ban U.S. Catholic Adoption Agencies - Kevin J. Jones, EWTN News

Papa Bene on Prayer - Catholic Lane

. . .Saint Thomas Aquinas on prayer here. . .

Presenting What is Beautiful: The Joyful Duty of Catholic Education - Andrew Seeley

Prayer Beads and the Saint Bede the Venerable - Taylor Marshall, Canterbury Tales

Tornado Devastation: Traditional Catholic Family Loses Two Young Sons - David Werling, Ars Orandi

Quaeritur: What Do I Call a Friend About to be Ordained a Priest? - Father John Zuhlsdorf, WDTPRS?

Apologetics Toolbox: Communion of Saints, Part II - Anthony S. Layne, Outside the Asylum

The Silent Apostasy - Father Simon Henry, Offerimus Tibi Domine

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Defender of Life, Liberty and Marriage (5228)

Congressman Chris Smith discusses the controversy over pro-life Speaker John Boehner, his assessment of the current state of the pro-life movement in the U.S., the Defense of Marriage Act, and the Obama administration’s relentless push to make same-sex “marriage” a key aspect of U.S. foreign policy.

05/30/2011 Comments (20)

He’s known as the most passionate advocate for unborn children in Congress, leading the pro-life caucus in the House of Representatives.

Yet despite the challenges and struggles that have increased under the current administration, Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J. remains undaunted in his defense of life in American politics.

In an interview with the Register on May 18, Congressman Smith discussed the controversy over pro-life Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, who was recently criticized by more than 80 academics, including 30 Catholic ones, for his approach to budget cuts (they signed letters saying he had ignored his moral obligation to make protecting the poor a priority). Smith also gives his...READ MORE

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At Mass, Do This (4473)

A Register editorial

05/29/2011 Comments (23)

It’s mystifying to watch online shouting matches between Catholics about the ordinary form and the extraordinary form of the Mass. “Picking sides,” after all, makes no sense in Catholicism.

The whole point of Pope Benedict’s new instruction on the “correct interpretation and proper application” of his 2007 motu proprio letter Summorum Pontificum, which facilitated wider use of the Traditional Latin Mass, is that there are no “sides.” Both forms are the patrimony of all.

But the past looms large and heavy over us. The fragmentation of Catholic liturgical sensibility is a direct result of the silliness of the 1960s and 1970s, because its roots are in the greatest societal problem of that...READ MORE

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1962 Roman Breviary: There's an App for That, 400000 Registered for World Youth Day, and more! (3260)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

05/28/2011 Comment

1962 Roman Breviary, there's an app for that!

Prayers for the Dead: Memorial Day in 2 Maccabees - Joe Heschmeyer, Shameless Popery

. . . Donald R. McClarey: Battle Hymn of the Republic. . .

iPhone App Review: 1962 Roman Breviary - Father John Zuhlsdorf, What Does The Prayer Really Say?

400,000 Registered for World Youth Day - Zenit

Papal Latin Mass in Constantinople (Pope Saint John I) - Taylor Marshall, Canterbury Tales

Canterbury: William Shakespeare Was Probably a Catholic - Anita Singh, The Telegraph

What Would Saint Augustine Say About the Ordinariate? - John Whitehead, Once I Was A Clever Boy

Extraordinary Jewish Converts Arrested and Sent to Auschwitz - Tancred, The Eponymous Flower

Growing Faith Shapes Catholic School...READ MORE

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Cardinal George on God in Action (2525)

Chicago’s archbishop reflects on religion’s place in an increasingly secular society. Part two of two.

05/28/2011 Comments (5)
CNS photo/Karen Callaway, Catholic New World

Chicago Cardinal Francis George anoints the hands of Phillip Owen, 26, during the ordination liturgy at Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago May 21.

– CNS photo/Karen Callaway, Catholic New World

Yesterday, Cardinal Francis George spoke to Register correspondent Matthew A. Rarey about his new book, God in Action: How Faith in God Can Address the Challenges of the World. Today, we continue that conversation, which took place in his residence May 5.


Your Eminence, in your book, you note that the law in the past 100 years has radically shifted from a Burkean, common-law tradition to that of law by judicial fiat. For quite some time the American people have been given laws that don’t arise from “we the people” — laws issuing from culture and actual human experience — but from judges and legislators who have personal ideological agendas which tend to be anti-Christian. Speaking of...READ MORE

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