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Archbishop Gomez Goes to Rome to Receive the Pallium (2642)

L.A. pilgrims celebrate special occasion with their spiritual leader.

06/29/2011 Comment
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– Archbishop Gomez Facebook page

VATICAN CITY (CNA) — On the eve of receiving his pallium from Pope Benedict, Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles said the mission of his archdiocese should be “to bring the mercy of God to the people of our time.”

“We’re called to be messengers of God’s love, God’s mercy, God’s peace. That’s what we have to continue to make the Archdiocese of Los Angeles a place where we can witness God’s love for us and for all his people,” the archbishop told a congregation of Californian pilgrims in St. Peter’s Basilica June 28.

The pallium is a white woolen liturgical vestment emblazoned with six black crosses. It symbolizes an archbishop’s pastoral authority and his unity the Pope.

More than 40...READ MORE

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ICEL’s Executive Director: New Missal Translation ‘Long Overdue’ (13927)

06/29/2011 Comments (31)

Pope Benedict XVI discusses a new catechetical resource for the third translation of the Roman Missal with (from left) Archbishop Denis Hart of Melbourne, Australia, Bishop Denis Browne of Hamilton, New Zealand, Bishop Arthur Serratelli of Paterson, N.J., and Msgr Andrew Wadsworth, executive director of ICEL (The International Commission on English in the Liturgy.).

– Courtesy ICEL

Although Catholics have become accustomed to the current translation of the Roman missal and some may wonder why a new one is being introduced, Msgr.  Andrew Wadsworth, who is executive director of the International Commission on English in the Liturgy — which prepared the   forthcoming translation that debuts in Catholic churches in the U.S. on the First Sunday of Advent — says it was high time for a revision.

“When our current translation of the Roman Missal — the first English version — was implemented in 1973, it was recognized that it would need revision in time. Many people thought it would be only five years before it was revised,” he said. “That was over 40 years ago, so such a...READ MORE

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Scripture on Divine Judgement, Poland About to Ban All Abortion, Cardinal Scola, and much more! (4497)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

06/29/2011 Comment

St. Aloysius Gonzaga is the patron saint of young students, plague victims and of Valmontone, a town not far from Rome.

Scripture on Divine Judgment - Speaking of Scripture

Poland: Historic Vote on Bill Banning All Abortions - Patrick B. Craine, LifeSiteNews

New Vatican Website!, My Thoughts - Brandon Vogt, The Thin Veil

News.va is Online - Mundabor’s Blog

Questions Over Canon 915 Are Not Going Away - Doctor Ed Peters, In the Light of the Law

A Biography of the New Archbishop of Milan - La Stampa/Vatican Insider

Why Does God Call David a Man After His Own Heart? - Joe Heschmeyer, Shameless Popery

What is Inevitable in the Fight Over Marriage? - Catholic Vote

Genetic Testing & Abortion in Catholic Hospitals - Dr. Stacy Trasancos, Accepting Abundance

A Prayer of Surrender - Catholic Spiritual...READ MORE

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Indiana Attorney General: State Has Right to Defund Planned Parenthood (2201)

Hoosiers likely to challenge federal judge's injunction that ordered funding to resume.

06/28/2011 Comments (2)

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INDIANAPOLIS (EWTN News) — Indiana’s attorney general has indicated that the state is likely to challenge a federal judge’s injunction that ordered the state to resume funding for Planned Parenthood on June 24.

“The federal government’s position in this case is in tension with its own regulations, which specifically acknowledge state authority over provider qualifications,” Attorney General Greg Zoeller wrote in a June 24 response to the injunction ordered by U.S. District Court Judge Tanya Pratt.

Judge Pratt ordered Indiana to restore Planned Parenthood funds, saying the state cannot cut funding for otherwise “competent” Medicaid providers in a way that would limit patients’ health-care...READ MORE

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WYD Countdown: 48 Days to Go (2116)

Registration for Madrid youth event reaches record high.

06/28/2011 Comment
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– WYD Facebook page

VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) — World Youth Day organizers announced today that 440,000 young people have already signed up for the international gathering set for this August, a record enrollment figure this far out from the event.

“World Youth Day is an extraordinary experience for a Church, which is a friend to the young, sharing their problems; a Church which is at the service of the younger generations,” said Cardinal Stanislaw Rylko, president of the Pontifical Council for the Laity, at a June 28 Vatican press conference.

“It is an epiphany of the Christian faith on a truly global scale. And young people — especially in our old Europe, deeply secular and secularizing — have a...READ MORE

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The Green Pope, Newman's Road to Rome, Same-Sex "Marriage" in N.Y. State, and more! (2428)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

06/28/2011 Comment

Today is the Feast of Saint Irenaeus, Bishop of Lyons, and Father of the Church. Read more about him here in the Best in Catholic Blogging.

And Many Who Are Last, Shall be First! Pondering the Great Reversal - Monsignor Charles Pope, Archdiocese of Washington

Saint Irenaeus, Defender of the Four-Fold Gospel & Apostolic Diversity - Eric Sammons, The Divine Life

Newman’s Road to Rome, Part One - Pat McNamara, Patheos/In Ages Past

Spanish Civil War: Oratorian Martyr - John Whitehead, Once I Was A Clever Boy

Mormon Convert: Thomas Smith - Why I’m Catholic

Autumn in New York - Robert Royal, The Catholic Thing

Redefinition of Marriage. . .- Father John Zuhlsdorf, What Does The Prayer Really Say?

The Green Pope’s Dilemma - Doctor Jeff Mirus, CatholicCulture.org/In Depth Analysis

Canadian Bishops on Same-Sex Attraction - Father...READ MORE

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Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ Postmortem (5861)

New Yorkers take a look at what went wrong — and look warily at the new law’s religious exemptions.

06/28/2011 Comments (71)
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PRIDE BEFORE FALL? New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo marches in New York City's annual Gay Pride Parade in Manhattan June 26, two days after he signed a bill allowing two members of the same sex to marry in the state. With him are New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who lobbied heavily for the bill; New York City Council speaker Christine Quinn, and Cuomo's girlfriend, Sandra Lee.

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ALBANY, N.Y. — New York’s Catholic bishops have called on the Empire State’s faithful to renew their appreciation for authentic, sacramental marriage in the wake of New York becoming the sixth and largest state in the country to legalize same-sex “marriage.”

“The Church fought this with everything we had,” said Dennis Poust, spokesman for the New York Catholic Conference, the public-policy arm of the state’s Catholic bishops.

On the night of June 24, the New York Senate passed the Marriage Equality Act by a vote of 33-29 following days of closed-door negotiations between the Senate’s Republican leadership and the Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who championed the same-sex “marriage” cause...READ MORE

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Cardinal Newman Society's Catholic Higher Education Center Will Move to Mount St. Mary's (2552)

Partnership will be headed up by scholar and EWTN host Msgr. Stuart Swetland.

06/28/2011 Comment
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– Cardinal Newman Society Facebook

MANASSAS, Va. (CNA) — The Cardinal Newman Society announced June 27 that one of its divisions is partnering with Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Md., expressing hope that the move will foster a renewal in Catholic identity within universities across the nation.

“This is an exciting moment for Catholic colleges,” said the Newman Society’s president, Patrick Reilly.

The society’s Center for the Advancement of Catholic Higher Education will relocate to the university July 1 under the leadership of renowned scholar Msgr. Stuart Swetland.

Msgr. Swetland currently serves as the university’s vice president for Catholic identity and mission and director of homiletics and...READ MORE

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