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Church High Fashion, Female Deacons, Why in Latin, Monogamy, and much more! (4298)

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High Fashion in the Church? Click on the link by Fr. Christopher Smith to learn more.

High Fashion in the Church?- Fr. Christopher Smith, The Chant Café

Whispering with Rocco Palmo - Sarah Pulliam Bailey, Get Religion

Can the Catholic Church Ordain Female Deacons? - Joe Heschmeyer, Shameless Popery

Conscious and Morality - Anna Williams, VirtuousPla.net

Positivism, Ethics, & Law - John Henry, The American Catholic

Is Morality Gone? - Dr. Jeff Mirus, CatholicCulture.org/On the Culture

Why in Latin? - Richard Collins, Linen on the Hedgerow

A Modest Proposal: Reverently Receiving the Eucharist - Leroy Huizenga, First Things

Has the Cost of Raising Children Really Risen 40% in Ten Years? - Msgr. Charles Pope, Archdiocese of Washington

Justice Scalia: Catholic Law...READ MORE

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Benedict Reminds Germans to Be Light of Christ in the World (1920)

Roundup of Pope’s Visit to Germany

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PAPAL WAVE. Pope Benedict XVI greets pilgrims outside the Dom cathedral on Sept. 23 in Erfurt, Germany. The Pope was in Erfurt on the second of a four-day visit to Germany.

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FREIBURG IM BREISGAU — On a Lufthansa jet named Regensburg, Pope Benedict flew back to Rome yesterday evening, bringing to an end a very intense four-day official visit to Germany.

It wasn’t quite the triumph to match the Holy Father’s state visit to Britain last year, when his presence silenced many of his critics, but among Church officials and many of the faithful, this visit greatly exceeded expectations.

From the rousing welcomes he received from a total of 300,000 faithful who traveled to see him to the spontaneous standing ovation given him in the German parliament, his reception was significantly better than many had predicted.

But the Pope made it clear from the outset that his...READ MORE

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Bosnian Nuns Beatified (2391)

The five sisters were kidnapped and martyred in 1941.

09/26/2011 Comment

ROME (EWTN News/CNA)—The prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints, Cardinal Angelo Amato, presided at the beatification of five Bosnian nuns who were kidnapped and later killed in December 1941.

Maria Jula Ivanišević, Maria Berchmana Leidenix, Maria Krizina Bojanc, Maria Antonija Fabjan and Maria Bernadeta Banja were all members of the Daughters of Divine Charity.

In 1911, the nuns lived in a convent near Sarajevo in the town of Pale. They ran an elementary school until it was closed in 1919.  In 1927 they began teaching catechism at the region’s schools. “Their selfless commitment to the people in need was known by all the inhabitants of the region,” earning them the...READ MORE

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The Pope in Germany: A Register Recap (2616)

Benedict XVI concluded his four-day state visit to Germany yesterday, Sunday, Sept. 25. Here are the highlights.

09/26/2011 Comment
EWTN.com Pope's Germany Trip webpage

– EWTN.com Pope's Germany Trip webpage

Pope Benedict XVI concluded his four-day state visit to Germany yesterday, Sunday, Sept. 25.

In his homily for the final Mass, the Pope concluded, “Let us ask God for the courage and the humility to walk the path of faith, to draw from the riches of his mercy, and to fix our gaze on Christ, the Word, who makes all things new and is for us ‘the Way, the Truth and the Life’ (John 14:6): He is our future.”

During the vigil for youth, the Holy Father reminded young people to share Christ’s light with the world as they held thousands of lit candles. Beautiful sight!

See all of the coverage from our Rome correspondent, Edward Pentin, here, including all of the Pope’s addresses and homilies in...READ MORE

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Ohio Pro-Lifers Rally to Support 'Heartbeat Bill' That Would Save Babies From Abortion (2077)

H.B. 125 says that no abortion can be performed if the unborn baby has a detectable heartbeat.

09/26/2011 Comments (4)

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (EWTN News)—A bill that would ban abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected drew hundreds of backers to a rally at the Ohio Statehouse on Sept. 20.

“People have seen bumper stickers saying ‘Abortion stops a beating heart,’” said Faith2Action president Folger Porter, The Washington Times reported. “What I want to tell you, though, is when the heartbeat bill becomes law, we’re going to reverse this: And it’s going to mean that ‘a beating heart stops abortion.’”

H.B. 125 says that no abortion can be performed if the unborn baby has a detectable heartbeat, except to prevent the death of the mother or irreversible impairment of a major bodily function. The legislation passed...READ MORE

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Intact Families = School Success (3544)

New research has found that adolescents from intact biological families have higher math, science, history and reading test scores than their counterparts in disrupted families.

09/26/2011 Comments (5)

WASHINGTON (EWTN News)—A research synthesis paper released by the Family Research Council indicates that students from intact biological families experience greater academic success than those from disrupted families.

“We cannot ignore the fact that the vast majority of American youth grow up today without both their biological mother and father,” said Patrick Fagan, director of the Marriage and Religion Research Institute at the Family Research Council. “This has significant, weakening effects on the educational attainment of our students.”

“If we want to turn America’s educational system around, we must encourage America’s parents to remain together in a committed relationship,” he...READ MORE

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Canadian Talk-Show Host Publishes Catholic Apologetics Book (3334)

Michael Coren discusses his conversion and the prevalent hostility to the faith.

09/26/2011 Comments (3)

Michael Coren is an English-Canadian columnist, author, radio and television talk-show host. Between 1999 and 2011 he hosted The Michael Coren Show on the Crossroads Television System. He now hosts The Arena on the Sun News Network.

Coren has authored many books, including biographies of G.K. Chesterton, H.G. Wells, Arthur Conan Doyle and C.S. Lewis. His most recent book is Why Catholics Are Right. He spoke with Register senior writer Tim Drake about that book.

Where are you from originally? Tell me about your background growing up.

I grew up on the edge of London, in Essex. Upper-working-class family; dad a taxi driver, mum at home. Good, loving, stable, secular family. Dad was Jewish...READ MORE

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The Theban Legion, O Joyful Catholics, Baptized in the Stanley Cup, and much more! (4135)

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09/26/2011 Comments (1)

What is the Theban Legion? Click on the link by Catholic Lane to learn more.

The Theban Legion - Catholic Lane

The New Mass Texts: How Far Can the Music Bend Them? - Jake Tawney, Roma locuta est

O Joyful Catholics, Where Are You? - Randy Hain, Integrated Catholic Life™

The Widow of Nain and the Virgin Mary - Joe Heschmeyer, Shameless Popery

B16: God, Law, History & Politicians - Donald R. McClarey, The American Catholic

Baptized in the Stanley Cup! - Kathy Schiffer, Seasons of Grace

The Archbishop who Helped Restore Faith to England after a Plague - Catholic Herald

Sing the Liturgy of the Hours - Jeffrey A. Tucker, Chant Café

U.S. Bishops Improving Preaching? - Our Sunday Visitor

Jesus Had A Morphogenic Field!! - LarryD, Acts of the Apostasy

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Filed under joy, liturgy of the hours, new mass translation, st. theodore of tarsus, stanley cup, theban legion, virgin mary, widow of nain

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