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Ron Paul's New Ad Highlights His Pro-Life Stance (1950)

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WASHINGTON (EWTN News)—A new campaign ad for the Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul highlights his commitment to defend the lives of the unborn.

“This whole notion of life not being valuable just is something I was never able to accept,” Rep. Paul, R-Texas, says in the ad, which was released Oct. 12.

The TV spot hails Paul as “a man of faith, committed to protecting life.” It recalls his years as an OB-GYN, applauding the fact that he has personally delivered “more than 4,000 babies.”

Paul has pledged to end taxpayer funding of abortion and to select only pro-life appointees to important Cabinet and executive-branch positions.

However, he has faced criticism for his proposal to...READ MORE

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Pope's Tips for Doing Business (2829)

Economic values should support family life, Benedict says.

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VATICAN CITY (EWTN News/CNA)—Pope Benedict XVI called for new ways of doing business, in keeping with the dignity of workers and their families, during an Oct. 15 address to promoters of Catholic social doctrine.

“Family and work are privileged places for the construction of the vocation of man, collaborating in the creative work of God today,” he told the Fondazione Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice, a Vatican-based lay organization that spreads the Church’s social teaching around the world.

Its members met in Rome for a two-day conference on the relationship between family and business.

In his speech to the foundation, the Pope recalled how the Second Vatican Council “spoke of the family...READ MORE

Filed under common good, economy, family, family life, jobs, pope benedict xvi, work

The Mighty Macs, St. Ignatius of Antioch, Liberty, Technology, Social Networking, and much more! (2951)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

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"The Might Macs": Basketball and the Power of Faith. Click on the link by Brandon Vogt to learn more about this Catholic basketball story.

An Introduction to Distributism, Part II - Donald P. Goodman III, The Distributist Review

St. Ignatius of Antioch & the Early Church - Kenneth D. Whitehead, Ignatius Insight Scoop

On the Authority of Bishops, from St. Ignatius of Antioch - Fr. Ryan Erlenbush, New Theological Movement

Liberty, Technology, & the Advent of Social Networking - Gladden J. Pappin, First Principles

“The Might Macs”: Basketball and the Power of Faith - Brandon Vogt, The Thin Veil

Hope - Anna Williams, VirtuousPla.net

Ten Public Policies for Renewing Family Life - Phillip Longman, MercatorNet

Wm. Henry Bissell, First Catholic Governor of Illinois - Donald R. McClarey, The American Catholic

Guess Who is a...READ MORE

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New Ukrainian Prelate Speaks of Hope for Church Unity (7646)

Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk discusses his role in fostering ‘unity of action.’

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Ukrainian Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk is flanked by Bishop Richard Seminack of the Chicago Eparchy of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (l) and Cardinal Francis George, archbishop of the Latin-rite Archdiocese of Chicago. Archbishop Shevchuk celebrated a Divine Liturgy at St. Nicholas Cathedral in the Windy City.

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Last March a bishop who had not yet reached his 41st birthday was appointed head of the largest Eastern-rite Church in communion with Rome. Only recently appointed a bishop to serve the South American Ukrainian Catholic faithful, Sviatoslav Shevchuk, was elected major archbishop of Kiev-Halychna, thus taking the helm of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church from Cardinal Lubomyr Husar, who had already served three years past normal retirement age.

With some 10 million faithful worldwide, the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church holds a unique position within the Catholic Church. It bridges Eastern and Western Christianity, tracing its roots to the Church in Kiev, which broke with Rome during the...READ MORE

Filed under bishops, catholic church, liturgy, soviet union, sviatoslav shevchuk, ukraine, ukrainian greek catholic church

Love Come Alive Fest Sings for Life (2436)

Nashville concert features Catholic musicians to promote 40 Days for Life. Oct. 23 issue feature.

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Love Come Alive Festival

Marie Bellet, a mother of nine who resides in Nashville, who regularly prays in front of abortion clinics, performs as part of the festival.

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NASHVILLE — The 40 Days for Life’s fall campaign in the Diocese of Nashville got a rocking boost on Sept. 24 with a festival of music that garnered support and commitment from a youthful audience. Produced and promoted by Mysterium Records, the live concert of eight Catholic musicians and rock bands was recorded for a CD that will help promote 40 Days for Life. (The CD will be released by Mysterium Records and made available to LifeTeen and through Ignatius Press.)

Jimmy Mitchell, 25, president of Mysterium Records and producer of the Love Come Alive Festival, was inspired to get more deeply involved in the pro-life movement because of 40 Days for Life.

He was also moved by reading Abby...READ MORE

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Pope Issues Letter Explaining Need for Year of Faith (3686)

Benedict wrote: "The 'door of faith' is always open for us, ushering us into the life of communion with God and offering entry into his Church. He hopes this year will bring a rediscovery and renewal of faith within the Church and world.

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VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News)—Pope XVI Benedict says the Church’s Year of Faith, starting October 2012, which he announced yesterday, Oct. 16, comes in response to a “profound crisis of faith that has affected many people” and left them searching for answers.

“Ever since the start of my ministry as Successor of Peter, I have spoken of the need to rediscover the journey of faith so as to shed ever clearer light on the joy and renewed enthusiasm of the encounter with Christ,” the Pope wrote in his letter, Porta Fidei (Door of Faith), announcing the yearlong initiative, which was released Oct. 17.

“The ‘door of faith’ is always open for us, ushering us into the life of communion with God and...READ MORE

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HHS Ends Contract With Church Program for Trafficking Victims, Stressing Need for Contraception (6450)

A former director of the HHS trafficking program argues that contraceptives may facilitate coercive prostitution.

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Two children are seen at a rescue station after their were rescued by police on Feb. 13, 2011, in Guiyang, Guizhou province of China. More than 9,300 kidnapped children in China have been rescued since April 2009 since a nationwide campaign was launched to crack down on human trafficking. In less than three weeks, a Chinese microblog called 'Street Photos to Rescue Child Beggars' attracted 175,000 followers and posted more than 2,500 images of begging children online for parents to identify. But agencies such as one run by the U.S. bishops conference might not be able to help such children if they lose goverment grants due to restrictions on religious liberty.

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WASHINGTON — The federal government’s decision to end funding for a Church program for trafficking victims has fueled concerns that “abortion politics” are at work.

“There seems to be a new unwritten reg at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). It’s the ‘ABC Rule’: anybody but Catholics,” asserted Sister Mary Ann Walsh, the spokeswoman for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, which established an ambitious range of services for trafficking victims in 2006.

The HHS’ Office of Refugee Resettlement and the American Civil Liberties Union have stressed that trafficking victims need access to the full range of “family planning” services, which the USCCB program won’t...READ MORE

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Knights of Malta, St. Thomas More, Essential Qualities of Prayer, Abortion, and much more! (3449)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

10/17/2011 Comment

The Great Siege of Malta of 1565 & The Knights of Malta. Click on the link by Tribunus to learn more.

The Essential Qualities of Prayer - Dc. Mike Bickerstaff, Integrated Catholic Life™

The Great Siege of Malta of 1565 & The Knights of Malta - Tribunus, Roman Christendom

Maria Pierina de Micheli & The Holy Face of Jesus Devotion - Mystics of the Church

Feeling Clean - Joe Sales, VirtuousPla.net

“Christians are Free People, That is Why They Hate Us” - Mauro Pianta, La Stampa/Vatican Insider

The Intriguing Saint Thomas More - Donald R. McClarey, The American Catholic

Infamous Anonymous Abortion Practitioner Exposed: Nicola Moore - Cheryl Sullenger, LifeNews.com

B16 Believes Secularized Nations can turn Christian Again - David Kerr, Catholic News Agency

Decline and Fall - Anthony...READ MORE

Filed under abortionist, anthony esolen, coptic christians, egypt, knights of malta, nicola moore, persecution, pope benedict xvi, st. thomas more, ultrasound app

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