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The Story Behind Sitting Bull, How to Argue About Marriage, Love, Casket Maker, and much more . . . (3111)

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04/11/2011 Comments (1)

The 'Romish Conspiracy'

Alaska Casket Maker Finds Calling After Son’s Death - Catholic Anchor

A Roman Catholic Sioux Leader: Chief Sitting Bull - Tribunus, Roman Christendom

Spiritual Direction Is Not a Boss-Employee Relationship - Catholic Spiritual Direction

Love Intensifies Knowledge - Lisa Graas, The American Catholic

“The Great Romish Conspiracy” – Pat McNamara

How to Argue about Marriage – Matthew Schmitz, First Things/First Thoughts

The New Old-School – Matt Bowman, Catholic Vote

My Journey Home, Part One – G. Alex Garver, Passionately Loving the World

Horror: Doctor Euthanized Catholic Priest - Vincenzo, Sancte Pater

Taliban Catholic Blognic in Rome! - Father Tim Finigan, The Hermeneutic of...READ MORE

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Pro-Life Pioneer Dead at 84 (8719)

Eleanor McCormack was the first woman running for president who qualified for federal matching funds. She used them for TV ads about abortion.

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"Ellen" McCormack

– Courtesy EWTN News

MERRICK, N.Y. — She was the first American woman to qualify as a candidate for federal financing and Secret Service protection when she ran for president in 1976. So you might have expected that Ms. Magazine would have mentioned her passing away March 27 in Avon, Conn.

But the feminist journal ignored the death of Eleanor “Ellen” McCormack, the Long Island Catholic housewife who ran in 18 Democratic primaries to educate the public about legal abortion.

McCormack, a mother of four who suffered from heart disease and was advised to abort her last child to protect her fragile health, ended up winning 22 delegates to the Democratic National Convention. She generated a war chest that totaled...READ MORE

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Collective Insanity (2774)

A Register editorial

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“Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth upon this continent a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.”

But the sin of slavery was written into America’s Constitution, leading to “a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure.”

As we commemorate the anniversary of the attack on Fort Sumter on Tuesday, April 12, our national attention wanders silently back 150 years to the second-bloodiest outbreak of collective insanity in our nation’s history, a conflict that nearly tore it apart.

It happened because some Americans were willing to fight to the death...READ MORE

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Anchorites and Stylites, Spiritual Direction, Cristero War, Alaska Easter Vigil, and much more . . . (3189)

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04/09/2011 Comment

Saint Simeon Stylites the Elder.

Land of the Midnight Sun: Anchorage Archbishop Schwietz allows Easter Vigil to Start before Dark - Catholic Anchor

Vatican Two: True and False Reform - Father Philip Neri Powell O.P. Ph.D., Domine da mihi hanc aquam!

Of Anchorites and Stylites in Lent - Father Dwight Longenecker, Standing on my Head

The Story of Ruth Pakaluk, Convert, Mother & Pro-Life Activist - Carl Olson, Ignatius Insight Scoop

Spiritual Direction is Not Confession - Catholic Spiritual Direction

Bible is Not a Book, It’s a Library; This is Key to Interpreting Scripture - Monsignor Charles Pope, Archdiocese of Washington

Movie Explores Faith in Cristero War Against Forced Secularism - Kevin J. Jones, Catholic News...READ MORE

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Teenagers, Politics and Truth, Sitting Bull Died a Catholic, Sioux Falls Cathedral, and much more! (4897)

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04/09/2011 Comments (5)

The famous Sitting Bull picture, without the cropping, shows him wearing a Crucifix, he died a Catholic.

The Good Samaritan:  Part IV - Stacy Trasancos, Accepting Abundance

Teenagers and Truth - Dennis Buonafede, The Integrated Catholic Life ™

Psalm 37, Part IV - The Scourges of Life as Our Penance (Verse 18) - Kate Edwards, Australia Incognita

Politics and Truth - Father James V. Schall S.J., The Catholic Thing

Penance after Reconciliation, Implications of Not Fulfilling It! - Catholic Spiritual Direction

What I Tell My Altar Servers - Father Dwight Longenecker, InsideCatholic

Photo: Sitting Bull Wore a Crucifix - Taylor Marshall, Canterbury Tales

The New Look of the Cathedral in Sioux Falls, South Dakota – D Mac, Creative Minority Report

A Lesson in Love from Mythology – Anthony...READ MORE

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Lives Restored (2772)

Our Lady of Joyful Hope Celebrates First Anniversary in Alabama

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Birmingham Diocese

Mass was celebrated by Birmingham’s Bishop Robert Baker for the first anniversary of Our Lady of Joyful Hope.

– Birmingham Diocese

Our Lady of Joyful Hope Community in Blountsville, Ala., observed its first anniversary on March 19. There was much joy for the year’s successes and abundant hope for continuing to restore the lives of young men recovering from drug and alcohol addictions.

Our Lady of Joyful Hope is part of the international Comunità Cenacolo (Community of the Cenacle), a form of community life for those overcoming addictions.

The focal point was Mass celebrated by Birmingham’s Bishop Robert Baker. Since the community’s dedication by the bishop last year, the initial 12 young men residents have nearly doubled to 22

“The anniversary in Alabama is another sign of a gift of hope for families who have sons...READ MORE

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Scott Hahn's Appreciation for Priests (3264)

Saturday Book Pick:

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Rediscovering the Glory of the Priesthood

by Scott Hahn

Doubleday Religion, 2010

160 pages, $14.99

To order: randomhouse.com

The Year for Priests may be over, but the momentum from that 12-month celebration continues to be strong.

Adding to that effort is Scott Hahn, who unpacks the meaning of the priesthood in Many Are Called: Rediscovering the Glory of the Priesthood. The scholar and prolific author urges Catholics to take a deeper look at the Catholic priest’s sacred role. He examines the priesthood’s biblical and historical roots in order to explain the centrality of the priest in the life of the Church.

In his powerful foreword, New York’s Archbishop Timothy Dolan says that...READ MORE

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Mall Friar, Power of Blood, Cardinal Pub Closing, Arkansas Catholicism, and much more . . . (2730)

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04/08/2011 Comment

Saint John of the Cross was the Founder of the Discalced Carmelites and who is also a Doctor of Mystic Theology.

Bishop Andrew Byrne and Arkansas Catholicism, 1843-1862 A.D. - Pat McNamara

Friar Who Evangelizes in the Mall: We are an Absolutely Passive Church - Ed Langlois, Catholic Sentinel

Saint John of the Cross: The Gaze of God - Father Iain Matthew, Zeal for My House Consumes Me: Following Christ in the 21st Century

Apologetics Toolbox: Faith vs. Works - Anthony S. Layne, Outside the Asylum

Psalm 101, Part II, O Lord Hear My Prayer! - Kate Edwards, Australia Incognita

The Power of the Blood… - Saint John Chrysostom, Catholic Spiritual Direction

For Your Lenten Friday Night at the Movies V - Frank Weathers, Why I Am Catholic

Cardinal Pub to Close! - A Reluctant Sinner

Internal Divine...READ MORE

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