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Faith-Based Filmmaking, Gargoyles, Maryknolls, SSA, Conversions, Latin Breviaries, and much more! (3189)

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04/08/2011 Comment

Saint Stanislaus Kotska, hacked to death by his King.

Psalm 101: An Introduction - Kate Edwards, Australia Incognita

Lutheran Convert: Nicole Motsch-DeMille – Why I’m Catholic

Same-Sex Attraction: Courage Latino Leader Recounts Conversion - Catholic News Agency

Baronius Press Will Soon Issue Latin-English Breviarium Romanum - Father John Zuhlsdorf, What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Faith-Based Filmmaking, Part Three - Daniel McInerny, High Concepts

About Libertarianism and Catholicism… - Lisa Graas

Saint Stanislaus: The Bishop Hacked to Death by His Own King - Spiritual Life, Catholic Herald

The Anglican Ordinariate & the Reform of the Reform - Shawn Tribe, New Liturgical Movement

The Good Samaritan: Part Two - Stacy Trasancos,...READ MORE

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The Brown Scapular, a Good Confesor, Transubstantiation, Evangelical Convert, and much more. . . (4112)

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04/07/2011 Comment

Daniel Cardinal DiNardo of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

Evangelical Convert: Brandon Vogt - Why I’m Catholic

A Channel of Grace and the Brown Scapular - Theresa Thomas, The Integrated Catholic Life™

How to be a Good Confessor - Father Kenneth Baker S.J., Homiletic & Pastoral Review

Jesuit Martyr Saint Henry Walpole, April 7, A.D. 1595 - Stephanie A. Mann, Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation

What are “Works of Mercy” All About? - Anthony S. Layne, The Impractical Catholic

Saint Thomas Aquinas & Real Presence: Understanding Transubstantiation – Father Jeffrey Steel, De Cura Animarum

Faith-Based Filmmaking, Part Two – Daniel McInerny, High Concepts

Israel: The Only Middle East Country Where the Christian Population Has Grown -...READ MORE

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Father Bourgeois: ‘I Can’t Recant’ (22601)

A controversial Maryknoll priest refuses to change his stance on ordaining women — and therefore risks his own priesthood.

04/07/2011 Comments (235)
CNS photo/Paul Haring

WAITING. Maryknoll Father Roy Bourgeois, founder of SOA Watch, stands outside a congressional office building in Washington in 2007. The superior general of the Maryknoll order warned Father Bourgeois that unless the priest recants his belief women should be ordained, he will proceed under canon law to seek the priest's removal from the order and request that he be laicized.

– CNS photo/Paul Haring

WASHINGTON — Time ticks away for Father Roy Bourgeois.

He’s the high-profile Maryknoll priest who took part in a women’s ordination ceremony in August 2008.

Despite a canonical warning from his order soon after the ceremony, which was sponsored by Roman Catholic Womenpriests in Lexington, Ky., the priest refused to recant and was automatically excommunicated three months later.

“Sufficient time has now passed for you to consider the gravity of the matter,” the canonical warning said. “You are hereby asked one final time by the superior general and his council to publicly recant and accept the teaching of the Church on this serious matter concerning priestly ordination and the explicit...READ MORE

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Converted by Beauty (3037)

The new president of the College of Saint Mary Magdalen was led to the Church through aesthetics. He wants students to have a similar experience.

04/07/2011 Comments (6)

George Harne was named the fourth president of the College of Saint Mary Magdalen in Warner, N.H., in February.

Harne, who succeeds Jeffrey Karls, served as the college’s academic dean since 2009. He has also taught courses in philosophy, Latin and mathematics.

He holds advanced degrees in music history, musicology and liberal studies, with a Ph.D. in musicology from Princeton.

Harne and his wife have four children ranging in age from 21 months to 10.

From his office on campus, he spoke to Register staff writer Joseph Pronechen by phone and email about his vision and goals for the college.

How do you see your role changing from academic dean?

As academic dean, my focus was primarily on the...READ MORE

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Stages of Spiritual Life, Eat a Spider for Christ, The Good Samaritan, Cardinal Zen and much more! (3039)

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04/07/2011 Comment

Joseph Cardinal Zen of Hong Kong is outspoken on the Human Rights abuses in Communist China.

Stages of the Spiritual Life by Father R. Tomasek S.J. - Therese Rita, Zeal for Your House Consumes Me: Following Christ in the 21st Century

“I Am the Resurrection and the Life” - Bill Wright, Speaking of Scripture

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

What Others Think of Us - Randy Hain, The Integrated Catholic Life™

Would You Eat a Spider for Christ? - Richard Collins, Linen on the Hedgerow

Switzerland’s Bishop Huonder Triumphs in Rome - Tancred, The Eponymous Flower

Your Moment of Zen - Kathryn Lopez, Catholic Vote

Equal Basic Rights for All, Born and Unborn - Christopher Kaczor, Public Discourse

Controlling Human Genetic Engineering Part I -...READ MORE

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Bishops Critique Work of Feminist Theologian (5474)

Book ‘employs standards from outside the faith,’ the doctrine committee asserts. Publisher expects controversy to generate more sales.

04/06/2011 Comments (17)
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In a detailed critique, the U.S. bishops' Committee on Doctrine has concluded that a 2007 book written by Fordham University theology professor Sister Elizabeth A. Johnson "contains misrepresentations, ambiguities and errors" related to the Catholic faith. Sister Johnson is pictured in an undated photo.

– CNS photo/courtesy Fordham University

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops expressed strong objections March 30 to the “doctrine of God” arising from the methodology employed in Quest for the Living God: Mapping Frontiers in the Theology of God, a popular textbook used in some undergraduate theology classes.

Asserting that its author, Sister Elizabeth Johnson of the Sisters of St. Joseph, a highly regarded Fordham University theologian, “employs standards from outside the faith to criticize and to revise in a radical fashion the conception of God revealed in Scripture and taught by the magisterium,” the 21-page statement issued by the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Doctrine defended the rare public notification as...READ MORE

Filed under american theological society, archbishop timothy dolan, cardinal donald wuerl, catholic theological society of america, father thomas weinandy, feminist theologians, fordham university, phil lawler, quest for the living god, she who is: the mystery of god in feminist theological discourse

Vatican II!, Stations of the Cross, Canterbury Cathedral, Our Lady is Not Blonde, and more . . . (3785)

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04/06/2011 Comment

Pope John Paul II.

Vatican II And Tradition Too! - Robert Kumpel, The Last Papist Standing

The 4th, 5th & 6th Stations of the Cross, with Saint Alphonsus - Reginaldus, The New Theological Movement

Dogma and Mystery - Charles Cardinal Journet, Ignatius Insight

Pope John Paul II at Canterbury Cathedral - Stephanie A. Mann, Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation

A Pagan Convert: Libby Edwards - Why I’m Catholic

Our Lady is Definitely Not Blonde - Richard Collins, Linen on the Hedgerow

Wednesday 4th Week of a Lent: “He Crowns His Own Merits in Us” - Father John Zuhlsdorf, What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Are Depression and Boredom Interconnected? - Lisa Graas

Marriage & Procreation: Avoiding Bad...READ MORE

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Boston Pension Troubles (3164)

The Daughters of St. Paul have sued after failing to win permission to withdraw funds from Boston’s archdiocesan pension plan.

04/06/2011 Comments (3)
CNS photo/Bob Nichols

Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley lays his hands upon the head of Bishop Christopher Coyne during his ordination Mass at St. John the Evangelist Church in Indianapolis March 2. In the middle of a dispute with a religious order operating inn the archdiocese, Cardinal O'Malley has stated he will do "everything in my power to care for the thousands of people who have given their lives in the service of the Church.”

– CNS photo/Bob Nichols

BOSTON — Criticism of the Boston Archdiocese’s lay pension system escalated last week, first as a former chancellor called for an independent takeover, and then as mediation with an order of nuns suing the archdiocese failed.

The Daughters of St. Paul filed suit in December against Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley and the pension plan trustees. They had tried unsuccessfully for six years to withdraw the pension money of 44 of their lay employees from the archdiocesan fund.

The sisters are an international order with about 135 members in the United States. They run a multimedia publishing house, Pauline Books and Media, as part of their mission.

The Daughters had planned to establish a...READ MORE

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