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DOMA and 2012 (4543)

A Register editorial

03/06/2011 Comments (31)

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It’s not just DOMA. It’s not just “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”

The Obama administration is quickly distinguishing itself not only as the most pro-abortion administration ever, but also the most hostile to the traditional family.

President Obama said recently that he believes the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage for federal purposes as being between one man and one woman, is unconstitutional. He instructed his Justice Department to stop defending the legislation against lawsuits.

In fact, he has spoken in support of repealing the act, but his directive to the Justice Department comes just two months after Obama signed a bill repealing the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy in...READ MORE

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Theology of the Body (8253)

A Register symposium examines Pope John Paul II's rich catechesis.

03/06/2011 Comments (8)


Shortcuts can appear very enticing.

Society, particularly in the West, took a troubling shortcut in the middle of the 20th century.

The combination of secularism, materialism and hedonism led to a disturbing societal shift. At the time of the sexual revolution, society sidestepped the authentic meaning of both human life and married love. Dulled by sin and its effects, a lifestyle emerged that cast practical doubt on the meaning of the human body. Human meaning was equated with the mere satisfaction of appetites and cravings.

In the midst of this confusion, the catechesis of the Servant of God Pope John Paul II charted a new course. The theology of the body is his guide back from the...READ MORE

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The Best of Catholic Blogging (2841)

Can Sinners Work Miracles, Say the Penitential Psalms for Lent, and Henry VIII the Crowned Monster...

03/05/2011 Comments (2)

King Henry VIII: Crowned Monster

Can Sinners Work Miracles? - Reginaldus, New Theological Movement

For Timeless Wisdom Like This - Frank Weathers, Why I Am Catholic

12 Reasons It’s Harder to be a Dad than a Mom - Matthew Archbold, National Catholic Register

Henry VIII:  Crowned Monster - Donald R. McClarey, The American Catholic

Still Looking for a Lenten Penance?  How about Saying the Penitential Psalms? - Kate Edwards, Australia Incognita

A Lament for Our Lady of Walsingham - Stephanie A. Mann, Supremacy and Survival

The Sunday Homily: Are You Ready for Lent? - Father James Farfaglia, Illegitimi non carborundum

Unreconstructed Ossified Manualists Unite! - Father John Zuhlsdorf, WDTPRS?

Kim Jong-Il Makes Me Laugh...READ MORE

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Armed for Apologetics (9477)

Saturday Book Pick: Godly Answers to the godless worldview.

03/05/2011 Comments (6)


A Catholic Challenge to Modern Atheism

By Patrick Madrid and Kenneth Hensley

Our Sunday Visitor, 2010

255 pages, $14.95

To order: osv.com

(800) 348-2440

Contemporary Catholics are often without any defense against the argumentative qualities of the progressive atheists that are proliferating in American society.

When asked to defend precepts and doctrinal facets of Catholicism, the average faithful Catholic is unfortunately not always well-armed to repel the secular arguments against God, faith and Catholicism.

Thankfully, The Godless Delusion, A Catholic Challenge to Modern Atheism by Patrick Madrid and Kenneth Hensley provides a logical and rational...READ MORE

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The Best of Catholic Blogging (1936)

The Role of Music in Implementing the New Missal, Lent in the Rule of Saint Benedict, and Conquering Porn Addiction...

03/05/2011 Comment

The Rule of Saint Benedict.

The Role of Music in the Implementation of the New Missal - Chris Owens, Benedictus Dominus

Lent in the Rule of Saint Benedict III: Fasting and Abstinence - Kate Edwards, Saints Will Arise

Death and Solidarity - Doctor Jeff Mirus, Catholic Culture/On the Culture

Why Being Right is Wrong - Father Dwight Longenecker, Standing on my Head

Matthew Fradd: 28-year-old Who Conquered His Porn Addiction - Mark Greaves, Catholic Herald

Science Fiction… - Mark Shea, National Catholic Register

Obedience and Rebellion - Father James Farfaglia, Illegitimi non carborundum

Phill Kline: Kansas Supreme Court Obstructed Child Rape Investigation to Save Planned Parenthood - LifeSiteNews

Saving...READ MORE

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Thanks to DOMA’s Defense… (3611)

Social issues — like it or not — are taking center stage in the economic debate.

03/04/2011 Comments (5)
CNS photo/Kevin Lamarque, Reuters

UPHOLDING THE LAW. U.S. House Speaker John Boehner presides over the 112th U.S Congress.

– CNS photo/Kevin Lamarque, Reuters

WASHINGTON — Last year, when Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels of Indiana proposed a “truce” on social issues, conservatives feared the GOP leadership might back off from the culture wars. Now, that worry may be laid to rest as the Speaker of the House of Representatives formally announced his plan to defend the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

Engaged in a tense budget standoff on Capitol Hill, House Republicans were caught off guard on Feb. 23, when the White House abruptly announced that it would no longer defend the constitutionality of DOMA. Five days passed before House Speaker John Boehner announced that the Republicans would act to defend DOMA, and four more days followed before the...READ MORE

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The Best of Catholic Blogging (2419)

Language Politics, Collective Bargaining & Church Teaching, and the Church Should Face Up to Spousal Abandonment...

03/04/2011 Comment

Saint Leo the Great, A Doctor of the Church

Most Parents Discourage Religious Vocations, But Why? - Jennifer Fulwiler, National Catholic Register

Language Politics and Family Fun - Melinda Selmys, Sexual Authenticity

US: Collective Bargaining and Church Teaching - Rich Leonardi, Ten Reason

Shahbaz Bhatti Was a Hero of the Catholic Faith and a Martyr - William Oddie, Catholic Herald

Time for the Church to Face the Crisis of Spousal Abandonment - Hilary Towers Ph.D., Catholic News Agency

The Holy Eyes of Saint Dominic and Holy Purity for Men - Taylor Marshall, Canterbury Tales

The Cheerful Exorcist - Father Dwight Longenecker, InsideCatholic

Movie About Monks Massacred in Algeria Wins Best Film Award - EWTN News

What Does the...READ MORE

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SDG Reviews 'The Adjustment Bureau' (8393)

Entertaining romantic thriller peeks behind cosmic curtain.

03/04/2011 Comments (23)

– Universal

Science-fiction writer Philip K. Dick’s later work was marked by Gnostic tendencies, and The Adjustment Bureau, loosely inspired by Dick’s 1954 short story “The Adjustment Team” could easily have been another Gnostic-colored Hollywood parable akin to The Matrix and The Truman Show. In these movies, the hero slowly awakens to the realization that the known world is a facade engineered by a malevolent false creator, and ultimately throws off his shackles, rebelling against the false authority and achieving freedom from the constraints of this world.

Instead, writer-director George Nolfi, a philosophy major who studied at Princeton and Oxford, uses Dick’s fantasy conceit of a team of...READ MORE

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