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Archbishop Gomez: Bring Christ's Light to the World (2018)

L.A. multicultural Mass encourages the faithful in New Evangelization.

09/20/2011 Comment

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LOS ANGELES (EWTN News)—Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles urged local Catholics to respond to the late Pope John Paul II’s call to re-evangelize modern society during a multicultural Mass on Sept. 17.

In “this holy Mass, this celebration of all the cultures in the family of God, let us renew our promise: that this great Church of Los Angeles may always be a sign that God is near, that in his loving eyes we are all his children, and that no one is a stranger to any of us,” the archbishop said.

The annual Mass, held at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, was streamed live by the archdiocese in honor of the vast number of ethnicities in the local Church. The Mass is offered in 42...READ MORE

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Archbishop Dolan: Clergy Should Speak Out About Unemployment and Poverty (2579)

'We pray for those who need work. We lift up the poor and suffering. We ask God's guidance for our nation.'

09/20/2011 Comments (10)

WASHINGTON (EWTN News/CNA)—Bishops and other Catholic clergy should speak about unemployment and poverty in their homilies, U.S. bishops’ conference president Archbishop Timothy Dolan said Sept. 19.

“Widespread unemployment, underemployment and pervasive poverty are diminishing human lives, undermining human dignity, and hurting children and families,” Archbishop Dolan said. “I hope we can use our opportunities as pastors, teachers and leaders to focus public attention and priority on the scandal of so much poverty and so many without work in our society.”

The archbishop of New York said that 46 million people, 15% of the population, now live in poverty in the U.S. Recent unemployment...READ MORE

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Catholic Teaching Impact on AIDS in Africa, Calculating Divorce, Did Mary Write the Bible, and more! (3009)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

09/20/2011 Comment

Distinguishing Good & Healthy Guilt From Morbid & Harmful Guilt. Click on the link by Msgr. Charles Pope to learn what the difference is.

Startling Revelation! Catholic Church against “Gay Marriage”! - Anthony S. Layne, Outside the Asylum

Political Lingo: Disavow the Enemy’s Language - Theodore Kobernick, Catholic Lane

Study: “Da Vinci Code” Fans are Irrational, Illogical, & Scared of Death - Carl Olson, Ignatius Insight Scoop

Promise Me Something. . . - Marc Barnes, VirtuousPla.net

Distinguishing Good & Healthy Guilt From Morbid & Harmful Guilt - Msgr. Charles Pope, Archdiocese of Washington

Impact of Catholic Teaching on AIDS in Africa? - Joe Heschmeyer, Shameless Popery

Calculating Divorce - Jake Tawney, The American Catholic

Nightmares of Europe’s Past - George Friedman, MercatorNet

Alberto Cutié Is Charitably...READ MORE

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Cardinal Wuerl Encourages New Theologians in New Evangelization (2763)

At symposium archbishop of Washington tells Catholic scholars, 'This is a new moment in the life of the Church.'

09/19/2011 Comments (1)

WASHINGTON (CNA)—At a summit this past weekend in Washington, D.C., Cardinal Donald Wuerl encouraged theologians involved in re-evangelizing formerly Christian areas to be “rooted authentically in the Good News.”

“The saving message of the Gospel finds its home in the Church,” he said at a Sept. 17 Mass that concluded the symposium on the “Intellectual Tasks of the New Evangelization.”

The symposium, which was held Sept. 15-17 at the Washington Court Hotel, featured several episcopal and academic speakers who reflected on how to present the Gospel in a modern university setting. The gathering was designed for non-tenured theology and religious-studies professors who have received their...READ MORE

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Speaker Boehner and School Vouchers — The Personal Is Political (4031)

Amid partisan gridlock, a reauthorized scholarship program remains a bright spot.

09/19/2011 Comments (2)
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WASHINGTON — This fall, 459 low-income students enrolled at Catholic schools in Washington, D.C., courtesy of a program spearheaded by the Speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner.

Last January, Boehner, R-Ohio, and Sen. Joseph Lieberman, an independent from Connecticut, introduced legislation to restore the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program, which Democrats eliminated in 2009.

The Scholarship for Opportunity and Results Act (SOAR), which authorized scholarships of up to $8,000 a year for elementary-school students and up to $12,000 for high-school students, passed during a midnight vote this April.

With the start of the 2011-2012 academic year, four inner-city parochial...READ MORE

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New Bishop Appointed for New Hampshire (2508)

Bishop Peter Libasci will serve as the 10th bishop of Manchester, N.H.

09/19/2011 Comments (1)
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Bishop Peter Libasci talks at press conference Sept. 19.

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MANCHESTER, N.H. (EWTN News/CNA)—Catholics in New Hampshire received a new bishop from Pope Benedict XVI on Sept. 19. Auxiliary Bishop Peter Libasci of Rockville Centre, N.Y., will serve as the 10th bishop of Manchester, N.H.

“I am grateful to Almighty God who has brought me into being, to my parents who gave me life, and to my family, friends and my holy Catholic Church—all of who have sustained me to this very hour,” said Bishop Libasci on Sept. 19. 

“These include Bishop William Murphy, my diocesan bishop in Rockville Centre, my brother priests and deacons and all the lay faithful I was privileged to serve as priest and bishop in that diocese since my priestly ordination in 1978.”


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Calumny, Bishops and Holy Boldness, Granite Gets Rock, Good Grief, Same-Sex Attraction, and more! (2730)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

09/19/2011 Comment

Of Bishops and Holy Boldness. Click on the link by Diane M. Korzeniewski to learn more.

Not Bigotry: Public Displays of Homosexual Affection Should be Illegal - Fr. Ryan Erlenbush, New Theological Movement

SSPX: “Copernican Revolution”? Not! - Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, What Does The Prayer Really Say?

What Marriage Radicals Really Think of “The People” – Jennifer Roback Morse, MercatorNet

Of Bishops and Holy Boldness - Diane M. Korzeniewski OCDS , Te Deum Laudamus!

Perpetuation of a Lie: “Same-Sex Marriage” – The Ordinary Catholic, Peter’s Barque

SSPX could be Offered Personal Prelature Status - David Kerr, CNA/EWTN News

Vatican Gives SSPX Doctrinal Statement to Sign - Cindy Wooden, Catholic Herald

Marriage & Shame - Brent Stubbs, VirtuousPla.net

Granite Gets Rock: Long...READ MORE

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On the 30th Anniversary of ‘On Human Work’ (2425)

Following in the footsteps of Pope Leo XIII’s Rerum Novarum, John Paul II’s gave us incisive teaching on how labor can bring us closer to God.

09/19/2011 Comment

– Courtesy of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

Sept. 14 was the 30th anniversary of Laborem Exercens (On Human Work) by Blessed John Paul II. The 1981 encyclical marked 90 years since Pope Leo XIII’s Rerum Novarum, which started the Church’s modern social teaching. It was also a public sign of support for the Solidarity Movement in the Pope’s homeland of Poland.

Perhaps more importantly, though, the Holy Father offers a spirituality of labor along with a philosophical meditation on the meaning of work, a spirituality that unites the feast of the Triumph of the Cross on which it was promulgated with our own daily embrace of the personal cross.

With this teaching, Blessed Pope John Paul II gives all who labor for their bread a chance...READ MORE

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