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Cardinal Dolan Supports Knights of Columbus' Civility Campaign (2860)

'Civility in America is giving voice to the desire of Americans of all backgrounds and political parties for more civil discourse during this election season,' the cardinal said.

08/29/2012 Comments (7)
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The Knights of Columbus are “very encouraged” by Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s request that U.S. presidential and vice-presidential candidates sign a civility pledge developed by the Catholic charitable fraternity.

“I think it’s great. I think that this is the kind of issue that religious leaders should be speaking out on,” Supreme Knight Carl Anderson told EWTN News on Aug. 28. “These are the kinds of religious values, like respect for each other, that our religious leaders ought to be furthering in society. We’re grateful for Cardinal Dolan’s leadership.”

Cardinal Dolan of New York, the president of the U.S. Catholic bishops’ conference, in an Aug. 27 letter to President Barack Obama,...READ MORE

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St. Louis Rams' Quarterback Is 'Catholic by Blood' (17926)

Kellen Clemens looks beyond football for his deepest identity.

08/29/2012 Comments (23)
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Kellen Clemens

– Newman Lowrance

Kellen Clemens has been playing football as far back as he can remember. After learning the game from his father on their cattle ranch, he went on to set high-school records for the state of Oregon in passing yards and touchdowns. At the University of Oregon, he set single-season passing records and ended his collegiate career as the school’s No. 3 man in both passing yards and touchdowns.

After being chosen in the second round of the 2006 NFL draft, Clemens has served as a backup quarterback for the New York Jets, Washington Redskins and Houston Texans. He is heading into the 2012 preseason in that same position with the St. Louis Rams.

Despite his long connection with football,...READ MORE

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Film Review: Restless Heart, Winning the Battle Against Temptations, How to be Most Hated, and More! (2735)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

08/29/2012 Comment

“Restless Heart”, Film Review. Click on the link by Brandon Vogt to read more.

“Restless Heart”, Film Review – Brandon Vogt, BrandonVogt.com

Winning the Battle against Temptations – Maurice Blumberg, Catholic Lane

How To Be The Most Hated Person In A Room! by Fr. David Endres of the Courageous Priest blog – Big ulpit

Top Fifteen Female Saints Who Were Mystics – Jason Liske, Ascending Mount Carmel

How Do We Know Jesus Wasn’t Married? – Joe Heschmeyer, Shameless Popery

Internet Resources for Sacred Music and Musicians – Jeffrey Tucker, The Chant Café

Business and the Way of the Cross – James R. Rogers, First Things/On the Square

Meditation, Navigating the Interior Life Spiritual Dictionary - Dan Burke, Catholic Spiritual Direction

The Little Flower,...READ MORE

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Ross Douthat Scores Ryan's Catholicism and Cardinal Dolan's Election-Year Strategy (11329)

08/28/2012 Comments (41)

Courtesy of Augustine Institute

Ross Douthat is the youngest op-ed columnist for The New York Times in the paper’s history and also a practicing Catholic who writes on the intersection of politics, culture and faith.

A self-described “political conservative,” he is the author, most recently, of Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics (Free Press, 2012) and two other books, Privilege: Harvard and the Education of the Ruling Class (Hyperion, 2005) and, with Reihan Salam, Grand New Party (Doubleday, 2008).

During the Republican convention, he will provide commentary for CNN, the Times and his blog.

He spoke with Register senior editor Joan Frawley Desmond from the convention in Tampa.


In your new book,...READ MORE

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Equality and Catholicism, Abandoned in Belthlehem and Adopted, Pakistan: Free Rimsha, and Much More! (1304)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

08/28/2012 Comment

Equality and Catholicism. Click on the link by James Kalb that explains the misapplied concept of equality with Same-Sex Attraction.

Equality and Catholicism – James Kalb, Crisis Magazine

A Tale of 2 Mangers: Abandoned on Streets of Bethlehem & Adopted – Susan M. Tyrrell, LifeSiteNews

Pakistan: Freeing Rimsha – M. Pi., La Stampa/Vatican Insider

On the Demonic and Exorcism by Richard Collins of the Linen on the Hedgerow blog – Big ulpit

Mormons & Baptizing for the Dead: What is the Catholic Reply? – Dr. Taylor Marshall, Canterbury Tales

Are Bikinis O.K.? – Carolyn Moynihan, Catholic Exchange

God’s Financial Plan for His Church – Msgr. Charles Pope, Archdiocese of Washington

A Patron Saint of Down’s Syndrome – Francis Phillips, Catholic Herald

What is Man? – Fr. Bevil Bramwell OMI, The Catholic Thing


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Cardinal Dolan Will Offer Closing Prayers at Both Republican and Democratic Conventions (4236)

The New York archbishop will pray at both political parties' assemblies.

08/28/2012 Comments (38)
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– Cardinal Dolan Facebook

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York has accepted an invitation to offer the closing prayer at the upcoming Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.

“It was made clear to the Democratic Convention organizers, as it was to the Republicans, that the cardinal was coming solely as a pastor, only to pray, not to endorse any party, platform or candidate,” New York archdiocese spokesman Joseph Zwilling said in an Aug. 28 statement.

As previously announced, Cardinal Dolan will also give the benediction at the close of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla.

Cardinal Dolan accepted the invitation after consulting and gaining the consent of Bishop Peter Jugis of the Diocese...READ MORE

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HHS Mandate's 'Safe Harbor' Requirement Revised (4071)

Regulation has now been changed to include those that accept certain elements of the coverage while objecting to others. But it's still only a 12-month reprieve.

08/28/2012 Comment

A slight revision of the federal contraception mandate offers some additional protection for certain religious employers but is not sufficient to ease religious-freedom concerns, said a lawyer who is working to challenge the mandate in court.

Hannah Smith, senior counsel at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, told EWTN News on Aug. 27 that the Obama administration is governing by “sloppy executive fiat” and is failing to address the underlying problem with the controversial mandate.

She explained that for the third time in seven months, the federal government has rewritten the guidelines for the “safe harbor” provision that offers a one-year reprieve from the mandate to some...READ MORE

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St. Augustine the Restless Flame, 4 Ways to Evangelize at Work Without Being Churchy, and Much More! (2776)

The Best in Catholic Blogging

08/28/2012 Comment

St. Augustine: The Restless Flame. Click on the link by Ryan N. S. Topping to read more.

St. Augustine: The Restless Flame - Ryan N. S. Topping, Crisis Magazine

Four Ways To Evangelize At Work Without Being Churchy – Ryan Eggenberger, Ignitum Today

Mgsr. Tomasi: “Intolerance Towards Christians is Growing” – La Stampa/Vatican Insider

Teaching NFP has Enriched Our Marriage in Many Ways – Ellen G. Hrkach, Catholic Lane

Is America Blessed by God? – William Doino Jr, First Things/On the Square

How Long Will People Believe The Militant Same-Sex Agenda? by The Ordinary Catholic of Peter's Barque blog – Big ulpit

14 Quotes on Latin in the Church by Sources You Might Not Expect – Saint Peter’s List

And Something that a Priest Should Have in His Holster – Richard...READ MORE

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