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Communion for Remarried, Pope Francis Has Yes in Pectore; Casualties of the Device Age and More! (2686)

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09/29/2014 Comment

Click on Communion for Remarried, Pope Francis Has Yes In Pectore Sandro Magister of Chiesa via La Repubblica link to read more.

Communion for Remarried, Pope Francis Has Yes In Pectore Sandro Magister of Chiesa via La Repubblica – BigPulpit.com

Casualties of the Device Age – Thomas M. Doran, The CWR Blog

Who Is Pope Francis, the Man – Donald R. McClarey JD, The American Catholic

The Remedy For Suffering: Be Self-Giving – Father Charles Irvin, Catholic Journal US

Root Cause of Clerical Homosexual Behavior & Pederasty by Richard Cross of Catholic Culture – BigPulpit.com

Could You Give Up Your Life for Your Faith? – Tim Stanley, The Catholic Herald

A Voice From Hell – Ray Sullivan, Catholic Stand

Secularism, Choice and Compulsion – James Kalb, The Catholic World Report

The Votive Candles – Deacon Edward Looney,...READ MORE

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The Erosion of Marriage (2053)

COMMENTARY: Rejecting the objective form of marriage, rooted in nature, opens the door to arbitrary redefinitions.

09/28/2014 Comments (13)
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It has been widely assumed that the issue of same-sex marriage is essentially a civil rights issue. Therefore, any objection to it, no matter how reasonable, is construed as a form of discrimination or even bigotry.

The fundamental issue, however, has nothing to do with civil rights but with whether a same-sex arrangement is truly a marriage. What has been summarily set aside is the nature of marriage.

Those looking for a clear, reasonable, and objective presentation of the nature of marriage could do little better than read Robert George et al.s “What Is Marriage” that appears in the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy. The authors state that, “Marriage is the union of a man and a...READ MORE

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The Duggars and the Joy of Having Children, Pope Francis and Word War III, Aquinas and Much More! (1534)

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09/28/2014 Comment

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The Duggars and The Joy of Having Children by Philip Kosloski – BigPulpit.com

Pope Francis and World War III – Father Dwight Longenecker, Aleteia∝

Does Education Prevent Children From Coming to Jesus? – Strahlen Smith, Catholic Stand

Catholic Arguments For and Against the Death Penalty – Draper Warren, Catholic Household

Conversion or Conquest? The Christian Answer to Islam by Father Dwight Longenecker of Standing on my Head - BigPulpit.com

Our Obsession Over What We Eat Has Reached Epic Proportions – Greg Erlandson, Our Sunday Visitor Weekly

Saint Thomas Aquinas: On the Cross – Donald R. McClarey JD, The American Catholic

Friendship and the Cross – Kevin O’Brien, Waiting for Godot...READ MORE

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Humorous Video Dismantles Seven Homeschooler Myths, 16 Stirring Quotes from Mother Teresa and More! (2061)

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09/27/2014 Comment

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Humorous Video Dismantles Seven Homeschooler Myths via ChurchPOP – BigPulpit.com

16 Stirring Quotes from Blessed Mother Teresa – ChurchPOP

Pope Francis: A Positive Sign – Donald R. McClarey JD, The American Catholic

Pulling the Plug on Television – Scott Warden, Our Sunday Visitor Newsweekly

When Members of the Catholic Press Fail the Church by Anne Hendershott of Crisis Magazine – BigPulpit.com

Quæritur: I Live in One Diocese, But Go to Church in Another – Fr. Z's Blog

Do You Know Where You Are Going in Your Business? – Christopher Weber, Catholic Stand

How Civilizing Scotland Started with Saint Columba – Michael Durnan, Regina Magazine

When Your Child Turns Away: Dare to Hope –...READ MORE

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Pope Francis, Catholic Unity and the Synod on the Family (3876)

In interview with Opus Dei Father John Wauck of the Holy Cross Pontifical University of Rome.

09/27/2014 Comments (3)
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Father John Wauck

– Pontifical University of the Holy Cross

Opus Dei Father John Wauck is a professor in the communications department at Holy Cross Pontifical University in Rome, where he received his doctorate in philosophy. Father Wauck previously studied history and literature at Harvard University, and over the years, he has commented on Church affairs for CNN, BBC, ABC, CBS, the Associated Press, The New York Times, Washington Post, Time magazine and many others.

During an international seminar for journalists covering religious affairs, Father Wauck spoke with the Register about Pope Francis’ 18-month-old pontificate — from the developing public perception, foreign diplomacy, reform of the Roman Curia to hints on the upcoming synod.

 

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Benedict XVI to Attend Meeting with Elderly This Weekend (1359)

The Pope Emeritus will be present at an encounter before a Sunday Mass at the Vatican that Pope Francis will offer for grandparents and the elderly.

09/26/2014 Comments (3)
Comunita di Sant'Egidio.

Benedict XVI greets Enrichetta Vitali, a resident of a home for the elderly, at a November 2012 encounter in Rome.

– Comunita di Sant'Egidio.

VATICAN CITY — Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI will be present at an encounter with Pope Francis and the elderly on Sunday morning in St. Peter’s Square, the Vatican announced Friday.

According to a Sept. 26 statement from the Holy See press office, the encounter will precede a Mass said for grandparents and the elderly that will be said at 10:30am.

Benedict XVI, who is 87, will depart prior to the beginning of Mass.

Some 40,000 seniors from more than 20 countries are expected to participate in the Mass. Included in this number are persons from Italy, Spain, Argentina, and the United States.

The Pontifical Council for the Family said that more than 50 elderly priests will concelebrate the...READ MORE

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Life’s Goal: Put God First (1398)

Author Anthony DeStefano talks about living well.

09/26/2014 Comment
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Anthony DeStefano with Pope Francis

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Anthony DeStefano’s first book, A Travel Guide to Heaven, immediately catapulted him into the ranks of bestselling authors.

Since then, he has written four more Catholic-Christian books for adults and several bestselling children’s books, including This Little Prayer of Mine and A Travel Guide to Heaven for Kids.

His most recent bestseller, A Travel Guide to Life: Transforming Yourself From Head to Soul (Faith Words, 2014), has also been adapted as a television series hosted by DeStefano and shown on the Eternal Word Television Network.

As the television series began its second showing on EWTN in September [remaining airings are Sept. 26 (11 pm), Oct. 1 (2:30 pm), Oct. 3 (11 pm), Oct. 8...READ MORE

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Giving in the Memory of Alvaro del Portillo (925)

Those attending this weekend’s beatification of the first prelate of Opus Dei are being invited to contribute to initiatives aimed at helping the people of Africa.

09/26/2014 Comment
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Bishop Alvaro del Portillo will be beatified Sept. 27 in Madrid.

– Photo courtesy of Opus Dei

ROME — To mark the impending beatification of Alvaro del Portillo, who led Opus Dei from 1975 to 1994, those attending the celebration are being invited to contribute to initiatives aimed at bringing aid and support to the people of Africa.

Headed by Harambee Africa International, whose aim is to promote awareness-raising activities throughout Africa, the goal is to raise funds for four separate projects, each of which owes its existence to the impetus of the soon-to-be Blessed.

Alvaro del Portillo y Diez de Sollano will be beatified Sept. 27 in Madrid. He was appointed head of Opus Dei on the death of its founder, St. Josemaria Escrivá. When the group was made a personal prelature in...READ MORE

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