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Pope Francis to Newly Ordained Priests: Don’t Be Like a Peacock (1469)

Pope Francis presided over the Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica on Apr. 26, during which he, as the bishop of Rome, ordained 19 men for the Diocese of Rome.

04/27/2015 Comments (3)
CNA/Bohumil Petrik

Nineteen men lie prostrate for their ordination as priests for the Diocese of Rome on April 26.

– CNA/Bohumil Petrik

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis presided over the ordination of 19 men to the priesthood on Sunday, where he warned them against being vain priests who live first for their own pleasure rather than for God’s.

“A priest is ugly who lives for his own pleasure,” Pope Francis said, adding that such a priest “acts like a peacock.”

Pope Francis presided over the Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica on Apr. 26, during which he, as the bishop of Rome, ordained 19 men for the Roman diocese.

During the ordination Mass, the Pope delivered the standard homily based on the Italian edition of the liturgical book  Pontificale Romanum for the ordination of priests, but digressed from the text several times to offer...READ MORE

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Archbishop Kurtz: Society Has Taken Marriage for Granted for Too Long (2530)

'We have not cultivated the basis for sacrificial love but have, in a sense, fallen victims of a culture that tends to talk about adult choices and options,” he explained,’ the archbishop said at Saturday’s March for Marriage in Washington.

04/27/2015 Comments (20)
CNA/Adelaide Mena

Crowds hold signs in defense of traditional marriage at the March for Marriage in Washington, on Saturday.

– CNA/Adelaide Mena

WASHINGTON — A diverse crowd of thousands of people from across the United States gathered in front of the US Capitol to speak and stand in defense of marriage on Saturday.

“We have too long taken for granted the gift of marriage as the union of one man and one woman,” Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, Ky. and the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops told CNA.

The archbishop cautioned that society’s view of seeing marriage only as “an adult friendship” loses sight of the “sacrificial love” and “one flesh union that Jesus himself spoke of” that form the basis for marriage as an institution.

“We have not cultivated the basis for sacrificial love but have, in a sense,...READ MORE

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Morlino: There Is a Connection Between Bishops and Priestly Vocations; The Media Council and More! (1547)

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04/27/2015 Comment

Click on Bishop Robert C. Morlino: There Is a Connection between Bishops and Priestly Vocations by Father John Zuhlsdorf of Fr. Z’s Blog link to read more.

Bishop Robert Morlino: There Is a Connection between Bishops and Priestly Vocations by Father John Zuhlsdorf of Fr. Z’s Blog - Big Pulpit

PBS’ ‘Wolf Hall’ Trashes St. Thomas More – Eamon Duffy, Aleteia∝

Convert, Five Years Later - Nicole DeMille, Epic Pew

The Council of the Media – Shane Schaetzel, FullyChristian.com

Wisdom From Often Forgotten Proverbs - Anna Rose Meeds, Catholic Stand

Mary’s Foretaste of the Resurrection – Joe Heschmeyer

Catholics Selling Out to the Party of Death – Donald R. McClarey JD, The American Catholic

Indiana, Religious Freedom, and the Denial of Reality – The Catholic World Report

No One Should Have to Feel Lonely – Julie Machado, Ignitum Today

Bishop...READ MORE

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Possible Theories That Explain the Resurrection; Growing in Holiness: God Alone Suffices and More! (1473)

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04/26/2015 Comment

Click on Five Possible Theories that Explain the Resurrection of Jesus by Dr. Peter Kreeft of Strange Notions link to read more.

Five Possible Theories that Explain the Resurrection of Jesus by Dr. Peter Kreeft of Strange Notions - BigPulpit.com

Campus Rebellion: The Meteoric Rise of the Latin Mass Society – Jim Bryant, Regina Magazine

Haters Are Their Own Worst Enemy – Patti Maguire Armstrong, Catholic Stand

Pittsburgh Diocese Cancels Fees for Annulment Process – John Burger, Aleteia∝

Growing in Holiness: God Alone Suffices – Leia Go, Ignitum Today

Jesus, the Flowing and Living Water of ‘Yhwh’ – Father Dempsey R. Acosta SSL STD, Homiletic & Pastoral Review

Of Six Things Necessary to Prayer – Daniel Burke, Catholic Spiritual Direction

Quæritur: Do Vestments Really Matter? – Fr. Z’s Blog

Are 'Facts' the Only...READ MORE

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Revisiting Mel Gibson's Passion of the Christ; Pope Francis, Why Mercy, and Why Now and More! (2559)

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04/26/2015 Comment

Click on Revisiting Mel Gibson’s Passion of the Christ by Brian Williams of One Peter 5 link to read more.

Revisiting Mel Gibson’s Passion of the Christ by Brian Williams of One Peter 5 - BigPulpit.com

For Pope Francis, Why Mercy, and Why Now? – Austen Ivereigh, OSV Newsweekly

Are Catholics the 'Resurrection People'? – Anthony S. Layne, Catholic Stand

Why We Need Holy Priests (and How to Pray for Them) – Philip Kosloski, Armor of God

Works of Mercy Part VIII: Bury the Dead, Pray for the Living and the Dead – Ignitum Today

The ‘Angel’ Among the Garbage-Pickers – Ellen Vaughn, Catholic Herald Magazine

Some Strategies for Overcoming Temptation – Monsignor Charles Pope

Indiana Bishops Release Statement or Duck-and-Cover Catholicism – R. R. Reno, First Things

Fulton Sheen’s Intense Life of...READ MORE

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Christians 'Must Be Made' to Bow, Four Critical Principles for Catholic Fathers and More! (1899)

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04/25/2015 Comment

Click on The New York Times: Christians ‘Must Be Made’ to Bow link to read more.

The New York Times: Christians ‘Must Be Made’ to Bow by Rod Dreher - BigPulpit.com

Four Critical Principles for Catholic Fathers – Randy Hain, The Integrated Catholic Life™

Was Jesus Forsaken by the Father? – Nick Hardesty, Catholic Stand

How the Church Is Portrayed as a Ship in Theology and Architecture – Philip Kosloski, Armor of God

Writing Within the Word? – Abigail C. Reimel, Ignitum Today

Defining Doctrine Protects Divine Mystery – Dusty Gates, Crisis Magazine

On Perseverance – Daniel Burke, Catholic Spiritual Direction

Lamenting Loss of Family-Owned Grocery – Tom Purcell, Catholic Lane

Celibacy in Question, Again – Brad Miner, The Catholic Thing

Key Differences Between Civil...READ MORE

Filed under christians, civil rights movement, divine mercy, fatherhood, god, jesus, persecution, perseverance, the new york times, the word

'Gay Marriage' and the End of Tolerance, The Importance of St. Joseph and Much More! (2407)

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04/25/2015 Comment

Click on Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ and the End of Tolerance in America by Father John Zuhlsdorf of Fr. Z’s Blog link to read more.

Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ and the End of Tolerance in America by Father John Zuhlsdorf of Fr. Z’s Blog - BigPulpit.com

St. Joseph: His Increasing Importance in Our Times – Father Stanley Smolenski SPMA, Homiletic & Pastoral Review

Apple Corporation's Tim Cook’s Corporate Hypocrisy – Donald R. McClarey JD, The American Catholic

Abortion: In the Bible or Not? – The Unconventional Catholic

The Works of Mercy Part VII: Ransom Captives and Admonish Sinners – Ignitum Today

Coming Clean About My Latin Problem – Steve Skojec, One Peter 5

Now Is the Time to Talk About Religious Liberty – Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, Robert P. George, et al

When They Come to Destroy Your Business because You Are...READ MORE

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Fathers and Daughters, Is This a Missing Key to Modesty Today; The Simplicity of Truth and More! (1429)

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04/24/2015 Comment

Click on Fathers and Daughters, Is This a Missing Key to Modesty Today? by Monsignor Charles Pope link to read more.

Fathers and Daughters, Is This a Missing Key to Modesty Today? by Monsignor Charles Pope - BigPulpit.com

The Simplicity of Truth – Mitchell Kalpakgian PhD, Truth and Charity Forum

You Have a Voice Regarding Three-Parent Embryos - N. M. Barry, Catholic Stand

How to Beat the Spiritual Disease of ‘Acedia': Grab a Rosary and Go for a Walk - Francis Phillips, Catholic Herald Magazine

Choosing a Therapist: Addressing the Fears – Ed Rogers, Psyched Catholic

The Grace of a Slow, Painful Death – Patrick Archbold, One Peter 5

University of Notre Dame Bioethicist Foresees Manufactured Sperm and Eggs Soon – Diane Montagna, Aleteia∝

Faith and Suicide – Robert Royal, The Catholic Thing

Gay &...READ MORE

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