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  • The barber shop miracle (Communist cured by JPII)

    02/22/2010 10:08:49 AM PST · by NYer · 35 replies · 583+ views
    Times Online ^ | February 14, 2010 | Richard Owen
    "I am not a saint, I am a sinner" says Giovanni Vecchio as he snips at a customer's hair in his barber's shop in a side street of a workaday Rome suburb. "But I have known a saint." He pauses, scissors in mid-air. "In fact, I have cut his hair". If - or when - the late Pope John Paul II is canonised, it will be in part thanks to Mr Vecchio. Over 30 years ago, when the barber's shop he worked in was near the Vatican, a Polish prelate called Karol Wojtyla wandered in, sat down, and had his...
  • Hail Mary??

    02/22/2010 12:03:11 AM PST · by bogusname · 249 replies · 2,423+ views
    Fresh Hope.com ^ | July 22nd, 2008 | Greg Durel
    The prayer life of the Roman Catholic is quite different from the Bible believing Christian. The predominant prayer in the life of almost any catholic is the "Hail Mary." It goes like this: "HAIL MARY FULL OF GRACE, THE LORD IS WITH THEE. BLESSED ART THOU AMONG WOMEN AND BLESSED IS THE FRUIT OF THY WOMB, JESUS. HOLY MARY, MOTHER OF GOD, PRAY FOR US SINNERS, NOW AND AT THE HOUR OF OUR DEATH. AMEN." The statements made in this prayer are quite significant. Allow us to look at them one at a time and compare them with the word...
  • Universal Church sees increase in seminarians (and new members), reports Pontifical Yearbook

    02/21/2010 2:19:18 PM PST · by NYer · 22 replies · 362+ views
    cna ^ | February 20, 2010
    Vatican City, Feb 20, 2010 / 10:53 pm (CNA).- The number of Catholics worldwide rose by 19 million from 2007 to 2008 according to the Vatican almanac presented to the Pope on Saturday morning.  The 2010 "Annuario Pontifico," or Pontifical Yearbook, which offers a variety of other statistics concerning religious and lay faithful in the Universal Church, also reports an increase in seminarians.The 2010 Pontifical Yearbook was presented to the Holy Father on Saturday morning by Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone and Archbishop Fernando Filoni. It was edited under the direction of Msgr. Vittorio Formenti, who is in charge...
  • Catholic Biblical Apologetics:Christ instituted only 1 church..formally..specifically..visible one.

    02/18/2010 6:58:38 PM PST · by Salvation · 77 replies · 775+ views
    CatholicApologetics.org ^ | 1985-1991 | Dr. Robert Schihl and Paul Flanagan
    Catholic Biblical Apologetics Apologetics without apology! What does the Roman Catholic Church teach about ...? ... and why? This website surveys the origin and development of Roman Catholic Christianity from the period of the apostolic church, through the post-apostolic church and into the conciliar movement. Principal attention is paid to the biblical basis of both doctrine and dogma as well as the role of paradosis (i.e. handing on the truth) in the history of the Church. Particular attention is also paid to the hierarchical founding and succession of leadership throughout the centuries. This is a set of lecture notes...
  • Is Catholicism a Cult?

    02/19/2010 12:49:30 AM PST · by bogusname · 59 replies · 1,090+ views
    Christian Research Institute ^ | Kenneth R. Samples
    Even with the significant areas of doctrinal agreement between Catholics and Protestants (see Part One), a notable number of Protestant fundamentalists insist that Catholicism is an anti-Christian cult. Organizations and individuals (some of them quite popular) who classify Catholicism as a cult include: Chick Publications, Alberto Rivera's Anti-Christ Information Center, Tony Alamo's Christian Foundation, Bill Jackson's Christians Evangelizing Catholics, Albert James Dager's Media Spotlight, and Dave Hunt's The Berean Call. (This is not to say that all of these people belong in the same category — the latter three are more respectable than the former three.) Actually this is just...
  • "When you fast. . .": An Ash Wednesday Post

    02/18/2010 6:40:13 PM PST · by Salvation · 8 replies · 255+ views
    TheSacredPage.com ^ | Wednesday, February 17, 2010 | Michael Barber
    Wednesday, February 17, 2010 "When you fast. . .": An Ash Wednesday Post   Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the traditional period of "Lent". "Lent" is an old English word for "Spring", but of course for Christians it is more than a recognition of the changing of seasons, it is a call for a change of heart. I recently did an hour-long radio interview on the practice of Lent on Catholic Answers radio, the podcast of which can be heard here. I'm not going to try to reproduce all I said there in this post. In addition, to...
  • The Popes on "the Great Washington"

    02/18/2010 4:32:09 PM PST · by Salvation · 16 replies · 405+ views
    TheSacredPage.com ^ | Monday, February 15, 2010 | Michael Barber
    Monday, February 15, 2010 The Popes on "the Great Washington" Given that today is George Washington's birthday--Happy Presidents Day!--I thought I'd say something about the man. In fact, since turning in my doctoral thesis (please pray for me!) I've been resisting the urge to read much biblical theology out of fear that I might discover something that might make me regret something I said in the dissertation. . . or for that matter, failed to include (too late to change it now!). Thus, in my free time I've turned my attention to a different topic: the American revolution. In particular,...
  • Need for Annual Confession - (is it necessary?)

    02/17/2010 1:57:16 PM PST · by NYer · 13 replies · 339+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | February 16, 2010 | Father Edward McNamara
    ROME, FEB. 16, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q: Many priests recommend the faithful to have confession at least once year, as in the second precept of the Church (Catechism No. 2042, "You shall confess your sins at least once a year"). But I heard a priest say that this is not necessary unless there are grave sins, as in Canon 989, "All the faithful who have reached the age of discretion are bound faithfully to confess their grave sins at least once a year." Theoretically, one...
  • INCREDIBLE MEDICAL PROCEDURE THAT CAUSES DEATH DOESN'T STOP WOMAN'S JOURNEY TO LIGHT

    02/17/2010 6:27:26 AM PST · by NYer · 14 replies · 832+ views
    Spirit Daily ^ | February 17, 2010
    Two books arrived in recent weeks that are written from the scientific standpoint and have to do with near-death experiences. We'll be drawing articles from them, starting with one by a researcher named Roy Abraham Varghese. As Varghese points out, in There Is Life After Death, near-death experiences cannot be explained by anesthesia, chemicals in the brain, lack of oxygen, sedatives, hallucination, or other factors skeptics have sought to use in explaining the death episodes. Even those blind from birth have been able to describe their environment once they "leave" their body! When -- in trying to duplicate near-death experiences...
  • [vanity] Hope you all make a good Lent [Catholic Caucus]

    02/16/2010 7:59:32 PM PST · by markomalley · 6 replies · 236+ views
    2/16/2010
    Well, I've got Volume II of my Breviary all placemarked. I've got the sweets put away. I pigged out tonight because tomorrow the fast begins. And if I'm going to start going to Mass at 6:30 AM, I need to hit the rack now. It is my fervent prayer that each and every one of you make a good Lent this year and that the peace of Our Lord fill your hearts during this time. I'll catch up with you all in a few weeks.
  • Bishop says Oregon hospital can no longer be called Catholic

    02/16/2010 3:57:13 PM PST · by NYer · 20 replies · 643+ views
    cns ^ | February 16, 2010 | Ed Langlois
    PORTLAND, Ore. (CNS) -- The Diocese of Baker has ended the church's official sponsorship of central Oregon's largest medical center, citing the hospital's refusal to adhere to some Catholic teachings. Baker Bishop Robert F. Vasa said St. Charles Medical Center in Bend "gradually moved away" from church ethical and religious standards and can no longer be called Catholic. "As bishop, I am responsible for attesting to the full Catholicity of the hospitals in my diocese, a responsibility which I take very seriously, and I have reached the conclusion that I can no longer attest to the Catholicity of St. Charles,"...
  • What to Give Up (for Lent)? The List

    02/16/2010 4:03:10 PM PST · by NYer · 67 replies · 1,784+ views
    NC Register ^ | February 16, 2010 | TOM HOOPES
    It is important to give things up for Lent. Some pastors rightly warn some congregations about the wrong approach to Lent. It isn’t a spiritual bodybuilding contest … you aren’t supposed to do astounding things in Lent so you can look in the mirror and flex your spiritual muscles. But you are supposed to regain some control over your life. As St. Paul says, for some, their god is their stomach. If you’re in that boat with me, let’s cast away that idol. The public recently learned that Pope John Paul II went to great lengths to practice mortification in...
  • 40 Ways to Get the Most Out of Lent!

    02/16/2010 4:30:49 PM PST · by Salvation · 26 replies · 556+ views
    CrossroadsInitiative.com ^ | not given | Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio,
    40 Ways to Get the Most Out of Lent! By: Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio, Catholic theologian and speaker This, of course, is not an exhaustive list of Lenten ideas, activities and devotions.  But it’s a start!    Take 30 minutes to pray, ask the Holy Spirit’s guidance, look over this activities list, and make a few practical Lenten resolutions.  Be careful.  If you try to do too much, you may not succeed in anything.  If you need to get up early or stay up late to get the 30 minutes of quiet, do it.  Turn off your phone and computer.  Don’t put...
  • Catholic Roots of Mardi Gras

    02/15/2010 9:50:40 PM PST · by Salvation · 11 replies · 298+ views
    AmericanCatholic.org ^ | not available | AmericanCatholic.org
    Catholic Roots of Mardi Gras   Mardi Gras, literally "Fat Tuesday," has grown in popularity in recent years as a raucous, sometimes hedonistic event. But its roots lie in the Christian calendar, as the "last hurrah" before Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. That's why the enormous party in New Orleans, for example, ends abruptly at midnight on Tuesday, with battalions of streetsweepers pushing the crowds out of the French Quarter towards home.What is less known about Mardi Gras is its relation to the Christmas season, through the ordinary-time interlude known in many Catholic cultures as Carnival. (Ordinary time, in the...
  • Body of California Bishop Transferred in Hope of Increasing Devotion

    02/15/2010 5:39:50 AM PST · by marshmallow · 1 replies · 226+ views
    Sacramento, Calif., Feb 14, 2010 / 06:05 pm (CNA).- Next month, the body of a California bishop under consideration for canonization will be transferred from a Sacramento cemetery to the parish he served during his lifetime. Supporters of his canonization hope moving his body will make it easier for the faithful to ask for the late bishop's intercession. On March 27, the body of Servant of God Bishop Alphonse Gallegos, OAR will be exhumed from St. Mary Cemetery and moved to the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe, a parish in the heart of Sacramento where he served, reports the...
  • [For your stand against Patrick Kennedy] a toast for Bishop Tobin

    02/13/2010 11:59:59 AM PST · by Salvation · 14 replies · 488+ views
    CatholicCulture.org ^ | February 12, 2010 | Phil Lawler
    a toast for Bishop Tobin    By Phil Lawler | February 12, 2010 2:13 PM Bishop Thomas Tobin, please stand up and acknowledge a hearty round of applause. For three generations, Catholic bishops had coddled the Kennedy family, shrinking away from any confrontation as the nation's most prominent Catholic political dynasty moved steadily away from Church teachings on a host of critical public issues. Finally last year Bishop Tobin took a firm stand-- and then refused to back down in the face of criticism. His clear pastoral leadership was the single best story of 2009: the most conspicuous of many displays...
  • Vatican Secret Archives Documents Going Online

    02/13/2010 10:50:02 AM PST · by marshmallow · 3 replies · 192+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | 2/12/10 | Jesús Colina
    Pave the Way Foundation Proposal ApprovedVATICAN CITY, FEB. 12, 2010 (Zenit.org).- The Holy See is planning to publish on the Internet, free of charge, several documents from the Vatican Secret Archives in relation to World War II. The initiatives is partially in response to a petition from Pave the Way Foundation, an organization dedicated to bridging gaps between religions. The foundation proposed making digital files of, and later publicizing, some 5125 descriptions and copies of documents from the closed section of the Vatican archives, from the period of March 1939 to May 1945. Gary Krupp, the foundation's president and founder,...
  • Book: John Paul II used belt to whip himself

    02/12/2010 2:03:10 PM PST · by Graybeard58 · 150 replies · 1,343+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | January 26, 2010 | A. P.
    VATICAN CITY -- Pope John Paul II whipped himself with a belt, even on vacation, and slept on the floor as acts of penitence and to bring him closer to Christian perfection, according to a new book by the Polish prelate spearheading his sainthood case. The book "Why He's a Saint" also includes previously unpublished speeches and documents written by John Paul, including one 1989 signed memo in which he said he would resign if he became incapacitated. The book also reported for the first time that John Paul forgave his would-be assassin in the ambulance on the way to...
  • A Tale of Two Christian Leaders for a new Missionary Age

    02/12/2010 10:31:48 AM PST · by ezfindit · 126+ views
    OrthodoxNet ^ | 2/11/2010 | Fr. Johannes Jacobse
    Culture watchers dismissed the statement as the wistful longing of a faithful man. Yet John Paul, with his gift of seeing through the clutter of immediate events into the deeper and far-reaching ways of God, knew better. He believed that the fall of Communism would unleash a transformation that could only come from those who suffered. His words are proving true. The Orthodox Church in Russia, after 80 years of brutal persecution, is emerging not only as a religious force in Europe, but also as the new leader in worldwide Orthodox Christianity. More Christians have been killed for their faith...
  • Vatican to Hold Days of Russian Spiritual Culture

    02/12/2010 7:49:35 AM PST · by marshmallow · 158+ views
    Interfax ^ | 2/12/10
    Moscow, February 12, Interfax - Vatican will hold several events dedicated to Russian Orthodoxy. “Today the Moscow Patriarchate and the Roman Catholic Church prepare a number of joint projects in the field of culture as, for example, the Days of Russian Spiritual Culture in Vatican in spring 2010,” Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia writes in his article published in the Expert magazine. According to the Russian Church Primate, Christians need to find “new language and new creative ways to preach Christian values in modern-day conditions of the constantly changing world so that this sermon can be heard and...
  • 'Economy needs ethics', pope says Benedict underscores role of greed in global recession

    02/11/2010 12:18:15 PM PST · by GonzoII · 16 replies · 309+ views
    ANSA ^ | 10 February 2010
    (ANSA) - Vatican City, February 10 - The economy needs ethics to survive the recession, Pope Benedict XVI said Wednesday in a return to a recurring theme in his addresses focusing on the need to rethink the global economy along moral lines. ''The global financial crisis has impoverished no small number of people,'' he stated during a general audience at the Vatican. Underscoring the need to put ''people back at the center of economic decision-making,'' the pope said ''a new code of business ethics'' was required to usher in the transformation. As an example, he pointed to the figure of...
  • Vatican Intrigue Hits New Level With Leak Denial

    02/09/2010 7:53:36 PM PST · by marshmallow · 5 replies · 343+ views
    AP ^ | 2/9/10 | Nicole Winfield
    VATICAN CITY — The Vatican denied Tuesday that it leaked documents that led to the resignation of a prominent Catholic editor, intervening in a tale of ecclesiastical intrigue that has dominated Italian headlines for weeks. The Vatican No. 2 issued a statement saying reports that Vatican officials leaked the documents were false and that Pope Benedict XVI himself "deplored these unjust and insulting attacks" that were "defaming the Holy See." The statement — unusual in its line-by-line denial of unsourced rumors — was confirmation that what had been a strictly Italian church scandal had reached the highest echelons of power...
  • Dr. Brian J. Kopp: My Conversion Story

    11/17/2009 7:03:27 AM PST · by mlizzy · 13 replies · 664+ views
    Mary's Remnant ^ | Not stated, but article is timeless ... | Dr. Brian J. Kopp
    Sometimes you just don't appreciate all you have and all that has been given to you. Sometimes it takes another to challenge your thoughts, beliefs and preconceived notions, in order to make you see that which has been sitting right under your nose all along. God sometimes uses others, and even their own errors and misconceptions, to wake us up to His presence and the Truth He has preserved for us in His Roman Catholic Church. Throughout college, in all my pre-med courses, I was constantly taught the Darwinian dogma, that we are all the products of the blind...
  • Radio Replies Second Volume - Salvation of the Soul

    02/09/2010 9:21:02 AM PST · by GonzoII · 51 replies · 525+ views
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1940 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Salvation of the Soul 65. What precisely do you mean by the saving of one's soul? The meaning of that requires a brief analysis of man. Man consists of body and soul. The body is material and perishable; the soul is spiritual and imperishable. But the soul is the real you. It is the soul which knows and loves, is happy or miserable. Now as the soul is immortal, it enters at death into an eternal state, whether it be one of supreme happiness, or of direst misery. By "saving one's soul" I mean going from this world in the...
  • Gingrich statement on Climategate

    12/02/2009 3:02:20 AM PST · by Scanian · 57 replies · 1,931+ views
    The American Thinker Blog ^ | December 02, 2009 | Lee Cary
    Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich has released a statement on Climategate. In a previous blog , AT readers were promised an update on Gingrich's then pending statement on Climategate. Here it is: "On the climate change scandal by Newt Gingrich Two stories have broken in the past few days that should give Congress further pause before it ever again takes up energy tax legislation that justifies the destruction of millions of American jobs based on the supposed urgency of meeting the challenge of global warming. Emails obtained by hackers from the University of East Anglia's Climate Research Unit...
  • Newt Gingrich Praises Obama

    12/02/2009 5:58:50 PM PST · by Steelfish · 39 replies · 1,047+ views
    NYTimes ^ | December 02nd 2009
    <p>CINCINNATI (AP) -- Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is praising President Barack Obama for showing political courage on Afghanistan.</p> <p>The Georgia Republican said Wednesday that Obama's plan to send 30,000 extra troops to Afghanistan is the right step, and that Tuesday's speech at West Point showed the president was facing reality.</p>
  • Gingrich: Maybe the GOP should work with Pelosi on health care

    01/22/2010 10:25:12 PM PST · by pissant · 101 replies · 1,988+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 1/22/10 | Allahpundit
    Golly, I wonder what the reaction in the comments to this bon mot will be. Gingrich sees the Massachusetts as a boost for his party, but also as a renunciation of go-it-alone by either party, and thinks Republicans would be “clever” to pass a series of relatively non-controversial measures with “huge bipartisan majorities.” That said, he thinks many Republicans disdain Pelosi so much they simply won’t go along with anything with the speaker’s name on it, even if it serves the party’s larger interests. “If you are a House member in the [GOP] caucus, I suspect we are about to...
  • Gingrich: I was wrong to endorse Scozzafava

    02/01/2010 1:07:31 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 84 replies · 1,525+ views
    Gingrich: I was wrong to endorse Scozzafava By Eric Zimmermann - 02/01/10 03:42 PM ET Newt Gingrich says he regrets endorsing Dede Scozzafava in the hotly contested primary for the NY-23 congressional district in November. Scozzafava was criticized by many national Republicans for being too liberal. She eventually dropped out of the race and endorsed Democrat Bill Owens, who eeked out a victory. "She turned out to be a huge disappointment, and she turned out not to be frankly a loyal Republican," Gingrich told an interviewer in New Hampshire this weekend. The former speaker added that conservatives who criticized his...
  • Catholic Biblical Apologetics: Faith and Works

    02/08/2010 7:55:53 PM PST · by Salvation · 22 replies · 311+ views
    CatholicApologetics.org ^ | 1985-19991 | Dr. Robert Schihl and Paul Flanagan
    Catholic Biblical Apologetics Apologetics without apology! What does the Roman Catholic Church teach about ...? ... and why? This website surveys the origin and development of Roman Catholic Christianity from the period of the apostolic church, through the post-apostolic church and into the conciliar movement. Principal attention is paid to the biblical basis of both doctrine and dogma as well as the role of paradosis (i.e. handing on the truth) in the history of the Church. Particular attention is also paid to the hierarchical founding and succession of leadership throughout the centuries. This is a set of lecture notes...
  • Pontiff Calls for Complete Fidelity to Magisterium

    02/05/2010 3:58:41 PM PST · by marshmallow · 15 replies · 338+ views
    Says That Doctrine Is Live-Giving, Not ProhibitingVATICAN CITY, FEB. 5, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI is urging prelates to call Catholics to complete fidelity to the magisterium, presenting Church teaching as a message of hope rather than a series of prohibitions. The Pope stated this today in an audience with the bishops from Scotland who are in Rome for their five-yearly visit. He underlined the need to focus anew on lay apostolate" so as to give "strong impetus to the task of evangelizing society." The Pontiff added, "That task requires a readiness to grapple firmly with the challenges presented by the...
  • Political programs cannot achieve justice and equality, Pope says in Lenten message

    02/05/2010 7:25:29 AM PST · by wmposh · 6 replies · 234+ views
    In his message for Lent, Pope Benedict XVI cautions against a purely secular approach to achieving justice in society. While Jesus "surely condemns the indifference that even today forces hundreds of millions into death through lack of food, water and medicine," the Holy Father writes, nevertheless "distributive justice does not render to the human being the totality of his due." Man seeks for something much more-- for salvation-- which can only come through Christ and his Church. The Pope's annual message takes its title from St. Paul's letter to the Romans: "The justice of God has been manifested through faith...
  • Gingrich Plans Speech at Catholic Gathering

    02/05/2010 6:16:58 AM PST · by marshmallow · 18 replies · 298+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 2/5/10 | Katharine Q. Seeleye
    Newt Gingrich, who converted to Catholicism last year, plans to share his conversion story with business executives at a Catholic conference in California this weekend. The former Speaker of the House has participated in various Catholic forums recently, fueling speculation that began with his conversion in March that he intended to develop a base of support within the Catholic Church for a run for president in 2012. The conference, in Dana Point, Cal., is being held by Legatus, a group of Catholic business executives. The group is honoring former President George W. Bush, who is to receive the group’s Cardinal...
  • Catholic Biblical Apologetics: Salvation: A Biblical Portrait

    02/04/2010 6:32:48 PM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies · 246+ views
    CatholicApologetics.org ^ | 1985-1991 | Dr. Robert Schihl and Paul Flanagan
    Catholic Biblical Apologetics Apologetics without apology! What does the Roman Catholic Church teach about ...? ... and why? This website surveys the origin and development of Roman Catholic Christianity from the period of the apostolic church, through the post-apostolic church and into the conciliar movement. Principal attention is paid to the biblical basis of both doctrine and dogma as well as the role of paradosis (i.e. handing on the truth) in the history of the Church. Particular attention is also paid to the hierarchical founding and succession of leadership throughout the centuries. This is a set of lecture notes...
  • California Catholic college’s scholarship named after Planned Parenthood director

    02/04/2010 10:22:56 AM PST · by NYer · 2 replies · 241+ views
    Catholic Culture ^ | February 4, 2010 | Diogenes
    A Catholic college in California has named its Vanessa Bedient and Molly Reidelberger Scholarship for Excellence in Poetry after a Planned Parenthood director and a longtime Planned Parenthood volunteer. Mrs. Bedient “served as the director of Planned Parenthood in Santa Barbara, where her two children were raised, and later in San Francisco,” according to the web site of St. Mary’s College of California. “She loved literature and the arts, and was the soul of goodness.” Ms. Reidelberger, in turn, “volunteered at Planned Parenthood for 15 years.” According to the college’s web site, Dr. Shawny Anderson, the college’s Associate Dean for...
  • Marian Visionary Warns 2010 Start of Fatima Chastisement (Catholic Caucus ONLY)

    02/04/2010 6:51:28 AM PST · by NYer · 39 replies · 3,248+ views
    BIN ^ | February 3, 2010 | Rick Obrien
    A visionary from the Philippines, Duke Puntalangit,  warns that the Fatima chastisements will begin this year 2010.  According to the visionary, the Middle East crisis will eventually result into an all out war in that region, afterwhich,  a revolution originating from Russia, will engulf Europe.  This series of events will cause chaos and bloodshed in all major cities in Europe, the global economy will plunge deeper, consequently giving the window of opportunity for Russia and China to execute militarily against Europe and the US.   Puntalangit warns that mankind has entered a point of no return and that the chastisements...
  • Sacramental Gatekeeping (Catholic Caucus)

    02/04/2010 9:28:49 AM PST · by NYer · 20 replies · 390+ views
    CMR ^ | February 4, 2010 | Erin Manning
    This is Matt: We here at CMR have been huge fans of Erin Manning who blogs over at And Sometimes Tea. And so we wanted to have Erin write over here once a week for the next month as a guest blogger. I think CMR could use some female perspective - other than Patrick's. So enjoy Erin's post. Heeeeeeerrrre's Erin!!!!!!! Last week, I read that the Diocese of Phoenix had decided to strengthen their marriage preparation requirements. Instead of six months of mostly lay led marriage preparation classes, the diocese now requires nine, to include mandatory NFP classes and some...
  • Cardinal Schonborn comes to D.C. Is Medjugorje Solution to Christianity "Dying in Europe"?

    02/04/2010 6:18:16 AM PST · by marshmallow · 4 replies · 393+ views
    Ministry Values ^ | 2/4/10 | Stephen K. Ryan
    Sitting in the Great Room A of the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center at Catholic University in Washington, D.C. forty minutes before Cardinal Schnborn's much anticipated lecture, two young college women, almost looking over their shoulders, were deeply engaged in a hushed conversation of the still touchy subject of Medjugorje. The conversation ended quickly as Cardinal Schonborn, accompanied by a Dean of Catholic University and the Austrian Ambassador to the United States entered the room, but make no mistake, the presence of Medjugorje continued to loom large. After a brief and pleasant introduction, Cardinal Schonborn, standing behind a modest podium,...
  • The Catholicism Project

    02/03/2010 2:57:18 PM PST · by mlizzy · 5 replies · 200+ views
    Word On Fire ^ | 12-04-09 | Staff
    Click image for trailer. The Catholicism Project
  • Catholic Biblical Apologetics: Being Catholic & Christian: Apostolic Confessions of Faith

    02/02/2010 4:11:46 PM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies · 187+ views
    CatholicApologetics.org ^ | 1985-1991 | Dr. Robert Schihl and Paul Flanagan
    Catholic Biblical Apologetics Apologetics without apology! What does the Roman Catholic Church teach about ...? ... and why? This website surveys the origin and development of Roman Catholic Christianity from the period of the apostolic church, through the post-apostolic church and into the conciliar movement. Principal attention is paid to the biblical basis of both doctrine and dogma as well as the role of paradosis (i.e. handing on the truth) in the history of the Church. Particular attention is also paid to the hierarchical founding and succession of leadership throughout the centuries. This is a set of lecture notes...
  • Take This Religion and Shove It

    02/01/2010 9:26:44 PM PST · by bloodmeridian · 34 replies · 828+ views
    Conservative Hideout 2.0 ^ | 2/1/2010 | Snarky Basterd
    I was in need of some spiritual guidance yesterday in mass. Somewhere along the way these past few months I’ve let grow within me some apparent childish mid-life crisis, and in recent weeks have been a public arse to people at work, friends I’ve known for more than a decade, members of my family, and people who visit my other blog. I prayed for peace and guidance and, most importantly, forgiveness, acknowledging to God that I need to do a lot more listening and a lot less talking. Imagine my shock when, listening, I heard the lector ask me, along...
  • French Catholic Church: Respect the Rights of Muslims

    02/01/2010 7:29:13 PM PST · by Islaminaction · 29 replies · 325+ views
    Logans Warning ^ | February 1st, 2010 | Christopher Logan
    Just last week French President Nicolas Sarkozy stated that the non-Muslims of France need to tolerate Islam. In another act of the slow destruction of Western Civilization, the French Catholic Church has sided with a religion that is out to destroy it. Fighting Islam is not about religion to me, it is about preserving life as we know it for our families future generations. But without a large Christian movement, I do not see us winning this war.
  • Catholic Biblical Apologetics:Being Catholic & Christian:Faith and Salvation-Authoriative Doctrine

    02/01/2010 4:08:30 PM PST · by Salvation · 5 replies · 238+ views
    CatholicApologetics.org ^ | 1985, 1991 | Dr. Robert Schihl and Paul Flanagan
    Catholic Biblical Apologetics Apologetics without apology! What does the Roman Catholic Church teach about ...? ... and why? This website surveys the origin and development of Roman Catholic Christianity from the period of the apostolic church, through the post-apostolic church and into the conciliar movement. Principal attention is paid to the biblical basis of both doctrine and dogma as well as the role of paradosis (i.e. handing on the truth) in the history of the Church. Particular attention is also paid to the hierarchical founding and succession of leadership throughout the centuries. This is a set of lecture notes...
  • Hail Mary (Catholic Caucus)

    02/01/2010 3:37:13 PM PST · by NYer · 5 replies · 262+ views
    Inside Catholic ^ | February 1, 2010 | Mark Shea
    In the Old Testament, the standard protocol for angelic appearances is as follows: First, the angel appears. Then, the human to whom he appears either:a) Does not realize he is an angel and so behaves as he would toward a fellow human being (that is, he makes the angel a nice meal and is hospitable -- usually resulting in blessing; or else, like the residents of Sodom, practices such forms of inhospitality as attempted homosexual gang rape, resulting in unpleasantness for the humans).   Or…   b) Realizes from the get go that he is speaking to an angel...
  • Can't the Holy Father Just Make the Liturgical Reform Happen?

    02/01/2010 12:00:26 PM PST · by marshmallow · 22 replies · 384+ views
    "Why doesn't the Pope legislate on matters of liturgy to push forward the litrugical renewal he so desired as Cardinal?" "If the Pope was so in favor of liturgical reform and renewal in his days as Cardinal-theologian, why doesn’t he just legislate what he wants and take care of the problems?" This is a question many on the “Reform of the Reform” train hear, and often. First, the prevailing abuses have been roundly condemned in John Paul II’s Dominicae Cenae and the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacrament’s Instruction Redemptionis Sacramentum. Second, and this is very...
  • Bishop Hubbard approves free distribution of needles...(barf alert)(Cath Caucus)

    01/29/2010 6:52:06 AM PST · by markomalley · 25 replies · 434+ views
    Catholic Culture ^ | 1/29/2010
    Bishop Howard Hubbard of Albany, who serves as chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace, has approved a proposal by diocesan Catholic Charities to distribute free needles to drug abusers in the hope of preventing the spread of AIDS. “I understand there will be questions, but this is common sense,” said Sister Maureen Joyce, CEO of Catholic Charities. “I strongly believe in this. It will save lives.” “From a theological standpoint, we're not being faithful to our mission if we don't reach out to people addicted to drugs, too,” Sister Joyce added....
  • Catholic Biblical Apologetics: Foundation: Dearly Beloved Catholic Brothers and Sisters

    01/31/2010 4:46:29 PM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies · 282+ views
    CatholicApologetics.org ^ | 1985/1991 | Dr. Robert Schihl and Paul Flanagan
    Catholic Biblical Apologetics Apologetics without apology! What does the Roman Catholic Church teach about ...? ... and why? This website surveys the origin and development of Roman Catholic Christianity from the period of the apostolic church, through the post-apostolic church and into the conciliar movement. Principal attention is paid to the biblical basis of both doctrine and dogma as well as the role of paradosis (i.e. handing on the truth) in the history of the Church. Particular attention is also paid to the hierarchical founding and succession of leadership throughout the centuries. This is a set of lecture notes...
  • A church's parting thought (Catholic Caucus)

    01/30/2010 6:57:31 PM PST · by markomalley · 6 replies · 408+ views
    Michigan Catholic ^ | 1/15/2010 | Robert Delaney
    MOUNT CLEMENS – Some people still take off right after Communion at St. Peter Church, but not as many now that they have to walk under signs that read "Judas left early too." Fr. Cooney says putting the signs up at each of the three exits was "a bit of Irish diplomacy" aimed at addressing a long-standing source of frustration for many Catholic priests: people who leave Mass early, rather than staying for the dismissal. Perhaps one of the reasons the signs had a positive effect is that he introduced them with humor, rather than scolding the congregation, he believes....
  • Archdiocese of Washington To Close or Merge Four Catholic Schools [No More Vouchers]

    01/29/2010 8:38:48 PM PST · by Steelfish · 14 replies · 349+ views
    Washington Post ^ | January 29, 2010 | Michael Birnbaum
    Archdiocese of Washington To Close or Merge Four Catholic Schools In 2008, the Archdiocese of Washington gave up control of seven of its inner-city schools that were struggling financially, turning the facilities into secular charter schools. Dozens of teachers and hundreds of students departed; 1,000 new students signed up. Here's a glimpe of life inside one a year-and-a-half later. By Michael Birnbaum Saturday, January 30, 2010 Two Washington area Catholic schools will close at the end of the school year, two will merge and another is examining its options, a spokeswoman for the Archdiocese of Washington said Friday. The changes...
  • Catholic Biblical Apologetics: Foundation: An Incomplete Picture

    01/30/2010 1:16:18 PM PST · by Salvation · 4 replies · 210+ views
    CatholicApologetics.org ^ | 1985 | Dr. Robert Schihl and Paul Flanagan
    Catholic Biblical Apologetics Apologetics without apology! What does the Roman Catholic Church teach about ...? ... and why? This website surveys the origin and development of Roman Catholic Christianity from the period of the apostolic church, through the post-apostolic church and into the conciliar movement. Principal attention is paid to the biblical basis of both doctrine and dogma as well as the role of paradosis (i.e. handing on the truth) in the history of the Church. Particular attention is also paid to the hierarchical founding and succession of leadership throughout the centuries. This is a set of lecture notes...
  • Statue of Baby Jesus travels from Holy Land to Padre Pio's monastery

    01/29/2010 3:30:15 PM PST · by NYer · 2 replies · 173+ views
    cna ^ | January 29, 2010
    The Little Child Jesus statue from Bethlehem. San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy, Jan 29, 2010 / 02:49 am (CNA).- Marking the first time the statue has ever left its sanctuary in Bethlehem, the original wooden sculpture of the "Little Child" Jesus was brought by its guardian, Fr. Jerzy Kraj, to the Sanctuary of St. Giovanni Rotondo on Thursday. During its visit, the statue will be taken to the children's cancer ward of a hospital founded by St. Padre Pio. "With immense joy," announced the Capuchin Minor Friars among whom Saint Pio lived, "we will live here, in San Giovanni Rotondo,...