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  • Notre Dame: Good News and Bad News

    05/23/2012 7:19:01 AM PDT · by marshmallow
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 5/21/12 | Pat Archbold
    Yesterday, something very good happened and the University of Notre Dame was part of it. As you are no doubt aware, Notre Dame, the Archdioceses of New York and Washington and 40 other Catholic institutions joined in a lawsuit against the Obama Administration's unconstitutional abridgement of religious liberty via the HHS mandate. Led by Cardinal Dolan, the US Bishops have been rock solid on this issue and they continue to impress. It is immensely gratifying to say that while this steadfast resistance to such infringement might not have been expected from the Bishops just a few short years ago, we...
  • Boston Archdiocese Bails on Religious Freedom Lawsuit

    05/22/2012 7:37:39 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    On Monday, May 21, Cardinal Dolan, President of the USCCB, applauded 43 dioceses, hospitals, schools and church agencies for filing 12 lawsuits around the nation saying the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services contraception coverage mandate violates religious freedom. The Boston Archdiocese was not one of those dioceses. St. Anthony of Padua said, “Actions speak louder than words” and the actions of Cardinal O’Malley make it increasingly obvious that our Cardinal is lacking in courage. Here is an excerpt from the AP report on the news: NEW YORK – Roman Catholic dioceses, schools, and other groups sued the Obama...
  • On Georgetown and the Essential Unity of All Knowledge

    05/17/2012 7:24:54 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | 5/17/12 | Fr. James V. Schall, S.J.
    Freedoms are being restricted with the aid of Catholics who have denied, in practice, any real connection between reason and revelation.“Faith’s recognition of the essential unity of all knowledge provides a bulwark against the alienation and fragmentation which occurs when the use of reason is detached from the pursuit of truth and virtue; and in this sense, Catholic institutions have a specific role to play in helping to overcome the crisis of universities today.”-- Pope Benedict XVI, “Ad Limina Address to U. S. Bishops, May 5, 2012.I.In its editorial occasioned by Georgetown University’s invitation to Kathleen Sebelius—a Catholic, who is...
  • Threats Against Catholic Church In Acushnet [from homosexuals]

    05/17/2012 7:04:26 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    A Catholic parish in the Diocese of Fall River has become the object of threats of violence, and vandalism, because of a sign posted on church property supporting the traditional definition of marriage. Yesterday, Saint Francis Xavier Parish in the town of Acushnet displayed a message on the church's billboard reading "Two men are friends, not spouses." In an interview this morning with Boston's FOX 25 News, Steve Guillotte, Director of Pastoral Services for Saint Francis Xavier, said the church has received a number of menacing, obscenity laced phone calls, including one threatening to burn the church down. A sign...
  • Mayor Apologizes for Calling Pro-Lifers “Forces of Darkness”

    05/17/2012 6:33:38 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 19 replies
    Life News ^ | 5/16/12 | Steven Ertelt
    Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell has apologized for calling pro-life advocates “Forces of Darkness” after he received significant criticism following his using the term to describe pro-life people at a fundraising event for the Planned Parenthood abortion business. Heartwell defended taxpayer funding for the organization that does more than 25 percent of the abortions nationwide. However, his defense of taxpayer funding for the abortion giant is not what is making waves — instead, a comment about pro-life advocates is upsetting pro-life people. “Yet, every year, the forces of darkness seek to deprive women of the health and education they need...
  • Test of Fire

    05/11/2012 9:13:29 AM PDT · by Bitsy · 11 replies
    youtube ^ | Test of Fire: Election 2012 (Official HD Version - Catholic)
  • SSPX News

    05/14/2012 4:38:33 PM PDT · by jcpryor
    Multiple sources ^ | 5/13/12 | J. Christopher Pryor
    There is much speculation that the proposed accord with Rome and the SSPX will result in two radical factions leaving the SSPX. The two groups are the French faction of the SSPX, noted by their devotion to the ideology of Charles Maurras and represented by Bishop Tissier de Mallerais, and the fascist faction of the SSPX, represented by Bishop Richard Williamson. While this event would have the good result of removing the extremists from the SSPX before its reunification with Rome, I am not certain this will occur. It is very possible that these radicals will come into the established...
  • The Georgetown Eight Ask That Sebelius Invitation Be Rescinded

    05/10/2012 12:02:48 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    The Cardinal Newman Society ^ | 5/9/12 | Charlotte Hays
    Patrick J. Deneen, who is soon to leave his post as Associate Professor of Government at Georgetown University, has launched a campaign to obtain Georgetown faculty signatures on a letter asking Georgetown President John J. DeGioia to rescind an invitation to “pro-choice” HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to speak at the Jesuit university on commencement day. Sebelius’s HHS promulgated the mandate that faith-based institutions must provide health insurance policies that cover contraception and abortifacients, regardless of their moral objections to these practices. Calling the invitation to speak on commencement day “one of the greatest honors that a University community can bestow...
  • College Disinvites Bishop: You Would Be “a Distraction” at Graduation Ceremonies

    05/09/2012 9:29:20 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    The Cardinal Newman Society ^ | 5/8/12 | Charlotte Hays
    Worcester Bishop Robert J. McManus won’t be attending graduation exercises at Anna Maria College this year at the behest of college officials, who met with the bishop and asked him to stay home this year. Because of Bishop McManus’s concerns, Anna Maria previously withdrew an invitation to “pro-choice” Catholic Victoria Reggie Kennedy, the widow of Senator Edward M. Kennedy, to be the 2012 commencement speaker and to receive an honorary degree. But then Anna Maria President Jack Calareso and Sister Yvette Bellerose, chairman of the board of trustees, met briefly last week with the bishop, who has generally been present...
  • Dangerous or just wacky? Trial starts for Fairbanks militiamen

    05/08/2012 5:57:33 PM PDT · by BlueMoose · 16 replies
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | May 8th, 2012 | adn
    Dangerous or just wacky? Trial starts for Fairbanks militiamen Read more here:
  • Georgetown Edits Sebelius Announcement, Backtracks on ‘Commencement Speaker’

    05/08/2012 6:07:55 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    The Cardinal Newman Society ^ | 5/7/12 | Charlotte Hays
    Rather than rescind its invitation to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to speak at the graduation ceremony for its Public Policy Institute (GPPI) on May 18, Georgetown University has quietly edited its website announcement of the event and is now attempting to deny that she is a “commencement speaker.” “Secretary Sebelius is not speaking at Georgetown’s commencement. She is speaking at Georgetown Public Policy Institute’s annual student and faculty awards event,” Georgetown spokesman Rachel Pugh said in an email to The Cardinal Newman Society. “Georgetown has 28 ceremonies to honor the achievements of our graduates and our faculty....
  • Jews--What do you Really Live for?

    05/07/2012 6:34:22 PM PDT · by Phinneous · 12 replies ^ | May 1, 2012 | Rabbi Shmuel Braun
    torah shiur about the deeper meaning of self-sacrifice.
  • Jews--What do you live for?

    05/07/2012 6:27:18 PM PDT · by Phinneous · 4 replies ^ | May 1, 2012 | Rabbi Shmuel Braun
    A Torah shiur on classical Jewish commentary and elucidation of a verse in the King Solomon's Song of Songs. Don't let the Hebrew or Yiddish scare you...he translates everything. Jews--What do you live for?
  • Color me surprised! The Andrews AFB Chapel is playing hymns on its bells!

    04/29/2012 6:13:00 AM PDT · by jagusafr · 7 replies
    29 Apr 12 | jagusafr
    I'm gobsmacked! Sitting here on a Sunday morning, pulling some reserve duty at AFLOA and listening to the bells at Andrews Chapel One ring out "Sweet Hour of Prayer" across the campus! I wonder how long it'll be before somebody complains and it stops? Or demands the Muslim call to prayer be broadcast 5 times a day and the Chaplain Corps rolls over?
  • God's Addiction Recovery Plan: The Biblical Path to Freedom

    04/28/2012 2:37:34 PM PDT · by evangmlw · 7 replies
    Crossbooks Publishing ^ | 4/24/12 | Michael Wrenn
    Those who study psychology, psychiatry, and sociology may understand some aspects of the natural man, but when dealing the spiritual man they are empty and void of wisdom. The world’s wisdom is incapable of effectively dealing with the spiritual part of man known and understood only by God. When man has a physical problem, he should perhaps consult a professional familiar with the physical body. When he needs financial investment advice, he should visit a professional financial adviser. When a man is confronted with a spiritual problem, he should consult the word of God and seek counsel from a man...
  • Mitt Romney and the Trinity

    04/27/2012 10:56:15 AM PDT · by tedw · 9 replies
    You tube ^ | 4/27/2012 | Ted Wegener
    My thoughts on Mitt Romney and the Trinity
  • “Give me Thomas Aquinas…Don’t Give me Ayn Rand”

    04/27/2012 6:51:48 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 23 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | 4/26/12 | Catherine Harmon
    Paul Ryan disavows Rand’s “atheist philosophy”; cites Pope BenedictIn an interview with National Review Online’s Robert Costa, Rep. Paul Ryan denies that he is, as Paul Krugman claimed in the New York Times, “an Ayn Rand devotee,” calling such descriptions of his political philosophy “an urban legend”: “I, like millions of young people in America, read Rand’s novels when I was young. I enjoyed them,” Ryan says. “They spurred an interest in economics, in the Chicago School and Milton Friedman,” a subject he eventually studied as an undergraduate at Miami University in Ohio. “But it’s a big stretch to suggest...
  • Rabbi Levin: cardinal Dolan/ USCCB Confront Homosexualist Romney Now!

    04/26/2012 5:23:51 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 23 replies ^ | 4/26/'12 | Rabbi Yehuda Levin
    There are five videos by Rabbi Levin on this page asking religious activists not to back Romney. Please go to the link to see them.
  • A Mormon monument over Christian Graves [Mormons remove cross from their victims' memorial]

    04/25/2012 5:12:46 PM PDT · by NorthernCrunchyCon · 16 replies
    The first thing that caught my eye was the Rock Cairn with NO CHRISTIAN CROSS.
  • Catholic Bishops Call For Two Weeks of Action Against Obama

    04/25/2012 4:21:57 PM PDT · by Fithal the Wise · 10 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 24 Apr 2012 | Martin Gould
    Roman Catholic leaders are calling for two weeks of public protests against President Barack Obama's policies as they intensify their argument that the administration is engaged in a war on religion. The days between June 21 and July 4 have been set aside by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops which has sought to end the administration's contraception mandate, among other policies .... The bishops outlined their plan in an April 12 statement signed by Conference general secretary, Msgr. Ronny Jenkins. The statement entitled “Our First, Most Cherished Liberty” was drawn up by the ad hoc committee for religious liberty,...