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  • Listecki Named Archbishop of Milwaukee

    11/14/2009 8:23:02 AM PST · by StAthanasiustheGreat · 12 replies · 552+ views
    Archdiocese of Milwaukee ^ | 14 November 2009 | Archdiocese of Milwaukee
    The Most Reverend Jerome Edward Listecki has been named the 11th archbishop of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee by Pope Benedict XVI, the Vatican announced today. Listecki, 60, succeeds the Most Reverend Timothy M. Dolan, who was named Archbishop of New York on February 23, 2009, and installed as Archbishop of New York April 15, 2009. Listecki currently serves as bishop of the Diocese of LaCrosse, where he was installed as bishop on March 1, 2005, succeeding the Most Reverend Raymond L. Burke. Bishop Listecki will be installed as Archbishop of Milwaukee in early January by the Papal Nuncio to the...
  • The Speaker's Archbishop Speaks

    09/04/2008 6:53:12 PM PDT · by StAthanasiustheGreat · 36 replies · 175+ views
    Whispers in the Loggia ^ | 4 September 2008 | Rocco Palmo
    Thursday, September 04, 2008 The Speaker's Archbishop Speaks In response to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's recent statements on the church's teaching on abortion, Archbishop George Niederauer of San Francisco -- the top Rep.'s hometown ordinary -- prepared the following column for tomorrow's edition of the archdiocesan weekly, Catholic San Francisco. * * * Last month, in two televised interviews and a subsequent statement released through her office, Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and a Catholic residing in the Archdiocese of San Francisco, made remarks that are in serious conflict with the teachings of the Catholic Church...
  • Pelosi, By George

    09/03/2008 7:28:10 PM PDT · by StAthanasiustheGreat · 4 replies · 180+ views
    Whispers in the Loggia ^ | 3 September 2008 | Rocco
    Pelosi, By George Another day, another dollar, another ecclesial ripple Nancy Pelosi hath wrought. Nine days after two leading USCCB chairmen took on the House Speaker's Meet the Press debacle in the name of the entire conference, the bench's president -- Cardinal Francis George OMI of Chicago (shown above with You Know Who) -- made his first public intervention earlier today with the following letter to his hometown church: Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, In the midst of a lengthy political campaign, matters of public policy that are also moral issues sometimes are misrepresented or are presented in a...
  • Muslim Extremist's Web Site Stirs Mixed Emotions in Charlotte, N.C. (TERRORIST AMONG US)

    06/06/2008 2:40:57 PM PDT · by StAthanasiustheGreat · 39 replies · 313+ views
    FOX NEWS ^ | 06 June 2008 | Cristina Corbin (FOX NEWS)
    Muslim Extremist's Web Site Stirs Mixed Emotions in Charlotte, N.C. Friday, June 06, 2008 By Cristina Corbin CHARLOTTE, N.C. — In a quiet, upscale neighborhood in Charlotte, N.C., rows of custom-style homes and neatly landscaped lawns represent the American dream. But one local resident has shattered that image, calling for the death of American troops in Iraq and supporting Al Qaeda through his Web site, which he reportedly runs from his parents' home. Samir Khan is the man behind — a radical Islamic site that praises Usama bin Laden and asks for Allah to “curse more American soldiers.”
  • "He Called Them Forward"

    06/01/2008 1:34:41 PM PDT · by StAthanasiustheGreat · 21 replies · 178+ views
    Whispers in the Loggia ^ | 1 June 2008 | Rocco Palmo
    Saturday, May 31, 2008 "He Called Them Forward" After Cardinal Roger Mahony of Los Angeles ordained the nation's largest priesthood class for the year -- 12 candidates for the nation's largest diocese -- earlier today in the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, a friend in attendance sent the following brief: [Mahony] reminisced about the one thing the seminary never prepared him for all those years ago: that God is the God of surprises. He then reviewed his priestly life and spoke of each surprise and how God gave him just what he needed not only to endure but...
  • Addresses St. John’s University School of Law in Queens, NY (by Archbishop Chaput)

    11/04/2007 8:36:35 PM PST · by StAthanasiustheGreat · 7 replies · 36+ views
    Catholics in the Military ^ | 04Nov07 | Archbishop Chaput
    Addresses St. John’s University School of Law in Queens, NY Written by Most Rev. Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. 04Nov07 I always enjoy being with friends like tonight because I can leave my Kevlar vest in Denver. I do a lot of speaking, and while most of the people I meet are wonderful folks, not everyone is always happy to hear what I have to say. In fact, one of the distinguishing marks of debate both outside and within the Church over the last 40 years is how uncivil the disagreements have become. Being a faithful Catholic leader today -...
  • A Lifetime of Learning Pope Benedict becomes the teacher he always wanted to be.

    05/14/2007 6:29:28 PM PDT · by StAthanasiustheGreat · 7 replies · 382+ views
    Ethics and Public Policy Center ^ | 14 May 2007 | George Weigel
    A Lifetime of Learning Pope Benedict becomes the teacher he always wanted to be. By George Weigel Posted: Monday, May 14, 2007 ARTICLE Newsweek Publication Date: May 21, 2007 At one poignant moment in Chaim Potok's novel The Promise, Abraham Gordon, a distinguished Jewish scholar with a skeptical cast of mind, muses on one of modernity's discontents while walking through Central Park with Reuven Malter, a brilliant, Orthodox rabbinical student: "Of course, that's the problem … How can we teach others to regard the tradition critically and with love? I grew up loving it, and then learned to look at...
  • To Christ be Glory in the Church

    05/13/2007 2:29:14 PM PDT · by StAthanasiustheGreat · 6 replies · 298+ views
    Catholic World News ^ | April 29th | Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I.
    When I was ordained a bishop on the feast of St. Matthew, September 21, 1990, I chose as my motto: To Christ be Glory in the Church. It appears in Latin on my coat of arms. Episcopal mottoes are phrases that indicate a bishop's mind and heart, that give an indication of his pastoral priorities. My motto says that I believe the Church exists, first of all and above all, to glorify Christ, to make his grace visible to the world in the Church's ministries and mission. If people look at the Church and see Jesus Christ, then everything else...
  • Military has no place at universities (Unleash H--- Please)

    01/24/2006 3:38:47 PM PST · by StAthanasiustheGreat · 47 replies · 908+ views
    The Daily Northwestern ^ | January 24, 2006 | Henry Bowles III
    Military has no place at universities by Henry M. Bowles III January 24, 2006 It was a relief to hear that the normally sedated campus Left bothered to protest the creepy presence of military recruiters at the Martin Luther King Jr. job fair. The recruiters’ presence most certainly was, as the NOWAR activists observed, out of line with King’s pacifism. That the protests were reserved for one particularly distasteful instance of military recruiting highlights just how far apart Northwestern stands from its peer universities on the issue. Most elite universities have significant movements, with both students and faculty involvement, to...
  • Gay priest ruling adds fuel to fire (Cardinal George Reaction)

    11/30/2005 6:27:01 AM PST · by StAthanasiustheGreat · 8 replies · 425+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 30 NOV 2005 | Margaret Ramirez and Manya A. Brachear
    Gay priest ruling adds fuel to fire Vatican document stands out more as pope's first than for whom it bans By Margaret Ramirez and Manya A. Brachear, Tribune staff reporters. Tribune news services contributed to this report Published November 30, 2005 The Vatican issued a long-awaited document Tuesday on the explosive issue of homosexuality in the priesthood, but the document banning men with "deep-seated homosexual tendencies" added more heat than light to the controversy. In fact, several scholars said that the text of the document--which largely restates long-standing Roman Catholic teaching on homosexuality--matters less than its timing and prominence. It...
  • Studying John Roberts

    09/01/2005 6:56:04 AM PDT · by StAthanasiustheGreat · 7 replies · 273+ views
    National Review Online ^ | September 01, 2005, 7:33 a.m | Dennis Coyle
    September 01, 2005, 7:33 a.m. Studying John Roberts It’s a Catholic temperament. By Dennis Coyle Absent a disclosure that he has been moonlighting as Osama bin Laden's legal counsel, John Roberts will be confirmed as an associate justice of the Supreme Court. George W. Bush deserves all the praise he is receiving for a politically astute selection: a nominee so smart, well-liked, and respected that it will be hard to mobilize hysterical opposition to him beyond the offices of NARAL. (I concede that I may be underestimating the shamelessness of the opponents, and the gullibility of the public.) But what...
  • The Message Does Count

    08/24/2005 8:01:04 AM PDT · by StAthanasiustheGreat · 3 replies · 197+ views
    National Review Online ^ | August 24, 2005, 8:23 a.m. | Colleen Carroll Campbell
    The Message Does Count World Youth Day was never just about Pope John Paul II. By Colleen Carroll Campbell The conventional wisdom of secular journalists has long held that World Youth Day is a "Catholic Woodstock" born under Pope John Paul II and sustained by his personal charisma. The millions of young Catholics who have flocked to this global faith celebration for more than two decades like to party together and loved their late pope. But his defense of orthodox theology and traditional morality was never part of the appeal. That explanation — that World Youth Day gatherings were successful...
  • Papacy and Doctrine (A Little Firestorm at my School Paper)

    04/26/2005 4:18:26 AM PDT · by StAthanasiustheGreat · 44 replies · 778+ views
    The Daily Northwestern ^ | 26 April 2005 | myself and others
    My Letter The disappointment of Cafeteria Catholics and the Liberal Media Establishment to the election of Pope Benedict XVI is sadly, not surprising. They seemed shocked that the Holy Spirit would choose a Catholic to lead the Catholic Church. But then, they are prisoners of the “dictatorship of Relativism” where there is no absolute truth, no absolute right and wrong. Catholic Doctrine is unchangeable. Moral Truth does not change because of the desires of our age or because it is inconvenient. It stands throughout the winds of time as a beacon of Truth. Abortion will always be intrinsically evil. Women...

    03/17/2005 5:09:21 AM PST · by StAthanasiustheGreat · 3 replies · 107+ views
    St. John Cantius ^ | 17MAR05 | N/A
    THURSDAY IN THE FIFTH (PASSION) WEEK OF LENT Station—St. Apollinaris There are actually two stational churches indicated for today. The first Lenten Station was established by Pope Gregory II (715-731) in the Church of St. Apollinaris and the second established by Pope Pius IX (1846-1878) with apostolic privilege in the Church of St. Mary the New in the Roman Forum as a closing for a Holy Year of Redemption. A week from today we shall begin the Pascal Mysteries. The truer the sorrow for our sins and the greater the realization of the need of God's grace, the more fruitful...

    03/16/2005 5:37:07 AM PST · by StAthanasiustheGreat · 4 replies · 100+ views
    St. John Cantius ^ | 16MAR05 | N/A
    WEDNESDAY IN THE FIFTH (PASSION) WEEK OF LENT Station—St. Marcellus A patient sufferer, condemned by his enemies to work in a horse-stable, the good shepherd, Pope Marcellus, is our leader today to the King of Martyrs, Christ, our Good Shepherd. Why must a human being suffer, physically, spiritually, or both? This has always been and ever will be, the great problem—indeed a problem and a riddle for the worldly individual, but not for the follower of Christ, who finds the answer at the foot of the Cross. For the Christ-loving soul, there is no suffering for suffering sake, there is...

    03/15/2005 6:03:35 AM PST · by StAthanasiustheGreat · 2 replies · 70+ views
    St. John Cantius ^ | 15MAR05 | N/A
    TUESDAY IN THE FIFTH (PASSION) WEEK OF LENT Station—St. Cyriacus The Sacred Texts, which like a garland, surround the celebration of the Eucharistic Sacrifice and the Divine Office must not only be understood in their literal and historical sense, but above all in their liturgical one. This is always the case, but especially during Passiontide. The Divine Head, who nineteen centuries ago underwent the great Passion is now undergoing it in His Body, the Church. An attack on the Church is an attack on Christ. Whenever the Church suffers, her Divine head suffers. But all these sufferings lead to victory....

    03/14/2005 8:24:55 AM PST · by StAthanasiustheGreat · 2 replies · 92+ views
    St. John Cantius ^ | 14MAR05 | N/A
    MONDAY IN THE FIFTH (PASSION) WEEK OF LENT Station—St. Chrysogonus We are branches of Christ, the Vine. As such, we share in His life, share in His joys, and must share also in His sufferings, and thus—as the Apostle so boldly put it—make up in our own body what is yet wanting in the sufferings of Christ, the Head. This we shall do gladly in these holy Passion days. Our mortifications, our self-discipline, our temptations, our trials from within and from without, all our sufferings, we will unite with Christ's Blessed Passion. They will then be lifted out of their...

    03/13/2005 10:08:14 AM PST · by StAthanasiustheGreat · 10 replies · 198+ views
    St. John Cantius ^ | 13MAR05 | N/A
    FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT PASSION SUNDAY Station—St. Peter in the Vatican Passion Sunday! The Cross of Christ is veiled, so that we may seek it, and Him who died on it, all the more. The holiest season of the year is at hand, so holy, that "all other seasons of the year prepare us for keeping this one duly and worthily. These present days call for special fidelity seeing that they bring us so near to that sublime mystery of the Divine Mercy, the blessed Passion of Jesus Christ." (from the Divine Office) With an open mind and a willing...

    03/12/2005 5:46:00 AM PST · by StAthanasiustheGreat · 2 replies · 61+ views
    St. John Cantius ^ | 12FEB05 | N/A
    SATURDAY IN THE FOURTH WEEK OF LENT Station—St. Nicholas in Carcere This Station is at a church built on the ruins of three pagan temples and consecrated to St. Nicholas. It is called in carcere because in ancient times it had been a dungeon—a prison devoid of light. Water, food and light are indispensable for the maintenance and up-building of our natural life. Sacred Water, Sacred Food and Sacred Light are indispensable for the maintenance and up-building of our supernatural life. 1. "Unless a man be born again of water and the Holy Spirit, he can not enter into the...

    03/11/2005 5:22:27 AM PST · by StAthanasiustheGreat · 2 replies · 86+ views
    St. John Cantius ^ | 11MAR05 | N/A
    FRIDAY IN THE FOURTH WEEK OF LENT Station—St. Eusebius The Roman Martyr-Priest, Eusebius, whom the Arian Emperor Constantius II had imprisoned for seven months in the priest's own home so that he might slowly starve to death, is today our leader to the blessed Christ for whose Divinity Eusebius died and won eternal life. Two weeks from today, we shall celebrate the Lord's life-giving death—the source of our resurrection and life. Christ's death is the Sacrament of all sacraments. All the Christian mysteries flow from this main-spring: "the mystery of new life" "out of water and the Holy Spirit;" restoring...