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  • Loudly Catholic Santorum loses Ohio Catholics

    03/07/2012 7:50:09 AM PST · by marshmallow · 62 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/7/12 | Dan Gilgoff
    (CNN) - Rick Santorum, a conservative Catholic who is outspoken about faith-based issues, lost Catholic voters by a wide margin in Ohio on Tuesday, potentially a key factor that allowed Mitt Romney to squeak out the narrowest of victories overall in the state. According to CNN’s exit polls, Romney took 43% of Ohio Catholics on Super Tuesday, compared to 31% for Rick Santorum, and Romney beat Santorum overall by 38% to 37%. Catholic voters accounted for a third of Ohio’s Republican electorate, the largest share of Catholics in any Super Tuesday state. “The margin of Romney's win among Ohio Catholics...
  • “Derided as Simple-Minded” [Justice Scalia to Catholics: "Brave the Scorn of the Worldly"]

    03/07/2012 7:39:10 AM PST · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    Justice Scalia: Elite scorns traditional CatholicsThe following are excerpts from a March 3 story in The Denver Post. A link to the full story is provided below.U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia today told a standing-room-only crowd of more than 500 Catholics to have "the courage to have your wisdom regarded as stupidity" by society's sophisticates. Scalia, the longest-serving justice on the high court and one of its most conservative, received a rousing welcome from a throng sprawled across several adjoining rooms of the Denver Convention Center… The 75-year-old Scalia said that today one can believe in a creator and...
  • Faithful Commitment

    03/07/2012 7:13:18 AM PST · by hawkins · 1 replies
    Church of Christ Articles ^ | 3/07/2012 | Travis Main
    Jesus, the messiah of mankind, lived a life in the flesh like no other man. His words and his actions perfectly fit the pattern prescribed by God the Father (John 5:30, John 12:49-50). That all men save Jesus fall short of the Glory of God is factual (Romans 3:23). Yet, many who declare themselves prepared for faithful commitment to God soon find themselves transgressing against their vows to serve him. Their declaration of service comes before considering the cost – their life (Galatians 2:20). Jesus spoke about this in the parable of the sower. Matthew 13:20-21 – And he that...
  • Obama Admin lectures Card. Dolan and USCCB. Dolan responds. (Fr Z Fisking of Article)

    03/07/2012 3:55:37 AM PST · by markomalley · 16 replies
    What Does The Prayer Really Say? ^ | 3/6/2012 | Fr John Zuhlsdorf
    “We did not ask for this fight, but we will not run from it.” Thus, Card. Dolan about the latest insult tossed our way by the Obama Administration.From LifeSite: Cardinal: Obama Admin Lectured Bishops on Catholic Teaching by Steven ErteltCardinal Timothy Dolan, the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic bishops, has released a public letter today detailing a stunning conversation he and other bishops had with top White House officials about the controversial Obama mandate.In the letter, Cardinal Dolan relates a shocking meeting in which top Obama Administration asked to meet with the bishops to “work out the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 03-11-12, Third Sunday of Lent

    03/06/2012 10:54:12 PM PST · by Salvation · 47 replies · 1+ views
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 03-11-12 | Revised New American Bible
    March 11, 2012 Third Sunday of Lent   Reading 1 Ex 20:1-17 In those days, God delivered all these commandments:"I, the LORD, am your God,who brought you out of the land of Egypt, that place of slavery.You shall not have other gods besides me.You shall not carve idols for yourselvesin the shape of anything in the sky aboveor on the earth below or in the waters beneath the earth;you shall not bow down before them or worship them.For I, the LORD, your God, am a jealous God,inflicting punishment for their fathers' wickednesson the children of those who hate me,down to...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-10-12

    03/06/2012 10:42:47 PM PST · by Salvation · 25 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 03-10-12 | Revised New American Bible
    March 10, 2012   Saturday of the Second Week of Lent   Reading 1 Mi 7:14-15, 18-20 Shepherd your people with your staff,the flock of your inheritance,That dwells apart in a woodland,in the midst of Carmel.Let them feed in Bashan and Gilead,as in the days of old;As in the days when you came from the land of Egypt,show us wonderful signs. Who is there like you, the God who removes guiltand pardons sin for the remnant of his inheritance;Who does not persist in anger forever,but delights rather in clemency,And will again have compassion on us,treading underfoot our guilt?You will cast...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-09-12, Opt. Mem. St. Frances of Rome, Religious

    03/06/2012 10:31:18 PM PST · by Salvation · 26 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 03-09-12 | Revised New American Bible
    March 9, 2012   Friday of the Second Week in Lent   Reading 1 Gn 37:3-4, 12-13a, 17b-28a Israel loved Joseph best of all his sons,for he was the child of his old age;and he had made him a long tunic.When his brothers saw that their father loved him best of all his sons,they hated him so much that they would not even greet him. One day, when his brothers had goneto pasture their father's flocks at Shechem,Israel said to Joseph, "Your brothers, you know, are tending our flocks at Shechem.Get ready; I will send you to them." So Joseph...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-08-12, Opt. Mem. St. John of God, Religious

    03/06/2012 10:06:04 PM PST · by Salvation · 42 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 03-08-12 | Revised New American Bible
    March 8, 2012 Thursday of the Second Week in Lent   Reading 1 Jer 17:5-10 Thus says the LORD:Cursed is the man who trusts in human beings,who seeks his strength in flesh,whose heart turns away from the LORD.He is like a barren bush in the desertthat enjoys no change of season,But stands in a lava waste,a salt and empty earth.Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD,whose hope is the LORD.He is like a tree planted beside the watersthat stretches out its roots to the stream:It fears not the heat when it comes,its leaves stay green;In the year of...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-07-12, Opt. Mem. Sts. Perpetua and Felicity, Martyrs

    03/06/2012 9:49:44 PM PST · by Salvation · 41 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 03-07-12 | Revised New American Bible
    March 7, 2012 Wednesday of the Second Week in Lent   Reading 1 Jer 18:18-20 The people of Judah and the citizens of Jerusalem said,"Come, let us contrive a plot against Jeremiah.It will not mean the loss of instruction from the priests,nor of counsel from the wise, nor of messages from the prophets.And so, let us destroy him by his own tongue;let us carefully note his every word." Heed me, O LORD,and listen to what my adversaries say.Must good be repaid with evilthat they should dig a pit to take my life?Remember that I stood before youto speak in their...
  • Essays for Lent: The Canon of Scripture

    03/06/2012 9:27:54 PM PST · by Salvation · 5 replies
     The Canon of Scriptureby Sebastian R. FamaThere is a significant difference between Catholic and Protestant Bibles. Catholic Bibles contain seven more books than Protestant Bibles do. The seven books, all in the Old Testament, are Tobit, Judith, Wisdom, Sirach, Baruch and 1 and 2 Maccabees. Catholics call the disputed books Deuterocanonical and consider them to be inspired. Bible Christians call them Apocryphal and consider them to be spurious.The list of books that comprise the Bible is referred to as the canon. During Jesus' time there were two Old Testament canons in use. There was the Palestinian canon, which is identical...
  • Christian Scriptures, Jewish Commentary

    03/06/2012 3:23:10 PM PST · by NYer · 25 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | March 6, 2012 | Carl Olson
    The recently published Jewish Annotated New Testament (Oxford University Press, 2011), marks the first time, as the volume’s Preface states, “that Jewish scholars have annotated and written essays on the complete New Testament.” It is co-edited by Dr. Amy-Jill Levine, professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt University Divinity School, and Dr. Marc Zvi Brettler, who is Dora Golding Professor of Biblical Studies at Brandeis University. I recently interviewed the two by e-mail about the volume: how it came about, what is unique about it, and how it might contribute to Catholic-Jewish dialogue. (My review of the Jewish...
  • UNC-Greensboro Declares Christianity Not a Religion

    03/06/2012 12:18:37 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/06/2012 | By Jay Schalin
    A 2010 Supreme Court case, Christian Legal Society v. Martinez, is beginning to wreak havoc with the accepted standard (and the First Amendment right to free assembly) that student organizations can restrict membership and leadership roles to those who accept their basic beliefs. Just a few weeks after the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill convened a task force to explore eliminating the right to exclude non-believers, a second UNC school has started down that path. At UNC-Greensboro, the administration has determined that a Christian student club isn’t really religious and “therefore must allow students of other religions and...
  • Santorum Gets Prayer at Baptist church

    03/06/2012 11:27:56 AM PST · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    Associated Baptist Press ^ | 3/5/12 | Bob Allen
    CORDOVA, Tenn. (ABP) – A Catholic presidential candidate received a prayer of blessing from a Southern Baptist mega-church during a campaign visit to Memphis. Steve Gaines, pastor of Bellevue Baptist Church in Cordova, Tenn., invited GOP hopeful Rick Santorum to the platform for prayer during the church’s 9:20 a.m. worship service March 4. “Lord, give us the president we need, but Lord we also know that our troubles as a nation are beyond what the White House alone can help us with,” Gaines prayed. He sought God’s forgiveness for sins including racism, abortion and “sins of immorality.”
  • HHS mandate could close 13 percent of the nation’s hospitals

    03/06/2012 11:15:27 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 15 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 3-5-12 | Ben Johnson
    The nation’s Catholic bishops have vowed to close their religious institutions rather than comply with the HHS mandate that they provide insurance coverage for contraception, sterilization, and abortion-inducing drugs. In a column printed on CatholicNewWorld, Francis Cardinal George urged people to purchase a copy of the Archdiocesan directory “as a souvenir,” because in two years the page containing a list of Catholic hospitals and health care institutions “will be blank.” Ed Morrissey of the Hot Air blog calculated what it would mean if the Catholic bishops shut down all religious institutions that are ineligible for the conscience clause under the...
  • Atheists Step Up 'It's Time to Quit the Catholic Church' Campaign

    03/06/2012 9:45:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/06/2012 | By Alex Murashko
    An atheist activist group is fighting the Catholic Church's "war against contraception" by stepping up its campaign that suggests believers should end their faithfulness to their religion. The Madison, Wis.-based Freedom From Religion Foundation plans to run a full-page ad in The New York Times that states, "It's Time to Quit the Catholic Church." FFRF is conducting a fundraiser to pay for the $52,000 ad and has collected $45,000 so far, according to a chart on the group's website. The FFRF campaign began last month in light of opposition from the Catholic Church to the Obama administration's decision that seeks...
  • Smashing Icons

    03/06/2012 9:04:36 AM PST · by Teófilo · 6 replies
    Glory to God for All Things ^ | Feb 29, 2012 | Fr. Stephen
    The first Sunday of Great Lent, on the Orthodox calendar, is set aside to remember the restoration of icons to the Churches during the reign of the holy Empress Theodora (9th century). It commemorates as well the gift of the entirety of the Orthodox faith. I offer these thoughts in honor of the day. The opening quote is from an earlier posting. We have to renounce iconoclasm. In so doing, we inherently set ourselves against certain forces within modernity. The truth is eschatological, that is, it lies in the future, but we also believe that this eschatological reality was incarnate...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: DIVINE GENERATION, 03-06-12

    03/06/2012 8:47:16 AM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 03-06-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):DIVINE GENERATION The procession of the Second Person of the Trinity from the First, i.e., the generation of the Son by the Father. As explained by the Church, this generation is eternal and takes place in a manner similar to the intellectual activity of the human soul. "Just as our spirit knowing itself, produces an image of itself, which theologians call a 'word,' so God also, insofar as human can be compared to Divine, knowing Himself, generates the Eternal Word" (Roman Catechism, III, 9). Thus the generation of the Son from the Father is to be...
  • Rick Santorum and the Kingship of Christ, (Part One)

    03/06/2012 7:45:49 AM PST · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | 3/5/12 | William Fahey
    Let’s have Christ our President Let us have him for our King Cast your vote for the Carpenter That you call the NazareneThe only way we can ever beat These crooked politician men Is to run the money changers out of the temple Put the Carpenter in.—Woody Guthrie In his Rick’s Degrees of Separation, Stephen Klugewicz draws our attention to the latest attempt of an American politician to speak on matters of Church and State. His article rightly demonstrates the shallowness of the media in their manner of reporting Senator Santorum’s recent remarks on Kennedy’s address to the Greater Houston...
  • Who Is Sister Carol Keehan?

    03/06/2012 5:49:42 AM PST · by NYer · 6 replies
    NC Register ^ | March 5, 2012 | Ann Carey
    >She has been photographed with President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. She is frequently cited by the mainstream media as the ultimate authority on Catholic health care. She has consistently been in the top tier of “100 Most Powerful People in Health Care.” And she is credited with capturing the “Catholic vote” needed to pass the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act commonly called Obamacare.So, who is Sister Carol Keehan? And how did the Daughter of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul come to wield such power? Sister Carol did not respond to repeated requests for an...
  • Following the Truth: Spiritual Exercises – Week One [of Lent] In Review

    03/05/2012 9:06:34 PM PST · by Salvation · 6 replies
    FollowingtheTruth.com ^ | 03-03-12 | Gary Zimak
    Spiritual Exercises – Week One In Review Mar 3rd, 2012by Gary Zimak. Congratulations! We just completed the first week (5 days) of our retreat based on the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius of Loyola! Judging from the emails that I’ve received (and there have been MANY!), I think you are all doing great! How are you feeling? Discouraged (because you’ve recalled the many sins you’ve overlooked)?Discouraged (because this is HARD work)?Discouraged (because you find the Spiritual Exercises to be difficult to understand)?Discouraged (because you don’t know how you’ll endure this for the entire Lenten season)?Happy (because you realize that the...