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  • Nun Who Leads Network Disparages Bishops, Hesitant to Call Herself Pro-Life

    06/13/2012 6:18:01 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 19 replies
    Speaking at a Jesuit parish in Charlotte, the executive director of the social justice lobby Network disparaged Vatican officials and US bishops as “inexperienced” in pastoral work and revealed that she is uncomfortable describing herself as pro-life “because of my pride.” After speaking on the importance of civility in political discourse, Sister Simone Campbell dismissed the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith’s efforts to reform the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) as a “Vatican kerfuffle” and, in the words of the Charlotte diocesan newspaper, “scorned the US bishops for their continued opposition to the health insurance law.” In...
  • Catholic Bishops Gather With Focus on Obama Birth-Control Measure

    06/13/2012 6:12:38 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Los Angeles Time via Kansas City Star ^ | 6/12/12 | Mitchell Landsberg
    ATLANTA -- The nation's Roman Catholic bishops have long prided themselves on being political without being partisan, throwing themselves into the scrum of public affairs without aligning themselves with one party or the other. Now, some Catholics are beginning to wonder out loud whether the bishops have abandoned their historic non-partisanship - or, at least, are at risk of being seen that way - as they press forward with a vigorous campaign against contraception provisions in President Barack Obama's health care plan. Led by the indomitable Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, the bishops are arriving in Atlanta for their...
  • Bishops, That is a Pretty Nice Tax Exemption You Have There. Wouldn’t Want Anything Bad ...

    06/13/2012 3:47:45 AM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    The American Catholic ^ | June 13, 2012 | Donald R. McClarey
    Modern liberals are not noted for their subtlety.  Case in point is Melinda Henneberger.  A writer for the Washington Post, she is a liberal in good standing and a Catholic, a graduate from Notre Dame in 1980, who has written for the New York Times, Commonweal, a Catholic journal for those who like a dollop of incense with their leftism, and was a contributing editor for Newsweek, the magazine that is almost worth the buck its latest owner paid for it.  Henneberger is pretty ticked at the Church in regard to what she perceives as political attacks on the South...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-13-12, Mem. St. Anthony of Padua, Priest & Doctor/Church

    06/12/2012 8:22:23 PM PDT · by Salvation · 42 replies ^ | 06-13-12 | Revised New American Bible
    June 13, 2012   Memorial of Saint Anthony of Padua, Priest and Doctor of the Church   Reading 1 1 Kgs 18:20-39 Ahab sent to all the children of Israeland had the prophets assemble on Mount Carmel. Elijah appealed to all the people and said,"How long will you straddle the issue?If the LORD is God, follow him; if Baal, follow him."The people, however, did not answer him.So Elijah said to the people,"I am the only surviving prophet of the LORD,and there are four hundred and fifty prophets of Baal.Give us two young bulls.Let them choose one, cut it into pieces,...
  • Following the Truth: Empty Churches – Where Should We Draw The Line?

    06/12/2012 6:03:28 PM PDT · by Salvation · 85 replies ^ | May 9th, 2012 | Gary Zimak
      Empty Churches – Where Should We Draw The Line? May 9th, 2012by Gary Zimak.  “Religion is popular only when it ceases to be truly religious. Religion by its very nature is unpopular – certainly unpopular with the ego.” (Archbishop Fulton J Sheen)Recently, an interesting article was brought to my attention. Appearing in The Morning Call (Allentown, PA), the point was raised that organized religion was on the decline throughout the area. More and more, organized religion is coming under attack, as evidenced by the recent YouTube video “Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus”. While the idea of individuals...
  • Church welcomes Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence

    06/12/2012 2:02:51 PM PDT · by Gillibrand · 5 replies
    Catholic Church Conservation ^ | 12 June 2012 | Cathcon
    Members of all denominations were invited to the service. Mayor Gerd Schwandner read from the Gospel. A service, which was characterized by tolerance: True to the psalm, "God, I thank thee, that I am fearfully and wonderfully made" members of all denominations and any sexual orientation were invited on Sunday to the Lamberti Church. Together they celebrated an enjoyable worship which is part of the supporting program for the Christopher Street Day Parade (CSD) on the following Saturday. With a rainbow flag - a symbol of lesbian and gay movement – six participants entered the Lamberti church and placed it...
  • For disbelievers. Father Barron on the mystery of eating Jesus' flesh

    I love this video. You go there, you see history, Our Lord's and St. Thomas Aquinas. Please take a moment and listen to Father Barron explain.
  • Analysis: Dispute With US Nuns Began Decades Ago

    06/12/2012 10:25:26 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    NEW YORK — A conflict that has entangled the Vatican, American bishops and the largest umbrella group for U.S. nuns may seem to have erupted suddenly, but it actually has its roots in decades-old disputes over Roman Catholic teaching. The headlines came in April, when the Vatican orthodoxy watchdog, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, concluded that the Leadership Conference of Women Religious had strayed far from authentic doctrine and gave three American bishops the authority to overhaul the organization. The board for the nuns' group responded by calling the Vatican's investigation flawed and its conclusions unsubstantiated. Top...
  • Orthodox and Catholics Pursuing New Approaches Together

    06/12/2012 10:21:02 AM PDT · by marshmallow
    Metropolitan Hilarion, responsible for the external relations of the Russian Orthodox Church, pointed out the joint tasks of members of the Orthodox and Catholic Churches in a world characterized by materialism and consumerism at a meeting on Pentecost with the Executive President of the Pontifical Foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN). “We must not wait for unity of the churches to take action,” stated Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev of Volokolamsk, who is Chairman of the Department of External Church Relations of the Patriarchate of Moscow. “The Eucharistic union will not come about within a few years.” Today, however, there...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: TEMPORAL, 06-12-12

    06/12/2012 9:02:22 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies ^ | 06-12-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):TEMPORAL Anything that lasts only for a time, whose existence or activity will cease. In this sense, temporal is the opposite of eternal, which lasts forever. Also applied to what is of this world, or secular, as opposed to the heavenly. Or again it may refer to the material, in contrast with the spiritual. Or finally, the temporal is commonly applied to the lay or civil, as temporal power or authority; and then the opposite is ecclesiastical. In general, the temporal is everything belonging to the limited by, or characterized by time and change. (Etym. Latin...
  • Believe in HIM. Eternal life.

    06/12/2012 8:32:20 AM PDT · by jesus4life · 8 replies
    Faith | GOD-inspired
    All those that believe in HIM will not perish but have eternal life.
  • Vatican: LCWR under direction of the Holy See; must promote doctrine "taught through the ages"

    06/12/2012 7:02:10 AM PDT · by Petrosius · 8 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | June 6, 2012
    Today the Superiors of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith met with the President and Executive Director of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) in the United States of America. Most Rev. Peter J. Sartain, Archbishop of Seattle and the Holy See’s Delegate for the doctrinal Assessment of the LCWR, also participated in the meeting. The meeting provided the opportunity for the Congregation and the LCWR officers to discuss the issues and concerns raised by the doctrinal Assessment in an atmosphere of openness and cordiality. According to Canon Law, a Conference of Major Superiors such as the...
  • Priest Given Community Service for Ringing Church Bells [Poland]

    06/12/2012 6:39:20 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 21 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6/11 | Matthew Day
    A parish priest has been sentenced to 30 hours community service for disturbing parishioners with his church bells. Locals living near the church in the Polish town of Lewin said they has been plagued by the bells since 2009 when Father Andrzej Wrobel installed an automatic system that rang the bells every hour and half-hour through the night, and could also play hymns as dawn broke. "The noise was so loud you couldn't sleep," one Lewin resident told Polish radio, while another said the bells frightened children and made dogs howl.
  • Chaldean Archbishop: True Christianity Is a Persecuted Christianity

    06/12/2012 6:34:22 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 6/12/12 | Tim Drake
    Archbishop Bashar Matti Warda of Erbil discusses the plight of the faithful in the Middle East.Archbishop Bashar Matti Warda serves the Chaldean Catholic Archdiocese of Erbil in northern Iraq. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1993 and joined the Redemptorist order. He became archbishop in 2010. He recently spoke with Register senior writer Tim Drake about the violence facing Christians in the Middle East and the primary concerns of Catholics in Iraq. Where are you from originally? Has your family always been Catholic?I grew up as a Chaldean Catholic in Baghdad. The Christian roots of my family go very...
  • Pope: Reject a culture where truth does not matter

    06/12/2012 2:38:01 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Pope Benedict XVI on Monday night met with the people of his Diocese in the Cathedral Basilica of Saint John Lateran. The annual ecclesial conference of the Diocese of Rome is discussing the Sacrament of Baptism in the Church “Renouncing the glamour of Satan in today’s age means rejecting a culture where truth does not matter,” the Pope said, referring to a part of the Baptismal Rite. The Holy Father began his remarks by reflecting on the fact the Baptismal formula is “in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,” as opposed to “on the behalf of.” He...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-12-12

    06/11/2012 9:23:06 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies ^ | 06-12-12 | Revised New American Bible
    June 12, 2012 Tuesday of the Tenth Week in Ordinary Time   Reading 1 1 Kgs 17:7-16 The brook near where Elijah was hiding ran dry,because no rain had fallen in the land.So the LORD said to Elijah:"Move on to Zarephath of Sidon and stay there.I have designated a widow there to provide for you."He left and went to Zarephath.As he arrived at the entrance of the city,a widow was gathering sticks there; he called out to her,"Please bring me a small cupful of water to drink."She left to get it, and he called out after her,"Please bring along a...
  • New 'Mobile Politics' App May Stop Obama

    06/11/2012 8:17:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | June 11, 2012
    But will Republicans adopt it in time? Last year, Catholic Online reported on Obama's secret edge in the upcoming 2012 election. Now, according to Politico, the depth of that advantage is being brought to light. The advantage is so great that despite sagging poll numbers, Obama just may have the advantage he needs to win the election. No politician before Obama has ever delved so deeply into your personal life to earn your vote. According to Politico, the Obama camp even "knows who your mother voted for in the last election." It's not quite an exaggeration either. In a Chicago...
  • The Cristeros and Us (George Weigel)

    06/11/2012 3:11:46 PM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | June 11, 2012 | George Weigel
    Most Americans haven’t the foggiest idea that a quasi-Stalinist, violently anti-Catholic regime once existed on our southern borders. Those who don’t know how bad Mexico was in the late 1920s are about to learn, though: at least those who see For Greater Glory, a recently-released movie about the Cristero War, a passionate (and bloody) defense of Catholicism that’s remembered today, if at all, because of Graham Greene’s novel, The Power and the Glory.There’s been a strange silence about all this for almost a century. Even Catholics aware of the extent of twentieth-century martyrdom seem to have little sense of...
  • Test of Fire: Election 2012 (Official HD Version - Catholic)

    06/11/2012 1:15:45 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 2 replies
    http://www/ ^ | March 10, 1012 | creativelab7
    Not only Catholics, but all people of faith who believe in religious liberty should send Obama packing in November!
  • Glory be to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit

    06/11/2012 10:51:01 AM PDT · by jesus4life · 5 replies
    Faith | GOD-inspired
    Love the LORD with all our hearts, and what we ask for will be what HE wants; then believe and receive.