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  • EWTN Radio Network Celebrates 20 Years on Air (thanks to a Dutch Businessman)

    05/05/2012 6:16:17 PM PDT · by NJ_Dutchman · 9 replies
    NC Register ^ | 03/24/2012 | Joseph Pronechen
    EWTN Global Catholic Radio Network marked a huge milestone on March 7 to celebrate its 20th year on the air: It added its 180th affiliate when Bishop Cirilo Flores of San Diego flipped the switch to launch KCEO 1000 AM. On hand for the festivities were San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers, his wife, Tiffany, and attorney Charles LiMandri, the co-chairpersons who helped raise the funds for this new station. The occasion included another milestone, too. This affiliate also is Immaculate Heart Radio’s 26th station that broadcasts EWTN radio programming throughout California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah. Immaculate is...
  • New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan calls for US immigration reform - VIDEO

    05/05/2012 4:49:18 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 23 replies
    IrishCentral‎ ^ | May 5, 2012 | CATHY HAYES
    New York’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan has called for a compassionate immigration reform in the United States. Referring to the controversial immigration laws in Arizona and Alabama which allow law enforcement to check on the status of suspected illegal immigrants, he said that it was “not Christian” and “not American”. The Irish American Cardinal, who could be in line for the position of Pope in the future, was speaking to Chris Jansing, on MSNBC’s “Jansing & Co”. He said the Republican party must “come up with a much saner, more civil, more just immigration policy.” Dolan continued, “When you have a...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-05-12

    05/04/2012 8:15:18 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-05-12 | Revised New American Bible
      May 5, 2012 Saturday of the Fourth Week of Easter   Reading 1 Acts 13:44-52 On the following sabbathalmost the whole citygathered to hear the word of the Lord.When the Jews saw the crowds, they were filled with jealousyand with violent abuse contradicted what Paul said.Both Paul and Barnabas spoke out boldly and said,"It was necessary that the word of God be spoken to you first,but since you reject itand condemn yourselves as unworthy of eternal life,we now turn to the Gentiles.For so the Lord has commanded us,I have made you a light to the Gentiles,that you may be...
  • Outrage!! Catholic Georgetown Chooses Sebelius For Commencement (Petition against this linked)

    05/04/2012 7:45:32 PM PDT · by Salvation · 72 replies
    NCRegister.com ^ | May 04, 2012 7:06 PM | Pat Archbold
    Outrage!! Catholic Georgetown Chooses Sebelius For Commencement   by Pat Archbold Friday, May 04, 2012 7:06 PM  I can't believe it. I can, but I can't.One of the leading ostensibly Catholic Universities, Georgetown, has invited the author of the virulently anti-Catholic HHS mandate, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, to be one of its commencement speakers.There is no way to interpret this other than a direct slap and challenge to the USCCB.  Georgetown needs to lose its Catholic certification immediately.  The Cardinal Newman Society reports: In what can only be interpreted as a direct challenge to America’s Catholic bishops, Georgetown University has...
  • Essays for Lent/Easter: Knowledge is Not Enough!

    05/04/2012 6:23:03 PM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies
    StayCatholic.com ^ | 2001 | Sebastian R. Fama
     Knowledge is Not Enough!by Sebastian R. FamaOn September 20, 2000, Pope John Paul II speaking to 40,000 people gathered for his general audience said, "Through the Holy Spirit, Christians are brought into a personal relationship with God." Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, speaking to a group of religion teachers and catechists at the Vatican was more explicit. He said, "Catechesis is not so much a matter of transmitting knowledge as it is a question of leading people to a relationship with Jesus."Knowledge, as valuable as it is, is not enough. Christianity is much more than a collection of facts. The loving God...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: KEYS, 05-04-12

    05/04/2012 8:21:09 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 05-04-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random): .subadimg { text-align:center; } .subadimg a img { border:none; }   KEYS The emblem of Christ's conferral of spiritual power on St. Peter: "I will give unto you, the keys of the kingdom of heaven" (Matthew 16, 19). This distinctive power in the Church given to Peter is expressed by the two crossed keys, the first emblem to have been assigned to any saint, at the same time as the sword came to represent St. Paul. See Also: POWER OF THE KEYS All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-04-12

    05/03/2012 7:30:18 PM PDT · by Salvation · 40 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-04-12 | Revised New American Bible
    May 4, 2012   Friday of the Fourth Week of Easter   Reading 1 Acts 13:26-33 When Paul came to Antioch in Pisidia, he said in the synagogue:"My brothers, children of the family of Abraham,and those others among you who are God-fearing,to us this word of salvation has been sent.The inhabitants of Jerusalem and their leaders failed to recognize him,and by condemning him they fulfilled the oracles of the prophetsthat are read sabbath after sabbath.For even though they found no grounds for a death sentence,they asked Pilate to have him put to death,and when they had accomplished all that was...
  • Essays for Lent/Easter: Our Debt to the Catholic Church

    05/03/2012 6:19:04 PM PDT · by Salvation · 19 replies
    StayCatholic.com ^ | 2007 | Sebastian R. Fama
     Our Debt to the Catholic Churchby Sebastian R. Fama Attacks on the Catholic Church have never been in short supply. The Church’s critics have been maligning her and predicting her demise for centuries. While those same critics fade off into history one by one, the Church continues on in her mission, sometimes shaken but never defeated. Whenever scandals arise in the Church gleeful detractors try to portray the aberration as the norm. Starting with Judas, the Church has always had within its walls those who would betray Christ. However, to focus on such individuals while ignoring those who take their...
  • ‘The Perfect Family’ Mocks Devout Catholics as Unthinking Bigots

    05/03/2012 3:18:38 PM PDT · by NYer · 45 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | May 2, 2012 | Paul Wilson
    Mockery of religion in general and Catholicism in particular is commonplace in Hollywood– from Showtime’s “The Borgias” to the recent “Three Stooges” movie which features Kate Upton wearing a “nun-kini.” The latest installment of Catholic-bashing, “The Perfect Family,” is slated to come out May 4 – and predictably stereotypes Catholics who believe and practice what their Church teaches as unfeeling busybodies. The About section for the “The Perfect Family” declares: “Suburban supermom Eileen Cleary (Academy Award® nominee Kathleen Turner) is the ultimate Catholic.” And indeed, the trailer for the movie perfectly reflects Hollywood’s twisted conception of Catholicism. One quote from...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: EUCHARISTICUM MYSTERIUM, 05-03-12

    05/03/2012 8:34:27 AM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 05-03-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):EUCHARISTICUM MYSTERIUM Instruction of the Sacred Congregation of Rites on the worship of the Holy Eucharist. The document is in two parts, one dealing with principles and the other with practices. The main principle enunciated is that the Eucharist is Jesus Christ, and therefore to be honored as the heart of Catholic piety. The main practices urged on all the faithful are: 1. maintaining the spirit of oneness in the celebration of Mass; 2. restoring the centrality of Sunday, centered around the Eucharist; 3. fostering Holy Communion among the faithful; 4. reserving the Blessed Sacrament; 5....
  • French Revolution martyr beatified [Catholic Caucus]

    05/03/2012 5:07:39 AM PDT · by sayuncledave · 6 replies
    Catholic Culture.org ^ | May 2, 2012 | Catholic World News
    French Revolution martyr beatified Father Pierre-Adrien Toulorge (1757-93), a Norbertine priest martyred during the French Revolution, was beatified on April 29 at the cathedral in Coutances, France. Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, presided at the beatification, which was attended by 1,500 faithful and hundreds of priests and religious. When Father Toulorge was sentenced to death, a nun who was arrested with him wept, prompting this rebuke from the priest: Madame, the tears you are shedding are unworthy of you and me. What would worldly people say if they knew that having renounced the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-03-12, Feast, St. Philip and St. James, Apostles

    05/02/2012 8:25:13 PM PDT · by Salvation · 41 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-03-12 | Revised New American Bible
    May 3, 2012   Feast of Saint Philip and Saint James, Apostles   Reading 1 1 Cor 15:1-8 I am reminding you, brothers and sisters,of the Gospel I preached to you,which you indeed received and in which you also stand.Through it you are also being saved,if you hold fast to the word I preached to you,unless you believed in vain.For I handed on to you as of first importance what I also received:that Christ died for our sinsin accordance with the Scriptures;that he was buried;that he was raised on the third dayin accordance with the Scriptures;that he appeared to Cephas,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Movie ‘Freedom is Our Lives’

    05/02/2012 8:13:15 PM PDT · by topher · 10 replies
    Knights of Columbus "Columbia Magazine" ^ | 4/26/2012 | by David Naglieri
    For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada unveils a time when Mexican Christians, in the pursuit of religious freedom, had to choose between their faith and their lives. A new major motion picture, For Greater Glory, tells the epic, untold story of the Cristero War and a nation’s quest for religious liberty Gen. Enrique Gorostieta Velarde (Andy Garcia) leads the Cristeros into battle in the new film For Greater Glory, which opens June 1 and tells the true story of the Cristero War in Mexico in the 1920s. Actor Andy Garcia sits astride a black horse amid acres of...
  • Essays for Lent/Easter: Divination

    05/02/2012 8:06:56 PM PDT · by Salvation · 6 replies
    StayCatholic.com ^ | 2006 | Sebastian R. Fama
     Divinationby Sebastian R. Fama Ouija Boards, psychic hotlines, Tarot Cards and ESP are some of the more common forms of Divination. Many think of occult practices as being harmless entertainment while others see them as a source of comfort. Few seem to realize that such acts can produce serious consequences. But some will ask, "How can that be? What’s wrong with letting people know that a deceased relative or friend is happy and in a better place? Isn’t the ability to see the future a gift from God? And what about ESP? Surely that’s a gift from God."Actually none of...
  • Video: Dan Savage says the Pope is gay, homosexuals beaten ‘because of religion’ (GRAPHIC)

    05/02/2012 6:51:35 PM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    Life News ^ | 5/2/2012 | Ben Johnson
    <p>ELMHURST, ILLINOIS, May 2, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – On the heels of saying the Bible is full of “bulls**t” and berating teenagers who walked out of a talk at a journalism conference for high school students, new video has surfaced of homosexual activist Dan Savage saying Pope Benedict XVI is homosexual and that LGBT children are beaten “because of religion.”</p>
  • Catholic Word of the Day: PSYCHOPHYSICAL PARALLELISM, 05-02-12

    05/02/2012 12:25:05 PM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 05-02-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):PSYCHOPHYSICAL PARALLELISM One of many theories that hold that the mental and bodily operations in human beings merely occur simultaneously but are not really unified as acts of one human being. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • St. Athanasius: On the Incarnation, with an Introduction by C. S. Lewis

    05/02/2012 11:03:12 AM PDT · by Salvation · 25 replies
    ChristianBook.com ^ | Probably written before 313 A.D | St. Athanasius
    St. Athanasius: On the IncarnationWith an Introduction by C. S. Lewis St. Athanasius_____________ Author: Athanasius of Alexandria(Probably written before 313 A.D.) St. Athanasius Contra Mundum (Against the World)"This is a good translation of a very great book...St. Athanasius stood contra mundum for the Trinitarian doctrine, "whole and undefiled," when it looked as if all the civilized world was slipping back from Christianity into the religion of Arius---one of those "sensible," synthetic religions which are so strongly recommended today and which then, as now, included among their devotees many highly cultivated clergymen. "I soon discovered I was reading a masterpiece..."  -C. S....
  • Occupy SF protesters arrested in vacant building

    05/02/2012 9:59:14 AM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    Yahoo news ^ | 5/2/2012 | AP
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco police have arrested nearly 80 Occupy protesters who had taken over an empty building and apparently planned to stay there long-term. The San Francisco Chronicle (http://bit.ly/Hc1ZqA) reports that officers in riot gear stormed the two-story building around 1:15 p.m. Monday after breaking through a barricade the activists had built. Police say no one was injured during the arrests. The building is owned by the Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco and had recently been used as a music education facility. The protesters entered the structure Sunday after holding a rally and march nearby.
  • Vatican to the UN: all parents have the right to homeschool

    05/01/2012 7:39:23 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    Life News ^ | 5/1/2012 | Ben Johnson
    TURTLE BAY, NEW YORK, May 1, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a significant victory for parental rights worldwide, a Vatican representative said all parents have the right to homeschool their children. “The State should respect the choices that parents make for their children and avoid attempts at ideological indoctrination,” the permanent observer mission of the Holy See to the United Nations wrote in a statement released last Tuesday. Parents “have the right and duty to choose schools inclusive of homeschooling, and they must possess the freedom to do so, which in turn, must be respected and facilitated by the State.” “That’s...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-02-12, Mem, St. Athanasius, Bishop/Doctor of the Church

    05/01/2012 7:33:05 PM PDT · by Salvation · 41 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-02-12 | Revised New American Bible
    May 2, 2012   Memorial of Saint Athanasius, Bishop and Doctor of the Church   Reading 1 Acts 12:24?13:5a The word of God continued to spread and grow. After Barnabas and Saul completed their relief mission,they returned to Jerusalem,taking with them John, who is called Mark. Now there were in the Church at Antioch prophets and teachers:Barnabas, Symeon who was called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene,Manaen who was a close friend of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said,"Set apart for me Barnabas and Saulfor the work to which I have called...
  • Essays for Lent/Easter: Freemasons

    05/01/2012 6:34:50 PM PDT · by Salvation · 30 replies
    StayCatholic.com ^ | 2001 | Sebastian R. Fama
     Freemasonsby Sebastian R. FamaThe Catholic Church and Freemasonry have been at odds for centuries. Eight popes have condemned it, as well as have the majority of Christian denominations. Christianity and Freemasonry hold contrary beliefs. Catholics are forbidden to join the Lodge in the strongest of terms. The Church's position is expressed in its "Declaration on Masonic Associations." It states in part: "Therefore the Church's negative judgment in regard to Masonic associations remains unchanged, since their principles have always been considered irreconcilable with the doctrine of the Church, and therefore membership in them remains forbidden. The faithful who enroll in Masonic...
  • Georgetown University will not offer student contraception coverage

    05/01/2012 4:02:38 PM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    cna ^ | May 1, 2012
    Georgetown University Healy Hall. Credit: Aurelien Guichard (CC BY-SA 2.0). Washington D.C., May 1, 2012 / 02:07 am (CNA).- The president of Georgetown University cited the importance of Catholic identity in his announcement that student health care plans will not be adjusted to include coverage of birth control. However, he also indicated that the D.C.-based Jesuit university will continue its practice of offering such coverage to employees.  In an April 26 email to the university community, President John J. DeGioia said that after “thoughtful and careful consideration,” the administration has decided to “continue our current practice for contraceptive coverage...
  • Paul Ryan and the Angry Catholic Left (liberal Catholic establishment reacts with outrage)

    05/01/2012 3:07:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    First Things ^ | 05/01/2012 | R.R. Reno
    When Representative Paul Ryan said that his recently released budget proposal was developed in accord with his understanding of Catholic social doctrine, the liberal Catholic establishment reacted with outrage. Ryan was scheduled to talk at Georgetown, and the ever-reliable Fr. Thomas J. Reese, S.J., and others have organized a letter of protest. “Our problem with Representative Ryan,” Reese told reporters, “is that he claims his budget is based on Catholic social teaching. This is nonsense.” I’m afraid that “nonsense” applies more to the letter Reese helped write than the budget Ryan proposed. It accuses Ryan of “continuing misuse of Catholic...
  • Lavender Graduation Trend Continues at Catholic Colleges

    05/01/2012 6:41:25 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 23 replies
    The Cardinal Newman Society ^ | 4/30/12 | Matthew Archbold
    “Lavender graduation” events for homosexual students are sadly becoming common on Catholic campuses across the country. Georgetown University president John DeGioia is scheduled to deliver remarks at this evening’s “Lavender Graduation” ceremony. The Jesuit university’s website describes the event as “a special ceremony for LGBTQ and Ally undergraduate and graduate students to acknowledge their achievements, contributions, and unique experiences at Georgetown University.” (For readers unfamiliar with today’s campus jargon, “LGBTQ” means “lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer,” and “ally” means any “heterosexual” person who is accepting of those who claim such other sexual “identities.” An “ally” is also commonly expected...
  • Paul Ryan's Cross to Bear: The House Budget Chairman Challenges The Religious Left

    04/30/2012 10:12:21 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 2 replies
    Wall St. J ^ | April 30, 2012 | WILLIAM MCGURN
    April 30, 2012 McGurn: Paul Ryan's Cross to Bear The House Budget Chairman Challenges The Religious Left WILLIAM MCGURN Paul Ryan shocked the gentle souls at Georgetown University when he traveled up to their campus last Thursday and said: "We believe that Social Security legislation, now billed as a great victory for the poor and for the worker, is a great defeat for Christianity. It is an acceptance of the idea of force and compulsion." The Wisconsin Republican went on to lament that "we in our generation have more and more come to consider the state as bountiful Uncle Sam,"...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-01-12, Opt. Mem. St. Joseph, the Worker

    04/30/2012 5:53:20 PM PDT · by Salvation · 41 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-01-12 | Revised New American Bible
    May 1, 2012   Tuesday of the Fourth Week of Easter   Reading 1 Acts 11:19-26 Those who had been scattered by the persecutionthat arose because of Stephenwent as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus, and Antioch,preaching the word to no one but Jews.There were some Cypriots and Cyrenians among them, however,who came to Antioch and began to speak to the Greeks as well,proclaiming the Lord Jesus.The hand of the Lord was with themand a great number who believed turned to the Lord.The news about them reached the ears of the Church in Jerusalem,and they sent Barnabas to go to Antioch.When he...
  • Essays for Lent/Easter: Mormons

    04/30/2012 5:24:20 PM PDT · by Salvation · 26 replies
    StayCatholic.com ^ | 2006 | Sebastian R. Fama
     Mormonsby Sebastian R. FamaMormonism was started by Joseph Smith (1805-1844) who claimed to have had a vision from God when he was a young man. He claims he asked God which church was the true church. Supposedly God told him that they were all corrupt and that he was being chosen to restore the Christian church. A few years later he claims to have discovered some golden plates written in what he called reformed Egyptian. God enabled him to translate them and shortly thereafter, in 1830, he organized the Mormon Church. Once the plates were translated an angel took them...
  • Is Conscience Partisan? A Look at the Clinton, Moynihan, and Kennedy Records

    04/30/2012 5:00:01 PM PDT · by rhema · 3 replies
    The Public Discourse ^ | April 30, 2012 | Richard M. Doerflinger
    On March 1, the U.S. Senate voted 51 to 48 to table the “Respect for Rights of Conscience Act,” introduced by Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) and Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) to protect conscience rights in the face of the new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). This conscience proposal would forbid the use of new mandated benefits lists under PPACA to force those who offer, sponsor, or purchase health plans to cover specific items or services that violate their “religious beliefs or moral convictions.” The immediate threat is the Obama administration’s mandate for almost all health plans to include...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: ONAN, 04-30-12

    04/30/2012 9:36:49 AM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 04-30-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):ONAN Son of Judah and Shua. When Onan's brother, Er, died, Judah ordered Onan to marry the widow, Tamar, and produce a son who would be Er's child, according to the levirate law (Deuteronomy 25:5-6). Onan married her but frustrated the law by withdrawal during intercourse. In punishment, Yahweh caused Onan's death (Genesis 38:8-10). In modern usage, onanism is variously used to mean contraception or masturbation. (Etym. Hebrew Onan.) All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Fluke At Georgetown

    04/30/2012 9:23:42 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 9 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 30, 2012 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown Law student who challenged the Catholic university’s right to refuse to provide contraceptives in its insurance coverage, is still attempting to get the Jesuit school to change its policy. Invited by a student group, with the aid of a faculty member, Fluke recently made her case to Georgetown undergrads. All of the above may be complicit in misinforming Georgetown’s student body. Although the event was closed to the press, an intern from the Young America’s Foundation, who attends Georgetown, provided an account to the Cybercast News Service (CNS). “The majority of Fluke’s talk centered around her...
  • Rorate Caeli: Rome-SSPX: "We cannot be 88ers" [Catholic Caucus]

    04/30/2012 8:36:51 AM PDT · by sayuncledave · 1 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | April 30, 2012 | Father Michel Simoulin
    Rome-SSPX: "We cannot be 88ers" From the May 2012 issue of Seignadou, the newsletter of the chaplaincy of the Society of Saint Pius X (SSPX) for the schools of the Traditional Dominican Sisters of Fanjeaux (France) - chaplain, Father Michel Simoulin, SSPX: Following our Jubilee [pilgrimage] in the year 2000, Rome took the initiative of establishing new relations. Today, the same Cardinal, having become Pope, has told us that the Tridentine Mass has never been abrogated (July 7, 2007: "It is, therefore, permissible to celebrate the Sacrifice of the Mass following the typical edition of the Roman Missal promulgated by...
  • Barack Obama: Tearing Catholics to Pieces

    04/29/2012 9:24:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 29, 2012 | Keith Riler
    What is a liberal Catholic—and especially a minority liberal Catholic—to do? Personal corporeal subdivision is just not an option, and even if it were, which parts would be minority, which liberal, and which Catholic? Alas, the challenges to the integrated human posed by the president's dehumanizing and divisive class/race/gender/religious warfare! … Catholics are united over very big things, things that should bind through adversity. Catholics believe in one God, the Creator. We believe in Jesus Christ, born of the Virgin Mary, true god and true man. We believe that Jesus suffered, died, was buried, rose, and ascended, and that in...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-30-12, Optional Memorial, St. Pius V, Pope

    04/29/2012 8:18:54 PM PDT · by Salvation · 41 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-30-12 | Revised New American Bible
    April 30, 2012   Monday of the Fourth Week of Easter   Reading 1 Acts 11:1-18 The Apostles and the brothers who were in Judeaheard that the Gentiles too had accepted the word of God. So when Peter went up to Jerusalemthe circumcised believers confronted him, saying,'You entered the house of uncircumcised people and ate with them." Peter began and explained it to them step by step, saying,"I was at prayer in the city of Joppawhen in a trance I had a vision,something resembling a large sheet coming down,lowered from the sky by its four corners, and it came to...
  • Papal Infallibility: A Symbolic, Yet Problematic, Term

    04/29/2012 3:06:06 PM PDT · by NYer · 307 replies
    Homiletic & Pastoral Review ^ | March 30, 2012 | REV. JOHN T. FORD CSC
    Although papal infallibility is commonly found in popular conversation, how well the term is understood is another matter.“Christ giving Peter the keys of the kingdom” by Pietro PeruginoAs Danny Garland, Jr., pointed out in his recent article on “The Development of the Dogma of Papal Infallibility,” the term “papal infallibility” has a centuries-old history that stretches from Peter John Olivi, in the thirteenth century, through John Henry Newman, in the nineteenth century, and down to the present. 1In addition to being a well-known term with a lengthy history, “papal infallibility” is also highly symbolic: for Roman Catholics, it has often...
  • Central Americans determined to trek north to U.S. [with liberal church help]

    04/29/2012 5:38:48 PM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Apr 29 | Guy Taylor
    TULTITLAN, Mexico — About 200 impoverished and undocumented migrants recently packed into a small building in this ramshackle town 20 miles north of Mexico City. Nearly all were from Honduras and headed for the U.S. border. Almost none spoke a word in the shelter’s dark main room, where the only thing thicker than the smell of unwashed clothes was a sense of fear. “Yeah, I’m scared,” said Victor Caseres, 26, who had traveled 750 miles by hopping freight trains to arrive at the shelter, one of more than a dozen run by the Catholic Church in Mexico to provide refuge...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 04-29-12, Fourth Sunday of Easter

    04/28/2012 6:12:18 PM PDT · by Salvation · 49 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-29-12 | Revised New American Bible
    April 29, 2012 Fourth Sunday of Easter   Reading 1 Acts 4:8-12 Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said:"Leaders of the people and elders:If we are being examined todayabout a good deed done to a cripple,namely, by what means he was saved,then all of you and all the people of Israel should knowthat it was in the name of Jesus Christ the Nazoreanwhom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead;in his name this man stands before you healed.He is the stone rejected by you, the builders,which has become the cornerstone.There is no salvation through anyone else,nor is there any...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: CELESTINES, 04-28-12

    04/28/2012 11:59:29 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 04-28-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):CELESTINES A branch of the Benedictines founded by Pope St. Celestine in 1250. It survived until 1785, when its last surviving house of Calavino near Trent was closed. First established on Monte Morrone, its spirit was one of great asceticism, favoring the solitary monastic life. At one time, it numbered one hundred fifty monasteries and exerted great influence even over the mother Benedictine community at Monte Cassino. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Paul Ryan’s Whittington Lecture

    04/27/2012 10:56:46 PM PDT · by No One Special · 2 replies
    The Corner ^ | April 26, 2012 | Paul Tyan
    Paul Ryan’s Whittington Lecture April 26, 2012 America’s Enduring Promise Representative Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, Chairman of the House Budget Committee The 2012 Whittington Lecture, Georgetown University April 26, 2012 Remarks as Prepared for Delivery Thank you so much for hosting this event. The challenges our country faces right now are complex and can be daunting, and the need for well-informed public discourse has rarely been greater. That’s why this lecture series is such a moving tribute to the memory of Leslie Whittington. This policy dialogue elevates our debates, and I am truly honored that you’ve asked me to participate...
  • People of faith as ‘animals in a cage’

    04/27/2012 8:54:01 PM PDT · by MDJohnPaul · 23 replies
    The Narthex ^ | April 26, 2012 | George P. Matysek Jr.
    If you plan to be the keynote speaker before a group of award-winning journalists, be ready for some challenging and unexpected questions. That’s what Chris Cillizza discovered April 20 after giving a talk at the 2012 awards conference for the Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association, held at the Four Point Sheraton BWI Hotel in Baltimore. When the well-known Washington Post political blogger opened the floor to questions, one journalist asked how Cillizza’s personal faith influenced his reporting. Cillizza, a Georgetown graduate, responded initially by speaking more broadly about how today's journalists cover those who take their faith seriously – noting that he...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-28-12, Opt. Mem. St. Peter Chanel, St. Louis de Montfort

    04/27/2012 8:09:56 PM PDT · by Salvation · 51 replies
    USCCB.org/RAB ^ | 04-28-12 | Revised New American Bible
    April 28, 2012 Saturday of the Third Week of Easter   Reading 1 Acts 9:31-42 The Church throughout all Judea, Galilee, and Samariawas at peace.She was being built up and walked in the fear of the Lord,and with the consolation of the Holy Spirit she grew in numbers. As Peter was passing through every region,he went down to the holy ones living in Lydda.There he found a man named Aeneas,who had been confined to bed for eight years, for he was paralyzed.Peter said to him,"Aeneas, Jesus Christ heals you. Get up and make your bed."He got up at once.And all...
  • Essays for Lent/Easter: Seventh Day Adventists

    04/27/2012 7:54:51 PM PDT · by Salvation · 55 replies
    StayCatholic.com ^ | 2005 | Sebastian R. Fama
     Seventh Day Adventistsby Sebastian R. FamaThe main difference between Seventh Day Adventists and other Protestants is their adherence to Sabbath worship. They reason that since Exodus 20:19 establishes Saturday as the Jewish Sabbath, Christians ought to worship on Saturday. They rightfully claim that the Catholic Church changed the day of worship from the Sabbath (Saturday) to the Lord’s Day (Sunday). However, they wrongfully claim that such an act was illicit. Scripture speaks of an Old Covenant and a New Covenant. The Old Covenant was in effect until the coming of the Messiah [Jesus]. Once Jesus came He established a New...
  • Parents: Don’t Delay Baptism for your Infants!

    04/27/2012 6:36:28 PM PDT · by Salvation · 156 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | April 22, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Parents: DonÂ’t Delay Baptism for your Infants!By: Msgr. Charles Pope There is a trend that has set up for years now, and that is that Catholics are waiting many months to get their children baptized. I suspect that what we have here is a combination of a much lower infant mortality rate and, also, a less fervent practice of the faith by many. Further, there seems little sense among the faithful today that an unbaptized infant would be excluded from heaven.As regards the last point, I think it is pastorally sound to trust in GodÂ’s mercy for infants who...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: CONFLICT OF RIGHTS AND DUTIES, 04-27-12

    04/27/2012 8:35:38 AM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 04-27-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):CONFLICT OF RIGHTS AND DUTIES The clash between one person's rights and another person's duties. Such conflict is only apparent, since all rights and duties are derived from law, and all just law is derived from the natural law based on the eternal law of God. And God cannot both command and forbid the same thing. The stringer right or duty prevails; the weaker simply ceases to be a right or duty at all. In practice, however, it can be extremely difficult to determine which is the stronger right or duty. Certain general norms are commonly...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-27-12

    04/26/2012 9:28:53 PM PDT · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-27-12 | Revised New American Bible
    April 27, 2012 Friday of the Third Week of Easter   Reading 1 Acts 9:1-20 Saul, still breathing murderous threats against the disciples of the Lord,went to the high priest and asked himfor letters to the synagogues in Damascus, that,if he should find any men or women who belonged to the Way,he might bring them back to Jerusalem in chains. On his journey, as he was nearing Damascus,a light from the sky suddenly flashed around him. He fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him,"Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?"He said, "Who are you, sir?" The...
  • Essays for Lent/Easter: Jehovah's Witnesses

    04/26/2012 9:19:07 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies
    StayCatholic.com ^ | 04-26-12 | Sebastian R. Fama
     Jehovah's Witnessesby Sebastian R. FamaJehovah's Witnesses claim to be "God's Visible Organization." They also claim to be "His prophet." They say that Jesus inspected their organization in 1919 and found a "faithful and discreet slave class, dispensing fine spiritual food to true believers" (Yearbook 1975, page 88). So what type of spiritual food have they been dispensing? In "The Finished Mystery" published in 1917, they claimed that in 1918 God would destroy the churches and church members by the millions, and Christendom would go down into oblivion that year. They also predicted that there would be worldwide anarchy in the...
  • Pope: U.S. Catholics Must Lead Church Revival

    04/26/2012 11:35:25 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    St. Louis Review ^ | 4/25/12 | Tim Puet
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (CNS) -- Pope Benedict XVI wants the Catholic Church in America to be in the forefront of reviving Catholicism worldwide, the apostolic nuncio to the United States said in Columbus. "The Church in the United States should lead the entire Church in the world" in a revitalization effort, Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano said. "This is a great task, but you have the determination and the grace to do it. This I know is the vision of the Holy Father regarding the Church in the United States." The archbishop was speaking to an audience of seminarians and benefactors of...
  • Teacher Claims Catholic School Fired Her Over IVF

    04/26/2012 8:35:52 AM PDT · by Abathar · 99 replies
    theindychannel.com/ap ^ | April 26, 2012 | uncredited
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. -- A Fort Wayne teacher who claims she was fired from a Roman Catholic school for using in vitro fertilization to try to get pregnant is suing in a case that could set up a legal showdown over reproductive and religious rights. Emily Herx's lawsuit accuses the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend and St. Vincent de Paul School in Fort Wayne of discrimination for her firing last June. Herx, 31, of Hoagland, Ind., said that the church pastor told her she was a "grave, immoral sinner" and that a scandal would erupt if anyone learned she had...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: CANONICALS, 04-26-12

    04/26/2012 8:06:01 AM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    Catholic Reference.net ^ | 04-26-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):CANONICALS Ecclesiastical garments worn by officiating clergy. They are vestments ordered by church law. (Etym. Latin canonicus, according to a precept; belonging to the summary or record.) All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-26-12

    04/25/2012 10:00:49 PM PDT · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-26-12 | Revised New American Bible
    April 26, 2012   Thursday of the Third Week of Easter   Reading 1 Acts 8:26-40 The angel of the Lord spoke to Philip,"Get up and head south on the roadthat goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza, the desert route." So he got up and set out. Now there was an Ethiopian eunuch,a court official of the Candace,that is, the queen of the Ethiopians,in charge of her entire treasury,who had come to Jerusalem to worship, and was returning home.Seated in his chariot, he was reading the prophet Isaiah.The Spirit said to Philip,"Go and join up with that chariot." Philip ran...
  • Mooch On Husband Forcing Catholic Church To Violate Its Religious Beliefs: “We Made History”…

    04/25/2012 6:15:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 4/25/12 | zip
    And not in a good way. First Lady Hails Free-Contraception Mandate: ‘We Made History’ — CNS News First Lady Michelle Obama boasted at a campaign event in Omaha, Neb. on Tuesday that “we made history” when the president’s health care proposal was enacted and the administration issued a regulation mandating that insurance companies provide women with free contraceptives. “Two years ago, we made history together by finally passing health reform,” said Mrs. Obama. “And because we passed this law, insurance companies will now have to cover basic preventive care — things like prenatal care, mammograms, contraception — at no extra...