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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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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, ( – 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ( 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, ( – 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 ^ | 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...