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  • A Jesuit Meets Jesus (by leaving the Catholic Church)

    06/02/2007 1:15:18 PM PDT · by xzins · 211 replies · 2,415+ views
    Pro Gospel ^ | Ron Nemec
    A Jesuit Meets Jesus "I baptize you, Alfred Ronald Nemec, in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen." With those fateful words, at the tender age of ten days, I was enrolled on the official roster of the Roman Catholic Church. And, according to Catholic doctrine, I was indelibly marked as a child of God. As the son of a devout Catholic mother and a Catholic-convert father, my early training and schooling was centered around the church and Catholic schools. Even with a move from New Jersey to Florida my parents scrimped...
  • Colombian Jesuit says Madonna’s concert “crucifixion” is example of evangelization

    05/29/2007 9:37:00 AM PDT · by NYer · 26 replies · 701+ views
    Catholic News Agency ^ | May 24, 2007
    The Colombian daily, “El Tiempo,” published a column by a priest who said he has seen Madonna’s DVD of her latest concert tour and defends her “crucifixion” and nudity and calls the show a model of evangelization. In a column entitled, “Madonna: A Suggestive Presentation of Jesus,” Father Carlos Novoa, SJ, ex-dean of the Department of Theology at the Javeriana University, said he was impressed by the “deep spirituality” of some of Madonna’s choreography and claimed her parody of the crucifixion “is not a mockery of the cross, but rather the complete opposite: An exaltation of the mystery of the...
  • Nancy Pelosi to Speak at Jesuit University Commencement

    05/19/2007 6:05:12 AM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies · 573+ views
    The Cardinal Newman Society (CNS) has urged the University of San Francisco (USF)—a Jesuit, Catholic university—to cancel its invitation to pro-abortion Rep. Nancy Pelosi to deliver the university’s commencement address this Saturday. CNS also is opposing a posthumous honorary degree to pro-abortion politician Leo T. McCarthy. “Even as we celebrate the fact that a growing number of Catholic colleges are choosing exemplary commencement speakers and honorees, we learn that the University of San Francisco has chosen a much different direction,” wrote CNS President Patrick J. Reilly in a letter faxed to USF President Rev. Stephen Privett, S.J., today. “You are...
  • “La Civiltŕ Cattolica” Breaks the Silence – On Romano Amerio

    04/23/2007 8:09:19 AM PDT · by Frank Sheed · 31 replies · 588+ views
    Chiesa On-Line ^ | April 23, 2007 | Sandro Magister
    ROMA, April 23, 2007 – In “La Civiltŕ Cattolica,” the magazine of the Rome Jesuits printed with the prior scrutiny and authorization of the Vatican secretaiat of state, a review has been published that signals the end of a taboo. The taboo is the one that has obliterated from public discussion, for decades, the thought of the most authoritative and erudite representative of criticism of the twentieth century Church in the name of the great Tradition: the Swiss philologist and philosopher Romano Amerio (in the photo), who died in Lugano in 1997, at the age of 92. Amerio, although he...
  • Did SLU sell its Jesuit soul for a sports arena?

    04/24/2007 9:36:06 AM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies · 244+ views
    STL Today ^ | April 21, 2007 | Tim Townsend
    St. Louis University, a Jesuit school proud of its Catholic heritage, celebrated a legal victory last week that affirmed it is not controlled by the Catholic church or by its Catholic beliefs.The Missouri Supreme Court agreed with the school in handing down a decision that the city of St. Louis did not violate state and federal constitutions by granting the university $8 million in tax increment financing for its new arena.Opponents of the $80 million arena sued the school in 2004, halting construction. The Missouri Constitution prohibits public funding to support any "… college, university, or other institution of learning...
  • Infamous Dred Scott slavery case decision took place 150 years ago this week

    03/08/2007 9:07:26 AM PST · by lunarbicep · 892 replies · 6,522+ views ^ | Thursday, March 8, 2007 | BRYAN F. Le BEAU
    The framers of the United States Constitution believed that people of African descent “had no rights which the white man was bound to respect,” and that “the negro might justly and lawfully be reduced to slavery for his benefit…. [to be] bought and sold and treated as an ordinary article of merchandise and traffic, whenever profit could be made by it.” With reference to the words “all men are created equal” in the Declaration of Independence: “It is too clear for dispute that the enslaved African race was not intended to be included, and formed no part of the people...
  • Vatican watchdog eyes Spanish Jesuit

    03/12/2007 1:55:06 PM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies · 275+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | March 12, 2007
    The Vatican office that safeguards doctrinal correctness is examining a Spanish Jesuit who is a prominent champion of liberation theology, a Vatican official said Monday.Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi declined to give any details about the probe by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith into the work of the Rev. Jon Sobrino, a renowned theologian.He said the congregation would report its conclusions soon, and this would lay out the case.Spanish daily El Mundo reported last week that Sobrino would be banned from teaching in Catholic institutions and would not be allowed to publish. The newspaper said the...
  • Pioneering Rev. Robert Drinan dies at 86

    01/28/2007 6:46:44 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 51 replies · 1,297+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/28/07 | Lolita Baldor - ap
    WASHINGTON - The Rev. Robert Drinan, a Jesuit who — over the objections of his superiors — was the only Roman Catholic priest elected as a voting member of Congress, died Sunday. Drinan, 86, had suffered from pneumonia and congestive heart failure during the previous 10 days, according to a statement by Georgetown University which said he died at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington. "His death was peaceful, and he was surrounded by his family," said the Rev. John Langan, rector of the Georgetown University Jesuit Community where Drinan lived. An internationally known human-rights advocate, Drinan was elected on an...
  • Missa Gaia? (Archdiocese of LA)

    10/27/2006 10:28:54 AM PDT · by NYer · 40 replies · 639+ views
    Curt Jester ^ | October 27, 2006
    L.A. Catholic's latest post on a The Tidings article reports on the "Missa Gaia"The print edition of the October 27 issue of The Tidings (the online edition is not posted on that paper's site, but you can click on this post's title tomorrow and presumably it will be) carries an article, "LMU Forum draws prominent environmentalists."The article is about this year's Bellarmine Forum, Oct. 29-Nov. 3, at Loyola Marymount U. in L.A. The theme is, "Earth to You: Do Something Now." The invitees include Bobby Kennedy Jr., Jean-Michel Cousteau and Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard.St. Robert Bellarmine (1542-1621), for whom the...
  • Sexual-abuse scandal leads to Catholic university official’s resignation

    10/18/2006 7:49:29 AM PDT · by NYer · 30 replies · 510+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | October 17, 2006
    SEATTLE, Wash. (CNS) – Jesuit Father Anton T. Harris resigned Oct. 12 as Seattle University's vice president for mission and ministry after local news media reported that he was accused of sexually harassing a 25-year-old Jesuit seminarian in the mid-1990s.Both Jesuit universities in Washington state – Seattle University in Seattle and Gonzaga University in Spokane – have recently been in the news because of claims of sexual abuse of minors that occurred in those institutions decades ago. Father Harris has not been accused of any misconduct with a minor, but he resigned after the Seattle Post-Intelligencer ran a front-page report...
  • the conscious active tense (Jesuit magazine editor talks with TIME about Tridentine Rite)

    10/13/2006 3:31:22 PM PDT · by NYer · 115 replies · 1,186+ views
    Off The Record ^ | October 13, 2006 | Diogenes
    "This would make it much more difficult for people to engage in full conscious and active participation, which was the goal of the Council," says Rev. James Martin, an editor at the Jesuit magazine America. He's talking to Time magazine, in a story about the rumored papal indult allowing broader use of the Tridentine rite. But it's not entirely clear what worried Fr. Martin. Even if we grant his major premise, for the sake of the argument, it's still not easy to see how my attendance at a Latin Mass would prevent your "conscious and active participation" at the...
  • Vatican Dumps Darwinist-Boosting Astronomer

    08/22/2006 9:00:30 AM PDT · by NYer · 100 replies · 1,686+ views
    LifeSite News ^ | August 21, 2006 | Hilary White
    ROME, August 21, 2006 ( – The Jesuit priest-astronomer who vocally opposed the Catholic understanding of God-directed creation, has been removed from his post as head of the Vatican observatory. Fr. George Coyne has been head of the Vatican observatory for 25 years is an expert in astrophysics with an interest in the interstellar medium, stars with extended atmospheres and Seyfert galaxies. He also appointed himself as an expert in evolutionary biology and theology last summer in an article for the UK’s liberal Catholic magazine, The Tablet. Fr. Coyne was writing against Christoph Cardinal Schonborn, a principal author of the...
  • Fr. Walter Ciszek, S.J. (Survivor of the Siberian gulag)

    08/11/2006 7:36:07 PM PDT · by Coleus · 3 replies · 2,203+ views
    CERC ^ | June 2006 | Fr. GEORGE W. RUTLER
    Walter Ciszek (1904-1984) Before there was an Armistice Day, Walter Ciszek was born on November 11, 1904, and lived through a crucified century. Death came gracefully in 1984 on the feast of the Immaculate Conception. In boyhood he was a bully in a gang on the gritty streets of Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, and Ciszek’s Polish immigrant father dragged him to the police station, hoping to put him into a reform school. Everyone thought he was joking when the eighth grader announced that he would enter the Polish minor seminary. The seminarian swam in an icy lake and rose before dawn...
  • Jesuit Monument to Peace on Grotto Mountain in Canada (brace yourselves alert!)

    07/07/2006 10:33:35 AM PDT · by NYer · 42 replies · 3,090+ views
    Diocesessm ^ | July 6, 2006
    The monument is sponsored by Les Jésuites de Sudbury.'' No service of faith without promotion of justice. No promotion of justice without dialogue with other traditions.'' (34th General Congregation 1995, Society of Jesus)''From the beginning to the end WORKING TOGETHER FOR PEACE'' ALPHA AND OMEGA Peace represented by a dove, a Christian Cross and the symbols in each of the letters A(lpha) and O(mega) represents the 12 current religions. You can visit the monument of peace on the right hand side of the alter where Mass is celebrated on the Grotto Mountain.
  • Not in My Name

    05/30/2006 7:16:33 AM PDT · by JSedreporter · 3 replies · 796+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 26, 2006 | Malcolm A. Kline
    At Boston College, David Hollenbach, S. J., remains a Big Man on Campus even after his unsuccessful effort to block the awarding of an honorary degree to the Secretary of State, but the family that endowed his chair is now saying what protesters put on placards during Condoleeza Rice’s speech: Not in my name. “Well, the commencement was today, and too bad the Flatley Professor [David Hollenbach, S.J.] did not also quit,” Dan Flatley wrote to us on Monday. “If he had any integrity he would, and you can quote me on that.” “Let the public know that the Flatley...
  • John Allen speaks on Benedict and Opus Dei

    05/22/2006 7:47:31 AM PDT · by The Ghost of JG · 13 replies · 448+ views
    Spero News ^ | Monday, May 22, 2006 | Spero News
    Pope Benedict XVI is one of the “most prepared” popes in the last two or three centuries, but he’s “not sexy,” says veteran author and journalist John Allen in an interview in a Spanish newspaper. “Culturally he (Benedict) is very prepared to be pope, perhaps the best so in the last two or three centuries. But from the journalistic point of view he’s not very ‘sexy’,” said Allen, according to the Spanish El Pais newspaper. “Without a doubt, John Paul II is the most ‘sexy’ of the modern popes. Whatever he said, it ended up on the front pages of...
  • St. Louis Jesuits: 'I don't think we're rebels at all' (liturgical music)

    05/06/2006 5:33:23 AM PDT · by NYer · 31 replies · 522+ views
    The Tidings ^ | May 5, 2006 | Mike Nelson
    "There are people," says Jesuit Father John Foley, with a hint of a smile, "who have complained that we wrecked the whole tradition of church music." "We" meaning the St. Louis Jesuits, whose collaborative composing efforts remain arguably the single greatest influence on contemporary liturgical music of the post-Vatican II era. Writing Scripture-based music (itself a revolution of sorts) in a style of music that was more in keeping with that of the secular world and thus more familiar to many ears (itself not just revolutionary but heretical, in the minds of some --- and nothing less than musical manna,...
  • What the Islamic Riots Reveal (Part 1) - Interview With Father Mitch Pacwa

    05/02/2006 6:40:12 PM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies · 320+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | May 2, 2006
    BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, MAY 2, 2006 ( The recent riots related to the publication of anti-Muslim cartoons in Western newspapers were widely viewed as a popular religious reaction to offensive depictions of the prophet Mohammed. But according to one expert on Islam, the riots were incited by governments to manipulate both the West and the Muslim world for political purposes. Jesuit Father Mitch Pacwa is a theologian, Middle East scholar and co-contributor to the "Islam and Christianity" DVD series. He spoke with ZENIT about how the cartoon riots are part of radical Islam's attempt to seize control of the Muslim world...
  • Vatican to begin review of Fr. Walter Ciszek, S.J. of Pennsylvania for sainthood

    03/12/2006 10:33:05 PM PST · by Coleus · 15 replies · 1,840+ views
    Standard~Speaker ^ | 03.12.06 | L.A. TARONE
    The Diocese of Allentown is asking the Vatican to canonize a Shenandoah priest who survived more than two decades of imprisonment in the Soviet Union. The diocese sent three crates of materials concerning the Rev. Walter Ciszek’s life to Rome two weeks ago. The crates included six cardboard boxes that contained things such as sworn testimony from 45 witnesses and thousands of typed pages of his writings and meditations. The documents reportedly took 16 years to compile. The Vatican is slated to review them beginning Tuesday. “They arrived last week,” Sister Albertine of the Father Walter Ciszek Prayer League in...
  • Gonzaga fans chant BROKE-BACK MOUNTAIN, at opposing players

    SPOKANE, Wash. -- Fans of No. 5 Gonzaga have been asked to stop yelling "Brokeback Mountain" at opposing players. The reference to the recent movie about homosexual cowboys was chanted by some fans during Monday's game against Saint Mary's, and is apparently intended to suggest an opposing player is gay. The chants were the subject of several classroom discussions over the past week, and the faculty advisers for the Kennel Club booster group urged students this week to avoid "inappropriate chants" during the Bulldogs' Saturday game against Stanford, which was nationally televised on ESPN. "We implore the students of the...