Monthly Archives: December 2013

International Conference to Explore the Catholic ‘Vocation’ of Business

BY ANTONIO ANUP GONSALVES/CNA/EWTN NEWS BANGKOK, Thailand — A conference for Catholic business leaders will meet in Thailand in March to discuss Catholic social teaching and the vocation of the business leader in the New Evangelization. “With the opening of … Continue reading

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What Francis can do on anti-Christian persecution

Originally found: by John L. Allen Jr.  |  Dec. 26, 2013 Pope Francis addressed anti-Christian persecution today, on the day after attacks on two Christian churches in Baghdad left at least 38 dead. He called for a moment of silence in … Continue reading

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From One Francis to Another

Originally here: Cardinal Francis George, OMI, had a vivid reaction when he heard Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, SJ, take the name Francis: “That’s my name!” he later told the media, with a laugh. The cardinal archbishop of Chicago is a … Continue reading

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Let’s Keep Herod in Christmas

By Brett Younger Twenty-seven Christmases ago I was the new pastor of a Baptist church in Indiana. I decided we would have a Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion service—the first ever. I wanted everything to be perfect. It almost was. Snow … Continue reading

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Pentecostal Thoughts on Pope Francis

Thursday, December 5, 2013, 7:10 AM Dale M. Coulter | @dalemcoulter Originally here: When Cardinal Jorge Borgoglio became Francis there was a ripple of excitement that ran through parts of the Pentecostal community. This excitement was related to then Cardinal Borgoglio’s actions … Continue reading

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Christmas martyrs

Originally: Christmas is Coming – but Not to Chang Song-Thaek’s North Korea – A Christmas Reflection Chang Song Thaek is dragged into the court by uniformed personnel before being executed in the latest North Korean purge The irony wasn’t lost … Continue reading

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Brandon Vogt on How the Most Powerful Catholic Technology Just Got Better

I’ve written several times before about how the Logos Verbum software is the most powerful Catholic technology in Church history. I use it almost every day for research, writing, and speaking, and it’s how I study the Bible each morning. I know of … Continue reading

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Francis Cardinal George: 50 years as a priest

Originally published here: On Dec. 21, Cardinal George will celebrate the 50th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood. With this milestone in mind, he sat down with editor Joyce Duriga to talk about his ministry to the Lord and … Continue reading

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The Pope and the LGBT Community

Originally published here: By Dr. Jeff Mirus One of our supporters notified us that The Advocate(an LGBT publication) has named Pope Francis Person of the Year. The LGBT community has a special appreciation for the Pope because he has emphasized the dignity … Continue reading

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A radical Pope’s first year

A very interesting article in the The New Yorker, worth reading, even if its perspectives occasionally need some adjustment. +++ BY JAMES CARROLL On most Wednesdays, the Pope gives a general audience, and this one was packed. It was a balmy … Continue reading

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