Monthly Archives: March 2014

Francis and His Predecessors

Originally at: http://prospect.org/article/francis-and-his-predecessors by Molly Worthen n April 27, Pope Francis will canonize two of his predecessors, elevating them to the ranks of the saints in heaven who may intercede for sinners here on Earth. He has praised John XXIII as a … Continue reading

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Anxiety Disorders

Originally at: http://stacytrasancos.com/anxiety-disorders-cares-people-say/ by Stacy A. Trasancos I do not like this article at The Huffington Post titled, “7 Things You Shouldn’t Say To Someone With Anxiety.” Here’s the list for all you list-watchers: 1. “Don’t sweat the small stuff.” 2. “Calm down.” 3. “Just do it.” … Continue reading

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BRITAIN’S BABY BURNING

For those who accept the premise that pre-born humans lack the right to live, why is the logical conclusion to this such a shock? Originally at: http://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2014/03/britains-baby-burning by Tom Wilson The British public is currently being scandalized by the revelations that hospitals … Continue reading

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Francis laments “sins of the media”

Originally at: http://www.catholicworldreport.com/Blog/3023/francis_laments_sins_of_the_media_exhorts_mafia_members_to_repent_avoid_hell.aspx#.UzKeofldV0o by Carl E. Olson There is an abundance of news items on the Vatican Information Service page today, but two of those stories are especially interesting to me. The first is about a papal audience held last Saturday with members of … Continue reading

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Justice Kennedy Thinks Hobby Lobby Is An Abortion Case — That’s Bad News For Birth Control

Not a Catholic source but an important story: Originally at: http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2014/03/25/3418675/justice-kennedy-thinks-hobby-lobby-is-an-abortion-case-thats-bad-news-for-birth-control/# by IAN MILLHISER WASHINGTON, DC — Justice Anthony Kennedy thinks gay people are fabulous. All three of the Supreme Court’s most important gay rights decisions were written by Justice Kennedy. So advocates for birth control … Continue reading

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Obama & Papa

Originally at: http://ncronline.org/blogs/distinctly-catholic/potus-pope by Michael Sean Winters This Thursday, President Obama will visit Pope Francis. The pictures alone will set certain conservative hearts on edge and make liberal Catholics swoon. But, will the visit yield more than a photo-op for a president … Continue reading

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PIETY’S ENEMY: SOVEREIGN DESIRE

Originally at: http://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2014/01/pietys-enemy-sovereign-desire by RR Reno We think of unbelief as the enemy of piety. To a certain extent that’s true. But there’s a more profound threat. Sovereign desire wars against faith with the greatest ferocity. Modern secular society makes faith difficult. … Continue reading

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