Monthly Archives: March 2014

Global Catholicism: The Church is Changing, But Not How We Might Think

Originally at: https://thejesuitpost.org/2014/02/global-catholicism-the-church-is-changing-but-not-how-we-might-think/ by JEREMY ZIPPLE, SJ A friend once told me she’d love to be a fly on the wall at Jesuit community dinners. “I’d learn a ton,” she said, implying, I guess, that a tableful of overly educated guys with … Continue reading

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The Fragile Promise of the Pan-Orthodox Council

Originally at: http://www.catholicworldreport.com/Item/3001/the_fragile_promise_of_the_panorthodox_council.aspx#.UyastPldV0o by Fr. Cyril Hovorun An Assembly (Synaxis) of the Primates of the local Orthodox Churches, meeting March 6-9, 2014 in Istanbul, has agreed to convene a Pan-Orthodox council. A “Communiqué of the Primates of the Orthodox Churches” released on March 9th stated … Continue reading

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“Gay Marriage”: Back to the Court

Originally at: http://www.catholicworldreport.com/Blog/2948/Gay_Marriage_Back_to_the_Court.aspx#.UwidTfldVA1 by Russell Shaw When the Supreme Court last June overturned a section of the Defense of Marriage Act saying that in the eyes of the federal government only man-woman unions count as marriages, the court said it wasn’t … Continue reading

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Why Religious People Are Ashamed of Porn

Orginally at: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/badcatholic/2014/02/why-religious-people-are-ashamed-of-porn.html?utm_source=SilverpopMailing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=badcatholic_031414UTC020325_daily&utm_content=&spMailingID=45355058&spUserID=Nzg4MDYwMTMzMDUS1&spJobID=401732881&spReportId=NDAxNzMyODgxS0  by Marc One of the more exciting statistics used to denigrate religion is the fact that its followers seem to experience higher levels of guilt and shame regarding their sexual actions. Consider a headline from 2011, fairly bursting with its own … Continue reading

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Duke’s Porn Star and Pope Francis’ Lenten Intentions

Originally at: http://www.ignitumtoday.com/2014/03/15/dukes-porn-star-pope-francis-lenten-intentions/ by Theresa Noble Pope Francis’ Lenten message for 2014 calls all Catholics to confront destitution in its varying forms of extreme poverty, spiritual destitution, and moral destitution. He writes: “Moral destitution…consists in slavery to vice and sin. How much pain is … Continue reading

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The Shame of the Catholic Subculture

This is a very interesting article that I will link you to at the bottom of this excerpt if you think you want to hear the whole argument: +++ Come on.  You have noticed it too. The Catholic Church, which … Continue reading

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A view from our Eastern brethren

Originally at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/evagelos-sotiropoulos/the-sunday-of-orthodoxy-a_b_4937690.html by Evagelos Sotiropoulos The Triumph of Orthodoxy, the celebration of true doctrine over heresy and the definitive restoration of the icons are joyously commemorated by the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church on the first Sunday of Great Lent. … Continue reading

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HIDDEN CHRISTIANS

Originally at: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/anxiousbench/2014/02/hidden-christians/ by Philip Jenkins I have been describing the Japanese campaign against Christianity, which peaked in the early seventeenth century. That story has a bizarre and quite moving aftermath. Notionally, the Christian church was utterly destroyed by about 1650, and the … Continue reading

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Educate Catholics on the Beauty of Marriage

Originally at: http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/polls-prompt-call-to-educate-catholics-on-the-beauty-of-marriage by KEVIN J. JONES/CNA/EWTN NEWS Although recent polls on Catholics supporting same-sex “marriage” are viewed as less disheartening than they appear, the results have sparked a call for education on the beauty and truth of Church teaching. Tim Roder, associate director … Continue reading

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Pope Francis’ First Year: The Reaction

Originally at: http://ncronline.org/blogs/distinctly-catholic/pope-francis-first-year-reaction by Michael Sean Winters In his 1926 book A Preface to Morals, Walter Lippmann wrote of the “acids of modernity” which eat away not only at belief, but at the disposition to believe. In the years since, there has … Continue reading

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