Monthly Archives: May 2014

Merciful God, Merciful Church

Originally at: https://www.commonwealmagazine.org/kasper-interview-popefrancis-vatican by Matthew Boudway and Grant Gallicho During his first Angelus address, Pope Francis recommended a work of theology that “has done me so much good” because it “says that mercy changes everything; it changes the world by making it … Continue reading

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St. Pio the Incorrupt

“The most beautiful act of faith is the one made in darkness, in sacrifice, and with extreme effort.” ― Padre Pio The exhumed body of St. Padre Pio lies in a glass sepulchre in the crypt of the saint’s shrine in San … Continue reading

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Letter From The Wife Of A Porn Addict

Originally at: http://marysaggies.blogspot.com/2014/05/letter-from-wife-of-porn-addict.html by Anonymous This was passed on to me from a priest who received it from one of his parishioners. Dear Father: I write to you in an anonymous fashion because if I were to tell you who I … Continue reading

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U.N. & Holy See

Originally at: http://www.thecatholicthing.org/columns/2014/the-church-and-the-un-again.html by Austin Ruse The Holy See is in the U.N. dock again next week. This time it’s the U.N. Committee on Torture, and it will not be pretty. Remember last time? A few months ago the U.N. Committee on … Continue reading

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Being Catholic: Danger!

Originally at:  http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/national-catholic-prayer-breakfast-era-of-comfortable-catholicism-is-over/#ixzz31smitmid by PETER JESSERER SMITH WASHINGTON — Catholics at the 10th anniversary of the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast got a startling wake-up call on Tuesday morning: They have lost the luxury of being comfortable in their faith in 21st-century America. … Continue reading

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Three Ways Catholic Tradition Bolstered My Protestant Faith

Originally at: http://www.christianitytoday.com/women/2014/march/three-ways-catholic-tradition-bolstered-my-protestant-faith.html?paging=off by Andrea Palpant Dilley Ulf Ekman, the pastor of a prominent megachurch in Sweden, recently announced his conversion to Catholicism. Some Protestants responded to the news with the kind of intrigue and betrayal we might expect when a man defects from … Continue reading

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Archbishop Shevchuk & Ukraine

Originally at: http://denvercatholicregister.org/opinion/archbishop-destiny/#.U3M4wvldWsI by George Weigel When we first met in April 2011, what initially impressed me about Sviatoslav Shevchuk was his almost preternatural calm: which was striking, in that, less than a month before and still a few weeks shy … Continue reading

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My Mother’s Abortion

Originally at: http://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2014/02/my-mothers-abortion by Bob Vincent Early in my ministry as a pastor, my mother told me she’d had an abortion. It was for medical reasons, but it had haunted her down the corridors of her mind. She knew better than … Continue reading

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What Obama Catholics Wrought

Originally at: http://www.thecatholicthing.org/columns/2014/making-reparations-for-obamacare.html by Dr. Paul Kengor Last week the Obama administration staged an Obamacare rally in the Rose Garden of the White House. The president and his team celebrated a mysterious “7.1 million” sign-ups, or registrants, or enrollees, or something or … Continue reading

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The Devil and Man at Harvard

Originally at religion.org/articles/2014/05/09/devil_and_man_at_harvard.html by Mark Judge The devil will most likely not attend the Satanic black mass at Harvard on Monday. According to the the Harvard Extension Cultural Studies Club, the event is “intended as an educational activity to provide history, context, … Continue reading

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