Monthly Archives: June 2014

Prayer for New Springtime (until 8/11)

“A new missionary age will arise, a new springtime for the Church” — St. John Paul II, May 11, 1991. We will be taking a summer break from Blog posts and will return on August 11. Thank you for visiting our … Continue reading

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N. T. WRIGHT ON GAY MARRIAGE

Originally at: http://www.firstthings.com/blogs/firstthoughts/2014/06/n-t-wrights-argument-against-same-sex-marriage by Matthew Schmitz +++ N. T. Wright—hailed by Time as “one of the most formidable figures in Christian thought”—first captured my imagination with the early volumes of his series  Christian Origins and the Question of God. In them, he frames the Christian … Continue reading

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Pope Francis is right. We do love our pets more than our children

Originally at: http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/commentandblogs/2014/06/06/pope-francis-has-a-point-your-average-dog-in-england-is-truly-pampered-compared-to-many-people-in-africa/ by FR ALEXANDER LUCIE-SMITH The recent words of Pope Francis in a sermon to married couples, about some people preferring to lavish their affections on cats and dogs rather than children, reported in this newspaper,has generated a huge amount of … Continue reading

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Catholic musicians staying true to the Faith

Originally at: https://www.osv.com/osvnewsweekly/article/tabid/535/artmid/13567/articleid/14738/catholic-musicians-staying-true-to-the-faith.aspx by Emily Stimpson In the beginning, the angry emails came fast and furious. What, they asked, were two nice Catholic boys like Alex and Danylo Fedoryka — the founding members of Scythian — doing playing secular music in bars … Continue reading

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Bishops’ Statement on Common Core

Originally at: http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/bishops-statement-on-common-core-puts-catholic-identity-first#ixzz348JTzvjm by Dan Guernsey Controversy, properly engaged, can serve to focus and renew. The early introduction of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) into some Catholic schools has stirred controversy and led to some confusion. The U.S. Conference of Catholic … Continue reading

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Unemployment is a Spiritual Problem

Originally at: http://blog.acton.org/archives/69573-unemployment-spiritual-problem.html by Joe Carter The longer that Americans are unemployed, the more likely they are to report signs of poor psychological well-being. Arecent Gallup survey found that about one in five Americans who have been unemployed for a year or … Continue reading

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The Kissing Pope!

This is a great 1 minute montage video of Pope Francis’ affection for children:

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