Monthly Archives: August 2014

Beheaded Journalist James Foley On Praying The Rosary In Captivity

Originally at: James Foley an American journalist beheaded by the brutal, evil Islamic State in a video posted online. Before being captured in Syria in 2012, Mr. Foley had been a captive in another conflict area, Libya. After being released from … Continue reading

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Iraqi Christians Weigh Taking Up Arms Against the Islamic State

Originally at: by Rania Abouzeid DAHUK, Iraq—Of all the many ancient peoples who once lived in the land between the Tigris and the Euphrates,Iraq’s Assyrian Christians pride themselves on having persisted in their traditional homeland for millennia, even as other civilizations … Continue reading

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Frustrations in Prayer

Originally at: by Michael Lane Fr. Ronald Knox, an English Catholic of the early 20th century and convert, gave retreats and talks to lay people to help them deepen and improve their spiritual life. In his Spiritual Guidance for Christian Living: … Continue reading

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Francis the Missionary

Originally at: by Fr Dwight Longenecker One of the most fascinating connections to be made from Pope Francis’ recent trip to Korea was the Jesuit connection to China. As the papal flight was in Chinese airspace a reporter asked the pope … Continue reading

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Originally at: by J. D. Flynn Dear Dr. Dawkins, Earlier this week, on Twitter, you drew attention to a troubling fact unknown to most people. You pointed that in the United States and Europe, most children conceived with Down syndrome are … Continue reading

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A Winning Program for Renewal

Originally at: by Fr. C. John McCloskey cently, I wrote here about the perils and benefits of technology. Assuming that many of you are on your way to freedom from serious addiction to technology, I hope you have more time to … Continue reading

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Full Transcript of Pope’s In-Flight Interview From Korea

Originally at: by ALAN HOLDREN AND ANDREA GAGLIARDUCCI/CNA ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE — Speaking to journalists aboard the Aug. 18 flight to Italy from South Korea, Pope Francis said he supports international intervention in Iraq and is willing to go to … Continue reading

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Originally at: by James Keating n 2004 Avery Dulles was asked by Commonweal magazine to respond to a disputed question: “How Catholic is the Catholic Theological Society of America?” The impetus was Cardinal Bernard Law’s charge that the CTSA, the largest … Continue reading

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Woody Allen’s Bleak Vision

by Fr. Robet Barron I was chagrined, but not entirely surprised, when I read Woody Allen’s recent ruminations on ultimate things. To state it bluntly, Woody could not be any bleaker in regard to the issue of meaning in the … Continue reading

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Who Will Stand Up for the Christians?

Originally at: by RONALD S. LAUDER WHY is the world silent while Christians are being slaughtered in the Middle East and Africa? In Europe and in the United States, we have witnessed demonstrations over the tragic deaths of Palestinianswho have been … Continue reading

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