Monthly Archives: December 2015

Christianity In the Brave New World

Originally at: http://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/christianity-brave-new-world-benedict-option/ by Rod Dreher Michael Hanby, who teaches philosophy of science at Catholic University’s John Paul II Institute, recently gave a powerful lecture in Philadelphia, at the invitation of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese there. It speaks deeply to the … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the countdown to sainthood for Mother Teresa

Originally at: http://www.cruxnow.com/church/2015/12/18/thoughts-on-the-countdown-to-sainthood-for-mother-teresa/ by John L. Allen Jr. ROME — Although the Holy Year of Mercy called by Pope Francis is jam-packed with activities, expected to draw at least 10 million pilgrims to Rome during the next 11 months, we now know … Continue reading

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G.K. Chesterton on the Mystery of the Nativity

Originally at: http://www.abc.net.au/religion/articles/2015/12/17/4374791.htm by Ralph Wood G.K. Chesterton’s abiding devotion to the Holy Virgin was not prompted by pious longing for motherly comfort – the usual canard about “sentimental Marianism.” It sprang, instead, from his estimate of her as the Theotokos, … Continue reading

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What is Family?

Originally at: http://www.catholicworldreport.com/Item/4441/what_is_family.aspx by Russell Shaw A few houses down the block from mine there’s a house with two women in their late 30s or early 40s and two boys ages 12 or 13 living in it. Just about the only … Continue reading

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ISIS ANNOUNCES SYSTEMATIC KILLING OF CHILDREN WITH DOWN SYNDROME

Originally at: http://www.catholicvote.org/isis-announces-systematic-killing-of-children-with-down-syndrome-but-theyre-not-the-only-ones/ by JD Flynn Early Monday morning, news agencies began reporting that ISIS clerics have issued an oral fatwa calling for the systematic killing of children with Down syndrome and other genetic disabilities. According to reports, nearly 40 disabled … Continue reading

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A single act of charity in a death camp

This video below exemplifies the well-known saying, “There are no great things to accomplish in this world, only small things done with great love.”

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my first Confession in more than 20 years

Originally at: http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/issues/december-4th-2015/my-burden-lifted-forever/ by Laura Keynes Fulton Sheen is reputed to have said, “Hearing nuns’ confessions is like being stoned to death with popcorn.” I can’t remember where I read it or why it stuck in my mind, but the words came … Continue reading

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More young women than you think consider becoming nuns

Originally at: http://www.cruxnow.com/faith/2015/12/10/more-young-women-than-you-think-consider-becoming-nuns/ by Michael O’Loughlin An estimated 250,000 young women in the United States have given serious thought to joining religious communities, but if sisters and nuns hope to attract new members, they’ve got to do a better job explaining the … Continue reading

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The Pagan Plot at the Vatican?

Originally at: http://ncronline.org/blogs/distinctly-catholic/pagan-plot-vatican by Michael Sean Winters Who would have thought that a light show could cause such a stir! Archbishop Rino Fisichella, who oversees the Council on the New Evangelization, made the decision to use the façade of St. Peter’s basilica … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Loves Mary

Pope Francis Prayer at the Opening of the Holy Door for the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy 8 December 2015 O God, who reveal your omnipotence above all in mercy and forgiveness, grant that we might live a year of grace, … Continue reading

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