Monthly Archives: January 2012

News Flash: Council of Europe votes against Euthanasia

The following is a more detailed report from European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ) ECLJ: Major Victory for Life in Europe: “Euthanasia Must Always be Prohibited” January 26, 2012 (Strasbourg, France) – The European Centre for Law and Justice … Continue reading

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The 650th anniversary celebrations for the founding of the English Hospice in Rome

The celebration marks “a very significant milestone in the history of English and Welsh Catholicism”, according to Monsignor Nicholas Hudson, Rector of the Venerable English College in Rome Gerard O’Connell Rome From Vatican Insider Cardinal Cormac Murphy O’Connor opens a … Continue reading

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Is eliminating communion in the hand the next change to the Mass?

This is the title of an article which appeared at U.S. Catholic on 23th. Jan. It will be reproduced below. But before you read it first here is some background information concerning communion in the hand (from Catholic.org, by Fr. … Continue reading

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Authority over Demons

From Catholic Lane by Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio I’ve read many term papers in my day. Most of them are no more than a patchwork of quotes. That’s because college students are smart enough to know that they really can’t say … Continue reading

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A religion without faith: British scenarios for the future of faithful

I  found this article in ‘Vatican Insider‘ vaguely interesting. Sadly much of the background information was taken from the former Catholic paper ‘The Tablet’. I leave it to you, dear reader to decide if this is a true reflection of … Continue reading

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Holy Father: True authority is humble service in love (Angelus today in Rome)

In his Angelus reflections this week Pope Benedict XVI spoke of Sunday’s Gospel where we hear how the unclean spirit recognizes Jesus as the “Holy One of God”. He also marked World Leprosy Day, joined his prayers to the International … Continue reading

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A relevant address: The Pope on Tradition, Ecumenism, and Vatican II

Pope Benedict XVI’s address to the participants of the Plenary Session of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith on 27 January 2012: As we know, in vast areas of the earth, faith is in danger of being put … Continue reading

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Biblical Reflection for the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time Cycle B.

Speaking the Word of God with authority By Father Thomas Rosica Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time – January 29, 2012 Readings: Deuteronomy 18:15-20; 1 Corinthians 7:32-35; Mark 1:21-28  At the beginning of Mark’s story of the Son of God, we read … Continue reading

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To Love God is a Gift that is Received, not Achieved

By: Msgr. Charles Pope More often than not, the average Catholic thinks of the Commandments and the Christian moral life, as well as the spiritual life as a task, or list of tasks they must accomplish out of their own … Continue reading

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Holy Church and the ministry of the successors of the Apostles as witness of the true faith. The Holy Father speaks on Renewal.

THE RENEWAL OF FAITH MUST BE A PRIORITY FOR CHURCH TODAY VATICAN CITY, 27 JAN 2012 (VIS) – This morning in the Vatican the Holy Father received participants in the plenary session of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the … Continue reading

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Archbishop Chaput speaking for the right to life of babies with Down’s Syndrome

From The Website of Archdiocese Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. “A Thread for Weaving Joy” Cardinal O’Connor Conference on Life January 22, 2012 Washington, D.C. The great French Jesuit Henri de Lubac once wrote, “Suffering is the thread … Continue reading

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Reaching out to Israel’s Hebrew speaking Catholics

From Vatican Radio How do you teach the tenets of Catholicism to Christian children in Israel who don’t know Arabic – the language most commonly heard in parishes there? With the country’s growing population of Christian “guest” workers, refugees and … Continue reading

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Vatican official warns pope of corruption, and response from the Holy See.

 An Italian News programme yesterday reported on alleged corruption within the Holy See. Associated Press have reported it, and we publish the Vatican response below: By NICOLE WINFIELD, Associated Press Nicole Winfield, Associated Press VATICAN CITY –  An Italian news … Continue reading

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This Is a Catholic Priest Rapping His Response to the ‘Hate Religion, But Love Jesus’ Video

Hat-tip: Courageous Priest Quote from The Blaze: “As we’ve noted, not everyone is a fan of 22-year-old Jefferson Bethke’s “Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus.” In addition to going viral, the spoken word artist’s now infamous clip has spawned … Continue reading

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Radical Islam on the rise, Sarajevo Cardinal warns

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Jan 21, 2012 / 07:25 pm (EWTN News) Radical Islam is increasing in Bosnia-Herzegovina because authorities are not challenging it and money is being sent to its followers by extremists in the Middle East, Cardinal Vinko … Continue reading

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