Monthly Archives: July 2012

A Catholic Guide to the 2012 Olympics

by Tom Hoopes From Catholic Vote In the quest to find Catholics who are living their Catholic identity in public life, I’m tracking down Catholic Olympians and other Catholics of note participating in London this summer. Let me know who … Continue reading

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Perpetual Eucharistic adoration begins at the Olympics

By David Kerr From CNA  London, England, Jul 30, 2012 / 11:31 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Today marked the launch of a major Olympic event that you won’t find in the official Games brochure, 24-hour Eucharistic adoration. “We’re flying the flag … Continue reading

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Cardinal Koch on “Nostra Aetate”, the Declaration on the Relation of the Church with Non-Christian Religions of Vatican II

The following is a lengthy excerpt from his speech at a conference hosted by the Pontifical Angelicum University in collaboration with the John Paul II Center for Interreligious Dialogue, delivered in May 2012 (Source: Zenit) “Nostra Aetate”: YES to our … Continue reading

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Vatican II on Family and Marriage – An Excerpt from the Pastoral Constitution “Gaudium et Spes”

CHAPTER I FOSTERING THE NOBILITY OF MARRIAGE AND THE FAMILY 47. The well-being of the individual person and of human and Christian society is intimately linked with the healthy condition of that community produced by marriage and family. Hence Christians … Continue reading

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Cardinal Newman on Popular Catholics

HERE is another grave matter against you, that you are so well with the Protestants about you; I do not mean to say that you are not bound to cultivate peace with all men, and to do them all the offices … Continue reading

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Deep Contaminated Wounds

Many of us suffer a deep, contaminated wound at some time or other, even if it is as simple as standing on a rusty nail. War wounds are always heavily contaminated, by detritus drawn in by the vacuum caused in … Continue reading

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Biblical reflection for the Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary time; E.F: Ninth Sunday after Pentecost.

It is never enough, until we give it away By Fr. Thomas Rosica Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – July 29, 2012 The readings for this Sunday are: 2 Kings 4:42-44; Ephesians 4:1-6; John 6:1-15 E.F:1 Corinthians 10, 6-13; Luke 9, 41-47. … Continue reading

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Pope Pius XI’s Crusade for Human Rights and His hidden Encyclical “Humani Generis Unitas”, against Racism and Anti-Semitism

From World Religion Watch In 1938, Pope Pius XI quietly commissioned the drafting of an encyclical by an American Jesuit, John La Farge, author of “Interracial Justice”. The Pope had spoken out several times on the terrible moral evils of … Continue reading

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A Breath of Fresh Air: An Interview With a Bride of Christ

From the Blog Ascending Mount Carmel Sister Mary Joseph is someone I am proud to call a friend.  Having just come into the Church through the Anglican Ordinariate, I really feel that she is one of those hidden pillars holding … Continue reading

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Vatican City, 27 July 2012 – It was 1908 when, in the wake of a serious economic crisis, Rome renounced hosting the Olympic Games which were eventually celebrated in London, England. In the same year Pierre de Coubertin, the founder … Continue reading

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The Church will be an Olympic winner, says Mgr. Vladimir Felzmann

Mgr Vladimir Felzmann is chief executive of the John Paul II Foundation for Sport. He wrote recently on Catholic Herald: The original Games – the first of which was just a single sprint race – were situated in Olympia precisely … Continue reading

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Feast Day of Joachim and Anne: Giotto’s Life of Joachim – A Picture Cycle

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Secrets Behind The Forbidden Books: The long history of the Index

There is a quite interesting article of 2005, published by American Magazine, for copyright reasons, only excerpts are published here (for fulltext, please go to the Magazine’s Webpage): The Vatican offices that published the Index Librorum Prohibitorum, which were active … Continue reading

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Is There Grace in Being Refused Absolution?

Andrew M. Greenwell writing on from his own experience: During my confession, I told Fr. Bourgeois that I had been a Catholic, that I was currently attending the Episcopal Church, but that I wanted to confess my sins.  Fr. … Continue reading

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New Vatican doctrinal chief talks about SSPX, LCWR discussions

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Asked about how he would handle the most controversial cases he inherited, the new head of the Vatican’s doctrinal office said, “For the future of the church, it’s important to … Continue reading

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