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Islamtic Terrorists Vow to “Conquer Rome.” The World Wonders What They Mean

BY MATTHEW ARCHBOLD on The National Catholic Register ISIS executioners killed 21 Coptic Christians in a horrific video released this week. The lead executioner speaking in English, pointed his knife and vowed “We will conquer Rome, by Allah’s permission.” And … Continue reading

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Bishop Müller Appointed New Prefect of CDF

by Edward Pentin, July 02, 2012: Pope Benedict XVI has appointed Bishop Gerhard Ludwig Müller of Regensburg as the new prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the Vatican announced today. Bishop Müller replaces Long Beach, Ca.-born Cardinal … Continue reading

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The Myth of Consequence Free Sex

by Matthew Archbold I know a guy who married the wrong woman because for the first time in his life he was having sex. And he was fooled into thinking he was in love—for a while. I know a girl … Continue reading

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Abortion, Contraception and the Church Fathers

Despite what some commentators and politicians think, Church teaching on abortion and contraception has remained unchanged. by FATHER MITCH PACWA SJ The recent indignity by which the Obama administration wants to mandate everyone, including all Catholic institutions or their insurers, … Continue reading

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How the New Missal Is Already Fostering a Deeper Understanding of the Mass

Cardinal Donald Wuerl, author Edward Sri and musician Matt Maher discuss the opportunity of the new translation. by MICHELLE BAUMAN A panel of liturgical experts recently noted that the early weeks of using the new English translation of the Roman … Continue reading

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Pope meets Press on Papal Flight – Full Text

 COTONOU, BENIN — Popes rarely hold press conferences, which makes each papal encounter with the media remarkable for something – either for what’s said, or what’s not. Benedict XVI’s session with the press en route to Benin this morning, on … Continue reading

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Syriac Catholic Patriarch Warns West of Increasingly Sectarian Violence in Middle East

Don’t be ‘naive’ about Arab Spring, says Ignatius Joseph III Younan of Antioch. Syriac Catholic Patriarch Ignatius Joseph III Younan of Antioch Syria is in the throes of an eight-month uprising against President Bashar al-Assad’s rule. But does the so-called … Continue reading

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Christians Moving Back to the Holy Land

There are signs of a reversal of the massive emigration that has been caused by war and economic hardship by MICHELE CHABIN Palestinian Christians and other pilgrims at Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem light candles celebrating the … Continue reading

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Medjugorje: Revelation (or not).

by Pat Archbold Recently, famed journalist and author and the “most translated Catholic writer in the world,” Vittorio Messori expressed his concern over Medjugorje.  Messori is concerned that no matter what the Vatican commission decides (pro, con, or wait and … Continue reading

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12 Catholic Words that Don’t Sound Like What They Mean

A little light relief  from  The National Catholic Register: 12 Catholic Words that Don’t Sound Like What They Mean by Matthew Archbold I was born a Catholic but that doesn’t mean I knew anything about the faith until I decided … Continue reading

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A quiet revolution – but nevertheless, a revolution it is.

Over the past few months there has been a quiet revolution – a Benedictine revolution. Our own Bishop’s Conference, has in its own way also been rather revolutionary. Firstly in restoring Friday abstinence from meat,  secondly, in re-instating (or considering) … Continue reading

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The real St. Josemaria Escriva v.the film version.

From: The National Catholic Register. St. Josemaria Escriva, founder of Opus Dei, is pictured in an undated file photo. John Coverdale knew St. Josemaria Escriva, the founder of Opus Dei who is portrayed in the new Roland Joffe film There … Continue reading

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Taking the Measure of Relics of the True Cross .

Whenever the subject of bogus relics comes up, you can count on someone saying, “There are enough pieces of the True Cross to rebuild Noah’s Ark!” Whoever delivers that punch line probably does not know that he or she is … Continue reading

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April may be cruel month for relations with traditionalists

John L Allen Jr on Mar. 24, 2011 For anyone hoping that longstanding ruptures between Rome and the traditionalist wing of the Catholic church are on the brink of swift resolution, it may turn out that April is indeed the … Continue reading

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One of the most under-reported religious stories of the past decade has been the movement of Lutherans across the Tiber.

by Tim Drake for NCR What first began with prominent Lutherans, such as Richard John Neuhaus (1990) and Robert Wilken (1994), coming into the Catholic Church, has become more of a landslide that could culminate in a larger body of … Continue reading

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