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St. Dominic’s Ash Wednesday Miracle

ChurchPop: Ash Wednesday is one of the most popular Catholic feast days of the whole liturgical year. The devout and nominal alike head to church, line up to receive ashes, and make final decisions about what they’re giving up for Lent. But about 800 years ago, it was the date of an extraordinary miracle of one of the Church’s greatest saints. Read the account here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.

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Pakistan: Christian ‘Water Man’ Will Not Bend to Moslem Discrimination

AsiaNews: Qaisar Jahan, a Christian man who was hired as a ‘water man’ by the MC Girls High School in Partab Nagar (Faisalabad), has been the victim of religious discrimination. More on this here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.

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Problem: Pope’s Missionaries of Mercy and China’s Illicit Bishops

AsiaNews: The ‘Missionaries of Mercy’ that Pope Francis will send into the world to be the “living signs of the Father’s readiness to welcome those in search of his pardon” might also travel to China. Here, they might absolve and legitimise unlawfully ordained and excommunicated bishops. Is this really possible? More on this here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.

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New Proposal May Force Doctors to Deny Biological Genders for Transies

CNA: A current proposal by a federal agency has raised concerns that doctors may be punished for believing that there are only two genders, rooted in biological sex. The proposed rule, issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, says that it is aimed at banning discrimination against transgender individuals under the Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act. More here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, … More →


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Melkite Archbishop Berates French Bishops for Being PC, Ignoring Truth

Rorate Caeli, Msgr. Jean-Clément Jeanbart: “The conference of French bishops should have trusted us, it would have been better informed. Why are your bishops silent on a threat that is yours today as well? Because the bishops are like you, raised in political correctness. But Jesus was never politically correct, he was politically just!” “The responsibility of a bishop is to teach, to use his influence … More →

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St. Josephine Bakhita: From Tortured Slave, to Sisterhood, to Sainthood

Feast Day, February 8 Catholic Online: After several months in the catechumenate, Bakhita received the sacraments of Christian initiation and was given a new name, Josephine. It was 9 January 1890. She did not know how to express her joy that day. Her big and expressive eyes sparkled, revealing deep emotions. From then on, she was often seen kissing the baptismal font and saying: “Here, I became … More →

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Jeb Bush Gets Flustered Over Question of His Father’s Promotion of New World Order

WND: George Herbert Walker Bush was the first president to popularize the idea of creating a multinational ‘new world order’ following the first invasion of Iraq in 1991. Jeb Bush found himself in the awkward position of having to answer for his father’s legendary statements on the need to create a “new world order.” More here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.

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Relics of Confessors St. Padre Pio and St. Leopold Arrive in Rome

CNS: Thousands of people waited hours outside a Rome church to glimpse the mortal remains of St. Padre Pio and St. Leopold Mandic, two Capuchins popular as miracle workers and known particularly for the long hours they would spend hearing confessions. More here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.


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1646: Our Lady’s Victory Over the Dutch Fleet in the Philippines

The Divine Flame: In 1646, when the Philippines was still under the colonial rule of Spain, fifteen Dutch armed-strong fleet battled against two Spanish galleons in five naval encounters, known in history as the Battles of La Naval. Read the account here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.

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Indian Cardinal Says Open and Active Homosexuals Ought to Be ‘Accepted’

Church Militant: The top court of India is re-evaluating a law deeming homosexual acts punishable with prison time — and the Catholic archbishop of Bombay is encouraging the move. More here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.

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Campaign to Undo “Crusader” Mascots From Sport Teams

Catholic Answers, Steven Weidenkopf: Deep faith and love in Jesus and his Church were the primary motivators for the vast majority of Crusaders. An understanding of the Crusades that is based on viewing these events through the eyes of the participants and rooted in authentic scholarship leads one to embrace the name “Crusader” as a mascot/nickname. Crusaders were faith-filled warriors, willing to sacrifice their fortune, … More →

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Another Conference at the Gregorian: Married Priests?

www.chiesa, Sandro Magister: Cardinals Parolin and Ouellet are lining up in defense of the celibacy of the Latin clergy, in a conference at the prestigious pontifical university. But once again the pope has let the German bishops know that he wants to break with this tradition. Article is here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.

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Military Chiefs Want Young Women in Combat

Michael Matt, The Remnant: This just in from the Washington Post: “The top officers in the Army and Marine Corps testified on Tuesday that they believe it is time for women to register for future military drafts, following the Pentagon’s recent decision to open all jobs in combat units to female service members. More on this here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.

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St. Charbel Gives Sight to Woman Totally Blind

Asianews: A blind woman has been healed in Phoenix, Arizona, thanks to the intercession of Saint Charbel (Sharbel) Makhlouf (8 May 1828-24 December 1898). Thus, the reputation of miracle worker of the hermit of Annaya (Lebanon) is spreading around the world, or at least, wherever fate has taken the Maronites, scattered by the winds of their turbulent history. Read more here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, … More →

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Rorate Caeli Interview With Archbishop Schneider

Rorate Caeli: Back on the Synod, while focusing on tradition, does Your Excellency believe that the changes in the Roman liturgy post-Vatican II contributed to the current crisis in the Church, the crisis of marriage, the family and societal morality in general?? H.E. Schneider:  I wouldn’t affirm this in such a way. Indeed the very source of the current crisis in the Church, the crisis of marriage, … More →

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