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Pro-Abortion Bill Killed in Colorado Through Catholic Action

National Catholic Register: Life won a victory over the culture of death tonight when state senators began to buckle in the pursuit of the “abortion rights” Senate Bill 175 and killed it shortly before 7 p.m. Pro-lifers mobilized in less than a week to pray for the defeat of the destructive bill that threatened to create unfettered access to abortion and undo life-affirming laws in … More →

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Catholic Faith and Morals Lambasted in New Father Serra Book

I cite Jeff Mirus’ book review on Catholic Culture only because I have not myself read Gregory Orfalea’s book Journey to the Sun, offered by Ignatius Press. From what Mirus’ provides I would be far less commendatory than he. The reviewer tries too hard not to be overly critical; but critical he is, and rightly so.  I can only surmise, after reading this overview, that this book is … More →

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Filthy Rich: Fired Exec Gets 58 Million in Severance from Yahoo

I have not posted news like this before. But, I make an exception. Not that anyone can do anything about this. Really, who cares?  It is just money. It is just “business as usual.” The mega-rich usurers are far worse.  Nevertheless, it goes to show just how corrupt big business is. The evils of capitalism and its consummate greed. And this poor man, fired from his … More →

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Maltese Parliament Betrays Nation’s Catholic Identity

Zenit: On Monday, the Maltese government legalized same-sex unions as well as adoption by homosexual couples. The unanimous vote is seen as a major cultural shift in social policy in a country where Catholicism is the state religion and 98% of the population identify themselves as Roman Catholic. While slightly less than half the population supports the Civil Unions bill, only an estimated 20% support same-sex … More →

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Catholic Journalist Dies Having Refusing Chemo to Safely Deliver Baby

LifeSiteNews: In part of a letter from Ignacio to his wife, quoted by La Gaceta, Ignacio wrote: “I sensed we were going to suffer a lot, that it would be very hard and probably very long, but I also assured you that, no matter how hard it was, afterwards I would make sure you were the happiest person in the world, that all the effort was worth … More →

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Another ‘Catholic’ High School in a Tizzy: Priest Spoke About Right Morals

Father Z’s Blog: A little gift in time for World Youth Day. Once again we have an example of the Magisterium of Sophomores. Another ‘c’atholic High School blows up when they hear the truth about Catholic teaching. Yah… I want to be part of a Church in which high school students determine our morality. Read report here with Fr. Z’s commentary.

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Very Good Article on Christ and the OT Figure of the Lamb of God

Quartermaster of the Barque: For those of us who lack multiple degrees in theology, ancient history, and sacred scripture, diving into exegesis isn’t much different than Aristotle recognizing a Nike “swoop” or President George Washington thinking the Apple Computer logo is just a cute drawing of the favorite fruit of the original owner of his teeth. While idioms and hidden meanings abound in any culture, it’s difficult — … More →

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Priest’s Talk on Sexual Morality Attacked

A new case that seems to resemble that of Sister Jane Dominic in Charlotte, North Carolina has arisen in the Diocese of Providence, Rhode Island. Learn from Father Z about the case of Rev. Francis “Rocky” Hoffman and his not-well-received talk on Catholic sexual morality at The Prout School: Once again we have an example of the Magisterium of Sophomores. Another ‘c’atholic High School blows up when … More →


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Melkite Patriarch Applauds Syrian Victory Over Anti-Christian Rebels

Catholic World News: The head of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church has welcomed the Syrian government’s victory over rebel forces in the historic Christian town of Ma’loula. Rebel forces seized the town in December and kidnapped 13 Orthodox nuns, who were released in March. Patriarch Gregory III Laham described the Syrian army’s victory there as “a symbol of liberation of ‘every human being and every inch … More →

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Imprisoned Vietnamese Dissident Converts and Is Baptized Just Before Death

AsiaNews: Before dying from stomach cancer, he wanted to become, as he put it, a ‘son of God’ by joining the Catholic Church. A few days later after his baptism, on the evening of 4 April, he died peaceful surrounded by the affection of his family, after spending his last two years in a Vietnamese prison. The death of high school teacher Dinh Dang Dinh, one … More →

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Passion Play Moves Buddhist to Catholic Faith

AsiaNews: “Seeing the life of Jesus on stage changed my life,” Chandrarathna told AsiaNews. For the 30-year-old Buddhist, watching the Passion of Christ has led him to Christianity, a radical choice that will allow him to improve himself and “finally lead a life at peace.” Born in the village of Beliaththa, in the extreme south of the country, the young man has been living in the Wennappuwa … More →

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Pakistan: Asia Bibi Appeal Delayed Again: Judges Threatened

AsiaNews: Appeal proceedings have been delayed again in the case of Asia Bibi, the Christian mother of five sentenced to death for blasphemy. Lahore High Court Judges Sardar Tariq Masood and Abdul Sami Khan adjourned the case shortly after the hearing begun and arguments presented. Court sources said that a new date for the appeal is expected tomorrow in a case that has dragged on … More →

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Vindication for Sister Jane Dominic? What About These Liberal Parents?

Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture: Charlotte’s Bishop Peter Jugis has finally issued a statement regarding the unseemly controversy at Charlotte Catholic High School. In that statement the bishop clearly affirms the teachings of the Catholic Church. But he does not affirm Sister Jane Dominic Laurel, whose presentation of those teachings provoked so much bitter criticism. ”Different viewpoints regarding Sr. Jane Dominic Laurel’s presentation to students on March 21, 2014, have … More →

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USCCB Won’t Take a Stand Against Abortion Friendly Girl Scouts Org

Catholic News Service: Responding to concerns about Catholic involvement with Girl Scouts, a U.S. bishops’ committee released key points from its dialogue with Girl Scout leaders outlining major concerns of church leaders and the national organization’s responses. The aim of the resource, issued April 2 by the bishops’ Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth, was not to support or oppose Catholic involvement with Girl … More →

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From Pagan Feminist to Catholic

Aleteia: Growing up, I wasn’t exposed to God, or the Catholic Church. I knew that my grandparents were Catholic, but no one talked about this, and I didn’t know what “Catholic” even was. Due to terrible abuse, I was removed from my home at nine. I lived in an asylum for a weekend, an orphanage for eight months, and then once a space became available in … More →


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