Monthly Archives: July 2011

Saint of the Day: St. Mary Magdalene

From last years post: Despite the accusations made by progressive feminists, the Church has no position on the identity of Mary of Magdalene. Although she is a very important figure in the Gospels, we know little about her. From the … Continue reading

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US Bishops Oppose Recommended Mandate for Birth Control, Sterilization in Private Health Plans

Earlier this week, I posted on the proposed recommendation to the US Department of Health and Human services. The USCCB has issued a statement. WASHINGTON—Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities of the United States … Continue reading

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I Am a Sinner Not a Hypocrite

Hypocrite and sinner are not synonyms.  Leila over at the Little Catholic Bubble explains the difference : When one of our regular commenters, Mary, mentioned that her friends on the left viewed “hypocrisy” as the worst of sins, it gave … Continue reading

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On Being an Authentic Christian Witness

There is much to munch on in a post entitled, Father Corapi and Authentic Christian Witness, by Anthony S. Layne on Outside the Asylum. Excerpt: So it is with authentic Christian witness. Ideally, a Christian properly formed and catechized isn’t … Continue reading

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Need a Laugh?

Impressionist Jim Meskiem performs Clarence’s monologue from Shakespeare’s King Richard III in the voice of several celebrities.  I dare you not to laugh! H/T Deacon Greg.

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Health Insurance, Contraception, and Catholic Institutions

Another possible assault on Freedom of Conscience? The Wall Street Journal reports: By KATHERINE HOBSON A new report recommends that health-insurance plans offer women all forms of approved contraception without charging out-of-pocket fees. The report was released Tuesday by the … Continue reading

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Catholic Innkeepers Sued for Refusing to Host Lesbian Wedding

Deacon Greg has the scoop: A Vermont inn violated state anti-discrimination rules by refusing to host the wedding reception for two New York City women, the couple said in a lawsuit Tuesday. The lawsuit, filed by the American Civil Liberties … Continue reading

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Catholic Charity in Secular America

First Things has an excellent article up by Archbishop Chaput.  In it he points out that the United States is becoming a hostile place for faithful Catholics. I would like to offer three reflections that focus on the “Catholic” identity … Continue reading

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Archbishop Chaput Is Moving to Philly

The Catholic blogosphere has been a buzz with the rumor for days. It broke yesterday while I was at a meeting at our diocesan center. This is great news! Archbishop Chaput is a strong and loving shepherd. Philadelphia has been … Continue reading

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The Same Sex Marriage Debate and the Origins of Love

I have tried several times on this blog to explain and defend the Church’s teaching        concerning homosexual acts. I have failed. That is why I am going to yield the floor to those who have same sex inclinations and choose … Continue reading

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