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  • Turkey: Catholics Demand Return of 200 Buildings

    04/23/2012 10:05:01 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    ANSA News ^ | 4/19/12
    Agreed in 1913 deal between Ottoman empire and France(ANSAmed) - ANKARA, APRIL 19 - Turkey's Catholic community has asked the state to return 200 properties, based on a list included in a 1913 agreement between the Ottoman Empire and France, which at the time was representing the Church of Rome at the Ottoman Porte. The news has been reported by the English-language section of the Hurriyet website. The list includes churches, schools, orphanages, cemeteries and hospitals, some of which still exist, in Istanbul (where around 100 properties are located), Ankara, Adana, Trabzon, Amasya, Samsun, Van, Konya, and other Turkish cities...
  • Important Background Information About the CDF-LCWR Situation

    04/23/2012 9:53:05 AM PDT · by marshmallow
    Catholic World Report ^ | 4/21/12 | Carl E. Olson
    Author and journalist Ann Carey, who has for many years researched and covered the situation of women's religious in the U.S., reacted yesterday to the news of the CDF statement about the LCWR and the response, so far, of the LCWR: Ann Carey is author of the book "Sisters in Crisis: The Tragic Unraveling of Women’s Religious Communities", so she’s not remotely surprised by the Vatican’s call for reform of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious.“Some people have speculated that the CDF renewal of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious was prompted by the LCWR and Network support of Obamacare...
  • Paul's Strange Mention of Co-Senders: What It Might Mean

    04/23/2012 6:56:41 AM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies
    The Sacred Page ^ | April 18, 2012 | Michael Barber
    This quarter I am teaching a graduate course on the Pauline Epistles. Today we began working through 1 Corinthians. Here I wanted to touch upon something we examined in class today: Paul's co-workers. Paul begins 1 Corinthians by doing something he often does in his epistles: he mentions a co-worker. "Paul, called by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus, and our brother Sosthenes, to the church of God which is at Corinth. . ." (1 Co 1:1–2).The question of Sosthenes' identity is an extremely interesting one. Is he the same figure who gets beaten in...
  • Nuns Gone Wild: A Trip Down Memory Lane

    04/23/2012 1:25:03 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    What Does The Prayer Really Say ^ | 4/23/12 | Fr John Zuhlsdorf
    Those of you who wonder why the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and the American Bishops initiated a reform of the leadership of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), should take a little trip down memory lane.Vast sectors of women religious in the USA have for decades been infested with a radical feminism so poisonous that many of them, especially in leadership, have even come to defend the killing of babies.The problems in many communities of some are deeply rooted and, like all weeds, are hard to extirpate.The following is a review of some key figures...
  • † True Mass Propers : Dominica Secunda post Pascha ~ Paschaltide: Second Sunday after Easter †

    04/22/2012 11:54:45 PM PDT · by Robert Drobot · 52 replies
    Robert Drobot | Anno Dómini 22 April 2012 | Most Holy Trinity
    Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus Traditional True Holy Mass Propers † Dominica Secunda post Pascha ~ Paschaltide : Second Sunday after Easter † Anno Dómini 22 April 2012 † Statio ad Sancta Maríam Majorem ~ Station at Saint Mary Major † Commemorating† Holy Saint Peter Gonzalez ( Gonzales ) † ( Observed Anno Dómini 23 April 2012 ) Color : Albus/White Vestments II Classis ~ Second Class Observance Misericórdia Dómini plena est terra, allelúja: Verbo Dómini cćli firmáti sunt. Allelúja, allelúja.... ( The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord, alleluia: by the word of the Lord were...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-23-12, Opt Mem St. George, St. Adalbert, Bishop, Martyrs

    04/22/2012 8:39:04 PM PDT · by Salvation · 40 replies ^ | 04-23-12 | Revised New American Bible
    April 23, 2012   Monday of the Third Week of Easter   Reading 1 Acts 6:8-15 Stephen, filled with grace and power,was working great wonders and signs among the people.Certain members of the so-called Synagogue of Freedmen,Cyreneans, and Alexandrians,and people from Cilicia and Asia,came forward and debated with Stephen,but they could not withstand the wisdom and the Spirit with which he spoke.Then they instigated some men to say,"We have heard him speaking blasphemous wordsagainst Moses and God."They stirred up the people, the elders, and the scribes,accosted him, seized him,and brought him before the Sanhedrin.They presented false witnesses who testified,"This man...
  • GOD is great! Nothing seperates the believer from GOD's love.

    04/22/2012 8:02:54 PM PDT · by jesus4life · 9 replies
    Faith | GOD-inspired
    Never forget these greatest commandments of Jesus that sum up the 10 Commandments: 1. Love the LORD with all your heart. 2. love your neighbor. Do this in faith and heaven is not a far away place.
  • Democrat candidates in Connecticut favor forcing Catholic hospitals to perform abortions

    04/22/2012 4:30:50 PM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    What Does The Prayer Really Say ^ | 4/22/2012 | Fr John Zuhlsdorf
    Something we have to remember when considering the Obama Administration’s erosion of the 1st Amendment through the HHS mandate, is the element of what I call “creeping incrementalism”.   Each time some radical thing is proposed, even if it fails, nevertheless bumps the needle just a tad in the radical direction.  Over time, tiny little increments of shift add up to a huge shift.If the Obama Administration is pushing for Catholic hospitals to distribute contraceptives and abortifacients, perform sterilizations, etc., we know that their next goal is to force Catholic hospitals to perform abortions.There is an interesting story on the...
  • Benedict XVI: the last stage

    04/22/2012 4:21:46 PM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    Rorate Cćli ^ | 4/22/2012
    If there is a matter that seems to be an obsession in this pontificate begun seven years ago, it is the one related to the Society of Saint Pius X (FSSPX / SSPX). Shortly following its outset, Benedict XVI met their Superior, Bp. Bernard Fellay, in his summer residence of Castel Gandolfo. That was on August 29, 2005. At that time, two communiqués, one by Rome, the other by Menzingen, indicated in unison that it had been agreed to "proceed by stages" in the resolution of problems. And the most lengthily prepared, most keenly discussed, and most vigorously contested texts...
  • The Acts of the Apostles [Catholic Caucus]

    04/22/2012 11:31:45 AM PDT · by Salvation · 8 replies ^ | not given in bibliography | Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D.
    The Acts of the Apostlesby Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D. Introduction | Outline | Major Themes | Questions | Bibliography Introduction: The Acts of the Apostles within the NT CanonLiterary and Historical Overview of ActsNAB Introduction and Full Text of Acts (from USCCB) Use of the Acts of the Apostles in the Lectionary for Mass An Outline of the Acts of the Apostles:   Luke’s Prologue: Recapitulating the End of His Gospel (1:1-14) Address to Theophilus, summarizing Luke’s first book (1:1-3)The risen Jesus’ final appearance to the disciples, and his ascension into heaven (1:4-11)Jesus’ disciples and family remain in Jerusalem to...
  • On Fifteen Years a Catholic ("How can you join a church that tells you how to think?")

    04/22/2012 11:23:32 AM PDT · by NYer · 241 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | April 20, 2012 | Carl Olson
    (Photo courtesy of Fr. Lawrence Lew, O.P.) “How can you join a church that tells you how to think?” The question, uttered with equal parts puzzlement and anger, surprised me. In hindsight, it should have been about as surprising as an afternoon drizzle here in Eugene, Oregon, in early spring. The question—almost an accusation, really—was made one early spring day over fifteen years ago. It was said in the middle of an intense discussion about the reasons why my wife and I, both graduates of Evangelical Bible colleges, had decided to become Catholic. I’m happy to note, all these years...
  • Secularism in America: Growing American movement raises concerns

    04/22/2012 10:58:08 AM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies
    cns ^ | April 20, 2012 | Chaz Muth
    WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Arianne Gasser of Canton, Ohio, is proud to call herself a graduate student at a prestigious Catholic university, and she also is proud to call herself an atheist. The pride she has in her atheist status is part of what inspired her to travel from the Philadelphia area, where she is enrolled at Villanova University, to Washington in March to join thousands of other atheists, agnostics and other nonbelievers for the "Reason Rally," an event that was billed as an assembly to unify secular people nationwide. Carrying a sign that reads, "This is what an atheist looks...
  • Vatican May Reconcile with Breakaway Catholics

    04/21/2012 11:20:43 PM PDT · by Publius804 · 8 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 20 Apr 2012 | Edward Pentin
    A breakaway group of traditionalist Catholics may be on the verge of returning into full communion with Rome, bringing a 24-year rift to an end and fulfilling a key goal of Benedict XVI’s pontificate. Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi told journalists April 18 that the Society of St. Pius X had taken an encouraging “step forward” by clarifying its response to a “doctrinal preamble,” a Vatican document that has become the basis of any reconciliation. The society insisted “a step and not a conclusion” had been reached and stressed its clarifications, submitted by the society’s superior general, Bishop Bernard Fellay,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 04-22-12, Third Sunday of Easter

    04/21/2012 9:08:21 PM PDT · by Salvation · 45 replies ^ | 04-22-12 | Revised New American Bible
    April 22, 2012   Third Sunday of Easter   Reading 1 Acts 3:13-15, 17-19 Peter said to the people:"The God of Abraham,the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob,the God of our fathers, has glorified his servant Jesus,whom you handed over and denied in Pilate's presencewhen he had decided to release him.You denied the Holy and Righteous Oneand asked that a murderer be released to you.The author of life you put to death,but God raised him from the dead; of this we are witnesses.Now I know, brothers,that you acted out of ignorance, just as your leaders did;but God has...
  • Give GOD the thanks, praise, honor, and glory in all things and through all things in your life.

    04/21/2012 3:28:11 PM PDT · by jesus4life · 4 replies
    Faith | GOD-inspired
    Know that our GOD knows all, created all, and allows many things. HIS eye is constantly on us. Knowing all we are doing and going to do. HIS love corrects us when we are wrong, edifies us when we are trying to understand, and guides us when we are constantly seeking to do HIS will; from the heart.
  • Exhibit A for Explaining the LCWR Report

    04/21/2012 10:41:20 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    Patheos ^ | 4/19/12 | Thomas L. McDonald
    The keynote speaker for the annual conference of the LCWR is New Age quack Barbara Marx Hubbard. If you’ve never heard of her, just try to imagine a combination of Deepak Chopra and Ray Kurzweil with an extra helping of crazy. Her big thing is Conscious Evolution, which is the latest repackaging of “est” with an added transhumanist/post-humanist subtext. Here she is on her website explaining Conscious Evolution, which sounds like a combination of X-Men comics, techno-fetishizing, narcissism, New Age nonsense, paganism, trite bromides, bad grammar, Gnosticism, and good old heresy. (Emphasis added.) It has become obvious that a creative...
  • Anti ‘gay bullying’ leader calls Christian students ‘pansies’ for walking out on anti-Bible tirade

    04/21/2012 9:26:00 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 21 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 4-20-12 | Kathleen Gilbert
    In an ironic twist, the nation’s top “gay bullying” opponent called Christian students “pansies” for walking out of his anti-bullying speech when he insulted the Bible, according to one report. Karla Dial of CitizenLink reported Wednesday that controversial syndicated columnist Dan Savage of the “It Gets Better Project,” a popular Internet-based campaign encouraging respect for homosexuality among youths, made the remarks during a journalism conference for students in Seattle. One source, a 17-year-old student from California, told CitizenLink that Savage called her and other Christian students “pansies” after they walked out of his anti-bullying speech when he referred to the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-21-12, Opt. Mem, St. Anselm. Bishop & Doctor/Church

    04/21/2012 1:22:20 AM PDT · by Salvation · 40 replies ^ | 04-21-12 | Revised New American bible
    April 21, 2012   Saturday of the Second Week of Easter   Reading 1 Acts 6:1-7 As the number of disciples continued to grow,the Hellenists complained against the Hebrewsbecause their widows were being neglected in the daily distribution.So the Twelve called together the community of the disciples and said,"It is not right for us to neglect the word of God to serve at table.Brothers, select from among you seven reputable men,filled with the Spirit and wisdom,whom we shall appoint to this task,whereas we shall devote ourselves to prayerand to the ministry of the word."The proposal was acceptable to the whole...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-20-12

    04/21/2012 1:17:09 AM PDT · by Salvation · 27 replies ^ | 04-20-12 | Revised New American Bible
    April 20, 2012   Friday of the Second Week of Easter   Reading 1 Acts 5:34-42 A Pharisee in the Sanhedrin named Gamaliel,a teacher of the law, respected by all the people,stood up, ordered the Apostles to be put outside for a short time,and said to the Sanhedrin, "Fellow children of Israel,be careful what you are about to do to these men.Some time ago, Theudas appeared, claiming to be someone important,and about four hundred men joined him, but he was killed,and all those who were loyal to himwere disbanded and came to nothing.After him came Judas the Galilean at the...
  • Vatican Crackdown on U.S. Nuns a Long Time Brewing

    04/20/2012 7:40:01 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 62 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/20/12 | Stephanie Simon
    (Reuters) - When Pope John Paul II arrived in the United States in 1979, the president of the nation's most powerful organization of nuns met him with a challenge. In a bold welcoming address, Sister Theresa Kane called on the pope to include women "in all ministries of our church," including the priesthood. The pope sat silent, his expression stony. That moment did not change Vatican policy. But it unveiled growing tensions between the Vatican and American nuns. The conflict would continue to mount for the next three decades, until this week the Vatican finally moved to reassert control over...