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Catholic colleges trying to do away with the rules

Leaders of certain Catholic colleges are “lobbying U.S. Bishops to withdraw their 2004 policy banning pro-abortion speakers,” according to today’s National Catholic Register. In the article, Cardinal Newman Society president Patrick Reilly is quoted as concluding: It is sadly all … Continue reading

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Free eBook: Answering Angels & Demons

I just saw on Twitter that a free e-book is now available from Ascension Press to combat lies and inaccuracies in Angels & Demons: Angels & Demons is a thinly-veiled, but brutal attack on the Catholic Faith that will again … Continue reading

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Pro-Life Commencement Speakers Honored

Several Catholic colleges and universities are doing it right when it comes to selecting commencement speakers. The Cardinal Newman Society issued a news release listing a number of Catholic educational institutions that are choosing to honor individuals dedicated to promoting … Continue reading

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Five new saints canonized

Last Sunday, Pope Benedict XVI canonized five saints: Italian Blesseds Arcangelo Tadini (1846-1912), Bernardo Tolomei (1272-1348), Gertrude Comensoli (1847-1903) and Caterina Volpicelli (1839-1894), and the Portuguese Blessed Nuno de Santa Maria Alvares Pereira (1360-1431). The Vatican lists bios, but not … Continue reading

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Georgia county approves waste station next to church

The Catholic News Agency reports: After long months of debate and hopeful prayer, thousands of Catholics received bitter news as Gwinnett County, Georgia commissioners voted early this month to rezone land to allow a solid waste transfer station to be … Continue reading

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NBC Won’t Air Pro-Life Super Bowl Ad

According to an article in today’s National Catholic Register, “NBC has refused to air’s new pro-life ad during its broadcast of this Sunday’s Super Bowl game.” You can view the ad here: This is a positive and uplifting message. … Continue reading

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The passing of Fr. Neuhaus

Last Thursday’s passing of Father Richard John Neuhaus — the noteworthy editor of First Things and ex-Lutheran minister who became a Catholic priest — is marked by a nice article by George Weigel in Newsweek. I enjoyed Fr. Neuhaus’ commentary … Continue reading

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Chicago’s Cardinal George Challenges Obama on Abortion

Earlier this week, Cardinal Francis George, the Archbishop of Chicago, spoke out against Barack Obama’s position on abortion. According to one news report, the Cardinal said  that all Americans should “rejoice” that a country that once tolerated slavery had elected … Continue reading

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American Papist News – Pilot Episodes

Thomas Peters has launched a video blog (or “vlog”) American Papist News, which has two pilot episodes available for viewing. It is describes as “an upbeat week-in-review of news, politics, and culture, along with commentary and interviews, all from a … Continue reading

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Atheism Without Conviction

In the UK, atheists are getting aggressive…but not exercising much conviction. The news article Atheists Plan Anti-God Ad Campaign on Buses reports that thirty buses in London will feature posters that read, “There’s probably no God. Now stop worrying and … Continue reading

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