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Mar 06, 2011 06:09 pm

By Pat Archbold | It should not surprise that I hold in low esteem a particular breed of man who, while claiming the name Catholic, supports openly and actively that wretched party of death. They fret over a folly, which they basely baptize as “social justice”, which inexplicably counsels the right of broadband internet access and condoms for the poor, while …

Feb 25, 2011 12:00 am

By Mark Shea | I’m just about talked out on the whole “lying for a good cause” thing.  Indeed, I thought I was talked out a week ago.  But since people keep asking what I think about this and that, I thought I’d give answers To begin, lot of folks ask what I think of the whole undercover cops issue. Here … read more

Cardinal Foley Comes Home

Feb 24, 2011 03:05 pm

By CHRISTIE L. CHICOINE (CNS) | DARBY, Pa. (CNS) — Cardinal John Foley, 75, a former editor of The Catholic Standard & Times in Philadelphia and former director of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications at the Vatican, is retiring and resigning from his post as grand master of the Knights of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem in Rome. In September … read more

Feb 24, 2011 01:01 pm

By Tito Edwards | An Alliance Between Catholics & the Orthodox are Needed – Mark Shea, Cthlc & Enjoying It! Sacred Music is the Easier Path – Jeffrey Tucker, The Chant Café Another Gross Example of the Repression of Christianity in Turkey – William Oddie, Cth Hrld Can I Go to Another Parish for a “Big” Confession? – Father John Zuhlsdorf, … read more

Feb 24, 2011 01:03 pm

By JIM GRAVES | SAN DIEGO — A decade ago, Sharon Lee Giganti was “on the fence” between her New Age beliefs and Christianity. She had not only been a New Age follower, but a teacher and counselor, so her roots in New Age were deep. Then she received the horrifying news that her 31-year-old brother had murdered his 4-month-old son. …read more

Feb 24, 2011 10:08 am

By CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE | WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. bishops’ Office of General Counsel said the Obama administration’s decision to no longer support the Defense of Marriage Act in legal challenges ahead “represents an abdication” of its “constitutional obligation to ensure that laws of the United States are faithfully executed.” “Marriage has been understood for millennia and across cultures as …

Egypt: bishops will not call for repeal of Islam as state religion

The Catholic bishops of Egypt will not call for the repeal of Article 2 of the nation’s constitution, which declares Islam to the state religion. . . .

Italy arrests 6 Moroccans for inciting hatred against Pope

Italian officials have arrested six Moroccan men on charges of inciting hatred against Pope Benedict XVI. The men said that the Pope deserved to be punished for baptizing Muslim journalist Magdi Allam in 2008. . . .

Virginia bill will impose safety standards on abortion clinics

Virginia’s legislature has passed a bill that will impose new safety standards on abortion clinics. Abortion advocates fear that the legislation will force most of the state’s abortion clinics out of business. . . .

US bishops praise Archbishop Listecki’s statement on unions

Bishop Stephen E. Blaire of Stockton, chairman of the committee on domestic justice and human development of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, has praised Milwaukee Archbishop Jerome Listecki’s recent statement affirming the value of unions. . . .

Holy See at UN: new outspokenness in confronting anti-family agenda

The Catholic Family & Human Rights Institute (C-FAM) has observed that the Holy See’s diplomats have become more outspoken in confronting the radical anti-family agenda discussed in United Nations committees. . . .

Vatican paper condemns Qaddafi’s attacks on civilians

The Vatican newspaper has condemned Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi for “merciless” attacks on civilians as he clings to power. . . .

China re-arrests critic of ‘one-child’ policy

A Chinese woman who has worked against the country’s brutal “one-child” policy has been sent to a labor camp, just days after she had been released from custody. . . .

Italian court upholds fines on Vatican Radio for excess electromagnetic emissions

Italy’s highest court has confirmed a judgment against Vatican Radio for violating legal standards governing the emission of electromagnetic radiation. . . .

Priest murdered in Mexico; bishop denounces societal corruption

Father Santos Sánchez Hernández, 43, was brutally murdered on the night of February 21-22 in his rectory in a small town in south-central Mexico. . . .

No ‘conscience clause’ for Irish pharmacists on morning-after pill

Irish pharmacists are obligated to provide customers with the “morning-after pill,” or face professional sanctions, the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland has confirmed. . . .

Sydney archdiocese sees increase in priestly vocations after World Youth Day

The Archdiocese of Sydney, Australia, is reporting a rise in the number of men entering preparation for the priesthood. . . .

Pope confers with Maronite Patriarch; no word on retirement

Pope Benedict XVI met in a private audience with Maronite Patriarch Nasrallah Sfeir on February 25, but there was no announcement from the Vatican on the Lebanese prelate’s retirement. . . .

Pope encourages Kurdish leadership on religious tolerance

Pope Benedict XVI met on February 24 with the political leaders of Iraq’s northern Kurdish region, and encouraged them to continue promoting religious tolerance. . . .

New report documents violence against Karnataka Christians

A senior high court judge in the southwestern Indian state of Karnataka has completed a report documenting the link between the ruling Hindu nationalist BJP party and hundreds of incidents of anti-Christian violence in recent years. Justice Michael Saldanha based his report on investigations that heard from 3,000 people. . . .

Pope will visit site of Nazi massacre

Pope Benedict XVI will travel in March to the Fosse Ardeatine, the site of a Nazi massacre on the outskirts of Rome. . . .

Baptists urged to recover understanding of Lenten penitence

American Baptists are recognizing the value of Lenten penitence, the Associated Baptist Press reports. . . .

‘How the politics of abortion protects bad clinics’

William Saletan– a journalist who has criticized Catholic moral teaching in past articles– examines “how the politics of abortion protects bad clinics,” such as the clinic operated by notorious Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell. . . .

Janet Smith joins moral theologians debate on Live Action tactics

Janet Smith continues the debate among moral theologians about the morality of Live Action’s tactics, in an analysis posted on the web site. . . .

Does Facebook threaten the Church?

Professor Richard Beck of Abilene Christian has drawn considerable attention to his argument that Facebook, by introducing a popular new mans of social interaction, is challenging the role of the Church. “Church has always been about social affiliation,” Beck reasons, and Facebook offers a new way of affiliating. . . .

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