Catholic News Headlines August 2, 2010


Aug. 1, 7pm—Aug. 2, 7pm

American Life League (Encouraging Words)

Share this article on Facebook HOPE – “Lord, do as you have said: let all evil thoughts flee at the sight of you. This is my hope, my one comfort that in all my troubles I can turn to you, trust you, call

American Life League (Judie Brown)

Share this article on Facebook A BULL IN CATALONIA V. A PREBORN BABY IN AMERICA – It comes as no surprise that, when the dust settled and pro-abortion Catholic Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Kathleen Sebelius,

Catholic News Agency

Share this article on Facebook First of 53,000 altar servers arriving in Rome on pilgrimage – Rome, Italy, Aug 2, 2010 / 05:07 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- On Monday, St. Peter’s Square and the streets of Rome were already teeming with youth from many places in Europe

Share this article on Facebook Human trials for embryonic stem cell treatment a crime, says Bishop Sgreccia – Rome, Italy, Aug 2, 2010 / 12:54 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Following Friday’s news that a U.S. company has been given the go ahead to experiment with embryonic stem cells

Share this article on Facebook Mexican bishops express solidarity with Arizona immigrants – Mexico City, Mexico, Aug 2, 2010 / 02:49 pm ( CNA ).- The secretary general of the Bishops’ Conference of Mexico published a message of solidarity with those affected by

Share this article on Facebook Pope welcomes cluster munitions ban, urges more countries to sign – Vatican City, Aug 1, 2010 / 08:04 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- It was with “great contentment” that Benedict XVI observed the first day of the worldwide ban on cluster

Share this article on Facebook U.S. priest appointed as secretary of Vatican council for religious – Rome, Italy, Aug 2, 2010 / 08:26 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Redemptorist Fr. Joseph William Tobin was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI as the new secretary of the Congregation

Share this article on Facebook Venezuelan cardinal praised for civility before National Assembly – Caracas, Venezuela, Aug 2, 2010 / 05:55 pm ( CNA ).- After Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez called Cardinal Jorge Urosa of Caracas a ” neanderthal” and said that the

Catholic Online > Arts & Entertainment

Share this article on Facebook ‘Inception’ stays box-office champ – “Inception” stayed number one at the box office for the third straight week in a row, capably …

Catholic Online > Home & Family

Share this article on Facebook Diocese of Arlington Work Camp Follows ‘Hope in Him’ theme – With society in a seemingly downward spiral of sin and anti-Christian behavior, what a refreshing sight it is to …

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook 1,400 Deaths and Thousands stranded in Pakistan after massive floods – Floods and monsoon rains have reportedly killed more than 1,400 people and stranded 30,000 people in three of the …

Share this article on Facebook Massive layoffs loom large for the nation of Cuba – Cuban President Raul Castro has expanded self-employment fields over the weekend, in light of the …

Share this article on Facebook Young Orthodox Christians Take to Streets of Russia as Missionaries to the Youth – The Patriarchate finances formation courses for youth leaders for the mission on the streets among the young …

Catholic Online > Politics

Share this article on Facebook Financial guru taken to task over editorial – Neel T. Kashkari was the Interim Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Financial Stability in the United States …

Share this article on Facebook ‘Not about Health Care, About Liberty’: Virginia Wins Round One in Court – In a Press Conference after the Courts Ruling was issued, Attorney General Kenneth Cuccinelli told reporters …

Share this article on Facebook Opinion: Shirley Sherrod, once the victim, is now on the attack – Shirley Sherrod announced at the National Association of Black Journalists’ annual convention in San …

Share this article on Facebook Senate Committee again Votes to Permanently Repeal Pro-Life Mexico City Policy – Should the law be passed, future U.S. presidents would be unable specifically to block funding for international …

Catholic Online > U.S. News

Share this article on Facebook Battery-powered Volt car to be unveiled soon – Orders for the battery-powered Volt car, from Chevrolet will be taken this week. There are high hopes that the …

Share this article on Facebook Obama health care plan suffers major setback – A federal judge won’t dismiss a Virginia lawsuit challenging the Obama administration’s health …

Catholic Spiritual Direction

Share this article on Facebook Can a root sin change? – Q: Dear Father John, can a root sin change over your life? It seems to me that increasingly sensuality is being replaced as a root sin by pride. have you seen this, as

CBCP News – Diocesan News

Share this article on Facebook Coconut ‘waste’ exporter bats for creation of coco fiber industry – OZAMIZ City, August 2, 2010—The chief executive officer of a company that exports “waste materials” from coconut has urged the Aquino administration to create the

Conversion Diary

Share this article on Facebook On being tired – This is a sort of Part II to the post I re-ran last week , so I thought I’d post it as well. It was originally published on October 14, 2008. It occurred to me recently

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook 1900-FixUrBible – Are you tired of reading passages from the Bible or the Catholic Catechism that shock you? Don’t you think that sometimes the Word of God can seem a little…outdated?

Share this article on Facebook Congressman: The Gov’t Can Do Anything – California Democrat Congressman Pete Stark tells the truth at a townhall meeting. He says, “The Federal Government Can Do Most Anything in this Country.” He didn’t emit

Share this article on Facebook Is This Disorderly Conduct Outside Clinic? – A pro-lifer was arrested for disorderly conduct outside an abortion clinic in Chicago, home of the “Bubble zone.” The video certainly doesn’t seem to show any disorderly

Share this article on Facebook Muslims Defend Christians in Dearborn – Can you be Muslim and American? It would seem so. Concerned about violations of the First Amendment and the the image of Dearborn Michigan being known as Dearbornistan,

Share this article on Facebook Teenagers Act Now – From the funny Failblog

Share this article on Facebook Warning Label for Sippy Cups? Seriously? – I know some liberal types will read this and think that the Governor of New York has just damned the children of New York to dental problems. They’ll suspect Big

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook 15 Anglican Bishops: Some Among Us Will Seek Communion With Rome – Expressing their deep distress at the prospect of the ordination of women bishops in the Church of England, 15 Anglo-Catholic bishops have told their clergy that some

Share this article on Facebook Arkansas Native Devotes Life To Poor Women In Thailand – Conway, Ark. (CNA) – Some people dream of making a difference in the world and others actually do it. Arkansas native Elizabeth Lachowsky Thaibinh and her husband,

Share this article on Facebook Author Anne Rice repudiates Christianity ‘in the name of Christ’ – New York City, N.Y. (CNA) – The author Anne Rice, who in 2008 announced that she had returned to the Catholic faith in which she was raised, says she is no longer a

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal Newman’s Official Beatification Biography Set For September Release – Birmingham, England (CNA/EWTN News) – The biography written as part of Cardinal John Henry Newman’s cause for canonization will be released at a conference in

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal’s Letter To China Calls Entire Church To Holiness And Unity, Says Fr. Lombardi – Vatican City (CNA/EWTN News) – Reflecting on Cardinal Ivan Dias’ July letter to Chinese Catholic clergy, Vatican Radio director Fr. Federico Lombardi on Saturday said

Share this article on Facebook Catholic League, Ignatius Press File Brief In University Of California Lawsuit On Course Standards – Washington D.C. (CNA) – Attorneys representing the Catholic League and Ignatius Press have filed an amicus brief in a lawsuit alleging that the California public

Share this article on Facebook Church Is Young and Joyful, Says Pope – Reflects on His 5 Years As Pope CASTEL GANDOLFO (Zenit.org) – After viewing a documentary on the first five years of his pontificate, Benedict XVI noted that although

Share this article on Facebook Congressmen To Propose Government-Wide Ban On Taxpayer-Funded Abortion – Washington D.C. (CNA) – On Thursday Reps. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) and Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.) were scheduled to introduce legislation which would establish a permanent

Share this article on Facebook Diocese Of Peoria Applauds Reinstatement Of Catholic Professor – Peoria, Ill. (CNA/EWTN News) – The Diocese of Peoria praised the University of Illinois’ decision to reinstate Dr. Kenneth Howell, who had been told at the end of last

Share this article on Facebook Former Swiss Guard Reflects On 15 Years Of Service – Rome, Italy (CNA/EWTN News) – An interview with former Swiss Guard Joseph Schmidt, was released this week in which he addressed the meaning behind his 15 years of

Share this article on Facebook How 2010 Is Shaping Up: Papal Highlights – Looking Back at April Through July VATICAN CITY (Zenit.org) – Benedict XVI’s year 2010 has been marked by the creation of a new pontifical council and the completion of

Share this article on Facebook Ignatius Press to Publish Vol. 2 of Pope’s Book – SAN FRANCISCO (Zenit.org) – The Vatican Publishing House has awarded publishing rights of the English version of Benedict XVI’s “Jesus of Nazareth, Vol. 2” to Ignatius

Share this article on Facebook Illinois Baseball Team Hosts Pre-Game Catholic Mass – Geneva, Ill. (CNA) – Thanks to discussions between a priest and a minor league baseball team official, the Kane County Cougars of the Class A Midwest League hosted a

Share this article on Facebook John Paul II Continues to Inspire Vocations – HONG KONG (Zenit.org) – One of Hong Kong’s four new permanent deacons says his vocation is linked to Pope John Paul II, and particularly to the Pontiff’s death. Deacon

Share this article on Facebook Lawyer Realized He Could Help People In A Spiritual Role – Atlanta, Ga. (CNA) – Not that long ago Father Carlos Vargas was on track to becoming a successful lawyer. While working on a case of a man charged with murder, however,

Share this article on Facebook Miles Jesu Founder Used Authority Inappropriately – Commissary Clarifies Progress in Renewing Ecclesial Family ROME (Zenit.org) – The Vatican-appointed commissary endeavoring to write a new constitution for the Miles Jesu

Share this article on Facebook Newspaper: Damien Of Molokai Film From Vatican Archives Shows Reality Of The Saint – Vatican City (CNA/EWTN News) – A newly digitized 1950’s film on Fr. Damien of Molokai still offers a relevant message for today, remarked L’Osservatore Romano (LOR) on

Share this article on Facebook No Members Of Spanish Committee On Maternal Health Are Pro-Life, Organization Charges – Barcelona, Spain (CNA) – The president of Professionals for Ethics (PPE) in Catalonia, Ramon Novella, denounced the government of the Spanish region because it “wants to

Share this article on Facebook Pontiff’s Words on Seeing Film of His Pontificate – “It Was For Me Personally Very Moving” CASTEL GANDOLFO (Zenit.org) – Here is the brief address Benedict XVI gave Thursday after viewing a documentary on the first five

Share this article on Facebook Pope to Pray for Homeless, Unemployed – VATICAN CITY (Zenit.org) – Benedict XVI will be praying in August for the homeless and jobless, as well as those who are experience another type of serious need. The

Share this article on Facebook Pope Welcomes Cluster Munitions Ban, Urges More Countries To Sign – Vatican City (CNA/EWTN News) – It was with “great contentment” that Benedict XVI observed the first day of the worldwide ban on cluster munitions, which took effect on

Share this article on Facebook Priest In Texas Newspaper: ‘Homosexual Acts Lead To The Damnation Of Souls’ – A Texas parish priest has written a column for the El Paso Times in which he strongly denounces homosexual activity. “Every single Catholic, out of fidelity to charity

Share this article on Facebook Priest Murdered in Oaxaca, Mexico – OAXACA DE JUAREZ, Mexico (Zenit.org) – The Church in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca is shocked by the murder of Father Carlos Salvador Wotto, 84, who served as the

Share this article on Facebook Roman And Byzantine Catholics To Celebrate Feast Of The Transfiguration – CNA STAFF (CNA) – Both Roman and Eastern rite Catholics will soon celebrate the Church’s feast of the Transfiguration on its traditional date for both calendars, August

Share this article on Facebook Sant’Egidio, African Union Ratify Cooperation – Will Work Together for Peace, Dignity ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (Zenit.org) – The Catholic lay Community of Sant’Egidio and the African Union will continue to cooperate in

Share this article on Facebook Statement on Miles Jesu – “Only in Truth Can a Better and Healthier Future for Miles Jesu Be Achieved” ROME (Zenit.org) – Here is the statement released Wednesday on the situation of the

Share this article on Facebook The Saint’s ‘Wise Heart’ Rejects Dependence On Transient Things, Pope Teaches – Vatican City (CNA/EWTN News) – The person who trusts in the Lord and does not give in to a fear of adversity or death shares “a wise heart” with the saints, Pope

Share this article on Facebook Theology Of The Body Institute Presents Awards During First Annual Congress – Philadelphia, Pa. (CNA) – During its first annual congress in Pennsylvania, the Theology of the Body Institute presented five awards to organizations and individuals for

Share this article on Facebook U.S. Priest Appointed As Secretary Of Vatican Council For Religious – Rome, Italy (CNA/EWTN News) – Redemptorist Fr. Joseph William Tobin was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI as the new secretary of the Congregation for Institutes of

Share this article on Facebook US Bishops Laud Injunction on Arizona Law – Say It Was the “Right Decision” WASHINGTON, D.C. (Zenit.org) – The U.S. bishops’ conference is applauding the decision of a U.S. district court judge to block several

Share this article on Facebook Vatican Official Raps US For Approving Clinical Trial Of Embryonic Stem-Cell Treatment – A leading Vatican official has denounced the US decision to allow clinical testing on human subjects for medical treatments using embryonic stem cells. The Food and Drug

Share this article on Facebook Vatican Preparing New Document On Effects Of Abortion On Women – Vatican City (CNA/EWTN News) – The new president of the Pontifical Academy for Life, Archbishop Ignacio Carrasco de Paula, announced that his dicastery is preparing a

Share this article on Facebook Venezuela Cardinal Defends Constitution at Assembly – Tells Legislators He Has Citizen’s Rights; Criticizes Certain Laws CARACAS, Venezuela (Zenit.org) – Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino defended both his right to opine on

Share this article on Facebook Young missionaries to gather in Ecuador to evangelize and serve – Quito, Ecuador (CNA) – The Technological University of Loja in Ecuador announced that the 2010 Idente Mission titled, “Disciples and Missionaries of Christ, Let’s

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook A Big Step for Small Steps – Danielle Bean: Now Available on Kindle! | My dad, a college professor and natural-born bibliophile, has been talking up his recently-acquired Kindle Wireless Reading

Share this article on Facebook Coincidences That Aren’t – Sarah Reinhard: Our Lady of Angels | The feast of Our Lady of Angels is today, August 2. I have a habit of nicknaming people, whether in my head or so that they know it.

Share this article on Facebook From Colic to College – Danielle Bean: Coffee Talk: Parenting | (Join each day’s Coffee Talk discussion: Mon: Parenting; Tues: Open Forum; Wed: NFP; Thu: Marriage; Fri: Education; Sat/Sun:

Share this article on Facebook How Pleasant To Know Fr. Schall – Rebecca Teti: | Since his friend George Weigel let the cat out of the bag last week that James Schall, SJ, is recovering from surgery, I feel liberated to ask for your

Fallible Blogma

Share this article on Facebook Get Low: An intriguing story of confession and forgiveness – I was able to catch a sneak preview of one of the most intriguing movies I’ve watched in a while – Get Low. It stars Robert Duvall, Bill Murray and Sissy Spacek. And

Fr. Frank Pavone’s Blog

Share this article on Facebook “All” Means Everyone – The nation’s first Freedom Rides for the unborn were held this summer, under the leadership of Priests for Life and Dr. Alveda King. Most of the civil rights leaders

Share this article on Facebook Raising Money for Life (Part 1 of 3) – Like so many other movements, the pro-life movement has to constantly beg for funds to do its work. My colleagues often ask for and appreciate fundraising advice. Based

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Ben Nelson Becomes First Democrat to Oppose Pro-Abortion Elena Kagan – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Late last week, Nebraska Sen. Ben Nelson became the first Democrat to jump ship from his party and announce he would oppose the

Share this article on Facebook Democrats DISCLOSE Act Furthers, Not Stops, Political Culture of Corruption – Tuesday, Democrats in the Senate failed in their effort to invoke cloture (that is, end debate) on the DISCLOSE Act, perhaps the most Orwellian-named piece of

Share this article on Facebook Democrats Plan Vote on Pro-Abortion Elena Kagan Next Week, May Limit Debate – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Senate Democrats plan a vote next week on the nomination of abortion advocate Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court. They also plan to

Share this article on Facebook FDA OKs First Embryonic Stem Cell Research Trial on Humans, Despite Concerns – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — The Obama administration has approved the bid by cloning company Geron to undertake the first trial involving the use of embryonic stem

Share this article on Facebook Florida Poll Has Pro-Abortion Crist Leading Pro-Life Rubio in Key Senate Race – Tallahassee, FL (LifeNews.com) — A new poll out of Florida has pro-abortion Governor Charlie Crist leading pro-life former state House Speaker Marco Rubio in the

Share this article on Facebook Hip Hope Helps Hares Hop: Adult Stem Cells Regrow Joints for Rabbits – In a proof-of-concept study using a rabbit model, researchers have successfully regenerated a functioning limb joint grown naturally using the host�s own adult stem

Share this article on Facebook Medical Board Pursues Case Against Practitioner in Botched Abortion Death – Sacramento, CA (LifeNews.com) — The Medical Board of California this week amended its complaint against abortion practitioner Andrew Rutland to include the charge of

Share this article on Facebook Planned Parenthood Plans to Spend $1 Million to Save Pro-Abortion Barbara Boxer – Sacramento, CA (LifeNews.com) — Carly Fiorina, the pro-life Senate candidate in California, is presenting pro-abortion Sen. Barbara such a tough challenge that Planned

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Abortion Groups Play Defense After Obama Health Care Abortion $ Exposed – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — In new interviews today with the web site Politico, leaders of pro-abortion groups admit they’re playing defense now that pro-life

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life News: Abortion, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Washington, Missouri, Illinois – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — House Republican Leader John Boehner is praising Rep. Chris Smith and the Republicans and Democrats who introduced critical legislation

Share this article on Facebook Senator’s Amendment Would Permanently Support Tax-Funded Abortion Abroad – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Late Friday, pro-abortion Sen. Frank Lautenberg slipped an amendment into the foreign appropriations bill that would make permanent

Share this article on Facebook Texas Legislator Seeks Atty General Opinion on De-Funding Planned Parenthood – Austin, TX (LifeNews.com) — A Texas state legislator is continuing his battle to ensure no tax dollars go to the Planned Parenthood abortion business, whether to pay

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act” Introduced July 29 – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist If passed, the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act,” recently introduced by pro-life Congressmen in the U.S. House, will

Share this article on Facebook Church to Issue New Document on Abortion After-Effects – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The new president of the Pontifical Academy for Life has announced that his dicastery is planning to publish a new document on

Share this article on Facebook Complaint Filed Against Kagan at Supreme Court – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A complaint has been filed against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan asking that she be disbarred for her role in

Share this article on Facebook FDA Approves First Human Trials for Embryonic Stem Cell Treatment – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the world’s first human clinical trial of a therapy involving

Share this article on Facebook Vampire Novelist Quits Christianity – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Anne Rice, controversial author of vampire thrillers such as Interview with a Vampire, and a recent revert to Catholicism, has

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook Ars Serviendi Workshop: Benedictine Abbot Celebrates Pontifical Mass in the Usus Antiquior in Poland – One of our readers in Poland informs us that this past July 27th, Abbot Bernard Sawicki O.S.B. (Abbot of Tyniec Abbey, Cracow) celebrated a Solemn Pontifical Mass during

Share this article on Facebook Before, During and After: The IBP Parish of St-Eloi in Bordeaux, France – We have shared many images of ordinations from the flagship parish of the Institute of the Good Shepherd, St-Eloi , over the past few years, but I do not believe we have

Share this article on Facebook Marie Reine du Canada Pilgrimage 2010 (and a Pilgrimage in Michigan) – Many of you will recall from previous years, the Marie Reine du Canada pilgrimage which occurs within Quebec, beginning from St-Joseph-de-Lanoraie and finishing at

OSV Daily Take

Share this article on Facebook Fully functional stem cell therapies, with no embryos harmed – The Chicago Tribune has a fascinating story about the dozens of medical therapies actually in use today that were created using adult stem cells. Catholics are all for

Share this article on Facebook Go ahead. Tweet or FB this. Everyone else is – How much time do you spend on social networking sites? If you’re like everyone else, nearly a quarter of the time you spend at an open Internet browser is dedicated to

Share this article on Facebook Vacation Bible School: What’s wrong with this picture? – By Mary DeTurris Poust My 5-year-old daughter, Chiara, just arrived home from Galactic Blast Vacation Bible School, where she had, well, a blast (as promised in the

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook Can the Magisterium Still Lead the Church? – Canon Lawyer and friend Ed Peters answers Fr. Doyle and his ecclesiology of despair Fr. Thomas Doyle, op, has an essay in The Tablet (24 July 2010) wherein he comments,

Share this article on Facebook Confusion in Christianity

The Anchoress

Share this article on Facebook Ballad of Fallen Angels – I miss Cowboy Bebop

Share this article on Facebook Great Commercial! – And of course, real nuns:

Share this article on Facebook Helllloooooo Evangelicals! – You put up with the Catholics and with the Mainline Protestants , but now, helllooooooo Evangelicals : It’s the week you’ve been waiting for over at Patheos, where Tim

Share this article on Facebook Make a Joyful Noise Unto God! – It’s Sunday Night. Relax. Yes, it’s a half-hour of video, but it is a half hour that will make you laugh out loud, and leave you feeling refreshed. And the Sabbath

Share this article on Facebook Pater Noster

Share this article on Facebook Racked up Videos – One of my jollier duties of a day is to get to select what videos get racked up into the You Tube widget over at Patheos. I just put about 50 up, and if you go here and

Share this article on Facebook Rosary for Job-Seekers – Reading about these especially horrific numbers and the endless squeezing of the Middle Class , and watching my son– still trying to find a real, full-time job now that

The Splendor of the Church

Share this article on Facebook ANTI-CATHOLIC LIES AND DECEPTIONS IN QUOTING CATHOLIC BOOKS AND DOCUMENTS, Part 1 “The Spirit of Catholicism” by Karl Adam – The book cover of my personal copy of The Spirit of Catholicism by Karl Adam. This classic was instrumental in bringing to the Catholic Faith many former Protestant

Share this article on Facebook KATANUNGAN TUNGKOL SA PAGPAPALAYAS NG MASAMANG ESPIRITU SA BAHAY – The Triumph of St. Augustine by Claudio Coello Anonymous said… totoo po bang kung merong mga masamang kaluluwa sa isang bahay ay hindi daw po sapat ang simpleng house

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook 2 August: Portiuncula Indulgence – To Midnight 2 August,  you can gain the “Portinuncula” Indulgence. Catholic Encyclopedia St. Francis, as you know, repaired three chapels. The third was popularly called

Share this article on Facebook Housekeeping notes – A few quick housekeeping notes. 1) To post comments you must register.  There is a link on the sidebar.  I have to approve your registration, which is not

Share this article on Facebook Prayer Request – I have received several emails recently which run along the same lines. Several writers have asked me to pray for them in a special way about their vocations, to

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: sign of the Cross when passing a non-Catholic church – From a reader: I was taught to cross myself when passing by a Roman Catholic Church out of reverence for the Real Presence in the Eucharist that is present in that house

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: validity of baptism if water doesn’t touch the head – I recently was asked by a priest about a problematic baptism: The pastor of a local parish baptized a child supposedly by immersion. The head of the child was never

Share this article on Facebook The Feeder Feed: who is this? – I think I have a new visitor at the feeder. I saw him once, yesterday. Another view. No white marks on the tail… probably not Eastern Kingbird. He pecks at seeds like a

Share this article on Facebook Watch for more Vatican appointments – The very day the Card. Secretary of State was supposed to head out to Castel Gandolfo for a spell, we have an important curial appointment. Watch for more in the near

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