RELIGION AND POLITICS

What Happens if Sacramental Confession Ceases to be Secret?

by Jennifer Fitz
January 23, 2015

Why are some secrets worth dying for? The Jesuit Post blog has an excellent piece up on the case from Louisiana headed for the Supreme Court. If you read nothing else, go read that. Regular readers will recall I commented on similar lines in my review of I Confess earlier this summer.
They say hard cases make bad law. Hard…

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Rick Santorum: ‘Very Difficult to Listen to’ Pope Francis

by Jennifer G. Hickey
January 23, 2015

Potential Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum said he often finds it “very difficult” to listen…

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Mike Huckabee, two others named to Catholic conference lineup

by Cheryl Wetzstein - The Washington Times
January 19, 2015

The Catholic organization Legatus has named former Arkansas Gov Mike Huckabee and two others as…

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OUR FAITH

Pope Francis: Large Families That Welcome Children Are A True Gift From God

by Diane Montagna
January 23, 2015

At this morning’s Wednesday General Audience in the Vatican’s Paul VI Hall, Pope Francis told the faithful that large families that welcome children are a true gift from God. He also said “we need to defend families from new forms of ideological colonization which threaten its identity and mission.”
In his words to pilgrims, Pope Francis said “it is a…

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Pope Francis planning to address joint session of Congress, organizer says

by Kyle Balluck
January 19, 2015

Pope Francis is planning to address a joint session of Congress and visit the White…

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Standard Bearers for NFP

by Edward Pentin
January 9, 2015

The Billings ovulation method of family planning has long been regarded as a highly effective…

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Mario Cuomo, 1932-2015: His Controversial Legacy

Mario Cuomo, the three-time governor of New York who sought to justify Catholic lawmakers’ tolerance of abortion rights, died on…

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Cardinal Raymond Burke: ‘Feminized’ church and altar girls caused priest shortage

Cardinal Raymond Burke, a senior American churchman in Rome who has been one of the most outspoken critics of Pope…

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Miami Archbishop reminds diocesan employees: you could lose your job if you support gay ‘marriage’

Miami Archbishop Thomas Wenski wasted no time reminding employees of his archdiocese of their call to fidelity to the Church…

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Historic exhibition of St. Francis of Assisi manuscripts coming to Brooklyn Borough Hall

Historic 12th and 13th century manuscripts relating to St. Francis of Assisi are going on display starting Dec. 17 at…

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Angelina Jolie meets Pope Francis during a private audience at the Vatican after screening of her movie Unbroken

Angelina Jolie met Pope Francis during a private audience at the Vatican on Thursday.
The Hollywood star had arrived in…

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Canada proclaims annual day honoring Pope John Paul II amidst secularist opposition

Despite the opposition of atheist groups and the reservations of a minority of Liberal and New Democratic MPs and senators,…

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Pope Francis Says There’s a Place for Pets in Paradise

Pope Francis confirmed during his weekly address in the Vatican’s St. Peter’s Square that canines, along with “all of God’s…

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Pope Francis: Church Must Find Ways of Welcoming Divorced Catholics, Gays

ROME— Pope Francis said the Catholic Church must find ways of welcoming divorced and gay Catholics as part of a yearlong debate by the church’s leadership that has already exposed a split within its ranks.…

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