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10 Problems With the Media's Take on Pope Francis & Abortion AGGIE CATHOLIC BLOG - September 2, 2015 ... or trustworthy. So, when you see headlines which are like these below, it is natural to doubt them: Pope Francis Takes Leap on Abortion . Pope Francis Gives Lighter Penance To Women Who Have Abortions . So, what is going on? Some background to set the scene: The Catholic Church has rules that surround serious sin and abortion is one of those serious sins which is bound by these rules. The Church knows that abortion is the intentional killing of an innocent ...http://www.aggiecatholicblog.org/2015/09/10-issues-with-the-media-pope-francis-abortion/

Efforts to Silence Clergy Continue Apace CRISIS MAGAZINE - August 25, 2015 ... letter he had written in 2002 to a small newspaper describing homosexual activists as immoral (the ruling was eventually overturned by a higher court). In the same year (2002), an Ontario court ordered a Catholic school to admit a homosexual teen and his older male lover to the school prom. In 2004, a Swedish pastor was sentenced to a month in prison for a sermon that criticized homosexuality. A year before that, Irish clergy were given notice that they could be prosecuted if ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CrisisMagazine/~3/fPiVmwOEsY0/efforts-to-silence-clergy-continue-apace

Bishop in Bolivia Prohibits Communion in the Hand in His Diocese.Plus: A Review of Bishops Who Have Restricted Communion RORATE CÆLI - August 19, 2015 ... prohibition, or simply recommending communion in the tongue for the faithful in their diocese, or forbidding communion in the hand only in specific churches). The first was Juan Luis Cardinal Cipriani of Lima, Peru in 2008 (reiterated in 2011 at least for large celebrations) followed by Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith of Colombo, Sri Lanka in 2011 (reiterated in 2012 ). A fourth bishop, the recently-deceased Rogelio Livieres ( may he rest in peace ), strongly condemned communion in the hand in August ...http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2015/08/bishop-in-bolivia-prohibits-communion.html

The Eucharist Unites (19.B) HOMILIES AND OCCASIONAL THOUGHTS - August 13, 2015 It's been more than thirty years since I first saw the chain letter about "the perfect pastor," but it still makes me smile. The perfect pastor preaches exactly 10 minutes but always say everything that needs to be said. He condemns sin boldly but never hurts anyone's feelings. He works from 8 am until midnight and is also the church janitor. The perfect pastor makes $200 a week, wears good clothes, drives a good car, buys good books, and donates $100 a week to the church. ...http://gregorynsmith.blogspot.com/2015/08/the-eucharist-unites-19b.html

Stop the Bishop Bashing: An Open Letter to My Fellow Catholic Bloggers ARNOBIUS OF SICCA - August 8, 2015 ... article or blogger. Rather, I write this to alert my fellow Catholic bloggers to an attitude we should watch out for and, if necessary, correct. I've seen the posts shared on Facebook. Some have impressed me enough that I follow the Facebook page, Twitter, or RSS feed. So long as one defends the Catholic faith and show love for the Church established by Our Lord, all is well. Sometimes that defense of the faith involves speaking about misrepresentations of the faith from ...http://arnobius-of-sicca.blogspot.com/2015/08/stop-bishop-bashing-open-letter-to-my.html

Life Begins @ Conception CRISIS MAGAZINE - August 3, 2015 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CrisisMagazine/~3/sLon1DXH3XQ/life-begins-conception

A Model Letter on the Restoration of All-Male Altar Service NEW LITURGICAL MOVEMENT - August 3, 2015 ... liturgical praxis of the Diocese of Bromptonville. As you know, some time ago the Vatican allowed local Ordinaries to permit female altar servers because, due to Pope Paul VI's suppression of the minor order of acolyte, this type of service appeared to be no longer directly connected with the path to priestly ordination. Indeed, in the old days, laymen, particularly boys, substituted for acolytes in most situations (hence the familiar term "altar boys"). At the same time, the ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheNewLiturgicalMovement/~3/BqA2iSxqGX0/a-model-letter-on-restoration-of-all.html

AT THE TURN OF THE 20th CENTURY: A CATHOLIC PERSPECTIVE ON THE CHARISMATIC RENEWAL MONKS AND MERMAIDS (A BENEDICTINE BLOG) - August 1, 2015 ... Kollins) Blessed Elena Guerra, founder of the Oblate Sisters of the Holy Spirit in Lucca, Italy at the end of the nineteenth century, urged Pope Leo XIII to lead the Church back to the Cenacle/Upper Room. From 1895 to 1903, Sr. Elena was led of the Holy Spirit to write twelve confidential letters to the Pope, requesting a renewed preaching on the Holy Spirit. In her many writings to the Pontiff, she exhorted him to invite the faithful to ...http://fatherdavidbirdosb.blogspot.com/2015/08/at-turn-of-20th-century-catholic.html

LGBT Catholics to Pope Francis: Let Us "Work Together Towards Creating a Church Where All Families Know That We Are Trul THE WILD REED - July 28, 2015 . The U.S.-based LGBT Catholic coalition Equally Blessed has written to Pope Francis, requesting a meeting with him during his September visit to Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families . Writes Laurie Goodstein in today's New York Times : I n a formal letter sent to Pope Francis at the Vatican, groups representing gay and transgender people, Catholics, and Hispanics said the church in America was in the midst of a "pastoral crisis" ...http://thewildreed.blogspot.com/2015/07/lgbt-catholics-to-pope-francis-let-us.html

St John XXIII on St Lawrence of Brindisi NEW LITURGICAL MOVEMENT - July 21, 2015 ... on the internet, and none of any real quality; if anyone cares to send in a picture of the Saint, I'd be glad to update this article and add it.) Oh, the inestimable affection of the love of Christ, Who never has never allowed Himself to be lacking to the Church, His Bride, and finds present remedies for the evils that are hurled against her. When the insane daring of the innovators rose up, and the Catholic name was attacked by hostile assaults, when the Faith was languishing in many places ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheNewLiturgicalMovement/~3/NSdWhjFmDBc/st-john-xxiii-on-st-lawrence-of-brindisi.html

Peter Saunders and Cardinal Pell: A Trial by Media THESE STONE WALLS - July 15, 2015 ... though I may never feel happiness again. There's nothing Messianic about this dream. Our age requires many scapegoats. I prayed the Prayer to Saint Michael, and not for the first time in the middle of the night in prison. I felt afraid to go back to sleep. Day came, and then night, and I was still afraid to sleep. I have prayed to be delivered from that dream, and Azazel has not yet come back. I have found that if I write of these dreams, they don't come back. They don't go ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheseStoneWalls/~3/m-9vfYNiXHE/

A Few Great Quotes (and Pictures of Pretty Notebooks) for Your Day STUDEO: MY THINKING SPOT - July 14, 2015 ... no adversity paralyze you. Be afraid neither of the world, nor of the future, nor of your weakness. The Lord has allowed you to live in this moment of history so that, by your faith, his name will continue to resound throughout the world. - Pope Benedict XVI, Madrid, August 2011 The sacramental imagination gets the world into proper focus... G.K. Chesterton insisted that Catholicism was about thick steaks, cigars, pubs, and laughter. Catholicism is more than that, of course. ...http://studeo.blogspot.com/2015/07/a-few-great-quotes-and-pictures-of.html

Ask National Amusements to Stop Funding Amusements AN ARCHDIOCESE OF WASHINGTON CATHOLIC - July 9, 2015 I receive this each month, and have decided to share it with you. Pope Francis, Stay at Home in Rome, and Save the Climate! ++++++++++++++++++++++++ Please consider joining thousands in the Mustard Seed Project by sending a letter each month to a designated corporation asking them to stop supporting Planned Parenthood, the world's largest abortion provider. You can use the letter below or selected parts of the letter or you ...http://awashingtondccatholic.blogspot.com/2015/07/ask-national-amusements-to-stop-funding.html

Mendacious Ship FR RAY BLAKE'S BLOG - July 2, 2015 http://marymagdalen.blogspot.com/2015/07/mendacious-ship.html

The Franciscan Third Order of the Society of St. Pius X HOLY VOCATIONS - June 28, 2015 ... purpose of secular Third Orders in the Church is the same as that of religious orders and congregations: they promote Christian perfection. And St. Francis had no other end in view when he established his Third Order. It is easily understood, then, that " the first essential duty of Franciscan Tertiaries [Third Order members] is the striving after perfection by faithfully observing the Rule " (Ch. 3, T.O. Handbook). Pope St. Pius X proclaimed that the purpose of the Third ...http://holyvocations.blogspot.com/2015/06/the-franciscan-third-order-of-society.html

Laudato Si! Dissension No! Reflections on Sections 1-61 ARNOBIUS OF SICCA - June 19, 2015 ... how they will license this work, and when official e-book versions become available I will purchase them). So far I am impressed by what I have seen. The Pope's encyclical is well written, expressing itself clearly. What I have read thus far (¶ 1-61) is a discussion of the problems and the need to change attitudes. In doing so, he brings up two major themes—the obligation to take responsibility for how our interaction with the ...http://arnobius-of-sicca.blogspot.com/2015/06/laudato-si-dissension-no-reflections-on.html

Pope Benedict Roundup THE BENEDICT BLOG - May 23, 2015 News In a New Letter, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI Seeks Shepherds for the Whole World National Catholic Register . 05/12/15: In a letter to his former secretary of state, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has underscored the need for the Church to extend its pastoral care to nonbelievers and to share "the questions of the times" in its continuing efforts to announce the Gospel to the world. Benedict XVI's new reflections came in ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/PopeBenedictXVIFanClubBlog/~3/zXJzYWct-B8/pope-benedict-roundup.html