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Catholic Traditions In The Modern World.

Cardinal George Pell, Cardinal-Prefect for the Secretariat for the Economy and senior adviser to Pope Francis, has taken leave from his Vatican office to appear in the Melbourne Magistrates Court in Australia after being issued a summons to appear for historical sexual assault offenses.

On June 29th, Victoria Police formally charged Cardinal Pell with multiple sexual assault offenses. He was served the summons to appear on behalf of his legal representatives in Melbourne, and will appear in the Melbourne Magistrates Court on July 18th for a filing hearing. Victoria Police did not release a detailed list of the charges, only saying [...]

Thu, Jun 29, 2017
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By K. V. Turley

Having dug for years, on that night they knew they had found what they had been searching for, and so, hastily, one of their numbers was dispatched. Soon, there came through the darkness deep within the earth, a man clothed all in white. Thereafter, a light was held as Pope Pius XII gazed upon the find. It was a moment that linked twenty centuries.

In 1968, Pope Paul VI made an announcement that the bones of Saint Peter, the first pope, had been discovered below the Vatican. Those few who had been involved in this discovery knew that [...]

Thu, Jun 29, 2017
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St. Paul, the indefatigable Apostle of the Gentiles, was converted from Judaism on the road to Damascus. He remained some days in Damascus after his Baptism, and then went to Arabia, possibly for a year or two to prepare himself for his future missionary activity. Having returned to Damascus, he stayed there for a time, preaching in the synagogues that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God. For this he incurred the hatred of the Jews and had to flee from the city. He then went to Jerusalem to see Peter and pay his homage to the head of [...]

Thu, Jun 29, 2017
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Simon Peter or Cephas, the first pope, Prince of the Apostles, and founder, with St. Paul, of the see of Rome.

Peter was a native of Bethsaida, near Lake Tiberias, the son of John, and worked, like his brother St. Andrew, as a fisherman on Lake Genesareth. Andrew introduced Peter to Jesus, and Christ called Peter to become a disciple. In Luke is recounted the story that Peter caught so large an amount of fish that he fell down before the feet of Jesus and was told by the Lord, “Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching [...]

Thu, Jun 29, 2017
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Acts 12:1-11
Psalms 34:2-9
2 Timothy 4:6-8, 17-18
Matthew 16:13-19

Acts 12:1-11
1 About that time Herod the king laid violent hands upon some who belonged to the church. 2 He killed James the brother of John with the sword; 3 and when he saw that it pleased the Jews, he proceeded to arrest Peter also. This was during the days of Unleavened Bread. 4 And when he had seized him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four squads of soldiers to guard him, intending after the Passover to bring him out to the people. 5 So Peter was kept in prison; [...]

Thu, Jun 29, 2017
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iBenedictines

Information from Benedictine nuns from Holy Trinity Monastery.
Anyone with small children or a debilitating illness such as cancer will understand when I say there is a kind of tiredness so complete that any effort seems impossible. One wakes tired; one goes to bed tired; and in between (…)

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Sun, Jun 25, 2017
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Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus has probably inspired more tacky ‘repository art' than any other devotion in the history of the Church. It is easy to sniff at all those horribly graphic light-emitting hearts emerging from the breasts (…)

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Fri, Jun 23, 2017
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New Advent

"Know the Faith. Live the Faith. Share the Faith."
Even though the modern world isn't any more dangerous than it was thirty or forty years ago, it feels like a more perilous place. Or, more accurately, we inhabit the world today in a way that's much more risk averse; for a variety of very interesting and nuanced reasons, our tolerance for risk, especially concerning our children's safety... [...]
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“Speaking objectively,” says the Bishop of Springfield, Illinois, “... all those who have sexual relations outside of valid marriage, whether they are heterosexual or homosexual, should not receive Holy Communion unless they repent, go to confession and amend their lives. This includes the divorced and remarried without an annulment... [...]
Source: New Advent
Venerable Solanus Casey, an American-born Capuchin priest who died in 1957 known for his ability as a spiritual counselor, will be beatified at a Nov. 18 Mass in Detroit, the local archdiocese announced Tuesday. “We are filled with joy at receiving the final date of the beatification of Father Solanus,” Father Michael Sullivan... [...]
Source: New Advent
A long distance swimmer who relay swam the English Channel, and an impressive and witty public speaker, Karen Gaffney is the first living person with Down Syndrome to receive an honorary doctorate. She has captured global attention, not only for her personal achievements but for her work on inclusion for people with Down Syndrome and her challenge to a culture where babies with Down Syndrome are increasingly aborted before birth... [...]
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Before LGBT Pride celebrations begin in Chicago this weekend, Bishop of Springfield Thomas Paprocki issued a formal decree calling on all members of the Catholic faith to enforce the Church's longstanding policies on the issue of homosexuality. [...]
Source: New Advent

Catholic Counselor Lady

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Marriage

Marriage - Unique For a Reason

Marriage - Unique for a reason an initiative of the USCCB

Stay tuned to this space for a series of videos about various topics.

In the meantime, what do you think about this short story? What does the consumer mentality toward children say about our society?

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Fri, Jun 23, 2017
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For Your Marriage

For Your Marriage an initiative of the USCCB

“But who do you say that I am?” (Mt 16:15) Jesus' question to Peter is also directed at us. Faith in Jesus, the Son of the living God, is at the heart of discipleship. Pray together for that faith today.

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Thu, Jun 29, 2017
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The Institute for Family Studies released an edited testimony put forth by W. Bradford Wilcox to the Committee on Building an Agenda to Reduce the Number of Children in Poverty by Half in 10 Years. This ad-hoc committee is made up of experts chosen by the National Academics of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to study child poverty in America. Overall, American adults without college degrees are more likely to raise children in poverty and either cohabitate or live as a single parent. Well-educated, married parents, on the other hand, have greater financial and family stability.

Research from the Urban [...]

Wed, Jun 28, 2017
Source: For Your Marriage

Pope Francis says that “I'm sorry” is a phrase husbands and wives should say often. If it's hard for you to say “I'm sorry,” or to offer forgiveness, pray for a softened heart.

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Wed, Jun 28, 2017
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Gratitude dispels anger. If you are angry at your spouse, think of the times when he/she did something loving for you.

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Tue, Jun 27, 2017
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Be intentional about giving your spouse your undivided attention when you see each other after your daily duties. Set aside time to sit together and talk about the highs and lows of your days.

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Mon, Jun 26, 2017
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