Monthly Archives: June 2014

Pope Francis: Mafia is excommunicated

Originally posted on Millennial:
Burns Strider, a Washington political strategist, paraphrasing The Godfather said it well: they turned down an offer they shouldn’t have refused. Today Pope Francis  announced during a pastoral trip to Calabria in southern Italy that the Mafia…

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“It Didn’t Speak to Me” Or, Please, Let’s Do Something

Originally posted on Catholic How:
By Matthew Janeczko, OFM Cap. The conversation started as any other conversation of its sort does: “I was raised Catholic, but I don’t go any longer,” she said.  “If you don’t mind me asking, why?”…

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The following is a great article by Seth Sanders on the Jesus-as-a-Hebrew-or-Aramaic-speaker dilemma. I have copied it below, but you can read it all in its original printing here. “So Israel’s Prime Minister was arguing with the Pope over what … Continue reading

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Key Thoughts from “Erroneous Autonomy: The Catholic Case against Libertarianism” (Part 1)

Originally posted on Millennial:
Last week, the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies, where I am a graduate fellow, held one of the most important conferences of the year on Catholic Social Teaching. Panelists and speakers at the event,…

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Sacred Signs and Symbols: Ad Orientem

Originally posted on Catholic How:
By Patrick Angiolillo — I had the opportunity to attend a Novus Ordo Latin Mass celebrated ad orientem for the first time two years ago. It was my first experience of both Latin in the Mass…

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Baccalaureate Mass Homily: The Christian Vocation of Mercy

Originally posted on Catholic How:
By Matthew Janeczko, OFM Cap. — This morning, I return to my high school (a proud 2003 graduate) to preach at the Queen of Peace Baccalaureate Mass.  These are my notes. — We receive today again, just as the…

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