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Homosexual Acts Cannot be Approved or Celebrated by the Church – Here’s Why

From the Archdiocese of Washington In recent years, homosexuality has frequently been in the news. An increasingly nationwide effort to make homosexual acts something to celebrate has gained great ground and sowed serious confusion even among those who describe themselves as Christian and Catholic. Hence, it is necessary once again to instruct on this matter […]

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The Family Matrix

From Public Discourse by  Gerard V. Bradley within Marriage The lifelong, unbreakable chords of fealty and identity that family members possess for each other depend upon the biological matrix created by the marital union of man and woman. Most of the argument in legislatures, in courts, and in the marketplace of ideas about legal recognition […]

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Nun UNDER The Bus

From Father Z’s Blog Posted on 7 April 2014 by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf UPDATE 8 April: Bp. Jugis (D. Charlotte) endorses Sr. Jane Laurel and talk at High School _______ You probably saw my post Sister explains the situation. Spittle-flecked nutty, bullying, intimidation ensue. Sr. Jane Laurel, OP, gave a talk at a Catholic High […]

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Pope Francis Calls Abortion An ‘Abominable Crime’

From LifeSiteNews Human life is “sacred and inviolable” and “every civil law is based on the recognition of the first and most fundamental right, the right to life,” Pope Francis told an Italian pro-life organization today. The pope thanked the Movimento per la Vita, one of Italy’s leading political pro-life groups, for their work, urging […]

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The Reality of Spiritual Warfare

From Archdiocese of Washinton By Msgr. Charles Pope Every ancient prayer manual and guide to spirituality until about fifty years ago had at least one large section devoted to what was known as Pugna Spiritualis (spiritual battle or spiritual warfare). In more recent decades, many spiritual books have downplayed or completely deleted references to spiritual […]

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21 Reasons To Go To Confession

From Aggie Catholics There are several questions we need to sort through before we get to the reason we all need Confession. Is the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) necessary to have your sins forgiven or can you go straight to God? Why do we need this Sacrament? Where did it come from? What does sin […]

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Words For Reflection This Lenten Season

Bishop Álvaro del Portillo, former head of Opus Dei, will be beatified in Madrid in the fall of 2014.  The following is an excerpt from a pastoral letter written by Bishop Álvaro del Portillo on December 25, 1985: …many generations which should belong to Christ and the Church are being lost in these years, and because, […]

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