24 November, 2012

‘No nativity scene will give up its ox and donkey’ but they don’t belong, Pope says | Holy Post | National Post

‘No nativity scene will give up its ox and donkey’ but they don’t belong, Pope says | Holy Post | National Post

12 women died from abortion complications in 2008, double previous year: CDC | LifeSiteNews.com

QUICK! Time to mount up and rally to demand that abortions be outlawed! Time to protest, yell, and profane governments which permit such an outrage to occur!!! 12 women have died!!!

No?

Then why is this the proper response when one woman dies in Ireland because (in the opinion of her non-medically trained husband) her request to terminate a pregnancy was refused... especially when medical opinion states that performing an abortion would not necessarily have saved her life? Surely it's not because this tragedy is being used by some to promote a particular agenda is it?

12 women died from abortion complications in 2008, double previous year: CDC | LifeSiteNews.com

20 November, 2012

Whispers in the Loggia: Facebook Est – At Long Last, A Cardinal of the Social Media Church

Whispers in the Loggia: Facebook Est – At Long Last, A Cardinal of the Social Media Church

Why is the Church Political? | The American Catholic

Why is the Church Political? | The American Catholic

The Sad End of the Priestly Ministry of Mr. Roy Bourgeois - U.s. - Catholic Online

The Sad End of the Priestly Ministry of Mr. Roy Bourgeois - U.s. - Catholic Online

Leafs fan buys used dressing room toilet from the team for $5,300 - sportsnet.ca

A Leaf fan's dream possession?
It's just way too easy to come up with reasons why this fan has purchased the PERFECT ICON of his team. In charity, I leave it to you, gentle reader, to come up with your own thoughts or suggestions. Feel free to share them if you'd like. :-)

Given the state of the NHL today with half a season already flushed away in this stupid lockout, it might be the best symbol for the entire league.

BTW, who was it that thought that the best way to work out a deal between players and owners of a professional hockey league was to give the job to a pint sized basketball lawyer and a large-headed baseball lawyer? Can you picture Betman playing point guard on any basketball team you've ever played on after leaving grade school?  And seriously, don't you think that maybe Fehr got out of baseball because people kept thinking he was the Met's team mascot?  



Leafs fan buys dressing room toilet for $5,300 - sportsnet.ca

Church of England votes against women bishops | Holy Post | National Post

It is understandable that a church founded on an apostolic leadership model would be wary of making this change. 

Women as priests is much less of an issue since a priest is theologically viewed as being subordinate to a bishop. An argument can be made, as it has already within the Anglican communion that priests could analogously be compared to the 'disciples', of which there were both men and women in biblical times. (It doesn't work for Catholics because of the 'in persona Christi' issue, but that's not at issue here.) 

However, using the same analogy bishops are seen as the successors to the 12 apostles whom Christ placed at the head of the Church to fulfill the three roles of leadership, sacramental ministry, and teaching/evangelization. While it is clear that women were among his closest followers, some of whom even used their own wealth to support Jesus and his ministry, it is just as certain that among the 12 Christ only chose men.

Theologically it is very difficult to reconcile the fact that Christ clearly and without question chose only men as apostles, endowed with charisms and responsibilities to lead his church, with today's ethos of blinding ourselves to gender differences among individuals. I can appreciate that this is a difficult circle for the Anglicans to try and square.


Church of England votes against women bishops | Holy Post | National Post

More on clerical garb, this time from the Secretary of State | Fr. Z's Blog – What Does The Prayer Really Say?

More on clerical garb, this time from the Secretary of State | Fr. Z's Blog – What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Catholic teachings had no part in Savita tragedy – bishops - National News - Independent.ie

Catholic teachings had no part in Savita tragedy – bishops - National News - Independent.ie

San Francisco set to vote on ban on public nudity, except at ‘gay pride’ events | LifeSiteNews.com

San Francisco set to vote on ban on public nudity, except at ‘gay pride’ events | LifeSiteNews.com

Archbishop Chaput says Year of Faith holds solution to relativism :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

Archbishop Chaput says Year of Faith holds solution to relativism :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

17 November, 2012

16 November, 2012

In Canada, a 'watershed' religious freedom win - News with a Christian Perspective

Baptist Press - In Canada, a 'watershed' religious freedom win - News with a Christian Perspective

Just Before Organ Harvesting, Comatose Patient Recovers | Daily News | NCRegister.com

Just Before Organ Harvesting, Comatose Patient Recovers | Daily News | NCRegister.com

VIDEO: POLITICO Playback: The best lines from last night's comedy lines on American politics

VIDEO: POLITICO Playback

The tragic death of Savita Halappanavar should not be exploited to sweep away Irish abortion law, under which she could legally have been saved | CatholicHerald.co.uk

The tragic death of Savita Halappanavar should not be exploited to sweep away Irish abortion law, under which she could legally have been saved | CatholicHerald.co.uk

Doctor: acceptance of euthanasia heightens patients’ distrust of medical profession

MercatorNet: A matter of trust

14 November, 2012

Some first thoughts on Weigel’s call to reconsider civil consequences for Catholic weddings « In the Light of the Law

Some first thoughts on Weigel’s call to reconsider civil consequences for Catholic weddings « In the Light of the Law

The Crisis of a Second Obama Administration | First Things



George Weigel examines the consequences of the 2nd Obama election for the RC Church.

The Crisis of a Second Obama Administration | First Things

Cardinal Dolan to Brother Bishops: 'Engage Christ First' | Daily News | NCRegister.com

Cardinal Dolan to Brother Bishops: 'Engage Christ First' | Daily News | NCRegister.com

LINEN ON THE HEDGEROW: "Facebook is the new parish hall"

LINEN ON THE HEDGEROW: "Facebook is the new parish hall"

Catholic bishops fail to agree on statement on the economy

Religion News Service | Faith | Leaders & Institutions | Catholic bishops fail to agree on statement on the economy

Quo Vadis — O, Bishops?

Quo Vadis — O, Bishops?

Life in the 'Kingdom of Whatever'

Life in the 'Kingdom of Whatever'

Desiccated Christianity

Mother Teresa was once asked how she could go on, day after day, year after year, caring for the sick and dying and poor and offering them so much comfort.



Desiccated Christianity

10 November, 2012

What do we render to Caesar? | Truth & Charity

What do we render to Caesar? | Truth & Charity

Four years later, Vatican takes a different approach toward Obama

CNS STORY: Four years later, Vatican takes a different approach toward Obama

Freedom Through Truth: Lest We Forget

Freedom Through Truth: Lest We Forget

A living legacy for the soldiers who sacrificed | Local | News | Pembroke Daily Observer

A living legacy for the soldiers who sacrificed | Local | News | Pembroke Daily Observer

Vatican II Turns Fifty - Part II: Catholics and Culture Collide

Vatican II Turns Fifty - Part II: Catholics and Culture Collide

Romney’s Abandonment of Social Issues Contributed to His Defeat | Crisis Magazine

Romney’s Abandonment of Social Issues Contributed to His Defeat | Crisis Magazine

09 November, 2012

Vatican Radio - Pope: The ordered complexity of the Universe

Vatican Radio - Pope: The ordered complexity of the Universe

Take heed of the prophetic, not the political, Chicagoan - a column by Fr. Raymond DeSouza

Take heed of the prophetic, not the political, Chicagoan

New 'super-Earth' found in six-planet system - CBC News - WAY COOL!

New 'super-Earth' found in six-planet system - CBC News

Catholic vote results show need for teaching the faith :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

Catholic vote results show need for teaching the faith :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

Sifting Through the Wreckage - George Weigel - National Review Online

Sifting Through the Wreckage - George Weigel - National Review Online

Planned Parenthood spent $15 million on 2012 election | LifeSiteNews.com

Planned Parenthood spent $15 million on 2012 election | LifeSiteNews.com

07 November, 2012

Is it Time to Abandon Social Issues? » First Thoughts | A First Things Blog

Is it Time to Abandon Social Issues? » First Thoughts | A First Things Blog

Watchdog group accuses Catholic bishops of campaigning for Romney, wants IRS to investigate | Holy Post | National Post

Watchdog group accuses Catholic bishops of campaigning for Romney, wants IRS to investigate | Holy Post | National Post

More people opting for ‘The Green Goodbye’ | CTV British Columbia News

More people opting for ‘The Green Goodbye’ | CTV British Columbia News

U.S. Election Results 2012: Mitt Romney concedes the race | World | News | National Post

U.S. Election Results 2012: Mitt Romney concedes the race | World | News | National Post

U.S. Election Results 2012: Barack Obama thanks Americans in victory speech | World | News | National Post

U.S. Election Results 2012: Barack Obama thanks Americans in victory speech | World | News | National Post

04 November, 2012

A great commercial that any Catholic will appreciate. I bet you can't guess the product before the big reveal at the end!!

Waiting for Godot to Leave: Intimacy vs. Friendship

Waiting for Godot to Leave: Intimacy vs. Friendship

Constantine and Campaign 2012 - National Review Online

Constantine and Campaign 2012 - National Review Online

Freedom Through Truth: Do You Ever Wonder What is Going on in this Crazy World?

Freedom Through Truth: Do You Ever Wonder What is Going on in this Crazy World?

+Archbishop Chaput discusses secularism

This week in religion history: The embryonic stem cell debate starts | Holy Post | National Post

This week in religion history: The embryonic stem cell debate starts | Holy Post | National Post

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