Pope Francis on the Divorced and Remarried: 10 Things to Know and Share

August 5, 2015 by  
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National Catholic Register – August 5, 2015 Pope Francis recently gave a general audience in which he discussed the situation of those who have divorced and remarried without an annulment. His remarks are particularly significant in light of the upcoming Synod on the Family and the proposals to give Holy Communion to those in this […]

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Supreme Court Decision on Marriage “A Tragic Error” says President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference

June 26, 2015 by  
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USCCB – June 26, 2015 WASHINGTON—The U.S. Supreme Court decision, June 26, interpreting the U.S. Constitution to require all states to license and recognize same-sex “marriage” “is a tragic error that harms the common good and most vulnerable among us,” said Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic […]

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A Vocation to Love

February 14, 2014 by  
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Seek First the Kingdom – Cardinal Donald Wuerl – February 14, 2014 Over the years the celebration of Valentine’s Day has become a huge business for the greeting card, flower, candy and jewelry industries. There seems to be this pressure to find a gift that captures exactly how much you love a person. Is there […]

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Truth in Love is Not Bigotry

July 19, 2013 by  
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Seek First the Kingdom – Cardinal Donald Wuerl – July 18, 2013 Hyperbole as a rhetorical device has its place. But is it true? We all know that Superman is said to be “faster than a speeding bullet” and “more powerful than a locomotive.” But is he? Much of the world of literature and good […]

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Good Steward Newsletter – July 2013

Marriage is a Gift from God for Life If we needed further proof that marriage, which we believe is a gift from God and the most basic, foundational principle of human society, is being undermined by the forces of modern culture, the June 26 Supreme Court decisions striking down part of the Defense of Marriage […]

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Supreme Court Decisions on Marriage: ‘Tragic Day for Marriage and Our Nation,’ State U.S. Bishops

June 26, 2013 by  
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United States Conference of Catholic Bishops – June 26, 2013 WASHINGTON—The U.S. Supreme Court decisions June 26 striking down part of the Defense of Marriage Act and refusing to rule on the merits of a challenge to California’s Proposition 8 mark a “tragic day for marriage and our nation,” said Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New […]

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Answering God’s Call

The Tidings – Archbishop José H. Gomez – May 24, 2013 The following is adapted from an interview that Archbishop Gomez gave recently to the magazine, The Franciscan Way. How would you describe the state of vocations today? There has been a crisis for some time now in vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life. […]

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Catholic Vote Results Show Need for Teaching the Faith

November 9, 2012 by  
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Catholic News Agency – By Michelle Bauman – November 8, 2012 Washington D.C., Nov 8, 2012 / (CNA/EWTN News) – Divisions in the Catholic vote for president show the continued importance of “educating Catholics about our own faith,” said analyst Joshua Mercer, co-founder of CatholicVote.org. “If something’s really important, you don’t just say it once,” […]

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Marriage: Selfless Love Fully & Freely Given

August 27, 2012 by  
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Truth In Love – Bishop Paul D. Etienne – August 26, 2012 This Sunday, we have the final passage of Jesus’ Eucharistic Discourse from John’s Gospel. (Chapter 6) During the past several weeks, Jesus has told us how he will give his Body and Blood for our food and drink. He tells us that the […]

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Chicago Values, Revisited: it’s not about chicken!

August 7, 2012 by  
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Catholic Chicago Blog – August 6, 2012 – By Francis Cardinal George, OMI Responses to my reflections last week on “Chicago values” fell into two camps. There were almost universal plaudits for recognizing that the government should be concerned about actions and not about thoughts and values. The media, of course, are in this camp, […]

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