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  • Reading the Catechism for the Year of Faith
    Post by Matthew Milhon, 10/22/2012

    “With his Apostolic Letter Porta Fidei (The Door of Faith), issued Oct. 11, 2011, Pope Benedict XVI declared that a Year of Faith would begin on Oct. 11, 2012. The Holy Father called this Year of Faith so that the Church as a whole could experience a sort of reconversion through a deeper knowledge and relationship with Jesus Christ. One particular way the Holy Father has asked us to observe this Year of Faith is through study of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. A daunting task for some, reading the Catechism has never been easier due to an online initiative that makes it possible to read small portions every day that would culminate in reading the entire Catechism in the course of one year. ... ”

  • Bullying Churches Into Silence This Election Year
    Post by Matthew Milhon, 10/16/2012

    “It is common knowledge that religious organizations are not allowed to endorse a particular political candidate or party lest they endanger their 501(c)3 status. However Americans United for Separation of Church and State (AU), the gold standard in self-described "nonpartisan educational organizations dedicated to preserving the constitutional principle of church-state separation", have taken it upon themselves to send a letter entitled Election Season 2012 to over 60,000 religious leaders nationwide notifying them that they could be in violation of the IRS's "no politicking" rule if they engage in any activity "designed to influence the outcome of a partisan election." AU cautions their readers to be conscious of the seriousness of their claims because violations could result in danger of retroactive tax payments, audits, and even revocation of their tax exempt status. ... ”

  • The Double Standard of Religious Freedom
    Post by Noreen Daly, 9/27/2012

    “On September 11th, the 11th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the U.S. Consulate in the eastern Libyan city Benghazi was attacked. Four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, were killed in the attack. ... ”

  • Voting Priorities Count for Catholics
    Post by Gerri Laird, 8/16/2012

    “Watch this brief, dynamic video encouraging Catholics to vote, and to do so according to priorities! (http://www.cc2w.org/) http://www.cc2w.org/ ... ”

  • Paul Ryan's Bishop on Subsidiarity, Solidarity and the Lay Mission
    Post by Gerri Laird, 8/16/2012

    “Bishop’s Column ... ”

  • Cardinal George:
    Post by Gerri Laird, 8/16/2012

    “"Many do not understand how grave are the current threats to religious liberty and the survival of Catholic institutions like hospitals and schools from the administration's HHS mandate and other interferences with our consciences in our ministry to others. Chicago's Cardinal George has made some startling statements about these threats." ? Fr. William Kurz, S.J. ... ”

  • The Line in the Sand
    Religious Liberty and Health Care - Post by Bob Laird , 5/1/2012

    “From Family Foundation a publication of The Couple to Couple League, May/June 2012, pp. 8-11. ... ”

  • Stand Up, Speak Out, Be Heard
    Post by Gerri Laird, 5/1/2012

    “From Family Foundation, a publication of (http://www.ccli.org/) The Couple to Couple League, May/June 2012, pp. 12-13 ... ”

  • Understanding Catholic Voting Priorities
    Post by Bob Laird, 4/30/2012

    “The U.S. Catholic Bishops have explicitly stated that politicians who oppose the Catholic teaching on abortion do not deserve the vote of Catholics in an election, regardless of their views on any other issue. This conclusion is derived from the principles of voting, (http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/faithful-citizenship/forming-consciences-for-faithful-citizenship-document.cfm) "Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship." It is worth noting a report from The Cardinal Newman Society (CNS), that Bishop George Murry, S.J., of Youngstown, Ohio, carried out this policy by asking Mercy College to (http://centerforcatholichealthcare.com/2012/04/30/understanding-catholic-voting-priorities/#more-318) Continue reading ... ”

  • Georgetown, Sandra Fluke, and Catch-22
    Post by Bob Laird, 4/27/2012

    “After years of maintaining a position of self-selection with regard to obedience to Catholic teachings and Catholic educational principles, Georgetown University is not in a Catch-22 situation over Sandra Fluke. Joan Frawley Desmond highlighted this problem in the National Catholic Register, (http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/sandra-fluke-and-georgetowns-position-of-neutrality/) "Sandra Fluke and Georgetown's Position of 'Neutrality'." ... ”

  • The Hijacking of Natural Law
    Post by Gerri Laird, 4/27/2012

    “Taken from (http://ccli.org/media/ffp/FFPlusApril2012.php) Family Foundations Plus, Couple to Couple League, April 2012 ... ”

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