Catholic Media Unite in Opposition to the Death Penalty

‘Capital Punishment Must End.’  That's the bold headline in the National Catholic Register this morning.  The Register, in a groundbreaking collaboration with three other Catholic journals, published a strong statement opposing capital punishment. The editorial boards of the Register, the National Catholic Reporter, Our Sunday Visitor and America joined in opposition to the death penalty, as the Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments in Glossip v. Gross, a case out of Oklahoma that challenges … [Read more...]

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IT DEPENDS ON WHAT THE MEANING OF “IS” IS: What Did Jesus Really Mean?

What the heck was Jesus talking about, anyway?I mean, he’s holding up a piece of bread and he says, “This is My Body.”  Does that even make sense?!Ask any group of Christians in your workplace or in your neighborhood what Jesus really meant, and chances are you’ll get a broad range of answers.  Their explanations may follow strict denominational lines; but even within church communities, you may find people who draw different conclusions about this singularly important tenet of the Faith … [Read more...]

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THE HEAVENS ARE TELLING THE GLORY OF GOD – Experiencing God in the Eucharist and in Creation

Tonight's the night!  If you live in a part of the United States with a forecast of clear skies, tonight is probably your best opportunity to catch the 2012 Leonid Meteor Shower in its resplendent glory.  Turn out the lights, get away from the city to an area without a lot of streetlamps, and look up!The Leonids—so named because the meteors originate in the east, near the constellation Leo—return each year in mid-November.  As Earth slips through the garbage dump of the deceased comet Tempel … [Read more...]

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