Thomas Peters’ Surgery Scheduled, Novena Continues

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For those of you praying with me for the health and wellbeing of my fellow Catholic blogger Thomas Peters of American Papist, you’ll want to know that Thom is scheduled for surgery tomorrow at 7:30 am ET. You can find all of the details online at the blog. Please take a moment tonight or early [Read More...]

EWTN News Nightly Looks Like a Winner

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Recently released by EWTN, this promo for the new show EWTN News Nightly with Colleen Carroll Campbell has me truly excited. We watched — and fell in love with — Colleen during the recent Conclave coverage on EWTN. She was impeccably informed, true to the teachings of the Church and altogether charming in her sharing [Read More...]

California Catholic Conference Blogs on AB1266 Transgender Students Issue

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With legislation pending in California relating to the treatment of transgender students in California schools, the California Catholic Conference has a blog post by Judy Barrett which speaks to this issue. From Ms. Barrett’s post: If signed into law by the governor, AB 1266 will require public schools to allow a child of any age [Read More...]

The Day Pope Francis Dropped by the Vatican Power Plant: What Would You Do?

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News reports coming out of the Vatican today are documenting a remarkable, spontaneous visit by Pope Francis to the Vatican’s industrial zone, including a visit to the power plant, the woodworking area, and also time spent with the blacksmiths and plumbers. Per the News.va website: A visit that everyone hoped for and no one could [Read More...]

Sweet Tweets for 8/9/13 – The Light of Faith

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This week saw lots of action on and offline. Our family is home enjoying the “dog days of summer” before the start of another school year. On Twitter this week, we witnessed the fact that the Vatican has yet to “ramp down” for the summer. Elsewhere around the web, things were equally as busy. Thanks to John [Read More...]

Motu Proprio on Money Laundering, Terrorism and WMDs

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Hot off the press this morning, an official press release on the new Motu Proprio of Pope Francis concerning “the prevention and countering of money laundering, the financing of terrorism, and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.” At the moment, only the Italian version of the full document is listed on the Vatican website, but most certainly [Read More...]

Ken Hackett Confirmed as New US Ambassador to the Holy See

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Upon his confirmation as the next United States Ambassador to the Holy See, Ken Hackett — former President and CEO of Catholic Relief Services — received a strong message of support from Dr. Carolyn Woo, who followed him at CRS: “We are overjoyed that the country will be represented by a man who through his [Read More...]

Pope Francis’ Message for World Mission Day

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Released today by the Vatican, Pope Francis’ message for World Mission Day encourages words of great hope and challenge for all of us. In so many ways, we are each called to the life of a “missionary”. Your mission field may be as close as your own home or half a world away. Regardless, we [Read More...]

Use Online Tool to Urge Your Senator to Support Peace in Israel

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From Churches for Middle East Peace comes a simple way to urge your elected representatives to help Secretary of State John Kerry move forward the negotiations between Israel and Palestine. At their website, CMEP is offering a simple form — searchable by your zip code — which will help you draft and send a note [Read More...]

Holy Father’s Prayer Intentions for August

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I’m late to post these, but am so moved by both of Pope Francis’ intentions for August: GENERAL INTENTION: That parents and teachers may help the new generation to grow in upright conscience and life. MISSION INTENTION: That the local Church in Africa, faithfully proclaiming the Gospel, may promote peace and justice. Find additional commentary [Read More...]


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