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The JP2 Generation Tells Its Story: Part Three, Fr. Dan Hoffman
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The JP2 Generation Tells Its Story: Part Three, Fr. Dan Hoffman

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Presented in cooperation with Greg Schlueter and JP2Journey.com: The JP2 Generation Tells Its Story, remembering World Youth Day 2002 and the impact of Pope John II. Part Three, Fr. Dan Hoffman There are not many things more beautiful than the joy of the Lord! As we embarked on the third day of this pilgrimage of […]

Q&A with Herb Meyer: How to Analyze Information
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Q&A with Herb Meyer: How to Analyze Information

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Dr. Paul Kengor: Herb Meyer, you’re a favorite here at The Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College. You did our Ronald Reagan Lecture in February 2009, which was truly captivating (click here to watch). You did one of our Freedom Readers lectures last year (click here). And you’re also no stranger to […]

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Contraception: The Reason Catholics Have Abandoned Confession

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After the death of Dr. Bernard Nathanson last February, we were reminded that somebody once asked him why he became a Catholic. Because, said Dr. Nathanson, (who’d been a leader in the movement to legalize abortion and performed or presided over many thousands of abortions, then seen the light and become ardently prolife) no other […]

Courtship vs. Dating -- Why Dating is More Likely to Get You Married
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Courtship vs. Dating — Why Dating is More Likely to Get You Married

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When I was single, the books I read recommended something called “courtship.” The problem was…it didn’t work, either for me or for anyone around me. So if you have a commitment this weekend, it is a good time to think about how courtship and dating philosophies differ, and why dating is more likely to get […]

The Sorrowful Mysteries at Planned Parenthood
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The Sorrowful Mysteries at Planned Parenthood

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Last fall, I participated in the 40 Days for Life prayer vigil at our local Planned Parenthood.  It was the first time I had done this, and I was a bit fearful. (Will I get arrested?  Will people yell at us?)  On the contrary, the experience was humbling and incredibly moving. After the 40 Days […]

R-Rated Movies in the Catholic High School
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R-Rated Movies in the Catholic High School

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[Editor’s note: This document was prepared on behalf of a group of Catholic parents to address issues locally that may also be going on elsewhere in the country. It is published here as a resource for parents who may find it useful.] Having chosen [a Catholic School] does not relieve [parents] of a personal duty […]

40 Days for Life Through the Eyes of a Child
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40 Days for Life Through the Eyes of a Child

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Shawn Carney, Campaign Director, 40 Days for Life There is NEVER a dull moment during a 40 Days for Life campaign. I am writing this message from an airport. I looked up a few moments ago and I saw someone wearing a 40 Days for Life shirt. As he got closer, I noticed he looked […]

Reflections on Latin and the Catholic Church’s Memory and Identity, Part Three
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Reflections on Latin and the Catholic Church’s Memory and Identity, Part Three

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Part Three, Re-orientating Ourselves to Tradition — an Example: In the second article in this series, I discussed how the Church’s memory and identity were under siege after the Second Vatican Council vis-à-vis a “para-Council.”  In this article, I use private revelation as an example to expand upon how Catholics were misled after the Second […]

Why The Sign of Peace is Important
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Why The Sign of Peace is Important

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Have you ever attended Mass angry at a member of your immediate family? And then you have to offer them peace! Thankfully, the sign of peace comes toward the end of the liturgy and I have usually calmed down somewhat by that point. Still, extending a greeting and saying those words “Peace be with you” […]

Clean Water Should Not Be a Day's Walk Away
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Clean Water Should Not Be a Day’s Walk Away

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Today is World Water Day. So, while you and I may mark this date on our calendar just once a year, Catholic Relief Services is devoted to ensuring that our poor neighbors around the world have clean water every single day. Safe drinking water should not be a pipe dream. That’s why we make access […]

Ensuring Women’s Safety and Dignity Where Bathrooms Are Scarce
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Ensuring Women’s Safety and Dignity Where Bathrooms Are Scarce

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“During the floods, we saw funerals for women who’d died of snakebites,” says Jaya Menon, a Catholic Relief Services staffer working in India during severe floods of autumn 2010. “The women had to wait till evening to go to the bathroom outside, and in the dark, they couldn’t see the snakes.” CRS projects that build […]

The Ted Kennedy Chronicles: A Look at the Latest Declassified FBI Files
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The Ted Kennedy Chronicles: A Look at the Latest Declassified FBI Files

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Another round of declassified FBI files on Senator Ted Kennedy has been released (click here and here). Fittingly, in Kennedy’s case, they once again raise all sorts of questions, from the moral to the political to issues of national security. First, however, allow me to pause with a sympathetic note. Among the documents within Kennedy’s […]

Lenten Transfiguration
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Lenten Transfiguration

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Imagine: you are ten years past customary retirement age.  It’s time finally to kick back and relax.  You live in a great city where everything is at your fingertips – shopping opportunities, cultural events, all your relatives and lifelong friends.  Suddenly God appears and tells you to pack up, uproot your life, and march into […]

Ugly Girls
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Ugly Girls

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For the second time in a week I have run into the ugliest girls I ever met. I’m not being mean. It’s simply true — they’re hideous. Dubbed “Monster High Girls”, they are 10 inch or so fashion dolls and marketed to little children ages 6 to 12. They have been around since last summer, […]

The JP2 Generation Tells Its Story: Part Two, Stephanie Muhs
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The JP2 Generation Tells Its Story: Part Two, Stephanie Muhs

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Presented in cooperation with Greg Schlueter and JP2Journey.com: The JP2 Generation Tells Its Story,  remembering World Youth Day 2002 and the impact of Pope John II. Part Two, Stephanie Muhs  The second day of our World Youth Day pilgrimage was one filled with great hope and anticipation.  As we boarded the buses that beautiful, sunny […]

Reflections on Latin and the Catholic Church’s Memory and Identity, Part Two
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Reflections on Latin and the Catholic Church’s Memory and Identity, Part Two

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Part Two, The Church’s Memory & Identity Under Siege: In my previous article, I talked about the Catholic Church and the Latin language.  I left off with a note on various theologians and laymen substituting their makeshift theology for the Tradition of the Church.  I would like to expand upon that point. Still smarting from […]

Book Review <em>Consoling the Heart of Jesus</em>
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Book Review Consoling the Heart of Jesus

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The first time I saw the book, Consoling the Heart of Jesus — A Do-It-Yourself Retreat, I thought, “How could I, a mere mortal console the heart of God?”  I wasn’t sure how anyone could console our Lord and Savior’s heart at the cross. It didn’t make sense to me, so I deemed the book unbelievable; that was […]

Letter from a Friend: How Christ Experienced All Our Suffering
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Letter from a Friend: How Christ Experienced All Our Suffering

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It is the Lenten season; a time of fasting and penance in an effort to draw nearer to the Lord who suffered all things for love of His people. And though the time to consciously strive to join one’s sufferings to the Cross of Christ is always in season, during Lent it is especially so. […]

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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It’s St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, and everyone is Irish today — if not in fact, at least in spirit.  Come on now, don’t be an old Druid!  Regardless of your nationality, St. Patrick is a saint for everyone. It’s not just because I’m half Irish or that my parents named me after St. Patrick, […]

How Does One Judge the Morality of Human Acts?
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How Does One Judge the Morality of Human Acts?

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Created by God as rational and free creatures, human beings determine themselves and establish their identities as moral creatures through their free choices. We make ourselves the kinds of persons who we are in and through the actions we freely choose to do. As Pope John Paul II put it in his moral encyclical Veritatis […]

Murders and Moral Bankruptcy: Where Have You Gone, Eyre Crowe?
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Murders and Moral Bankruptcy: Where Have You Gone, Eyre Crowe?

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In January 1907, a German-born official in the British Foreign Office wrote a memorandum that since has been indelibly linked to his name for its incisive analysis and uncanny prescience. Eyre Crowe had good reason to scrutinize Germany’s foreign-policy initiatives. The Kaiser’s imperialist impulses had managed to alienate Russia, terrify France, antagonize Great Britain, and […]

Hope Springs Eternal
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Hope Springs Eternal

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As a long, hard winter comes to a close, four words can always elevate my spirits: ‘Pitchers and Catchers Report!’  This simple phrase indicates the boys of summer are heading to the sunny paradise of either Florida or Arizona to work out the kinks that settled in during the long winter months.  Pitchers are stretching […]

Gregorian Chant: “Pride of Place”
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Gregorian Chant: “Pride of Place”

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Look up “Gregorian chant” in just about any current dictionary or encyclopedia and you will see a description that says it “is the liturgical chant of the Roman Catholic Church.” Notice that the tense of the verb “to be” is in its present form of “is.” What Should Customarily Be? The definition doesn’t place Gregorian […]

Lent -- Sharing in the Obedience of Jesus
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Lent — Sharing in the Obedience of Jesus

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“Has the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD?  Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice”  (1 Samuel 15:22).  That’s a truth to keep central as we enter this season of Lent.  It’s possible to make a grandiose resolution and miss the reality at the […]

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