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August 28, 2010

The world readies for Mother Teresa’s 100th Americans uncertain about Obama’s faith Obama admin blocks abstinence study Priest for Life’s new iPhone app

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Christians Fare Far Better than Others

July 8, 2010

Scholar: Worshippers fare better ‘on every observable outcome’ “It’s little known to the public or to elite commentators in the national discourse,” notes Patrick Fagan, director of the Marriage and Religion Research Institute at the Family Research Council. “But an amazing phenomenon has been uncovered in the social sciences: the more frequently Americans worship the [...]

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Why Time Magazine Misses the Point about the Pope

June 9, 2010

Why Time Magazine Misses the Point Benedict XVI’s Pontificate Is Marked by Reform and Renewal By Gregory Erlandson HUNGTINGTON, Indiana, JUNE 8, 2010 (Zenit.org).- It would probably be too much to ask that Time magazine run a cover story on the bold statements and concrete actions that Benedict XVI has taken to address the clergy [...]

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Why 64% of Americans Believe Catholic Priests are Perverts

May 15, 2010

Al Kresta’s Commentary, Part I

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Pope Takes Control of the Legionaries

May 1, 2010

“Pope Benedict XVI will appoint an apostolic delegate to supervise the Legionaries of Christ, the Vatican announced on May 1. “The Saturday announcement from the Vatican press office came a day after the five bishops who had conducted an apostolic visitation of the Legionaries presented their report. In a strongly worded statement, the Vatican indicated [...]

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Number of Catholics on the Rise

April 27, 2010

Vatican Releases Statistical Yearbook VATICAN CITY, APRIL 27, 2010 (Zenit.org).- The Vatican announced today that its publishing house has released a new edition of the Statistical Yearbook of the Church, comprising information from 2000 to 2008, including that the number of Catholics in the world is now 1.16 billion. Over these nine years, the Catholic [...]

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Legionaries

April 26, 2010

I have many wonderful friends in the Legion of Christ. I never go to Rome without dinner with Fr. Alfonso Aguilar LC. I look forward to the regular e-mails from Fr. Ben Cieply LC. We always stay at the Legionaries Notre Dame Center in Jerusalem with our pilgrimage groups. Fr. Aemon Kelly LC always gives [...]

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Pope Benedict: 6 Accusations, 1 Question

April 21, 2010

The Passion of Pope Benedict. Six Accusations, One Question by Sandro Magister Pedophilia is only the latest weapon aimed against Joseph Ratzinger. And each time, he is attacked where he most exercises his leadership role. One by one, the critical points of this pontificate ROME, April 7, 2010 – The attack striking pope Joseph Ratzinger [...]

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Two News Items

April 20, 2010

Christians now outnumber Muslims in sub-Saharan Africa by 2 to 1 A study published on April 15 by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life has found that the number of Christians in sub-Saharan Africa grew from seven million in 1900 to 470 million today. During the same time period, the number of Muslims [...]

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Weigal and EWTN’s Orroyo Special: “Standing up for the Pope”!

April 8, 2010

Standing up for the Pope! George Weigel, bestselling papal biographer and columnist, joins Raymond Arroyo on a special “World Over” this week, exclusively on EWTN. They’ll discuss the sex abuse scandal and the charges being leveled against the Vaticanand the Pope. What is really going on – and what impact is this having on the [...]

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Overwhelming Defense of the Pope in the Face of Absurd Reporting

March 31, 2010

Cardinal Levada decries New York Times attack on Pontiff Cardinal William Levada, the prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, has joined in the defense of Pope Benedict XVI against critical reports published by the New York Times. Faulting the newspaper’s reporting and its editorial comment on the Pope’s alleged involvement in [...]

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Bravo Brit Hume: “Tiger Woods, find Jesus!” – Video

January 12, 2010
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If you don’t receive Zenit, you should

November 27, 2009

I read Zenit every day. It is a good way to keep up on the world through the lens of the Catholic Church. Here is their offer for a free subscription. In the midst of many problems and chaos in the world, the Catholic Church continues to raise her voice and proclaim the truth of [...]

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Americans Want Fair, Honest Reporting

August 26, 2009

CABLE NEWS RACE: TOP SIX SLOTS GO TO FOX NEWS Seems America is Sick of Biased STUPID Liberal News VIEWERS MONDAY, AUG. 24, 2009 (from Drudge Report) FOXNEWS O’REILLY 3,440,000 FOXNEWS HANNITY 2,937,000 FOXNEWS BECK 2,810,000 FOXNEWS GRETA 2,450,000 FOXNEWS BAIER 2,066,000 FOXNEWS SHEP 1,860,000 MSNBC OLBERMANN 1,114,000 CNN KING 1,063,000 MSNBC MADDOW 885,000 CNN [...]

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August 25, 2009

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It’s Much Ado about Nothing if you Ask Me

June 3, 2009

Controversy erupts over letters between Pope John Paul, Wanda Poltawska http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=3091 “Pope John Paul II’s closest aide is strongly criticizing Dr. Wanda Poltawska over her decision to publish five decades’ worth of private correspondence with the late Pontiff. Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz of Krakow says that Dr. Poltawska– a psychiatrist and concentration camp survivor– is claiming [...]

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