Name change coming for John Paul II Institute

Italian journalist reports that Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family will soon have a new name: the Institute of Studies on the Family

According to a report by Vatican journalist Sandro Magister, the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family—which has already been reconstituted under Pope Francis—will soon also have a new name. The institute, Magister reports, will be known as the Institute of Studies on the Family, and will continue under the auspices of the Lateran University … [Read more...]

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Bishop Soto: Refuse to participate

Why assisted suicide hurts poor, vulnerable, and all of us

The following comes from a posting on the website of the diocese of Sacramento. On May 31, 2016, Bishop Jaime Soto issued the following statement: Dear Friends in Christ: On June 9, 2016 California will venture over a moral precipice with the legal implementation of euthanasia, physician-assisted-suicide. Euphemistically entitled the “End of Life Option Act” this law … [Read more...]

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Paul Ryan, Catholic

How the possible future Speaker of the House implements Catholic social teaching

The following comes from an October 21 Catholic Vote article by Tom Hoopes: Now that Paul Ryan is willing to run (reluctantly) for Speaker of the House, his record is being pored over. For my part, I looked over his visit to Benedictine College as commencement speaker two years ago, when he was fresh from his campaign for Vice President. Here is some of what he … [Read more...]

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Pope’s 2015 visit boost for marriage?

Just as JP2 visit was for pro-life

The following comes from a Nov. 26 story on Catholic News Agency. Legal expert Alan Sears said that the push for marriage redefinition in the U.S. has provided a platform for the issue at large and that Pope Francis' visit in 2015 could mark a shift in the contentious debate. “This could be a turning point in the struggle for marriage,” he told CNA Nov. 26. “The Holy … [Read more...]

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The gay pill

Will Hobby Lobby protect employers from coverage of Truveda?

The following comes from an Aug. 12 story by Anne Hendershott in Crisis magazine.   More than four decades ago, Pope Paul VI predicted in Humanae Vitae that the emergence of the new reproductive technologies—especially the birth control pill—would lead to a “lowering of moral standards … and a rise in infidelity.” Today, with the emergence of Truvada, a pill that has … [Read more...]

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Obama’s delegation to canonization of John XXIII and John Paul II

The following comes from an Apr. 15 story on Breitbart.com. The White House has announced that John Podesta, President Obama's current Counselor, will lead his delegation to the Holy See for the canonization Mass of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II on April 27. Podesta will head the delegation which will also include Rep. Xavier Becerra, chairman of the House Democratic … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis says Mass ad orientem – shock horror!

  The following comes from a Nov. 1 blog posting in the Daily Telegraph (U.K.). And he mystifies us again… It seems that on Thursday morning Pope Francis celebrated Mass ad orientem at the tomb of John Paul II. For those not hip with the Catholic jargon, this means that he said Mass facing away from the people and towards the altar/God. The practice is growing … [Read more...]

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John Paul and Me

You are the sum of God’s love for you … [Read more...]

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