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Film and the politics of faith: “Son of God,” Pope Francis and the conservative Catholic Church

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After watching the film “Son of God,” it dawned on me that Pope Francis needs all the support and prayers he can get in the face of a Roman Catholic Church that has become dominated by the modern day descendants of Caiaphas, the high priest of the Jewish Sanhedrin which indicted Jesus to be crucified. [...]


Where does the buck stop in the Church?

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You could be forgiven for not knowing where the buck stops in the Catholic Church these days. In any society, organization or Church community, it is important to know who is ultimately responsible in decision making; otherwise, chaos or worse would prevail. In an unprecedented (for a cardinal) cross examination in court last week, Cardinal [...]


US bishop wants Communion denied to pro-abortion politicians

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Bishop Thomas J. Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois, who is well known for his fervent defence of the right to life and the natural family, has sent out a strong message, publicly announcing his support for priests who call themselves Catholics but refuse to administer Communion to Catholic politicians who favor policies that go against the [...]


Church must lead in easing migrants’ plight–Tagle

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The church should lead the way in addressing the plight of forced migrants and refugees, Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle has said. “The Church must lead in viewing migrants and refugees beyond numbers and beyond categorization, towards a recovery of the full human dimension of their condition,” said Tagle, according to an article posted [...]


Lying at the Pope’s expense

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There are two ways of reading the meeting of Pope Francis and US President Barack Obama at the Vatican. The first is to read it as it actually happened, and that is what the terse communiqué from the Holy See did. The second is to read it from one’s bias, and that is what Obama [...]


Philippines bishops turn to social media to fight RH Law

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The Philippines bishops’ conference has begun a social media campaign in their long running fight against the passage of the controversial Reproductive Health Law, which would provide funding for contraception and sex education. The bishops sent out a series of text messages to Catholics, starting on Monday, urging them to pray for a defeat of [...]


Church leaders criticize arrests of Philippine rebel leaders

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Church leaders today warned that the arrest of alleged top leaders of the underground Communist Party of the Philippines will prolong an impasse on peace talks. “(The peace talks) might even completely stop,” said Bishop Efraim Tendero of the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches. ”The arrests will surely prolong the impasse.” Philippines security forces arrested Benito [...]


Cardinal v. cardinal in debate on Catholic divorcees

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Cardinal Raymond Burke has voiced a clear disagreement with Cardinal Walter Kasper’s proposal for a new approach to allow Communion for Catholics who are divorced and remarried. Appearing on the EWTN TV broadcast of “The World Over,” Cardinal Burke told host Raymond Arroyo that Cardinal Kasper’s proposal, introduced at a February consistory of the world’s [...]


Pope, Obama have much in common

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When Pope Francis and President Obama meet at the Vatican on Thursday, everybody from political heavyweights in Washington to Catholics in the pews will be closely watching. What will a spiritual rock star riding a wave of global enthusiasm and a beleaguered second-term president facing a divided Congress talk about behind closed doors? A Catholic [...]


Megacities present challenge for Church’s clarion call

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It has been claimed that in 1800, Beijing, London and Tokyo were the only cities in the world with a population over a million. By 1900, the number of million-plus cities had grown to 20. In 1970, there were 161 such megacities, and by the middle of 2014, it is projected that there will be 528. [...]


Cardinal calls for fresh dialogue on divorced and remarried Catholics

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In its approach to divorced and civilly remarried Catholics, the Catholic Church needs to find a middle ground that does not destroy or abandon doctrine, but offers a “renewed” interpretation of church teaching in order to help those whose marriages have failed, Cardinal Walter Kasper said. “I propose a path that goes beyond strictness and [...]


What does “Facebook Zero” mean for Catholic communicators?

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If you’re an administrator of a Facebook page, you have probably noticed a drop in organic engagement. Facebook’s ever-changing algorithms are steadily declining your content’s organic reach—meaning fewer people are seeing your posts because you’re not paying to “promote” them to those who have liked your page. An interesting whitepaper was put out by Social@Ogilvy: [...]


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  1. On September 20, speaking to a gathering of gynecologists, Pope Francis said: "E...
    Said FrSeanCoyle on 2013-10-09 16:05:00
  2. Here is what Pope Benedict said to the bishops of Switzerland on November 9, 200...
    Said FrSeanCoyle on 2013-10-09 16:02:00
  3. stop RHbill for Gods sake!!!...
    Said joy on 2013-07-17 20:03:00
  4. a woman who agree this RH bill has no heart. God forgive her she do'nt know what...
    Said joy on 2013-07-17 20:02:00
  5. It is very hard to trust a muslim. They worship a false god and will break the ...
    Said on 2013-07-17 12:23:00
  6. Assuredly, thus said the LORD GOD ALMIGHTY YISRAEL to Roman Christian Catholic B...
    Said Angel Santie on 2013-06-28 19:39:00
  7. God let man or as we say permit man to create this way of comunication, why we w...
    Said joy on 2013-06-26 20:46:00
  8. Pray for the victims of clergy sexual abuse....
    Said on 2013-06-06 08:01:00
  9. 'Activist priest Robert Reyes is in the minority among the clergy when it comes ...
    Said on 2013-04-24 15:04:00
  10. 90-year-old Fr Emmanuel Non SJ had a letter in last Monday's Philippine Daily In...
    Said on 2013-04-18 10:41:00
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