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Pope Francis' encyclical calls for engaging with the world

Pope Francis' encyclical calls for engaging with the world

In Laudato Si, the Pope expands on Catholic teaching on mankind's responsibility to care for creation, and to protect and care for the most vulnerable. This letter builds on teachings of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and Pope St. John Paul II.

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How the Church may baptize the alienated

How the Church may baptize the alienated

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Pope Francis and impending environmental break-down

Pope Francis and impending environmental break-down

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What is the meaning of sacrilege in the Church affected by Newspeak?

What is the meaning of sacrilege in the Church affected by Newspeak?

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Thought for the Day: the Lord will provide

Thought for the Day: the Lord will provide

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The Unholy Alliance of Islamists and leftists

The Unholy Alliance of Islamists and leftists

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The coming crisis in the Catholic Church

The coming crisis in the Catholic Church

Pope Francis is perceived as a 'man like us' who has not spoken out forcefully on issues of the day. Are we in the presence of the beginnings of a time when the Catholic Church will lose much and begun much smaller?

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Is Allah the God of love or the god of Will?

Is Allah the God of love or the god of Will?

Islam teaches that all people are naturally born as members of Dar-al-Islam. For Islam, Allah is Will and can make evil good and good evil. Thus, Muslims can do Allah's Will by commiting evil. What is the West to respond to this clash of civilizations?

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A New Evangelization or New Capitulation for the Catholic Church?

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Christians: take courage to not be scandalized

Christians: take courage to not be scandalized

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Lent is a time for healing

Lent is a time for healing

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Pope Francis: death penalty is 'inadmissible'

Pope Francis: death penalty is 'inadmissible'

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A case for capital punishment

A case for capital punishment

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Hello Father, it's been forty years

Hello Father, it's been forty years

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Theology is no more at Marquette University

Theology is no more at Marquette University

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No more theology at Marquette University

No more theology at Marquette University

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What ever happened to Confession?

What ever happened to Confession?

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Will the doctrine of Christ or Caiaphas prevail?

Will the doctrine of Christ or Caiaphas prevail?

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Living and Communion in the Catholic Church

Living and Communion in the Catholic Church

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Thought for the day: dark illumine

Thought for the day: dark illumine

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An open letter to Pope Francis on the Family Synod

An open letter to Pope Francis on the Family Synod

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Jesus confronts the long and winding road

Jesus confronts the long and winding road

Let us go to neighboring towns that I may preach there also. For this purpose I have come.

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Diana Butler Bass and her experimental faith

Diana Butler Bass and her experimental faith

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Is Francis a Red Pope?

Is Francis a Red Pope?

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How the Catholic Church leads faithful sheep to the slaughter

How the Catholic Church leads faithful sheep to the slaughter

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When stingy-ness is next to Godliness

When stingy-ness is next to Godliness

Allah is perfect in his capricious exercise of absolute power and can even nullify the authority of his word in the Koran through abrogation. Therefore, human perfection must therefore be realized by accumulating power. Thus Islam resembles Nietzsche.

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The fuss over divorced-remarried Catholics

The fuss over divorced-remarried Catholics

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The dilemma faced by Muslim leaders

The dilemma faced by Muslim leaders

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The inherent dangers of 'Who am I to judge?'

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Traditional marriage redeems the world's darkness with love

Traditional marriage redeems the world's darkness with love

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'Fair Trade' and the social teachings of the Catholic Church

'Fair Trade' and the social teachings of the Catholic Church

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The Catholic Church and the New Evangelization: the dangers of accepting false premises

The Catholic Church and the New Evangelization: the dangers of accepting false premises

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What the Vatican synod says and doesn't say about the human family

What the Vatican synod says and doesn't say about the human family

A dismissive tone can be discerned in on-the-record statements made by Austrian Cardinal Kasper's remarks about the insistence of African prelates on the traditional definition of Chritian marriage and sexuality.

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Vatican synod on the family: a stream of consciousness

Vatican synod on the family: a stream of consciousness

A 'revolutionary' document has emerged midway in the Vatican synod on the family that has left prominent Catholic commentators stunned and confused.

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Catholic Social Injustice: review of new American Life League video

Catholic Social Injustice: review of new American Life League video

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The Vatican's turn from tradition at the Synod on the Family

The Vatican's turn from tradition at the Synod on the Family

The document released by the Catholic synod on the family is 'revolutionary', according to accounts. Focusing on supposed 'gifts' of the homosexual lifestyle, it recalls the treatment of homosexual priests who were allowed to molest children.

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Catholic canon lawyer considers ramifications of Synod on the Family

Catholic canon lawyer considers ramifications of Synod on the Family

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Catholic Libertarians in the critics' den

Catholic Libertarians in the critics' den

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'Who am I to judge?': a mantra from the Culture of Desecration

'Who am I to judge?': a mantra from the Culture of Desecration

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Humane Vitae 'On Human Life': book review

Humane Vitae 'On Human Life': book review

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The Hope of the Family: Dialogue with Gerhard Cardinal Muller

The Hope of the Family: Dialogue with Gerhard Cardinal Muller

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Unchecked Obamacare endangers human life by redefining personhood

Unchecked Obamacare endangers human life by redefining personhood

Amoral Obamacare bureaucrats are reshaping the defintion of hospice care, for instance, as 'extraordinary care.' Will the elderly soon become 'organisms that have outlived their usefullness'?

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Catholic bishops downplay true purposes of marriage

Catholic bishops downplay true purposes of marriage

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The true primacy of Saint Peter

The true primacy of Saint Peter

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A Catholic perspective on the immigration debate

A Catholic perspective on the immigration debate

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France: Catholic priests bless homosexual unions

France: Catholic priests bless homosexual unions

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Thought for the day: the Final Confrontation

Thought for the day: the Final Confrontation

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Obfuscation of the New Evangelization

Obfuscation of the New Evangelization

If the American bishops can get it so wrong about the Holy Eucharist, how can Catholics be assured that they aren't wrong about Obamacare? Has not government Newspeak seduced them?

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Are Catholics facing a New Capitulation rather than a New Evangelization?

Are Catholics facing a New Capitulation rather than a New Evangelization?

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Catholic drag show displays depths of sexual disorientation

Catholic drag show displays depths of sexual disorientation

'Gender expression and identity, for some people, is not an area to be explored. For some people, that simply is wrong,' 'However, the law of the church is silent on cross dressing. There no evidence that cross dressing is inherently homosexual.'

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A Christian search for 'social justice'

A Christian search for 'social justice'

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The covenantal nature of Man: A reflection on the ministry of the Virgin Mary as co-redemptrix

The covenantal nature of Man: A reflection on the ministry of the Virgin Mary as co-redemptrix

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Defining the 'New Evangelization' for the Catholic Church

Defining the 'New Evangelization' for the Catholic Church

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Pope Francis: docility and humility in Christian unity

Pope Francis: docility and humility in Christian unity

Pope Francis gave a video message to viewers at a conference held by Evangelist Kenneth Copeland, and Bishop Tony Palmer of the Anglican Episcopal Communion of the CEEE, in which he called for understanding and forgiveness.

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Cardinal Kasper's shocking theology of Catholic marriage

Cardinal Kasper's shocking theology of Catholic marriage

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Thought for the day: 'Deny yourself'

Thought for the day: 'Deny yourself'

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Does the West have no future?

Does the West have no future?

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The New Evangelization and the hierarchy of truths

The New Evangelization and the hierarchy of truths

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The right to life encounters 'proportionalist' pro-abortion theology

The right to life encounters 'proportionalist' pro-abortion theology

Why Pope Francis' exhortation to bring the focus back to Jesus Christ may take some time.

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The primacy of God: where Marxism failed

The primacy of God: where Marxism failed

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Walker Percy: the heart of compassion

Walker Percy: the heart of compassion

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Pope Francis baptizes baby of unmarried couple

Pope Francis baptizes baby of unmarried couple

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A Year of Repentance should follow a Year of Faith

A Year of Repentance should follow a Year of Faith

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Heresy welcomed and 'Eucharisticly' ratified by pro-abortion Catholics

Heresy welcomed and 'Eucharisticly' ratified by pro-abortion Catholics

Good priests should admonish prochoice Catholic politicians, as they would other sinners, rather than reward them for rationalizing abortion and spreading sinful tendencies.

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The Obama administration's parasitic compassion

The Obama administration's parasitic compassion

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Book review: Will many be saved?

Book review: Will many be saved?

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Pope Francis and 'the interview'

Pope Francis and 'the interview'

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Pope Francis, Democrat de Blasio, and liberation theology

Pope Francis, Democrat de Blasio, and liberation theology

Both Pope Francis, and Democrat Bill de Blasio who is running for mayor in New York City, are cited as champions of liberation theology. However, there are important differences between the two.

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What the Pope is really saying about abortion

What the Pope is really saying about abortion

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Is Divine providence the easy answer to global tragedy?

Is Divine providence the easy answer to global tragedy?

As the Day of Atonement approaches, let us ask God to give us the wisdom to know what is right, while remembering that we are all His children.

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A Serious Man: film review

A Serious Man: film review

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Pope Francis' statements on homosexuality do not change Church doctrine

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The Transfiguration of Jesus on Mount Tabor

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Book review: What Jesus Really Said about the End of the World

Book review: What Jesus Really Said about the End of the World

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Pope warns young people against 'culture of the provisional'

Pope warns young people against 'culture of the provisional'

Pope Francis urged seminarians and young religious to avoid materialism as they mature in their spiritual life. He reminded them of the joy of service, saying that a 'a sad nun is a bad nun,'"

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Pope Francis: encounter God through Christ's wounds

Pope Francis: encounter God through Christ's wounds

"To touch the living God, we do not need to attend a 'refresher course' but to enter into the wounds of Jesus, and to do so, all we need to do is go out onto the street."

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Pope Francis to release new encyclical in record time

Pope Francis to release new encyclical in record time

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Pope Francis: All people, even atheists, are redeemed by Christ

Pope Francis: All people, even atheists, are redeemed by Christ

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Sunday of the Holy Fathers: a cloud of witnesses

Sunday of the Holy Fathers: a cloud of witnesses

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On Heaven and Earth: respectful dialogue between Jews and Catholics

On Heaven and Earth: respectful dialogue between Jews and Catholics

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Easter is a reminder of Christian transformation

Easter is a reminder of Christian transformation

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Pope Francis gives a one-minute lesson on love

Pope Francis gives a one-minute lesson on love

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Pope Francis: Change hatred into love

Pope Francis: Change hatred into love

Full text of Pope Francis' message for Resurrection Sunday, a.k.a. Easter

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Jesuits take on Catholic faith and Modernism

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Week 4 of Lenten Film Fest: The Decalogue

Week 4 of Lenten Film Fest: The Decalogue

As an aid to Lenten reflection over the next few weeks, Spero columnist Prof. Michael Martin will offer readers some thoughts on a few of the films he uses in a Religion and Film course he offers every winter semester.

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A time of waiting, and contemplation for the Catholic Church

A time of waiting, and contemplation for the Catholic Church

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'The Church is alive': says pope in final address: full text of address

'The Church is alive': says pope in final address: full text of address

Full Text of Pope Benedict's final address to the public.

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Pope: interchangeable 'logos': art and word

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Catholic bishops endorse Texas 'death panels' bill

Catholic bishops endorse Texas 'death panels' bill

Updated article

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Contemplating the Gospel: the Encounter in the Temple

Contemplating the Gospel: the Encounter in the Temple

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Why does God permit tragedies like the nightclub fire in Brazil?

Why does God permit tragedies like the nightclub fire in Brazil?

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Epiphany, Theophany, and the Baptism of the Lord

Epiphany, Theophany, and the Baptism of the Lord

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Actionable intelligence from Jesus Himself

Actionable intelligence from Jesus Himself

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Volume 2 of 'Change Agents' now on-line

Volume 2 of 'Change Agents' now on-line

'Change Agents' by Stephanie Block chronicles the influence of leftist Alinskyian agents in U.S. religious institutions.

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Consider the metaphysics and evil of the Newtown Massacre

Consider the metaphysics and evil of the Newtown Massacre

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Pope's message for peace: down with the dictatorship of relativism

Full text of Pope Benedict's message for the world day of peace.

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Relativism generates violence, says Pope Benedict

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The Millionaire from Nazareth?

The Millionaire from Nazareth?

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Thought for the Day: Put your hands to the plow

Thought for the Day: Put your hands to the plow

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Voting and the principle of double effect

Voting and the principle of double effect

Catholics are faced with difficult choices in the coming presidential elections. Here are some ways to weigh the choices.

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