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  • Catholic theological institute to open in Vietnam : News Headlines | Catholic Culture
    theological institute will open in Ho Chi Minh City this coming September The institute will offer courses in biblical and dogmatic theology When Communist forces took over the city formerly known as Saigon in 1975 they confiscated a pontifical college and other Catholic higher educational institutions The opening of a new Catholic educational facility is a positive if surprising development in a country whose Communist rulers have always been reticent

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  • Vatican dismisses rumor that Pope will act in movie : News Headlines | Catholic Culture
    act in movie February 02 2016 The prefect of the Vatican s new Secretariat for Communications has dismissed reports that Pope Francis will make his acting debut in a forthcoming movie The Pontiff will make an appearance in Beyond the Sun conceded Msgr Dario Edoardo Vigano But the film will only use video taken of public appearances nothing was recorded for the film itself The Pope is not an actor

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  • New Orleans archdiocese goes silent on social media to dramatize danger of human trafficking : News Headlines | Catholic Culture
    Catechism Church Fathers Most Collection Free eBooks Connect Home On Facebook On Twitter eNewsletters Site Tour Web Widgets Feeds Contact Us Advertise Subscribe Login Donate News Home Important Popular Week Month Archives About CWN Action Alert SOLIDARITY MONTH 10 is as good as 1 000 Help set a new record for the number of gifts this month Goal 1 000 769 to go Catholic World News New Orleans archdiocese goes silent on social media to dramatize danger of human trafficking February 02 2016 The Archdiocese of New Orleans Louisiana observed a day of fasting from social media on February 1 in a gesture designed to draw attention to the fight against human trafficking Speaking for the archdiocese Debbi Shiniskie observed that the social media have frequently been exploited by human traffickers as predators find young people online The archdiocese dropped all activity on Facebook Twitter and other social media for a day to dramatize the problem References Archdiocese combats human trafficking with Day of Fasting from social media WDSU Sound Off CatholicCulture org supporters weigh in All comments are moderated To lighten our editing burden only current donors are allowed to Sound Off If you are a donor log in

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  • Pontifical Theological Academy considers human dignity : News Headlines | Catholic Culture
    28 and 29 at the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome The conference s topic was the transcendent dignity of man in light of the covenant The academy founded in 1718 is among the oldest of the pontifical academies that honor distinguished scholars Pope Francis appointed Father Réal Tremblay a Canadian Redemptorist priest who completed his doctoral dissertation under the future Pope Benedict XVI as its president in 2014 References La

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  • Strong track record of priestly vocations in Seoul : News Headlines | Catholic Culture
    What You Need to Know Catholic Dictionary Catechism Church Fathers Most Collection Free eBooks Connect Home On Facebook On Twitter eNewsletters Site Tour Web Widgets Feeds Contact Us Advertise Subscribe Login Donate News Home Important Popular Week Month Archives About CWN Catholic World News Strong track record of priestly vocations in Seoul February 02 2016 Cardinal Andrew Yeom Soo jung of Seoul will ordain 20 men to the priesthood on February 5 according to a report from the Fides news agency The South Korean archdiocese has a strong track record for attracting priestly vocations with 25 ordained in 2015 36 in 2014 21 in 2013 and 30 men ordained in the typical year The archdiocese which has 1 47 million Catholics is smaller than the Archdioceses of Los Angeles New York Chicago and Boston and comparable in size to the Diocese of Rockville Centre and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia References Twenty new priests and thirty deacons will be ordained in Seoul Fides Sound Off CatholicCulture org supporters weigh in All comments are moderated To lighten our editing burden only current donors are allowed to Sound Off If you are a donor log in to see the comment form otherwise please

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  • Rome relaxes Jubilee Year ban on concession carts : News Headlines | Catholic Culture
    Church Fathers Most Collection Free eBooks Connect Home On Facebook On Twitter eNewsletters Site Tour Web Widgets Feeds Contact Us Advertise Subscribe Login Donate News Home Important Popular Week Month Archives About CWN Action Alert SOLIDARITY MONTH 10 is as good as 1 000 Help set a new record for the number of gifts this month Goal 1 000 769 to go Catholic World News Rome relaxes Jubilee Year ban on concession carts February 02 2016 The city of Rome has relaxed a ban on carts and trucks selling food and souvenirs around St Peter s Square The ban introduced for the Jubilee Year of Mercy had been imposed to ease traffic congestion around the Vatican in anticipation of a dramatic increase in the number of pilgrims coming to Rome Civil officials have now decided to allow concession sales on weekdays except for Wednesdays when the Pope holds his regular weekly public audience and on the days of major Jubilee events References Rome partially lifts Jubilee snack van ban ANSA Sound Off CatholicCulture org supporters weigh in All comments are moderated To lighten our editing burden only current donors are allowed to Sound Off If you are a donor log

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  • Monday of the Fourth Week of Ordinary Time; Feast of St. Brigid, Virgin (Ireland) (NZ, Opt. Mem.) - February 01, 2016 - Liturgical Calendar | Catholic Culture
    our Liturgical Seasons series of e books Old Calendar St Ignatius bishop and martyr Surnamed the Mary of the Gael St Brigid was born at Faughart near Dundalk She took the veil in her youth and eventually founded the nunnery of Kildare the first to be erected on Irish soil thus becoming the spiritual mother of all Irish nuns Around her name there have been formed hundreds of legends which could be fittingly described as the Little Flowers of St Brigid the keynote being mercy and pity for the poor According to the 1962 Missal of Bl John XXIII the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite today is also the feast of St Ignatius His feast in the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite is celebrated on October 17 St Brigid Bridget Brigid Bride Bridey of Kildare was born around 450 into a Druid family being the daughter of Dubhthach court poet to King Loeghaire At an early age Brigid decided to become a Christian and she eventually took vows as a nun Together with a group of other women she established a nunnery at Kildare She was later joined by a community of monks led by Conlaed Kildare had formerly been a pagan shrine where a sacred fire was kept perpetually burning Rather than stamping out this pagan flame Brigid and her nuns kept it burning as a Christian symbol This was in keeping with the general process whereby Druidism in Ireland gave way to Christianity with very little opposition the Druids for the most part saying that their own beliefs were a partial and tentative insight into the nature of God and that they recognized in Christianity what they had been looking for As an abbess Brigid participated in several Irish councils and her influence on the policies

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  • Presentation of the Lord: A Light for the Nations | Catholic Culture
    feast of Christmas but also expresses the expanded manifestation of Christ as celebrated on the feast of the Epiphany Previous Infancy Narratives from the Gospel included the Canticles of Mary Magnificat and Zechariah Benedictus both speaking of the gift and glory for God s people Israel Simeon s Canticle Nunc Dimittis echoes the Epiphany where we celebrate how Christ came for all peoples Jews and Gentiles A light to reveal you to the nations and the glory of your people Israel We often take this amazing revelation for granted When Paul writes to the Ephesians read at Epiphany that that the Gentiles are coheirs members of the same body and copartners in the promise in Christ Jesus through the Gospel Eph 3 6 we sometimes forget that how groundbreaking this teaching really is This one passage A light to reveal you to the nations and the glory of your people Israel from the Canticle of Simeon is repeated throughout the Liturgy of the Mass and Divine Office It is only one line but it is pivotal to our Faith A Feast of Light One beautiful aspect of the feasts and seasons in the Liturgy is that while a feast may focus on one aspect of Christ s life there are always strains of other feasts within the Liturgy of the day Light is a returning theme throughout the Liturgical year It comes in a most particular way at Easter but we also celebrate the Light of World coming at Bethlehem at Christmas For the feast of the Presentation we celebrate Christ as the Light revealed to all nations Within the Catholic Culture Liturgical Year library I have uploaded the blessing of the candles and the propers of the Mass for both the Ordinary and Extraordinary Form s While the blessing is much longer in the older form there are many similarities in the Liturgy In both blessings the theme of light is not only about Christ as light but for us being enlightened Through this feast we are asking to be able to recognize the Light just as the disciples recognized Jesus at Emmaus And then this Light that we are given in the form of a lit candle is a larger symbol for us to continue our journey to the Light of Glory at the end of our lives and at Parousia The one simple word light has so much imagery to unpack it could take a whole lifetime The depths of the Liturgy always brings Father Virgil Michel s words to mind Ancient as the hills the liturgy is still ever new it has ever a new store of the divine life to hold out to our grasp and with the recurring years the realization of its meaning grows ever richer The Liturgy of the Church According to the Roman Rite 1937 Dom Virgil Michel O S B Ph D p 91 Providing Light of Hope The timing of this feast in the Northern Hemisphere corresponds to the

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