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  • Commentary: Most Popular | Catholic Culture
    a clear and consistent exposition of the principles involved That s how I m built But I can anticipate violent reactions and glaring headlines in response 2 Politics is dead This year avoid the quadrennial silliness Jan 15 2016 2016 is a presidential election year in America Most citizens will fasten their attention on the Republican and Democratic candidates A minor third party candidate may emerge Even those with outstanding Catholic values will invent some reason for insisting it is absolutely essential to elect 3 A response to my critics Has Pope Francis poisoned the well Nov 23 2015 Regarding my essay Francis on Communion The Pope s deeper questions and ours the vast majority of the responses were negative The oddest thing about the responses however was that most of them criticized me for positions I did not take When something like this happens 4 The Synod 2015 Final Report Just how good is it Dec 17 2015 When George Weigel finally wrapped up his what really happened account of the 2015 Synod on the Family it was predictable that he would give it a positive spin if he honestly could Those who follow my own comments on Catholic affairs know that I try whenever possible to do the 5 Modern objective knowledge is a circular system Why Jan 8 2016 I ve already alluded to the groundbreaking work of Michael Polanyi in proving that a purely objective manner of knowing is impossible for the simple reason that all knowledge is inherently personal For background see Our mental prison The myth of objective Top 5 On the News 1 Obama is wrong persecuted Arab Christians should be given priority for asylum Nov 18 2015 With thousands of refugees from the Middle East clamoring for entry President Obama has said that it is shameful to suggest that Christian refugees should be given preference That statement is wrong legally politically and morally wrong Although Obama condemns religious tests that 2 How the church tax corrupts German Catholicism Nov 20 2015 There is always a danger of corruption within the Church Pope Francis said in a November 20 address to visiting bishops from Germany This happens when the Church instead of being devoted to faith in our Lord in the Prince of Peace in joy in salvation becomes dominated 3 In the war on family life why are most American men neutral observers Jan 8 2016 What will it take to rouse the protective instincts of American fathers The role of a father is to protect his family The role of a man a real man I mean is to protect the vulnerable Yet the vast majority of American men today are sitting idly by couch potato spectators while their 4 To preach to sanctify and Is something missing Feb 3 2016 Pope Francis knocked me off balance and prompted some new thoughts about the state of the Catholic Church with something he said in a recent homily Or rather to be

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  • Commentary: Archives | Catholic Culture
    Site Tour Web Widgets Feeds Contact Us Advertise Subscribe Login Donate Commentary Home On the Culture On the News In Depth Analysis The City Gates Insights Reviews On the Good Most Popular Archives Search or Browse Commentary Search the Full Commentary Archives 2003 2016 You can perform a simple search from this page or try our advanced search Browse the Full Commentary Archive 8 941 articles 2016 January February 2015 January February March April May June July August September October November December 2014 January February March April May June July August September October November December 2013 January February March April May June July August September October November December 2012 January February March April May June July August September October November December 2011 January February March April May June July August September October November December 2010 January February March April May June July August September October November December 2009 January February March April May June July August September October November December 2008 January February March April May June July August September October November December 2007 January February March April May June July August September October November December 2006 January February March April May June July August September October November December 2005

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  • Liturgical Year Calendar: February View | Catholic Culture
    NZ Opt Mem 2 Presentation of the Lord 3 Blaise Ansgar 4 Thursday of the Fourth Week of Ordinary Time 5 Agatha 6 Paul Miki and Companions 7 Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time 8 Jerome Emiliani Josephine Bakhita 9 Fat Tuesday Teilo Wales 10 Ash Wednesday 11 Our Lady of Lourdes 12 Friday after Ash Wednesday 13 Saturday after Ash Wednesday 14 First Sunday of Lent 15 Monday of the First Week of Lent St Claude de la Colombiere priest some places 16 Tuesday of the First Week of Lent 17 Seven Founders of the Orders of Servites 18 Thursday of the First Week of Lent 19 Friday of the First Week of Lent 20 Bls Francisco Jacinta Marto Portugal 21 Second Sunday of Lent 22 Chair of St Peter 23 Polycarp of Smyrna 24 Wednesday of the Second Week of Lent 25 Thursday of the Second Week of Lent 26 Friday of the Second Week of Lent 27 Saturday of the Second Week of Lent 28 Third Sunday of Lent 29 Monday of the Third Week of Lent 1 David Wales and England 2 Wednesday of the Third Week of Lent 3 Katharine Drexel USA 4 Casimir of Poland 5 Saturday of the Third Week of Lent February 1 Feast of St Brigid Virgin Ireland NZ Opt Mem February 2 Presentation of the Lord February 3 Blaise Ansgar February 4 Thursday of the Fourth Week of Ordinary Time February 5 Agatha February 6 Paul Miki and Companions February 7 Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time February 8 Jerome Emiliani Josephine Bakhita February 9 Fat Tuesday Teilo Wales February 10 Ash Wednesday February 11 Our Lady of Lourdes February 12 Friday after Ash Wednesday February 13 Saturday after Ash Wednesday February 14 First Sunday of Lent February 15 Monday of the

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  • Liturgical Year : February (Monthly Overview) | Catholic Culture
    February fall within the liturgical season of Ordinary Time which is represented by the liturgical color green Green the symbol of hope is the color of the sprouting seed and arouses in the faithful the hope of reaping the eternal harvest of heaven especially the hope of a glorious resurrection The remaining days of February are the beginning of Lent The liturgical color changes to purple a symbol of penance mortification and the sorrow of a contrite heart The Holy Father s Intentions for the Month of February 2016 Universal That we may take good care of creation a gift freely given cultivating and protecting it for future generations Evangelization That opportunities may increase for dialogue and encounter between the Christian faith and the peoples of Asia See also Apostleship of Prayer Feasts for February The feasts on the General Roman Calendar celebrated during the month of February are 2 Presentation of the Lord Feast 3 Blaise Ansgar Opt Mem 5 Agatha Memorial 6 Paul Miki and Companions Memorial 7 Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Sunday 8 Jerome Emiliani Josephine Bakhita Opt Mem 11 Our Lady of Lourdes Opt Mem 17 Seven Founders of the Orders of Servites Opt Mem 21 Second Sunday of Lent Sunday 22 Chair of St Peter Feast 23 Polycarp of Smyrna Memorial 28 Third Sunday of Lent Sunday Focus of the Liturgy The Gospel readings for the Sundays in February are taken from St Luke and are from Year C Cycle 2 of the readings February 7th Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time This Gospel is about the miraculous catch of fishes after Peter and the Apostles had fished all night February 14th First Sunday of Lent Jesus is tempted by the devil in the desert February 21st Second Sunday of Lent The Gospel relates the story of the Transfiguration of our Lord on Mt Tabor February 28th Third Sunday of Lent This Gospel relates the parable of the barren fig tree Highlights of the Month The month of February is traditionally dedicated to the Holy Family Between the events which marked Christmas and the beginning of Christ s public life the Church has seen fit to recall the example of the Holy Family for the emulation of the Christian family The Feast of the Presentation February 2 or Candlemas forms a fitting transition from Christmas to Easter The small Christ Child is still in His Mother s arms but already she is offering Him in sacrifice February 9 Shrove Tuesday will find us preparing for Ash Wednesday The middle of the month will find us on Ash Wednesday accepting the ashes that remind us of our mortality and our need for penance The saints that we will focus on this month and try to imitate are St Blaise February 3 St Agatha February 5 St Paul Miki Companions February 6 St Jerome Emiliani and St Josephine Bakhita February 8 Our Lady of Lourdes February 11 Seven Founders of the Orders of Servites February 17 Chair

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  • Liturgical Year : Prayers | Catholic Culture
    February Calendar February Overview Lent Overview Prayers Activities Recipes Catholic Prayers Browse Prayers By Prayer Category Blessing Devotion Meditation Novena Prayer Table Blessing Litany Chaplet Liturgical Season Advent Christmas Lent Easter Ordinary Time Family prayer is one of the most fruitful and unifying practices in which we can participate Every time a family prays together Christ is present This wonderful and powerful opportunity should be an everyday occurrence in our

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  • Liturgical Year : Activities | Catholic Culture
    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 Activities for the Liturgical Year Browse Activities By Activity Type Craft Instruction Music Play General Liturgical Season Advent Christmas Lent Easter Ordinary Time Family activities are one way that we can integrate family life into the liturgical life of the Church As we enter into

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  • Liturgical Year : Recipes | Catholic Culture
    eNewsletters Site Tour Web Widgets Feeds Contact Us Advertise Subscribe Login Donate Liturgical Year Home Today Blog February Calendar February Overview Lent Overview Prayers Activities Recipes Catholic Recipes for the Liturgical Year Browse Recipes By Meal Type Appetizers Sandwiches Soup Salad Main Course Meatless Main Side Dish Dessert Breakfast Beverage Alcoholic Beverage Liturgical Season Advent Christmas Lent Easter Ordinary Time Food Category Menu Craft recipe Candy Cookies Pies Tarts Cakes Fruit Puddings Breads Biscuits Pastries Doughnuts Icings Frostings Dessert Sauces Fillings Pancakes Waffles Cereals Grains Rice Eggs Cheese Potato Pasta Dumplings Stuffing Meat Poultry Fish and Shellfish Vegetable Fruit Lentils Condiment Sauce Gravy Spread Preserving Canning Jelly Jam Marmalade Casseroles Stews Meat Pies Gelatin Mold Celebrations surrounding feast days are an integral part of our Catholic tradition The custom of sharing food and festivities after liturgical events is a practice that has been observed for ages Each and every Christian country has its share of traditional dishes made from recipes handed down for generations Many times the entire meal is prescribed by custom and its least detail is symbolic in meaning We hope that you will find many recipes that you will enjoy trying and that in doing so you

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  • Resources | Catholic Culture
    Most Collection Free eBooks Catholic Cultural Resources This section of the website contains excellent resources for learning about nearly any Catholic topic Here we list and describe the primary resources in this section Catholic Library Includes encyclicals and other Church documents papal audiences writings of the Church Fathers works of contemporary Catholic scholarship and countless articles commentaries and research works on a full range of Catholic topics Reviews of Catholic Websites Reviews of other Catholic websites to help Internet users both find valuable sites and be cautious with those which contain heresy We currently maintain reviews of nearly 700 websites Catholic Teachings What You Need To Know Summaries of key but often misunderstood Catholic teachings These brief summaries provide access to additional information about the topic Catholic Dictionary A modern dictionary of Catholic terms both common and obscure Find accurate definitions of words and phrases Catechism of the Catholic Church Conveniently search or browse the Catechism of the Catholic Church An excellent tool for learning more about the Faith and for research Fathers of the Church A complete set of documents from the Fathers of the Church saintly writers of the early centuries whom the Church recognizes as her special

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