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  • Polish bishops object to article post by European bishops' conference : News Headlines | Catholic Culture
    object to article post by European bishops conference February 10 2016 The Commission of the Bishops Conferences of the European Community COMECE has removed an article from its web site after receiving a protest from the bishops conference of Poland The article in question an analysis of the situation in Poland appeared in both online and print versions of Europe Infos an official COMECE publication Bishop Artur Mizinski the secretary general of the Polish bishops conference wrote to protest that the article presented a subjective opinion that the author had not consulted with the Polish bishops and that the appearance of the article interferes with the internal affairs of Poland COMECE complied with the Polish bishop s request that the article should be removed from its web site The article in Europe Infos by Henryk Wozniakowski had argued that the Polish government is restricting freedom of expression and lamented that the Polish bishops had not spoken out on the matter The sharp response from the Bishop Mizinski points to a clear difference of opinion between COMECE a group that has been strongly supportive of the leadership of the European Union and the Polish bishops conference References Odpowiedź na artykuł w

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  • Firing of tenured faculty prompts uproar at Maryland Catholic college : News Headlines | Catholic Culture
    this month Goal 1 000 769 to go Catholic World News Firing of tenured faculty prompts uproar at Maryland Catholic college February 10 2016 A heated controversy has erupted at a Catholic college in Maryland after two tenured faculty members were fired apparently for criticizing the policies of the school s new president Simon Newman a business executive who was appointed last year as president of Mount St Mary s University prompted the criticism when he sought the removal of students who were deemed likely to leave the school In answer to faculty objections Newman reportedly said that this is hard for you because you think of the students as cuddly bunnies but you can t You just have to drown the bunnies On February 8 the controversy escalated when Mount St Mary s summarily dismissed two professors who were involved in opposition to the president s policies The school s provost David Rehm who also disagreed with Newman had earlier been removed from that post although he remained on the faculty More than 2 400 academics have signed an online petition objecting to the dismissal of the faculty members and demanding their prompt reinstatement References The controversy at Mount

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  • Cardinal Parolin defends clerical celibacy : 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 Catholic World News Cardinal Parolin defends clerical celibacy February 10 2016 Cardinal Pietro Parolin the Vatican s Secretary of State delivered the concluding address at a recent conference on clerical celibacy as a pathway to freedom Speaking at Pontifical Gregorian University on February 6 Cardinal Parolin said that celibacy far from being an inhuman demand allows a priest to serve the Lord with a free and undivided heart configures him in a special way to Christ and leaves him more free for his priestly mission Other speakers at the conference included Cardinal Marc Ouellet the prefect of the Congregation for Bishops and Archbishop Joël Mercier the secretary of the Congregation for the Clergy References Per viaggiare leggeri L Osservatore Romano p 7 Full text of address Il celibato sacerdotale un cammino di libertà Pontifical Gregorian University 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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  • Pope appears in video on monthly prayer intention : News Headlines | Catholic Culture
    Pope appears in video on monthly prayer intention February 10 2016 Pope Francis has appeared in a video designed to publicize his general prayer intention for February that we may take good care of creation a gift freely given cultivating and protecting it for future generations The 85 second video was produced by the Apostleship of Prayer References Pope Francis prayer intentions for February 2016 YouTube Vatican Pope s prayer

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  • Prelate decries North Korean rocket launch : News Headlines | Catholic Culture
    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 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 Prelate decries North Korean rocket launch February 10 2016 The chairman of the Philippine bishops public affairs committee has joined his nation s government in condemning a North Korean rocket launch Referring to the insane minds that might launch missiles Archbishop Ramon Arguelles of Lipa said that we must be troubled by rising destructive designs of North Korea according to a UCA News report Many other nations will do the same when able as long as might is glorified he added References Philippine prelate calls North Korea rocket launch troubling UCA News U N Security Council condemns North Korean rocket launch CNN 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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  • Armenian Orthodox Patriarch ruled incapable of decisions because of Alzheimer's disease : News Headlines | Catholic Culture
    Site Tour Web Widgets Feeds Contact Us Advertise Subscribe Login Donate News Home Important Popular Week Month Archives About CWN Catholic World News Armenian Orthodox Patriarch ruled incapable of decisions because of Alzheimer s disease February 10 2016 A Turkish tribunal has confirmed a medical diagnosis that Armenian Orthodox Patriarch Mesrob II of Constantinople is no longer capable of making his own decisions because of advancing dementia and a guardian should be appointed to handle his duties Patriarch Mesrob has been suffering for years from Alzheimer s disease and since 2008 a patriarchal vicar has been handling the daily affairs of the Armenian Church in Constantinople But other Armenian prelates have been reluctant to elect a successor while the Patriarch is alive In November 2014 during his trip to Turkey Pope Francis made an unscheduled private visit to meet with Patriarch Mesrob The Armenian prelate s physical health as well as his mental condition has reportedly been deteriorating since that time References Medical report confirms Armenian Patriarch of Constantinople needs a guardian Fides Surprise papal visit to ailing Armenian Patriarch CWN 12 1 14 Sound Off CatholicCulture org supporters weigh in All comments are moderated To lighten our editing burden

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  • Former Texas priest charged in 1960 murder case : News Headlines | Catholic Culture
    Subscribe Login Donate News Home Important Popular Week Month Archives About CWN Catholic World News Former Texas priest charged in 1960 murder case February 10 2016 A former Catholic priest now living in Arizona has been arrested and charged with the murder of a young woman in Texas more than 55 years ago In 1960 Irene Garza disappeared after going to confession at a church in McAllen Texas The priest who heard her confession John Feit was the only suspect and circumstantial evidence pointed in his direction but local prosecutors did not bring criminal charges against him until now A newly elected district attorney who had made the unresolved murder case a prominent part of his campaign filed charges against the former priest According to a story in the Texas Monthly the case against Feit centers on testimony from another ex priest who says that Feit described the crime to him Another key witness a fellow priest who said that he saw scratches on Feit s hands on the night after Irene Garza was killed is now dead References Ex Priest Arrested In The 1960 Murder of Irene Garza Texas Monthly Sound Off CatholicCulture org supporters weigh in All comments

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  • Monday of the Fifth Week of Ordinary Time; Fat Tuesday; St. Teilo (Wales) - February 09, 2016 - Liturgical Calendar | Catholic Culture
    very same terms that formerly she put it before the catechumens and public penitents who were preparing for the Easter graces of baptism and sacramental reconciliation For us as it was for them Lent should be a long retreat one in which under the guidance of the Church we are led to the practice of a more perfect Christian life She shows us the example of Christ and by fasting and penance associates us with his sufferings that we may have a share in His redemption We should remember that Lent is not an isolated personal affair of our own The Church avails herself of the whole of the mystery of redemption We belong to an immense concourse a great body in which we are united to the whole of humanity which has been redeemed by Christ The liturgy of this season does not fail to remind us of it This then is the meaning of Lent for us a season of deepening spirituality in union with the whole Church which thus prepares to celebrate the Paschal mystery Each year following Christ its Head the whole Christian people takes up with renewed effort its struggle against evil against Satan and the sinful man that each one of us bears within himself in order at Easter to draw new life from the very springs of divine life and to continue its progress towards heaven Excerpted from The Saint Andrew Daily Missal Shrove Tuesday Here are a few suggestions to help you celebrate the final day before Lent Today is Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras Try some of the traditional recipes linked here When eggs were among the foods that were forbidden by the Church during Lent people would use them up on Fat Tuesday by mixing up large quantities of pancakes or doughnuts also known as fastnachts Read Maria von Trapp s explanation of the traditions associated with Carnival or Fat Tuesday here Sing this American favorite Turkey in the Straw with your children as part of your Mardi Gras celebrations Discuss Jesus Gospel teaching for today He who would be first must be last with your children and ask them how they can put others in the family before themselves Keep it simple and practical setting the table washing the dishes folding laundry watching the littler ones doing homework right away What does it mean to become a child spiritually that we may enter Heaven and be received by Christ Himself We can learn much from St Therese of the Child Jesus about spiritual childhood Begin reading her Story of a Soul Read Fr William Saunder s article Shrove Tuesday and Shrovetide from the Catholic Culture Library St Teilo According to tradition Teilo or Elios as he was sometimes known was born about the year 480 AD at either Gumfreston or Penally in south Pembrokeshire He studied under Paulinus at Ty Gwyn where he met Dewi Saint David the two becoming firm friends Later the two set out on a

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