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Pope Benedict: Faith is not just a private matter
VATICAN CITY (Oct. 31, 2012, Catholic News Service) — Although faith is intensely personal, it is necessarily transmitted and lived through relationships with others, Pope Benedict XVI said at his Oct. 31 general audience.
“I cannot build my personal faith in a private dialogue with Jesus, because faith is given to me by God through a community of believers,” the Pope... Read More
$trippers, Need We Say More!
NAPLES, Florida (November 22, 2012) — I was driving through South Georgia on I-75 with my teenage daughter when I began to see the many “$trippers, Need We Say More!” billboards. Obviously they did feel the need to say more, because there were the more identical billboards in the next couple miles.
Right after the fourth billboard, there was a billboard that said, “The... Read More
How should a Catholic vote in 2012?
NAPLES, Florida (October 29, 2012) — I hear it all the time. Catholics get all worked up when they hear about the so-called “Catholic vote.” Liberal Catholics say that the bishops can’t tell them how to vote. Conservative Catholics gripe that too many Catholics vote for pro-abortion candidates.
So where’s the truth? Is there any middle ground between these two perspectives?... Read More
Naples Chapter to host a stellar lineup of speakers in 2012
NAPLES, Florida (Sept. 4, 2012) — The founding chapter of Faith & Ale is coming off one of the most exciting seasons in its seven-year history. Last year’s speakers included evangelist and Biblical scholar Steve Ray, Fellowship of Catholic University Students founder Curtis Martin, chastity speaker extraordinaire Pam Stenzel, CatholicVote.com president Brian... Read More
Pope: Lay faithful co-responsible for Church
CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy (Sept. 1, 2012) — Affirming the direction set by the Second Vatican Council and elaborated on by Blessed John Paul II in his 1988 Apostolic Exhortation on the Lay Members of Christ’s Faithful, Pope Benedict XVI recently challenged all the lay faithful to take their critical role in the life of the Church, alongside of the clergy, and to... Read More
Bishop Jenky: We’re at a defining moment
PEORIA, Illinois (August 31, 2012) — Catholics in the United States are at a “defining moment of testing” in which they must live their faith and not “cave in” to cultural and political challenges, Peoria Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, said Aug. 26.
At the annual Mass celebrated beneath a large tent on the grounds of Peoria’s downtown Erin Feis Irish festival,... Read More
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