THEOLOGIANS: PIONEERS IN THE CHURCH'S DIALOGUE WITH CULTURES
12/9/2013 5:40:00 PM "To hear, distinguish, and interpret the many voices of our age, and to judge them in the light of the divine word, so that revealed truth can always be more deeply penetrated, better understood, and set forth to greater advantage." This is one of the tasks of the theologian, Pope Francis asserted today, quoting from the Pastoral Constitution "Gaudium et spes", on receiving members of the International Theological Commission and its president, Archbishop Gerhard Muller, at the close of their plenary assembly.
By Pope Francis I
-Vatican Information Service (VIS)
"Theologians, therefore, are 'pioneers' in the Church's dialogue with cultures; a dialogue that is both critical and benevolent, which must encourage the welcome of the Word of God by a part of persons 'from every nation, race, people, and tongue'", the Holy Father stated, continuing the issues that the Commission had dealt with in their assembly, with its theme of "The Relationship between Monotheism and Violence".
Agreeing with Pope Francis
12/8/2013 9:00:00 PM The exhortation looks very different read through the lens of Argentine experience.
By Michael Novak
-NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE
Reading the new exhortation by Pope Francis after the wildly misleading presentations of it by the Guardian and Reuters (both from the left side of the U.K. press), and reading it with an American ear for language, I was at first amazed at how partisan and empirically unfounded were five or six of its sentences.
But reading the exhortation in full in its English translation, and reading it through the eyes of a professor-bishop-pope who grew up in Argentina, I began to have more sympathy for the phrases used by Pope Francis.
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Bishop Kurtz Responds to ACLU Lawsuit
12/9/2013 3:22:00 PM This is a statement from the president of the USCCB, Archbishop Kurtz, in response to an ACLU lawsuit against a Catholic Hospital that didn't recommend an abortion to a woman who ended up miscarrying her baby.
By Archbishop Kurtz, USCCB Presidernt
-USCCB - Press Release
USCCB President Archbishop Kurtz responds to ACLU's Lawsuit
December 6, 2013
WASHINGTON-Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, called a suit by the American Civil Liberties Union against the U.S. bishops for their "Ethical and Religious Directives" (ERDs) "misguided" and promised to defend Catholic teachings "in season and out."
Catholic School Students Rally for Life Today - Friday, December 6, 2013
12/6/2013 4:20:00 PM On the feast of St. Nicholas, Catholic schools across the country will witness to the greatest gift-life-by peacefully praying outside of abortion clinics, according to LifeSiteNews.com.
By Kelly Conroy
-Catholic Education Daily - Cardinal Newman Society
On December 6, St. John's Catholic High School in Beloit, Kan., will travel nearly three hours to the closest abortion clinics in Wichita, Kan., and Lincoln, Neb. The students in the senior class made a YouTube video to invite other students from across the country to join them spiritually by praying at their local abortion clinic on that date.
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