June 2011

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The “Hook-Up” Culture on Catholic Campuses: A Review of the Literature
29 Jun 2011

The “Hook-Up” Culture on Catholic Campuses: A Review of the Literature

Findings revealed that for both females and males, church attendance was negatively related to some forms of hooking-up behaviors (the more frequent the church attendance, the less frequent the hooking-up behavior), but religious feeling was only significant in reducing hooking-up behavior for males. For females, the emotional attachment to religion had little impact on their decision to participate in hooking-up behaviors.

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Cardinal Angelo Scola, 69, has served as Patriarch of Venice since 2002. (CNS file photo from Catholic Press Photo)  Read more: http://www.ncregister.com/blog/cardinal-scola-appointed-archbishop-of-milan?utm_source=NCRegister.com&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=970ee1b80d-RSS_DAILY_EMAIL#When:2011-06-28#ixzz1QaxlkujD
28 Jun 2011

Balthasar Devotee Cardinal Scola Appointed Archbishop of Milan

Cardinal Angelo Scola, 69, has served as Patriarch of Venice since 2002. (CNS file photo from Catholic Press Photo)

Scola moves from being Venice patriarch to Milan, many of whom go on to become Pope–thus the elevated interest in this new appointment!

He is close to Benedict XVI in his thinking, having been heavily influenced by the theologians Hans Urs von Balthasar and Henri de Lubac. Together with Joseph Ratzinger, he helped found the international theological periodical “Communio”, and is also closely associated with the Communion and Liberation movement, long esteemed by the Pope.

Pius IV, Pius XI and Paul … Read the rest

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Planks in our Eyes
28 Jun 2011

Planks in our Eyes

“Blessed the one who, like one unwise, does not judge his neighbor, but as understanding and spiritual has struggled to throw the plank out of his own eye.” – St. Ephrem of Syria

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Gov Cuomo and Archbishop Dolan
27 Jun 2011

The Road to Gay Marriage, and the Decline of Real Marriage

“The Catholic Church, arguably the only institution with the authority and reach to derail same-sex marriage, *seemed to shrink from the fight.* As the marriage bill hurtled toward a vote, the head of the church in New York, *Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan, left town* to lead a meeting of bishops in Seattle. He did not travel to Albany or deliver a major speech in the final days of the session. And when he did issue a strongly worded critique of the legislation — he called it “immoral” and an “ominous threat” — it was over the phone to an Albany-area radio show.

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In 1973, Our Lady gave Sister Agnes Katsuko Sasagawa in Akita, Japan three messages through a statute of Mary. The wooden statute from which the voice came wept 101 times over a course of several years.
27 Jun 2011

Corpus Christi Sermon: Sacrilege, Scandal, and the Salvation of Souls

“They who make a sacrilegious Communion receive Satan and Jesus Christ into their hearts – Satan, that they may let him rule, and Jesus Christ, that they may offer Him in sacrifice as a Victim to Satan.” -St Cyril of Alexandria

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