Friday, July 5, 2013

This Week's Headlines

As another week comes to an end, this is your chance to top off your glass with a final helping of news, current events, and just plain interesting stuff that may not have made into the mainstream media. A chance to linger for a few more moments before we close the door on the week. Below are some links to articles, blogs, and miscellaneous happenings that caught my eye over the past few days. Sample what you like. I'll serve up more next Friday...

OK, I admit, I've been lazy with the blog. It's summer and I've been spending time outside and with the family. This week I have a short list of headlines, but there were at least a couple of important events in the Church that deserve mentioning. Pope Francis published his first encyclical ( a joint effort with Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI), and also it has been announced that Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII will soon be canonized. 

Here it is...the ne encyclical Just follow the link:

And here are some commentaries:

14 things you need to know about Pope Francis’s new encyclical

Top 15 Quotes From the Pope’s New Enyclical “Lumen Fidei”

7 Things You Need to Know about Pope Francis' First Encyclical

It’s Official: John Paul II and John XXIII to Be Canonized - "Reading from a statement, Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi told reporters today that Pope Francis had approved a decree on a miracle attributed to John Paul II’s intercession. He also said the Holy Father had approved a 'favorable vote,' taken by a commission of cardinals and bishops, 'on the canonization of Blessed Pope John XXIII.'" See also: Saints Come Marching In: Pope Francis to Canonize Both Popes, John XXIII and John Paul II and this: Blessed John Paul II to be Canonized, Vatican Confirms

And a few other random stories:

Catholicism and the American Founding

How Catholics Can Avoid Cooperating with Evil in Public Life

"In Sickness and in Health" Deemed Too Religious in Civil Weddings in UK - [So, is this what we have to look forward to?]

The Supreme Court’s Misuse of Children to Justify Same-Sex Marriage

Why the Church cannot walk away from ‘marriage’ - [This is a response to a piece I linked to last week which suggested the Church ought to abandon the term "marriage."]

A few other pieces about marriage and the recent Supreme Court decision: The Road Before Us ; Gay marriage fight now becomes a religious liberty fight

Who Has the Burden of Proof When Discussing God? - [A challenge to atheists.]

5 Catholic Teachings That Make Sense to Atheists - [An invitation to atheists.]

Pope Benedict joins Pope Francis for consecration of Vatican City to St. Michael the Archangel

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