Monday, March 28, 2016

Rest in Peace Mother Angelica!

The Catholic Church in the United States has lost the Poor Clare nun who changed the face of Catholicism in the United States and around the world. Mother Mary Angelica of the Annunciation, foundress of the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN), passed away on March 27 after a lengthy struggle with the aftereffects of a stroke. She was 92 years old.




“Mother has always and will always personify EWTN, the network that God asked her to found,” said EWTN Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael Warsaw. “Her accomplishments and legacies in evangelization throughout the world are nothing short of miraculous and can only be attributed to divine Providence and her unwavering faithfulness to Our Lord.”


For the complete story, go to: http://www.ewtnnews.com/catholic-news/US.php?id=13464



Saturday, March 19, 2016

Maryland Education Credit - Your Support is Needed!!!

The Maryland Education Credit has passed through the entire Maryland Senate and has been sent to the House for action!

Now is the time to continue the momentum and contact your Delegates in the House in order to urge their support.  The Senate has done its part and now it's time for the House to act!

Please help us expand scholarship opportunities for nonpublic school students and strengthen our public schools at the same time! Email your delegates now by clicking below and ask them to vote YES on the Maryland Education Credit. Urge them to vote in favor of these proposals (Senate Bill 706 / House Bills 453, 1213 and 1343).

Click the link below to log in and send your message: 


http://www.mdcathcon.org/action




Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Cardinal Wuerl Speaks on PP at Georgetown (And the Archdiocese issues a statement)

Well, I did not expect anything from the Cardinal.  But I WAS WRONG and I am happy to be wrong on this.


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“In our present culture, we have seen an increase in antagonism against Catholic teaching and the Church itself,” Wuerl concluded.

“It is precisely in these times that the Catholic institution of higher learning is called to continual self-examination to ensure that it maintains and promotes an authentic Catholic identity, that it recognizes the importance of virtue, and that it attempts to be a beacon of Christ’s truth and love as manifested in and through the Church.”

For more, go to: http://catholicregister.org/home/international/item/21902-washington-cardinal-rebukes-georgetown-for-inviting-planned-parenthood-chief




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The Archdiocese of Washington has issued the following statement:


What we lament and find sadly lacking in this choice by the student group is any reflection of what should be an environment of morality, ethics and human decency that one expects on a campus that asserts its Jesuit and Catholic history and identity.


One would prefer to see some recognition by this student group of the lives and ministry, focus and values of people like Blessed ├ôscar Romero, Blessed Teresa of Calcutta and Pope Francis in place of that group’s seemingly constant preoccupation with sexual activity, contraception and abortion. The Archdiocese of Washington is always open and ready to dialogue with the students, faculty and administration of the University on issues of such significance.


The apparent unawareness of those pushing the violence of abortion and the denigration of human dignity that there are other human values and issues being challenged in the world lends credence to the perception of the “ivory tower” life of some on campus. This unfortunately does not speak well for the future. One would hope to see this generation of Georgetown graduates have a far less self-absorbed attitude when facing neighbors and those in need, especially the most vulnerable among us.


For the complete statement, go to: http://adw.org/2016/03/07/statement-of-archdiocese-of-washington-on-georgetown-university/

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Georgetown U to host Planned Parenthood CEO

Once again, Georgetown University has decided to insult and demean its' Catholic identity (if it has any left) in the name of academic freedom.   

No word from Cardinal Wuerl on this but I do not expect anything. 

You can read it all here:  
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/georgetown-defends-hosting-planned-parenthood-ceo-cecile-richards