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Thursday, June 22, 2017

"Fear no one" (Jesus)

  •  Free to Serve (USCCB, 6/22/17)

  • Fortnight for Freedom 2017 (USCCB, 6/21/17 - 7/4/17)
    Saint (Bishop) John Fisher and Saint Thomas More stood firmly with the Pope, as he declined Henry VIII’s demand for a declaration of marital nullity after abandoning his wife (See Katherine of Aragon: the  Official Website for Her Cause.).  A half millenium later, spousal abandonment is a plague: "In a world that would have us believe that divorce is just an opportunity for a new start, the Church’s message must be loud and clear: We will hold fast to our ancient teachings on marriage – for the sake of our souls, our families, and our civilization." (Dr. Hilary Towers, Catholic News Agency, 3/4/11).

  • "In the fight against evil, we Christians do not despair. Christianity cultivates an incurable confidence" (Pope Francis, 6/21/17)
  • Christian population of Iraq, Syria halved since 2011 (CWN, 6/15/17)

  • Growing family culture locally: the church /Migration makes the local church as a home even more necessary (Mercatornet, 6/15/17)
  • What can priests practically do to combat the porn epidemic? (EWTN, 6/14/17)
  • Pope Francis' Message for the First World Day of the Poor, 11/19/17 (released on 6/13/17)
  • Conscience: "that still small voice that people won't listen to" (J.Cricket) (6/13/17)
  • ‘Catholic Church committed to protecting migrants’ (Pope Francis, 6/12/17)
    • Dozens of Iraqi Christians arrested in immigration roundup, face deportation (CWN, 6/12/17)

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