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HT - Liz:
Listen to the historic webcast replay

On Thursday, July 23, more than 70 pro-life and pro-family organizations united for a massive webcast event to directly address these challenges and mobilize grassroots activists.

An unprecedented 36,187 people of faith and conscience participated in the event, making it the largest pro-life web event in history -- underscoring the urgency of the abortion mandate crisis.

As you listen to the recording of the event, you'll hear from a "who's who" of respected leaders:

  • DR. JAMES DOBSON, Focus on the Family
  • DR. CHARMAINE YOEST, Americans United for Life
  • FR. FRANK PAVONE, Priests for Life
  • TONY PERKINS, Family Research Council
  • MARJORIE DANNENFELSER, Susan B. Anthony List
  • DOUGLAS JOHNSON, National Right to Life Committee
  • WENDY WRIGHT, Concerned Women for America
  • TOM MINNERY, Focus on the Family
  • KRISTEN DAY, Democrats for Life
  • CONGRESSMAN CHRIS SMITH, New Jersey
  • DR. RICHARD LAND, Southern Baptist Convention ERLC
  • KRISTAN HAWKINS, Students for Life of America
  • CONGRESSMAN JOE PITTS, Pennsylvania
  • PEGGY HARTSHORN, Heartbeat International
  • MELINDA DELAHOYDE, Care Net
  • JIM SEDLAK, American Life League/STOPP
  • DAY GARDNER, National Black Pro-Life Union
  • BISHOP HARRY JACKSON, High Impact Leadership Coalition
  • CARMEN PATE, Point of View Radio Show
  • DAVID BEREIT, 40 Days for Life

Listen online now by clicking the play button below:

Download MP3 audio file to listen on your iPod or computer (20 MB)
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How YOU can make a difference:

1. Pray

2. E-mail and write letters to your Representative and two Senators

3. Call the offices of your Representative and two Senators

4. Spread the word to everyone you know

5. Write a Letter to the Editor of your local newspaper

By doing these 5 simple things, you can help make a powerful difference -- that could stop this abortion mandate. ACT NOW!



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Reader Dave, who has sent in some pretty darn good recommendations in the past, sent in the following e-mail:

I have a suggestion for a talk on the mass by Fr. John Riccardo in 2008. This one is more of a big picture approach to the spiritual realities that occur during mass and the attitudes we should bring with us to Church. I would also recommend the book "What Happens At Mass" that Fr mentions.
"What Happens At Mass"
Take care,
Dave
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For the kids:

Steubenville South 2009

The 15th annual Steubenville South Catholic Youth Conference was held on June 26-28 2009 in Alexandria LA. Here you will be able to listen and download the talks and homilies given throughout the weekend. You will also find more information about the speakers in the speakers section. You can listen here or get the talks through iTunes by clicking the link on the right.

Keynote: “Choosing Christ” – Mark Hart

This powerful and engaging talk was centered around choosing to pickup our crosses and following Christ. It is a radical choice that will cost something but in light of what we receive, it is nothing.

Catechism and Scripture References:
Catechism of the Catholic Church: 2466, 2053, 520, 1816, 932, 618, 1709, 546, 1036
Scripture: Matthew 10:37-38, Matthew 16:24, Mark 1:17-18, Mark 8:38, Romans 1:16, 2 Timothy 1:8

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Keynote: “Rooted in Christ” – Shannon Deitz

Shannon’s Sunday morning keynote led the teens into a time of prayer and reflection, introducing and guiding them through Lectio Divina.

Catechism and Scripture References:
Catechism of the Catholic Church: 2708,2715,2612,2669,2601,1824,2719,2711,787,2700,2654,921,1995,2074,2701,2725,2709,2697,2564
Scripture: Matthew 14:23, Mark 1:35, Mark 6:46, Luke 11:1-6, Romans 12:12, John 15:4-9, Ephesians 6:18, Philippians 3:8

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Saturday Homily: “Jesus is the Lamb of God” – Fr. Jose Robles-Sanchez

The purpose of this homily was to highlight the role Christ plays in our salvation as the Lamb of God, to encourage the young people to move past a “What Would Jesus Do?” spirituality and move into a true relationship with Christ and to avoid temptations by saying “Adios Baby”

Catechism and Scripture References:
Catechism of the Catholic Church: 617, 603, 1339, 602, 1367
Scripture: John 1:29, 1 Peter 1:18, 1 Timothy 2:6, Mark 10:45

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Sunday Homily: “Living the Lordship of Jesus” – Bishop Ronald Herzog

In Bishop Herzog’s homily, he encouraged and challenged th teens to live under the Lordship of Jesus. To help them understand God’s authority, but also his protection and care that comes from submitting their lives to Him everyday.

Catechism and Scripture References:
Catechism of the Catholic Church: 450, 304, 648, 1216, 144, 1269, 2097, 1995, 2280, 1900, 2046, 901
Scrpiture: Romans 5:19, John 3:36, Romans 6:16, 2 Corinthians 10:5, Romans 8:7, Romans 10:3, James 4:7

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Workshop: “Making Godly Decisions” – Mary Bielski

This workshop was to provide a basic foundation for determining right and wrong and some practical skills to help young people choose holiness and God’s will.

Catechism and Scripture References:
Catechism of the Catholic Church: 2343, 1696, 1728, 1777, 2826, 1787
Scripture: Matthew 7:7, Romans 12:2, 1 John 2:17, 1 Peter 1:22, 1 Peter 4:17

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Workshop: “Mary and the Saints” – Melea Walden

This workshop was to help teens not only discover the role Saints and Mary can play in their faith lives, but to give them practical tools for developing devotions to these saints.

Catechism and Scripture Reference:
Catechism of the Catholic Church: 2030, 956, 2683, 828, 2675-2679, 948, 957, 1475, 962, 721
Scripture: Revelation 3:16, 1 Corinthians 11:1, Ephesians 4:11-12, 3 John 1:11, Hebrews 6:11-12

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Workshop: “Living Justice/Living Mercy” – Shannon Deitz

Shannon presented a workshop designed to help teens understand the Church’s call to love and serve the poor and to give them practical tips to put this service into practice on a local level.

Catechism and Scripture References:
Catechism of the Catholic Church: 1033, 1825, 2405, 2443-2449, 1929, 2832, 1889, 1397, 2053, 2820
Scripture: Matthew 25:31-46, Matthew 19:21, Matthew 20:25-27

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Workshop: “Vocations: The Path to Holiness” – Fr. Darrin Merlino

In this workshop, Fr. Darrin inspired and challenged the young people to embrace the universal vocation of love and holiness that is each of theirs through Baptism. And as they immerse themselves in this vocation, they will be more disposed to hear the call of God to the religious or married life.

Scripture and Catechism Reference:
Catechism of the Catholic Church: 1877, 44, 2392, 2085, 2232, 2030, 784, 1603, 2820, 1642, 2331, 826
Scripture: Matthew 9:1, Matthew 4:17-20, Mark 6:7, Luke 6:12-16, Romans 1:1,6-7, 1 Corinthians 1:26-29

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Workshop: “The Mass – The Power and Presence of God” – Mark Hart

This workshop given by Mark Hart was designed to reinforce in the minds and hearts of the teens that in the Mass, no matter where they are, Jesus is there – Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity. To challenge them to prepare their hearts and minds to give and receive as much as possible during the Mass.

Scripture and Catechism References
Catechism of the Catholic Church: 1374, 1358, 2827, 1324, 1325, 1365-1367, 1394
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 11:20, John 6:1-6, Revelation 19:7-9, Matthew 26:26-29, Luke 24:35

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Workshop: “Exposing Lies” – Bob Lesnefsky

This is a talk given by Bob Lesnefsky that focuses on helping teens understand the lies that permeate youth culture, to give them tools to help them see through the lies, and to expose the lies that might be already infecting their thoughts and hearts.

Scripture and Catechism Reference:
Catechism of the Catholic Church: 2852, 2484, 392, 2486, 2483, 2847, 844, 2470, 1954, 215, 2466, 2468, 2500
Scripture: Hebrews 4:12, John 14:6, 1 Timothy 3:15, 1 John: 5:7, John 8:44, Romans 1:25, Colossians 3:9

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Musica per la Quaresima


Formulario per la Quaresima
  • Introitus: Tibi dixit (Graduale Romanum)
    Durata: 2:17 - 3,230 Mb
    Mulierum Schola Gregoriana Pontificii Instituti Musicæ Sacræ; Nino Albarosa, direttore.
    Letizia Butterin (solista), Miriam Cicchitti, Eun-Young Cho, Hi-Jung Jun, Yeon-Hee Kang, Mun-Joung Park, Hye-Jung Son, Masako Toeda.
  • Psalmus Responsorius: Miserere nostri (Graduale Simplex)
    Durata: 1:51 - 2,600 Mb
    Schola Gregoriana del Pontificio Istituto di Musica Sacra; Nino Albarosa e Mons. Alberto Turco, direttori.
    Raimundo Pereira Martinez, solista.
  • Antiphona Acclamationis: Qui verbum (Graduale Simplex)
    Durata: 0:31 - 750 Kb
    Schola Gregoriana del Pontificio Istituto di Musica Sacra; Nino Albarosa e Mons. Alberto Turco, direttori.
    Raimundo Pereira Martinez, solista.
  • Tractus: De profundis (Graduale Simplex)
    Durata: 1:22 - 1,932 Mb
    Schola Gregoriana del Pontificio Istituto di Musica Sacra; Nino Albarosa e Mons. Alberto Turco, direttori.
  • Offertorium: Domine convertere (Graduale Romanum)
    Durata: 2:50 - 3,981 Mb
    Virum Schola Gregoriana Pontificii Instituti Musicæ Sacræ; Mons. Alberto Turco, direttore.
    Gennaro Becchimanzi, Francesco Ercolani, Igor Glushkov, Blazenko Juracic, Rafael Martinez Ramirez, Raimundo Pereira Martinez, Hubert Siekierka, Harry Singkoh, Djedje Thomas, Jan Velbacky.
  • Communio: Quis dabit (Graduale Romanum)
    Durata: 2:56 - 4,132 Mb
    Mulierum Schola Gregoriana Pontificii Instituti Musicæ Sacræ; Nino Albarosa, direttore.
    Letizia Butterin, Miriam Cicchitti, Eun-Young Cho, Hi-Jung Jun, Yeon-Hee Kang, Mun-Joung Park, Hye-Jung Son (solista), Masako Toeda.

  • Bartolome De Escobedo (1500 ca- 1563): Exsurge quare obdormis, Domine.
    Durata: 3:16 - 3,068 Mb
    I cantori del Pontificio Istituto di Musica Sacra di Roma. Direttore Walter Marzilli.
    Letizia Butterin, Mun-Joung Park (Cantus); Radu Muresan, Steingrimmur Thorhallsson (Altus); Raimundo Pereira, Maurizio Verde (Tenor); Blazenko Juracic, Ugo Patti (Bassus).
    Registrazione dal vivo del Concerto del 6 dicembre 2000.
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From the Vatican:

Morning Hymn: ETERNO CREATORE DEL MONDO
Advent and Christmas: RALLEGRATI, O VERGINE MARIA
GIÀ L'UNIVERSO
VERBO DEL DIO VIVENTE
BENEDETTO IL GREMBO VERGINALE
LA LUCE DELLA STELLA
Lent: M'INVOCHERÀ E IO L'ESAUDIRÒ
SIGNORE, MOSTRAMI IL TUO VOLTO

SE TU CONOSCESSI IL DONO DI DIO

RA
LLEGRATI, O SION
IN VOI PORRÒ IL MIO SPIRITO

Vesper Hymn: CREATORE DI TUTTE LE COSE
Morning Hymn: O FONTE DELLA LUCE
Easter Season: IO SONO RISORTO
PASQUA DEL MIO SIGNORE
LA LUCE PASQUALE RISPLENDE
FONTE VIVA DI CONSOLAZIONE
Solemnity and Feasts: NOI TI RENDIAMO GRAZIE
O COMUNIONE INTIMA

INNO D'AMORE

CRISTO NOSTRO SIGNORE

Ecclesial Celebrations: NOI CAMMINIAMO PER LE VIE DEL MONDO
RAVVIVA IL DONO
CIELO NUOVO
Hymn of the Holy Door Hymn to Christ, the Lord of the Millennia for the Opening of the Holy Door
"Veni ad liberandum nos"

choir-prelude
ricercare
fugue

Meditation
Laudes Regiae
Hymn to Christ, the Lord of the Millennia for the Closing of the Holy Door

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Male and Female, He Created Them: Apologetics for Same Sex Attraction

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Mark Houck
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The King's Men
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Quakertown, PA 18951
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...are the future of the Church, and boy-o-boy does the future look bright! Case in point, Fr. Andy Jaspers, S.J. The good padre wrote me and submitted the following:

Peace be with you,

I wondered if you could provide a link for some recent talks on Pope Benedict’s thought. These talks are given by solidly orthodox Jesuits, and are at a high level of scholarship.

The first talk is by Fr. Robert Araujo of Loyola University, Chicago. Fr. Araujo was the legal counsel for the Vatican delegation to the United Nations for several years up to this year. His talk is very timely, as it is on Pope Benedict’s social thought. Fr. Burgaleta is a biblical scholar from Fordham University, and gives an excellent assessment of “Jesus of Nazareth” as a contribution to biblical scholarship. Finally, Fr. Mueller, of Marquette University, gives a talk that is an engaging presentation on the Christology of “Jesus of Nazareth.”

The talks are available at: http://fordhamfrc.org/jpii/pagetwo.htm
That's it. No mention that he is the resident instructor of philosophy and theology at Creighton, or that he has his own talk online entitled A Reflective Approach to Praying with Advent. Zip. Nada. Pure humility and goodwill, with a chaser of class. Like I said, I'm very hopeful for the year of the priest and the future of the Church. Keep 'em coming!

Here are the talks from the Fordham site Padre recommended. Be sure to wear a seat belt.

The Jesuit Colloquium on Papal Thought

Benedict XVI:

"Virtue, Liturgy and Jesus of Nazareth"

June 7-June 10, 2009

Plenary Session Speakers Included

Robert Araujo, S.J., Boston College: "Benedict XVI, The Virtues, and Catholic Social Thought"

Claudio Burgaleta, S.J., Fordham University: "Benedict XVI: Theology of the Word of God"

Joseph Mueller, S.J. Marquette University: "The First Thing We Must Do is Open Ourselves to God, Benedict XVI's Theocentric Christology in Jesus of Nazareth"

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This looks like good, relevant Catholic radio:
Homosexuality: Why Not-Dr. Janet Smith
On Wednesday, May 27th, the Gospel of Life Group at Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish hosted Dr. Janet Smith as part of the Dignity of Life Speaker Series. Professor Smith holds the Father Michael J. McGivney Chair of Life Ethics at Sacred Heart Major Seminary.

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Download | Duration: 01:53:01

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Found the following thanks to reader Brigitte:
God Atheists deny God’s existence; mystics experience God directly; saints are called friends of God. How can we finite human beings really know Him, the Infinite God? Based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church and Holy Scripture, this is taken from the Luke E. Hart Series – Basic Elements of the Catholic Faith and provided by the Knights of Columbus Catholic Information Service.

“This helped evangelize an Agnostic Scientist friend to explore the faith and start asking for more!” Rennie - Spokane, WA

“For those seriously wondering about God’s existence, this presents many solid facets to contemplate.” Mark - La Crosse, WI


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Reader Brigitte sent in a link to the following talk from one of my favorite speakers/authors:
Seven Reasons To Be Catholic by Dr. Peter Kreeft

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