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At Martin Luther’s Monastery,
Pope Says Personal Sins Matter
.- At Martin Luther’s former monastery, Pope Benedict XVI warned against the general presumption that personal sins are of little consequence to God and spoke about current challenges to Christian unity.

There's a Judge in Berlin.
And He Wants King Solomon Back

BERLIN, GERMANY, September, 22, 2011 -- After Regensburg in 2006 and Paris in 2008, the third grand lecture of this pontificate. Pope Benedict holds it in the German capital, and in heart of its political system. Citing Saint Augustine: "Without justice what else is the state but a great band of robbers?"

Archbishop Chaput Promises
Sacrifice to 'Renew this Great Church'
Prelate Speaks of Arrranged Marriage
PHILADELPHIA, PA, September 8, 2011-- Archbishop Charles J. Chaput promised to lay down his life to restore faith and trust among Catholics in Philadelphia, during his Sept. 8 installation at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul.

Latino Leaders' Summit Seeks
National Renewal of Faith
-- The Catholic Association of Latino Leaders (CALL) held its 2011 national summit in Denver from August 12 to 14, offering members a forum to discuss the revival of faith they hope to lead.

The Church: People of God, Body of Christ, Communion
"Not a Social or Philanthropic Organization"
VATICAN CITY, July 2, 2011 - Speaking to a gathering of faithful at a diocesan synod in Italy, his Holiness Pope Benedict XVI said such an event "gives us concrete experience of being the 'People of God', of being Church, a pilgrim community travelling in history towards its eschatological fulfillment in God.  This means we must recognise that the Church does not of herself possess the vital principle: she depends on Christ, of Whom she is the effective sign and instrument."

Pope Benedict Calls Eucharist
'Antidote' to Modern Ills

- The Eucharist is the medicine which can heal our individualist society, Pope Benedict XVI said in his midday Angelus address on Corpus Christi Sunday.

Fr. Barron comments on Celebrating Bin Laden's Death?
CHICAGO, May 6, 2011 -- Father Robert Barron provides a poignant reflection on the inviolable dignity of the human person that is important to keep in mind as we contemplate public policy alternatives regarding life, marriage, family and human rights. It is food for thought.

Pope John Paul II changed my life
BOSTON, Sunday, May 1, 2011 -- Nobody ever accused me of being a saint when I was a kid in South Boston. But when I grew up, I was lucky enough to know two of them and they changed my life forever.

Karol Wojtyla Beatified.
"They Will Look Upon Him Whom They Have Pierced"
Today almost everyone admires him. But in life he was opposed and mocked by many, even within the Church. His holiness is the same as that of the martyrs. His beatitude is the same as that of Jesus on the cross

by Benedict XVI

Blessed John Paul the Great, inpiration for Catholics for the Common Good & Stand with Children Project on marriage and family
Blessed John
Paul II

John Paul II: A Modern Day Thomas Aquinas?
His Impact on the Church and this Movement
SAN FRANCISCO, April 29, 2011-- This weekend will be historic as we witness the beatification of John Paul the Great, the person who was the inspiration for Catholics for the Common Good and so many other movements for the evangelization of culture. Father Richard Hogan has called John Paul the Great the Thomas Aquinas of our time.

Go to Confession:
Video Contest in New York
NEW YORK, April 28, 2011. A video contest to promote the Sacrament of Penance in the Archdiocese of New York went viral and caused a huge confession turnout on “Reconciliation Monday” (April 18th) in the dioceses of Brooklyn and Rockville Centre and the Archdiocese of New York. A total of 757 churches offered confessions for six straight hours.

Eucharist and Communion Pope Benedict XVI
VATICAN, April 21, 2011-- The Eucharist, the source and summit of Christian life, is critical for the evangelization of culture, as we are intimately bound together with each other in communion with Him and the Church. It is through the grace of that communion that we can walk with Jesus as we witness the reality of his creation.

Enter into the Suffering of Children
As Attacks on Marriage and Family Increase

Holy Father's Message Speaks to Our Mission
SAN FRANCISCO, April 21, 2011-- Forty days ago, we asked you to dedicate your Lent to marriage and family. During this Triduum, as we “ascend to the heights of Calvary” with Christ, let us join in his passion and death, and the hope and joy that come with his resurrection. Let us ask him for the grace to help us combat the forces that we are dealing with.

To the "Heights of God" He "Wanted to Lift Every Human Being"
Pope's Palm Sunday Homily
VATICAN CITY, APRIL 17, 2011-- Palm Sunday homily of Pope Benedict XVI given during Mass celebrated in St. Peter's Square.

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