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Dems for Life at March | National Catholic Reporter.

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O Britannia!.

 

At the very least, the Foreign Office is intent on air-brushing Britain’s Christian heritage from the official record. Not so much because it offends non-Christians, but because it offends the post-Christians in charge.

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Da Avvenire 27/04/2009archdioces_of_philadelphia_crest

«Bene il piano anti-aborti in Usa»
L’arcivescovo di Filadelfia Justin Rigali ha giudicato positivamente la legge presentata dai democratici in Congresso per offrire assistenza alle giovani che scelgono di non abortire (Ap)
Giudizio positivo del cardinale Rigali al progetto democratico per sostenere le donne e ridurre le interruzioni di gravidanza

DA WASHINGTON
I vescovi statunitensi hanno espresso pubblicamente il proprio sostegno ad un piano della maggioranza democratica per ridurre il numero degli aborti e per sostenere le donne in gravidanza. (altro…)

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But if the time should ever come (…) when my office would require me to either violate my conscience or violate the national interest, then I would resign the office; and I hope any conscientious public servant would do the same. (…)

If I should lose on the real issues, I shall return to my seat in the Senate, satisfied that I had tried my best and was fairly judged. But if this election is decided on the basis that 40 million Americans lost their chance of being President on the day they were baptized, then it is the whole Nation that will be the loser, in the eyes of Catholics and non-Catholics around the world, in the eyes of history, and in the eyes of our own people.

Address to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association (September 12, 1960)

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Reverend Meza, Reverend Reck, I’m grateful for your generous invitation to speak my views.

While the so-called religious issue is necessarily and properly the chief topic here tonight, I want to emphasize from the outset that we have far more critical issues to face in the 1960 election; (altro…)

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Cosa è successo a questo figlio di madre single, abbandonato dal padre in tenerissima età, con la madre che ha dovuto affrontare numerose difficoltà per allevarlo, dovendo ricorrere all’aiuto della propria famiglia di origine? Guarda il video e lo scoprirai…

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Il testo in italiano coolpope

L’originale:

The Honorable Barack Obama
President of the United States of America
The White House
Washington, D.C.

On the occasion of your inauguration as the Forty-fourth president of the United States of America I offer cordial good wishes, together with the assurance of my prayers that the Almighty God will grant you unfailing wisdom and strength in the exercise of your high responsibilities.

Under your leadership may the American people continue to find in their impressive religious and political heritage the spiritual values and ethical principles needed to cooperate in the building of a truly just and free society, (altro…)

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Dove si invitano i vescovi USA a seguire l’esempio di quelli italiani che rifiutarono l’appoggio alla lista religionandpoliticslargeanti-aborto di Ferrara perchè ghettizzante del tema e perchè presupponeva un ghetto dei “buoni” contro i “cattivi”.

Last spring, when Italy (where abortion is legal and state-subsidized) was having yet another national election, some politicians put together a list of “pro-life” candidates and asked for the church’s endorsement. The Italian bishops conference, in their magazine, Avvenire, was having no part of it. Their spokesperson said: “The initiative of a list on abortion, beyond its noble intent, mistakenly brings a moral theme to an electoral competition. It’s as if it were a list of ‘pure people,’ of ‘champions,’ of ‘specialists.’ It carries a grave risk of extremism, of ghettoization of one part of the Catholic world on such a sensitive issue.”

Would that all our American bishops were as wise.

NCR Commentary: The Republican captivity

By Nicholas P. Cafardi – Published: November 25, 2008 – Published on National Catholic Reporter

In their long history, the People of God have seen many captivities, both literal and figurative: the Babylonian Captivity; the Constantinian Captivity, the Carolingian Captivity, the Holy Roman Empire Captivity, the Avignon Captivity. In each of these situations, civil authorities captured God’s people and used them for their own advantage. One would think that history has seen enough of such “captivities,” and that the church, having learned from this history, would be wary of it ever happening again.

What then explains the current captivity, perhaps more figurative than literal, of the Catholic church in America by the Republican Party? (altro…)

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