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Vatican defrocks key Medjugorje priest, threatens excommunication...

Command a Room Like a Man...


Brilliant Video - Overpopulation: The Making of a Myth...
Thomas Peters
I think this is flat-out brilliant. It's factual, but accessible enough that I could see this video being widely picked-up on Facebook, MySpace, and high-school classrooms. Maybe you're the person to pick it up, in fact. From PRI: The Population Research Institute, a pro-life research group based in Front Royal, VA...


The thought had crossed my mind...


Would You Like to Have Dinner With Archbishop Charles Chaput?
Patrick Madrid
You can! Be sure to save the date: October 8, 2009. You are cordially invited to a gala dinner along with special guest speakers George Weigel (author of The Courage to Be Catholic and Witness to Hope ), Joseph Bottum (publisher and editor of First Things Magazine)...


Joy in Hotlanta...


Pope confirms visit to Shroud of Turin; new evidence on shroud emerges...


Papist Picture of the Day 7/27/09...


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CARITAS IN VERITATE
Pope Benedict XVI's new encyclical on social doctrine. Available in an HTML version, or a ready-to-print PDF version.


Touched by Padre Pio's guardian angels...


Birtherism: It's the New Trutherism...
Mark Shea
As my readers know, I have a congenital allergy to conspiracy theories. I've actually been to Dealey Plaza (I had some time to waste before catching a plane from Dallas and it was the only famous spot I knew in Dallas, so I went there).


Preparations continue in Missouri for popular Marian Days celebration...


Science Feels Sexy in The Age of Wonder...


In the crosshairs: Let's defeat the DeLauro-Ryan scam bill...


Mourning the Death of Handwriting...


Movies

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A Up PG Some peril and action. (See details at USCCB and PIO.)
A Star Trek PG-13 Sci-fi action and violence, and brief sexual content. (See details at USCCB and PIO.)
B+ Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince PG Scary images, some violence, language and mild sensuality. (See details at USCCB and PIO.)
B Public Enemies R Gangster violence and some language. (See details at USCCB and PIO.)
B- The Taking of Pelham 123 R Violence and pervasive language. (See details at USCCB and PIO.)
C+ Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs PG Mild humor and peril. (See details at USCCB and PIO.)
C+ The Proposal PG-13 Sexual content, nudity and language. (See details at USCCB and PIO.)
C Night at the Museum PG Mild action and brief language. (See details at USCCB and PIO.)
C Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
HARD PG-13 Intense sci-fi action violence, language, some crude and sexual material, and brief drug material. (See details at USCCB and PIO.)
C My Sister's Keeper HARD PG-13 Mature thematic content, some disturbing images, sensuality, language and brief teen drinking. (See details at USCCB and PIO.)
C Orphan R Disturbing violent content, some sexuality and language. (See details at USCCB and PIO.)
D+ G-Force PG Some mild action and rude humor. (See details at USCCB and PIO.)
F I Love You, Beth Cooper HARD PG-13 Crude and sexual content, language, some teen drinking and drug references, and brief violence. (See details at USCCB and PIO.)
F The Hangover R Pervasive language, sexual content including nudity, and some drug material. (See details at USCCB and PIO.)
F Brüno R Pervasive strong and crude sexual content, graphic nudity and language. (See details at USCCB and PIO.)
F The Ugly Truth R Sexual content and language. (See details at & .)

New Advent's letter grades are taken from an average of the Rotten Tomatoes and IMDB scores, with some adjustments based on the USCCB ratings.

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Boston raises retirement age for priests...
Deacon Greg Kandra
Any Beantown priests who are counting the days until they hit the retirement age of 70 should keep on counting. From the Boston Globe: The Catholic Archdiocese of Boston, continuing to grapple with a shortage of clergy, is raising the retirement age for priests from 70 to 75. The change is part of a broad...


The "Unexamined" Life...


Putting the Carter before the horse...
Carl Olson
Let's say that you were once President of the United States, and during your presidency you had, at best, a checkered record when it came to denouncing inhumane dictatorships and standing up to tyrannical regimes. Let's say that in the years following your exit from the White House, you built a dubious—nay...


Lone priest shepherds tiny flock of Catholics in Afghanistan...


The Fascination of Wickedness...


Announcing the 10 Days in Google Books game...


Updated - 20 Awesome Prolife Democrats and 2 Tremendous Phonies...


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