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In our upside down world the UN committee against torture accuses Catholics of promoting torture because of their stand against abortion.  C-Fam gives a full report on Archbishop Silvano Tomasi’s (Apostolic Nuncio at the UN) statements to the UN committees on the subject….One of the hardest things to do is act as a caregiver to […]

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EWTN will broadcast an original docudrama called “Joan of Arc: Maid for God” on Thursday, May 30 which is St. Joan’s feast day….The Dietrich von Hildebrand Legacy Project’s Third Annual Summer Seminar is July 15-19.  Topic: Dietrich von Hildebrand and the Personalist Vision of Love and Marriage.  Applications to attend are due Wednesday, May 29.  […]

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Pope Benedict has named Denver Auxiliary Bishop James Conley as the Bishop of Lincoln, NE replacing Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz who is retiring.  Denver is the home archdiocese of this blog and we here at ICG hold Bishop Conley in high regard.  Lincoln is getting a wonderful bishop….Our Sunday Visitor and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia have […]

To Be a Catholic Woman

The May 20 issue of Our Sunday Visitor includes a four-page section letting faithful Catholic women talk about Catholicism, motherhood, sex, contraception, prayer and more.  Among those talking are Danielle Bean (editor of The Catholic Digest),  Mary Eberstadt (author of Adam and Eve After the Pill: Paradoxes of the Sexual Revolution) and Hallie Lord (editor […]

The Intelligent Catholic’s Guide® to News and Notes for Catholics July 1, 2011

Greg Erlandson, president and publisher of Our Sunday Visitor, has been elected president of the Catholic Press Association.  Erlandson is a 35-year veteran of Catholic journalism….Speaking of Our Sunday Visitor, they report that Catholic marriages have fallen from 415,487 in 1972 to 168,400 in 2010 while the Catholic population has increased by almost 17 million.  […]

Why Are Some in the Church Attacking Catholic Homeschoolers?

Bishop Joseph Vasquez of Austin recently declined the invitation of the Holy Family Homeschoolers Association to say Mass at the opening of the school year this fall. Writing on behalf of the archbishop, Superintendent of Catholic Schools in the diocese, Ned F. Vanders told the group:  “As you know Catholic schools are at the heart […]

The Intelligent Catholic’s Guide® News and Notes for Catholics May 26, 2011

Father Greg Markey, pastor of St. Mary’s in Norwalk, CT has written a wonderful new book chronicling his month-long pilgrimage to the much-celebrated Camino de Santiago.  This peaceful journey — Web-free, phone-free, and TV-free – generated an astonishing array of brief but meaty spiritual reflections.   I’m about halfway through the book and enjoying it immensely.  […]

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Students at Boston College have founded Una Voce BC to foster the use of Latin in both the Extraordinary and Ordinary forms of the Mass at the college.  They also encourage Sacred Art and Music on the campus.  Check them out at The Cardinal Newman Society issued a report unearthing more than 150 current […]

Disturbing Statistic — What Can We Do?

 I read a disturbing statistic the other day in an emailing from The Cardinal Newman Society.  According to their letter, one in eight Catholics leave the Faith while attending a Catholic college. Why? Well one reason is simply that  young Catholics are away from home and parental control for the first time when they go […]

New and Upcoming Books

Pope Benedict XVI’s second volume of Jesus of Nazareth: From His Transfiguration to His Death and Resurrection will be published in English by Ignatius Press ( in Spring 2011….Eerdmans Publishing (, a Christian publishing company, publishes a number of children’s picture books that work for Catholics as well as Protestants.  Those illustrated by Ruth Sanderson […]

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