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Are We Praying to Avert Catastrophe or Just Waiting for It?

All prophecies — at least, the vast majority — are conditional. Perhaps one can say: all prophecies since the New Testament. For prophesied events change, it seems — or can change — because conditions change. They are fluid situations. Note some major apparitions of the Blessed Mother and her qualifications: — at Fatima: “If what […]

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Pope reflects on finding faith in a secular world

Vatican City, Nov 7, 2012 / 01:49 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Benedict XVI continued his series of teachings on faith by observing that although secularism is on the rise, everyone has a desire for God, and this can be seen in the experience of love. “Even in today’s secularized society, this desire for God continues […]

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Cardinal George warns US secularization is more serious than elections

Chicago, Ill., Oct 23, 2012 / 07:15 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Cardinal Francis George of Chicago has said that the “secularizing” of American culture is a “much larger issue” than political causes or the outcome of the presidential elections, warning against a rise of anti-religious sentiment and restating his fears of a future persecution in the […]

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We face a growing secularism

Every age poses new challenges and new temptations for the Peo­ple of God on their pilgrimage, and our own is no exception. We face a growing secularism that tries to exclude God and religious truth from human affairs. We face an insidious relativism that undermines the absolute truth of Christ and the truths of faith, […]

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Secularism in America: Growing American movement raises concerns

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Arianne Gasser of Canton, Ohio, is proud to call herself a graduate student at a prestigious Catholic university, and she also is proud to call herself an atheist. The pride she has in her atheist status is part of what inspired her to travel from the Philadelphia area, where she is enrolled […]

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Catholic politicians who attack Church should remember God’s judgment

Rome, Italy, Feb 11, 2012 / 01:46 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Politicians who consider themselves Catholic but collaborate in “the assault against their faith” should remember they will one day have to give account for their acts before God, Bishop Daniel Jenky of Peoria, Illinois said Feb 10. “There is a last judgment. There is a […]

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Pope warns of ‘grave threat’ to religious freedom in US

Vatican City, Jan 19, 2012 / 12:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Benedict XVI warned today of a “grave threat” to religious liberty in the United States that requires American Catholics to respond with intelligence and courage. “It is imperative that the entire Catholic community in the United States come to realize the grave threats to […]

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On Fatima anniversary, Fr. Apostoli sees atheism overtaking the West

The author of an exhaustive study on the Virgin Mary’s 1917 appearances in Portugal says her words are being fulfilled by the rise of aggressive secularism and loss of religious freedom in the West. “Mary, as I see it, pointed out at Fatima that these things were going to happen,” said Fr. Andrew Apostoli, a […]

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The Loss of the Sense of Sin (part 3)

The loss of the sense of sin is thus a form or consequence of the denial of God: not only in the form of atheism but also in the form of secularism. If sin is the breaking, off of one’s filial relationship to God in order to situate one’s life outside of obedience to him, […]

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The Loss of the Sense of Sin (part 2)

Why has this [loss of the sense of sin] happened in our time. A glance at certain aspects of contemporary culture can help us to understand the progressive weakening of the sense of sin, precisely because of the crisis of conscience and crisis of the sense of God already mentioned. “Secularism” is by nature and […]

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