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May 9, 2014 - Catholic Citizens will host Rev. Robert Sirico, President of the Acton Institute at the Forum Luncheon
4/13/2014 9:00:00 AM
By Mary Anne Hackett -Catholic Citizens of Illinois
Rev. Robert Sirico, President of the Action Institute and its co-founder will be the featured speaker at the Catholic Citizens Forum Luncheon on May 9, 2014. The subject: "How Helping the Poor Can Hurt"

Luncheons are at 11:45 a.m. at the Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson Blvd.,Chicago. Tickets $35.00. Business attire. Reservations Required. Call Maureen at 708-352-5834.
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June 13, 2014 - Catholic Citizens will host Christopher Robling at Luncheon Forum

4/13/2014 8:30:00 AM
By Mary Anne Hackett -Catholic Citizens of Illinois

July 11, 2014 - Catholic Citizens Forum Luncheon will host Cristov Dosev
4/13/2014 8:00:00 AM
By Mary Anne Hackett -Catholic Citizens of Illinois


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CATHOLIC VIEWS

Rules for Radicals
4/17/2014 4:57:00 PM -Clinical Services
Saul Alinsky, an avowed communist, died about 43 years ago, but his writings influenced those in political control of our nation today.

Saul David Alinsky, a writer, was an American community organizer and writer. He influenced and was read by another recent community organizer, Barack Hussein Soetoro O'Bama. He is generally considered to be the founder of the modern community organizing movement. He is most noted for his book "Rules for Radicals."
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THE (SCIENTIFIC) DEATH OF JESUS

4/17/2014 4:00:00 PM -Motivational & Devotional Articles
At the age of 33, Jesus was condemned to death. At the time Crucifixion was the "worst" death. Only the worst criminals were condemned to be crucified. Yet it was even more dreadful for Jesus, unlike other criminals, condemned to death by Crucifixion, Jesus was to be nailed to the Cross by His hands and feet.

Each nail Was 6 to 8 inches long. The nails were driven into His wrist -Not into His palms as is commonly portrayed-. There's a tendon in the wrist that extends to the shoulder. The Roman guards knew that when the nails were being hammered into the wrist that tendon would tear and break, forcing Jesus to use His back muscles to support himself so that He could Breath

Both of His feet were nailed together. Thus, He was forced to support Himself on the single nail that impaled His feet to the cross. Jesus could not support himself with His legs because of the pain So He was forced to alternate between arching His back and using his legs, just to continue to breathe. Imagine the struggle, the pain, the suffering and the courage.
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Anointed with the oil of gladness

4/17/2014 10:00:00 AM
By Pope Francis 1 (Homily at Chrism Mass) -Holy See Press Office

More young women choosing health over birth control
4/17/2014 9:39:00 AM
By Kerri Lenartowick -CNA/EWTN News

A BRIEF HISTORY OF SEX ED: HOW WE REACHED TODAY'S MADNESS
4/16/2014 4:51:00 PM
By Dr. Miriam Grossman, M.D. -Dr. Rich Swier Blog


CATHOLIC NEWS

Casual marijuana use linked with brain abnormalities, study finds
4/17/2014 10:43:00 AM
By Loren Grush -Fox News
Casual marijuana use may come with some not-so-casual side effects.

For the first time, researchers at Northwestern University have analyzed the relationship between casual use of marijuana and brain changes - and found that young adults who used cannabis just once or twice a week showed significant abnormalities in two important brain structures.

The study's findings, to be published Wednesday in the Journal of Neuroscience, are similar to those of past research linking chronic, long-term marijuana use with mental illness and changes in brain development.

Dr. Hans Breiter, co-senior study author, said he was inspired to look at the effects of casual marijuana use after previous work in his lab found that heavy cannabis use caused similar brain abnormalities to those seen in patients with schizophrenia.
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After discussing the Vatican's finances, C8 cardinals move onto Curia reform

4/17/2014 10:13:00 AM
By ANDREA TORNIELLI -Vatican Insider
They are expected in the Vatican at the end of next week, before the ceremony for the canonization of John XXIII and John Paul II, set for Sunday 27 April. Straight after this, on Monday 28, Francis' team of eight cardinal advisors will reopen the dossier on Curia reform and will begin examining each of the Pontifical Councils, weighing up all the various proposals for mergers and changes.

The issue of Curia reform was put on hold in the past few months because last February, the eight-member group of cardinal advisors (the C8) was looking into the Vatican's finances and economy. It implemented the proposal put forward by one of the referring commissions, involving the establishment of a Secretariat for the Economy, essentially a centralized "ministry of finance" in charge of staff and spending. The Pope chose Australian cardinal George Pell as head of this new structure and Mgr. Alfred Xuereb - who up until a few days ago was Francis' personal secretary - as number two man.

That same month (February), the C8 also dealt with IOR reform, responding to the report issued by the commission for reference headed by Cardinal Raffaele Farina.

Now the three-day meeting at the end of April and the four-day meeting this coming July will focus on the proposals regarding the Congregations and Pontifical Councils. These proposals range from the creation of a new figure, the "moderator Curiae" who would coordinate the work of the various dicasteries, to the establishment of a Congregation for the Laity, which would incorporate some of the Pontifical Councils.
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Legion of Christ names new North American head

4/15/2014 10:14:00 AM -CNA

Pope Francis poses for selfies and speaks unscripted during Palm Sunday Mass
4/15/2014 10:10:00 AM
By STAFF REPORTER -CatholicHerald.co.uk

MILITIAS BEAT BACK FEDS IN RANCH WAR
4/14/2014 8:49:00 AM
By DREW ZAHN -World Net Daily






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