British Rabbi speaks on the complementarity of man and woman.

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Speaking at Pope Francis' ecumenical conference on the family, dubbed Humanum, Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks gives a brilliant summary of the biblical background in "Redeeming the world’s darkness with the radiance of love."

Pope Francis' Prayer Intentions for November, 2014

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VATICAN CITY, 31 October 2014 (VIS) - Pope Francis' universal prayer intention for November is: "That all who suffer loneliness may experience the closeness of God and the support of others".

His intention for evangelization is: "That young seminarians and religious may have wise and well-formed mentors".

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Language, meaning, culture and government fiat

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I don't wish to confuse anyone in my use of the term marriage, or of allied terms, such as matrimony, wedlock, wedding, etc. If the government decides that these terms mean something other than what they currently mean, I'm ultimately fine with that, although I would prefer that government not deliberately alter the meanings of common terms.

The government can choose to call a circle a square, and vice versa. That doesn't mean that I will use such terms in a way that will confuse people.

Real love is oriented to God.

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Real love of neighbor, when it is the highest kind of love, is sacrificial and it is oriented along the love that God has for us. That love desires, by its nature, the redemption of the one loved, that the loved one will be with God for all eternity.

When our love is oriented in this way, we do not become tools of the loved one's sinful desires. In psychological terms, we don't become co-dependent and share in the addict's sickness.

More news from the "war on women"?

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Ms. Fulwiler was surprised, and then had an "Aha!" moment. See "The Courage of Pope Paul VI."

Pope Francis' Prayer Intentions for October, 2014

VATICAN CITY, 1 October 2014 (VIS) - Pope Francis' universal prayer intention for October is: "That Lord may grant peace to those parts of the world most battered by war and violence".

His intention for evangelization is: "That World Mission Day may rekindle in every believer zeal for carrying the Gospel into all the world".

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Real vs. Phony

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If you've been paying attention to the President's forays into the political arena, you are aware that he is dismissing the growing list of scandals as "distractions" and "phony." I leave it to you to determine whether or not this approach will benefit either him or his party (or, for that matter, the country) in the end.

Pope Francis' Prayer Intentions for September, 2014

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VATICAN CITY, 1 September 2014 (VIS) - Pope Benedict's general prayer intention for September is: "That the mentally disabled may receive the love and help they need for a dignified life".

His mission intention is: "That Christians, inspired by the Word of God, may serve the poor and suffering".

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Pope Francis' Prayer Intentions for August, 2014

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VATICAN CITY, 31 July 2014 (VIS) - Pope Benedict's general prayer intention for August is: "That refugees, forced by violence to abandon their homes, may find a generous welcome and the protection of their rights."

His mission intention is: "That Christians in Oceania may joyfully announce the faith to all the people of that region.".

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Nineteen Eightyfour: Orwell's dystopian novel and its relationship to today

When I read George Orwell's dystopian novel, Nineteen Eighty Four, over 40 years ago, I hoped that knowledge of the possible abuses of government would be a sufficient warning to prevent it. I hoped that the dystopia it described would never come to birth. George Orwell was way ahead of his time, yet he had already seen the possibility of the deluded polity that would enable the creation of this system.

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