Table of Contents
2.... Letters to the Editor -- Re-thinking “Safe - Environment” Programs
3.... Industrialized Human Cloning Looms -- Inside Voices -- Review of Cloning and Embryonic Stem Cell Research amendment before Missouri voters
by Helen Hull Hitchcock
5.... Revisionist Christianity and the Restless Heart -- "Redefining Christianity has become a fashionable means of attempting to undermine Christian beliefs. The DaVinci Code is a classic example..."
by Burke Mees
7.... A Forest of Eight Hundred Thousand Trees -- defending Pope Pius XII -- Voices Young Writers Award -- by RoseMary Johnson
10... Moral Principles for Catholic Voters -- by the Kansas Catholic Conference
12... The Catholic Laity: Priests, Prophets and Kings -- by Thomas G. Weinandy, OFM, Cap
16... A Choice Battle, Heavyweights in the Heartland Wield New Strategy -- "How did the quiet, sparsely populated, Midwestern Plain state of South Dakota become the frontline of the pro-life movement?" -- by Sheila Liaugminas
21... Out of the Greatest Evils... "There are two sets of reasons that militate against aborting children who are conceived through rape or incest. One Set is secular and based on fundamental principles of international human rights law. The other set of reasons is faith-based, relying on our understanding that God's great power and mercy are able to bring good even out of evil" -- by Rita Joseph
27... “Campaign Service” Sends Mixed Messages -- by Joanna Bogle
32... Vatican Council II After Forty Plus Years -- by Kenneth Whitehead
38... Donors and Memorials
39... Affirmation for Catholic Women
Cover: Virgin & Child -- Christendom College. Photo: Helen Hull Hitchcock
October - Month of the Holy Rosary
The month of October is dedicated to the Holy Rosary, the unique contemplative prayer through which, guided by the Lord’s Heavenly Mother, we fix our gaze on the face of the Redeemer in order to be conformed to His joyful, light-filled, sorrowful and glorious mysteries.… In this Month of the Rosary, it seems fitting that we recall this “sweet chain linking us to God”. -- Pope Benedict XVI
Angelus message, October 2, 2005
On the Family Rosary
“The family that prays together stays together. The Holy Rosary, by age-old tradition, has shown itself particularly effective as a prayer which brings the family together. Individual family members, in turning their eyes towards Jesus, also regain the ability to look one another in the eye, to communicate, to show solidarity, to forgive one another and to see their covenant of love renewed in the Spirit of God.
“Many of the problems facing contemporary families, especially in economically developed societies, result from their increasing difficulty in communicating. Families seldom manage to come together, and the rare occasions when they do are often taken up with watching television. To return to the recitation of the family Rosary means filling daily life with very different images, images of the mystery of salvation: the image of the Redeemer, the image of His most Blessed Mother. The family that recites the Rosary together reproduces something of the atmosphere of the household of Nazareth: its members place Jesus at the center, they share His joys and sorrows, they place their needs and their plans in His hands, they draw from Him the hope and the strength to go on.” --
Pope John Paul II
Rosarium Virginis Mariae 41
October 16, 2002
Learn more about the Rosary on the WFF web site: www.wf-f.org/Rosary.html
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