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Monday, October 26, 2020

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Meet the TikTok generation of televangelists

ABC News: The 72-year-old Gregory, who led the Roman Catholic Church’s response to an internal sexual abuse scandal in the early 2000s, was one of 13 new cardinals named by Pope Francis.

Christianity Today: Christian TikTok creators hope to leverage the easy virality for the sake of evangelism.

The Guardian: Purchase of beloved building by evangelical church sparks backlash, with some musicians vowing to boycott venue, which will remain open to outside performances.

MLive: A two-year investigation into sexual abuse in Michigan’s Catholic churches has, so far, identified 454 accused priests and 811 victims, and led to charges against 11 clergymen.

Deseret News: Amid discussion of the presidential candidates courting the Catholic vote, we ask if the Catholic vote truly exists.

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Friday, October 23, 2020

A Saintly View of Vatican II

A Saintly View of Vatican II: On St. John Paul II and the Council

By Douglas Bushman on Oct 22, 2020 07:47 pm
Editor’s note: This essay, which originally appeared at CWR on May 31, 2020, is reposted in honor of St. John Paul II’s feast day. “By canonizing some of the faithful, i.e., by solemnly proclaiming that [...]
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Rethinking the choosing of a President

By Russell Shaw on Oct 22, 2020 04:44 pm
Let me begin with what I suspect will be a welcome promise—I won’t tell you which candidate to vote for or how I plan to vote. As to the first, by this point in the [...]
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Pope Francis’ homosexuality comments heavily edited in documentary, no Vatican comment on civil unions

By Catholic News Agency on Oct 22, 2020 04:26 pm
CNA Staff, Oct 22, 2020 / 12:20 pm (CNA).- “Francesco,” a newly-released documentary on Pope Francis, contains comments from the pope on homosexuality and civil unions. Some of the remarks, however, are the result of [...]
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The deeply flawed opportunism of Pope Francis

By Carl E. Olson on Oct 21, 2020 10:21 pm
“Pope Blesses Gay Weddings”, declares the headline in Metro, one of Britain’s largest newspapers, over the subhead, “Homosexuals Are Children of God … They Have a Right To Civil Unions”. True? Accurate? Close enough? Not [...]
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Loving God first and completely

By Fr. Charles Fox on Oct 21, 2020 07:12 pm
Love is not love. The slogan, “love is love,” stands at the heart of the cultural conflict over the notion of “same-sex marriage”. There is much to say about that specific topic, and a recently [..]
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Pope Francis calls for civil union law for same-sex couples, in shift from Vatican stance

By Catholic News Agency on Oct 21, 2020 05:05 pm
CNA Staff, Oct 21, 2020 / 06:35 am (CNA).- In a documentary that premiered Wednesday in Rome, Pope Francis called for the passage of civil union laws for same-sex couples, departing from the position of [...]
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Joe Biden, pre-conciliar Catholic?

By George Weigel on Oct 21, 2020 03:01 am
The image of the pre-conciliar Catholic Church in the United States as catechetically effective and politically potent can be hard to square with the long-term damage done to Catholicism’s role in American public life by [...]
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The Hallowed House and the Secular World

By Carl E. Olson on Oct 20, 2020 10:00 pm
Editor’s note: This interview with Dr. Thomas Howard, who died last week at the age of 85, was originally published by CWR on December 12, 2012. Thomas Howard is one of the most erudite and [...]
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Alleged Vatican money transfers during Pell trial referred to police by Australian intelligence agency

By Catholic News Agency on Oct 20, 2020 02:07 pm
CNA Staff, Oct 20, 2020 / 09:46 am (CNA).- The Australian financial intelligence agency has handed information to federal police concerning allegations that international money transfers, amounting to hundreds of thousands of euros in Vatican [...]
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On the history and significance of third parties in the U.S.

By Stephen G. Adubato on Oct 20, 2020 02:46 am
The history and significance of “third parties” tend to be written off by most Americans. Easily dismissed as “wasted votes” or escape hatches from voting Democrat or Republican, third or minor parties have played a [...]
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The Command of Love is New Because it is a Gift and Not a Law

Church and World

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I Receives Honorary Doctorate from Pontifical Antonianum University

ZENIT Staff

With Cardinals Parolin, Koch and Turkson Present, Here Is Full Text of Acceptance Address of Ecumenical Patriarch

Monsignor Olivier de Germay Is Appointed Archbishop of Lyon, France

Anne Kurian-Montabone

He Succeeds Cardinal Philippe Barbarin

Pope Renews Call for Integral Ecology at in Message to Focolare Event

ZENIT Staff

‘New ways towards Integral Ecology’

Cardinal Parolin’s Address to International Conference of Foundation Centesimus Annus – Pro Pontifice

ZENIT Staff

‘The Milestones of an Integral Ecology for a Human Economy’

Apostolic Penitentiary Announces Modifications to Plenary Indulgence for Deceased

ZENIT Staff

Extension Through November

ACN Project Partner Killed in Venezuela

Jim Fair

Father José Manuel de Jesus Ferreira

Archbishop Follo: The Command of Love is New Because it is a Gift and Not a Law

Archbishop Francesco Follo

With the wish to understand that the «duty» of loving God and our neighbor takes love away from volubility and anchors it to eternity

Pope Names Archbishop of Auch, France

ZENIT Staff

Bishop Bertrand Lacombe

Pope Appoints New Bishop of Sault Sainte Marie, Canada

ZENIT Staff

Bishop Thomas Dowd

Pope Francis Names Bishop of Santa Rosa de Osos, Colombia

ZENIT Staff

Bishop Elkin Fernando Álvarez Botero

Holy See Talks Rule of Law at United Nations

ZENIT Staff

Address by Archbishop Gabriele Caccia

Holy Father Appoints Consultors of Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue

ZENIT Staff

Announced October 22 by Vatican

Sanctity of Life

Poland: Tribunal Acknowledges that Eugenic Abortion is Unconstitutional

Paweł Rytel-Andrianik

Ruling Issued on Feast Day of St. John Paul II

 

QAnon’s “messianic secret”

Coronavirus outbreak strikes L.A. megachurch that defied public health orders* 

Los Angeles Times: Grace Community Church in Sun Valley has seen three confirmed cases, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.


Atlanta Journal Constitution: Caitlyn Pye, now 17, was arrested last fall after authorities foiled her plan to stab worshippers at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church.

HuffPost: The prominent evangelical writer John Piper said he is baffled by Christians who can’t see that a “self-absorbed, self-exalting” leader is dangerous.

Religion & Politics: These days, the evangelical political imagination is so impoverished it’s not enough to see Trump as a hero or strongman fighting for them. For right-wing America, there’s only one move left: Trump has to be the Messiah incarnate.

Aeon: Hannah Arendt enjoyed her solitude, but she believed that loneliness could make people susceptible to totalitarianism.

Swiss Missionary Executed, Fellow Hostages Freed

Beatrice Stockli was kidnapped by Islamist extremists in Timbuktu, Mali, in January 2016.
World Watch Monitor
 
In Christian arbitration, the preacher was granted $1.45 million and the rights to Walk in the Word.
Kate Shellnutt
 
A Christian vision of the public square starts with being a different kind of people.
Tish Harrison Warren
 
In spiritual memoirs, son of prominent Christian family wrote about finding the fullness of his childhood faith in the Catholic church.
Daniel Silliman
 
Young but growing community of former Muslims says Armenian warnings about genocide in Nagorno-Karabakh hurt the spread of the gospel.
Jayson Casper
 
Paul’s model for preaching with a missional edge.
Jay Kim
 
A development economist and a disaster-relief expert show how to approach COVID-19 as “Shrewd Samaritans.”
Bruce Wydick and Kent Annan
 
Seattle Pacific, Houghton, and Gordon want prospective students to see Christian liberal arts colleges as an affordable option.
Liam Adams
 
Concerns for racial justice must address disparities in education and school discipline.
Nicole Baker Fulgham
 
Characters in Scripture don’t “follow their dreams.” But some do stand out from the crowd.
Nijay K. Gupta
 
How I came to see the value and beauty of gatherings exclusively for people of color.
Morgan Lee
 
Regulators aim to prevent another Trinity HealthShare scam. But ministries plan to do it themselves.
Liuan Huska
 
Pastoring can take a toll on the souls of leaders. How can we deal with discouragement without losing our sense of calling and purpose?
 
The current conflict with Azerbaijan is rekindling fears, a century after genocide.
Morgan Lee
 
From teaching Sunday school to a national platform, Beth Moore has always followed her passion . . . and her conscience.
 
Turkish evangelicals seek forgiveness for genocide, while war in Nagorno-Karabakh dims chances in Azerbaijan.
Jayson Casper
 
Humans have a penchant for sacrifice, but it’s the Lord who makes it possible.
Derek Rishmawy
 
Why we need the one in whom all things hold together.
Daniel Harrell
 
A psychologist explores the power dynamics that help turn shepherds into wolves.
Interview by Tim Hein