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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

IgnatiusInsight - TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2014

TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2014 | Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist

ESSAYS and POSTS about the Tuam Home for Unwed Mothers, the Quran and Christianity, the Eucharist, learning, John Paul II and Ireland, Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, and more!

The Real Scandal Behind the Tuam Home for Unwed Mothers | Michael Kelly | While the media rushed to exaggeration, misinformation, and fabrication, the real societal ills behind the deaths of 800 Irish children were largely overlooked.

The Quran and Christianity | Michael Coren | Islam's holy book is filled with intolerant, aggressive language that calls directly for violence against Christians.

The new manna, the Eucharist, is supernatural food given for supernatural life | Carl E. Olson | John 6, especially verses 51-71, was the most bothersome passage in the Bible for me as a Protestant.

On Learning From Not Having Learned | Fr. James V. Schall, SJ | What I call "another sort of learning" is the finding and reading those seminal books that take us to the truth and order of things.

John Paul II's Warning and Ireland's Choice | K. V. Turley | On the Feast of the Irish Martyrs, some reflections on Catholic faith and the "New Ireland".

The Franciscan Friars of the Renewal: Evangelizing Amid Poverty and Secularism | Jim Graves | An interview with Father Glenn Sudano, one of the religious order’s founding members.

Seeing the Hand of God | John Herreid | A review of Watcher from the Shore by Catholic Japanese novelist Ayako Sono

Giving Our Grief over to the "Man Acquainted with Grief" | Dn. James Keating | The pain of loss can be so difficult that many turn away from such pain and lose themselves in a world of their own making and artificial consolation.

Live, Die, Repeat--But Don’t Dissect | Andrew Svenning | Tom Cruise’s new film, Edge of Tomorrow, is a solid sci-fi flick that almost succeeds in hiding its flaws.

Toward the Gleam: Making the Sausage | T. M. Doran | I’ve been asked by many how this story came to be. Where did the idea originate? How was the “superstructure” of the story assembled?


US Bishops Focus on Family, Religious Freedom at Spring Meeting | Helen Hull Hitchcock | Bishops present unified front on current challenges to faith, freedom, and family at recent Spring General Assembly in New Orleans.

The Catholic Culture Wars Continue—and That's a Good Thing | Anne Hendershott | Calls to end the "balkanization" of the faithful sound good, but reveal a refusal to admit why "balkanization" exists in the first place.

Abp. Cordileone responds to calls to withdraw from pro-marriage march | Catherine Harmon | "Please do not make judgments based on stereotypes, media images and comments taken out of context. Rather, get to know us first as fellow human beings."

The Ecumenical Laboratory of Ukraine | Brett R. McCaw | A conversation with His Beatitude Lubomyr Cardinal Husar about the Maidan movement and relationships between Catholics and Orthodox.

Growing Up Is Hard To Do | Nick Olszyk | How to Train Your Dragon 2 is pro-family, pro-stewardship, pro-responsibility--and pro-awesome dragon fights.

Catholicism and Authentic Fatherhood | Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers | Clayton C. Barbeau’s The Father of the Family communicates a spirituality that truly embraces what it means to be a man of God.

Carrying on the Battle | James Kalb | To deal with the current situation we must abandon comfort, mediocrity, and the habit of blurring our views on fundamental issues.

Marriage and Social Justice | John Burger | "Rebuilding a marriage culture is an imperative of social justice," says Bill May, founder and president of Catholics for the Common Good.

Bill Maher, False Faith, and the Bible | Fr. Robert Barron | What Maher characterizes as “faith” is nothing but superstition or credulity or intellectual irresponsibility.

Keeping Prayer in Summer: A Mother's Strategy | Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle | Summer doesn't automatically translate into bliss, but the traffic jams, whiny children, bug bites, sunburn, or unexpected delays and mishaps can be turned around and used for good.

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