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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

IgnatiusInsight - WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18, 2014

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18, 2014 | St. Gregory Barbarigo, Bishop

ESSAYS and POSTS about USCCB assembly, Catholic culture wars, Abp. Cordileone, Ukraine, the Trinity, fatherhood, Ireland, prayer, and more!

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.

The Central Mystery of the Faith, The Source of Reality | Carl E. Olson | There are a couple of mistakes that can be made when it comes to thinking about the great mystery of the Most Holy Trinity.

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.

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.

Exaggerations and Myths about Ireland Child Burials | Atheist Brendan O’Neill, editor of Spiked Online, criticizes "crazed claims" about Bons Secours Sisters’ St. Mary’s home for unwed mothers.

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.


An Iconic Screen Presence | Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle | Actress Olivia Hussey discusses starring in Mother Teresa: "I had always wanted to play her...She was one of the saints that I revered—absolutely!"

Same-Sex Marriage and Parenting: Four Big Myths Debunked | Sister Renée Mirkes | A rising chorus of voices is rejecting the supposedly settled matter of same-sex marriage and parenting.

An Interview with Novelist Lucy Beckett | | "I love to imagine what it must have been like to live through periods and events quite different from my own quiet and orderly life."

Contraception, Rights, and Total State Control | Fr. James V. Schall, SJ | Charles E. Rice's new book argues that once absolute relativism is established as the state “religion” there is no limit to what the state can and will do.

When Postwar France Came to Love Bach | R. J. Stove | How the greatest-ever Catholic organist championed the greatest-ever Lutheran composer.

Cardinal Kasper, Communion, and Divorce—Again | Dr. Samuel Gregg | The German prelate continues to make unconvincing arguments for his tolerate-but-not-accept propositions.

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