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Monday, January 25, 2016

“Today this Scripture passage is fulfilled in your hearing.”

The "True" Islam | Fr. James V. Schall, SJ | The writings of Rémi Brague, winner of the 2012 Ratzinger Prize, about Islam offer the sort of unflinching and detailed analysis often missing from papal utterances.

“Today this Scripture passage is fulfilled in your hearing.” | Carl E. Olson | The ministry of Christ—the anointed one—was to proclaim glad tidings to the poor, grant liberty to captives, give sight to the blind, and free the oppressed.

The hijacking of the women’s movement, and the resurgence of pro-life feminism | CWR Staff | Sue Ellen Browder was there when the women’s movement bound itself to pro-abortion politics. Today she sees hope in a new generation of pro-life feminists.

How the Synod of 2015 Ignored the Real Problem, 50 Years in the Making | Fr. Regis Scanlon, O.F.M. Cap. | It’s hard to believe now, but at the beginning of the year, Synod 2015 was predicted to be a possible game changer for the Church.

The First Grace of Mercy is the Grace of Conversion | Rev. Peter M.J. Stravinskas | We must be convinced that we are sinners in need of mercy, in order to claim divine mercy. Then, having received that mercy, we must be ready and willing to impart it to others.

"A Deeper Vision" reveals the abandonment of the Catholic intellectual tradition | Russell Shaw | Catholicism, Robert Royal writes in his new book, is “no longer a significant part of the cultural dialogue, as it was in the first half of the twentieth century."

Francis affirms indissolubility of marriage, objectivity of annulment conditions | CNA | The Pontiff's words yesterday to the Roman Rota are significant for affirming that a “minimum of faith” is not required for a valid marriage between the baptized.

When the U.S. Abandoned a Catholic President | Kevin Schmiesing | An Interview with Geoffrey Shaw, author of The Lost Mandate of Heaven: The American Betrayal of Ngo Dinh Diem, President of Vietnam.

The Almost-Secret Polka Life of Randy Koslosky | Mark Sullivan | Polka serves as a reminder of the ancient tradition of making music as something that a family could do together, says award-winning musician—and devout Catholic—Randy Koslosky.

Is Loyola Marymount University Losing its Catholic Identity? | Dr. Christopher Kaczor | A recent survey of faculty raises questions about the Catholic identity of the Jesuit university in Southern California.

"RISEN" Depicts the Resurrection as Historical and Theological Mystery | CWR Staff | The cast and crew talk about AFFIRM Film’s new movie, starring Joseph Fiennes, which follows a Roman centurion’s hunt for the risen Christ.

Pope Francis and Catholic Traditionalists | Sean Salai, S.J. | The Rorate Caeli contributor Kenneth Wolfe offers his thoughts on the current papacy and on growing interest in the pre-Vatican II liturgical tradition.

God, the Professors, and the Islamization of Europe | Dr. Peter A. Redpath | For over a century, Western higher education has inclined to inculcate political leaders with the mindset of anarchists, barbarians, fools. And so Western civilization is slowly being transformed into Eurabia.

Tens of thousands rally at Walk for Life West Coast in San Francisco | CWR Staff | Speakers at the event included David Daleiden, the citizen journalist whose undercover videos recorded Planned Parenthood officials trafficking in the parts of aborted babies.

Silence is not much evidence of anything, so why suggest otherwise? | Edward N. Peters | These remarks are a criticism of reporters who seem to offer the pope’s silence on various matters as evidence for what they think he means on various matters.

Theory, Practice, and the Church | James Kalb | Doctrine articulates faith, and makes it usable as a path to truth, so the Church must take it very seriously even in the face of difficulties.

Increase in Ordinations the Result of Faithfulness and Orthodoxy | Anne Hendershott | In 2015 there was a 25% increase in ordinations to the priesthood as 595 men were ordained last year, up from 477 in 2014.


“The Best Books I Read in 2015” | CWR Staff | Over 30 Catholic World Report editors and contributors share their favorite reads from the past year.

The Kiss of Jesus and the Beauty of the Cross | CWR Staff | An interview with Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle about her new book, motherhood, her friendship with Blessed Mother Teresa, and being a disciple of Jesus Christ.

The Urgency of this Present Moment: Learning from C.S. Lewis and Michael D. O’Brien | | An interview with Rev. John Morrison.

A new Catholic literary revival? | K. V. Turley | A profile of Fiorella de Maria: Wife, mother, feminist, and novelist.

Five reasons to read "Dei Verbum" | Dr. Leroy Huizenga | And five things you'll learn in studying the Council's "Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation", promulgated just over 50 year ago.

Porn is the new tobacco, says Catholic therapist | Jim Graves | Dr. Peter Kleponis, who reviewed the USCCB’s recent document on pornography, offers hope and healing for those struggling with sexual addiction.

Europe, Evangelization, and Civilizational Suicide | Diogo Miguel Machado | An interview with Bishop Nuno Brás da Silva Martins of Lisbon.

Large decrease in visitors to papal events in 2015; Jubilee numbers low so far | Alessandra Nucci | Why do attendance numbers continue to fall at public events with Pope Francis in Rome?

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