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Monday, June 6, 2016

Modesty in America and the Great Bathroom War

“Christ is risen!”: The Big Bang within Time and Space | Carl E. Olson | The movie Risen, now out on DVD, captures, in cinematic and artistic form, some key points I make in Did Jesus Really Rise From the Dead?

Catholicism and Citizenship | Christopher White | "I can’t be a good citizen if I don’t love my country," says Stephen White. "That doesn’t mean ignoring the country’s flaws and failings."

Vatican II and Eastern Orthodoxy’s Approaching Council | Dr. Adam A. J. DeVille | There are stylistic and substantial differences between the upcoming Great and Holy Council of Orthodoxy and the Second Vatican Council, but also three important similarities.

A Bright Star in Ireland’s Sad Religious Prognosis | John P. McCarthy | Recent political developments definitely suggests a changed Ireland from the 1980s.

Pope Francis: Newly canonized saints were "deeply united to the passion of Jesus" | CNA | The Holy Father on the canonization of St. Stanislaus of Jesus and Mary and St. Maria Elizabeth Hesselblad, the first to be proclaimed Saints during the Jubilee of Mercy.

Amoris Laetitia: A Deceptive Joy | Fr. Regis Scanlon, OFMCap | A careful reading of the Exhortation suggests that a number of statements contradict St. John Paul II’s moral decisions on marriage which are based on solid Church doctrine.

Love & Friendship and the Holy Folly of the Twelve Commandments | Dr. Christopher S. Morrissey | The holy foolishness of Whit Stillman sharpens the wit of Jane Austen’s "Lady Susan" into wisdom

Amoris Laetitia and Vatican II’s Project of Inculturation | Dr. R. Jared Staudt | Vatican II sought to initiate a dialogue with the modern world, meant to be an extension of the Church’s evangelizing mission. But things have not gone as hoped and planned.

Walker Percy at 100 | Amy Welborn | When you look at Walker Percy’s life, it’s hard not to see his interest in the question of the self as having some connection to the tragic experiences that shaped his early years.

The "La Croix" Interview: On Clericalism and the Tango | Fr. James V. Schall, SJ | The Holy Father’s interviews are almost always provocative. But we do not always find a lot of answers, at least answers we think we can use.

Out of the Ashes: The Passion of Joan of Arc | K. V. Turley | The strange and mysterious history of the classic silent film about the Maid of Orleans.

The Chartres Pentecost Pilgrimage of Christendom | Dorothy Cummings McLean | My account, as one of 10,000 pilgrims, of the 70 mile journey on foot from the cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris to the cathedral of Notre-Dame in Chartres--the largest annual pilgrimage in Western Europe.

Modesty in America and the Great Bathroom War | Russell Shaw | Modesty is a necessary support of chastity, and chastity is essential to the moral and psychological integrity of the person.

Cardinal Sarah: In facing liturgical East, we experience "the primacy of God and of adoration" | Carl E. Olson | In a recent interview the Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments explains how God can be put "back at the center" of the liturgy.

Bishop Barron and the Vibrant Paradoxes of the Catholic Faith | Gregory J. Sullivan | The newest book by Bishop Robert Barron presents an accessible, popular, but uncompromisingly orthodox vision of Catholicism that brings to mind the writings of Sheen and Chesterton.

Blackrobes on the Quad | James Casper | In the Catholic world I grew up in, no words loom larger than post-Vatican II. You have to have lived then to know what it was like before all that happened.


Pope Francis, Populism, and the Agony of Latin America | Dr. Samuel Gregg | As populist regimes implode across Latin America, it’s unclear that the Catholic Church in the age of Francis is well-equipped to cope with whatever comes next.

Reading Flannery O’Connor for the first time | Dr. Kelly Scott Franklin | She gleefully maimed and killed off her characters in a million disturbing ways—and she was a devout, daily mass Catholic who read St. Thomas Aquinas in her spare time and made a pilgrimage to Lourdes.

Baby Bison and the Danger of "Misplaced Concern" | Carrie Gress, PhD | As the emotional trumps the rational, people increasingly act on sentiment and subjective desires, often making bad situations even worse.

The man behind Catholic U’s largest donation ever | Jim Graves | Tim Busch discusses faith and the business world, and his efforts to educate the next generation of business leaders in Catholic social teaching.

Five observations on Francis' recent interview about France, Europe, and Islam | Carl E. Olson | The Pope, in a recent interview with the French newspaper "La Croix" compares Islam's inherent drive for conquest to Christ's Great Commission.

Fr. Alexis Toth, Bishop John Ireland, and the Grace of Reconciliation | Anthony E. Clark, Ph.D. | The history of the "two lungs" of the Catholic Church in the United States has been marked, at times, by acrimony, misunderstanding, and controversy.

Lord, Not Legend: A Review of Brant Pitre’s The Case for Jesus | Dr. Leroy Huizenga | The new book by a notable young Scripture scholar addresses both the dominant paradigm in academic biblical studies and the more popular errors about Jesus and the New Testament.

The History, Enemies, and Importance of Natural Law | CWR Staff | "I think," says Dr. John Lawrence Hill, "most non-Christians--at least if they are thoughtful about these matters--really haven’t confronted themselves with the contradictions of their own worldview."

Farewell, Social Media | Dr. Leroy Huizenga | The technology of Twitter, Facebook, and other social media is fundamentally Gnostic. Here's why I am no longer going to use them—or be used by them.

Politics, Religion, and the Ruling Class | CWR Staff | Religion,” says Dr. Angelo M. Codevilla, “is the greatest of the divides between the ruling class and those it deems its inferiors.”

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