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Rediscovering baptism in plague time

Islam Up Close

By William Kilpatrick on Apr 23, 2020 08:42 pm
Here are some assessments of Islam I recently came across: • “totalitarian,” “barbaric” • “Islamo-fascism” • “fascist ideology” • “obsessional dream of conquering the world” • “supreme brothel” (in reference to the Islamic description of [...]
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Beware of “self-pity” over church closures, warns cardinal

By Catholic News Agency on Apr 23, 2020 08:05 pm
CNA Staff, Apr 23, 2020 / 03:00 pm (CNA).- English Catholics must avoid “any sense of self-pity” over church closures, Cardinal Vincent Nichols said at a Mass honoring workers in hospitals and care homes. Speaking [...]
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Opinion: It’s time to pursue a “re-opening” of the Mass

By Fr. Thomas More Garrett, OP on Apr 23, 2020 01:14 pm
There is no shortage of chatter online among Catholics discussing the wisdom of closing liturgical services to the faithful and the prospects for making access to the sacraments widely available once again.  For the most [...]
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Opinion: It’s prudent to extend general lockdown, keep churches closed

By Russell Shaw on Apr 23, 2020 01:13 pm
It now appears that the legacy of the coronavirus pandemic is going to include an ongoing, sometimes ugly debate on the merits of closing churches and suspending religious services to halt the spread of COVID-19. [...]
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Is homeschooling ‘dangerous’? Parents, former students respond to Harvard professor 

By Catholic News Agency on Apr 23, 2020 10:21 am
Denver Newsroom, Apr 23, 2020 / 03:00 am (CNA).- Mary Ellen Barrett, a mom living on Long Island, has been homeschooling her children since before coronavirus made it cool (read:necessary) to go to school at [...]
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The Virus, Abortion, and the Ethic of Isolation

By Monica Migliorino Miller on Apr 23, 2020 12:31 am
As I pen these words tens of thousands of human beings have perished due to the worldwide pandemic of the Coronavirus—over 25,000 in Italy alone. Hardly a corner of the globe has been left unaffected, [...]
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Accompaniment in the “here we are” moment

By Amy Welborn on Apr 22, 2020 04:55 pm
“At this very moment,” he said, “the men you imprisoned are in the Temple. They are standing there preaching to the people.”  This, from today’s first reading at Mass, struck me as quite appropriate for [...]
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Loneliness, disconnection, and our divine vocation

By Brian Jones on Apr 22, 2020 03:37 pm
“I am just dying to be with people; the cabin fever is making me nuts.” Such sentiments are an all-too-common component of our conversations these days. The reality of the COVID-19 pandemic, and its normative [...]
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Rediscovering baptism in plague time

By George Weigel on Apr 22, 2020 03:01 am
On April 29, 1951, Father Thomas Love, SJ, baptized me in the Church of Sts. Philip and James, near Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Family legend has it that I raised such a furor during [...]
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Bans on religious gatherings cannot last indefinitely, warn law professors

By Catholic News Agency on Apr 21, 2020 10:58 pm
CNA Staff, Apr 21, 2020 / 06:00 pm (CNA).- Public religious services cannot be stopped “indefinitely” during the pandemic, especially when liquor stores are considered “essential” businesses, two law professors argued in the New York [...]
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