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Sunday, May 17, 2020

The Cross and the current crisis


Education is personal, not just embodied: A friendly response to Randall Smith

By Michael Patrick Barber on May 14, 2020 08:32 pm
Randall Smith’s recent CWR essay, entitled “Distance Education: It’s a long way from real education” (May 12, 2020), makes some valuable points about student learning. Smith is a wonderful scholar and teacher. I admire him [...]
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Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling paves way for reopening of Masses

By Joseph M. Hanneman on May 14, 2020 07:31 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin — The May 13 Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling that struck down the state’s virus-inspired “Safer at Home” quarantine order now paves the way for a restoration of public Holy Mass, more than two [...]
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Catholic “coffee table” books that delight both the eye and the mind

By Daria Sockey on May 14, 2020 05:16 pm
They are known as “coffee table books”—those large hardbacks full of glossy illustrations, often selected and placed strategically to show guests where our tastes lie. (Or, a cynic might say, to make our guests think [...]
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A Pontificate under the Banner of Mary: Hans Urs von Balthasar on Pope Saint John Paul II

By CWR Staff on May 13, 2020 11:58 pm
Editor’s note: This essay, written by Hans Urs von Balthasar in 1988, was published in the May 2020 issue of KIRCHE heute (Church today) and is republished here in English, in slightly different form, with [...]
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Analysis: Could curial politics stop a Vatican finance trial?

By Catholic News Agency on May 13, 2020 11:12 pm
Washington D.C., May 13, 2020 / 06:00 pm (CNA).- As details continue to emerge about a raft of financial scandals at the Vatican Secretariat of State, some observers have been left wondering at the apparent [...]
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Understanding the statement and decree on the Our Lady of America apparitions

By Fr. Matthew MacDonald on May 13, 2020 06:43 pm
News broke recently about the final ruling of six bishops involving the supernatural origins of the supposed apparitions of Our Lady of America. These supposed apparitions of Our Lady were given to Sister Mary Ephrem [...]
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On John Paul II’s centenary

By George Weigel on May 13, 2020 03:01 am
As the world and the Church mark the centenary of the birth of Pope St. John Paul II on May 18, a kaleidoscope of memories will shape my prayer and reflection that day. John Paul [...]
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Distance education: It’s a long way from real education

By Dr. Randall B. Smith on May 12, 2020 11:25 pm
Some people ask me what I think about teaching online.  I ask them how they like watching Mass online.  “Really, that bad?” they reply. “No, actually, if you can believe it,” I tell them, “it [...]
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The Cross and the current crisis

By Thomas M. Doran on May 12, 2020 09:28 pm
“How could this happen?” we ask ourselves, and anyone else who’s willing to listen. I’ve been reading Fulton Sheen’s Life of Christ at two pages a day for many months. He has the tedious habit [...]
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Cuomo orders expanded window for NY sex abuse lawsuits, citing coronavirus

By Catholic News Agency on May 12, 2020 08:11 pm
CNA Staff, May 12, 2020 / 02:01 pm (CNA).- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has issued an executive order to extend for five months the legal window for victims of childhood sex abuse to file [...]
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