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Friday, August 21, 2020

What if parish ministry never returns to ‘normal’…intentionally?

What if parish ministry never returns to ‘normal’…intentionally?

By Brad Bursa, Ph.D. on Aug 20, 2020 08:53 pm
Today, the longing for “normal” is practically palpable. This virus, and all its social ramifications, taints all of life with the abnormal – from wearing a face covering to elbow bumping, and from contact tracing [...]
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The Triumph of Truth: Reasoning to Truth

By F.X. Cronin on Aug 20, 2020 06:39 pm
Reason, when it is used properly, gets us to the truth of things. It inherently separates the certain from the speculative, the scientific from the superstitious, the true from the false, the important from the [...]
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Bishop Bransfield offers ‘apology’, repays $400k to W Virginia diocese

By Catholic News Agency on Aug 20, 2020 01:58 pm
CNA Staff, Aug 20, 2020 / 08:15 am (CNA).- Bishop Michael Bransfield has repaid more than $400,000 to his former diocese and issued a narrowly-worded apology to the faithful. The apology comes nearly two years after [...]
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Three black Catholics reflect on faith, race, and the prevailing narrative

By Monica Seeley on Aug 19, 2020 06:27 pm
As the national conversation about race, prompted by the killing of George Floyd, dominated headlines and social media this summer, many Catholics turned their attention to racism in the Church and among believers, both throughout [...]
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Split Stereotypes

By Nick Olszyk on Aug 19, 2020 04:21 pm
Words on Bathroom Walls Streaming Service: Theatrical Year: 2020 MPAA Rating: PG-13 USCCB Rating: NR Reel Rating: 3 reels out of 5 Words on Bathroom Walls is rare in that it features a schizophrenic person [...]
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Rediscovering Eucharistic Amazement

By George Weigel on Aug 19, 2020 03:01 am
In his 2003 encyclical, Ecclesia de Eucharistia (The Church from the Eucharist), Pope St. John Paul II invited Catholics to regain a sense of “Eucharistic amazement.” Being “amazed” by the Eucharist is probably not all that common [...]
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Negotiating grace, nature, freedom, autonomy: A conversation with Douglas Farrow

By Carl E. Olson on Aug 19, 2020 01:29 am
Douglas Farrow, PhD, is professor of theology and Christian thought at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. A noted lecturer and a prolific essayist, he is the author of several books, including Ascension and Ecclesia, Ascension Theology, [...]
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Arrested Hong Kong Catholic ‘chose those handcuffs,’ for justice, godfather says

By Catholic News Agency on Aug 18, 2020 11:16 pm
Denver Newsroom, Aug 18, 2020 / 05:05 pm (CNA).- The godfather of an arrested Hong Kong Catholic entrepreneur and pro-democracy advocate says he hopes Jimmy Lai’s courageous example will inspire more calls for justice amid an [...]
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Delayed because of pandemic, new Fatima movie to open on August 28th

By Jim Graves on Aug 18, 2020 01:47 pm
Picturehouse will release its new film Fatima, in theaters and on demand on Friday, August 28. It is a re-telling of the story of the Blessed Mother’s appearances to three children in Fatima, Portugal in [...]
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A disturbing guide to the devilish Karl Marx

By Anne Hendershott on Aug 17, 2020 07:53 pm
Winston Churchill, in a speech before the House of Commons on October 22, 1945, said that “the inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings, the inherent virtue of Socialism is the equal [...]
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