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Friday, November 20, 2020

We must fear God from love, not love God from fear

 

The McCarrick Report: Four villains, one saint, and many unanswered questions

By Peter M.J. Stravinskas on Nov 20, 2020 02:05 am
Unconfirmed stories a couple of months ago indicated that the long-awaited “McCarrick Report” ran to 600 pages; as it turns out, the final count of the English text is 449. Some very thoughtful Vatican person [...]
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Jesuit magazine La Civiltá Cattolica praises Biden presidential victory

By Catholic News Agency on Nov 20, 2020 02:05 am
CNA Staff, Nov 19, 2020 / 02:15 pm (CNA).- La Civiltá Cattolica, the Jesuit-run magazine whose publication is overseen by the Vatican’s Secretary of State, has published an article praising the projected electoral victory of [...]
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Catholics In Power: The progressive stances of Biden and Pelosi

By Thomas R. Ascik on Nov 20, 2020 01:40 am
The two most powerful political figures in the country, probable (mindful that the election has still not been officially declared) President-elect Joe Biden and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, are Catholics who oppose religious [...]
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The McCarrick Report and the choosing of bishops

By Russell Shaw on Nov 19, 2020 01:42 pm
The Vatican document tracing the rise of ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick through the hierarchy’s ranks has been praised for its unprecedented transparency in shedding light on a dark episode in the life of the Church. But [...]
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Critical race theory comes to church and my children’s Catholic schools

By Mary Miller on Nov 19, 2020 01:13 am
In mid-August, I attended an online presentation by a Catholic nun on “Race and the Catholic Church.” The presenter—I’ll call her “Sister”—was a theology professor who had taught at a nearby Catholic university. I approached [...]
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Christian leaders challenge mandatory church closures during England’s second lockdown 

By Catholic News Agency on Nov 18, 2020 10:47 pm
CNA Staff, Nov 18, 2020 / 05:29 pm (CNA).- A group of Christian leaders is challenging orders to shut down churches in England and Wales, saying the move violates religious freedom protections and has not [...]
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Confessions of an anti-Catholic antichrist

By Daniel Blackman on Nov 18, 2020 10:07 pm
Did you know the Catholic Church has officially ruled that we’re not to try and fix a date for the arrival of the antichrist? The decree was composed in 1516, at the Fifth Lateran Council, [...]
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Hard lessons of the McCarrick Affair

By George Weigel on Nov 18, 2020 03:01 am
From the day it was announced that the Vatican would conduct an investigation into the career of former Washington cardinal-archbishop Theodore McCarrick (compelled to renounce his cardinalate and subsequently laicized for sexual abuse and the [...]
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November 1920-2020: A Century of Abortion in Russia

By Dr. Paul Kengor on Nov 18, 2020 12:55 am
Kudos to Rachel’s Vineyard and the Sisters in Jesus the Lord (as well as Jennifer Roback Morse at the Ruth Institute) for marking the centennial of a tragic moment. It was 100 years ago, November [...]
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Archbishop Gomez: Biden will ‘support policies’ against ‘fundamental’ Catholic values

By Catholic News Agency on Nov 17, 2020 10:19 pm
CNA Staff, Nov 17, 2020 / 01:40 pm (CNA).- The president of the U.S. bishops’ conference has announced the creation of a bishops’ working group to prepare for a Biden presidency. Archbishop Jose Gomez told [...]
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Catholic clergy and laity in Nigeria protest anti-social media bill

By Patrick Egwu on Nov 17, 2020 05:28 pm
Reactions are growing in Nigeria over recent plans by the government to regulate social media. The government has previously taken strong action to regulate social media. For instance, in November 2019, two Nigerian senators at [...]
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New Life in Catholic Theater: Catholic Young Adult and Lolek

By David Paul Deavel on Nov 17, 2020 01:45 am
If it is true, as writer Ross Douthat would have it, that we live in an age of decadence characterized by sterile remakes, reboots, and revivals of earlier artistic works, it is also true that [...]
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Exorcisms and the popes: Stories from inside the Vatican

By Catholic News Agency on Nov 16, 2020 10:31 pm
Vatican City, Nov 16, 2020 / 02:17 pm (CNA).- It is a core tenet of the Catholic faith that demons are real, and as said in the St. Michael prayer, that they “prowl about the [...]
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“Death is pregnant with life and with love because of what Christ has done for us…”

By Sean Salai, S.J. on Nov 16, 2020 06:51 pm
Sister Theresa Aletheia Noble, F.S.P. is a former atheist who is now a religious sister with the Daughters of St. Paul. She lives in Boston, where she serves as an editor for Pauline Books and [...]
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Understanding and surviving a culture dominated by expressive individualism

By Carl E. Olson on Nov 16, 2020 01:01 am
Carl R. Trueman (PhD, University of Aberdeen) is professor of biblical and religious studies at Grove City College. A church historian and prolific Evangelical author (he is a member of The Orthodox Presbyterian Church), Trueman [...]
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Government restrictions on religion reach new peak, Pew Research Center says

By Catholic News Agency on Nov 15, 2020 08:39 pm
CNA Staff, Nov 15, 2020 / 05:01 pm (CNA).- Government restrictions on religion are at their highest since tracking began in 2007, the Pew Research Center has said in its new report, finding that 56 [...]
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How to recapture a proper celebration of Advent and Christmas

By Peter M.J. Stravinskas on Nov 15, 2020 05:21 pm
With the total destruction of Advent and the near-total destruction of Christmas due to their commercialization over the past forty years or more, I want to offer some suggestions on how to re-capture a proper [...]
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Evangelization and signs of the end times

By Fr. Charles Fox on Nov 14, 2020 07:42 pm
“The end is near!” Our mental picture of a typical street evangelist often consists of a person standing in some public square and holding a sign with these words written on it. In society’s rush [...]
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McCarrick Report at odds with Cardinal Wuerl’s claims of ignorance 

By Catholic News Agency on Nov 14, 2020 02:29 am
Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Nov 13, 2020 / 04:22 pm (CNA).- The McCarrick Report sheds new light on when former Archbishop of Washington, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, knew of allegations made against his predecessor, and what steps [...]
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Robert Hugh Benson, literary converts, and the Church in a dystopian age

By Joseph Pearce on Nov 14, 2020 02:26 am
In this interview with Jan Franczak for the Polish Journal, PCh24, biographer and literary critic Joseph Pearce discusses the importance of the convert writer, Robert Hugh Benson (1871-1914), as well as other great literary converts. [...]
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We must fear God from love, not love God from fear

By Carl E. Olson on Nov 13, 2020 10:00 pm
On the Readings for Sunday, November 19, 2017 [...]
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