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Friday, December 11, 2020

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‘All are Welcome’ not a welcome hymn at Mass, USCCB committee says

By Catholic News Agency on Dec 10, 2020 10:35 pm
CNA Staff, Dec 10, 2020 / 07:01 pm (CNA).- The doctrine committee of the US bishops’ conference (USCCB) earlier this year produced a guide to evaluating the lyrics of hymns on the basis of their [...]
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Singing through Advent, Part Three: Benedictus

By Peter M.J. Stravinskas on Dec 10, 2020 09:02 pm
In this installment, we shall consider the second of Luke’s canticles, the Benedictus. However, like St. Luke himself, we must set the stage. Luke, a very precise historian, informs us of the exact time and [...]
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Overcoming America’s profound confusion about freedom

By Casey Chalk on Dec 10, 2020 08:20 pm
The Left, Republicans warned in this year’s election, hate liberty. “They want to steal your liberty, your freedom,” declared prominent former Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle during an August 24th speech at the Republican National [...]
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Pandemic causes up to 40% drop in income of French parishes

By Catholic News Agency on Dec 10, 2020 08:12 pm
CNA Staff, Dec 10, 2020 / 03:00 pm (CNA).- The Catholic Church in France estimates that it lost more than $100 million due to the country’s two coronavirus lockdowns this year. “With the two lockdowns [...]
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A Heavy Head: A review of The Crown: Season 4

By Nick Olszyk on Dec 10, 2020 05:39 pm
The Crown: Season 4 Netflix, 2020 MPAA Rating: TV-MA USCCB Rating: NR Reel Rating: 4 out of 5 reels For three hundred years after entering the Promised Land, Israel’s government was a loose confederation of [...]
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St. Juan Diego hailed as messenger of hope, healing for Native Americans

By Catholic News Agency on Dec 10, 2020 02:23 am
CNA Staff, Dec 9, 2020 / 06:48 pm (CNA).- The Feast of St. Juan Diego, an Aztec peasant who witnessed an indigenous apparition of the Virgin Mary and later became the first canonized indigenous American [...]
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New edition of Meditations on the Litany of Loreto presents Newman’s profound Mariology

By Bud Marr on Dec 09, 2020 11:01 pm
For a nineteenth-century Anglican minister, John Henry Newman harbored a surprising level of devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. He dedicated an 1832 sermon, for instance, to instructing his congregation on the reverence that is [...]
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Analysis: What a Becerra HHS could mean for Catholics

By Catholic News Agency on Dec 09, 2020 07:22 pm
Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Dec 9, 2020 / 03:30 pm (CNA).- On Monday, President-elect Joe Biden tapped California attorney general Xavier Becerra to head the Department of Health and Human Services. If appointed, Becerra will lead [...]
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Book on child consecration builds on St. Louis de Montfort’s True Devotion to Mary

By Jim Graves on Dec 09, 2020 04:57 pm
Blythe Kaufman is a wife, mother of three children, endodontist, and associate professor at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine.  She is also the founder of the Children’s Rosary®, an international prayer group [...]
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“Those who question the sanctity of John Paul II don’t know what they’re talking about”

By George Weigel on Dec 09, 2020 03:01 am
From 1991 until 2005, Cardinal Camillo Ruini served Pope John Paul II as the papal Vicar for Rome – the man who handled the daily affairs of the diocese of which the Pope was, of [...]
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Catholic high schools in Michigan sue over coronavirus order keeping them closed

By Catholic News Agency on Dec 09, 2020 02:00 am
CNA Staff, Dec 8, 2020 / 04:14 pm (CNA).- Two high schools in the Diocese of Lansing have joined a lawsuit against a public health order keeping schools in Michigan closed for in-person learning, calling [...]
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Wisconsin Supreme Court hears arguments in COVID-19 schools case

By Joseph M. Hanneman on Dec 08, 2020 09:25 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin — A county health officer’s emergency order that closed schools to in-person instruction for grades 3-12 faces a “pretty tall order” to overcome constitutional protections for religious liberty, a Wisconsin Supreme Court justice [...]
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St. John Henry Newman’s plea is fulfilled at his one-time home

By Joanna Bogle on Dec 08, 2020 03:46 pm
Maryvale: the name conjures up lovely images of gardens, a shrine surrounded by flowers, gentle hills in the background, perhaps some people praying and singing. Well, minus the background hills, and allowing for the bleakness [...]
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Polish archbishop responds to ‘unprecedented attacks’ on St. John Paul II after McCarrick Report

By Catholic News Agency on Dec 08, 2020 01:38 pm
CNA Staff, Dec 8, 2020 / 09:20 am (CNA).- St. John Paul II’s “highest priority” was combating clerical abuse and protecting young people, a Catholic archbishop said Monday in response to what he called “unprecedented [...]
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The Immaculate Conception Revisited

By Dr. Leroy Huizenga on Dec 08, 2020 03:05 am
In December 2018, I wrote an article for Catholic World Report on the Immaculate Conception: “Why I came to believe that Mary was conceived without sin.” I argued that it was (1) a matter of [...]
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Hubris or Bust: The blind march of racial reeducation

By Jack Gist on Dec 07, 2020 10:23 pm
According to Christopher F. Rufo, the San Diego Unified School District is requiring teachers to attend “white privilege” trainings where they are taught that they are racists. The captive audience is also taught they are [...]
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South African Catholic group working to end violence against women and children

By Patrick Egwu on Dec 07, 2020 06:26 pm
Zilandile Xulu was seven-months pregnant when she went missing from her home in Hlobane, northern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa on June 27. Three days after her disappearance, her body was found on a cliff with a [...]
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Pro-life leaders react to Biden’s ‘extreme’ HHS pick

By Catholic News Agency on Dec 07, 2020 02:18 pm
CNA Staff, Dec 7, 2020 / 09:00 am (CNA).- Pro-life leaders have warned against Joe Biden’s “aggressively pro-abortion” pick to lead the Department of Health and Human Services. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has a [...]
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Demonic Foes a thorough, scholarly analysis of the phenomenon of diabolic attacks

By Father Seán Connolly on Dec 07, 2020 01:19 am
Dr. Richard Gallagher is not just some psychiatrist on the fringes of his field. He is a magna cum laude graduate from Princeton University and trained as a resident in psychiatry at Yale University School [...]
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Film on Hopkins introduces 19th-century Jesuit priest and poet to wider audience

By Edward Short on Dec 06, 2020 01:28 pm
A new EWTN film about the Jesuit priest and poet Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-89) seeks to introduce the unique nineteenth-century Victorian-era writer to a wider audience. The film was made by Dr. Andrew Nash, who [...]
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Interior Monasticism

By David Fagerberg, Ph.D. on Dec 05, 2020 09:52 pm
I am no monk. I think it wise to begin an essay with a remark that is both true and verifiable. The truth of this statement could be demonstrated in at least three ways. First, [...]
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Analysis: What is waiting for Bishop Fisher in Buffalo?

By Catholic News Agency on Dec 05, 2020 06:31 pm
Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Dec 5, 2020 / 07:00 am (CNA).- On Tuesday, the Vatican announced that Bishop Michael Fisher, auxiliary bishop of Washington, D.C., will serve as the next Bishop of Buffalo. He will be [...]
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Christmas at the Hotel California

By Dr. Douglas Farrow on Dec 04, 2020 09:25 pm
“Stab, smite, slay!” roared Luther. Such was his advice to the German aristocracy during the notorious Peasants’ Revolt. Some of the latter doubtless had it coming, and Luther could justify his advice theologically with his [...]
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“In my beginning is my end. … In my end is my beginning”

By Carl E. Olson on Dec 04, 2020 09:00 pm
On the Readings for December 10, 2017, the Second Sunday of Advent [...]

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