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Friday, December 18, 2020

“The Best Books I Read in 2020”

Singing through Advent, Part Four: The Gloria and Nunc Dimittis

By Peter M.J. Stravinskas on Dec 17, 2020 09:13 pm
As our Advent journey draws to a close, we want to consider the last two canticles presented for our prayerful consideration by St. Luke, the Gloria1 and Nunc Dimittis. We now move into the second [...]
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2020 and the possibility of revitalized, healthy politics

By Brian Jones on Dec 17, 2020 06:21 pm
In the midst of our current stagnation and exhaustion from the recent election, I keep returning to something President Trump said back in 2016: “I’m a conservative, but at this point who cares? We’ve got [...]
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“The Best Books I Read in 2020”

By CWR Contributors on Dec 16, 2020 10:00 pm
Dear Readers, “No man can be called friendless,” wrote Elizabeth Barrett Browning, “who has God and the companionship of good books.” This year has been marked by many troubles, strains, and trials. It has been [...]
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Cardinal Pell: Prison Journal is “a historic record and daily spiritual discipline”

By Jim Graves on Dec 16, 2020 08:58 pm
Australian Cardinal George Pell, 79, has released a new book through Ignatius Press: Prison Journal, Volume 1: The Cardinal Makes His Appeal.  Composed of three volumes, the Cardinal offers daily reflections on his conviction and [...]
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The forgotten history of Christian slavery under Islam

By Father Seán Connolly on Dec 16, 2020 06:16 pm
While celebrating his first Mass, St. John of Matha (1160-1213)—whose Feast is celebrated on December 17th—was granted the signal favor of having God’s Will for his priesthood revealed clearly to him. At the elevation of [...]
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Analysis: Who speaks for American Catholics?

By Catholic News Agency on Dec 16, 2020 05:26 pm
Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Dec 16, 2020 / 01:30 pm (CNA).- As partisan divides continue to deepen and solidify across the country, Catholics and Catholicism are being drawn into the political fray. With an incoming Biden [...]
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Capiz Paról

By Ann Applegarth on Dec 16, 2020 03:56 pm
“. . .and the night spreads a new light that no darkness can obscure, and perennial faith shines forth.” – St. Ambrose From the window it beckons: Come! Come, you who dwell in shadows. Come, [...]
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On cages and evangelization in China

By George Weigel on Dec 16, 2020 03:01 am
Joshua Wong is a young Chinese human rights activist, recently sentenced to 13 and a half months in prison on the Orwellian charge of “incitement to knowingly take part in an unauthorized assembly” – meaning, [...]
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‘It doesn’t embarrass us’: Art teacher defends Vatican’s much-maligned nativity scene

By Catholic News Agency on Dec 15, 2020 09:02 pm
Vatican City, Dec 15, 2020 / 02:00 pm (CNA).- Since it was unveiled last Friday, the Vatican’s nativity scene in St. Peter’s Square has elicited diverse reactions on social media, many of them strongly negative. [...]
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As Catholics schools jettison truth, they succumb to progressive ideology

By Mary Miller on Dec 15, 2020 07:45 pm
Last fall, my daughter was starting her senior year of high school, looking forward to making all the memories that would mark the end of this chapter in her life. But life took an unexpected [...]
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Atheism: The core of modern Western culture in the thought of Augusto del Noce

By Dr. Thomas R. Rourke on Dec 15, 2020 01:40 am
Augusto del Noce (1910-89) is among the least well known of the brilliant political philosophers of the twentieth century. Having the misfortune of composing very dense academic writings in Italian, and generally considered “conservative,” Del [...]
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How Catholics are carrying out prison ministry during the pandemic

By Catholic News Agency on Dec 14, 2020 10:50 pm
Denver Newsroom, Dec 14, 2020 / 04:41 pm (CNA).- As the pandemic has severely restricted gatherings and volunteer opportunities, Catholic dioceses throughout the United States and Canada have had to rethink prison ministries. Catholic Church [...]
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Taking pride in our humility

By Father Jerry J. Pokorsky on Dec 14, 2020 03:21 pm
The testimony of John the Baptist allows us to consider the virtue of humility. Jesus identifies John as the greatest man born of women. But his greatness, ironically, is his humility. He is not the [...]
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Remembering Maurice Baring, literary convert and beloved friend of Chesterton

By CWR Staff on Dec 13, 2020 08:33 pm
December 14 marks the 75th anniversary of the death of Maurice Baring, literary convert, bestselling novelist and beloved friend of G. K. Chesterton. To commemorate the anniversary and to celebrate the legacy of this great [...]
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Opinion: Hard political and cultural questions all around

By Nathanael Blake on Dec 13, 2020 07:56 pm
The 2020 election results should have all faithful American Christians, Catholic and otherwise, asking themselves tough questions about politics. Christians may reasonably disagree, of course, about a multitude of issues, but some issues, such as [...]
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Is Christmas simply a re-imagining of ancient pagan celebrations?

By Catholic News Agency on Dec 13, 2020 07:45 pm
Denver Newsroom, Dec 13, 2020 / 04:58 am (CNA).- ‘Tis the season to be jolly, and, perhaps, to have one’s social media inundated with memes about Christmas being nothing more than a co-opted pagan holiday [...]
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Advent and Christmas in Nigeria: Catholics adjusting amid the pandemic

By Patrick Egwu on Dec 13, 2020 07:15 pm
With the Christmas season and celebrations in view, Catholics around the world are re-adjusting their spiritual lives to the changing times and prevailing circumstances in attending masses and other liturgical functions of the Advent Season. [...]
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Gaudete Sunday and finding “the joy of my soul”—even In 2020

By Fr. Charles Fox on Dec 12, 2020 10:33 pm
“I rejoice heartily in the LORD, in my God is the joy of my soul.” —Isaiah 61:10 “Joy has come to me from the Holy One.” —Baruch 4:22 When someone tells me to “be happy,” [...]
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St. John Paul II: 1,700 professors respond to ‘wave of accusations’ against Polish pope

By Catholic News Agency on Dec 12, 2020 11:20 am
CNA Staff, Dec 12, 2020 / 01:15 am (CNA).- Hundreds of professors have signed an appeal defending St. John Paul II following criticism of the Polish pope in the wake of the McCarrick Report. The [...]
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How devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe has stood the test of time

By Dr. Christopher Shannon on Dec 11, 2020 11:33 pm
“Idolatry!” “A great evil!” “One of the most pernicious things that anyone could sustain against the proper Christianity of the natives!” The righteous indignation of an angry blogger still fuming over Pachamama and the Synod [...]
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The joyful, particular scandal of Advent

By Carl E. Olson on Dec 11, 2020 03:27 pm
On the Readings for Sunday, December 17, 2017, the Third Sunday of Advent [...]
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SSPX parish in California freed from COVID-19 restrictions

By Joseph M. Hanneman on Dec 11, 2020 02:12 pm
County health inspectors can no longer surveil and harass worshippers at Our Lady of the Angels Church near Los Angeles or attempt to otherwise enforce California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s COVID-19 regulations that banned indoor Masses [...]
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