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Friday, January 29, 2021

Jonah and the call to constant conversion

 

Twitter freezes CWR’s account over news story on transgender Dr. Rachel Levine

By Carl E. Olson on Jan 28, 2021 07:34 pm
This past Sunday, January 24th, CWR received the following e-mail from Twitter: Your account, @cworldreport has been locked for violating the Twitter Rules. Specifically for: Violating our rules against hateful conduct. You may not promote [..]
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Cardinal Müller discusses President Biden, pro-abortion politicians, and the bishops

By CWR Staff on Jan 28, 2021 02:39 pm
Editor’s note: The following interview was given by Cardinal Müller to the kath.net and was originally posted on January 25, 2021. It has been translated for CWR from German by Michael J. Miller and reposted [...]
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St. Joseph and the fatherhood crisis

By Russell Shaw on Jan 28, 2021 01:31 pm
Launched in December with modest fanfare, the Church’s observance of 2021 as a year to honor the fatherhood of St. Joseph seems to have dropped largely out of sight. True, a plenary indulgence (under the [...]
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Walk for Life West Coast draws thousands to San Francisco march

By Catholic News Agency on Jan 27, 2021 07:02 pm
Denver Newsroom, Jan 27, 2021 / 03:25 pm (CNA).- Despite pandemic restrictions, thousands of pro-life advocates showed their support at the Walk for Life West Coast in San Francisco on Saturday. Eva Muntean, co-chair of [...]
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Shūsaku Endō’s novel Sachiko both similar to Silence and surprisingly different

By Filip Mazurczak on Jan 27, 2021 06:50 pm
Originally published in Japanese in 1982, the novel Sachiko by Shūsaku Endō, perhaps Asia’s best-known Catholic author of fiction, has been recently translated into English by Van C. Gessel. In part a conventional love story [...]
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Leveraging the Truth: The Catholic university and the future of Western civilization

By Deborah Savage, PhD on Jan 27, 2021 05:38 pm
It scarcely needs to be pointed out that western culture is under attack. What appeared at first to be a series of isolated skirmishes has turned into a full-frontal assault. The legitimacy and value of [...]
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How one diocese’s schools remain open for in-person learning

By Catholic News Agency on Jan 27, 2021 12:11 pm
Washington D.C., Jan 27, 2021 / 08:35 am (CNA).- Catholic schools around the United States adjusted to the coronavirus pandemic in 2020. Halfway through the school year, one diocese explained to CNA how it has [...]
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The Holy See and thug regimes

By George Weigel on Jan 27, 2021 03:01 am
The list of grave issues that must be addressed during a future papal interregnum, and by the cardinal-electors in a conclave, continues to grow. The finances of the Holy See are arguably in worse shape [...]
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Opinion: The return to flourishing

By Brian Jones on Jan 26, 2021 09:05 pm
With the advent of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines in the fight against SARS-COV-2, the time is ripe to foster a public conversation on how to return to a normal social life. This conversation will [...]
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Second man accuses Chicago’s Father Pfleger of sex abuse

By Catholic News Agency on Jan 25, 2021 10:28 pm
CNA Staff, Jan 25, 2021 / 02:24 pm (CNA).- A second alleged victim has accused activist Chicago priest Fr. Michael Pfleger of sexually abusing him as a minor decades ago, the Chicago archdiocese has confirmed [...]
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What translation of Augustine’s Confessions should I read?

By Dr. Jared Ortiz on Jan 25, 2021 04:51 pm
Most scholars think that Augustine composed the Confessions in a four year period between 397 and 401, but the most compelling suggestion is that he wrote it in a two week period in 397 when [...]
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“What shall I do, sir?”: On the conversion of Saint Paul

By Carl E. Olson on Jan 25, 2021 03:18 pm
Readings: • Acts 22:3-16 or Acts 9:1-22 • Psa 117:1bc, 2 • Mk 16:15-18 Horse or no horse, it’s a powerful, moving story. My pastor and I have a running joke about the conversion of St. [...]
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Cooperation, appropriation, and vaccines relying on fetal cell line research

By Stephan Kampowski on Jan 25, 2021 01:53 am
Introduction The question whether it is morally licit to produce cell lines from embryonic and fetal cells, to use these cell lines for the research on or the production of vaccines, and to be vaccinated [...]
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A didactic play at the service of literary art and the truth of Catholicism

By James Baresel on Jan 24, 2021 03:00 pm
The composition of didactic fiction is a risky undertaking. Plots, characters, and the setting of scenes can easily become tools with which a writer makes his points pure means rather than subordinate ends that in [...]
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“Make everything count for eternity’: The story of Fr. Francis X. Lasance

By Joseph M. Hanneman on Jan 23, 2021 08:41 pm
St. Joseph Calasanctius, founder of the Piarist order and the patron saint of Catholic schools, once wrote, “All suffering is slight to gain Heaven.” St. Agapitus, a third-century martyr who was tortured with hot coals [...]
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Pope Francis: Witness to the truth by exposing ‘fake news’

By Catholic News Agency on Jan 23, 2021 07:57 pm
Vatican City, Jan 23, 2021 / 04:15 am (CNA).- Pope Francis issued a new warning about misinformation on Saturday, weeks after he was the subject of a viral “fake news” story. Writing in his World [...]
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Jonah and the call to constant conversion

By Carl E. Olson on Jan 23, 2021 01:00 am
On the Readings for January 21, 2018 [...]
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“We few, we happy few”: On Joe Scheidler’s joyful legacy

By Monica Seeley on Jan 22, 2021 08:44 pm
Over the next several days, pro-lifers across the country will gather to mourn the 48th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Thousands will join peaceful vigils outside abortion clinics or march in state capitals. Although the [...]
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Biden, Harris state their support for abortion on Roe anniversary

By Catholic News Agency on Jan 22, 2021 02:25 pm
Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jan 22, 2021 / 11:05 am (CNA).- President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris stated their commitment to abortion on the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision on Friday. In [...]
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