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Friday, February 5, 2021

President Biden and Progressive Catholic Fantasyland

 

The Constantinian heathenism of the Church: Ratzinger and the crisis of our time

By Larry Chapp on Feb 05, 2021 02:35 am
“The appearance of the church in the modern era shows that in a completely new way it has become a church of heathens, and increasingly so: no longer, as it once was, a church made [...]
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Saint Agnes, virginity, and martyrdom

By Peter M.J. Stravinskas on Feb 04, 2021 08:23 pm
A reflection in two unequal parts. First, the Fathers of the Second Vatican Council called for the updating of the General Calendar of the Roman Rite. Calendars have to be scrutinized from time to time. [...]
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Catholic bishop: ‘Synodal Way’ procedures give impression of ‘authoritarian despotism’

By Catholic News Agency on Feb 04, 2021 06:18 pm
CNA Staff, Feb 4, 2021 / 03:00 pm (CNA).- A German Catholic bishop said on Wednesday that he detected an “authoritarian despotism” in the procedures of the country’s controversial “Synodal Way.” In an open letter [...]
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A guide to learning a trade and establishing durability in an uncertain age

By Rachel Hoover on Feb 04, 2021 06:13 pm
Recent years have produced some excellent Christian thought on the nature of work and its relation to family life. John Cuddeback has written eloquently (in First Things and on Life-Craft.org) about the centrifugal forces that [...]
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What kind of tyranny?

By James Kalb on Feb 03, 2021 07:55 pm
Reciprocity, the idea that relationships go both ways, is a bedrock social principle. Reciprocity doesn’t require equality—I’m not equal to John Roberts or the cop who tickets me for double parking—but it does require mutual [...]
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Ryan Anderson: Church teaching an ‘untapped resource’ for responding to culture wars

By Catholic News Agency on Feb 03, 2021 06:47 pm
Washington D.C., Feb 3, 2021 / 10:00 am (CNA).- The teachings of the Church are an “untapped resource” for Catholics to respond to problems such as abortion and gender ideology, one prominent Catholic scholar says. [...]
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The challenge of Eucharistic coherence

By George Weigel on Feb 03, 2021 11:31 am
In his encyclical, Ecclesia de Eucharistia, Pope St. John Paul II invited Catholics to “rekindle” our sense of “Eucharistic amazement,” for “the Church draws her life from the Eucharist,” which “recapitulates the heart of the [...]
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American Catholic argues for the triumph of Americanism as a heresy

By Dr. Christopher Shannon on Feb 02, 2021 09:00 pm
Looking back at the most recent, and perhaps most eventful, of all presidential election seasons, one of the great non-events has been serious debate over the significance of the election of the second Catholic president [...]
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A last and marvelous encore from The Yale Edition of the Works of Samuel Johnson

By Edward Short on Feb 02, 2021 08:39 pm
In his incomparable biography of Samuel Johnson, Boswell recounts that while the poet, critic, essayist, and lexicographer was researching his Lives of the Poets (1781), the last of his great literary projects, “the tranquility of [...]
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Archbishop Nyaisonga of Tanzania issues COVID-19 alert

By Allen Ottaro on Feb 02, 2021 07:51 pm
The United Republic of Tanzania has stood out as the only country to declare victory over the coronavirus when, in April 2020, President John Pombe Magufuli, who is Catholic, told worshippers in an Evangelical Lutheran [...]
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Opinion: Temples of the gods

By Chilton Williamson, Jr. on Feb 02, 2021 05:52 pm
“Sacred” is not a word or concept that has ever come naturally or easily to leftists. For the left, the beginning of all wisdom is the denial of God and the Divine. So it was [...]
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Vatican cardinal: Protecting Catholic doctrine will ‘always be necessary’

By Catholic News Agency on Feb 02, 2021 01:59 pm
Vatican City, Feb 2, 2021 / 09:00 am (CNA).- The Vatican’s doctrinal chief has emphasized the Catholic Church’s duty to promote and protect her teachings as passed down by the Apostles. Speaking to Vatican News [...]
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Febronianism revisited: A brief and cautionary history

By Tracey Rowland on Feb 01, 2021 09:01 pm
In a recent interview posted by CWR, Cardinal Gerhard Müller remarked: Since the eighteenth century, along with absolutism, we have even in Catholic France, Austria and Bavaria the unholy tradition of the official state church [...]
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A personal litany of thanksgiving on the Feast of the Lord’s Presentation

By Peter M.J. Stravinskas on Feb 01, 2021 08:40 pm
This Feast of the Lord’s Presentation in the Temple has been observed for many years now as an occasion to acknowledge the contributions of Religious to the life of the Church. That day was chosen [...]
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“There’s no such thing as a baby”: On Candlemas and the Presentation of Christ

By Dr. Adam A. J. DeVille on Feb 01, 2021 08:24 pm
We have just marked the fiftieth anniversary of the death of one of the most influential figures in 20th-century psychology. D.W. Winnicott (1896-1971) was a pediatrician and psychoanalyst who made important contributions to our understandings [...]
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Bishop McElroy: Some bishops making abortion a political ‘litmus test’

By Catholic News Agency on Feb 01, 2021 04:02 pm
Washington D.C., Feb 1, 2021 / 01:30 pm (CNA).- The bishop of San Diego on Monday accused “some bishops” of making the issue of abortion a “litmus test” for Catholic politicians during the Biden presidency. [...]
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The Gnostic heresy’s political successors

By Dr. Edward Feser on Feb 01, 2021 01:45 am
The Western world is the creation of the Church, and the crisis of the West is always at bottom the crisis of the Church.  This is especially so where the Church has receded into the [...]
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Opinion: The holy vigilance of editors

By Father Jerry J. Pokorsky on Jan 31, 2021 09:37 pm
Scribes, like the monks during medieval times, copied and preserved biblical manuscripts and other texts. Their work saved the spiritual and intellectual heritage of ancient civilizations. There is little need for scribes today, although we [...]
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On the frontline of the pro-life movement: An interview with Christopher Bell

By Father Seán Connolly on Jan 30, 2021 06:52 pm
Christopher Bell founded Good Counsel Homes in 1985. Since then, his inspiring work on the front lines of the pro-life movement has helped more than 7,800 homeless women choose life and then along with their [...]
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Pope Francis meets with Cardinal Cupich after Biden inauguration statement dispute

By Catholic News Agency on Jan 30, 2021 12:53 pm
Vatican City, Jan 30, 2021 / 08:00 am (CNA).- Pope Francis met with Cardinal Blase Cupich on Saturday, 10 days after the cardinal publicly criticized the U.S. bishops’ official statement on the inauguration of President [...]
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Prophets, demons, and false gods

By Carl E. Olson on Jan 30, 2021 01:00 am
On the Readings for Sunday, January 28, 2018 [...]
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Wisconsin bill would prohibit COVID bans on religious services

By Joseph M. Hanneman on Jan 29, 2021 09:16 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin — Local and state health officials would be barred from closing or restricting attendance at religious services to prevent spread of COVID-19 under a bill winding its way through the Republican-controlled Wisconsin Legislature. [...]
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An Apologia for the Junior Clergy

By Peter M.J. Stravinskas on Jan 29, 2021 06:11 pm
On January 27th, the National Catholic Reporter posted an article, written by Peter Feuerherd, with this tantalizing headline: “In came Latin, incense and burned books, out went half the parishioners. Post-Vatican II North Carolina Catholics [...]
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President Biden and Progressive Catholic Fantasyland

By George Weigel on Jan 29, 2021 01:25 pm
Imagine yourself the op-ed page editor of a newspaper that prides itself on rigorous editorial standards. A column comes in, declaring Donald Trump the greatest president since Lincoln and citing as warrants for that claim [...]

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