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Friday, February 12, 2021

The hidden history of Black Catholic nuns in the U.S.

 

Opinion: Thou shalt have no dogs before me

By Casey Chalk on Feb 11, 2021 10:41 pm
Is dog your co-pilot? Or perhaps dogs, plural? As playful and satirical as such bumper stickers may be, Americans truly have become a nation devoted to their pets. Many have sought comfort and companionship from [..]
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COVID-19 claims the lives of Catholic and Anglican leaders in southern Africa

By Allen Ottaro on Feb 11, 2021 10:24 pm
On January 4th, Bishop Moses Hamungole of the Catholic Diocese of Monze in Zambia announced via a Facebook post that he had tested positive for COVID-19 at the Monze mission hospital in his diocese. He [...]
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The hidden history of Black Catholic nuns in the U.S.

By Catholic News Agency on Feb 11, 2021 07:25 pm
Washington D.C., Feb 11, 2021 / 04:10 pm (CNA).- Black Catholic nuns have made manifold contributions to the Church in the United States, and theirs is a story that needs to be told, one historian [..]
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Women’s Health Protection Act and “codifying” Roe v. Wade

By Russell Shaw on Feb 11, 2021 10:40 am
What is President Biden talking about when he speaks of “codifying Roe v. Wade”? Biden has used the expression many times and conspicuously repeated it two days after the Inauguration in a joint statement with [...]
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New critical study and memoir shed light on Dana Gioia’s thought and work

By Frank Wilson on Feb 10, 2021 07:52 pm
Matthew Brennan begins his critical study of Dana Gioia’s work by quoting Robert McPhillips’s assertion that Gioia is “the leading poet-critic of his generation.” McPhillips is the author of The New Formalism and Gioia has [...]
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Did the Boomers ruin America? An interview with Helen Andrews

By Sean Salai, S.J. on Feb 10, 2021 04:45 pm
Helen Andrews is an Eastern Orthodox writer who serves as senior editor at The American Conservative and author of the new book Boomers: The Men and Women Who Promised Freedom and Delivered Disaster (January 2021). Holding a B.A. [...]
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Accused priest asserts innocence at Vatican seminary abuse hearing

By Catholic News Agency on Feb 10, 2021 02:57 pm
Vatican City, Feb 10, 2021 / 11:00 am (CNA).- At a hearing on Wednesday in a trial for alleged abuse and cover-up at a Vatican youth seminary, a defendant asserted his innocence, imputing abuse accusations to [...]
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From Christendom times to apostolic times

By George Weigel on Feb 10, 2021 03:01 am
Thirty years ago, on January 22, 1991, Pope John Paul II’s eighth encyclical, Redemptoris Missio (The Mission of the Redeemer), was published. In a pontificate so rich in ideas that its teaching has only begun to be [...]
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The Materialist in the Mask

By Dale Ahlquist on Feb 09, 2021 08:05 am
In 1908, two of G.K. Chesterton’s most famous books were published, almost back-to-back. The first was the novel The Man Who Was Thursday, about a group of anarchists who are actively trying to undermine everything [...]
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AP report on the Catholic Church and COVID relief is misleading and biased

By Peter M.J. Stravinskas on Feb 08, 2021 09:40 pm
On February 3rd, the Associated Press took a second bite out of the apple by returning to their biased and deliberately misleading article of July 10, 2020, expressing outrage that Catholic institutions received loans and [...]
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Catholic school enrollment sees sharpest drop in nearly 50 years

By Catholic News Agency on Feb 08, 2021 05:46 pm
Washington D.C., Feb 8, 2021 / 02:30 pm (CNA).- Enrollment at Catholic schools this academic year has seen its largest drop in nearly half a century, according to a new report. A data brief of [...]
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Preparing for a post-COVID Church

By Fr. Charles Fox on Feb 08, 2021 02:15 pm
How should the Catholic Church in the United States prepare to carry-out her mission in a “post-COVID” world? As the now-infamous year 2020 has ended, and the world eagerly awaits the benefits of recently approved [...]
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Opinion: Ordinary prophecy and our current discontent

By Fr. Matthew MacDonald on Feb 08, 2021 02:06 am
Donald Trump and Pope Francis are two figures whose words and actions provoke a wide and intense range of reactions by people and Catholics around the world. The actions, inactions, and behaviors of both men, [...]
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Saints in the News, February 2021

By BK O'Neel on Feb 07, 2021 05:13 pm
VATICAN CITY STATE – On Jan. 21, Pope Francis received in audience Marcero Cardinal Semararo, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. His Holiness authorized the Congregation to promulgate decrees for a priest [...]
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Modernity as Apocalypse outlines and offers a tonic to idolatry

By Brian Welter on Feb 07, 2021 12:09 am
Christian writers have become adept at passing judgment on modernity and tracing its historical development through the development of liberalism. They typically note how late medieval nominalists, Protestant reformers, philosophers such as Descartes, the Enlightenment [...]
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Supreme Court rebukes California’s strict coronavirus rules for churches

By Catholic News Agency on Feb 06, 2021 05:09 pm
Washington D.C., Feb 6, 2021 / 11:04 am (CNA).- California’s strict coronavirus rules banning indoor worship were blocked and revised by a U.S. Supreme Court injunction late Friday night, drawing praise from figures like Archbishop [...]
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Why and how to read Augustine’s Confessions

By Dr. Jared Ortiz on Feb 06, 2021 11:20 am
In the comments to my recent CWR article on different translations of the Confessions, a reader related the common experience of trying to read Augustine and giving up. “The time to read and digest the [...]
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Jesus Christ’s physical healings “announced a more radical healing”

By Carl E. Olson on Feb 06, 2021 04:30 am
On the Readings for Sunday, February 4, 2018 [...]
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Wisconsin Governor vetoes COVID bill with religious protections

By Joseph M. Hanneman on Feb 06, 2021 03:01 am
MADISON, Wisconsin — Democrat Gov. Tony Evers on Friday vetoed a bill that would have prohibited state and local health bureaucrats from shutting down Masses and other religious services due to COVID-19, just hours after [...]
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Does a pontifical foundation use Pope Francis to spread gender ideology?

By Catholic News Agency on Feb 05, 2021 08:19 pm
Mexico City, Mexico, Feb 5, 2021 / 05:01 pm (CNA).- The Scholas Occurrentes Pontifical Foundation, which states that its goal is to create a new vision for the education of children around the world, is [...]
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First fully classical Catholic school in San Francisco to open

By Gibbons J. Cooney on Feb 05, 2021 07:26 pm
We are nearly the end of the annual National Catholic Schools Week, which began January 31st and ends tomorrow, February 6th. The National Catholic Educational Association describes it:  “National Catholic Schools Week is the annual celebration [...]
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Marian Sisters move to new Santa Rosa convent

By Jim Graves on Feb 05, 2021 02:07 pm
Catholicism first came to northern coastal California, in what today makes up the Diocese of Santa Rosa, both from missionary priests and the Ursuline Sisters of Ohio, who came to establish an all-girls school in [...]
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