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Friday, March 12, 2021

Can You Handle Silence?

 

The Church and the suicide of the West

By James Kalb on Mar 11, 2021 06:59 pm
In 2006 Pope Benedict spoke of a peculiar Western self-hatred that is nothing short of pathological. It is commendable that the West is trying to be more open, to be more understanding of the values [...]
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How a new executive order would promote gender ideology and silence free speech at schools

By Catholic News Agency on Mar 11, 2021 03:51 pm
Washington D.C., Mar 11, 2021 / 11:30 am (CNA).- A new executive order could promote gender ideology in public and some private schools while affecting both the privacy of women and the intellectual freedom of [...]
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Taking stock at the midpoint of Lent

By Russell Shaw on Mar 11, 2021 12:24 pm
Midpoint in Lent is a great time to pause and take stock. Most of us probably started Lent with a bang, filled with determination to make good use of this opportunity for penance and renewal. [...]
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God’s Law of Love: A Spirituality of the Ten Commandments (Part 3)

By Peter M.J. Stravinskas on Mar 10, 2021 05:28 pm
Having considered man’s obligations to God on the first table of the Decalogue, we now move to the second for our responsibilities toward our neighbor. We begin with the duty to honor one’s parents, which [...]
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A practical, Christ-centered guide to willpower, virtue, and happiness

By Paul Senz on Mar 10, 2021 05:03 pm
The “power of positive thinking”—a phrase made famous by Norman Vincent Peale’s famous 1952 self-help book by the same name—has been, in various forms and ways, the long-time mantra of the modern self-help movement. There [...]
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The world episcopate and the German apostasy

By George Weigel on Mar 10, 2021 03:01 am
As the names Ambrose, Augustine, Athanasius, and John Chrysostom suggest, the middle centuries of the first millennium, the era of the Church Fathers, were the golden age of the Catholic episcopate. The Catholic Church recognizes [...]
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Thinking (and talking) further about Vatican II: A follow-up conversation with Douglas Bushman

By CWR Staff on Mar 09, 2021 03:19 pm
Editor’s note: Prof. Bushman’s article for CWR, “How to Think about Vatican II” (February 26, 2021), was the catalyst for a significant number of spirited comments. During an exchange, Prof. Bushman suggested that perhaps it [...]
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A thoughtful, theological analysis of the current racial conflict in our culture

By Eduardo Echeverria on Mar 09, 2021 10:00 am
“Signs of hope,” promoting respectful and thoughtful engagement on race, is how Carl R. Trueman, professor of biblical and religious studies at Grove City College, describes the recent collection of essays, Race and Covenant (Acton [...]
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Supreme Court rules government officials can be personally liable for religious freedom violations

By Catholic News Agency on Mar 08, 2021 07:00 pm
Washington D.C., Mar 8, 2021 / 05:00 pm (CNA).- The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that government officials can be held personally liable for religious freedom violations. In Uzuegbunam v. Preczewski, the court ruled 8-1 that a college student who was... [..]
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Archaeology and the historical truth of the Gospels

By Paul Senz on Mar 08, 2021 06:34 pm
“The Word became flesh, and dwelt among us” (Jn. 1:14). Having heard it so many times, it may escape our notice that this is one of the most remarkable claims ever made. God became man; [...]
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Virgin Mary statue vandalized at Dickinson, Texas church

By David Kilby on Mar 08, 2021 01:57 pm
A priest in Texas is pointing out the increase in church vandalism in his state and the nation, after a statue of Mary was defaced at his church about a week ago. Father Adman Purdy [...]
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Searching for Jordan Peterson

By Jesse Russell on Mar 08, 2021 01:51 pm
2021 is a markedly different year from 2016. As has been announced throughout the year, with the advent of the Biden-Harris administration, a new pro-choice agenda will be unleashed upon the American population along with [...]
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Unity and diversity: Geometry in secular and sacred realms

By Prof. William E. Carroll on Mar 08, 2021 12:39 am
Many years ago, when teaching an introductory course in the humanities, I mentioned that a particular claim about the world was true ut in pluribus. The Latin means “for the most part,” or, more literally, [...]
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The attractions and failings of the modern Gnosticisms

By Ben Reinhard on Mar 07, 2021 08:56 pm
In a wise and penetrating article for Catholic World Report, Edward Feser recently argued that the “wokeness” of the modern left and the fringe QAnon theories of the right can both be read as modern [...]
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Pope Francis in Erbil: ‘Today I can see at first hand that the Church in Iraq is alive’

By CNA Daily News on Mar 07, 2021 10:50 am
CNA Staff, Mar 7, 2021 / 08:50 am (CNA).- Pope Francis on Sunday expressed joy at the vitality of the Church in Iraq despite years of fierce persecution. Celebrating Mass in the Franso Hariri Stadium in Erbil on March 7, the pope praised the country&r... [...]
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“I, Deena Hinshaw”: On Canada, COVID-19, and religious liberty

By Dr. Douglas Farrow on Mar 06, 2021 10:52 pm
Whereas I, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Chief Medical Officer of Health have initiated an investigation into the existence of COVID-19 within the Province of Alberta. Whereas the investigation has confirmed that COVID-19 is present in Alberta. [...]
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More metaphors for the Church

By Father Jerry J. Pokorsky on Mar 06, 2021 06:10 pm
Our faith is in Jesus Christ, the “…the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but by [Him].” (Jn. 14:6) The Church proclaims Jesus Christ and administers the Sacraments [...]
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Full text: Pope Francis’ address at an interreligious meeting in the Plain of Ur

By CNA Daily News on Mar 06, 2021 05:25 am
Ur, Iraq, Mar 6, 2021 / 03:25 am (CNA).- Here is the full prepared text of Pope Francis’ address at an interreligious meeting, delivered March 6, 2021, in the Plain of Ur, Iraq. Dear brothers and sisters, This blessed place brings us back to our... [...]
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Third Sunday of Lent: True worship and the cleansing of the Temple

By Carl E. Olson on Mar 05, 2021 10:00 pm
On the Readings for Sunday, March 4, 2018, the Third Sunday of Lent [...]
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Muddled letters from the pens of pro-abortion WaPo readers

By Casey Chalk on Mar 05, 2021 07:40 pm
I was rather surprised when I saw that the Washington Post had recently published an op-ed by Robert P. George and Ramesh Ponnuru; the topic was even more surprising: a discussion of how President Joe Biden’s [...]
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Can You Handle Silence?

By Sean Fitzpatrick on Mar 05, 2021 12:58 pm
I had long read about martyrdom in the lives of the saints—how the souls of the martyrs had gone home to Heaven, how they had been filled with glory in Paradise, how the angels had [...]
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