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Friday, March 19, 2021

John 3:16 and the journey from darkness to light

 

The often silent and surprising history of devotion to Saint Joseph

By Sandra Miesel on Mar 19, 2021 01:06 am
As we celebrate this official Year of St. Joseph, announced on December 8, 2020 by Pope Francis, Catholics readily join in paying tribute to a great and well-loved saint. Surely Our Lord’s foster-father has always [...]
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Should I stay or should I go?

By S. Kirk Pierzchala on Mar 18, 2021 10:27 pm
In the 1981 hit song by The Clash, “Should I Stay Or Should I Go?”, the singer weighs the pros and cons of remaining in a turbulent romantic relationship. He recognizes that both scenarios will [...]
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Nigerian Catholics living in Muslim communities despite growing tensions 

By Patrick Egwu on Mar 18, 2021 02:25 pm
Religious and ethnic tensions in Nigeria have often threatened the peaceful co-existence of Christians and Muslims. Over the years, lives have been lost and families displaced following bloody religious violence and conflicts across the country. [...]
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Cardinal Farrell: Blessings are for marriage, but Church’s pastoral life is for all

By Catholic News Agency on Mar 18, 2021 02:19 pm
Vatican City, Mar 18, 2021 / 07:30 am (CNA).- The Church’s pastoral life is open to all people, but blessings are reserved for couples who are married according to Catholic teaching, Cardinal Kevin Farrell said [...]
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Catholicism in Cambodia: A few faithful in a land recovering from autogenocide

By Ray Cavanaugh on Mar 17, 2021 09:59 pm
The term “genocide” is one of the more emotionally-charged words in the English lexicon. But there’s something yet more extreme about an autogenocide, in which the perpetrators belong to the same ethnicity as the victims. [...]
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God’s Law of Love: A Spirituality of the Ten Commandments (Part 4)

By Peter M.J. Stravinskas on Mar 17, 2021 07:15 pm
“Thou shalt not kill,” enjoins the Lord God. This section of the Catechism spells out the implications of that short injunction. The rationale for it is found in Donum Vitae of the Congregation for the [...]
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Remembering the real St. Patrick

By Sean Fitzpatrick on Mar 17, 2021 03:05 am
One of the original victims of the malaise that has brought us “cancel culture” was St. Patrick, in that March 17 has nothing to do with the fifth-century missionary saint. A religious feast that was [...]
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Woke “rights,” the Equality Act, and Speaker Pelosi

By George Weigel on Mar 17, 2021 03:01 am
On February 25, 2021, the U.S. House of Representatives could have addressed any number of pressing issues. The nation was in its 11th month of a pandemic that had already caused enormous economic and social [...]
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Blarney in pursuit of the truth: Philosophy for St. Patrick’s Day

By Joseph Pearce on Mar 17, 2021 02:05 am
One of the healthiest manifestations of a healthy culture is the existence of book clubs. The gathering of kindred spirits, preferably round the hearth or at least in the flesh, to discuss worthy tomes, both [...]
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We’re all becoming Platonists now—and that’s not good

By Bishop Robert Barron on Mar 16, 2021 03:47 pm
One of the most fundamental divides in the history of philosophy is that between a more Platonic approach and a more Aristotelian approach. Plato, of course, saw the universal or formal level of being as [...]
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Professor: With new president, JPII Institute should be renamed ‘Amoris Laetitia Institute’

By Catholic News Agency on Mar 16, 2021 12:56 pm
CNA Staff, Mar 16, 2021 / 08:00 am (CNA).- A French professor has suggested that under its new leader, the John Paul II Pontifical Theological Institute for Marriage and Family Sciences in Rome should be [...]
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Venerable Fulton J. Sheen on Irish humor, suffering, and love for the Catholic Faith

By Joseph M. Hanneman on Mar 16, 2021 09:51 am
Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen (1895-1979) found his Irish heritage provided a multitude of teachable moments — about humor, the vagaries of everyday life and our shared path toward Heaven illumined by the light of [...]
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Homosexuality and Authentic Freedom

By Dr. Mark Lowery on Mar 15, 2021 11:45 pm
The tragic impasse that exists in our culture on the issue of homosexuality stems from two errors. [...]
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Planned “Veritatis Splendor” community aims at preserving, living, sharing the Catholic Faith

By Paul Senz on Mar 15, 2021 07:51 pm
The hills, lakes, and piney woods of East Texas will soon be home to a planned Catholic community, with the aim of living intentionally faithful lives and supporting, preserving, and spreading the Catholic Faith. Called [...]
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Biden’s contradictory Catholicism misleading and confusing, Archbishop Naumann says

By Catholic News Agency on Mar 15, 2021 06:53 pm
CNA Staff, Mar 15, 2021 / 02:11 pm (CNA).- It is a serious matter for President Joe Biden to profess Catholicism while publicly backing contradictory action on matters such as abortion, Archbishop Joseph Naumann of [...]
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Full text: Vatican doctrinal office’s response to a question on the blessing of same-sex unions

By Catholic News Agency on Mar 15, 2021 11:29 am
CNA Staff, Mar 15, 2021 / 05:52 am (<a href=”http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/”>CNA</a>).- <em>Here is the full text of the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith</em>’<em>s response to a question on the blessing of same-sex unions, [...]
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Saint Joseph, reverent father and protector of Holy Church

By Fr. Matthew MacDonald on Mar 14, 2021 09:37 pm
Note: This article was given in slightly different form as a closing meditation on Saint Joseph for a Lenten Forty Hours Devotion in honor of the Year of Saint Joseph at Saint Mary’s Church, Washingtonville, [...]
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The Morning Watch is a slim but powerful and meditative poem-like novel

By Rachel Hoover on Mar 14, 2021 08:59 pm
James Agee’s short 1950 novel The Morning Watch, recently republished by Angelico Press, is the kind of book about which little can be said without spoiling it. Nevertheless, I will try to say just enough [...]
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On false freedom and “intrinsically evil” acts

By James V. Schall, S.J. on Mar 13, 2021 07:14 pm
I. Today, in a culture dominated by the presumption of an unlimited “freedom” to define ourselves as we see fit, many things that were once commonly discussed and understood cannot be openly and frankly spoken [...]
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“Private” Masses banned in St. Peter’s Basilica?

By Peter M.J. Stravinskas on Mar 13, 2021 04:55 pm
At the conclusion of World Youth Day in 2013, Pope Francis urged the young people in Rio de Janeiro, “¡Hagan lio!” We apparently have another fulfillment of that wish with the latest decree emanating from [...]
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Book emphasizes reality of spiritual warfare, need for vigilance and forgiveness

By Jim Graves on Mar 12, 2021 09:02 pm
Kathleen Beckman is an evangelist, speaker, and author living in the Diocese of Orange, California. She has played an active role in promoting Catholic spirituality for nearly 30 years. Among her apostolates are Magnificat, a [...]
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Amazon says its ban of transgender-critical book was due to updated content policy

By Catholic News Agency on Mar 12, 2021 05:53 pm
Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Mar 12, 2021 / 03:00 pm (CNA).- Amazon says it stopped selling a transgender-critical book because of its framing of “LGBTQ+ identity as a mental illness.” In a letter issued to several [...]
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John 3:16 and the journey from darkness to light

By Carl E. Olson on Mar 12, 2021 05:30 pm
On the Readings for March 11, 2018, the Fourth Sunday of Lent [...]
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Vatican: Peter’s Pence, donations, keeping projected deficit to $60 million in 2021

By Catholic News Agency on Mar 12, 2021 05:28 pm
Vatican City, Mar 12, 2021 / 12:01 pm (CNA).- The Vatican said Friday it plans to lower operational expenses by 8% in 2021, while it relies on donations and funds from Peter’s Pence to contain

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