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Friday, April 23, 2021

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The perennial brilliance and Catholic vision of William Shakespeare

By Paul Senz on Apr 23, 2021 03:05 am
William Shakespeare, widely considered the greatest writer the English language has ever produced, died on April 23, 1616—and there is some evidence suggesting he was born on the same date in 1564. In a short [...]
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Hans Küng’s troubling legacy of disdain for Poland and St. John Paul II

By Filip Mazurczak on Apr 22, 2021 11:51 pm
As a non-theologian, I do not feel competent to respond to the controversial theological views of the recently deceased Swiss-German dissident theologian Hans Küng, such as his rejection of the dogma of papal infallibility. But [...]
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The saint who offered her life to God for the cause of Christian unity

By Dawn Beutner on Apr 22, 2021 04:00 pm
When popes refer to saints in their writings, they usually limit themselves to Doctors of the Church, Fathers of the Church, and the saints found in the Gospels. But Pope Saint John Paul II broke [...]
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Several US states consider bills regulating abortion

By Catholic News Agency on Apr 22, 2021 01:48 pm
Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Apr 22, 2021 / 20:01 pm (CNA). Numerous states of the US have been considering bills regulating abortion in recent weeks. In Idaho, a bill which would ban abortion after the detection [...]
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The Supreme Court and the mysteries of reviews, rulings, and packing

By Russell Shaw on Apr 22, 2021 12:42 pm
Imagine trying to follow a game whose rules and objectives you don’t know and whose players aren’t letting on. That is approximately how things now stand where the Supreme Court, President Joe Biden, and the [...]
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The relevance of the stars and the desires of the heart

By Conor Dugan on Apr 22, 2021 02:06 am
Even if the term sui generis wasn’t invented for him, the late-Monsignor Lorenzo Albacete was its Platonic ideal. Albacete, who died in 2014, was a priest of the Archdiocese of Washington, an astrophysicist, a one-time [...]
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Baby on board? Or baby overboard?

By S. Kirk Pierzchala on Apr 21, 2021 08:26 pm
Recently, while at a local snow park, I saw a luxury SUV with a decal of a baby and the proclamation, “Huge Financial Burden on Board”.  While the child exiting the vehicle appeared well-loved and [..]
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Who will be the next Bishop of Hong Kong?

By Catholic News Agency on Apr 21, 2021 12:52 pm
Hong Kong, China, Apr 20, 2021 / 19:01 pm (CNA). Catholics in Hong Kong are reeling after several pro-democracy figures were sentenced last week to prison terms for their peaceful resistance to the Chinese Communist [...]
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Hans Küng and the perils of fame

By George Weigel on Apr 21, 2021 05:19 am
During his 1977 rookie year with the Baltimore Orioles, future Hall of Famer Eddie Murray got a piece of advice from veteran Lee May: If you’ve got talent, May told the 21-year-old slugger, fame can’t [...]
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St. Anselm: Sounding the charge for religious freedom

By Sean Fitzpatrick on Apr 21, 2021 01:37 am
With the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993, Congress prohibited “the federal government from substantially burdening a person’s exercise of religion unless it demonstrates that doing so both furthers a compelling governmental interest and represents [...]
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Jihad and the complexities of immigration

By William Kilpatrick on Apr 20, 2021 08:03 pm
In a recent CWR essay on the massacre of 10 people in Boulder, Colorado by a Muslim, I made the point that the media, with few exceptions, wants us to believe that jihad has nothing [...]
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Minnesota bishops call for prayer and civility before jury finds Derek Chauvin guilty

By Catholic News Agency on Apr 20, 2021 07:39 pm
Washington D.C., Apr 20, 2021 / 15:40 pm (CNA). Minnesota bishops called for prayer and civility shortly before a jury on Tuesday found former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of second-degree unintentional murder and [...]
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Catholics in Mozambique live in fear over attacks by Islamists

By Patrick Egwu on Apr 20, 2021 06:18 pm
Religious extremism is taking a toll on the Catholic community in Mozambique. Churches have been razed and there are communities where parishioners live displaced and deserted as a result of the ongoing armed conflict in [...]
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How might the pandemic affect religious practice? A look at the current data

By Filip Mazurczak on Apr 20, 2021 03:04 pm
There is much pessimism across the West about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on religious practice. Luxembourg’s Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, for example, has grimly predicted that the disruption of normal religious life may have [...]
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Bishop urges prayer, fasting in response to blessings of same-sex couples in Germany

By Catholic News Agency on Apr 19, 2021 08:31 pm
San Sebastian, Spain, Apr 19, 2021 / 17:01 pm (CNA). In response to a planned day of blessings for same-sex partners in Germany, the Bishop of San Sebastián on Wednesday called on Catholics to join [...]
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2021 Napa Institute Summer Conference to focus on renewal and healing in the Church and culture

By Jim Graves on Apr 19, 2021 05:34 pm
The Napa Institute will present its 11th annual summer conference July 21-25, 2021 at The Meritage Resort in Napa, California.  The conference will feature a wide variety of prominent Catholic speakers including Archbishop of Miami [...]
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Opinion: “Go out to the world”—seriously, go out!

By Amy Welborn on Apr 19, 2021 01:52 pm
It’s time to get back to Mass! Really? Why? The calls, framed with just a bit of anxiety, are beginning to come, aren’t they? This is Cardinal Dolan’s, but perhaps you’ve seen them in your own part [...]
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All-Ireland Primate criticizes ‘draconian’ new regulations on public worship

By Catholic News Agency on Apr 19, 2021 10:58 am
CNA Staff, Apr 19, 2021 / 07:15 am (CNA). A senior Catholic archbishop has accused the Irish government of introducing “draconian” new regulations on public worship “in a clandestine manner.” In an April 18 statement, [...]
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Eucharistic Coherence

By Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila on Apr 19, 2021 12:01 am
On April 14, 2021 America Magazine, as part of its ongoing “Conversations” in America Media, published an article I wrote entitled: “For the church to live in eucharistic coherence, we must be willing to challenge [...]
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God and Winston Churchill

By Dr. Paul Kengor on Apr 18, 2021 02:05 am
The woke mobs of the cancel culture have come for Winston Churchill, both here in the United States and in his home country, where the man was long considered a hero who did nothing short [...]
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Kuby and O’Brien’s book on clerical abuse offers strong analysis, personal insight

By Timothy D. Lusch on Apr 17, 2021 12:43 pm
“If the Church does not cleanse its own household, God surely will.” So warns artist and novelist Michael O’Brien whose contribution to this book is searing and poetically concentrated. It gives voice to the unspeakable. [...]
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Three-time Olympian shares her conversion story

By Catholic News Agency on Apr 17, 2021 12:26 pm
Denver Newsroom, Apr 17, 2021 / 02:00 am America/Denver (CNA). Today, Dominique Dawes is a three-time Olympian and Olympic gold medalist. But back in 1996, she was a teenage girl feeling the weight of the [...]
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Preachers who are in love with Christ

By Carl E. Olson on Apr 16, 2021 08:49 pm
On the Readings for April 15, 2018, the Third Sunday of Easter [...]
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Holy popes and the bloodiest of centuries

By Joseph Pearce on Apr 16, 2021 04:56 pm
One of the joys of co-hosting the FORMED Book Club with Father Fessio and Vivian Dudro is the opportunity it presents to read and discuss some of the newest books published by Ignatius Press. We [...]
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