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Friday, April 9, 2021

The Violence of the Crucifixion

Claude McKay’s Harlem Shadows and the Light of Faith

By James Matthew Wilson on Apr 08, 2021 10:37 pm
I recently paid tribute to the poet Claude McKay, a singular figure in American literature. He was the first great poet of the Harlem Renaissance who inspired a generation. After a late-life conversion, in 1944, [...]
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Light, Water, and New Life: On Easter Vigil and Paschaltide

By Peter M.J. Stravinskas on Apr 08, 2021 06:11 pm
The Easter Vigil is known as “the mother of all vigils” because of its preeminence in the life of Christians. The Sacred Liturgy of that night is replete with symbolism; we could even say that [...]
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Cardinal Dolan implores Catholics to return to Sunday Mass

By CNA Daily News on Apr 08, 2021 04:01 pm
Washington D.C., Apr 7, 2021 / 14:22 pm America/Denver (CNA). In a column for the archdiocesan newspaper on Wednesday, Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York implored Catholics to return to Sunday Mass during the Easter [...]
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New memoir captures the Catholicism of the Immigrant Church era

By Dr. Christopher Shannon on Apr 07, 2021 10:49 pm
In the column I wrote as we began Lent, I reflected on the somewhat scandalous tradition of Carnival as practiced in the traditional Catholic cultures of the Mediterranean. Northern Catholic cultures tended to delay their [...]
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A new companion for the traditional Latin Mass

By Joseph M. Hanneman on Apr 07, 2021 07:59 pm
When a call went out for subscribers for a new Traditional Latin Mass companion publication, the publisher reached its initial goal of 5,000 in less than six weeks. And they are still four months away [...]
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Light from the East

By George Weigel on Apr 07, 2021 03:01 am
Ten years ago last month, the Synod of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church took a striking decision: it elected its youngest member, 40-year old Bishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk, as leader of the largest of the eastern [...]
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Left, Right, and Church teaching: Seasonal reflections on politics

By James Kalb on Apr 06, 2021 06:48 pm
What life are we leading today? And what is it for? Lent has been a time to reflect on such things, and Easter and Spring are seasons of rebirth. But sometimes reflection brings little comfort, [...]
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Boundaries of Eden is a Southern novel filled with poetic intricacy

By Chilton Williamson, Jr. on Apr 06, 2021 03:39 pm
Glenn Arbery’s Boundaries of Eden is a book set in the contemporary American South that contains, to one degree or another, every literary ingredient of the genre known as the “Southern novel”—as well as several [...]
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Missouri nuns have a history of being targeted for shootings, harassment

By Catholic News Agency on Apr 06, 2021 02:55 pm
Washington D.C., Apr 6, 2021 / 12:00 pm (CNA).- A recent series of shootings at a Benedictine abbey in Missouri is only the latest manifestation of ongoing violence and harassment against the nuns there, the [...]
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Opinion: Stop harming our children, follow the medical facts

By Richard Fitzgibbons, M.D. on Apr 06, 2021 02:45 pm
On March 20, 2021, some 10,000 people engaged in a London rally protesting the severe COVID lockdowns of schools, businesses, restaurants, bars, and even playgrounds. I was particularly struck by a sign carried by a [...]
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Controversial Swiss theologian Hans Küng dies at age 93

By Catholic News Agency on Apr 06, 2021 01:39 pm
CNA Staff, Apr 6, 2021 / 11:00 am (CNA).- The influential and controversial Swiss theologian Hans Küng died Tuesday at the age of 93. The German Catholic Church’s official website said that Küng died on [...]
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The Great Reset, Catholic Style

By Theodore Misiak on Apr 05, 2021 04:21 pm
Catholic social teaching has been called the “Church’s best kept secret”, and with good reason. The two foundational encyclicals (Pope Leo XIII’s Rerum Novarum [RV]and Pope Pius XI’s Quadragesimo Anno [QA]), other encyclicals on social [...]
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On Easter Monday and my favorite passage in the New Testament

By Peter M.J. Stravinskas on Apr 05, 2021 12:53 pm
Note: The following homily was preached at the Church of the Holy Innocents in New York City on Easter Monday, April 5, 2021. In many countries, today is a legal holiday; in Italy, the day [...]
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“I don’t know and I don’t care”: On the devotion of the Nones

By Dale Ahlquist on Apr 05, 2021 01:51 am
Karl Marx said famously that religion is the opium of the people, thereby inserting a fatal flaw into his own theory of dialectical materialism. If the march of history toward a communist society is inevitable, [...]
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Full text: Pope Francis’ Easter Urbi et Orbi blessing 2021

By Catholic News Agency on Apr 04, 2021 11:44 am
Vatican City, Apr 4, 2021 / 06:00 am (CNA).- On Easter Sunday 2021, Pope Francis offered Mass at the Altar of the Chair in St. Peter’s Basilica. Afterward, he gave the Urbi et Orbi message [...]
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“The Truth of the Resurrection” by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger

By CWR Staff on Apr 04, 2021 03:03 am
Editor’s note: The following excerpt is from Introduction to Christianity (2nd edition) by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (Ignatius Press, 1990, 2004; pp. 301-10). ——— To the Christian, faith in the Resurrection of Jesus Christ is an expression [...]
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“I am the man, Thomas, I am the man…”

By Casey Chalk on Apr 03, 2021 11:18 pm
I am the man, Thomas, I am the man; Look at these nail scars here in my hands. Jesus didn’t utter those words, as far as we know, during his post-Resurrection encounter with St. Thomas [...]
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On resurrection, abortion, and judgment

By James V. Schall, S.J. on Apr 03, 2021 05:00 pm
“On the morning of the first day of the week, the disciples were gathered together behind locked doors, suddenly, Jesus stood among them and said: ‘Peace be with you,’ alleluia.” — Antiphon, Evening Prayer, Easter Sunday. [...]
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The Three “R’s” of the Resurrection

By Carl E. Olson on Apr 03, 2021 04:30 pm
Readings: • Acts 10:34a, 37-43 • Psa. 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23 • Col. 3:1-4 or I Cor. 5:6b-8 • Jn. 20:1-9 or Mt. 28:1-10 “Hidden first in a womb of flesh, he sanctified human birth by [...]
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Polish Catholic parish in London: Police ‘grossly exceeded powers’ in halting Good Friday service

By Catholic News Agency on Apr 03, 2021 12:24 pm
CNA Staff, Apr 3, 2021 / 07:35 am (CNA).- A Polish Catholic parish in London, England, said Saturday that it believed that police “grossly exceeded their powers” when they halted a Good Friday service and [...]
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The Violence of the Crucifixion

By Dr. Leroy Huizenga on Apr 02, 2021 03:39 pm
One of my duties at the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND, where I chair the Theology Department, is to help our student music leaders select music appropriate for our well-attended masses. For a recent [...]
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Hong Kong Calvary 2021

By George Weigel on Apr 02, 2021 11:33 am
The news was expected, but that did not make it any less wrenching: newspaper publisher Jimmy Lai, veteran democracy activist Martin Lee, and other brave defenders of human rights were convicted in Hong Kong on [...]
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