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Saturday, May 29, 2021

A Tale of Two Priests: A Word to Our Fathers

A Tale of Two Priests: A Word to Our Fathers

By James R. A. Merrick, Ph.D. on May 28, 2021 02:02 am
It was supposed to be a joyous weekend. It was my daughter’s First Holy Communion. We were anticipating a nice party, celebrating this supernatural gift. But a few days before, I received a text message [..]
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Cardinal Müller calls on Pope Francis to intervene with the Church in Germany

By Catholic News Agency on May 27, 2021 10:16 pm
Vatican City, May 27, 2021 / 16:00 pm (CNA). Gerhard Cardinal Müller on Monday called upon the Holy Father to intervene in the German situation to correct clerics who have attempted to bless same-sex unions, [...]
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The Unbroken Thread delves into the true nature of tradition and freedom

By Gerald J. Russello on May 27, 2021 04:38 pm
Sohrab Ahmari emerged onto the American intellectual scene several years ago and is now, only in his mid-30s, an op-ed editor at The New York Post. But as one can tell from his first book, [...]
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Pope Francis names Archbishop Arthur Roche as Vatican’s new liturgy chief

By Catholic News Agency on May 27, 2021 01:02 pm
Vatican City, May 27, 2021 / 05:37 am (CNA). Pope Francis appointed Archbishop Arthur Roche on Thursday as the prefect of the Vatican Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. Roche, the [...]
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Exploring the dark world of vaccines and fetal tissue research: Part 2

By Monica Seeley on May 27, 2021 02:54 am
Editor’s note: The following is Part 2 of a two-part essay on the complex and often disturbing relationship—scientifically, historically, and otherwise—between the creation of vaccines, the eugenics movement, and the abortion industry. Part 1 is on [...]
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Legislators seek to ban U. of Wisconsin faculty from serving as abortionists

By Joseph M. Hanneman on May 26, 2021 11:00 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin — An arrangement that allows University of Wisconsin medical school faculty to serve as Planned Parenthood abortionists on state time is “clearly illegal” under existing law, a Wisconsin state senator said, while he [...]
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Bishop Paprocki: The bishops must discuss worthiness to receive the Eucharist

By Catholic News Agency on May 26, 2021 05:13 pm
Washington D.C., May 26, 2021 / 12:59 pm (CNA). Another U.S. bishop has reproached efforts to delay discussion of “Eucharistic coherence” by the whole conference. “Sadly, there are some bishops and cardinals of the Church [...]
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Globalism and Catholic Education

By Dale Ahlquist on May 26, 2021 03:20 pm
There are 62 million students in Catholic elementary and secondary schools in the world today. That might be an impressive number, but it means that at least 225 million Catholic students are not attending Catholic [...]
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Archbishop Aquila: Germany’s synodal path needs repentance, belief, truth

By Catholic News Agency on May 26, 2021 01:46 pm
Denver, Colo., May 26, 2021 / 10:00 am (CNA). The German Catholic bishops and those involved in the synodal path of the Church in Germany must be the first to “repent and believe”, even as [...]
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The Healer: Paul McHugh at 90

By George Weigel on May 26, 2021 03:01 am
One of the adornments of American Catholicism turned 90 on May 21: Dr.  Paul R. McHugh, longtime head of psychiatry at Johns Hopkins and a healer after the heart of the Divine Physician. Few scientists [...]
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A profound critique of Liberalism and an essential analysis of Integralism

By Larry Chapp on May 26, 2021 01:48 am
A growing debate has emerged of late in certain Catholic circles over the Church’s proper response to political modernity (Liberalism). There are four basic positions currently in play that D.C. Schindler, who is Professor of [...]
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Why Critical Race Theory is contrary to Catholic Education

By Denise Donohue, Ed.D. on May 25, 2021 05:22 pm
Catholic education offers a truthful and morally sound framework for considering issues of race, human dignity, and social justice. Yet cultural norms, historical developments, commonplace and novel assumptions, and associated passions all have some influence [...]
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The pro-life policies that could be gutted in the next federal budget

By Catholic News Agency on May 25, 2021 02:29 pm
Washington D.C., May 25, 2021 / 11:05 am Every year, the president makes a budget request to Congress. As part of the funding process for the federal government, Congress then debates and votes on various [...]
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Britain’s back street baby rescue

By Fiorella Nash on May 25, 2021 02:19 am
A number of notable events have taken place in Britain over the past couple of weeks. Lockdown regulations have eased to allow indoor venues to open and ‘cautious hugs’ to be exchanged; in Scotland, a [...]
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First things first: Pope Francis’ overlooked pro-birth and pro-life message

By Ines Angeli Murzaku on May 24, 2021 09:14 pm
On May 14, 2021, Pope Francis delivered a notable opening speech to the Forum of Family Associations. The Forum was founded in 1993 as an umbrella organization embracing 500 associations, which Pope Francis calls a [...]
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Controversial La Crosse priest says he will challenge bishop’s request to resign

By Catholic News Agency on May 24, 2021 05:25 pm
Washington D.C., May 24, 2021 / 14:01 pm Fr. James Altman, a controversial priest of the Diocese of La Crosse who published a viral video statement last year that Catholics cannot be Democrats, said on [...]
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Blessed Charles of Austria and the principled road less travelled

By Jerry Salyer on May 24, 2021 03:30 pm
I am of the opinion that if the Allies at the peace table at Versailles had not imagined that the sweeping away of long-established dynasties was a form of progress, and if they had allowed [..]
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Are You an “Ought” or an “Is”?

By Robert R. Reilly on May 24, 2021 02:35 am
The categories of self-identification are exploding. For instance, there are now apparently more than 50 gender designations. The form I was asked to fill out to receive a COVID vaccine shot asked six questions regarding [...]
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God Forgotten: The American Version

By Jack Gist on May 22, 2021 09:10 pm
I was sitting in the living room after dinner watching what passes for news these days. A long-time family friend, who had been helping with the dishes, walked in, stood in the center of the [...]
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In England and Wales, Catholic Church names former prosecutor to lead child protection efforts

By Catholic News Agency on May 22, 2021 09:00 pm
London, England, May 22, 2021 / 15:01 pm (CNA). Nazir Afzal, a prestigious Muslim barrister with a history of prosecuting gangs engaged in sexual abuse and grooming, is the head of the latest effort by [...]
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Lessons from the flawed and controversial life of a Servant of God

By Dawn Beutner on May 22, 2021 06:57 pm
There can’t be many men who have been given the title of Servant of God by the Church but who were also burned at the stake by the Church. That’s what happened to the Italian [...]
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On Pentecost and “Matters Not Dictated By the Holy Spirit”

By James V. Schall, S.J. on May 22, 2021 01:00 pm
“Objection: The Scripture is plainly full of matters not dictated by the Holy Spirit. –Answer: Then they do not harm faith. Objection: But the Church has decided that all is of the Holy Spirit. Answer: [...]
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Pentecost: Detonation and Fulfillment, Humility and Unity

By Carl E. Olson on May 21, 2021 11:52 pm
Readings: • Acts 2:1-12 • Ps 104:1, 24, 29-30, 31, 34 • 1 Cor 12:3b-7, 12-13 or Gal 5:16-25 • Jn 20:19-23 or Jn 15:26-27; 16:12-15 “The Christian Church is the detonation of that explosive [...]
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Truth about life and the Bread of Life is not just in the eye of the beholder 

By Fr. Charles Fox on May 21, 2021 04:44 pm
“All your ways may be straight in your own eyes, but it is the Lord who weighs hearts.” — Proverbs 21:2 I am not much of a scientist, but if I were to hold a [...]

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