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Sunday, June 27, 2021

Death, disease, demons, and the deep

 

Reviving the lost art of reading in Catholic homes

By Robert Laird on Jun 24, 2021 08:42 pm
My family has always had an assortment of books around the house for our children, and now for our grandchildren as well. Fond memories recur when I hear the grandchildren squeal with delight, as they [...]
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“Our goal is to help our students find their vocation in life”

By Jim Graves on Jun 24, 2021 08:07 pm
Christopher Ice has served as the third president of Ave Maria University, a Catholic liberal arts college in Southwest Florida serving 1,100 students, since January 1, 2020.  He assumed the position after serving three years [...]
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Pope Francis encourages us to continue on ‘Synodal Way,’ says German bishops’ leader after audience

By Catholic News Agency on Jun 24, 2021 08:50 am
Bishop Georg Bätzing, chairman of the German bishops’ conference, meets with Pope Francis at the Vatican, June 24, 2021. / Vatican Media. Vatican City, Jun 24, 2021 / 06:50 am (CNA). Pope Francis encouraged the German Catholic Church to continue... [...]
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St. John the Baptist: Called by the Father, filled with the Spirit, proclaiming the Son

By Carl E. Olson on Jun 24, 2021 03:05 am
On the Readings for Sunday, June 24, 2012, The Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist [...]
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The Holocaust, a zoo, and a lesson in human ecology

By Nick Olszyk on Jun 23, 2021 11:35 pm
MPAA Rating: Not rated at the time of this review USCCB Rating: Not rated at the time of this review Reel Rating: 3 out of 5 reels There are many stories of heroic virtue that [...]
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Bishop Paprocki: Regarding Communion debate “There should be no unity with iniquity”

By Catholic News Agency on Jun 23, 2021 09:22 pm
Denver Newsroom, Jun 23, 2021 / 16:56 pm (CNA). In a statement published on June 23, 2021, Bishop Thomas Paprocki of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois lambasted recent media coverage of the USCCB vote [...]
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St. John the Baptist: A martyr for the truth about marriage

By Peter M.J. Stravinskas on Jun 23, 2021 03:20 pm
Many years ago, a play came out called “The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner,” the point being that the life of such an athlete is unique and requires a certain style of personality and [...]
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Collegiality and eucharistic integrity

By George Weigel on Jun 23, 2021 03:01 am
The concept of the “collegiality” of bishops has been sharply contested since the Second Vatican Council debated it in 1962, 1963, and 1964. That discussion was sufficiently contentious that a personal intervention from Pope Paul [...]
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A woman of faith directs a Man of God

By James Day on Jun 22, 2021 05:09 pm
“Lord Jesus Christ, son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.” This simple prayer is repeated continuously throughout Man of God by the film’s title character, Bishop Nektarios (Aris Servetalis), venerated as Saint Nektarios [...]
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Cardinal clarifies exceptions to ban on private Masses in St. Peter’s Basilica

By Catholic News Agency on Jun 22, 2021 04:30 pm
Vatican City, Jun 22, 2021 / 12:00 pm (CNA). The cardinal in charge of St. Peter’s Basilica has clarified details of a ban on the celebration of private Masses in the upper part of the [...]
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Judge orders priests must get access to Wisconsin prisons for Mass, sacraments

By Joseph M. Hanneman on Jun 22, 2021 01:25 am
For the first time in 15 months, priests in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee will be allowed into Wisconsin’s prisons to offer Holy Mass and administer sacraments to inmates under an order signed Monday by a [...]
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Opinion: Standing up for religious freedom, again

By Dawn Beutner on Jun 21, 2021 11:00 pm
When the Catholic bishops in the United States launched their Fortnight for Freedom program in 2012, its goal was to address a very real problem. The Obama administration was trying to create a distinction between [...]
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St. Thomas More and the tribulations of our time

By David G. Bonagura, Jr. on Jun 21, 2021 01:30 pm
State-imposed lockdowns, suspended sacraments, locked churches, city riots, vandalized statues, “cancelling,” educational upheavals—these tribulations rippling from COVID-19 have rocked Catholics and the practice of our faith. As the pandemic gripped the country and the months [...]
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St. Aloysius Gonzaga and education in chastity

By Peter M.J. Stravinskas on Jun 21, 2021 11:36 am
Editor’s note: This homily was preached for the memorial of St. Aloysius Gonzaga, June 21, 2021, at the Church of the Holy Innocents, New York City. Our saint of the day, Aloysius Gonzaga, lived in [...]
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The pandemic has hit Catholic parishes hard. It’s also taken a toll on priests

By Catholic News Agency on Jun 21, 2021 05:25 am
Mazur/cbcew.org.uk. London, England, Jun 21, 2021 / 03:25 am (CNA). Today was supposed to be England’s “freedom day.” Back in February, Prime Minister Boris Johnson told a weary populace that, all being well, the country could look forward to th... [...]
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Apocalypse and Reflections among the Rocks

By Jack Gist on Jun 21, 2021 12:22 am
In final preparation for an impromptu camping trip, I was at the local Walmart scanning items at the self-checkout. An attendant approached to approve my beer purchase. He smiled and said, “You better stock up [...]
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Statement by UN ‘experts’ seeks to discredit the Holy See

By Andrea Gagliarducci, Catholic News Agency on Jun 20, 2021 10:57 pm
Rome Newsroom, Jun 20, 2021 / 14:35 pm (CNA). A group of U.N. “experts” is expected to issue a statement aimed at forcing the Holy See and the Catholic Church to surrender to abortion and [...]
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Fathers who follow Christ to the Cross

By Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers on Jun 20, 2021 11:32 am
Twenty-six years ago, my life changed forever. When my wife Colleen and I were married, we made a permanent decision to love; to give ourselves to each other freely and completely. In doing this, we [...]
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St. Joseph and Father’s Day: An interview with Fr. Donald Calloway

By Father Seán Connolly on Jun 20, 2021 09:09 am
The civic holiday the United States celebrates today is entirely in keeping with Catholic sentiment. Father’s Day has its origins in the work of Sonora Smart Dodd who back in 1910 was able to convince the [...]
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The Wilderness Crying Out in a Voice

By Fr. Charles Fox on Jun 20, 2021 01:41 am
In 1987, when I was ten years-old and a devotee of the World Wrestling Federation, I saw an episode of the WWF talk show, Piper’s Pit, hosted by the Scottish wrestler Rowdy Roddy Piper. On [...]
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Current controversies and Fr. Fortescue’s exegetical principle

By Dr. Edward Feser on Jun 19, 2021 09:47 pm
In his book The Early Papacy: To the Synod of Chalcedon in 451, Fr. Adrian Fortescue argues that the essential Catholic claims about the authority of the pope can all be found in patristic texts from [...]
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Marriage at the heart of salvation history: A story very old and ever new

By Conor Sweeney on Jun 19, 2021 01:41 am
During my years employed as a lecturer at the now defunct John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family in Melbourne, Australia, I was blessed to be part of a faithful and prolific academic community [...]
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Death, disease, demons, and the deep

By Carl E. Olson on Jun 18, 2021 07:25 pm
Readings: • Ez 2:2-5 • Psa 123:1-2, 2, 3-4 • 2 Cor 12:7-10 • Mk 4:35-41 Death, disease, demons and the deep. What do they have in common? Yes, they all begin with the same letter. [...]
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Bishops plan response to Native American Catholics who ‘want their voice heard’

By CNA Daily News on Jun 18, 2021 03:43 pm
Denver Newsroom, Jun 18, 2021 / 13:10 pm Native American ministry was an action item for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops on Thursday, as the relevant subcommittee sought approval for a new statement and [...]

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