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Friday, August 27, 2021

Doctrine, Dissent, and the Eucharist

What does “pastoral” even mean anymore?

By Aquae Regiae on Aug 26, 2021 08:09 pm
One of the foremost signs of the degradation of a culture is the degradation of its language. Language is the color of thought, and enables us to communicate as best we can the things we [...]
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You will be contradicted: The Christological challenge of Karol Wojtyla

By Casey Chalk on Aug 26, 2021 06:53 pm
One of the greatest threats to the Christian life is not necessarily the alluring temptations that entice us or the unexpected disasters that shake us, but the slow, almost imperceptible erosion of our appreciation for [...]
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Parenting and the challenging work of handing on the faith

By Russell Shaw on Aug 26, 2021 02:16 pm
It’s hard to imagine that anyone who ever raised children found it an entirely easy job. Challenging, exciting, often rewarding–yes. But easy? You’ve got to be kidding. That is certainly the case when it comes [...]
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Retired archbishop calls Pope Francis’ Traditional Latin Mass restrictions ‘a regrettable step backwards’

By Catholic News Agency on Aug 26, 2021 12:45 pm
Mass offered in the extraordinary form of the Roman Rite. / Shalone Cason via Unsplash. La Plata, Argentina, Aug 26, 2021 / 10:45 am (CNA). Archbishop Héctor Rubén Aguer, the Archbishop Emeritus of La Plata, has said that the restrictions on the... [...]
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The Green Knight: Facing Life’s Test 

By Dr. R. Jared Staudt on Aug 26, 2021 03:01 am
Rarely do I find myself looking to modern Hollywood for morality tales, either on screen or in headlines. And yet, every once in a while, a film is released that draws on truths incorruptible by [...]
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Our Lady of Częstochowa, Patroness of women scarred by abortion

By Father Seán Connolly on Aug 25, 2021 06:32 pm
The most cherished shrine of the Polish people is the Jasna Góra monastery in Częstochowa which has been home to the revered icon of the Black Madonna since it was brought there by Duke Ladislaus [...]
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Venerable Fulton Sheen ‘should be made a saint’, says Peoria coadjutor bishop

By Catholic News Agency on Aug 25, 2021 12:58 pm
null / null Peoria, Ill., Aug 25, 2021 / 10:58 am (CNA). Proponents of the beatification of Venerable Fulton Sheen are still searching for answers about the cause, nearly two years after that process was paused.“I don’t know much,” Bishop Louis ... [...]
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Wanted: A Catholic Chaim Potok

By George Weigel on Aug 25, 2021 03:45 am
In the three decades since the Revolution of 1989, Poland’s many cultural achievements include mastering the craft of creating the 21st-century historical museum. Examples include the Warsaw Uprising Museum in the national capital; Kraków Under [...]
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The rule of law, not of bishops

By Dr. Randall B. Smith on Aug 24, 2021 09:39 pm
I have for years been arguing that the sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church should have been — and in the future should be — adjudicated by Church tribunals according to the provisions of [...]
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COVID vaccines: Spokane bishop supports conscience rights, but says priests won’t provide religious exemption

By Catholic News Agency on Aug 24, 2021 05:00 am
Bishop Thomas Daly of Spokane. Spokane, Wash., Aug 24, 2021 / 03:00 am (CNA). After Washington state announced a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for school employees, the Bishop of Spokane said that conscience rights should be respected, but that pries... [...]
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The Vocations Lady: A conversation with Rhonda Gruenewald

By Sean Salai, S.J. on Aug 24, 2021 12:20 am
Rhonda Gruenewald is a Houston-based Catholic convert, wife, and mother of two children who founded the organization Vocation Ministry. A former high school English teacher, she has now collaborated with thousands of vocation promoters and [...]
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Resources for the final months of the Year of St. Joseph

By Paul Senz on Aug 23, 2021 07:02 pm
On December 8, 1870, Blessed Pope Pius IX proclaimed St. Joseph as the patron of the Universal Church. To commemorate this anniversary, Pope Francis declared a Year of St. Joseph, running from December 8, 2020 [...]
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Can we “Identify as Catholic”?

By David G. Bonagura, Jr. on Aug 23, 2021 03:56 pm
“I identify as X” has replaced, in popular parlance, using an adjective to describe a person’s ethnic and sexual self-understanding. Witness, for example, how the New York Times’ reports on census and demographic data. Common [...]
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Biden ambassador pick a wealthy LGBT activist linked to ‘hostile takeover’ of religion

By Catholic News Agency on Aug 23, 2021 05:00 am
Upton Sinclair Honoree Tim Gill and and husband Scott Miller (L) arrive for the Liberty Hill Upton Sinclair Awards Dinner at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, May 11, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. Credit: Victor Decolongon/Getty Images. Denver News... [...]
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Hearing the universal language, even in silence

By Nick Olszyk on Aug 23, 2021 01:02 am
MPAA Rating: PG-13 USCCB Rating: Not rated at the time of this review Reel Rating: 5 out of 5 reels The acronym “CODA” refers to “children of deaf adults,” which could be the title for any [...]
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“My flesh for the life of the world”: Ronald Knox on the Mass as a Sacrifice

By Fr. Charles Fox on Aug 22, 2021 12:46 am
“I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world.” —John 6:51 [...]
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Opinion: Mask Mandates, Sic et Non

By Father Jerry J. Pokorsky on Aug 22, 2021 12:27 am
Are mask mandates reasonable and necessary, or are they dangerous and even immoral? This essay is, in part, a response to comments made to an earlier piece, titled “The Pandemic and the Contraceptive Mentality” (Aug [...]
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Doctrine, Dissent, and the Eucharist

By Carl E. Olson on Aug 21, 2021 03:05 am
On the Readings for Sunday, August 26, 2018 [...]
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Costa Rican priest suspended, sent for psychological treatment for celebrating Latin Novus Ordo

By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman on Aug 20, 2021 11:26 pm
A Costa Rican priest says he has been suspended, removed from his parish, and sent to psychological treatment by his bishop who is angry with him for celebrating the reformed liturgy in Latin and ad [...]
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Will Pemberton, requiescat in pace

By CWR Staff on Aug 20, 2021 07:09 pm
We at Catholic World Report, along with the Ignatius Press family, are deeply saddened to learn of the death this morning of Will Pemberton. Will, who is the son-in-law of author and artist Michael O’Brien, [...]
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Police chaplain ‘mortified’ he mistakenly gave Chicago mayor Communion at Officer Ella French’s funeral

By Catholic News Agency on Aug 20, 2021 03:22 pm
Video footage of the Aug. 19, 2021 funeral Mass for fallen Chicago police officer Ella French shows Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot returning from receiving Communion from Fr. Dan Brandt, a Catholic chaplain for the Chicago Police Department. / CNA ... [...]
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