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Friday, August 20, 2021

The Martyrs of August

“There is no limit to the error that flows from gender ideology.”

By Jim Graves on Aug 19, 2021 11:24 pm
Bishop Michael Burbidge of Arlington, Virginia released a letter entitled “A Catechesis on the Human Person and Gender Ideology” on August 12.  The purpose of the letter, he explained, is to present “the principles of [...]
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Six Popes chronicles a full and fascinating priestly life

By Father Seán Connolly on Aug 19, 2021 04:49 pm
As a young boy I was under the impression that every priest had an office in the Vatican and was on close terms with the pope. When the pastor of my local parish included stories [...]
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Christians fear for state of religious freedom in Afghanistan

By Catholic News Agency on Aug 19, 2021 12:21 pm
Afghan armed men supporting the Afghan security forces against the Taliban pictured while sitting near their humvee vehicles at Parakh area in Bazarak, Panjshir province, Aug. 19, 2021. Credit: Ahmad Sahel Arman/AFP via Getty Images. / null Kabu... [...]
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Mark Twain, Freemason

By James Day on Aug 18, 2021 09:08 pm
Following the work done by my father and other relatives, I wanted to look deeper into my grandmother’s paternal line, which led back to Protestant Germany, far from my overwhelming Irish Catholic roots. I was [...]
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More than 900 abuse claims filed against Buffalo diocese under Child Victims Act

By Catholic News Agency on Aug 18, 2021 03:03 pm
St. Joseph Cathedral in Buffalo, N.Y. / CiEll/Shutterstock Buffalo, N.Y., Aug 18, 2021 / 11:03 am (CNA). At Saturday’s close of the “lookback” window created by New York’s Child Victims Act, more than 900 child sex abuse claims against the Buffa... [...]
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“When someone from afar understands you, the distance disappears as if you are neighbors.”

By Anthony E. Clark, Ph.D. on Aug 18, 2021 02:00 pm
The media will certainly have its varied narratives when discussing Raymond Cardinal Burke, but I have known him to be a simple and generous servant of the Lord, humble and warm to everyone he meets. [...]
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A Church in mission or a Church in meetings?

By George Weigel on Aug 18, 2021 03:01 am
On the Solemnity of Christ the King in 2013, Pope Francis completed the work of the 2012 Synod of Bishops with the apostolic exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel), issuing a ringing call [...]
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New novel serves up a horrifying dip into alternative history

By Zander Doby on Aug 17, 2021 05:13 pm
Readers seeking out an existential horror story might not look to Catholic authors and a Catholic publishers. But that is precisely what Fiorella De Maria and K.V. Turley have delivered in This Thing of Darkness, [...]
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National Catholic Bioethics Center: Church teaching calls for respect of both common good and conscience

By Catholic News Agency on Aug 17, 2021 12:28 pm
oasisamuel/Shutterstock Philadelphia, Pa., Aug 17, 2021 / 10:28 am (CNA). The National Catholic Bioethics Center on Tuesday recalled that its guidance on vaccination against the coronavirus is drawn from the full range of Church teaching on the ... [...]
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Opinion: The Pandemic and the Contraceptive Mentality

By Father Jerry J. Pokorsky on Aug 17, 2021 08:15 am
We take reasonable safety measures throughout our lives. We teach children to look both ways before crossing. Police and soldiers wear Kevlar body armor, surgeons and medical personnel don masks and gowns when necessary, and [...]
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The fall of Afghanistan and the resurgence of radical Islam

By William Kilpatrick on Aug 16, 2021 09:51 pm
As I write this, the news is full of reports that Kabul has fallen to the Taliban, that the president of Afghanistan has fled, and that the new government will be named the Islamic Emirate [...]
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Los Angeles archdiocese won’t provide religious exemption from Covid vaccines

By Catholic News Agency on Aug 16, 2021 07:14 pm
Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles. / Daniel Ibanez/CNA Los Angeles, Calif., Aug 16, 2021 / 17:14 pm (CNA). The Archdiocese of Los Angeles has said it is not providing religious exemption letters to individuals who object to receiving a vaccin... [...]
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A bishop’s accessible and comprehensive history of the Sexual Revolution

By Tracey Rowland on Aug 16, 2021 06:49 pm
Bishop Peter Elliott is well-known in the Anglosphere. He grew up in Melbourne as the son of an Anglican vicar and the older of two brothers, the younger one named Paul. His curriculum vitae reads [...]
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Traditionis Custodes at 30 Days: A Retrospective and a Prospective

By Peter M.J. Stravinskas on Aug 16, 2021 12:44 am
As we approach the month’s mind marker of Traditionis Custodes, and with the benefit of literally hundreds of articles produced, including my own reflection here at CWR within 48 hours of the promulgation of the [...]
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EWTN Honors Archbishop Charles J. Chaput with first annual Mother Angelica Award

By Catholic News Agency on Aug 15, 2021 09:57 pm
Archbishop Charles J. Chaput receives first annual Mother Angelica Award from EWTN CEO Michael P. Warsaw. / EWTN Irondale, Ala., Aug 15, 2021 / 19:57 pm (CNA). Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., was honored as the first recipient of the ... [...]
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Missed opportunities to proclaim Catholic Social Teaching

By Theodore Misiak on Aug 15, 2021 07:38 pm
It has been said that the great battle of our time is over the family. Yet there is much more to this battle than one may think. It is often forgotten that government policies on [...]
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First the diagnosis, then the cure

By Thomas M. Doran on Aug 15, 2021 12:09 am
Fewer Catholics are attending Mass. Fewer Catholics accept the Church’s teaching about the Eucharist, about the sanctity of unborn life, about the Christian’s responsibility to the poor and suffering, about marriage, about Jesus as the [...]
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80 years ago St. Maximilian Kolbe gave his life in Auschwitz to save a father of a family

By Catholic News Agency on Aug 14, 2021 10:00 am
St. Maximilian Kolbe / Public Domain Rome Newsroom, Aug 14, 2021 / 08:00 am (CNA). Eighty years ago St. Maximilian Kolbe died in Auschwitz on August 14 after volunteering to take the place of a father in the concentration camp’s starvation bunke... [...]
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The Blessed Virgin Mary: Sinless by grace, saved by grace, assumed by grace

By Carl E. Olson on Aug 14, 2021 04:00 am
On the Readings for the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, August 15, 2018 [...]
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My ‘Dog Days’ Blues: Tension, realism, and the 2023 Synod on synodality

By Sister Renée Mirkes on Aug 13, 2021 07:54 pm
REWIND: It’s August. My childhood chums and I are nine going on ten. We’re running through lawn sprinklers trying to escape the stifling heat that visits our Midwest town every ‘Dog Days’ season. We aren’t [...]
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The Martyrs of August

By Peter M.J. Stravinskas on Aug 13, 2021 12:00 pm
Some months, like August, seem to be populated by a very long procession of martyrs: The Holy Maccabees (1), Sixtus and his companions (7), Edith Stein (9), Lawrence (10), Pontian and Hippolytus (13), Maximilian Kolbe [...]
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