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Friday, September 10, 2021

How a 9/11 fireman became a priest

The remarkable story of how a 9/11 fireman became a priest

By Father Seán Connolly on Sep 10, 2021 01:02 am
All of us old enough have vivid memories of where we were when the news reached us that planes had struck the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. On the morning of September 11, [...]
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Judge again bars mandatory COVID shot for Michigan student athletes

By Joseph M. Hanneman on Sep 10, 2021 12:33 am
A federal judge in Kalamazoo, Mich., issued a preliminary injunction Thursday barring Western Michigan University from enforcing a policy requiring all student athletes receive a COVID-19 gene-therapy injection, something 16 Christian student athletes say violates [...]
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Eight notable priests of Slovakia

By Filip Mazurczak on Sep 09, 2021 07:10 pm
On September 12-15, Pope Francis will travel to Slovakia, making this the fourth papal pilgrimage to the East-Central European nation after St. John Paul II’s visit to then-Czechoslovakia in 1990 (which included Bratislava) and trips [...]
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Biden administration sues Texas over pro-life law

By Catholic News Agency on Sep 09, 2021 03:45 pm
Breaking News / CNA Washington D.C., Sep 9, 2021 / 13:45 pm (CNA). The Biden administration on Thursday sued Texas over its new law prohibiting most abortions after the detection of a fetal heartbeat.In a complaint filed in a federal district co... [...]
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One of the most exciting works of fiction ever is a Catholic novel

By Russell Shaw on Sep 09, 2021 03:32 pm
If you think a novel set in 14th century Norway has to be dull, think again. Sigrid Undset’s Kristin Lavransdatter is such a book, and far from being a bore, it is surely one of [...]
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The Eucharist should not be received unworthily, says Nigerian cardinal

By Catholic News Agency on Sep 09, 2021 09:17 am
Nigerian Cardinal John Onaiyekan speaks at the International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest, Hungary, Sept. 9, 2021. / Daniel Ibáñez/CNA. Rome Newsroom, Sep 9, 2021 / 07:17 am (CNA). Priests have a duty to remind Catholics not to receive the E... [...]
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The Way of Beauty: A Path for Evangelization

By Dr. R. Jared Staudt on Sep 09, 2021 03:09 am
Ugliness is a spiritual problem. If beauty manifests the perfection and splendor of something, ugliness distorts it, corrupting what it is meant to be and blinding us to its true reality. A tree struck by [...]
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Cardinal Gregory: Biden ‘not demonstrating Catholic teaching’ on when life begins

By Catholic News Agency on Sep 08, 2021 06:00 pm
Cardinal Wilton Gregory of Washington speaks at the National Press Club, Sept. 8, 2021. / National Press Club/YouTube Washington D.C., Sep 8, 2021 / 16:00 pm (CNA). The Archbishop of Washington on Wednesday clarified the Church’s teaching on whe... [...]
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Mexican Supreme Court strikes down right to life legislation in historic reversal (updated)

By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman on Sep 08, 2021 12:36 pm
Updated Sept. 9th: On Thursday, September 9th, the court also voted to strike down the State of Sinaloa’s constitutional amendment protecting “the right to life from the moment that an individual is conceived.” One of [...]
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The mighty pen of Father Paul Mankowski, SJ

By George Weigel on Sep 08, 2021 03:05 am
In the summer before the Second Vatican Council opened, Pope John XXIII met with Cardinal Léon-Joseph Suenens in the papal residence at Castel Gandolfo. “I know what my part in the Council will be,” the [...]
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California ethnic studies pushes in-school pagan prayers to Aztec gods

By Joseph M. Hanneman on Sep 07, 2021 10:50 pm
A new California public school curriculum that directs students to offer pagan prayers and chants to five Aztec gods and a “divine force” of the Yoruba religion violates the California Constitution, the Thomas More Society [...]
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Bored and Boring Bishops 

By Father Jerry J. Pokorsky on Sep 07, 2021 05:02 pm
Boredom among priests and bishops has become a common malaise. After Texas passed a pro-life law that prohibits abortions after six weeks of gestation, Bishop John Stowe of Lexington, KY, tweeted: Those who vehemently fight [...]
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Sister Mary Baruch novels draw upon Jewish roots of the Catholic Faith

By Peter M.J. Stravinskas on Sep 07, 2021 03:34 pm
Jewish-Catholic relations have been an interest of mine for decades. As a seminarian, I was the first graduate of a home study program called “The Jewish Academy without Walls.” I am also happy to serve [...]
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Vatican releases synod on synodality preparatory documents

By Catholic News Agency on Sep 07, 2021 05:30 am
Synod on the Family meeting in the Synod Hall in Vatican City on Oct. 21, 2015. / L’Osservatore Romano. Vatican City, Sep 7, 2021 / 03:30 am (CNA). The Vatican released Tuesday a preparatory document and handbook for the 2023 synod on synodality... [...]
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Exporting the LGBTQ+ Agenda

By Robert R. Reilly on Sep 06, 2021 01:42 am
As a microcosm of the catastrophe of this administration’s promotion of the entire spectrum of LGBTQ+ derangement, President Joe Biden has nominated homosexual Scott Miller to serve as US ambassador to Switzerland. This may seem [...]
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Labor Day Lessons from St. Teresa of Calcutta

By Michael J. Nader on Sep 05, 2021 09:00 pm
Mother Teresa teaches us that work must be based in love in order to be truly fruitful. This truth applies to all work, whether one [...]
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Archbishop Cordileone raises issue of excommunication for abortion advocates

By Catholic News Agency on Sep 05, 2021 08:07 pm
Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone / Getty Images Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Sep 5, 2021 / 18:07 pm (CNA). Calling abortion “the most pressing human rights challenge of our time,” Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone on Sunday invoked the excommun... [...]
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Being the “poorest of the poor” with Mother Teresa

By Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle on Sep 05, 2021 08:00 am
How Mother Teresa taught this wife and mother to see and to serve Jesus in everyone she meets. [...]
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The Gnostic Christ fails, the True Christ heals

By Carl E. Olson on Sep 04, 2021 09:20 pm
On the Readings for Sunday, September 9, 2018 [...]
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International Eucharistic Congress kicks off Sunday in Budapest

By Catholic News Agency on Sep 04, 2021 06:00 am
The Hungarian capital Budapest at sunrise. / ZGPhotography via Shutterstock. Rome Newsroom, Sep 4, 2021 / 04:00 am (CNA). The International Eucharistic Congress kicks off Sunday with an opening Mass with a 1,000-strong choir and First Communions... [...]
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Usury, socialism, and a Catholic perspective on student loans

By Rachel Hoover on Sep 03, 2021 10:44 pm
Millennials like socialism. It’s no secret that many of them vote for “democratic socialists” such as Bernie Sanders, and a 2019 poll found that “45% of Generation Z and Millennials believe that ‘all higher education [...]
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Book provides insight into Scriptural basis, goals, practical aspects of exorcism

By Brian Welter on Sep 03, 2021 06:37 pm
Exorcism: The Battle against Satan and his Demons, by experienced exorcist Fr. Vincent Lampert, provides pastoral, theological, spiritual, and Biblical insights into the nature and purpose of the rite of exorcism. Fr. Lampert bases the [...]
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Church of England bishop to be received into the Catholic Church

By Catholic News Agency on Sep 03, 2021 01:00 pm
The Rt. Rev. Jonathan Goodall, who has resigned as the Anglican bishop of Ebbsfleet, England, to be received into the Catholic Church. / Courtesy photo. London, England, Sep 3, 2021 / 11:00 am (CNA). A Church of England bishop said on Friday tha... [...]
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