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Friday, September 3, 2021

Tradition, the Church, and the World

Opinion: Riots or Tea? On the office and selection of bishops today

By Peter M.J. Stravinskas on Sep 02, 2021 11:02 pm
Every time we hear of some failure on the part of a bishop, the question re-surfaces: “How did that man become a bishop?” That’s probably the wrong question; the right one might well be, “How [...]
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Why Catholics should oppose vaccine mandates (both private and public)

By Rachel M. Coleman on Sep 02, 2021 07:35 pm
• Most people have heard of Buck v. Bell (1927), in which the Supreme Court of the United States ruled lawful a Virginia statute permitting sterilization of the “unfit.” Many know the infamous line of [...]
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Theodore McCarrick’s court hearing is tomorrow: What to expect

By Catholic News Agency on Sep 02, 2021 06:35 pm
Theodore McCarrick before his dismissal from the clerical state. / Copyright Mazur_catholicchurch.org.uk Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Sep 2, 2021 / 16:35 pm (CNA). Disgraced former cardinal Theodore McCarrick is expected to appear in a Massachuset... [...]
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Two late summer movies offer surprisingly good cinematic fare

By Carl Kozlowski on Sep 02, 2021 02:46 am
It’s becoming increasingly rare to find a Hollywood effects-driven blockbuster that also has something worthwhile, never mind profound, to say about the way we live our lives. But the current box-office smash Free Guy is, [...]
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Tradition, the Church, and the World

By James Kalb on Sep 01, 2021 11:31 pm
The dispute over the continuing value of the Traditional Latin Mass has drawn attention to the question of tradition and its role in the Church. That’s a complicated matter. Tradition is important, but not the [...]
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Bishop Barron: Election of atheist as Harvard chaplain president ‘complete and abject surrender’

By Catholic News Agency on Sep 01, 2021 08:00 pm
Auxiliary Bishop Robert Barron of Los Angeles, at the Vatican Press Office on Oct. 12, 2018. / Daniel Ibanez/CNA Washington D.C., Sep 1, 2021 / 18:00 pm (CNA). Bishop Robert Barron said on Tuesday that the Harvard University chaplains made a “co... [...]
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Pope Francis says that he hopes Cardinal Becciu is innocent of charges in Vatican finance trial

By Catholic News Agency on Sep 01, 2021 05:30 am
Pope Francis is interviewed by Carlos Herrera, a journalist at the Spanish radio station COPE. / COPE. Vatican City, Sep 1, 2021 / 03:30 am (CNA). Pope Francis addressed the Vatican financial scandals in a sit-down radio interview that aired Wed... [...]
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Vatican diplomacy making a difference

By George Weigel on Sep 01, 2021 03:04 am
This past June 25, Archbishop Paul Gallagher, the Holy See’s Secretary for Relations with States — usually dubbed the “Vatican’s foreign minister” — told a press conference that he and his colleagues didn’t believe that [...]
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Federal judge: University cannot remove Christian athletes for refusing COVID shot

By Joseph M. Hanneman on Aug 31, 2021 08:53 pm
Western Michigan University is barred from kicking four Christian athletes off the women’s soccer team for refusing to take a COVID-19 vaccine, under a temporary restraining order issued Tuesday by a U.S. District judge in [...]
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The Motto of St. Pius X and the Restoration of the Church

By Matthew Tsakanikas, STD on Aug 31, 2021 05:46 pm
The Church Burns would be an English translation for the title of Andrea Riccardi’s recent book, La Chiesa Brucia. He began writing it after Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris was severely damaged by fire. The [...]
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Portland archdiocese asks its schools to follow COVID vaccine mandate, but will consider conscience exemptions

By Catholic News Agency on Aug 31, 2021 04:33 pm
Archbishop Alexander Sample of Portland in Oregon. / Addie Mena/CNA. Portland, Ore., Aug 31, 2021 / 14:33 pm (CNA). The Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon responded Monday to a new state COVID-19 vaccine mandate, noting that Catholic schools in t... [...]
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‘Big Tech’ censorship of religion is real and deserves an effective response, critics say

By Catholic News Agency on Aug 31, 2021 05:00 am
Credit: NYCStock/Shutterstock Denver Newsroom, Aug 31, 2021 / 03:00 am (CNA). The power of major internet companies like Facebook, Amazon, YouTube, and Twitter over public life is a particular threat to religious groups that focus on controversi... [...]
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Individualism, relativism, and the most extreme form of idolatry

By Jack Gist on Aug 31, 2021 12:22 am
For God and country Individualism has come under attack in recent years. It is often seen as self-serving and contrary to the common good. This runs contrary to America’s founding documents, which were designed to [...]
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Teaching children it isn’t “religion vs. science”, but “religion and science”

By Peter M.J. Stravinskas on Aug 30, 2021 10:34 pm
A new book took me back to my high school science days and reminded me about a very distressing study from five years ago. I was never very fond of science but did reasonably well [...]
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The strange case of Bishop Saunders leaves many questions unanswered

By Christopher R. Altieri on Aug 30, 2021 12:29 am
So, the Vatican announced on Saturday that Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Christopher Saunders from the pastoral leadership of the Diocese of Broome in Australia. Bishop Saunders is 71 years-old. He has [...]
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Expert’s latest investigation dispels myths about Pius XII and Rome’s Jews

By Andrea Gagliarducci, Catholic News Agency on Aug 29, 2021 09:54 am
Pope Pius XII / public domain Rome, Italy, Aug 29, 2021 / 07:54 am (CNA). Pope Pius XII was not silent in front of the Shoah nor inactive. He was, instead, very much committed to saving Jewish families, spoke out constantly against the Nazi Regi... [...]
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On the paradoxical, challenging figure of the Forerunner

By Dr. Adam A. J. DeVille on Aug 29, 2021 03:10 am
It is always a good day when John the Baptist shows up in the liturgical calendar! In fact, as you may know, he has more feasts than anybody else apart from the Lord and His [...]
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Cardinal Cupich allegedly stops recitation of public prayers after Mass at Illinois parish

By Catholic News Agency on Aug 28, 2021 06:00 pm
Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago / Daniel Ibanez/CNA Chicago, Ill., Aug 28, 2021 / 16:00 pm (CNA). Cardinal Blase Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, allegedly ordered a priest to cease praying the Prayer to St. Michael and the Hail Mary publicly aft... [...]
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The cart of human tradition and the horse of divine Law

By Carl E. Olson on Aug 28, 2021 05:00 am
On the Readings for Sunday, September 1, 2018 [...]
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Why and how to read Augustine’s Confessions

By Dr. Jared Ortiz on Aug 27, 2021 10:20 pm
In the comments to my recent CWR article on different translations of the Confessions, a reader related the common experience of trying to read Augustine and giving up. “The time to read and digest the [...]
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Orthodoxy, worship, and Saint Augustine

By Matthew Tsakanikas, STD on Aug 27, 2021 07:45 pm
Doctrine exists for worship and not simply for itself. Doctrine apart from worship is barren. [...]
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UK university refuses to recognize Catholic priest as chaplain over social media posts

By Catholic News Agency on Aug 27, 2021 03:00 pm
Fr. David Palmer, a priest of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham serving in the Diocese of Nottingham, England. / Courtesy photo. Nottingham, England, Aug 27, 2021 / 13:00 pm (CNA). A university in England has refused to recogniz... [...]
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