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Friday, October 1, 2021

Listening to the heartbeat of the pro-life movement

Listening to the heartbeat of the pro-life movement

By Edward Short on Sep 30, 2021 10:31 pm
In Edward Elgar: A Creative Life (1987), Jerrold Northrop Moore wrote of the earliest musical formation of the great English composer and, indeed, all children: Before birth, in the dark womb, the baby’s first consciousness [...]
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Saints in the News, September 2021

By BK O'Neel on Sep 30, 2021 12:42 pm
Italian priest beatified BOLOGNA—A parish priest of Bologna who served his parishioners during World War II at the cost of his own life was beatified September 26. Fr. Giovanni Fornasini was ordained as a Bolognese [...]
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German Catholic bishop suggests ‘Synodal Way’ is using abuse crisis to reshape Church

By Catholic News Agency on Sep 30, 2021 10:00 am
Bishop Rudolf Voderholzer of Regensburg. / Julia W├Ąchter Regensburg, Germany, Sep 30, 2021 / 03:00 am (CNA). A German Catholic bishop suggested this week that the country’s “Synodal Way” is using the abuse crisis to reshape the Church on Protest... [...]
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Group asks judge to halt Aztec prayers in California public schools

By Joseph M. Hanneman on Sep 30, 2021 02:04 am
A group of California taxpayers and school parents is asking the Superior Court of California for a restraining order to block the state’s public schools from using prayers to Aztec and Yoruba gods as a [...]
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Procession in London

By Joanna Bogle on Sep 29, 2021 06:50 pm
We surged out of the Church of the Assumption into Warwick Street where a large crowd was waiting. It took some minutes to get the procession formed as the numbers were substantial, but it was [...]
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“In the presence of the angels I will praise Thee…”

By Sandra Miesel on Sep 29, 2021 02:59 pm
Popular culture reflects the true nature of angels as faithfully as a funhouse mirror. It shows glorious incorporeal spirits in fanciful shapes, from pudgy winged babies to ethereal Nature goddesses and turns these false images [...]
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BREAKING: Transgender students ‘unknowingly’ admitted to Catholic seminaries, archbishop warns

By Catholic News Agency on Sep 29, 2021 11:03 am
Breaking News / CNA Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Sep 29, 2021 / 09:03 am (CNA). Bishops should consider requiring DNA tests or physical examinations to ensure that all seminarians are biological men, said Archbishop Jerome Listecki in a recent mem... [...]
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The Casaroli Myth

By George Weigel on Sep 29, 2021 03:05 am
When I met Cardinal Agostino Casaroli on February 14, 1997, the architect of the Vatican’s Ostpolitik and its soft-spoken approach to communist regimes in east central Europe in the 1960s and 1970s could not have [...]
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President Biden expected to meet Pope Francis at end of October, sources say

By Catholic News Agency on Sep 28, 2021 01:40 pm
Pope Francis greets then-U.S. Vice President Joe Biden at the Vatican, April 29, 2016. / Vatican Media Vatican City, Sep 28, 2021 / 11:40 am (CNA). Pope Francis is expected to receive Joe Biden on Oct. 29, in the U.S. president’s first official ... [...]
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War of words over New York’s compulsory COVID vaccines

By Joseph M. Hanneman on Sep 28, 2021 12:29 pm
The war over compulsory COVID-19 shots for health care workers spilled from the federal courtroom onto the streets of the Bronx as New York Gov. Kathy Hochul stated her intention to replace health care workers [...]
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Mexican archbishop abolishes FSSP parish, citing decree of Pope Francis

By CWR Staff on Sep 27, 2021 08:34 pm
Citing Pope Francis’ recent motu proprio Traditionis Custodes, the archbishop of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, has decreed the abolition of the local quasi parish administered by the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP), which has been [...]
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Jim Wahlberg’s journey from addiction and incarceration back to Christ and the Church

By Jim Graves on Sep 27, 2021 04:00 pm
Jim Wahlberg, 56, is executive director of the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation and has worked in the field of addiction recovery for nearly 30 years.  He grew up in a culturally Catholic family with an [...]
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Pope Francis decries abortion and euthanasia as treating human life like ‘waste’

By Catholic News Agency on Sep 27, 2021 11:00 am
Pope Francis addresses participants in the plenary assembly of the Pontifical Academy for Life in the Vatican’s Clementine Hall, Sept. 27, 2021. / Vatican Media. Vatican City, Sep 27, 2021 / 09:00 am (CNA). Pope Francis decried abortion and euth... [...]
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Judge refuses former Creighton students on COVID-19 shot mandate

By Joseph M. Hanneman on Sep 27, 2021 01:47 am
A group of ten former Creighton University students will meet in the coming week to decide if they should appeal a Nebraska judge’s decision to deny them an injunction against the university’s mandatory COVID-19 inoculation [...]
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On miracles: If God can do the greater, He can do the lesser

By Peter M.J. Stravinskas on Sep 26, 2021 11:50 am
Editor’s note: This homily was preached on the Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost, September 25, 2021, at the Church of St. Ann, Charlotte, North Carolina. For a number of Sundays, the Church has treated us to [...]
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Papal distractions can reveal papal intentions

By Christopher R. Altieri on Sep 26, 2021 12:23 am
By now, you’ve surely heard what happened. “How do you deal with people,” a Slovak Jesuit asked Pope Francis during the now standard Q&A with local Jesuits during papal trips, “who look at you with [...]
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Father Kapaun’s remains returned to Kansas

By Catholic News Agency on Sep 25, 2021 06:40 pm
Fr. Kapaun with his pipe. Courtesy of the Diocese of Wichita. Wichita, Kan., Sep 25, 2021 / 16:40 pm (CNA). The remains of Servant of God Fr. Emil Kapaun returned to his hometown of Pilsen, Kansas on Saturday, ahead of his formal funeral Mass on... [...]
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Demons, Sin, Death, and Damnation

By Carl E. Olson on Sep 25, 2021 03:05 am
Readings: • Num 11:25-29 • Ps 19:8, 10, 12-13, 14 • Jas 5:1-6 • Mk 9:38-43, 45, 47-48 What do demons, sin, death, and damnation have in common? An obvious (and correct) answer is that [...]
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Catholicism meets H. P. Lovecraft in genre-bending new novel

By Zander Doby on Sep 25, 2021 12:12 am
David Pinault’s new novel Providence Blue: A Fantasy Quest (Ignatius Press, 2021) is a portal into places and times both factual and fictional that combines action and explorations of myths ancient and modern that are [...]
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New Brunswick dioceses will not require COVID vaccination to attend Mass

By Catholic News Agency on Sep 24, 2021 09:12 pm
The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception seen amid Saint John, New Brunswick. / Wangkun Jia/Shutterstock. Fredericton, Canada, Sep 24, 2021 / 19:12 pm (CNA). The Archdiocese of Moncton announced Friday the four bishops in New Brunswick provinc... [...]
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Marriage reality in the rearview mirror

By Robert R. Reilly on Sep 24, 2021 02:35 pm
At a recent wedding, I was struck by the power of words as the vows were exchanged. When the young couple spoke the words pledging fidelity to each other till death do them part, everything [...]
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