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Monday, April 25, 2022

The life-killing, truth-destroying semantics of abortion

Brain Death: Let us remain faithful to the principle of precaution

By Bishop Joseph E. Strickland on Apr 21, 2022 07:11 pm
The Catholic Church is clear that life begins at conception. The exact moment of death is harder to determine. The Church teaches in the Catechism that at death “life is changed, not ended,” and that [...]
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The life-killing, truth-destroying semantics of abortion

By Russell Shaw on Apr 21, 2022 04:26 pm
The abortion-friendly Washington Post recently provided a revealing look into a debate taking place in the world of abortion advocacy. The issue, in short, is whether to call abortion “abortion” or call it something else. [...]
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The Best of the Bad

By Nick Olszyk on Apr 21, 2022 01:08 pm
MPAA Rating: PG USCCB Rating: Not Rated at the time of this review Reel Rating: 5 out of 5 stars The Bad Guys begins with a four-minute animated continuous tracking shot where a snake and [...]
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From Death to Life: Praising the Resurrection with St. Gregory Narek 

By Dr. R. Jared Staudt on Apr 21, 2022 03:20 am
Lent has a clear focus—doing penance to prepare for the Resurrection—although it can be harder to focus on spiritual growth during the Easter season. It is a time of fruitfulness, although the experience of the [...]
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The rise of “self” and the triumph of transgenderism

By Carl E. Olson on Apr 20, 2022 11:30 pm
Dr. Carl R. Trueman’s book The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self: Cultural Amnesia, Expressive Individualism, and the Road to Sexual Revolution, published by Crossway in November 2020, has been a surprising best-seller: a [...]
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Unlocking the mystery of relics

By Kathy Schiffer on Apr 20, 2022 07:17 pm
There have been some reports in the news lately about relics arriving on U.S. soil. On April 3, a relic of Blessed Carlos Acutis, the first millennial to be beatified, arrived in New York. The [...]
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Catholic priest reveals role in DC aborted babies case: ‘I buried them myself’

By Catholic News Agency on Apr 20, 2022 10:44 am
Father Bill Kuchinsky prepares to say the funeral Mass for the unbaptized children for the remains of the 115 aborted babies in Washington, D.C. on April 1, 2022. / Courtesy of Father Bill Kuchinsky Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Apr 20, 2022 / 08:... [...]
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Extra, extra! New and tidings for April 20, 2022

By CWR Staff on Apr 20, 2022 05:00 am
“Governing elites . . . have cruelly abandoned broad swathes of vulnerable Americans—including children, the working class, black Americans, and the urban poor—in implementing scientifically uninformed, politically partisan, and self-serving policies.” Proving the Point at [...]
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The recovery of fraternal correction among bishops

By George Weigel on Apr 20, 2022 03:03 am
In the golden age of the Catholic episcopate — the days of great Church Fathers like Cyprian of Carthage and Augustine of Hippo in the early and mid-first millennium — bishops were not infrequently in [...]
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Spiritual reasons for the spring cleaning tradition

By Rachel Hoover on Apr 19, 2022 09:00 pm
Where does the term “spring cleaning” come from? If you grew up reading Laura Ingalls Wilder, you might know that our pioneer ancestors spent days every spring beating soot and dust out of their carpets [...]
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Is Vatican II “spent”? A reply to Michael Pakaluk: Part II

By Larry Chapp on Apr 19, 2022 03:55 pm
Michael Pakaluk, in his February 2022 essay “Is Vatican II ‘Spent’?”, says that what we now need, precisely in order to advance the aims of Vatican II, is a Vatican III: We need a new [...]
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G.K. Chesterton on “the Only State that Creates and Loves Its Own Citizens”

By Paul Senz on Apr 19, 2022 01:15 pm
G.K. Chesterton was a monumental figure in the Catholic Church of the twentieth century whose continuing influence is as robust as his famous girth. This year commemorates a century since his conversion (on July 30, [...]
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What makes a school Catholic? Part 1 of 3

By Peter M.J. Stravinskas on Apr 18, 2022 10:16 pm
On March 23, the Congregation for Catholic Education (for Educational Institutions)1 issued an “Instruction,” “The identity of the Catholic school for a culture of dialogue.” The focus here is on elementary/primary schools and secondary/high schools [...]
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Plumbing the depths of the most central Christian dogma

By Casey Chalk on Apr 18, 2022 04:24 pm
The doctrine of the Trinity is surely complex: three persons and one nature at a visceral level defies what humans think about being. How do those three relate? Are they co-equal? Are they co-eternal? What [...]
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Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is refreshingly unoriginal—and all the better for it

By Nick Olszyk on Apr 18, 2022 10:38 am
MPAA Rating: PG USCCB Rating: A-II Reel Rating: 4 out of 5 reels When the original trailer to the first Sonic film, produced by Paramount Pictures, dropped on Valentine’s Day in 2019, many fans were [...]
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Bishop Cozzens on pro-life witness, clergy sex abuse, and Eucharistic revival

By Jim Graves on Apr 17, 2022 11:45 pm
Bishop Andrew H. Cozzens, 53, is the Bishop of Crookston, Minnesota. He grew up in Denver, Colorado, the youngest of three children in a devout Catholic family. His father was an aerospace engineer and his [...]
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Pope Francis laments ‘Easter of War’ in Urbi et Orbi blessing 2022

By Catholic News Agency on Apr 17, 2022 06:30 am
Pope Francis gives the Urbi et Orbi blessing on Easter 2022 / Daniel Ibanez/CNA Vatican City, Apr 17, 2022 / 04:30 am (CNA). In his Urbi et Orbi blessing on Easter 2022, Pope Francis lamented an “Easter of War” as he prayed for peace in Ukraine... [...]
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But What Exactly is Easter?

By James V. Schall, S.J. on Apr 17, 2022 03:12 am
I. As a general principle, an honest man will want know what something is, or is said to be, before he decides whether he thinks it is true or that he must do anything about [...]
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The Incarnation and the Resurrection

By Dale Ahlquist on Apr 16, 2022 09:20 pm
In his incomparable book on St. Thomas Aquinas, G.K. Chesterton shows that the Angelic Doctor not only argued for the reality of the Incarnation, but also wanted to show the implications of the Incarnation. The [...]
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How the Mystery of the Trinity illuminates the mystery of atonement

By Carl E. Olson on Apr 16, 2022 01:31 pm
Margaret M. Turek, S.T.D., is Professor of Theology and Chair of Dogmatic Theology at St. Patrick’s Seminary and University. After studying and earning degrees at the University of San Francisco (where she studied in the [...]
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The Cross receives its interpretation from the Resurrection

By CWR Staff on Apr 16, 2022 11:56 am
Without a doubt, at the center of the New Testament there stands the Cross, which receives its interpretation from the Resurrection. The Passion narratives are the first pieces of the Gospels that were composed as [...]
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The lost art of the recumbent Christ

By James Day on Apr 16, 2022 03:05 am
Beginning in the mid-1300s, startlingly lifelike, carved effigies of the entombed Christ punctuated cathedral chapels throughout the Alsace region of modern-day France. These Holy Graves, as they were called, were simple monuments. Christ lay recumbent [...]
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Top Vatican cardinal says mounting concerns over Germany’s ‘Synodal Path’ are justified

By Catholic News Agency on Apr 15, 2022 09:15 pm
Cardinal Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity, was interviewed by EWTN on April 14, 2022. / Daniel Ibanez/CNA Vatican City, Apr 15, 2022 / 11:15 am (CNA). A top cardinal at the Vatican has confirmed Pope Francis’ a... [...]
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St. Anselm, Joseph Ratzinger, and the Atonement

By Christopher Plance on Apr 15, 2022 03:00 pm
In his 2013 book The Father’s Will: Christ’s Crucifixion and the Goodness of God (Oxford University Press), Fr. Nicholas E. Lombardo, O.P., launched several severe critiques against St. Anselm’s model of the atonement. “Anselm’s solution [...]
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