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Friday, May 27, 2022

Top Gun: Maverick soars higher than the original

“We’ve been lied to.” Bill Donohue on clergy sexual abuse, homosexuality, and the media

By Paul Senz on May 26, 2022 07:43 pm
Bill Donohue, the president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, earned a Ph.D. in Sociology from New York University. His writing, speaking engagements, and appearances on countless television and radio programs see [...]
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Refocusing on the Ascension of Christ

By Fr. Matthew MacDonald on May 26, 2022 12:00 pm
Certain mysteries in the life of the Church and certain beliefs and practices can become obscure over time, for a variety of reasons. This is evident, I think, in the commemoration of the Solemnity of [...]
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The Ascension reveals man’s calling to eternal, divine life

By Carl E. Olson on May 26, 2022 05:00 am
KingReadings: • Acts 1:1-11 • Psa. 47:2-3, 6-7, 8-9 • Eph. 1:17-23 or Heb. 9:24-28; 10:19-23 • Lk 24:46-53 “He ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.” The [...]
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What we owe God: Recovering the virtue of religion

By Dr. R. Jared Staudt on May 26, 2022 03:41 am
We are not used to thinking about owing anything to God. In many ways, religion has become focused on “me,” going to Church therapeutically to feel good about oneself. In reality, we owe God everything. [...]
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Fr. James Martin plays rhetorical games with the truth about transgenderism

By David Laidlaw on May 26, 2022 01:29 am
“What accounts for the Catholic Church’s recent focus on transgender people?” asks Father James Martin, S.J., in a May 17th essay at the new LGBTQ website, Outreach.faith, promoted by Martin and managed by America Magazine. [...]
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Read Cardinal Sarah’s commencement address at Christendom College

By Catholic News Agency on May 25, 2022 05:15 pm
Cardinal Robert Sarah, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for Divine Worship, delivers the commencement address at Christendom College in Front Royal, Va., May 14, 2022. / Christendom College Denver Newsroom, May 25, 2022 / 15:15 pm (CNA). Ad... [...]
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Top Gun: Maverick soars higher than the original

By Steven D. Greydanus on May 25, 2022 05:30 am
Top Gun: Maverick is more than a nostalgia sequel or legacyquel; it is almost more than a movie. It is a manifesto and a monument, a defiant time capsule and a swaggering IMAX spectacle without [...]
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Extra, extra! News and views for May 25, 2022

By CWR Staff on May 25, 2022 05:00 am
The Leaked Decision – “The leaking of Justice Samuel Alito’s abortion decision caused leftist journalists and celebrities to erupt in hate-filled attacks on Supreme Court justices” Journos and Celebrities RAGE Over Supreme Court Abortion Leak [...]
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The cardinal and Jimmy

By George Weigel on May 25, 2022 03:05 am
Tertullian, the first major Christian theologian to write in Latin, is thought to have coined the maxim Semen est sanguis Christianorum, typically (and rather freely) translated as “the blood of martyrs is the seed of [...]
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Saint Bede, English Catholicism, and America

By Casey Chalk on May 24, 2022 07:43 pm
May 25th is the feast day of St. Bede, who, perhaps after St. Gregory of Narek, would likely win the award for “least known doctor of the church,” of which there are a total of [...]
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Opinion: The protection of unborn lives requires systemic change

By Jonathan Culbreath on May 24, 2022 04:44 pm
In the wake of the leaked draft of the Supreme Court majority opinion on Dobbs vs. Jackson, the divisions among the American public caused by the issue of abortion seem to be widening more than [...]
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Nancy Pelosi doubles down on abortion support in response to Communion ban 

By Catholic News Agency on May 24, 2022 02:13 pm
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” on May 24, 2022. / Screenshot via MSNBC’s YouTube channel Washington, D.C. Newsroom, May 24, 2022 / 12:13 pm (CNA). Responding publicly for the first time to her archbishop barrin... [...]
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Ukraine and Questions of Just War

By Father Jerry J. Pokorsky on May 24, 2022 04:00 am
In 1845, President James K. Polk sent diplomat John Slidell to Mexico City to offer $30 million for New Mexico, California, and other territories north of the Rio Grande. Mexico refused the offer. A frustrated [...]
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Archbishop Cordileone responds to criticism that he’s ‘politicizing the Eucharist’

By Catholic News Agency on May 23, 2022 09:47 pm
Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone / EWTN News Nightly Screenshot Washington, D.C. Newsroom, May 23, 2022 / 19:47 pm (CNA). San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone on Monday responded to criticism that he is “politicizing” the Eucharist by d... [...]
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Synodality and structure are not the essential problems

By Larry Chapp on May 23, 2022 01:11 pm
I would like to thank Dr. Adam DeVille for both his kind remarks concerning my posts on synodality and his willingness to push the conversation further. He has asked for my response to his proposal [...]
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Are pro-lifers really pro-life?

By James Kalb on May 23, 2022 03:10 am
People who don’t like the pro-life movement often say it can’t really be concerned about the baby. Its concern stops at birth, they say, so it must have a hidden agenda, like oppressing women—especially poor [...]
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On the use and abuse of the American Martyrs

By Joshua Hren on May 22, 2022 11:36 pm
Pope John Paul II’s Veritatis Splendor is like a tuning fork summoning us to sing in the heroic pitch of our inheritance—to exalt the martyrs who, “by their eloquent and attractive example of a life [...]
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“My peace I give to you”: Ronald Knox on the Eucharist and the gift of peace

By Fr. Charles Fox on May 22, 2022 04:00 am
Peace. Virtually every person wants it. Far fewer understand it. All need to know that they will only find it in Jesus Christ. Peace is the first gift of both the Incarnation and the Resurrection [...]
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Buffalo, racism, and the Church

By Steven D. Greydanus on May 21, 2022 09:34 pm
In this Sixth Sunday of Easter, the readings begin to look forward two weeks to the culmination of the Easter season, the great Solemnity of Pentecost: the outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon Jesus’ Apostles [...]
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The emergence of the New Malthusians

By Anne Hendershott on May 21, 2022 03:21 pm
Taking apparent inspiration from Thomas Malthus’ hypothesis that there must be a “strong and constantly operating check on population for the lower races” through birth control and abortion, the new eugenicists of today are already [...]
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These Catholic bishops support Nancy Pelosi ban on Holy Communion

By Catholic News Agency on May 21, 2022 01:15 pm
Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone / EWTN News Nightly Screenshot Washington, D.C. Newsroom, May 21, 2022 / 11:15 am (CNA). So far only a small minority of U.S. bishops have come out publicly in support of Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone’s May ... [...]
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