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Tuesday, September 13, 2022

The Commandments and the restoration of civilization

The Church’s teachings about racism and the truth about Critical Race Theory

By Carl E. Olson on Sep 09, 2022 12:25 am
Edward Feser, PhD, is Professor of Philosophy at Pasadena City College in Pasadena, California. Called by National Review “one of the best contemporary writers on philosophy”, he is the author of many books including Five [...]
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C.S. Lewis vs. Roy Lichtenstein: On why the great books bore us

By Jason M. Baxter on Sep 08, 2022 09:04 pm
Strange as it may sound, C.S. Lewis (1898-1963) hated cars. And newspapers. And zippers. Really. What are for most of us the banal and indispensable necessities of daily life, were, for Lewis, icons of modernity. [...]
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The triumph of failure: A tale of two bishops

By Dr. R. Jared Staudt on Sep 08, 2022 03:07 am
“If we achieve great things outside of ourselves, and the achieving of them does not effect any change or development in ourselves, we have done nothing. Life’s purpose is to purify us, not gratify us.” [...]
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John Paul I’s charming and wise letters to Jesus, Dickens, Pinocchio, and many more

By Filip Mazurczak on Sep 07, 2022 11:27 pm
Behind the famously captivating smile of the recently beatified Pope John Paul I, who led the Barque of Peter for just thirty-three days (August 26-September 28) in 1978, lived a wise, gentle soul who beautifully [...]
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The Commandments and the restoration of civilization

By Father Jerry J. Pokorsky on Sep 07, 2022 09:09 pm
“Do not think that I have come to bring peace on earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword” (Mt. 10:34). The bloodshed and pain of a sword – metaphorical or literal [...]
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Three issues need to be addressed at bishops’ November general conference

By Russell Shaw on Sep 07, 2022 05:39 pm
In mid-November the American bishops, gathered in general assembly, will choose a successor to Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles to serve a three-year term as president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. A [...]
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Freed Nigerian priest recounts details of his kidnapping by insurgents

By Catholic News Agency on Sep 07, 2022 10:00 am
Formerly detained Father Oliver Opara (left) with Ummi Hassan; Bishop Matthew Kukah of the Diocese of Sokoto (not an abductee); Father Stephen Ojapah; and Hassan Fareed Hassan after the four were released from being held captive by terrorists. /... [...]
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Extra, Extra! News and views for September 7, 2022

By CWR Staff on Sep 07, 2022 05:00 am
Contraception Contradiction – “In the recent volume Etica teologica della vita: Scrittura, tradizione, sfide pratiche (Theological Ethics of Life: Scripture, Tradition, Practical Challenges), the Pontifical Academy for Life (PAV) proposes a revolution of Catholic sexual morality.” [...]
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Walking with Gen Z: Religiously Complex 

By Benjamin Eriksen on Sep 07, 2022 01:19 am
Given Gen Z’s distrust of organized religion, it may seem incongruous to call Gen Z “religiously complex.” How can someone be religious at all when they don’t trust religion? Yet even with their great distrust [...]
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The Frankenstein-ish march through science and bioethics

By Kathy Schiffer on Sep 06, 2022 11:25 pm
When English author Mary Shelley published her novel Frankenstein in 1818, the world saw her lead character, scientist Victor Frankenstein, for what he was: a wildly misguided and sinister researcher whose work would upset the [...]
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How did Pope Francis change the Order of Malta?

By Andrea Gagliarducci, Catholic News Agency on Sep 06, 2022 08:40 am
The flag of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta. / AM113 via Shutterstock. Rome Newsroom, Sep 6, 2022 / 06:40 am (CNA). The decision of Pope Francis to approve the new constitution of the Order of Malta, abolish positions, appoint a transitio... [...]
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The “People of God” and the continued battle over Vatican II

By Larry Chapp on Sep 06, 2022 01:37 am
“The real problem with popes,” a friend once said to me, “is that they die.” What he meant was that no matter how consequential a particular papacy might be, it is still at the mercy [...]
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The Vatican communications fiascos continue

By Christopher R. Altieri on Sep 05, 2022 03:03 pm
There were a couple of Vatican communications fiascos recently. The dust appears to have settled on them – at least, folks appear to have moved on – but they are worth a second look. Consider [...]
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The Catholic Church, American labor unions, and the New Left

By Father George E. Schultze, SJ on Sep 05, 2022 05:00 am
Labor Day 2022 is upon us, and in the past, labor priests like Fathers Peter Yorke, John Ryan, Charles Own Rice, Andy Boss, SJ, Phillip Carey, SJ, John Corridan, SJ, Raymond McGowan, George Higgins, Jack [...]
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Mother Teresa’s last spiritual testament, 25 years later

By Ines Angeli Murzaku on Sep 05, 2022 03:14 am
Twenty-five years after her death in 1997, on September 5, 2022, Catholics honor St. Mother Teresa’s profound and lasting legacy in the Catholic Church. The best way to respect leaders – in this case, one [...]
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The Rings of Power: Fantasy with Tolkienian roots, but not of Tolkien

By Thomas M. Doran on Sep 04, 2022 10:09 pm
I’ve only viewed the trailer and two episodes of Amazon’s The Rings of Power. How can I say where it’s going? After all, I’ve seen characters out of J. R. R. Tolkien’s grand myth and [...]
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Pope Francis beatifies John Paul I, pope for 33 days

By Catholic News Agency on Sep 04, 2022 08:20 am
Pope Francis beatified Pope John Paul I in St. Peter’s Square on Sept. 4, 2022. / Vatican Media Vatican City, Sep 4, 2022 / 06:20 am (CNA). Pope Francis beatified John Paul I, who reigned as pope for only 33 days, amid a thunderstorm in St. Pet... [...]
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The New Abortion Movement and Its Catholic Leaders

By Thomas R. Ascik on Sep 03, 2022 11:21 pm
On abortion, two revolutions have now happened. The first is the Dobbs decision overturning the invented “constitutional” right to abortion of Roe v. Wade and restoring democracy by returning the issue after fifty years to [...]
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History, humility, and polemics: Lessons from the St Bartholomew’s Day Massacre

By Matthew Vester on Sep 03, 2022 02:45 pm
Every day is the anniversary of some significant historical event. And August 24th, the second Wednesday of my French Wars of Religion class, was a gruesome anniversary – that of the St Bartholomew’s Day Massacre. [...]
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Pope Francis replaces Order of Malta governing body, high offices

By Catholic News Agency on Sep 03, 2022 07:05 am
The Magistral Villa of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta in Rome. / Lalupa via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 3.0). Vatican City, Sep 3, 2022 / 05:05 am (CNA). Pope Francis has revoked the titles of the Order of Malta’s four High Offices, established ... [...]
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Why launch a Great Books Program in Spanish?

By Verónica A. Gutiérrez on Sep 02, 2022 09:16 pm
In the late 1530s, a Castilian priest recently arrived in New Spain encountered two indigenous students from the Franciscan College of Santa Cruz de Tlatelolco, founded in 1536 near Mexico City, which locals still called [...]

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