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Friday, January 13, 2023

Growing, keeping, and sharing faith in a post-Christian culture

Ten theologians describe their paths to the Catholic Church

By Paul Senz on Jan 13, 2023 05:00 am
There is something about a good conversion story. There are a number of well-known and popular conversion memoirs that have been published over the years, as well as collections of shorter-form conversion stories. These have [...]
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Grass and Ratzinger: Two former POWs with contrasting beliefs and postwar trajectories

By Filip Mazurczak on Jan 12, 2023 05:59 pm
In the spring of 1945, as a humiliated Germany was being defeated by the Allies, two of the finest German intellectuals of the postwar era – Günter Grass and Joseph Ratzinger – apparently met in [...]
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The supreme challenge now facing the prolife cause

By Russell Shaw on Jan 12, 2023 03:05 pm
The March For Life will have a new look this year. When thousands of prolife demonstrators march through the streets of Washington on January 20, instead of proceeding to the Supreme Court as in the [...]
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Cardinal George Pell’s final years in Rome

By Catholic News Agency on Jan 12, 2023 03:00 pm
Cardinal George Pell gives an interview to EWTN News at his home in Rome in December 2020. / Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA Rome Newsroom, Jan 12, 2023 / 13:00 pm (CNA). Cardinal George Pell arrived in Rome on Sept. 30, 2020, in the midst of Vatican... [...]
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Walk for Life West Coast 2023 to be held on January 21st

By Jim Graves on Jan 12, 2023 12:00 pm
The Walk for Life West Coast, the nation’s second largest pro-life event, will present its 19th-annual rally and walk through the streets of downtown San Francisco on Saturday, January 21, 2023. The walk is held [...]
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Making a new start: Cardinal Sarah on the spiritual life

By Dr. R. Jared Staudt on Jan 12, 2023 03:31 am
It would be easy to start 2023 with a healthy dose of cynicism. As we start the new year, Christmas lays out to the world what it really needs. How easy it is to overlook [...]
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Growing, keeping, and sharing faith in a post-Christian culture

By Jesse Russell on Jan 11, 2023 08:28 pm
R. Jared Staudt PhD, has been serving as Associate Superintendent for Mission and Formation for the Archdiocese of Denver and Visiting Associate Professor for the Augustine Institute. He now works for Exodus 90. He is [...]
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Jesuits in Slovenia apologize for Rupnik abuse, say they believe victims

By Catholic News Agency on Jan 11, 2023 03:00 pm
Father Marko Rupnik, SJ. / Screenshot Vatican News Rome Newsroom, Jan 11, 2023 / 13:00 pm (CNA). Jesuits in Slovenia have asked for forgiveness from the women who have have accused Father Marko Rupnik, S..J, of spiritual and sexual abuse, sayin... [...]
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From the CWR archives: Global warming and pagan emptiness

By Michael Gilchrist on Jan 11, 2023 11:00 am
Editor’s note: This interview was posted originally at CWR on March 24, 2011.  In the debate over the theory of global warming, Cardinal George Pell of Sydney is a decided skeptic. His forthright reservations about [...]
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Extra, Extra! News and views for January 11, 2023

By CWR Staff on Jan 11, 2023 03:40 am
The Fashionably Godless – “The late pope fought a brave, lonely battle against the tyranny of nothingness.” Pope Benedict vs the calculating elites (Spiked) The Lay Faithful – “The laity’s role as imitators of the [...]
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Bob Andrews: A large and patriotic life

By George Weigel on Jan 11, 2023 03:01 am
The beginning of my friendship with Bob Andrews, who died this past December 2, would probably astonish contemporary Washington, D.C., whose denizens rarely venture beyond their hermetically sealed siloes. It all started in 1982. In [...]
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Church in Australia reacts with ‘shock,’ sadness at news of Cardinal Pell’s death

By Catholic News Agency on Jan 10, 2023 08:17 pm
Cardinal George Pell. / Matthew Rarey/CNA CNA Newsroom, Jan 10, 2023 / 18:17 pm (CNA). The Catholic Church in Australia reacted with surprise and sadness at the news of the death of Cardinal George Pell, with one former prime minister saying th... [...]
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Breaking: Cardinal George Pell has died at age 81

By Carl E. Olson on Jan 10, 2023 06:51 pm
From Edward Pentin at National Catholic Register: Cardinal George Pell has died in Rome this evening at the age of 81. The Australian cardinal had been admitted to a Rome hospital for routine hip replacement [...]
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Investigation into ‘Vatican Girl’ cold case reopened amid rekindled public interest

By Catholic News Agency on Jan 10, 2023 12:30 pm
From the Netflix documentary series, "Vatican Girl: The Disappearance of Emanuela Orlandi" / Netflix St. Louis, Mo., Jan 10, 2023 / 10:30 am (CNA). The Vatican promoter of justice announced Monday that the investigation into the vanis... [...]
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Pope Francis imposes synodality on Rome

By Christopher R. Altieri on Jan 09, 2023 09:20 pm
Pope Francis has reorganized the Diocese of Rome. A complete rehearsal of the changes would run to considerable length and likely induce somnolence before it effected understanding. “Let me ’splain,” said Inigo Montoya to Wesley [...]
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Why bother praying for politicians?

By Jack Gist on Jan 09, 2023 08:51 pm
I’ve been trying to pray for politicians lately. They seem like they could need it. But it’s not easy for me to be sincere in the endeavor. Many politicians make my skin crawl, some more [...]
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Pope Francis meets with Benedict XVI’s longtime secretary, Archbishop Gänswein

By Catholic News Agency on Jan 09, 2023 11:24 am
Archbishop Georg Gänswein and Pope Francis / Daniel Ibanez/CNA Vatican City, Jan 9, 2023 / 09:24 am (CNA). Archbishop Georg Gänswein, the longtime personal secretary of the late Pope Benedict XVI, met with Pope Francis this morning, according t... [...]
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The evidence shows that anti-human beliefs are destroying lives

By James Kalb on Jan 08, 2023 08:40 pm
The recent ceremony at the White House for signing the so-called Respect for Marriage Act encapsulates the state of public thought today. The Act requires the federal and state governments to treat same-sex “marriages” as [...]
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Opinion: Pope Francis had an impossible task with Pope Benedict’s funeral

By Christopher R. Altieri on Jan 08, 2023 06:09 pm
Pope Francis and the Vatican were going to be under a microscope during the days between Benedict XVI’s passing and his interment.  There was never any question of avoiding it. The period, however, turned pretty [...]
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Pope Benedict XVI: Doctor of the Church?

By Catholic News Agency on Jan 08, 2023 02:01 am
Pope Benedict XVI on May 13, 2010 / Mazur/www.thepapalvisit.org.uk Rome, Italy, Jan 8, 2023 / 00:01 am (CNA). There are currently 37 Doctors of the Church, four women and 33 men, spanning the course of Church history, from Irenaeus of Lyon in t... [...]
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Race Marxism exposes the roots and radical goals of Critical Race Theory

By Dr. Paul Kengor on Jan 07, 2023 10:09 pm
Critical race theory is a subject none of us who regrettably toil in this area prefer to deal with. The very “theory” is as inane as it is incomprehensible, impenetrable, and toxic. Trying to figure [...]
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A legacy of truth-seeking: Pope Benedict XVI and interreligious dialogue

By Ines Angeli Murzaku on Jan 07, 2023 05:37 pm
A press statement from Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, posted on the US Department of State page on December 31, 2022, was titled “The Passing of His Holiness Benedict XVI, Pope Emeritus”: The United States [...]
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How a Polish countess became a Catholic Harriet Beecher Stowe

By Fr. Alkuin Schachenmayr on Jan 07, 2023 03:20 pm
Countess Marie Therese Ledóchowska (1863–1922) began her professional life as a lady-in-waiting in Salzburg, writing mission tracts in secret. Growing more and more convinced that God was calling her to devote her entire life to [...]
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A look back: Benedict XVI’s life as pope emeritus

By Catholic News Agency on Jan 07, 2023 10:00 am
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI in summer 2017 / EWTN/Paul Badde Rome Newsroom, Jan 7, 2023 / 08:00 am (CNA). Pope Benedict XVI spent the final decade of his life largely out of the public eye, living in retirement as pope emeritus in a monastery in... [...]
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