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Friday, July 28, 2023

Weeds, Seeds, and the Kingdom of Heaven

 

Saint Alphonsa of the Immaculate Conception: A different kind of victim

By Dawn Beutner on Jul 28, 2023 03:00 am
Our culture insists on a very broad definition of the word “victim”. By secular standards (and according to a popular online dictionary), anyone who has suffered harm at the hands of another is considered a [...]
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Who is Grzegorz Ryś, Archbishop of Lodz, Poland?

By Filip Mazurczak on Jul 28, 2023 01:16 am
On September 30th, Pope Francis will create twenty-one new cardinals, eighteen of whom are under eighty and will therefore have the right to vote in a future conclave. They include Grzegorz Ryś, Archbishop of Lodz, [...]
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The serious problems with the “radical inclusion” delusion

By Dan Maher on Jul 27, 2023 02:51 pm
The Synod 2021-24 is, apparently, constructing Fr. James Martin’s bridge. The authors of the Instrumentum Laboris (IL) for this fall’s Vatican gathering have embedded — rather disingenuously — an acronym that derives from and embraces [...]
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Mexican bishops submit ‘Indigenous liturgical adaptations’ to the Vatican for approval

By Catholic News Agency on Jul 27, 2023 09:30 am
Pilgrims from the Archdiocese of Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Diocese of Tapachula, and Diocese of San Cristóbal de las Casas in the Basilica of Guadalupe in May 2022. / Credit: Basilica of Guadalupe ACI Prensa Staff, Jul 27, 2023 / 08:30 am (CNA). The Me... [...]
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Divine Food: How the Eucharist changes our life

By Dr. R. Jared Staudt on Jul 27, 2023 04:00 am
We eat food in order to live. Jesus offered himself as the “bread of life” so that we could live a different kind of life. We have a hard time imagining what that different life [...]
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Barbie’s surprising journey

By Amy Welborn on Jul 26, 2023 05:41 pm
We might wonder about the point of spending any time writing about or thinking about the meaning of a movie about a doll, but then when we realize that it’s the most popular movie in [...]
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Bishop Strickland denies wrongdoing, says Vatican inquiry ‘not fun’

By Catholic News Agency on Jul 26, 2023 01:00 pm
Bishop Strickland addresses the recent apostolic visitation on his podcast last week. / YouTube/Full Sheen Ahead Denver, Colo., Jul 25, 2023 / 12:00 pm (CNA). In a recent podcast, Bishop Joseph E. Strickland of Tyler, Texas, denied any wrongdoi... [...]
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The Bomb and the Babel-of-the-self

By Andrew Petiprin on Jul 26, 2023 12:13 pm
In many respects, the task of modern theology has been to pretend to interrogate God in order to ignore Him. In the upper-middle-brow register, we half-heartedly ask, “Why is there evil in the world?” In [...]
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Looking for the Lord Jesus in Lisbon

By George Weigel on Jul 26, 2023 04:00 am
In mid-May, I spent two intense days in Lisbon, where a new Portuguese edition of my Letters to a Young Catholic was being prepared as a catechetical resource for World Youth Day-2023. In and around [...]
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Extra, extra! News and views for July 26, 2023

By CWR Staff on Jul 26, 2023 03:00 am
Spirits of the Air – “Today . . . it seems as if the devil is abandoning old tricks for some new ones. Demons are having their day in the popular consciousness.” Spirits of the [...]
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Challenging and changing the toxic environment created by contraception

By Monica Seeley on Jul 25, 2023 10:16 pm
As a newlywed, Julia Ibarra was more than a little nervous about using Natural Family Planning. She had grown up non-Catholic, with the assumption that the Pill would be part of her married life. Stepping [...]
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Proposed amendment in Ohio aims to enshrine abortion into law

By Susan Ciancio on Jul 25, 2023 05:13 pm
Ohio has historically been a bellwether state —or predictor—in how the rest of the country will vote in presidential elections. From 1960 until the election of Joe Biden as president, no president has won without [...]
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Experts speculate on why marriage is declining — and what to do about it

By Catholic News Agency on Jul 25, 2023 12:24 pm
Ivan Galashchuk via www.shutterstock.com. Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jul 25, 2023 / 11:24 am (CNA). Support for marriage and marriage rates themselves have sharply declined among young people in recent years, leading experts to offer various ex... [...]
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A comment on the Lofton affair

By Dr. Edward Feser on Jul 25, 2023 01:08 am
For any readers of my recent reply to Michael Lofton who have not been following events at Twitter and YouTube, Lofton has, over the course of the last few days, posted a series of tweets at [...]
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The Rupnik affair is casting a long and growing shadow

By Christopher R. Altieri on Jul 25, 2023 12:59 am
Marko Rupnik is no longer Fr. Marko Rupnik SJ, which is the way he wants it. Well, he gets it. I don’t like it any more than you. Marko Rupnik is still—intolerably—Fr. Marko Rupnik, though [...]
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U.S. bishops launch campaign to celebrate God’s design for married love

By Kathy Schiffer on Jul 25, 2023 12:19 am
There are two notable days on the Catholic calendar this week. On July 25, we remember the release of the papal encyclical Humanae Vitae, in which St. Pope Paul VI articulated Catholic beliefs about human [...]
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Jesuit superior blames ‘Vatican norms’ for blocking harsher penalties for Rupnik

By Catholic News Agency on Jul 24, 2023 12:30 pm
Father Marko Rupnik. / Credit: Screen shot/ACI Prensa Rome Newsroom, Jul 24, 2023 / 11:30 am (CNA). The former superior of the now-expelled Father Marko Rupnik has stated that “internal procedures” at the Vatican prevented the Jesuit order from... [...]
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Humanae Vitae continues to challenge us to love, trust, and sacrifice

By Carl E. Olson on Jul 24, 2023 04:00 am
Editor’s note: This essay was posted originally, in slightly different form, on July 25, 2012, to mark the 44th anniversary of Humanae Vitae.  ——————— The encyclical, Humanae Vitae, was promulgated 55 years ago, on July [...]
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The revival of pilgrimage in an age of secularism and distraction

By James Jeffrey on Jul 23, 2023 08:53 pm
All bets are off when you venture forth on pilgrimage. You leave the mainframe, escaping the grid; you’ve gone rogue, delving to a deeper level of existence. As one pilgrim—a mother of seven and one [...]
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Western Pennsylvania diocese invites Ukrainian refugees to visit — and permanently stay

By Catholic News Agency on Jul 23, 2023 08:00 am
Christ Our Shepherd Center in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. / Photo courtesy of Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia Los Angeles, Calif., Jul 23, 2023 / 07:00 am (CNA). The Russia-Ukraine war has led to the deaths of thousands and the des... [...]
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Lofton’s YouTube straw man

By Dr. Edward Feser on Jul 22, 2023 10:15 pm
There’s a popular mode of online intellectual discourse that I rather dislike, which might be labeled “the extended YouTube hot take.”  It involves a talking head riffing, for an hour or so, on something someone [...]
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Scribblers as honest brokers

By Christopher R. Altieri on Jul 22, 2023 08:26 pm
There’s a great story about the late Cardinal John Foley—the long-serving Vatican hand who headed the now-defunct Pontifical Council for Social Communications from 1984 until 2007 before becoming the Grand Master of the Equestrian Order [...]
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Weeds, Seeds, and the Kingdom of Heaven

By Carl E. Olson on Jul 22, 2023 02:00 pm
Readings: • Wis 12:13, 16-19 • Ps 86:5-6, 9-10, 15-16 • Rom 8:26-27 • Mt 13:24-43 What is the Kingdom of God? How does it come about? And how will it grow? These are some [...]
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New book provides a mixed but beautiful history of Mary Magdalene

By David Paul Deavel on Jul 21, 2023 11:01 pm
“Brace yourself!” reads one of those memes going around Catholic Twitter that shows the actor Sean Bean as Tolkien’s Boromir looking into the wind. It continues, “Bad Mary Magdalene takes are coming.” Though I prepared [...]
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