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Sunday, December 4, 2022

Pope Francis’ watch auctioned off and proceeds set a world record

 

Ukrainian archbishop appeals for release of Catholic priests captured by Russian troops

Two Catholic priests captured by Russian troops are “being tortured without mercy,” the leader of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church said Thursday.
German Synodal Way designed to create ‘pressure’ on the Church, founding president says

Thomas Sternberg, former president of the Central Committee of German Catholics, said the process wanted to achieve changes to Church teaching.
Process of beatification begins for Carmen Hernández, co-founder of Neocatechumenal Way

The beatification and canonization process for Carmen Hernández, co-founder of the Neocatechumenal Way, officially opens this Sunday.
Pope Francis: The effects of the war in Ukraine are being felt all over the world

Pope Francis said Friday that the war between Russia and Ukraine is an example of the “globalization of problems” with the far-felt effects of the energy and food crises.
Pope Francis’ watch auctioned off and proceeds set a world record

The LaViolette Scholarship Foundation auctioned off a Swatch Once Again watch Nov. 30 that Francis had worn for much of his pontificate.

Pope Francis praises ‘fruitful’ theology of Benedict XVI

Charles de Foucauld, Catholic ‘revert’ turned saint

St. Charles de Foucauld was a soldier, explorer, Catholic revert, priest, hermit, and religious brother, who served among the Tuareg people in the Sahara desert in Algeria.
Exorcist says porn addiction ‘an opening to the demonic,’ despite German priest’s controversial denials

Monsignor Stephen Rossetti, an exorcist for the Archdiocese of Washington, has been a licensed psychologist for 30 years.
Former parish employee identified as second victim of Louisiana double homicide

Ruth Prats, 73, worked for Father Otis Young when he was pastor of St. Peter Catholic Church in Covington, Louisiana.
‘Gravely disappointed’: U.S. bishops respond to passage of the same-sex marriage act

Bishop Robert Barron authored a statement urging members of Congress to reject the “misnamed” Respect for Marriage Act passed by the Senate.
Pope Francis praises ‘fruitful’ theology of Benedict XVI

Speaking at the 2022 Ratzinger Prize award ceremony, Francis said: “We all feel his spiritual presence and his accompaniment in prayer for the whole Church.”

Saturday, December 3, 2022

BORDER CHURCH ON 11 DECEMBER, 2022

On Sunday, December 11, Bishop Susan Brown Snook will visit Border Church—a bi-national worshiping community of migrants, the deported, and their loved ones. Joining her will be Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, ELCA Synod Bishop David Nagley, and Bishop William Barber of the Poor People’s Campaign.

Since November 2011, people from the United States and Mexico have gathered each Sunday afternoon to share communion at Friendship Park, the historic border meeting place at the western edge of the border, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Somehow, mysteriously, the border wall becomes the table of the Lord as people gather on both sides of the border to celebrate the love of Christ together.  

Worship begins at 1:30 pm. Good News Festival guests and Episcopalians will gather on the US side at 12:30 pm to hike to Friendship Park. (Be prepared for up to 2 miles hike in each direction. Bring water, hats, and wear comfortable clothes. People with mobility issues are encouraged to attend online here.) Directions to Friendship Park can be found here. Details on Border Church can be found here. Details on Friendship Park can be found here. Contact Canon Jason Evans, jevans@edsd.org, with questions.

Friday, December 2, 2022

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The power of a Catholic death and the joy that lies beyond

Extra, extra! News and views for November 30, 2022

By CWR Staff on Nov 30, 2022 05:00 am
Liberalism and Religion – “The Notre Dame Law Review hosted its second symposium of the academic year on November 11 in Biolchini Hall of Law. [The symposium] revolved around the theme of ‘Liberalism, Christianity, and [...]
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The power of a Catholic death and the joy that lies beyond

By Monica Seeley on Nov 29, 2022 08:04 pm
As November draws to a close, the readings at Mass draw our minds to the end of time—the end of all time, and for each of us, the end of our own time. Eschatological themes [...]
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Drag queens, dogs, and cats

By Robert R. Reilly on Nov 29, 2022 07:24 pm
As Humpty Dumpty might say, reality has become whatever we say it is. Not to trivialize the gravity of the subject, but I made up a Monty Python-like skit to illustrate the problem of naming [...]
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Opinion: “Faith-consistent investing” must consider infrastructure needs

By Thomas M. Doran on Nov 29, 2022 06:26 pm
The Vatican recently published a 45-page document “Mensuram Bonam” [Good Measure], which calls on Catholic institutions and believers to engage in “faith-consistent investing” that, among other priorities, urges investors to favor companies whose business models [...]
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What it is like to be a Catholic priest in Qatar

By Catholic News Agency on Nov 29, 2022 08:09 am
Father Charbel Mhanna offers Mass at Our Lady of the Rosary in Doha, Qatar. / Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church Rome Newsroom, Nov 29, 2022 / 06:09 am (CNA). When Father Charbel Mhanna needs to acquire altar wine for Mass, he must use a sp... [...]
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Return to the spirit of the Acts of the Apostles

By CWR Contributors on Nov 28, 2022 08:14 pm
Editor’s note: The following address was translated by William J. Melcher for CWR, from the Italian original posted by L’Osservatore Romano, with reference to the German translation posted by kath.net. ————— In his Letter to [...]
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National Adoption Month and focusing on foster care

By Kathy Schiffer on Nov 28, 2022 07:19 pm
At a time when the emphasis on the nuclear family has noticeably weakened, thousands of children face the prospect of growing up without ever having established permanent family connections. There are more than 400,000 children [...]
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Pope Francis explains to America Magazine why women cannot be ordained priests

By Catholic News Agency on Nov 28, 2022 02:30 pm
Pope Francis meets a group of women at the end of his weekly general audience at the Paul VI hall in the Vatican on March 2, 2022. / Photo by VINCENZO PINTO/AFP via Getty Images Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Nov 28, 2022 / 12:30 pm (CNA). In an in... [...]
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Living Advent in an age of functional paganism

By Christopher R. Altieri on Nov 28, 2022 01:26 am
Christianity haunts our culture. It appears to us as a phantom presence, pale shimmering and gossamer, which we glimpse from time to time – in places familiar, to make them strange; and in places strange, [...]
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The “Respect for Marriage Act” and the new federal regulation of marriage

By Thomas R. Ascik on Nov 28, 2022 12:50 am
The first point about the Respect for Marriage Act, the proposed federal law concerning same-sex marriage, sponsored by all Democrat and 12 Republican senators, is its secrecy. Although marriage itself is in precipitous decline, probably [...]
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Cardinal Sarah: ‘Religious liberty is under threat in the West, too’

By Catholic News Agency on Nov 27, 2022 10:00 am
Cardinal Robert Sarah / Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA. Rome Newsroom, Nov 27, 2022 / 08:00 am (CNA). Christians in the West should not take religious liberty and freedom of worship for granted, Cardinal Robert Sarah said in a recent interview with ... [...]
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Plumbing the depths of a dozen works of classic literature

By Paul Senz on Nov 26, 2022 10:48 pm
The rich literary patrimony of Western civilization can be daunting. Where to begin? Which books are truly great? Which works of literature have stood the test of time? Joseph Pearce’s most recent book is titled [...]
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Suffering and the divine punishment of the good alongside the wicked

By Dr. Edward Feser on Nov 26, 2022 04:06 pm
Many today labor under the delusion that the reality of suffering is a difficulty for Christianity – as if Christian doctrine would lead us to expect little or no suffering, so that its adherents should [...]
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Suffering Advent

Suffering Advent

By Dale Ahlquist on Dec 02, 2022 04:00 am
The secular world calls it the Holiday Season. The Catholic Church calls it Advent. The two are starkly different, but the one thing they have [...]
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Is the doctrine of hell a legitimate motivation for evangelization?

By Mark J. Hornbacher on Dec 01, 2022 11:47 pm
Each disciple of Christ is called in some way to participate in the work of redemption. As a Lay Dominican, I take the persons of Saint Dominic and Saint Catherine of Siena as guiding lights [...]
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St. John the Baptist, prophet of Advent and preacher of repentance

By Carl E. Olson on Dec 01, 2022 05:20 pm
Readings: • Isa 11:1-10 • Ps 72:1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17 • Rom 15:4-9 • Mt 3:1-12 If you saw John the Baptist preaching on a street corner, what might you think of him? He would [...]
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Reversing the decline of marriage among Catholics

By Russell Shaw on Dec 01, 2022 03:56 pm
These are not the best of times for Catholic marriage in America. Numbers illustrate the point. According to the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate, in 2020—when U.S. Catholic population stood at 73 million—Catholic [...]
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Jihadists seeking to build ‘transcontinental caliphate,’ says report

By Catholic News Agency on Dec 01, 2022 10:00 am
null / Oleg Zabielin via www.shutterstock.com. Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Dec 1, 2022 / 08:00 am (CNA). Islamist terrorist groups are unleashing a new wave of violence and persecution to build a “transnational caliphate” stretching from west Af... [...]
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Synodality and Its Issues

By Francis X. Maier on Nov 30, 2022 10:00 pm
Persons worried about the current “synodality” process in the Catholic Church have good reasons to be anxious. The car wreck of the German Catholic “synodal path” on matters of sexuality and Church governance is one [...]
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To Sanctify the World addresses continuing challenge of interpreting Vatican II

By Eduardo Echeverria on Nov 30, 2022 06:44 pm
George Weigel’s new book To Sanctify the World: The Vital Legacy of Vatican II (Basic Books, 2022) is a tour de force in its study of the hermeneutics—that is, the manner of interpretation—of the Second [...]
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