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Friday, March 5, 2021

How should we think about Vatican II?

 

The often silent and surprising history of devotion to Saint Joseph

By Sandra Miesel on Mar 04, 2021 11:06 pm
As we celebrate this official Year of St. Joseph, announced on December 8, 2020 by Pope Francis, Catholics readily join in paying tribute to a great and well-loved saint. Surely Our Lord’s foster-father has always [...]
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Investigation: Cardinal Wuerl received $2 million in 2020 for ‘ministry activities’

By Catholic News Agency on Mar 04, 2021 08:22 pm
Washington D.C., Mar 4, 2021 / 05:32 pm (CNA).- Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop emeritus of Washington DC who stepped down in 2018 amid scandal, received over $2 million from the archdiocese last year for unspecified [...]
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Why Dr. Seuss matters

By Noelle Mering on Mar 04, 2021 06:26 pm
It is hard to keep up with the cancellations these days, but for various reasons the news of Dr. Seuss struck a nerve. The Associated Press reported this week that six Dr. Seuss books “including [...]
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Opinion: It’s time to get beyond vaccines

By Stacy A. Trasancos on Mar 04, 2021 01:29 am
So far, all the COVID-19 vaccines depend on the use of fetal cell lines that originated with abortion. Lots of discussion about the morality of vaccines followed Moderna’s announcement last November that its phase III [...]
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The Equality Act is not a revolution in law but a rejection of law

By Pete Jermann on Mar 03, 2021 07:06 pm
Last year in Bostock v Clayton County the Supreme Court ruled that the word “sex” in the Civil Rights Act of 1964 included the concept of sexual orientation and gender identity. The intent of the [...]
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USCCB: Moderna’s and Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccines ethically preferable to Johnson & Johnson’s

By Catholic News Agency on Mar 03, 2021 06:08 pm
CNA Staff, Mar 3, 2021 / 03:19 pm (CNA).- The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops on Tuesday reiterated the Vatican’s teaching on COVID-19 vaccines produced with the help of abortion-derived cell lines, after a [...]
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Saints in the News, March 2021

By BK O'Neel on Mar 03, 2021 04:37 pm
Pope Francis moves causes forward VATICAN CITY – Vatican News reports that Marcello Cardinal Semeraro, the prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, recently presented for approval by His Holiness Pope Francis the [...]
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Cardinal Pell and squirming Catholics 

By George Weigel on Mar 03, 2021 03:01 am
According to the movie Love Story, “Love means never having to say you’re sorry.” Typical Hollywood fluff, you might say. Yet the best answer to that asininity was given by a Hollywood all-star, the late, [...]
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God’s Law of Love: A Spirituality of the Ten Commandments (Part 2)

By Peter M.J. Stravinskas on Mar 02, 2021 09:03 pm
The First Tablet of the Law  The first three commandments, the focus of our reflections in this installment, combine to spell out how to love God with “all your heart, with all your soul, and [...]
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White House silent on conscience concerns in health care

By Catholic News Agency on Mar 02, 2021 08:27 pm
Washington D.C., Mar 2, 2021 / 02:00 pm (CNA).- The White House on Tuesday would not reveal its position on doctors being forced to perform abortions and gender-transition surgeries under the Equality Act. White House [...]
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The Evangelical Path of Word on Fire

By Bishop Robert Barron on Mar 02, 2021 03:51 pm
I commenced my writing career, roughly twenty-five years ago, as a critic of liberal Catholicism, which I referred to, in one of the first articles I ever published, as “beige Catholicism.” By this designation, I [...]
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Six reasons for Catholics to read Virgil’s Aeneid

By David G. Bonagura, Jr. on Mar 02, 2021 02:21 pm
Virgil, one of the greatest poets the world has known, was cancelled out of universities decades ago. Unredeemable for the sins of imperialism and patriarchy, and possessing the wrong identity of white, European, and male, [...]
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Responding to the allure and incoherency of transgenderism

By Nathanael Blake on Mar 01, 2021 11:00 pm
Of course they are banning books. If you missed it, Amazon has banned Ryan Anderson’s excellent book, When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment. And, of course, the writings of some of history’s [...]
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Not Forgotten aims to encourage readers in leading a worthy life

By Paul Senz on Mar 01, 2021 05:30 pm
For a society aptly described by Pope St. John Paul II as the “Culture of Death”, most of us are not very comfortable facing mortality. However, as the old saying goes, death is one of [...]
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2021 OSV Challenge will help build up Catholic innovators and non-profits

By Jim Graves on Mar 01, 2021 04:04 pm
The OSV Institute for Catholic Innovation is accepting application submissions for the 2021 OSV Challenge, an entrepreneurial competition designed to “incubate unique project ideas in any stage from Catholics whose faith has motivated them to [...]
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Benedict XVI addresses resignation conspiracy theories, Iraq, and Biden in new interview

By Catholic News Agency on Mar 01, 2021 01:30 pm
Vatican City, Mar 1, 2021 / 02:30 am (CNA).- Benedict XVI addressed conspiracy theories about his resignation as pope, Pope Francis’ trip to Iraq, and Joe Biden in an interview with an Italian newspaper published [...]
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The deep and dangerous falsehoods found in the Equality Act

By Fr. Jay Scott Newman on Feb 28, 2021 08:56 pm
The French Revolution began in 1789 inspired by the noble ideals of liberty, equality, and fraternity, and in the first months of revolutionary fervor many old injustices were redressed, including not a few caused or [...]
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“Mistakes were made”: Apocalypse of Truth in A Canticle for Leibowitz

By Joshua Hren on Feb 28, 2021 12:50 am
Walter M. Miller’s A Canticle for Leibowitz chants a litany of misdirection that resonates powerfully in our “post-truth” age. Miller, who helped bomb Monte Casino Abbey before becoming a Catholic convert, starts the novel in [...]
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Pope Francis says seeing a psychiatrist helped him with anxiety when he was younger

By Catholic News Agency on Feb 27, 2021 03:05 pm
Vatican City, Feb 27, 2021 / 08:30 am (CNA).- Pope Francis has said that seeing a psychiatrist in Argentina helped him with anxiety when he was a younger priest in an interview published in an [...]
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How should we think about Vatican II?

By Douglas Bushman on Feb 26, 2021 11:50 pm
Editor’s note: The following essay was originally delivered on January 8, 2021, as the Convocation for Spring 2021 Semester at the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota. ——- Introduction There is an old story [...]
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Fathers, Sons, and Sacrifices: On the Second Sunday of Lent

By Carl E. Olson on Feb 26, 2021 06:00 pm
On the Readings for February 25, 2018, the Second Sunday of Lent [...]
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