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Friday, April 30, 2021

The Armenian genocide, healing, and faith

Scholar reflects on “enormous significance” of U.S. recognition of the Armenian Genocide

By Father Seán Connolly on Apr 29, 2021 06:40 pm
Just one week prior to his 1939 invasion of Poland and the mass slaughter that followed, Adolf Hitler asked rhetorically, “Who, after all, speaks today of the annihilation of the Armenians?” Such a depraved sentiment [...]
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USCCB has ‘nothing in the works’ on Biden and Communion

By Catholic News Agency on Apr 29, 2021 05:31 pm
CNA Staff, Apr 29, 2021 / 13:58 pm (CNA). Recent reports that the US Conference of Catholic Bishops may at their spring general assembly press pro-abortion Catholic politicians not to receive Communion are unfounded, and [...]
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Catherine of Siena and Leaving the Church

By Thomas McDermott, OP on Apr 29, 2021 09:23 am
In the wake of so many clerical sex abuse scandals, to many people the Catholic Church appears hypocritical and bankrupt morally and spiritually. In the midst of such trying times, how can Catholics justify remaining [...]
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Toward a more perfect (and realistic) union?

By Jesse Russell on Apr 28, 2021 08:26 pm
In January of 1994, then-Vice President Albert Arnold Gore Jr., while speaking to the Institute of World Affairs in Milwaukee, committed one of his best known linguistic faux pas. While praising the diverse character of [...]
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Cardinal Pell: ‘The duty of the German bishops is to uphold the teachings of Scripture’

By Catholic News Agency on Apr 28, 2021 07:58 pm
Rome Newsroom, Apr 28, 2021 / 05:05 am America/Denver (CNA). Cardinal George Pell has said in an interview that the situation of the Church in Germany appears “ominous,” underlining that the German bishops must fulfill [...]
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Troubles at Bose highlight need for authentic ecumenism, monasticism

By Ines Angeli Murzaku on Apr 28, 2021 07:31 pm
On February, 18, 2021, the following statement was posted on the Monastery of Bose page: “With deep bitterness the community of Bose took note that Br. Enzo did not go to Cellole within the time indicated by the Pontifical Delegate’s Decree of January 4th.” This is the most recent act of disobedience on the [...]
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What is equipollent canonization, and why do we need it?

By Dawn Beutner on Apr 28, 2021 02:07 pm
On April 24, Pope Francis used the process of equipollent canonization to declare Margaret of Castello to be a saint of the Church. What did he do, and why does this process exist? To answer [...]
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What would Cardinal Meyer say?

By George Weigel on Apr 28, 2021 03:01 am
Unfortunately forgotten in most U.S. Catholic circles today, Cardinal Albert Gregory Meyer, archbishop of Milwaukee from 1953 to 1958 and archbishop of Chicago from 1958 to 1965, was one of the country’s leading churchmen in [...]
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Wisconsin AG insists sex-abuse investigation is not singling out Catholics

By Joseph M. Hanneman on Apr 27, 2021 09:33 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin — The state’s attorney general on Tuesday launched a sweeping investigation of the sexual abuse of minors by clergy, but he denied the state is singling out the Catholic Church for scrutiny. “Our [...]
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White House: Biden ‘respectfully disagrees’ with bishops on fetal tissue research

By Catholic News Agency on Apr 27, 2021 08:31 pm
Washington D.C., Apr 27, 2021 / 16:00 pm (CNA). The White House press secretary said on Tuesday that President Biden “respectfully disagrees” with Catholic bishops on federally-funded fetal tissue research. At Tuesday’s White House press [...]
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Convalidation 101: Four questions answered

By Fr. Charles Fox on Apr 27, 2021 02:14 pm
In recent years, an increasing number of Catholics have attempted to get married outside of the Catholic Church, without regard for her laws concerning marriage. Couples do this in different ways and for many different [...]
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Abp. Charles J. Chaput: “Don’t be afraid of dying. Be afraid of not really living.”

By Paul Senz on Apr 26, 2021 10:55 pm
Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., has been a prominent voice in the Church for decades. A Capuchin priest, he served as bishop of the Diocese of Rapid City (South Dakota) from 1988-1997, at which [...]
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German bishop confronts theologian for claiming Catholics against ‘gender equality’ are racist

By Catholic News Agency on Apr 26, 2021 08:53 pm
Passau, Germany, Apr 26, 2021 / 16:01 pm (CNA). A German professor of theology and advocate for the ordination of women to the priesthood has come under criticism for claiming it was “racist” to oppose [...]
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Walk away from “Nomadland” and go to “The Last Shift”

By Carl Kozlowski on Apr 26, 2021 08:45 pm
“Nomadland” was a big winner at an Oscars that hardly anyone watched, with Chloé Zhao winning Best Director, Frances McDormand taking home Best Actress, and the film claiming Best Picture. Contrary to what the Academy [...]
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Priest with cancer dies 23 days after his hospital room ordination

By Catholic News Agency on Apr 26, 2021 05:20 pm
Rome, Italy, Apr 26, 2021 / 06:40 am (CNA). Fr. Livinius Esomchi Nnamani, who was ordained to the priesthood in his hospital room on Holy Thursday with special permission from Pope Francis, has died of [...]
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The crazy, true story of how the Church helped take down the Klan in Colorado

By CNA Daily News on Apr 26, 2021 05:01 pm
Denver, Colo., Apr 26, 2021 / 14:19 pm America/Denver (CNA). With the recent publication of Colorado’s historic Ku Klux Klan membership ledgers, which were made public for the first time earlier this week and published by History [...]
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Popular fiction and the Catholic Literary Renaissance

By Rhonda Franklin Ortiz on Apr 25, 2021 07:38 pm
I admire anyone who has the guts to write anything at all.” — E.B. White The novel Cheaper by the Dozen saved my life. Like every student who passes through St. John’s College’s Great Books [...]
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Five reasons to read Dei Verbum—and five things you’ll learn in doing so

By Dr. Leroy Huizenga on Apr 25, 2021 07:02 pm
Mention the Second Vatican Council, and you’ll find some younger Catholics glazing over. Many born in the seventies and eighties missed the euphoria of the Council and the revolution realized in its aftermath. Our earliest [...]
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The Armenian genocide, healing, and faith

By Dr. Adam A. J. DeVille on Apr 25, 2021 06:21 pm
For more than a dozen years I have taught a course titled “Eastern Christian Encounters with Islam”. The course aims to show the complicated history between Eastern Christians and Muslims in such countries as Syria, [...]
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“Get out of my pub!”: On vaccinating the young and other bad ideas

By Dr. Douglas Farrow on Apr 24, 2021 10:05 pm
I see from the graphs provided by the CBC that in the land of my birth the local witchdoctor’s lockdown charm has been working well – so well she’s trotted out Premier Horgan to demand [...]
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Wisconsin to investigate priestly sexual abuse of minors

By Joseph M. Hanneman on Apr 24, 2021 09:45 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin — A 45-year-old man’s 2020 suicide decades after he was allegedly sexually molested by three Norbertine priests is at least part of the impetus for a forthcoming Wisconsin attorney general’s investigation of sexual [...]
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Things my wife wishes they had covered in RCIA

By Dr. Randall B. Smith on Apr 24, 2021 09:36 pm
I am an adult convert to Catholicism, as is my wife. She entered the Church after we were married and knew even less about Catholicism than I did when I entered, which wasn’t much. Because [...]
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Pope Francis declares blind 14th-century lay Dominican a saint

By Catholic News Agency on Apr 24, 2021 03:51 pm
CNA Staff, Apr 24, 2021 / 06:20 am (CNA). Pope Francis declared a blind 14th-century Italian lay Dominican a saint Saturday using a process known as “equipollent” canonization. The Holy See press office said April [...]
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Wisconsin Governor vetoes COVID-19 church closure, vaccine bills

By Joseph M. Hanneman on Apr 24, 2021 12:51 am
MADISON, Wisconsin — For the second time this year, Democrat Gov. Tony Evers has vetoed a ban on closing churches due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and a prohibition on mandatory COVID vaccines. Both measures had

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