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Friday, April 2, 2021

The Mathematician Saint

 

Legends and History of the True Cross

By Sandra Miesel on Apr 02, 2021 12:24 am
“Behold the wood of the Cross, on which hung the salvation of the World.” Relics of Our Lord’s Passion have always been dear to his followers. The True Cross, the actual wood on which Jesus [...]
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Report: Pope Francis celebrates Holy Thursday Mass with Cardinal Becciu

By Catholic News Agency on Apr 01, 2021 10:01 pm
CNA Staff, Apr 1, 2021 / 02:15 pm (CNA).- Italian media reported Thursday that Pope Francis celebrated the Mass of the Lord’s Supper with Cardinal Angelo Becciu, who resigned from his Vatican post last September. [...]
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“In the Beginning” is the Eucharist

By Fr. Charles Fox on Apr 01, 2021 04:16 pm
“Out of the darkness of my life, so much frustrated, I put before you the one great thing to love on earth: the Blessed Sacrament … There you will find romance, glory, honour, fidelity, and [...]
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Epilogue: The Commandments as the path to joy

By Peter M.J. Stravinskas on Apr 01, 2021 02:36 pm
This Lenten series began by urging the reader to a deeper love of the Commandments by putting on the mind of a devout Jew. That will be even more necessary now if our present reflection [...]
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New MFA program aims for renewal of literary craft rooted in robust Catholic tradition and imagination

By Carl E. Olson on Apr 01, 2021 02:06 am
The University of St. Thomas in Houston, founded by the Basilian Fathers in 1947 and home to over 3,000 students, has established a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program that promises to be [...]
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Wisconsin Supreme Court kills Gov. Evers’ mask mandate

By Joseph M. Hanneman on Mar 31, 2021 10:09 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin — The pendulum of statewide political power swung back toward the fulcrum on Wednesday when the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled 4-3 that Gov. Tony Evers’ repeated use of emergency declarations to control the [...]
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Attacks on Christians, especially Catholic priests, rise sharply in Nigeria

By Patrick Egwu on Mar 31, 2021 03:59 pm
The killing of priests and other Christians in Nigeria continues at an alarming rate. A recent shooting in a church in Benue State yesterday adds to the thousands of others killed in the nation in [...]
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Survey: Two-thirds of Catholics say Biden should be able to receive Communion

By Catholic News Agency on Mar 31, 2021 06:00 am
Washington D.C., Mar 31, 2021 / 04:00 am (CNA).- Two-thirds of U.S. Catholics say that President Joe Biden, who has contradicted Church teaching on abortion, marriage, and gender ideology, should be allowed to receive Communion.According to a Pew Resea... [...]
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The Easter explosion

By George Weigel on Mar 31, 2021 03:01 am
Let me adapt to recent circumstances a thought-experiment theologian Hans Urs von Balthasar proposed decades ago: Imagine that a friend contracts a severe case of COVID-19 and medicine can do no more for him. The [...]
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Court allows professor to challenge university’s transgender pronoun mandate

By Catholic News Agency on Mar 30, 2021 08:45 pm
CNA Staff, Mar 30, 2021 / 04:22 pm (CNA).- A federal appeals court has allowed a philosophy professor to sue a public university in Ohio after he faced disciplinary action for declining to use female [...]
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God’s Law of Love: A Spirituality of the Ten Commandments (Part 7)

By Peter M.J. Stravinskas on Mar 30, 2021 06:25 pm
The Eighth Commandment is concerned with the necessity of telling the truth. This topic is dealt with in a most interesting fashion in the Catechism: from the perspective of the obligation of the People of [...]
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The Saints and Sinners of Holy Week

By Dawn Beutner on Mar 30, 2021 03:08 pm
In his fascinating book Villains of the Early Church: And How They Made Us Better Christians (Emmaus Road Publishing, 2018), Mike Aquilina offers excellent insights into some of the famous characters who caused trouble for Catholics [...]
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Conscience protections for healthcare workers: Freedom or coercion?

By Andrew M. Bath on Mar 29, 2021 04:59 pm
Protecting religious liberty was a policy priority for the Trump Administration. Early in 2018, President Trump created the Conscience and Religious Freedom Division in the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR), which was tasked to [...]
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Eric Talley funeral: Catholic father of seven ‘died a hero’

By Catholic News Agency on Mar 29, 2021 04:18 pm
Denver, Colo., Mar 29, 2021 / 02:18 pm (CNA).- A funeral Mass was held Monday in Denver for Officer Eric Talley, a Catholic father of seven who was killed while responding to last week’s mass shooting at a grocery store in Boulder, CO. “Eric has s... [...]
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Cardinal Sarah asks Pope Francis to reinstate individual Masses at St. Peter’s Basilica

By Catholic News Agency on Mar 29, 2021 11:05 am
Vatican City, Mar 29, 2021 / 08:28 am (CNA).- Cardinal Robert Sarah has asked Pope Francis to reinstate the celebration of private Masses at the side altars in St. Peter’s Basilica, after individual Masses were [...]
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Seeing the light of Christ in the darkness of COVID

By Fr. Charles Fox on Mar 28, 2021 11:04 pm
“No one believes anything without first perceiving that it ought to be believed,” St. Augustine once wrote. The intellect and the will, prompted by grace and impelled by love, allow a person both to perceive [...]
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One Week Away is an off-key Sunday school musical

By Nick Olszyk on Mar 28, 2021 10:56 pm
MPAA Rating: TV-PG USCCB Rating: Not rated at the time of this review Reel Rating: 2 out of 5 stars Seven years after Pureflix’s smash hit God’s Not Dead, Netflix is finally getting into the [...]
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Confession in a culture preaching redemption without reconciliation

By Ronald L. Jelinek, Ph.D. on Mar 28, 2021 02:20 am
St. Augustine said, “In failing to confess, Lord, I would only hide you from myself, not myself from you.” Yet ours is a time in which the act of sitting quietly in a church confessional [...]
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On the double standards of self-styled defenders of Pope Francis

By Mark Brumley on Mar 27, 2021 04:56 pm
It’s interesting to see how many supposed defenders of Pope Francis have been attacking the March 15th document he approved for publication by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. That document rejected the [...]
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Mother Angelica: A female powerhouse in a supposedly sexist Church

By Catholic News Agency on Mar 27, 2021 04:30 pm
Birmingham, Ala., Mar 27, 2021 / 01:01 am ().- It was September 1987, and Pope John Paul II had just arrived in Los Angeles after traveling around the United States. The Pope was greeted in [...]
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The Mathematician Saint

By Dawn Beutner on Mar 27, 2021 03:01 am
Saints inspire others to become saints, and the famous Saint John Bosco proves that point. Don Bosco, as everyone called him at the time, was a priest who founded religious orders of priests and sisters [...]
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God’s Law of Love: A Spirituality of the Ten Commandments (Part 6)

By Peter M.J. Stravinskas on Mar 27, 2021 02:31 am
The Seventh and Tenth Commandments “The Seventh Commandment prescribes the practice of justice and charity in the administration of the goods of the earth and of the fruits of the work of men” (2451), reads [...]
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Palm Sunday: Glory flows from the obedience of selfless love

By Carl E. Olson on Mar 26, 2021 06:00 pm
On the Readings for Sunday, March 25, 2018, Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion [...]
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