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Friday, July 16, 2021

The original vision and attraction of Saint Benedict

 

Enough with the dis-graceful, politicized commentary on Communion

By Carl E. Olson on Jul 16, 2021 02:16 am
“In journalism,” wrote Venerable Fulton Sheen in 1955’s Thinking Life Through, “the modern man wants controversy, not truth.” I could say that examples abound, but that would assume a broad definition—to the point of non-definition—of [...]
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Big hopes for the National Eucharistic Revival

By Russell Shaw on Jul 15, 2021 12:44 pm
Nearly buried last month in the hubbub surrounding the U.S. bishops’ debate over who is and isn’t worthy to receive communion was a colloquy between two bishops concerning something that may prove of far greater [...]
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Who is the nun who will be beatified with Cardinal Wyszynski, Poland’s ‘Primate of the Millennium’?

By Catholic News Agency on Jul 15, 2021 05:40 am
Mother Elżbieta Róża Czacka. / Laski.edu.pl. Warsaw, Poland, Jul 15, 2021 / 03:40 am (CNA). Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński, a giant of 20th-century Catholicism, will be beatified on Sept. 12.But the Primate of Poland who heroically resisted communism... [...]
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Lawsuit in California fights back against canceling St. Junípero Serra

By Joseph M. Hanneman on Jul 15, 2021 12:57 am
The San Diego Unified School District and one of its school principals targeted the Catholic faith and St. Junípero Serra with an illegal, defamatory campaign to effect removal of St. Serra’s name from a high [...]
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The One answer to the ancient and continuing bondage of women

By Derya M. Little on Jul 14, 2021 07:45 pm
Womanhood is messy and uncomfortable. The first steps into womanhood are awkward, to say the least, and often come with much anxiety and insecurity. At the end of one school year, I could run and [...]
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Captain Communism never stood a chance

By Nick Olszyk on Jul 14, 2021 06:54 pm
MPAA Rating: PG-13 USCCB Rating: A-III Reel Rating: 4 out of 5 reels Black Widow was never the strongest character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). She doesn’t have any superpowers, rarely quips, and was [...]
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More than 220,000 people left the Catholic Church in Germany in 2020

By CNA Daily News on Jul 14, 2021 09:23 am
Bonn, Germany, Jul 14, 2021 / 07:00 am More than 220,000 people left Catholic Church in Germany in 2020, according to official figures released on Wednesday. The statistics issued by the German bishops’ conference on July 14 [...]
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Pope Francis and the life issues

By George Weigel on Jul 14, 2021 03:02 am
Pope Francis’s tendency to use colorful expressions and abrasive adjectives in commenting on ideas, habits, and practices of which he disapproves has puzzled Catholics for over eight years now. Is this how popes talk? From [...]
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Wrong presuppositions skew reality: A response to Eve Tushnet

By Marco Casanova on Jul 13, 2021 11:37 pm
Eve Tushnet recently wrote an article in America Magazine titled “Conversion Therapy is Still Happening in Catholic Spaces – and its effects on L.G.B.T. people can be devastating” (May 13, 2021). Throughout, her supposition seems to [...]
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Thoughts on the (eternal) future of animals

By Chilton Williamson, Jr. on Jul 13, 2021 08:57 pm
G.K. Chesterton remarks somewhere in Orthodoxy that the longer one is acquainted with animals, the greater the difference between them and human beings appears. I have had a familiarity, frequently a close one, with a [...]
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Tokyo archbishop asks Olympic athletes not to visit Catholic churches during games

By Catholic News Agency on Jul 13, 2021 04:00 pm
Japan National Stadium in Tokyo, the main stadium of the 2020 Summer Olympics. / Arne Müseler via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 3.0 DE). Rome Newsroom, Jul 13, 2021 / 14:00 pm (CNA). The Catholic archbishop of Tokyo has asked visiting Olympic athletes and... [...]
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The light of patriarchs, the rule of the fathers

By Aquae Regiae on Jul 13, 2021 12:01 pm
Patriarchy has had a ‘bad rap’ in recent years. It seems that no matter what leftist movement we’re talking about, all appear united in a common belief that ‘patriarchy’ is an unequivocal evil which must [...]
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The History of Canada’s Residential Schools

By Dr. Douglas Farrow on Jul 13, 2021 04:00 am
‘Sentiment is a dangerous thing. Truth and reconciliation both suffer when it is weaponized.’ Over the past fortnight, some dozen churches in Canada, many serving indigenous people, were torched. A dozen more, most in non-indigenous [...]
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Catholic options at traditionally Protestant colleges and universities

By Casey Chalk on Jul 12, 2021 05:44 pm
More than ten years ago, when I was still a Protestant, I attended a small, conservative Presbyterian church that met in a fire station in my native Northern Virginia. When Sunday evening services were finished, [...]
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Priest beaten, arrested amid Cuba protests

By Catholic News Agency on Jul 12, 2021 02:03 pm
A man waves a Cuban flag during a demonstration against the government of Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel in Havana, July 11, 2021. - Thousands of Cubans took part in rare protests Sunday against the communist government, marching through a tow... [...]
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A cautious and skillful map through the world of late modern fiction

By Jesse Russell on Jul 11, 2021 11:37 pm
In his essay, “A Secret Vice,” originally a 1931 lecture at Pembroke College, Oxford, J.R.R. Tolkien wrote of a “secret hierarchy” of individuals who have the curious hobby of constructing their own languages. Perhaps the [...]
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The original vision and attraction of Saint Benedict

By Peter M.J. Stravinskas on Jul 11, 2021 09:00 am
St. Benedict is honored today in the revised Roman calendar, while his feast is kept on March 21 (the date of his death) in the earlier calendar and among Benedictines, who also keep this date [...]
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Into the Belly of the Beast: A day with the Urban Missionaries of the Heart of Christ

By S. Kirk Pierzchala on Jul 10, 2021 11:28 pm
The setting sun filters through drifts of flame-red poppies and wildflowers nestled in the golden, sun-bleached grass. Wild rabbits emerge briefly from banks of blackberries, only to flit back into the cool shadows. As a [...]
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Saints in the News, July 2021

By BK O'Neel on Jul 10, 2021 05:00 pm
Fr. Tolton’s cause gains attention QUINCY — The Quincy Herald-Whig reports that dozens of area Catholics gathered on the afternoon of July 9 at the town’s St. Peter Church to commemorate the passing of the [...]
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Could Hungary find an unexpected ally in the Holy See?

By Catholic News Agency on Jul 10, 2021 04:00 am
The Hungarian Parliament Building in Budapest. / Andrew Shiva/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 4.0). Vatican City, Jul 10, 2021 / 02:00 am (CNA). Under fire for a new law touching on homosexuality and threatened with sanctions by the European Commission, Hun... [...]
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Rethinking the Enlightenment from within the Catholic intellectual traditions

By Dr. Christopher Shannon on Jul 10, 2021 01:15 am
In my last column, I looked at the history of Hollywood film censorship as a specific example of a Catholic effort to engage the modern world. This month I will take a step back from [...]
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“The Lord took me…”: A deep and abiding Biblical theme

By Carl E. Olson on Jul 09, 2021 07:00 pm
Readings: • Am 7:12-15 • Psa 85:9-10, 11-12, 13-14 • Eph 1:3-14 • Mk 6:7-13 “The shepherd’s career is one of solitude,” stated Monsignor Ronald Knox in one of his homilies, further noting that such [...]
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La Crosse bishop removes Father Altman from ministry

By Catholic News Agency on Jul 09, 2021 02:11 pm
Fr. James Altman / YouTube screenshot La Crosse, Wis., Jul 9, 2021 / 12:11 pm (CNA). Fr. James Altman has been removed from ministry after Bishop William Callahan of La Crosse sought privately to correct the priest for his inflammatory, though i... [...]
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