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Sunday, July 11, 2021

The scandalizing, thankless job of the Prophets

 

Why we need the Church, the Sacraments, and the Saints to fight Satan

By Paul Senz on Jul 08, 2021 10:58 pm
In the first part of my conversation with Fr. Robert Spitzer, SJ, we spoke about spiritual warfare, fighting Satan, and escaping the darkness of evil. These and many related topics are addressed in his trilogy [...]
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Young Catholic Professionals organization to launch five new chapters

By CNA Daily News on Jul 08, 2021 08:15 pm
Washington D.C., Jul 8, 2021 / 18:00 pm The non-profit organization Young Catholic Professionals (YCP) is expanding, with five more chapters around the country slated to launch by the end of 2021. “We have never [...]
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Pope Francis names Jesuit cardinal to key synod on synodality position

By Catholic News Agency on Jul 08, 2021 05:50 pm
Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, Archbishop of Luxembourg, at the Vatican, Oct. 5, 2019. Vatican City, Jul 8, 2021 / 06:00 am (CNA). Pope Francis on Thursday named the Jesuit Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich as the relator general of the 2023 synod... [...]
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“What is effective are stories about real people’s lives.”

By Jim Graves on Jul 08, 2021 05:36 pm
Claretian Father Darrin Merlino has launched Catholic Media Missionaries (CMM), an apostolate to evangelize the culture through media, utilizing the creation of faith-friendly movies, television programs, videos, books and more.  Its initial offerings include Hound [...]
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A powerful account of Hitler’s effort to destroy the Polish Catholic Church

By Filip Mazurczak on Jul 07, 2021 11:45 pm
Jonathan Huener’s new study The Polish Catholic Church Under German Occupation: The Reichsgau Wartheland, 1939-1945 is a valuable addition to the discussion on the relationship between Nazism and Christianity. The book’s impact is occasionally limited [...]
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In London deal indictment, what is missing has a meaning, too

By Andrea Gagliarducci, Catholic News Agency on Jul 07, 2021 10:19 pm
Vatican City, Jul 7, 2021 / 20:19 pm (CNA). The unprecedented indictment of a cardinal and nine people in the so-called Vatican-London deal is noteworthy as much for what is missing in it as for what it contains.The 487 pages of the indictment ... [...]
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Not like other girls

By Amy Welborn on Jul 07, 2021 03:19 pm
A lot of us know the feeling. We’ve had it since girlhood, and for many of us, it’s never gone away. Not like other girls. I wasn’t a so-called “tomboy” as a girl, and as I’ve [...]
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Two more US bishops emphasize the need for Eucharistic document

By Catholic News Agency on Jul 07, 2021 02:36 pm
Washington D.C., Jul 7, 2021 / 11:21 am (CNA). The U.S. bishops are drafting a Eucharistic document to catechize Catholics, not to score political points, two bishops emphasized this week. In comments to the Wheeling [...]
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The 2021 Summer Reading List

By George Weigel on Jul 07, 2021 03:01 am
Liberation from lockdowns and quarantines ought not be liberation from serious reading, opportunities for which being one of the few boons of the recent past. Here are some suggestions for summer enrichment. Archbishop Charles J. [...]
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Anxiety, mindfulness, and prayer: The right and wrong ways to pray

By Dawn Beutner on Jul 06, 2021 09:59 pm
Part 1 of this series examined the history of mindfulness, its modern use in psychology, and arguments both for and against it which have been made by Catholics today. Since mindfulness is essentially a meditation [...]
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Indicted ex-director of Vatican’s financial watchdog says truth will come out at trial

By Catholic News Agency on Jul 06, 2021 09:30 pm
Tommaso Di Ruzza, right, speaks at a Vatican briefing alongside Alessandro Gisotti, center, and René Brülhart, left, May 21, 2019. / Daniel Ibáñez/CNA. Rome, Italy, Jul 6, 2021 / 12:00 pm (CNA). The indicted former director of the Vatican’s inte... [...]
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Meeting the challenge of gender dysphoria at school

By Kenneth Craycraft on Jul 06, 2021 07:09 pm
When most current teachers and administrators were training for their careers, they could not have imagined that one of the most vexing problems at school would be how to deal with children who claim to [...]
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Fighting Satan and escaping the darkness of evil: An interview with Fr. Robert Spitzer

By Paul Senz on Jul 05, 2021 07:07 pm
Fr. Robert Spitzer, SJ, President of the Magis Center of Reason and Faith and the Spitzer Center, is noted for his books and talks on science and spirituality. He has been writing a trilogy of [...]
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Cardinal Parolin: Europe needs faith in God as it struggles with ‘demographic winter’

By CNA Daily News on Jul 05, 2021 11:48 am
Strasbourg, France, Jul 5, 2021 / 05:45 am Cardinal Pietro Parolin said on Sunday that Europe needs faith in God as it struggles with a “demographic winter.” Preaching at Mass in Strasbourg Cathedral in France [...]
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Anxiety, mindfulness, and prayer: Questions and a Catholic perspective

By Dawn Beutner on Jul 05, 2021 11:47 am
If COVID-19, rioting and unrest, and a contentious election didn’t cause you anxiety in 2020, perhaps the long-term effects of social distancing, supply chain impacts on family life, and joblessness are doing so now. How [...]
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Four patriotic Americans on their way to sainthood

By Catholic News Agency on Jul 04, 2021 05:00 am
American flag. / Aaron Burden via Unsplash.com. Denver Newsroom, Jul 4, 2021 / 00:00 am (CNA). The Catholic Church in the United States has a long list of extraordinary men and women from all walks of life who are on their way to official sainth... [...]
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The enduring roots of the Declaration’s proclamation of equality

By Robert R. Reilly on Jul 03, 2021 11:51 pm
The American Founding is increasingly reviled by those with next to no knowledge of its true character. Herewith is a Fourth of July reflection, largely drawn from my book, America on Trial: A Defense of [...]
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Avoiding the temptation to deify or debunk the Founders

By Jerry Salyer on Jul 03, 2021 04:55 pm
Unlike the French or Polish patriot, we Americans have to deal with certain embarrassing facts about 1776 and the Founding Fathers. Whenever he hears someone wax vitriolic about George III’s ostensible tyranny, for instance, an [...]
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Catholicism and the American Founding

By Bradley J. Birzer on Jul 03, 2021 03:31 pm
Natural Law, common law, Natural Rights, and localism—all so dear to the Founding—existed in 1776, simply put, because of the Catholic Church. [...]
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Cardinal Becciu to stand trial at Vatican for embezzlement and abuse of office

By Catholic News Agency on Jul 03, 2021 07:30 am
Giovanni Angelo Becciu, former prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, pictured June 27, 2019. / Daniel Ibáñez/CNA. Vatican City, Jul 3, 2021 / 05:30 am (CNA). The Vatican announced Saturday that Cardinal Angelo Becciu will be trie... [...]
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The scandalizing, thankless job of the Prophets

By Carl E. Olson on Jul 03, 2021 04:15 am
On the Readings for Sunday, July 8, 2018 [...]
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“Liturgizing is a work of Christ in man”: An interview with David Fagerberg

By Carl E. Olson on Jul 02, 2021 11:26 pm
David Fagerberg is Professor in the Department of Theology at the University of Notre Dame, where he has been since 2003. After earning an M.A., M.Phil., and PhD. from Yale University, he taught in the [...]
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Summer of Soul filled with historical significance and palpable joy

By Nick Olszyk on Jul 02, 2021 09:20 pm
MPAA Rating: PG-13 USCCB Rating: Not rated at the time of this review Reel Rating: 4 out of 5 reels The story behind Summer of Soul is nearly as good as the film itself. In [...]
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Lansing diocese deems credible abuse allegations against deceased Catholic Bishop of Fargo

By Catholic News Agency on Jul 02, 2021 10:10 am
Bishop James Sullivan. / Diocese of Lansing. Lansing, Mich., Jul 2, 2021 / 08:10 am (CNA). The Diocese of Lansing released a statement this morning announcing  that two allegations of sexual abuse levelled against the late Bishop James Sull...

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