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Sunday, October 10, 2021

Guardian Angels and the Culture Wars

Facing our own humanity: A review of Sono Ayako’s Miracles

By John Tuttle on Oct 07, 2021 07:45 pm
Maximilian Maria Kolbe has become a brilliant pillar and testament to Christian sacrifice in the decades following World War II. It was a war that dipped beyond the technological advances that contributed to all the [...]
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New lawsuit: Creighton University discriminated against Catholics who oppose COVID shot

By Joseph M. Hanneman on Oct 07, 2021 06:17 pm
Jesuit-run Creighton University, a 9,000-student university based in Omaha, engaged in religious discrimination against two Catholic students who wished to claim religious exemption to the university’s mandatory COVID-19 shot policy, a lawsuit filed Oct. 5 [...]
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Eastwood’s Cry Macho is quiet, contemplative, and often charming

By Carl Kozlowski on Oct 07, 2021 03:51 pm
Throughout his historic seven-decade acting career, Clint Eastwood has cut a towering figure on the big screen as an iconic example of traditional masculinity. In his latest film Cry Macho – his 45th as a [...]
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Jordan Peterson, C.S. Lewis, and the “wishful thinking” objection

By Christopher Kaczor on Oct 07, 2021 01:13 pm
In 12 Rules for Life, Jordan Peterson writes, I had outgrown the shallow Christianity of my youth by the time I could understand the fundamentals of Darwinian theory. After that, I could not distinguish the [...]
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Pope Francis to declare St. Irenaeus a Doctor of the Church with title ‘Doctor of Unity’

By Catholic News Agency on Oct 07, 2021 08:50 am
A stained-glass window by Lucien Bégule depicting St. Irenaeus at the Church of St, Irenaeus in Lyon, France. / Gérald Gambier via Wikimedia (Public Domain). Vatican City, Oct 7, 2021 / 06:50 am (CNA). Pope Francis said on Thursday that he plans... [...]
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The “first world problem” of evil

By Dr. Edward Feser on Oct 06, 2021 08:05 pm
Suffering, atheists frequently assure us, is not what we would expect if God exists.  You might suppose, then, that where there is greater suffering, there will be fewer believers in God, and where there is [...]
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Literature, pornography, and human dignity

By Jack Gist on Oct 06, 2021 12:18 pm
Old School The University of Wyoming bookstore was a magical place back when I started going to college. So many books. So much knowledge. I saw it as a gateway to new worlds, a launching [...]
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Vatican abuse trial: Court clears defendants of crimes

By Catholic News Agency on Oct 06, 2021 10:00 am
The first hearing of the abuse trial takes place at the Vatican court Oct. 14, 2020. / Vatican Media. Vatican City, Oct 6, 2021 / 08:00 am (CNA). The Vatican tribunal cleared two priests of crimes on Wednesday, at the end of a trial for sexual a... [...]
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A Catholic gentleman behind the plate

By George Weigel on Oct 06, 2021 03:05 am
As Major League Baseball begins its post-season, let us pause and remember the late, great Bill Freehan of the Detroit Tigers, who died this past August 19: a Catholic gentleman and a great ballplayer. If [...]
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Dallas Jenkins discusses the focus and purpose of The Chosen

By Paul Senz on Oct 05, 2021 08:21 pm
Dallas Jenkins is known to many as the writer and director of The Chosen, the remarkable and increasingly popular television series on the life of Christ. Jenkins is also the son of Jerry Jenkins, well-known [...]
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CO medical school allegedly conducts illegal ‘inquisition’, rejects religious exemptions to COVID shots

By Joseph M. Hanneman on Oct 05, 2021 12:49 pm
A devout Catholic doctor and a Buddhist first-year medical student were subjected to an “outrageous,” unconstitutional inquisition by the University of Colorado School of Medicine when they filed for exemptions to a COVID-19 shot mandate, [...]
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330,000 children abused in French Catholic Church over 70 years, landmark report estimates

By Catholic News Agency on Oct 05, 2021 07:45 am
Jean-Marc Sauvé speaks at the launch of the Independent Commission on Sexual Abuse in the Church’s final report in Paris, France, Oct. 5, 2021. / Screenshot from CIASE Facebook page. Paris, France, Oct 5, 2021 / 05:45 am (CNA). Hundreds of thous... [...]
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Five lessons from the anniversary of the dedication of St. Patrick’s Cathedral

By Peter M.J. Stravinskas on Oct 05, 2021 05:00 am
The Church celebrates liturgical commemorations of the dedications of the four papal basilicas in Rome on her universal calendar: St. John Lateran (mater et caput omnium ecclesiarum/head and mother of all churches); St. Paul-Outside-the-Walls; St. [...]
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5 things to know about the Vatican finance trial involving Cardinal Becciu

By Catholic News Agency on Oct 04, 2021 03:00 pm
Cardinal (then Archbishop) Giovanni Angelo Becciu aboard the papal flight to Colombo, 2015. / Alan Holdren/CNA Vatican City, Oct 4, 2021 / 13:00 pm (CNA). The second hearing in a historic Vatican finance trial is set for Tuesday after proceeding... [...]
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Recovering the real St. Francis of Assisi

By David G. Bonagura, Jr. on Oct 04, 2021 12:00 pm
Renowned worldwide for his radical poverty and profound humility, St. Francis of Assisi is among the most famous of God’s saints. It is no wonder, then, that, like his master Jesus of Nazareth, Francis has [...]
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German “synodal way” votes for blessing homosexual unions; defends contraception, masturbation

By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman on Oct 04, 2021 10:28 am
The “Synodal Way,” a conference consisting of German bishops, priests, religious, and laity, on Friday approved a draft document that appears to undermine Catholic doctrine on fundamental points of sexual morality, offering a defense of [...]
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Films grounded in reality, rooted in faith, and shot in North Dakota

By Jesse Russell on Oct 04, 2021 12:48 am
Dan Bielinski is the founder and lead producer of Canticle Productions. He has also acted in numerous films and co-starred in the HBO series The Leftovers.  His most recent film The End of the Rope is based on [...]
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Metaphysics for a secular, politicized culture

By Brian Welter on Oct 04, 2021 12:09 am
South African writer Wynand De Beer’s analysis in Reality: From Metaphysics to Metapolitics of Western metaphysics from the Greeks to the Catholic and Orthodox continuation of this tradition has much to offer Catholics who find [...]
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Australian bishops begin nine-month Plenary Council

By Catholic News Agency on Oct 03, 2021 12:00 pm
Opening Mass for Fifth Plenary Council of Australia in Perth on Oct. 3, 2021 / Screenshot of livestream Rome Newsroom, Oct 3, 2021 / 10:00 am (CNA). The Fifth Plenary Council of Australia kicked off Sunday with an opening Mass in Perth to begin ... [...]
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A priest with the soul of a boxer, a boxer with the soul of a priest

By Paul Senz on Oct 02, 2021 11:32 pm
It is unfortunate, even tragic, that Father Paul Mankowski, S.J., is not known to many, as he was a true intellectual giant, a bulwark of Catholic orthodoxy, and a writer with a remarkable gift for [...]
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The Eyes of Hollywood

By Nick Olszyk on Oct 02, 2021 10:33 pm
MPAA Rating: PG-13 USCCB Rating: Not rated at the time of this review Reel Rating: 1 out of 5 As the title suggests, the opening shot of the film The Eyes of Tammy Faye focuses [...]
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Louisiana state Sen. Katrina Jackson: ‘It’s racist to fund abortions’

By Catholic News Agency on Oct 02, 2021 08:03 pm
Louisiana State Senator Katrina Jackson at the Live Action Life Awards. / Francesca Pollio/CNA Washington D.C., Oct 2, 2021 / 10:03 am (CNA). “It’s racist to fund abortions,” Katrina Jackson recently told EWTN Pro-Life Weekly, “because you’re go... [...]
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Opinion: Making sense of synodal steps during precarious times

By Peter D. Beaulieu on Oct 02, 2021 03:23 pm
In this month of October, as we begin to “walk together” in synodality, I recall a very favorable experience as a member of an archdiocesan pastoral council during 2001-2004. And yet, momentary pockets of theological [...]
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Guardian Angels and the Culture Wars 

By Fr. Dominic Farrell, LC on Oct 02, 2021 06:00 am
Today the Catholic Church celebrates the memorial of the guardian angels. This feast helps us put the current culture wars into perspective. It reminds us that, ultimately, “we are not contending against flesh and blood”

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