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Friday, September 30, 2022

Lazarus, the Rich Man, and the Sin of Pride

In gratitude to Michael the Archangel, my brother’s patron Saint

By Thomas J. Nash on Sep 29, 2022 03:20 am
My brother Mike died in early July. He was 71, the oldest in our big Catholic family, about whom I’ve written before, especially in light of the inspiring witness of my Mom and Dad, and [...]
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On Archangels and the greatest miracle

By Peter M.J. Stravinskas on Sep 29, 2022 03:02 am
The present moment in history finds us confronted with hundreds of purported supernatural visitations. This proliferation is not cause for rejoicing; on the contrary, it [...]
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Religion, “presentism”, and the problem of the future

By David G. Bonagura, Jr. on Sep 28, 2022 08:44 pm
“All religions,” writes Pope Benedict XVI in the first volume of Jesus of Nazareth, “try in one way or another to lift the veil of the future. They seem important precisely because they impart knowledge [...]
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Extra, Extra! News and views for September 28, 2022

By CWR Staff on Sep 28, 2022 08:43 am
Not a Buffet – “Jesus Christ did not found Protestantism or Anglicanism – and it doesn’t take much imagination (Catholic or otherwise) to see the Church he did establish at Pentecost.” The Sacramental Vision and [...]
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Thank you, Your Majesty

By George Weigel on Sep 28, 2022 03:10 am
Americans have many reasons to mourn the death of Queen Elizabeth II, one of the few truly noble figures on the contemporary world stage. We were deeply touched by her decision to have the band [...]
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When and how should priests and deacons preach on abortion?

By Fr. Charles Fox on Sep 28, 2022 03:10 am
Here in Michigan, where I live and serve, voters have a duty this Election Day (November 8) to defend unborn children from being killed in untold numbers by the enshrinement of nearly unlimited abortion as [...]
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New book introduces readers to central focus of von Balthasar’s theology

By Carl E. Olson on Sep 27, 2022 11:12 pm
Richard Clements, who has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Purdue University, is the author of The Meaning of the World Is Love: Selected Texts from Hans Urs von Balthasar with Commentary (Ignatius Press, 2022). [...]
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Church and contraception: Experts expose errors in Pontifical Academy for Life book

By Catholic News Agency on Sep 27, 2022 12:07 pm
null / Image credit: Simone van der Koelen / Unsplash Denver Newsroom, Sep 27, 2022 / 10:07 am (CNA). Nine international experts have pointed out in an open letter the serious errors contained in a book published a few weeks ago by the Pontific... [...]
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The challenge of collegiality and the controversy over synodality

By Larry Chapp on Sep 26, 2022 07:55 pm
Debates and controversies over matters of doctrinal development never happen in a vacuum or in the abstract. Which is why it is always critical to assess both the intellectual milieu in which such debates take [...]
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Persona vs Individuum

By Jerry Salyer on Sep 26, 2022 04:21 pm
Where some Catholics may see the Dobbs decision as a victory for human rights and the dignity of the individual, others may argue that human rights ideology and the individualism it presupposes are themselves the [...]
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Bishop Pfeifer asks Supreme Court to recognize ‘personhood’ of the unborn

By Catholic News Agency on Sep 26, 2022 02:45 pm
U.S. Supreme Court building / Steven Frame/Shutterstock Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Sep 26, 2022 / 12:45 pm (CNA). An emeritus Texas bishop is asking the Supreme Court to explicitly affirm the personhood of the unborn child in the womb.“While th... [...]
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Cardinal Zen stands trial in Hong Kong

By Catholic News Agency on Sep 26, 2022 04:40 am
Cardinal Joseph Zen. / Iris Tong via Wikimedia (Public Domain). Rome Newsroom, Sep 26, 2022 / 02:40 am (CNA). Cardinal Joseph Zen and five others stood trial in Hong Kong on Monday for failing to properly register a fund to provide legal aid to... [...]
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Is Rerum Novarum a Socialist Manifesto?

By Michael D. Greaney on Sep 25, 2022 05:15 pm
Pope Leo XIII’s 1891 encyclical, Rerum Novarum, while not the first social encyclical, was still a revolutionary document, albeit within the bounds of natural law and the Magisterium. Previous social encyclicals, beginning with Mirari Vos [...]
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Lesser-known facts about the incomparable Saint Thérèse of Lisieux

By Dawn Beutner on Sep 24, 2022 10:54 pm
Marie Françoise-Thérèse Martin, the Little Flower, Doctor of the Church—whatever you call her, Saint Thérèse of Lisieux is one of the most popular Catholic saints in the world. If a given Catholic church has any statues [...]
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Meet Chloe Cole, the 18-year-old leading the fight to protect children from transgender surgeries

By Catholic News Agency on Sep 24, 2022 08:30 am
Chloe Cole in her AirBnb in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 21, 2022. A self-described “former trans kid,” she de-transitioned after undergoing years of puberty blockers and an irreversible double mastectomy at the age of 15. / Edie Heipel/CNA Washi... [...]
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Lazarus, the Rich Man, and the Sin of Pride

By Carl E. Olson on Sep 24, 2022 05:00 am
Readings: • Am 6:1a, 4-7 • Ps 146:7, 8-9, 9-10 • 1 Tm 6:11-16 • Lk 16:19-31 As we hear the various parables from the Gospel of Luke, it is good to keep two things [...]

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