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Friday, September 23, 2022

The Essential Augustine

Catholic film on “the transgender explosion” to premiere October 8th

By Jim Graves on Sep 22, 2022 08:26 pm
Don Johnson, a Catholic filmmaker based in Anaheim, California, will premiere Dysconnected: The Real Story Behind the Transgender Explosion, a new film on the transgender phenomenon sweeping the nation, on Saturday, October 8, from 6 [...]
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Methodist-linked university’s Christian conduct code under fire from LGBT advocates

By Catholic News Agency on Sep 22, 2022 04:30 pm
Hand wearing gay pride rainbow wristband making a power fist gesture in front of the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC. Via Shutterstock / null Denver Newsroom, Sep 22, 2022 / 14:30 pm (CNA). Do church-affiliated universities and Christian ... [...]
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Questioning the wisdom of the late Susan Solomon

By Austin Ruse on Sep 22, 2022 04:03 pm
Susan L. Solomon died on September 8th after a battle with ovarian cancer. You probably won’t know her name. I didn’t. But something in her Wall Street Journal obituary stirred memories of old and riveting [...]
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Looking to the letter, not the “spirit”: On the 60th anniversary of Vatican II

By Russell Shaw on Sep 22, 2022 01:33 pm
What was the Second Vatican Council all about? With the 60th anniversary of the council’s opening now close at hand, you can still get an argument about that. Instead of consulting the “spirit” of Vatican [...]
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The Essential Augustine

By Dr. R. Jared Staudt on Sep 22, 2022 03:19 am
On the 28th of August, we celebrated the feast day of the great St. Augustine, the anniversary of the day he died in the year 430 A.D. His name providentially points to his august status [...]
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The “New World Order”: Conspiracy theory or political vision after all?

By CWR Contributors on Sep 22, 2022 12:21 am
Editor’s note: The following Sept. 13, 2022, kath.net interview by Lothar C. Rilinger, translated for CWR by Frank Nitsche-Robinson, is reprinted here by kind permission of kath.net and Mr. Rilinger. Vatican (kath.net) The term “New [...]
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Standing up to the Biden’s administration’s transgender mandate

By Nathanael Blake on Sep 21, 2022 03:07 pm
It is wrong to sterilize children. It is doubly wrong for the government to require doctors and hospitals to sterilize children. By definition, children are unable to consent to voluntary sterilization. Nonetheless, the Biden administration [...]
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Final volume of commentary of Gospel of Matthew focuses on liturgy, Eucharist

By Carl E. Olson on Sep 21, 2022 05:10 am
The fourth and final volume of the remarkable commentary series Fire of Mercy, Heart of the Word: Meditations on the Gospel according to Saint Matthew, written by Fr. Simeon Leiva-Merikakis, OCSO, was published recently by [...]
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Extra, Extra! News and views for September 21, 2022

By CWR Staff on Sep 21, 2022 05:00 am
Faith and Science – “The Church established the first exclusively scientific academy in the world. Today, the pope encourages the successors of those first scholars.” Why the Catholic Church is all about following the science [...]
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Evangelization: What and When?

By George Weigel on Sep 21, 2022 03:10 am
At the “information meeting” of the College of Cardinals this past Aug. 29-30, there was considerable agreement that evangelization is Catholicism’s prime imperative for the 21st century — a consensus understandably gratifying to the author [...]
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The shrinking, post-human vocabulary of our tone-deaf culture

By Jason M. Baxter on Sep 20, 2022 08:42 pm
I’ve become interested over the past couple of years in my students’ shrinking vocabularies. It’s just anecdotal, but I fancy that I’ve seen an incredible and radical shrinking up of my students’ words. When I [...]
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Eight pro-life lessons from Lifemark

By Susan Ciancio on Sep 20, 2022 07:33 pm
Movies tend to give us an idealized version of life. No matter what happens, the good guy always wins in the end. People overcome incredible hurdles. The girl gets the guy she’s pined away for. [...]
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Bishops in Belgium defy Vatican, publish ceremony for blessing same-sex unions

By Catholic News Agency on Sep 20, 2022 08:27 am
null / Syda Productions/Shutterstock CNA Newsroom, Sep 20, 2022 / 06:27 am (CNA). In open defiance of the Vatican, Catholic bishops in Belgium on Tuesday announced the introduction of blessing ceremonies for same-sex couples in their dioceses.&... [...]
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Having a humble view of money in a world full of greed

By Father Jerry J. Pokorsky on Sep 20, 2022 01:40 am
The teaching “You cannot serve God and mammon” (Mt. 6:24) encourages us to take a humble view of money. Money is not equal to God, nor should we worship it. However, we must not lose [...]
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Walking with Generation Z: Steps Toward Flourishing

By Benjamin Eriksen on Sep 20, 2022 01:29 am
Every loving parent wants their child to flourish. Parents want their children to be happy in this life and truly fulfilled in the life to come. Yet, the youth of the upcoming generation are not [...]
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Pope Francis extends a hand to China

By Andrea Gagliarducci, Catholic News Agency on Sep 19, 2022 04:50 pm
Pope Francis and Xi Jinping / Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk/360b/shutterstock Rome Newsroom, Sep 19, 2022 / 08:33 am (CNA). While a trial against Cardinal Joseph Zen is getting underway in China, the Holy See continues to work towards the renewal o... [...]
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Miseducation seeking to correct miseducation

By Peter M.J. Stravinskas on Sep 19, 2022 02:02 am
As a lifelong educator and student of American educational history, I was intrigued by the announcement that Pete Hegseth of Fox fame (along with David Goodwin) had penned Battle for the American Mind: Uprooting a [...]
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Catholic church burned, priests and religious sister kidnapped in war-torn Cameroon

By Catholic News Agency on Sep 18, 2022 03:10 pm
Displaced people fleeing the war in Cameroon / Public Domain Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Sep 18, 2022 / 13:10 pm (CNA). Gunmen set a Catholic church on fire and kidnapped five priests, one religious sister and two lay people in western Cameroon,... [...]
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What makes a good Christian poem good?

By Carl E. Olson on Sep 17, 2022 07:49 pm
Edward Short is the author of Newman and his Contemporaries, Newman and his Family, and Newman and History, Culture and Abortion, as well as Adventure in the Book Pages: Essays and Reviews. He writes for a number of periodicals, [...]
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Hildegard of Bingen: Voice of the Living Light

By Sandra Miesel on Sep 17, 2022 11:00 am
Among the other female Doctors of the Church—Teresa of Avila, Catherine of Siena, and Therese of Lisieux—Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179) blazes in colors all her own. Medievalist Peter Dronke describes her as “an overpowering, electrifying [...]
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Increase your eucharistic devotion by doing these 7 things, Maronite bishop says

By Catholic News Agency on Sep 17, 2022 10:00 am
null / Photo credit: Sidney de Almeida/Shutterstock Boston, Mass., Sep 17, 2022 / 08:00 am (CNA). The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has called for a eucharistic revival over the next three years, but many Catholics aren’t... [...]
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Catholic colleges and universities owe students an apology

By Marc D. Guerra, Ph.D. on Sep 16, 2022 11:00 pm
For more than forty years, Catholic liberal arts colleges have, to put it mildly, struggled to carve out a recognizable intellectual and educational place in the ever-shifting landscape of American higher education. That they have [...]
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Parables, Puzzlement, and Prudence

By Carl E. Olson on Sep 16, 2022 08:30 pm
Readings: • Am 8:4-7 • Ps 113:1-2, 4-6, 7-8 • 1 Tm 2:1-8 • Lk 16:1-13 How difficult is the parable of the dishonest steward, heard in today’s Gospel reading? “Of all of Jesus’ parables,” [...]
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A ‘supermarket of religions,’ God’s will, and the wisdom of a tweaked declaration

By Catholic News Agency on Sep 16, 2022 09:52 am
Pope Francis speaking at the Seventh Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions in Nur-Sultan (Astana), Kazakhstan, Sept. 13–15, 2022. / Vatican Media CNA Newsroom, Sep 16, 2022 / 07:52 am (CNA). A sensitive passage in the final dec... [...]

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