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Friday, October 14, 2022

Is the Great Commandment Still Great Enough?

Calumny and Pope Callistus I

By Dawn Beutner on Oct 14, 2022 05:00 am
Calumny, according to the glossary of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, is a “false statement which harms the reputation of others and gives occasion for false judgments concerning them.” The sin of calumny is [...]
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Is the Great Commandment Still Great Enough?

By Bishop Thomas John Paprocki on Oct 13, 2022 11:55 pm
Editor’s note: This Keynote Address was given on October 10, 2022, following the Red Mass for the Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana Saint Alphonsus Liguori Catholic Church, Zionsville, Indiana. —————— Your Excellency, my brother Bishop, Most Reverend [...]
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Denouncing clergy sex abuse, Santa Fe Archdiocese files $121 million settlement plan

By Catholic News Agency on Oct 13, 2022 07:04 pm
The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi in Santa Fe. / Cocoabiscuit via Flickr (CC BY NC ND 2.0) Denver Newsroom, Oct 13, 2022 / 17:04 pm (CNA). Lamenting the damage that abusive Catholic clergy have caused to sexual abuse victims, the ... [...]
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Two Cities: How Catholics ought to approach politics 

By Dr. R. Jared Staudt on Oct 13, 2022 04:30 am
Due to its divisiveness, it can be tempting to avoid the topic of politics altogether within the Church and instead focus on the seemingly less controversial issues of faith and spirituality. To avoid politics, however, [...]
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Extra, extra! News and views for October 13, 2022

By CWR Staff on Oct 13, 2022 03:30 am
Elite Students – “America’s elite university students are more demographically diverse than the general population, but more politically divided along lines of race, gender, sexuality, and religion.” Diverse and Divided: A Political Demography of American [...]
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The Good, the Bad, and Gaudium et Spes

By Tracey Rowland on Oct 12, 2022 07:00 pm
It is easy to be critical of Gaudium et Spes as a document pushed through at the end of the Second Vatican Council when the Holy Spirit was out to lunch or the Conciliar fathers [...]
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Tulsi Gabbard leaves Democratic Party, cites ‘wokeness’ and hostility to ‘people of faith’

By Catholic News Agency on Oct 12, 2022 11:00 am
Tulsi Gabbard speaks in Des Moines, Iowa, August 2019. / CJ Hanevy / Shutterstock Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Oct 11, 2022 / 15:00 pm (CNA). Former Hawaii congresswoman and 2020 presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard announced Tuesday that she is ... [...]
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John XXIII’s original intention for Vatican II

By George Weigel on Oct 12, 2022 03:05 am
Sixty years after its solemn opening on October 11, 1962, is there anything new to be said about the Second Vatican Council? I think there is. And I hope to have said it in To [...]
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Dysconnected balances cultural critique with compelling “detransition” narrative

By James Day on Oct 11, 2022 10:19 pm
The new documentary from filmmaker Donald J. Johnson, Dysconnected: The Real Story Behind the Transgender Explosion, had its World Premiere on October 8th at Freed Theater on the campus of Christ Cathedral in Garden Grove, [...]
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Marian Blue Wave celebrates its third year by praying rosary outside Planned Parenthood

By Susan Ciancio on Oct 11, 2022 08:00 am
“The holy rosary is a powerful weapon. Use it with confidence and you’ll be amazed at the results.” – St. JosemarĂ­a Escrivá Leaves are starting to change. The weather is getting cooler. We can watch [...]
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History’s view of Vatican II

By Michael J. Miller on Oct 11, 2022 05:00 am
The famous black-and-white photograph of the Second Vatican Council in session, taken from a high balcony at the back of Saint Peter’s Basilica, shows more than 2,000 Council Fathers standing at their places in slanted [...]
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On Pope John XXIII’s opening Address at the Second Vatican Council

By Peter M.J. Stravinskas on Oct 11, 2022 03:30 am
Pope John XXIII opened the Second Vatican Council on October 11, 1962, addressing the more than 2000 bishops assembled – the largest gathering of bishops in the history of the Church – with an address [...]
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Vatican II, Sixty Years On

By Peter M.J. Stravinskas on Oct 11, 2022 01:06 am
October 11th marks the sixtieth anniversary of the formal opening of the Second Vatican Council. In the lead-up to that day in 1962, my fifth-grade teacher, Sister Regina Rose (who just died last year at [...]
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New York judge paves way for recognition of ‘multi-person relationships’ 

By Catholic News Agency on Oct 10, 2022 06:25 pm
null / Bogdan Khmelnytskyi / Shutterstock. Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Oct 10, 2022 / 16:25 pm (CNA). A New York judge opened the door to legal recognition of multi-partner relationships while ruling in a housing court case. In a ruling on ... [...]
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Synodality and Its Issues

By Francis X. Maier on Oct 10, 2022 01:00 pm
Persons worried about the current “synodality” process in the Catholic Church have good reasons to be anxious. The car wreck of the German Catholic “synodal path” on matters of sexuality and Church governance is one [...]
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Further thoughts on liberalism and integralism

By James Kalb on Oct 09, 2022 11:12 pm
A couple of months ago, I wrote an anodyne column about integralism, the view that political should be subordinate to spiritual authority. It said that today the subordination would be reversed in practice. Its real [...]
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John Henry Newman’s long war on liberalism

By Dr. Samuel Gregg on Oct 09, 2022 11:00 am
Blessed John Henry Newman’s devastating critique of liberal religion remains even more relevant in our own time. [...]
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Pope Francis canonizes two new saints: St. Artemide Zatti and St. Giovanni Battista Scalabrini

By Catholic News Agency on Oct 09, 2022 06:30 am
Banner of St. Artemide Zatti at his canonization Mass on Oct. 9, 2022. / Daniel Ibanez/CNA Vatican City, Oct 9, 2022 / 04:30 am (CNA). The Catholic Church gained two new saints on Sunday as Pope Francis canonized St. Artemide Zatti and St. Giov... [...]
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To protect the life of a little child

By Fr. Charles Fox on Oct 09, 2022 06:00 am
Author’s Note: Last week, I wrote an article about the duty of priests and deacons to preach the Gospel of Life. This week I offer a modest example of my own attempt at such preaching. [...]
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EWTN Poll: U.S. Catholics have strong belief in angels, but Eucharistic devotion lags

By Catholic News Agency on Oct 08, 2022 04:05 pm
null / Shutterstock Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Oct 8, 2022 / 14:05 pm (CNA). A new survey shows that Catholics are more likely to profess belief in guardian angels than belief in the Catholic doctrine of the Eucharist. The results are both a ch... [...]
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On the Power of the Powerless

By Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, OFM Cap. on Oct 08, 2022 05:00 am
Editor’s note: This Bl. Alcuin of York Lecture was given at the Alcuin Institute, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on October 7, 2022.   My focus tonight is baptism, but I want to approach it in roundabout [...]
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The living dead and the grateful living

By Carl E. Olson on Oct 08, 2022 03:30 am
Readings: • 2 Kgs 5:14-17 • Ps 98:1, 2-3, 3-4 • 2 Tim 2:8-13 • Lk 17:11-19 Zombies have long been a part of popular culture, with numerous movies and books presenting stories about the [...]
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Catholic schools are booming — new EWTN poll sheds light on possible reasons

By Catholic News Agency on Oct 07, 2022 01:00 pm
Students at St. Maria Goretti School in Long Beach on Oct. 26, 2020, the first day of in-person classroom instruction since the start of the pandemic. / David Amador Rivera for Angelus News Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Oct 7, 2022 / 06:00 am (CNA... [...]
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Walking with Generation Z: Reaching Youth with Relational Authority

By Benjamin Eriksen on Oct 07, 2022 11:18 am
This series has so far covered critical research and statistics on Gen Z, but this abstract data is not enough on its own. Those who work with the youth know that we need more than [...]
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