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Saturday, November 19, 2022

Claiming Land for Christ

“Where does this leave us?”

By Christopher R. Altieri on Nov 14, 2022 04:00 am
“Where does this leave us?” That was the question a friend put to me during the week, after news broke of another powerful cardinal in trouble for misbehaving with minors. Cardinal Jean-Pierre Ricard, emeritus of [...]
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Revitalizing Christian faith and culture in a post post-Christian era

By Sarah Cain on Nov 13, 2022 08:47 pm
It was 2020, in the depth of COVID lockdowns, when one priest began writing. The unthinkable was taking place: Easter in the United States would be “canceled”. Churches would be shuttered. It was in this [...]
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Opinion: Generational problems require generational solutions

By Nicholas Senz on Nov 13, 2022 06:55 pm
The headlines are depressing: a bishop resigns who defrauded an elderly widow of six figures, and no mention is made of this fact in the official Vatican announcement. A cardinal admits to abusing a 14-year-old [...]
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God, saints, and sinners, according to Robert Hugh Benson

By Rachel Hoover on Nov 12, 2022 09:19 pm
What is God like? Let us look at His creation and actions. He could have created just “tree,” but instead He created countless kinds of trees: palm, spruce, balsam fir, zelkova. And He could have [...]
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Only religious community in the world for sisters with Down syndrome seeks American sisters 

By Catholic News Agency on Nov 12, 2022 11:00 am
Les Petites Sœurs Disciples de l’Agneau, or The Little Sisters Disciples of the Lamb, live of prayer in the Indre region of southern France. / The Little Sisters Disciples of the Lamb Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Nov 12, 2022 / 09:00 am (CNA). De... 

 

Claiming Land for Christ

By Dawn Beutner on Nov 18, 2022 05:00 am
The Catholic Church does something that sounds rather odd on November 18. On that date, the universal Church invites us to celebrate the dedication of the Churches of Saints Peter and Paul in Rome, which [...]
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Angry hypocrisy and convenient ultramontanism at Nat’l Catholic Reporter

By Larry Chapp on Nov 17, 2022 06:21 pm
The folks over at the National Catholic Reporter must think we have poor memories or no memory at all. For decades, the Reporter positioned itself as the loyal opposition to what it viewed as an [...]
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Season Three of “The Chosen” launches amid enthusiastic fan support

By Kathy Schiffer on Nov 17, 2022 04:22 pm
On November 15, fans and followers of Angel Studios’ popular crowd-funded series The Chosen streamed into the historic Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia to see the first two episodes of Season Three on the big [...]
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Synodality documents and The Diary of a Country Priest

By Russell Shaw on Nov 17, 2022 12:51 pm
Recently, without intending it, I found myself reading at the same time the latest document from the Vatican’s Synod office and The Diary of a Country Priest by Georges Bernanos. The juxtaposition of these two [...]
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Lessons in generosity from St. Elizabeth of Hungary

By Susan Ciancio on Nov 17, 2022 04:00 am
In a 2010 General Audience, Pope Benedict XVI said of St. Elizabeth of Hungary: In St Elizabeth we see how faith and friendship with Christ create a sense of justice, of the equality of all, [...]
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New Word on Fire book details Newman’s battles against doctrinal corruption

By Casey Chalk on Nov 16, 2022 11:26 pm
Less than ten years after Anglican clergyman John Henry Newman converted to Catholicism, Pope Pius IX in 1854 issued the apostolic constitution Ineffabilis Deus, which declared, as Catholic dogma, that Mary, by God’s grace, was [...]
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Four quick observations about the USCCB elections

By MIchael R. Heinlein on Nov 16, 2022 01:15 pm
Bishops looking for orthodoxy Many of the candidates in the election for the USCCB presidency this year stand out as teachers of the Faith. And Archbishop Broglio, elected yesterday to be the new president of [...]
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Extra, extra! News and views for November 16, 2022

By CWR Staff on Nov 16, 2022 05:00 am
Armageddon – “What does the Bible really teach about the End of the World, Armageddon, the second coming of Jesus Christ and the final battle against the Antichrist?” Armageddon, Apocalypse, and the Final Battle (Integrated [...]
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Diminished bishops, the new ultramontanism, and the Synodal process

By George Weigel on Nov 16, 2022 03:10 am
Thanks to the Franco-Prussian War, the First Vatican Council was suspended in October 1870 and never reconvened. Before its unanticipated end, Vatican I did important work: it defined the universal scope of papal jurisdiction (and [...]
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Archbishop Broglio, ecclesial unity, and Eucharistic revival

By MIchael R. Heinlein on Nov 15, 2022 11:55 pm
Tuesday’s election of Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio, of the Archdiocese for the Military Services, as president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has brought about the usual comments from the usual places. Immediate commentary [...]
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Bread and Wine: What we bring to the Mass and how it changes us

By Dr. R. Jared Staudt on Nov 15, 2022 10:14 pm
The Eucharist is a great work of cooperation. We supply the matter — the bread and wine, which is not simply natural material, but the produce of human work and culture — that God then [...]
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New USCCB president Broglio: I’d be happy to meet with Biden

By Catholic News Agency on Nov 15, 2022 07:50 pm
Archbishop Timothy Broglio, the newly elected president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, meets with reporters in Baltimore on Nov. 15, 2022. / Joe Bukuras/CNA Baltimore, Md., Nov 15, 2022 / 17:50 pm (CNA). In his first press... [...]
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Hate crimes against Christians on the rise in Europe, report says

By Andrea Gagliarducci, Catholic News Agency on Nov 15, 2022 10:06 am
In March 2022, these Stations of the Cross in the diocese of Augsburg, southern Germany, were vandalized. / CNA Deutsch Rome Newsroom, Nov 15, 2022 / 08:06 am (CNA). Hate crimes against Christians are on the rise in Europe, according to a new r... [...]
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New Ignatius Press series focuses on unevangelized and uncatechized students

By Paul Senz on Nov 14, 2022 09:00 pm
Mark Brumley has worked at Ignatius Press since 1995, and has been President of the San Francisco-based publishing house since the early 2000s. He describes himself as a “double convert”, as he was largely unchurched [...]
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True freedom and the revival of the idea of Distributism

By Sean Fitzpatrick on Nov 14, 2022 06:41 pm
One of the problems plaguing the free world is that it has largely forgotten meaning and nature of freedom. When people are liberated enough to do more or less what they will, they tend to [...]
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