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  • Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address at the Vatican, Aug. 1, 2021. / Screenshot from Vatican News YouTube channel. Vatican City, Aug 1, 2021 / 05:05 am (CNA). Pope Francis said on Sunday that God wants us to move “beyond the logic of interest and calculation” and enter into a loving relationship with Him.In his […]
  • Cardinal Raymond Burke celebrates a pontifical high Mass during the Summorum Pontificum Pilgrimage in Rome on Oct. 25, 2014. / Daniel Ibanez/CNA Washington D.C., Jul 31, 2021 / 14:30 pm (CNA). This story has been updated.The organizers of an Aug. 14 Tridentine Mass in Washington, D.C. – canceled per new papal restrictions on traditional liturgies […]
  • Theodore McCarrick / U.S. Institute of Peace / CC BY NC 2.0 Washington D.C., Jul 31, 2021 / 12:00 pm (CNA). Former cardinal Theodore McCarrick now faces a fifth civil sex abuse lawsuit in New Jersey, after he was criminally charged in a Massachusetts district court this week for sexually assaulting a teenage boy. On […]
  • Bishop Kevin Doran. / Courtesy of the Diocese of Elphin. Dublin, Ireland, Jul 31, 2021 / 06:00 am (CNA). A number of Irish Catholic dioceses have said that they will proceed with First Communions and confirmations after the government advised them to delay the ceremonies.The bishops of Elphin, Clogher, and Waterford and Lismore have given […]
  • The flag of Nigeria on a soldier’s arm. / Bumble Dee/Shutterstock Onitsha, Nigeria, Jul 31, 2021 / 04:30 am (CNA). An estimated 3,462 Christians have been killed in Nigeria in the first 200 days of 2021, according to a new study.This equates to 17 Christians being murdered every day in Africa’s most populous country, reported […]

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  • BEIRUT (CNS) — Nearly a year after the blast at the Beirut port, the memory of that night is still so vivid. Lebanese Hospital Geitaoui, located about a half-mile from the site of the explosion, suffered extensive damage the night of Aug. 4. The disaster — one of the biggest nonnuclear explosions in history — […]
  • Jesuit Father Joseph Brown wields a lot of influence in a creative medium he regards as a form of play. Father Brown, professor of Africana studies at the Southern Illinois University (SIU) Carbondale, is a poet, writer, educator and apologist for Catholic spirituality, but with special emphasis on what the faith means for Black Catholics. […]
  • In the introduction to her book "Andalusian Hours: Poems from the Porch of Flannery O'Connor" (Paraclete Press, 2020), Angela Alaimo O'Donnell recounts how "at least one reader" asked "whether it is presumptuous … to assume Flannery O'Connor's inner life" and write "deeply personal" poems in O'Connor's voice. O'Donnell's reply reflects not only a poetic imagination […]
  • When I was 11 years old, wrestling with my brother's recent death, the new parish priest came bounding into our religion class one afternoon. He announced that he would take our questions (submitted anonymously) to answer in his next homily. When the all-school Mass arrived and the priest approached the ambo to proclaim the Gospel, […]
  • WASHINGTON (CNS) — When Simone Biles, described as the world's greatest gymnast, announced July 27 she would not be competing in a team event with the U.S. women's Olympics gymnastics team and the next day withdrew from the all-around final, many people were shocked, but many supported her decision to prioritize her mental health. Counselors […]

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  • By DEXTER DUGGAN Joe Biden’s defiant reception of the Eucharist shortly after a new bishop, William E. Koenig, was installed to head the Diocese of Wilmington showed that the homegrown Delaware politician intended to continue sacrilege with his unrepented massive mortal sins including promoting permissive abortion and sexual disorientation around the world.The Eucharist was handed […]
  • By DONALD DeMARCO “Do not abandon yourselves to despair,” said Pope St. John Paul II. “We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.” Such a joyful declaration should give all of us renewed hope. And our hallelujah song should be a happy heart that is filled with merriment.In his Summa Theologiae, St. Thomas […]
  • By PATRICK J. BUCHANAN To understand what House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s select committee investigation of the Capitol Hill events of January 6 is all about, a good place to begin is with the sentencing hearing the past week of Paul Hodgkins.A crane operator from Tampa, Florida, Hodgkins, 38, pleaded guilty to a single count of […]
  • By CHRISTOPHER MANION During the eighteenth century, so the story goes, Grigory Potyomkin, a Russian nobleman, was courting Catherine the Great. When he invited the Tsarina to visit the Crimea, he wanted to impress her. However, in those days the Crimea just wasn’t very impressive.So Potyomkin created a Crimea of his own. Along the route […]
  • Editor’s Note: Due to the pandemic, we were unable to hold weekly classes for 22 tenth-grade Confirmation students, so we prepared a series of 14 lessons on the material, along with some questions to answer. If these lessons are of value to you, put them to whatever use you can. We will continue to welcome […]

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