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08/18/2018 09:14 AM
Remembering the Revolution of Denver’s World Youth Day 1993
By Roxanne King | “No water bottle, no camera, no sunscreen and no rain jacket. That’s how I showed up for the first day of World Youth Day 1993.” So recalled Father Randy Dollins, vicar general for the...

08/18/2018 08:40 AM
Active Homosexuality in the Priesthood Helped Cause This Crisis
By Msgr. Charles Pope | There is a line in the Acts of the Apostles that I once found humorous: So the word of God continued to spread, and the number of disciples in Jerusalem continued to grow rapidly. Even a large number of...

08/18/2018 08:40 AM
Are We Really ‘in This Boat Together’?
By Katrina Fernandez | Fr. Thomas Rosica, C.S.B. posted a message yesterday, which said in part: This has been the summer from hell for the Catholic Church and our sins are blatantly exposed for the world to see. The recent...

08/18/2018 07:46 AM
How Dorothy Day Came to Choose the Hard Path
By Charles Lewis | DOROTHY DAY An Introduction to Her Life and Thought By Terrence Wright Ignatius, 2018 162 pages, $15.95 To order: ignatius.com or (800) 651-1531   To begin to understand the late...

08/17/2018 06:35 PM
Ignatius Press at 40 Years: An Interview with Fr. Joseph Fessio
By Justin McClain | As a frequent writer, I get to interact with various faithful Catholic publishing agencies at different levels — as an author, consultant, book reviewer, and in other realms of ministerial collaboration. I am...

08/17/2018 06:04 PM
The “Unanimous Consent” of the Church Fathers
By Jimmy Akin | In 1546, the Council of Trent issued a decree which prohibited people from interpreting Scripture “contrary to the unanimous consent of the Fathers.” The meaning and significance of this concept has been widely...

08/17/2018 04:04 PM
Philadelphia Launches Investigation Into Sexual Harassment at Seminary
By By Ed Condon/CNA/EWTN News | PHILADELPHIA — Auxiliary Bishop Timothy Senior of Philadelphia, has announced that the archdiocese is investigating a claim of sexual harassment made by a...

08/17/2018 04:02 PM
US Bishops Express Anguish Over Abuse Reports, Encourage Change in Church
By CNA/EWTN News | WASHINGTON — After a grand jury found thousands of alleged instances of sexual abuse in six of Pennsylvania’s Catholic dioceses, numerous U.S. bishops have called for renewal and change...

08/17/2018 03:52 PM
Shepherds Wanted — No Experience Necessary
By Robert Brennan | Watching the first interview Cardinal Donald Wuerl recently gave to a TV news outlet made me think of a lot of things — a shepherd standing before his flock, staff in hand, being...

08/17/2018 03:45 PM
Dan Burke Appointed President and COO of EWTN News
By CNA/EWTN News | Irondale, Ala. — EWTN Global Catholic Network announced Friday that Daniel Burke has been named president and chief operating Officer of EWTN News, Inc. Burke has been until now executive...

08/17/2018 02:52 PM
After PA Grand Jury Report, Will Laws Change to Better Protect Children?
By Joan Frawley Desmond | ERIE, Pa. — The damning grand jury report released Aug. 14 catalogued accusations of sexual abuse of almost 1,000 children by 300 Catholic priests in six Pennsylvania...

08/17/2018 07:46 AM
Home Video Picks & Passes 08.19.18
By Steven D. Greydanus | Hoosiers (1986) — PICK Secretariat (2010) — PICK A couple of beloved sports films are among recent arrivals on streaming video: a family-friendly movie about horses and...

08/17/2018 07:46 AM
TV Picks 08.19.18
By Daniel J. Engler | SUNDAY, Aug. 19, 1:30pm Bravery Under Fire EWTN This original EWTN docudrama presents the life and ministry of Jesuit Father Willie Doyle, an Irish priest serving as a...

08/17/2018 07:46 AM
Letters 08.19.18
By The Editors | Essential Reality The recent disclosures regarding ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, and the responses of some bishops to them (“McCarrick, the Bishops and Unanswered Questions,” Nation, July 24 at...

08/17/2018 07:46 AM
How to Be Wise in Evil Days
By Jimmy Akin | Sunday, Aug. 19, is the 20th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year B). Mass Readings: Proverbs 9:1-6, Psalm 34:2-7, Ephesians 5:15-20, John 6:51-58. In the first century, the number of believers in...

08/17/2018 07:45 AM
Do You Also Wish to Go Away?
By Jimmy Akin | Sunday, Aug. 26, is the 21st Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year B). Mass Readings: Joshua 24:1-2, 15-17, 18; Psalm 34:2-3, 16-21; Ephesians 5:21-32; John 6:60-69. Despite everything God does for...

08/17/2018 07:36 AM
Cardinal Burke: We Face a Grave Crisis, Touching the Heart of the Church
By CNA/EWTN News | WASHINGTON — Cardinal Raymond Burke said Thursday that the Catholic Church is facing “a very grave crisis” due to the “grievous failure” on the part of certain bishops and that “a serious...

08/17/2018 07:05 AM
New Allegations Surface Regarding Archbishop McCarrick and Newark Priests
By Ed Condon/CNA | NEWARK — Recent allegations against former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick include reports that he made sexual advances toward seminarians during his tenure as bishop of Metuchen and...

08/17/2018 05:21 AM
Local Christians Join Protests Against Israel’s New ‘Nation-State Law’
By Michele Chabin | JERUSALEM — On Aug. 4, Wadie Abunassar, an Israeli Catholic activist, attended a demonstration against Israel’s new “Nation-State Law.” Although the rally, in the mixed Jewish-Arab...

08/17/2018 12:48 AM
“We Have Nothing to Fear From the Truth”
By Carl E. Olson | This article originally appeared at Catholic World Report and is reprinted with permission.  Philip F. Lawler has been a Catholic journalist for decades, and Catholic World News,...