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PeterD. Beaulieu earned a bachelor of architecture degree and a doctoratein urban and regional planning, both from the University ofWashington. His career includes a tour as a junior officer in theUnited States Navy, long public service, serving on the PastoralCouncil of the Archdiocese of Seattle, and being a founding member ofthe G. K. Chesterton Society of Seattle. He is the author of Kristi:So [...]
Sat, Apr 29, 2017
Source: Catholic World Report
Fr.George William Rutler is a well-known preacher and prolific author,having written hundreds of essays and over twenty books. A formerEpiscopalian pastor, he entered the Catholic Church in 1979, studiedin Rome, and then was ordained to the priesthood in 1981. In additionto an honors degree from Dartmouth, Fr. Rutler has received advanceddegrees from Johns Hopkins University, the Gregorian and AngelicumUniversities in Rome, the University of Oxford, and others. [...]
Fri, Apr 28, 2017
Source: Catholic World Report
Back in the early 1840s, John Henry Newman observed that physical philosophers—that is, scientists—"are ever inquiring whence things are, not why;referring them to nature, not to mind; and thus they tend to make a system a substitute for a God..." The "tending" has been, as they say, trending ever since. About a hundred years later, in 1948, Fulton Sheen remarked in his outstanding study Philosophy of Religion, that: [...]
Thu, Apr 27, 2017
Source: Catholic World Report
Whenit comes to failed governments in our time, it’s hard to ignoreFrench President François Hollande’s administration. Hollande’srecord on basic issues like unemployment as well as his ineptness inthe face of jihadist terrorism is so unimpressive that he declined torun for reelection. This, however, hasn’t stopped his governmentfrom making the type of last-minute defiant gesture beloved ofadministrations whose days are numbered.InHollande (more...) [...]
Wed, Apr 26, 2017
Source: Catholic World Report
InJ.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter stories, Lord Voldemort is sofrightening that he’s referred to as “He Who Must Not Be Named”.Thosewho think Western Civilization still has something to offer themodern world, a minority in today’s academic and intellectualmilieu, have been trying to make sense out of the decliningattraction of liberal democracy, and the rights traditionallyembedded in democratic societies: free speech, relig [...]
Tue, Apr 25, 2017
Source: Catholic World Report

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By Tito Edwards | Book: The Devil Hates Latin - Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, Fr. Z's Blog A Benedictine Nun of the Melkite Order on the Other Side of The Wall – Claire Bastier, La Croix International New... [...]
Sun, Apr 30, 2017
Source: National Catholic Register
By Rebecca Hamilton | Dear Mr. Perez: I don't normally write “open” letters to people. In fact, this is my first. But I read about your arrogant statement that pro-life Democrats are no longer welcome in the Democratic party.... [...]
Sun, Apr 30, 2017
Source: National Catholic Register
By CNA/EWTN NEWS | VATICAN CITY — In his conversation with journalists on the way back from Egypt, Pope Francis touched on an array of topics, including North Korea, populism and a possible visit from... [...]
Sat, Apr 29, 2017
Source: National Catholic Register
By Hannah Brockhaus/CNA/EWTN NEWS | VATICAN CITY — During a press conference Saturday aboard the papal plane from Egypt to Rome, Pope Francis said that in the face of conflict and the... [...]
Sat, Apr 29, 2017
Source: National Catholic Register
By Tito Edwards | Fr. Murray, Professor Robert Royal on “Deaconettes”, ‘Amoris Lætitia', Liturgy, Communion in the Hand on EWTN! – Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, Fr. Z's Blog Steve Ray Destroys the “by Faith Alone”... [...]
Sat, Apr 29, 2017
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What's the best way to approach conversations with atheists? Br. Athanasius Murphy shows how to avoid two mistakes and offers helpful advice. [...]
Fri, Apr 28, 2017
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CNN's new docuseries takes a sharp, well-crafted look at humans and machines, and much of it is troubling. Today, Matthew Becklo, discusses how this series touches upon some of the dangers lurking in an overly materialistic view of technology. [...]
Thu, Apr 27, 2017
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The first five words of Scripture are, 'In the beginning, God created'. Today, Jared Zimmerer sits down with artist and creative, Cory Heimann, to discuss how artists take part in the great act of creating. [...]
Wed, Apr 26, 2017
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In a new book entitled “The Reception of Vatican II,” Bishop Robert Barron contributed a chapter regarding how the Second Vatican Council's desire for apostolic zeal has taken shape through seminary formation and the renewal of the Priesthood. Today, we offer an excerpt from his chapter in this enlightening book. [...]
Tue, Apr 25, 2017
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A common question among atheists, is 'Why doesn't god show Himself?' Today, Fredric Heidemann offers insight into this question and why 'What we mean by God' is of such importance to answering it. [...]
Mon, Apr 24, 2017
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Just because you're not in your 20s — or you're not in perfect health — doesn't mean you've lost your chance to discern consecrated life. I talked with Robyn Lee — former managi... [...]

Mon, Apr 24, 2017
Source: Catholic Digest – Faith

2017 is an exciting year for Catholics who have a devotion to the Blessed Mother. Like every year, May is a very important month for Marian devotion, with May crowning and celebrating Marian feasts. This year, May 13 has special importance because... [...]

Mon, Apr 24, 2017
Source: Catholic Digest – Faith

All it takes is a few years or even months of dry weather before we realize how dependent all of us are on fresh water for life. When California was hit by drought conditions, the whole nation was affected. Because California grows a huge proporti... [...]

Mon, Apr 24, 2017
Source: Catholic Digest – Faith

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Robert Eggers' unnerving horror movie The Witch begins with an earnest dissident with a gravelly voice named William (Ralph Ineson) boldly defying a grim-faced panel of Puritan judges. When one of them reminds him th... [...]

Mon, Apr 24, 2017
Source: Catholic Digest – Food & Fun

1. Attend Mass at a cemetery 

Some Catholic cemeteries offer Mass on Memorial Day. To find one near you, contact your diocese or parish. 

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Mon, Apr 24, 2017
Source: Catholic Digest – Food & Fun

May is dedicated to the Blessed Mother. Two of the books covered here will teach you more about Mary and draw you closer to her and her Son. “And coming to her, [the angel Gabriel] said, “Hail, fa... [...]

Mon, Apr 24, 2017
Source: Catholic Digest – Food & Fun

Catholic Culture

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Recently three different collections of essays crossed my desk, from three different publishers. In some ways, these collections remind me of the various ebook volumes of our own collected essays which CatholicCulture.org makes available as free downloads. But such collections are as different as the writers they represent, and each of these three new ones will serve a particular audience well.

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Fri, Apr 28, 2017
Source: Catholic Culture

In thinking about Our Lord's passion, death and resurrection this year, I was struck by the extraordinary delicacy of God's efforts to make us obedient to His will. I don't mean to say that the crucifixion was particularly “delicate” or that His miracles should have been more stupendous. But God has a habit of quietly reaffirming His love for us, rather than “forcing” our love for Him.

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Tue, Apr 25, 2017
Source: Catholic Culture

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