30 November, 2019

Celebrating the Novus Ordo as It Ought to Be

As the Roman Catholic Church marks the golden jubilee, it is a good time to separate the ‘substance’ of its reforms from the ‘accidents’ of its historical context and implementation.



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See the Site in Jerusalem That May Be Jesus’ Tomb

Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre stands on the site of a Jewish cemetery dating to the time of Jesus. Was this Jesus’ tomb?



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29 November, 2019

'Questioning the Outrage-Apology Cycle' by Peter Stockland

In its very particularity, the flap over St. Francis Xavier University’s apology to a former student for a plaque honouring Brian Mulroney has general application to what seems a deep error of our day.



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27 November, 2019

'The Reformed Liturgy, 50 Years Later': An interesting column from George Weigel | First Things

Fifty years ago, the Catholic Church marked the First Sunday of Advent with the universal implementation of the revised Roman Rite of the Mass. The liturgy wars have not abated since.



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26 November, 2019

Italian bishops face blowback for opening to divorced/remarried Catholics

Two Italian bishops are currently making waves after issuing public statements allowing divorced and remarried Catholics to receive the sacraments and apologizing for having “ignored” these couples in parish life, insisting that their decisions are in line with Pope Francis’s own view.



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25 November, 2019

Double standard applied to Andrew Scheer's social conservative views sends wrong message

Andrew Scheer has been scrutinized for his personal beliefs while other federal party leaders have not, and this is simply wrong in a democratic nation, writes Maria Harrison.



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As data shows most Catholics don't accept transubstantiation, new book seeks to help

Brett Salkeld is Archdiocesan Theologian for the Archdiocese of Regina in Canada. He is responsible for deacon formation. His latest book, 'Transubstantiation: Theology, History, and Christian Unity' was published this year.



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20 November, 2019

06 November, 2019

Fearlessness and the American Bishops in Rome from George Weigel

For all its faults, the Catholic Church in the United States lives the New Evangelization better than any other local Church in the developed world.



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Canada’s State Religion

Those maintaining standards of life and behavior at odds with the religion of human rights are increasingly treated as dissenters and pressured to conform.



Canada’s State Religion | David T. Koyzis | First Things:

Father James Martin’s Exercise in Fallacy

It’s not enough to simply be outraged by these accusations; we need to know how to intellectually combat them.



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03 November, 2019

Why Biden being denied Communion is a big deal for people of faith

There was controversy this week over a Catholic priest refusing to let Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden receive Holy Communion because of his support for abortion.



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