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They Do Death Well Here – Christian Article

Some years ago, a friend turned to me during the funeral ceremonies at a church and said: “They do death well here.” And indeed, they had. Everything from the viewing of the body, the greeting of the family, and the rosary, to the funeral itself, was held in the church. Everything was undertaken in view of the altar, the crucifix, and Christ present in the tabernacle. And there was a deep sense of prayer and respect. I have never understood…

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New Steubenville President Praised for Kindness, ‘Dynamic Orthodoxy’ – Christian Article

Franciscan Father David Pivonka, class of 1989, shown elevating the Eucharist during adoration, was elected the seventh president of Franciscan University of Steubenville on May 21. (2013 photo/Franciscan University) Those who know Franciscan Father Dave Pivonka say he is the ideal choice to renew the late Father Michael Scanlan’s vision for the Catholic college. Franciscan University of Steubenville’s newly appointed president, Franciscan Father Dave Pivonka, is being widely praised by faculty, alumni and staff as exactly the kind of leader…

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Jordan Peterson on Catholicism: ‘That’s as sane as people can get’ | News – Christian Article

May 27, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — Speaking with one of the best-known conservative Jews, Dennis Prager, at the PragerU summit last week, world-famous psychologist Jordan Peterson spoke of God and his views of faith. After speaking about his dislike for the question ‘Do you believe in God?’ Peterson said, “I think that Catholicism — that’s as sane as people can get.” Peterson has often been asked about his faith, if he believes in God, and he said the question has always troubled…

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Here’s What Those Little Dots Are On The Edges Of Your Car Windows – Christian Article

Recently, while looking at the vibrant lights of Hong Kong through a bus window, I noticed for the eleven-millionth time those little dots and that black band running along the edge of the glass. “What are these?” I wondered. So when I got home, I called up a major automotive glass manufacturer to find out. To get a definitive answer, I rang up Pilkington, a United Kingdom-based company that’s been in the glass business since 1826. I figured that they—especially…

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Pagans or Puritans…You Choose – Fr. Dwight Longenecker – Christian Article

You might remember that in C.S.Lewis’ Narnia stories Mr Tumnus the Faun recounts how they used to have jolly times with Bacchus and Silenus. Lewis was criticized for bringing such blatant paganism into his works. What was he thinking??!! In writing to Don Giovanni–a Catholic priest, Lewis commented on the matter and  observed that  modern man was in such a lamentable state that perhaps it was necessary “first to make people good pagans, and after that to make them Christians”. What…

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A rare shot of the International Space Station aligned over the day/night terminator on Earth… – Christian Article

NASA astronaut Christina Hammock Koch @AstroChristina posted this image of Earth taken from aboard the International Space Station. She said: “A couple times a year, theInternational Space Stationorbit happens to align over the day/night shadow line on Earth. We are continuously in sunlight, never passing into Earth’s shadow from the Sun… This is Only a Snippet of a Christian Article written by null@newadvent.org (null) Read Full Article

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True Reform Will Come — If You and I Remain Steadfast – Christian Article

Peter Paul Rubens, “The Triumph of the Church over Fury, Discord and Hatred,” 1625 As the U.S. Bishops’ June meeting draws near, it’s time for faithful Catholics to regain our focus Bishop Robert Barron recently published Letter to a Suffering Church: A Bishop Speaks on the Sexual Abuse Crisis. It is an excellent book — a meditation, really. It gives a sobering summary of the sexual-abuse crisis and a historical perspective and offers encouragement to believers in the aftermath of…

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Of Moses’ Horns, St. Jerome, and the Last Judgment – Christian Article

Glorious Exposure: Of Moses’ Horns, St. Jerome, and the Last Judgment When we cooperate with God’s grace, “we all, with unveiled face… are being changed into his likeness from one degree of glory to another” “All those who love must be known sooner or later as they are,without pretense, their souls stripped bare.” ~ Caryll Houselander   “See up there, above the main altar? It’s the Gospel authors – Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.” I was speaking to my Protestant students…

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Who says journalists hate religion? USA Today welcomes liberal Christian faith of Pete Buttigieg — GetReligion – Christian Article

For nearly three decades, I have taught journalism and mass media in colleges and institutions (even a seminary) linked to conservative forms of Protestantism. As you would expect, I have heard lots of complaining about the state of journalism in America, especially mainstream media coverage of religion. That’s a topic, of course, that I have been studying since 1981, when I began work on my University of Illinois graduate project (click here to see “Out of the ghetto, into the…

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Seeing Christ’s love in his Holy Face – Angelus News – Christian Article

There’s an altar dedicated to the Holy Face of Jesus at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan, New York, where I find myself many days for Mass and prayer. It is one of the spots I am always drawn to. It has a cloth with an image of our Lord.  Despite being in the middle of everything — and maybe it’s all the more powerful because it is — there can be great quiet there, right on Fifth Avenue in one…

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Marian Catholic High School’s ‘Sister Strike’ Mary Jo Sobieck Gets Her Own Topps Baseball Card – CBS Chicago – Christian Article

CHICAGO (CBS) — She’s already a social media sensation after tossing a dazzling curve ball for the ceremonial first pitch of a White Sox game last year, and now Sister Mary Jo Sobieck will be getting her own Topps baseball card. Known as “Sister Strike,” she went viral last year when she bounced the ball off her bicep before throwing a perfect strike for the ceremonial first pitch at Marian Catholic High School Night at the White Sox game against…

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Benedict and the Scandal | Charles J. Chaput – Christian Article

Writing nearly half a century ago (1970), the Italian Catholic philosopher Augusto Del Noce noted that I often find myself envying unbelievers: Does not contemporary history provide abundant evidence that Catholics are a mentally inferior species? Their rush to conform to the opinion about Catholicism held by rationalist secularists is stunning. Those words from his essay “The Ascendance of Eroticism” open Del Noce’s brilliant reflections—part analysis, part prophecy—on Europe’s then-current sexual revolution. At a time when a young priest named…

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Former Athlete Found Strength in Her Paralysis — and Call to Join March for Life – Christian Article

Above, Katrina Gallic speaks at the March for Life Rally in 2017. Below, Gallic is shown in action, on her way to the state title. (Courtesy of Katrina Gallic and Tim Gallic) Former Athlete Found Strength in Her Paralysis — and Call to Join March for Life Katrina Gallic runs the race of faith for the unborn. When Katrina Gallic was entering high school, one of the things the future pro-life advocate was most excited about was being a sprinter for…

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Uncle Screwtape Is Delighted with Our Social Cowardice – Christian Article

The senior demon has a new letter for Wormwood about his disoriented American subjects. My Dear Wormwood, Forgive my tardy response to your last flaming missive (or—if you really want to impress me—don’t) in which you attempt to berate me for insufficiently appreciating your efforts at sowing discord within the venue of American Politics. As they say in your circles, “Goon, get over yourself.” Political discord, especially in America, where headlines and soundbite analyses are accepted even when they are…

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