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If Catholic Women Could Be Deacons - Room for Debate -
Last week, Pope Francis told a group of Catholic women that he would set up a commission to study the role of female deacons in the early history of the Catholic Church with an eye toward reinstating a modern version of the diaconate open to women. via Pocket
Why the Church Needs a Commission on Deaconesses - Crisis Magazine
The openness of Pope Francis to create a committee on deaconesses has been met with another uproar from traditionalists in the Church, many with the eye-rolling Reagan-esque response: “There he goes again. via Pocket
2 days ago
Baby Bison and the Danger of "Misplaced Concern" | Catholic World Report - Global Church news and views
On May 9th at Yellowstone National Park, a bison calf was euthanized. The reason? A tourist, concerned about the welfare of the calf in the cold temperatures, had put it in her SUV. The calf was later rejected by its mother after repeated attempts to return it to the herd. via Pocket
Catholic  gendertheory 
3 days ago
Five observations on Francis' recent interview about France, Europe, and Islam | Catholic World Report - Global Church news and views
Pope Francis greets the crowd during his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican May 18. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) Another week, another papal interview. This time it is with the French newspaper La Croix. via Pocket
Catholic  pope 
6 days ago
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10 days ago
Human Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots: Atheism and Free Will | Catholic Answers
Imagine a man who arrives at the airport for his flight. His suitcase is stuffed full, closed and firmly latched, and yet there are all sorts of items hanging out from the sides: a shirt sleeve here, a pant leg there, a few socks, a tie, part of a sweater. via Pocket
19 days ago
Whit Stillman and the discreet charm of the Urban Haute Bourgeoisie - Decent Films
True, the characters of Stillman’s first three films — sometimes called the “Doomed Bourgeois in Love Trilogy” — are as introspective and hyper-articulate as Allen’s, and often as existentially anxious about life in a postmodern world. via Pocket
movie  criticism 
4 weeks ago
Obama dismisses Putin, but Czar is getting better of us again and again | New York Post
To pinched-nostril commentators in the West, Vladimir Putin, Czar of all the Russias, is a boorish clown destined for ultimate failure. To me, he’s a genius. I don’t like the guy one bit. But I have to respect his abilities. via Pocket
4 weeks ago
18 spectacularly wrong predictions made around the time of the first Earth Day in 1970, expect more this year - AEI | Carpe Diem Blog » AEIdeas
In the May 2000 issue of Reason Magazine, award-winning science correspondent Ronald Bailey wrote an excellent article titled “Earth Day, Then and Now” to provide some historical perspective on the 30th anniversary of Earth Day. via Pocket
4 weeks ago
The Paradox of Dogma: How the Left Is Crippling Itself
If you try to shut down public debate, is this a way of ensuring that you win—or an admission that you have already lost? via Pocket
5 weeks ago
The Logical Fallacy of 'Hasty Counter-Example' | Intellectual Takeout
If you’ve taken a course in “critical thinking”—or even just had an excellent teacher in high school or college—chances are you’ve heard of “the fallacy of hasty generalization. via Pocket
5 weeks ago
The Daily WOW: Eucharistic Miracle in Poland Approved by Bishop After Testing – – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth –
Sometimes, yes, the supposed “bleeding host” will prove, upon examination, to be mere red bread mold. But sometimes, a “bleeding host” is put under the microscope and through the tests and it’s discovered to be human cardiac tissue. via Pocket
sacrament  miracle 
5 weeks ago
Media Gush over New Study, Only to Find Same-Sex Parents More Irritated with Their Children | Public Discourse
A new study of 6-to-17-year-old children of female same-sex households has been rushed to publication and is now making the rounds at the typical outlets, which are proclaiming that now the social science here is truly, genuinely, totally, finally settled. via Pocket
5 weeks ago
Why Is Marriage Indissoluble? |Blogs |
When examining the roots of Catholic teaching on marriage, it’s not enough to quote Matthew 19: 3-9 (Mark 10:11–12, Luke 16:18), then sit back and ponder a job well done. via Pocket
theology  sacrament 
6 weeks ago
Gresham's Law and the flaw in the Pope's pastoral program | Catholic Culture
Does Gresham’s Law apply to pastoral practices in the Catholic Church? I think it does—with unhappy consequences that we can see all around us. Gresham’s Law (for those readers who have not studied economics) states that bad money drives out good money. Let me explain. via Pocket
6 weeks ago
Insight Scoop | The Ignatius Press Blog: "Miracles from Heaven" and the Problem of Theodicy
As any apologist worth his/her salt will tell you, the great objection to the proposition that God exists is the fact of innocent suffering. If you want a particularly vivid presentation of this complaint, go on YouTube and look up Stephen Fry's disquisition on why he doesn't believe in God. via Pocket
criticism  movie 
6 weeks ago
Meet the Only Nun Sentenced to Death by a Nazi Court - Top Stories - – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth –
Sister Maria Restituta began Lent of 1942 under arrest. She was taken on Ash Wednesday. Her crime: “hanging crucifixes.” She was sentenced to death. The following year, on Tuesday of Holy Week, she was executed. May 1, 1894, was a happy day for Anton and Marie Kafka. via Pocket
Catholic  history 
6 weeks ago
Amoris Laetitia and the Constant Teaching and Practice of the Church | Daily News |
REGISTER EXCLUSIVE: Cardinal Burke says a post-synodal apostolic exhortation, ‘by its very nature, does not propose new doctrine and discipline but applies the perennial doctrine and discipline to the situation of the world at the time. via Pocket
pope  document 
6 weeks ago
Was Islam Really More Tolerant Than Christianity?
I received an email from “Stan,” who wrote to respond to my article “Donald Trump and Counter-Jihad.” Through Google I discovered that Stan is an Ivy-League-educated PhD. via Pocket
Catholic  islam  history 
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