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We’re Winning. Don’t Let Them Silence Us.
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 23:53:42 +0000

This week, we saw two astonishing failures in ecclesiastical leadership as regards the clerical sex abuse crisis. First was the Vatican’s direct intervention in the U.S. Bishops’ fall meeting, stopping them from holding a vote on accountability measures. We heard […]

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Confusion about Graces: A Catholic Critique of the Charismatic Movement
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 21:15:48 +0000

All Catholics will sooner or later be asked a question like this: “So, what do you think of the charismatic movement?” It may come from a Catholic heavily involved in the “renewal”; it may come from a hardened skeptic; it […]

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USCCB Review Board Chairman Says Some Bishops “Must” Resign Over Abuse
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 23:59:32 +0000

Today at Catholic Culture, Phil Lawler brings to light something most of us missed in the proceedings during the US Bishops’ (USCCB) annual fall meeting. Francesco Cesareo, the chairman of the USCCB’s National Review Board for the Protection of Children and […]

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Wheat, Weeds and the State of the Church
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 19:18:47 +0000

Last Sunday, as the Bishops of the United States began to make their way to Baltimore, those blessed with the opportunity to attend the Tridentine Mass heard Matthew 13:24-30 read as the Gospel. The following is a synopsis of this […]

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Request For Mass Resources From a Reader
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 18:35:56 +0000

A reader writes: Hi there-I just found your site a couple weeks ago. I am a traditional catholic that would like to do more research on our faith and why we believe what we believe. I grew up going to […]

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Shock, Confusion As Vatican Orders American Bishops Not to Vote on Abuse Measures
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 19:09:18 +0000

Yesterday, during the opening session of the US Bishops’ fall annual meeting, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, president of the American bishops’ conference, announced that the Holy See had intervened to stop the bishops from voting on two measures designed to tackle the […]

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In Defense of the Jesuit Order (Sort Of)
Thu, 08 Nov 2018 19:00:18 +0000

Editor’s note: The following is not the position of 1P5, but we submit the author’s opinion to help inform discussion on the question of the always troublesome (these days) Jesuits. As we lament their present state, it is worthwhile to […]

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Bad Liturgical Parenting
Thu, 08 Nov 2018 14:00:29 +0000

In a wonderful article from years ago that I only recently discovered, “The Mass and the Four Most Important Lessons of Childhood,” Michael P. Foley argues that the four basic responses that parents teach their children from an early age […]

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Fasting and Feasting: Winning Back the Catholic Calendar
Wed, 07 Nov 2018 22:30:43 +0000

Last week, the display cases at my Catholic high school, which house the most recent creations of the art students, caught my attention. They contained dioramas commemorating family members and close friends who were clearly deceased. I assumed, it being […]

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Tosatti: Vatican Unofficially Restricts Bishop Schneider, Cardinal Burke
Wed, 07 Nov 2018 15:32:23 +0000

The auxiliary bishop of Astana, formerly bishop of Karaganda [Kazakhstan], Athanasius Schneider, has received a verbal injunction from the Vatican asking him to reduce the frequency of his foreign trips. This measure was taken last spring; the bishop was informed […]

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