Politics & Society Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellFebruary 14, 2020
The meeting “renewed the will to pursue the institutional dialogue at a bilateral level to foster the life of the Catholic Church and the good of the Chinese people.”
Pope Francis is not the first: Pope Benedict XVI also called for a “civil economy,” in his encyclical “Caritas in Veritate.” (Retired Pope Benedict XVI being greeted by Pope Francis on June 28, 2016. CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano, handout)
Politics & Society Short Take
Felipe WitchgerFebruary 14, 2020
The pope’s gathering of economists in Assisi next month is part of a long process of establishing a new economic model that goes beyond financial self-interest, writes the social entrepreneur Felipe Witchger.
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Catholic News ServiceFebruary 14, 2020
The bill would protect newborns who survive abortions by requiring appropriate care and admission to a hospital.
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In recent years, Valentine’s Day in the southern city of Najaf has emerged as a battleground.
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Arts & Culture Film
Ryan Di CorpoFebruary 14, 2020
As did Martin Scorsese in “The Irishman,” director Marco Bellochio poses challenging questions about guilt and the nature of truth in “The Traitor,” a film which does much to remove the glossy veneer of organized crime.
Faith News
If the High Court fails to overturn the verdict of a 12-person jury that found him guilty of four counts of sexual assault and one count of child rape, Pell, 78, will spend at least 32 more months in prison.
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In a Jan. 24 notice, the administration threatened to cut off federal health care funding if California didn't comply with a law known as the Weldon Amendment.
Arts & Culture Catholic Book Club
Kevin SpinaleFebruary 14, 2020
Mary Magdalene’s actual history, as Margaret Arnold tells us, is much richer than we think. The tradition’s appropriation of Mary Magdalene is much more intricate and complex—as the saint herself is complex.
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Records found with the remains indicated the abortions had taken place in South Bend, Fort Wayne and Gary, so Indiana Attorney General Curtis T. Hill Jr. took possession of them.
Photo: Unsplash/Svyatoslav Romanov
Arts & Culture Podcasts
Jim McDermottFebruary 14, 2020
At times “10 Things” feels like being witness to little acts of self-liberation.
Bill and Melinda Gates in June 2009. Mr. Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft, is the world’s second richest person and a major source of philanthropic funding. (Kjetil Ree/Creative Commons)
Politics & Society Short Take
Joseph J. DunnFebruary 13, 2020
Wealthy philanthropists are not enemies of democracy, writes Joseph J. Dunn. They can identify and respond to problems long before government can act.
Faith Faith in Focus
Patrick TomassiFebruary 13, 2020
Jesus did not always tell people who he was; he told them to come and see for themselves. It is the same way the church spread in the early centuries: by attraction.
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Catholic News ServiceFebruary 13, 2020
"You could see his consternation when he said that for some people it was all about celibacy and not about the Amazon," said Bishop William A. Wack of Pensacola-Tallahassee.
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Catholic News ServiceFebruary 13, 2020
In remote rural swathe known as the Wild West of Honduras, said to be a bandits' hideout where it is "easy to get in, tough to get out," the church finds itself once again at the forefront of a movement for justice.
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Catholic News ServiceFebruary 13, 2020
The threat of spreading the coronavirus has forced Catholic officials in Hong Kong to suspend all church programs Feb. 15-28, including Sunday Masses and the Ash Wednesday liturgy that marks the beginning of Lent.
Faith News
Sister Rose Bertoldo, a member of the Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary who attended the synod, told CNS the document "left much to be desired in terms of the ordination of married men to (serve in) remote places."
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The report found a total of 2,713 cases of leafleting on and off campus — an average of more than seven per day— nationwide, compared with 1,214 in 2018.
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Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno, the Vatican Observatory's current director, recalled the first words from Father Coyne when he joined the observatory staff in 1993: "Do good science."
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Arts & Culture Television
Eve TushnetFebruary 13, 2020
The final season of “BoJack Horseman” gives many of its characters endings about as happy as they can manage.
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks to supporters at a primary night election rally in Manchester, N.H., Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Politics & Society Ideas
Bill McGarveyFebruary 13, 2020
Our youngest cohort of voters is opting for a radical political departure because they have seen the future we have imagined for them, and have found it wanting.