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Facebook: Facts or fury?

February 12, 2017 Dr. Randall B. Smith 0

A recent New Yorker cartoon has a drawing of the office of an unidentified network provider which might as well have been Facebook bearing the caption:  “We’re close to being reliant solely on renewable sources of outrage.” […]

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The Creative Catholic: Joseph Pearce

February 9, 2017 K. V. Turley 1

Joseph Pearce is the prolific author of numerous literary works including Literary Converts, The Quest for Shakespeare, and Shakespeare on Love, and the editor of the Ignatius Critical Editions series. His other books include literary […]

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Synod-talk, again

February 8, 2017 George Weigel 0

On January 13 the General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops published a “preparatory document” for the 2018 Synod on Young People, Faith, and Vocational Discernment. The document begins well enough, with a brief meditation on St. […]

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Should the Mass reflect a pope’s personality?

February 7, 2017 Nicholas Senz 3

Pope Francis has announced the formation of a committee to review the Church’s governing document on liturgical translation, Liturgiam Authenticam. Father Michael Ryan of the Archdiocese of Seattle—a leading opponent of the new English translation […]