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  • Myanmar cardinal calls for independent investigation of war crime allegations

    Myanmar cardinal calls for independent investigation of war crime allegations

    Cardinal Charles Bo has called on the government of Myanmar to move away from “positions that are not conducive to peace and its good name in the international community,” but also called on the supporters of the Rohingyas to “move forward maximizing peace based on justice at every opportunity.”

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  • Cardinal Sarah against the dictatorship of noise

    Cardinal Sarah against the dictatorship of noise

    In a new book, Cardinal Robert Sarah warns against equating silence with simply staying quiet: Silence is the manifestation of a presence, “the most intense of all presences.” The cardinal says modern man is capable of all sorts of noise, all sorts of wars, and so many solemn false statements, in an infernal chaos, because he has excluded God from his life.

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  • Towards a “d’Alzon option” on education

    Towards a “d’Alzon option” on education

    Emmanuel d’Alzon, founder of the Augustinians of the Assumption, grew up in the 19th century, in a post-revolutionary France that had jettisoned God. One of the chief apostolates of the Assumptionists is education, and their methodology can contribute to a renewal of public life in the United States by reminding the world that the secular worldview is not all-encompassing.

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  • As Pope Francis gives Sweden a cardinal, what’s behind his Scandinavian push?

    As Pope Francis gives Sweden a cardinal, what’s behind his Scandinavian push?

    Although the plates were already shifting towards Sweden as the lead actor for Catholicism in the Nordic countries before Francis came along, the signs of interest and favor have multiplied on his watch, including giving Sweden its first-ever cardinal this week. Evangelical opportunities, immigration and ecumenism may all lie in the background of the pope’s Swedish outreach.

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  • Why the Pontifical Academy for Life must be unapologetically pro-life

    Why the Pontifical Academy for Life must be unapologetically pro-life

    Whatever the admirable intentions of the leadership of the Pontifical Academy for Life, the real-world effect of appointing a pro-choice member is the same as if they had appointed a pro-slavery advocate: The appearance in the public eye that the Church does not take its teaching against abortion as seriously as it once did. This has a direct impact upon pro-life advocates on the ground, who stand exposed to the accusation of being “more Catholic” than the Vatican.

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  • Holiness gone wild: Spiritual flourishing in diversity and disability

    Holiness gone wild: Spiritual flourishing in diversity and disability

    Redemptive suffering becomes a witness in the world – and that is one reason why we need the stories of saints who had disabilities. Theologian Pia Matthews has written a new book where she looks at life with her own daughter who has complicated disabilities, as well as how her family has learned to appreciate that the great gifts they have received are not the only gifts on offer.

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