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  • 50 years later, statement on Catholic universities still inspires, divides

    50 years later, statement on Catholic universities still inspires, divides

    In July 1967, a group of leaders in Catholic higher education gathered in Wisconsin, led by Father Theodore Hesburgh of Notre Dame, and issued a landmark document called the “Land O’Lakes Statement.” In some ways it was a post-Vatican II declaration of independence, and a half-century later, its impact is still debated.

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  • On liturgy, ignore the Ultramontanists of both left and right

    On liturgy, ignore the Ultramontanists of both left and right

    Pope Francis this week delivered an important address on liturgy, which was pounced on by the emerging Ultramontanists of the left — among other things, because it doesn’t cite Benedict XVI. But to see it through the lens of one’s political biases misses the real point, which is a call to discernment about how successful the liturgical reform actually has been.

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  • On the death of a bishop and truths about “the bishops”

    On the death of a bishop and truths about “the bishops”

    The August 3 death of Bishop Giovanni Benedetti, who led the Diocese of Foligno in Italy from 1976 to 1992, probably won’t attract much comment anywhere outside his native region of Umbria. That’s too bad, because his life illustrates several truths about Catholic bishops that often go unacknowledged or under-appreciated.

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  • Cardinal Wuerl: Vatican II being unleashed through Pope Francis

    Cardinal Donald Wuerl says he finds “a great consolation and sense of serenity” in the fact that, for Catholics, Peter is the touchstone of faith, but added that doesn’t mean you still don’t raise a question, if you “speak truth in love.”

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  • Orlando meeting bringing Vatican II to the peripheries

    Orlando meeting bringing Vatican II to the peripheries

    Those coming to Orlando for the USCCB’s Convocation of Catholic Leaders will be praying, listening and sharing, studying Pope Francis’s “The Joy of the Gospel,” and asking how we can all go to the peripheries and fulfill in today’s world the Great Commission given to us by Jesus Christ.

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  • A Catholic reads the Bible for the first time

    A Catholic reads the Bible for the first time

    Many Catholics are never exposed to Scripture outside of Mass, and fewer have read the Bible from cover to cover, starting with Genesis. When you do, you find out you have been missing a lot of the story – but you also discover the genius of how the Bible is used by the Church in the liturgy.

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