Suffice it to say, folks, the last few days haven’t made for the easy family downtime this scribe was hoping to have… but such is this work in what’s increasingly become a defining moment.Wrenching as it is behind the scenes, what’s unfolding over these days is no less necessary – still, it’s worth recalling that the resolution won’t come thanks to any social-media truculence, but as the outcome of ecclesial discernment and process.Far from the ongoing ideological warfare in the open, that movement is already – quietly – underway… and as the scene happens to be these pages’ wheelhouse, it’d

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After McCarrick resigns, DC archdiocese praises abuse victims’ courage

Washington D.C., Jul 29, 2018 / 04:38 pm (CNA).- Alleged abuse victims are “courageously stepping forward” with new claims of abuse by former cardinal and retired Archbishop Theodore McCarrick, but these claims weren’t previously known to the Archdiocese of Washington,  the archdiocese said in a Sunday statement.

“These experiences shared by survivors are profoundly troubling and represent a breach of trust and wounding that no person should bear alone,” the archdiocese said July 29. “Cardinal Wuerl again recently affirmed that those coming forward with new allegations show also a confidence in the Church to take seriously these charges and act quickly

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INTERVIEW: From Punk Rock to Faith: “Christ Has Changed My Life”

Of many of the 700 concerts held so far all over the world, Francesco Lorenzi (author, singer and guitarist), Riccardo Rossi (drummer), Matteo Reghelin (bassist), Gianluca Menegozzo and Andrea Cerato do not preserve exciting memories. They had fulfilled their dream of children: but the world in which they lived, made of excesses and addictions of all kinds, “prejudically excluded God from human life”.

In the middle of 20 years of career of “The Sun” the central event seems to have nothing to do with music: it is about the rapprochement of Lorenzo to Christianity, after being turned away from young, then

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Learning to ‘love your enemy’ in a Soviet labor camp

Lviv, Ukraine, Jul 29, 2018 / 04:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- “I can honestly say that the labor camp was the best place to understand what ‘love your enemy’ really means,” said Myroslav Marynovych, a Ukrainian Catholic who spent seven years in a Soviet gulag in the Perm region of Russia.

After receiving the 2018 Charles J. Chaput Award at the Napa Institute conference this month, Marynoych explained to CNA how the gospel came to life for him in the gulag, and how a stint in solitary confinement led him to write a letter to St. John Paul II.

Marynovych is currently vice-rector

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