Spencer Platt/Getty ImagesA mural to fallen firefighters is seen covered by scaffolding in Manhattan on Sept. 9 in New York City. New York City and much of the nation are preparing for the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks in both New York City and Washington D.C.COMMENTARY: Catechism Section 409 provides clarity on the 20th anniversary of unspeakable evil.
“The Antichrist has persuaded man that he can be happy only when he freely satisfies his instincts, eliminating the concept of good and evil, the concept of good and sin. Sin, as it were, is a burden, and the idea of getting rid of it once and for all has now become more than ever a real yearning. In the last century, the Antichrist convinced us that ‘God is dead,’ and then eliminated millions of human beings (through ideologies inspired by this belief). Today we have been banded together into a new ideology, to cancel man’s very nature. Methods may change, but the end is always the same: to prove to God that his favorite creature is the most idiotic being of creation.” —Agostino Nobile, Italian scholar, in a 2016 book he wrote on the Antichrist (link)
Letter #105, 2021, Friday, September 9: Vaccinations: “The time for waiting is over” (President Joe Biden on Thursday, September 9, link)
We all agree, I think, that the last 18 months have presented us with one of the stranger spectacles of our lifetimes: a world masked and in lockdown (schools, churches, restaurants, universities, cruise ships, and on and on) due to what is evidently a protein sequence or an unusual virus containing “spike proteins” which, in turn, seem to cause, in addition to a fever and loss of the senses of smell and taste, a type of lung infection that makes it increasingly impossible to breathe, then kills the patient.
Today, Saturday, the London Eucharistic Octave begins, with His Eminence the Cardinal Archbishop celebrating a Votive of the Most Blessed Sacrament at noon (hurry!) in the church of Corpus Christi in Maiden Lane, Covent Garden. Then, throughout the week, there is Mass in various Uses at 6.30 in the evening in the same church: Monday, in the Usus Authenticus of the Roman Rite; Tuesday, in the
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Washington D.C., Sep 10, 2021 / 17:00 pm (CNA).
A West Virginia college soccer player says that allowing only biological females to play women’s sports is a “women’s rights issue.”
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Washington D.C., Sep 10, 2021 / 16:00 pm (CNA).
A federal appeals court ruled against Tennessee’s abortion restrictions on Friday, nine days after another pro-life “heartbeat” law went into effect in Texas.
Mario TamaFirefighter Gerard McGibbon, of Engine 283 in Brownsville, Brooklyn, prays after the World Trade Center buildings collapsed on Sept. 11, 2001.Those who were near to the locations of the tragic attacks recount their experience and how they have come to see it two decades later.
Daniel IbáñezCardinal Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, is seen in Rome on Oct. 23, 2019.Cardinal Kurt Koch wrote to religious leaders to assure them that recent comments by Pope Francis did not devalue the Torah.