Novena For Cardinal Pell Begins Tonight!

A novena for Cardinal Pell starts tonight in preparation for his court appeal, which is set to start March 11th. Please join your prayers to fellow Catholics around the world in praying for a fair trial and justice for Cardinal Pell. See the novena below:

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Taking Lent Seriously

[Above photo: Kylemore Benedictine Abbey] Prayer, Fasting, & Almsgiving From the beginning of the NewWalden project, it was always my intention to create a space that could serve as a virtual spiritual retreat. Hence, the name Walden, the famous retreat spot of a quite famous American. Hence, also, the large banners depicting idyllic, pastoral water […]

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Two Assaults on Trump Voters in a Single Week

Fox News is reporting the arrest of 34-year-old Patrick Bradley of Windham, New Hampshire, who is accused of assaulting a 15-year-old Trump supporter at a polling place during the state’s presidential primary on Tuesday. According to Fox, the teenager was working at a Trump tent when Bradley exited the polling place, approached the tent, screamed […]

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New Apostolic Exhortation on Amazon Synod Released Today

The much anticipated papal document on the Amazon Synod was published today. Early reports are saying that the document stays away from the controversies that were raised during the synod this past October. The document does not grant permission to the Amazon region to ordain married men, nor does it open a pathway to a […]

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The Catholic News Agency Misrepresented Key Amoris Text

Doctrinal Change in Amoris Laetitia? Pardon the use of an apocalyptic mixed metaphor, but Amoris Laetitia has been at the epicenter of a giant firestorm of controversy since its publication in 2016, the fundamental question being this: The Catholic News Agency was first out of the gate to defend AL. On the very day that […]

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#Epsteindidntkillhimself

In a departure from the usual NewWalden fare, I just couldn’t not post anything about what I saw on Twitter just now. Ann Coulter shared a brief two-minute video from 60 Minutes about the Jeffrey Epstein death. There are a number of facts that appear to be inconsistent with the suicide hypothesis, but the last […]

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J.D. Flynn’s Defense of Vatican Is Indefensible

Is Flynn presenting an argument or merely promoting Vatican propaganda? A Brief Recap If you follow NewWalden, you know that I’ve been covering the publication of a new book by the Vatican’s Pontifical Biblical Commission. Based on excerpts published in la Repubblica, I concluded—I believe fairly and accurately—that the new Vatican book calls into question […]

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