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Social Media Makes Us Miserable 2019-05-21 03:10:59And I have known the eyes already, known them all— The eyes that fix you in a formulated phrase, And when I am formulated, sprawling on a pin, W

Gnosticism Still a Challenge to Christianity 2019-05-21 03:00:55Gnostic philosophy, like a noxious weed, thrives in the barren soil of our post-Christian culture. It also emits a foul odor akin to the smoke of Sata

What Is Beauty and Why Do We Need 2019-05-20 03:10:06Let us suppose there is such a thing as objective beauty. Suppose, along with the classical and Christian traditions, that the human person is made fo

Anti-Polish Bigotry in Contemporary Scotland 2019-05-20 03:00:28The most recent and internationally-reported physical and verbal assaults on Catholic clergy and churches in Glasgow has occasioned not only vehement

A Great Catch: The 153 Fish 2019-05-17 03:10:24“I welcome you on the eve of a great battle.” So began General Dwight D. Eisenhower on May 15, 1944, solemnly addressing the admirals and

Pro-Abortion Politician to Speak at Boston College 2019-05-17 03:00:45The Boston College Law School has invited Congressman Robert Scott (D-VA) to speak at its spring commencement ceremony. Many universities, including C

Evangelization and Doctrine Are Inseparable 2019-05-16 04:35:47We preach doctrine, and doctrine exists to be preached. If that sounds circular, then we understand correctly that doctrine and evangelization are two

Is the Popular Video Game Fortnite Sinful? 2019-05-16 04:30:22The video game, Fortnite Battle Royale, is disrupting many a household: Parents tell horror stories of young sons who play it non-stop and suddenly tu

Benedict’s Essay Is an Implicit Rebuke of Amoris 2019-05-15 04:45:06The turbulence surrounding the sex abuse debacle in the Catholic Church was recently addressed in Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s April essay &ldqu

The Greater Mysteries in the Shadow of the 2019-05-15 04:40:07In the space between the Cross and the Parousia, we are prone to wonder: What really happens when we die? What does it mean to be absent from the body

Catholicism and White Guilt 2019-05-14 04:45:30Are you an ethnically European Catholic? Do you talk about “white guilt” or “white privilege” with other Catholics? Whether yo

Do Pro-Lifers Owe Rep. Brian Sims a Note 2019-05-14 04:15:17Pennsylvania State Representative Brian Sims’s efforts to bolster his abortion advocacy credentials by berating pro-life protesters and posting

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Official in Germany warns Jews not to wear 2019-05-25 13:31:33Rise in anti-Semitism making it dangerous to display religious symbol

Bishops’ conference pro-life chairman calls recent abortion bans 2019-05-25 13:31:02Archbishop Naumann hails trend indicating society "cherishes unborn children."

California confession bill passes state senate 2019-05-25 11:18:05SB 360 must now be taken up by the assembly

Federal judge blocks Mississippi’s fetal heartbeat law 2019-05-25 09:47:40The law was set to go into effect in July.

Turning 40? Here’s how to face that midlife 2019-05-25 06:00:10It's a moment when most of us re-evaluate our lives, and there's a lot to be hopeful about!

The unsung virtue that could change social media 2019-05-25 00:00:58This spiritual fruit is powerful and an antidote to harshness and anger where ever we find it.

Belgian monks prepare to brew a 220-year-old recipe 2019-05-25 00:00:49The brewing technique was discovered in an old tome which was saved from a fire during the French Revolution.

Why you should take those “unreasonable” pregnancy mood 2019-05-25 00:00:47It may be funny in hindsight sometimes, but our emotions point to something we shouldn't ignore...

An early Church rendition of “two heads are 2019-05-25 00:00:30This Sunday's readings give us an insight into how the Holy Spirit leads the Body of Christ

How the Virgin Mary protects her faithful children 2019-05-25 00:00:17She is a mother who is very protective of her little ones

Pray this prayer to Mary for a peaceful 2019-05-25 00:00:14"Be for me the ladder and the way to heaven."

Pope promotes adoption, asks for help to create 2019-05-24 16:47:56In address to Europe's first-ever home for the orphaned, he notes how leading architect was called on to give children best we have

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The Pell Case: Developments Down Under 2019-05-22 06:00:00In three weeks, a panel of senior judges will hear Cardinal George Pell’s appeal of the unjust verdict rendered against him at his retrial in Ma

So Long, Cardinal Wuerl 2019-05-21 10:05:00Today marks Archbishop Wilton Gregory’s long-awaited arrival in Washington, D.C. But while all eyes and expectations are focused on the new man

The Crisis Continues 2019-05-21 06:00:00Vos Estis Lux Mundi , the new papal directive for handling sex abuse charges, takes a few steps toward reform within the Catholic Church. But the pap

Thou Art a Priest Forever 2019-05-20 10:35:00Abolish the Priesthood ,” reads the provocative title of the latest Atlantic cover story, penned by James Carroll. Is it the Brahmin priesthoo

Why Australia’s Conservatives Won 2019-05-20 08:30:00Australian elections are usually predictable affairs. Typically, the party expected to win does win. But on May 18, that maxim was shattered when Prim

Age of Fear 2019-05-17 06:00:00 Me: You said recently—probably on Twitter—that for the last year or so you’ve been reading books in which talk about “fear&r

Alabama’s Challenge 2019-05-17 06:00:00By passing a law that protects life in the womb, Alabama has accomplished the unthinkable—according to the highly profitable abortion indust

Notre Dame Students Against Porn 2019-05-16 10:15:00As a student at the University of Notre Dame, I have always been taught to try to make a difference in my community. So when I noticed that campus cul

A Christian Gentleman in the Nation’s Capital 2019-05-15 06:00:00On May 8, the Library of Congress and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars co-hosted a tribute to Dr. James H. Billington, who died la

Hilltops of the Holy Land 2019-05-14 06:00:00When Aaron Lipkin looks out, he sees biblical history all around. There is Bethel, where two bears mauled the hooligans who heckled Elisha. Across the

Chimpanzee Disaster 2019-05-13 06:00:00Zoo Nebraska: The Dismantling of an American Dream by carson vaughanlittle a, 266 pages, $24.95 Continue Reading »

Ever Devotedly in Notre Dame 2019-05-10 09:55:00Given the attention paid to Fr. Theodore Hesburgh these days, interested parties would do well to consult American Priest by Fr. Wilson Miscamble.

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How this mom of disabled children is helping 2019-05-25 06:00:00Berlin, NJ, May 25, 2019 / 04:00 am (CNA).- Kelly Mantoan doesn’t have a lot of free time. Between mothering 5 children, homeschooling some of t

Saint statue vandalized at Ukrainian Catholic cathedral in 2019-05-24 19:13:00Winnipeg, Canada, May 24, 2019 / 05:13 pm (CNA).- St. Vladimir died of old age in 1015, but his modern-day statue in Canada met a much more gruesome e

Do sports, make friends, Pope says 2019-05-24 18:42:00Vatican City, May 24, 2019 / 04:42 pm (CNA).- In an address at a gathering of 6,000 young Italian soccer fans Friday, Pope Francis encouraged the spor

Five men charged amid Michigan clergy sex abuse 2019-05-24 17:26:00Lansing, Mich., May 24, 2019 / 03:26 pm (CNA).- Five men who served in Michigan as Catholic priests have been charged with 21 counts of sex abuse, the

Newark church asks school to cover LGBT mural 2019-05-24 17:00:00Newark, N.J., May 24, 2019 / 03:00 pm (CNA).- A Catholic church in the Archdiocese of Newark has instructed a charter school to cover a pro-LGBT mural

Senators highlight pro-life protections ahead of 2020 spending 2019-05-24 15:35:00Washington D.C., May 24, 2019 / 01:35 pm (CNA).- A quarter of the Senate signed a letter on Wednesday seeking to keep pro-life and religious freedom p

Polish bishops pledge greater sensitivity for abuse victims 2019-05-24 13:34:00Warsaw, Poland, May 24, 2019 / 11:34 am (CNA).- The bishops of Poland are speaking out against sexual abuse, pledging to continue to “eliminate

Pope Francis urges Catholics to help children by 2019-05-24 12:39:00Vatican City, May 24, 2019 / 10:39 am (CNA).- Adoption is often a difficult and bureaucratic process, but there are many children who need homes and t

California advances bill to violate sacramental seal 2019-05-24 11:38:00Sacramento, Calif., May 24, 2019 / 09:38 am (CNA).- State senators in California have voted to approve a law that would require priests to violate the

Former airline pilot appointed to lead diocese of 2019-05-24 06:53:00Vatican City, May 24, 2019 / 04:53 am (CNA).- Pope Francis Friday named Bishop Robert D. Gruss of Rapid City, South Dakota, the next bishop of the Dio

Pro-life student group wins affiliation at Scottish university 2019-05-24 03:01:00Aberdeen, Scotland, May 24, 2019 / 01:01 am (CNA).- A pro-life group at the University of Aberdeen has been granted affiliation by the school's stude

Pro-life leaders invite GOP to discuss language surrounding 2019-05-24 02:26:00Washington D.C., May 24, 2019 / 12:26 am (CNA).- Shortly after U.S. President Donald Trump insisted that state pro-life laws should include exceptions

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Ideas That Are Destroying America 2019-05-25 17:30:59Many writers have lamented America’s moral and intellectual decline but few have identified the cause. I submit that it is the cluster of ideas

Love and Do As You Wish 2019-05-23 20:36:53Last Sunday, we were given a new commandment to live by. It is the commandment that makes all other laws and regulations needless and obsolete. Love o

The Secret of True Happiness 2019-05-23 04:15:18Once upon a time a young woman gave birth to her first child, a beautiful baby boy, just one month after her husband had died in a tragic accident. Th

Remembering 2019-05-21 03:00:38With Memorial Day swiftly approaching, it behooves us to reflect upon the ultimate sacrifice that so many American soldiers have made so that all of u

Pope Benedict XVI On Sex Abuse 2019-05-19 20:00:45Pope Benedict’s recent essay on the Church’s sex-abuse scandal begins by clarifying the cultural context in which the sex-abuse

Where is the Glory? 2019-05-18 05:00:08The following should be a very important question: what is our reaction to what Paul and Barnabas tell us in the Acts of the Apostles (14:21-27)? 

Satan’s Three Targets 2019-05-16 06:00:57There was a parish that had a Rosary Altar Society, and some of the members were young, stay-at-home moms. One day the group had a luncheon and meetin

The Empty Shelves of American Culture 2019-05-14 05:55:22There is nothing sadder than walking into a home or a chain book store and seeing a stack of empty shelves. The current decline of the Mom a

Why Venezuela’s Lesson is Being Ignored 2019-05-13 05:00:19The news is filled with the tragic story of Venezuela’s decline from being the most oil-rich country in the world, surpassing Saudi-Arabia&rsquo

A Mother’s Love 2019-05-12 08:13:04One Sunday, a priest began preaching on the topic of love. But then, with great suddenness, he stopped, raised his arm, pointed, and exclaimed: N

God’s Hands: Firm and Secure 2019-05-10 04:00:05Could our Gospel passage (John 10:27-30) be any shorter on this Fourth Sunday of Easter? Yet, it packs a tremendous amount of comfort for each on

Memories of Sin 2019-05-08 18:00:22In the Litany of Humility taught to me by the Miles Christi order, I have always seen a paradox in asking to be granted a “continuous memor


Pope: Abortion is Never OK, Equates It to 2019-05-25 12:35:37Pope Francis said Saturday that abortion can never be condoned, even when the fetus is gravely sick or likely to die, and urged doctors and priests to

COMMENTARY: Why We Need True Heroes 2019-05-25 10:44:23Memorial Day is a great time to think about heroes—those who served for our freedom and to help shape America. But as the president of the Ameri

India's Christians See Danger in Hindu Nationalist Party's 2019-05-24 14:50:38Christians have suffered intense levels of persecution under Modi's first five years in office and they fear the next five years could bring even mor

Left-Leaning Methodist Leaders Vow 'Resistance Tactics' to Fight 2019-05-24 09:20:53Hundreds of left-leaning United Methodist leaders and activists gathered in Kansas this week for the "UMC Next" conference to voice their opposition

Iran's Escalating War Against Non-Muslims, 'Extreme Persecution' of 2019-05-24 08:59:10Tensions are growing between the US and Iran in the Middle East at the same time as a spotlight is being shined the Iranian regime's abuses of human

UK Prime Minister Theresa May Will Resign 2019-05-24 05:11:17Theresa May says she'll quit as UK Conservative leader on June 7, sparking contest for Britain's next prime minister.

Nurse 'Rightly Fired' For Offering to Give Bible 2019-05-23 12:34:32A medical professional who attempted to offer a Bible to a cancer patient was “rightly sacked” from her job, a court has heard.

Modi Wins India's Elections 2019-05-23 03:14:04Indian National Congress president Rahul Gandhi has conceded his parliamentary seat to his rival from the Bharatiya Janata Party, which has claimed a

Evangelical Pastor and 16 Others Kidnapped from Church 2019-05-22 15:03:39Gunmen in Nigeria reportedly kidnapped an evangelical pastor and 16 other Christians this week in an attack that also killed one person. 

'That's Sick': Franklin Graham Calls Out Twitter on 2019-05-21 15:37:48In a recent tweet, actor Jim Carrey shared an image to his followers showing the head of Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey being sucked up into a tube as a gloved

CRISIS: How You Can Help These Desperate Women 2019-05-21 13:37:35Thousands of Venezuelans have headed into neighboring Colombia on foot, facing dehydration and extreme hunger in the process. So Operation Blessing ha

'Islam and Christianity Are Not...Cousins': UK Church Offered 2019-05-21 08:14:04A Church of England vicar sparked controversy when she offered to cover up an image of Jesus and a crucifix in honor of the Muslim holy month of Ramad

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'On the March' with the International Military Pilgrimage 2019-05-16 14:00:00Lourdes, France, May 16, 2019 / 12:00 pm (CNA).- Over 12,000 soldiers from over 40 countries are set to arrive in Lourdes, France on Friday as part of

This chemist will be the first beatified Opus 2019-05-16 11:58:00Madrid, Spain, May 16, 2019 / 09:58 am (CNA).- On May 18 in Madrid, Guadalupe Ortiz de Landazuri, a laywoman, will become the first numerary of Opus D

German bishop supports 'Church strike' for women's ordination 2019-05-15 16:15:00Munich, Germany, May 15, 2019 / 02:15 pm (CNA).- At least one bishop has offered his support for a week-long “Church strike” organized by

'I was deeply moved and saddened'- How Polish 2019-05-15 02:00:00Warsaw, Poland, May 15, 2019 / 12:00 am (CNA).- Catholics bishops in Poland are responding to a new documentary that addresses clerical sexual abuse i

Papal almoner restores power to building occupied by 2019-05-13 08:08:00Rome, Italy, May 13, 2019 / 06:08 am (CNA).- Cardinal Konrad Krajewski climbed down a manhole Saturday to restore the power supply to a disused, Itali

Pope permits pilgrimages to Medjugorje as apparitions continue 2019-05-12 09:46:00Medjugorje, Bosnia and Herzegovina, May 12, 2019 / 07:46 am (CNA).- Pope Francis has given the green light for Catholics to organize pilgrimages to Me

Jean Vanier, friend of the intellectually disabled and 2019-05-07 23:28:00Paris, France, May 7, 2019 / 09:28 pm (CNA).- Jean Vanier died May 7, at the age of 90. He died at a L’Arche home in Paris, where he had entere

English bishop welcomes climate change report 2019-05-07 13:56:00Salford, England, May 7, 2019 / 11:56 am (CNA).- The English and Welsh bishops' lead on environmental issues welcomed Thursday the publication of an

Hunger for God, feed the poor, Pope Francis 2019-05-07 06:17:00Skopje, North Macedonia, May 7, 2019 / 04:17 am (CNA).- Following the example of St. Mother Teresa of Kolkata, hunger for Jesus, partake in the Bread

Pope commends North Macedonians for respect among cultures, 2019-05-07 03:54:00Skopje, North Macedonia, May 7, 2019 / 01:54 am (CNA).- Speaking to North Macedonian authorities Tuesday, Pope Francis commended the country for its t

German Church membership will be halved by 2060, 2019-05-06 12:43:00Berlin, Germany, May 6, 2019 / 10:43 am (CNA).- The number of Germans who pay a state-administered “Church tax” to the Catholic Church or

The parish should be 'a home with open 2019-05-06 09:55:00Rakovski, Bulgaria, May 6, 2019 / 07:55 am (CNA).- The parish should be at the center of the community, a place where God’s presence is felt and

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The inclusive Old Pledge is still the Best 2019-05-24 14:00:38By Jean Garton Editor’s note. In December 2016, my friend of more than 30 years and a great pro-life author and speaker Jean Garton passed away.

“Never Too Early” to remind us unborn children 2019-05-24 13:50:43By Dave Andrusko Once again, I saw what I’m guessing will be the most powerful, if indirect, prolife message I will encounter today while joggin

Highly Successful Oklahoma Legislative Session Concludes with Crucial 2019-05-24 13:23:47By Tony Lauinger, State Chairman, Oklahomans for Life The last of the pro-life bills Oklahomans For Life has worked to have enacted during this sessio

Missouri Governor Mike Parson Signs “Missouri Stands For 2019-05-24 13:20:32By Missouri Right to Life Today, Governor Parson signed into law the “Missouri Stands For the Unborn Act,” SS SCS HB 126. This is groundbr

Nebraska breaks filibuster, success in passing Abortion Pill 2019-05-24 13:18:45By Dave Andrusko Pro-lifers in Nebraska are one step away from sending LB209, Abortion Pill Reversal Information, to Gov. Pete Ricketts. The measure h

Understanding the abortion “language war” and the unyielding 2019-05-24 13:15:46By Dave Andrusko For the last post of the week, I’d like to comment on two abortion-related stories that appeared this week in the pro-abortion-

What could make a mother more supportive of 2019-05-24 13:10:42By Dave Andrusko Coming from a perspective that enshrines “choice,” if there is any sure thing, it is that no matter what the outcome, the

The Worst Argument for Abortion: ‘You’re Pro-Birth, Not 2019-05-24 13:09:22By John Stonestreet with G. Shane Morris If pro-lifers are going to oppose the killing of unborn children, we are told over and over again, then we mu

Democrat senator brags about spreading pro-abortion message to 2019-05-24 13:06:33By Calvin Freiburger WASHINGTON, D.C., May 23, 2019— As part of her remarks during one of many pro-abortion rallies dotting the country on Tuesd

Woman cries all night, 6 weeks after abortion 2019-05-24 12:59:29Editor’s note. The following are two quotation from “Experiencing Abortion: a Weaving of Women’s Words” (Binghamton, New York:

Judges uphold Scotland’s DIY abortions policy 2019-05-24 12:54:19“Women should not be facing the mental anguish that accompanies DIY abortions, nor any abortion for that matter.” “We are greatly sa

URGENT ILLINOIS ACTION ALERT – Possible Vote Very 2019-05-24 12:00:29Time is ticking for the pro-abortion legislators to pass their bills attacking life in Illinois. The House and Senate sessions will adjourn for the su

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The Art of Tintoretto: Realism and Religion 2019-05-24 23:00:44Unlike modernists of more recent vintage, Venetian Renaissance master Tintoretto aimed at higher ideals than the projection of his ego. He ordere

The Democracy of the Unborn 2019-05-24 23:00:07Society has been reduced to those living in the present; but in being reduced, it has excluded the democracy of the dead and unborn. We, in the presen

Living With Tolkien 2019-05-23 23:00:11J.R.R. Tolkien connected me to a world beyond anything I had yet experienced in rather idyllic Kansas. I so desperately wanted to escape into his moun

John Randolph of Roanoke & the Formation of 2019-05-23 22:59:25John Randolph of Roanoke, one of the great exponents of the Southern political tradition, knew that what was proper to any state government was the pr

Armed With Steel 2019-05-22 23:00:34As this year’s seniors take their last exams and prepare to walk across the stage on Saturday morning, I’m led to think about the effect o

A Reader’s Right to Know? 2019-05-22 23:00:12Should an author explain his meaning entirely? As a reader, I like to know that I’m on track, but if an author tells you what to think, do you,

Virgil on Science 2019-05-21 23:00:11For the scientist who knows how to read the face of nature, every object in our world can be explained by way of a cosmic dance. Given enough time and

The Constitutional Intrigue of West Virginia Statehood 2019-05-21 22:59:16Admitted in June 20, 1863 by ratifying the U.S. Constitution, West Virginia became the thirty-fifth state. It is known as “The Mountain State&rd

“Poems Unwritten” 2019-05-21 13:00:35Sometimes, when the light and the mists of the day Settle holy and soft on the edge of the night, When the sights and the sounds of the world melt awa

Cicero’s Republic: Three in One 2019-05-20 23:01:07A republic, by its very essence, imitates the highest of creation: man endowed with understanding and free will. Yet, in this greatest of strengths al

Dreams Belong to the Now: Time to Commence 2019-05-20 23:00:16All over the country this spring graduating seniors are being told that the future is before them, that they are the future. This is heady but dangero

Killing Kate Smith 2019-05-19 23:01:25Kate Smith’s version of “God Bless America” moved the hearts of listeners worldwide. Yet, she is now being “investigated&rdquo

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Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time New! 2019-11-05 04:00:00There used to be a billboard on Interstate 70 that said: “Don’t make me come down there!” It was signed, “God.” That jus

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time New! 2019-07-23 02:00:00Were there weeds in the Garden of Eden? The day I heard that there is such a thing as dandelion wine I started to question the either/or classificatio

Sr. Joan Chittister's 2004 quote on 'pro-life' versus 2019-05-23 17:29:40A recent Instagram post earned supermodel Gigi Hadid nearly a half a million likes, but it wasn't a photo of herself or of the latest fashi

True charity means focusing on Jesus and the 2019-05-23 16:51:34The charity of the Catholic Church must be born from prayer before "the fixed tabernacle and mobile tabernacles" — adoring Jesus in the Euchar

Even the Cannes Film Festival has its spiritual 2019-05-23 14:22:58Masses, ecumenical prayer services and fellowship hours are integrated into the screening schedule for the jury here at Cannes, just in case you thoug

Trump's emerging Catholic problem 2019-05-23 10:08:06Catholics are moving away from President Trump. In the latest Quinnipiac poll, 55% of Catholics say they will definitely not vote for Trump in 2020, a

Abolishing the priesthood will not save the Catholic 2019-05-23 09:20:59Signs of the Times: In an article in The Atlantic’s June issue titled "Abolish the Priesthood," James Carroll provides thought-provoking

Dallas bishop questions affidavit, says police raid was 2019-05-23 09:15:28Bishop Edward Burns of Dallas questioned an affidavit and a dramatic raid by local police who descended on church property in the Texas diocese wearin

A letter from prison 2019-05-23 04:00:00Daily Easter Reflections: Years ago, but not all that many, there were two church organists who loved the feast of the Ascension of the Lord, for it b

No greater love than this 2019-05-23 04:00:00The Peace Pulpit: We must find the ways in our everyday life to love one another in our homes, our communities, to welcome the stranger, the refugee,

Faith-based environmentalists see hope in Green New Deal 2019-05-23 04:00:00As debate around the Green New Deal continues, count more and more Catholics and religious leaders among those taking a closer look at the ambitious b

Links for 5/23/19 2019-05-23 04:00:00Michael Sean Winters rounds up political news and commentary: A look at Leonard Leo of the Federalist Society, resetting the way we frame and dis

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