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Georgetown pro-marriage group faces sanctions as ‘hate group’ after students complain


U.S. abortion rate drops 25 percent since 2008...


St. John Paul II was a sublime visionary, but he had an Achilles’ heel...
Fr. George Rutler
George Weigel’s Witness to Hope was written before its subject was canonised, but that exhaustive biography vibrated with confidence that the day of universal recognition would be inevitable. Weigel has become something of a pontifical Boswell, and his third volume about John Paul II is like the last wing on a vivid triptych by Memling or Rubens...


Sir Roger Scruton, Denis McNamara, Duncan Stroik—all under one roof...


Why Catholics who make the Church look bad are still Catholic...
David Mills
Some people who identify as Catholics make us look bad. Mobsters, for example. As it happens, our Jewish brethren have the same problem. As Wikipedia puts it, “For several decades after World War II, the dominant figures in organized crime were second-generation Jews and Italians, often working in concert.” When I was a kid...


500 years later, who was Martin Luther?
R. Jared Staudt
Hero, villain, heretic, saint, reformer, corrupter, man of integrity, bombastic glutton. Which image of Luther should we believe? Because Luther primarily sought not to reform abuses in the Church but to reform the Church’s beliefs, Catholics cannot recognize him as a true reformer or a holy man. Nonetheless, it is widely agreed that Luther played a major role in shaping the modern world...


If you know any young people who wear Che Guevara t-shirts, wake them up with this film...
John Zmirak
On November 7 the world will mark a grim anniversary: One hundred years since the small but devout faction of Marxists called the Bolsheviks lost a popular election. It was the last one Russia would see for 70 years. Instead of accepting the people’s will, the Bolsheviks overthrew that country’s fledgling provisional government...


Whose bourgeois morality?
George Weigel
In the latest round of debate over Amoris Laetitia, Pope Francis’s apostolic exhortation on marriage and the family, a fervent defender of the document sniffed at some of its critics that “the Magisterium doesn’t bow to middle-class lobbies” and cited Humanae Vitae as an example of papal tough-mindedness in the face of bourgeois cultural pressures...


3 pitfalls of arguing online...
Trent Horn
There’s only one thing that tempts me to believe the Calvinist doctrine of total depravity and its claim that humanity is so sinful that the image of God has been obliterated in our souls: Internet comment boxes. These places can become so nasty that when Microsoft sent an artificial intelligence chatbot onto the Internet, it took only twenty-four hours for the program to become a racist that denied the Holocaust...


Pope to Methodists: Reconciliation is more than talk – it needs action...


Want to bring us millennials back to church? Stop giving us what we can get in the world...


St. Luke, evangelist and artist...
Fr. Dwight Longenecker
Today is St Luke’s feast day. It is Luke who recounts the infancy narratives, and the tradition is that he knew the Blessed Virgin and got the stories about the birth of the Lord straight from her. Icon of the Virgin in St Maria Maggiore The other beautiful tradition is that St Luke was an artist. The image illustrating today’s post shows St Luke painting a portrait of the Virgin...


Pope’s Wednesday Audience: ‘Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord’...


Massive section of Jerusalem's Western Wall and Roman theater uncovered after 1,700 years...


The first recorded pizza delivery was to a Catholic bishop in the 10th century...


Abortion row between UK Catholic hierarchy and The Tablet escalates as another bishop wades in...


Is Romans 1 a prophetic interpretation of reality for our times?


Hollywood is full of booming gongs and clashing cymbals...

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We might not live to see Europe’s Christian revival—but it will happen...


The journey of Abraham gives hope to the rest of us...
Msgr. Charles Pope
In the reading at daily Mass for Friday of the Twenty-eighth Week in Ordinary Time, St. Paul speaks of Abraham’s faith. Abraham did come to strong faith, but it took time! One of the beautiful things about the Bible is that it does not present epic figures who never fell. Rather, it presents us with authentic human beings who struggled and eventually “got there...


When Bl. Maria Theresia Bonzel died in 1905, she left behind 1,500 joy-filled daughters...
Rick Becker
Toward the back of the Franciscan Sisters’ hilltop property in Mishawaka, Indiana, there’s a life-size bronze statue of their foundress situated near blooming flowers. “Mother always wanted the sisters to have a garden,” says Sr. Rose Agnes of Blessed Maria Theresia Bonzel, “and she herself regularly prayed the Rosary in a garden...


Going to the dogs...
Mark Shea
Last time we focused on the contention that the story of Jesus and the Canaanite Woman could be legitimately read as Jesus learning from the Canaanite Woman as long as it does not involve the contention that he was learning to repent his sin of racism or ethnocentrism. Because Jesus is “like us in all things but sin” (Hebrews 4:15)...


When you die you know you’re dead: Major study shows mind still works after the body shows no signs of life...


Dan Brown is a very bad writer...


President George H.W. Bush's Super Bowl socks to be auctioned by Diocese of Portland, Maine...


Why birthdays should be celebrated...


Where does the Catholic Church own land around the world?


When Catholics evangelize, they stop too soon...
Marcel LeJeune
There really is no other way to say it - Catholics stop too soon when they evangelize. In fact, I might call it the fatal flaw of Catholics who evangelize. God won’t save us without us saying “yes” to His grace! This means our free choice to respond to God’s grace, makes all the difference, so why aren’t we offering more opportunities to others to make this choice...


Pope taps Joliet auxiliary to head Evansville diocese...


All that Catholic stuff is connected...


9 important things you should consider when prepping for a winter power outage...


Meet a woman who was killed because she loved the Rosary...
K.V. Turley
She stood alone. The only others present were her accusers. A young woman faced question after question while trying to make sense of the growing hostility around her. This cross-examination was to be the final drama in a life as innocent as it had been faithful; it was played out in a state interrogation room far from her home and those who loved her...


Pope Francis invited some prisoners to lunch. They ended up escaping instead...


Why the Centering Prayer movement is so off-center...
Patrick Coffin
A technique out there purporting to be a form of Christian prayer has made inroads in countless parishes across the U.S. and Canada. Its promoters try very hard to sound Catholic and monastic, but it is, in fact, not really either. It’s called Centering Prayer, and the movement it spawned in a few short years was more or less begun by Fathers Thomas Keating...


Benedict XVI's secretary denies rumors that he is close to death...


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