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Bishop Holley goes to Graceland: Pope taps DC auxiliary for Memphis


108 years ago, this priest's murder at Mass shocked the U.S...
Kathy Schiffer
When you read a headline about priests being murdered at Mass, who comes to mind? Almost certainly, you think of Fr. Jacques Hamel, who died last month at the hands of Muslim terrorists during Mass in the small French town of Saint Etienne-du-Rouvray, in Normandy. If your mind stretches beyond the horror of Fr. Hamel's death...


Why are so many airport shops named after news networks?


On grace and coincidence and (womp!) St. Thomas More...
Simcha Fisher
About thirty years ago, my parents were terribly worried. Like me and my husband, they had a daughter who was eighteen. They wanted her to get a good college education, preferably at a school that would deepen her Faith. My parents were fairly recent converts, and couldn’t rely on a network of Catholic friends or family (or the internet...


8 reasons Jim Gaffigan shouldn't quit his show...


Jim Gaffigan ends TV show, citing need to spend more time with family...


Traveling back 500 years, on royal pilgrimage...


The Ninevites believed Jonah and repented; can America do likewise?
Rebecca Hamilton
An abortion clinic is opening two blocks from the parish where I go to encounter the Risen Lord in the Holy Eucharist. Parents will drive the children who attend our parish school past the abortion clinic on their way to class. I will drive past the abortion clinic on my way to Mass, as will most of my fellow parishioners. Our parish priests will sleep in a rectory that is a stone’s throw from a place where children die horribly and in great numbers...


The Queenship of Mary is deeply rooted in Scripture...


A crown for a crown: Celebrating the Queenship of Mary...


Cardinal Marx faces accusations over handling of alleged abuse case...


Comfort Catholicism has to go. It is time to prepare for persecution...


False freedom is called “license”, and license leads to slavery...
Fr. Dwight Longenecker
I have become increasingly cynical about my fellow Americans’ praise of freedom. “Freedom,” it seems to me, has become a meaningless jingoistic slogan that is used to excuse most anything. “Our boys died defending our freedom!” they cry as yet another flag-draped coffin is unloaded from the plane. Did that boy die defending our freedom...


If we ignore what is going on around us, our freedom will vanish forever...
Fr. C. John McCloskey
Mary Eberstadt’s latest book, It’s Dangerous to Believe: Religious Freedom and Its Enemies, presents the reversals that the concept and practice of religious freedom have undergone in recent years in the democratic and once freedom-respecting nations of the world. Eberstadt has documented a “first world” move towards a secularist world order that reinterprets the exercise of religion as an assault on the rights of others...


Be sober and serious about salvation...


How the camera is spoiling religion...


When Mozart disobeyed the pope...


Wisconsin’s Our Lady of Good Help receives ‘National Shrine’ designation...

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The only halfway decent parish in the area is still not good. What to do?
Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
Regardless of one’s inclinations, theological or liturgical opinions, everyone can agree that what the priest did was bad form. It’s improper to use the moment of the reception of Holy Communion as a weapon. Let’s be clear: a different situation would be that of someone who is egregiously, manifestly sinning (e.g. attempting to receive Holy Communion whilst remaining in a notoriously sinful state) or causing grave scandal (attempting to receive Holy Communion whilst wearing a blasphemous t-shirt or rainbow sash)...


Getting broken has been strangely good...
Mark Shea
Was feeling pretty down last week. Bullets you fire through your own feet can carry a bit of a sting. And great flaming walls of hate washing over you can also bring on the blues. So my assumption was that I would more or less curl up in a ball and feel sorry for myself. But God surprised me in multiple ways. The first surprise was a friend who came by the house and asked if we could talk...


This 100-year-old to-do list hack still works like a charm...


Woman who desecrated church found dead in apparent suicide...


10 tips from priests for a better confession...
Sr. Theresa Aletheia Noble
I’ve been partaking of the Sacrament of Penance for several years now but I still don’t feel like I know what I am doing. Sometimes I leave the confessional wondering, “Did I do that right? Should I have been more specific? Was I honest enough?” The other day as I left confession, I thought, “I know, I will ask for some advice from the men who do hear other people’s confessions for a living...


Essential Catholic teachings on the End Times...
Msgr. Charles Pope
We are currently reading from St. Paul’s Second Letter to the Thessalonians in daily Mass, and given the focus of on the “end times,” it might be good to review certain basic Catholic teachings on this matter, the theology of which is called eschatology. The Catholic approach to the end times is different from that in certain (but not all) Protestant circles...


Soccer's ultimate con man was a superstar who couldn't actually play the game...


Relic of True Cross stolen from church in San Francisco...


Haunted house Olympics: How many of the faith-driven stories did you see in Rio coverage?
Terry Mattingly
For many Rio 2016 viewers, it was the emotional peak of the entire Olympics. I am referring to what happened – far from the finish line – during a preliminary heat for the women’s 5,000-meter run. That was when Abbey D’Agostino of team USA collided with Nikki Hamblin of New Zealand. Both went down. D’Agostino didn't know it...


“Brilliant” and “influential” Harvard law professor converts to Catholicism...


Gen. Lew Wallace, the man who dreamed Ben-Hur...


Pope prays for victims of 'bloody' attack at a wedding in Turkey...


Scottish police call for Catholic priest after witnessing inexplicable poltergeist phenomena...


Elizabeth Smart says porn made kidnapping ordeal even worse...


Here are the most- and least-ticketed cars in America...


The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls...


That “Olympic moment" was a Christian moment...


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