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Pope Francis: Protecting migrants is a 'moral imperative'


Mall chapel in New Jersey preparing to celebrate its last Mass...


I think I found the best anagram in English...


Why on earth did they start offering Mass “facing the people”?
Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
There are several factors for why the altars got turned around. Before launching in, the great liturgical expert Klaus Gamber thought that turn altars around did more damage to Catholic identity than anything else after the Council. Also, I am leaving aside the blah blah that everyone has to add: “we have to admit that either way of saying Mass is okeydokey”...


Henry ‘Box’ Brown, the slave who literally mailed himself to freedom...


The Catholic Church cannot teach error, because she was founded by Jesus Christ, Who is God Himself...
Msgr. Charles Pope
There are often strident demands, coming from both within and outside the Church, that she change her teachings to conform to modern notions. Given our era’s preoccupation with sex, many of the demands for change involve related issues: homosexual acts, same-sex “marriage,” adultery (particularly divorce and “remarriage”)...


When U.S. astronauts received Holy Communion in space...
Kathy Schiffer
Fifty-five years ago — on February 20, 1962 — NASA launched one of the most important flights in American history. On that day, astronaut John Glenn became the first man to circle the globe aboard the Mercury “Friendship 7” spacecraft. NASA's goal was to send a man into earth orbit, observe his reactions, and return him safely to earth...


Vladimir Soloviev and his Tale of the Antichrist...


In standing up for unborn children, Norma McCorvey stood up also for herself...
Nicholas Frankovich
Flipping channels in a hotel room in Chicago in June 1995, I stopped at The Late Late Show, where Tom Snyder was interviewing Norma McCorvey, the “Jane Roe” of Roe v. Wade. She spent much of her time reciting sarcastic clichés about pro-lifers, bantering with Snyder and laughing at my expense — and, of course, at that of everyone who shared my conviction...


13 rules regarding proper email etiquette from around the world...


Memento Mori: You are dust and shall return to dust...
Stephanie Mann
Many years ago, I belonged to a book club named for the protagonist of John Kennedy Toole’s A Confederacy of Dunces, Ignatius J. Reilly. We called it the IJR Society; in addition to reading books, articles, and encyclicals, and watching movies, we shared potluck dinners. Those monthly meetings are cherished memories. My husband and I made several close friends because of the IJR Society...


Inconvenient but cheerful: A defense of the unplanned family...
Mark Langley
I need to make a confession: I hate planning. I always have. I don’t like calendars and I refuse to think about retirement. The result, and this is sort of the elephant in the room right now, is twelve children! If I were smarter and enjoyed planning and worrying and calculating, I am quite certain that I would only have one child...


U.S. bishops join Mexican colleagues in denouncing ‘Santa Muerte’...


SpaceX nails Cape Canaveral launch—and landing the rocket...


Cardinal Burke firmly rejects account by Order of Malta’s acting head...


Pope's Sunday Angelus: Christ's law of love overcomes law of retaliation...


Norma McCorvey, ‘Jane Roe’ of Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion, dies at 69...


Pope Francis encourages meeting of popular movements in California...

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Where you should start looking for your lost keys...


I’m convinced that we need good arguments, but I’m even more convinced that we need saints...
Bishop Robert Barron
Anyone even vaguely acquainted with my work knows that I advocate vigorous argument on behalf of religious truth. I have long called for a revival in what is classically known as apologetics, the defense of the claims of faith against skeptical opponents. And I have repeatedly weighed in against a dumbed-down Catholicism. Also, I have...


What really happened at the fortress of Masada?


Archbishop Charles Chaput: How to be a faithful witness in a post-Christian world...


Amazing video of German fighter jet intercepting a 777 that went quiet...


A model letter on the restoration of all-male altar service...


Archbishop Chaput’s hope-filled advice for Catholics in secular America...
Fr. C. John McCloskey
Archbishop of Philadelphia Charles Chaput has written a new book intended to help Catholics navigate the journey to our heavenly home. Strangers in a Strange Land: Living the Catholic Faith in a Post-Christian World is an insightful exploration of how the America of the early 21st century differs from the past, not just in degree...


How U.S. history is taught around the world...


3 reasons why Lent determines your happiness year-round...
Taylor Marshall
Everyone wants to be happy, but few are truly happy. Let’s look at how our attitude about Lent reveals our level of happiness in 3 ways: In Christianity there is a subtle difference between internal and exterior happiness. Internal happiness is usually identified with “joy” (laetitia in Latin). External happiness depends on happenstance...


The day I made a batch of relics...
Thomas Craughwell
A few years ago, I had a part-time gig working for a Catholic travel company that specialized in in-depth tours of Rome. I wasn’t the tour guide. More like the tour shepherd: if 34 pilgrims got off the bus, I made sure that 34 pilgrims got back on the bus. This was not always easy, since pilgrims have a tendency to wander off into obscure chapels...


Why does God make us wait?


Christians in the Middle East refuse hatred, even as they face the machete...
Kathryn Jean Lopez
Two years ago this month Beshir Kamel went on television and thanked so-called Islamic State terrorists for not editing out the last words of his brother and the other Egyptian men they beheaded on a beach in Libya. “Lord, Jesus Christ,” were the last words of the Coptic Christians slaughtered because of their faith. The courage and integrity of their witness strengthened Kamel’s faith...


Why did so many journalists avoid the Catholic angle in Norma McCorvey's life?
Terry Mattingly
If you ever talked with Norma McCorvey, you know that there was one thing that she wanted journalists to do more than anything else: To tell her story, with all of its messy and complicated details. She had more than her share of regrets. She had deep sorrows and, through the years, crossed an ocean of shame. As "Jane Roe" of Roe v...


These Christians are working to cure one of the worst diseases you've never heard of...


The cycle of hatred and retribution ends with me...


Weapons for battle: the use of sacramentals (holy water, blessed salt, crucifixes) in the Christian life...
Jenny Uebbing
Maybe the thought of doing spiritual battle against demonic forces conjures up Hollywood images from The Exorcist, with an outstretched crucifix and dramatic exchanges of liquids, both holy and not. Maybe it strikes you as hokey or superstitious. Maybe the thought of it harkens uncomfortably far back in human history to a time before computers and antibiotics and space travel...


The hidden legacy of Michael Novak (1933-2017)...


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