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State funeral for Sr. Ruth Pfau, ‘Pakistan's Mother Teresa’


‘Detroit’ (RT 83%) has a story to tell, but what story is it?
Deacon Steven Greydanus
Kathryn Bigelow’s Detroit has an important story to tell, but what story is it? An animated prologue, with intertitles over images from African-American expressionist Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series paintings, evokes the story of the Great Migration of African-Americans in the decades after the First World War from the rural South to cities of the North...


How do you love a terrorist?
Fr. Dwight Longenecker
Somebody asked me, “Why don’t you write a blog post about how to love an Islamic terrorist into submission. I like a challenge, so here goes. You don’t start with the terrorist. You start with yourself. By God’s grace you may get to the point where you are so filled with love that you live a life of love. You don’t even know you’re doing it–except now and again you notice yourself living for everyone else but yourself...


When you rely upon filth, filth is what people remember...
Anthony Esolen
A couple of recent puffball articles have reported on a study conducted by a psychologist at San Diego State, to the effect that George Carlin’s seven unutterable “swear words” have become vastly more common in published books, magazines and newspapers since the 1950s. Not to worry, say the authors, parroting the author. It does not signal a decline in manners or morals...


An open thank-you letter to an orchestra for bringing us pure joy...
Rick Becker
A colleague of mine wrote a sermon on joy this summer. In preparation, he perused the theological landscape regarding the topic, and was surprised to find a dearth of relevant contemporary sources. Almost as a punctuation mark to his depressing discovery, his hunt led him to an ongoing study being conducted by Yale Divinity School (and funded by a large Templeton grant) meant to trace and explore the meaning of Christian joy in the modern context...


A visual comparison of life in North Korea vs. South Korea...


Pope, Catholic leaders pray for victims of Barcelona terrorist attack...


How can the Church, founded by a celibate God-Man, possibly be an expert on marriage and motherhood?
Denise Renner
As a Protestant, I thought it was funny and slightly idiotic that unmarried men were supposed to have anything worthwhile to say about motherhood, marriage, and family life. What could a priest possibly say to a struggling married couple? To an exhausted mother? How could he ever relate? But the vocation of marriage and motherhood—especially for those of us from broken homes—brings out a deep desire for wisdom and encouragement...


Student astronomers in Florida get set for Great American Eclipse...


Doxxing the alt-right: Is it an option for the Christian?


On the Last Day, the sheep will march off to heaven, and the goats will break into small discussion groups...


Why and how does Satan roam the Earth?
Msgr. Charles Pope
One of the more puzzling aspects of demonology is the freedom that Satan and demons appear to have in roaming the earth, causing trouble. If the condemned are consigned to Hell for all eternity, why is Satan allowed to wander about outside of Hell? Isn’t he supposed to be suffering in Hell along with his minions and the other condemned...


I used to be a white supremacist, and here's what I think about Charlottesville...
Joseph Pearce
As I read reports of the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, between white supremacists and their opponents, it brought back memories of my own battle-scarred past. As an angry young man in my native England, I had joined a white supremacist party and was involved in many bruising battles on the streets. I had rejoiced when a counterdemonstrator was killed at one of our meetings and mourned when a friend of mine...


Memento mori: In the midst of death, you must look...


A short reflection on beauty...


Did medieval medicine ever work? Researchers who studied this question were shocked when they discovered the answer...


The trouble with converts (and everyone else!)...


We live on a privileged planet, where perfect eclipses are no coincidence...

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Change canon law to correct papal errors, says theologian Fr. Aidan Nichols...


Time travel for beginners...
K.V. Turley
Who has not dreamt of time travel? My version of this came one day in an out of the way bookstore some years back. Browsing the shelves of used books is always interesting. Often, the more shabby the emporium, the rarer the gems to be found there. Such was the case that day. I spied a book on the French Revolution - a set text at school...


Cardinal Burke outlines formal correction of Pope Francis’ teaching...
Edward Pentin
In a new interview, Cardinal Raymond Burke has said it is “now necessary” that a declaration be issued on key areas of Church doctrine that are “not clear” in Pope Francis’ teachings. The Holy Father will then be “obliged to respond” in order to bring clarification to those teachings, he said. The cardinal told The Wanderer newspaper Aug...


Is there a deeper spiritual meaning to the upcoming eclipse?


Shunning, or killing, disabled people lets us pretend that we’re better than we really are...
J.D. Flynn
Last October, our family realized that we were not welcome in the French Republic. I had always assumed that if we were made unwelcome in France, it would be because of our insistence on the daily application of deodorant. Or perhaps because I look goofy in a beret, my wife shaves her legs, and neither of us has perfected the art of dispassionate chain-smoking...


The Knights of Columbus are playing a pivotal role for persecuted Christians worldwide...
Victor Gaetan
Salt-of-the-earth Catholics attend the annual Knights of Columbus convention, as do prophets and humble heroes of the universal Church. While talking to Church leaders of communities under great pressure, attending this year’s convention Aug. 1-3 in St. Louis, it became clear that the Knights play a pivotal role internationally — especially in places where U...


This week marks the 100th anniversary of the death of Fr. Willie Doyle in World War I...


Have you ever received a robocall about a free cruise? You might have $900 coming to you. Check here...


Pope prays for victims, rescue workers of Sierra Leone mudslide that killed hundreds...


Motown and the turbocharged Church...
George Weigel
Detroit hasn’t gotten a lot of good press in recent decades as it’s struggled to cope with the myriad problems of rustbelt American cities in the age of globalization. But the Church in Detroit is not playing defense. Under the leadership of Archbishop Allen Vigneron, it’s going on offense, challenging itself to become a diocese of missionary disciples...


If you want to understand the times we’re living in, here’s what you should read...


How mega-ships drop their giant anchors...


Catholic school's expulsion of girls upheld; judge lashes out at parents...


A priest’s Q&A about the upcoming solar eclipse...
Fr. Victor Feltes
What is it like to experience a total eclipse? For places within the 70-mile-wide “path of totality” of this Monday’s eclipse, it will be like night suddenly arriving in the middle of the day. The air temperature will drop, stars will appear in clear skies, and animals may become confused. Is this a sign of the end of the world...


From NPR: Catholic poet with cerebral palsy imagines life inside a 1910 institution that eugenics built...


Use of surrogate mothers to produce children is a ‘moral evil’, warns Madison bishop...


Set your sights on the great things: Pray for humility...
R. Jared Staudt
St. Thomas Aquinas describes the task of humility: “to temper and restrain the mind, lest it tend to high things immoderately” (Summa theologiae, II-II, q. 161, a. 1). It is truly one of the most important virtues. All sin is pride against God and a denial of humility. Therefore, our obedience to God must be a humble and loving submission to Him and to following His will above our own...


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