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President Obama addresses annual Easter Prayer Breakfast, reflects on meeting with Pope Francis...


Show your stupid weasel spirit who's the boss...
Simcha Fisher
Last week, I was chugging along on my treadmill. The display told me I had one minute left. My first thought? "Aw, that's good enough. I should just quit now." I immediately chased off that stupid idea, and it was immediately replaced by another one: "Well, at least you can slow down for the last thirty seconds!


"It's a setup": The note that saved a marriage from adultery at 30,000 feet...


The Illiberal Catholic Catechism...
John Zmirak
In the months since Aleteia was kind enough to publish “Illiberal Catholicism” and re-publish “The Shame of the Catholic Subculture,” the phenomenon of Illiberal Catholicism has been recognized in many other venues—and a number of figures have seen fit to align themselves with the movement...


Down the slippery slope: A timeline of social revolution...
R. Jared Staudt
It is certainly not breaking news to assert that America is in cultural decline. Many aspects of this decline have been widely documented: the breakdown of the family, threats to life, and ever increasing secularization. My intent in this article is to draw together the consistent progression of this cultural decline so that we can step back and examine the path of the soci...


Colorado Senate escalates attack on life with harsh new pro-abortion bill, "first of its kind in the U.S."


The City of Rome may be even older than we realized...
Kathy Schiffer
As the city of Rome prepares to celebrate its 2,767th birthday on April 21, archeologists have uncovered evidence that the city may be even older than they thought. Tradition is that the city of Rome was founded on April 21, 753 B.C. by two brothers, Romulus and Remus, who were raised by a wolf. But on Sunday, April 13...


Legion of Christ names new North American head...


Bizarre wording in Overland Park shooting update: AP says victims were two "Christians" and one "Catholic"
Terry Mattingly
If you are of a certain age, as I am, and you grew up deep in the heavily Protestant Bible Belt, like I did, you can probably remember running into some people way back when who — to be blunt about it — used to draw a verbal line of distinction between people who were “Christians” and those who were “Catholics.” It’s hard to imagine that now...


An open letter to Evangelicals: Your Catholic brothers and sisters need you...


After taking refuge at Catholic church, hundreds of terrified Muslim refugees leave Central African Republic safely...


Pope Francis is not thinking about a revolution of Vatican finances. It just would not make sense...
Andrea Gagliarducci
The report of the inspection to the Institute for Religious Works (IOR) commissioned by the Vatican Financial Information Authority should be hopefully ready by the end of April. In the meantime, it is already known that the Institute – misleadingly called the “Vatican bank” – will carry forward its mission...


"Who Am I? Where Is My Heart?"
Pope Francis
This week begins with the festive procession with olive branches: all the people welcome Jesus. The children, the young people sing, praising Jesus. But this week proceeds into the mystery of Jesus' death and his resurrection. We've heard the Passion of the Lord. So it'll do us well to ask ourselves one question: Who am I?


Here's the simple thing that makes the happiest people in the world so happy...


Watching these two old women fly for the first time is pure gold...


Holy Father's Palm Sunday homily: Meditate on Christ's passion and death during Holy Week...


What did Jesus find when He entered the Holy City of Jerusalem?


By layering old and new, a photographer shows us how little Europe has changed since World War I...

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"Francis is calling us": Amid the oil change and tune-up, a warning light...
Rocco Palmo
Merry Chrismas to all... and to all, well, start your engines. As this Tuesday of Holy Week brings the largest batch of Chrism Masses on these shores, this is always an especially graced moment. Still, as one prelate faced delivering his most important message of the year ahead of the Pope's word to Rome...


The 7 big myths about marriage (refuted by faith, philosophy and science)...


'I can't leave my people': Priest killed in Syria hailed as a martyr...


The scope and scale of anti-Christian violence around the world is staggering...
John Allen
Dutch Jesuit priest Frans van der Lugt, killed in Syria last week just shy of his 76th birthday, personified the best of the missionary spirit in Catholicism. He spent 50 years in his adopted country, humbly serving poor and disabled persons regardless of their race or religion. Whenever a Syrian came to his door seeking help, van der Lugt told a friend...


I finally broke down and saw 'Noah'. Much to my surprise, I loved it...
Janet Smith
Although I had not seen Noah and honestly had no desire to see it, I was fascinated by the polarity of the reviews – I read dozens, and interviews of the authors as well. Over time I decided I just had to see it for myself. I didn’t expect to like it because I generally don’t like movies that have fantastical elements to them and epic battles and people encrusted with...


"Captain America: Winter Soldier" gives us a brief glimpse of what salvation really looks like in its cruciform power...


20 excellent IKEA hacks you should try...


Is it enough to be a "good person"?
John-Mark Miravalle
In my experience, some people just don’t want to talk about the big questions – Does God exist? Is Jesus Lord and Savior? What must I do to be saved? – and their dismissal of these kinds of questions almost always appeals to the notion of “good person.” It usually goes something like this: “If God exists...


Holy Week begins; Vatican releases text of Good Friday meditations for Way of the Cross at Colosseum...


A prescription for your life given by Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane...
Msgr. Charles Pope
In past years on the blog, I have generally published the schedule of the Lord’s final week according to the Scriptures (on the Monday of Holy Week). Since I have done this in years past, I presume most of you have seen it by now. If you haven’t, you can read it here: A Chronology of Jesus’ Holy Week For this year...


Whether the issue is immigration or abortion, love is essential...
Kathryn Jean Lopez
It would be clichéd to echo the Beatles a half-century later and say, “All You Need Is Love.” It would also oversimplify and obscure serious policy differences. But it also could be a start. It was decades ago when I first heard someone suggest “build the fences higher” — and add some electricity — as the optimal solution for any and all immigration problems.{p...


Everything you need to know about the Venezuelan protests...


Denver changed everything. John Paul II is the reason that I'm a Catholic priest...


I can live with the progressivism. It’s the lying that gets toxic...
Ross Douthat
Earlier this year, a column by a Harvard undergraduate named Sandra Y. L. Korn briefly achieved escape velocity from the Ivy League bubble, thanks to its daring view of how universities should approach academic freedom. Korn proposed that such freedom was dated and destructive, and that a doctrine of “academic justice” should prevail instead.


Take courage! See what the end shall be. We've already won. All we need to do is hold out...


How Pope John Paul II's funeral inspired woodworker Marcus Daly to start building caskets...


Watch these simple animations to get a new understanding of complex machinery...


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