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Obama administration announces new HHS mandate rules...


Meet the heroic sisters that the New York Times failed to mention...
Tom Hoopes
When Nicholas Kristof praised religious sisters recently, he missed a whole category of great nuns – those whose fidelity to the Church is a part of their witness of strength to the world. Don’t get me wrong. It is a good thing when a Pulitzer Prize winning New York Times columnist praises nuns. Kristof has done that good thing several times now...


Last night a Jehovah's Witness came to my door. Here's what I told him...
Shaun McAfee
My family lives in Omaha, Nebraska. It’s not unusual in the summer months to have, at least weekly, a solicitor at our doors. Once storm season in underway or finished, businesses enjoy a wide open market for people who need siding repairs, new roofs, gutters, and lawn services. My brilliant wife...


Evidence of absolutely enormous dead stars discovered...


What a beautiful salutation to call upon the Queen of Heaven...
Peter Howard
God’s Redemption began not with an imposition upon an unworthy humanity, but through the free gift of a woman’s fiat that first opened the door of heaven to bring down the Second Person of the Most Holy Trinity. This is why St. Bernard, and the Church throughout the ages echoing his words, refers to Mary as the “cause of our salvation”...


The liberal environmentalist nobody knew was Catholic...
Joseph Pearce
Few realized when Small is Beautifulwas published that E.F. Schumacher’s economic theories were underpinned by solid religious and philosophical foundations, the fruits of a lifetime of searching. In 1971, two years before the book’s publication, Schumacher had become a Roman Catholic, the final destination of his philosophical journey.


Why do you have eyebrows?


"Humility is synonymous with greatness", as seen on the face of a little boy thankful for a gag gift...


Neat things you never knew about "A Man For All Seasons"


An open letter to Richard Dawkins...
J.D. Flynn
Earlier this week, on Twitter, you drew attention to a troubling fact unknown to most people. You pointed that in the United States and Europe, most children conceived with Down syndrome are aborted. You’re right. Some experts put the number as high as 90 percent. Others suggest that only 65 percent, or 70 percent...


Pope Francis calls family of U.S. journalist James Foley, Vatican spokesman confirms...


Archbishop Coakley: "I am relieved that we have been able to secure the return of the sacred Host"


Social media poses the danger of making us our own paparazzi...
Bernardo Aparicio García
As part of my research for a family memoir, I found myself in Colombia a couple of years ago interviewing relatives about my great-grandfather’s life. The memoir was inspired by a manuscript he left behind, in which he narrates a series of amazing episodes from his life in early to mid 20th century Colombia.


USCCB calls for special collection for victims of Middle East violence...
Lisa Hendey
If you’ve been watching the nightly news and wondering how in the world you can possibly help amidst the rising tide of violence that seems to be running rampant, mark your calendars for September 6-7. Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, president of the U. S.


When I set out for two weeks on the Camino de Santiago, I didn't realize how grueling it would be...


What Pope St. Pius X can teach us in 2014...


Finding what should never have been lost: Four priests discuss how they came to know and love the TLM...


Believe it or not, color photography existed during World War I. Here are eight rare examples...

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Can a Holy Hour count as a date?
John Clark
Yesterday morning, Lisa informed me that she would like me to take her out to breakfast. She explained to me that we “Hadn’t been on a date in a while.” “What do you mean we haven’t been on a date in a while?” I responded in amazement. “We went to Holy Hour just last night!” So began the great discourse of the day. (By the way...


A review of ‘When the Game Stands Tall’
Steven Greydanus
Sports movies love underdogs scrapping their way to the top. When the Game Stands Tall is about what happens when a ridiculously successful team finally stumbles. Not many people openly embrace the famous remark, widely if erroneously ascribed to Vince Lombardi...


The idea that Mary is the Queen of Heaven can be found in the Bible...
Fr. Dwight Longenecker
If Jesus has inherited the throne of his Father David, and he is now the King of Heaven, you have to remember that in King David’s time, and in the understanding of the Jews the Queen of a Kingdom was not the wife of the King, but the Mother of the King. In David’s kingdom the Queen is the Queen Mother.


Look at what two years on Mars did to the Curiosity Rover...


The Satanists gave back the Host, but we've still got a black mass happening...
Rebecca Hamilton
So, the satanists obeyed a court order and gave back the consecrated host they’d stolen. Was it the “real” consecrated host? All I know is that they signed a document saying it was, and that they no longer possess a consecrated Host and they will not use a consecrated Host in their ritual.


What I want is mercy, not sacrilege: The dangers of "routine Communions"
Fr. Tim Finigan
For someone who believes in the grace of the sacrament, it is a great trial to be unable to receive Holy Communion. Unfortunately, receiving Holy Communion now seems to have become a prize to be fought over. The current discussion over the pastoral care of the divorced and remarried focuses on their being permitted to receive Holy Communion...


The first commercial jet to break the sound barrier was not the Concorde. It was an ordinary DC-8...


“Not only divorced from marriage, but divorced from reality”: An essay on the ugliness of divorce...
Msgr. Charles Pope
Some years ago a woman (and parishioner) told me, almost in passing,  me that she and her husband were planning to divorce. Knowing that she had two young children, both under 10, I asked her in so many words, “What about the children?” Unabashedly she assured me that they were in fact divorcing for the sake of the children.


Satanists return consecrated Host to Archbishop of Oklahoma City...


Did journalists (and clergy) take Robin Williams seriously?
Terry Mattingly
One does not need to leap into religious talk-radio land -- where some people oh-so-compassionately suggested that Williams was possessed by demons -- to recognize that Williams was being quite candid about the presence of evil and temptation in his life. It appeared that he took that very, very seriously. At the same time...


With Cardinal Szoka's death, Detroit and the world have lost a great leader...


Can the world be made safe for democracy? Can democracy be made safe for the world?


Edmund Cardinal Szoka, former Vatican official and Archbishop of Detroit, dead at 86...


Fixing ugly church graphics, one parish at a time...


Three fascinating videos of Padre Pio, the 20th century miracle worker and stigmatist...


Catholic couple fined $13,000 for refusing to host same-sex ‘wedding’ at their farm...


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