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Denver International Airport puts Chick-fil-A on hold over CEO’s marriage stance


New York Times: Church inquiry may pit Pope against Medjugorje devotees...


An open letter to my kids' teacher...
Simcha Fisher
Alas. We spent our summer swimming, watching X Files, sucking down gallons and gallons of ramen, eviscerating countless watermelons, making a meticulous survey of the entire lifework of the master cinematographer Chow Yun Fat, and creating various kinds of heartache for your long-suffering soul sister, the public librarian. As a result...


Philly's Archbishop Chaput: "Lepanto Institute and Church Militant sow division wherever they tread"...


Hell really exists, and its existence is a reminder of our human dignity...
Fr. James Schall
It was once popularly thought that “fear of hell” was a deterrent to bad deeds. At least such fear is said to minimize the potential damage that “principle-less” people might inflict on us. But no matter in what age of human history, or in what place we look, we will find some astonishingly gruesome deeds perpetrated by fellow members of the human race on one another...


11 surprising facts about the Vatican and St. Peter's...
Draper Warren
Here's an interesting fact: The World Series could be played in the space of St. Peter’s Square. St. Peter’s Square was designed after the construction and papal consecration of the new basilica. It was completed by the Baroque master, Bernini, between 1656-1667 AD. Today, the great Square greets pilgrim and visitor alike...


On Chibok anniversary, Christians are caught between hope and experience...
John Allen
On Thursday, Nigerians marked the 500th day since the kidnapping of almost 300 mostly Christian schoolgirls from the remote town of Chibok by Boko Haram, the radical Islamic terrorist group held responsible for more than 17,000 deaths here since 2009. It’s long been frustrating for Nigerians that their armed forces, with 200...


As I watched my father die in the hospital where I was born, I learned a great truth...
John Zmirak
It is natural for us to try to mitigate the sufferings in this life, and to fight off disease and death. Unlike the animals, we feel somewhere deep within that we were not made for the grave. We are not like salmon who spawn, then instantly lie down and die. Instead, we cling to life, and to hope for eternal life — and see in our children not copies of ourselves...


A quirky tour of the best bookshops in Tokyo...


Ten Commandments for Protestants considering Catholicism...


We have all become witnesses to murder. We must also become eyewitnesses to Christ's majesty... ...
Rebecca Hamilton
The first person I ever saw murdered was Lee Harvey Oswald. I was a kid at the time. President John F. Kennedy had been assassinated on Friday. My family sat in front of our small-screen black and white television all that weekend. We watched obsessively. As I said, I was a kid, a newcomer to the horrors of life. In a way, all Americans were kids...


Blessed are the pure of heart: A reflection on an often-misunderstood beatitude...


The National Abortion Federation tells me EVERYTHING...


Fr. Dwight Longenecker building "a church that looks Catholic" in Bible Belt...


It's time for men to grow up...
Marcel LeJeune
It is time for the generations of men to grow up. Before you get upset at that statement, consider the evidence of what has happened to our understanding of masculinity. First, men are now conditioned to live in a state of permanent adolescence. They are not raised, coached, mentored, and taught to be men. They are just “guys”...


If rainforests and Buddhist statues are worthy of conservation, so is the Traditional Latin Mass ...


A defeat for women? FDA approves libido drug Addyi...


Daughters of St. Paul sing “God Bless America” at Red Sox game...

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5 seeming liturgical abuses that are actually legit...
Fr. Victor Feltes
These five liturgical practices may seem unorthodox, but the Catholic Church officially allows for each of them...


Satan hates priests and seeks above all to get to us...
Msgr. Charles Pope
Back in my 33rd year of life and my 5th year of priesthood, I was severely attacked by the Evil One. He made his move and sought to discourage and destroy me; he did not succeed. My mother and others were praying for me. My parishioners, too, saw my distress and rallied to pray for me and hold me up. And now, almost 20 years later...


For centuries, sailors used this low-tech tool to navigate the world’s oceans...


Before “choose adoption,” pro-lifers ought to start with “you can do it, and we’ll help”...
J.D. Flynn
On Saturday morning, my wife and I took our children to pray outside the Planned Parenthood clinic near our home in Nebraska. Nearly 700 other people joined us—praying on their knees, singing songs of praise, and holding pro-life signs for passing cars to read. Among the signs, I noticed several that read “Adoption: the Loving Option...


Why can't the Catholic Church ordain women priests?
Kathy Schiffer
In Des Moines, Iowa, the Catholic Worker House is no longer permitted to hold liturgies on the premises, after conducting a service in which a woman who claims to be an ordained priest celebrated a Eucharistic service in their chapel. The celebrant was Janice Sevre-Duszynskaper, who attempted ordination in 2008, being “ordained” by the Association of Catholic Women Priests...


Archbishop of Damascus: Nine dead and 47 injured in “rain of mortars” in Syria...


Archbishop Cordileone’s teacher contract successfully affirms Catholic values, says Cardinal Newman Society...


What the Catholic Church teaches about care for the dying...


This violence is fueled by rage, which comes from fear, which only "perfect love" can cast out...
Fr. Dwight Longenecker
From what we know so far a “disgruntled employee” walks up and shoots dead two young people. This continues a stream of mindless violence in our society that seems to be surging. Social engineers will say, “People respond like this because they’re poor. They respond like this because they’re unemployed. They respond like this because they are...


Pews aren't ancient. They're Protestant. They suburbanize the City of God and put comfort before praise...


The REAL Sword in the Stone belonged to the Church's first formally canonized saint...
Brantly Millegan
You saw the Disney movie as a kid. You may have read the book. But did you know some of it was based on real history? While the story of King Arthur, Merlin, and all the rest may not be true, there really is a centuries-old sword stuck in a stone. In the small Italian town of Chiusdino, there’s a small chapel near Saint Galgano Abbey known as Montesiepi chapel...


When was the last time you heard a professional tennis player talk about St. Josemaría Escrivá?


What is the Devil's favorite sin? Some insights from an exorcist...


Will the booming Catholic Church have a growing role in Korean reconciliation?
Andrea Gagliarducci
With an increasing number of faithful, the Catholic Church in South Korea may foster a climate of reconciliation and peace, as the nation has reportedly made a deal with North Korea to avoid military escalation after days of fire exchanged between the nations. South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported Aug. 24 that North Korea had agreed to express regret over the injury of two South Korean soldiers by a landmine earlier in the month...


Stephen Colbert, J.R.R. Tolkien, John Henry Newman, and the Providence of God...


His wrath is not turned back, His hand is still outstretched! Pondering God's wrath as a work of revelation...


4 lessons from Mark Twain's little-known book on St. Joan of Arc...


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