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Chinese Catholics receive first new bishop in three years


Why you need spiritual food...
Bishop-Elect Robert Barron
Every third summer, the Catholic lectionary provides a series of readings for Sunday Mass from the sixth chapter of the Gospel of John. This is the magnificently crafted chapter in which the evangelist's Eucharistic theology is most fully presented. It is a curiosity of John's Gospel that the Last Supper scene includes no "institution narrative...


Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis gets flood of more than 400 sex abuse claims...


Goliath gates: Archaeologists uncover entrance to noted biblical metropolis...


Help wanted: The Philippines needs more exorcists...


A vision of Heaven in central Harlem: iHope find beauty amid brokenness...
Tony Rossi
You might expect a school for children who’ve suffered traumatic brain injuries (TBI) to be a sad or somber place, but I found a different reality when I visited the International Academy of Hope (a.k.a iHope) last week. In fact, this converted nightclub above a Conway’s department store on the corner of 116th Street and Malcolm X Boulevard offers a vision of heaven in Central Harlem...


Correction please: What was the priest doing when Las Cruces bomb exploded during Mass?
Terry Mattingly
I don't know about you, but I am curious as to what's going on with those two strange church bombings out in New Mexico. Maybe you are like me and the detail that is nagging you is that someone – unless the bombings are a coincidence and not the work of one person or group – decided to hit a Baptist and a Catholic church...


Effort to defund Planned Parenthood falls short of Senate vote...


What is the source of this darkness of our times?
Msgr. Charles Pope
Scripture consistently uses the term “darkness” to refer to that which is contrary to God's order and truth. Even in the very opening lines of Genesis the world is described as kind of primeval emptiness and without form or order: The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep (Gen 1:2). But...


NM church explosions: Mass-goers escape injury because "everybody was kneeling and facing the altar"...


You have to face God here, in the ordinary present moment, not in some vague and ideal Future...
Mark Shea
The things we think big can be curiously small to God. We often make this mistake when watching the news, for instance. When the TV starts chattering about Washington or New York or inflation or politics, an incautious person could easily get the impression these things are important. But in light of the way God seems to actually deal with us this geopolitical Big Think stuff--like virtually everything on television--usually vanishes into microscopic insignificance...


New Armenian Catholic patriarch pulled from retirement to take the reins...


Help from above: Priest in a helicopter performs minor exorcism on Italian town...


The lion sleeps tonight...
Dale Ahlquist
Planned Parenthood has been caught selling baby parts and the headlines and talk show hosts are screaming with outrage. But not about that. About a guy who shot a lion in Zimbabwe. It turns out that the guy who shot the lion is a dentist. His office is just down the road from my home in the otherwise uneventful suburb of Bloomington...


Homosexual activists send message to Pope Francis; so does The New York Times (again)...


Few Catholics today realize that God actually did reveal to us His expectations for church design...


The latest ‘Mission: Impossible’ sequel is an exhilarating thriller...
Steven Greydanus
The biggest mistake of the first Mission: Impossible movie nearly 20 years ago wasn’t turning the beloved TV series’ hero Jim Phelps into a villain. It was assembling a likable team around Tom Cruise’s Ethan Hunt (including Kristen Scott Thomas and Emilio Estevez) and then killing them all off in the first act. Cruise is as redoubtable and even indestructible a movie star as Ethan Hunt is a field agent; he is the anchor of the Mission: Impossible franchise...


America the murderous: A solemn prophetic warning...

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10 important things you should be happy about today...
Simcha Fisher
Today is the feast day of John Vianney, the Curé of Ars. He tended not to notice how ratty his clothes were getting, because he was so busy taking care of his flock, hearing confessions for eleven hours a day, spending his free time with orphans and at adoration. He often had supernatural knowledge of the private state of people's souls...


Philadelphia magazine interviews Rocco Palmo of "Whispers in the Loggia"...


7 quotes from St. John Vianney on the sanctification of daily life...
Tom Perna
From time to time, I enjoy reading through the thoughts of St. John Vianney because they bring comfort and consolation when I am enduring daily trials. Although I firmly believe in Jesus Christ and His Catholic Church, it doesn’t go without saying that daily life is a grind...it’s hard. Nowhere in the Gospels does Jesus say that life is a bed of roses...


CNA: The devil is in the details for Detroit video producer Church Militant...


So you've murdered someone in medieval England. What next? Here's where it gets interesting...


10 things you need to know about Jesus' Transfiguration...
Jimmy Akin
The word "transfiguration" comes from the Latin roots trans- ("across") and figura ("form, shape"). It thus signifies a change of form or appearance. This is what happened to Jesus in the event known as the Transfiguration: His appearance changed and became glorious. Before looking at the Transfiguration itself...


Out of the mouths of atheist babes...
Karl Keating
I’ve kept the clipping for 27 years. It’s priceless. It sums up the whole professional-atheist mindset in a single, impolite word. The article first appeared in the Chicago Tribune in 1988 and was reprinted widely, including in my local paper. I was surprised it appeared at all, because it contained a vulgarism (fair warning to my readers)...


Nuns, guns and the Wild West: The extraordinary tale of Sister Blandina...


Synod of Bishops: Which position will the Pope take?
Andrea Gagliarducci
There are those who promoted an agenda labeled “mercy” behind Pope Francis’ back. But if everything is lop-sided in favor of this agenda, there is the risk that truth can be lost from sight, and that everything becomes relativized. Many Synod Fathers saw this risk emerge during the 2014 Synod debate, and asked for a more rigorous theological approach...


On immigration, it's useless (and uncharitable) to assume the lowest motives of your opponents...
John Zmirak
A few days ago, New York’s Timothy Cardinal Dolan went after Donald Trump on immigration, using not a scalpel but a sledgehammer, lumping all opposition to mass, unskilled immigration into a big, sticky ball of anti-Catholic “nativism,” which is linked to the Ku Klux Klan. Dolan seemed to imply that Americans who worry about undisciplined immigration policy are not exercising responsible citizenship...


Of Planned Parenthood, politics, and the Catholic glass ceiling...
Rick Becker
There is a Catholic “glass ceiling” which Governor Casey’s fall from grace threw into stark relief, at least for Democrats. It’s very clear now that conscientious Catholics can rise only so far in Democratic national politics, and Indiana’s Senator Donnelly is fast approaching that barrier – this Planned Parenthood issue just might be the breaking point...


George Weigel and Cardinal Schönborn offer hopes and predictions for the Synod...


3 ways to defund the culture of death and 3 ways to defend the culture of life...


"Shadow Council" pushes Church approval of contraception, homosexuality...


Was there a Crypto-Catholic in Anglican Jamestown?


Death doesn't have the last word...


Gay rights advocate pledges to win religious liberty fight within three years...


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