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Holy Father appoints Salt Lake's Bishop John Wester as Archbishop of Santa Fe


The mystery of the "Woman" at Cana...


The abandoned settlements hidden inside our national parks...


NBA pregame routine: Stretch, tape ankles, join hands in prayer...


3 signs that a private revelation is from God...
Philip Kosloski
The hallmark of any private revelation is that the visionary is entirely obedient to their superiors. This might be a local bishop, the pope or their religious superior. Padre Pio, who experienced many graces from God, but who also received unjust sanctions from his local bishop once said, “The will of the Bishop is the will of God...


5 simple steps to improve your prayer life...


Pope Francis is not the first "green pope"...
Nicholas Frankovich
Francis’s critics leap to conclusions when they see “Pope Francis” and “the environment” in the same sentence, but forgive them. With his broad pronouncements against “savage capitalism,” he has, intentionally or not, already cast himself as an economic populist (“money is the devil’s dung”), and his image has been breezily conscripted by popular media to serve as a mascot for social liberalism...


5 things you didn't know about Holy Communion in the Middle Ages...


Why helicopters haven’t evacuated everyone from Mount Everest yet...


Those who pushed for a Church revolution are very much aware that their influence is fading...
Andrea Gagliarducci
Pope Francis and the family – it’s time for clarification. April 15 was the deadline given to dioceses to return the questionnaire to the General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops in preparation for the up-coming Synod. Then, beginning on April 15, Pope Francis dedicated his address in two consecutive general audiences to the complementarity between man and woman...


What happens if a priest can’t continue Mass?
Deacon Greg Kandra
The tragic story of a priest who died at the start of Mass last Sunday raises the question of what happens in such circumstances. The document De Defectibus, promulgated by Pope Pius V in the 16th century, covers this in detail. More recently, Fr. Edward McNamara looked at the question a few years ago at Zenit...


The King of Love my Shepherd is...
Msgr. Charles Pope
On this fourth Sunday of Easter we turn a corner of sorts. Up until now we have been reading of the resurrection appearances themselves. Today we begin to see how the risen Lord ministers to us as the Good Shepherd. In effect, the Lord gives us four basic pictures or teachings of how, as the...


G.K. Chesterton: Rhetoric, genius and holiness...


Major earthquake hits Himalayas; CRS and Caritas mobilizing response...


The secret roots of Liberation Theology...


So, Hillary votes “no” on Faith in Public Square, then?
Elizabeth Scalia
So, it wasn’t long ago — April 13, actually — that I watched the usual “Hillary is very religious” narrative begin again and asked whether that meant the churches had an ally in Hillary, against those voices who demand that faith be relegated to pews and homes, and put out of the public square. Well, it seems Hillay is not so much in favor of faith in the public square...


12 reasons why you should watch The Twilight Zone...
John Clark
Many a night I find myself searching through Netflix for a good movie or show—one that is both uplifting and free of the immorality that plagues modern motion pictures. As you might suspect, I am often disappointed with the selection. Most nights, I wind up watching an old show like Columbo or The Rockford Files. There’s another that I have been watching a lot lately...


San Francisco Chronicle op-ed: Why the Marin Catholic nuns walked out...

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Panicking my way into Catholicism...
Devin Rose
I grew up on Nintendo and television. My parents were both brought up, to varying degrees, in Christian homes, but by college they had abandoned whatever faith they had. So they reared my sister and me atheistically. Oh, they phrased it differently than that: “We want you to choose for yourself what to think,” was the actual line they used...


This is how fast America changes its mind...


The perspicuity of Scripture and other creation myths...
Mark Shea
Last time in this space, I wrote a little piece on the ways in which the various Protestantisms filter the sometimes ambiguous text of Scripture through various semi-permeable membranes in order to accept the bits of the Catholic Tradition they approve of while a) removing those things they dislike and b) stapling on those human ideas and notions they want to add or elevate to the status of Divine Revelation...


Here’s a Beginner’s Reading List for C.S. Lewis, with 7 suggestions...
David Mills
C.S. Lewis is the anti-Mick Jagger. Fifty-two years after he died, the portly, homely, undramatic, humble man still reigns as the bookish Christian’s rock star. Millions still turn to him as a guide and guru. People read one book of his and fall in love with his writing. And then they find that the man wrote a lot of books, a lot more than the new fan wants to read...


What does the Anglican patrimony have to offer the Catholic Church?


How a beautiful wedding inspired me to enter the seminary...


10 people whose hearts were buried separately from the rest of them...


Why are some people pushing to replace Junipero Serra’s statue with Sally Ride's?


There's a difference between shock treatment and selfishness. What was this priest thinking?
Jimmy Akin
Recently I heard a priest describe something that happened to him in the early days of his priesthood. From his age, I’m guessing this would have been the mid-1970s. He said that, for the first twenty-five years of his priesthood, he had really long hair (down to his waist, if he stretched it out) and a full beard. At one point...


Pope's Regina Coeli: New priests for Rome, and prayers for Nepal ...


The mystery and the mask of Alfred Hitchcock...


The concept, origin and sacramental nature of marriage...
Steven Jonathan Rummelsburg
Marriage is a principle and guiding theme throughout the Holy Scriptures. It is the symbol and sign of God’s sacred covenant with His people. The Creation and institution of marriage appears woven throughout the Bible, first at the beginning of Genesis and last in the book of Revelation 19:9, where it says “blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb...


1980s free-range childhood was not the same as 1950s childhood...


Hillary insists that you change your backwards religious beliefs...
Kathy Schiffer
“Deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed” for the sake of giving women access to “reproductive health care and safe childbirth.” That’s the message Hillary Clinton delivered to the 2015 Women in the World Summit on Thursday, April 23. What she means is that Catholics and other Christians who find abortion abhorrent must be freed from their backward faith so that women can kill their children up through the date of delivery...


How to build a better sandwich...


How Christianity invented children...


The Catholic Church is pretty wonderful, and it's time to start saying so again...
Russell Shaw
Is it time to revive Catholic triumphalism? On the whole, I’d say yes. At the very least, the question isn’t frivolous and deserves serious consideration. For after several decades during which Catholics have offered repeated apologies for a host of mistakes, sometimes real and sometimes imaginary, the feeling grows that a comparable effort devoted to tooting the Church’s horn is now long overdue...


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