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


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...
Msgr. Charles Pope
Being single-hearted, being pure of heart, not only orders our life but it also grants us freedom. In modern Western thinking, freedom is often equated with doing more rather than less. Freedom is interpreted as “being able to do anything I please.” This attitude has led to the kind of jumbled mess that much of modern life has become: a tangled web of contrary desires with little unifying direction or purpose...


The National Abortion Federation tells me EVERYTHING...
Kathy Schiffer
In what must certainly be a grave lapse in professional judgment, the publicist who serves the National Abortion Federation has added me to her email distribution list. It’s like being given the keys to a Ferrari (if you know to what I refer): I sit at my desk, minding my own business, and behind-the-scenes information and misinformation from the enemy pops up in my inbox...


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...
R. Jared Staudt
We’ve all seen the commercials for Viagra. Now there’s supposedly an equivalent for women, though it works quite differently. Viagra provides a physical solution to a physical problem. Flibanserin, marketed as Addyi, however, addressing not a physical condition, but a lack of sex drive for women and does not address this issue physically but by altering brain chemicals...


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


The weird history of hand dryers will blow you away...


If you want to evangelize more effectively, read this article on the psychology of persuasion...


Does belief in God enhance gratitude? Here’s what psychology suggests...


NO, there were no Ashley Madison clients from the Vatican...

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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...
Simcha Fisher
The dehydration death of Terry Schiavo in 2005 was murder, because Schiavo was not dying. Withdrawing food and water had the direct goal of killing her. But if a man is dying of inoperable cancer and no longer wishes to eat or drink, or his body can no longer process nutrition, withdrawing food and water from him might be ethical and merciful...


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...
Bishop-Elect Robert Barron
Just last week, Stephen Colbert gave an interview in which the depth of his Catholic faith was on pretty clear display. Discussing the trauma that he experienced as a young man—the deaths of his father and two of his brothers in a plane crash—he told the interviewer how, through the ministrations of his mother, he had learned not only to accept what had happened but actually to rejoice in it: "Boy...


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...
Matthew Sewell
Few people today know that Mark Twain, one of the greatest American authors in history and hardly a man with healthy respect for organized religion, wrote a book on the great 14th-Century saint, Joan of Arc. Even fewer, I imagine, realize that Twain regarded it as his best and most important work, devoting 12 years to researching the project and enduring six failed attempts at writing the book in order to produce his great masterpiece...


Mosquito-eating vampire spider could be recruited for war on malaria...


Photo: Statue of the Virgin Mary is left miraculously intact after fire...


You must hear this: Virtual choir of 90 voices sings haunting "Soma Christou" hymn...


How guys like former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle go from "regular" porn to child porn...


When a man calls himself a chicken...
Sean Fitzpatrick
Sanity becomes arguable when insanity becomes attractive. Only a sound mind can assess an unsound mind, and the traditional assessment of insanity is that it is a tragedy. The progressive diagnosis is slightly different. Some forms of insanity pertaining to human identity are now considered wholesome and admirable. This cultural stance of endorsing people who are “questioning” or “transitioning” their very essence...


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