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Episcopal Church approves religious weddings for gay couples


The surprising story of Japanese convert Satoko Kitahara deserves to be better known in the West...


All signs indicate that my seven-month-old is out to get me...


On Sunday, LDS churches nationwide will read to Mormon churchgoers this strong SCOTUS rebuke...


Why the Episcopalians voted for gay marriage...
Fr. Dwight Longenecker
Christians who are unfamiliar with the Anglican worldview will likely be scratching their head over the vote yesterday by the Episcopal Church’s general convention to formally permit homosexual “marriage” to take place. “How could such a thing happen in a Christian church?” you might ask. The Episcopal Church of the USA is...


A study of sloth in the life of Lot...
Msgr. Charles Pope
In daily Mass this week (the 13th week of the year) we have been reading through Genesis. Tuesday’s reading highlights a significant spiritual problem: sloth, one of the seven deadly sins. Sloth is a sorrow, sadness, or aversion to the good things God offers. Rather than being joyful and zealous to obtain these gifts, the slothful person sees them as too much trouble to obtain and is averse to the changes such gifts might introduce into his life...


Creation and the future of marriage...
Archbishop José Gomez
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to redefine the nation’s marriage laws to include same-sex couples is no surprise. Obergefell v. Hodges is one more sign that we have entered into a “post-Christian,” even perhaps an “anti-Christian,” moment in American public life. But on a deeper level, the decision reflects the crisis in our society’s understanding of creation and the human person...


Some people assume that unnatural is the new normal, and the new normal is good...


What redefining marriage really means...


Jupiter, Venus to converge in "Star of Bethlehem moment" Tuesday night...


Islamic mosque donates thousands of dollars to help repair vandalized Catholic church...


On loneliness: Stabbing our grief with a plastic knife...


Why modern man listens more willingly to witnesses than to teachers...


5 extraordinary Eucharistic miracles that left physical evidence...
Brantly Millegan
Catholics believe that Jesus Christ is really, truly, and substantially present in the Eucharist. There are many stories of miracles throughout Church history that seem to confirm this important teaching. It’s important to note that no Catholic is required to believe any of these stories. Even if they have been investigated and approved by the Church...


Vatican releases itinerary for Pope Francis’s U.S. visit...


Waiting to convert...
Richard Becker
Becoming a Catholic is a huge deal for evangelical Protestants, and it frequently leads to disrupted relationships – family, friends, co-workers, you name it. Nonetheless, once you’re convinced that the Catholicism is true, and you start craving the Sacraments, and it’s so hard to not receive the Eucharist, you’re raring to go – full speed ahead...


A scriptural guide for our troubled and confused times...


Avila to Aspen (Day 27): We live in unsettled times, but have confidence in Christ...

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If you want to understand Laudato Si better, J.R.R. Tolkien can help...
John Carswell
When I was a kid, I loved to look at maps. I collected the folded map inserts that came with National Geographic and would post them on the walls of my room so that I could just stare at them and contemplate the wonder that is the Earth. I was particularly fascinated by the vastness of the Asian continent, and especially by the two huge bodies of water that lay at its heart: the Caspian and Aral seas...


Avila to Aspen (Day 20): A beautiful day through the Wisconsin dairylands...
Fr. John Hilton
I received a care package today from my parish back in Aspen, and it included some clericals, so I'm actually able to wear clericals today for the first time in almost a month. Tonight I'll be meeting Bishop Ricken and some other people from Relevant Radio. I'm so impressed with Relevant Radio, and it's another sign that God is raising up people to do heroic things...


On Justice Kennedy’s tenuous grasp of human dignity...
Anthony Esolen
“At the heart of liberty,” wrote Justice Anthony Kennedy, poetaster supreme, versifying for the majority in Planned Parenthood v. Casey (1992), is “the right to define one’s own concept of existence, of meaning, of the universe, and of the mystery of human life.” That included the mysterious business of taking other lives...


Archbishop Fisher: Australian critics want Cardinal Pell ‘humiliated’...
John Allen
A senior Vatican cardinal who’s become a target of a national inquiry in Australia regarding institutional child sexual abuse has drawn strong support from his successor in Sydney, who on Wednesday called scorching criticism of Cardinal George Pell’s record “tremendously unfair.” “In reality, he was the first bishop in the country to move on [confronting abuse scandals]...


Conversion story: "Connecting to my English Catholic heritage"...


We're Catholics. Everything's connected...


The Supreme Court is a despotic agent of change...


God gave us freedom in order to do good, not to commit evil...
Philip Kosloski
Two years before he was elected Pope, John Paul II was invited to give a homily at the International Eucharistic Congress in Philadelphia. He preached at a Mass on August 3, 1976 on the topic of "The Eucharist and Man’s Hunger for Freedom." It was a fitting theme for his homily, as the United States of America recently celebrated the 200th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence...


The Church will survive gay marriage if it sticks to its guns...


The (Roman) Empire strikes back...


We've been here before: Marriage and the Room of Tears...
Fr. Robert Barron
Just last week, I had the privilege of spending four hours in the Sistine Chapel with my Word on Fire team. Toward the end of our filming, the director of the Vatican Museums, who had accompanied us throughout the process, asked whether I wanted to see the “Room of Tears.” This is the little antechamber, just off of the Sistine Chapel...


In the wake of the SCOTUS opinion, I believe this could be the Church's finest hour...


Ticking time bomb: Why Obergefell is "Roe on steroids"...


Everything is not fine...


Francis is not the only pope facing a divorce dilemma...


Ecco Papa: At long last, Francis' U.S. dance card...
Rocco Palmo
After a notably longer wait than usual, this morning the schedule for the Pope's late September swing through the Northeast was released by the Holy See and the USCCB with some 90 days to spare before the journey takes place. For the Vatican, the 22-27 September Stateside trek is the second leg of a tour that'll first see Francis spend four days in Cuba...


Legal marriage is not the endgame of the gay agenda. It never was. Moral approval is the endgame...


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