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Pope's Sunday Angelus: “All spaces of human life are the soil in which to throw the seeds of the Gospel”


Pope Francis says he's taking a “wait and see” attitude towards President Trump...


How to support the March for Life with your profile pic in 3 easy steps...


Why Cardinal Dolan's reading at the inauguration can't be found in Protestant Bibles...


The puzzling backstory behind the controversial Maltese directive...


Pope to Roman Rota: “New catechumenate” needed for couples preparing for marriage...


President Donald Trump to sign executive order to defund International Planned Parenthood...


Deacon Steven D. Greydanus' top films of 2016...
Deacon Steven Greydanus
In a sense every year is a good film year, but some years you have to go further afield than others. Mainstream multiplex fare in 2016 was pretty dismal; indeed, apart from Disney’s increasing dominance, there was very little worth mentioning. Yet I can’t think of another year in which there were so many films worth calling out and honoring — in which...


Armageddon? An exorcist advises: don't even think about it...
Patti Armstrong
Are the End Times upon us? You could make a case for it. But don’t. That’s the advice of Father Vincent Lampert, the designated exorcist for the archdiocese of Indianapolis, who trained at the North American College in Rome and assisted with over 40 exorcisms with longtime Italian exorcist Father Carmine De Filippis. As an exorcist of 12 years...


Three Kazakhstan bishops launch ‘spiritual crusade’ urging Pope to rebuke Communion for adulterers...


An exhortation for the Inauguration...


How Opus Dei elects a new leader...


Trump nominee Ryan Zinke wears Our Lady of Guadalupe socks to confirmation hearing...


What Louis CK knows about the art of speaking (that many homilists don't)...


It does Pope Francis no good service to demean his two predecessors as rigid ideologues...
George Weigel
Speaking of public policy debates, Daniel Patrick Moynihan famously said that, while everyone had a right to his opinion, no one had a right to his own facts. Something similar might be said about today’s debates within the Church: Everyone has a right to their opinion about the state of Catholicism in 2017, but no one has a right to invent their own Church history...


5 Rules for the new Catholic (because there's more to it than anyone told you) ...
David Mills
You think you know what’s going on. You’ve done all the prep, made the big decision to enter the Church, and now you’re a Catholic. But — haha! — you don’t know squat. It’s what pretty much all converts do, especially the bookish ones who read themselves into the Church. Some of us, the bookish ones, always think we know more than we do...


So you're anxious about God's will: Three thoughts on figuring it out...


Pope meets with Lutheran delegation, says “true ecumenism is based on a shared conversion to Jesus Christ”...

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The only thing we can truly say about this God-forsaken world is that it is not God-forsaken...
Joseph Pearce
I am fond of telling the story of an American tourist who gets himself hopelessly lost somewhere in the wilds of the west of Ireland. In desperation, he stops to ask an Irishman the way. “If I were you,” the rustic sage replies, “I wouldn’t start from here.” We might not think such advice very helpful and no doubt our lost American tourist found it exasperating and infuriating in equal measure...


Come and go with me to my Father's house...
Msgr. Charles Pope
In these early weeks of “ordinary” time, we are being introduced to Jesus and the beginnings of His public ministry. Matthew’s Gospel today describes how Jesus began His public ministry in the wake of the arrest of John the Baptist. Matthew tells us four things about Jesus’ ministry: its context, its content, its call, and its comprehensiveness...


Chicago's Crusaders for Life have a simple message for the nation: “Life is Beautiful”...


Snow is nature's best mop cleaner: A life hack I learned as a postulant...


A very big(ly) adventure...


Pope Francis sends message with “blessings of peace” as Donald Trump becomes U.S. president...


Did SNAP receive kickbacks for suing the Church?


Whether you voted for Trump or not, can we all, together, consider having hope?
Kathryn Jean Lopez
Well, the day has come. If you still find yourself thinking: “Donald Trump: President” with some disbelief, dread, or excitement, you’re not alone. The full panoply of human emotions seems to revolve around him. Whether you voted for him or not, whether you have strong feelings about him or not, can we all, together, consider having hope...


An open letter to my daughter(s)...
Mark Langley
Is there anyone who was not profoundly touched by the flurry of open letters that loving parents wrote to their daughters concerning the recent election of our new president? I find this sort of open communication especially poignant. And I am quite certain that Kitty was enthusiastic about her mother sharing her feelings with the world at large...


After performing 6,000 exorcisms, this priest says the devil fears him...


Nebraska law bars religious sister from teaching in her habit...


How not to minister to the divorced and remarried...


Welcome to the YOLOCAUST: Selfies and extermination camps...
Elizabeth Scalia
Located in the middle of Berlin, the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, covers over four acres of bucolic land with 2711 concrete slabs meant to represent graves. Many young visitors find the memorial to be a great place to jog or bike, or to simply hang out with friends but — as countless Instagram photos of people juggling and posing amid the slabs will attest — they do so with little appreciation of the human horror being memorialized...


The secret “Miracle of the Sun” that confirmed Pius XII's new Marian dogma...


Which Bible verses have the presidents chosen during their inaugural oaths?
Fr. Victor Feltes
Typically, presidents-elect take their oaths upon open or closed Bibles — sometimes two or three stacked one atop another under the oath-taker’s hand — but there have been exceptions to this custom. John Quincy Adams (1825) and Franklin Pierce (1853) used law books, while John F. Kennedy’s Catholic missal was found on a side table in Air Force One’s presidential bedroom for the mid-flight swearing-in of Lyndon Johnson in 1963...


Sant’Ignazio is only one of many beautiful churches in the Eternal City...
Kathy Schiffer
The massive church of St. Ignatius of Loyola was begun in 1626, but wasn’t finished until near the end of the century. It’s designed in the form of a Latin cross, with numerous side chapels–probably because priests in its monastery would celebrate private masses. (In the days prior to the Second Vatican Council, concelebration in the Roman Rite was permitted only at the ordination of a priest or the consecration of a bishop...


The spiritual roots of the Church’s crisis...


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