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Pro-abortion AG charges Daleiden, Merritt with 15 felonies for exposing Planned Parenthood organ harvesting


Professional pianist wears eye-tracking glasses to show us what he sees when he plays...


Church Madness 2017: We're down to the ‘Ecclesiastical 8’...


Washington Post: Why one young man became a priest, for vaguely religious reasons...
Terry Mattingly
We live in an age in which a young Catholic man choosing the priesthood is news, the kind of news that produces a feature story in the trendy Style section of an elite newspaper like The Washington Post. The headline gives you a clue about the content, as in, "This Life: He never imagined being a priest. But then he felt the call -- and it terrified him...


What workers and trades were like in the time of Jesus...
Msgr. Charles Pope
Early each morning (except the Sabbath) farmers walked to reach their vineyards, wheat and barley fields, and olive groves. They might work as many as twelve acres. Unfortunately, it was not uncommon for these parcels of land to be in different areas, making the tending much more time-consuming. During periods of more intense cultivation or fieldwork...


5 myths about Confession that too many people still believe (maybe even you)...


What James teaches us about early Christianity...
Jimmy Akin
The Gospels and Acts are our best sources about Jesus and the early history of Christianity. But suppose we didn’t have them? What could we learn about early Christianity just by reading the other documents of the New Testament? More than you might think! The letter of James is one of the earliest books of the New Testament—perhaps the earliest...


Why airport runways should actually be circular...


Fr. James V. Schall on the art and vocation of writing...


Pope sends peace message to UN, says elimination of nuclear weapons is ‘moral and humanitarian imperative’...


6 sermons I could do without hearing again...
Simcha Fisher
Priests baptize our children. They bury our dead. They forgive our sins. They anoint and bless and guide us. And they give us Christ. The least we can do in return is give them some wiggle room! And so, when we are at Mass, I expect only the bare minimum from these men who are only human, but freighted with a superhuman responsibility...


What James teaches us about early Christianity...


We live at a time when a great battle for life is being played out...
Anthony Lilles
To stand firm under fire, we need a good reason for the hope we have inside - a truth by which to live. We need help from Someone whose life is above our own if we are to learn to ponder how astonishing and un-repeatable the drama of our own lives actually are. To find this Someone, all that must be done is to cry out in prayer with faith...


A series of clues points to June as a possible turning point in Pope Francis’s pontificate...
Andrea Gagliarducci
That the Pope wanted June to be a free month can be noticed by the fact that the trip to Egypt was – according to sources – initially scheduled June 11-12. Then suddenly, the Pope moved it up to April 28-29. He will leave right after the 18th meeting of the Council of Cardinals, scheduled for April 24-26, and before the trip to Fatima...


Mother One year after her death, Mother Angelica’s legacy lives on...


115 Spanish Civil War martyrs beatified in Almería...


I went, I washed, and now I can see...


A Chestertonian reflection on blasphemy and the Annunciation...

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How Poland shaped the soul of St. John Paul II...


When it comes to Canada's culture of death, ‘the world needs less Canada’...


Sanctifying the Acela Corridor: My travels with St. Katharine Drexel...
Kathryn Jean Lopez
St. Katharine Drexel is stalking me. This is a thought that often crosses my mind. I travel frequently between the Big Apple and the nation’s capital. And as I look from my Amtrak window, or pass by in a cab at Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station, I often have this feeling. The most obvious reason is the skyscraper building with her family name on it that you can see from the train...


NYTimes photo essay: Engulfed in battle, Mosul civilians run for their lives...


The first requirement of Church renewal in our time...


How do Adam and Eve fit with evolution?
Stacy Trasancos
Tell a Catholic kid about evolution—that there was a Big Bang and that in this expanding cosmos our sun is a star in a cluster of 200 billion stars in the arm of a spiral in a galaxy among thousands, and that eventually on our planet there appeared early life forms, single-celled bacteria, trilobites, mollusks, fish, amphibians...


Requiring genetic tests violates fundamental human rights...
Fr. Matthew Schneider
In recent days, the issue of whether employers and insurers can require genetic tests has come up in both Canada and the US. In Canada, Liberal backbenchers went against their Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, to join with the other parties in passing a bill that prohibits employers or insurance companies from forcing you to do a genetic test...


How to save the soul of our Catholic schools...
R. Jared Staudt
“How can we make our school more Catholic?” This is a real question schools ask, some with perplexity. Is it a new curriculum? Better religion classes? Having the kids come to Mass? The answer is vital for the future of Catholic education. The sociologist Christian Smith notes, from his extensive research on the life of young Catholics...


‘Love your neighbor’ also means ‘love your country’. But the government? That's a different matter...
Mark Shea
Think of the law as the floor of our moral universe. You must not go below it because then you will wind up in the dirt and Caesar has the right and duty to punish you for breaking it (assuming the law is just). So even when your ruler is a swine like Nero, you should not speed, deal drugs, key your neighbour’s car, commit murder...


The meaning of the strange birds hidden in Christian art around the world...


Was the Catholic Church historically an enemy of the Bible?


What marriage and family looked like at the time of Jesus...


“She offered hope”: Remembering Mother Angelica on the anniversary of her death...


What happens if you accidentally break a piece of art in a museum?


Pope's Sunday Angelus: Let go of 'false lights' that lead down the wrong path...


Is the four-hymn Mass what the Church really wants?
Mark Langley
What is Musicam Sacram? Published on March 5th, 1967, Musicam Sacram is the official Instruction on Music in the Liturgy issued by the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council. Musicam Sacram is the document that was most responsible for the sweeping changes in the liturgical music that ordinary Catholics have experienced over the last fifty years...


Meet Jan Tyranowski, the Polish mystic who mentored Pope St. John Paul II...


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