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Iraqi Christians erect large cross in area liberated from ISIS


What does it mean to be salted with fire?
Msgr. Charles Pope
To apply the image of salt to the Christian life, we should see that the Christian is charged with purifying, sanctifying, and preserving this wounded and decaying world by being salt to it. The Christian is called to bring flavor to life in a world that is so often filled with despair and meaninglessness. With that background...


3 ways philosophy can give power to evangelization...


Social media is slowly driving Americans insane...


How this Catholic chapel, built a century before Columbus discovered America, ended up in Wisconsin...


Trump administration reverses Obama policies on transgender bathrooms in schools...


It is sometimes necessary to risk giving offense...


Abbey and Trappist beers are not the same, don’t taste the same, and are not “kinds” of beer...


6 reasons why Bl. Columba Marmion is such an important figure for our times...
R. Jared Staudt
Fr. Aidan Nichols in his book, Christendom Awake, rightly points out that we have lost the cultural foundation of the spiritual life. In the modern world, God is perceived as absent and there is an intense focus on the individual. Nonetheless, he insightfully recognized the emergence of a new spirituality witnessed by the likes of St...


Do our faces reflect the divine signature of Christ?


Vatican to crack down on illegal sale of papal symbols, coats of arms...


Where you should start looking for your lost keys...


I’m convinced that we need good arguments, but I’m even more convinced that we need saints...
Bishop Robert Barron
Anyone even vaguely acquainted with my work knows that I advocate vigorous argument on behalf of religious truth. I have long called for a revival in what is classically known as apologetics, the defense of the claims of faith against skeptical opponents. And I have repeatedly weighed in against a dumbed-down Catholicism. Also, I have...


What really happened at the fortress of Masada?


Archbishop Charles Chaput: How to be a faithful witness in a post-Christian world...


Amazing video of German fighter jet intercepting a 777 that went quiet...


When U.S. astronauts received Holy Communion in space...
Kathy Schiffer
Fifty-five years ago — on February 20, 1962 — NASA launched one of the most important flights in American history. On that day, astronaut John Glenn became the first man to circle the globe aboard the Mercury “Friendship 7” spacecraft. NASA's goal was to send a man into earth orbit, observe his reactions, and return him safely to earth...


Vladimir Soloviev and his Tale of the Antichrist...

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No, Pope Francis did not say it's better to be an atheist than a bad Catholic...


What being a country Catholic is really like...
Jason Craig
Humanity is a part of nature, we are nature’s stewards, and living in close proximity is living in the most “normal” of settings. As G.K. Chesterton once noted, the city is the only habitat where people have to leave (i.e. visit the countryside) to have a retreat. Living close to it helps us to see and feel our relation to it...


The Modesto Statement: Playing politics, bishops are conned again...
Phil Lawler
The statements adopted by the First US Regional Meeting of Popular Movements are, for the most part, fairly predictable leftist boilerplate: a condemnation of President Trump, a focus on the evils of racism and exploitation, a claim that the few are growing rich on the suffering of the many. Nothing that we haven’t heard before...


Is the right to abort a child with disabilities becoming a duty?


A primer on the manly tradition of brewing, drinking and enjoying tea...


Promoting Christian religious freedom, to the exclusion of others, could end up harming Christians...
Daniel Philpott
Nearly 3/4 of the world’s population lives in a country where religious freedom is strongly curtailed, and Christians suffer persecution and discrimination more than people of any other faith. The advocacy group Open Doorsreports that persecution only increased in 2016, when some 90,000 Christians were killed for their faith and some 215 million Christians faced persecution...


Restaurants have secrets for keeping diners on schedule...


Attention New York Times copy desk: It's time to buy more reference Bibles (and use them)...
Terry Mattingly
Truth be told, the Bible is a very complicated book. It also doesn't help that there are many different versions of it. Why bring this up? Well, it's time to look at another error abut the Bible found in a story published in The New York Times. Another error? Click here for some background. This one isn't quite as spectacular as the famous case in which the Gray Lady published a piece on tourism in Jerusalem that originally contained this rather infamous sentence...


Stop arguing with people on Facebook, and start reading more good books...


Mall chapel in New Jersey preparing to celebrate its last Mass...


I think I found the best anagram in English...


Why on earth did they start offering Mass “facing the people”?
Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
There are several factors for why the altars got turned around. Before launching in, the great liturgical expert Klaus Gamber thought that turn altars around did more damage to Catholic identity than anything else after the Council. Also, I am leaving aside the blah blah that everyone has to add: “we have to admit that either way of saying Mass is okeydokey”...


Henry ‘Box’ Brown, the slave who literally mailed himself to freedom...


The Catholic Church cannot teach error, because she was founded by Jesus Christ, Who is God Himself...


Pope Francis: Protecting migrants is a 'moral imperative'...


A model letter on the restoration of all-male altar service...


Archbishop Chaput’s hope-filled advice for Catholics in secular America...
Fr. C. John McCloskey
Archbishop of Philadelphia Charles Chaput has written a new book intended to help Catholics navigate the journey to our heavenly home. Strangers in a Strange Land: Living the Catholic Faith in a Post-Christian World is an insightful exploration of how the America of the early 21st century differs from the past, not just in degree...


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