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Failure to charge womb-cutter for murder is "travesty of justice," says Archbishop of Denver


The Logos, the second person of the Trinity, is a glorious and paradoxical mystery...
Steven Jonathan Rummelsburg
To profess belief in the second person of the Most Holy Trinity carries with it unfathomable implications because full understanding lies rooted inconceivably beyond human reach in our eternal Creator. The Catechism elucidates the incarnation as we read: “we believe and confess that Jesus of Nazareth, born a Jew of a daughter of Israel at Bethlehem at the time of King Herod the Great and the emperor Caesar Augustus...


"If you did not touch him, you did not meet him"...


9 things you need to know about Palm (Passion) Sunday...
Jimmy Akin
Palm Sunday--or is it Passion Sunday?--marks the beginning of Holy Week. This day commemorates not one but two very significant events in the life of Christ. The day is called both "Palm Sunday" and "Passion Sunday." The first name comes from the fact that it commemorates Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem...


What was it like for the soldiers standing guard at the Tomb that Easter morning?
Elizabeth Scalia
He was not afraid. Of course he was not. Only, he could not seem to open his eyes. The air was soft, light on his skin. In the sun’s warmth it should have felt as soothing as a woman’s caress, and yet...how is it the small hairs on his arms, on his hands and the back of his neck were raised like quills? By Jupiter, he thought...


How Colorado failed Michelle Wilkins...
Brianna Heldt
By now, most people have heard the tragic story of how a pregnant woman here in Colorado, responding to a CraigsList advertisement for baby clothes, was attacked, beaten, and stabbed. The precious seven-month-old baby in her womb was stolen, and died. Somehow the mother managed to survive, and has since been released from the hospital...


A luxury liner docks, and the countdown's on...


Catholicism in space: Houston, do we have a problem?


On the lost justice of the "Sabbath rest"...
Msgr. Charles Pope
Some of us who are older remember that Sundays were once quiet in downtown; in shopping areas, parking lots were empty. Most businesses were closed and few people had to work on Sundays. Surely there were exceptions, such as medical personnel, emergency workers, and those who ran essential services like power plants. But for most...


The dangers of living in a Catholic bubble...
David Mills
“I don’t see many examples of rich involvement in public spaces that are open to strangers and friends alike,” says a millennial writer named Erin Lane, interviewed in the Evangelical magazine Christianity Today. “That’s one of the unique features of the church, at least right now, that it offers a common space between your private friends and the larger community...


The 5 essentials of conversion...
Kenneth Howell
Becoming a Catholic can be a difficult row to hoe. The process of conversion is a complex one that involves almost every aspect of a person’s life. When people experience internal struggles of faith, marital discord because of possible conversion, the alienation of family members, or the loss of employment, the inherent obstacles of conversion hit them right in the face...


There is no escape from God's glory, for there is no escape from God...


If we fail to keep Catholic apologetics up-to-date, we fail...


Fathers and daughters: Is this a missing key to modesty today?


Egypt and the complexities of keeping Christians safe...


We need to understand the connection between relativism, contraception, and abortion...


A woman wrapped in silence: A meditation for the Feast of the Annunciation...


Slander and character assassination are murder with words...

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Debunking some myths behind the 'new cosmology'...


Sisters of Life, St. Charles Borromeo Missionaries to establish houses in Colorado...


Pope Francis may be nearing a tipping point with the Barros mess in Chile...
John Allen
Staffers in the Vatican paid to think about such things sometimes sit around trying to identify possible tipping points in the public romance with Pope Francis, meaning a calamity that might put a serious dent in his high approval ratings. One no-brainer on the list would be a perception that he’s backtracking on “zero tolerance” when it comes to sexual abuse in the Church...


'This is your house' – Pope Francis meets homeless in Sistine Chapel...


Free divers are rewriting the science of the human body...


Cardinal Müller to Cardinal Marx: Bishops’ conferences are not the magisterium...


Let's ditch the prom...
Simcha Fisher
A Pennsylvania Catholic high school is requiring girls to submit photos of their prom dresses for approval, before the actual night. Deacon Greg Kandra passses along the story here. Such policies always sound a little heavy-handed (and students claim that the guidelines were issued at the last minute, which means that already-purchased...


Gay activists and celebrities lash out against Indiana, demand restrictions on religious freedom...


How the Church is portrayed as a ship in theology and architecture...
Philip Kosloski
This beautiful imagery did not take long to find physical form in the art and architecture of churches. For example, the area between the narthex and the sanctuary was called the “nave.” This word comes from the Latin navis, or ship and was meant to portray the reality that the Church is a ship, protecting those inside it from the waves and buffets of the world...


There were tornadoes in Oklahoma last night and lucky me, I was there...
Rebecca Hamilton
Cell phones change everything, including the experience of taking shelter during a tornado. Last night, while we sat in our storm shelter in Oklahoma City, my husband exchanged texts with his best friend who was a hundred miles away in Sand Springs. His friend was also in a storm shelter. Okies. We know tornadoes. A wave of storms swept through the state yesterday...


Is Chip Kelly a great coach or a mad scientist?


Bartenders in U.S. outnumber clergy 12 to 1...


How did Paul get his name?


The indomitable, and effective, Cardinal Pell...
George Weigel
Shortly after George Pell was named Archbishop of Melbourne, he instituted several reforms at the archdiocesan seminary, including daily Mass and the daily celebration of the Liturgy of the Hours, both of which had fallen by the wayside in the preceding years. The seminary faculty, enthusiastic proponents of Catholic Lite, thought to call the archbishop’s bluff and informed him that...


Christmas movies for Annunciation Day...
Richard Becker
The other night, my family and I were playing "Wits and Wagers" – a table game involving wildly random quantitative questions, with players betting on the accuracy of their own and their opponents' guesstimates. The questions cover all manner of topics and there's no way anyone could have an advantage when it comes to the minutiae addressed – here's a couple examples from one card: "In what year did a U...


Pope Francis on the family synod: 'We need prayers, not gossip'...


The rise of the mile-high skyscraper...


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