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NM church explosions: Mass-goers escape injury because "everybody was kneeling and facing the altar"


Synod of Bishops: Which position will the Pope take?
Andrea Gagliarducci
There are those who promoted an agenda labeled “mercy” behind Pope Francis’ back. But if everything is lop-sided in favor of this agenda, there is the risk that truth can be lost from sight, and that everything becomes relativized. Many Synod Fathers saw this risk emerge during the 2014 Synod debate, and asked for a more rigorous theological approach...


On immigration, it's useless (and uncharitable) to assume the lowest motives of your opponents...
John Zmirak
A few days ago, New York’s Timothy Cardinal Dolan went after Donald Trump on immigration, using not a scalpel but a sledgehammer, lumping all opposition to mass, unskilled immigration into a big, sticky ball of anti-Catholic “nativism,” which is linked to the Ku Klux Klan. Dolan seemed to imply that Americans who worry about undisciplined immigration policy are not exercising responsible citizenship...


Of Planned Parenthood, politics, and the Catholic glass ceiling...
Rick Becker
There is a Catholic “glass ceiling” which Governor Casey’s fall from grace threw into stark relief, at least for Democrats. It’s very clear now that conscientious Catholics can rise only so far in Democratic national politics, and Indiana’s Senator Donnelly is fast approaching that barrier – this Planned Parenthood issue just might be the breaking point...


George Weigel and Cardinal Schönborn offer hopes and predictions for the Synod...


3 ways to defund the culture of death and 3 ways to defend the culture of life...
John Clark
Twenty years ago, with the issuance of Evangelium Vitae, Pope Saint John Paul II observed that there exists a “struggle between the ‘culture of life’ and the ‘culture of death.’ ” In that same document, the Holy Father implored us Catholic faithful to direct our resources—underfunded though we may be—accordingly...


"Shadow Council" pushes Church approval of contraception, homosexuality...


Was there a Crypto-Catholic in Anglican Jamestown?


Death doesn't have the last word...
David Mills
As I was writing last week, my wife’s mother was dying. She died Sunday morning, at 95, after a long and full life. It was a good death, to use an unfortunately old-fashioned phrase, but death is still death. One effect, as many of you will understand, is to make me think more about death and those I loved who have died, like my father...


Gay rights advocate pledges to win religious liberty fight within three years...


"Senseless" violence and ideological warfare...
William Kilpatrick
Soon after the murder of five servicemen in Chatanooga, politicians and government officials began to refer to the massacre as “senseless”. Defense Secretary Ash Carter called it a “senseless act of violence,” Hillary Clinton pronounced it “an act of senseless violence,” and Tennessee Congressman Scott DesJarlais concurred that it was a “senseless act of violence...


Why Christian leaders are really going green...
Fr. Raymond de Souza
Laudato Si’ took its title from the Canticle of the Creatures of St Francis of Assisi. It has inspired a cataract of conferences in a feverish burst of Vatican activity to stop global warming. From April to September, it is the Holy See’s summer of Brother (Jeffrey) Sachs and Sister (Ban Ki-) Moon, as all manner of people who vigorously promote what St Francis’s Canticle calls “mortal sin” have been welcomed to make common cause on climate change...


‘Kandhamal’ tells the whole story of anti-Christian persecution in India...


Chinese police are having trouble keeping up with the number of unauthorized Christian crosses...


Same-sex marriage and the winnowing of Catholic men...


House of Representatives limits coveted floor access for papal visit...


Christ warned about wolves in sheep's clothing. You should also beware of sheep in sheep's clothing...


The 3 families every young man needs to grow up well...

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You have to face God here, in the ordinary present moment, not in some vague and ideal Future...
Mark Shea
The things we think big can be curiously small to God. We often make this mistake when watching the news, for instance. When the TV starts chattering about Washington or New York or inflation or politics, an incautious person could easily get the impression these things are important. But in light of the way God seems to actually deal with us this geopolitical Big Think stuff--like virtually everything on television--usually vanishes into microscopic insignificance...


New Armenian Catholic patriarch pulled from retirement to take the reins...


Help from above: Priest in a helicopter performs minor exorcism on Italian town...


The lion sleeps tonight...
Dale Ahlquist
Planned Parenthood has been caught selling baby parts and the headlines and talk show hosts are screaming with outrage. But not about that. About a guy who shot a lion in Zimbabwe. It turns out that the guy who shot the lion is a dentist. His office is just down the road from my home in the otherwise uneventful suburb of Bloomington...


Homosexual activists send message to Pope Francis; so does The New York Times (again)...
Terry Mattingly
Once upon a time, journalists had a simple device that they used to signal readers when experts and insiders on one side of a story were not interested in taking part in a public debate about their work or their cause. When dealing with a Catholic controversy, for example, journalists would write a sentence that went something like this: "A spokesperson for the archbishop said he could not comment at this time...


Few Catholics today realize that God actually did reveal to us His expectations for church design...
Msgr. Charles Pope
In yesterday’s readings at Mass we read about how Moses laid out the “tent of meeting” exactly according to the pattern God gave him up on the mountain. A millennium later John described a similar scene of the sanctuary in Heaven. Few Catholics today realize that God actually did indicate a good deal about how He expects our churches to be designed...


The latest ‘Mission: Impossible’ sequel is an exhilarating thriller...
Steven Greydanus
The biggest mistake of the first Mission: Impossible movie nearly 20 years ago wasn’t turning the beloved TV series’ hero Jim Phelps into a villain. It was assembling a likable team around Tom Cruise’s Ethan Hunt (including Kristen Scott Thomas and Emilio Estevez) and then killing them all off in the first act. Cruise is as redoubtable and even indestructible a movie star as Ethan Hunt is a field agent; he is the anchor of the Mission: Impossible franchise...


America the murderous: A solemn prophetic warning...
Fr. Dwight Longenecker
If you haven’t seen the latest video from Center for Medical Progress yet you ought to. The editing and release of the videos...drip, drip, drip has been a brilliant piece of investigative journalism. They did their research, they gathered their footage, they edited it down to show exactly what was going on. Furthermore, it is almost as if they had anticipated the lying denials of Cecile Richards and the rest of her club...


What can we do to combat Satan's influence?
Philip Kosloski
The Devil made his public appearance this past weekend as the Satanic Temple of Detroit unveiled their nine-foot-tall, 2,000-pound bronze statue during a hedonistic party at the Lauhoff Corporation building on July 25. This public display even required participants to literally sign a document that gave their soul to the devil. Needless to say...


This animated map shows how religion spread across the world...


The mind-bending science of awe...


The amazing, and now Venerable, Father Al...


18 Mother Angelica quotes that hit it right on the nose...


The death of God and the loss of human dignity...


Welcome to the quietest square inch in the United States...


Are you spiritually neglecting your own child?


What caused the debacle at Our Saviour church in Manhattan? The treason of the clerisy...


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