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Pope Francis: "Prepare the Bride for the Bridegroom to come!"...


7 confessions of a Catholic blogger...
John Clark
I have written a few serious columns lately, and as my faithful readers (OK, “reader,” singular) know, I am not a very serious person. So I thought it might be time to step back and observe my craft—to “sharpen the saw” as Stephen Covey might say. In that spirit...


Jesuit priest talks about real-life possession case that inspired "The Exorcist"


I urge you to get involved, stay involved, and vote...
Fr. C. John McCloskey
The Church tells us “by reason of their special vocation it belongs to the laity to seek the Kingdom of God by engaging in temporal affairs and directing them according to God’s will.” The laity participates in them in a special way so as to illuminate and order all temporal things with which they are closely associated so that they may always be affected according to Christ and may be...


What's the difference between hair and fur?


Was the last 'witch' of Boston actually a Catholic martyr?


Rather than working against one another, faith and science together offer a fuller picture of creation...
Brother Guy Consolmagno
It’s tempting to turn our worship of the Creator into worshipping a nature god, one who fiddles with how things work in the natural world, like a force alongside electricity and gravity. It’s the same temptation as worshipping a version of “Jesus” who was just a nice guy that came to an unfortunate end...


Jennifer Lawrence's statement about porn is not only sad, it's not at all rooted in the truth...
Greg Erlandson
Jennifer Lawrence is a successful actress, star of “The Hunger Games” and “Silver Linings Playbook,” owner of a new mansion in Los Angeles, and an Academy Award winner. Oh, and beautiful. So when Jennifer Lawrence tells Vanity Fair that the reason she had nude photos of herself — photos that were stolen by malicious hackers and spread over the Internet...


The 100 most highly cited scientific papers of all time...


Philly archdiocese on anti-Chaput attack: "Some blogs are like videogames; they invent their own reality"


Pope Francis: "The devil is no myth. He exists and we must fight against him"


The role of an archbishop: An interview with Cardinal George...


This is probably one of the Devil's favorite words...


Sadly, many Catholics do not vote on Election Day. I don’t understand why...
Bishop James Conley
On Saturday, November 1st, the Church universal will celebrate the Solemnity of All Saints. On this day, we celebrate the whole Church Triumphant, the body of believers who enjoy the beatific vision of the Blessed Trinity, for all eternity. In the Jubilee Year 2000, St. John Paul II pointed out that on November 1st...


Life is short and eternity is long, so let's get real...
Fr. Dwight Longenecker
I’ve worn out the keyboard on my laptop. Honestly. The keys don’t respond. Maybe my laptop is telling me something. I spend so much time on the laptop because I write, write, write. I’m blessed with lots of ideas so I clutter up the blogosphere, websites and publishers with my tappety tappings.


Take a little stroll inside the "bone churches" of Europe...


Sometimes, good stewardship means knowing how to find the best deals at the grocery store...


You know it's windy when waterfalls are being blown upwards...

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Here are the last words of 30 saints...


RNS monkeys around with the Pope's evolution speech...
Dawn Eden
If the mainstream media had a mantra these days, it would be "The Pope Is Just Like Us!" A recent variation on the meme of Francis as an earth-shattering revolutionary is the press's guiding interpretation of the pope's address to the Pontifical Academy of the Sciences. As Catholic blogger Damian Geminder observes...


How to make the Church a more welcoming home for unmarried people...
David Mills
A single friend who recently moved posted a note on her Facebook page: “Was trying out a new church on Sunday when the pastor announced that his November sermon series would be about marriage. ‘And what if you’re not married?’ he asked us. ‘Well, Scripture says “Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled.


How sneeze particles travel inside an airplane...


What is the law of gradualism?
John Grabowski
In the midst of the extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the Family, there was much talk of the concept of gradualism. Though this language was removed from the final report released by bishops at the synod’s end, it’s a concept that likely will resurface as the Church prepares for the “ordinary” family synod in October 2015.


The long, twisted story of All Hallows Eve...
Mark Shea
One game some postmodern people never tire of is attempting to shock Catholics with the news that something or other regarding the Faith is really just warmed-over paganism. (Though curiously, one never hears that people who say “Today is Thursday” are worshipers of Thor.


The enduring reality of evil...
Russell Shaw
The headline on a recent Washington Post Op-Ed about the rise of the Islamic State proclaimed “The Return of Evil.” Although one was tempted to reply that evil never went away, the headline writer had a point — the post-Cold War 1990s in the United States were indeed marked by naïve optimism that the era of conflict had ended and the world could now look forward to universal pea...


If your income appeared around you as cash, how much would you need to make to be in real trouble?


Will the Pope challenge Turkey on anti-Christian bias?
John Allen
Recently the Vatican confirmed that Pope Francis will travel to Turkey Nov. 28-30, the official purpose for which is largely ecumenical. He’ll visit Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople on the feast of St. Andrew, considered their patron in much the same way Catholics regard St. Peter as the first pope.


Can you trust atheist journalist Eugenio Scalfari's papal interviews?
Andrea Gagliarducci
Following the publication of a new text by Italian journalist Eugenio Scalfari in 'La Repubblica' suggesting that Pope Francis believes in relativism, the Holy See spokesman has questioned whether Scalfari is advancing his own views. In a recent op-ed in the leftist Italian newspaper, Scalfari mentioned one of his recent conversations with Pope Francis...


As the days get ever darker, Jesus Christ needs men to be men...


The Rocky Mountains are home to authentic and growing Catholic community...


7 reasons you should love Halloween...


Video: Catholic/Orthodox Orientale Lumen Foundation makes pilgrimage to Rome...


An interactive periodic table, with a video for every element...


We can't have amazing parishes without amazing parishioners...


You are not empowered by being naked in public...


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