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Pope "deeply saddened" after three members of extended family die in Argentina car crash...


ISIS is thriving because the West has no stomach to talk about their atrocities...
Elizabeth Scalia
When I was a little girl, and afraid of monsters in my darkened bedroom, I used to think that if I would just close my eyes and turn my head away, I would be alright. If I could just look away, the monster could not see me, would not get to me, could not use and abuse me. I would be safe. Looking away did not keep the monster at bay.


Top 12 Catholic Instagrammers you should be following...
Fr. Matthew Schneider
Instagram is famous for people posting tons of selfies and pet pictures. However, it can be used for good. I’ve found a few Catholics who really use it as a platform for their faith. It will never be a complete catechism but it can help you in your walk with the Lord.


Italian prosciutto is a tiny little Catholic joy for me...
Adam Bowers
Recently we were happy to invite to dinner a couple who are friends of our friend Fr. A. Since we were meeting them for the first time, all that we knew was that they are both Italian, and they are newlyweds, and they are visiting California and staying with Fr. A. I was a little intimidated by the idea of hosting Italians from Rome...


The people of Ferguson and our St. Louis community are struggling to find peace in the chaos...
Archbishop Robert Carlson
I have personally visited Ferguson and Michael Brown's memorial to offer my prayers for everyone affected by this tragedy. As I have been observing this situation and reflecting on it through much prayer, I find strength in the prayer of St. Francis of Assisi: "Lord, make me an instrument of your peace." In all circumstances...


Pope Francis visits Benedict XVI before trips, archbishop reveals...
Andrea Gagliarducci
Before any international trip Pope Francis visits Benedict XVI, a key Vatican archbishop revealed, noting the good relations between the two and how Pope Francis is carrying forward Benedict's vision. Archbishop Georg Gaenswein, who serves as prefect of the Pontifical Household, spoke in an all-out interview Aug.


Was your prayer a failure?
Kathryn Jean Lopez
When we look at the world — whether it is Iraq, Robin Williams, our borders, the Mideast, Missouri, our hearts, our homes … do we despair, or fall into indifference or cynicism or skepticism? Or do we pray? Pray! This is what this shepherd is showing us. What did Pope Francis do before leaving Rome for Korea...


Full transcript of Pope's in-flight interview from Korea...


PriceWaterhouseCoopers fined $25,000,000 for laundering terrorist money...
Rebecca Hamilton
It appears that Price Waterhouse Coopers and the Japanese Bank of Tokyo were working together to launder money for the people who are beheading babies and raping little old ladies in the Middle East. Meanwhile the French bank BNP Paribus got clipped for doing the same thing.


Video: Muslim TV host breaks down crying on-air over what ISIS has done to Iraq's Christians...


Catholics agree about everything. It is only everything else they disagree about...


Who is Man? Ultimately He is Jesus Christ, the Perfect Man who shows us who we are meant to be...


Archbishop of Mosul warns the West: "Our sufferings are the prelude of those that you will also suffer"


The best productivity tricks you can learn from firefighters...


A group of Franciscans sets up a mini-mission on Rome's Tiber river...


Pope concludes Korean trip: "I leave you this message: Trust in the power of Christ's Cross!"


Should we all just agree to disagree? Pope Francis says no...


Masculinity is about dominance, and that's a good thing...

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Being Catholic means you may risk losing friends...
Heather King
Catholicism is a radical search for the truth. We don’t hear nearly enough that grace costs. We don’t hear nearly enough that to follow Christ more or less means being poor. We’re not called to live in destitution but we’re clearly called to not own much more than we can use, which is really not all that much. We’re called to poverty, chastity...


This is the Culture of Blechh, and it stinks the place up something awful...
Simcha Fisher
The other day, I announced my pregnancy on my Patheos blog. Having used up all my creativity in making the actual baby, I didn't order custom-printed baby announcement M&M's to sprinkle around the house and then video my kids' reaction when they discovered them. I just put a picture of my belly sticking out and wrote, "Hooray!


God will give me "two or three more years", says Pope Francis...


Time-lapse satellite animations show birth of giant thunderstorms in glorious detail...


17 intriguing facts you didn't know about religion in the United States...


The LCWR doubles down on dissent...
Ann Carey
The 2014 LCWR assembly was particularly significant, because the group chose to bestow its annual Outstanding Leadership Award on Sister of St. Joseph Elizabeth Johnson, whose book, Quest for the Living God was cited for doctrinal errors by the US bishops in 2011. And when LCWR leaders made their annual visit to the Vatican this past April...


Angels, anointing, and peace at the hour of death...
Fr. Dwight Longenecker
Twice in the last three days I have had the privilege of attending the death bed of an old woman. In both cases the dear souls were surrounded by loved ones, and in both cases they were struggling in the final stages of their lives. Mostly unconscious, they were moaning and their facial expressions indicated that they were in some distress. I introduced myself...


Can a person be forgiven after having a vasectomy or tubal ligation?
Fr. Ryan Erlenbush
While it is true that a reversal is not absolutely necessary, it is often the case that a reversal is to be strongly recommended and may be morally necessary for absolution. Indeed, if a reversal can be gained without serious health-risk and also without great financial hardship, then a reversal would seem generally to be a natural desire flowing from true sorrow.


Pope Francis backs intervention in Iraq to stop 'aggressor', says 'torture is a mortal sin'


Is ugly the new beautiful?
Sean Fitzpatrick
Summer has become a season of strange and stark irony. While it brings forth the beauty of the world, it also brings forth the ugliness of the age. The warmth and light are invariably attended by trashy fashion and tattooed flesh. These dog-days, there is hardly a street or a store without people who appear to be strumpets or savages...


What is the root of the violence in Ferguson?


What does space smell like? Astronauts fresh off spacewalks describe it like this...


7 English words you didn't know had Christian origins...


South Korea confirms Francis as the ‘Teflon Pope’
John Allen
South Korea is hardly the first proof of this insight about Pope Francis, and perhaps not the best. Yet midway through the pontiff’s Aug. 13 to 18 trip here, which marks his debut in Asia, it’s once again obvious just how much he’s a “Teflon Pope.” It’s not that any major controversy is brewing, but that’s precisely the point.


Facing a crescent moon of conflicts, it is time to undertake again the diplomacy of truth...


God has created all, and the desire of God’s heart is the unity of all...


"Just amazing": Scientists may have identified an intermediate-sized black hole for the very first time...


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