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Pope Francis: Christian identity comes from the Holy Spirit, not 'theology degrees'...


Hundreds flock to Amazing Parish conference looking to revive life on the front lines...


7 things you need to know about the Catholic Church...
Marcel LeJeune
The purpose of the Church is to make disciples of Jesus. Too many people have a false understanding of the purpose of the Catholic Church. After Jesus made the Church, He gave a clear mission statement to His apostles: "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit...


Through the sacraments, God gives you in increasing measure the treasures of divine life...
Anthony Lilles
On September 6, 2014, Archbishop Aquila is hosting a special catechetical event to repropose the ancient order of the sacraments of initiation: Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. The Catechetical Congress draws its name from a passage in the Catechism, "Treasure of Divine Life.


Do the rapes of Rotherham tell a tale of conquest?
Elizabeth Scalia
For days I avoided the story, as I know many others have. Coming on the heels of the atrocities of the Islamic State, the take-over of Mosul (now a holding camp for kidnapped Yazidi “brides”) the purging of the Iraqi Christians from their ancient lands and the pursuit of genocide — the disheartening knowledge that...


Texas firefighters' classy act of kindness caught by cellphone camera, goes viral...


Andrea Tornielli: Padre Pio bilocated to a Communist dungeon to visit Cardinal Mindszenty...


Why the secular humanists cannot cope with Islamic sex abuse...
Fr. Dwight Longenecker
The fact that this sex abuse ring was perpetrated by Asian (Pakistani) men forces one to ask whether the crimes are somehow linked to their culture and religion. The police and social services were useless precisely because they thought the behaviors were linked with the Pakistani culture and religion...


Did God deceive Jeremiah?
Jimmy Akin
The Old Testament does have a mode of language in which—sometimes—everything that happens is attributed directly to God. This happens, for example, when 2 Samuel 24:1 says God moved David to take a census that he shouldn’t have, whereas 1 Chronicles 21:1 says the devil moved him to do it. 2 Samuel is using the language of direct attribution...


Record Ebola outbreak worsens amid more pleas for aid...


Pope Benedict XVI's pontificate laid the groundwork for this pastoral revolution...
Andrea Gagliarducci
Perhaps under Pope Francis the big transition of bishops started under Benedict XVI is going to be completed. In appointments for two key posts, Pope Francis has shown he is following the line traced by the now Pope emeritus: the appointment of Cardinal Reinhard Woelki as Archbishop of Cologne and that of Archbishop Carlos Osoro Sierra as Archbishop of Madrid.


Pope's Sunday Angelus: "Do not be watered-down Christians. Conform yourselves to Christ"


Faith, family and football: A reflection on 'When the Game Stands Tall'
Tom Nash
Watching “When the Game Stands Tall” during its opening weekend took me back to my own youth of playing football at Catholic schools in Detroit and Ann Arbor, Mich. The movie chronicles the De La Salle Spartans of Concord, Calif., and how legendary Coach Bob Ladouceur led his Catholic troops to an incredible 151-game winning streak from 1992 to 2003...


Have the ISS astronauts taken a picture of your hometown? Check this interactive map to find out...


22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time: "Graft into our hearts the love of Your Name"


Watch: This robot of a Catholic saint was built in the sixteenth century...


Take three minutes to watch Cardinal Wuerl's rousing alarm on persecuted Christians...


Study: Nobody is actually paying attention on your conference call...

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What you owe your wife...
Jason Craig
Married love is a potent teacher of truth. The family, as the Church points out, is the “school of love”. And as a father, I’m learning more and more how vital the love I have and live towards my family has consequences beyond my home. It’s a school of love, but I am probably not the best headmaster. But...


St. Jeanne Jugan convinced me to quite my church job and go to nursing school...
Richard Becker
Do movie trailers ever make you cry? Try this one. Of Gods and Men (2010) tells the story of the Tibhirine martyrs, seven French Trappists who refused to abandon their Algerian monastery during the 1990s’ civil war, despite government requests and offers of assistance. The monks were kidnapped by Islamic extremists in March 1996...


How bad online investment advice is leading retirees into danger...
Rebecca Hamilton
The markets have given us quite a hayride since the turn of the century. We’ve had two big recessions that basically leveled the returns generated in the bull runs that came after each of them. Extreme volatility has been the hallmark of the markets in the first years of the 21st Century. I kind of knew this was going to happen way back...


The five stages of religious persecution...
Msgr. Charles Pope
I first wrote on the topic of religious persecution over two years ago and since then things have only gotten worse. Clearly the situation in Iraq is awful. But here in the U.S. as well, the threats against religious liberty have continued. Indeed...


Pleasure may be desired and sought, but it is not the sole good in life...


Our porn-saturated culture presents a false image, not only of sex, but of people...
Christopher Stefanick
Hip-hop and rap “love songs” seem to be ever more about the person singing or rapping, and about their sexual prowess, power, or wealth (aka “bling”), than about the object of their affection. It’s so self-absorbed it’s embarrassing, or at least it would be if their fan base took the time to think critically about lyrics...


Many images in IKEA's new catalogs are digital mockups, not photos. See if you can spot the difference...


If a harmless solar event in 2012 had occurred a week earlier, our civilization might have collapsed...
Donald DeMarco
NASA (the National Aeronautics and Space Administration) has recently disclosed that two years ago, on July 23, 2012, planet Earth almost plunged into global catastrophe. On that date, a solar flare — better known in scientific parlance as a “coronal mass ejection” (CME) — came close to hitting the Blue Planet and disabling electrical appliances everywhere,{pu...


My big profound spiritual revelation...
Mark Shea
What a day! Bus late, no breakfast, missed deadline, headaches, depression and post-nasal drip. And when I got home my kids were whiney, my wife mentally quick-fried to a crackly crunch and I was as prickly as a porcupine. Summoning fatherly concern to its height...


Getting to the Crux of why Catholicism matters...


Here's the most beautiful visual metaphor for the Holy Eucharist that you'll see all week...


How to break the procrastination doom loop, according to science...


Be careful. Some popular "Catholic" writers use their books to spread lies...


Every round goes higher, higher, soldiers of the Cross...


Italy steps up security over alleged ISIS plot to kill the Pope; Vatican spokesman downplays threat...


Could a person walk the entire city of New York in his lifetime?


What people cured of blindness see...


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