New Advent
 Home   Encyclopedia   Summa   Fathers   Bible   Library 
 A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z 

Vatican Makes It Official: St. Irenaeus to Be Declared a Doctor of the Church


Answering the call: When a fire truck becomes a ‘friar truck’...
Joseph Pronechen
Sound the alarm, and make way for the “Friar Truck” and its first official call: January’s “Bible Marathon” in St. Martinville, Louisiana. After this debut, it will continue carrying on its official duty — proclaiming the word of God from its eye-catching, antique mobile pulpit. No one will be able to miss the message as the Friar Truck makes its rounds...


How Stalin’s Russia-Ukraine ‘Sobor’ applies to China’s ‘Sinicization’...
Fr. Raymond de Souza
The Winter Olympics in China are about to open, a welcome propaganda exercise for an authoritarian regime. Eight years ago at Sochi 2014, Vladimir Putin took a vainglorious turn on the world stage, promising a return to imperial glory for the hungry Russian bear. As soon as the Olympic torch was extinguished, Putin invaded Ukraine and annexed Crimea...


Why I am no longer a tenured professor at the University of Toronto...
Jordan Peterson
I recently resigned from my position as full tenured professor at the University of Toronto. I am now professor emeritus, and before I turned sixty. Emeritus is generally a designation reserved for superannuated faculty, albeit those who had served their term with some distinction. I had envisioned teaching and researching at the U of T...


King Canute the Great, the "dumb, arrogant" king who thought he could command the tides, was actually a devout and humble Christian...
Sean Fitzpatrick
Canute the Great of Denmark was revered during his life for being a king of kings. He was a conqueror and a Christian, but in reverse order: a Christian first and a king second. There is an old tale of him that the statesmen of our day would do well to heed regarding the place of princes in the tide of time. Canute lived in the eleventh century...


Will Catholic universities survive the upheaval in higher education? The next 10 years will tell...
Charles Camosy
This past fall, I had the opportunity to debate the philosopher Peter Singer about the moral status of the prenatal child. The debate took place at Princeton University in front of hundreds of undergraduates who are enrolled in his massive course on practical ethics. It offered me an opportunity to make the case for prenatal justice...


The USPS website to get four free COVID tests quietly went online a day early. If you want to beat the rush, here’s how to do it...


Why the Tonga volcanic eruption was so violent, and what to expect next...


Cana was a cosmic wedding feast...
Tom Neal
Sunday’s readings for Holy Mass were the end of a trio of Sunday “epiphanies” — the first an epiphany of Christ revealed to the pagan Magi; the second an epiphany of the mystery of the Trinity over the Jordan river at Christ’s baptism as the Father’s voice thundered over his Son and the Spirit descended as a dove; and a third epiphany of Jesus’ eucharistic water-to-wine sign at Cana’s wedding feast that revealed his mystic identity as a Bridegroom...


Pope to confer new lay ministries (catechist, lector, acolyte) for first time in St. Peter’s Basilica this Sunday...


Billie Eilish is right: Porn is inflicting serious harm on America's children...


Will this year’s March for Life be the last?
Kathryn Jean Lopez
This year may be the last January March for Life. If you’ve never been to the March for Life, it’s a sight to behold. High-school and college students descend on the nation’s capital. There’s always a big showing from North Dakota thanks to the University of Mary in Bismarck — including this year. They actually returned to lead the march one year after an epic 24-hour standstill in buses caught in a blizzard on the way home from the march in 2016...


‘Savage wolves’: Patriarch of Alexandria denounces actions of Russian Orthodox Church in Africa...


Pope Francis Asks Catholics to Offer Their Sufferings for Christian Unity...


Vatican astronomer Brother Guy Consolmagno: ‘Trust the science’ is off-putting and does not convince the unconvinced ...


Cardinal Sarah is right: ‘The silence of everyday life is an indispensable condition for living with others’...


Pope Francis: ‘The Holy Spirit Reforms the Church Through the Saints’...


Video: How pencils are made...

My dad, Bruce Thomas Clark, and the communion of saints...
John Clark
On Jan. 10, my father died in the arms of the Catholic Church — embraced by Confession, Holy Communion, Anointing of the Sick and the Apostolic Pardon. The fact that my father received such graces has been a powerful and hopeful consolation. It has also helped me understand the Communion of Saints in a new and glorious way. My father grew up Protestant but converted in his early twenties...


Here’s a Q&A to help make sense of what’s been alleged about Benedict XVI and Munich...


America’s favorite hot sauces, ranked and mapped for all 50 states...


The need for two pockets...
Msgr. Charles Pope
Like so many things in life, self-esteem needs to be balanced. The balance is between humility and pride. The following is attributed to Rabbi Simcha Bunim, one of the leaders of Hasidic Judaism in Poland in the late 1700s and early 1800s: Everyone must have two pockets so that he can reach into one or the other according to his needs...


Pope’s Wednesday Audience: ‘God Is Not Afraid of Our Sins’...


The Top 10 most luxurious trains in the world...


Even Peter nods...
Regis Martin
Soon after ascending to the Chair of St. Peter in 2005, Pope Benedict XVI was driven across town in order to take possession of the Basilica of St. John Lateran, the mother of all churches. Indeed, the very first Christian basilica built in Rome and the oldest of all the churches in Christendom, it is the place where, until 1870...


Shock Gallup poll: Only 41% of U.S. conservatives and 45% of churchgoers say it’s ‘very important’ that couples with children together legally marry...


Cardinal Parolin and Deputy Vatican Secretary of State Test Positive for COVID-19...
Edward Pentin
Cardinal Pietro Parolin and Archbishop Edgar Peña Parra have tested positive for COVID-19, the Holy See press office confirmed on Tuesday. Parolin, the Vatican Secretary of State, has “very mild” symptoms, while his Venezuelan substitute, Peña Parra, is asymptomatic, Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni told journalists on Jan...


MLK, the Law and Human Rights...
Deacon Michael Forrest
It has always struck me how close Martin Luther King Day is to the day the Supreme Court affirmed we could legally deny unborn children the most fundamental civil right of all: the right to live and not be killed. Every year, when I talk with my 10th-grade religious-education students at this time (MLK Day and the anniversary of Roe v...


This Church-approved 1980 Marian apparition echoes Our Lady of Fatima...


Friendship between cardinal and politician cemented comeback of ‘Bologna school’...
John Allen
When Italy recently celebrated a state funeral for David Sassoli, the President of the European Parliament who died unexpectedly from Legionnaire’s disease on Jan. 11, the Mass was held in Rome’s Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels and attended by the President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella, Prime Minister Mario Draghi, European President Ursula von der Leyen...


Rare 19th-century film of Pope Leo XIII, remastered and colorized...


Sister Jeannine Gramick has a 50-year record of dissent from Catholic beliefs on homosexuality, women’s ordination and abortion...
Ann Carey
When I first heard that Pope Francis had written a letter to Loretto Sister Jeannine Gramick praising her 50 years of ministry, I immediately thought it had to be a case of mistaken identity. Surely the Pope or his staff had confused her with any one of the thousands of Catholic sisters who have toiled for a half-century to teach and model the truths of the Catholic faith and who deserve such a letter...


Jesus has opened up the pathway of supreme humility...


Marching into the fray, a culture of evangelization, and a process story...


Diplomacy in the Church, in light of the Gospel...


Get this entire Catholic website as an instant digital download...
The full contents of the New Advent website are available as a digital download. It includes the Catholic Encyclopedia, Church Fathers, Summa, Bible and more — and it's only $19.99...





 

Copyright © 2020 by Kevin Knight email Dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

PRIVACY POLICY | ADVERTISE WITH NEW ADVENT