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French Catholic bishops open cause for beatification of Dominican Father Marie-Étienne Vayssière


Praying for salvific ignorance for the clever Hans Küng...
Fr. Roger Landry
When I first heard the news April 6 that the 93-year-old Swiss theologian and author had died, I had just finished the prayers for the fifth day of the Novena of Divine Mercy. The death of Father Hans Küng during the novena necessarily frames our Christian reaction.


9 of the world’s scariest airports to fly into...


UK cardinal leads Catholics in mourning death of Prince Philip, “Her Majesty the Queen’s faithful and loyal husband”...


Secretary of State Antony Blinken “repudiates” human rights report — and dissents from the “magisterium of human rights”...
Daniel Philpott
On March 30, at a press conference announcing the release of the U.S. State Department’s annual human rights report, Secretary of State Antony Blinken pointedly “repudiated” the report of the Commission on Unalienable Rights that his predecessor, Michael Pompeo, had appointed. Why this repudiation?


Always abstain from evil. Never abstain from love...
E. Christian Brugger
My wife and I have eight children. Our last two were born premature and needed to spend time in the NICU. We were told by the doctors not to have any more children because my wife could die. The problem now is what to do about our sexual relations. One priest advised us to practice the withdrawal method and said we would not be required to abstain from Holy Communion.


If God is good and powerful, why is there evil in the world?


Vos Estis, Hans Küng, Cardinal Becciu, and how the NY Mets just descended to the level of the Houston Astr*s...
Ed Condon
I hope your Easter is going well. I was sitting with some manly Catholic men last week talking about how our Lent had gone in preparation for the Triduum. We ended up talking a bit about the difficulty of giving yourself over to a season of feasting. It’s tricky. The temptation is to feel like we don’t deserve it...


U.S. theologians echo fears of schism in Catholic Church in Germany...
Joan Frawley Desmond
The Catholic Church in Germany’s two-year reform program that has questioned established teachings on faith and morals has prompted Pope Francis and Vatican officials to take increasingly urgent action to head off the possibility of a formal schism.


Statement on the reception of Holy Communion by those who persist in public grave sin...


Life is good. You are loved. When you realize this, you begin to share in The Easter joy that underlies the universe...
John Cuddeback
Easter joy. In these powerful words is signified a reality at the heart of Christianity. Easter is a celebration. It is a matter of joy, and joy happens when we receive something beloved. Any real festivity is a matter of receiving something: something that is marvelously good and transcends our own doing or crafting...


Influential Swiss modernist theologian Hans Küng dies at 93...


Police break up a Good Friday service in London, and the Pope offers Mass with Becciu...


Never underestimate the faith of a child...
Marlon De La Torre
There is a particular article in the Catechism of the Catholic Church that states the desire for God is written in the human heart. If we take the time to extrapolate this powerful statement it provides an introduction to the intimate relationship that exists between God and man...


Watch: Amid shutdown of public worship, priest offers Mass on ancient Mass rock in Ireland...


Arkansas governor vetoes ‘transgender youth treatment’ ban...


An extraordinary winning streak for religion at the Supreme Court...


An Easter Octave guide for Catholic families...

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A simple 3-step test to see if you really believe Christ is risen...


Movie physics: How tall is King Kong? How strong is he? And could he even stand up in real life?


Berlin is building a “church about nothing.” Looks like the Communist goal of secularizing East Germany was successful after all [WSJ paywall]...


Speaking of heretics, like Menno Simmons, founder of the Mennonites...
David Mills
It was a friendly letter, gently written, but made a claim that always makes me grind my teeth. The writer had come across an old article of ours that called Menno Simmons, founder of the Mennonites, a heretic. A Mennonite herself, she objected. On Sunday, she’d heard a young man teaching Sunday school attack the pope without understanding what he was saying...


Hans Küng taught toxic errors in place of the truth — but some Catholic leaders are still paying glowing tribute...
Edward Pentin
Despite his profoundly dissenting views that included questioning the divinity of Christ, rejecting papal infallibility and undermining doctrines on the Virgin Mary, warm tributes were paid yesterday by some prominent Church leaders to Swiss theologian Father Hans Küng, who died Tuesday at age 93. Father Küng never repented of his positions...


Do you have bitter regrets in life? ‘Relax the mandible’ and let God wipe away your tears...
Rick Becker
As a dad myself now, I’m particularly burdened by how I mistreated my father — how I took him for granted toward the end of his life, how I brandished his struggles with alcohol as an excuse for keeping my distance. I should’ve gone to visit when he started to fail in the end...


The challenge of ‘small see’ Catholicism...
J.D. Flynn
For the second time in less than a year, the Diocese of Duluth celebrated on Wednesday the appointment of a new bishop. This time, Duluth Catholics are probably hoping the appointment sticks. But filling Duluth’s episcopal vacancy was a process that lasted nearly 17 months...


Is the ‘era of big government’ over for U.S. dioceses?


The Vatican’s shabby treatment of Msgr. Robert Oliver speaks volumes about where the current reform actually stands...
John Allen
I’ve got a small story to tell here, one of no great import or particular news value. Yet big pictures are woven from small details, and, in this case, it’s not a pretty picture to behold. The small story concerns the recent departure of American Monsignor Robert Oliver as secretary of the Pontifical Commission for Minors, while the bigger picture is about a largely undiagnosed HR pandemic in the Vatican.


“Basement brainwashing”: Chinese Christians held in secret, mobile Communist “transformation” facilities...


The idea that we are all equal, unique personalities, each possessed of unfathomable dignity and inviolable rights, came from Christianity...


Atheist writer John Harris: “For many of us, life without God has turned out to be life without fellowship and shared meaning”...


Dr. Seuss meets the cancel culture — and loses...
Anthony Esolen
We hear that the estate of Theodore Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, will withdraw from sale a couple of that bland old liberal’s books. In one of them, as I have seen, there is a picture of a Chinese man eating with chopsticks. Science having proved that Chinese men do not eat with chopsticks, I agree with the decision. Only I find that it does not go far enough.


A chronology of the Resurrection appearances...
Msgr. Charles Pope
When we encounter the resurrection accounts in the New Testament, we face a challenge in putting all the pieces together in such a way that the sequence of events flows in logical order. This is due to the fact that no one Gospel presents all or even most of the information. Some of the accounts seem to conflict...


What has the pro-life movement won?


When enough is enough...


Pope Francis at Easter Monday Regina Coeli: ‘Never tire of seeking the risen Christ’...


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