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Pope’s Wednesday Audience: ‘The Psalms Are the Church’s Symphony of Prayer’


Worldly Opposition Often Comes From People Within the Church — Here’s How to Face the Headwinds...
Patrick Lencioni
It may come as a surprise to many lay people, and perhaps even priests too, that worldly opposition can come from within the Church. Pat sits down with his friend Fr. John Riccardo of ACTS XXIX to discuss the different ways we can face this truth, overcome worldly opposition, and avoid being discouraged in the process.


Texas Doctor Indicted After Exposing Transgender Child Surgeries at Children’s Hospital...


In secular France, chaplains prepare to provide Olympians with spiritual support during the Games...


Three Young Adult Pilgrims Walk From Paris to Jerusalem ‘to Deepen Our Faith’...


‘Love of My Dad’: Father’s Example Leads Top Cyclist Back to the Church...


Vatican Library to Award NFTs to Donors in ‘Experimental Project’...


We invited Harrison Butker to speak at our college. We won’t bow to cancel culture...
Stephen Minnis
Benedictine College is on a mission to transform culture in America, but we didn’t expect one commencement address to put us in the center of our country’s current culture wars. The experience, though, is a good reminder that the mission we have is more important than ever. Let me explain. Benedictine, the college I serve as president in Atchison, Kansas...


Pope’s Sunday Angelus: ‘Be Generous and Confident Sowers of the Gospel’...


Al Kresta, Longtime Catholic Radio Host, Dies at 72...


What was true of Adam and Eve is true for us now. We work his garden; God makes it grow...
Tom Hoopes
This Sunday, Jesus describes his kingdom in the Gospel this way: “This is how it is with the kingdom of God; it is as if a man were to scatter seed on the land and would sleep and rise night and day and through it all the seed would sprout and grow, he knows not how.” As it is in the natural world, so is it in the supernatural world: God provides subtle but unstoppable growth for those who do his will...


In the midst of confusion: Rethinking the ‘synodal way’...
Jeff Mirus
It is one of the odd—but in the long run potentially fruitful—features of the current pontificate that a great emphasis on synodality in theory has emerged under a Pope who tends to act unilaterally. This is not particularly surprising since we humans so often tend towards failure when it comes to living out in practice the principles we hold in theory...


Vatican’s ‘Bishop of Rome’ Document Has an ‘Ivory Tower’ Feel...
Fr. Raymond de Souza
“The Bishop of Rome,” a study document of the Dicastery for the Promotion of Christian Unity (DPCU) on papal primacy and ecumenism combines detailed reporting on recent theological developments with proposals that ignore the major ecclesial developments of the last few years. In his 1995 encyclical, Ut Unum Sint (That They May Be One), Pope St. John Paul II invited other Christian churches...


What a Tangled Web We Weave Because Gay People Cannot Conceive...
Carrie Gress
After the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nationwide in 2015, it was only a matter of time before legislators found new ways to level the playing field so that couples who were not made to conceive children could have children. Surrogacy has become a booming industry worldwide for LGTBQ+ couples, with just a handful of states limiting its use.


Pope Francis hosts 100 comedians (including Chris Rock, Jim Gaffigan and Conan O’Brien) at Vatican gathering...


The Moon Marks Time in the Light of the Son...
K.V. Turley
In April, the Biden administration called upon NASA to create a moon-based time standard. The proposed lunar time zone would be known as Coordinated Lunar Time (LTC). What the inhabitants of the moon think of this has not yet been recorded, but NASA’s imposition of “time” upon the earth’s only natural satellite prompts the question: What is time? As underlying NASA’s undertaking is the presumption that time belongs to man...


What it’s like when your son becomes your Father...


Bishops Request USCCB Study After Transgender Hermit Announcement...

145 years ago, Cardinal Newman warned that ‘liberalism in religion’ is a ticket to oblivion...
George Weigel
In the days before Pope Paul VI simplified the rituals surrounding the creation of new cardinals, men who had previously been informed that they had been chosen gathered in Rome; there, a day or so before the consistory at which they would be “proclaimed” and given the red hat, they received what was known as the biglietto (“ticket”). Delivered by a papal chamberlain to wherever the about-to-be-cardinal happened to be in the Eternal City...


Head Coach Joe Mazzulla’s Catholic Faith Helped Guide the Boston Celtics to an NBA Championship...
Clemente Lisi
Joe Mazzulla woke up on Tuesday morning an NBA champion. It has been a very long and unlikely success story rooted in faith. Mazzulla — whose only head coaching experience before taking over the Boston Celtics in the fall of 2022 was at the NCAA Division II level — guided the team to a record 18th NBA championship after defeating the Dallas Mavericks in five games.


Competitive Sheeting, St. Guy of Baume, and Archbishop Dennis Schnurr...
J.D. Flynn
Today is the feast of St. Guy of Baume, and you’re reading The Tuesday Pillar Post. Not much is known about old St. Guy — he was a 10th century abbot at Baume Abbey, which, by some accounts, was founded in the 600s, destroyed by raiders in the 700s, refounded in the 800s, and then had a pretty good run of nearly 1,000 years, before the French Revolution expelled all the monks.


In the Storm: A Reflection on the Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time...
Scott Hahn
“Do you not yet have faith?” Our Lord’s question in today’s Gospel frames the Sunday liturgies for the remainder of the year, which the Church calls “Ordinary Time.” In the weeks ahead, the Church’s liturgy will have us journeying with Jesus and His disciples, reliving their experience of His words and deeds, coming to know and believe in Him as they did.


Nancy Pelosi, Among Others, Could Benefit From This Summer’s Eucharistic Congress...
Kathryn Jean Lopez
very Sunday for me it’s hard,” former speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi wrote in Being Catholic Now: Prominent Americans Talk About Change in the Church and the Quest for Meaning, a 2008 collection edited by Kerry Kennedy, daughter of the late Robert Kennedy. Frequently self-described as some variation of an “ardent practicing Catholic,” Pelosi’s difficulty was with the Eucharist.


Evangelicals and IVF: ‘Don’t turn a blind eye to what’s happening in the fertility industry’...


Can The 30-Second Sit-to-Stand Test Predict Your Lifespan?


In reimagining the papacy, don’t underestimate its star power...
John Allen
Friday was among the most remarkable single days in the entire Pope Francis era, and given the way this papacy has generated non-stop thrills, chills and spills for more than 11 years now, that’s truly saying something. It was a long day’s journey into night, beginning at 8:30 a.m. with a still-unexplained...


The 28 Most Beautiful Towns in America...


‘I Will Not Stop Preaching This Gospel’: Priest and Martyr of Communism Father Michał Rapacz Beatified in Krakow...
Hannah Brockhaus
A 20th-century Polish Catholic priest killed by communist authorities was beatified on Saturday at the Divine Mercy Shrine in Krakow-Łagiewniki, Poland. Pope Francis recognized the martyrdom of Father Michał Rapacz in January. The 41-year-old priest was shot twice by communist authorities on the night of May 10-11, 1946, after being taken from his village parish in the south of Poland to a nearby woods.


Cardinal Sarah warns against the spread of ‘practical atheism’ even within the Church...


Do Old Testament Teachings on Homosexuality Still Apply Today?


Did you go see the ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy on the big screen last week?


Pope Francis becomes first pontiff to address a G7 summit, raises alarm about AI...


‘I have my mission’: Your role in God’s plan...


Civilization, Something He Said, and Panic Buying...


Some people think the Vatican Archives hold UFO secrets. Vatican archivists say they’re barking up the wrong tree...


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