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Pope Francis on First Sunday of Advent: “Jesus, above all else, detests lukewarmness”


Christmas gift ideas for every Catholic on your list...
Tom Perna
As we approach the Advent and Christmas Seasons, I know many people have begun to think about the gifts that they will buy for family and friends this year. Although there are so many options online to choose from, I would highly encourage you to support small businesses, but particularly small Catholic businesses. Below are some of the businesses that I support and advertise on this website.


Analysis: Will Cardinal Gregory’s “dialogue” with Biden undermine the USCCB?


Father Vincent Lampert: An exorcism is a prayer to God...


The Lord Jesus warns that many (possibly even most) are not headed for Heaven. You must be prepared for death and judgment...
Msgr. Charles Pope
The Sunday Gospel announces a critical Advent theme: While I want to comment primarily on the Reading from Isaiah, the Gospel admonition surely deserves some attention as well. Too many today hold the unbiblical idea that most if not all people are going to Heaven. For weeks now we have been reading parables in the Gospels in which the Lord Jesus warns...


In Advent, we prepare for the coming of Christ in three ways...


St. Thomas More: Defender of marriage and fatherhood...
John Clark
Born into some of the most tumultuous times in the entire history of the Catholic Church, the brilliant Saint Thomas More has been hailed with many accolades: patriot, genius, statesman, martyr, saint. But to a group of children in the 16th Century, he was simply “father.” The legacy of Saint Thomas More is so powerful that even today, centuries later...


As Biden plans swift moves to enact LGBTQ promises, religious exemptions in crosshairs...


Patriarch of Venice calls for prayers of reparation after Virgin Mary statue decapitated...


Pandemic conditions have increased Christian persecution globally, says report from Aid to the Church in Need...


Watch: Thousands of starlings spotted in mesmerizing murmuration over North Yorkshire, England...


I recently attended my first Traditional Latin Mass. It didn’t go well. Here’s what happened...
Matthew Archbold
One issue that became apparent very quickly as Mass started was that I don’t speak Latin and I wasn’t following along very well at all. I didn’t know any of the responses so I stood in back trying to read along. I didn’t know when to kneel, stand up — I didn’t know anything. So I hung back, leaned against the wall...


Catholics can morally take soon-to-be-released COVID-19 vaccines, says U.S. bishops’ internal memo...


China criticizes Pope over comment on persecuted Uighur Muslim minority...


Jupiter and Saturn are about to appear closer in the sky than they have for 800 years, aligning as a ‘double planet’...


Vaccines and doubly remote cooperation in evil...
Fr. Matthew Schneider
This month, two vaccines for COVID-19 finished their final tests. They proved to be 90–94 percent effective at preventing COVID, and both vaccines have been ethically produced. This is very good news indeed. Some have raised moral qualms about getting these vaccines...


Why St. Cyprian says love of the world fuels the fear of death...


New York Attorney General sues Bishops Malone, Grosz, and Diocese of Buffalo for failing to protect children...

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We faithful Catholics must shed our credulity and realize that Sunnyside has a dark side, and Lotso is nutso...
Fr. Dwight Longenecker
In Toy Story 3 the boy Andy is ready to go off to college. His room is being tidied and his toys are about to be boxed up and stored in the attic. Then, Mom makes a mistake and Woody, Buzz and the rest of the gang are packed off to a kiddie daycare center called ‘Sunnyside’. Remember: the toys live to be played with and loved by a child...


Thank God for your life, even if it stinks...
David Mills
“I should thank God for my creation if I knew I was a lost soul,” G. K. Chesterton’s grandfather once declared. He tells the story in his Autobiography. Chesterton quoted his grandfather with approval. When I first read this, as someone fairly new to serious Christianity, I thought it was the craziest thing I’d ever heard...


The way things are going, I’m considering the Lakskhi Option...


Getting beyond politics on Brooklyn’s fight for religious freedom...
John Allen
Probably it should come as no surprise that reaction to Wednesday’s US Supreme Court decision granting an injunction against limits on public worship imposed by New York State was immediately swept up into the broader political fulcrum of 2020. After all, the governor who imposed those limits, Andrew Cuomo, is a liberal Catholic; the bishop who challenged them, Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn...


Pope Francis creates 13 new cardinals: ‘May the cross and resurrection always be your goal’...


What is a cardinal? Here’s a basic review of the college of cardinals in history and today...


This Sunday, don’t grow accustomed to the dark...
Tom Hoopes
Last week the Son of Man was resplendent in glory as angels surrounded his throne and the nations assembled before him. This week, the First Sunday of Advent, Year B, he is a long way off and we are left on our own in a dark house, hoping that he will come. The Church does that on purpose...


It is our duty and salvation, always and everywhere, to give thanks to God...
Fr. Roger Landry
In December we will mark the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims’ disembarking in Plymouth, Massachusetts. What they endured, and how the responded spiritually to it, are guides for us as we mark the national holiday of Thanksgiving and begin to formulate year-end reflections.


In rebuke to USCCB leaders, DC’s Archbishop Wilton Gregory says he favors “common ground” approach and Holy Communion for Biden ...


Santa Cruz Historical Commission calls replica mission bell “racist symbol,” tells city to remove it from intersection...


Xi Jinping gets his man: Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association announces ordination of new bishop of Qingdao...


Can’t visit family for Thanksgiving? Interview them instead. Years from now, you’ll be glad you did...
Simcha Fisher
After my father died, my sister called up our oldest surviving relative, my great aunt Bebe who lives in Florida, and they ended up having several conversations. The things she told us about our family have been delightful (and occasionally insane). We knew, for instance, that my mother was pregnant when my parents got married...


This is as evil as anything I’ve seen in a long time...
Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
This is as evil as anything I’ve seen in a long time. “Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened round his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.” This will be promoted...


Why Thanksgiving is a perfect example of the common good...


Pope meets with NBA players’ union delegation at the Vatican...


Vatican cancels public Advent and Christmas liturgies amid COVID surge...


How Blessed Miguel Pro continued to serve his people during church closures...


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