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Cardinal Marc Ouellet of Quebec Accused of Sexual Assault


There’s a risk in accepting Jesus Christ in your life. Are you willing to take it?
Marlon De La Torre
Entering a Catholic Church for the very first time, Michael did not know what to expect. There was a visible fear across his face because he had been searching for direction and meaning in his life having dabbled in Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Atheism, and ultimately a non-denominational community of believers. He was hoping to find acceptance and refuge from a world he had come to realize did not offer the answers of hope and love he was searching for...


Elvis Presley checked out of Heartbreak Hotel 45 years ago today...
K.V. Turley
It has been 45 years since Elvis Presley checked out of Heartbreak Hotel. On Aug. 16, 1977, as night fell on Memphis, Tennessee, Presley was found dead. He was just 42 years old. As the news of the death spread around the world, the overriding emotion beyond shock at so untimely a passing was one of sadness. For all Presley’s success and acclaim...


In Synod Report, Swiss Bishops Accuse Church of ‘Denying Equality to Women’ and Excluding ‘People with LGBTQ Identity’...


Somebody needs to tell The Atlantic that firebombings are bad, and Rosaries are good...


When Our Lord says ‘Blessed are the poor in spirit,’ here’s an example of what He means...


What is St. Michael’s Lent? The powerful little-known tradition we need for our times...
Jacqueline Burkepile
Have you ever heard of St. Michael’s Lent? St. Michael’s Lent dates back to the 13th century when St. Francis of Assisi received the stigmata on the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross (Sept. 14). Much like a ‘mini-Lent,’ the devotion lasts 40 days (excluding Sundays). This period of prayer, fasting, and penance begins on the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Aug...


Traditional stained-glass windows are making a comeback in churches around the country...
Joseph Pronechen
The traditional style is hallmarked by realism. Recently, for St. Mary of Sorrows Church in Fairfax, Virginia, Beyer made all-new Gothic Revival windows, highlighted by seven windows behind the altar depicting the Seven Sorrows of our Blessed Mother. Beyer described the windows as colorful and reflective of the Munich style. Among aisle windows...


The Lord God of Armies (Dominus Deus Sabaoth) is engaged in battle all around us. Choose your side!...
Msgr. Charles Pope
The readings today speak of a great cosmic battle that is taking place all around us. In the Gospel, Jesus speaks vividly of it, and of his own mission to engage our ancient foe and to gather God’s elect back from the enslaving clutches of Satan, who was a murder and a liar from the beginning (cf John 8:44). And so, as Jesus approaches Jerusalem for the final time...


A guide to navigating ‘election season’ in the Catholic Church...
John Allen
By now, Pope Francis has denied that he’s on the brink of resigning so often that it’s virtually become part of his verbal “Greatest Hits” collection, akin to his rhetoric on the evils of clericalism or the dignity of migrants. Although he’s 85 and suffering from acute pain in the right knee related to osteoarthritis...


41 Dead, 14 Injured After Fire Rips Through Packed Coptic Church in Cairo During Sunday Liturgy...


Did Jesus explicitly claim to be God? Yes, He did...
John Clark
In the previous piece in this series, we referenced C. S. Lewis’s Trilemma, essentially the argument that: in claiming He was God, Jesus was either a liar, insane, or God. We discussed that Lewis’ position here is inescapably logical, but that two prior points needed to be made before we addressed this trilemma. The first point that needed to be addressed is whether Jesus lived...


In America’s heartland, Catholics quietly are going about the work of rebuilding the Church...


It doesn’t matter what I think...


This new book about Pius XII and the Holocaust is full of glaring problems...


On Synods Then and Now...


Our Lord treasures your faithfulness and is eager to reward it. Think of it this way...


Czerny as the new Lustiger, the ‘Jewish cardinal’ and papal contender...

Lauretta Brown: Catholics who proclaim their faith — then work against it...


The synodal 1%, the real St. Roch, and the ‘militant’ Rosary...
J.D. Flynn
Today is the feast of St. Roch, and you’re reading The Tuesday Pillar Post. The fourteenth century St. Roch, by most popular biographies, was born marked with a red cross on his chest — taken as a sign of the Lord’s love in his life even from infancy. Again, from the hagiographies, Roch was a deeply pious child, given to regular fasting and long periods of prayer...


Project Poltergeist: When unexplained events terrify a young boy in 1960s New Jersey, the first purported haunting in a public housing project begins...


The Atlantic’s hysterical piece demonizing the Rosary is a harbinger of persecution...
Rod Dreher
In both Orthodoxy and Catholicism, today -- August 15 -- is the feast of the transition of the Virgin Mary, the Mother of God, into eternal life. Catholics call it the Assumption, because they believe she was "assumed" (taken up) into heaven at the end of her earthly days without tasting death; Orthodox call it the Dormition (falling asleep)...


We have many friends in Heaven...
Fr. Victor Feltes
We are surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses. The New Testament Letter to the Hebrews celebrates the faith and actions of Old Testament heroes: beginning with Abel, Enoch, and Noah; Abraham and Sarah; Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph; Moses and Rahab; Israel’s judges Gideon, Barak, Samson, and Jephthah; David, Samuel, and all the prophets...


The Assumption is a ‘little Easter’ because Jesus’ Resurrection was the start of a process enfolding the whole of humanity...
John Grondelski
The Solemnity of the Assumption reveals a mystery grossly underappreciated by many contemporary Catholics. Dropped in the middle of the summer, a holy day of obligation plopped in the middle of the last gasps of summer vacation, the feast might be regarded by some more as a bothersome intrusion than cause for celebration. In that line of thinking...


Solemnity of the Assumption: ‘Mary Shows Us That Heaven Is Within Reach, if We Too Do Not Give in to Sin’...


On the ever-accelerating passage of time...
George Weigel
In one of his Blackford Oakes novels, William F. Buckley, Jr. had a character crack a Wagnerian joke along these lines: What is Siegfried? Siegfried is the opera that begins at 7 p.m. and when you wake up three hours later, you’re shocked to find out that it’s only 7:30. That was certainly my experience when, in solidarity with my late father-in-law...


The tip-off from a Nazi that saved my Jewish grandparents...


Clear answers on a sensitive topic...


Christ demands that, when we are given a choice between pleasing Him and pleasing our family, we choose Him...
Tom Hoopes
We have all seen family division over Christ. Family members have rejected us over the right to life, forcing us to decide what is more important: preserving comfortable relations with them or defending the lives of innocents. Family members have despised us because the faith disagrees with their choices, demanding we choose their opinion over Jesus Christ’s...


Syro-Malabar Archbishop: Nuncio Said Resign in 24 Hours or Be Fired...


What‘s up with this Gray Lady ‘mind meld’ with readers worried about Biden‘s faith?
Terry Mattingly
Popes rarely, in my experience, produce the kinds of five-star news soundbites that go viral. However, Pope Francis has used striking language when addressing one of the hot-button issues of this or any other age — abortion. That was one of several topics woven into this week’s “Crossroads” podcast, which focused on another elite-media political feature about President Joe Biden’s “devout” approach to practicing the Catholic faith...


Father Vincent Capodanno Canonization Cause Suffers Setback as Vatican Panel Votes for Suspension of Process...


When is the pope infallible?


When God became man, he became a man who had friends he liked. Not just loved, but liked...


Mark your calendar — Artemis I, the first launch of NASA’s most powerful rocket ever, is scheduled for August 29 at 8:33am ET...


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