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Shouting “Allahu Akbar,” Islamist terrorist stabs to death three people in basilica in Nice, France


After attack on basilica, Cardinal Sarah warns West: “Islamism is a monstrous fanaticism which must be fought with force and determination”...


Pope Francis appeals for peace in Cameroon after deadly school attack...


Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation signals a new chapter for Catholics and legal abortion...
Fr. Raymond de Souza
The late-night swearing in of Justice Amy Coney Barrett by Justice Clarence Thomas, the longest-serving member of the Supreme Court, on Monday was a story not just about lawyers, but about Catholics and America’s abortion law...


What I learned from Ave Maria University football...
John Clark
Many years from now, as we look back and try to explain the Year 2020 to our grandchildren, part of that conversation will be about the things we missed while the world was in isolation and quarantine. We will talk about the closing of the churches and the inaccessibility of the sacraments, but we’ll also reference the more worldly things we missed.


Our Lord did not commission St. Peter as a Catholic Oracle of Delphi. But He did promise him that the gates of hell would not prevail against the Church...
Fr. Jerry Pokorsky
Many parishioners are anxious when there is a change of pastors because a priest or a pastor is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get. (Pastors can share the same concern about their new parishioners!) Official Church documents rightly describe the exalted role of the priest and generally describe a vision of the priesthood worthy of imitation...


Political tact doesn’t stop the Pope from (indirectly) tweaking Trump...
John Allen
“A foolish consistency,” Ralph Waldo Emerson once famously wrote, “is the hobgoblin of little minds.” People and institutions of all sorts channel their inner Emerson all the time, invoking iron-clad principles when they’re convenient but finding loopholes when they’re not. The Vatican is no exception, and the past weekend brought two examples when it comes to getting involved in civil politics.


Saying “Catholics need abortions too,” pro-abortion protesters disrupt Masses across Poland...


When Joe Biden saved ‘Roe v. Wade’...


5 pandemic-era habits every man should keep...


“Mr. Smith Goes to Washington”: Rebuilding moral community...


A family guide to spiritual warfare...


Exodus is a foreshadowing of the coming of Christ and His Church...


Pope Francis to create 13 new cardinals, including Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Washington, D.C...


Vatican’s CDF announces excommunication of Tomislav Vlašić, former Medjugorje spiritual director...


Mexican broadcaster: Vatican held back Pope Francis’ words on same-sex civil unions in 2019 interview footage...


‘Catholic voters’ will split their votes in this election, but how will that affect swing states?
Clemente Lisi
The U.S. election season has come down to its final days. Both national polling and those in battleground states see former Vice President Joe Biden with a lead. President Donald Trump has been traveling across the Rust Belt in hopes of winning key states like Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, as voters are told...


There is less in the Holy Father’s comments than meets the eye, but it remains a significant statement, and what exactly it means remains unclear...

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Philadelphia and the new “tolerance”...
Francis X. Maier
Philadelphia is a tough place. It’s the home of the famously overserved football fans who, as a special Christmas treat several decades ago, pelted their stadium’s Santa Claus with snowballs. It’s also the home of outstanding universities, medical centers, and major corporations, all oddly underappreciated. Philadelphia gets no respect...


Fornication is a mortal sin and those who do not repent of it will go to Hell...
Msgr. Charles Pope
We are in a sinfully confused cultural setting in which many either celebrate or make little effort to avoid what God calls serious sin. The Church must not lack clarity, yet pulpits and classrooms have often been silent. This has led to parents themselves to be silent—and silence is often taken as tacit approval...


5 ways of dealing with anti-Catholic bigotry, according to Al Smith...
David Mills
It’s usually offered in indirect but aggressive ways. Behind a lot of American political arguments is the belief that Catholics don’t belong in the political world — unless we’re willing to set our faith aside. It comes out in claims like calling the commitment to the unborn child’s right to life...


AP editors, it is clear, are only interested in voices on one side of the Catholic divide...
Terry Mattingly
Let’s discuss a few issues behind your recent feature that was sent to newspapers everywhere with this headline: “Barrett was trustee at private school with anti-gay policies.” The key, of course, is “policies” — a vague term that way too many mainstream journalists consistently use in place of the simple word “doctrines.”


The Vatican has expanded All Saints/All Souls indulgences this year, because some people have gotten a little too used to “celebrations on television” ...


It’s official: Senate votes to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court...


Benedict XVI distances himself from embattled Catholic community...


Senate set to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court Monday evening...


Why I trust working fathers (and why bureaucrats become tyrants)...
Jason Craig
Some people grew up as army brats, the experience of which shaping their worldview. I grew up as a construction brat (on construction sites), and I know it shapes me, especially my trust of working fathers and mistrust of entrenched experts. On the job site there’s a common mistrust of people that are high in offices, look down (literally and more) on workers, and come across as arrogant...


The Gospel, standing on one foot — A homily for the 30th Sunday of the Year...


Beyond ‘Moviegate,’ deep questions remain on Vatican’s China gamble...


Imagining Malcolm X in 2020...
Tom Nash
As one who grew up in the Motor City, I have long been interested in and drawn to African-American culture, including studying the subject at the University of Michigan. As a young child, I remember Martin Luther King, Jr., his stirring speeches, and the tragic day he was killed in April 1968.


The Lord is eager to engage the battle. Are you?


Here’s the bottom line on the Pope’s movie mystery: “If you don’t fix it, you bought it”...


What should a Catholic make of Q and QAnon?
Patti Armstrong
Are you a follower of QAnon? Do you even know what it is? The QAnon (also known as “Q”) movement is largely seen as paranoid and cult-like by liberals but has found a soft landing among some conservatives and evangelicals. Supposedly, Q is a highly-placed government insider who claims knowledge...


What every Catholic needs to remember about the pope’s opinions on civil unions (or anything else)...


Plot thickens over origins of Pope’s civil union remarks...


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