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Pope Francis Names Chinese Bishop Who Attended Synod on Synodality to Archdiocese of Hangzhou


What to think about those rumors of a coming new offensive against the Traditional Latin Mass...
Phil Lawler
Rome’s rumor mills are buzzing. According to multiple sources, a new Vatican document is being prepared, which would impose still tighter restrictions on the celebration of the Traditional Latin Mass (TLM). If approved in its current form, our informants tell us, the document would bar diocesan priests from celebrating the TLM; only the communities specially formed around the old liturgy...


Why Is St. John the Baptist Such a Big Deal?
Clement Harrold
Sometimes we Catholics can struggle with the emphasis the New Testament places on the figure of St. John the Baptist. What makes this quirky, locust-eating prophet such an important figure? To answer this question, it’s worth reflecting on what Jesus Himself says about John the Baptist. In this verse, Jesus discloses a twofold reality...


“What should I do if a choir I’m part of is scheduled to sing something (Orff’s Carmina Burana) that seems blasphemous?”...
Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
St. Thomas Aquinas tells us that all art and science should lead to adoration. Hence, the guiding questions for all art and science, is whether or not it pleases God and whether or not it can be offered to Him. We may not act on an uncertain conscience. If the texts you are being asked to sing parody what is sacred, then it can hardly be a worthy offering to God.


The Traditional Latin Mass: Third rail of the National Eucharistic Congress?
J.D. Flynn
Since it was announced, critics of the National Eucharistic Congress have expressed concern that the July event, which coincides with the Republican National Convention, would be co-opted by politics. Some have speculated that Congress talks will take on a partisan tone, or that some speakers will advocate for conservative political engagement...


Archbishop Viganò Reports to DDF Thursday in Latest Step of Transformation from Vatican Insider to Alleged Schismatic...


Vatican’s DDF Charges Archbishop Viganò With Canonical Crime of Schism...


'Husbandry' and Rethinking a Man's Bond with his Wife...
John Cuddeback
We tend to reflect more on the role of man as father than as husband. Rediscovering husbandry goes hand in hand with rediscovering fatherhood. But wait a moment, you immediately wonder; am I making a play on the word ‘husbandry?’ What am I talking about here? Let’s be clear: the seeming ambiguity in the term is intrinsic to its usage in English. I suggest that rather than dismissing it, we ask what deeper truth is indicated in what might seem a linguistic quirk...


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...


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...


In the Storm: A Reflection on the Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time...


Nancy Pelosi, Among Others, Could Benefit From This Summer’s Eucharistic Congress...


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...


The 28 Most Beautiful Towns in America...

The Light in Greece: Seeing What It Means to Call the Son of God “Light From Light”...


This Sunday, the Lord of Storms Gives Us More Than We Can Handle...
Tom Hoopes
Jesus is gentle, Jesus is kind, Jesus is caring and Jesus is attentive to our needs. But Jesus is God, Jesus is challenging, Jesus is demanding, and above all Jesus wants us to be attentive to what he wants. That is the message the Church gives us in the readings for Mass on the 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time...


‘Inside Out 2’: Here Come Envy, Ennui, Embarrassment, Anxiety — and Disappointment...


How the IOR became the Vatican’s most bankable institution...
Ed Condon
The Institute for Works of Religion, the Vatican’s only commercial bank, has recorded another year of increased profits, enhanced financial stability, and high regulatory vigilance. The institution was, for decades, a byword for scandal, corruption and conspiracy theories. But its 2023 annual report, issued June 14, recorded news levels of profitability, allowing significant charitable disbursement to Catholic projects around the world.


Spanish Nuns Accused of Schism Must Appear Before Tribunal...


Speaking the Truth with Love...
Francis X. Maier
Tomorrow, June 20, marks the 2024 summer solstice, the longest day of the year. Nobody really cares about the solstice today except wannabe pagans, but it’s the official start of summer. And summer is an excuse for the kind of escapist reading that (seemingly) has nothing to do with the burdens of modern life, yet can offer some useful lessons. I’ll explain...


Jesuit Father Paul Mankowski Was a Man for Our Season...


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...


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


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...


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