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Cardinal at shrine of Our Lady of Fatima: World needs “spiritual restart” after pandemic


We can’t simply drop the Ascension story, and here’s why...
Sean Fitzpatrick
The Ascension of Jesus Christ, related in the Gospels of Mark and Luke and referred to throughout the New Testament, can be taken as something of an awkward anecdote in the Catholic canon. There is something about the Ascension that is inconceivable, even for a miracle...


9 things to know and share about Our Lady of Fatima...
Jimmy Akin
A young shepherd girl, Lucia dos Santos, said that she experienced supernatural visitations as early as 1915, two years before the famous appearances of the Virgin Mary. In 1917, she and two of her cousins, Francisco and Jacinta Marto, were working as shepherds tending their families’ flocks...


Missing Uyghur steals the show at embassy event on China's genocide...
John Allen
Without even logging in, a physician and human rights activist named Harri Uyghur managed to steal the show during an on-line event Tuesday sponsored by the US Embassy to the Holy See on the plight of Uyghur people in China, offering a powerful reminder of the human impact of repression...


If there are cases of justifiable killing, why not justifiable adultery?
E. Christian Brugger
It is hard today to communicate effectively the reasons why divorce and remarriage are always gravely immoral, including under heartbreaking circumstances such as the ones you envisage. We have grown accustomed to hearing spectacular examples of marital infidelity, tragic cases of love betrayed and then of hearing of happy endings with second unions.


Cardinal Ladaria’s letter on the reception of Holy Communion: An explainer...
Fr. Raymond de Souza
As divisions heightened along the Pacific Coast Highway about pro-abortion Catholic politicians — President Joe Biden first among them — being denied Holy Communion, a bucket of water from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) arrived to cool things off.


Watch Season 2 of ‘The Chosen’ while there’s still time...
Fr. Victor Feltes
“The Chosen” is a truly excellent dramatized series about Jesus and his disciples now in its second season. Four new episodes have been released so far (with the most recent only available on YouTube until Wednesday evening). These episodes can also be seen through this free app.


God’s love for you is not just a theory. It is a flesh-and-blood reality that can be seen, heard, and touched...
Msgr. Charles Pope
Following up on Sunday’s Gospel and noting that in the Office of Readings during the sixth week of Easter, we read from the First Letter of John, We return to the connection of the Law and the keeping of the Commandments. The first letter of John emphasizes the Incarnation of Jesus and demands that we experience the Word becoming Flesh in a practical way in our own lives.


May is graduation time — a time to learn how to say goodbye...


Stretching Out to Great Things: A Commencement Address for the University of St. Thomas in Houston...


CDF weighs in on pro-choice Communion debate, a catechesis on catechists, and hot chicken...


In leaked letter, Vatican’s CDF prefect tells U.S. bishops to soften approach on Holy Communion for “pro-choice” politicians...


Become a critical thinker to fight the spirit of the age...


Carrie Gress and Noelle Mering (‘Theology of the Home’) want to share their happiness secrets with the world...


French sister’s miracle astounds medical experts, becomes 70th official healing at Lourdes...


Babushkas saved the faith from the ravages of Communism, and little Italian grandmothers make demons tremble...


God is real. He made you to praise Him. And despite your sins and fears, He has come to bring you hope...


The world’s highest everything, from freefall to belly flop...

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An interview with Bishop Robert Barron about the saints...
Nick Becker
Welcome back to “Fun Facts About Saints.” We have a very special guest with us in this episode, as we welcome Bishop Robert Barron from Los Angeles, California. Bishop Barron will tell us a little bit about himself and answer questions like, “What is your definition of a saint?” and “Why are the saints important?” He also reveals who some of his favorite saints are...


10 facts about Our Lady of Fatima every Catholic should know...
Joseph Pronechen
Fatima’s 104th anniversary gives us another chance to take the messages of Our Lady to heart and put them into practice. That is what Our Lady of Fatima called for. A good place to start is by learning these “10 must-know facts” about Our Lady of Fatima.


The secrets behind John Paul II’s shooting 40 years ago...


Would you move thousands of miles to live in a Catholic community? These families are doing just that...
Kathy Schiffer
It’s sometimes tough to be a Catholic in America. In California, Governor Newsom’s rigorous and discriminatory limits on church attendance were only recently overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court. In Oregon, rioters overtook part of downtown Portland, shattering glass doors at the entrance to Saint André Bessette Catholic Church in the city’s Old Town...


Blessing same-sex couples is a “sacrilegious” and “diabolical” act, says priest...


Pope’s Wednesday audience: “Prayer works miracles. Prayer is combat, and the Lord is always with us”...


What the Catholic Church teaches about the morality of the COVID-19 vaccines...
Fr. Roger Landry
In the midst of many questions surrounding COVID-19 and vaccines, the Church has worked hard to provide clear, even if sophisticated and highly nuanced, answers. It is important for Catholics who think with the Church to put in the time to listen to the authentic voices and to study Church teaching so that we may radiate true light to others at a time of confusion...


The heroic Capuchin friar who saved thousands of Jews during World War II...


Can sin make you happy? No. Christ frees us from our sins so we can be joyful forever...
Chris Stefanick
I know a guy who was a heroin addict for 40 years. It’s a miracle he’s alive, and he described the process of leaving his drug as a leap of faith. It wasn’t easy, but he took that leap of faith, and he found joy on the other side. He also found himself in the process. That’s how it is with every bad behavior or addiction or sin or anything we leave behind...


Pope Francis institutes lay ministry of catechist in new motu proprio ‘Antiquum Ministerium’...
Edward Pentin
Pope Francis has instituted a lay ministry of catechist along with a rite of institution in response to an “urgent need today to bring the Gospel to the contemporary world.” Making the announcement today in an apostolic letter issued motu proprio, Antiquum ministerium, the Pope said “recognition should be given to those lay men and women who feel called by virtue of their baptism to cooperate in the work of catechesis.”


How not to fight about words...


What we choose or don’t choose, what we do or don’t do, does matter...
Francis X. Maier
Michel Houellebecq is a very gifted French cynic. He’s also one of my favorite writers. His novels are very far from being Christian, but he has at least three redeeming qualities. He’s not “woke.” He enjoys needling the vanity of self-described progressives...


6 reasons why children thrive without technology...


Two baseballs collided in midair at an MLB game. How did that even happen? Let’s look at the fun physics and math behind it... ...


Why did St. Paul get arrested at Philippi?


German Catholics press ahead with plans to bless same-sex unions this week at 100 churches nationwide...


Is the one argument they can hear the one argument we can’t make?


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