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Pope Francis: ‘St. Charles De Foucauld’s Spirituality Helped Me Through a Crisis’


Why Washington’s Rainier is one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the United States...


Take a lesson from the early Christians: It is necessary for us to undergo many hardships to enter the Kingdom of God...
Msgr. Charles Pope
The first reading from Sunday Mass this week (5th Sunday of Easter) is very Catholic, and it’s too informative to just pass by. It presents a Church as rather highly organized and possessed of some the structures we know today in full form. Granted, some of these structures are in seminal (seed) form, but the are there. One can detect qualities of the original kerygma that are at variance with what some modern thinkers declare should be the methodology of the Church...


Do not underestimate a person’s need for spiritual healing when proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ...
Marlon De La Torre
The sincerity of his eyes offered a striking glimpse into the pain he had endured as a child. Left with spiritual scars and wounds that can only be described as demoralizing to any child who experiences a life of abuse regardless of the matter and form, there was still much left to address after I first met this particular gentleman...


Roe v. Wade: No Decision Today in Dobbs Abortion Case...


7 things you should know about St. Titus Brandsma...
Kathy Schiffer
The miracle for his canonization involved a fellow Carmelite. When Florida Carmelite Father Michael Driscoll received a diagnosis of stage-4 melanoma in 2004, he knew where to turn: He began praying for the intercession of Blessed Titus Brandsma, who had been martyred in the Nazi concentration camp at Dachau. A fellow priest gave Father Driscoll a second-class relic...


In First Canonization Ceremony Since 2019, Pope Francis Raises 10 New Saints to the Altars...


Catholic University Awards Honorary Degree to Imprisoned Human Rights Advocate Jimmy Lai...


The President’s recent remarks about abortion were a new low for Joe...
Michael Warsaw
In the wake of the unconscionable leaking of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito’s draft decision that would overturn Roe v. Wade, the response from pro-abortion-rights politicians and their supporters has been deplorable. President Joe Biden’s words and actions have been particularly disturbing, given the office that our nation’s so-called “devout Catholic” president occupies and his frequent public claims to be deeply engaged with his Catholic faith...


Christ crucified in the modern world: The priest as sacrificial witness...
R. Jared Staudt
The evils of the 20th century hold a strange fascination. We cannot help but read and reread accounts of totalitarian oppression, such as Elie Wiesel’s Night, Anne Frank’s Diary, Viktor Frankl’s profound Man’s Search for Meaning, and Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s Gulag Archipelago. Something about these experiences, primarily relating to the horrors of Naziism and Communism...


A tiny fragment of the dinosaur-killing asteroid that hit Earth 66 million years ago may have been found encased in amber — a discovery even NASA calls ‘mind-blowing’...


One down, 39,136 to go — the explorers who walk every street in their city...


Bishops call for prayer over Roe protests, and a 'hard hitting' vocations story...


What I saw when abortion enthusiasts blocked the front door of Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Lower Manhattan last Saturday ...
Kathryn Jean Lopez
“God killed his kid, why can’t I kill mine?” A woman in a white bathing suit, stuffed to simulate pregnancy, has a few baby dolls attached — they were the babies she was aborting, she told us. “Help me abort my babies.” After dancing and spinning on the grounds outside the church, she later complained, “My aborted babies are all wet...


The most astonishing item in the Sermon on the Mount...
Jeff Mirus
We all associate the Sermon on the Mount with the Beatitudes, but these occupy just ten verses, whereas the whole sermon as recounted in Matthew’s Gospel is more than ten times that length. It occupies 111 verses spanning three chapters (5-7). We would all admit, I think, that Our Lord’s message throughout is deeply spiritual; it was certainly something very different from what His audience was used to hearing...


Pope Francis Calls Low Birth Rate a ‘Social Emergency,’ Warns ‘the Beauty of a Family Full of Children Is in Danger of Becoming a Utopia’...


A super-long blood moon is coming. Here’s how to see it...


How to preserve your digital legacy (and why you should)...

40 years before Fatima, Our Lady appeared in Poland...
John Grondelski
The shrine of the Mother of God of Gietrzwałd (GIETCH-vald) is about 135 miles north of Warsaw. It marks the one site in Poland where the Church has approved an apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Our Lady appeared in Gietrzwałd from June 27 to Sept. 16, 1877. Two Polish peasant girls testified to seeing her: 13-year-old Justyna Szafryńska...


What feminism got wrong — and how to make it right...


Flipping icebergs, the news you need, and preaching Christ after Buffalo...
J.D. Flynn
Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine began almost three months ago, on February 24. A lot has changed in the country since then - and in the world: Sweden and Finland are aiming to join NATO, inflation is climbing, and the war is expected to cause major food shortages in the places dependent on Ukraine’s grain exports - especially Africa and the Middle East...


Our Lord left us a legacy of His love. Lay hold of this treasure and let it transform your life...


11 things you should know about Charles de Foucauld...


This Sunday, don’t fall for good feelings. Only real love will ‘make all things new’...
Tom Hoopes
Jesus gives us a new commandment this Sunday, the Fifth Sunday of Easter Year C, but it is easy to get this new commandment wrong. It is the night before his death. Jesus washes his apostles’ feet — 12 apostles, 24 feet. Then he announces that one of them will betray him. It turns out to be Judas, who promptly walks out, dirtying the feet his best friend and Lord just cleaned...


A hostage, a resignation, and something completely different...
Ed Condon
And a reminder on this feast of Our Lady of Fatima that the bishops of the United States have asked all Catholics to pray the rosary today, given the strong possibility that we could soon see the overturn of Roe v Wade. As we’ve discussed before, the prospect that real limits on abortion could soon be possible in many states would be a serious win for the cause of life in this country...


A Catholic journalist is being canonized this weekend — Titus Brandsma, a new patron saint for Catholic journalism...
George Weigel
As of May 15, Catholic journalists around the world will be able to count one of their number among the saints, as Titus Brandsma, a Dutch Carmelite killed at the Dachau concentration camp in 1942, is canonized in St. Peter’s Square. At a moment when Catholic opinion journalism is in danger of falling victim to the ever-present dangers of trivialization...


The fall of Roe v. Wade would right a terrible wrong — pray that God’s healing graces will wash over this land...
Janet Smith
Ever since a draft copy of the Supreme Court decision regarding abortion has been leaked, social media has been awash with arguments and testimonies from both sides. It seems to me this is good for the pro-life movement. Whatever the political ramifications of the leaking of the possible Supreme Court decision about abortion, it presents an opportunity to try to educate the public about precisely what an abortion is; and...


An imaginary second draft of Pope Francis’ speech on the Mass...
Tim Clark
This past weekend, Pope Francis gave a speech to the Pontifical Liturgical Institute of Sant’Anselmo in Rome. I read it and thought to myself, “What if this was a first draft? What could a second draft have looked like?” And so, if Pope Francis wants to hire me as his speechwriter, here’s my second draft...


Vatican Confirms Pope Francis Will Visit Canada July 24-29 for ‘Pilgrimage of Healing and Reconciliation’...


Converts from Protestantism share how they came around to the Catholic teaching on Mary...


How NOT to respond to a Roe reversal...


How to build a runway in Antarctica out of solid ice...


Making the times that matter...


Letters from the loneliest post office in the world: A story of Antarctic adventure seekers, stamp collectors, politics, and penguins...


Cardinal Zen’s arrest will test the Vatican’s agreement with Communist China...


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