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Catholic Church discovered in Dublin archeology dig New! 2019-12-05 21:00:00Dublin, Ireland, Dec 5, 2019 / 07:00 pm (CNA).- After the demolition of a Dublin building, archaeologists have  discovered the foundations a 300-

'If we give up our Christianity, we lose 2019-12-05 16:00:00Washington D.C., Dec 5, 2019 / 02:00 pm (CNA).- Hungary is promoting pro-family policies because its Christian identity is at stake, the country&rsquo

Dublin archdiocese to shift sacrament prep from schools 2019-12-04 16:23:00Dublin, Ireland, Dec 4, 2019 / 02:23 pm (CNA).- Catholic sacramental preparation must change to stress the primary role of families and to reach stude

Spanish cardinal: Prospect of left-wing coalition government a 2019-12-03 19:49:00Valencia, Spain, Dec 3, 2019 / 05:49 pm (CNA).- Cardinal Antonio Cañizares Llovera of Valencia wrote Saturday that in the wake of an inconclusi

UK push for at-home abortion pills denounced as 2019-12-03 02:22:00London, England, Dec 3, 2019 / 12:22 am (CNA).- A pro-life group in the UK has decried a report from a London-based medical association calling for wo

English bishops urge voting to uphold human dignity 2019-12-02 16:26:00Leeds, England, Dec 2, 2019 / 02:26 pm (CNA).- The Catholic Bishops of England and Wales are urging voters to consider issues of human rights and the

Hungary's incentives mean more marriages but not more 2019-12-02 15:00:00Budapest, Hungary, Dec 2, 2019 / 01:00 pm (CNA).- Hungary has seen a surge in marriages in 2019 following the introduction of government incentives fo

Vatican to welcome asylum seekers to Italy 2019-12-02 12:19:00Rome, Italy, Dec 2, 2019 / 10:19 am (CNA).- On Thursday, the Holy See will welcome 33 refugees to Italy as they arrive from the Greek island of Lesbos

International Conference on Christian Persecution convenes in Budapest 2019-11-26 17:00:00Budapest, Hungary, Nov 26, 2019 / 03:00 pm (CNA).- Patriarchs, cardinals, politicians, and Christians from across the globe are in Budapest this week

Irish nuns’ transfer of hospital land criticized over 2019-11-26 15:30:00Dublin, Ireland, Nov 26, 2019 / 01:30 pm (CNA).- A pending land transfer from a religious community to the Irish government for the construction of a

German bishops will light ‘Synodal Candle’ to launch 2019-11-25 14:55:00Bonn, Germany, Nov 25, 2019 / 12:55 pm (CNA).- The German bishops' conference announced Monday that a ceremonial "Synodal Candle" will be lit on th

How this Croatian cardinal saved thousands of Jewish 2019-11-22 06:00:00Zagreb, Croatia, Nov 22, 2019 / 04:00 am (CNA).- When Esther Gitman proposed a topic for a Fulbright Fellowship, the administrator taking proposals wa

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Did angels build these amazing churches? New! 2019-12-06 00:00:54These churches in Ethiopia were each carved out of a single block of stone.

A short prayer to begin your day with New! 2019-12-06 00:00:50The prayer is easy to memorize and starts your day on the right foot.

Why parents should play more with their children New! 2019-12-06 00:00:50Children need to hear us say “come play!” instead of “go play!”

Rajani and Sebastian: A love stronger than civil New! 2019-12-06 00:00:47Their marriage was falling apart, but a special “gift” saved it.

Pope and Muslim leader call for a World New! 2019-12-06 00:00:36The proposal is the culmination of a project between the two leaders to spread tolerance and preach peace.

The first Catholic church in Ohio was built New! 2019-12-06 00:00:31The colony of German Catholics petitioned the bishop of Baltimore to send them a priest.

6 No-screen family activities for cold nights  New! 2019-12-06 00:00:26As winter fast approaches, keep these fun ideas in mind that kids and adults can enjoy together.

This beautiful prayer to St. Nick reminds us New! 2019-12-06 00:00:22Put in my heart the spirit of childhood ...

Why angels are St. Nicholas’ little helpers New! 2019-12-06 00:00:05Before elves, angels were often depicted helping St. Nicholas give gifts to children.

Christmas tree and Nativity scene shine in Saint 2019-12-05 18:12:43Check out these beautiful images from the ceremony

This chalice from a church in Iraq is 2019-12-05 14:24:48The sacramental vessel was used for target practice and serves as a reminder of the blood of the martyrs and the ultimate victory of Christ.

Making a life change means more than new 2019-12-05 13:01:00Pope recommends: Go to the Rock, where salvation awaits, and then you'll find happiness ...

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Cultural Critic, Cultural Christian 2019-12-03 09:55:00Clive James died on November 24, 2019, nearly a decade after being diagnosed with leukemia.  Continue Reading »

Peace In a Plastic World 2019-12-03 06:00:00Western secular culture “is a kind of hothouse growth,” Christopher Dawson wrote—an artificial culture that shelters us from “

China’s Sovereignty Tripwire in Hong Kong 2019-12-02 06:00:00Hong Kong is a British city that happens to have an ethnic Chinese majority. It never wanted to be Chinese, still does not want to be Chinese, and nev

A Year of Reading: 2019 2019-11-29 06:00:00I’ve been doing this annual list for twenty years, and it has taken on a ritual quality. Yes, yes, I’ve said this before, but some readers

Trying Abraham 2019-11-29 06:00:00 Continue Reading »

No Unity Without the Cross 2019-11-28 06:00:00This essay was given as a homily on November 16, 2019, at the Mass of the Americas at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Concepti

The Reformed Liturgy, 50 Years Later 2019-11-27 06:00:00Fifty years ago, on November 30, 1969, the Catholic Church marked the First Sunday of Advent with the universal implementation of the revised Roman Ri

Title IX Trouble for Fuller Seminary 2019-11-26 06:00:00Fuller Theological Seminary is facing a Title IX lawsuit from a former student, whom Fuller had expelled for entering into a civil same-sex marriage

Is China a Model of the Common Good? 2019-11-26 06:00:00In 2018, Archbishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, said in an interview: “Right now, those wh

Gay Rights and the Civil Rights Act 2019-11-25 09:30:00The Wall Street Journal gets things exactly wrong in a recent editorial about two important cases before the Supreme Court. The cases concern clai

The Poets' Favorite Season 2019-11-25 06:00:00One day in 1956, a poet was sitting at his desk, thinking back eighteen years. On an early-autumn day like this, just before the Second World War, he

Martin Scorsese's Damned Men Walking 2019-11-22 15:10:00Martin Scorsese’s  The Irishman  is about bringing the curtain down—in cinematic and other senses—on the mythology of glam

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Tucson bishop: US policy puts migrants at risk 2019-12-05 17:59:00Tucson, Ariz., Dec 5, 2019 / 03:59 pm (CNA).- The U.S. government’s “Remain in Mexico” policies put vulnerable migrants at risk of k

'If we give up our Christianity, we lose 2019-12-05 16:00:00Washington D.C., Dec 5, 2019 / 02:00 pm (CNA).- Hungary is promoting pro-family policies because its Christian identity is at stake, the country&rsquo

Pelosi fumes: 'I don't hate anybody. I was 2019-12-05 15:00:00Washington D.C., Dec 5, 2019 / 01:00 pm (CNA).- Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi on Thursday rejected the suggestion that she “hates” Pre

Diocese of Rochester confirms it requested Fulton Sheen 2019-12-05 14:50:00Peoria, Ill., Dec 5, 2019 / 12:50 pm (CNA).- The Diocese of Rochester confirmed on Thursday that it had requested a delay of the beatification of Arch

Pope Francis: Don't forget the real meaning of 2019-12-05 12:40:00Vatican City, Dec 5, 2019 / 10:40 am (CNA).- Ahead of the Vatican Christmas tree lighting Dec. 5, Pope Francis expressed hope that the nativity scene

Vatican committee asks UN for World Day of 2019-12-05 12:00:00Vatican City, Dec 5, 2019 / 10:00 am (CNA).- Members of a Vatican special committee met with the Secretary General of the United Nations on Decem

'The key is not to fight, but just 2019-12-05 10:35:00Washington D.C., Dec 5, 2019 / 08:35 am (CNA).- The season of Advent, and the entire cycle of the liturgical year, is vital to remaining rooted in the

Pope Francis tells Jesuits he is shocked by 2019-12-05 07:00:00Vatican City, Dec 5, 2019 / 05:00 am (CNA).- Pope Francis decried the mistreatment of migrants and said that he is shocked by anti-immigration narrati

Burkina Faso bishop: As violence continues, 'nobody is 2019-12-05 02:09:00Ouahigouya, Burkina Faso, Dec 5, 2019 / 12:09 am (CNA).- Following the death of more than a dozen Christians in a church shooting over the weekend, a

Sex abuse accusation against Tulsa priest 'unsubstantiated' 2019-12-04 21:01:00Tulsa, Okla., Dec 4, 2019 / 07:01 pm (CNA).- An accusation that a priest sexually abused a minor during an assignment nearly 30 years ago was “u

Open windows for reporting expected to trigger avalanche 2019-12-04 20:18:00Washington D.C., Dec 4, 2019 / 06:18 pm (CNA).- Open windows for reporting incidents of child sexual abuse regardless of when they occurred could lead

Cardinal Zen: 'Parolin is manipulating the Holy Father' 2019-12-04 18:56:00Hong Kong, China, Dec 4, 2019 / 04:56 pm (CNA).- Cardinal Joseph Zen, former bishop of Hong Kong, has renewed his criticism of the Vatican-China deal,

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Christ, the King of Advent 2019-12-02 03:10:31“Where is he that is born King of the Jews?” In the Church calendar, the days of holy feasts and solemnities go by with dizzying speed. An

Peter Collier, R.I.P. 2019-12-02 03:00:35There are some occasions when the editorial “we” is almost viscerally inadequate. Writing about my friend Peter Collier—the prolific

Can the Catechism Get It Wrong? 2019-11-29 03:10:28In the wake of the amusements surrounding the Vatican’s Amazon Synod, Pope Francis made an important statement at the conference of the Internat

Fr. Martin’s Neighborhood 2019-11-29 03:00:10This past weekend, my 11-year-old daughter and I went to see A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood at the local theater. The movie, based on Mr. Rogers&

Eating Like Kings: A Thanksgiving Reflection 2019-11-28 03:10:02Thanksgiving is an occasion for gratitude. That being the case, Thanksgiving essays commonly exhort readers to look past the food and lift their

The Hidden Life of Bl. Franz Jägerstätter 2019-11-28 03:00:14Like a bird, Blessed Franz Jägerstätter built his nest high—up on the slopes of the Austrian mountains in the village of St. Radegund.

Toronto’s Catholic Schools Bow to the Rainbow Mafia 2019-11-27 03:10:19On the night of November 8, 2019, the Toronto Catholic District School Board, after a long and heated debate, voted to adopt four gender terms into it

Lead Us, Please, Into Temptation 2019-11-27 03:00:21Sinclair Lewis (1885-1951), famous in his time but hardly ever read and nearly forgotten today, wrote two brilliant satirical novels (Main Street and

How the Modernists Made ‘Ecumenical’ a Dirty Word 2019-11-26 03:10:38It is important to have a clear understanding of the meaning of a word before we use it. The word ecumenical is a case in point. Throughout history, u

Making Saints in Our Shops 2019-11-26 03:00:11“Jesus has now many lovers of His Heavenly Kingdom, but few bearers of His Cross. He has many desirous of His consolation, but few of His tribul

Doublethinking 1984 After 70 Years 2019-11-25 03:10:29Published seventy years ago, in 1949, Nineteen Eighty-Four is a modern classic. As Americans in the Age of Oligarchy acquiesce to a mutable truth&mdas

Christ in the Waste Land 2019-11-25 03:00:06Thirty-six years ago a small slim book crossed my desk at the offices of National Review in Manhattan. Its title was The Restituti

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As UN Warns Earth Reaching 'Point of No 2019-12-02 16:38:02United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the world's efforts to stop climate change have been "utterly inadequate" and that global wa

The Palestinian Delusion: Why Every Middle East Peace 2019-12-02 14:08:12Author Robert Spencer talks about his new book, The Palestinian Delusion, and why every negotiated settlement between Israel and the Palesti

14 Worshippers Massacred at Burkina Faso Church Service 2019-12-02 14:03:15At least ten gunmen stormed a Protestant church on Sunday in the West African nation of Burkina Faso, killing 14 people. The attack occurred during th

He Had 'The Jihadi Virus' but Political Correctness 2019-12-02 13:21:55Less than two weeks before Britain's important parliamentary elections, candidates are trading blame over Friday's terrorist attack that killed two

Will America's New Hong Kong Human Rights Bill 2019-12-02 04:53:37China is lashing out against the Trump administration, saying it will suspend US Navy visits to Hong Kong and sanction a range of pro-democracy, non-g

Hong Kong Pro-democracy Rally Cut Short by Police 2019-12-01 08:28:09Thousands took to Hong Kong’s streets Sunday in a new wave of pro-democracy protests, but police fired tear gas after some demonstrators hurled

'Pray For Freedom and Justice': Early Rain Covenant 2019-11-30 15:20:38Early Rain Covenant Church (ERCC) Elder QinDefu was sentenced this week to four years in prison by the Chinese Communist court in Chengdu.

Albania's Search for Quake Victims Ends, Death Toll 2019-11-30 07:53:12The search and rescue operation for earthquake survivors in Albania has ended, the prime minister said Saturday, with the death toll at 50 and no more

UK Police: London Bridge Attacker had Served Time 2019-11-30 07:16:53UK counterterrorism police on Saturday searched for clues into how a man imprisoned for terrorism offenses before his release last year managed to sta

Dutch Police Continue Hunt for Attacker Who Stabbed 2019-11-30 06:54:05Dutch police on Saturday continued looking for an attacker who stabbed three teens on a street in The Hague that was crowded with Black Friday shopper

London Bridge Attacker Who Killed 2 Pedestrians Had Been 2019-11-29 12:48:00Police said the attacker was Usman Khan, a 28-year-old who was released on probation last year after serving six years for terrorism offenses.

CBN and Church Partners Band Together to Help 2019-11-28 09:59:30CBN News has learned that CBN and its church partners have rallied to help survivors of this week's Albanian earthquake.

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How Blurring Distinctions Wrecks the Church and Society 2019-12-03 16:08:51Author and talk show host Dennis Prager accurately observes that there is no greater concept in the first five books of the Bible than that of “

Please Support Your Favorite Catholic Charities This Giving 2019-12-03 14:20:57Today is known in the non-profit world as “Giving Tuesday.” The idea is pretty simple: GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unlea

How the US Naval Academy Is Dancing with 2019-12-03 10:04:39As a 1998 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, I regularly get messages from classmates during the football season following a good win or a painful lo

Sedevacantism Is Modern Luciferianism 2019-12-02 17:15:44At some time, we have all encountered a sedevacantist — if not in person, at least online.  I won’t bore you with the theology of the

Feser: Against “Candy-Ass” Christianity 2019-12-02 12:31:41Edward Feser is one of the relatively unsung heroes of modern Catholic thought. He’s been absolutely unflinching in his defense of the moral lic

The Pros and Cons of Being Catholic in 2019-12-02 09:25:56I’m often asked about the state of Catholicism in Japan and about being a Catholic expat in Japan in particular. I thought this might be a good

We Need Your Help, 1P5ers! 2019-11-30 14:56:01Happy Saturday after Thanksgiving (and feast of St. Andrew), everyone! Advent begins tomorrow, and then its the mad rush to the end of the calendar ye

Scripture & Tradition: First Sunday of Advent 2019-11-29 12:00:00Epistle: Romans 13:11-14 Gospel: Luke 21:25-33 Stir up Thy power, we beseech Thee, O Lord, and come: that from the threatening dangers of our sins, by

You Can Eat Turkey Today. Pope Pius XII 2019-11-29 11:57:38Editor’s note: This article, originally posted in 2015, has been reprinted today for the reference of our readers, many of whom are unclear

Criticizing the Pope: Be Courageous and Also Charitable 2019-11-29 09:00:00“Little children, keep yourselves from idols” (1 Jn. 5:20–21). “For all the gods of the Gentiles are devils; but the Lord made

1P5 Podcast Ep. 54 – Why Stay Catholic 2019-11-28 16:36:07With so many crazy things happening in the Church — from idolatry to religious indifferentism to seemingly constant changes to established teach

Gratitude: The Safeguard of Humility 2019-11-28 15:30:08One of the two soldiers who had to lead him caused him all possible sufferings. He was forced to make long marches, was exposed to the rays of the sun

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House Speaker Pelosi rebukes reporter: ‘Don’t mess with New! 2019-12-06 08:16:52Finger pointing and voice hoarse, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday delivered a broadside to a reporter that might well apply to all of impeachme

Did Italian priest father two African sons, and New! 2019-12-06 08:06:00Two African man share an Italian priest for a father. They share their stories of trying to know him.

Baltimore prelate calls narrative of tension between US New! 2019-12-05 23:58:16"There’s the narrative that we bishops are just on the verge of schism with one another but, surprise, surprise, we are not," Archbishop Willi

Pan-African summit opens with pleas for justice for New! 2019-12-05 23:58:05A plea for justice and a reminder of hope marked the first day of the first ever Pan African Congress on Theology, Society, and Pastoral Life in Niger

Pope vents frustration over lack of political will New! 2019-12-05 23:57:21Four years after publishing his provocative encyclical 'Laudato Si', Pope Francis has criticized its implementation, saying in two separate message

Mexican diocese suspends evening Masses due to insecurity 2019-12-05 16:21:16The Diocese of Cuernavaca has suspended evening Masses due to insecurity in the city and surrounding state of Morelos, a reflection of the violence ra

Lawsuit: McCarrick victim told pope of sex abuse 2019-12-05 15:05:30A man claims in a lawsuit filed under a recently enacted New Jersey law that he told Pope John Paul II in 1988 about being sexually abused as a child

Indonesia to deploy 160,000 people to protect churches 2019-12-05 14:45:10Nearly 160,000 security personnel will be deployed to try to make Christmas and New Year celebrations in Indonesia safe, reported ucanews.org.

German bishop charged with embezzling 6-figure sum 2019-12-05 14:37:42German prosecutors have charged a Catholic bishop with embezzlement after he allegedly took a six-figure sum from an elderly parishioner to buy himsel

Vatican unveils Nativity scene, lights Christmas tree 2019-12-05 12:32:42The Vatican unveiled the Nativity scene and lit the Christmas tree with energy-saving lights in St. Peter's Square during a late afternoon ceremony D

In 2019, Supreme Court’s docket runs gamut of 2019-12-05 08:34:282019 was a busy year for the U.S. Supreme Court.

Tucson bishop, other Catholic leaders decry ‘Remain in 2019-12-05 08:25:06Catholic leaders decried an expansion of the Trump administration's "Remain in Mexico" policy, which includes relocating migrants currently biding

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Seeing God in the face of a child 2019-12-05 15:41:30“Lord of hosts, restore us; let your face shine on us, that we may be saved” (Ps 80:20).

When it comes to giving, less is more 2019-12-05 15:37:23Every year my sister and I make the same promise to each other. "One year, we’re not going to do presents at all," we declare over the phone.

Appointments – December 5, 2019 2019-12-05 10:31:02Archbishop Bernard Hebda has announced the following appointments in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis

Saints in the making 2019-12-05 10:30:26Bishop Cozzens and I have to arm wrestle over visits to our Catholic schools. There are few things more uplifting than a school Mass and classroom vis

Santos en ciernes 2019-12-05 10:29:03El obispo Cozzens y yo tenemos que luchar con el brazo para ver quién puede visitar nuestras escuelas católicas. Hay pocas cosas m&aacut

Ten men to be ordained permanent deacons Dec. 2019-12-05 10:12:32Proclaiming God’s word, bringing the cares of the community to the Eucharist and the Eucharist to those in need, and serving in corporal and spi

Serving young families tops Walker’s hopes for his 2019-12-05 10:01:27In 30 years, Rodney Walker and his family moved three times, and at each of the parishes he attended, the pastor told him the same thing: “You w

Showing up at the right place at the 2019-12-05 09:58:39During a Mass at a Steubenville North Youth Conference, Joe Utecht, 59, felt called a call to holy orders, and it initially confused him — he wa

Almost a deacon, Schroeder’s goal is ‘to be 2019-12-05 09:55:39William Schroeder, 63, said that a prayer for vocations at Mass stirred his heart to seek out diaconate formation.

Ahead of diaconate ordination, Neisen says everything he 2019-12-05 09:52:15A parishioner of St. John the Baptist and software engineer, Joel Niesen said he was first interested in the diaconate 20 years ago, but needs in his

A renewed dedication to Advent 2019-12-03 19:29:20We are thoroughly into the season of Advent and we may not have taken out the Advent candles, the blue cloths or the Advent calendar. Instead, we migh

Rudolph to the rescue: the triumph of an 2019-12-03 18:51:54Then, looking out onto the flickering street lights one foggy winter night, came the inspiration: “A nose! A bright red nose that would shine th

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Birth Control & the Decline of Civilization 2019-12-01 23:01:34Traditionally, the type of men that women wanted to marry embodied all of the classic standards of male achievement: educated, physically fit, the abi

Living in the Same Spiritual World: C.S. Lewis 2019-12-01 23:00:51Charles Williams joined the Inklings immediately after Oxford University Press moved its offices from London to Oxford because of the war with Germany

A Heart Devoted to the Welfare of Our 2019-12-01 01:21:48This was delivered by President John Quincy Adams at his Inaugural, March, 1825.  In compliance with an usage coeval with the existence of our Fe

The Comforts of Religion: Gustave Flaubert’s “Madame Bovary” 2019-11-30 23:00:57The nineteenth century was a difficult and dynamic period for the French nation, as citizens of all classes and philosophical persuasions struggled to

The Imaginative, Conservative Discipline of Memorization 2019-11-29 23:00:43Memorization gives honor to the past, both with our time, which is required for memorization, and with our attention, our willingness to make the past

Litany of the Lost 2019-11-29 23:00:05Written in the after-shock of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Siegfried Sassoon’s “Litany of the Lost” laments the dehumanizing and destruct

HAL Unplugged: Fear, Terror, and Salvation in Science 2019-11-28 23:00:48Deep in the wellspring of science fiction is the ongoing struggle between mechanical monsters and holistic heroes. From bleak and dour tales of exterm

Mortimer Adler & the Context of an Educational 2019-11-28 23:00:08Robert Woods’s “Mortimer Adler: The Paideia Way of Classical Education” embodies the life and educational philosophy of one edu

Presidential Proclamation on Thanksgiving Day 2019-11-28 13:25:02On Thanksgiving Day, we remember with reverence and gratitude the bountiful blessings afforded to us by our Creator, and we recommit to sharing in a s

A Thanksgiving Tale of Redemption: “Planes, Trains and 2019-11-27 23:01:58A lighthearted romp at first blush, “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” yet tells the story of how the example of simple goodness can be tran

The Grace of Owing 2019-11-27 23:00:44To be truly grateful means that one holds oneself in the grace of owing. It means alert and noble attention to the good intended by the giver. Giving

Proclamation Appointing a Day of Thanksgiving and Prayer 2019-11-27 22:59:45Whereas the Honourable the General Congress, impressed with a grateful sense of the goodness of Almighty God, in blessing the greater part of thi

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The Grace of Advent 2019-12-04 04:00:00If, biblically speaking, grace is a gift from our Heavenly Father that is gratuitously offered to us through His Son and Our Brother, Jesus Christ, in

Preparing Ourselves for Eternity 2019-12-03 03:29:04Back in 2001 I was on a two-week pilgrimage in Italy, and it was a very enjoyable and spiritually rewarding time. There were twenty-five people i

The Spreading Sin of Surrogacy 2019-12-02 12:00:00We are in the midst of a biological revolution that may transform humans as we know them. Not long ago, the Mindszenty Report covered Chinese scientis

The Path of the Wandering Calf 2019-12-01 05:00:00Many years ago, when I was a college professor, I came across a poem by Sam Walter Foss (1858-1911) that revealed how easily we can fall into hab

No Time to Waste 2019-11-30 05:00:00So too, you also must be prepared for at an hour you do not expect, the Son of Man will come. (Mt 24:44) We are given fair warning: “Be prepared

Fatherly Hopes and Dreams 2019-11-28 05:00:00In Sacred Scripture, “the word, father, is a designation used not only for the immediate male progenitor, but also for the head of a people or t

Praying with St. Padre Pio 2019-11-27 05:00:00For quite some time I have been graced by accompanying Padre Pio’s prayer groups within the various friaries I have been sent to by my Capuchin

Why the Pilgrims Abandoned Common Ownership 2019-11-26 04:49:18Next year at this time, Americans will mark the 400th anniversary of the landing of the Mayflower in 1620 and the subsequent founding of the Plymouth

A Hymn of Thanksgiving 2019-11-26 04:00:00Lutheran pastor Martin Rinckart, served in a German town named Eilenburg that became a refuge for military and political fugitives during the Thirty Y

A Thanksgiving Proclamation 2019-11-25 12:00:00Washington, D.C.October 3, 1863 By the President of the United States of America. A Proclamation. The year that is drawing towards its close, has been

Denying Communion to Joe Biden, Part 3 2019-11-24 04:01:58The Cushing principle discussed in Part 1 and Part 2 of this essay—that expressing one’s beliefs in the public square

Our Lord and King 2019-11-23 06:18:37Well, it seems as if, for a while, we are all done with fairy tale royal weddings from the UK. Sensible people such as ourselves do not envy those mos

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Tucson Bishop: US Policy Puts Migrants at Risk New! 2019-12-06 07:57:01By Catholic News Agency | TUCSON, Ariz. — The U.S. government’s “Remain in Mexico” policies put vulnerable migrants

This Is What Lay Leadership In The Church New! 2019-12-06 01:01:01By Tito Edwards | This Is What Lay Leadership In The Church Is Supposed To Look Like – John Cavadini, Ph.D., at Church Life Journal +1 Father C

U.S. Bishops Must Clear Up This Communion Confusion 2019-12-05 17:41:01By Msgr. Charles Pope | Judge Sara Smolenski, Chief Judge of the 63rd District Court in Kent County, Michigan, was recently advised by her pastor, Fat

While Embarrassing, Sheen Beatification Delay Could Turn Out 2019-12-05 17:29:01By Father Raymond J. de Souza | That postponement of the beatification of Venerable Fulton J. Sheen is just the latest baffling development in the cau

The Painful Re-Definition of Heroism 2019-12-05 16:20:01By John Clark | We live in an age of lesser — lesser goods, lesser men, and a widespread acceptance of lesser evils among the great evils of the

Pelosi Fumes: ‘I Don't Hate Anybody. I Was 2019-12-05 15:36:01By Catholic News Agency | WASHINGTON, D.C. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi on Thursday rejected the suggestion that she “hates” Pre

Video: Chaldean Archbishop Shares Latest on Situation Facing 2019-12-05 14:14:01By Edward Pentin | The situation facing Christians in Northern Iraq remains unstable and uncertain but some hopeful signs are emerging and the Trump a

Pope Francis to Jesuits: ‘I Am Shocked’ by 2019-12-05 09:18:01By Courtney Mares/CNA | VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis decried the mistreatment of migrants and said that he is shocked by anti-immigration na

Burkina Faso Bishop: As Violence Continues, ‘Nobody is 2019-12-05 08:58:01By Catholic News Agency | OUAHIGOUYA, Burkina Faso — Following the death of more than a dozen Christians in a church shooting over the week

The Moment of Your Holy Communion 2019-12-05 08:54:01By Shaun McAfee | Discussion about the sacrament of the Holy Eucharist often leads to questions about how to receive Holy Communion. When I

Clergy Sex Abuse Accusation Against Tulsa Priest ‘Unsubstantiated’ 2019-12-05 08:29:01By Catholic News Agency | TULSA, Okla. — An accusation that a priest sexually abused a minor during an assignment nearly 30 years ago

Open Windows for Reporting Expected to Trigger Surge 2019-12-05 08:17:01By Catholic News Agency | WASHINGTON, D.C. — Open windows for reporting incidents of child sexual abuse regardless of when they occurred co

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Pope: Have a creche at home 2019-12-03 00:01:56A Nativity scene is a simple reminder of something astonishing: God became human to reveal the greatness of his love...

Washington, Lincoln, and the common good 2019-12-03 00:01:48These iconic presidents were not theocrats. They were not fascists. They were not naive. They were men who recognized that...

On the Christmas creche 2019-12-03 00:01:48The enchanting image of the Christmas crèche, so dear to the Christian people, never ceases to arouse amazement and wonder....

Cohabitation: It isn’t fine 2019-12-03 00:01:36A new Pew Research Center study shows Americans both cohabitate (“live with an unmarried partner”) and find cohabitation acceptable more..

The Fog of Beliefs and the Forgotten Powers 2019-12-03 00:01:18Hadley Arkes: The President and Congress may act upon a moral and legal judgment contrary to Supreme Court decisions, whether about slavery or abortio

An Advent meditation 2019-12-03 00:01:08According to the Apostles’ Creed, the Church is “one, holy, catholic, and apostolic.” Mary is the model of the Church....

Spiritual readiness for Advent 2019-12-02 00:01:55The first weeks of Advent focus more on the Lord’s second coming in glory than on His first coming at...

Americans favor life — imprisonment 2019-12-02 00:01:42For the first time in more than three decades, a majority of Americans favor life imprisonment without parole over the...

Recessional 2019-12-02 00:01:35God of our fathers, known of old, Lord of our far-flung battle-line, Beneath whose awful Hand we hold Dominion over...

The Vatican’s China Syndrome 2019-12-02 00:01:31Robert Royal: It’s not good to let utopian visions of peace mesmerize us when worldwide persecution of fellow believers proceeds apace.

Chinese replace Catholic symbols in churches 2019-11-28 00:01:51Places of worship refusing to be controlled by the state are being shut down, while government-run churches are used to...

The anti-nuclear Pope Francis 2019-11-28 00:01:22In Japan, visiting Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Pope Francis made three key points regarding nuclear weapons and nuclear energy. He declared...

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Solemn Requiem Mass offered in Diocese of Madison 2019-12-05 17:20:18MADISON, Wisconsin — The late Bishop Robert C. Morlino is likely in Heaven and has become a powerful intercessor and terror of demons, attendees

“I consider everything waste except knowing Christ…” 2019-12-05 16:36:26Archbishop Fulton Sheen’s legion of admirers can only hope his beatification, originally scheduled December 21 in his home diocese of Peoria and

Pelosi fumes: ‘I don’t hate anybody. I was 2019-12-05 15:00:00Washington D.C., Dec 5, 2019 / 01:00 pm (CNA).- Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi on Thursday rejected the suggestion that she “hates” Pre

Diocese of Rochester confirms it requested Fulton Sheen 2019-12-05 14:50:00Peoria, Ill., Dec 5, 2019 / 12:50 pm (CNA).- The Diocese of Rochester confirmed on Thursday that it had requested a delay of the beatification of Arch

Pope Francis: Don’t forget the real meaning of 2019-12-05 12:40:00Vatican City, Dec 5, 2019 / 10:40 am (CNA).- Ahead of the Vatican Christmas tree lighting Dec. 5, Pope Francis expressed hope that the nativity scene

Vatican committee asks UN for World Day of 2019-12-05 12:00:00Vatican City, Dec 5, 2019 / 10:00 am (CNA).- Members of a Vatican special committee met with the Secretary General of the United Nations on Decem

‘The key is not to fight, but just 2019-12-05 10:35:00Washington D.C., Dec 5, 2019 / 08:35 am (CNA).- The season of Advent, and the entire cycle of the liturgical year, is vital to remaining rooted in the

Pope Francis tells Jesuits he is shocked by 2019-12-05 07:00:00Vatican City, Dec 5, 2019 / 05:00 am (CNA).- Pope Francis decried the mistreatment of migrants and said that he is shocked by anti-immigration narrati

Burkina Faso bishop: As violence continues, ‘nobody is 2019-12-05 02:09:00Ouahigouya, Burkina Faso, Dec 5, 2019 / 12:09 am (CNA).- Following the death of more than a dozen Christians in a church shooting over the weekend, a

Sex abuse accusation against Tulsa priest ‘unsubstantiated’ 2019-12-04 21:01:00Tulsa, Okla., Dec 4, 2019 / 07:01 pm (CNA).- An accusation that a priest sexually abused a minor during an assignment nearly 30 years ago was “u

The ancient roots of deification in the Latin 2019-12-04 20:56:35Dr. Jared Ortiz is Associate Professor of Religion at Hope College, author of You Made Us for Yourself: Creation in St Augustine’s Confessions (

Winter Wonder-what-could-have-been-Land 2019-12-04 20:12:00MPAA Rating: PG USCCB Rating: A-II Reel Rating: 3 out of 5 reels Frozen II is a very good film but never comes close to the brilliance of its processo

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Beatification for Archbishop Sheen postponed 2019-12-03 00:00:00Bishop Daniel R. Jenky of Peoria said Vatican officials have told him that the upcoming beatification of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen has been postponed

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Bishop Burbidge makes ad limina visit 2019-12-03 00:00:00Bishop Michael F. Burbidge and Bishop Emeritus Paul S. Loverde joined the bishops of Region 4 in making their ad limina visit to the Vatican Dec. 2-6.

Bishop Emeritus Loverde makes ad limina visit 2019-12-02 00:00:00Bishop Emeritus Paul S. Loverde will accompany Bishop Michael F. Burbidge on the ad limina visit. For Bishop Loverde, this will be his sixth ad l

Duluth Bishop Paul Sirba dies after heart attack 2019-12-02 00:00:00Bishop Paul D. Sirba of Duluth, Minn., died at Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth Dec. 1. He was 59.

Archbishop Lori: Bishops must focus on poor, not 2019-12-02 00:00:00The example of St. Peter and the teaching of his successor encourage bishops to serve their flocks "willingly and generously," said Baltimore Archbi

Good Shepherd Church receives philanthropy award 2019-11-27 00:00:00Good Shepherd Church in Alexandria was awarded the 2019 Good Shepherd Housing philanthropy award by Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services, an orga

West Virginia bishop asks predecessor to repay diocese 2019-11-27 00:00:00Bishop Mark E. Brennan of Wheeling-Charleston, W.V., has asked the former bishop of the diocese to pay back more than $792,000 to cover the "inapprop

Bishop Caggiano named chairman of CRS board 2019-11-26 00:00:00Bishop Frank J. Caggiano of Bridgeport is the new chairman of the board of Catholic Relief Services following his appointment by Archbishop Jose H. Go

'Night of Witness' service recalls Christian martyrs 2019-11-26 00:00:00A chalice from a Catholic parish in Qaraqosh, in the Nineveh Plains of Iraq, scarred by bullets from Islamic State militants, was a mute witness at a

Rector of Michigan shrine to head Diocese of 2019-11-26 00:00:00Pope Francis has named Msgr. Robert J. McClory, rector of the National Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica in Royal Oak, Mich., to head the Diocese o

Former CPA head Jim Doyle dies at 98 2019-11-22 00:00:00Jim Doyle, who was executive director of the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada for 30 years, from 1958 to 1988, has died at a

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WATCH: Pete Buttigieg Tells 7-Year-Old Girl It’s Okay 2019-12-05 17:58:27A 7-year-old girl put Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg on the spot Thursday when she asked him why he thinks aborting an unborn baby i

Illinois is Killing More Babies in Abortions After 2019-12-05 17:05:08Illinois is becoming the abortion destination of the Midwest as state lawmakers pass increasingly radical pro-abortion laws. State abortion facilities

Pro-Abortion Nancy Pelosi Claims, “I Was Raised in 2019-12-05 16:57:59As House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi was leaving her press conference today, reporter James Rosen asked her, “Do you hate the president, Madame Sp

FALSE: “Thousands of Women Died in Back Alley 2019-12-05 16:14:09So much of the abortion debate is based on myths, bad assumptions, bad logic, or outright gaslighting through deception. For the rest of 2019 we will

Mother Changed Her Mind in the Middle of 2019-12-05 15:39:55“Roslyn” had already begun the chemical abortion regimen when she changed her mind and wanted to save her baby. Located in a remote part o

Nancy Pelosi: “As a Catholic… I Don’t Hate 2019-12-05 15:01:37Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi frequently touts herself as a Catholic when she is defending her political views. Pelosi has a long record of supp

Mother Teresa on Abortion: “If a Mother Can 2019-12-04 18:00:36Decades have passed since the death of one of the world’s best known patrons of the poor, Mother Teresa of Calcutta. In the years since her pass

Actress Jameela Jamil Brags About Her Abortion, Calls 2019-12-04 17:42:37In a hotheaded tirade, actress Jameela Jamil lashed out at pro-life advocates this week for working to protect unborn babies from abortion. Known for

Virginia Democrat’s Bill Would Block Parents From Knowing 2019-12-04 17:29:39A new bill in the Virginia legislature would end the requirement that an underage girl receive her parent’s consent prior to having an abortion

St. Louis Planned Parenthood Clinic Hospitalizes 75th Woman 2019-12-04 16:51:29For the 75th time, emergency responders were called to the Reproductive Health Services Planned Parenthood in St. Louis – the last abortion faci

Senate Confirms Pro-Life Trump Nominee Sarah Pitlyk as 2019-12-04 15:40:18Pro-life leaders celebrated Wednesday when the U.S. Senate confirmed conservative Sarah Pitlyk to a federal court position. Nominated by President Don

Doctors Said Baby With Anencephaly Would Die at 2019-12-04 15:00:08Today is National Right to Life’s office Christmas party. Coincidentally, or perhaps not, a colleague sent along the story of little Rylei Arcad

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