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Robert Bellarmine, the saint who defended the Church 2019-09-17 17:18:00Rome, Italy, Sep 17, 2019 / 03:18 pm (CNA).- St. Robert Bellarmine, whose feast is celebrated Sept. 17 on the General Roman Calendar, was a Jesuit and

Marx says German 'synod' will proceed despite Vatican 2019-09-16 13:45:00Munich, Germany, Sep 16, 2019 / 11:45 am (CNA).- The head of the German bishops’ conference told Vatican officials last week that addressing con

Vatican: German synod plans ‘not ecclesiologically valid’ 2019-09-12 15:18:00Vatican City, Sep 12, 2019 / 01:18 pm (CNA).- In a letter sent to German bishops last week, the Vatican has said that plans for a binding Church synod

EU official: Release of Asia Bibi shows promise 2019-09-12 02:02:00Budapest, Hungary, Sep 12, 2019 / 12:02 am (CNA).- A European Union official who played a role in working for the release of Pakistani death row inmat

Dutch doctor cleared in case of euthanasia without 2019-09-11 18:29:00The Hague, The Netherlands, Sep 11, 2019 / 04:29 pm (CNA).- A Netherlands court acquitted a doctor involved in a controversial euthanasia case who had

Bishop warns of the 'desolate panorama' of Spain's 2019-09-10 17:26:00San Sebastian, Spain, Sep 10, 2019 / 03:26 pm (CNA).- The Bishop of San Sebastián wrote Sunday of the problems facing Spain as its birthrate is

German bishops rejected plan for Francis-style ‘Priority of 2019-09-10 15:40:00Berlin, Germany, Sep 10, 2019 / 01:40 pm (CNA).- The German bishops have rejected an alternative proposal for a synodal process centered on the &ldquo

‘Disgraceful injustice’: Thousands protest law to force abortion 2019-09-09 14:35:00Belfast, Northern Ireland, Sep 9, 2019 / 12:35 pm (CNA).- Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Belfast on Saturday to protest against th

Analysis: Who are the Central Committee of German 2019-09-06 10:00:00Berlin, Germany, Sep 6, 2019 / 08:00 am (CNA).- Following the news that the Church in Germany will proceed to form a new Synodal Assembly as part of a

Miraculous healing at Knock Shrine confirmed by Irish 2019-09-05 18:24:00Tuam, Ireland, Sep 5, 2019 / 04:24 pm (CNA).- The Catholic Church in Ireland has for the first time recognized a miracle attached to the Knock Shrine,

German bishops to green light binding 'Synodal Assembly' 2019-09-05 14:02:00Berlin, Germany, Sep 5, 2019 / 12:02 pm (CNA).- The German bishops are pressing forward with a controversial synodal program, creating a new Synodal A

From inspiration to adoption: A story of working 2019-09-05 13:24:00Rome, Italy, Sep 5, 2019 / 11:24 am (CNA).- More than 20 years ago, Ann Pollak traveled to Calcutta, hoping to volunteer alongside Mother Teresa. The

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Cardinal Tagle to baptize 450 street children in 2019-09-21 13:42:06Mass baptism in cathedral of Manila to send message that the poor are welcome to receive the sacraments.

Getty Trust makes big investment to save world’s 2019-09-21 11:58:49"This work must start now, before more cultural heritage is neglected, damaged, or destroyed," says foundation's leader.

Pope lists 4 “closenesses” bishops and priests need 2019-09-21 08:00:09Francis asks the faithful to pray for their pastors!

Are you obsessed with getting things done fast? 2019-09-21 06:00:31Speed without reflection can be counterproductive!

A pitfall that all converts need to avoid, 2019-09-21 00:00:33The fresh zeal of a convert can quickly create problems that might put them back to where they started.

Experts believe they have found an anchor from 2019-09-21 00:00:30The location of the anchors would change what we know of the path of St. Paul's voyage.

How to help an expecting mom when she 2019-09-21 00:00:30Not every woman needs the same things when she's having a baby. Here are some alternatives.

Incredible imagery and a somber message: Check out 2019-09-21 00:00:17Yann Arthus-Bertrand gives us a taste from his distinguished career as an ocean photographer and cinematographer.

Meet the wheelchair skating champion who knows how 2019-09-21 00:00:16Ella Frech has overcome huge obstacles to become the athlete she is today, with a little help from her family and faith.

Why does St. Matthew have two names in 2019-09-21 00:00:09The famous tax-collector turned apostle may have had his own name-change after encountering Jesus Christ.

Medieval monks used these hand signals to communicate 2019-09-21 00:00:09How do you say “beer me” when you’ve taken a vow of silence? You "knead one hand over the other."

Requesting suicide isn’t freedom and assisting it isn’t 2019-09-20 14:54:41Francis again reiterates that euthanasia and assisted suicide are not health care, and fail to truly accompany the patient as a whole person

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What’s at Stake in the French-Ahmari Debate? 2019-09-19 10:55:00One wag has called it the “Franco-Persian War.” The debate between David French and Sohrab Ahmari has spurred a tremendous number of tweet

Flower Power? 2019-09-19 09:35:00A recent tweet from Union Theological Seminary in New York City indicates that the institution, which once boasted luminaries of the intellectual stat

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Ironies in the Fire 2019-09-18 06:00:00The eminent sociologist Peter Rossi was a world-class punster whose scholarly accomplishments fed a sometimes-whimsical view of the human condition&md

The Dangers of Workism 2019-09-18 06:00:00Sen. Marco Rubio recently wrote that the purpose of economic policymaking is to ensure that people have dignified work. This idea—that the pri

Help My Unbelief 2019-09-17 06:00:00My brother committed suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning in the fall of 1980. It was a gut-wrenching blow to my family. We felt as though our lungs h

All You Need Is Jesus 2019-09-17 06:00:00I’ve been to see the “good-time movie of the summer”: Yesterday , the story of a world in which the Beatles have never happened. It

Hitler the Progressive 2019-09-16 09:20:00Has the mass murder of Europe’s Jews eclipsed the other significant horrors of Hitler’s Germany? Does it matter? And is it possible to add

The Bleak World of Téa Obreht 2019-09-13 06:00:00Eight years and half a planet separate Téa Obreht’s second novel from her first. The eight years is the time between Obreht’s debut

Penguin Dysphoria 2019-09-12 09:40:00At a young age I knew more about Viking rune stones and fifteenth-century Venetian commerce than is common among relatively well balanced late adolesc

Renewing the Transatlantic Alliance 2019-09-10 09:30:00In June, German politician Norbert Röttgen offered a sober assessment of the frayed relations between the European establishment and the Trump

Playing Church 2019-09-10 06:00:00An Associated Press feel-good story surfaced recently concerning the festive send-off and theatrical suicide of a 75-year-old Seattle man named Robe

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Married priests are a possible option for the 2019-09-21 02:00:00Vatican City, Sep 21, 2019 / 12:00 am (CNA).- Andrea Tornielli, editorial director of the Dicastery for Communications in the Vatican, said that marri

Catholic hospital in Nova Scotia required to offer 2019-09-20 19:01:00Antigonish, Canada, Sep 20, 2019 / 05:01 pm (CNA).- A Catholic hospital in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia will now be required to offer assisted

Msgr. Rossi takes leave of absence from CUA 2019-09-20 17:12:00Washington D.C., Sep 20, 2019 / 03:12 pm (CNA).- Msgr. Walter Rossi has taken a leave of absence from the board of trustees at The Catholic University

UK rabbi: secular humanists are 'ever-more combative' against 2019-09-20 17:07:00Madrid, Spain, Sep 20, 2019 / 03:07 pm (CNA).- A top UK rabbi has criticized secular groups in Britain for their remarks against religious practices a

Vatican department heads meet to discuss budget deficit 2019-09-20 13:50:00Vatican City, Sep 20, 2019 / 11:50 am (CNA).- The heads of dicasteries and Vatican City State institutions met Friday to discuss finances and how to r

After Chaput warning, bishops weigh in on Fr. 2019-09-20 12:40:00Philadelphia, Pa., Sep 20, 2019 / 10:40 am (CNA).- After the Archbishop of Philadelphia urged caution regarding the message Fr. James Martin, SJ, othe

Pro-lifers condemn testing of 'chemical coat hanger' on 2019-09-20 11:00:00Washington D.C., Sep 20, 2019 / 09:00 am (CNA).- Pro-life advocates have condemned clinical testing of second trimester chemical abortions&n

Cardinal Marx holds 'constructive dialogue' with Pope Francis 2019-09-20 10:25:00Vatican City, Sep 20, 2019 / 08:25 am (CNA).- Cardinal Reinhard Marx, president of the German Episcopal Conference, has held talks with Pope Francis a

Pope Francis to doctors: Assisted suicide is 'false 2019-09-20 10:02:00Vatican City, Sep 20, 2019 / 08:02 am (CNA).- Pope Francis told a group of Italian doctors Friday they must resist the temptation to participate in as

Novena of thanksgiving to precede Newman's canonization 2019-09-20 05:01:00Birmingham, England, Sep 20, 2019 / 03:01 am (CNA).- The Oratories of England are organizing a novena next month leading up to the canonization of Ble

Scottish Church says Catholics schools don't cause violence 2019-09-19 22:00:00Edinburgh, Scotland, Sep 19, 2019 / 08:00 pm (CNA).- A spokesman for the Catholic Church in Scotland said Wednesday the suggestion that Catholic schoo

UK court clears 80-year-old accused of ‘mercy killing’ 2019-09-19 20:39:00London, England, Sep 19, 2019 / 06:39 pm (CNA).- Family members of an 80-year-old woman in England are advocating for legalized assisted suicide after

Crisis Magazine

Viganò Speaks: the “Infiltration” is Real 2019-09-17 03:10:21Jonah began his journey through the city, and when he had gone only a single day’s walk announcing, “Forty days more and Nineveh shall be

Wolves in Shepherd’s Clothing 2019-09-17 03:00:38It was only a year ago that the Philadelphia grand jury released its report on sexual abuse by priests. It was only a year ago that allegations broke

Towards a Catholic Nationalism 2019-09-16 03:10:46From the beginning of Donald J. Trump’s quixotic presidential campaign, political and media elites have attempted to browbeat the “dangero

Is It Time to Abolish the USCCB? 2019-09-16 03:00:57“If I must speak the truth, I feel disposed to shun every conference of Bishops: for never saw I Synod brought to a happy issue, and remedying,

Pontifical Chic 2019-09-13 03:10:49In 2013, Pope Francis sonorously and rightly enjoined the bishops of the world: “Avoid the scandal of being ‘airport bishops’!&rdquo

The Uncivil Civility of David French 2019-09-13 03:00:40Debates are about making points, yes, but they’re also about comportment. The exchange between Sohrab Ahmari and David French, which took place

In the Image of Slob 2019-09-12 03:10:17Several years before his death last spring, the Hungarian-American historian John Lukacs remarked to me, in reference to 21st-century America, that &l

A Judicial Victory Over Radical Secularism 2019-09-12 03:00:18In early August, the Freedom from Religion Foundation—secularist bullies who go around the country seeking especially to pressure local governme

Infandum: 18 Years On 2019-09-11 03:10:53Editor’s note: this article originally appeared in the November 2001 print edition of Crisis. In 1789 George Washington prayed in St. Paul&rsquo

The Religious Left Just Doesn’t Get It: Socialism 2019-09-11 03:00:27“If someone calls it socialism,” said Rev. William Barber at the August meeting of the Democratic National Committee, “then we must

We Are All Ahmarists Now, Part II 2019-09-10 03:10:40[This is part two of Michael Warren Davis’s two-part reflection on the Ahmari-French debate on the future of Christian conservatism. Read the fi

Who is My Enemy? 2019-09-10 03:00:55We are trying to live the faith in a bad time. The engines of the mass phenomena are all ranged against us: schools and colleges, television, newspape


Hong Kong Protesters Trample Chinese Flag and set New! 2019-09-22 06:56:04Protesters in Hong Kong trampled a Chinese flag, vandalized a subway station and set a fire across a wide street on Sunday, as pro-democracy demonstra

Switzerland Supreme Court Denies Mother's Right to Homeschool 2019-09-21 12:38:43Switzerland's high court has ruled against a mother who wanted to homeschool her 8-year-old son.  

Hong Kong Protesters Burn Flag, Police Fire Pepper 2019-09-21 08:48:30Protesters in Hong Kong burned a Chinese flag and police fired pepper spray Saturday in renewed clashes over anti-government grievances.

'Jesus Visited Him Every Night': Middle Eastern Missionary 2019-09-20 19:34:25A Middle Eastern missionary shared a remarkable story this week of how Jesus visited a man in the region every night for a month, asking the man to wr

CBN's Operation Blessing Helping Bahamians Recover From After 2019-09-20 15:41:17Some families in the Bahamas are returning to their homes to see what's left after Hurricane Dorian's winds decimated the islands.

The Oracle Hits #1: Jonathan Cahn Explains Prophetic 2019-09-20 11:58:35Jonathan Cahn's brand new book The Oracle is flying off shelves as readers once again show a huge interest in prophecy and biblical mysteries that po

Triple Trouble For Trudeau as Third Brown-Face Incident 2019-09-19 12:46:04A third picture, this time a video, has emerged of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau dressed in black/brown face.

Toronto Star Article Claims 'Eating at Chick-fil-A Will 2019-09-18 16:31:51An opinion article published last week in The Toronto Star, a newspaper in Toronto, Canada, says eating at Chick-fil-A will "increase the suffering o

President Trump to Deliver Religious Freedom Message at 2019-09-17 20:19:05President Trump will deliver an inclusive call to address all forms of religious persecution and anti-Semitism at the United Nations next week. He wil

Porn Company up in Arms Over NZ Government's 2019-09-16 11:26:37The world’s largest porn provider is strongly opposing moves by the New Zealand Government to protect children from the harmful effects of porno

Iran Dismisses US Allegation it Was Behind Saudi 2019-09-15 07:41:41Iran denied on Sunday it was involved in Yemen rebel drone attacks the previous day that hit the world’s biggest oil processing facility and an

Yemen Drones Hit Saudi Oil Sites, Including Key 2019-09-14 08:27:43Drones launched by Yemen’s Houthi rebels attacked the world’s largest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia and another major oil field


Amazon Synod: We Read the Documents so You 2019-09-19 10:15:57Yesterday morning, I checked out the headlines on Google news on my phone. One of the headlines appeared under the header “In case you missed it

Substance and Accidents: A Beginner’s Guide to Defending 2019-09-18 19:01:06The Real Presence of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist is among the greatest mysteries of our faith. Indeed, the priest celebrati

A Good Catholic Homily Prompts Bad Behavior 2019-09-18 17:42:33It all started with a solid homily. To be more specific: Fr. Matthew Mary Bartow walked to the pulpit during a televised Mass on EWTN, and preached a

You Don’t Need to Go Ortho: Every Good 2019-09-18 09:02:03We’ve been hearing it a lot: “Should I just quit paying attention to the apparent collapse of the Catholic institution and become Orthodox

1P5 Needs Your Help! 2019-09-17 14:14:40I’ll never forget the night I was sitting at my computer in my office, everyone else in my family was asleep, and I caught a flash of yellow lig

On Rembrandt and His Musical Admirer 2019-09-17 10:14:11On October 4, 350 years will have passed since the death of the Dutch Baroque painter and printmaker who loved light, darkness, and mystery: Rembrandt

Maria, the Beloved: Contemplating the Virgin’s Holy Name 2019-09-16 15:00:48On September 12, we celebrated the Feast of the Most Holy Name of Mary. The mysteries and marvels of the sacred name of Maria are so vast an ocean tha

Bishops, Missionaries Who Know the Amazon Sour on 2019-09-16 12:03:18In what seems to be growing concern about the true mission, vision, and motivation of the upcoming Pan-Amazon Synod, two Catholic bishops from the mis

Amazonians: The Vatican’s Beloved Specimens, Preserved in Amber 2019-09-13 16:03:36It is considered insensitive, even Hobbesian, to use the word “primitive” in speaking of primordial cultures. Encyclopedia Britannica iden

Scripture & Tradition: Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost 2019-09-13 12:00:17Epistle: Galatians 5:16-24  Gospel: Matthew 6:24-33 Keep, we beseech Thee, O Lord, Thy Church with perpetual peace; and because the frailty of ma

Yes, Catholics Can Do Politics 2019-09-12 12:36:11Already by the winter of 2017, I had spent nearly two years as a secular, “conservative” political commentator on various internet platfor

Discerning the Priesthood: One Form or Two Forms? 2019-09-11 16:10:54“Red-pilled” Catholic men these days who are thinking seriously about priesthood or religious life are wondering if it makes any sense to

NRL News Today

Regarding the fate of the remains of 2,246 2019-09-20 18:24:11By Dave Andrusko At a Friday morning press conference, Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill said his office “is now starting the process to dete

Working with Today’s Media 2019-09-20 17:55:41By Laura Echevarria Editor’s note. The following appears in the September digital edition of National Right to Life News. We’re counting o

How much of the decline in the number 2019-09-20 17:47:35By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D, NRL Director of Education & Research In the report released Wednesday, the Guttmacher Institute reported the w

The Hill’s Enjeti Torches Dubious NYT Reporters Behind 2019-09-20 17:41:38By Nicholas Fondacaro In Thursday’s installment of The Hill’s “Rising,” chief Washington correspondent Saagar Enjeti lit up Ne

NARAL’s “Social Media Specialist” tells us aborting babies 2019-09-20 17:37:05By Dave Andrusko At her LinkedIn account, Hayley Farless describes herself as a Social Media Specialist at NARAL Pro-Choice America. Among her job ass

South African Doctor Faces Charges for Advising Abortion 2019-09-20 17:28:55Editor’s note. This appears on the blog of the Parliamentary Network for Critical Issues. A doctor in South Africa has been charged by the Healt

A New Pregnancy Help Facility, 39 Years in 2019-09-20 17:25:02By Kirk Walden The story begins more than 40 years ago, when a high school girl decided to begin following the Jesus who would change her life. As a n

Buttigieg says he hopes 2,246 baby corpses found 2019-09-20 16:39:11By Calvin Freiburger SOUTH BEND, September 19, 2019 – South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg finally broke his silence Wednesday on the discov

Texans are keeping the abortion industry out, and 2019-09-20 16:35:39By Texas Right to Life The Associated Press [AP] recently featured reporting on the scarcity of abortion mills in Texas, as though this is cause for c

Abortionist practices “emotional distancing” 2019-09-20 16:30:48By Sarah Terzo One abortionist says: “In order to be attentive, focused, and disciplined, there is an emotional distancing. You cannot allow you

The heavy toll abortion exacts of everyone associated 2019-09-20 16:28:23By Dave Andrusko “Much has been written about the emotional trauma that women go through after their abortions. But what most people don’t

Authorities search abortion clinics of late abortionist who 2019-09-19 16:30:19By Dave Andrusko This could get really, really intriguing, so don’t jump to any preliminary conclusions, one way or the other. Today, police in


Family flees unrest in Nicaragua, finds home in New! 2019-09-22 12:51:53It wasn't easy for Julio Araúz and Brenda Molina to leave behind the life they had created in Nicaragua. But for the family, staying in their

Vermont priest, 90, credits longevity, mobility, memory to New! 2019-09-22 09:58:08An evergreen tree outside of Nicolle Hall serves as a windsock for Edmundite Father Paul Couture. If the branches are swaying in the wind too vigorous

A New York diocese filed for bankruptcy. Will New! 2019-09-22 08:44:58The Diocese of Rochester was the first in New York to seek bankruptcy protection under the weight of new sexual misconduct lawsuits, but lawyers and c

Notre Dame Cathedral: ‘lot of work’ before rebuild New! 2019-09-22 07:58:49Notre Dame Cathedral has far to go to recover from a destructive fire but a hardy copper rooster that once topped the spire is serving as a reminder t

In praise of elderly and sick priests, plus 2019-09-22 00:33:55John Allen on the need to support elderly priests.

Nigerian bishops criticize verbal hits on pope, South 2019-09-21 15:12:53The Catholic Bishops' Conference of Nigeria has condemned recent verbal attacks on Pope Francis as well as xenophobic attacks by South Africans on fo

Letters to Blessed John Henry Newman show his 2019-09-21 15:07:57Thousands of documents relating to England's 19th-century convert-cardinal, Blessed John Henry Newman, are being released ahead of his Oct. 13 canoni

Integral ecology: Challenging people to broaden their focus 2019-09-21 14:58:53Integral ecology -- a phrase often used when discussing the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon -- highlights not just the interconnectedness that exists

Texas parish keeps ‘unshakable’ faith after Imelda hits 2019-09-21 14:50:15Father T.J. Dolce used Facebook Live to tell the St. Martha parish and school community he leads as pastor that the "incessant rain" had indeed floo

Charities team returns from fact-finding mission to Nassau, 2019-09-21 11:45:55Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Miami will ship targeted emergency goods and humanitarian relief to the hurricane-ravaged Bahamas through a t

In season of synods, Italy may be next 2019-09-21 01:20:05The press for a synod of the Italian Church is coming from the Primate of Italy himself, meaning the pope, and his closest allies.

New head of Polish Church’s child protection office 2019-09-21 01:19:34Although the Church in Poland has had procedures for preventing child abuse for years, these rules need to “flow through the Church’s vein


Here’s to Laudato Si’: Climate activist touts pope’s 2019-09-19 19:06:35Tomas Insua took a trip to the Philippines in 2014 that changed his life.

Downton Abbey — A-III (PG) 2019-09-19 18:00:48Those who've been yearning for a fix of interwar elegance ever since the popular ITV and PBS television series "Downton Abbey" went off the air in

Eritrean bishops protest government seizure of Catholic schools 2019-09-19 17:32:06Eritrean bishops protested the government's seizure of Catholic schools and asked that the church be enabled to continue its educational and health s

‘They have lost absolutely everything,’ say volunteers back 2019-09-19 12:57:19An expert in disaster search and rescue who recently concluded a 13-day post-Hurricane Dorian operation in the Bahamas said that if there are scores o

Meet some angels of the Bible 2019-09-19 12:42:55"In my old age 'angels,' as I call them, have come to me," a 95-year-old woman named Erminia told Pope Francis during his March 2015 visit to Napl

Priesthood is a gift, not a job, pope 2019-09-19 12:12:56Being a priest is not a job or fulfilling an employment contract but is a gift from God that should be contemplated and treasured as such, Pope Franci

Council of Cardinals reviews input on draft constitution 2019-09-19 11:56:25Pope Francis' Council of Cardinals finished its first review and reflection on comments and proposals received for the draft of the proposed apostoli

Busy working mom promotes praying rosary daily ‘One 2019-09-18 18:16:49She's raising seven children while managing a household, marriage and high-energy career in banking. It's no wonder Kristin Reilly considers prayer

Despite human sinfulness, God’s projects will endure, pope 2019-09-18 18:05:39The Catholic Church will endure, despite the frailty and sins of its members, because it is God's project, Pope Francis said.

Jenky: Real Presence not ‘opinion,’ but ‘foundational’ to 2019-09-18 17:57:27Acknowledging evidence that "for several generations" the Catholic Church has not sufficiently taught its core truths, Bishop Daniel R. Jenky has ca

The Corpse Raiders 2019-09-17 18:25:39Most people recognize the importance of obtaining consent before retrieving organs from the bodies of deceased persons. They also understand the neces

Philippine bishops call for ‘ecological conversion’ amid climate 2019-09-17 16:23:57Catholic bishops in the Philippines criticized "the continuing destruction of our common home" and called for "ecological conversion" amid "clima

The Imaginative Conservative

The Ahmari-French Debate That Should Have Been 2019-09-18 23:00:33If you ask those who attended the debate between Sohrab Ahmari and David French at Catholic University who won the encounter, you will get different a

Understanding Imagination 2019-09-18 23:00:11There is in our world a strong strain of relentless reductionism and blind rationalism whose inevitable complements are mechanical creativity-mongerin

Dante on Sin 2019-09-17 22:01:55In our mortal lives, we can often hide the desiccated state of our souls from others; in the afterlife, we can no longer hide from others what we trul

Fortitude Made Manifest: J. Michael Straczynski’s “Becoming Superman” 2019-09-17 22:00:57Author J. Michael Straczynski is nothing if not fortitude made manifest. Without proper parents and without any respect for normal cultural and r

What Is the Constitution For? 2019-09-16 23:00:31The U.S. Constitution is important, and great, precisely because it recognizes that people and their rights are social by nature, and must remain root

The Coups Against the Constitution 2019-09-16 23:00:04September 17 is Constitutional Day. The conservative establishment will undoubtedly write platitudes to the Constitution, thus creating the illusion t

Juries, Judges, and Justice Thomas on Defamation 2019-09-15 23:00:42This summer saw the resolutions of two high-profile civil lawsuits involving accusations of defamation and libel against two pillars of the media-acad

Sacrificial Love and Heroic Prudence 2019-09-15 22:45:38Prudence takes into account a deeper wisdom about the human condition than can be gleaned from a simple cost-benefit analysis. It understands that hum

Cultivating the Christian Imagination of the Child 2019-09-14 23:00:15Scripture speaks of childhood, not merely as a passing biological phase, but as the very heart of what it means to be human. The child also reflects t

In Defense of Archaisms 2019-09-14 22:59:04Archaisms renew the language; they are the means by which language is renovated and restored to its original splendor. It is the old things that make

“Secrets of Blackmoor: The True History of Dungeons 2019-09-13 23:01:01A fascinating new documentary, "Secrets of Blackmoor" tells the story of the inventors of "Dungeons & Dragons," the role-playing phenomenon th

Avoiding the Latest Fad: Elbert Hubbard’s “Scrapbook” 2019-09-13 23:00:31College, as most know it, is Elbert Hubbard’s Scrapbook. Nobody reading this has heard of Elbert Hubbard, but he is education today. His &l

Catholic Journal

The Nearsighted Shepherd, Part 3 2019-09-08 11:00:00A Guide to Improving Shepherding Part 1 showed how the Bishops’ championing of Muslim migration and support of the foes of Americ

With God, All Things are Possible 2019-09-07 07:03:02In the Gospel of Luke (14:25-33), great crowds were traveling with Jesus. Let this be the starting point of our reflection. Due to a number of reasons

The Old Rugged Cross 2019-09-06 05:00:39St. Theodore of Studite (759-826) wrote that he saw traces of the Holy Cross in several biblical events of the Old Testament: First, on the pile of wo

Moon River and Me 2019-09-04 05:00:10The Johnny Mercer lyric that constitutes my title has a deeper meaning for me than his inspiration, the Savannah River. I was recently reminded o

Thanking God for Birthdays 2019-09-03 05:00:14On Monday, 26 August, I celebrated my forty seventh birthday. Every birthday is for me a splendid occasion to say thank you, forgive me and&

The Nearsighted Shepherd- Part 2 2019-09-01 17:22:21Part I of this essay introduced the fable of the Nearsighted Shepherd and likened his situation to that of the Catholic Bishops (USCCB) whose att

The Lord Gives Us Worth 2019-08-31 06:14:34The Pharisees desired to attain self-worth by jockeying for the places of honor at the banquets attended also by Jesus. The Gospel, elsewhere, te

Walls and Swords 2019-08-29 05:24:39It is painfully obvious that America has fallen off its cultural path and is at war with itself over a multitude of issues. The author of the new book

Where Are We Going? 2019-08-27 04:53:25One of the most famous and influential justices of the U. S. Supreme Court was Oliver Wendell Holmes, who served on the Court for thirty years at the

The Nearsighted Shepherd 2019-08-25 06:32:59A Cautionary Fable Once upon a time, there was a nearsighted shepherd who mistook another flock for his own and began tending them. That flock’s

The Problem with Wide Gates 2019-08-23 05:36:23A careful reading of the Gospels reveals the utter amazement of the crowds over the fact that Jesus taught with authority and convincing force. Appare

Hail His Tabernacle 2019-08-22 04:29:01One of the most beautiful Marian prayers, which really touches my heart whenever I pray it, is that of St. Francis of Assisi: A Salutation to the

The Daily Register

Msgr. Rossi Takes Leave of Absence From Catholic 2019-09-20 17:28:01By JD Flynn/CNA | WASHINGTON — Msgr. Walter Rossi has taken a leave of absence from the board of trustees at The Catholic University of America

Beware the Woke Police 2019-09-20 13:01:01By Pat Cross |

Did Fulton Sheen Prophesy About These Times? 2019-09-20 12:50:01By Joseph Pronechen | Did Archbishop Fulton Sheen prophesy about these times? In a talk 72 years ago, Bishop Fulton Sheen appeared as visionary

Biographer: Padre Pio Overcame Suffering With Hope 2019-09-20 12:06:01By Catholic News Agency | FOGGIA, Italy — More than 50 years after the death of Padre Pio, one of the last journalists to interview the saint ha

Once Again, Blood of St. Januarius Liquefied on 2019-09-20 11:58:01By Hannah Brockhaus/CNA | NAPLES, Italy — The miracle of the liquefaction of the blood of early Church martyr St. Januarius took place Thursday,

Cardinal Marx Meets With Pope Francis and Cardinal 2019-09-20 11:29:01By Catholic News Agency | VATICAN CITY — Cardinal Reinhard Marx, president of the German Episcopal Conference, has held talks with Pope Francis

Is the Pro-Life Movement Racist? 2019-09-20 11:11:01By Matthew Archbold | Harvard Law Professor Laurence Tribe’s Twitter feed is a relentless parade of unintentional comedy but recently he stepped

Must-Read Classics for Reclaiming the Culture 2019-09-20 10:53:01By K.V. Turley | Joseph Pearce will need little introduction to readers of the Register; however, his latest project may need a preface.

‘Novena With Newman’ to Precede Canonization 2019-09-20 09:54:01By Catholic News Agency | BIRMINGHAM, England — The Oratories of England are organizing a novena next month leading up to the canonization of Bl

US Bishops Educate Faithful About the Blessed Sacrament 2019-09-20 08:39:01By Catholic News Agency | WASHINGTON — Six weeks after a Pew Research study found that only one-third of Catholics in the U.S. believe that the

UK Court Clears 80-Year-Old Accused of ‘Mercy Killing’ 2019-09-20 08:22:01By Catholic News Agency | LONDON — Family members of an 80-year-old woman in England are advocating for legalized assisted suicide after the wom

A Benedict Option Community In the Ozarks, Post-Communion 2019-09-20 01:01:01By Tito Edwards | A Benedict Option Community — In the Ozarks – Shane Schaetzel at Complete Christianity +1 Interesting Old Rubric:

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To Restore Integrity: Newman’s Idea of Education 2019-09-19 01:01:07Patrick Reilly: A Catholic school that does not assent to the authority of the Church about faith and morals is headed toward complete secularization.

The Hundredfold 2019-09-19 00:01:51A new book of “songs for the Lord” by TCT contributor Anthony Esolen demonstrates a fine teacher and writer at his best,...

Germany, real threat of schism 2019-09-19 00:01:33An American-led schism seems so remote as to be impossible, whereas Germany’s bishops are openly defying Pope Francis.

Abortion numbers lowest since 1973 2019-09-19 00:01:26The number and rate of abortions across the United States have plunged to their lowest levels since the procedure became...

Useful vs. liberal knowledge 2019-09-19 00:01:22Useful Knowledge then, I grant, has done its work; and Liberal Knowledge as certainly has not done its work,—that is,...

Newman as pastor and evangelist 2019-09-19 00:01:00Thousands of documents relating to England’s 19th-century convert-cardinal, Blessed John Henry Newman, are being released ahead of his October 1

Jesus did not come to tell us tales 2019-09-18 00:01:52Jesus Christ, my child, did not come to tell us tales. During the little time that he had. What is...

Maritain the Martian 2019-09-18 00:01:47Randall Smith: How about allowing a fresh breeze of culture to blow through the Church? It’s time for a new literary and artistic aggiornamento.

Nicaraguan bishops: Sandinista rule a “virus” 2019-09-18 00:01:43Amid unrest in Nicaragua, the Catholic Church finds itself under fire from communist president Daniel Ortega, his supporters, and the...

A tale of two synods 2019-09-18 00:01:32The October pan-Amazonian synod will provide plenty of fodder for debate about the future of the Catholic Church, but a...

The Preferential Option for the Young 2019-09-17 00:01:58Michael Pakaluk: Social Justice Warriors ignore essential teachings about the family and denigrate them because “Social Conservatives” sup

Meeting a guardian angel 2019-09-17 00:01:43That night in my simple room I woke at three am. I was wide awake and aware of a presence...

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A Case for Maigret: What was the origin 2019-09-21 23:31:10Twenty-four hours after the blaze at Notre-Dame last April 15 was brought under control, the cause of the fire was officially announced by the É

Clandestine medical abortions reportedly on the rise in 2019-09-21 18:01:00Washington D.C., Sep 21, 2019 / 04:01 pm (CNA).- While the number of in-clinic abortions in the United States is reportedly down, the sale of illicitl

Theologian withdraws from German synodal path 2019-09-21 17:08:00Vatican City, Sep 21, 2019 / 03:08 pm (CNA).- A member of the International Theological Commission has announced that she is no longer available to pa

Pope Francis: The Church is a home for 2019-09-21 12:59:00Vatican City, Sep 21, 2019 / 10:59 am (CNA).- No one is lost to Jesus, neither should they be considered lost to the Church and her members, Pope Fran

Medical migrant ordered to leave gets hope of 2019-09-21 10:00:00Washington D.C., Sep 21, 2019 / 08:00 am (CNA).- An immigrant who has lived in the U.S. for more than 16 years while receiving life-saving medical tre

Evangelization is about helping people know God’s love, 2019-09-21 09:15:00Vatican City, Sep 21, 2019 / 07:15 am (CNA).- Evangelization means first helping people to know God and to know his immense love for them, which is do

Cardinal O’Malley, Bishop McElroy nominated to Amazon Synod 2019-09-21 08:05:00Vatican City, Sep 21, 2019 / 06:05 am (CNA).- Cardinal Sean O’Malley, archbishop of Boston, and Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego are among tho

Married priests are a possible option for the 2019-09-21 02:00:00Vatican City, Sep 21, 2019 / 12:00 am (CNA).- Andrea Tornielli, editorial director of the Dicastery for Communications in the Vatican, said that marri

Catholic hospital in Nova Scotia required to offer 2019-09-20 19:01:00Antigonish, Canada, Sep 20, 2019 / 05:01 pm (CNA).- A Catholic hospital in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia will now be required to offer assisted

Parables, Puzzlement, and Prudence 2019-09-20 19:00:46Readings: • Am 8:4-7 • Ps 113:1-2, 4-6, 7-8 • 1 Tm 2:1-8 • Lk 16:1-13 How difficult is the parable of the dishonest steward, heard

Catholicism in Pakistan: Living under the threat of 2019-09-20 16:06:24When Pakistan became an independent nation in 1947, religious minorities – including Christians, Hindus, and Sikhs – accounted for 23 perc

The Crisis Behind the Crisis of Faith in 2019-09-20 14:05:16Not too long ago, I had occasion to observe in a piece for Catholic World Report (CWR) that a series of previous articles on the Brebeuf Jesuit contro

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Gabriel Project showers expectant mothers in Manassas 2019-09-19 00:00:00Pink and blue streamers hung from the ceiling. Strollers, diapers, wipes, clothes, blankets and other baby items filled the room at the Vocare Center

Polls show big support for conscience protections 2019-09-19 00:00:00An overwhelming majority of Americans — 83 percent — said they support conscience protection rights for health care professionals because

Millennial Catholics discuss housing, parenting and faith 2019-09-18 00:00:00You may have heard about millennials. The generational cohort born between 1981 and 1996 is known for loving avocado toast and online shopping. 

'Grisly discovery' of fetal remains at abortionist's home 2019-09-18 00:00:00The Sept. 13 disclosure that the preserved remains of over 2,200 aborted babies had been found at the rural Illinois home of the recently deceased Ind

Journalist Cokie Roberts, lifelong Catholic, dies at age 2019-09-17 00:00:00Cokie Roberts, a broadcast journalist and political commentator who spoke publicly about her Catholic faith and her admiration for the Sacred Heart si

Descendants of escaped slaves honor ancestors in Alexandria 2019-09-17 00:00:00Alexandrians honor the runaway slaves who found refuge in their city. 

Catholic Charities offers workshop for aspiring citizens 2019-09-16 00:00:00Diocesan Catholic Charities partnered with American Immigration Lawyers Association to host a citizenship day workshop, assisting more than 30 individ

Members of the Parish Liaison Network learn about 2019-09-16 00:00:00Veronica Roth, program director of Catholic Charities’ St. Margaret of Cortona Family Residences in Woodbridge, introduced members of the Parish

Holy Martyrs of Vietnam Church celebrates 40 years 2019-09-16 00:00:00Bishop Burbidge installs the parish’s new pastor during Mass.

Bishop Burbidge leads the annual convocation of religious 2019-09-16 00:00:00Religious sisters in the Diocese of Arlington, including eight new or returning sisters, had the opportunity to share developments from their respecti

St. Bernadette parishioner keeps faith alive after a 2019-09-13 00:00:00 

Cruise ship to deliver aid to Bahamas, bring 2019-09-13 00:00:00A second Florida-to-Bahamas round-trip humanitarian cruise was set to sail the weekend of Sept. 14, weather-permitting, carrying supplies, transport s


Judge Blocks Missouri Pro-Life Law Banning Abortions on New! 2019-09-22 13:39:37A Missouri law banning abortions on unborn babies after 20 weeks will remain blocked after a federal judge refused a request from the state to enforce

Abortion Activist Arrested After Attempting to Bomb Pro-Life New! 2019-09-22 13:19:33Police evacuated people from a pro-life rally because of a possible bomb threat Wednesday in Rochester, Minnesota. Students for Life of America told L

Colorado Ballot Measure Would End Abortions Up to New! 2019-09-22 13:10:00Most Americans oppose late-term abortions after an unborn baby is viable. Numerous polls over the years have shown this to be true. Yet, several state

Women Horrified Abortionist May Have Stored Their Aborted New! 2019-09-22 13:01:22The news of Indiana abortionist Ulrich Klopfer’s gristly collection of aborted babies’ bodies in his garage is re-opening wounds for his f

Abortionist Kept Aborted Babies in His Garage For New! 2019-09-22 11:30:03Indiana authorities raided two shuttered abortion facilities this past week after finding the bodies of more than 2,200 aborted babies in former abort

Mark Zuckerberg Admits Facebook Censored Pro-Life Group, But New! 2019-09-22 10:17:06Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg admitted Thursday that his social media company “clearly was bias” against the pro-life group Live Action and

Woman Hemorrhaged, Drifted Out of Consciousness After Abortion 2019-09-19 10:59:06Operation Rescue now knows more about what happened to a woman who was transported by ambulance from Preterm, a Cleveland, Ohio, abortion facility, on

Why Do Abortionists Like Ulrich Klopfer and Kermit 2019-09-19 10:53:56By now, most people have heard of Indiana abortionist Ulrich Klopfer and his ungodly hoard of 2,246 “medically preserved” aborted babies f

34-Week-Old Aborted Baby Cries and “Comes Back to 2019-09-19 10:47:27The parents of a baby girl who survived an abortion sued a Beijing, China hospital recently because their baby did not die. The baby, who was a full 3

Abortion is Less Common for Pregnant Women Than 2019-09-19 10:42:27The Guttmacher Institute released a report showing there were 862,320 abortions performed in the U.S. in 2017. This signals a decrease of almost 64,00

Judge Won’t Dismiss Case, May Punish David Daleiden 2019-09-19 10:05:56The preliminary hearing for undercover journalist David Daleiden concluded this week with a judge ruling that he was “engaged in criminal activi

Abortions Drop 50% From 1990 as More Babies 2019-09-19 09:53:23Each and every three years (or so) when the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute issues its latest abortion numbers, it is important for us to remember w

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