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Catholic Church discovered in Dublin archeology dig 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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Prayer to bring back those who have left New! 2019-12-13 00:00:53May the light of Christ bring these precious souls out of darkness and into the loving arms of the Shepherd.

Longest Guadalupe pilgrimage in U.S. draws thousands New! 2019-12-13 00:00:50Starting out at dawn, an estimated 20,000 Californians walk 34 miles.

No time to pray? These 9 tips can New! 2019-12-13 00:00:47We live at high speed, but there are ways to find time to pray, no matter what.

19 Family members dance on the lawn to New! 2019-12-13 00:00:45Because life itself is a celebration, and these folks show us how!  

What Satan did when he was reminded how New! 2019-12-13 00:00:43A religious sister and former assistant of exorcist Fr. Gabriele Amorth shares her experiences.

Archaeologists discover one of the oldest known Christian New! 2019-12-13 00:00:41Finding of basilica in Ethiopia raises question about when Christianity spread to area.

Our idea of Santa Claus was dreamed up New! 2019-12-13 00:00:32Thomas Nast was also known for his unflattering depictions of Irish-Catholic immigrants and the pope.

The profound symbolism of violet and rose in New! 2019-12-13 00:00:32Even blue and red, the colors that make violet, have spiritual symbolism!

Two disabled pro-life advocates join together in a New! 2019-12-13 00:00:25And the result is truly uplifting!

The Ukrainian “Church Spring”: More and more young New! 2019-12-13 00:00:10Years after the collapse of the Soviet regime and the end of communist religious persecution and repression, the country is now experiencing a rebirth

Exclusive photos: A celebration of Our Lady of New! 2019-12-12 14:12:36Witness the incredible celebration, New York style.

Aleteia’s Sunday Homily: Who is the Messiah? New! 2019-12-12 12:02:52Jesus invites those asking, “Are you the one who is to come?”, to examine his works and therein find the answer.

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Affirming the Adventure of Orthodoxy 2019-12-12 06:00:00Dear Readers of First Things , Continue Reading »

“Fairness For All” Is Unfair 2019-12-12 05:00:00I recently gave a presentation on transgenderism to a group of suburban Minnesotans. After my talk, an operating room nurse who had been paying close

Books for Christmas—2019 2019-12-11 06:00:00Resist the twitterization of thought—give books for Christmas! The following titles will delight, instruct, edify (or all of the above): &n

Porn Is Not a Blessing of Liberty 2019-12-11 06:00:00Last week, four Republican congressmen sent a missive to U.S. Attorney General William Barr. This one-page letter beseeched Barr to actually enfor

America As a Catholic Country 2019-12-10 06:00:00As a student in the fourth grade of Saint Thomas Aquinas School in East Lansing, Michigan, I looked about me and saw a great landscape whose meaning l

Christmas Guide to Buying a Bible: 2019 Edition 2019-12-09 06:00:00In 2012, First Things asked me to suggest Bibles to give as gifts during the Christmas season. Seven years later, those recommendations hold up. B

An Anthem for Postliberals 2019-12-06 06:00:00At my home church in Birmingham, Alabama, and in churches I visit across the country, I often sing G. K. Chesterton’s “O God of Earth and

Can Nationalism Unite Us? 2019-12-06 06:00:00 The Case for Nationalism: How it Made Us Powerful, United, and Free by rich lowry broadside books, 288 pages, $26.99 Continue Reading »

On Supersessionism 2019-12-05 06:00:00You brood of vipers,” excoriates John the Baptist in what may well be the most politically incorrect Advent sermon ever delivered. John simply d

A Last Chance for Australian Justice 2019-12-04 06:00:00My late parents loved Cardinal George Pell, whom they knew for decades. So I found it a happy coincidence that, on November 12 (which would have been

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 “

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Senate passes resolution recognizing Armenian Genocide New! 2019-12-12 18:00:00Washington D.C., Dec 12, 2019 / 04:00 pm (CNA).- The Senate on Thursday passed a resolution recognizing the Armenian genocide, after several previous

International pro-choice groups launch abortion hotline for Poles New! 2019-12-12 17:42:00Warsaw, Poland, Dec 12, 2019 / 03:42 pm (CNA).- A coalition of abortion advocacy groups has launched a hotline service to inform Polish women on how t

Women African judges meet at Vatican to tackle New! 2019-12-12 16:25:00Vatican City, Dec 12, 2019 / 02:25 pm (CNA).- A group of around 50 women judges and prosecutors engaged in the fight against human trafficking and org

German bishops commit to 'newly assessing' Catholic doctrine New! 2019-12-12 16:10:00Munich, Germany, Dec 12, 2019 / 02:10 pm (CNA).- The German bishops’ conference has committed to “newly assessing” the universal Chu

White House summit on family leave follows new New! 2019-12-12 14:00:00Washington D.C., Dec 12, 2019 / 12:00 pm (CNA).- The White House hosted a summit on paid leave Thursday, hours after the House passed a bill with 12 w

Six California dioceses subpoenaed in sex abuse investigation New! 2019-12-12 13:33:00Sacramento, Calif., Dec 12, 2019 / 11:33 am (CNA).- The office of California's attorney general has informed six dioceses in the state that they will

Pope Francis: The world needs peacemakers open to New! 2019-12-12 12:15:00Vatican City, Dec 12, 2019 / 10:15 am (CNA).- Pope Francis’ message for the 2020 World Day of Peace released Thursday calls for openness to dial

Pope Francis taps 'Minnesota farm boy' to lead 2019-12-12 06:42:00Vatican City, Dec 12, 2019 / 04:42 am (CNA).- Pope Francis Thursday accepted the resignation of Bishop Paul Joseph Swain of Sioux Falls, South Dakota,

Pope Francis: 'Holiness is the true light of 2019-12-12 06:00:00Vatican City, Dec 12, 2019 / 04:00 am (CNA).- Pope Francis said Thursday that the often hidden holiness lived out in everyday life is a true light wit

Fact or fiction? Nine popular myths about Our 2019-12-12 06:00:00Mexico City, Mexico, Dec 12, 2019 / 04:00 am (CNA).- In the 500 years since Our Lady of Guadalupe appeared, the image of Our Lady has become the subje

Surprise! Chicago suburb is home to a major 2019-12-12 05:01:00Chicago, Ill., Dec 12, 2019 / 03:01 am (CNA).- Marian devotion is intense among the hundreds of thousands of people who visit the Shrine of Our Lady o

Revisions announced to Australia religious freedom bill  2019-12-12 02:47:00Canberra, Australia, Dec 12, 2019 / 12:47 am (CNA).- Following religious groups’ criticism of an Australian bill intended to protect religious f

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Buffalo Closure? 2019-12-09 03:10:55Bishop Richard J. Malone of the Diocese of Buffalo is “retiring” a couple of years early. After seven years of allegedly allowing priests

They Prayed Without Ceasing 2019-12-09 03:00:20They prayed without ceasing. For years their supplications were brought before the altar of God in far-flung cities like Karachi and Bangkok. In the d

The Magic of the Altar Rail 2019-12-06 03:10:29To look at our diocese, you might assume it’s on the liberal side. Located in Northern Virginia and established in 1974, most of the newer churc

Christianity Isn’t Just Another ‘Lifestyle Choice’ 2019-12-06 03:00:44As many believers can attest, Christianity is the ideal program for life. Its moral code empowers the individual and brings order to a society. Its li

Kids in Defense of the Culture 2019-12-05 03:10:41The shock troops against Conservatism, Inc. have arrived. Witness the rise of the groypers. These cowboys sent people ducking beneath barstools the mo

A Left-Wing Atheist’s Case Against Abortion 2019-12-05 03:00:19Editor’s note: This article first appeared in the January 1988 print edition of Crisis Magazine. It has been edited for brevity. CRISIS: Is abor

A Last Chance for Australian Justice 2019-12-04 03:10:38My late parents loved Cardinal George Pell, whom they knew for decades. So I found it a happy coincidence that, on November 12 (which would have been

Meet the Former Swiss Guard Who’s Teaching Priests 2019-12-04 03:00:51I recall how intimidated I was when, as a seminarian at the Pontifical North American College in the 1990s, the Swiss Guard took the pitch for our &ld

The Devil Went Down to Annapolis 2019-12-03 03:10:48The United States Naval Academy is granting Satanist midshipmen a “study space” in which they may conduct “Satanic services” a

The War on Thanksgiving Is Real 2019-12-03 03:00:48This Thanksgiving holiday provided a striking example of political correctness at its worst, aiming at undercutting our nation’s history and tra

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

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‘You Can Accept Jesus Christ’: 1,700 Cambodians Come New! 2019-12-12 15:23:02Just under 2,000 people made a new commitment to Jesus Christ during a Gospel event hosted by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association in Cambodia.

Today's Election All About the Brexit, but Anti-Semitism New! 2019-12-12 10:39:14Britain is voting in one of its most important parliamentary elections since World War Two. The result will determine if, how and when Britain will le

'7 Killed, 21 Young People Kidnapped': Boko Haram 2019-12-11 18:48:57The Boko Haram has attacked mainly-Christian villages in far North Cameroon, killing 7 people and kidnapping 21 children and young adults in their lat

USCIRF Fears India Creating 'Religious Test' for Citizenship, 2019-12-11 16:12:00The US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has announced it "is deeply troubled" by the passage of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bi

Abandoned and Suicidal, Young Woman Makes One Last 2019-12-11 15:05:40After a long day of work, Joy returned to find luggage filled with her clothes outside her home.

6 Dead in Czech Hospital Shooting; Suspect Shoots 2019-12-10 04:07:48A man with an illegal gun shot six people dead and wounded three more in a hospital in the eastern Czech Republic Tuesday, the prime minister and offi

Remembering 'God's General' Reinhard Bonnke 2019-12-09 09:24:48Reinhard Bonnke was known as the "Billy Graham of Africa". On Saturday, Rev.  Bonnke passed away at the age of 79 in Orlando, Fla., s

Russia Banned From 2020 Tokyo Olympics Over Athlete 2019-12-09 07:04:28The Russian flag and national anthem were banned from next year's Tokyo Olympics and other major sports events for four years on Monday.

Up to 13 Feared Dead in Volcanic Eruption 2019-12-09 04:38:54A volcano off the New Zealand coast erupted Monday with a towering blast of ash and scalding steam as dozens of tourists were exploring its moon-like

'His Heart Burned With Compassion for People's Souls:' 2019-12-08 14:17:42The death of evangelist and missionary Reinhard Bonnke has created an outpouring of touching tributes from around the world.

Kenya: 2 Survivors Found 2 days After Building 2019-12-08 08:25:15Kenyan rescuers digging through the rubble of a six-story building found two survivors alive Sunday, two days after it collapsed in Nairobi and killed

Devastating Factory Fire Kills at Least 43 in 2019-12-08 07:01:34Indian authorities were investigating the cause of a devastating fire that killed at least 43 people in a factory in central New Delhi early Sunday, a

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Where Have All the Catholics Gone? 2019-12-10 17:11:38Mass Exodus: Catholic Disaffiliation in Britain and America since Vatican II Stephen Bullivant Oxford University Press 336 pages $32.95 hardback, $24.

Disinclined to Believe: Profile of a Communion Line 2019-12-10 09:11:11“My Faith is gone!” cried he, after one stupefied moment. “There is no good on earth; and sin is but a name. Come, devil! for to the

Bible Vigils, and Why We Don’t Have (or 2019-12-09 15:00:17It can be bewildering, when reading about modern liturgical reforms in the Catholic Church, to compare reality (such as the disappearance of Gregorian

Marco Tosatti: Does Pope Francis Think His Reign Is 2019-12-09 14:02:13The appointment [on Sunday, December 8] of Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila as Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples (Pro

‘Tota Pulchra Es’: A Lutheran Honors the Immaculate 2019-12-09 09:00:24“Tota pulchra es, Maria” is the cry of the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary — a cry that rises towa

Scripture & Tradition: Immaculate Conception of the Blessed 2019-12-06 12:00:02Epistle: Proverbs 8:22-35 Gospel: Luke 1:26-28 O God, Who by the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin, prepared a worthy dwelling for Your Son, and Who

Immaculate Conception: Feast, and Your Halls Are Crowded 2019-12-05 19:03:13Already the first great jewel threaded onto the strands of the new liturgical year is upon us: the glorious Feast of the Immaculate Conception. This y

The World Fears Death, but Catholics Must Remember 2019-12-05 09:26:28There is perhaps no truth today more shunned, suppressed, and vehemently ignored than the reality of death. The modern man is consumed with indulging

1P5 Minute #15 – Zanchetta, LGBT Event at 2019-12-04 17:30:28In this episode, we have an update on the case of Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta, the Argentinian prelate and friend of Pope Francis who is facing criminal

A Theological Review of the Amazon Synod [UPDATED] 2019-12-04 15:30:47Editor’s note: On Sunday, November 24, 2019, 1P5 contributor Dr. Peter Kwasniewski gave a lecture at the FSSP parish in Houston, Regina Cae

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

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Bishops say ‘ad limina’ meeting strengthens their bond New! 2019-12-12 16:38:27Inspiring "missionary disciples" rather than church-maintenance workers and building up the unity of the Church in a polarized world were some of th

Sainthood causes require thorough investigation, pope says New! 2019-12-12 16:32:28The saints are "the true light of the Church," so before they are proposed to all Catholics for imitation and veneration, a scrupulous investigation

Pope accepts resignation of Sioux Falls bishop; names New! 2019-12-12 16:28:20Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Paul J. Swain of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and appointed as his successor Father Donald E. DeGroo

God works through those who serve him, faults New! 2019-12-12 16:24:50Just as God used the talents and the shortcomings of St. Paul to spread the Gospel, he uses the talents and shortcomings of those called to be bishops

Our Lady of Guadalupe is ‘mother of us New! 2019-12-12 16:19:50Mary, the Mother of God is “the mother of all of us,” Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez said in his homily for midnight Mass celebrated

Vatican calls Greta Thunberg ‘great witness’ of Church’s New! 2019-12-12 08:27:23On Thursday top Vatican officials hailed Swedish teen Greta Thunberg, recently named TIME Magazine’s “Person of the Year” for her en

Spanish Jesuit, linguist once expelled by dictator, dies 2019-12-12 06:04:38A Spanish-born Jesuit who dedicated his life to the study of Paraguay's Guarani people died one day shy of his 87th birthday.

Pope says that peace comes in a shade 2019-12-12 06:00:28In an annual message for the World Day of Peace, which is celebrated on Jan. 1, the pope implied that violence toward humanity and violence toward the

Indonesian bishops to take steps to address claims 2019-12-12 05:59:26The Indonesian bishops will take steps to address claims in a Catholic media report that dozens of people have been abused in Catholic institutions ac

Students kept safe in N.J. Catholic school during 2019-12-12 05:53:22Sacred Heart Catholic School in Jersey City remained closed Dec. 11, the day after gun battle involving two men around a kosher supermarket across the

The Church and the world need Jesus more 2019-12-11 11:43:28The clerical sexual abuse scandal "may be the greatest moral crisis in the history of the Church," said Bishop Edward K. Braxton of Belleville, Illi

Catholics urged to pray novena for Archbishop Sheen’s 2019-12-11 11:19:58Supporters of the canonization cause for Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen have been invited to take part in a novena starting Dec. 12 to "petition God unce

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Labouré Society pitches for vocations 2019-12-11 17:32:49Dec. 17 is “Give to Rescue Catholic Vocations Day.” Eagan-based Labouré Society, dedicated to helping people pursue a vocation to t

Martyrdom comes from following Christ without compromise, pope 2019-12-11 17:17:55There always will be martyrs among Christians in the world, Pope Francis said.

Adoption offered gift of life; reunion 46 years 2019-12-11 17:10:28Thanks to the courage of a teenage birth mother and the work of Catholic Charities of Tennessee, St. Henry parishioner Matt Davis received the greates

Students kept safe in N.J. Catholic school during 2019-12-11 17:03:00Sacred Heart Catholic School in Jersey City remained closed Dec. 11, the day after gun battle involving two men around a kosher supermarket across the

The more, the merrier 2019-12-11 16:55:12Zipping down the path toward marriage after a few months of dating, my future wife pulled me aside one sunny afternoon and asked how many children I t

Two Visitation students part of global summit for 2019-12-11 16:09:59Going to Rome and joining 3,500 other students for a global summit on ways to make the world a better place were just two exciting things that happene

Is streaming ‘cutting the cord,’ or just the 2019-12-11 15:37:56A decade ago, Americans were grinding their teeth about the cost of cable TV. Cable franchises, which have monopoly power in most U.S. cities and cou

Saint Therese of Woodbury residents give back through 2019-12-11 15:32:56The activities calendar at Saint Therese of Woodbury can make your head spin. There’s bingo, movie night, stretch and flex, knitting club, Mass,

Ten new permanent deacons respond to Jesus’ call 2019-12-11 15:18:38John Utecht, 24, participated in his father Joe Utecht’s Dec. 7 ordination to the permanent diaconate in a special way: He was one of the semina

Martyr of Denver? Father speaks of son who 2019-12-11 14:51:03Does heroism equate with saintliness? Perhaps. "No one has greater love than this, to lay down one's life for his friends," Jesus explains in John

Catholics urged to pray novena for Archbishop Sheen’s 2019-12-10 14:23:57Supporters of the canonization cause for Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen have been invited to take part in a novena starting Dec. 12 to "petition God unce

Blessed Miller kept ’28-hour days,’ helped indigenous Guatemalans 2019-12-10 11:57:08Blessed James Miller used to wake daily at the crack of dawn. He taught and was vice principal at the local La Sallian school.

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7 Book Suggestions for Christmas from ISI… at New! 2019-12-12 15:15:25Whenever The Imaginative Conservative asks me for Christmas gift recommendations, I think of P.G. Wodehouse. “The first rule in buying Christmas

Death to My Hometown: How a Hedge Fund New! 2019-12-12 12:01:54Well, no cannonballs did fly, no rifles cut us down No bombs fell from the sky, no blood soaked the ground No powder flash blinded the eye, no deathly

Ascending the Mountain of Love 2019-12-11 23:00:56“Here let death’s poetry arise to life, / O Muses sacrosanct whose liege I am! / And let Calliope rise up and play / her sweet accompanime

Nine Great Christmas Reads 2019-12-11 23:00:46Christmas reads can be described in pairs it seems—single stories and collections, old and new, for readers young and old. You may have a few of

Glory to Dido! The Operas of Hector Berlioz 2019-12-10 23:01:07"They are finally going to play my music." —Hector Berlioz, on his deathbed Though Hector Berlioz's operas are still little known today&mdash

HBO’s “Chernobyl” and Solzhenitsyn 2019-12-10 23:00:32The new HBO series “Chernobyl” serves to warn us about the danger of persistent lies in a society that refuses to acknowledge truth. It wo

Chaucer on Self-Delusion 2019-12-09 22:00:13There is perhaps no spell stronger or more lasting than self-delusion. Who among us cannot see the hypocrisy in others; how few of us can see the hypo

Love, Peace, and War in Italy: A Memoir 2019-12-09 21:00:06Douglas Allanbrook’s memoir, “See Naples,”  is not only a memorial to the many dead, but also an exorcism, half-a-century later

How the Left Gets America’s “Civil War” All 2019-12-08 23:00:45For many progressives, the issue is clear: Americans hold conflicting views about what it means to be American; something must change lest the nation

The Postmodern Heroism of John Milton 2019-12-08 23:00:36Instead of putting John Milton in the context of his own time, scholar David Hawkes proposes to put him in the context of ours, believing that the gre

The Transcendent Beauty of Icons 2019-12-07 23:00:55While much Western art immerses us in the richness of this world with its spacial and emotional realism, the Eastern Orthodox tradition uses only pain

Primal Screams: How the Sexual Revolution Created Identity 2019-12-07 22:59:55Puzzled by the sudden surge of identity politics, Mary Eberstadt traces its genesis to the sexual revolution. By doing so, she addresses the “pr

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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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White House Summit on Family Leave On Heels New! 2019-12-12 16:36:01By Matt Hadro/CNA | WASHINGTON, D.C. — The White House hosted a summit on paid leave Thursday, hours after the House passed a bil

Six California Dioceses Subpoenaed in Sex Abuse Investigation New! 2019-12-12 16:23:01By Catholic News Agency | SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The office of California's attorney general has informed six dioceses in the state that the

Why Pope Francis’ Appointment of Cardinal Tagle Is New! 2019-12-12 12:43:01By Father Raymond J. de Souza | Did Pope Francis just name his successor? Much of the commentary about the appointment of Cardinal Luis Tagle, until

Prayers for England’s Conversion as the Country Goes New! 2019-12-12 12:43:01By Edward Pentin | British citizens have been voting today in a pivotal general election that some are calling the most important in a generation. As

The Fascinating Link Between Lepanto and Our Lady New! 2019-12-12 10:40:01By Carrie Gress | Recently, much attention has been given to the 1571 Battle of Lepanto, where the outnumbered Christian alliance defeated the Muslim

Our Lady of Guadalupe: 6 Things to Know New! 2019-12-12 10:35:01By Jimmy Akin | Dec. 12 is the commemoration of Our Lady of Guadalupe. In the United States, the day is a feast. Linked to this day is Dec. 9, which

Our Lady of Guadalupe is the Evangelizer Par New! 2019-12-12 10:32:01By Joseph Pronechen | We’ve seen things being promoted that appear contrary to the faith. It’s a sign of hopelessness. But not to be desol

The Miraculous Roses of Our Lady of Guadalupe New! 2019-12-12 10:29:01By Patti Armstrong | While many people know the story of Our Lady of Guadalupe’s appearance in Mexico to Juan Diego on Dec. 12, 1531, not everyo

A Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady New! 2019-12-12 10:28:01By Susanna Spencer | At a crucial point early in my relationship with my husband we climbed up Monte Subasio to the hermitage of St. Francis outside o

St. Juan Diego and Our Lady of Guadalupe New! 2019-12-12 10:22:01By Catherine Mendenhall-Baugh | On Dec. 12 we celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. This is the feast of the apparitions of the Virgin Mary to

Pope Francis Taps Minnesota Farm Boy to Lead New! 2019-12-12 09:37:01By Hannah Brockhaus/CNA | VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis Thursday accepted the resignation of Bishop Paul Joseph Swain of Sioux Falls, So

Pope Francis: ‘Holiness is the True Light of New! 2019-12-12 09:25:01By Courtney Mares/CNA | VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis said Thursday that the often hidden holiness lived out in everyday life is a true

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Against the open society New! 2019-12-13 00:01:57Our Western societies claim to be open and tolerant, but are rapidly becoming closed and intolerant. Why? The answer lies...

Realism – not panic – about climate New! 2019-12-13 00:01:53It is time to acknowledge that catastrophism has failed to bring about the global political breakthrough the climate establishment dreams...

African Christianity grows – along with persecution New! 2019-12-13 00:01:53Open Doors, which supports persecuted Christians, has said, “In Africa, Christians are in the flames of persecution—and on fire for...

How Not to Defend a Castle New! 2019-12-13 00:01:46David Carlin: Once, Catholicism’s enemy was Gnosticism; today it’s secular humanism, aided and abetted by “Catholics” who reje

20 reporters disappear in China New! 2019-12-13 00:01:44Writing for Bitter Winter is a crime in China. Forty-five of its reporters have been arrested. Twenty are still in...

The Cultivation of Christmas Trees New! 2019-12-13 00:01:16There are several attitudes towards Christmas, Some of which we may disregard: The social, the torpid, the patently commercial, The...

A Liberal Christian Feast of Sentiments 2019-12-12 00:01:58James Matthew Wilson: If Christians lose sight of metaphysics, morality may well stay in place for a while. But, then again, it might not.

The 40th anniversary of Fulton Sheen’s death 2019-12-12 00:01:52Archbishop Sheen died 40 years ago, on December 9, 1979. His beatification was announced three weeks ago, scheduled to take...

UK bishops stress right to life in elections 2019-12-12 00:01:51The Catholic Bishops of England and Wales issued a statement urging voters to consider issues of human rights and the...

The next pope? 2019-12-12 00:01:40Two recent acts of Pope Francis have called attention to the conclave that will elect his successor. And to the...

Vatican-China diplomatic ties? 2019-12-11 00:01:59Over the weekend Bishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, chancellor of the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of Sciences, raised eyebrows when he said...

America as a Catholic country 2019-12-11 00:01:26“Ours is a Catholic country, not because of what we have done there, but because there has been prepared a...

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Pontifical Academy for Life hosts interreligious discussion on New! 2019-12-12 18:56:00Vatican City, Dec 12, 2019 / 04:56 pm (CNA).- The Vatican’s Pontifical Academy for Life held an international symposium this week on medical eth

Pope Francis: Our Lady of Guadalupe is ‘woman, New! 2019-12-12 18:55:00Vatican City, Dec 12, 2019 / 04:55 pm (CNA).- Pope Francis celebrated Dec. 12 Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica for the feast of Our Lady of Guadalup

The New Attack on Christmas New! 2019-12-12 18:20:01One hundred years ago—on December 27, 1919—G.K. Chesterton wrote about “the new attack on Christmas.” We should probably discu

Senate passes resolution recognizing Armenian Genocide New! 2019-12-12 18:00:00Washington D.C., Dec 12, 2019 / 04:00 pm (CNA).- The Senate on Thursday passed a resolution recognizing the Armenian genocide, after several previous

International pro-choice groups launch abortion hotline for Poles New! 2019-12-12 17:42:00Warsaw, Poland, Dec 12, 2019 / 03:42 pm (CNA).- A coalition of abortion advocacy groups has launched a hotline service to inform Polish women on how t

German bishops commit to “newly assessing” Catholic doctrine New! 2019-12-12 17:39:59Munich, Germany, Dec 12, 2019 / 02:10 pm (CNA).- The German bishops’ conference has committed to “newly assessing” the universal Chu

Women African judges meet at Vatican to tackle New! 2019-12-12 16:25:00Vatican City, Dec 12, 2019 / 02:25 pm (CNA).- A group of around 50 women judges and prosecutors engaged in the fight against human trafficking and org

White House summit on family leave follows new New! 2019-12-12 14:00:00Washington D.C., Dec 12, 2019 / 12:00 pm (CNA).- The White House hosted a summit on paid leave Thursday, hours after the House passed a bill with 12 w

Six California dioceses subpoenaed in sex abuse investigation New! 2019-12-12 13:33:00Sacramento, Calif., Dec 12, 2019 / 11:33 am (CNA).- The office of California's attorney general has informed six dioceses in the state that they will

Pope Francis: The world needs peacemakers open to New! 2019-12-12 12:15:00Vatican City, Dec 12, 2019 / 10:15 am (CNA).- Pope Francis’ message for the 2020 World Day of Peace released Thursday calls for openness to dial

God and the mystery of a “screwed up” 2019-12-11 18:54:00“How can you believe in God when the world is so screwed up?” the student wrote. This is a common question. One way of responding is to sa

Suspect arrested after arson destroys NJ church 2019-12-11 18:33:00Newark, N.J., Dec 11, 2019 / 04:33 pm (CNA).- A suspect is in custody after an early-morning arson destroyed a Catholic parish in Franklin Lakes, New

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A holly, jolly Country Christmas in Arlington 2019-12-06 00:00:00This celebration was a one-stop shop for wholesome holiday fun. 

Bishops visit four major basilicas 2019-12-06 00:00:00The bishops of U.S. Region IV — the District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, U.S. Virgin Islands, West Virginia and the Archdioc

Bishops, pope rely on Mary to watch over 2019-12-06 00:00:00Just as children run to their mother's arms in times of trouble, Catholics — including popes and bishops — know they can and should turn

Bishops on 'ad limina' say unity with pope, 2019-12-05 00:00:00As people on pilgrimage often report, what happens along the way can be just as important as what happens at the destination.

JOY — Just One Yes 2019-12-04 00:00:00Have you ever wondered what one “yes” could do? When the Archangel Gabriel announced to our Blessed Mother, “Hail Mary, full of grac

New executive director for CFH 2019-12-04 00:00:00CFH, Inc., a 40-year-old Northern Virginia affordable housing nonprofit formerly called Catholics for Housing, has named George Davies its new executi

‘Tis the season for glitter glue 2019-12-04 00:00:00Green glitter glue in the hands of a 5-year-old can be a fearsome thing to behold, but during St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church’s cra

Spanish Apostolate celebrates 45 years 2019-12-04 00:00:00Volunteers, priests and deacons who work closely with the Hispanic community in the diocese gathered for the celebration of the 45th anniversary of th

Service award honors ministry to Black Catholics 2019-12-04 00:00:00The diocesan Office of Multicultural Ministries awarded the Fr. Augustus Tolton and Mother Lange Black Catholic Service Award to Jerry Cousin at Chris

‘Homeless for a night’ 2019-12-04 00:00:00Good Shepherd Church in Alexandria hosted its annual “Homeless for a Night Campout” on the church grounds Nov. 23. Despite rain, more than

What is a quinquennial report? 2019-12-04 00:00:00The quinquennial report. It sits more than 4 inches high in a nondescript white binder. It represents more than five months’ work from more than

Pilgrimage to Rome is time for grace, renewal, 2019-12-04 00:00:00Journeying to Rome to meet with Pope Francis and pray at the tombs of the apostles is an occasion for grace, growth and renewal, said Archbishop Timot

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Pro-Life Group Gives President Donald Trump Award for New! 2019-12-12 17:41:01A pro-life organization honored President Donald Trump on Sunday as a “courageous” advocate for life. The Hosea Initiative presented the R

President Trump Has Put 169 Conservative Judges on New! 2019-12-12 17:00:05Being proudly pro-life, we have all had our hearts broken countless times. Politician after politician pledges to protect the unborn. We work hard, we

Doctors in Ireland Refuse to Kill Babies in New! 2019-12-12 16:35:25After almost a year of legalized abortions in Ireland, many doctors still are refusing to do them. A new study of general practitioners in Ireland fou

Abortionists Did a Study to Debunk Pro-Lifers, Instead New! 2019-12-12 15:53:53The chemical abortion pill is growing in use and may soon outpace surgical abortion. This evolving trend demonstrates why the Abortion Pill Reversal n

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf Will Veto Bill Requiring New! 2019-12-12 15:28:40Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf continues to be a roadblock to pro-life legislation, including bills that do not restrict abortions in any way but recogniz

Pro-Life Elected Official Sues Liberal Democrats for Kicking New! 2019-12-12 14:41:16A British politician is suing the Liberal Democrat party for discriminating against him because of his pro-life religious beliefs. The Telegraph repor

Trump Ends Liberal Domination of 9th Circuit Appeals 2019-12-11 17:56:06President Donald Trump has ushered in the end of an era — no more will liberals dominate the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and use the federal ap

Shame on You Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for Comparing Pregnant 2019-12-11 15:16:43As a woman who gave birth to six children and is raising them, I find being compared to a breeding dog incredibly offensive. Earlier this week at a he

Pro-Abortion Group’s Christmas Party Has the Theme “Abortion 2019-12-11 14:46:12A pro-abortion Texas group posted a photo in December of its holiday party favors: candles that say, “Abortions are magical.” The Texas Eq

Canadian City May Let Doctors Kill Dementia Patients 2019-12-11 13:13:05Authorities in the Canadian city, Quebec, have opened a public consultation, recommending that doctors be given the power to euthanise patients with d

AMA Wants to Force Doctors and Medical Professionals 2019-12-11 11:58:54The American Medical Association is no friend to medical professionals who believe a baby in the womb deserves the same rights and protections as any

Pro-Abortion Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Compares Childbirth to Dog Breeding 2019-12-11 11:43:11Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez compared having children to breeding dogs in a bizarre pitch for longer paid maternity leave, claiming that society trea

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