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Manx abortion bill receives royal assent 2019-01-16 03:39:00Douglas, Isle of Man, Jan 16, 2019 / 02:39 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The Isle of Man's Abortion Reform Bill 2018 gained royal assent Tuesday, meaning w

China's crackdown on Christians continues 2019-01-15 05:01:00Beijing, China, Jan 15, 2019 / 04:01 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- A campaign by the Chinese government to 'Sinicize' religion is ongoing, with detention

Church in DRC urges pressure on electoral commission 2019-01-14 13:51:00Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Jan 14, 2019 / 12:51 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- After a disputed presidential election in the Democratic Repu

Caritas Rome will continue receiving Trevi Fountain coins, 2019-01-14 04:43:00Rome, Italy, Jan 14, 2019 / 03:43 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- After several weeks of confusion, the mayor of Rome has clarified that coins scooped fro

What pro-life Ireland can learn from pro-life America 2019-01-13 06:52:00Dublin, Ireland, Jan 13, 2019 / 05:52 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- With the dawn of legal abortion in Ireland, the pro-life movement in the country is beg

German officials did not violate homeschoolers' rights, European 2019-01-11 09:01:00Strasbourg, France, Jan 11, 2019 / 08:01 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Two homeschooling German parents who said their parental rights were violated by the

DRC bishops question presidential election results 2019-01-10 13:55:00Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Jan 10, 2019 / 12:55 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The bishops of the Democratic Republic of the Congo are am

Human rights court to hear case of Belgian 2019-01-09 06:34:00Brussels, Belgium, Jan 9, 2019 / 05:34 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The European Court of Human Rights has announced that it will take up a case consideri

Order may censure for disobedience nun who protested 2019-01-09 05:37:00Kochi, India, Jan 9, 2019 / 04:37 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The superior general of the Franciscan Clarist Congregation issued last week a letter of wa

As Belgium bans kosher and halal food prep, 2019-01-08 06:19:00Brussels, Belgium, Jan 8, 2019 / 05:19 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Jews and Muslims in Belgium could face difficulty finding food prepared according to th

Trial begins for French cardinal accused of abuse 2019-01-07 13:57:00Lyon, France, Jan 7, 2019 / 12:57 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, archbishop of Lyon, begins trial Monday on charges of faili

'Give them freedom' – PNG bishops denounce six-year 2019-01-05 07:28:00Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, Jan 5, 2019 / 06:28 am (EWTN News/CNA).- The bishops of Papua New Guinea have issued a renewed plea on behalf of

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CBS says no to marijuana ad for Super 2019-01-23 11:15:26The rejected ad promoted medical marijuana

Want to be a better person? Try this 2019-01-23 08:00:53The path to virtue doesn't have to be complicated.

Spend your summer in an ancient Italian village 2019-01-23 07:00:33Some volunteer work is a small price to pay for a summer in paradise.

Sometimes impatience isn’t just a lack of virtue 2019-01-23 06:00:26The problem may actually be how you're prioritizing your time.

Exclusive photos: New York City stands up for 2019-01-23 00:25:13“Will being pro-life one day be a hate crime in the state of New York?”

What a Little Caesar’s restaurant manager did when 2019-01-23 00:00:59Michelle Lussier wants those in need to be shown the dignity and respect they deserve.

Bill making abortion a right passes in New 2019-01-23 00:00:48New York's state legislature has passed one of the strongest protections of abortion rights.

He’s a 71-year-old grandfather … and a priest, 2019-01-23 00:00:28His son and grandchildren were there for his ordination.

Here’s what (spiritually) happens when we give alms 2019-01-23 00:00:24St. John the Almsgiver would tell the following story to encourage people in their generosity.

Do we need a review of Church teaching 2019-01-23 00:00:20If we’ve fallen prey to the bewitchment of online faux-indignation, we have to repent.

British lawmaker takes aim at statue of the 2019-01-23 00:00:07The "Lord Protector" has been blamed for devastation in Ireland and the deaths of thousands of Catholics.

More than a quarter of the deaths in 2019-01-22 16:34:52Euthanasia in the Netherlands is on the rise

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In Defense of Reading Pagans 2019-01-18 10:50:00Last week, a controversy erupted over a book I assigned in a five-student advanced literature seminar at the Franciscan University of Steubenville (FU

More Trouble for the Little Sisters 2019-01-18 06:00:00For nine years Democratic officials have attempted to force the Little Sisters of the Poor to provide free-of-charge abortion-inducing contraceptives

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The New Anti-Catholicism 2019-01-17 09:45:00Senators Mazie Hirono and Kamala Harris recently pressured a federal judicial nominee, Brian Buescher, to distance himself from the Catholic fraternal

Nothing About Us Without Us 2019-01-16 06:00:00The slogan “Nothing about us without us” was used by Solidarity in the 1980s in Poland, borrowing a royal motto from the Polish-Lithuanian

Richard John Neuhaus, Teacher 2019-01-15 06:00:00This essay was originally delivered on January 8, 2019, as a homily for the Richard John Neuhaus Memorial Mass at Church of the Immaculate Conception

Remembering Robert Spaemann 2019-01-14 06:00:00Robert Spaemann, who passed away on December 10, 2018, at age 91, was a crucial voice among those contemporary philosophers who acknowledge that human

A Dismal Tradition 2019-01-11 09:50:00Readers of First Things will already know of the recent senatorial attacks on judicial nominees for their Catholicism. In the 2017 hearings for circ

The Faith of P. D. James 2019-01-10 06:00:00Day follows day, one sliding into the next, so that change is often imperceptible until something jolts us, prompting us to stand back. So it has been

Lay Collaboration and Episcopal Authority 2019-01-09 06:00:00The Vatican is a hotbed of rumor, gossip, and speculation at the best of times—and these times are not those times. The Roman atmosphere at the

Thank You, First Things Readers 2019-01-08 12:00:00I’m excited to report that we exceeded our end-of-year campaign goal, raising $651,305. This is a wonderful testament to the generosity of the

False Counsel at Fordham 2019-01-08 06:00:00Shortly before my freshman year at Fordham University, I came out to my parents and close friends. Classmates had mocked me for acting gay since eleme

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Iowa heartbeat abortion law struck down by state New! 2019-01-23 20:01:00Des Moines, Iowa, Jan 23, 2019 / 06:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- An Iowa judge struck down Tuesday a law basing an abortion ban on a fetal heartbeat, block

Arizona bill seeks to tax access to online New! 2019-01-23 19:29:00Phoenix, Ariz., Jan 23, 2019 / 05:29 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- An Arizona lawmaker has introduced a bill that would charge a fee to people buying electroni

Basilica confirms Nathan Phillips protest attempted Mass disruption New! 2019-01-23 18:15:00Washington D.C., Jan 23, 2019 / 04:15 pm (CNA).- The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception has confirmed that protesters led by

Venezuelan bishops back opposition marches, after calling Maduro New! 2019-01-23 18:04:00Caracas, Venezuela, Jan 23, 2019 / 04:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The bishops of Venezuela have voiced support for peaceful opposition demonstrations acro

The evolving response of the Church in Kentucky New! 2019-01-23 16:39:00Covington, Ky., Jan 23, 2019 / 02:39 pm (CNA).- When video emerged on Twitter last weekend, showing a confrontation between a Native American elderly

World Youth Day kicks off with message: 'Have New! 2019-01-23 15:59:00Panama City, Panama, Jan 23, 2019 / 01:59 pm (CNA).- At the opening Mass of World Youth Day 2019, Archbishop José Domingo Ulloa Mendieta of Pan

‘This is progressive?’ New York bishops react to New! 2019-01-23 15:30:00Albany, N.Y., Jan 23, 2019 / 01:30 pm (CNA).- Catholic leaders in New York have spoken out against the passage of an expansive new abortion law in the

Not so neutral: Colorado's sex ed bill could New! 2019-01-23 15:11:00Denver, Colo., Jan 23, 2019 / 01:11 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A “comprehensive sex education” bill in the Colorado legislature would require pu

Appeals court upholds La. law regulating abortion clinics 2019-01-23 13:41:00New Orleans, La., Jan 23, 2019 / 11:41 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday rejected a request from abortion rights' adv

'Get ready!' Pope leaves for Panama, confirms visit 2019-01-23 10:07:00Aboard the papal plane, Jan 23, 2019 / 08:07 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis will visit Japan in November of this year. The pope confirmed the timin

Meet the kids who traveled 24 hours on 2019-01-23 05:01:00Washington D.C., Jan 23, 2019 / 03:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Diocese of Lincoln sent more than 200 young people to Washington, D.C., to stand up for

Church in Fiji threatens to close all Catholic 2019-01-23 02:21:00Suva, Fiji, Jan 23, 2019 / 12:21 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Catholic Church in Fiji is prepared to shut down all of its 44 primary and 19 secondary scho

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Feral Leftists Attack Catholic Teens at March for 2019-01-22 06:10:27The Internet is haunted by readily memeable misquotes and misattributions of quotes. Among the ever growing detritus of fabricated and seemingly sagac

The Gnostic Feminism of Phyllis Zagano 2019-01-22 06:00:20One of the most high-ranking feminists in the Catholic Church is Phyllis Zagano, the well-known advocate for the ordination of women to the diaconate.

Human Composting: The Ultimate Denial of the Soul 2019-01-21 04:15:06From time immemorial, people have buried the dead. Sometimes they even risked their lives to carry out this most basic duty. In times of persecution,

ERA: A Sex or Gender Amendment? 2019-01-21 04:10:59I’ve started calling the proposed federal Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) the “Zombie” Amendment because, no matter how many deadlines

The Vulgar Morality of Tam o’ Shanter: A 2019-01-21 04:00:42January 25 marks the birthday of Robert Burns (1759-1796), the national poet of Scotland, and is observed worldwide with the Robbie Burns Supper,

The Likely Reason Prof. Lewis was Demoted by 2019-01-18 05:20:00It is hard to believe that Franciscan University at Steubenville demoted Stephen Lewis from his English Department chairmanship over a single porny bo

A Different Kind of Pro-Life Argument 2019-01-18 05:15:59Misology is a neologism, coined by Plato, to name the hatred of argument, and not in the sense of a quarrel or domestic squabble. Misology names the h

Time for Some Trust Busting? 2019-01-17 03:10:24Which organizations are most likely to advance the cause of Islamic dominance? ISIS? Al Qaeda? Hezbollah? The Muslim Brotherhood? If you’ve been

Abuse Crisis Answer: Stricter Seminary Entrance Standards 2019-01-17 03:00:20In late February, Pope Francis will meet with the heads of bishops’ conferences from around the world to address the clergy sexual abuse crisis

Confronting the Bullies 2019-01-16 04:10:34The culture war drags on and Christians are in the crosshairs. Defending the faith and our right to present our case in the marketplace of ideas requi

Who Would Have Known…? 2019-01-15 04:10:30A few days ago, the Nashua Public Library hosted a Drag Queen Teen Time, starring soi-disant Monique Toosoon, a gay man whom the once-conservative&nbs

Parenting in the Image of God 2019-01-15 04:00:43Twice now I have had the good fortune to be pregnant during Advent. All of the gospel readings come alive in a special way for me. For instance, both


'I Tell Them About Jesus' Love': As Japan's 2019-01-21 14:34:22Japan is facing its highest suicide rate in 30 years... Christians here say ignorance of God could be why so many desperate Japanese take their own li

The Head of the Church of England Reveals: 2019-01-21 11:20:22The Archbishop of Canterbury, known as the leader of the Church of England, has revealed he prays in tongues every day. It all started back when he wa

Chinese Officials Going Home to Home Removing Christian 2019-01-21 10:29:01China's Communist Party is continuing its assault on the country's Christians, making it more dangerous to profess faith in Christ there. 

Death Toll Reaches 73 in Mexico Fuel Pipeline 2019-01-19 09:10:31A massive fireball that engulfed people scooping up fuel spilling from a pipeline ruptured by thieves in central Mexico killed 73 people and badly bur

Plague of Tens of Thousands of Locusts Descends 2019-01-17 12:36:15A massive swarm of locusts and cockroaches has descended on Mecca, one of Islam's holiest cities in Saudi Arabia, prompting officials there to deploy

Death Toll in Nairobi Attack Climbs to 21 2019-01-16 20:14:23The death toll from an extremist attack on a luxury hotel and shopping complex in Nairobi climbed to 21, plus the five militants killed, police said W

Joyce Meyer Takes a Jab at the Prosperity 2019-01-16 18:48:00Evangelist Joyce Meyer recently admitted that in the past, her views on the “prosperity Gospel” were “out of balance.”

Four Americans Killed in Syria by ISIS Suicide 2019-01-16 16:35:14A deadly explosion in Syria on Wednesday killed and injured more than a dozen people, including four Americans -- two service members and two civilian

'Many Christians Are Being Killed': World's Worst Persecutors 2019-01-16 15:48:03North Korea again tops the list of the 50 most dangerous countries to follow Jesus Christ. The 2019 World Watch List released Wednesday by Open Doors

Open Doors USA Reveals World's Worst Persecutors of 2019-01-16 07:55:24The persecution of Christians around the world is just as bad as ever and shows no signs of slowing down. In response, Open Doors USA will unveil thei

Is This Group Infiltrating Churches with Anti-Israel Propaganda 2019-01-15 10:53:29The World Council of Churches (WCC) is sponsoring a program to train young people in the West Bank as observers and then send them home as anti-Israel

Report: World Council of Churches Trains Anti-Israel 2019-01-15 10:53:29The World Council of Churches (WCC) is sponsoring a program to train young people in the West Bank as observers and then send them home as anti-Israel


Why the Red Pill Year Should Have Preceded 2019-01-17 17:00:47“Red-pilling” is a metaphor that has caught fire in the traditional Catholic world in the last year. It is drawn from the movie, now almos

Rally at the Papal Nunciature in DC TOMORROW 2019-01-17 14:49:46For those of you going to the March for Life in Washington, DC, tomorrow, there’s an event happening at the Papal Nunciature that may be of inte

Clerical Dishonesty is Not Pretty 2019-01-17 11:44:01I was born in 1977 to young parents, and I grew up in a house full of vinyl albums from the preceding two decades and a box full of cassettes. When I

Teilhard de Chardin: Model of Ambiguity for a 2019-01-16 17:42:30To a degree not yet as widely recognized as it should be, Pope Francis – Jorge Bergoglio, S.J. – is showing himself to be an admirable dis

Freemasons Thank Francis for his Christmas Message 2019-01-16 11:33:05In 2017, OnePeterFive published a three-part series examining all the support that Pope Francis has received from Freemasons around the world since hi

Buying Used Catholic Books – A Newbie’s Primer 2019-01-15 08:30:59For as long as I can remember, I have had books handy. It started with a set of the 16 volume “Golden Treasury of Knowledge” from 1961, wh

Cardinal Wuerl is Denying Denials, but Video Doesn’t 2019-01-14 14:39:24Image: screen grab via CBS News. In what may just be the most unintentionally humorous headline in Catholic news this year, we get this triple-negativ

In Open Letter, Archbishop Viganò Urges Theodore McCarrick 2019-01-14 10:35:02Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò has once again written an open letter, this time addressed to former cardinal Theodore McCarrick and dated Januar

Despite Denials, Wuerl Knew of McCarrick Allegations in 2019-01-10 20:34:00Records have surfaced indicating that Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the former archbishop turned apostolic administrator of Washington, D.C., knew about alle

Don George and Ecclesia Dei: The Pope Prepares 2019-01-10 15:55:53Various sources are being heard from the Vatican saying two pontifical maneuvers are imminent, which will take the form of two motu proprio. The first

Bishop Linda of Portugal: Sex Abuse Crisis is 2019-01-10 13:49:31Jan 10, 2019 (OnePeterFive.com) Portuguese Bishop Manuel Linda of Oporto, whose comments in a recent interview to secular media seemingly contradicted

Veil, Vernacular, and Culture: Death and All of 2019-01-10 12:59:49You will often hear from people who lived through the “great” post-Vatican II reform of the Mass that, despite the loss of reverence and s

NRL News Today

Ben Shapiro: “We stand between America and the 2019-01-21 15:28:10By Dave Andrusko Friday afternoon, we posted about another magnificent March for Life which took place, as it always does, in our nation’s capit

The ultimate measure of a man … 2019-01-21 14:31:55The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.

Fifth Circuit upholds Louisiana’s admitting privileges law 2019-01-21 14:20:47By Dave Andrusko On September 26, NRL News Today reported that a divided three-judge panel of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals had ruled that a 2014 L

The Freedom to choose love — even when 2019-01-21 14:15:54By Dave Andrusko Like you, I’ll bet, I have more books than I will likely ever get to. Once I created a Kindle account, my book worm habits only

More abortions, more money for Planned Parenthood 2019-01-21 14:10:01By Dave Andrusko How symbolic. The weekend after the massive March for Life in Washington DC and just prior to the 46th anniversary of the wretched Ro

Contact your Delegate to help Stop the proposed 2019-01-21 14:00:26By Olivia Gans Turner President, Virginia Society for Human Life(VSHL) Time is running out for you to contact your Virginia Delegate about the propose

Kansans for Life Rally is Tuesday, January 22 2019-01-21 13:58:31Kansans for Life will offer four workshops in conjunction with the rally in the Capitol Visitors’ Center, North Capitol Entrance, Rooms 3 &

That meeting with President Bush the day commemorating 2019-01-21 13:55:30By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. This first ran in 2002. I re-post it annually for three reasons. It reminds us what a decent human being Preside

Why all Americans should want Roe v. Wade 2019-01-21 13:50:39A reversal of the Supreme Court’s abortion ruling would be pro-Constitution and pro-democracy By Paul Stark Communications Associate, Minnesota

California Discriminated Against Pro-life Pregnancy Centers, Says Trump 2019-01-21 12:59:25By Katie Franklin On Friday, ahead of the March for Life, the Trump administration rapped the state of California with an enforcement action for discr

Rank sophistry in bioethics about euthanasia and the 2019-01-21 12:54:08By Wesley J. Smith Utilitarian bioethicists continually deploy sophistry to push the culture of death. Case in point. An Australian bioethicist named

Large crowd expected for 2019 MCCL March for 2019-01-21 12:48:24Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL) will hold the 2019 MCCL March for Life at the State Capitol Mall beginning at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 22. T


Bishops’ pro-life leader says abuse of minors ‘upends’ 2019-01-17 18:30:17Archbishop Joseph Naumann warned that the pro-life cause is undermined by clergy sexual abuse at the annual vigil ahead of the March for Life.

Without a voice at home, Nicaraguans ask Washington-based 2019-01-17 14:32:24The Ortega administration, which has ruled Nicaragua for more than a decade, has been accused of using the country's judicial system to quash any sig

Vatican summit to help nations lagging on abuse 2019-01-17 14:22:32Only about half of the national bishops' conferences in the world have adopted complete, Vatican-approved guidelines for handling accusations of cler

New firearms decree in Brazil worries poor neighborhood 2019-01-17 14:15:22Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro signed a decree in mid-January making it easier for Brazilians to purchase firearms. The decision sparked criticism

Tolerance-plus: Pope in Abu Dhabi will build on 2019-01-17 14:07:52When Pope Francis visits Abu Dhabi Feb. 3-5, he will visit a land where interreligious tolerance is mandated by law; while Catholics in the United Ara

Panelists talk about fighting abortion, ‘resisting a throwaway 2019-01-17 05:16:01Abortion not only goes against the dignity of every living being and is rooted in violence and misogynistic notions of male superiority, but political

Vatican urges global collaboration, more prosecutions to fight 2019-01-17 05:02:12In two new documents on migration and human trafficking, the Vatican has emphasized the need to protect migrants and step up international collaborati

With Zimbabwe in turmoil over fuel hikes, archbishop 2019-01-17 05:01:42After reports of multiple deaths in violent protests over steep fuel price hikes in Zimbabwe, Archbishop Robert Ndlovu of Harare called for restraint

English bishop: Britain in ‘amazing political mess’ over 2019-01-17 04:47:00Britain is in an "amazing political mess" over Brexit, an English bishop said.

Italian bishops refine anti-abuse guidelines without victim input 2019-01-17 02:05:28Italian bishops didn't meet abuse survivors while working out new anti-abuse guidelines, while survivors groups say they're eager to participate.

Iowa bishop calls King’s racist rhetoric ‘totally inappropriate’ 2019-01-16 12:56:35Following an Iowa congressman's remarks on white supremacy, Bishop of Sioux City, Iowa labeled them as "totally inappropriate."

Papal advisers say Francis will know right moment 2019-01-16 10:14:17Members of the pope's Study Commission on the Women's Diaconate spoke publicly for the first time on Tuesday at Fordham University.


Why the pelican with chicks is a symbol New! 2019-01-23 17:23:49An image of a mother pelican with her chicks is carved into the capital on top of a pillar at the Cenacle, the upper room on Mount Zion in Jerusalem w

Not only heard, but understood New! 2019-01-23 16:52:17Having taught in the St. Paul Seminary for 15 years, I am regularly approached by the faithful about how a recently-ordained priest or deacon preached

Swiss Guard replaces metal helmets with 3D-printed plastic New! 2019-01-23 14:48:18While the Swiss Guard's halberds and uniforms have remained largely unchanged over the centuries, its ceremonial helmets are now a product of 21st-ce

N.Y. abortion bill bishop called ‘Death Star’ has New! 2019-01-23 14:22:11Albany's Catholic bishop had urged New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to stop the "Death Star" as he called a bill in the state Legislature to expand curre

Covington high school incident: Investigation begins, discussion continues New! 2019-01-23 14:12:28Days after the now-famous exchange took place between Covington Catholic High School students and a Native American tribal leader in Washington, the D

N.Y. bishops decry new law signed on Roe 2019-01-23 13:13:36New York state "has become a more dangerous one for women and their unborn babies" with the passage of a bill to expand abortion called the Reproduc

St. Paul Seminary launches new Institute for Catholic 2019-01-22 19:41:28When Merylann J. Schuttloffel was preparing to move her family from northwest Iowa to a small town on the Louisiana-Arkansas border, she asked her hus

Pro-life movement is growing, inspiring ‘a rising generation,’ 2019-01-22 17:47:53The pro-life movement has touched hearts, changed lives and saved lives in the 46 years since the Supreme Court handed down its Roe decision legalizin

Church, community members praise God for Wisconsin teen’s 2019-01-22 13:48:09Faith runs deep in Barron County. The story of Jayme Closs's abduction and escape is one of hope and courage, but it is also a story of faith, prayer

After initial outrage, claims of racism, clearer details 2019-01-21 17:09:42An exchange between Catholic high school students and a Native American tribal leader in Washington Jan. 18 was vilified on social media the following

Crowd comes to march for different reasons but 2019-01-18 18:16:26The ritual sights of the annual March for Life never seem to change.

Pope says it’s ‘grave sin’ to deny God 2019-01-18 16:18:47Just as divisions in society grow when wealth is not shared, divisions within Christianity grow when the richness of gifts God has given to one Christ

The Imaginative Conservative

“At Bar Harbor Once, And Once…” 2019-01-22 23:00:41Innis mór We scrambled up the craterous outcrop That ruptured like an isle among gray sands Spread thin around Cille inne Bay. 

The Sirens of Certainty 2019-01-22 23:00:40The sirens tempted unwary sailors towards the rocks with their enchanting song and alluring loveliness. They often stand for the lusts of

A New Standard, Timeless Truths 2019-01-22 10:00:51Some might wonder, is it a bad thing if liberal arts are on their way out? Are they worth reviving or even

“Ballade of Blood Money” 2019-01-22 01:00:26They talked about planned parenthood; I thought it sounded A-okay; Had such a wholesome ring—it sounded good— Until I saw that clip

One Month and Counting: The Government Shutdown 2019-01-21 23:00:00My concern was that once the shutdown began, it would be difficult to end it just as it is difficult to prevent

Eva Brann, National Treasure 2019-01-21 15:30:21In a moment when the forces of ideology seem to threaten to overwhelm the voice of sanity and civility, Eva Brann’s imaginative

On Being Eva 2019-01-21 01:01:50Eva Brann seems to have a refreshing effect on all who meet her. This must have something to do with her openness

Ode to an Insightingale 2019-01-21 01:01:49No collection of great books, nor even the most wisely designed curriculum, which is but a recipe, can equal or even approach

Humanity Dehumanized: Hegel’s Reflections on the Enlightenment & 2019-01-21 01:01:24The Enlightenment, that is modern reason, failed us in part, Hegel shows, both for the history it left behind and the legacy

Self Addressed Speech: The Soul Speaking to Itself 2019-01-21 01:01:11Ask anyone what speech “is for” and the answer will be, “Speech is for communication.” To be sure. But not primarily! Speech

With Gratitude to a Sentinel of Classical Learning 2019-01-19 23:00:35From time to time, there is the need for sentinels of classical learning, individuals who, if one is fortunate to be around

Liberal Education and the “Much-Enduring” Odysseus 2019-01-19 23:00:12The epithet “much-enduring” is often associated with moments when we see the interplay between Odysseus’ self-knowledge and his abil

Catholic Journal

God is a Communion of Love 2019-01-18 09:00:48To the mysterious aspects of life we ought to add the mysterious message hidden in the Gospel passage from John (2:1-11). We are quite familiar w

The Night Didn’t Seem Quite So Cold Anymore 2019-01-17 05:30:38Over thirty years ago an anonymous author wrote this reflection: “I was waiting for the subway train to come. It was bitter cold—near zero

Another Pernicious Effect of Illegal Immigration 2019-01-16 04:00:30With the current clash between President Trump and Democrat leaders over the funding of a border wall with Mexico, both sides have their favorite argu

They Doth Protest Too Much 2019-01-15 04:00:52With apologies to the Bard of Avon,  I have been sick to death of players, no matter what sport they may play, protesting what they perceive to b

The Relationship Between Theology and Logic 2019-01-13 16:00:10In modern Catholicism, the term “theology” is often linked to Church doctrine, much of which is regarded as definitive, and even infallibl

Even the Toughest Stains are Removed 2019-01-12 07:00:03OxiClean in hot water is the latest stain remover that I have been using with some success. Homemakers, however, might recommend something more e

Our Lifelong Journey of Faith 2019-01-10 05:00:45If we were to compile a list of the greatest comedy and entertainment teams of the past century, almost everyone would agree that George Burns and his

Why Jesus Was Baptized 2019-01-09 04:00:32One week following our celebration of the Epiphany of the Lord, we celebrate His baptism. The Catechism of the Catholic Church says, “By Baptism

What’s Up With the Suburbs and the GOP? 2019-01-07 04:00:25The 2018 U.S. midterm elections, in which Republicans lost 40 or so House seats, sent many Republican strategists reeling because of the erosion of su

The Church and the News Cycle—Must Change 2019-01-06 06:00:54Each day, the headlines tell it all: The Catholic Church Needs a New Doctrine of Scandal  (Religion News) Sex Scandal was Catholic Church&rs

Opening Ourselves to the Epiphany 2019-01-05 09:30:10The Epiphany is one of the most important feasts of our liturgical calendar. It is so because the Epiphany is the implementation, the application

Focusing on the Big Picture 2019-01-04 11:00:18The New York Times newspaper has an outdoors column called “Wood, Fish, and Stream,” and on one occasion the author of the column received

The Daily Register

Catholic Abortion Supporters Like Cuomo Must Face Penalties New! 2019-01-23 23:21:01By Msgr. Charles Pope | There comes a time when something is so egregious and boldly sinful that it must be met with strong ecclesial and canonical pe

New Gradual Brings ‘Prayer Book English’ to the New! 2019-01-23 20:54:01By Peter Jesserer Smith | In 2009, Benedict XVI declared the Anglican patrimony was a “treasure to be shared” throughout the Universal Chu

The Case of the ‘Disappearing’ Cardinals 2019-01-23 12:07:01By Father Raymond J. de Souza | That it happened so quickly and so smoothly does not make it any less remarkable. Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the apostoli

A Poem and a Piano: Robert Louis Stevenson's 2019-01-23 10:50:01By Kathy Schiffer | Life was bleak for people with leprosy at the Branch Hospital in Kakaako, Oahu, in the mid-1800s. Many were far advanced in the di

The Cause of Christ is Ever in its 2019-01-23 10:23:01By Fr. George Rutler | The nineteenth-century churchman John Henry Newman has shaped many of my views and how to apply them. With the credit of a seco

Parents’ Nightmare: Daughters Come Home from College Identifying 2019-01-23 09:50:01By Marcia Segelstein | In a recent piece for The Wall Street Journal called “When Your Daughter Defies Biology,” author Abigail Shrier des

Fortifying the Faith in a Time of Crisis 2019-01-23 09:43:01By Joan Frawley Desmond | WASHINGTON — As the new year proceeds apace, an unprecedented crisis continues to roil the Church, stoking anger, cyni

‘Get Ready!’ Pope Leaves for Panama, Confirms Visit 2019-01-23 09:42:01By Hannah Brockhaus/CNA/EWTN News | ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE — Pope Francis will visit Japan in November of this year. The Pope confirmed the timi

US Supreme Court Allows Transgender Military Ban 2019-01-23 09:31:01By Christine Rousselle/CNA/EWTN News | WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed President Donald Trump’s ban on transgender

How the Vatican Summit’s Moderator Approaches the Problem 2019-01-23 09:23:01By Andrea Gagliarducci/CNA | VATICAN CITY — The moderator of the Vatican’s February summit on child sexual abuse has written an artic

‘Induced’ Deaths Rise in Netherlands, Sparking Concerns From 2019-01-23 07:19:01By CNA/EWTN News | AMSTERDAM — Legalized euthanasia and assisted suicide have the longest history in the Netherlands. Seventeen years ago, the t

Cardinal Müller: Clergy Sex Abuse Involves Sexual Misconduct, 2019-01-23 07:04:01By Edward Pentin | Those who reduce clergy sex abuse to clericalism and never mention the role that homosexuality has played in the crisis “don&

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Black eye for pro-life leaders 2019-01-23 00:01:24The rush to condemn the young people from Covington, KY who had a standoff with some Native American protestors last...

The highest and greatest exploit 2019-01-23 00:01:17Now that four centuries have sped since a Ligurian first, under God’s guidance, touched shores unknown beyond the Atlantic, the...

Missing from the March for Life 2019-01-23 00:01:14The March has become more a celebration of pro-life energies than a commemoration of abortion victims. The unbroken atmosphere of...

Notre Dame says Goodbye Columbus 2019-01-23 00:01:12The University of Notre Dame’s president, Rev. John I. Jenkins, announced Sunday he has decided to obscure murals depicting the...

Planned Parenthood’s “business” boom 2019-01-23 00:01:06Planned Parenthood has released its annual report, showing an increase in abortions and profits even as its number of adoption...

Our Tribal Warfare 2019-01-23 00:00:41Robert Royal: Anyone committed to truth should worry less about past injustices and more about the marginalizing of Christianity in the present.

Covington Catholic: Rage and civil war 2019-01-22 00:01:37The culture of relativism means that nobody trusts anybody. Nobody knows what is “fake news” and what isn’t. In an...

TX court rules in favor of defunding Planned 2019-01-22 00:01:18The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has vacated a previous injunction barring Texas from stripping Planned...

50 hardest countries to be Christian 2019-01-22 00:01:18Muslim countries make up the bulk of the nations where being a Christian will bring you the most difficulties, but...

On “toxic masculinity” 2019-01-22 00:01:17Our society’s progressive vanguard assumes every evil it discovers was invisible in the past, including men who are cads. But...

Mary at Cana 2019-01-21 00:01:39Mary’s essential role with reference to Jesus is that she should lead many souls to a deeper union with her...

Abuse and the end of papal deference? 2019-01-21 00:01:32It was in Chile last year that the age of deference by bishops toward the Holy Father took a decisive...

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‘This is progressive?’ New York bishops react to New! 2019-01-23 15:30:00Albany, N.Y., Jan 23, 2019 / 01:30 pm (CNA).- Catholic leaders in New York have spoken out against the passage of an expansive new abortion law in the

Not so neutral: Colorado’s sex ed bill could New! 2019-01-23 15:11:00Denver, Colo., Jan 23, 2019 / 01:11 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A “comprehensive sex education” bill in the Colorado legislature would require pu

Appeals court upholds La. law regulating abortion clinics 2019-01-23 13:41:00New Orleans, La., Jan 23, 2019 / 11:41 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday rejected a request from abortion rights' adv

‘Get ready!’ Pope leaves for Panama, confirms visit 2019-01-23 10:07:00Aboard the papal plane, Jan 23, 2019 / 08:07 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis will visit Japan in November of this year. The pope confirmed the timin

Meet the kids who traveled 24 hours on 2019-01-23 05:01:00Washington D.C., Jan 23, 2019 / 03:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Diocese of Lincoln sent more than 200 young people to Washington, D.C., to stand up for

Squandering moral capital 2019-01-23 03:30:16The morality of tyrannicide is not much discussed in today’s kinder, gentler Catholic Church. Yet that difficult subject once engaged some of Ca

Church in Fiji threatens to close all Catholic 2019-01-23 02:21:00Suva, Fiji, Jan 23, 2019 / 12:21 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Catholic Church in Fiji is prepared to shut down all of its 44 primary and 19 secondary scho

Sodalitium Christianae Vitae elects new superior general 2019-01-22 21:00:00Aparecida, Brazil, Jan 22, 2019 / 07:00 pm (CNA).- Colombian José David Correa González has been selected as the new superior general of

An Analysis of a Debacle 2019-01-22 19:17:50For the past several days, my phone and email have been hyperactive as I have been asked by dozens of people for my “take” on the firestor

‘Induced’ deaths rise in Netherlands, sparking concerns from 2019-01-22 18:39:00Amsterdam, Netherlands, Jan 22, 2019 / 04:39 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Legalized euthanasia and assisted suicide have the longest history in the Netherland

What the Bishop Zanchetta case tells us about 2019-01-22 16:13:38The Vatican has doubled down on its insistence it never received any accusation of sexual abuse against Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta until well after Zanc

The Internet and Satan’s Game 2019-01-22 14:08:08By now the entire country has seen a video of a supposedly racist confrontation, in front of the Lincoln Memorial, between a grinning young high schoo

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One faith unites Panama's WYD pilgrims 2019-01-22 00:00:00Though World Youth Day had not officially started, it seemed as if it unofficially began Jan. 21 on the observation deck overlooking the locks of the

Auxiliary bishops named for Archdiocese for the Military 2019-01-22 00:00:00Pope Francis has named Father Joseph L. Coffey and Father William J. Muhm as auxiliary bishops of the U.S. Archdiocese for the Military Services.

Virginia bishops sign the U.S. Catholic Climate Declaration 2019-01-22 00:00:00Virginia Bishops Michael F. Burbidge of Arlington and Barry C. Knestout of Richmond Jan. 16 signed the U.S. Catholic Climate Declaration, a docum

Bishops urge bipartisan plan to stop shutdown 2019-01-21 00:00:00President Donald Trump and Congress "must come together" to reach a bipartisan solution that reopens the government and "recognizes the economic st

Senate fails to pass measure to make Hyde 2019-01-18 00:00:00In a vote on the eve of the annual March for Life, the Senate Jan. 17 failed to pass a measure that would have codified the Hyde Amendment, which forb

Faith life is flourishing in Muslim UAE 2019-01-16 00:00:00Pope Francis will visit the United Arab Emirates in early February.  

Countless people served through generous support of 2018 2019-01-16 00:00:00The theme for the 2018 Bishop’s Lenten Appeal (BLA) “Living in Faith — Giving in Gratitude” was exemplified through the tremen

Basilica of St. Mary in Alexandria hosts St. 2019-01-15 00:00:00The Basilica of St. Mary in Alexandria hosts the incorruptible heart of St. John Vianney Jan. 15-16 as part of its national tour. It is the only known

Catholic parish of teen who escaped abduction credits 2019-01-15 00:00:00For nearly three months, parishioners at St. Peter Catholic Church in Cameron were praying for the safe return of one of their own — 13-year-old

Shutdown won't stop March for Life 2019-01-14 00:00:00Thousands of marchers expected to arrive in the nation’s capital for annual March for Life.  

Dr. King’s legacy reminds us to do what's 2019-01-13 00:00:00Snow keeps the annual Mass in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. small. 

Bishop Burbidge ordains five new deacons 2019-01-12 00:00:00Bishop Michael F. Burbidge celebrated the Mass of Ordination of five permanent deacons — Felipe Tubil Averia, Malcolm Louis D’Souza, Kenne


Thousands of People Will Take the Pro-Life Message New! 2019-01-23 18:42:11Every year since 2007, I have made it a priority to take part in the Walk for Life West Coast in San Francisco. Even though I was in Washington last w

Covington Catholic Diocese Evacuated After Church Officials Receive New! 2019-01-23 18:02:19Catholic officials in Covington Kentucky have had to evacuate their offices this afternoon after reportedly receiving suspicious packages. The news co

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine Pledges to Sign Bill New! 2019-01-23 17:30:32Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine began his first few days in office by speaking up for the rights of the unborn. The new Republican governor said Wednesday that

Patricia Heaton Slams Media for Smearing Pro-Life Teens: New! 2019-01-23 16:59:13Actress Patricia Heaton, a rare conservative in Hollywood, slammed the media for “smearing” the Covington Kids, calling on journalists to

Book Store Closes So It Won’t Have to New! 2019-01-23 16:09:11One small business owner literally put his money where his mouth is. A bookstore owner in Syracuse, New York closed his store today rather than sell b

Panicked Woman Left Gasping for Air at Planned New! 2019-01-23 15:25:10A woman at a Planned Parenthood office, presumably for abortion drugs, suffered a serious anxiety attack and was forced to call 911 on her own for med

Sheila Jackson Lee Resigns Black Caucus Leadership Post 2019-01-23 13:38:51Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee is reportedly resigning as chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and as chair of a congressional subco

Bishop Slams Andrew Cuomo for Signing Bill Legalizing 2019-01-23 13:11:38New York Governor Andrew Cuomo can claim to be a Catholic but there’s little doubt left that he’ totally out of step with the pro-life tea

Vermont Bill Would Make Legalized Abortion Up to 2019-01-23 12:26:02Vermont politicians are following in the footsteps of New York and pushing a radical bill to legalize abortion for basically any reason up to birth. T

Bullies: NBC Takes Swings at Covington Kids; Lets 2019-01-23 11:41:40Continuing to treat them like little Klansmen, NBC Nightly News added to their disgusting coverage of the Covington Kids, Tuesday, night by takin

Abortion Activists Threaten to Burn Pro-Life Teens Alive 2019-01-23 11:14:22Covington Catholic students Sam Schroder and Grant Hillmann said they’ve been hit with threats of being burned alive and sexually abused, follow

Judge Strikes Down Iowa Law Banning All Abortions 2019-01-23 10:46:57A judge declared Iowa’s heartbeat law unconstitutional Tuesday, prohibiting the state from protecting first-trimester unborn babies from abortio

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