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Vatican ambassador under investigation for sexual assault 2019-02-15 11:26:00Paris, France, Feb 15, 2019 / 10:26 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Bishop Luigi Ventura, apostolic nuncio to France since 2009 and a long-time Vatican diplomat

Eucharist desecrated, statues smashed in series of French 2019-02-15 03:30:00Paris, France, Feb 15, 2019 / 02:30 am (EWTN News/CNA).- At least 10 incidents of vandalism and desecration of Catholic churches have been reported

UK doctors perform prenatal surgery on child with 2019-02-14 06:34:00London, England, Feb 14, 2019 / 05:34 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Doctors in the United Kingdom performed surgery Jan. 8 on an unborn baby, before success

As population plummets, Hungary to end income tax 2019-02-12 06:22:00Budapest, Hungary, Feb 12, 2019 / 05:22 am (EWTN News/CNA).- In an effort to encourage Hungarians to have more babies, the prime minister of the coun

Cardinal Kasper says Mueller's manifesto spreads 'confusion and 2019-02-10 04:32:00Munich, Germany, Feb 10, 2019 / 03:32 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Cardinal Walter Kasper has released a criticism of Cardinal Gerhard Müller's "Ma

Treat inmates with compassion, Pope Francis urges prison 2019-02-07 12:24:00Rome, Italy, Feb 7, 2019 / 11:24 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Often spaces of suffering, prisons should be places of hope and the possibility of redemption

Why some Scottish hospitals don't tell parents their 2019-02-05 07:01:00Edinburgh, Scotland, Feb 5, 2019 / 06:01 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Some hospitals in Scotland have stopped telling expectant parents the sex of their un

Seek Christ and his humble love, Pope Francis 2019-02-05 06:38:00Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Feb 5, 2019 / 05:38 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Preaching on the Beatitudes during his visit to the United Arab Emirates

Justice and peace are inseparable, Pope Francis says 2019-02-04 13:35:00Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Feb 4, 2019 / 12:35 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- In an interreligious meeting in Abu Dhabi Monday, Pope Francis said that

CRS steps up as millions in Ethiopia displaced 2019-02-04 09:11:00Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Feb 4, 2019 / 08:11 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- With millions of Ethiopians forced out of their homes, Catholic Relief Services

Pope Francis signs peace declaration on 'Human Fraternity' 2019-02-04 08:08:00Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Feb 4, 2019 / 07:08 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Catholics, Muslims and all who believe in God must work together to build

Evangelizing Arabia: Parish life in Abu Dhabi 2019-02-04 02:14:00Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Feb 4, 2019 / 01:14 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- On Tuesday, Pope Francis will visit St. Joseph's Cathedral in Abu Dha

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Here are St. Paul’s criteria for bishop candidates 2019-02-19 08:00:09St. Paul wanted to make sure that those chosen to be bishops were worthy of the title and responsibilities.

Archaeologists racing “antiquities robbers” to find Dead Sea 2019-02-19 07:00:18Fragments that showed up recently on black market led to renewed search.

Join the 21-day porn detox challenge called STRIVE 2019-02-19 06:00:21Matt Fradd aims to help men break free of the porn habit.

How to turn a first date into a 2019-02-19 00:00:44Tips for how to make dating successful when you're looking for someone to share your life with.

Pray for your bishop with this short prayer 2019-02-19 00:00:36"Give him a spirit of courage and right judgment, a spirit of knowledge and love."

Irish island with ancient monastic ruins up for 2019-02-19 00:00:23On a clear day, it looks like paradise.

After an abusive marriage, Rose Hawthorne consecrated her 2019-02-19 00:00:17Eventually becoming Sister Mary Alphonsa, this courageous woman became a nurse at 45 years old.

The fascinating story of two St. Dominics and 2019-02-19 00:00:11We are familiar with the founder of the Dominicans, but the saint he's named after has his own lessons to teach us

Live ultrasound of third-trimester baby to be broadcast 2019-02-19 00:00:00Pro-life group plans May 4 rally in New York City.

Jesus asks uncomfortable, embarrassing questions, says pope 2019-02-18 12:39:52What world do you live in that you don't see these things?

35 and single: But here’s a reason I 2019-02-18 11:00:30If you felt emptiness and loneliness last week (even while seated beside the one you love), that’s a good thing.

A practical step to ensure a holy, happy 2019-02-18 08:00:10Make sure you're asking St. Joseph for this intention -- but maybe do this, too.

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Revolution, 30 Years On 2019-02-15 10:10:00It was like a graduation party. So says the historian Philipp Ther, who joined the protests in Prague’s Wenceslas Square during those momentous

Evangelical Ruskin 2019-02-15 06:00:002019 is the centennial year of John Ruskin’s birth, and he is suddenly all the rage. London’s Two Temple Place is hosting “ John Rus

Evangelical Apocalypse 2019-02-14 06:00:00It was only a matter of time before journalists dove into an evangelical institution to find skeletons of sexual abuse in locked file cabinets. In the

Sex Abuse Among Southern Baptists 2019-02-13 10:55:00 Continue Reading »

The Ever-Present Totalitarian Temptation 2019-02-13 06:00:00First circulated underground in communist Czechoslovakia in October 1978, Václav Havel’s brilliant dissection of totalitarianism, “

Methodist Madness 2019-02-12 06:00:00Duke University, which prides itself on being an elite and cosmopolitan institution of higher learning, has suddenly reminded the world—and prob

Our Poor 2019-02-11 06:00:00Fifteen years ago I wrote a little volume for the Acton Institute titled Inhabiting the Land . In this book, I argued that the United States’ g

Whose Midwest? 2019-02-08 09:35:00Finding a New Midwestern History edited by jon k. lauck, gleaves whitney, and joseph hogan nebraska, 365 pages, $55.00 Continue Reading »

Wojtyłan Fantasies, Revisited 2019-02-07 06:00:00For almost three decades the Catholic left has turned intellectual somersaults arguing that John Paul II didn’t write, and indeed couldn’t

Infanticide Becomes Justifiable 2019-02-06 10:10:00Fr. Richard John Neuhaus wrote that bioethicists “professionally guide the unthinkable on its passage through the debatable on the way to beco

Excommunicate Cuomo 2019-01-29 10:20:00Calls for Governor Andrew Cuomo’s excommunication have echoed across Catholic social media ever since he signed into law one of the most expansi

Bishop Bell Vindicated 2019-01-29 06:00:00I had not thought that victory in a good cause after a long campaign would make me so angry. And yet I was angry. It is only at such moments that

CNA Daily News

Notre Dame rescinds McCarrick's honorary degree New! 2019-02-19 19:52:00South Bend, Ind., Feb 19, 2019 / 05:52 pm (CNA).- The University of Notre Dame has rescinded the honorary Doctor of Laws (LL.D.) degree it conferred o

Why the USCCB is speaking out against payday New! 2019-02-19 18:43:00Washington D.C., Feb 19, 2019 / 04:43 pm (CNA).- The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Feb. 14 officially proposed to rescind a rule to protect

Philadelphia archdiocese has authorized $8.4 million to abuse New! 2019-02-19 18:40:00Philadelphia, Pa., Feb 19, 2019 / 04:40 pm (CNA).- The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has so far authorized more than $8.4 million in compensation to sur

Cologne's cardinal warns against inventing 'a new Church' New! 2019-02-19 18:38:00Cologne, Germany, Feb 19, 2019 / 04:38 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Noting the challenges facing the Church in Germany, Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki of Cologn

Supreme Court overturns death penalty for man with New! 2019-02-19 17:29:00Washington D.C., Feb 19, 2019 / 03:29 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In a ruling released Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court threw out the death penalty sentence o

Assisted suicide threatens the entire medical profession, Maryland New! 2019-02-19 15:14:00Baltimore, Md., Feb 19, 2019 / 01:14 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Assisted suicide contradicts the foundations of medical ethics, violates the basic standards

Religious superiors voice shame over child abuse failings New! 2019-02-19 13:08:00Rome, Italy, Feb 19, 2019 / 11:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Superiors general of men’s and women’s religious communities expressed sorrow Tuesd

Bishops ask Supreme Court to hear case on 2019-02-19 05:27:00Atlanta, Ga., Feb 19, 2019 / 03:27 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Three U.S. bishops have called on the Supreme Court to take up the case of a death row inmate

With Nigerian elections postponed, Catholic leaders stress peace 2019-02-19 02:13:00Lagos, Nigeria, Feb 19, 2019 / 12:13 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholic leaders have voiced disappointment at a last-minute delay in Nigerian elections, bu

Vatican restores priestly faculties to Ernesto Cardenal 2019-02-18 19:28:00Managua, Nicaragua, Feb 18, 2019 / 05:28 pm (CNA).- Pope Francis has restored priestly faculties to 94-year-old Fr. Ernesto Cardenal, who had been sus

Analysis: What can the Vatican sex abuse summit 2019-02-18 17:45:00Vatican City, Feb 18, 2019 / 03:45 pm (CNA).- At a press conference in Rome this morning, Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago underscored the scope and e

Canonization causes open for Italian mother, religious sister 2019-02-18 17:17:00Vatican City, Feb 18, 2019 / 03:17 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican has announced the opening of canonization causes for two contemporary women, both

Crisis Magazine

Time to Rethink the Abortion Question 2019-02-19 05:35:11“Can a woman forget her nursing child that she should have no compassion for the son of her womb?”  ∼ Isaiah, 49:15 “E

Max Jacob, a Saintly Sinner 2019-02-19 05:31:44March 5, 2019 is the 75th anniversary of the death of Max Jacob (1876-1944), a figure somewhat on the margins of the Renouveau catholique, a literary

Haunted by McCarrick 2019-02-18 05:10:19Theodore McCarrick the ex-cardinal has now been defrocked—just in time for the media coverage swirling around Pope Francis’s sex abuse sum

Good Bishops Willingly Defy Hostile Cultural Elites 2019-02-18 05:00:39How many tax collectors might have worked in first century Palestine? Every time Jesus of Nazareth associated with sinners, his pariahs of choice were

Being a “Gardiner” in the Vineyard: On Austen’s 2019-02-18 04:45:01Pride and Prejudice: the book that tends to make ladies giggle with glee and gentlemen roll their eyes in annoyance. But beyond the tea-time social dr

More Sugarcoating of Islam from Pope Francis 2019-02-15 03:35:13It’s often been said of Pope Francis’s bridge-building initiatives with Islam that the traffic over the bridge goes only in one direction&

Churchill on the Prairie 2019-02-15 03:30:12Not too far from where I live, in a small town in the middle of the Midwest, the National Churchill Museum celebrates its fiftieth anniversary this ye

When Concerns for Peripheries Eclipse Interest in the 2019-02-14 04:10:29Modern ways of thinking lead people to moral views that are different from traditional ones, so it’s not surprising they consider themselves mor

Cardinal Mahony Wrecks the REC 2019-02-14 04:00:03“I’m afraid my obedience in that diocese would be absolutely zero. And I hope everybody else’s in that diocese is zero.” 

Sins of Omission: The Abusive PA Clergy Abuse 2019-02-13 03:10:49Back in August, after a special solemnity Mass in my parish in the Diocese of Erie, Pennsylvania, I came home and read the grand jury report on clergy

Pope Francis’s Candid Views on Sexual Morality 2019-02-12 05:35:48Just weeks before the Catholic Church’s summit on the sexual abuse crisis the faithful became privy to Pope Francis’s rather unorthodox vi

The Young Are Better Prepared with Earlier Confirmation 2019-02-12 05:30:37Later this month, the Vatican is hosting an international summit of bishops to address the clerical sex-abuse crisis. Based on comments Pope Francis h


Billy Graham's Legacy Continues: Grandson Will Graham Draws 2019-02-19 11:03:28Billy Graham's grandson brought his evangelistic celebration to the Philippines during a time of great political unrest. National and local elections

Trump Warns Venezuelan Military: Abandon 'Cuban Puppet' Maduro 2019-02-19 10:36:36"We seek a peaceful transition of power, but all options are open," President Trump warned Venezuela's military. "If you choose this path you will

'Down with America!' Riots Rock Haiti, Five Americans 2019-02-19 10:08:47Riots in the capital of Haiti have continued as the demand for President Jovenel Moise's resignation increases. The country has seen continual v

Ex-Muslim Mom Beaten, Raped, Threatened with Death for 2019-02-19 09:50:50A former Muslim and mother of four was recently beaten, raped, and threatened with death for her conversion to Christianity. The Somali native moved t

'This Is an Act of Christianity': Protestors Call 2019-02-18 09:28:44The humanitarian crisis in Venezuela is growing worse as the country's weeks-long political showdown drags on. And as the tragedy sinks to new levels

New Bible Translation Technology Is Helping to Spread 2019-02-14 10:33:18For more than 70 years, Wycliffe Bible Translators has worked to give people the Word of God in their own language. It took 67 years to complete the f

Wounded, Dehydrated, and Sick: Syrians Flee Last Remnants 2019-02-12 14:50:34Syrian refugees fleeing the last remnants of ISIS are arriving in southern Syria wounded, dehydrated, and sick. There are no humanitarian services wai

'The Safety of Victims Matters More than the 2019-02-12 09:02:46In the wake of the Houston Chronicle's investigation into abuse in Southern Baptist churches, denominational leaders say covering up abuse will no lo

Pakistani Authorities Stopping Asia Bibi From Leaving Country, 2019-02-11 17:26:25Christian mother Asia Bibi is reportedly being kept from leaving Pakistan, despite a final Supreme Court decision that rejected a final bid

They Barely Survived ISIS, Now These Few Iraqi 2019-02-11 11:02:35Two years after Bartella was liberated from ISIS, fewer than a third of its 3,800 Christian families have come back. Most remain afraid, amid reports

UK Mom Arrested for Calling Transgender Activist a 2019-02-11 07:38:19UK officials arrested a woman after she called a transgender activist a biological man on Twitter. 

'It Was a Miracle': Freed Pastor Andrew Brunson 2019-02-08 10:59:40Pastor Andrew Brunson was celebrated at some big events in Washington this week after being freed from two years of captivity in Turkey. Pastor B


Are You Making a Difference in the Fight 2019-02-18 18:42:35Often times, as I scramble from writing one story to another, spend my days (and often nights) recording and editing video or podcasts, or try in vain

Two Critical Lessons From Mister McCarrick 2019-02-18 14:24:05Just because “Uncle” Ted McCarrick has been laicized and made a scapegoat on behalf of a Vatican that continues to demonstrate it’s

In New Book Sodom, Papal Confidant Martel Confirms: 2019-02-18 09:37:23Editor’s Note: Despite our stated concerns about the forthcoming Martel book about homosexuality in the Vatican, it presents information that is

Caveat Lector: New Book Claiming 80% of Vatican 2019-02-18 00:01:09There’s a new book coming out to coincide with the sex abuse summit in Rome, and it’s already all the buzz on a number of Catholic website

The McCarrick Laicization: Our Take 2019-02-16 16:31:21The news broke very early this morning (about 9:30AM Rome time) that Theodore McCarrick, once the Cardinal Archbishop of Washington, DC, powerful Chur

Vatican Announces Laicization of Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick 2019-02-16 03:31:57Confirming what has been widely-rumored in recent weeks, the Vatican has announced today that former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, who stands at the ce

Viganò: Rome Has No “Genuine Willingness to Attend 2019-02-15 18:31:42In response to an invitation to participate in a National Catholic Register symposium on the Clerical Sex Abuse Summit in Rome later this month, Archb

O Father, My Father! The Story of Fr. 2019-02-15 17:20:19On a winter day in early 2016, after months of attending the traditional Latin Mass at my local FSSP apostolate, I was asked what I thought of the Mas

A New Podcast From Two 1P5 Contributors 2019-02-15 10:48:06We’re blessed here to have a lot of top-notch contributors, and one of our regulars is Stefanie Nicholas (see her articles here), who I just did

Gänswein, Burke, and Brandmüller Address Questions on Pope 2019-02-14 19:13:08It has become a subject of heated debate: did Pope Benedict XVI validly resign from the papacy? An article we published late last year on the topic of

McCarrick Protégé Cardinal Kevin Farrell Given Key Vatican 2019-02-14 14:05:20VATICAN CITY, 14 February 2019 (OnePeterFive.com)—As rumors of the imminent laicization of disgraced former Cardinal and accused pederast p

Happy Catholics Don’t Make the Pope More than 2019-02-13 16:16:50A one-year-old blog known as “Where Peter Is” — a sort of inverse image of OnePeterFive — features writing from ardent defende

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“Late-term pro-abortion hard-liners coming around to views once New! 2019-02-19 13:53:34By Dave Andrusko I had not heard of David Neese until I ran across an incredibly insightful op-ed published February 17 in The Trentonian. The title?

Action Alert!: Please email and call your Virginia New! 2019-02-19 13:38:19By Olivia Gans Turner, President, Virginia Society for Human Life (VSHL) The pro-abortion ERA supporters have one last trick up their sleeves. They wi

California Must Pay Pro-life Pregnancy Centers $399K After New! 2019-02-19 13:34:24By Katie Franklin Adding to a mounting pile of fees for unconstitutional state mandates against pro-life organizations, California has been ordered to

The body of an abandoned 20-week-old unborn baby New! 2019-02-19 13:20:44By Dave Andrusko As of this morning, police are still searching for evidence to help them find the mother of a 20-week-old unborn baby whose body was

Equality and abortion are mutually exclusive New! 2019-02-19 13:13:16By Paul Stark Communications Associate, Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life Editor’s note. This appears in the current digital monthly edition

Alaska Supreme Court upholds block on restrictions for New! 2019-02-19 12:47:43By Calvin Freiburger ANCHORAGE, February 18, 2019 – In a victory for the abortion industry, the Alaska Supreme Court ruled Friday that it would

NBC Hails ‘Pop Culture Phenomenon’ Ginsburg; RBG Doc New! 2019-02-19 12:43:57By Kyle Drennen During the 9:00 a.m. ET hour of Monday’s Today show, the hosts of the NBC broadcast were beside themselves with glee as they cel

Euthanasia in Canada: CMA – Take off the New! 2019-02-19 12:37:47Editor’s note. The following was published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) on February 8, 2019. It was in response to articles by Drs. Sand

Roe v. Wade: the triumph of packaging and 2019-02-18 13:29:49By Dave Andrusko “A nineteenth-century German historian wrote that every moment of history is equally present to God. Every moment is also equal

New Poll shows Louisianans Overwhelmingly Supports Life 2019-02-18 13:13:3470% of Residents Surveyed Consider Themselves Pro-Life NEW ORLEANS – A new poll has found that 70 percent of Louisiana residents consider themse

Now that abortion law is “in place,” abortion 2019-02-18 13:10:05By Sarah Terzo A textbook intended to train abortion workers how to counsel patients says: “The opposing argument originally put forward by femi

Bioethicists Push Insurance-Paid Eugenic Engineering 2019-02-18 13:07:21By Wesley J. Smith Here’s another example of that cultural inflation. Two of the world’s most influential bioethicists want health insuran


Supreme Court to hear oral arguments on 2020 New! 2019-02-19 15:32:06The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear oral arguments in April about the Trump administration's push to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census

Illinois doctor: Newman miracle depositions were ‘spiritual experiences’ New! 2019-02-19 15:24:50The proposed miracle that God worked through the intercession of Cardinal John Henry Newman in 2013 involved a local mother who faced life-threatening

Australian Anglican set to be defrocked over abuse New! 2019-02-19 15:14:44An assistant bishop is set to become the most senior Anglican in Australia to be defrocked after a church committee on Tuesday found he took no action

Dolan: Church loves, welcomes pregnant women, is ‘honored’ New! 2019-02-19 14:59:14In a robust demonstration that actions speak louder than words, New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan Feb. 18 introduced representatives of six church-re

West Virginia Catholic high school removes bishop’s name New! 2019-02-19 13:17:27Former Wheeling-Charleston Bishop Michael J. Bransfield's name has been removed from the gymnasium at Central Catholic High School in Wheeling.

Religious order chiefs: Abuse of children is wrong 2019-02-19 05:01:14The Major Superiors of Religious Orders and Congregations around the world have issued a statement calling the abuse of children “wrong anywhere

Missionary bishop in Africa says abuse crisis “touches 2019-02-19 01:49:41A Central African Republic bishop says said that regardless of the situation the country is going through, the question of the protection of children

Vatican’s ‘Super Bowl week’ on abuse scandals will 2019-02-19 01:47:09An anti-abuse summit convened by Pope Francis is being given Super Bowl treatment by the Vatican, but its success will be judged by its results.

Latin American cardinals add their voices to press 2019-02-19 01:46:13Experts say that an estimated 40 percent of all allegations of clerical sexual abuse studied come from Latin America.

Survivor on Pope’s anti-abuse summit: ‘He’s gotta deliver’ 2019-02-19 01:45:47One of the most outspoken survivors of clerical abuse has said that he wants to see accountability for both the crime and cover-up, and that if an upc

Vatican: US prelate accused of abuse not at 2019-02-18 12:57:49The Vatican says a Holy See lawyer who appeared on a list of American priests credibly accused of sexual abuse isn't currently at the Catholic Church

Pope lifts suspension imposed on Nicaraguan priest 34 2019-02-18 11:46:24Pope Francis has lifted the canonical penalties imposed 34 years ago on Father Ernesto Cardenal, 94, the Nicaraguan poet and former member of the Sand


Victim assistance coordinators comfort in a behind-the-scenes ministry New! 2019-02-19 18:27:37Their work begins with a phone call. Whether the call is from someone who is angry, embarrassed, unsure of what to do or needs a friendly ear, dioces

Court rejects abortion provider’s effort to get bishops’ New! 2019-02-19 17:46:44The U.S. Supreme Court Feb. 19 rejected hearing an appeal from Whole Woman’s Health, a Texas-based abortion facility chain, which aimed to get t

What everybody didn’t know New! 2019-02-19 17:34:38When the Pennsylvania grand jury issued its report last August chronicling the sexual abuse cases in six Pennsylvania dioceses, everybody thought they

“Exceptions” and the Undermining of the Moral Law New! 2019-02-19 17:16:55Whenever we make small exceptions to universal moral rules, we shouldn’t be surprised that the rules themselves can be quickly undermined. Estab

The Welcome Outreach of Perinatal Hospice New! 2019-02-19 17:07:23During the course of pregnancy, receiving an adverse prenatal diagnosis can be a tremendously jolting experience for parents. In severe cases, physici

Sexual Orientation: Hope for Restoration and Healing with New! 2019-02-19 17:01:10Sexual Orientation Change Efforts (SOCE) rely on professional therapy and counseling, often in a religious context, to assist those struggling with un

Pioneering Navy pilot recalled for her humility, love New! 2019-02-19 16:42:50Rosemary Mariner was full of firsts.

Supreme Court to hear oral arguments on 2020 New! 2019-02-19 16:32:08The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear oral arguments in April about the Trump administration's push to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census

Religious superiors admit denial, slowness to act against New! 2019-02-19 14:25:17Twisted ideas of power and authority in the Catholic Church have contributed to the clerical sexual abuse crisis, leaders of religious orders said, bu

Illinois doctor: Newman miracle depositions were ‘spiritual experiences’ New! 2019-02-19 13:30:06When the Vatican announced Feb. 15 that Pope Francis had signed a decree recognizing a miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed John Henry Ne

Dingell, longest serving member in Congress, recalled at 2019-02-15 18:00:14At a funeral Mass in Washington for former U.S. Rep. John Dingell, former President Bill Clinton said the Democratic congressman should be remembered

With political unrest as backdrop, Venezuelan mission parish 2019-02-15 17:53:52Throughout his 20-plus years in Venezuela, Father Greg Schaffer has made a concerted effort to keep his distance from the country’s often volati

The Imaginative Conservative

What President Trump Has in Common With President 2019-02-15 23:00:56If James K. Polk can be credited with adding a huge swath of territory to the American empire, might Donald Trump one

“Tolkien” the Film: Wormtongue’s Revenge? 2019-02-15 23:00:11A new film, simply titled Tolkien, purports to depict the author’s formative years as a child and young man, but will, I

A Foray Into Metaphysical Poetry With John Donne 2019-02-14 23:00:54Something about the way in which metaphysical poetry engages the mind is unique to this style of verse. A combination of relatable

Speech and Silence 2019-02-14 22:59:50Through language, humans bring out the full potentiality hidden in matter, advance the building of bird nests and beaver dams to architecture

A Sonnet for Saint Valentine 2019-02-14 11:30:39Here is a sonnet I composed in honour of the original St. Valentine. I notice some Facebook posts implying that as an

“Annabel Lee” 2019-02-14 01:00:00It was many and many a year ago, In a kingdom by the sea, That a maiden there lived whom you may

The Myth of Modernism 2019-02-13 23:00:13“Should not the unswerving modernists… come to the realization that there is nothing more wearisome or more barren than the most antiquat

True Love: Passionate Reason versus Romantic Feeling 2019-02-13 23:00:04Oh, love to some is like a cloud, To some as strong as steel, For some a way of living, For some

Suicide and Secularism on a Wednesday Afternoon 2019-02-12 23:00:06How much of one’s desperation comes from apparently having it all, according to the precepts of secular humanism—the great false religion

On Work: Homer’s Advice to Us 2019-02-12 23:00:02There is dignity and value in work. You who live in America once knew this. You did not think lesser of a

“All the Hollowed Shells” 2019-02-12 13:00:50in Cahirciveen We found a thousand hollow shells left scattered Among the rocky, kelp-strewn teeth of shore: Some of the seeping, tight-lipped

On Loving Words 2019-02-11 23:00:34Not only is the art of making a book sacred, but, when done well, the words within those books are sacred as

Catholic Journal

The Florida Bishops on Abortion and Contraception 2019-02-17 07:00:45On the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, January 22, 2019, the Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops published a pastoral letter that was signed by every b

A Cautionary Tale 2019-02-15 05:30:02Once upon a time, in the early 1800s, there was a very poor country, so poor, in fact, that many of its citizens left for other countries.  Howev

Choosing Well 2019-02-14 05:00:55Cursed is the one who trusts in human beings, who seeks his strength in flesh… The message is somber and blunt, but we shall thank God all the

How Religious Intolerance Came to America 2019-02-12 07:00:43Progressives’ war on Christianity in American took a decidedly destructive turn in December 2018 when Democratic presidential hopeful and U.S. S

Into the Deep 2019-02-12 05:00:24In the Gospel of Luke (5:1-11), Jesus turns to Simon Peter and says: “Put out into deep water and lower your nets for a catch.” In reply,

Why is Socialism So Popular? 2019-02-09 16:00:14Socialism has been the rage among intellectual elites for a long time. What was different in 2016 was that it had a strong political candidate, Bernie

When the Word Reaches Our Hearts 2019-02-08 05:54:31To how many thousands of words were we exposed this past week? From newspapers, magazines, leaflets, notices, forms, contracts, radio, TV, social medi

Be Afraid; Be Very Afraid 2019-02-06 13:00:54Did you ever hear of Sheridan School? It’s a K-8 school in northwest Washington D.C. It’s private, and if you want to send your child ther

Sometimes the Truth Hurts 2019-02-05 04:16:50One of the effects of original sin is that, as human beings, we tend to be self-centered, and often have an overly-exalted opinion of ourselves. For i

From “Bronx Cheer” to Rousing “Bravo” 2019-02-01 19:30:45The “Bronx cheer,” as every New Yorker knows, is made by placing the tongue between the lips and blowing in rude fashion to signal derisio

How Did We Get Here? 2019-01-31 04:30:10I must admit that I am somewhat surprised by the reaction of many moderates and conservatives to the now infamous abortion law passed in the New York

Bearing the Divine Imprint of Love 2019-01-30 12:00:53By and large, it is commonly accepted that artists leave their peculiar imprint on each of their creations. When such uniqueness is not found we speak

The Daily Register

Theodore McCarrick: Some Noteworthy Points to Consider 2019-02-19 03:09:01By Father Raymond J. de Souza | Vatican sources were feverishly leaking over the last weeks that former cardinal Theodore McCarrick would soon be form

How Africa is Converting Communist China, Finding Fulfillment 2019-02-19 01:01:01By Tito Edwards | How Africa is Converting Communist China ☩ Christopher Rhodes of UnHerd +1 Finding Fulfillment & Joy as a Religious&

An Astonishing Miracle, and 10 Ways to Fall 2019-02-18 18:47:01By Patti Armstrong | An incurable eye disease intruded on 16-year-old Johnny Atwell’s life almost overnight. In October 1974, the Glendive, Mont

Why I Was Willing to Lose My Job 2019-02-18 18:42:01By Matt D’Antuono | “I have noticed that there are teachers at this school of several different denominations, but no Catholics. Could a C

The Beauty of the Extraordinary Form Comes from 2019-02-18 18:35:01By Susanna Spencer | It was recently brought to my attention that Fr. Daniel P. Horan responded to aspects of my blog post from November concerni

Holy Heroes Raised to the Altar by St. 2019-02-18 18:29:01By Joseph Pearce | On May 16, 2004, I had the honor and privilege to be at St. Peter’s in Rome, along with my wife, Susannah, our 2-year-old son

Vatican Sets the Stage for Abuse Summit 2019-02-18 17:35:01By Edward Pentin | VATICAN CITY — The Vatican’s summit on the “Protection of Minors in the Church” will be dedicated to respo

The Catholic Church’s 800-Year-Old Tradition of Heraldry 2019-02-18 16:26:01By Kevin Di Camillo | One would have thought that in the post-Vatican II era, the papacy — which had dispensed with coronations, tiaras, silken

A Suffering Church Needs Bold Intentionality, Not Maintenance 2019-02-18 15:55:01By Matthew Sewell | On a Sunday morning not long ago, I was having breakfast with one of those friends you don’t see often enough, despite livin

My Own Personal Experience with Abusive Clergy 2019-02-18 15:54:01By Kevin Burke | This week, the bishops of the world will gather in Rome for an international summit to address the clergy abuse scandals in the

US Catholic Women Speak Out Before Vatican Summit 2019-02-18 15:39:01By Patti Armstrong | When bishops gather for the summit in Rome this week to address clerical sex abuse, they will have the perspective of thousands o

Before Summit, Cardinal Cupich Discusses Abuse, Homosexuality, Priestly 2019-02-18 15:04:01By Courtney Grogan/CNA | VATICAN CITY — Cardinal Blase Cupich said Monday that this week’s Vatican sex-abuse summit needs to be focused on

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Lourdes and the triumph of the supernatural 2019-02-14 00:01:51When I see the Statue of Our Lady of Lourdes I see the sign of the supernatural in the world...

Cardinal Newman to be canonized 2019-02-14 00:01:48The Vatican announces major advances in the causes of the famous 19th century English theologian and convert from Anglicanism, and...

We must make us new hearts 2019-02-14 00:01:39If our hearts are by nature set on the world for its own sake, and the world is one day...

Scandals in Argentina as abuse summit approaches 2019-02-14 00:01:19As a Feb. 21-24 Vatican summit on the protection of minors approaches, ferment related to clerical sexual abuse continues to...

Whither the abuse summit? 2019-02-14 00:01:09With just day to go, there is no clear statement of goals — because there does not appear to be...

Mr. McCarrick’s Mess 2019-02-14 00:00:03Stephen P. White: Top bishops will meet in Rome next week to discuss sex abuse. Let’s pray they remember that the Cross is the only answer.

McCarrick may fall, but coverup remains 2019-02-13 00:01:42Multiple sources report that ex-Cardinal McCarrick will soon be laicized. A good first step, but we cannot hope to unravel...

New rules for the Vatican General Auditor 2019-02-13 00:01:40The Vatican’s general auditor has new statutes, conferred recently by Pope Francis, that will bring financial audits of Vatican offices...

NY archdiocese responds to Spellman allegation 2019-02-13 00:01:31The Archdiocese of New York has said it had only recently learned of an allegation that the deeply influential Cardinal...

Chivalry is gone 2019-02-13 00:01:10It is now sixteen or seventeen years since I saw the queen of France, then the dauphiness, at Versailles ;...

Not all religions are part of God’s plan 2019-02-08 00:01:47If we honor those martyrs who died because they believed the Gospel needed to be preached to all nations, we...

Chesterton on creeds 2019-02-08 00:01:45Chesterton thought that probably people were “intensely interested in theology — if possible more than in religion.” Why would he...

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Jihadi bride should return to Britain and face 2019-02-18 15:58:58In 2015, during the week-long mid-term break from school, three teenagers from London’s East End told their parents that they were going out for

Ahead of summit, Cupich discusses sex abuse, homosexuality, 2019-02-18 15:26:50Vatican City, Feb 18, 2019 / 10:15 am (CNA).- Cardinal Blase Cupich said Monday that this week’s Vatican sex abuse summit needs to be focused on

Emergency declaration raises new questions about Texas border 2019-02-18 15:00:00Brownsville, Texas, Feb 18, 2019 / 01:00 pm (CNA).- President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency on the southern border has agai

A look ahead at this week’s Vatican sex 2019-02-18 13:30:00Vatican City, Feb 18, 2019 / 11:30 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican has released the schedule, speakers, and a new website for this week’s much-

New archbishop announced for Ukrainian archeparchy in US 2019-02-18 12:00:00Vatican City, Feb 18, 2019 / 10:00 am (CNA).- The Vatican announced on Monday that Bishop Boris Gudziak has been named as the new Archbishop of the Uk

A priest who offered his life in reparation 2019-02-17 21:31:59The eyes of the world will once again be drawn to the painful reality of clerical crimes when Vatican Summit on the Protection of Minors meets this we

Catholic Charities unveils plan to fight chronic homelessness 2019-02-17 18:48:00Las Vegas, Nev., Feb 17, 2019 / 04:48 pm (CNA).- As part of a new nationwide program, Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada is hoping to reduce chroni

“The LEGO Movie 2” is built solidly and 2019-02-17 18:14:55MPAA Rating: PG USCCB Rating: A -I Reel Rating: 4 out of 5 reels The original LEGO Movie surprised the world by being a movie based on and made o

Genesis, Original Sin, and Original Happiness 2019-02-17 11:37:39Throughout both creation accounts, the emphasis is on the order, beauty and happiness which resulted from God’s creative activity. Often, people

Pope Francis asks for prayers ahead of Vatican 2019-02-17 06:46:00Vatican City, Feb 17, 2019 / 04:46 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis Sunday asked for prayers for a meeting of the presidents of bishops’ confer

The King is the Context 2019-02-16 17:16:00Readings: • Jer 17:5-8 • Psa 1:1-2, 3, 4 AND 6 • 1 Cor 15:12, 16-20 • Lk 6:17, 20-26 “Context,” I have read, “is

Questions remain about McCarrick, even as new scandals 2019-02-16 12:10:12(Rome, February 16th, 2019) The Vatican announced on Saturday that the disgraced former Archbishop of Washington, DC, Theodore, Edgar McCarrick, has b

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In the U.S., a sobering mood after news 2019-02-16 00:00:00The accusations surrounding former U.S. Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick have been hanging over U.S. bishops and faith communities in the dioceses and a

McCarrick removed from the priesthood after being found 2019-02-16 00:00:00Pope Francis has confirmed the removal from the priesthood of Theodore E. McCarrick, the 88-year-old former cardinal and archbishop of Washington.

DiNardo: Action on McCarrick 'clear signal' church will 2019-02-16 00:00:00The Vatican's removal from the priesthood of Theodore E. McCarrick "is a clear signal that abuse will not be tolerated," said the president of the

Couples celebrate World Marriage Sunday in Reston 2019-02-14 00:00:00More than 200 married couples attended Mass and a candlelit supper for the diocese’s celebration of World Marriage Sunday Feb. 9 at St. Thomas a

Manassas prom is a 'Night to Shine' for 2019-02-14 00:00:00All Saints Church in Manassas was one of more than 500 churches around the world hosting 2019 Night to Shine, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation.

Diocese of Arlington Releases Names of Priests Credibly 2019-02-13 00:00:00With the hope that it may further the healing process for victims and survivors of clergy sexual abuse, Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge, Bishop of t

Mass and Anointing of the Sick in Annandale 2019-02-13 00:00:00A Mass and Anointing of the Sick will be celebrated by Bishop Michael F. Burbidge March 23 at St. Ambrose Church, 3901 Woodburn Rd., Annandale, at 11a

Bishop Burbidge celebrates Mass to conclude the Mount 2019-02-12 00:00:00Nearly 1,000 high school students went “Back to the Source” (“Ad Fontem”) at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, Md

Guadalupe Clinic receives grant from Mary Washington Hospital 2019-02-12 00:00:00The Guadalupe Free Clinic of Colonial Beach recently received a grant from the Joe and Mary Wilson Community Benefit Fund of Mary Washington Hospital

Court blocks Louisiana law that would restrict abortion 2019-02-08 00:00:00The U.S. Supreme Court blocked a Louisiana law requiring abortion providers to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals Feb. 7.

Catholic Charities focuses on prevention of human trafficking 2019-02-08 00:00:00Susan Young shared the story of her daughter's human trafficking survival and the impact it had on her family with members of the quarterly Parish Li

Hundreds of pro-life activists rally at Virginia Capitol 2019-02-08 00:00:00Among a sea of strollers and picket signs on the grounds of the Virginia Capitol, hundreds of people demonstrated Feb. 7 against abortion — and


Everyone Says the World is Overpopulated. But What New! 2019-02-19 18:04:42Ask anyone if the world is overpopulated, and you know what they will say. The idea that we humans are breeding ourselves to death—and taking th

24% of OBGYNs Have Killed a Baby in New! 2019-02-19 17:44:52Nearly one quarter of OB-GYNs in America abort unborn babies, a new study revealed this month. Published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology, t

Rhode Island Bills Will Legalize Abortions Up to New! 2019-02-19 17:42:02A leading pro-life organization warned that two Rhode Island bills being considered this winter would legalize abortion up to birth even with proposed

Pastor Calls for National Strike February 23rd to New! 2019-02-19 16:25:44A New York pastor is calling on Christians to join him for a day of protest and repentance after the state legalized abortions up to birth. Pastor Jon

Arizona Bill Would Allow Infanticide, Repeal Medical Care New! 2019-02-19 15:35:37New legislation in the state of Arizona would allow infanticide, following the new law in New York state for abortions up to birth. Like that New York

Pro-Abortion Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Back at The New! 2019-02-19 14:54:48Pro-Abortion Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was back at the Supreme Court today for oral arguments after making no public appearance for months following

Every Planned Parenthood Abortionist in the Videos Has New! 2019-02-19 13:29:00In July 2015, a previously unknown group called the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) launched a series of powerful undercover videos that showed Plan

Supreme Court Rejects Pro-Abortion Attack on Catholic Bishops New! 2019-02-19 12:39:27The U.S. Supreme Court granted a victory to Texas Catholic bishops on Tuesday after an abortion chain attacked them for offering to bury babies killed

New York Times Whines: “Republicans Are Demonizing Democrats New! 2019-02-19 12:05:00New York Times reporter Sheryl Gay Stolberg went into a defensive crouch on behalf of the Democratic Party as it was being “vilified” by t

Couple Defends Aborting Their Disabled Baby at 32 2019-02-19 11:35:00A New York couple who lobbied for the state’s radical new pro-abortion law defended having a late-term abortion at 32 weeks after learning that

Bernie Sanders Supports Abortions Up to Birth With 2019-02-19 10:57:21Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has never been a moderate on the abortion issue. And as a candidate for president he would take those views to the White H

Court Kills Iowa Law Banning Abortions After Unborn 2019-02-19 10:21:58Iowa’s heartbeat law is dead after a state judge declared the abortion ban unconstitutional in January. The 2018 law would have banned abortions

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