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Pope appoints Bishop Donald J. Hying to lead Diocese of Madison


As Sri Lanka buries more than 300, here are 10 of the innocent lives lost...


Why didn’t people recognize Jesus after His Resurrection?
Fr. Dwight Longenecker
You must have wondered why the disciples did not recognize Jesus after the resurrection. I think there are two basic reasons. First, his resurrection body was different than ours. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the Lord, but we have to admit that while the stories portray his resurrection as being physical, he was not physical as we are physical...


The Gospel of Mark through the eyes of St. Peter...
Thomas McDonald
St. Mark’s Jesus is in a hurry. The most famous word in this famously terse Gospel is “immediately” (Greek: euthys). Apostles immediately leave their boats and nets. Lepers are healed in an instant, and the sick and lame practically leap to their feet at the barest touch of the Lord. Jesus seems to be rushing everywhere, dishing out snappy parables and trying to light a fire under some very slack followers...


I’m really tired of hearing heresy from the pulpit...


Where is the Catholic Church headed?


Prayer wins: Federal appeals court rules House chaplain can reject secular invocation...


Choice on Myanmar: Defend religious freedom now, or pay price later...
John Allen
What Pope Francis on Easter Sunday referred to as the “cruel violence” in Sri Lanka, targeting churches and hotels and leaving more than 300 people dead, is obviously an affront to humanity, but it’s also the latest wake-up call about the urgency of defending religious freedom worldwide. In comfortable Western settings such as the United States...


Why was the Resurrection such a hidden event?


Will our resurrected body have superhero powers?


New Vatican document to put evangelization ahead of doctrine...
Inés San Martín
A new “super dicastery” on evangelization might be one of the most significant reforms of the governing structures of the Vatican, according to a new report. Spanish journalist Dario Menor Torres, writing for the weekly Vida Nueva, reveals several elements of the new Vatican constitution that has been in development for years...


What does Jesus mean when He tells St. Mary Magdalene not to cling to Him because He was not yet ascended?


ISIS claims responsibility for Sri Lanka bombings...


“On the third day he rose again.” Why the third day?


Political style question for tense times: What do you call people killed in church on Easter?
Terry Mattingly
I have been covering the religion beat, to one degree or another, for 40 years and I have never heard “Easter worshippers” used as a replacement for the word “Christians.” Is this a reference to people who worship ON Easter or, well, people who worship Easter? As an Eastern Orthodox Christian, I am well aware that Christians around the world — due to the much-covered clash between the Gregorian calendar and the older Julian calendar — usually celebrate Christianity’s most important holy day at different times...


The death of Father James Schall — a philosopher who dared...
Donald DeMarco
Jesuit Father James Vincent Schall, distinguished political philosopher and author of 30 books, passed away April 17, 2019, at the age of 91. The virtues that Etienne Gilson ascribed to Saint Thomas Aquinas—intellectual modesty and intellectual audacity, each to a high degree—were evident in this gentleman scholar. “No evil can happen to a good man...


Easter brings a ‘new world,’ Pope Francis says in Urbi et Orbi...


Easter attacks on churches in Sri Lanka are tragic, but hardly surprising...

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Be honest, secularists: You know He might have risen...
David Mills
Dead people stay dead. Everyone knows that. Growing up among secular people, I don’t think I ever heard anyone admit Jesus might have risen from the grave. No one said, “You know, that was a long time ago. There seems to be some evidence for it. It’s not impossible. So who knows?” No one was agnostic about Jesus rising from the dead...


Too woke for peanut butter, and the death of art...
Elizabeth Scalia
Famished after a particularly strenuous session in physical therapy, I sought out the fastest high protein lunch I could put together — a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with a glass of milk. As I smeared the peanut butter onto fresh bread, an old Raffi song popped into my head — a favorite of my kids, when they were young and addicted to the affable kiddie troubadour: A peanut butter sandwich made with jam One for me...


Why didn’t Christ stay with His disciples continually from the Resurrection to His Ascension?
Msgr. Charles Pope
After Christ rose from the dead, He appeared to His disciples at certain places and times, but did not seem to stay with them continuously. On the first Easter Sunday, He appeared six times in rather rapid succession: first to Mary Magdalene, then to the women at the tomb, third as the women left the tomb, fourth to Peter, fifth to the two disciples going to Emmaus...


I am so proud of our students at Catholic University. Here’s why...


True witnesses to the Resurrection...
Fr. Victor Feltes
When I was a grade-schooler, a classmate told me, “Did you know, if you dream that you’re falling and you hit the ground in your dream, you’ll die in real life?” I was astounded and the idea stuck with me. But upon later reflection, I realized the suggestion was nonsense. If someone had died in their sleep because they fell to the ground in a dream...


Pope’s Wednesday Audience: ‘Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us’...


The two Paschas of Jews and Christians — A previously unpublished letter by Benedict XVI comes to light...
Sandro Magister
92 years after his birth and 6 after his resignation from the papacy, Joseph Ratzinger is still highly active. A few days after the sensational publication of his “notes” on the scandal of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, another never-before-published text of his is seeing the light, which was known to exist but can be read in its entirety only now...


Of Highlander, pig brains, and Easter: St. Beuno of Wales...
Rick Becker
Remember Highlander (1986)? It’s about a race of immortals who rattle around the centuries trying to wipe each other out. “In the end,” declaims one of them (played by the immortal Sean Connery), “there can be only one.” Plus there’s this: The only way to kill one of these guys is to lop off his head. And when I say lop...


I believe we are on the cusp of a 500-year change in the Church...


Paris without her cathedral...


The Risen Lord’s victory over death and sin...
Anthony Lilles
In His Divine Person, the New Adam united Himself to the destruction men suffer in death, to vanquish and transform what would most threaten human dignity into a gateway of eternal glory. Sin is our hostility to Life Himself, and death in sin is the destruction of human life. Sin is the source of our guilt and wraps our existence in shame so that death's shadow haunts our lives...


What’s the most important question you’ll ever be asked?


Sri Lanka attacks: ‘International network’ linked to bombings that killed 290 people...


3 reasons why the Notre Dame blaze broke so many hearts...


Fearful yet overjoyed: The journey to Resurrection faith...


How to understand the readings for Easter Day...


“In my life, where am I going? What is the stone I need to remove?”...


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