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Fight scandal by giving witness to the Gospel, Pope tells young people


This is the fastest-sinking city in the world...


The sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is more powerful than you imagine...
Fr. Dwight Longenecker
Sometimes people will say about married priests, “Well, he’s not going to be available to get out of bed and go to anoint someone at three in the morning.” What a ludicrous statement. Why would it be more difficult for a married man to go to the hospital in the wee hours? I always go when called–not because I have to but because I want to...


Why the U.S. chills its eggs and most of the world doesn’t...


Looking at World Youth Day 1993 in Denver, 25 years later...
Tom Perna
This morning I checked the inbox of one of my email accounts to find an email from a friend sharing with me an article that George Weigel wrote titled, WYD 1993: The Turning Point. After reading through it, I knew that before I went out to drive for Uber Eats today, my side hustle to make extra money for wedding stuff, I wanted to write my own reflection on World Youth Day 1993 as well as share some photos that I took during the week of August 10-15 of the same year...


The 5 stages of apostolic apprenticeship...
Marcel LeJeune
This weekend our water heater started to leak, so the plumber came (George). He is no longer a young man and we have had several conversations through the years about the lack of young plumbers. But, on this visit, George had a new apprentice, who just started this summer, after just graduating from High School. I told George that I was happy to see he had a new apprentice...


5 aspects of faith — A homily for the 19th Sunday of the Year...
Msgr. Charles Pope
The Gospel this Sunday amounts to a summons to faith by Jesus. He is summoning us to faith in Himself and in the truth He proclaims about His presence in the Holy Eucharist. Last week’s Gospel ended with Jesus declaring that He was the bread come down from Heaven. This Sunday’s Gospel opens with His Jewish listeners grumbling because He claims to have come from Heaven...


Advice for the future should come from people with knowledge of the present — and the past...
Edward Peters
Homosexual acts committed by or between clerics—even among those presumably able to consent—are at the root, the very root, of the sexual misconduct and cover-up crisis exposed by the McCarrick scandal. Who on earth does not yet know that yet? So my jaw dropped—which takes some doing these days—my jaw dropped when Msgr...


The death Of Richard Sipe...
Rod Dreher
This is almost cinematic: A.W. Richard Sipe, one of the foremost figures in the Catholic sex abuse scandal drama, died Wednesday night at his California home. He was 85. In a retrospective of Sipe’s life, Terence McKiernan of the Bishop Accountability site. Richard Sipe didn’t care. He told me back in 2002 that no gay man should enter the seminary at that time...


In the midst of clerical misdeeds, a crucial moment for the laity...


Angry people think they’re smarter than they are...


Here’s what I think about the McCarrick mess...
Bishop Robert Barron
When I was going through school, the devil was presented to us as a myth, a literary device, a symbolic manner of signaling the presence of evil in the world. I will admit to internalizing this view and largely losing my sense of the devil as a real spiritual person. What shook my agnosticism in regard to the evil one was the clerical sex abuse scandal of the nineties and the early aughts...


100 skills everyone should know...


If you want to understand the Catechism revision on the death penalty, read this...


Senators in Pope’s Argentina reject liberalization of abortion...


To start the healing process, the US bishops should consider doing public penance...


Pope’s Wednesday Audience: ‘Man’s freedom arises from letting the true God be the only Lord’...


What priests — priests of our High Priest, Jesus Christ — do...

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Coptic monk arrested over murder of bishop in Egypt...


The Church does not need a tearing down by the mob. It needs a building up by saints...


God gave us a Church that’s as people-proof as any human institution can be...
David Mills
We love the insight that God writes straight with crooked lines. We’re a crooked bunch and we take comfort in the fact that God uses us anyway, at the same time he’s helping us straighten out. But sometimes, like now, the lines just feel too crooked ever to get straightened out. The whole Church in the US has been mortified by the revelations about former cardinal Theodore McCarrick...


My son is about to enter the seminary. Here are 7 things I want to tell him...
Marlon De La Torre
One of the most endearing gifts we possess as human beings is an imprint of God’s image. We hold a distinctive anthropology rooted out of God’s love allowing us to have an intimate union with Him. The irony of this gift is that it’s often overlooked. The strengthening of our identity in baptism for example solidifies the reception of this distinctive mark...


19th Ordinary Sunday: Trusting audacity and harrowing consolation...
Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
The Collect for the 19th Sunday of Ordinary Time was not in previous editions Missale Romanum before the 1970 Novus Ordo. It has roots in the 9th century Sacramentary of Bergamo and thus is ancient text. Note that for the 2002 Missale Romanum there was a variation from the 1970MR. In the 2002MR the ablative absolute clause “docente Spiritu Sancto” was inserted...


Pope’s Sunday Angelus: ‘If we do not oppose evil, we feed it’...


Where are the bishops who will defend faithful priests?


Cardinal O’Malley orders Boston seminary inquiry, places rector on ‘sabbatical’ during investigation...


Former Pennsylvania chief justice backs delay of grand jury report, warns ‘constitutional rights’ are at stake...


Sweet hour of prayer! Or not? How do you experience prayer?


25 years ago, World Youth Day in Denver became a turning point in the history of the Catholic Church in America...
George Weigel
On this twenty-fifth anniversary of World Youth Day in Denver, I can’t help sharing one of my favorite personal memories of John Paul II. It was December 15, 2004, and as had become our custom during the years when I was preparing Witness to Hope, I was having a pre-Christmas dinner with John Paul, who loved the Christmas season—and believed in opening his Christmas presents when he got them...


The newly-defined ‘dark ages’ of Christian America...
Jason Craig
Recently Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of The Little House series, has been de-throned from a literary award due to some insensitive remarks about Native Americans in her books. Many have commented well about the problem of reading history and literature from a strictly modern perspective, but the more interesting thing to me is that this is another example of modern liberal Americans showing themselves to be the enlightened pure ones and their somewhat recent ancestors as dark embarrassments – especially the colonial and religious sorts...


7 practical first steps to fix the messes, before the Catholic Church empties out...
Elizabeth Scalia
The question is asked: By what measures may we hold accountable the autonomous bishops of the Church, and the diplomatically protected cardinals, whose revealed past actions have precipitated a deep and real shattering of trust among the faithful? Without trust, without a secure sense that the men placed in a position to bind and to loose the sins of others will themselves come into the light—and hold themselves accountable to what is true within this unholy drama—it will be impossible for the Church to avoid being cast into shadows...


A man’s primer on tequila...


Why the Left is so afraid of Jordan Peterson...


Must-read: Now is the time to cooperate fully with God’s cleansing fire for his Church...


This is very cool: Testing the ‘sound mirrors’ that were supposed to protect Britain...


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