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Vatican rejects German Bishops’ intercommunion proposal


Habemus Pappy: Francis praises gift of ‘very good bourbon’ from Kentucky priest...


As nuns lead fight against trafficking, governments say they're listening...
John Allen
Though a sprawling network of Catholic activists, usually featuring determined members of women’s religious orders, are helping to lead today’s social and humanitarian crusade against human trafficking and modern-day slavery, they know they need the unique resources and powers of governments to turn the tide. A Rome summit on consumerism on Wednesday suggested that at least some governments around the world are listening...


The truth about Benedict XVI’s resignation: revelations in a new documentary...


The world is in rebellion and the Church is at the cross...
Msgr. Charles Pope
During Eastertide we reflect on the afterglow of the resurrection and the first weeks of the Church, bathed in the joy of Pentecost and the evidence of miracles and growth. But in the liturgy, we also read from the Acts of the Apostles: of persecutions, of the jailing of Peter and Paul, and even of internal struggles with the deception of Ananias and Saphira...


How the director of ‘The Exorcist’ discovered the reality of demonic possession...


Watch a US Navy submarine smash through polar ice like it's nothing...


Focus on witchcraft at exorcists' summit signifies a paradigm shift...


Southwest pilot called a ‘hero’, says she gets ‘opportunity to witness for Christ on almost every flight’...


Bishop David Foley, Bishop Emeritus of Birmingham, RIP...


3 Eucharistic insights from John Paul II’s last encyclical that will leave you in amazement...


Exorcists say that real life and the movies can coincide, but rarely do...
Inés San Martín
Illius enim te urges potestas (usually translated into English as “the power of Christ compels you”) is perhaps the best-known line from an 1884 rite of exorcism prayer issued under Pope Leo XIII, and which continues to be used today by thousands of Catholic priests who practice exorcisms as part of their daily ministry. Though Hollywood loves to play up the most dramatic forms exorcisms ever take...


The Church needs prophets of truth and hope, Pope Francis says...


How the Diocese of Saginaw sex abuse investigation unfolded...


China’s two state-mandated Protestant groups launch plan to promote ‘socialist’ Christianity ...


How work brings meaning back to family life...
Jason Craig
Rerum Novarum, Pope Leo is often called the beginning of contemporary Catholic social teaching because it was the first encyclical to deal with the unprecedented disruptions of traditional societal order due to the industrial revolution. For fathers, Rerum is one of the most important encyclicals of the modern era, because in it Pope Leo recognized that the nature and ways of work itself were central to the life and health of the family and its surrounding culture (fathers are discussed directly throughout the document)...


BBC Scotland video says Holy Communion ‘tastes like cardboard and smells like hate’...


C.S. Lewis, science fiction and why Jesus walked through walls...
Fr. Dwight Longenecker
In the accounts of the resurrection we are shown that Jesus’ resurrection was a real, physical resurrection. He invites the disciples to touch his wounds and he asks them for food to eat. Therefore this is not a ghost. It is not a zombie. It is not the walking dead. Jesus is resurrected. But hang on a minute. If this is a real physical body why does it not behave like a physical body in all cases...

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Check out these rare photos of St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein)...
Philip Kosloski
These photos of Edith Stein show a beautiful and confident young woman. Her bold quest for the truth led her through the depths of philosophy and into the loving arms of the Catholic Church, eventually becoming a Carmelite nun. When faced with persecution from the Nazis, she stood up for her Jewish heritage and Christian faith and implored the pope to intercede...


Chinese Catholics warned by provincial officials not to take children to Mass...


Reel Presence: How friendship is a synonym for salvation...
Scott Hahn
What I know about film can fit comfortably in a single frame. I am neither Siskel nor Ebert, nor even the little robot characters on “Mystery Science Theater 3000.” But I know a thing or two about the New Testament, and I know what I like in a movie, and I was deeply moved by the film Paul, Apostle of Christ. It made me aware...


When three F-15 jet fighters raced a lunar eclipse...


Alfie Evans’ father flies to Rome, pleads with Pope Francis to help save his son...


‘Widower searches for wife’s soul’ — and ends up coming back to the Catholic Church...


Pope’ Wednesday Audience: ‘Make the sign of the cross often, and teach your children to do the same’...


Subject of ‘The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven’ sues Tyndale ...


The future of the Catholic faith belongs to those who walk Christ’s ‘narrow way’ with joy...
Archbishop Charles Chaput
Bishops get a lot of unsolicited mail from strangers, some of it pleasant, some of it much less so. It goes with the job. But every once in a while a letter comes in that’s worth sharing with a wider audience. Last month, in preparation for the October 2018 synod, roughly 300 young adults from around the world gathered in Rome to discuss their views of faith and the Church...


Take a fascinating trip through New York City in the year 1911...


The ancient biblical sermons break all our modern rules. Maybe we should re-examine our rules...


Today is Benedict XVI’s birthday. Do yourself a favor and read something he wrote...
Simcha Fisher
Today is the 91st birthday of our beloved Pope Emeritus, Benedict XVI. A good day to pray for this great and good man — and to meet him for the first time, if you haven’t already, in his writing. You’ll recall that, according to the mass media, Benedict XVI was a cold and creaky Emperor Palpatine who grinned with black gums as he brought his cruel fist crashing down on life...


Why are so many of us so angry so much of the time?


Baseball is leisurely. Don’t try to make it over with rule changes...
Nicholas Frankovich
“Many feel baseball’s pace doesn’t fit the time, that it is too long and too slow to capture newer, younger fans,” Joe Posnanski wrote at MLB.com last year. It sounds like something an old person would say. No knock on old people, the demographic we all belong to, some of us because we live in the moment, others because you’re so forward-looking...


Look out, pro-choicers. You're in danger...
David Mills
Pro-choicers don’t see the quite possibly fatal flaw in their idea: They’ve established a principle someone someday may use against them. It could literally a fatal flaw. Do they see that? No. They don’t look ahead. Pro-choicers assume they’ll be okay because they’ve been okay so far. What could go wrong? Which is, I would say...


A day in the life of a Roman soldier (with an interesting mention of “Viaticum” at the 0:35 mark)...


This is the secret to raising strong daughters...
John Clark
After we arrived back home from Mass on a recent Sunday, my eight-year-old daughter Mary Katherine asked me if I would play “Littlest Pet Shop” toys with her. I realized it had been a while since I had played with her, so when she asked, I didn’t need much convincing. I’ve been an admirer of “Littlest Pet Shop” toys since my oldest daughter...


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