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Pope to theologians: "There is only one way of practicing theology: on one's knees"


Here's what you should tell people who think the Rosary is “vain repetition”...
Elizabeth Scalia
A few years ago a friendly evangelical woman who had become a regular reader of my blog sent me an email. She wrote that after several years of reading blogs and social media, she no longer thought of Catholics as idolaters. She was even becoming convinced that Mary, as the mother of the Christ, had a substantial and essential role to play in the salvation of the world...


Kim Davis and the importance of civil disobedience...
Nicholas Frankovich
Reactions to the refusal of Kim Davis to issue marriage licenses have included a heavy dose of unexamined reverence for the courts. A mirror image of Davis in Kentucky in 2015 is San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom in 2004, when same-sex marriage violated state law in California but he directed city officials to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples anyway...


What the Pope's recent gesture of mercy really means...
Msgr. Charles Pope
Recent reports in non-Catholic media have made some pretty wild claims about a small gesture that our Holy Father made. Pope Francs is extending to all priests the faculty to lift the excommunication that is (possibly) incurred when one obtains, pays for, or substantially assists in an act of abortion. The lifting of this excommunication can only be done by a priest in the confessional in the context of the Sacrament of Confession...


'Keep Your Dad Home' Day...
John Clark
Years ago, someone popularized the idea of fathers taking their children to work for a day. Hardly a novel idea, since most of recorded history recounts children and fathers working together; yet in the modern world, the idea make a lot of sense. When a child understands what his father does all day at work, it is easy to see how the relationship can benefit...


The confusing case of the Kentucky county clerk...
Kathy Schiffer
Yes, Kim Davis Is a Hero. No, Kim Davis Is Shirking Her Responsibilities. Both viewpoints have been well presented in the media; but who's right? Should the Kentucky county clerk be forced to choose between her job and her faith? Kim Davis, the Rowan County Clerk who has consistently refused to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples...


Meet the man behind the mysterious Eye of the Tiber...


The man behind 'Whispers in the Loggia' gears up for Philadelphia's big event...


Don't forget the dead! Reviving 7 lost spiritual practices...
R. Jared Staudt
In an enormous cultural and spiritual shift, praying for the dead has shifted from a central Catholic practice to having a marginal role in our liturgical and personal lives. If we do not pray for our departed loved ones (and also those whom we did not know) we do them an incomprehensible disservice and break the bonds of charity which are meant to keep the Church united in its three states: militant...


Blessed John Forest was a beacon of truth in the dark days of Henry VIII...
Rick Becker
Despite his peace-loving Franciscan temperament, John's fiery side flared up when it came to defending the Church. As provincial, he once cursed 19 fellow friars for resisting a visit from papal legate Cardinal Thomas Wolsey – a reprimand based less on religious hospitality than on respect for the pope in his representatives...


Pope Francis on reconciliation for abortion...


What are the worst airports in the world?


Pro-lifers will keep losing, and babies will keep dying, until we do this...


Why do Evangelical films fail? Because they all have this fatal flaw...


Media attack Kentucky clerk for not following Christianity before she converted to Christianity...


Beware the error of those who proclaim mercy without repentance...


House will hold first hearing next week on Planned Parenthood selling aborted babies...


The (mostly liberal) political ideologies of American lawyers, law schools, and firms...

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Soaring up to the heavens: The world's top 10 tallest churches...
Brantly Millegan
While this earthly life is important, the Christian life is ultimately directed toward God in heaven. Building churches that are tall and upward pointed is one way that this fact has sometimes been conveyed in church architecture. Here’s a list of the world’s top 10 tallest churches that still stand today, in descending order (you can click on any image to see it full size)...


11 images that capture the incredible vastness of space...


The Boy Scouts no longer offer what the neediest boys need...


Do many reporters get why Kim Davis is in jail? Hint: Investigate Kentucky laws...
Terry Mattingly
So Kim Davis is in jail, which is the only place – under current Kentucky laws, apparently – she can go without giving her signed consent (hold that thought) to same-sex marriages, which she believes she cannot do because of a theological conflict of interest. So U.S. District Judge David L. Bunning has done the logical thing and locked her up...


Monsters, moralists, and happiness...
Mark Shea
Post-modernity has forgotten that evil is always parasitic on the good. Nobody wills evil ends. Everybody, including the devil himself, aims for some good (existence, power, intelligence, etc). What makes their actions evil is not the end they seek but the disordered way in which they try to achieve it. A moral illiterate hears that and interprets it to mean “Even evil people mean well”...


Pope Francis slips out of Vatican to shop for new eyeglasses...


Look closely: These 15 microprints are hiding in the U.S. currency in your wallet...


How troubled Disney star Dean Jones, who just died at 84, found ‘the peace of Christ’...


Pew Study suggests a field ripe for Catholic reclamation...


Owing our souls to the new company store...
Anthony Esolen
There is a scene in one of my favorite movies, John Ford’s How Green Was My Valley, that I find myself recalling as I survey the moral soot that has descended and thickened upon the land of my birth. The patriarch of the family, Gwilym Morgan, has come home from a day in the coal mines with his five grown sons. Usually, the stripping and washing and scrubbing with strong lye soap is a merry time...


Vatican says 'no' to transsexual godparents amid Spain controversy...


Despite what gay marriage and abortion supporters claim, there's no such thing as "settled law"...


Pope Francis Minute: "The secret to having a successful relationship"...


Vast majority of U.S. Catholics who left the Church can’t imagine returning, study says...


An epistolary romp through Catholicism...
George Weigel
In 2003, Elizabeth Maguire, publisher of Basic Books, made a proposal: I should write Letters to a Young Catholic as part of a series she was doing that included volumes like Letters to a Young Contrarian, Letters to a Young Chef, Letters to a Young Golfer, Letters to a Young Lawyer, and so forth. Liz and I had worked well together on The Courage To Be Catholic...


The surprisingly complicated physics of how I didn't lose my phone...


Pope's Wednesday Audience: "Our cities have become like deserts; the love of families is needed"...


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