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Polish parliament recognizes coronation of Mary as nation's queen


St. Michael and Our Lady of Fatima: Why 2017 is such a critical moment...
Msgr. Charles Pope
I have written elsewhere about why I think that 2017 will be a critical year. I believe it will be a year of hidden blessings or one of something so shocking that it will usher in a blessing that will only be understood later. It has been 100 years since the apparitions at Fatima and 500 since the Protestant revolt. The 1517 revolt ushered in a shocking...


“Angels” and bishops in the OC...
Rocco Palmo
Even if it isn't time for baseball just yet, a pleasant Tuesday to you, wherever you may be. While this New Year's most consequential installation has already taken place, Stateside Catholicism's 2017 Hat Cycle kicks into gear today in the church's Western anchor of Southern California, as Bishop-elect Tim Freyer is ordained the lone auxiliary of the 1...


Two final battles for author of 'The Exorcist;' Washington Post buries a key local angle...
Terry Mattingly
Anyone who interviewed William Peter Blatty in the final years of his life knew that there were two major issues that were constantly on his mind. Both subjects were linked to his Catholic faith and, from his point of view, the reality of evil in the world. Both were linked to his education at Georgetown University. The first challenge was making sure people really knew what was going on at the end of "The Exorcist...


India's ancient engineering marvel...


Why Benjamin Franklin hated the letter “C”...


Balance is the stance of orthodoxy...


Can absolution be granted when no purpose of amendment exists?
Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
In normal circumstances, when there isn’t danger or some other odd condition, in order to absolve a penitent who is sui compos (conscious, able to make a confession, etc.) the priest must be reasonably certain that the penitent 1) has actually confessed a sin (even a previously confessed and absolved sin is enough), 2) has, in that moment...


A satirist at work: Evelyn Waugh's “Helena”...


Jesus and Martin Luther King, Jr. in the rearview mirror...
Deacon Steven Greydanus
Here is a question I have often thought about. When the grandchildren of this generation — and I’m thinking here of the faithful Catholics of that generation — look back in the rearview mirror of history, what will our day look like to them? What questions do we face of which they will ask themselves: “If I had lived back then...


The role of ghostwriter Archbishop Victor Fernandez in ‘Amoris’ is troubling...


What if Steven McDonald’s last 30 years hadn't happened?
Kathryn Jean Lopez
Some years ago — in 2001 — I interviewed Dr. Philip Nitschke, an international advocate for assisted suicide, based in Australia. He was candid during the course of the interview, admitting that the option to “give away” life should ultimately be available to “anyone who wants it, including the depressed, the elderly bereaved...


Photographer captures amazing 'light pillars' phenomenon in North Bay, Ontario...


The grieving need you most after the funeral...


No suffering goes unused...
David Mills
No suffering goes unused. Here I don’t mean the suffering we offer up for another. I mean that in some way we’re being trained. Our suffering gets used in this world, and that’s a blessing that makes our losses a little easier to bear. Last night I was sitting in our living room late in the evening, fixing someone’s prose...


Who is Jesus Christ? A homily for the 2nd Sunday of the Year...


William Peter Blatty did a great service for the Church by writing “The Exorcist”...


The scent of God, the smell of Heaven...

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To teach as Jesus taught: A reflection of the qualities of Jesus as preacher and teacher...


10 Ways to find true union with God amid the chaos...
Sr. Theresa Aletheia Noble
Recently, a priest I know commented on the stony, gloomy faces he sometimes sees as he looks out on the congregation during Mass. He joked, “Some say Vatican II took the statues out of the churches but they are still there... in the pews!” The priest was teasing, of course, but he was also pointing to a serious reality. In other words...


This see-through engine shows you the marvel that is internal combustion...


There's no mustache on the Mona Lisa...


Dispute escalates between Vatican, Knights of Malta...


After a cave turns deadly, scientists seek answers...


Colorado's Marisol Health: “We've got to stop the need for abortion”...
Larry Smith
New administration or old, the real issue is if we're going to stop abortion, we've got to stop the need for abortion. When you look at the women who are experiencing — or are most vulnerable for an abortion — their top reasons for getting an abortion are: Having a baby would dramatically change my life in a negative way; it would stop my education; it would end my career; I wouldn't be able to get a better job; I'll have to take time off; I have other children; I don't have the money; I don't have the housing...


‘The Exorcist’ author William Peter Blatty's canon law case against Georgetown continues...
Patrick Reilly
William Peter Blatty, best-selling author and Academy-Award screenwriter of The Exorcist, died Thursday at the age of 89 after battling a form of blood cancer. But his final work is still underway: a petition to the Vatican, seeking the enforcement of canon law to reform Georgetown University’s Catholic identity, is still in front of the Church’s highest court...


How to be a humble hero in 2017...


The Maltese directive makes answering the ‘dubia’ urgent...
Edward Peters
When highly placed Italian prelates declare that “only a blind man cannot see” that confusion is the ecclesiastical order of the day, and that such confusion has as its fundamental source Pope Francis’ Amoris laetitia, matters have reached crisis level. Catholics who have not followed the intense three-year debate over (among other things) admitting to holy Communion divorced-and-remarried Catholics who are living as married persons should stop reading this post and go get caught up on current events...


Our hearts are hardened by the deceit of sin...


The grieving need you most after the funeral...


The day Buffalo Bill met Pope Leo XIII...


Mindfulness, meet my front bumper...
Simcha Fisher
This morning, I dropped off the high school kids and was slowly working my way around the building to get back on the road. I was headed to my therapy appointment next, so I mused as I coasted, plotting out what to say about the past week. To my delight, I realized that I had mostly good things to report. Maybe it doesn’t look like it from the outside...


Pope points to Mother Cabrini as prime model in caring for migrants...


“Exorcist” author William Peter Blatty has died, but his effort to reform Georgetown continues...
Kathy Schiffer
William Peter Blatty, Academy Award-winning author of The Exorcist, has died. The renowned novelist passed away January 12 at the age of 89; announcement of his death was made Friday, January 13 on social media by Exorcist director William Friedkin. Blatty's controversial and wildly popular novel, originally published in 1971...


The bishops of Malta have just done something that can only be called disastrous...


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