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Pope appoints two auxiliary bishops for Archdiocese of Baltimore


God sees things rather differently than we do...
Msgr. Charles Pope
Today I’d like to reflect further on the Gospel from yesterday’s Mass (Monday of the second week of Advent). The Gospel tells of the paralyzed man whose friends lowered him through the roof in order to see Jesus. It is read during Advent because one of the prophecies about the Messiah was that He would make the lame walk. In a provocative way...


The clam that sank a thousand ships...


Hidden in the concept of “daily bread” is the mysterious word επιούσιος...


What is the trendiest baby name in American history? Probably not what you would guess...


16 churches so beautiful they'll take your breath away...


Indonesia blasphemy protest swells to crowd of 200,000...


Sleepers, wake! We know neither the day or the hour when we must meet our Judge...
Anthony Esolen
Many of us no doubt have heard the common excuse for breaking the third commandment: “I don’t go to Mass, because I don’t get anything out of it.” One might as well say, “I don’t love my neighbor, because I don’t get anything out of it,” or, “I don’t do my duty to my country, because I don’t get anything out of it...


Prepare for Christmas by conversion, Pope tells Advent Angelus crowd...


Pope to global economic leaders: Remember the dignity of the human person...


LGBT activists target Chip and Joanna Gaines of HGTV's “Fixer Upper”...


The Rhoda Wise miracle house of Canton, Ohio...


Chip and Joanna Gaines: Conform or be destroyed (but be not afraid)...
Jenny Uebbing
No matter your political stripe, ethnicity, religion, or sexual proclivities, this one should concern you. It’s the story of a family. Of a couple who have built an empire together, and whose concepts and innovation have almost single-handedly spurred the revitalization of a local economy and an entire community. And their kids are pretty cute...


“Christ is waiting for you”: Pilot aboard plane carrying Brazilian soccer team leaves message before crash...


The Church’s teaching on divorce is humane, just, and rooted in the teaching of Jesus...
Jimmy Akin
The Church’s teaching is humane, for it recognizes that there can be legitimate reasons to obtain a divorce under civil (secular) law: “If civil divorce remains the only possible way of ensuring certain legal rights, the care of the children, or the protection of inheritance, it can be tolerated and does not constitute a moral offense” (CCC 2383)...


When we ignore wise old men, we become deaf to wisdom...
John Clark
A few months ago, I wrote about my friend Father Constantine Belisarius and how he was on the road to recovery from a serious illness. I am very sad to report that on November 27th, 2016, Father Constantine Belisarius passed on to his eternal reward. Sometimes God gives people another five decades. Sometimes He gives them only enough time to say one more Hail Mary—the one that mattered most...


Excommunicated Chinese bishop takes part in ordination, complicating China-Vatican talks...


UK Prime Minister Theresa May: “We can all be proud of our Christian heritage”...

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This forgotten Fatima letter reveals Sr. Lúcia's ‘holy ambition’ for the Rosary...


Modesty is a direction, not a line...
Fr. Matthew Schneider
I get frustrated when I see this seemingly endless discussion in certain Catholic circles about how women should dress. How long should the skirt be? Are skinny jeans appropriate? How much cleavage is allowed? I also remember my sisters describing shopping for wedding dresses and the saleswoman assuming they were Mormons because they didn’t want a strapless gown or too much cleavage...


This Advent, start with the Baby...
Simcha Fisher
Most years, we hear our priests gently (or irritably) reminding us that it’s still Advent! Not Christmas! Not Christmas yet! Stop with the “Merry Christmas,” because the Baby hasn’t been born yet! So we’ve tried hard to keep Advent as a separate season: joyous anticipation rather than celebratory blow-out. It’s hard to hold off when the rest of the country is already whooping it up...


The mystery of Mozart's Requiem...


This is what preserving and reviving Catholic tradition in art looks like...


Abortion extremism persists, despite rejection by voters...
Victor Gaetan
Last Wednesday, in Albuquerque, NM, a pro-life pregnancy center sponsored by Project Defending Life, a Catholic ministry, was burglarized and set on fire. The arsonist ignited the altar and pews in the onsite Holy Innocents chapel, then set a rack of anti-abortion pamphlets ablaze. The Federal Bureau of Investigations is investigating the incident as a potential hate crime...


When my husband ignores me for his smartphone, I call on Mary...


Like St. John the Baptist, you are a preparing prophet to bring others to Christ...


“Computer geek” takes one more step toward sainthood...
Philip Kosloski
On Thursday, November 24, 2016, Cardinal Angelo Scola closed the diocesesan phase in the canonization process for Carlo Acutis, a 15-year-old Italian boy who died in 2006 of leukemia. He was a well-loved teenager who devoted himself to prayer and daily Mass as well as computer programming, film editing, website creation, editing and layout of comics...


“I want to build a church so beautiful that even the hardest heart will be moved to prayer”...
Fr. Dwight Longenecker
The language of beauty is universal. It transcends all cultures, socio-economic divisions, and educational divides. It transcends age, ethnic, racial, and gender categories. So, for example, someone with a degree in art history who has visited the great churches of Europe may well enter our church and say, “Ahh, I see you have been inspired by the sculptures of Ghiselbertus and the architecture of the Romanesque...


Here are some Constitutional plot twists Hollywood should consider...


The impoverished faith of the San Diego diocese...
Phil Lawler
How would you feel if, after struggling to make ends meet for most of your life, you learned in your old age that you were the rightful heir to an enormous fortune, but your father had never told you about that inheritance? You would feel terribly betrayed, wouldn’t you? In the Diocese of San Diego, young unmarried couples who are living together and older couples living in a second civil union are now being encouraged to come to the church...


If religious freedom is for anyone, it must be for everyone...
Daniel Philpott
Donald Trump’s victory on November 8th has elicited deeper divisions than perhaps any U.S. election result since 1860, when the Civil War loomed. Furious demonstrations, calls for violence from both sides, and a surge of assaults on minorities ignited by Trump’s campaign rhetoric make clear that if the Republic is going to function civilly as a democracy for the next four years...


Major anniversary for an American classic: The 'It's a Wonderful Life' arguments roll on...


Chef Peng Chang-juei, inventor of General Tso's Chicken, dies in Taipei at age 98...


Your brain is optimized for efficiency, which means you can't always believe your eyes...


On the necessity of prayer...


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