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Vatican confirms World Meeting of Families to take place in Dublin in August 2018


50 Bible passages in which Christ reveals that He is God...


Stop treating Confirmation as the sacrament of departure from the Church...


What to do when people tell your kids that porn is just fine...
Jennifer Fitz
I have a daughter who adores rabbits, and therefore she knows what porn is. “No, dear, you can’t have that particular bunny sticker,” I had to explain several years ago, when she was searching Amazon for, well, bunny stickers. Why not? She wanted to know, of course. “Because that’s the logo for a company that sells pictures of naked ladies...


Children of heroin crisis find refuge in grandparents' arms...


Record 499 Syrian refugees admitted to U.S. so far in May includes no Christians...


Deaconesses were never ordained clergy, and their role “for the service of women” lives on...


Watch what happens when a bowling ball and a feather are dropped in a vacuum...


What would rainbows look like if Earth had two suns like Tatooine?


Bishop recognizes Our Lady of the Rosary apparitions in Argentina as “worthy of belief”...


Pope Francis and Al-Azhar imam embrace in historic Vatican meeting...


Don't let 'em get a word in edgewise...
Karl Keating
Late one Saturday afternoon, I was snoozing on the sofa when the doorbell awakened me. Craning my neck, I noticed two well-dressed young women at the screen door. “What can I do for you?” I called out, thinking they were Avon ladies and not wanting to be disturbed. “We’re Witnesses of Jehovah, and we’d like to share some Scripture truths with you...


Dear Pro-Lifers: Be skeptical about click-bait like that “flash of light at conception” story...
Stacy Trasancos
At conception, there is no flash of light, no burst of fireworks, no sparks flying, no fiat lux, no scientific proof of ensoulment, no vindication of doctrine by this research. There is a misunderstanding. You have to ask yourself in this age of the internet: Do I want to be snagged by shiny click-bait? Or do I want to be illuminated and awed by the truth...


Dear Secularists: Be skeptical about scientific hopes of defeating death...
David Mills
“We’re Closer Than Ever to Bringing the Dead Back to Life” ran the headline in The Observer, a New York City weekly. The writer’s evidence: the National Institute of Health has given a biotech company called BioQuark permission to start “clinical trials on 20 brain-dead patients on life support. In an attempt to bring them back from the dead...


Dear Atheists: Be skeptical about your skepticism...


Is love the cause of hatred? The answer may surprise you...
Msgr. Charles Pope
There is an old saying that the opposite of love is not hate; it is indifference. Indeed, it’s pretty hard to hate or even to have a strong aversion to something or someone we don’t really care about. But when we do love, we care. And the stronger our love, the more intense our concern, anger, or even hatred for what is wrong...


Holy Trinity calls us to solidarity with others, Pope says...


The inner life of the Most Holy Trinity is an exchange of persons...

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Four hundred miles with Tesla’s autopilot forced me to trust the machine...


Encountering mercy in Aspen, Colorado...
Matthew Sewell
In the heart of downtown Aspen sits St. Mary’s Catholic Church, its white steeple towering over most buildings in Aspen, keeping watch on the quaint mountain town. Both priest and flock at St. Mary’s are extraordinarily vibrant, simultaneously solid and joyful, and eager to share the love of Jesus Christ with the people of Aspen...


Photo: Our Lord sought out and consoled the U.S. Marines at the Battle of Iwo Jima...
Fr. D.A. Suglia
I am not often drawn to an image as I once was while studying in the Seminary for the priesthood. It was a simple picture of a Catholic U.S. Navy Chaplain’s Field Mass with servicemen during combat operations at the Battle of Iwo Jima . The men are marines and sailors in the midst of the sad reality of combat . It hung along the wall in one of the hallways at the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception...


Words have turned the world upside down...


Americans are divided in everything, because we're divided over this one thing...


The election isn’t everything, and realizing that may help even our politics...
Kathryn Jean Lopez
‘I’m a relativist” are words I never expected to hear Father Paul Scalia say. A Catholic priest and a son of the late Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia, he is not exactly an anything-goes kind of man. Speaking at a Catholic Vote summit on the upcoming election, he used those words to make sure everyone was listening. Politics isn’t everything — that was the point he wanted the crowd gathered in Washington...


‘Lord of the Rings’ star Elijah Wood: Child actors “preyed upon” by Hollywood “vipers”...


In goodwill gesture for President Obama's visit, Hanoi releases Fr. Nguyen Van Ly from prison...


Archbishop Gänswein: Benedict XVI sees resignation as expanding Petrine ministry...


Baby bison and the danger of misplaced concern...
Carrie Gress
On May 9th at Yellowstone National Park, a bison calf was euthanized. The reason? A tourist, concerned about the welfare of the calf in the cold temperatures, had put it in her SUV. The calf was later rejected by its mother after repeated attempts to return it to the herd. “Rob Heusevelet, another park visitor, said he warned the tourists they didn't need to ‘rescue’ the calf”...


Here's the minimum income it takes to live in each state of the U.S...


New York Times: The Christian churches in China's heartland have been decapitated...


Mary is perfectly united with her Son in the work of salvation...
Fr. Dwight Longenecker
May is Mary’s month, so it’s worth taking some time to ponder the role of Mary in God’s great plan of salvation. Catholics should be aware that our veneration of the Mother of God is one of the things most misunderstood by Protestant Christians. There are very few Catholic titles for the Blessed Virgin Mary more likely to get Evangelical Protestants upset than Mary Co-Redemptrix or Mary Mediatrix...


One and One and One Are One: A homily for Trinity Sunday...


We cannot convert this culture to Christ with politics...
Rebecca Hamilton
There is no true home for a follower of Christ in this world, certainly not a home in politics. That’s because Christians are not guided by the gods of this world. Christians follow the God, the one, true God. Jesus is not a god among other gods, as some like to say. He is God. There is only one empty tomb. There is only one Hope...


I woke up today and decided that I am a mermaid. Affirm me!...
Paul McCusker
I woke up this morning and decided that I am a Mermaid. An African-American Mermaid. No, wait, I am actually an African-American Transgender Mermaid Who Is Lesbian. And left-handed. (My taste for Sushi makes me think I'm Japanese, too, but I'll figure that out later. I can always change my mind.) Now, to accommodate this decision...


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