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Jean Vanier, friend of the intellectually disabled and 2019-05-07 23:28:00Paris, France, May 7, 2019 / 09:28 pm (CNA).- Jean Vanier died May 7, at the age of 90. He died at a L’Arche home in Paris, where he had entere

English bishop welcomes climate change report 2019-05-07 13:56:00Salford, England, May 7, 2019 / 11:56 am (CNA).- The English and Welsh bishops' lead on environmental issues welcomed Thursday the publication of an

Hunger for God, feed the poor, Pope Francis 2019-05-07 06:17:00Skopje, North Macedonia, May 7, 2019 / 04:17 am (CNA).- Following the example of St. Mother Teresa of Kolkata, hunger for Jesus, partake in the Bread

Pope commends North Macedonians for respect among cultures, 2019-05-07 03:54:00Skopje, North Macedonia, May 7, 2019 / 01:54 am (CNA).- Speaking to North Macedonian authorities Tuesday, Pope Francis commended the country for its t

German Church membership will be halved by 2060, 2019-05-06 12:43:00Berlin, Germany, May 6, 2019 / 10:43 am (CNA).- The number of Germans who pay a state-administered “Church tax” to the Catholic Church or

The parish should be 'a home with open 2019-05-06 09:55:00Rakovski, Bulgaria, May 6, 2019 / 07:55 am (CNA).- The parish should be at the center of the community, a place where God’s presence is felt and

Pope Francis says First Communion Mass in Bulgaria 2019-05-06 07:39:00Rakovski, Bulgaria, May 6, 2019 / 05:39 am (CNA).- Pope Francis Monday gave First Communion to 245 boys and girls in Rakovski, Bulgaria, telling them

Pope to Bulgarian Catholics: God uses imperfect people 2019-05-05 12:06:00Sofia, Bulgaria, May 5, 2019 / 10:06 am (CNA).- The Lord works with imperfect situations and imperfect people, so persevere in holiness, Pope Francis

Pope Francis: Catholics and Orthodox are united by 2019-05-05 10:54:00Sofia, Bulgaria, May 5, 2019 / 08:54 am (CNA).- In Bulgaria Sunday, Pope Francis said Catholics and Orthodox are united by the blood of the martyrs an

To invest in the future, invest in young 2019-05-05 07:10:00Sofia, Bulgaria, May 5, 2019 / 05:10 am (CNA).- On the first day of a trip to Bulgaria, Pope Francis encouraged authorities to strengthen and grow the

Pope Francis' Bulgaria trip will have an ecumenical 2019-05-03 14:01:00Sofia, Bulgaria, May 3, 2019 / 12:01 pm (CNA).- Pope Francis said Friday that his visit to Bulgaria next week will be a pilgrimage of faith, unity, an

How an Italian basilica was destroyed by fire 2019-05-03 02:43:00Rome, Italy, May 3, 2019 / 12:43 am (CNA).- The partial destruction of Notre Dame basilica in a fire last month elicited mourning from Catholics and n

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How devotion to Mary should lead us to 2019-05-13 00:05:16St. Peter Julian Eymard firmly believed that the closer someone was to Mary, the closer they were drawn to Jesus in the Eucharist.

Mother’s Day left you disappointed? Here’s how to 2019-05-13 00:00:37These 3 tips can help you let go of a day that may not have been what you hoped for.

Pope Pius XII witnessed the Fatima “miracle of 2019-05-13 00:00:36In a handwritten note the pontiff wrote, "I have seen the ‘miracle of the sun,’ this is the pure truth.”

How to get your teen to talk to 2019-05-13 00:00:29The best strategies can feel counter-intuitive, but here are 3 strategies to start with ...

What is the meaning of the name Jesus? 2019-05-13 00:00:22Our common use of the word in prayer derives from Hebrew through Greek and Latin.

10 Commandments for husbands 2019-05-13 00:00:13Since I couldn't improve on the original 10, I took a deeper look at those.

How do popes choose their new name? 2019-05-13 00:00:07Are there any official regulations that guide the process?

The mother of Venerable Carlo Acutis says he 2019-05-12 10:00:01Having this son who insistently asked me questions about the faith forced me to reflect ...

Lessons from the Irish sheep 2019-05-12 08:00:38A trip to Ireland taught me more than I was expecting.

Three of the oldest images of Jesus portrays 2019-05-12 00:00:59Early Christian art found in the catacombs in Rome shows Jesus carrying a lamb on his shoulders.

Research shows that family meals have another important 2019-05-12 00:00:51We know that family meals make for emotionally healthier kids, but there's another important heath advantage.

10 Beautiful quotes on motherhood from ‘The Eternal 2019-05-12 00:00:42Gertrud von le Fort's classic book is full of reflective and thought-provoking wisdom about the vocation of motherhood.

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Ever Devotedly in Notre Dame 2019-05-10 09:55:00Given the attention paid to Fr. Theodore Hesburgh these days, interested parties would do well to consult American Priest by Fr. Wilson Miscamble.

Persecution and Constitutional Theocracy 2019-05-10 06:00:00The Interim Report on global persecution , issued at Easter by the Rt. Rev. Philip Mounstephen, Bishop of Truro, is a landmark achievement. I hope it

Theology Matters 2019-05-09 11:00:00A nineteenth-century German rabbi said that it is far more important for God to describe Man than for Man to describe God. This observation captures t

The Big Tech Threat 2019-05-09 06:00:00This essay was originally delivered as a speech at the Hoover Institution on May 2, 2019. Continue Reading »

The New Family Violence 2019-05-08 10:30:00Family violence can take many forms,” says Madam Justice Marzari of the Supreme Court of British Columbia, including “unreasonable restric

On the Composting of Thee and Me 2019-05-08 06:00:00In Herman Wouk’s novel War and Remembrance , Warren Henry shocks his Bible-reading father, the novel’s hero, by claiming that human being

Fear and the Benedict Option 2019-05-08 06:00:00When people ask me if the Benedict Option is a call to hospitality or to hunker down, I tell them it’s both, at different times. As one friend o

Is Pope Francis a Heretic? 2019-05-07 06:00:00Nineteen theologians and academics recently released a letter to all Catholic bishops throughout the world, accusing Pope Francis of being a heretic a

Jesuits and The Catholic Mind 2019-05-06 06:00:00My first brush with the Society of Jesus was not a positive one. I was in eighth grade, my first year in a Catholic school. One of the parish’s

You Are Old, Father William 2019-05-03 06:00:00Everyone who writes about aging “Boomers”—how “they” have ruined “our” society, and so on, ad nauseum—

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Canadian MPs fight to protect doctors, patients against 2019-05-11 08:00:00Ottawa, Canada, May 11, 2019 / 06:00 am (CNA).- Canadian members of parliament are attempting to pass a law that would protect the conscience rights o

‘God weeps’: Catholic leaders help community cope with 2019-05-11 05:38:00Denver, Colo., May 11, 2019 / 03:38 am (CNA).- When Fr. Gregory Bierbaum heard about the shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch, just two miles up th

High school founded by former NFL star aims 2019-05-11 02:00:00Minneapolis, Minn., May 11, 2019 / 12:00 am (CNA).- Not everyone who goes to high school will go to college, the founders of a new Minnesota high scho

Alabama senate delays final vote on abortion bill; 2019-05-10 21:00:00Montgomery, Ala., May 10, 2019 / 07:00 pm (CNA).- The Alabama Senate has delayed a vote on a bill to outlaw abortion, following a disagreement between

Proposed changes to poverty calculations could strip federal 2019-05-10 20:05:00Washington D.C., May 10, 2019 / 06:05 pm (CNA).- A new proposal from the Trump administration would change the way the national poverty threshold is c

Pro-life rally draws 1,000 after Rep. Brian Sims' 2019-05-10 19:10:00Philadelphia, Pa., May 10, 2019 / 05:10 pm (CNA).- More than 1,000 people gathered May 10 for a public demonstration against recent social media video

Montana governor vetoes Born-Alive Infant Protection Act 2019-05-10 18:07:00Helena, Mont., May 10, 2019 / 04:07 pm (CNA).- A leading national pro-life group has criticized Montana’s governor for vetoing a bill that would

Georgia boycott falls flat after heartbeat bill passes 2019-05-10 17:30:00Atlanta, Ga., May 10, 2019 / 03:30 pm (CNA).- Following the passage of the Living Infants Fairness and Equality (LIFE) Act in Georgia earlier this wee

50 Years of Abortion: Where does Canada go 2019-05-10 14:00:00Ottawa, Canada, May 10, 2019 / 12:00 pm (CNA).- On May 14, 2019, abortion will have been legal in Canada for half a century. Since it became legal, ap

Exorcist: Temptation – not possession – is the 2019-05-10 12:54:00Vatican City, May 10, 2019 / 10:54 am (CNA).- Though dramatic representations of demonic possessions, as seen in Hollywood, can make them appear to be

EWTN to launch African news agency 2019-05-10 09:55:00Rome, Italy, May 10, 2019 / 07:55 am (CNA).- EWTN Global Catholic Network announced Friday that it will launch a news service for the African continen

Bishop Olmsted sees 'renewal' in priestly formation, despite 2019-05-10 02:08:00Phoenix, Ariz., May 10, 2019 / 12:08 am (CNA).- Despite the scandals of clerical sexual abuse that the Catholic Church has suffered in past decades, t

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God’s Hands: Firm and Secure 2019-05-10 04:00:05Could our Gospel passage (John 10:27-30) be any shorter on this Fourth Sunday of Easter? Yet, it packs a tremendous amount of comfort for each on

Memories of Sin 2019-05-08 18:00:22In the Litany of Humility taught to me by the Miles Christi order, I have always seen a paradox in asking to be granted a “continuous memor

Many Voices 2019-05-08 06:29:29The 19th century English novelist, William Thackeray, once noted that “Mother is the name for God on the lips and in the hearts of little childr

Our Shrinking Reality 2019-05-06 14:00:19I live in a small town in New Jersey where things have not been going so well for our parish or the surrounding diocese. We have struggled to mai

What About Our Square? 2019-05-06 05:00:26One of my seminary professors began each class by reading verses 9-13 from St. John’s Gospel: “The true light that enlightens every man wa

A Reflection on Unity and Disunity 2019-05-04 11:05:36I recently wrote an essay entitled “What Catholics Can Learn From Buddhists.” A reader responded by stating that Jesus is his “every

Service to the Very End 2019-05-03 05:00:46Comparing the institution of the Eucharist in the synoptic Gospels (Matthew, Mark and Luke) with the Gospel of John, what stands out right away, is th

In Christ, We are Fully Alive 2019-05-02 05:00:10A Catholic priest in Texas named Father Paul served as a prison chaplain, and one year on Easter Sunday he said Mass for the Catholic inmates there. O

The 1960s: Our Springboard to Moral Decline 2019-05-01 05:00:18In early April, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI wrote an article concerning the sexual abuse scandals within the Catholic Church. The outcry made massive h

Engineering New Humans 2019-04-30 06:00:20When Chinese scientist Dr. He Jiankui announced in late November 2018 at the International Summit on Human Genome Editing in Hong Kong that he had und

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Historical Ignorance Reigns over Notre Dame’s Columbus Ban 2019-05-10 03:10:08The University of Notre Dame asks in its promotional videos “What would you fight for?”  The rhetorical question expresses a proud in

Those Unlikely Saints Among Us 2019-05-10 03:00:18With the death of Jean Vanier at age 90 on May 7 we are again reminded of his blessed vocation to the disabled. It was a visit to a psychiatric hospit

A Crisis of Faith Cannot Be Met by 2019-05-09 06:25:57The unprecedented message of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI regarding the crisis of the clergy contained a surprising illumination that is so incisive it

How the Sexual Toxicity of the 1960s Has 2019-05-09 06:10:19I have been rather astounded and amused at the controversy, indeed outright denial, surrounding Pope Emeritus Benedict’s recent essay which attr

Care for the Common Good Requires Sexual Morality 2019-05-08 05:10:58Catholics who put themselves forward as advocates of social justice seem to behave as if the sexual teachings of the Church did not bear upon the issu

The Time Has Come to Ban Campus Porn 2019-05-08 05:00:41Throughout April, universities across the nation held events for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. These initiatives are intended to shed light on an in

Time to Scrap Our Current Definition of Privilege 2019-05-07 04:45:40It used to be that a “child of privilege” was someone born into a wealthy, established, and well-connected family. This situation was cons

Is There “Gay Respect” in the Good News? 2019-05-07 04:40:12The openly “gay” pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish in Clarksville, Tennessee, Fr. Steven Wolf, has self-published a book titled Gay R

Hijab Jihad 2019-05-06 03:10:20When I read articles about jihad attacks in other countries, I occasionally come across readers’ comments to the effect that the jihadist would

Saving Fallen-Away Catholics with Luke Skywalker’s Help 2019-05-06 03:00:33How ought we to approach our family members and friends who have fallen away from the faith in the hopes of bringing them back? New survey data report

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Recognizing Special Women 2019-05-11 17:23:03By Carol Tobias, President “My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute my success in life to th

“Rally Against Bullying” puts spotlight on abusive behavior 2019-05-11 17:14:58By Dave Andrusko Once news spread of how a pro-abortion Pennsylvania state Rep. Brian Sims had harassed a peaceful elderly woman praying outside a Pla

Pro-abortion Montana Gov. vetoes pro-life bills 2019-05-11 17:12:03By Dave Andrusko As expected, this week pro-abortion Montana Gov. Steve Bullock (D) vetoed bills that would ban the abortion of pain-capable babies, r

NRLC Expresses opposition to the Equality Act 2019-05-11 13:30:30Would require that abortion be provided as “treatment” for pregnancy. Editor’s note. This letter was sent May 9. Dear Member of Cong

A tribute to Moms on Mother’s Day 2019-05-11 13:24:34By Dave Andrusko As everyone knows it’s only two more days until Mother’s Day. But if you are a pro-abortionist of a certain stripe who re

Truth of abortion ‘ugly and barbaric,’ Gosnell producers 2019-05-11 13:15:01By Lianne Laurence OTTAWA, May 9, 2019 — The producers of Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer told Canada’s March

NIFLA to Fight Back if Connecticut Passes Anti-Pregnancy 2019-05-11 13:00:54By Katie Franklin Ahead of an expected vote on a Connecticut bill that attacks life-affirming pregnancy help centers, a national pro-life group is urg

Director Nick Searcy Wins Best Director at Pro 2019-05-11 12:53:22By Gabriel Hays Pro-life film Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer continues its hot streak of indie film success with Director

Reps. Hartzler, Olson, Sen. Blackburn Ask GAO for 2019-05-11 12:47:42WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-04), Congressman Pete Olson (TX-22) and Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) joined 119 Mem

The U.N. Demands France Not to Euthanize Vincent 2019-05-11 12:45:19By Grégor Puppinck, Director, The European Centre for Law & Justice [ECHR] Article translated from French and published on Valeurs actuelle

Looking Away From Abortion cannot hide what you 2019-05-11 12:39:02By Dave Andrusko The wonders of the Internet and stories you’ve forgotten you saved hidden away on your hard drive. I was researching my respons

Training manual instructs clinic workers to convince women 2019-05-11 12:26:14By Sarah Terzo In a book meant to teach abortion workers how to “counsel” women considering abortion, the authors tell the workers to reco


An NFL Kicker, A Faithful Priest, and the 2019-05-10 19:13:15“At first,” says Kansas City Chiefs Kicker Harrison Butker in an interview with EWTN, “it pushed me away. I was like…ah this

If You Had All the Time in the 2019-05-09 20:00:43The recent Open Letter to the Bishops of the Catholic Church, accusing Pope Francis of heresy, precipitated a large number of commentaries. A common r

Comparing First Holy Communion at Two Parishes 2019-05-09 14:40:54Recently, my grandson Thomas received his first Holy Communion at a parish I have visited only a few times. My wife and I assist at Mass at a differen

New Motu Proprio on Clerical Sex Abuse Raises 2019-05-09 14:13:29A new papal motu proprio letter, Vos Estis Lux Mundi, makes some important changes to the way the Vatican handles clerical sexual abuse. The plan, pro

When Creeping Normalcy Bias Protects a Chaotic Pope 2019-05-08 10:08:55Reactions to the Open Letter accusing Pope Francis of holding seven heretical propositions — a letter that now bears the signatures of 81 clergy

A Brief Update on the Open Letter on 2019-05-07 21:55:14There have been a number of developments on the Open Letter accusing the pope of heresy since I first summarized it in this space on April 30. Th

Guilty or Not Guilty? Withhold Judgment in Abuse 2019-05-07 12:12:57We are in the midst of the Easter season: He is Risen, alleluia, alleluia! We read in the book of the Apocalypse that Jesus Christ is “the first

Pope Francis, the Open Letter, and the Pesky 2019-05-06 14:21:03Several days have now gone by since the release of an open letter to the world’s Catholic bishops which accuses Pope Francis of the delict

How a Bully Pushed Me to the Front 2019-05-03 09:00:08Is it possible to take private beliefs a step further when you’re 63, a bit shy, and have a head full of gray hair? Is it possible to protest in

How to Become a Great, Wonderworking, Levitating, Bilocating, 2019-05-02 17:08:14Sanctification: Neither as easy nor as impractical as we think Many people are wondering how to handle the current crisis in the Church, what they can

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