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Human rights court to hear case of Belgian 2019-01-09 06:34:00Brussels, Belgium, Jan 9, 2019 / 05:34 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The European Court of Human Rights has announced that it will take up a case consideri

Order may censure for disobedience nun who protested 2019-01-09 05:37:00Kochi, India, Jan 9, 2019 / 04:37 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The superior general of the Franciscan Clarist Congregation issued last week a letter of wa

As Belgium bans kosher and halal food prep, 2019-01-08 06:19:00Brussels, Belgium, Jan 8, 2019 / 05:19 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Jews and Muslims in Belgium could face difficulty finding food prepared according to th

Trial begins for French cardinal accused of abuse 2019-01-07 13:57:00Lyon, France, Jan 7, 2019 / 12:57 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, archbishop of Lyon, begins trial Monday on charges of faili

'Give them freedom' – PNG bishops denounce six-year 2019-01-05 07:28:00Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, Jan 5, 2019 / 06:28 am (EWTN News/CNA).- The bishops of Papua New Guinea have issued a renewed plea on behalf of

Hong Kong bishop dies at age 73 2019-01-04 05:33:00Hong Kong, China, Jan 4, 2019 / 04:33 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung of Hong Kong died in hospital Thursday at the age of 73

Congo's bishops call for release of election results 2019-01-04 04:00:00Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Jan 4, 2019 / 03:00 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The Church sent thousands of election monitors to assist at po

Nigerian priest abducted on Christmas Eve: Prayer saved 2019-01-04 03:46:00Abuja, Nigeria, Jan 4, 2019 / 02:46 am (EWTN News/CNA).- A Nigerian priest who was kidnapped on Christmas Eve recalled his experience after Mass t

Doctors, bishops express concerns as legal abortions begin 2019-01-03 07:07:00Dublin, Ireland, Jan 3, 2019 / 06:07 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- January 1, 2019 marked the beginning of legalized abortion in Ireland, drawing dismay fro

Seven Christians detained several days in Laos 2019-01-03 06:19:00Savannakhet, Laos, Jan 3, 2019 / 05:19 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Seven Christians in a Laotian village were arrested and detained for several days for h

Amid tense election, DRC bishops concerned about voting 2019-01-02 08:57:00Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Jan 2, 2019 / 07:57 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The Catholic Bishops' Conference in the Democratic Republi

What a vocation to be a Holy Land 2018-12-30 07:01:00Jerusalem, Dec 30, 2018 / 06:01 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- A religious vocation to serve in the Holy Land is demanding, but there is nothing like walking w

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Abortion is legal in Ireland, but doctors are 2019-01-11 07:00:53Only a small number of doctors have agreed to perform abortions since the abortion law took effect last week.

Is your spouse also your best friend? 2019-01-11 06:00:51Intimacy, not passion, creates a feeling of happiness and fulfillment in a long-term relationship.

Scripture passages for when you are feeling lonely 2019-01-11 00:00:58The Bible is a great place to turn when feeling down and out.

Indian priest and native New Yorker progress toward 2019-01-11 00:00:50Father Ukken died in 1956 and Antonietta Giugliano in 1960.

How grandmas around the world are helping the 2019-01-11 00:00:30A psychiatrist came up with a simple solution for treating depression -- and it's worked.

What do these Catholic abbreviations and acronyms mean? 2019-01-11 00:00:14If you didn’t go to CCD or WYD, this list is for you.

Was John the Baptist a member of the 2019-01-11 00:00:14The mystical sect shared similar values with the Forerunner of Jesus, but their ministries differed in many ways.

The part of new motherhood that no one 2019-01-11 00:00:13Why do do many new mothers struggle with this?

This church holds the relics that St. Helena 2019-01-11 00:00:00A treasure trove of relics have been carefully preserved in Rome's Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem ever since Emperor Constantine's mother r

Pope compares “worldliness” to crepes traditionally served for 2019-01-10 16:29:59Fluffy and lacking substance, the spirit born of the Father of Lies leads to nothing ...

Fr. Jacques Hamel’s cause for canonization gets boost 2019-01-10 13:54:31Archbishop of Rouen will have access to secret details in ongoing investigation of priests's martyrdom

The policeman who brought justice through forgiveness 2019-01-10 13:12:37“Don’t let anger destroy your heart; let love win.”

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Lay Collaboration and Episcopal Authority 2019-01-09 06:00:00The Vatican is a hotbed of rumor, gossip, and speculation at the best of times—and these times are not those times. The Roman atmosphere at the

Thank You, First Things Readers 2019-01-08 12:00:00I’m excited to report that we exceeded our end-of-year campaign goal, raising $651,305. This is a wonderful testament to the generosity of the

False Counsel at Fordham 2019-01-08 06:00:00Shortly before my freshman year at Fordham University, I came out to my parents and close friends. Classmates had mocked me for acting gay since eleme

Friendly Fire 2019-01-07 06:00:00A year that began with the Holy Father performing a quick wedding on a plane in Chile ended with the Bride of Christ making an honest man out of longt

Tale of Two Quarterbacks 2019-01-04 06:00:00It’s been business as usual for University of Alabama football this year. They (OK—I’ll use the fanatic “we”) ended the

Baptizing the Spirit of the Age 2019-01-03 06:00:00The Church of England recently released a document of “pastoral” guidelines for performing an “Affirmation of Baptismal Faith”

A Tough Year Ahead 2019-01-02 06:00:002018 was a bad year for Catholics. 2019 is almost certainly going to be worse. Good reason, then, to reflect on two recent texts from the Church&rsquo

Another Decade of First Things 2019-01-01 10:35:00As 2019 begins, here’s a look back at the past ten years of First Things . This list, based on page views, presents our 25 most popular print a

Our Most Popular Articles of 2018 2018-12-31 06:00:00Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all of us at First Things ! On this final day of 2018, why not take some time to revisit our most popular pie

The Pope and the Lord’s Prayer 2018-12-28 06:00:00On November 15 the Italian Bishops’ Conference announced that it plans to change the wording of the Lord’s Prayer in the Mass liturgy. The

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U.S. Catholics losing trust in clergy, survey finds 2019-01-11 15:00:00Washington D.C., Jan 11, 2019 / 01:00 pm (CNA).- Trust in the clergy has declined sharply over the last year, a new Gallup poll shows. Only 31 percent

Pennsylvania grand jury’s Catholic sex abuse report gets 2019-01-11 14:12:00New York City, N.Y., Jan 11, 2019 / 12:12 pm (CNA).- The 2018 Pennsylvania grand jury report on Catholic clergy sex abuse didn’t get the thoroug

New structure for Vatican Press Office announced 2019-01-11 09:57:00Vatican City, Jan 11, 2019 / 07:57 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican announced Friday that Paolo Ruffini, prefect of the Vatican communications departm

Pope's Romania trip confirmed for early summer 2019-01-11 05:53:00Vatican City, Jan 11, 2019 / 03:53 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican confirmed Friday that Pope Francis will travel to Romania to the cities of Buchare

Across the US, organizers prepare for pro-life marches 2019-01-11 05:29:00Chicago, Ill., Jan 11, 2019 / 03:29 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Thousands of pro-life advocates will rally this month in major cities throughout the country,

Venezuelan bishops denounce Maduro's new presidential term as 2019-01-10 21:01:00Caracas, Venezuela, Jan 10, 2019 / 07:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The bishops of Venezuela have said that Nicolas Maduro's swearing in for a second term

Little Sisters back in court to defend HHS 2019-01-10 19:19:00Washington D.C., Jan 10, 2019 / 05:19 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Little Sisters of the Poor are back in court this week, as two states are challenging t

Wuerl knew McCarrick abuse allegations in 2004 2019-01-10 19:13:00Washington D.C., Jan 10, 2019 / 05:13 pm (CNA).- An allegation of misconduct against Archbishop Theodore McCarrick was reported to Cardinal Donald Wue

Former Latin American leaders criticize pope's comments on 2019-01-10 19:01:00San José, Costa Rica, Jan 10, 2019 / 05:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Twenty former heads of state and government from Latin America have written a l

First African American bishop to lead US diocese 2019-01-10 17:21:00Biloxi, Miss., Jan 10, 2019 / 03:21 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Bishop Joseph Lawson Howze, the first black bishop to lead a diocese in the United States in

Canadian disability groups: 'Frightening implications' to expanding assisted 2019-01-10 17:13:00Ottawa, Canada, Jan 10, 2019 / 03:13 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- While many disability groups fought the initial push to legalize assisted suicide in Canada

Youth synod document says faith can combat relativism 2019-01-10 13:59:00Vatican City, Jan 10, 2019 / 11:59 am (CNA).- The Synod of Bishops released Thursday an English translation of the final document of the 2018 session

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Why Jesus Was Baptized 2019-01-09 04:00:32One week following our celebration of the Epiphany of the Lord, we celebrate His baptism. The Catechism of the Catholic Church says, “By Baptism

What’s Up With the Suburbs and the GOP? 2019-01-07 04:00:25The 2018 U.S. midterm elections, in which Republicans lost 40 or so House seats, sent many Republican strategists reeling because of the erosion of su

The Church and the News Cycle—Must Change 2019-01-06 06:00:54Each day, the headlines tell it all: The Catholic Church Needs a New Doctrine of Scandal  (Religion News) Sex Scandal was Catholic Church&rs

Opening Ourselves to the Epiphany 2019-01-05 09:30:10The Epiphany is one of the most important feasts of our liturgical calendar. It is so because the Epiphany is the implementation, the application

Focusing on the Big Picture 2019-01-04 11:00:18The New York Times newspaper has an outdoors column called “Wood, Fish, and Stream,” and on one occasion the author of the column received

Understanding Democrats’ Loyalty 2019-01-02 18:00:50The loyalty of Democrats to their party is both fascinating and puzzling. Their elected officials can allow cities to sink deeper into poverty and law

2018: What a Year in Sports 2019-01-02 09:00:55What a year in sports!  2018 was a watershed year across America in sports – some of it good and some of it bad. TOP TEN NATIONAL STORIES M

Stand With the Knights of Columbus 2018-12-31 04:00:56I didn’t know who Brian Buescher was before this week. I still don’t know too much about him other than he is a member of the Knights of C

Emulating the Holy Family 2018-12-29 12:00:02On the feast of the Holy Family of Nazareth, it is opportune for us to become aware of a prevailing feeling that we ourselves might harbor within. We

Things that Puzzle Me 2018-12-28 04:30:43The standard way of entering the New Year is with a list of resolutions we intend to keep but end up breaking rather quickly. Instead of that futile a

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What Modesty Is and Isn’t…and Why It Matters 2019-01-09 03:10:39It may seem a bit odd to speak of modesty when the weather outside is frightful—at least roundabout where I live in rural Ontario. But mode

On Willing and Unwilling Leaders 2019-01-09 03:00:57Early in Plato’s Republic, Socrates debates a sophist, a teacher of rhetoric named Thrasymachus, about the nature and worth of justice. Thrasyma

A Three-day Meeting in Rome to Do What? 2019-01-08 03:10:17Pope Francis will meet on February 21, 2019, with the bishops’ conferences of the world on protecting minors from clergy sexual abuse. But what

After 100 Years, Is Ireland Still Catholic? 2019-01-08 03:00:14January 21, 2019, will be the one-hundredth anniversary of the founding of Dáil Eireann, the legislature of an independent Irish state. This le

What Catholic Social Teaching Tells Us About Affirmative 2019-01-07 03:10:35A few months ago, at my university, I was on a panel on the topic of evaluating American liberalism and conservatism in light of Catholic social

The Time Has Come for A New Counter-Reformation 2019-01-07 03:00:45We need a new Counter-Reformation in sacred art and architecture. What was the Reformation’s effect? First, it preached iconoclasm, the rejectio

The Place Where Heaven and Earth Meet 2019-01-04 03:10:52One of the oddities of the Bible is how little it reveals about the life of Jesus. All we know of Jesus prior to age thirty are a few sketchy accounts

Can We Know Who Is Saved? 2019-01-04 03:00:02“Is he a believer?” As a former evangelical, I remember hearing (and asking) this question frequently. Much is at stake in answering it: i

The Lord’s Prayer Is Just Fine the Way 2019-01-03 03:10:37St. Benedict begins his Rule, “Hearken O my son, to the precepts of thy master, and incline the ear of thy heart.” This fundamental princi

On John Crowe Ransom’s Newly Discovered Agrarian Classic 2019-01-03 03:00:04In 1930, “Twelve Southerners” published a thick volume of essays entitled I’ll Take My Stand: The South and the Agrarian Tradition.

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Ginburg’s absence from oral arguments stirs talk about 2019-01-11 14:15:26By Dave Andrusko It’s the way news often works in Washington, DC. Politico ran a story yesterday that in light of a recent health scare Supreme

Hope Rising from the Ashes of the Gosnell 2019-01-11 12:50:22By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation In southeast Pennsylvania–the same area of the Commonwealth where

Tim Tebow gets engaged to former Miss Universe 2019-01-11 12:40:31By Dave Andrusko Tim Tebow is the kind of man any father would want his daughter to marry. Genuinely modest, a man of strong faith and iron determinat

The Pro-Life Movement prior to Roe v. Wade: 2019-01-11 12:18:48By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. As we’ve discussed over the last week and a half, once the calendar approaches January, pro-lifers begin t

The Real Trouble with Planned Parenthood 2019-01-11 12:13:24By Nancy Valko In a stunning December 20, 2018 New York Times article titled “Planned Parenthood Is Accused of Mistreating Pregnant Employees,&r

New York’s Abortion Problem 2019-01-11 12:08:12By Katie Yoder Law and government ought to cherish and protect life and its continuation. That’s why shielding abortion — which ends human

European Court of Human Rights in to hear 2019-01-11 12:02:39The slippery slope is on full public display in Belgium By SPUC—the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children Europe’s top human right

Woman attempts suicide after abortion 2019-01-11 11:58:30By Sarah Terzo A pro-choice textbook meant to train abortion workers recounted the following story: “Gloria, 28 years old, had an abortion in Oc

Abortion Pill Reversal: An Essential Resource for Life-Affirming 2019-01-11 11:55:28By Dr. Jonathan Scrafford, MD, Ob/Gyn Via Christi Health, Wichita Abortion is often regretted by the parents who choose it as well as the physicians w

L!fe on Campus groups are very active, and 2019-01-11 11:52:24By Heather Weininger, Executive Director, Wisconsin Right to Life This video has been all over the internet and, as a mom to four young children, it l

Abortion statistics: United States Data and Trends 2019-01-10 16:46:35There are two basic sources on abortion incidence in the United States: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) publishes yearly, but relies on vol

The ERA battle begins in Virginia 2019-01-10 15:10:08By Olivia Gans Turner, President, Virginia Society for Human Life (VSHL) Yesterday the Virginia General Assembly opened with a flourish on the 400 yea


How the Best Attacks against the Traditional Latin 2019-01-09 13:00:06My article “Twelve Reasons Not to Prefer the Novus Ordo” was greeted with a barrage of snide remarks, flustered dismissals, relativistic c

Director of Papal Residence, Msgr. Battista Ricca, Highlights 2019-01-09 11:29:33I’ve been under the impression for a while now that everyone knew about Msgr. Battista Ricca, who is the director of the Casa Santa Marta (where

Go to the Grotto of Sanity 2019-01-08 15:43:36When the day comes where you bury your head in your hands and say, “This cannot be right,” start your search for the nearest Latin Mass. I

Patrick Archbold’s Guide to Big Tent Traditionalism 2019-01-07 20:14:37A while back, I linked to my friend Pat Archbold’s multi-part series on “actuating the schism.” It was long. It was involved. And it

The Chalking of the Doors: An Epiphany Tradition 2019-01-07 14:30:36If you’re a Catholic, you’ve probably seen it: a mysterious series of letters and numbers, looking for all the world like an equation, ins

The Paradox of Peter: Catholics, Remember Why You’re 2019-01-07 11:46:19I often relay the anecdote that it was Steven Ray’s book on the papacy, Upon This Rock, that gave me the final intellectual push to convert &nda

De Mattei Reviews Socci’s Latest Book, Argues that 2019-01-04 17:00:26We have already published a review of Antonio Socci’s new book, The Secret of Benedict XVI: Why He Is Still Pope, written by our Itali

The ‘Midnight’ Mass: Christ Was Born to Save 2019-01-04 13:37:14“No, you can’t eat that candy cane. Hop in the van. It’s time for Christmas!” My wife and I load our three excited young child

13 Years after Maciel Crimes Revealed, Legionaries of 2019-01-03 18:47:32In a report from Rome yesterday, National Catholic Register correspondent Edward Pentin revealed that the Vatican knew about abuse allegations against

Twelve Reasons Not to Prefer the Novus Ordo: 2019-01-02 21:52:27Fr. Longenecker has written some fine books and articles. Years ago, I enjoyed and benefited from his book on St. Benedict and St. Thérè

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