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Óscar Romero and Pope Paul VI to be canonized October 14, Vatican announces


The best race comeback you will ever see...


Welcome to Yakutsk, the coldest city on the planet...


How Our Lord’s mother holds the key to living Pentecost like a true apostle...
Kathryn Jean Lopez
The lilies had long died as the daily Gospel readings were preparing us for the arrival of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. On Monday before Ascension, we were still singing “At the Lamb’s High Feast” and various “Alleluia” hymns at the 7 a.m. Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. The Communion hymn seemed to help transport me to Divine Mercy Sunday...


An egregious case of left-wing anti-Catholic bigotry In Philadelphia...


A Catholic Anglophile on the royal wedding...
Fr. Dwight Longenecker
I guess I can take the label of Catholic Anglophile. I moved to England in 1979 to study theology, became an Anglican priest, then converted to the Catholic faith. What do I think of today’s royal wedding? Well, part of me can’t help noticing that red-haired prince Harry married a divorced woman in St George’s Chapel, Windsor where King Henry VIII–another red haired royal with errm...


China's mass indoctrination camps evoke the Cultural Revolution...


Life hacks to make 8 household chores easier...


The U.S. fertility rate has fallen to a record low, for a second straight year...


U.S. Embassy move to Jerusalem highlights differences between Catholics, Evangelicals...


Church mourns death of Darío Cardinal Castrillón Hoyos...


In 1976 meeting, Pope Paul VI accused Archbishop Lefebvre of acting like an ‘antipope’...


Let’s talk about bad singing in church...
Jimmy Akin
Have you ever been in church and had someone sitting near you belting out hymns off-key or off-pitch? It happened to me this Sunday. A woman in the pew behind mine was singing enthusiastically, blasting my right ear with notes out of sync with the cantor and the musician. This is a familiar situation in churches. It’s even more familiar in denominations that don’t have instrumental music—like the one my parents grew up in—to keep the congregation in tune...


Will Jacob Rees-Mogg become the next Catholic prime minister of the United Kingdom?
K.V. Turley
To most of Britain’s Catholic population, Jacob Rees-Mogg is, to say the least, a curious figure. Unlike many Catholic Parliamentarians, not only does Rees-Mogg say he is a Catholic but he votes in Parliament the way a Catholic should on certain—non-negotiable—issues. Furthermore, he is quite happy to tell the world this...


It’s very hard to lose a priest you’ve grown to love...
David Mills
I don’t like change, and a new man stood in front of us that Sunday. My first response as he introduced himself was that canon law used to forbid priests having mustaches. My wife and I had liked our pastor a great deal. We liked his more formal celebration of the Mass and his logical, clearly doctrinal preaching, and his feeling that he had something we had to hear whether we wanted to hear it or not...


YouTube convert star Lizzie Estella Reezay explains what convinced her the Church is right on contraception...


If you really want to understand Pentecost, read this...
John Bergsma
Pentecost is a very important feast in the liturgical life of the Church, and it has it’s own vigil. Not only so, but the Readings for the Vigil are particularly rich. I cannot think of another that has such a wide variety of options, for example, for the First Reading. Even though only one First Reading will be proclaimed in any given Mass...


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After the landmark resignation of 34 Chilean bishops, what’s next?
Edward Pentin
The decision of Chile’s 34 bishops to submit their resignations was inevitable after Pope Francis’ 10-page letter highly critical of the Church leadership in Chile was leaked this morning. Francis issued a devastating critique of the Church’s handling of abuse cases. Not only did the letter include the notorious case of serial abuser Father Fernando Karadima...


The Pope’s next steps on sexual abuse in Chile...
J.D. Flynn
After meeting with him for three days, and reading his reflections on the problem of clerical sexual abuse in their country, 34 Chilean bishops submitted their resignation to Pope Francis Friday. The pope is unlikely to accept all of their resignations. He is likely to accept resignations from those who are at the center of Chile’s sexual abuse scandal...


Sit, stand, kneel: The symbolic meaning of all that moving at Mass...


Here are my 17 favorite Marian hymns. What are yours?
Tom Hoopes
May is the most beautiful month, so of course it is dedicated to Mary. But what are the most beautiful Marian hymns? I asked that question on Facebook, and heard from friends far and wide. I loved many of their suggestions — some of which introduced me to hymns I had never heard before. Others were hymns that may have once been favorites but which I have now sung maybe 35 or 50 times too many...


Church leaders offer prayers after Santa Fe High School shooting near Houston...


This bizarre creature is the deadliest being on Planet Earth...


Trump denies Title X funds to Planned Parenthood, will cut almost $60 million in taxpayer funding...


Exodus – After the Pope's abuse indictment, the Chilean bench bails...
Rocco Palmo
From the outset, it was clear that this week's summons of the Chilean bishops to Rome for emergency talks on the country's abuse crisis would be unlike any prior Vatican push to address the scandals... and a day after its close, the summit has indeed produced a landmark outcome: at a midday press conference in Rome, the secretary-general of the country's bishops announced that the entire 33-man bench – the heads of 27 dioceses and six auxiliary bishops – had placed their resignations "in writing...


Here's a leaked copy of the address delivered by the Pope to the Chilean bishops...


In history-making move, Chilean bishops tender resignations en masse, await Pope Francis’ decision...


Finding ourselves in Middle-earth...
Joseph Pearce
In his famous essay on fairy stories, J. R. R. Tolkien asserted that one of the most important facets of fairytales is that they hold up a “Mirror of scorn and pity towards Man.” The fairy story, Tolkien wrote, “may be used as a Mirour de l’Omme” (mirror of man), as something that shows us ourselves. If this is so, and it is...


Watch: Bishop Robert Barron’s talk at Google headquarters in Mountain View...


Oeconomicae et Pecuniariae Quaestiones: Considerations for an Ethical Discernment Regarding Some Aspects of the Present Economic-Financial System...
Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
Economic and financial issues draw our attention today as never before because of the growing influence of financial markets on the material well-being of most of humankind. What is needed, on the one hand, is an appropriate regulation of the dynamics of the markets and, on the other hand, a clear ethical foundation that assures a well-being realized through the quality of human relationships rather than merely through economic mechanisms that by themselves cannot attain it...


Higher education, in its current form, is the nation’s second-biggest swindle...
Anthony Esolen
Every day seems to bring to public awareness some new offense against common decency, against the life of the mind, against the spirit of man on a quest for truth and beauty and goodness, and against the possibility that he can come together with others to see what they have seen, and to show them what he has seen. In other words...


This city of 300,000+ people is the largest abortion-free city in the U.S...


The groaning Earth awaits our surrender to Heaven...


Faith is the great adventure. An ideology is like staying at home and locking the door...


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