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Mexican priest stabbed to death in parish amid continuing wave of violence


The person who made this video must be the world’s greatest drone pilot...


Mary’s ultimate act of humility: La Negrita in Cartago, Costa Rica...
Marge Fenelon
They call her La Negrita, or the Black Madonna, and she’s the Patron Saint of Costa Rica. In many ways, you might call her a “real doll.” In 1635, a young Tico, or native, girl looking for firewood in the forest saw a peculiar black rock in the shape of a doll that was sitting on top of a large boulder. A mysterious image of a woman and child was engraved on it...


Catholic sexual liberation: A rerun way too late...


Paul VI approved the liturgical reform, but he didn’t like it very much...
Sandro Magister
“The pope wants it.” This is how Monsignor Annibale Bugnini (1912-1982), the author of the liturgical reform that followed Vatican Council II, silenced the experts every time they contested one or another of his most reckless innovations. The pope was Paul VI, who in effect had entrusted to none other than Bugnini the role of secretary and factotum of the council for the reform of the liturgy...


In today’s Sycophancy Sweepstakes, it’s hard to top Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill...
George Weigel
The annals of sycophancy are, alas, replete with examples of churchmen toadying to political power. Here in the United States, we’ve seen too much of that among certain evangelical leaders recently. In today’s Sycophancy Sweepstakes, however, it’s hard to top Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia.


C.S.Lewis, St. Thérèse and our resurrection bodies...
Fr. Dwight Longenecker
In Perelandra C.S.Lewis puts out an interesting discussion about the physicality of angels. He says we conceive of angels and the spiritual realm as less real than this material world, but what if is the other way around? I explained it in an earlier post here. Simply put, the gospels make it clear that Jesus was not a ghost, but they also make it clear that he was not simply a resuscitated body...


Your life is not about you — as illustrated in a Bible story...
Msgr. Charles Pope
In Wednesday’s reading, the Acts of the Apostles sets forth an event that amounts to a tale of one Church in two cities or regions. It illustrates well a couple of points: that the Church is always in need of reform and that our lives are not merely about us and what we want. Let’s look at the event in two scenes.


How to respond to transgenderism...
Brianna Heldt
When Harry Became Sally combines solid scientific evidence (much of which has been compiled by transgender-friendly researchers and experts), personal anecdotes and testimonies from transgendered men and women themselves, and a well-documented overview of the current political game to paint a clear, rather distressing picture of what is being done to children in the name of “compassion” and “science...


Check out these rare photos of St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein)...
Philip Kosloski
These photos of Edith Stein show a beautiful and confident young woman. Her bold quest for the truth led her through the depths of philosophy and into the loving arms of the Catholic Church, eventually becoming a Carmelite nun. When faced with persecution from the Nazis, she stood up for her Jewish heritage and Christian faith and implored the pope to intercede...


Chinese Catholics warned by provincial officials not to take children to Mass...


Vatican rejects German Bishops’ intercommunion proposal...


The world is in rebellion and the Church is at the cross...


How the director of ‘The Exorcist’ discovered the reality of demonic possession...


Watch a US Navy submarine smash through polar ice like it's nothing...


Focus on witchcraft at exorcists' summit signifies a paradigm shift...


Southwest pilot called a ‘hero’, says she gets ‘opportunity to witness for Christ on almost every flight’...


Bishop David Foley, Bishop Emeritus of Birmingham, RIP...

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The temptation to make Christianity a club is nothing new...
Mark Shea
Jesus welcomes anybody with trust in him to approach him and encourages his disciples to help those with some light to find more light. And that meant the apostles and disciples need to make their faith intelligible to every Tom, Dick, and Harry. To their credit, his disciples learned their lesson. You can see this, for instance...


Memoir of Jewish boy taken from home by Pius IX altered in translation...


SDG reviews ‘The Devil and Father Amorth’...
Deacon Steven Greydanus
“He who sups with the devil,” a wise medieval proverb has it, “needs a long spoon.” William Friedkin, forever known as the director of The Exorcist, may or may not appreciate that proverb, but in The Devil and Father Amorth, a 69-minute documentary featuring Father Gabriele Amorth — perhaps the world’s best-known exorcist until his death in 2016 — Friedkin does interview two people who clearly do...


My angry pro-choice critic called it lying. He was wrong...
David Mills
“Bravo for lying through omission and appeal to emotion.” The young man didn’t like my Look Out, Pro-Choicers, You’re in Danger, published last Friday. Commenting on The Stream’s Facebook page, my angry pro-choice critic said, “Thanks for misrepresenting the arguments for choice w/r/t abortion and placing it only in terms of your values and perspective...


Facebook privacy scandal a wake-up call for Catholics, experts say...


Chilean cardinal says bishop should resign over abuse crisis...


How St. Ignatius of Loyola rescued a man from a demon...
Thomas McDonald
In the Église des Jésuites of Molsheim in Northern France there was curious relic described as late as the 17th century. Within the soaring grandeur of the Gothic cathedral is found the Baroque chapel of St. Ignatius of Loyola, which housed among other items two scraps of paper written in Greek. The story behind them was investigated on the order of Pope Paul V and inscribed in the chapel walls...


Habemus Pappy: Francis praises gift of ‘very good bourbon’ from Kentucky priest...


As nuns lead fight against trafficking, governments say they're listening...
John Allen
Though a sprawling network of Catholic activists, usually featuring determined members of women’s religious orders, are helping to lead today’s social and humanitarian crusade against human trafficking and modern-day slavery, they know they need the unique resources and powers of governments to turn the tide. A Rome summit on consumerism on Wednesday suggested that at least some governments around the world are listening...


The truth about Benedict XVI’s resignation: revelations in a new documentary...


Reel Presence: How friendship is a synonym for salvation...
Scott Hahn
What I know about film can fit comfortably in a single frame. I am neither Siskel nor Ebert, nor even the little robot characters on “Mystery Science Theater 3000.” But I know a thing or two about the New Testament, and I know what I like in a movie, and I was deeply moved by the film Paul, Apostle of Christ. It made me aware...


When three F-15 jet fighters raced a lunar eclipse...


Alfie Evans’ father flies to Rome, pleads with Pope Francis to help save his son...


‘Widower searches for wife’s soul’ — and ends up coming back to the Catholic Church...


Pope’ Wednesday Audience: ‘Make the sign of the cross often, and teach your children to do the same’...


Subject of ‘The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven’ sues Tyndale ...


The future of the Catholic faith belongs to those who walk Christ’s ‘narrow way’ with joy...
Archbishop Charles Chaput
Bishops get a lot of unsolicited mail from strangers, some of it pleasant, some of it much less so. It goes with the job. But every once in a while a letter comes in that’s worth sharing with a wider audience. Last month, in preparation for the October 2018 synod, roughly 300 young adults from around the world gathered in Rome to discuss their views of faith and the Church...


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