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Church, world Leaders condemn Manchester attack and pray for victims


Diocese of Wichita (with only 115,000 Catholics) to ordain 10 new priests, 10 transitional deacons this month...


My finest hour in New York...
Rick Becker
It’s complicated, but decades ago I lived in Manhattan with a bunch of Mennonites. I had a room in their Gramercy Park townhouse for a few months, and the rent was cheap-cheap-cheap. The room was no bigger than a closet – actually, it originally had been a closet – but I only slept there, so it didn’t matter. The rest of the time I wandered around the city...


How to read the Bible: Slowly, and sport with the words...
Nicholas Frankovich
We would value the written word more if we didn’t have so much of it. Street signs, product labels, instruction manuals, tax forms, blog posts, e-mails, text messages . . . What would Gutenberg say? “That’s not what I had in mind”? The pace at which we produce and consume writing is out of control. A speed-reading tactic that we adopt often without realizing it is to refrain from mentally vocalizing the words as we push our eyes to devour chunks of text as big as possible...


Thousands march for life in Rome...


Living the lessons of love: A homily for the 6th Sunday of Easter...
Msgr. Charles Pope
In the Gospel for today’s Mass, Jesus gives us three lessons on love meant to prepare us for the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. They also go a long way in describing the normal Christian life. Too many Christians see the Faith more as a set of rules to keep than as a love that transforms—if we accept it. Let’s take a look at the revolutionary life of love and grace that the Lord is offering us in three stages: the power of love...


This dinosaur is the most impressive fossil we've ever seen...


6th Sunday of Easter: We are simultaneously risen, rising, and about to rise...
Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
Allow me to digress a little about the concept of “memory”. St. Augustine of Hippo (430) makes a connection between recordatio and memoria in a letter to his childhood friend and fellow convert Nebridius (ep. 7). For Augustine, memory was the place of encounter between the self and God in what he calls beata vita, the “blessed life”...


If St. Thomas Aquinas were alive today, he would surely inquire into quantum physics, relativity, genetics...


The holiness of tomorrow: The extended form of the Vigil Mass for Pentecost in the Third Edition of the Roman Missal...


Cardinal Caffarra: Satan is hurling at God the “ultimate and terrible challenge”...


“Fake history” is more dangerous than “fake news”...


SDG reviews ‘Alien: Covenant’...
Deacon Steven Greydanus
With Prometheus and now Alien: Covenant, Ridley Scott is pursuing three goals, none of them well. First, he’s out to restake his own claim to his great 1979 classic, salvaging it from the diminishing returns of various sequels and crossovers, not to mention spoofs, comic books, video games and who knows what all else. To succumb to a regrettable but practically inevitable coinage...


Cardinal-watch: Maradiaga bashes Burke, as Benedict lauds Sarah...


First Catholic church in 60 years is under construction in Cuba...


Planned Parenthood closing multiple abortion clinics in Iowa after state defunds it...


Abortion destroys more than a child. It severs the entire family tree...


Archdiocese of Baltimore speaks ahead of Netflix series on murdered nun...

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Meet the Catholic mother raising 15 children alone...


Newsflash: Just because you know what virtue is does not mean you are virtuous...
Mark Langley
Now I know that there are many of you who are just naturally charitable. You easily empathize with the suffering of others and you have a spontaneous instinct to do anything you can to help others carry their crosses and lighten their burdens. Whether sheltering and feeding the rest of us in our travels, lending money to us in times of need...


A joyful pregnancy announcement in a culture that doesn't approve...
Denise Renner
I didn’t expect the same level of excitement after announcing this pregnancy. After all, we had an ample dose of the cultural and medical perspective with the birth of our second child: You have a healthy girl and boy, you can be done now. Your family is “complete.” But we have always been open to new life, have prayed for more children...


The custom of giving the ‘manutergium’ to priests' moms is making a comeback...
Patti Armstrong
When guests walk into the home of Herb and Theresa Waltz of Bismarck, North Dakota, immediately to their left is an unusual wall hanging. Two white cloths, one on top of the other, with spots yellowed by oil, are framed under glass. It may seem like an odd piece of d é cor, but to Waltz, it is a precious reminder that her two sons — her only two children — are Catholic priests...


Another scarlet jolt: With firsts all around, Pope adds 5 more red hats...
Rocco Palmo
With the new additions, the electoral College will be restored to 121 members – one over the now-traditional limit of 120 set by Blessed Paul VI in 1975. Of the total group, 49 (40%) will have been elevated by Francis. Even for their nomination today, cardinals-designate don't enjoy their voting rights until their names are published within the Consistory itself...


51 spectacular pictures from National Geographic's ‘2017 Travel Photographer of the Year’ contest...


An image of dying and rising in a touching animation...


Pope Francis calls June 28 consistory to create 5 new cardinals from Mali, Spain, Sweden, Laos, El Salvador...


Trump chooses Callista Gingrich as U.S. ambassador to the Holy See, White House confirms...


Greg Maddux, Jesus Christ and the Sword of the Spirit...
Scott Elmer
In the Church’s eternal wisdom, the feasts of Easter and Pentecost fall around the start of baseball season. Some might be tempted to pass this off as “coincidence,” but I tend to favor providence in this matter. My favorite baseball memory occurred on June 10, 2005. The Cubs were playing the Red Sox and Greg Maddux took the mound against Bronson Arroyo...


Young people who support abortion? The problem might be in the imagination...
Jason Craig
The modern mind is sure that its conclusions and persuasions have been rigorously reasoned to, relying almost exclusively on science and statistics. It thinks it is thinking. This is obviously not true. Without the litany of examples, the sheer fact that today’s fashionable thinking directly contradicts universally held beliefs – truth perceived by men of varied and distant cultures and times – reveals that something isn’t quite right...


In surprise ‘Mercy Friday’ visit, Pope Francis blesses homes of Rome's poor...


WYD Panama has a terrible, terrible logo. Take a look...
Simcha Fisher
What is a logo, anyway? You know what it is: It’s an image, often simple and stylised, used by a business or organisation. It’s supposed to be instantly recognisable, preferably eye-catching and memorable, and it’s supposed to convey what the business or organisation is about. Colour, font, and composition all contribute to the design...


Planned Parenthood to close its only Wyoming clinic this summer...


On the paradoxical connection between love, law, and joy...


Does believing in the Creed invoke hostility?


Live Action's new “Just Google It” video exposes key double-standard in pro-abort logic...


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