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Pope's Wednesday Audience: “Pray always, without growing tired”


Until last week, this man had no idea his mind is “blind”...


Watch the Pope let a group of kids ride with him around St. Peter's Square...


4 shocking things I discovered this week...
Shaun McAfee
Just last week my family moved to Japan. Pratty far from our cozy suburbia in Nebraska. We’re not even on mainland Japan; we’re living on an island over 250 miles south of the mainland called Okinawa. Perhaps you’ve heard of it. While I have been in transition I have discovered a few things that have seriously shocked me...


Jesus is not your best buddy...
Fr. Dwight Longenecker
I remember singing that sweet old gospel song, What a Friend We Have in Jesus, and I’m not denying that Jesus is our friend and brother, but there is something a bit disconcerting about being too comfortable with Jesus. He might be the good shepherd and gentle Jesus, meek and mild, but he’s the shepherd is also the judge and while he’s mild...


Prisoner in the death house: Father Emil Kapaun...


Someone reduced “Star Wars: Episode IV” to a single amazing graphic...


A eulogy for a tree...
Susanna Spencer
It began in the morning. I was instructing my daughter in adding multiples of ten to two digit numbers. The younger children were running in and out of our kitchen nook where we were working. The nook gives a full view of our backyard and the neighbors’ trees towering above their privacy fence. And then I saw the cherry picker going towards the 50-year-old maple tree in our next door neighbor’s backyard...


First Communion for Iraqi refugees represents hope for a persecuted people...


Can you solve the psychedelic illusion that's driving the internet crazy?


Intolerance and evangelization...
George Weigel
Cardinal Robert Sarah is one of the adornments of the Catholic Church, although it’s very unlikely that this man of faith, humor, intelligence, and profound humility would appreciate my putting it that way. His 2015 book, God or Nothing, is selling all over the world, currently available in twelve languages with more to come. The book tells his story...


Cardinal Müller expects SSPX to recognize disputed Vatican II declarations...


3 lies you might believe about the Catholic Church...
Sr. Theresa Aletheia Noble
I am convinced that there is something truly diabolical about the rage that Mother Teresa engenders in her critics. Recently I wrote an article defending Mother Teresa against the lies that have been spread about her and, inevitably, the comment section quickly filled with nasty and vicious attacks against Mother Teresa. I stopped looking at it after a few regrettable visits...


Dominicans ordain largest number of friars in 45 years...


Benedict XVI could appear in public in June for 65th anniversary of priestly ordination...


50 Bible passages in which Christ reveals that He is God...


Vatican confirms World Meeting of Families to take place in Dublin in August 2018...


Four hundred miles with Tesla’s autopilot forced me to trust the machine...

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That crazy time a hijacker demanded that John Paul II release the Third Secret of Fatima...
Brantly Millegan
First, a bit of background on the Third Secret of Fatima: Lucia Santos was one of three children who were visited by the Blessed Virgin Mary in Fatima, Portugal in 1917. In a 1941 memoir, she revealed that Mary had given them three secrets. Though she published the first two secrets, she chose not to disclose the third secret. Instead...


Evidence of envy? A reflection on the elimination of valedictorians...
Msgr. Charles Pope
Excellence is a beautiful thing, something to esteem and hold up before all. I would argue that it is yet another sign of the decline of our culture that we can’t seem to “tolerate” the celebration of excellence and achievement. Why is this? One reason is the tyranny of relativism. Another is obsessive, excessive concern for the feelings of others...


The four hooks on which Pope Francis hangs his thought...
Sandro Magister
What is the guiding criterion of Pope Francis, of his fluid but definitional magisterium, intentionally open to the most contrasting interpretations? It is he himself who recalls what it is, at the beginning of “Amoris Laetitia": “Since ‘time is greater than space,’ I would make it clear that not all discussions of doctrinal...


The supernatural messages from the newly approved apparitions of Our Lady in San Nicolás...


Dawn Eden Goldstein debates a women's ordination advocate in the New York Times...


9 deacons who were also saints...


Is there anything good about Centering Prayer?
Dan Burke
You might be surprised that my answer is, “yes,” there are things that are taught by the Centering Prayer movement that are good. As you suggest, it is beneficial for us to use our bodies to help us in prayer. We are not Gnostics after all. We believe that creation is good and that our bodies can be used for good. If it were not so...


Protestors decry caste prejudice within India’s Catholic Church...


And out you go! Why fainting is so common in church...


Why “Last Days in the Desert” is so boring...
Bishop Robert Barron
With his latest film, ‘Last Days in the Desert,’ Rodrigo Garcia has accomplished something truly remarkable. He has taken a portion of the life of the single most compelling person who has ever lived and turned it into a colossally boring movie. As I watched ‘Last Days in the Desert’, I was reminded of many films that I saw in Paris as a doctoral student: lots of uninterrupted shots of natural scenes...


Beware the fake Microsoft Tech Support scam...


The problem with pristine primitivism...


Holy Spirit Missionary Sister dies after being shot in South Sudan...


Art of Manliness: How to light a charcoal grill...


To help kids thrive, coach their parents ...


Stop treating Confirmation as the sacrament of departure from the Church...


What to do when people tell your kids that porn is just fine...
Jennifer Fitz
I have a daughter who adores rabbits, and therefore she knows what porn is. “No, dear, you can’t have that particular bunny sticker,” I had to explain several years ago, when she was searching Amazon for, well, bunny stickers. Why not? She wanted to know, of course. “Because that’s the logo for a company that sells pictures of naked ladies...


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