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The largest Catholic website in the world Besides hosting the Summa Theologica and the 1913 Catholic Encyclopedia, this site offers a Catholic FAQ, selected writings by the Fathers of the Church, and official Church documents, mostly papal, from approximately the last 250 years.



Change canon law to correct papal errors, says theologian Fr. Aidan Nichols...  

A prominent theologian has proposed reforming canon law to allow a pope's doctrinal errors to be established. Fr Aidan Nichols, a prolific author who has lectured at Oxford and Cambridge as well as the Angelicum in Rome, said that Pope Francis's exhortation Amoris Laetitia had led to an "extremely grave" situation. Fr Nichols proposed that...

2017-08-18 08:47:08
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How do you love a terrorist?  

Somebody asked me, "Why don't you write a blog post about how to love an Islamic terrorist into submission. I like a challenge, so here goes. You don't start with the terrorist. You start with yourself. By God's grace you may get to the point where you are so filled with love that you live a life of love. You don't even know you're doing it-except now and again you notice yourself living for everyone else but yourself...

2017-08-18 04:52:38
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Is there a deeper spiritual meaning to the upcoming eclipse?  

Darkness is coming over America. For the first time in nearly 100 years a total solar eclipse will be visible from coast to coast across the United States. Monday August 21st will be "The Great American Eclipse." It will be an American-centric event. Millions of people are travelling to see the totality of the eclipse, in what one astronomer is saying will be "the most photographed...

2017-08-17 14:45:53
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The Knights of Columbus are playing a pivotal role for persecuted Christians worldwide...  

Salt-of-the-earth Catholics attend the annual Knights of Columbus convention, as do prophets and humble heroes of the universal Church. While talking to Church leaders of communities under great pressure, attending this year's convention Aug. 1-3 in St. Louis, it became clear that the Knights play a pivotal role internationally — especially in places where U...

2017-08-17 13:32:50
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How can the Church, founded by a celibate God-Man, possibly be an expert on marriage and motherhood?  

As a Protestant, I thought it was funny and slightly idiotic that unmarried men were supposed to have anything worthwhile to say about motherhood, marriage, and family life. What could a priest possibly say to a struggling married couple? To an exhausted mother? How could he ever relate? But the vocation of marriage and motherhood—especially for those of us from broken homes—brings out a deep desire for wisdom and encouragement...

2017-08-17 13:31:47
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Time travel for beginners...  

Who has not dreamt of time travel? My version of this came one day in an out of the way bookstore some years back. Browsing the shelves of used books is always interesting. Often, the more shabby the emporium, the rarer the gems to be found there. Such was the case that day. I spied a book on the French Revolution - a set text at school...

2017-08-17 10:44:16
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Student astronomers in Florida get set for Great American Eclipse...  

The student observatory at Belen Jesuit Preparatory School is eagerly awaiting the Aug. 21 astronomical phenomenon otherwise known as the Great American Eclipse. Although Miami is not in the so-called "zone of totality," the region will get a reasonably good seat at the country's first, coast-to-coast, total solar eclipse in 99 years...

2017-08-17 10:43:15
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This week marks the 100th anniversary of the death of Fr. Willie Doyle in World War I...  

Fr Doyle's body was not properly buried and preserved. There are various suggestions that he was hastily buried under rocks, and that soldiers who found his body removed some of his uniform buttons and his Pioneer pin and gave them to Fr Frank Browne for safe keeping. There are other suggestions that the location of Fr Doyle's body was noted...

2017-08-17 09:37:51
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Cardinal Burke outlines formal correction of Pope Francis' teaching...  

In a new interview, Cardinal Raymond Burke has said it is "now necessary" that a declaration be issued on key areas of Church doctrine that are "not clear" in Pope Francis' teachings. The Holy Father will then be "obliged to respond" in order to bring clarification to those teachings, he said. The cardinal told The Wanderer newspaper Aug...

2017-08-17 08:25:05
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Doxxing the alt-right: Is it an option for the Christian?  

The neo-Nazi and white supremacist marchers who gathered in Charlottesville were revolting and frightening. They deserved condemnation and rebuke before the implicit violence of their views became explicit when one of them used a car as a weapon against counterprotestors. But one of the first forms of resistance that followed—identifying marchers from photos (a process known as "doxxing") and trying to get them fired—is a terrible idea...

2017-08-17 05:54:03
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Shunning, or killing, disabled people lets us pretend that we're better than we really are.....  

Last October, our family realized that we were not welcome in the French Republic. I had always assumed that if we were made unwelcome in France, it would be because of our insistence on the daily application of deodorant. Or perhaps because I look goofy in a beret, my wife shaves her legs, and neither of us has perfected the art of dispassionate chain-smoking...

2017-08-17 05:37:30
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Pope prays for victims, rescue workers of Sierra Leone mudslide that killed hundreds...  

With hundreds dead and nearly 600 more still missing as a result of a giant mudslide that ravished Sierra Leone's capital, Pope Francis has prayed for the victims, their families and rescue workers providing relief to those affected. "Deeply saddened by the devastating consequences of the mudslide on the outskirts of Freetown...

2017-08-17 05:25:17
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Pope, Catholic leaders pray for victims of Barcelona terrorist attack...  

The Pope and other Catholic leaders voiced prayers for victims after a van sped into a crowd of people in the Las Ramblas tourist area of Barcelona on Thursday, killing at least 13 and injuring dozens more. "The Holy Father has learned with great concern what is happening in Barcelona," said a statement from the Holy See Press Office...

2017-08-17 04:17:51
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A visual comparison of life in North Korea vs. South Korea...  

One year ago I went on a strictly guided 7-day tour in North Korea, where they took away my passport and didn't allow me to explore anything on my own. North Korea was definitely the weirdest country I had ever visited and during my time there I kept wondering what life was like in the neighboring South Korea, which used to be exactly the same country just over 60 years ago...

2017-08-17 04:17:48
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When you rely upon filth, filth is what people remember...  

A couple of recent puffball articles have reported on a study conducted by a psychologist at San Diego State, to the effect that George Carlin's seven unutterable "swear words" have become vastly more common in published books, magazines and newspapers since the 1950s. Not to worry, say the authors, parroting the author. It does not signal a decline in manners or morals...

2017-08-17 03:49:46
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An open thank-you letter to an orchestra for bringing us pure joy...  

A colleague of mine wrote a sermon on joy this summer. In preparation, he perused the theological landscape regarding the topic, and was surprised to find a dearth of relevant contemporary sources. Almost as a punctuation mark to his depressing discovery, his hunt led him to an ongoing study being conducted by Yale Divinity School (and funded by a large Templeton grant) meant to trace and explore the meaning of Christian joy in the modern context...

2017-08-17 03:26:47
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On the Last Day, the sheep will march off to heaven, and the goats will break into small discussion groups.....  

C. S. Lewis was a university professor, and knew about the wheels within wheels of committees, with their informal "rings" that use the official bodies and their meetings to get done what they want, but that accomplish very little of the real work of the university, which is intellectual and spiritual. So it is in That Hideous Strength...

2017-08-17 03:16:52
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Have you ever received a robocall about a free cruise? You might have $900 coming to you. Check here.....  

If you have received a robocall about a free vacation, you could receive to up to $900 through a class action lawsuit. According to the lawsuit, Charvat v. Carnival et al, a third-party travel agency called Resort Marketing Group (RMG) made robocalls between July 2009 to March 2014 telling the receiver of the call that they had won so-called free cruises from Royal Caribbean...

2017-08-17 01:45:25
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Memento mori: In the midst of death, you must look...  

It had been a good day, the day one year ago Facebook just reminded me about. My wife and I were in Portland, Maine, taking care of my very ill sister. Having finished a round of chemotherapy, my sister was feeling better than she had since she found out she had cancer five months earlier, most of which I'd spent with her. Karen had gone into the emergency room in March when her left arm swelled so much that she...

2017-08-16 21:43:40
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How mega-ships drop their giant anchors...  

In the simplest sense, anchors are pretty straightforward. Heave a heavy chunk of metal overboard to weigh down a ship so it doesn't drift away. Of course in practice, the process is a lot more nuanced, and it only gets more complicated the larger the ship is. More complicated, and more impressive. Maritime vlogger JeffHK put together this great explainer on anchoring...

2017-08-16 20:38:23
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Motown and the turbocharged Church...  

Detroit hasn't gotten a lot of good press in recent decades as it's struggled to cope with the myriad problems of rustbelt American cities in the age of globalization. But the Church in Detroit is not playing defense. Under the leadership of Archbishop Allen Vigneron, it's going on offense, challenging itself to become a diocese of missionary disciples...

2017-08-16 12:56:59
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The trouble with converts (and everyone else!)...  

"Brother in Christ." Whenever I visit a certain parish nearby, that is how I am always greeted by several people. If I can be perfectly honest, they probably don't even know my name. They don't know what I do for a living. They just know I often am in the back area of the Church corralling my children. Yet to them, I am a "brother"...

2017-08-16 12:04:45
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Did medieval medicine ever work? Researchers who studied this question were shocked when they discovered the answer.....  

It all began as one of those Friday afternoon projects that medical researchers sometimes do to satisfy curiosity. No one expected it to work. The researchers were testing medieval medical remedies by replicating a 1000-year-old recipe for an eye salve. They were prepared to see it prove that medieval medicine was backward and even superstitious...

2017-08-16 10:50:58
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A priest's Q&A about the upcoming solar eclipse...  

What is it like to experience a total eclipse? For places within the 70-mile-wide "path of totality" of this Monday's eclipse, it will be like night suddenly arriving in the middle of the day. The air temperature will drop, stars will appear in clear skies, and animals may become confused. Is this a sign of the end of the world...

2017-08-16 09:59:56
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We live on a privileged planet, where perfect eclipses are no coincidence...  

On August 21st, we Americans get to see a total solar eclipse. As I mentioned in my previous piece, we can see solar eclipses only because our planet, our Moon and our Sun sometimes come together in a straight line in space. When the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, those in the Moon's shadow see an eclipse. But the story doesn't end there...

2017-08-16 09:20:42
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I used to be a white supremacist, and here's my take on Charlottesville...  

As I read reports of the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, between white supremacists and their opponents, it brought back memories of my own battle-scarred past. As an angry young man in my native England, I had joined a white supremacist party and was involved in many bruising battles on the streets. I had rejoiced when a counterdemonstrator was killed at one of our meetings and mourned when a friend of mine...

2017-08-16 09:11:41
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Use of surrogate mothers to produce children is a 'moral evil', warns Madison bishop...  

Because a surrogacy business opened in Waterloo, Wisc., the Catholic bishop of Madison, Robert Morlino, held a talk at a local parish to explain why surrogate motherhood, along with artificial insemination and in vitro fertilization, is wrong and constitutes a "moral evil." In early 2016, the Pink & Blue Surrogacy and Fertility business opened on the main street in Waterloo...

2017-08-16 08:45:59
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Set your sights on the great things: Pray for humility...  

St. Thomas Aquinas describes the task of humility: "to temper and restrain the mind, lest it tend to high things immoderately" (Summa theologiae, II-II, q. 161, a. 1). It is truly one of the most important virtues. All sin is pride against God and a denial of humility. Therefore, our obedience to God must be a humble and loving submission to Him and to following His will above our own...

2017-08-16 07:24:29
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From NPR: Catholic poet with cerebral palsy imagines life inside a 1910 institution that eugenics built...  

Growing up in southwestern Virginia in recent decades, poet Molly McCully Brown often passed by a state institution in Amherst County that was once known as the "Virginia State Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded." Since 1983 the facility, which was founded in 1910, has been called the Central Virginia Training Center...

2017-08-16 05:49:04
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Knights of Columbus answer some frequently asked questions about new Fourth Degree uniform...  

Earlier this month, the Knights of Columbus board of directors unanimously voted to adopt a new uniform for the Fourth Degree. The decision was made with the good of the entire Order in mind. While we understand that some members may prefer the old regalia, the supreme master and vice supreme masters urge all Fourth Degree members to put the good of the Order before any personal preference...

2017-08-16 05:24:59
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Catholic school's expulsion of girls upheld; judge lashes out at parents...  

A judge on Monday refused to order a Catholic school to accept two girls who were denied re-enrollment after their parents sued the school to get one of the daughters on a boys basketball team. "The court does not have the authority to meddle in this decision," Superior Court Judge Donald A. Kessler said in his ruling on the case in which St...

2017-08-16 04:58:02
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Why and how does Satan roam the Earth?  

One of the more puzzling aspects of demonology is the freedom that Satan and demons appear to have in roaming the earth, causing trouble. If the condemned are consigned to Hell for all eternity, why is Satan allowed to wander about outside of Hell? Isn't he supposed to be suffering in Hell along with his minions and the other condemned...

2017-08-16 04:53:56
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A short reflection on beauty...  

It is common to link the good, the true, and the beautiful; this is proper because truth is beautiful and a very high good. But as with most insights, some distinctions are necessary, because while truth is always beautiful, not everyone or everything that appears to be beautiful is thereby true.

2017-08-16 04:07:48
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Texas governor signs bill banning taxpayer funding of abortions...  

Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a bill today that bans taxpayer funding of abortions via the insurance industry. Abbott signed House Bill 214 (HB 214) that will protect Texans from paying for the abortions of others through their tax dollars and health insurance premiums. The bill limits insurance coverage for abortion procedures...

2017-08-16 03:37:26
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If you want to understand the times we're living in, here's what you should read.....  

Reading matters. It trains the brain in a particular way. The printed word has two great advantages over a culture based on images: permanence (or at least stability) of the word and the mental discipline imposed by grammar. Sentence structure, done well, feeds logical thought. It organizes the flow of ideas. And logic in America in 2017 is a diminishing resource...

2017-08-16 02:25:55
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Solemnity of the Assumption: 'Mary brings new joy and meaning to mankind'...  

On the Feast of the Assumption, Pope Francis said that in bringing Christ to the world, Mary also provides the joy and grace of her Son, which not only sustain us in difficulty, but are primarily intended for the weak and humble. "Carrying Jesus, the Madonna also brings us a new joy, full of meaning; she brings us a new ability to pass with faith through the most painful and difficult moments; she brings us the capacity for mercy...

2017-08-15 21:21:44
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The little-known tradition about the assumption of Moses...  

In part one of this series, we saw the descriptions of Enoch and Elijah's assumptions in both the New and the Old Testaments. Elijah's Assumption into Heaven is confirmed in the New Testament at the Transfiguration, where we see Moses and Elijah with Christ in Heaven. The story of Elijah's assumption into Heaven riding on a fiery chariot (2 Kings 2) is well-known...

2017-08-15 21:16:20
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Adventurer Bear Woznick teams with Harley-riding Archbishop Thomas Wenski to evangelize 'real men' ...  

Muscles and tattoos; men on motorcycles roaring through winding roads: Can a world champion surfer and ninja black belt named Bear lead them to Jesus? That's the premise of "Long Ride Home," an unusual reality TV series in that it airs not on Spike TV but on EWTN — yes, Mother Angelica's network. Tattooed bikers are not exactly most people's image of Catholicism...

2017-08-15 19:31:57
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12 things to know and share about the Assumption of Mary...  

August 15 is the solemnity of the Assumption of Mary. In the United States, it is a holy day of obligation (in years when it does not fall on a Monday). What is the Assumption of Mary, how did it come to be defined, and what relevance does it have for our lives? Here are 12 things to know and share . . .

2017-08-15 18:32:13
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New technology is revealing invisible poems hidden in St. Catherine's Monastery...  

For centuries they have gathered dust on the shelves of a library marooned in a rocky patch of Egyptian desert, their secrets lost in time. But now a collection of enigmatic manuscripts, carefully stored behind the walls of a 1,500-year-old monastery on the Sinai Peninsula, are giving up their treasures. The library at Saint Catherine's Monastery is the oldest continually operating library in the world...

2017-08-15 18:17:51
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How to live out the 'Cabrini Option'...  

There's much current debate about "The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in Post-Christian Nation," the recent book by Rod Dreher about the need to create tight-knit faith communities. Here's another option, well established in Catholic social teaching: the preferential option for the poor. Let's call that the Cabrini Option and understand how we can all pursue that...

2017-08-15 16:55:24
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The biblical roots of the Assumption of Mary...  

While the actual event of the Assumption of Mary into Heaven is not recorded in the Scriptures, there is a biblical basis for the teaching that, considered as a whole, confirms Catholic teaching as both fitting and in keeping with biblical principles. Let's ponder this feast in stages: The Assumption Explained - To be "assumed" means to be taken up by God bodily into Heaven...

2017-08-15 16:24:51
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'Everybody Loves Raymond' star Patricia Heaton sets Twitter on fire, calls out CBS for Iceland murder story...  

"Everybody Loves Raymond" actress Patricia Heaton is calling out CBS News for a story that the network broadcast about "eliminating Down syndrome" by aborting babies in Iceland.

2017-08-15 14:02:11
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Australian commission proposes forcing priests to break seal of confession...  

The bishops of Australia have indicated that they will resist the Royal Commission's proposal that priests be legally obligated to disclose details of sexual abuse revealed in the confessional, facing criminal charges if they don't. "Confession in the Catholic Church is a spiritual encounter with God through the priest...

2017-08-15 13:34:53
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A man who does more for the Korean people than just worry...  

'Please, don't tell me more." It's become a common plea if not a refrain as I encounter more and more people choosing to disengage from watching the seemingly constant car crash that is our politics and culture. Apparently presidential tweets about war and joke responses about mushroom clouds and North Korean Pokemon armies aren't their cup of tea...

2017-08-15 12:47:11
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St. Josemaría Escrivá: Thoughts on the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin...  

It was on Calvary that Christ, her most blessed Son and our brother, gave her to us as our mother, when he said to St John: "Behold your mother." And we received her, along with the beloved disciple, in that moment of supreme grief. The Blessed Virgin embraced us in her suffering, as the ancient prophecy was fulfilled: "And a sword shall pierce your own soul...

2017-08-15 12:24:17
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4 Ways to grow in empathy according to Edith Stein...  

Do you ever emotionally lose it (maybe just a little bit) when looking at social media feeds and seeing friends on glamorous vacations, eating amazing food, taking zany selfies, and having the time of their life? It doesn't feel good, right? To be jealous, to question why so-and-so deserves these great experiences, to grow increasingly anxious that everyone else is #blessed while you're at home eating leftovers and chilling in front of your laptop...

2017-08-15 10:58:42
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Solemnity of the Assumption: 'Mary brings new joy and meaning to mankind'...  

On the Feast of the Assumption, Pope Francis said that in bringing Christ to the world, Mary also provides the joy and grace of her Son, which not only sustain us in difficulty, but are primarily intended for the weak and humble. "Carrying Jesus, the Madonna also brings us a new joy, full of meaning; she brings us a new ability to pass with faith through the most painful and difficult moments; she brings us the capacity for mercy...

2017-08-15 10:56:26
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How Catholics should respond to Charlottesville...  

In the late 1940s, Archbishop Joseph Rummel began the process of ending segregation in the parishes, seminary, and schools of the Archdiocese of New Orleans. He faced real opposition, from families, from teachers, from civil officials, and even some of the priests and religious of his diocese. Political leaders threatened to end all state financial support for integrated Catholic schools...

2017-08-15 10:44:15
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Is silence consent? Virtue vs. virtue signalling.....  

Yesterday, I tussled with some friends over the issue of "virtue signalling." In the immediate aftermath of the hideous events in Charlottesville, my social media was flooded with friends passionately denouncing racism and white supremacism. Some of the denunciations included an exhortation for all decent folk to do the same: You must speak up...

2017-08-15 10:26:05
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A man who does more for the Korean people than just worry...  

'Please, don't tell me more." It's become a common plea if not a refrain as I encounter more and more people choosing to disengage from watching the seemingly constant car crash that is our politics and culture. Apparently presidential tweets about war and joke responses about mushroom clouds and North Korean Pokemon armies aren't their cup of tea...

2017-08-15 09:30:15
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Here's what really happened in Charlottesville...  

I'll tell you what's happened in Charlottesville this weekend. It is human beings revealing what lies within. It's real simple and its been happening since Cain killed his brother Abel. It works like this: Human being is unhappy. He doesn't know why he's unhappy. Somebody must be at fault. He needs to blame somebody for his being unhappy...

2017-08-15 08:52:33
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St. Josemaría Escrivá: Thoughts on the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin...  

It was on Calvary that Christ, her most blessed Son and our brother, gave her to us as our mother, when he said to St John: "Behold your mother." And we received her, along with the beloved disciple, in that moment of supreme grief. The Blessed Virgin embraced us in her suffering, as the ancient prophecy was fulfilled: "And a sword shall pierce your own soul...

2017-08-15 07:51:17
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New technology is revealing invisible poems hidden in St. Catherine's Monastery...  

For centuries they have gathered dust on the shelves of a library marooned in a rocky patch of Egyptian desert, their secrets lost in time. But now a collection of enigmatic manuscripts, carefully stored behind the walls of a 1,500-year-old monastery on the Sinai Peninsula, are giving up their treasures. The library at Saint Catherine's Monastery is the oldest continually operating library in the world...

2017-08-15 07:09:16
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How to live out the 'Cabrini Option'...  

There's much current debate about "The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in Post-Christian Nation," the recent book by Rod Dreher about the need to create tight-knit faith communities. Here's another option, well established in Catholic social teaching: the preferential option for the poor. Let's call that the Cabrini Option and understand how we can all pursue that...

2017-08-15 07:08:01
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The little-known tradition about the assumption of Moses...  

In part one of this series, we saw the descriptions of Enoch and Elijah's assumptions in both the New and the Old Testaments. Elijah's Assumption into Heaven is confirmed in the New Testament at the Transfiguration, where we see Moses and Elijah with Christ in Heaven. The story of Elijah's assumption into Heaven riding on a fiery chariot (2 Kings 2) is well-known...

2017-08-15 06:39:06
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Inside the cold-hearted country where Down syndrome is disappearing...  

With the rise of prenatal screening tests across Europe and the United States, the number of babies born with Down syndrome has significantly decreased, but few countries have come as close to eradicating Down syndrome births as Iceland. Since prenatal screening tests were introduced in Iceland in the early 2000s, the vast majority of women — close to 100 percent — who received a positive test for Down syndrome terminated their pregnancy...

2017-08-15 06:27:25
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Is silence consent? Virtue vs. virtue signalling.....  

Yesterday, I tussled with some friends over the issue of "virtue signalling." In the immediate aftermath of the hideous events in Charlottesville, my social media was flooded with friends passionately denouncing racism and white supremacism. Some of the denunciations included an exhortation for all decent folk to do the same: You must speak up...

2017-08-15 06:09:53
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The biblical roots of the Assumption of Mary...  

While the actual event of the Assumption of Mary into Heaven is not recorded in the Scriptures, there is a biblical basis for the teaching that, considered as a whole, confirms Catholic teaching as both fitting and in keeping with biblical principles. Let's ponder this feast in stages: The Assumption Explained - To be "assumed" means to be taken up by God bodily into Heaven...

2017-08-15 04:27:28
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Adventurer Bear Woznick teams with Harley-riding Archbishop Thomas Wenski to evangelize 'real men' ...  

Muscles and tattoos; men on motorcycles roaring through winding roads: Can a world champion surfer and ninja black belt named Bear lead them to Jesus? That's the premise of "Long Ride Home," an unusual reality TV series in that it airs not on Spike TV but on EWTN — yes, Mother Angelica's network. Tattooed bikers are not exactly most people's image of Catholicism...

2017-08-15 04:25:18
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Inside the cold-hearted country where Down syndrome is disappearing...  

With the rise of prenatal screening tests across Europe and the United States, the number of babies born with Down syndrome has significantly decreased, but few countries have come as close to eradicating Down syndrome births as Iceland. Since prenatal screening tests were introduced in Iceland in the early 2000s, the vast majority of women — close to 100 percent — who received a positive test for Down syndrome terminated their pregnancy...

2017-08-15 03:16:36
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7 of the world's most impressive subterranean structures...  

We love to build tall, towering skyscrapers that define our most populated cities. The taller the building, the more impressive. But not all feats of engineering go upward. From historic cities dug under the earth, mines or even research facilities, we've dug underground in order to create new experiences. Here are seven of the world's most jaw-dropping

2017-08-15 02:12:41
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If we're serious about tearing down white supremacy, let's start with Planned Parenthood...  

It is a rich if tragic irony that the same progressives denouncing Richard Spencer and demanding that municipal statues be torn down for their alleged white supremacist qualities are themselves closely aligned with a white supremacist-tied group. I am speaking, of course, of Planned Parenthood, which is to the abortion-loving Left what Adolf Hitler's bunker would have become to fascists had Germany not demolished it in the late 1980s: a sort of holy shrine upon which adulation and adoration ca...

2017-08-15 01:33:35
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This Marian pope popularized Fatima—and it's not who you think...  

Which pope is the first "Fatima pope"? "Fatima owes its present popularity in the Church very largely to the interest and encouragement of Pope Pius XII," Servant of God Jesuit Father John Hardon wrote back in 1952. "It was Pius XII among the Popes who first explicitly referred to Fatima in a formal papal document." That official public recognition of Fatima came in 1940 from Venerable Pius XII who was elected Holy Father months before in 1939...

2017-08-14 12:42:47
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'Pakistan's Mother Teresa': Sr. Ruth Pfau, physician renowned for treating lepers, dies at 87...  

Sr. Ruth Pfau, a German-born Catholic missionary who devoted her life to eradicating leprosy in Pakistan, died Thursday at the age of 87. A few days prior, she had been hospitalized in Karachi due to complications related to old age. Pakistani leaders mourned the Aug. 10 loss of the doctor and religious sister, and praised her contributions in fighting the disfiguring disease that usually leads to the ostracization of its victims...

2017-08-14 11:39:50
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An exorcist talks about the movie 'Annabelle' and the power of evil...  

What children read, what they see on the screen, can inspire them toward greater faithfulness. Conversely, Father Robert warns, it can lead them into the sordid world of the occult, even opening them to demonic possession. Father Robert is not exaggerating. A priest for more than ten years and an experienced exorcist, he knows firsthand the unintended consequences when children or adults open the door to demonic activity...

2017-08-14 11:36:35
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You think? There may be faith angles in all those stories about fading flocks in urban America...  

Frankly, it's one of the biggest religion-news stories in America these days. You are going to be reading these news stories over and over in newspapers from New York City to Los Angeles and every major urban area in between. Thousands of people are involved, along with millions and millions of dollars. We are talking about prime urban real estate - specifically the sale of land (and sometimes the reuse of facilities) belonging to dying churches...

2017-08-14 11:14:48
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A prayer for peace...  

Under the shadow of the Father's glory, humanity is established in peace -- whether as individuals, or families, or whole societies. This is more true and real than all the passing circumstances of this world below, no matter how evil or catastrophic they might become. Under the shade of this glory, Christ purifies and illuminates our whole human experience so that all that is cold and dark is being made radiant with divine warmth...

2017-08-14 10:34:39
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German Catholicism is rich—but in all the wrong ways...  

The Catholic Church in Germany is "spiritually impoverished and in decline, yet rich in material means." That is the diagnosis of Anian Christoph Wimmer, editor of Catholic News Agency's German edition. Writing in the U.K. Catholic Herald Aug 10, Wimmer said the Church in Germany at present suffers from an unhealthy combination of "dwindling spiritual influence and major financial clout...

2017-08-14 10:31:18
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The real reason Catholics can't be Freemasons...  

The mutual antagonism of the Catholic Church and Freemasonry is well established and longstanding. For most of the past 300 years they have been acknowledged, even in the secular mindset, as implacably opposed. In recent decades the animosity between the two has faded somewhat from the public consciousness as the Church's direct institutional involvement in civil affairs has become less pronounced and as Freemasonry has waned dramatically in numbers and prominence...

2017-08-14 09:33:48
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Is Spain's first historian of the Americas buried under Columbus' tomb?  

In 1992, workers excavated the tomb of Christopher Columbus in the cathedral of Santo Domingo to translate bones believes to be his (over the centuries, Columbus' remains were moved over longer distances than any saint's — from Valladolid to Seville to Santo Domingo to Havana and back across the Atlantic to Seville — so authentication has proven all but impossible) to their new home in the Columbus Lighthouse monument...

2017-08-14 08:45:07
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Australian commission proposes forcing priests to break seal of confession...  

The bishops of Australia have indicated that they will resist the Royal Commission's proposal that priests be legally obligated to disclose details of sexual abuse revealed in the confessional, facing criminal charges if they don't. "Confession in the Catholic Church is a spiritual encounter with God through the priest...

2017-08-14 08:03:05
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Converts share what it was like to discover the liturgical calendar...  

Most non-Catholic Christians, unless they come from a liturgical tradition such as Orthodoxy or Anglicanism, only celebrate two major religious holidays per year- Christmas and Easter. And while there has been a revival of the observance of Lent in some Protestant Churches, it's still a drastic change for converts to Catholicism...

2017-08-14 07:49:43
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4 Ways to grow in empathy according to Edith Stein...  

Do you ever emotionally lose it (maybe just a little bit) when looking at social media feeds and seeing friends on glamorous vacations, eating amazing food, taking zany selfies, and having the time of their life? It doesn't feel good, right? To be jealous, to question why so-and-so deserves these great experiences, to grow increasingly anxious that everyone else is #blessed while you're at home eating leftovers and chilling in front of your laptop...

2017-08-14 07:38:40
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Here's what really happened in Charlottesville...  

I'll tell you what's happened in Charlottesville this weekend. It is human beings revealing what lies within. It's real simple and its been happening since Cain killed his brother Abel. It works like this: Human being is unhappy. He doesn't know why he's unhappy. Somebody must be at fault. He needs to blame somebody for his being unhappy...

2017-08-14 07:23:29
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Fix your focus: A homily for the 19th Sunday of the Year...  

The Gospel today is about faith and about focus. It teaches that although storms and struggles inevitably arise, we have a choice as to whether we focus on them or on Jesus. The message is clear: "Keep your eyes on the prize. Hold on!" Let's look at this Gospel in three stages: Perceived Distance, Produced Distress, and Point of Decision...

2017-08-14 06:54:24
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Art and the transfiguration of the world...  

Art, like philosophy, begins with wonder. Nothing is so surprising as that things exist. Henri Matisse wrote: "One must know how to maintain childhood's freshness upon contact with objects, to preserve its naivety. One must be a child all one's life even while a man, take one's strength from the existence of objects—and not have imagination cut off by the existence of objects...

2017-08-14 05:28:10
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U.S. bishops call for prayer amid 'abhorrent' violence in Charlottesville...  

The head of the U.S. bishops conference called for prayers after one person was killed and over a dozen injured during a white nationalist protest in Charlottesville, Virginia.

2017-08-14 05:24:56
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Google fires software engineer for 'advancing harmful gender stereotypes'...  

It's a Larry Summers moment for Silicon Valley. Google has fired software engineer James Damore. His sin? "Advancing harmful gender stereotypes." When Larry Summers voiced the scientifically incontestable observation that biological differences between men and women contribute to the imbalance of the sexes in math-dominated fields...

2017-08-14 05:22:46
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Vatican official hints at unofficial agreement with China on bishops...  

A senior Vatican official has hinted there is an unofficial agreement between the Holy See and Beijing on the appointment of bishops, even as negotiations to formalize arrangements continue to hit roadblocks, reported ucanews.com. Argentine Bishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, who attended a conference on the sensitive topic of organ donation and transplants in the southern Chinese city of Kunming...

2017-08-14 05:21:40
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How Mary's Assumption is rooted in Tradition and Scripture...  

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which we celebrate on August 15, is the dogma most recently proclaimed by a pope infallibly. Pope Pius XII did so by promulgating an apostolic constitution on All Saints' Day of the Jubilee Year 1950. In the document (entitled Munificentissimus Deus), Pius defined the dogma of the Assumption by an ex cathedra pronouncement—that is...

2017-08-14 05:20:38
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1 

The Catholic Church and the Jews: What is the true story?  

Few episodes in recent Church history arouse as much attention as the alleged silence of Pope Pius XII regarding the Holocaust. Despite the fact that many respected scholars—including Jewish ones—have demonstrated that the pope gave European Jews much aid, this negative image of Pius XII prevails in many circles. Interestingly...

2017-08-14 04:53:45
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1 

Pope's Sunday Angelus: Have faith in Christ, and stay away from 'horoscopes and fortune tellers'...  

Reflecting on Sunday's Gospel at his address before his weekly Angelus prayer, Pope Francis said that those who "consult the horoscopes and fortune tellers," instead of clinging to the word of the Lord, "begin to sink." He also called on the Virgin Mary to intercede to help the faithful "stay on the boat of the Church" avoiding the temptation of "amusing" yet insecure boats of ideologies...

2017-08-14 04:52:35
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The recovery in priestly vocations seems to be over.....  

Between 1978 and 2012, after the great crisis of the 1970s following Vatican II, seminaries around the world enjoyed a season of growth. The growth was not constant, nor was it uniform across countries and continents. But the trend was clear. Numbers revealed recently by the Central Office of Statistics of the Holy See show that in the past five years...

2017-08-14 04:40:33
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Amid nuclear fears, remember a pope once helped avert Armageddon...  

In lots of ways, it's probably premature to start crafting comparisons between the danger posed by North Korea's threat to test-fire four ballistic missiles off the coast of Guam, coupled with U.S. President Donald Trump's stern response, and the terror that gripped the world in October 1962 amid the Cuban Missile Crisis. Back then...

2017-08-14 04:39:27
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Mexico is the most violent Latin American country for priests, new report says...  

For the ninth year in a row, Mexico is the most violent country in Latin America for priests, said a report from the Catholic Multimedia Center. The report covers 2012 to 2017, which aligns with the presidency of current Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. During this time, 19 priests and two lay persons were murdered, and two priests reported as missing...

2017-08-14 04:04:34
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Come over here and say that...  

Austen Ivereigh, in one of the most embarrassing essays Crux has ever run, recently smeared seven talented Catholic commentators as suffering from 'convert neurosis'. Not once in passing, but repeatedly, Ivereigh uses 'neurosis' and 'neurotic' in regard to some seven writers, Ross Douthat, Daniel Hitchens, Carl Olson...

2017-08-14 03:37:26
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1 

Watch: The terrifying speed of a lion charge...  

Lions are capable of running 50mph in short bursts...

2017-08-14 03:05:48
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1 

Is the devil making a comeback in France?  

Press reports in the last days seem to suggest that the French have rediscovered the devil. So much so that The Times ran an article last weekend that warned British holiday makers that they need to be aware of something not covered by their holiday insurance: diabolic activity. You can imagine the surprise on finding such subject matter covered in a decidedly secular newspaper...

2017-08-14 02:55:13
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How to go to confession when you haven't gone in years (warning: autoplay video ad)...  

Going to confession for the first time in 5, 10, 20, 30 (or more) years can be daunting. We know we should do it, but there is part of us that is still reluctant or even afraid of going back to the sacraments. Besides feelings of shame, we may simply have forgotten how to go to confession. For those who are hesitant to receive the mercy of God...

2017-08-14 02:29:03
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19th Ordinary Sunday: Frightening consolation...  

The Collect for the 19th Sunday of Ordinary Time was not in previous editions Missale Romanum before the 1970 Novus Ordo. It has roots in the 9th century Sacramentary of Bergamo and thus is ancient text... sort of. Note that for the 2002 Missale Romanum there was a variation from the 1970MR. In the 2002MR the ablative absolute clause "docente Spiritu Sancto" was inserted...

2017-08-14 01:07:21
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Pope's Sunday Angelus: Have faith in Christ, and stay away from 'horoscopes and fortune tellers'...  

Reflecting on Sunday's Gospel at his address before his weekly Angelus prayer, Pope Francis said that those who "consult the horoscopes and fortune tellers," instead of clinging to the word of the Lord, "begin to sink." He also called on the Virgin Mary to intercede to help the faithful "stay on the boat of the Church" avoiding the temptation of "amusing" yet insecure boats of ideologies...

2017-08-13 13:47:04
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2 

Amid nuclear fears, remember a pope once helped avert Armageddon...  

In lots of ways, it's probably premature to start crafting comparisons between the danger posed by North Korea's threat to test-fire four ballistic missiles off the coast of Guam, coupled with U.S. President Donald Trump's stern response, and the terror that gripped the world in October 1962 amid the Cuban Missile Crisis. Back then...

2017-08-13 12:22:07
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3 

Fix your focus: A homily for the 19th Sunday of the Year...  

The Gospel today is about faith and about focus. It teaches that although storms and struggles inevitably arise, we have a choice as to whether we focus on them or on Jesus. The message is clear: "Keep your eyes on the prize. Hold on!" Let's look at this Gospel in three stages: Perceived Distance, Produced Distress, and Point of Decision...

2017-08-13 12:21:05
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U.S. bishops call for prayer amid 'abhorrent' violence in Charlottesville...  

The head of the U.S. bishops conference called for prayers after one person was killed and over a dozen injured during a white nationalist protest in Charlottesville, Virginia.

2017-08-13 07:43:02
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The Catholic Church and the Jews: What is the true story?  

Few episodes in recent Church history arouse as much attention as the alleged silence of Pope Pius XII regarding the Holocaust. Despite the fact that many respected scholars—including Jewish ones—have demonstrated that the pope gave European Jews much aid, this negative image of Pius XII prevails in many circles. Interestingly...

2017-08-13 06:45:32
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19th Ordinary Sunday: Frightening consolation...  

The Collect for the 19th Sunday of Ordinary Time was not in previous editions Missale Romanum before the 1970 Novus Ordo. It has roots in the 9th century Sacramentary of Bergamo and thus is ancient text... sort of. Note that for the 2002 Missale Romanum there was a variation from the 1970MR. In the 2002MR the ablative absolute clause "docente Spiritu Sancto" was inserted...

2017-08-13 05:18:21
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Mexico is the most violent Latin American country for priests, new report says...  

For the ninth year in a row, Mexico is the most violent country in Latin America for priests, said a report from the Catholic Multimedia Center. The report covers 2012 to 2017, which aligns with the presidency of current Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. During this time, 19 priests and two lay persons were murdered, and two priests reported as missing...

2017-08-12 09:19:36
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The real reason Catholics can't be Freemasons...  

The mutual antagonism of the Catholic Church and Freemasonry is well established and longstanding. For most of the past 300 years they have been acknowledged, even in the secular mindset, as implacably opposed. In recent decades the animosity between the two has faded somewhat from the public consciousness as the Church's direct institutional involvement in civil affairs has become less pronounced and as Freemasonry has waned dramatically in numbers and prominence...

2017-08-12 05:35:28
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A prayer for peace...  

Under the shadow of the Father's glory, humanity is established in peace -- whether as individuals, or families, or whole societies. This is more true and real than all the passing circumstances of this world below, no matter how evil or catastrophic they might become. Under the shade of this glory, Christ purifies and illuminates our whole human experience so that all that is cold and dark is being made radiant with divine warmth...

2017-08-12 05:12:36
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