The top stories, the best sites.
            
Poll: What's the future for Trump and the U.S.?
articles

content feeds for your site



religion
   customize



Pope's Wednesday Audience: 'The Holy Spirit unites the Church, despite sin and scandal'...  

Pope Francis said Wednesday that the Holy Spirit unites and grows the Church despite human limitations, sins and scandal. "The Holy Spirit is the creator of communion, the artist of reconciliation ... He builds the community of believers by harmonizing the unity of the body and the multiplicity of its members," Pope Francis said June 19 in St...

what do you think?

2019-06-19 12:52:44



Father Thomas Rosica resigns from Salt and Light after plagiarism scandal...  

In April, it was discovered that one of Rosica's most controversial publications, a July 2018 blog post, had been plagiarized from a 2014 blog post by by Richard Bennett, a former member of Dominican Order and an apparently laicized priest, who is now active in a fundamentalist Protestant organization which says it "places particular emphasis on the evangelization and conversion of Roman Catholics...

what do you think?

2019-06-19 04:13:20



Here's everything we know so far about Netflix's Narnia project...  

Roughly a year after Amazon announced its plan to create a series based on J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, Netflix revealed plans to create a series and feature films based on the world of C.S. Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia. Ever since the announcement was made on October 3, 2018, various speculations have been made. To help you sort through them all...

what do you think?

2019-06-19 02:09:21



“No one was saved” — How Paul McCartney out-harshed Lennon's critique with four words...  

Well, Happy Birthday to James Paul McCartney, who was born this day in 1942 and grew up to be one half of what became arguably the greatest songwriting partnerships in popular music. What a gift he had, to seemingly exhale melodies. What a remarkable, innovative bass player, to boot. What unforgettable harmonies — so tightly wound...

what do you think?

2019-06-19 01:09:31



The Holy Eucharist and the priesthood: The Solemnity of Corpus Christi...  

I love the early summer liturgical "trifecta" of Pentecost, Trinity, and Corpus Christi, forming a kind of "encore" to the joyful Easter Season focusing in succession on three fundamental realities of the Christian life: the Church, the Triune Godhead, and the Eucharist. This "trifecta" comes to an end this week with the celebration of the Body and Blood of Christ...

what do you think?

2019-06-18 12:31:59



Familiar journalism question: Why did the New York Times ignore Franco Zeffirelli's Catholic faith?  

The lengthy New York Times obituary for the Franco Zeffirelli features lots of material — as it should — about the legendary director's off-stage and off-screen private life, which was colorful, to say the least. The headline proclaimed: "Franco Zeffirelli, Italian Director With Taste for Excess, Dies at 96." Zeffirelli lived a sprawling...

what do you think?

2019-06-18 09:56:33



Holy See Press Office denies rumors of Benedict XVI stroke...  

Despite the rumors in social media, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI is doing very well and did not suffer a mild stroke, according to the Holy See Press Office. The reports first appeared on Twitter Monday afternoon, leaving many Catholics offering prayers for the 92-year-old pope emeritus.

what do you think?

2019-06-18 09:13:11



Understanding the debate over married priests at the Amazon synod...  

Every so often, we get official confirmation of the obvious, and, surprisingly enough, it still makes waves. Such is the case again this week with the release of a preparatory document for an October summit of bishops on the Amazon, which confirms that the ordination of married "elderly people," meaning men, will be on the agenda...

what do you think?

2019-06-18 07:12:33



China killing Prisoners to harvest organs for transplant, tribunal finds...  

On June 17, an independent tribunal which has been investigating "forced organ harvesting" from Chinese prisoners, including Falun Gong practitioners and Uighur Muslims, published its final judgment. The China Tribunal concluded that "forced organ harvesting has been committed for years throughout China on a significant scale...

what do you think?

2019-06-18 04:51:24



A comment about Cardinal Dolan's capital punishment tweet...  

Earlier today Cdl. Dolan of New York tweeted: "With the clear and cogent clarification of the successor of St. Peter, there now exists no loophole to morally justify capital punishment." The supposedly clear and cogent clarification that Dolan has in mind must be Pope Francis' 2018 modification of the Catechism of the Catholic Church to assert that the death penalty is "inadmissible"...

what do you think?

2019-06-18 04:14:15



The impact of a loving marriage is greater than you can imagine...  

June 17 is my parents' 58th wedding anniversary. Since I've been around for all but 10 of those years, I consider myself somewhat of an expert on their marriage. So first, I'd like to say: Congratulations, Mom and Dad! And I'd like to offer an observation about marriage and how it can affect children. At the start of every day...

what do you think?

2019-06-17 21:39:18



Three churches agree to more renovations at Church of the Holy Sepulcher...  

Following the successful cooperation on the 2016 restoration of the Edicule in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the leaders of the three churches who serve as guardians of the holy site have signed an agreement to continue with restorations, this time on the pavement and foundations around the tomb. The Edicule shrine is revered by Christians as the site of the remains of the cave where Jesus was buried and rose from the dead...

what do you think?

2019-06-17 20:59:11



If this man asks for a penny, don't give it to him. It's a pyramid scheme.....  

This is the last video showing the construction of the New World Record Penny Pyramid, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. This beats the previous record, which used 100 people and was built in Lithuania.

what do you think?

2019-06-17 20:13:13



The doctrine of the Most Holy Trinity describes divine love...  

So, how was Heresy Sunday at your parish? Maybe you know it better as "Trinity Sunday," but, well, you know. One minute, you're standing there sweating behind the pulpit, trying to give your flock something solid to chew on, and then next minute, you're a modalist. Or an arian, or a partialist. On the other hand, you also have people complaining on Twitter that they're pretty tired of hearing from their pastors that they're just too dumb to understand the trinity...

what do you think?

2019-06-17 13:57:06



Polish priest, ordained in his hospital bed after cancer diagnosis, dies...  

A young Polish priest who was ordained last month following a terminal cancer diagnosis has died, his community announced Monday. Father Michal Los, FDP, died June 17 in the morning, the Congregation of the Orionine Fathers said in a Facebook post. "We believe that he met with the Risen Christ whom he so desperately wanted to serve as a priest...

what do you think?

2019-06-17 13:39:30



Antonin Scalia's son looks at the faith of his father...  

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was one of the most influential members of the court until his death in 2016. Christopher Scalia and Ed Whelan have a new book, On Faith: Lessons from an American Believer. The book looks at the faith of the late justice, and how it affected his life. Kathryn Jean Lopez spoke to Christopher about his father...

what do you think?

2019-06-17 13:05:37



Transgenderism and perfect freedom...  

here are many reasons to read Dante's Divine Comedy, not least the pleasure of encountering sheer imaginative genius. But in the end, the most important reason is one he identifies in a letter to a patron, Can Grande della Scala: "the subject is man according as by his merits or demerits in the exercise of his free will he is deserving of reward or punishment by justice...

what do you think?

2019-06-17 11:16:53



A dad took his autistic son to church for Father's Day. The minister told them to hit the bricks.....  

Dr. Paul Rimmer took his son to Evensong yesterday at King's College at Cambridge. This morning, he posted this letter on Facebook, which reads in part...

what do you think?

2019-06-17 09:28:05



Amazons from the Amazon...  

For those who remember their Greek mythology, the Amazons were a tribe of women warriors. The document published from the recent synod of the Amazon not only calls for the consideration of the ordination of older married men, but also pleads for a recognized role for women. Catholic Herald reports here...

what do you think?

2019-06-17 09:27:25



New York Times columnist David Brooks wants to convert. Are we stopping him?  

secular Jewish New York Times columnist is on the cusp of accepting the Christian faith, and his new book tells Christians what we do that encourages and discourages people like him. I knew I had to read David Brooks' The Second Mountain when I read Rod Dreher's tweet about it. "Plane landed as I finished final pages," Dreher tweeted...

what do you think?

2019-06-17 08:26:30



Amazon Synod to consider possible ordination of married men, 'official ministry' for women...  

The working document for the special assembly of the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazonian region, released Monday, recommends study of the possibility of ordaining married men in remote areas for the priesthood. "Stating that celibacy is a gift for the Church, we ask that, for more remote areas in the region, study of the possibility of priestly ordination of elders...

what do you think?

2019-06-17 06:42:17



Italian priest concelebrates his 100th birthday Mass with his 4 sons, who are all priests too...  

Father, priest, father of priests, centenarian, author, disciple of Padre Pio, Veteran of World War II ... Perhaps we could think of Fr. Probo Vaccarini as a sort of spiritual Forrest Gump: someone who has received all 7 sacraments—some from his own children—and conferred most of them as well, and who has seen some of the most significant events and personalities of the 20th and 21st centuries first-hand...

what do you think?

2019-06-17 06:40:07



At bishops' summit, filling McCarrick's chair signals hope for change...  

When the U.S. Catholic bishops gathered for their semi-annual meeting last week, the burning outsider question was what steps they would take to combat the clerical sexual abuse scandals that are once again scarring the Church in America. For insiders, however, that question took on a highly specific focus: Would anyone finally sit in Ted McCarrick's chair...

what do you think?

2019-06-17 05:58:50



Three slogans that show the Church and science agree about abortion...  

Whenever pro-life policies advance, such as the fetal "heartbeat" bill in Georgia, the protection of children conceived by rape in Alabama, and the National Institute of Health's (NIH) defunding of fetal tissue in research, the same old pro-choice slogans pop up again in the media: "My Body, My Choice!" "Parasites Don't Have Rights...

what do you think?

2019-06-17 04:43:53



Did St. Paul really land on Malta? Or was it really (as Fr. Ronald Knox translates it) the island of Melita?  

St. Paul made several journeys around the Mediterranean, preaching the Gospel. According the Acts of the Apostles, he was shipwrecked on the island of Malta. In some translations, such as Ronald Knox's, though, the place is referred to as Melita. Though Maltese are proud of their connection with the Apostle to the Gentiles, one scholar is calling into question whether St...

what do you think?

2019-06-17 04:39:29



“Every girl I knew was on it”: Why women are starting to question the Pill...  

Every day since I was 15 years old, I have taken "the Pill," a pale-pink tablet containing a combination of levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol, two chemicals that trick my body into thinking it's pregnant so I can't actually get pregnant. Since it came on the market in 1960, the Pill — a catchall term for a variety of oral contraceptives containing differing combinations of synthetic hormones — has been the most common form of birth control used in the United States...

what do you think?

2019-06-17 04:37:15



What really happened to Malaysia's missing airplane...  

at 12:42 a.m. on the quiet, moonlit night of March 8, 2014, a Boeing 777-200ER operated by Malaysia Airlines took off from Kuala Lumpur and turned toward Beijing, climbing to its assigned cruising altitude of 35,000 feet. The designator for Malaysia Airlines is MH. The flight number was 370. Fariq Hamid, the first officer, was flying the airplane...

what do you think?

2019-06-17 03:20:11



According to one exorcist, this problem is 'far worse than Satan'...  

"Which is worse, sin or Satan?" Msgr. John Esseff asked. "Sin is far worse," he answered without waiting for a response. I had called for his perspective on what is happening in our culture. As a priest for 65 years, an exorcist for over 40, and a former spiritual director to St. Teresa of Calcutta, his spiritual perspectives are ever-ready...

what do you think?

2019-06-16 12:14:25



The power of Francis Poulenc's “Dialogues of the Carmelites”...  

The Metropolitan Opera's series of High Definition (HD) broadcasts, transmitting opera performances live into movie theaters around the world, has been a bright spot on the cultural landscape for some time. Attending an HD broadcast is the next best thing to being at the opera house, and sometimes it can be even better. That was my distinct impression when I attended this season's revival of Francis Poulenc's Dialogues des Carmelites...

what do you think?

2019-06-16 10:13:51



Notre Dame Cathedral celebrates first Mass since fire...  

Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral experienced a devastating fire in April. Two months later, priests, canons and construction workers in Paris celebrated the first Mass in the cathedral since the fire. Paris Archbishop Michel Aupetit celebrated Mass in the Chapel of the Virgin behind the choir, with only 30 people present (for security reasons)...

what do you think?

2019-06-16 09:48:59



One and one and one are one...  

There is an old spiritual that says, "My God is so high you can't get over Him. He's so low you can't get under Him. He's so wide you can't get around Him. You must come in, by and through the Lamb." It's not a bad way of saying that God is "other." He is beyond what human words can describe, beyond what human thoughts can conjure...

what do you think?

2019-06-16 08:45:06



'Hope does not disappoint!' — Pope travels to Camerino for Father's Day and Trinity Sunday...  

Hope, which is more than mere optimism, gives one a deep-rooted confidence in the love and care of God, no matter what has happened, Pope Francis said Sunday. Hope "does not expire, because it is based on the fidelity of God. The hope of the Spirit is not even optimism. Born deeper, it rekindles at the bottom of the heart the certainty of being precious because loved...

what do you think?

2019-06-16 08:03:26



'Sin City South' offers a lesson in religion as the kudzu of the cosmos...  

Although horticulturists insist that the black legend of kudzu, an ornamental Asian plant popularly known as the "vine that ate the south," is largely undeserved, it's nonetheless infamous below the Mason-Dixon line. Introduced in the late 19th century to prevent soil erosion, it became known for its uncontrollable expansion - no matter how hard you tried to kill it...

what do you think?

2019-06-16 07:38:38



Appreciating fatherhood — on Earth as it is in Heaven...  

This weekend we celebrate Father's Day throughout the United States. It's a relatively recent feast, made a permanent national holiday on the third Sunday of June only in 1972, when it was signed into law by President Richard Nixon. President Lyndon Johnson had given the first presidential proclamation honoring fathers only six years prior...

what do you think?

2019-06-16 06:43:21



When the miracle doesn't come...  

I remember distinctly a night that had a great impact on my soul, a night that led to a great searching and seeking. It was late. I was sitting amid beeping machines around the hospital bed of my newborn daughter. She had just had extensive back surgery for severe spina bifida, only a few days old. She was more tubes and bandages than sweet baby-soft skin...

what do you think?

2019-06-16 05:34:47



The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity...  

Pentecost is not supposed to mark a spiritual highpoint, from which we then regress and go back to being our slovenly selves. Rather, Pentecost should be a dramatic infusion of spiritual energy climaxing a period of formation that has been ongoing since the first week of Advent. Pentecost propels us, like a shot out of a cannon...

what do you think?

2019-06-16 04:27:28



Boys will be boys — and boys should be boys, to become true men...  

Which cultures, pagan or Christian, made a point to raise boys to become strong and healthy men, fit to work hard, marry, raise children and unite with their fellow men in teams to hunt or fish on the open sea, drive herds of large animals, fight enemies, dredge harbors, dig canals, clear fields, hew stone from the earth, lay roads...

what do you think?

2019-06-16 03:33:12



'Sunday will never be the same'...  

Dawn Eden Goldstein's new book, Sunday Will Never Be the Same, is a captivating work of storytelling, but you would miss the point if you thought it was just her story. Sure, Goldstein recounts her life's trajectory with evocative vignettes. We learn in visceral detail about formative childhood experiences, her absorption into the rock music scene of 1980s New York...

what do you think?

2019-06-16 01:46:48



The logic of the Resurrection...  

The meaning of human existence was definitively determined and confirmed about 2,000 years ago in a little cave just outside Jerusalem when a dead man suddenly came alive again. Nobody saw the event itself - it was secret. Only its effects were perceived, just as this same man's public miracles had been... in the midst of confusion...

what do you think?

2019-06-15 03:51:45



David Daleiden fined $195,000 in court battle over Planned Parenthood videos...  

David Daleiden is a courageous pro life campaigner. For three years he ran an undercover operation to expose Planned Parenthood's sickening business of selling body parts from aborted babies to research labs. He set up the Center for Medical Progress as a front to infiltrate the Planned Parenthood abortion regime. Posing as a potential buyer...

what do you think?

2019-06-15 01:46:34



Cardinal Cupich's rationale for not taking canonical action against prominent pro-abortion Catholic politicos is as unconvincing as ever...  

No one thought that Chicago's Blase Cdl. Cupich would follow Springfield's Bp. Thomas Paprocki's example in calling upon Catholic state legislators, who had supported Illinois' express attack on the basic rights of pre-born babies, to refrain from holy Communion until they repented of their evil deed (Canon 916), further directing that his ministers withhold holy Communion from two specific legislators based on their protracted and public support of such measures (Canon 915)...

what do you think?

2019-06-14 16:13:55



Who's responsible for the USCCB's Twitter account?  

Over the course of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops' spring general assembly, questions arose online: what was going on with the suddenly-chatty USCCB Twitter account? Did they give an intern, or perhaps a particularly hip young priest or enthusiastic new convert the password? Had the account been hacked? As it turns out...

what do you think?

2019-06-14 13:01:15



Bishop-elect in Chile resigns after controversial statements on sex abuse crisis...  

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of an auxiliary bishop-elect in Santiago, Chile, after he made controversial comments on the sexual abuse crisis, women in the Church, and the Jewish community. "The Holy Father has accepted the resignation of Father Carlos Eugenio Irarrazaval Errazuriz as auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Santiago...

what do you think?

2019-06-14 04:09:52



French politicians divided over how to rebuild Notre Dame...  

It has been two months since a fire at the start of Holy Week destroyed the roof of the famed Notre Dame Cathedral. The large gothic structure now sits, enveloped in scaffolding, as a part of the low-rise Parisian skyline. The 300-foot spire that once appeared to stretch out to heaven is missing. These are constant reminders of that April 15 blaze and the hard work that lies ahead...

what do you think?

2019-06-14 03:21:04



How to pick the best first knife for a kid...  

It wasn't so long ago that most kids were given a knife at some point before their tenth birthday, taught how to use and care for it, and, perhaps most importantly, were trusted with it. In many instances, this was the same knife a child's parent or grandparent had used, and handing it down across the generations was part of the family's legacy...

what do you think?

2019-06-13 21:48:12



There's just nothing like a Union Pacific Big Boy...  

Americans like things big. Big like Texas, big like the rolling Mississippi, big like the heaviest made-out-of-butter cow sculpture. They also like things with big meanings, like the Declaration of Independence, D-Day, and the driving of the golden spike to join the rails of the first transcontinental railroad, connecting the Central Pacific and Union Pacific lines on May 10...

what do you think?

2019-06-13 17:33:19



Vatican to publish Amazonian Synod's working document next week...  

The Vatican has announced it will publish the working document for the upcoming Amazonian synod Monday. The document, known as an instrumentum laboris, will act as a basis for discussion for the synod of bishops which will be held in October on the theme "Amazonia: New Paths for the Church and for an Integral Ecology." It follows publication last summer of a preparatory document on the synod...

what do you think?

2019-06-13 12:09:04



U.S. Bishops pass three measures in response to sex abuse crisis...  

The U.S. bishops' conference voted Thursday to approve proposals intended to respond to recent scandals involving sexual abuse, coercion, and cover-up on the part of bishops, most notably former cardinal Theodore McCarrick and the disgraced Bishop Michael Bransfield. The bishops, gathered in Baltimore for their spring General Assembly...

what do you think?

2019-06-13 09:40:10



Analysis: At USCCB meeting, will words speak louder than votes?  

Today the bishops of the United States will debate and vote on three documents aimed at implementing the new universal laws promulgated by Pope Francis last month. While the ostensible purpose of Thursday votes is to establish Vos estis lux mundi in the life of the Church in the U.S., the bishops gathered in Baltimore are aware that they are really voting to restore their own credibility among faithful and discouraged U...

what do you think?

2019-06-13 09:22:52



Day 3 of the U.S. Bishops' meeting: At last, the votes...  

Normally, the end of a USCCB plenary tends to be more whimper than bang. For the millionth time, however, these days are anything but "normal"... and indeed, seeing a good few of the bishops trying to mask themselves underneath floppy fisherman's hats while off the Floor has only underscored it. Fifty-one weeks since the exposure of the then-cardinal...

what do you think?

2019-06-13 07:50:38



Would the new U.S. bishops hotline have caught 'Uncle Ted' McCarrick?  

Would abuse accusations against former cardinal Theodore "Uncle Ted" McCarrick have reached the public without the existence of the Lay Review Board in the Archdiocese of New York? Would the New York Times have published its bombshell stories about McCarrick — one of the most powerful U.S. Catholics ever, in terms of media clout — without the knowledge that this Lay Review Board existed and could report its findings...

what do you think?

2019-06-13 07:28:54



The unexpected answer to Islam: Evangelize!...  

You've probably heard the horror stories. Muslims are crowding into Europe. They're going to conquer the continent by stealth. London has a Muslim mayor. Muslims are calling for sharia law. There are so many Muslims in England you might as well call the capital "Londonistan." Muslims are swamping France, Italy and Germany...

what do you think?

2019-06-13 05:55:39



U.S. Bishops authorize reporting mechanism for episcopal abuse cases...  

US bishops voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to authorize a national third-party system for victims confidentially to report cases of abuse by bishops in violation of Vos estis lux mundi. "I think it's obvious to me, and hopefully, I think, to all of us, that victim-survivors are a priority to all of us," said Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles...

what do you think?

2019-06-13 04:09:54



Beware the 5 progressive stages of sin...  

We are living in times when many are doubling down on their sin. As the darkness grows, many fiercely defend their sinful practices. This is especially evident in the matter of abortion. The science could not be clearer that there is a unique, beautifully formed, distinct human life in the womb of a pregnant mother, with a heartbeat...

what do you think?

2019-06-13 02:55:16



Marital relations after a tubal ligation 22 years ago out of fear of pregnancy...  

Friend, be at ease about this. Life is messy and the situation of the Church in the last few decades has been crazy. It is greatly to your credit that you wondered and worried about these questions enough to consult. I'm just sorry that you had to be in a conflict of conscience for any length of time because you didn't get a straight answer from the priests you asked...

what do you think?

2019-06-13 02:55:13



How to cope when suicide touches your life...  

A few months ago, I got the news that an extended family member had died by suicide. As someone whose family had been blessed not to experience this before, the news was met with quite a shock, which was soon replaced with deep sadness in the days and weeks that followed. Of course, his immediate family continues to try and cope with it...

what do you think?

2019-06-12 18:08:03



High-altitude drone captures rare view of Mount Everest...  

Ever since a British officer in 1903 captured what is believed to be the first image of Mount Everest, photographers have been striving to take iconic pictures of the world's highest mountain. Everest's enormity makes it nearly impossible to make a single photograph that highlights both its scale and position within the Himalayan landscape...

what do you think?

2019-06-12 18:05:51



You probably know high school classmates who gather for their 30th or even 50th reunions. How about their 70th?  

Whenever alumni of Sts. Peter and Paul School hear of 20th or 30th anniversary reunions, they just smile. In early April, they held their 70th. Many of them became friends in first grade, just after World War II. They studied, danced, played ball, tossed water balloons, went to movies together — and kept in touch after graduation...

what do you think?

2019-06-12 17:59:37



Tech insider blows whistle on how Pinterest listed top pro-life site as porn, “Bible verses” censored ...  

Project Veritas has received and published documents from an insider at Pinterest. The documents, which include product code, Slack messages, and internal policies, reveal terms and websites that Pinterest apparently censors. In an interview, the Pinterest insider who leaked the documents explains how the company censors pro-life and Christian content on the website...

what do you think?

2019-06-12 16:24:51



High Noon in Poland, 30 years later...  

Thirty years ago last week, Poland began to self-liberate from communism through the first semi-free elections held behind the iron curtain since World War II. The memorable 1989 election poster created by the Solidarity movement's graphic artists featured Gary Cooper as Marshall Will Kane in the western epic, High Noon: the lawman was wearing a red-and-white Solidarity pin over his badge while striding purposefully toward the bad guys...

what do you think?

2019-06-12 15:44:39



We must pray, even for the difficult...  

As we continue the June meeting of the USCCB (where they will discuss and implement norms on how to best address the latest round of the abuse crisis in the Church), there are a lot of different emotions Catholics are feeling. There will also be a lot of different suggestions for ways the laity can help contribute to the discussion...

what do you think?

2019-06-12 14:48:03



The Strange Case of Dr. Biden and Mr. Hyde...  

Bishop Miler Magrath (Maolmhuire Mag Raith) of Ireland (1523-1622) wrote his own epitaph for the tomb in Cashel in which he was finally laid in his one hundredth year. The syntax is convoluted as was his life: "Here where I am placed I am not. I am not where I am not. Nor am I in both places, but I am in each." It was his way of recalling that he managed to be a Catholic bishop and a Protestant bishop at the same time...

what do you think?

2019-06-12 12:37:22



How to encourage men about the value of fatherhood...  

In his book, How to be a Superman Dad in a Kryptonite World: Even When You Can't Afford a Decent Cape, John Clark, husband and father of nine, draws upon his own experiences to discuss the value of fatherhood. For Father's Day, Clark, who blogs for the National Catholic Register, spoke with Catholic Digest about what inspired him to explore the importance of fatherhood...

what do you think?

2019-06-12 07:15:18



Father Augustus Tolton, runaway slave who became a Catholic priest, advances toward sainthood...  

Father Augustus Tolton advanced along the path to sainthood Wednesday, making the runaway slave-turned-priest one step closer to being the first black American saint. Pope Francis recognized the heroic virtue of Father Tolton June 12 making him "venerable" within the Church, only two steps away from canonization. With the decree...

what do you think?

2019-06-12 05:51:18



The best road trips in North America...  

There's real adventure out there. You just need to know where to look. We asked our editors and writers for their all-time favorite drives—and tips on how to pack as much riding, paddling, climbing, and running into them as possible.

what do you think?

2019-06-12 03:45:24



If you are a young Catholic who is still Catholic, what has made you stay?  

After Bishop Barron's talk at the annual U.S. Bishops' meeting, the USCCB tweeted, If you are a young Catholic who is still Catholic, what has made you stay? Here are the responses...

what do you think?

2019-06-12 02:48:49



A call for radical renewal...  

Tomorrow, the United States Council of Catholic Bishops will meet in Baltimore for its General Assembly. This will be the bishops' second gathering since former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick's disgrace. As before, they will discuss mechanisms for improving accountability among their own ranks, though this time with a marked drop in expectations among the faithful...

what do you think?

2019-06-12 01:36:53



The power of metaphor...  

A metaphor is a figure of speech in which two different things are equated for rhetorical effect. It can be used to provide clarity to something unfamiliar by comparing it to something familiar, or to point out hidden similarities between two unlike things. The word comes from the Greek metapherein (meta (beyond) pherein (to bear or carry))...

what do you think?

2019-06-12 01:05:24



This medieval French town sits around the edge of a giant hole, with a Catholic church smack in the middle...  

On the lip of a lush cliff in Aveyron hides a place exempt from logic. Granted we're not scientifically inclined, but there has to be some kind of sorcery bubbling under the bedrock of Bozouls, the ancient French village that's been teetering on the edge of a massive hole - without totally crumbling in on itself - for about 1...

what do you think?

2019-06-11 17:07:09



It is only by God's grace that I'm still Catholic (and a seminarian)...  

I was in first grade when the Boston Globe broke the news of the priest sex abuse scandals in 2002. Although I cannot remember the details of this particular event, I certainly recall how the crisis tainted the priesthood. I grew up hearing, and believing, the stereotype that all priests were "creepy pedophiles." I grew up around other kids and adults who made snarky jokes about "pedophile priests...

what do you think?

2019-06-11 12:27:30



Why I oppose changing the words of the Our Father...  

Given the recent decision of Pope Francis to approve a change in the translation of the Our Father in Italian from "lead us not into temptation" to "do not let us fall into temptation," I want to repeat what I have written before and intensify my opposition to such a change. I will state, for the record, that I do not speak Italian and accept that there may be nuances to the Italian translation of which I am unaware...

what do you think?

2019-06-11 08:37:24



Papal interviews are increasingly marked by a worldly ethos...  

The recent interview granted by Pope Francis to Mexican television generated news for what he said about Theodore McCarrick and the present unpleasantness. The mere fact that the interview took place was not, however, newsworthy. Papal interviews are now quantitatively ordinary. There is another shift too, a qualitative one. They are marked by an increasingly worldly ethos; the unique papal voice has now become more like any number of worldly voices...

what do you think?

2019-06-11 07:14:43



U.S. bishops gather in Baltimore for June meeting...  

Under normal circumstances, the June meeting of the US bishops travels to a different city each year, staffed by a skeleton crew and with barely a quorum of prelates on hand. Of course, however, these days are anything but normal, so the bench has returned to its usual November site in Baltimore for two reasons - first, the level of business at hand requires a larger presence of the DC-based staff...

what do you think?

2019-06-11 06:08:22



New sex-abuse report: Homosexual priests decrease, sex abuse of girls increases...  

Some promising news on the clergy sex-abuse crisis is joined by some warning signs, in a new report by religious sociologist Father Paul Sullins and the Ruth Institute. According to the report, the overall number of homosexual priests has declined sharply since a peak in the 1980s — and so have the number of victims, who previously have been predominantly male...

what do you think?

2019-06-11 05:16:44



Archbishop Viganò gives first interview since self-imposed exile...  

In the instant he became one of the most controversial figures in modern Catholic Church history, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò went dark. The retired Vatican ambassador to Washington wrote a bombshell letter last summer calling on Pope Francis to resign on the grounds that he had tolerated a known sexual abuser. As that letter was published...

what do you think?

2019-06-11 04:11:41



Yo, New York Times editors: There are several Catholic angles linked to Joe Biden's abortion flip...  

As many pro-life Democrats and others have noted in social media: That didn't take long. After years of opposing the use of taxpayer dollars to fund abortion — supporting the Hyde Amendment — former Vice President Joe Biden bowed the knee to primary-season realities in this "woke" era of Democratic Party life and reversed himself on this issue...

what do you think?

2019-06-11 04:04:11



New Vatican document says gender theory is 'cultural and ideological revolution'...  

A Vatican department has issued a sweeping denunciation of so-called gender theory, and affirmed the principles of human dignity, difference, and complementarity. "In all such [gender] theories, from the most moderate to the most radical, there is agreement that one's gender ends up being viewed as more important than being of male or female sex...

what do you think?

2019-06-11 03:28:49



What is the significance of the veil Moses wore?  

The readings toward the end of the week in daily Mass come from St. Paul's Second Letter to the Corinthians. In it, he spends substantial time developing the fact that Moses wore a veil to cover the afterglow of God radiating from his face. In most traditional Catholic settings, we think of the veil as something a woman wears as a sign of traditional modesty...

what do you think?

2019-06-11 02:20:23



Order of Malta leader bans Traditional Latin Mass...  

The Grand Master of the Order of Malta has banned all liturgical ceremonies in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. A letter from Fra' Giacomo Dalla Torre was sent to all grand priory and national association presidents saying that "henceforth all the liturgical ceremonies within our Order must be performed according to the ordinary rite of the Church (rite of St...

what do you think?

2019-06-11 02:10:25



Adam, Eve, and insights from anthropology...  

The Christian faith is sometimes called a "historical religion". This means it isn't just a philosophy of life. It makes claims about world history, claims which need to be true for its teachings to have any merit. Among these are the creation of the universe, the resurrection of Jesus, and a real Adam and Eve. The first one seems to have checked out pretty well...

what do you think?

2019-06-10 13:53:35



On restoring the lost emphasis on Pentecost by restoring the octave...  

There are certain feasts so important that the Church celebrates them with an Octave. Currently we only have two: Christmas and Easter. Strangely, in 1970, the Octave of Pentecost was dropped. Not only was it dropped, but the very way of enumerating the year was altered as well: the weeks were no longer expressed in relation to Pentecost...

what do you think?

2019-06-10 12:36:23



On social media, Catholic tribalization and the call to friendship...  

Once in a while I end up giving talks at one event or another in Rome, and in early June I found myself at one co-hosted by the Vatican embassies of the UK and Hungary along with the Vatican's Dicastery for Communications, with the topic being social media and its impact on Catholic debate. I was joined by Vania De Luca, who covers the Vatican for RAI...

what do you think?

2019-06-10 04:56:56



The hypocritical extremism of Disney and Netflix...  

I have two new favorite pro-life answers to abortion advocates. There has been a marked escalation of the abortion debate after Alabama's governor signed the state's Human Life Protection Act on May 15. Alabama was part of a trend: Georgia, Mississippi, Kentucky, Ohio, Missouri and Louisiana all recently passed "heartbeat laws...

what do you think?

2019-06-10 04:50:20



Analysis: Bishop Bransfield, the USCCB, and the Holy Spirit...  

The U.S. bishops arrive in Baltimore next week for their second plenary meeting in the year of serious crisis that began last June. They will meet, again, under the specter of another demoralizing scandal. This one, again, involves a well-connected bishop, a ledger of extravagant gifts, and allegations of abuse from priests and seminarians subject to the bishop's authority...

what do you think?

2019-06-10 04:32:55



A new kind of sacrament: We can't say we weren't warned about this short route to chaos...  

Speaking at the University of Notre Dame in October 2016, just a few weeks before a national election that seemed sure to put a second Clinton in the White House, I noted that quite a few of us American Catholics have worked our way into a leadership class that the rest of the country both envies and resents. And the price of our entry has been the transfer of our real loyalties and convictions from the old Church of our baptism to the new "Church" of our ambitions and appetites...

what do you think?

2019-06-10 02:24:37



Five bishops, including Cardinal Burke and Bishop Schneider, release new 'Declaration of Truths' affirming key Church teachings...  

Cardinal Raymond Burke and Bishop Athanasius Schneider are among a small group of cardinals and bishops to sign a "declaration of truths" reaffirming key Church teachings at a time they describe as "almost universal doctrinal confusion and disorientation." Published on June 10, Pentecost Monday, and entitled "Declaration of the Truths Relating to Some of the Most Common Errors in the Life of the Church of Our Time...

what do you think?

2019-06-10 02:05:06



Mother of the Church and Miss America...  

Today we celebrated Our Lady Mother of the Church, and as a convert you'll forgive me for being confused on a matter about which I have heard very little discussion. It's this: why are there so many different Marys? Have you ever thought about this? First you've got all the images of Mary associated with her role: Our Lady Help of Christians...

what do you think?

2019-06-10 01:15:13



The readings for the Solemnity of Pentecost...  

This post picks up from themes discussed in the post below on the Readings for the Vigil of Pentecost. For that post, scroll down. For Pentecost Sunday, Mass during the Day, the First Reading is, finally, the account of Pentecost itself, from Acts 2:1-11: When the time for Pentecost was fulfilled, they were all in one place together...

what do you think?

2019-06-09 10:54:28



Remains of Ven. Fulton Sheen will be transferred to Peoria, Archdiocese of New York says...  

The Archdiocese of New York will work to help transfer the remains of Archbishop Fulton Sheen, a spokesman for the archdiocese told CNA Saturday. The decision is the conclusion of a long legal battle over the late archbishop's burial place. "We have been informed that the New York Court of Appeals has denied further appeal of the New York Supreme Court decision upholding Joan Cunningham's petition to disinter Archbishop Fulton Sheen's mortal remains from under the altar at St...

what do you think?

2019-06-09 10:12:51



At Pentecost, Mary Immaculate reveals the Church Immaculate...  

One of the details we overlooked when we were Protestants is Mary the Mother of the Lord being present with the apostles at Pentecost. Of course it's there in the Catholic paintings of the scene, but we missed it. We missed it because we had a general blind spot about Mary. She had virtually nothing to do with our version of Christianity...

what do you think?

2019-06-09 08:35:10



The Spirit of the Lord filled the Earth...  

What a wondrous and challenging feast we celebrate at Pentecost! A feast like this challenges us because it puts to the lie a lazy, sleepy, hidden, and tepid Christian life. The Lord Jesus said to the apostles, I have come to cast a fire on the earth (Luke 12:49). This is a feast about fire, a transformative, refining, purifying fire that the Lord wants to kindle in us...

what do you think?

2019-06-09 06:31:21



8 things to know and share about Pentecost...  

The original day of Pentecost saw dramatic events that are important to the life of the Church. But where did the feast of Pentecost come from? How can we understand what happened on it? And what does it mean for us today? Here are 8 things to know and share about it. First, the word comes from the Greek word for "fiftieth...

what do you think?

2019-06-09 01:44:31



Church prepares for Pentecost 2019...  

This weekend, the Church celebrates Pentecost, one of the most important feast days of the year that concludes the Easter season and celebrates the beginning of the Church. Here's what you need to know about the feast day: Pentecost always occurs 50 days after the death and resurrection of Jesus, and ten days after his ascension into heaven...

what do you think?

2019-06-08 13:59:01



25 years ago, Father Meinrad Miller sensed God's plans for Benedictine...  

The renaissance of the faith on Benedictine College's campus started, in part, at a Vacation Bible School summer camp at Leoti, Kansas, a decade earlier. That is where Stanley Miller first started to take his faith seriously as a young boy. He would later become Benedictine Father Meinrad Miller and help remind Benedictine College in Atchison...

what do you think?

2019-06-08 13:07:34



Many Catholics feel we're in a dark night, but remember: Dark nights are the time to persevere...  

Did Pope Francis know? Was he told, five years before the world found out, that the powerful Cardinal McCarrick was a serial sexual abuser? The diplomat who claims to have informed the pope, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, names two dates on which he raised the matter with Francis: June 23 and October 10, 2013. But the Holy Father...

what do you think?

2019-06-08 08:49:18



Eastern Catholics and the Universal Church...  

The Ukrainian Greek Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia celebrated the enthronement of its new Metropolitan-Archbishop, Borys Gudziak, on June 4. The ceremony in the archeparchy's Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception was preceded by two days of programs for pilgrims who had come to Philadelphia from all over North America. The celebrations began Sunday afternoon with an exhibition of icons written on the wooden covers of ammunition boxes (some of them dating from Soviet times and others fro...

what do you think?

2019-06-08 07:41:02



The best park in ever state of the U.S...  

In a land of spectacular and diverse environments, curating Outside's definitive list of the best park in every state is a tall order. To do so, I solicited recommendations from my colleagues and searched high and low for the spot that exemplifies the region's natural features—be they precipitous cliffs, lush river valleys...

what do you think?

2019-06-08 01:15:05



Little-known Pentecost Vigil Mass is a hidden gem of the Catholic liturgy...  

That the celebration of even one Mass has infinite value is a keystone teaching of the Church regarding its liturgy. For Father Dennis Gill, the rector and pastor of the Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul, the director of the Office of Divine Worship for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, and a professor of sacred liturgy at St...

what do you think?

2019-06-07 16:19:15



10 Catholic novels to take to the beach this summer...  

While sitting around a campfire recently with parishioners and friends, we assembled the following list of recommendations for some Catholic beach reading. There are many extraordinary Catholic novels, but sometimes people recommend 1,000-page volumes that are impossible to carry anywhere, and that don't really fit the spirit of summer vacation...

what do you think?

2019-06-07 15:11:50



Trump admin tells U.S. embassies they can't fly pride flag on flagpoles...  

The Trump administration is rejecting requests from U.S. embassies to fly the rainbow pride flag on embassy flagpoles during June, LGBTQ Pride Month, three American diplomats told NBC News. The U.S. embassies in Israel, Germany, Brazil and Latvia are among those that have requested permission from Trump's State Department to fly the pride flag on their flagpoles and have been denied...

what do you think?

2019-06-07 14:28:22






Top Activity Today

register to participate
xpfree
morseabstracts.com
emmaaman
toneexcelrich.blogspot.my/
ultimatetechnews
ultimate-tech-news.com
budnetdomain
budnetdomain.in/ecommerce.php
christaintaro
5096702071
zazzle.com/bibleverseproducts
liamnoah000
livetechnicianhelp.com/
merujhaspell
merujhaspell.webs.com
mjamalu
brilliantkeepsakes.etsy.com
EZTreeCare
ez-treecare.com


Activity Feed

anonymous  liked the article 'NHL Stanley Cup Finals Game 7 Betting Preview - St. Louis Bl...' in gambling

anonymous  liked the article 'This pricey Kenmore washer should be so much better - CN...' in tech

anonymous  liked the article 'WATCH: Chris Paul couldn't believe he got this question afte...' in golf

anonymous  liked the article '6 Most Important Things In Business Today' in business

anonymous  liked the article 'Dustin Johnson the 2019 US Open Golf Favorite' in gambling

anonymous  liked the article 'McGregor-Khabib 2 Fight Odds: But Will There be a Rematch?' in gambling

anonymous  liked the article 'Argentina Opens Up for Online Gambling: Bet365, Betway Move ...' in gambling

anonymous  liked the article 'New Aladdin Character Posters Debut' in movies

anonymous  liked the article 'New Aladdin Character Posters Debut' in movies

anonymous  liked the article 'Gambling and Sports Betting News Wire - June 12 2019 ' in gambling

anonymous  liked the article 'How cancer cells repair themselves following proton beam the...' in science

anonymous  liked the article 'Winter Calligraphy by Misti's Fonts' in web development

anonymous  liked the article 'Japan floods: Dozens killed in deluges and landslides' in news

anonymous  liked the article 'Morning Docket: 06.06.19' in business

anonymous  liked the article 'Where Can I Bet on the Conor McGregor vs. Mark Wahlberg Figh...' in gambling

anonymous  liked the article 'Ajak Deng Returns to Modeling a Week After Announcing Her Re...' in fashion

anonymous  liked the article 'An Oral History of Grunge Food in Seattle' in food

anonymous  liked the article 'MLB Line, Total Shifts, Consensus Plays and Betting Analysis...' in gambling

anonymous  liked the article 'Indya Moore gets into violent altercation with Trump support...' in lgbt

anonymous  liked the article 'Ajak Deng Returns to Modeling a Week After Announcing Her Re...' in fashion

anonymous  liked the article 'Will I Be Able to Bet on Iowa College Teams From That State?' in gambling

anonymous  liked the article 'Trace metal exposure among pregnant women living near fracki...' in science

anonymous  liked the article 'Home Care Business Idea - 5 Steps to Success' in business

anonymous  liked the article 'How Difficult is it to Start My Own Sportsbook Online?' in gambling

anonymous  liked the article 'What Will Tiger Woods Pay Out to Win 2019 US Open?' in gambling


anonymous  liked the article 'More Headaches for PA Casinos as Losing Gamblers Sue for $25...' in gambling

anonymous  liked the article 'Eugenio Derbez Teams with Lionsgate to Produce Bad Dog' in movies

anonymous  liked the article '20 DIY Home Decor Projects for a Prettier Space' in home

anonymous  liked the article 'Raiders on Hard Knocks - Latest Odds to Win Super Bowl Not L...' in gambling

anonymous  liked the article 'Vermin Fleur by heaven castro' in web development

anonymous  liked the article 'How Much Can I Win Betting the 2019 US Open Golf?' in gambling


anonymous  liked the article 'NBA Tells Shaq to Pull Sportsbook Ad From Podcast' in gambling

anonymous  liked the article 'Drought, groundwater loss sinks California land at alarming ...' in science


anonymous  liked the article 'MLB Betting Picks – New York Mets at New York Yankees 2nd ...' in gambling

anonymous  liked the article 'Gambling and Sports Betting News Wire - June 11 2019 ' in gambling

anonymous  liked the article 'Cardi B and Nicki Minaj in New York scuffle' in news

anonymous  liked the article 'YouTube child abuse reporting system 'flawed'' in news

anonymous  liked the article 'What glass ceiling?' in news

anonymous  liked the article 'Assassinated Half Brother of Korean Supreme Leader Ran Gambl...' in gambling

anonymous  liked the article 'MLB Line, Total Shifts, Consensus Plays and Betting Analysis...' in gambling

anonymous  liked the article 'Sports Betting Apps in US Set to Hit Roadblock With New iPho...' in gambling

anonymous  liked the article 'Phillies Among the Most Bet on Teams to Win World Series, Pi...' in gambling

anonymous  liked the article 'Customized Bookie Software' in gambling

anonymous  liked the article 'Portraits of the lives lost in Las Vegas' in politics

anonymous  liked the article 'Philippine President Vows To Halt All Online Gambling In His...' in tech

anonymous  liked the article 'AMD RX Radeon 5700 XT 'Navi' card costs $449, ships July 11 ...' in tech

anonymous  liked the article 'Pay Per Head International Friendlies World Cup Matchups' in gambling

anonymous  liked the article 'Sioux City Hard Rock New Sportsbook Coming Soon' in gambling

anonymous  liked the article 'Grand Falls Casino & Golf Resort New Sportsbook Coming S...' in gambling

anonymous  liked the article 'Pirates vs. Braves Game 2 Betting Preview - June 11 (Early L...' in gambling

anonymous  liked the article 'Everything You’ll Ever Need To Know About Casino Bonuses' in gambling

anonymous  liked the article 'Mickey Steward by cove703' in web development

anonymous  liked the article 'A Story of Success' in gambling

anonymous  liked the article 'Making nice, Donald Trump to meet with NM Gov. Susana Martin...' in news

anonymous  liked the article 'YouTube's Incognito mode rolls out widely for Android - ...' in tech

anonymous  liked the article 'Gambling and Sports Betting News Wire - June 14 2019 ' in gambling

anonymous  liked the article 'What we know so far about the shooting and the suspects' in news

anonymous  liked the article 'What Pompeo said about the Gulf of Oman ship attacks' in news

anonymous  liked the article 'Scandinavian Knit Stocking Pattern' in crafts

anonymous  liked the article 'Square Founder Jack Dorsey Talks Bitcoin as Price Inches Clo...' in gambling

anonymous  liked the article 'Adrien Broner downplays shooting: 'Every killer wants a cele...' in golf

anonymous  liked the article 'Can I Bet Sports On My Mobile Phone From California?' in gambling

anonymous  liked the article 'Laffy Taffy & Nerds Halloween Candy Bags, Only $1.50 at...' in shopping

anonymous  liked the article 'How Raptors killed their playoff demons and proved their new...' in golf

anonymous  liked the article 'Koepka, Fowler, Woods Have Bookies Sweating Early - Day 2 US...' in gambling

anonymous  liked the article 'Ajak Deng Returns to Modeling a Week After Announcing Her Re...' in fashion

anonymous  liked the article 'Ajak Deng Returns to Modeling a Week After Announcing Her Re...' in fashion

anonymous  liked the article 'Booette' in art

anonymous  liked the article 'College World Series Betting Odds - 2019' in gambling

anonymous  liked the article 'Nick Jonas and Sara Sampaio Get Hot, Heavy and Emotional in ...' in entertainment

anonymous  liked the article 'New Hampshire Sending Sports Betting Legislation to Governor...' in gambling

anonymous  liked the article 'Diana Slingkini' in art

anonymous  liked the article 'NBA Finals Betting Picks Game 6 – Toronto Raptors at Golde...' in gambling

anonymous  liked the article 'My Anthropologie-Inspired Diffuser Recipes + Free Oils' in home

anonymous  liked the article 'New Aladdin Character Posters Debut' in movies

anonymous  liked the article 'New Aladdin Character Posters Debut' in movies

anonymous  liked the article 'What is the Line on the Raptors-Warriors Game 6' in gambling

anonymous  liked the article 'Ajak Deng Returns to Modeling a Week After Announcing Her Re...' in fashion

anonymous  liked the article 'Zsa Zsa the English Bulldog Wins the World’s Ugliest Dog T...' in news

anonymous  liked the article 'Ajak Deng Returns to Modeling a Week After Announcing Her Re...' in fashion

anonymous  liked the article 'Cross the street' in art

anonymous  liked the article 'Tampa Bay Lightning Favored to Win Stanley Cup in 2020' in gambling

anonymous  liked the article 'LOOK: Drake rocks a Humboldt Broncos hockey jersey to Raptor...' in golf

anonymous  liked the article '#137 Mythcial Bagbean - Nine tail fox AUCTION OPEN' in art

anonymous  liked the article 'MLB Line, Total Shifts, Consensus Plays and Betting Analysis...' in gambling

anonymous  liked the article 'Gronkowski Made Longshot at Breeders' Cup Classic' in gambling

anonymous  liked the article 'If You're Not Putting Cotton Candy in Your Milkshake, Y...' in food

anonymous  liked the article 'Poker Pro Dies in Tragic Accident ' in gambling

anonymous  liked the article 'STFU!' in art

anonymous  liked the article 'Darren Rovell’s “Suspicious” Sports Gambling Behavior ...' in gambling

anonymous  liked the article 'Commission Launched by President Trump Finds No Widespread V...' in news

anonymous  liked the article 'Gambling and Sports Betting News Wire - June 13 2019 ' in gambling

anonymous  liked the article 'John Gorsuch Wins 2019 MIllionaire Maker for $1,344,930' in gambling

anonymous  liked the article 'Mothers day stuff (1/3)- Bulma' in art

anonymous  liked the article 'A Touch of Opulence: Brera Sideboard by Klab' in home

anonymous  liked the article 'Top 3 Bet Counts for the 2019 US Open ' in gambling

anonymous  liked the article 'A Touch of Opulence: Brera Sideboard by Klab' in home
All Rights Reserved.   Terms Of Use   Contact Us