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Memorial Day 2015: Holy Land Rosary project benefits military and civilians


Parental guidance and offensive movie favorites...
Richard Becker
“How about we go see the new Mad Max movie,” I suggested to my almost-twenty son, Ben. It hit a nerve. “I haven’t even seen the first Mad Max movies,” he threw back. “All because of your obsession with the bishops and their stupid ratings!” It’s a fair charge. Ever since Ben was a tot, my wife and I have maintained a household ban on any movie rated “O” (Morally Offensive) by the Catholic bishops or their representatives...


Humanizing war and the dangers of drone warfare...
R. Jared Staudt
Though war is one of the greatest scourges of humanity, the Church has always sought to humanize war, as much as this is possible. This effort faces a new challenge with the rise of drone warfare, now in nascent stage. The USCCB’s Committee on International Justice and Peace has just released its second letter in two years on the topic...


Freedom is not free. It is a costly thing...
Msgr. Charles Pope
For many, Memorial Day means the beginning of summer. To others, it is a day off to go shopping. But as I am sure you know, Memorial Day is really a day to honor those who have died in the service of this country. The word “memorial” comes from the Latin “memorare,” which an imperative meaning “Remember!” So Memorial Day is “Remember...


"The Holy Spirit renews the Earth": On Pentecost, the Church is "born" and "sent"...
Rocco Palmo
A liturgical feast on a par with Christmas – indeed, the moment which marks the commissioning of Christ's own as leaven in the world – on this Pentecost, Church, Happy Birthday to one and all. Having spoken of the Holy Spirit's critical, daily role in ecclesial life with greater frequency and intensity than his recent predecessors...


Vast crowd sees Romero beatified as a martyr and hero of the poor...
John Allen
In a Saturday ceremony believed to mark the largest religious gathering in the history of Central America, the late Archbishop Oscar Romero was declared a "blessed" of the Catholic Church.


Five things you don’t know about Archbishop Oscar Romero...
Inés San Martín
When the Catholic Church declares someone "blessed," the final step before sainthood, it's a person receiving the honor, not a symbol. In the case of the late Archbishop Oscar Romero, however, the symbolism sometimes has obscured important aspects of his life and of his legacy. At the...


Twelve reasons why I never argue with Internet atheists...
Fr. Dwight Longenecker
Most of the internet atheists I’ve come across are ignorant. I don’t mean they’re stupid necessarily, or that they are bad people. I don’t even mean they are uneducated in their particular field, but most of them are ignorant when it comes to religion. By this I mean they just don’t know stuff. I don’t blame them for that...


Irish voters approve referendum allowing same-sex "marriage"...


35 years after Romero, El Salvador is still at war...


How not to kill Catholicism...


Bulgarian archaeologists uncover beautiful early Christian floor mosaics in neglected basilica...


Leap second: Why June will be a little longer than normal this year...


Michael Coren converts, Michael Coren complains...


An "insanely joyful" priest's powerful impact on the New York Times' David Brooks...


Understanding the ‘dark night of the soul’...


The Catholic Church’s German crisis...


Mountains aren't the shape you think...

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Question about magisterial failures...
Mark Shea
The curious thing about the faith is that it claims only infallibility, not impeccability. The Church is promised that the Holy Spirit will make sure that the Church does not, in its doctrinal formulations, pervert the Faith. But that’s it. She is not promised that her members will never sin, nor that her prudential judgment will never err or be influenced by cowardice...


Last week's address to the Italian bishops showed the spirit of the real Pope Francis...
Andrea Gagliarducci
Pope Francis' opening address to the Italian Bishops Conference's general assembly showed the spirit of the real Pope Francis. The Pope condensed his views about the Church into two pages of text that he personally wrote. His view is of a non-clerical Church, capable of educating lay people, with priests and bishops who act as shepherds...


Twelve hungry men: The disciples, the death penalty, and one brilliant play...
Kathryn Easter
I had a profound experience during the Holy Thursday liturgy this year. I was sitting quite close to the front when the washing of the feet took place. The atmosphere in the church was perfectly reverent and meditative, inviting me to carefully consider each man as he approached the humbled priest. I studied their faces, their clothes...


Insides that didn't decompose – and other stunning facts about Oscar Romero...


The fire next time: A homily for Pentecost...


Denver's Archbishop Aquila marks Pentecost with official announcement on 'restored order'...


Not everyone in El Salvador is celebrating the Romero beatification...


Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen, nobody knows but Jesus: A meditation on a grief observed...


British Army to offer military send-off at beatification of Sr. Irene Nyaatha Stefani in Kenya...


National Review: Standing athwart the march of history, yelling, "Stop! Wait for me!"...


If the priest screws up, have I satisfied my Sunday obligation?
Kathy Schiffer
I absolutely love the opportunity to attend Mass at different churches around the country: One day there’s a real sense of community, another day a solemn high Mass emphasizes the sacred, and then there’s an exuberant children’s liturgy that enkindles the Faith in young hearts. I love them all. But THIS?! Last Sunday at a church in a city I shall not name...


"Great conversations and heavenly liturgies": Sacra Liturgia conference to be held in New York in June...


Pete Docter, the devout Christian from Pixar who makes blockbuster movies...
Deacon Greg Kandra
The acclaimed director of such modern animated classics as “Up” and “Monsters, Inc.” has a new movie coming out this summer, “Inside Out.” A profile in The New York Times today captured an interesting detail of his early life when it mentioned his Confirmation. There’s tremendous amounts of soul in all his movies—I dare you to find anything more moving or heart-wrenching than the first few minutes of “Up...


The tech behind traffic apps: How (well) do they work?


Compassion always, compromise never: Why I think Spokane's new bishop will be great...
Matthew Sewell
The Diocese of Spokane received its new shepherd, Bishop Thomas Anthony Daly of San José, California, a couple months ago, and honestly it was like an early Christmas present. Not having a bishop for all of Lent and the better part of 4 months was a bit of a bummer, so the long-awaited news was like music to my ears for more than just that reason...


The time Mike Wallace sat on my couch and didn’t laugh, and other favorite memories of Letterman...


Dublin archbishop says he won't "tell Catholics how to vote" in Friday's gay marriage referendum...


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