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Pope appoints Daniel Thomas, senior auxiliary of Philadelphia, as Bishop of Toledo...


The beauty of prayer, brought to life with 37 impressive photos...
Garrett Johnson
A great author once said – referring to a monk that was praying on his knees– “there is a dense presence. That man is never more a man than when he is prostrate and immobile…” Man is never more man than when he prays. Because prayer is, without a doubt, the activity that enables, accomplishes...


Legion of Christ reportedly publishes booklet comparing Maciel to St. Mary Magdalene...
Pia de Solenni
Throughout the ongoing unraveling of the Legion of Christ, I have not written anything on the topic. I know people who are or were part of the Legion; but I’m not an expert on the Legion in any way. Nevertheless, today’s article by Jason Berry has provoked me to action.


America is not happy. However it might look on paper, in reality we are not getting along...
Elizabeth Scalia
My mother’s resentment of Jewish people was rooted in her sense of exclusion and of not belonging. The sad realities of her life had cast her adrift; raised by anyone with a spare room, she belonged nowhere, and to no one. Perhaps that, more than anything, informed her jealousy and hate, because the Jews — neither entitled, nor ungrateful...


A refreshed Benedict XVI captivates students with his homily...


Meet the famous Freudian who converted to Catholicism and then was forgotten...


Tuesday is the 36th anniversary of the election of Pope John Paul I...
Fr. Victor Feltes
Of all the biographical profiles prepared by the Holy See Press Office before the conclave, Cardinal Luciani’s was the briefest. But we will soon be learning more about this man whose election on the fourth ballot has surprised the world.


Why are so many Catholics afraid to talk about Jesus?
Fr. Thomas Berg
Sherry Weddell, author of Forming Intentional Disciples, relates the following story about Sara, raised by a non-practicing Catholic mother and Jewish father in New York. At age 28, a powerful experience of God’s presence moved her to an intense exploration of Catholicism. After completing RCIA, she was received into the Church at Easter 2010.


Believe it or not, Napa County is one of California's poorest. The quake will only make it worse...
Lisa Hendey
If you don’t know much about California or the agriculture industry, you might have laughed off the early morning Napa earthquake on Sunday with thoughts of your favorite wine and how the price might rise. Because when we hear “Napa”, we think “wine”, right? In reality...


15 reasons why you will never regret sleeping in a tent...


Demons believe and tremble: A reflection on the theft of the Holy Eucharist by Satanists...
Msgr. Charles Pope
A couple of years ago I wrote of an unusual experience I had at Mass wherein a person who was troubled by a demon had those demons manifest themselves at the consecration, causing the person to run out of the Church. More on that in a moment. I thought of that long-ago incident in relation to the current events transpiring in Oklahoma City...


South Korea, a globalized papacy, support for US strikes, why the pope matters, and anxiety over anti-abuse commission...


The 26 best quotes from C.S. Lewis’ masterpiece Mere Christianity...


Can a man get married after having a vasectomy?


Here's the USGS "Did You Feel It?" map of Sunday's northern California earthquake...


The truth about the real St. Thomas More behind Robert Bolt's fiction...


How much does it cost to see your NFL team win?


What's going on at the Church of Our Saviour in New York City?

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Censoring the Little Flower: 5 things you didn't know about Saint Thérèse of Lisieux...
Joe Sparks
Once a story is told wrongly, it is hard to set right. In the case of the life of St. Thérèse of Lisieux, it is not so much that her story was wrongly told, as much as partially told. When, in 1898, her edited autobiography was published, it became an instant classic, captivating the imaginations of millions. Yet...


Must-see video: Saint Teresa's "Nada Te Turbe" sung by a virtual choir of Carmelites...


Vatican spokesman: ISIS threat to Pope Francis unfounded...


Chicago's Cardinal George participating in clinical trial of anti-cancer drug...


Here they are, all 50 states in the Union, ranked according to their beer...


Three days in Centennial and Rock Springs...
Bishop Paul Etienne
When the numerous day journeys into the diocese begin, it is a clear sign that summer has reached its end. The fact that some snow flew already in the higher elevations this Saturday also indicates that Autumn and old man Winter are not far off! Friday afternoon I left Cheyenne to join this year’s gathering of men for the Wyoming Catholic Men’s Retreat in Centennial...


The vibrant witness of the Church in Asia, born in martyrdom, will teach us much in the coming age...
Rachana Chhin
In his moving novel, Silence, Japanese-Catholic author Shusako Endo once described the continent of Asia as a “swamp” that choked the sapling of the Gospel and made it uninhabitable for Christianity. That image has always haunted me because a part of my own journey — as a convert to Christianity from Buddhism — has been to bridge two seemingly irreconcilable worlds.


10 things I wish I knew my freshman year...
Marcel LeJeune
Following Jesus is worth it all. A large number of Catholics involved in their parish during high school lose their faith by the time they graduate college. This is because many decide they want what the world has to offer. The sad part is many don't really know what Jesus has to offer. Following Him is the only way to real happiness, peace...


Pope Benedict XVI spoke prophetically about Islam...


It has been rumored that Pope Francis wants to speed up the cause of Pius XII...
Andrea Gagliarducci
Under Pope Francis, diplomacy is not seemingly enjoying a simple life. Pope Francis has made of prayer his main diplomatic tool. On his flight back from South Korea, the Pope reiterated that the prayer for the peace in Middle East held in the Vatican gardens – which he promoted – had not taken place invain...


The beard that lost this cardinal the papacy...


In a world darkened by narcissistic idolatry, Christianity is the light...
Rebecca Hamilton
Every other philosophy, sooner or later, gets around to death. But the Gospel message of Jesus Christ is a message of life. And that light of life and love not only illumines our deepest darkness, it plants hedges around our most pitiless impulses. In a world where the power to kill helpless human beings is labeled “compassion” or a “human right...


Don't be a sourpuss. Laughter is a sign of enthusiasm for religion...
Fr. Dwight Longenecker
I’m waiting for my ride at San Antonio airport. The car pulls up. A Latino fellow leans out the passenger window with a huge grin, “Hey Father Longenecker! I get to meet you at last! I read your stuff all the time man!” It was Catholic lay Evangelist Jesse Romero.


Some Catholic (and other) highlights in Paris...


An airplane legal puzzler: If you're born in the sky, what's your nationality?


"Da gi po te" isn't baby talk. It's your key to success in Scrabble...


19 of the most refreshingly commonsensical G.K. Chesterton quotes...


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