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Pope Francis: "Your guardian angel is not imaginary. How is your relationship with him?"...


Cardinal Kasper: "Whoever divorces his wife, and marries another, should know that such a sexual relationship has its positive values"


Cardinal Pell's secretariat continues economic reform at the Vatican...
Andrea Gagliarducci
The Secretariat for the Economy is developing a financial management manual which is to be the basis of budgeting and accounting operations in 2015 for Vatican agencies. “To support the new budgeting and financial management practices being developed under the supervision of the Council, the Secretariat is preparing a manual of key financial management policies...


What are your kids being for Halloween?
Sean Fitzpatrick
Death and sex for kids—Halloween is scarier than ever. Given the trends, there is little wonder why many Catholics hold Halloween as more trick than treat nowadays. One of the wildest perversions of the Christian calendar is that the holy day before All Saints Day, All Hallows’ Eve, is now an unholy day of fear and lust. Halloween is not about fear.


What if everything in the universe were made of antimatter, EXCEPT Earth?


8 things you should know about your guardian angel...
Jimmy Akin
A guardian angel is an angel (a created, non-human, non-corporeal being) that has been assigned to guard a particular person, especially with respect to helping that person avoid spiritual dangers and achieve salvation. The angel may also help the person avoid physical dangers, particularly if this will help the person achieve salvation.


The animal that wouldn't die...


The heart of our civilization is at risk. That's what the upcoming synod is really about...
Kathryn Jean Lopez
The family is in crisis, as Pope Francis has said, and the world’s press is fixated on, of course, conflict, much of it distracting, even as it involves important practical and pastoral concerns and pain in the lives of Catholics wanting to live lives according to Church teaching.


How is our culture contributing to the rise in Satanic activities? In more ways than you can imagine...


Saint Thérèse, Archbishop Sheen, and eleven sermons...
Tom Perna
Over the past five weeks every Tuesday morning from 10:00am to 11:30am, over thirty parishioners and friends of Saint Mary Magdalene Catholic Church gathered to reflect on 11 sermons given by Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen on the words of St. Therese of Lisieux now in book format titled, St. Therese: A Treasured Love Story.


Pope's Wednesday Audience: "The Father fills the Church with diverse charisms and gifts"


Christ Himself has descended into the very fabric of human marriage. This too is a truth that saves us...
Fr. Thomas Joseph White
In 1567, the famous reformer Pope Pius V condemned various propositions from the writings of a little known theologian by the name of Michael Baius, a professor at the University of Leuven in Belgium. Concerned with combatting a rising secularism, yet ironically yielding to it, his problems are to a great extent our own.


What will it take to restore our culture? The only hope is holiness...


You're kind of a big deal...
Christopher Stefanick
You're small in this world, but spiritually, you're massive. Can an ocean love, a mountain know, or a galaxy chose to change directions? No, but you can. And you'll still be around long after all this has passed.


Rome, we have a problem. We need a synod of affirmation...


The Pope’s most important step on sex abuse may come in Kansas City...


5 ways J.R.R. Tolkien has influenced my faith...


8 things I think I've figured out about the Oklahoma beheading...

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Cardinal Burke: "Whoever divorces his wife, and marries another, commits adultery"


Secularists despise religion not because it teaches vice, but because they know it can teach virtue...
Anthony Esolen
For about forty years, the public high school in my home town did not have a basketball court. They finally supplied the lack when they and two towns got together into the fourteenth plague of Egypt, the Consolidated School District, and built an enormous complex in no man’s land...


This guy can't stop photoshopping Mr. Bean into famous paintings...


Some basic facts and clarifications about the holy angels...
Msgr. Charles Pope
Jesus affirms the truth that we have Guardian Angels: See that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that their angels in heaven always look upon the face of my heavenly Father (Mat 18:10). On the feast of the Guardian Angels we consider a beautiful truth that God assigns an angel to have special care for us...


Meet Father Fabio, Rome's Father Barron...
Greg Erlandson
There may not be 10,000 churches in Rome, but to visitors, it feels like it. At least in the city center, walk five minutes in any direction and it’s a safe bet you’ll pass a church. But the tourist who wanders into one of these extravagantly marbled churches during a Sunday Mass may see something else: a handful of elderly people, usually women...


Each of us is a masterpiece of God's creation...
Bishop James Conley
At Calvary, Jesus Christ hung upon the cross, suffering for the sin of the world. He hung in agony suffering for our sins, yours and mine. He suffered a death on the cross he had not merited; he innocently suffered torments he did not deserve. Mary, his mother, and John his beloved disciple...


A quick glossary of the stages in religious life...
Elizabeth Scalia
An Aspirant is someone who is living for a while with a community to see if they feel comfortable and for the community to gauge her as well. Some places call it a “pre-postulancy.” A Postulant is someone who has formally entered an order...


The urgency in the man’s voice — plus the two questions he asked — immediately grabbed my attention...


The sensational story of a notorious killer inspired St. Thérèse to adopt her "first sinner"...


Why do men love St. Thérèse? Because she didn't promote sugary piety. She taught manly virtues...
Dominicana
Speaking of feminist eco-theology, an English Dominican once remarked, “There’s not much in that for a man.” Should we say the same about the theology of St. Therese? We might think her approach to God is fine for women, especially cloistered women, but certainly not for the average man of the 21st century.


The saint that John Paul II wanted everyone to imitate...
Philip Kosloski
Saint John Paul II declared only one “Doctor of the Church” during his twenty-six year pontificate. He canonized a total of 480 men and women and yet he only held up one saint as a prime example of holiness and teaching. That saint was not an accomplished academic or high-ranking ecclesiastic. Instead, it was the “Little Flower...


The Jesuits are "brave and expert rowers" in the Barque of Peter...


12 promises from the Sacred Heart of Jesus...


Nazarenes at home and abroad...


What's that strange new thing on Saturn's biggest moon? NASA's orbiter is trying to figure it out...


Ugly churches are starting to return to their former glory. Look at these before-and-after pictures...


Conservatives to synod: Don’t go soft on marriage...


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