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Christian woman’s attackers will face justice, Egyptian president vows


Motherhood is the ultimate makeover...


Of gorillas, control, and swiping left...
Simcha Fisher
At the Cincinnati Zoo, a four-year-old boy snatched his hand away from his mother, spurted through the crowd, defeated four separate barriers, and then, horribly, plunged into a pit with a giant gorilla, a silverback. The gorilla picked the kid up and started to drag him away. The zoo knew that a tranquilizer would take too long to stop the 400-pound creature...


A pastor reflects on Cardinal Sarah’s call to face East together...
Msgr. Charles Pope
Count me among those who are delighted to hear Cardinal Sarah, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, say, “It is essential that the priest and faithful look together towards the east.” He refers here in particular to the Eucharistic Prayer, not to the Liturgy of the Word, which is rightly directed toward the people...


Why spend money on a pipe organ in a poor parish?
Fr. Dwight Longenecker
It’s true. The little parish of which I am pastor is not only the smallest Catholic parish in Greenville, it is also the poorest. We’re located by a run down interchange on I-85. The demographics indicate the most socio economically disadvantaged population in our prosperous city. In addition to the residential low income and high housing density we also have a problem with transient poverty...


The Belgian city that built an underground beer pipeline...


24 tips on how to write good...


Making America great again will depend more on families and communities than on politicians...
Kathryn Jean Lopez
A Muslim college president on a panel with Christian leaders recently described some of the things we’re debating right now as appearing insane to his people. Polling continuously reports that most of America is opposed to abortion — we just want to make sure that women in difficult situations have options and support. If we start looking around and asking people what they want and need...


Harambe the Gorilla and the mob of disordered compassionistas...


14 inspiring photos of Mass celebrated in war zones...


Liberal columnist Nicholas Kristof says liberals are “cocky”, “illiberal”, “hypocritical”, “closed-minded”...


George Clooney among celebrities honored by Pope Francis...


4 American Catholic priests who truly memorialize honor and heroism...


Are “little sins” no big deal?


Saint Joseph in the month of Mary...
Fr. C. John McCloskey
The Holy Father recently gave us a beautiful look at the joy of married and family life, rightly understood and well-lived. Despite the unique circumstances of the Holy Family, we see in the marital vocation of both Mary and Joseph the crucial importance of marriage and of the distinctive roles of women as mothers and men as fathers...


7 quotes from Pope St. John Paul II on the Solemnity of Corpus Christi...
Tom Perna
The teaching of the True Presence is a fundamental teaching of the Catholic Church. This day is a day where being Catholic is just awesome! It’s like Catholic Candy Land! If these three solemnities were horses in a horserace, I would use them in a Trifecta bet, because these three solemnities are like the Supernatural Trifecta...


Want to be a good servant? Be generous, Pope Francis tells deacons...


7 mysteries of the faith unlocked by the Holy Eucharist...
Joe Heschmeyer
In theological circles, a lot is said about “covenantal theology,” and Christianity is often referred to as “the New Covenant.” Given this, it’s striking that Christ specifically mentions the New Covenant exactly once in the New Testament, and it’s at the Last Supper. As He is consecrating the wine into His Blood, He says...

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5 Christian responses to willfully ignorant or arrogant atheists...
Sr. Theresa Aletheia Noble
I recently posted a video on my Facebook page of some delightful deep-sea creatures, which included a bizarre, glowing jellyfish. I lightheartedly expressed wonder that people can look at these strange creatures and not believe in a Creative God. Apparently, since the video was “trending,” my post was seen by far more people than usual and a large number of nonbelievers proceeded to inform me that evolution is real and that my comment displayed an astonishing degree of ignorance about science...


A 10-point primer on faith and science...
Stacy Trasancos
On one hand, there are marvelous discourses in institutions of higher learning about the ways theology illuminates scientific ideas and, likewise, how science deepens faith. Theologians, philosophers, and scientists come together and talk, even if everyone does not agree. On the other hand, the public presentation of faith and science...


The great warrior-king who saved Europe from Islam...
Carrie Gress
Poland’s kings are a fascinating bunch, ranging from great scoundrels like Boleslaw the Bold, who hacked up St. Stanislaw, to larger than life characters like King Kazimierz, who raised 14th century Poland to greatness. Even St. Jadwiga, who founded the Jagiellonian University, was technically “king” because 14th century Polish law did not allow for a queen...


Would St. Thomas More have voted for Donald Trump?
Rachel Lu
The basic facts are these. St. Thomas More, born in London in 1478, was a devout Catholic, and also one of the most incisive legal minds of his day. Upon entering the service of King Henry VIII, he made clear that he believed the king’s marriage to Catherine of Aragon to be valid and thus not annullable. Initially, Henry claimed to respect More’s views...


Check out the new lava flows from Kilauea and Piton de la Fournaise...


The Odd Couple: Che Guevara and the Blessed Virgin Mary...


Scientists have come to a shocking realization about the universe...


On the need to receive the Eucharist worthily...


The strange and mysterious history of “The Passion of Joan of Arc”...


Memorial Day is a “National All Souls’ Day”...


Complete English text: Archbishop Georg Gänswein’s “Expanded Petrine Office” speech...


Earth and Mars are about to get very cozy...


Corpus Christi: Jesus Wants to Feed You!...


Michigan Abortionist failed to disclose criminal convictions, now faces sanctions...
Kathy Schiffer
So you wouldn’t expect a guy who makes his living by killing helpless pre-born children to be a good guy, would you? Dr. Thomas Gordon, medical director at the Heritage Clinic in Grand Rapids, Michigan, is a case in point: Besides working as an abortionist, Gordon has had a number of run-ins with the law including four criminal convictions...


If you died tomorrow, where would you go?
Matthew Sewell
Life is a funny thing. That we can inhale and exhale, consume food and drink, create things with our hands, think things with our brains, witness beauty with our eyes, take in the scents of our surroundings, or choose to walk left or walk right is a funny reality, is indeed very strange. Of course, it’s entirely normal as we experience it...


Remember this heroic priest on Memorial Day...


5 extraordinary Eucharistic miracles that left physical evidence (with pictures)...
Brantly Millegan
Catholics believe that Jesus Christ is really, truly, and substantially present in the Eucharist. There are many stories of miracles throughout Church history that seem to confirm this important teaching. It’s important to note that no Catholic is required to believe any of these stories. Even if they have been investigated and approved by the Church...


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