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Hope and fear in Nigeria as election results are awaited


Why ‘left v. right’ is a category mistake for the Church in Africa...
John Allen
For Catholics in Europe and North America, the burning question we usually want to ask about the coming of age of the Church in Africa, which today represents 16 percent of the global Catholic population and is marked by a new sense of self-confidence, is whether it’s going to drive Catholicism to the left or the right. Conventional wisdom holds that it will make Catholicism both more conservative on sexual morality and the “wars of culture...


When my young son was badly burned in an accident, our whole family entered the Mystery of the Cross...


Why non-Catholic Christians should not be received into full communion at the Easter Vigil...


4 reasons to pray the Stations of the Cross daily...
Philip Kosloski
The Way of the Cross held a special place in the heart of St. John Paul II. He grew up near an ancient shrine in the city of “Kalwaria Zebrzydowska.” The shrine there was erected on a landscape of hills and was fashioned to resemble the Way of the Cross in Jerusalem. There are numerous chapels whereby a pilgrim can trace Jesus’ passion...


Indiana has shown that it values religious freedom. Will Notre Dame embrace it?


What is monasticism? Monasticism is simply Christian life lived more explicitly and intensively...


Celibacy is a sign that every other love, every lesser love, is a form of the love of God...


Spend this week with Jesus: A daily chronology of our Lord's "last" seven days...
Msgr. Charles Pope
At the heart of our faith is the Paschal mystery: the Passion, death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus Christ. All of salvation history leads up to and goes forth from these saving events. The purpose of this post is to describe Jesus’ final week. We call this “Holy Week” because Jesus’ public ministry culminates with His suffering...


Quiz: Can you name the schools with the most Final Four appearances?


How cheese changed the course of Western civilization...


Christianity is intrinsically patriarchal, but the patriarch is to be a papa...
Fr. Dwight Longenecker
Someone was joking recently that the reason the Eastern Orthodox cannot have women bishops is because one can’t call a woman “Patriarch.” Behind the wisecrack is some wisdom, and the existence of women ministers in non-Catholic denominations raises the question of just how patriarchal the Christian religion must be. Is it necessary to call priests “Father” and refer to the Pope as “Holy Father”...


Secular messianism: An explanation for why the Angry Left is so angry...


Pope Francis and the ambivalence of popularity...


Saint Teresa of Avila's Way, on the 500th anniversary of her birth...
Anthony Lilles
On this great day in the life of the Church, Teresa helps us consider how the Lord permits himself to be bound by our love. It is love that makes our prayer authentic, God's love at work in us that brings into harmony what we say and what we do. If however our efforts to repeat what the Lord has told us to say move in our hearts in even the most subtle of ways...


A 'culture of life' or a 'tyrant state'? St. John Paul II's prophetic wake-up call to the West...


Debunking some myths behind the 'new cosmology'...


Failure to charge womb-cutter for murder is "travesty of justice," says Archbishop of Denver...

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During the upcoming Year of Mercy, let us extend God's mercy to unborn babies...
Fr. C. John McCloskey
Recently, Pope Francis announced an upcoming Year of Mercy that will begin on December 8, 2015, the 50th anniversary of the end of the Second Vatican Council (and of course the feast day of the Immaculate Conception, which holds special significance for us in the U.S., who enjoy the patronage of the Immaculate Conception) and conclude on November 20...


As this Holy Week begins, pray for the grace to keep your eyes fixed on Christ...
Bishop Paul Etienne
Today, we proclaim him as King, while the events of this week will unfold to reveal what Kingship looks like through the eyes of God. Let us accompany him to the Upper Room where he washes the feet of his apostles, teaching them that true leadership is service. Let us follow him to Gethsemane where we will pray with him in his hour of handing everything over to the Father...


This book makes great Easter reading...
Elizabeth Scalia
The Thrill of the Chaste is about how doing the right thing, the affirmative thing (and, in our era, the sadly unusual thing) becomes, at its core, the daringly optimistic thing, because it draws you continually toward meeting God in the midst of daily mystery. Eden has found that thrilling enough to have discerned a call to live in consecrated celibacy...


Every single thing the Church warned about contraception has happened...
Jenny Uebbing
One of the most difficult Catholic teachings to accept - for believers and non believers alike - is the Church's position on contraception. I imagine (actually no, it's not imagined. I get these questions all the time.) that people are confused primarily about the motives behind the teaching, while simultaneously reeling in disbelief that anyone could - or would - choose to live without artificial birth control in the modern world...


Jesus' house and the willful misunderstanding of unreasonable atheists...


Time-lapse video: Chicago's St. John Cantius Church transforms from Good Friday to Easter Sunday...


The Christian version of "Cheat the Oracle" is much better than the pagan one...
Mark Shea
The idea is that Heaven decrees the hero's fate and nothing can change it. The hero (or perhaps the hero's parents or guardians if the hero is an infant) then attempts to cheat the oracle by hiding the hero in a distant land or selling him into slavery or something. In so doing, this sets in motion the fulfillment of the prophecy...


Lent is a time of penance, but does penance have a role in the Christian life throughout the year?
R. Jared Staudt
Penance is an essential and even obligatory part of the Christian life. This can be seen in the fact that Confession requires the performance of penance and in the mandated days of fasting and abstinence. Beyond these expressions, penance has played a large role in the Christian life, primarily through reparation and meritorious suffering...


Israeli students build epic Rube Goldberg machine to celebrate Passover...


Prayers needed: Cardinal George readmitted to Loyola Hospital...
Kathy Schiffer
Could you take a few minutes to say a prayer for Cardinal George? For the second time this month, Cardinal Francis George, retired archbishop of Chicago, has returned to Loyola Hospital–this time for pain management and hydration issues. The 78-year-old cardinal, who has been facing recurrent cancer in his liver and kidney...


The invention of the baby carrot...


The once-deadly cliffside path called the "world's most dangerous trail" reopens this week...


The Passion accounts don't merely describe people long since gone. They're portraits of you and me...


Pope's Palm Sunday homily: "God's way is humility"...


The Logos, the second person of the Trinity, is a glorious and paradoxical mystery...


"If you did not touch him, you did not meet him"...


Sisters of Life, St. Charles Borromeo Missionaries to establish houses in Colorado...


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