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Satanists return consecrated Host to Archbishop of Oklahoma City...


"Humility is synonymous with greatness", as seen on the face of a little boy thankful for a gag gift...


Neat things you never knew about "A Man For All Seasons"


An open letter to Richard Dawkins...
J.D. Flynn
Earlier this week, on Twitter, you drew attention to a troubling fact unknown to most people. You pointed that in the United States and Europe, most children conceived with Down syndrome are aborted. You’re right. Some experts put the number as high as 90 percent. Others suggest that only 65 percent, or 70 percent...


Pope Francis calls family of U.S. journalist James Foley, Vatican spokesman confirms...


Did journalists (and clergy) take Robin Williams seriously?
Terry Mattingly
One does not need to leap into religious talk-radio land -- where some people oh-so-compassionately suggested that Williams was possessed by demons -- to recognize that Williams was being quite candid about the presence of evil and temptation in his life. It appeared that he took that very, very seriously. At the same time...


With Cardinal Szoka's death, Detroit and the world have lost a great leader...
Kathy Schiffer
It has been my pleasure to work with Cardinal Szoka on a number of occasions. A stalwart defender of the faith, he is nonetheless a quiet, humble man. During my years planning conferences and pilgrimages for Legatus, Cardinal Szoka graciously welcomed us to his palace at the Governatorato—the legislative hub of the Vatican City-State.


Can the world be made safe for democracy? Can democracy be made safe for the world?
Fr. James Schall
These are two different questions. Both involve the extent to which we know our enemies and how they act. They also imply that our enemy knows us and how we act. Aristotle had remarked that a tyrant seeks to have everything made public so that no conspiracy against his rule can arise without his knowledge. This fear is why, he thought...


Edmund Cardinal Szoka, former Vatican official and Archbishop of Detroit, dead at 86...


Fixing ugly church graphics, one parish at a time...
Brandon Vogt
Michael Marchand knows parishes. He’s been a youth minister for ten years and he helps run ProjectYM.com, one of the largest youth ministry sites in the world. During his years of experience he’s noticed a common problem. Friends and parish staff routinely ask the same question: How do I get better graphics for my parish or ministry on a very limited budget?


Three fascinating videos of Padre Pio, the 20th century miracle worker and stigmatist...


Catholic couple fined $13,000 for refusing to host same-sex ‘wedding’ at their farm...


Actress Alexa Vega on being Christian in Hollywood...
Philip Kosloski
Last week actress Alexa Vega offered a candid interview with The Christian Post about the struggles of being Christian in Hollywood. She has been known to share her Christian faith on her Twitter account and is not ashamed to publicly profess her religious beliefs. In fact, in her interview she admits that her "faith is hands down the number one thing...


God gives the pope infallibility as a gift to us all, to preserve the unity of the Church...
Fr. Ryan Erlenbush
We should recall the meaning of the term “Papal infallibility.” We do not claim that the Pope is impeccable (unable to sin), but only that he is infallible (unable to err). Furthermore, we certainly do not claim that, merely because he cannot err in certain instances...


4 things NASA can teach you about getting a good night's sleep...


Moderns and Muslims are alike held captive by their rejection of the Cross...


How much $100 is really worth in every state...


Parishes could offer a solution to the problem of a caregiver's 36-hour days...

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What I want is mercy, not sacrilege: The dangers of "routine Communions"
Fr. Tim Finigan
For someone who believes in the grace of the sacrament, it is a great trial to be unable to receive Holy Communion. Unfortunately, receiving Holy Communion now seems to have become a prize to be fought over. The current discussion over the pastoral care of the divorced and remarried focuses on their being permitted to receive Holy Communion...


The first commercial jet to break the sound barrier was not the Concorde. It was an ordinary DC-8...


“Not only divorced from marriage, but divorced from reality”: An essay on the ugliness of divorce...
Msgr. Charles Pope
Some years ago a woman (and parishioner) told me, almost in passing,  me that she and her husband were planning to divorce. Knowing that she had two young children, both under 10, I asked her in so many words, “What about the children?” Unabashedly she assured me that they were in fact divorcing for the sake of the children.


Archbishop Coakley: "I am relieved that we have been able to secure the return of the sacred Host"
Rebecca Hamilton
Archbishop Paul Coakley announced today that the consecrated host at the center of the Archdiocese’ lawsuit against a satanic group has been returned. This happened as a result of a court order issued in response to a lawsuit brought by the Archbishop against the group.


Social media poses the danger of making us our own paparazzi...


USCCB calls for special collection for victims of Middle East violence...
Lisa Hendey
If you’ve been watching the nightly news and wondering how in the world you can possibly help amidst the rising tide of violence that seems to be running rampant, mark your calendars for September 6-7. Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, president of the U. S.


When I set out for two weeks on the Camino de Santiago, I didn't realize how grueling it would be...
Tim Drake
When a friend invited me to join him for a two-week pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago (The Way of St. James) in Spain this summer, I expected that there would be trials. What I didn’t expect was how grueling the pilgrimage would be. Nor did I expect the many consolations God provided along the way.


What Pope St. Pius X can teach us in 2014...
Kevin Tierney
Today we celebrate the feast day of St. Pius X, one of the great reformer popes and the first pope of the 20th century. On this 100th anniversary of his death, we should pay special attention to this pope’s life, and see what wisdom he has for us. When discussing his legacy, many will talk about the great strides he took against modernism...


Finding what should never have been lost: Four priests discuss how they came to know and love the TLM...


Believe it or not, color photography existed during World War I. Here are eight rare examples...


Pope St. Pius X was a great reformer and a holy pope...
Dominicana
He fostered liturgical renewal, frequent Holy Communion from childhood, and the codification of canon law. He also waged war against the heresies of his day. Unfortunately, this last facet of his pontificate receives an outsized share of attention from certain people, influenced by the “spirit of St. Pius X.” This spirit...


5 books Catholic students should take with them to college...


After James Foley's beheading, it bears repeating: prayer is a subversive means of freedom...


Actor Gary Sinise (Lt. Dan of 'Forrest Gump') discusses his deepening Catholic faith...


Learn how to make a skivvy roll and you'll never look at packing the same way again...


When an accident robbed John Muir of his sight, he gained a vision that shaped the National Park Service...


ISIS has threatened to "march on Rome and Spain." We can't say we weren't warned...


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