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Pope Francis accepts resignation of Bishop Robert Finn


Can we still say the St. Michael Prayer after Novus Ordo Masses?
Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
Does anyone think that Satan has stopped waging war on the Church? We still need to say prayers precisely like this. Is there a better time than when people are together in church? It doesn't take very long. People can have their moment of silent prayer and say their thanksgiving prayers directly after...


How to deepen your personal relationship with Jesus...
Shaun McAfee
The Lord calls us all to have a personal relationship with Him. This personal relationship is based on knowledge — God knowing us and we knowing God. God already knows us; His knowledge is perfect. Despite our best attempts to ignore Him, God has always known us. But we weren't born with this knowledge of God.


After Kansas City abuse storm, Bishop Finn falls...
Rocco Palmo
Almost three years since his conviction for failing to report a priest's trove of child pornography to civil authorities sparked wide calls for his removal from office, at Roman Noon the Pope accepted the resignation of Bishop Robert Finn from the helm of Northwest Missouri's diocese of Kansas City-St Joseph. Weeks after the embattled prelate's 62nd birthday...


Will the US greet first Latino Pope by kicking out Junipero Serra?


Worth another look: Joe Versus the Volcano...
Simcha Fisher
It's always perilous to revisit movies you loved as a kid. Last weekend, we took a chance with Joe Versus the Volcano (1990). My husband can't stand this movie, and not only because it is so chock full of Meg Ryan, who plays...


Kansas City bishop convicted of failure to report child abuse resigns...
John Allen
In what is likely to be hailed as major step toward accountability for Catholic bishops who mishandle sexual abuse allegations, the Vatican has announced the resignation of Bishop Robert Finn of Kansas City-St. Joseph.


San Francisco parish's altar girl policy fuels liberal rage against Archbishop Cordileone...


Exorcists discussed the devil and his wiles at a conference in Rome...


What is life in the seminary like? A video vignette...
Sr. Theresa Aletheia Noble
With ordinations up 25 percent this year you might be interested in what life is like these days for a young man considering the priesthood. Dan Rogers is one of these talented young men who is currently in seminary. He is also a techie designer extraordinaire and “digital evangelist.” Dan specializes in “web-based ministry through social media...


What does the Catholic Church teach about ghosts?
Kathy Schiffer
It’s finally Spring in our corner of the woods, and we’ve begun the laborious task of raking, bagging, and lugging the bedraggled remains of Winter from our front yard. So it was that I, cleaning the remains of Winter’s storms from our front lawn, found myself in casual conversation with a neighbor who is “spiritual but not religious”–and so it was that I heard about The Ghost...


I am not a 'kid-person', but I have five kids...


CNN gets it right (as opposed to Reuters) about Muslim assault on Christians on the high seas...


An explanation for everything you see in the latest 'Star Wars' trailer...


Faith is reasonable and reason requires faith...


On the mysticism of the simple word "consider"...


Top 10 lazy yet smart ways to give your home a spring cleaning...

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Arrogance, ignorance and the unforgivable sin...
Fr. Dwight Longenecker
Don't mistake arrogance for pride. Sure, arrogance is nauseating, and when it's not nauseating it's amusing. When a person struts around with his nose in the air, assumes a know-it-all attitude and bosses everyone around, first you get annoyed –"Who does this guy think he is??" Then, once you step back a bit you have ...


Astronomers discover the largest known structure in the universe is a big hole...


Look inside a Google project so odd, it's literally called 'Project Loon'...


Clear waters of Lake Michigan reveal shipwrecks...


After vision of Christ, Nigerian bishop says rosary will bring down Boko Haram...


Admonishing the sinner is the first spiritual work of mercy...
Msgr. Charles Pope
I wrote last week asking What ever happened to the Spiritual Works of mercy? I also indicated an intent to write on each of them. Here is the first installment: Admonishing the Sinner. To "admonish" comes from the Latin verb monere meaning to warn, advise or to alert someone as to a threat or danger. As such...


The Pope is right: The Turks inflicted genocide on the Armenians. Do not be deceived about this...


Robert Frost’s “Birches”...
Mitchell Kalpakgian
Thinking back upon a winter's day in New England, a man in the middle of life beholds the bent limbs of a birch tree that recalls the fondest of childhood memories, the delight of climbing up the tree and sliding down the bent branches again and again. He knows the real reason for the bending of the birches, the ice storms that weigh upon the tree to form crystal shells that then melt and shatter like broken glass...


A consideration of swearing and vulgarity, and why nobody blasphemes Thor...
Mark Shea
Scripture has a number of things to tell us about the use of our tongues. Probably the most basic prohibitions we have are the twin commandments in the Decalogue against taking the name of God in vain and the prohibition against bearing false witness against your neighbor. I call them “twin” commandments because they mirror the commandment to love God with all your heart...


Paul’s Powerpoint to the Corinthians...


Christ's resurrected body gives hints at what your own glorified body will be like...
Fr. Victor Feltes
The spiritual gifts granted to some saints on earth (such as bi-location, levitation, incorruptibility, etc.) suggest powers belonging to our future glorified bodies. For her various apparitions, the Blessed Virgin Mary may be modifying her glorified body’s physical appearance (for example, to be as a dark-haired native at Guadalupe in Mexico...


ISIS executes more Christians in Libya, video shows...


Is the New York Times' David Brooks converting to Christianity?


The wisdom and wickedness of women...
Joseph Pearce
The inanity of many bumper stickers continues to astonish me. Take, for instance, one which proclaims that “well-behaved women don’t make history.” As a sound-bite it is not sound, nor does it give us much to bite into. It does, however, provide food for thought on the topic of fools and thoughtlessness. It assumes that making history is good and that being good isn’t good...


The Roman Curia needs vision more than it needs reform...
Andrea Gagliarducci
When Pope Francis' Apr. 12 discourse on Armenia was being prepared, its drafters wanted to respect Pope Francis' wish to highlight the genocide issue. The speech – via cypher – was dispatched to an inner circle of papal nuncios during the previous days. The question whether or not to use the word genocide was widely discussed within the Secretariat of State...


Regina Coeli: Pope remembers and prays for "latest tragedy" in Mediterranean...


Meet the opponents of San Francisco's Archbishop Cordileone...


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