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Amazon Synod to consider possible ordination of married men, ‘official ministry’ for women


Three churches agree to more renovations at Church of the Holy Sepulcher...


A dad took his autistic son to church for Father’s Day. The minister told them to hit the bricks...


The doctrine of the Most Holy Trinity describes divine love...
Simcha Fisher
So, how was Heresy Sunday at your parish? Maybe you know it better as “Trinity Sunday,” but, well, you know. One minute, you’re standing there sweating behind the pulpit, trying to give your flock something solid to chew on, and then next minute, you’re a modalist. Or an arian, or a partialist. On the other hand, you also have people complaining on Twitter that they’re pretty tired of hearing from their pastors that they’re just too dumb to understand the trinity...


“Every girl I knew was on it”: Why women are starting to question the Pill...


Three slogans that show the Church and science agree about abortion...
Stacy Trasancos
Whenever pro-life policies advance, such as the fetal “heartbeat” bill in Georgia, the protection of children conceived by rape in Alabama, and the National Institute of Health’s (NIH) defunding of fetal tissue in research, the same old pro-choice slogans pop up again in the media: “My Body, My Choice!” “Parasites Don’t Have Rights...


Italian priest concelebrates his 100th birthday Mass with his 4 sons, who are all priests too...


What really happened to Malaysia’s missing airplane...


Transgenderism and perfect freedom...
Robert Royal
here are many reasons to read Dante’s Divine Comedy, not least the pleasure of encountering sheer imaginative genius. But in the end, the most important reason is one he identifies in a letter to a patron, Can Grande della Scala: “the subject is man according as by his merits or demerits in the exercise of his free will he is deserving of reward or punishment by justice...


‘Sunday will never be the same’...


Notre Dame Cathedral celebrates first Mass since fire...


The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity...
John Bergsma
Pentecost is not supposed to mark a spiritual highpoint, from which we then regress and go back to being our slovenly selves. Rather, Pentecost should be a dramatic infusion of spiritual energy climaxing a period of formation that has been ongoing since the first week of Advent. Pentecost propels us, like a shot out of a cannon...


When the miracle doesn’t come...


Boys will be boys — and boys should be boys, to become true men...
Anthony Esolen
Which cultures, pagan or Christian, made a point to raise boys to become strong and healthy men, fit to work hard, marry, raise children and unite with their fellow men in teams to hunt or fish on the open sea, drive herds of large animals, fight enemies, dredge harbors, dig canals, clear fields, hew stone from the earth, lay roads...


Appreciating fatherhood — on Earth as it is in Heaven...


David Daleiden fined $195,000 in court battle over Planned Parenthood videos...


Cardinal Cupich’s rationale for not taking canonical action against prominent pro-abortion Catholic politicos is as unconvincing as ever...
Edward Peters
No one thought that Chicago’s Blase Cdl. Cupich would follow Springfield’s Bp. Thomas Paprocki’s example in calling upon Catholic state legislators, who had supported Illinois’ express attack on the basic rights of pre-born babies, to refrain from holy Communion until they repented of their evil deed (Canon 916), further directing that his ministers withhold holy Communion from two specific legislators based on their protracted and public support of such measures (Canon 915)...


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The impact of a loving marriage is greater than you can imagine...
John Clark
June 17 is my parents’ 58th wedding anniversary. Since I’ve been around for all but 10 of those years, I consider myself somewhat of an expert on their marriage. So first, I’d like to say: Congratulations, Mom and Dad! And I’d like to offer an observation about marriage and how it can affect children. At the start of every day...


Polish priest, ordained in his hospital bed after cancer diagnosis, dies...


At bishops’ summit, filling McCarrick’s chair signals hope for change...
Christopher White
When the U.S. Catholic bishops gathered for their semi-annual meeting last week, the burning outsider question was what steps they would take to combat the clerical sexual abuse scandals that are once again scarring the Church in America. For insiders, however, that question took on a highly specific focus: Would anyone finally sit in Ted McCarrick’s chair...


Did St. Paul really land on Malta? Or was it really (as Fr. Ronald Knox translates it) the island of Melita?
John Burger
St. Paul made several journeys around the Mediterranean, preaching the Gospel. According the Acts of the Apostles, he was shipwrecked on the island of Malta. In some translations, such as Ronald Knox’s, though, the place is referred to as Melita. Though Maltese are proud of their connection with the Apostle to the Gentiles, one scholar is calling into question whether St...


New York Times columnist David Brooks wants to convert. Are we stopping him?
Tom Hoopes
secular Jewish New York Times columnist is on the cusp of accepting the Christian faith, and his new book tells Christians what we do that encourages and discourages people like him. I knew I had to read David Brooks’ The Second Mountain when I read Rod Dreher’s tweet about it. “Plane landed as I finished final pages,” Dreher tweeted...


Antonin Scalia’s son looks at the faith of his father...
Kathryn Jean Lopez
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was one of the most influential members of the court until his death in 2016. Christopher Scalia and Ed Whelan have a new book, On Faith: Lessons from an American Believer. The book looks at the faith of the late justice, and how it affected his life. Kathryn Jean Lopez spoke to Christopher about his father...


Amazons from the Amazon...
Fr. Dwight Longenecker
For those who remember their Greek mythology, the Amazons were a tribe of women warriors. The document published from the recent synod of the Amazon not only calls for the consideration of the ordination of older married men, but also pleads for a recognized role for women. Catholic Herald reports here...


The power of Francis Poulenc’s “Dialogues of the Carmelites”...


‘Sin City South’ offers a lesson in religion as the kudzu of the cosmos...
John Allen
Although horticulturists insist that the black legend of kudzu, an ornamental Asian plant popularly known as the “vine that ate the south,” is largely undeserved, it’s nonetheless infamous below the Mason-Dixon line. Introduced in the late 19th century to prevent soil erosion, it became known for its uncontrollable expansion - no matter how hard you tried to kill it...


According to one exorcist, this problem is ‘far worse than Satan’...


‘Hope does not disappoint!’ — Pope travels to Camerino for Father’s Day and Trinity Sunday...


“We are greatly blessed” for the gift of fatherhood...


One and one and one are one...


The logic of the Resurrection...


Bishop-elect in Chile resigns after controversial statements on sex abuse crisis...


French politicians divided over how to rebuild Notre Dame...


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