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Michael Kenney
Every day, no matter how challenging, is a gift.
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The Peanut Butter Falcon is a compelling reminder of the power of love, transparency and friendship.
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Many people believe that the Eastern discipline of ordaining married men to the priesthood contradicts the Western discipline of priestly celibacy. Here’s why that belief is wrong.
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Ryan Topping
Cardinal Newman’s gifts are especially well-suited to the work of the New Evangelization.
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John Welch
If Catholics want to truly engage with young people, we need to be bold, direct and truthful.
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Jennifer Sokol
“God never fails to help anyone who is determined to give up everything for him.”
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Bree A. Dail
The intentions for this 40-day “crusade,” announced last week by Cardinal Raymond Burke and Bishop Athanasius Schneider, are focused on the upcoming Amazonian Synod.
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Fr. Benjamin Johnson
‘Thou art Lord of the seraphim and King of Israel. Thou alone art holy and rest in the heavenly sanctuary.’
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Father Stanley Smolenski, spma
“To Jesus through Mary” is a well-known spiritual principle. Meet four non-Catholics who experienced the truth of this in a very dramatic and personal way.
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Stanislaw and Ludmila Grygiel
Karol Wojtyla’s philosophical thought is focused on man, on his being a person in relation to God and to other people.
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Bree A. Dail
‘We will all leave this world one day. Trust in God.’
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Kelly Salomon
“There is great hope in seeing young people who do believe this doctrine with their whole being.”
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Fr. Michael P. Orsi
Our loving Father makes demands of his children. He does it because of his love for us.
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Jessica Pipes
A famous sickbed conversion was only the beginning of his story of patience, perseverance and trust.
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Kelly Salomon
Many Catholic medical schools have closed, but there are still many health care programs at faithful colleges.
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Susanna Bolle Parent
Saints Joachim and Anne received the astonishing grace to be the grandfather and grandmother of God.
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Rachel Lu
“The Roman Church has special obligations towards Latin, the splendid language of ancient Rome, and she must manifest them whenever the occasion presents itself.” —Pope St. John Paul II
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Renée Darline Roden
This Lent, replace the phone in your hand with a monastery in your heart
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“Do you really want to be a saint? Carry out the little duty of each moment: do what you ought and concentrate on what you are doing.”
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Emily Macke
The Vatican documents points to philosophical errors undergirding today’s confusion, and offers possible paths through the minefield of gender theory.
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Emily Jaminet
“In the Heart of the Redeemer, we adore God’s love for humanity, his will for universal salvation, his infinite mercy.”
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Kelly Salomon
Faithful Catholic colleges should be all about helping students find their vocation
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Elizabeth Pardi
“The sacrament of Matrimony signifies the union of Christ and the Church. It gives spouses the grace to love each other with the love with which Christ has loved his Church; the grace of the sacrament thus perfects the human love of the spouses, strengthens their indissoluble unity, and sanctifies them on the way to eternal life.” (CCC 1661)
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Dr. Grazie Pozo Christie
COMMENTARY: The Church rejects the misguided ideology of ‘gender theory,’ and affirms the reality of the sexual differences that form the natural basis of the family.
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Amber VanVickle
The absence of God’s miracles does not signify the absence of his love.
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Chad Judice
A good priest has an everlasting impact on a person and a community.
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Father Stanley Smolenski
Our Lady’s apparitions are full of biblical imagery
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Joan Lewis
Do you remember where you were on the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima in 1981?
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John C. Preiss
Devotion to the holy angels was very much alive in Portugal at the time of Our Lady of Fatima.
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Bree A. Dail
Rosary Coast to Coast will take place on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019 — the 102nd anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun at Fatima.
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Cole McKeown
Peterson’s basic argument is that if we are to have meaning in our lives, we need to sacrifice for that which is good.
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Alexandra Greeley
Learn to make pashka, babka, ham and lamb, two Easter soups, and horseradish dip
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Sandra McDevitt
The Crown came to Paris from Constantinople through the efforts of King St. Louis IX.
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Ella Hadacek
Breakthrough star, director and producer share powerful stories.
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Sandra McDevitt
Suggestions for Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday
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James Day
Let us enter the doors of our cathedrals as pilgrims, not tourists, before it is too late
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Charles Lewis
By the time the trip was over, I knew for certain that I needed to be baptized and start to live a Christian life
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Charles Lewis
Modern classics from Father Richard Neuhaus, Nikos Kazantzakis, Frank Sheed and others
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Andrew V. Abela
In Maloney Hall, the Busch School of Business now has a permanent home.
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K.E. Colombini
Despite its charming flaws, Henry Morton Robinson’s The Cardinal poses compelling questions for our own time.
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Fr. Stanley Smolenski
Heart-touching recollections tell us how Mary’s sorrows seen through images and art tie-into personal memories, reflections, and great devotion.
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Elisabeth Deffner
“I believe we will reach a point when abortion truly is unthinkable in this country ... In the meantime, we have to keep showing that truth.”
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Kelly Salomon
Catholic families can set an important example by putting the focus back on the most important things in the college search.
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Vincent Weaver
It’s time our society had an honest conversation about birth control.
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Vincent Weaver
Our society has been lying about contraception, and now it’s lying about homosexuality
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Vincent Weaver
“Only a baptized man (vir) validly receives sacred ordination.” (CCC 1577)
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Emily Macke
St. Francis de Sales offers advice to us all in our future invitations to detraction
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Sandra McDevitt
Happy Feast of Candlemas!
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Charles E.F. Millard
If we see that evil is at work in these scandals, let's not compound the victory of evil by rejecting faith itself.
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Father Stanley Smolenski
On January 20, Cardinal Mueller blessed the world with the Holy Face of Jesus in the Veil of Manoppello. The devotion to the Holy Face highlights this millennium.
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David A. Smither
St. Thomas Aquinas, pray for us!
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Kelly Salomon
The witness of these presidents to the sacredness of human life extends all year long.
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Raymond Aguiar
It truly is a small world. Merry Christmas!
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Becky Carter
Preparing our homes and our hearts for the Savior’s coming can be difficult, because it’s so countercultural
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Sandra McDevitt
Let’s make sure we have a gift for the Infant Jesus with our Advent preparations for his birth.
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Abby Johnson
As Christians, it’s up to us to be the hands and feet of Christ. And it’s up to us to teach our children to be that way as well.
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Sandra McDevitt
This is a wonderful teaching moment on the Communion of Saints.
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Erin McCole Cupp
May we all be tellers of the Truth.
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Shawn Carney
What did Gosnell do that was morally wrong that was different from every other abortion?
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Charles Brian
The Catholic Priest Who Opened the Door to My Recovery and Healing
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Kelly Salomon
“What really matters is if I listen to the Church and learn from its wisdom.”
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Rep. Steve King
The “Heartbeat Protection Act” (HR 490) would ensure that “when a heartbeat can be detected, the baby is protected” from abortion.
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Christopher Kaczor
Abraham, our father in faith, models the response of a hero engaged in the adventure of life.
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K.E. Colombini
A scouring is precisely what the Catholic Church needs at this point.
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Gabriel Somarriba
Today’s Catholic homes are the training ground for future deacons, priests, bishops and popes.
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Kelly Salomon
Faithful colleges attend to the entire campus culture.
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Becky Carter
“Those who tell you the truth, love you. Those who tell you what you want to hear, love themselves.”
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Chad Engelland
Let us follow the example of St. Augustine and pray for a renewal of virtue in our shepherds
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Christopher Kaczor
The public intellectual sees the story as a warning about idolizing the intellect (rationalism) and pursuing heaven on earth (utopia).
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Danny Abramowicz
Commit to praying. Without a daily prayer life, we don’t stand a chance.
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Faith Hakesley
Where are our good, strong leaders? Where are the solutions? Where is the justice?
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Father Stanley Smolenski, spma
The answer to solving the problems in Church and society came from Our Lady of America, but will we listen to her?
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Bishop Athanasius Schneider
Ruthlessness and transparency in detecting and in confessing the evils in the life of the Church will help to initiate an efficient process of spiritual and moral purification and renewal.
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Marion Laffey Fox
The baby blessed by Pope Francis during his Philadelphia visit three years ago is beating the odds — and starts preschool in two weeks.
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Father John Paul Walker, O.P.
A reflection adapted from a homily delivered Aug. 22
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Robert Brennan
“You know that he is the Good Shepherd. You know who he is, and you know his voice. ... You know how he withstands the marauding wolves, and is ever ready to rescue his sheep.” —Pope St. John Paul II
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Carl E. Olson
Veteran Catholic journalist Philip F. Lawler speaks with Catholic World Report editor Carl E. Olson about covering clerical abuse from the early 1990s to today.
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Ralph Martin
Where else can we go? Nowhere. The Church is our mother, and she needs the love of her faithful children now more than ever.
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Amber VanVickle
Our Lady of Sorrows helped lift the heaviness of our hearts.
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Becky Carter
Could these four earthly pleasures actually be keeping me from the divine freedom and holiness I ultimately desire?
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Michael Matheson Miller
It appears that Bono and U2 have simply sold out justice and their original vision to the cocktail party pressure of the establishment.
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‘The human person, made in the image and likeness of God, can hardly be adequately described by a reductionist reference to his or her sexual orientation.’
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E. Wesley Ely
I pray in thanks for Pentecost with a growing “bonfire” of love for the Holy Eucharist
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Grazie Pozo Christie
Across the world, cultural preference for boys over girls has driven a remorseless elimination of baby girls through abortion, infanticide and abandonment.
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Fr. Stanley Smolenski, SPMA
A look at the influence and importance of spiritual mothers in the lives of priests
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Amber VanVickle
God will do anything to bring us to him, even break our hearts, because the reward is so much greater.
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Fr. Stanley Smolenski, SPMA
One way of honoring Our Lady, Mother of the Church, daily might be to pray this threefold Angelus
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Patti J. Smith
The one good thing that came out of her monologue: she acknowledged the child in the womb as a ‘baby.’
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Patti Smith
Teenagers are not mature enough to make informed decisions regarding sex, and Planned Parenthood counts on it.
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Hudson Byblow
Fr. James Martin speaks about building bridges, but he does not seem to be interested in building bridges to people like me
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Scott Hahn
Paul, Apostle of Christ made me aware, for the first time, of something that should have been obvious to me
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Anthony DeStefano
Atheism is more than an ideology — it’s a religion of hopelessness, cynicism, and unhappiness
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Thomas McGovern, MD
When we see Christ on his Cross, we see him exercising his priesthood.
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Thomas McGovern, MD
What does medicine tell us about the Passion of Our Lord?
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Victoria Gisondi
What motivated Cy was the deep injustice of abortion.
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Patti Smith
Parents need to check out their school district websites and see for themselves the curriculum being used.
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Susan Skinner
We have confused who we are with what we desire.
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Ilyas Khan
“Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet.”
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Bishop Daniel E. Thomas
An Ohio health care system is trying to hide its entry into the death business under a thick layer of illogical euphemisms
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Bobby Schindler and Tom Shakely
Italy’s approval of Advance Directives, commonly called “living wills,” enables forward-looking medical planning, but needlessly compromises physician conscience rights and facilitates denial of food and water, long-understood to be a form of basic and ordinary care.
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